Illusion of Certainty: A Modern Romance: Greg Messel
Molly Saint hires new PI´s Greg and Jill McKenzie to check into her husband´s background, then disappears. It starts them on a tangled trail of deceit. Complicating matters further, Greg gets drawn into a troubling police investigation stemming from the assassination of the Federal Reserve Board chairman at a Nashville hotel. The case resurrects old problems with a Murder Squad detective and his colleagues among Nashville´s finest. The deeper the McKenzies dig, the more deadly illusions they face. After threats, break-ins and another murder, the charade ends in a shocking showdown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Koepke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021447/bk_acx0_021447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comforting Illusion: Lifting the Veil on Organized Religion: Greg Bentall
Nachdem Jan Sanderson einen Nervenzusammenbruch hatte, ziehen sie und ihr Ehemann Greg in ein neues Haus. Jedoch fängt sie an zu vermuten, daß ihr Ehemann und seine Schwester Laura, die gerade zu Besuch ist, etwas mit ihrem Zusammenbruch zu tun haben.
So much of popular religion is simply a collection of ancient superstitions and old campfire stories. Even Pope Francis has told the Church that God is not a ´´wizard.´´ God is not our ever-present nanny or ´´fairy godmother´´ whose task it is to comfort and protect us, and to shield us from any danger, discomfort, or disappointment. So what, then, really is the point of religion and spiritualism in a modern world? Exploring the concept of religion from an objective, sociological standpoint, ´´The Comforting Illusion: Lifting the Veil on Organized Religion´´ aims to somehow reconcile our modern worldviews with ancient spiritual perspectives. By examining religion´s direct and indirect effects on practically every part of 21st century society, be they good or bad, ´´The Comforting Illusion´´ pulls aside the curtain of our comfortable rituals and compels us to consider the complex facets of a culture that spans millennia.
Some secrets aren´t meant to be kept.In this scandalously provocative soap-drama series, deceit, seduction, and a tempestuous affair intertwines the lives of lascivious lovers who will go above and beyond to keep their sexual trysts a secret, but the curse of temptation will lead to revelations that may result in their own demise. Still mourning the death of his lover, Denise, Greg Adams conspires to leave his wife. He believes that Denise has come back to him in the form of a woman named Naomi Brooks, and he can´t forget her. But there´s one problem - his wife is going to honor every line in their wedding vows until death does them part.Naomi Brooks, a recovering alcoholic, enters into an orchestrated affair to deceive Greg by creating the perfect illusion. Will the plan work or will she find herself a victim in a twisted game? A long-term torrid affair with her best friend´s husband, Jeff, has scarred Nadine Collins for life. Nadine decides she must take a vow of celibacy to cleanse her spirit. While her journey seems impossible, she can see a light at the end of the tunnel. There´s only one problem: she´s still not over Jeff, now a divorce living life in the fast lane.Menage, an aspiring actress, has her sights set on Hollywood. She will do anything to ensure her rise to the top, including robbing Jeff of all the life insurance money he collected after his wife died. But a blast from the past slows her down. When Jeff comes running to her rescue, it proves to be the perfect setup. The real twisted games are just beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morae Brehon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012751/bk_blak_012751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danny Bland´s fictional novel about a doomed junkie couple is given depth by his firsthand experiences in the ´90s grunge rock scene. ´´It wasn´t the pounding headache or the all-too-familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicious.´´ This debut novel by veteran Seattle musician Danny Bland follows a pair of outsiders who find themselves locked in the palpable, dizzy grunge-rock scene of early ´90s in Seattle. Vulnerable to the high-relief of heroin addiction, Bland´s characters - Charlie Hyatt and Carrie Finch - are unapologetic protagonists whose epiphanies are as blinding as their weaknesses. Finch - 21, beautiful, and dangerous - drowns out the voices in her head and the consequences of a misled life with electric guitars, booze, and petulant misbehavior. Her single abiding faith takes the form of an unlikely savior - ´60s psychedelic musician Roky Erikson. At the ripe old age of 28, Hyatt attempts to make sense of the cards he has been dealt: a miserable job in a porn shop, a drug habit he cannot afford, and the wildly unstable woman he had chosen to love. Two damaged people can balance a seesaw for a long time, even finding the illusion of safety; but when one gets off unannounced, the other will fall. As Finch finds sobriety, her sanity and her relationship with Hyatt falter until an inevitable event brings the two back together a decade later. Additional narrators include Wayne Kramer, Eddie Spaghetti, Rob Delaney, Lou Beach, Jacob Pitts, Blag Dahlia, Tony Fitzpatrick, Mark Boone Jr., Lee Ving, Tom Hansen, John Sinclair, Dana Gould, Rachel Flotard, and Danny Bland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Earle, Aimee Mann, Marc Maron, Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Lew Temple, Mark Arm, John Doe, Greg Dulli, Damien Echols. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009446/bk_acx0_009446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.