Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won't stop looking for him.
Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle.
They say you've got only a couple days to find a missing person. Forty-eight hours to conduct searches, knock on doors, and talk to witnesses. Two days to tear the world apart if there's any chance of putting yours back together. That's your window.
That window closed five years ago, leaving Ben's life in ruins. He still looks for his brother. Still searches, while his stepmother sits and waits and whispers for Eric, refusing to leave the house that Ben's father can no longer afford. Now twenty and desperate for work, Ben takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence.
Ben can feel that there's something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There's something wrong with the air itself. He knows he's in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So he keeps searching. Keeps looking for his baby brother, while missing the most important message of all.
That he should have stopped looking.
History meets memoir in two irresistible true-life romances--one set in 19th century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--linked by a bond between women writers a hundred years apart
In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear friend Charlotte Brontë. As publication loomed, Mrs. Gaskell was keen to escape the reviews. So, leaving her dull minister husband and dreary provincial city behind, she set off with her daughters to Rome. There she met a dazzling group of artists and writers, among them the American critic Charles Eliot Norton. Seventeen years her junior, Norton was her one true love. They could not be together--it would be an unthinkable breach of convention--but by his side and amidst that splendid circle, Mrs. Gaskell knew she had reached the "tip-top point of [her] life."
In 2013, Nell Stevens is embarking on her PhD--about the community of artists and writers living in Rome in the mid-19th century--and falling head over heels for a soulful American screenwriter in another city. As her long-distance romance founders and her passion for academia never quite materializes, she is drawn to Mrs. Gaskell. Could this indomitable Victorian author rescue Nell's pursuit of love, family and a writing career?
Lively, witty, and impossible to put down, The Victorian and the Romantic is a moving chronicle of two women each charting a way of life beyond the rules of her time.
How it all started - from another pair of eyes. How to raise a God-touched exorcist. Extracurricular college fun. What do you get the vampire who has everything? Excitement. Four stories from the Demon Accords universe starring some favorite characters and introducing a new one. The Demon Accords Compendium, Volume 1 by John Conroe on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07FKV51XP&source_code=AUDORWS1028159FDE
Boost Energy, Combat Stress, and Improve Heart Health Breathing is something we all know how to do. And yet, the majority of us lose our natural ability to breathe fully: we are conditioned from an early age to control our feelings and emotions, and as a result our muscles tighten and our breathing patterns become restricted. The impact on our mental and physical well-being is huge. Breath coach Rebecca Dennis shares the deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises that she uses with her clients to combat issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem--techniques that helped her heal from her own depression. With simple exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime, And Breathe shows you how to harness the power of your own breath through conscious breathing, which helps alleviate stress, fatigue, and negative emotions. The result? You'll feel calm yet energized, focused yet relaxed. Full of tips and real-life testimonials, the heart of And Breathe is the exercises, which show you how to: Conquer anxious thought patterns Relax and calm your mind Improve sleep Quell pre-meeting butterflies or email overload Increase physical energy Expand your creativity By learning how to consciously connect to your breathe and encourage its natural rhythms, you can let go of any unwanted patterns of emotions, blockages, and tension holding you back. Just open the book...and breathe. Available Now from Hachette Audio as a digital download and in Print and Ebook from De Capo Lifelong Books. Download: https://www.downpour.com/and-breathe https://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/And-Breathe-Audiobook/B074WDYPH6?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_3&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=Y481FC0TMQPMBDFPWAZZ& https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/and-breathe-the-complete-guide-to-conscious-breathing-for-health-and-happiness/301959 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/and-breathe.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/148624/and-breathe https://www.estories.com/audiobook/113290/Rebecca-Dennis/And-Breathe https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478988670-and-breathe https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/breathe-complete-guide-to-conscious-breathing-for-health/id1273857701 Check out our other great titles and more at: www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
From New York Times best-seller Vi Keeland comes a new, sexy stand-alone novel. It was just a typical Monday. Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client. After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. Or so I thought.... Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch to. My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance. And that was the good part of my day. Because the gorgeous man who crouched down and looked at me like he wanted to eat me alive was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook - a man who I'd only just begun to move on from. A man who my heart despised - yet my body obviously still had other ideas about. A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy. Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare. Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done. But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client...was there?
Listen to an excerpt of Ryan Hampton's AMERICAN FIX audiobook, read by the author. Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans are tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage? Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission. Through the wildly successful non-profit organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising recovery movement - quickly emerging as the de facto leader of the national conversation on addiction. He understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive it can quickly become. Now, he is waging a permanent campaign to change our way of thinking about and addressing addiction in this country. In American Fix, Hampton describes his personal struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete, comprehensive plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past. “The opioid crisis affects so many all across America - I’m proud that Ryan found help and is now helping others.” (President Bill Clinton) "As someone who has experienced the problem of addiction from both sides, both as President Obama’s drug czar and as a person in long term recovery myself, I'm able to attest to our woefully inadequate system of treatment, criminal justice and rehabilitation. Ryan Hampton’s book is a powerful and timely contribution to understanding the dimensions of this crisis - and what we can do about it." (Michael Botticelli, White House drug czar, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Obama)
Puffin presents the audiobook edition of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate - the Hazel Wood - Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: 'Stay away from the Hazel Wood'. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began....
More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness--explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big. Available August 7, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Hachtte Books. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549116506-falling-awake https://www.downpour.com/falling-awake-262013?sp=263023 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/falling-awake-1.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
Order Audiobook - https://amzn.to/2NWNMWX Narrated by Les Parrott. Find the revolutionary path to success in the ultimate human challenge: truly loving other people. In this groundbreaking new book, number one New York Times best-selling author Dr. Les Parrott weaves together insights from theology, psychology, and sociology to show ordinary believers how to radically change their relationships. Psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Les Parrott provides a revolutionary path to success in the ultimate human challenge: truly loving other people. Let's be honest. How many times have you fallen short at being a good friend, a wise parent, or a self-giving spouse because you didn't love - truly love - at the highest level? It's tough. We're bound to fail. The bar is so high, especially if you aspire to love like Jesus. But it's not impossible. In Love Like Jesus, Dr. Parrott takes the latest findings from sociology and psychology and blends them with ancient biblical understanding to reveal practical and often counterintuitive ways of loving like never before. He breaks down the complexities of loving like Jesus into five factors - being mindful, being approachable, being a grace-giver, being vulnerable, and being empathetic - and shows how to practice them in daily life. The result will be deeply fulfilling and meaningful connections with nearly anyone you encounter - but especially in the relationships that matter most.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reason
We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases.
How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends—originating on both the right and the left—that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant.
With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.
Book Six of the Demon Accords. For 17 years Declan O'Carroll has lived quietly in the upstate Vermont town of Castlebury, waiting impatiently for a chance to get out and meet the great wide world. When an odd new girl appears in town, Declan finds out that the world might be coming to meet him. But the big question remains...who is in more danger? Declan or the world? Executable by John Conroe on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0176O7O9C&source_code=AUDORWS1028159FDE
Written by ESPN investigative reporters VIOLATED narrates the sexual abuse by members of Baylor's football team and the university's attempt to silence the victims. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN to help fight sexual abuse. Throughout its history, Baylor University has presented itself as something special: As the world's largest Baptist university, it was unabashedly Christian. It condemned any sex outside of marriage, and drinking alcohol was grounds for dismissal. Students weren't even allowed to dance on campus until 1996. During the last several years, however, Baylor officials were hiding a dark secret: Female students were being sexually assaulted at an alarming rate. Baylor administrators did very little to help victims, and their assailants rarely faced discipline for their abhorrent behavior. Finally, after a pair of high-profile criminal cases involving football players, an independent examination of Baylor's handling of allegations of sexual assault led to sweeping changes, including the unprecedented ouster of its president, athletics director, and popular, highly successful football coach. For several years, campuses and sports teams across the country have been plagued with accusations of sexual violence, and they've been criticized for how they responded to the students involved. But Baylor stands out. A culture reigned in which people believed that any type of sex, especially violent non-consensual sex, simply "doesn't happen here." Yet it was happening. Many people within Baylor's leadership knew about it. And they chose not to act. Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach weave together the complex - and at times contradictory - narrative of how a university and football program ascending in national prominence came crashing down amidst the stories of woman after woman coming forward describing their assaults, and a university system they found indifferent to their pain. Available Now from Hachette Audio as a digital download and in Print and Ebook from Center Street. Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/violated-exposing-rape-at-baylor-university-amid-college/id1282776144 https://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Violated-Audiobook/B075K1JY3Z?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_5&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=R5599BWGFJCSYQFMZ6HZ& https://www.downpour.com/cross-to-bear https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/violated-exposing-rape-at-baylor-university-amid-college-footballs-sexual-assault-crisis/302290 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/violated.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/145153/violated https://www.estories.com/audiobook/109509/Paula-Lavigne_Mark-Schlabach/Violated https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478975304-violated Check out our other great titles and more at: www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
Listen to an excerpt of Kylie Scott's IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME audiobook, read by Andi Arndt. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, from bestselling author Kylie Scott, is a brand new audiobook that will have listeners hooked. Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.
Listen to an excerpt of Craig Brown's NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET audiobook, read by Eleanor Bron. A witty and profound audiobook portrait of the most talked-about English royal. She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was madly in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Such an enigmatic and divisive figure demands a reckoning that is far from the usual fare. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown’s Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.
Click here to buy: https://adbl.co/2tRtndC SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD *One of Financial Times' Best Books of 2017* "SEA OF RUST is a 40-megaton cruise missile of a novel - it'll blow you away and lay waste to your heart . . . visceral, relentless, breathtaking" Joe Hill, Sunday Times bestselling author An action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. Humankind is extinct. Wiped out in a global uprising by the very machines made to serve them. Now the world is controlled by One World Intelligences - vast mainframes that have assimilated the minds of millions of robots. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality, and Brittle - a loner and scavenger, focused solely on survival - is one of the holdouts. Only, individuality comes at a price, and after a near-deadly encounter with another AI, Brittle is forced to seek sanctuary. Not easy when an OWI has decided to lay siege to the nearest safe city. Critically damaged, Brittle has to hold it together long enough to find the essential rare parts to make repairs - but as a robot's CPU gradually deteriorates, all their old memories resurface. For Brittle, that means one haunting memory in particular . . . Sea of Rust boldly imagines a future in which no hope should remain, and yet a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins. Read by Christy Meyer (p) Orion Publishing Group 2018
SHADOW OF DOUBT is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones! Helping him could end her career... And her life. Sworn to uphold the law, police officer Kate Dexter believes in doing the right thing. But when she meets an injured, altogether too sexy ATF agent, her entire world is turned upside down. Jonas Burke is a wanted man. Framed for murder, he needs sanctuary--now. Finding it in the arms of a beautiful, feisty fellow cop isn't exactly his best plan, but he's desperate and wounded, and time is running out for him to prove his innocence. Armed with a little more than a conspiracy theory, Jonas has no choice but to ask for Kate's help. Kate is torn between her duty to "serve and protect" and her growing desire for this man on the run. With her colleagues in pursuit and Jonas's enemies closing in, she and Jonas will have to work together if they want to survive. But can she really trust him beyond a shadow of doubt? Available Now from Hachette Audio as a digital download powered by Wattpad Production. Download: https://www.downpour.com/shadow-of-doubt-211977 https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Shadow-of-Doubt-Audiobook/B0758JLDS7?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_10&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=4G5QYJC8WJQYTWJ7NM5P& https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/shadow-of-doubt/302814 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/shadow-of-doubt.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/169924/shadow-of-doubt https://www.estories.com/audiobook/133679/Linda-Poitevin/Shadow-of-Doubt https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478996279-shadow-of-doubt https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/shadow-of-doubt-unabridged/id1278444000 Check out our other great titles and more at: www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
I understand how adultery happens. I know, your first thought is: “Of course you can - you’re a cheater.” That’s true, but that’s certainly not the whole story. That’s always what a cheater says, right? Once again, you are correct. If you’re looking for a typical romance, then run - run far. After 10 years of marriage, I realized my husband barely touched me anymore. There was the obligatory monthly sex, but even that was starting to fizzle. I was 29, and he was 32. We should’ve been doing it like bunnies, night and day, or at least a couple times a week, to be more realistic. But that hadn’t happened in years. It didn’t hit me until I’d been gone a couple of weeks. Then when I got home, we both fell asleep that night, me snuggled up against his back like we always slept. But that’s all we did. We just...slept. No big deal you say? Wrong. It was a very big deal. It was the night I realized we had a real problem. I have a choice to make, but I'm so torn. Do I stay where I'm at, or do I go with Kaden, with the man who's showing me I still have a lot to live for?
Click here to buy: https://adbl.co/2KuQxQI Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world 4 times More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year 300 million tonnes of new plastic is produced every year An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans 38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day in the UK A million plastic bottles are used per minute around the world 500 million plastic straws are used per year Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. That is the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren. Plastic flows into our lives from every direction and most of it is not recycled. Instead it is incinerated or ends up in landfill, where it will sit for hundreds of years, or enters the world's seas where it fragments into tiny pieces to become microplastics - the environmental scourge of our times. Many of us had assumed that governments, brands and waste authorities were dealing with plastic on our behalf. But the impact of shows such as Blue Planet along with national beach cleans and high-profile campaigns have resulted in a collective wake-up call. If there were plans and strategies, they have not worked as we imagined. It would be easy to feel despondent but instead we need to turn our anger and emotion into action, starting by making a big dent in our own enormous consumption. Turning the tide on Plastic is here just in time. Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. It is a clear-eyed, authoritative and accessible guide to help us to take decisive and effective personal action. Because this matters. When it comes to single-use plastics, we are habitual users, reaching out for plastic water bottles, disposable coffee cups, plastic straws and carrier bags multiple times a day. If only 12 of us adopt Lucy's 'reduce, rethink, refill, refuse' approach, we could potentially ditch 3K-15K single items of plastic in a year. When we consider our power as influencers - whether at school, the hairdressers, at work or on the bus - we suddenly become part of something significant. So now is the time to speak up, take action and demand the change you want to see in the ocean, in the supermarket aisles and on the streets. It's time to turn the tide on plastic, and this book will show you how. Written and Read by Lucy Siegle (p) Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Mummy Fairy and Me: Fairy-in-Waiting written and read by Sophie Kinsella. Hello. I'm called Ella Brook and I live in a town called Cherrywood. I have blue eyes and dark brown hair. My best friends at school are Tom and Lenka. My worst enemy is Zoe. And then there is my mummy. She looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's Mummy Fairy. Ella's family has a big secret - her mummy is a fairy! She can do amazing spells with her computawand. Only, sometimes the spells go a bit wrong, and that's when Ella steps in to the rescue. In this brand-new book of magical adventures, there are very naughty monkeys, a swimming pool filled with ice cream, and the best birthday party ever - complete with giant cakes and fairy dust. And after so much fun and adventure, will Ella get her wish and become a magical fairy, just like her mum? Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/ladybird/books/304563/mummy-fairy-and-me-fairy-in-waiting/#JerqGZuVMe5yMQCB.99
The brother known as Hound has a reputation. He's all about cracking heads, having a good time, and when the Chaos Motorcycle Club needs someone to do the tough job, they call on him. But Hound has a secret. He fell in love with a woman years ago. She's untouchable. Unattainable. And even when her status changes, for Hound, it remains the same. Keely Black had it all early and lost it all not long after. Thrown into an abyss of loss and grief, she's faced a life of raising two sons alone and battling the rage at all that had been ripped from them. And why. Words spoken in anger open Hound's and Keely's eyes. For Hound, he sees he's wasted his life loving the wrong woman. Keely sees she's wasting her life not opening herself to the love of a good man. Wild Like The Wind by Kristen Ashley on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07C7W945N&source_code=SCLGBWS06061490CW