Book 4 in the Lambda Award-winning Russel Middlebrook Series! People aren´t always what they seem to be. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves. So discovers seventeen-year-old Russel Middlebrook in The Elephant of Surprise, a stand-alone sequel to Brent Hartinger´s landmark 2003 gay young adult novel Geography Club (which has now been adapted as a feature film co-starring Scott Bakula and Nikki Blonsky). In this latest audiobook, Russel and his friends Min and Gunnar are laughing about something they call the Elephant of Surprise - the tendency for life to never turn out as expected. Sure enough, Russel soon happens upon a hot but mysterious homeless activist named Wade, even as he´s drawn back to an old flame named Kevin. Meanwhile, Min is learning surprising things about her girlfriend Leah, and Gunnar just wants to be left alone to pursue his latest technology obsession. But the elephant is definitely on the move in all three of their lives. Just who is Wade and what are he and his friends planning? What is Leah hiding? And why is Gunnar taking naked pictures of Kevin in the shower? The Elephant of Surprise includes Hartinger´s trademark combination of humor and romance, angst and optimism. Before the story is over, Russel and his friends will learn that the Elephant of Surprise really does appear when you least expect him - and that when he stomps on you, it really, really hurts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015953/bk_adbl_015953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Summer camp is different from high school. Something about spending the night. Things happen.” Geography Club´s Russel Middlebrook is back, and he and his friends are off to work as counselors at a summer camp. Brent Hartinger´s third novel is the story of Indian legends, skinny-dipping in moonlit coves, and passionate summer romance. It´s also the story of Russel´s latest club, the Order of the Poison Oak, a secret society dedicated to helping its members see life´s hidden beauty and accept its sometimes painful sting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015951/bk_adbl_015951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isn’t this nice? The warm sunrays felt amazing. Finally, Rachel Russel was able to enjoy a calm day. She had decided to spend her summer as a camp counselor at Camp Sunflower so she could leave all the horror of her past behind her. The best part? Jacob had joined her. Now they could spend time together and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. All Rachel wanted was to get rid of those horrible nightmares and rekindle her faith in God. Unfortunately, evil had other plans....Accused of a murder!When the new camp owner was found dead, Rachel immediately felt something was wrong. Her suspicions would soon be answered, since she was the prime suspect for the murder. Rachel was horrified, and she declared her innocence, always with Jacob by her side. Luckily, the local sheriff believed her, and Rachel was free to investigate the case on her own. That’s when everything became even darker....The darkness is closing in!Death seemed to follow Rachel everywhere she went. Darkness and evil were at her tracks. Now she and Jacob had to face a grave danger and uncover a satanic plot. Will they be able to find the killer? Will they survive the darkness? Or will they become victims to the powers of evil? You will have to find out for yourself....The sunny mystery!In this third audiobook of the Rachel’s Road Christian mystery romance series, Rachel Russel comes face-to-face with darkness. She has to investigate a gruesome murder and clear her name. But the powers of evil seem too strong. Only Rachel and Jacob can find the inner courage and faith to overcome all the obstacles and bring justice upon the guilty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122988/bk_acx0_122988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The opportunity of a lifetime!When Rachel Russel heard she had been selected for her college’s Antarctic-astronomy research program, she was flabbergasted. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity would make her childhood dream of visiting Antarctica come true! She had no idea the thick snow and ice of this secluded region would become the scene for the most terrifying adventure of her lifetime. Hiding her faith from the world!Rachel believed in God with all her heart, but in order to participate in this program, she had to hide her faith. According to the scientists responsible for the program, faith is the opposite of science, so Rachel had to keep her love for Jesus for herself. This was heartbreaking because she felt like she was lying to herself. That’s when Jacob, one of her classmates, stood up for her even though he didn’t believe in God. Rachel was amazed by his courage and immediately fell for him. Finally, she had someone she could trust in this godforsaken place. But not for long....A murder in the snow!One of the scientists manning the research station had been found dead, and nobody knew who did it. He had been brutally stabbed in the back and suddenly...everyone was a suspect. Rachel now has to find the killer before he or she commits another gruesome murder. It’s a battle against an evil presence that will put Rachel’s faith to the test. Who could have possibly done it? Now it’s up to Rachel to bring justice....Are you ready for a spine-tingling Antarctic mystery? This breathtaking Christian romance mystery novel will take you on a thrilling adventure through the ice and snow of Antarctica, where a small group of scientists and college students have to survive. Rachel Russel, a new Christian, comes face-to-face with a horrible murder, and she is the only one who knows how to find the killer. Will she find the murderer? Will Jacob come to faith? Will Rachel make it out of Antarctica alive? Y 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121707/bk_acx0_121707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gerade hat Polly sich an ihr Leben als Vampirmädchen gewöhnt, da bringt der zweite Eckzahn alles durcheinander. Versehentlich verhext sie Papa - und plötzlich baumelt ein Rüssel in seinem Gesicht! Dummerweise hat Polly keine Ahnung, wie sie das rückgängig machen kann. Als der schwerverliebte Fledermäuserich Adlerauge sie auch noch bittet, die Elefantendame Roberta aus dem Zoo zu entführen, ist das Chaos perfekt! Zum Glück unterstützen ihre Freunde Polly nicht nur bei der Suche nach dem ominösen Zahn der Zeit, sondern verteidigen sie auch vor der fiesen Vertretungslehrerin. Die verbirgt nämlich ein dunkles Geheimnis - und das bringt Polly in große Gefahr. Pollys zweites Abenteuer, witzig und spritzig gelesen von Jodie Ahlborn. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Jodie Ahlborn. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hamb/001530/bk_hamb_001530_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Alfred Russel Wallace will forever be rightfully cited along with Charles Darwin as the codiscoverer of natural selection, even if in his later writings (like Newton before him), he wishes to see a ´´super” natural teleology behind the universe´s unfolding. Simply put, it is called natural selection precisely because it is ´´natural” - within nature and empirically testable and observable over time. That there may be other processes at work that are not strictly due to natural selection is certainly true and is a very fruitful line of inquiry. Ironically, it was Darwin who had to withstand Wallace´s harsh criticism when he tried to emphasize the importance of ´´sexual” selection in contradistinction to natural selection, since Wallace´s advocacy of natural selection was much more orthodox and (within limits) more far-reaching than Darwin´s! Wallace began attending various spiritualist and psychic gatherings. Ever the fieldworker, Wallace wanted to see for himself what evidence there was for the supernatural. The following excerpts are a glimpse of Wallace´s passionate interest in his subject and how he applied his critical mind to those who were skeptical of miracles and the like, particularly the famous philosopher David Hume. In closely reading Wallace today, I cannot help reflect upon his naivety, especially with his willingness to accept eyewitness accounts as being wholly accurate and evidential. While it is certainly true that we must keep an open mind and not be so cynical in our outlook that we don´t accept evidence that contradicts our preset models, we must be doubly careful not to succumb to premature transcendental theorizing, particularly when a close inspection of psychic phenomena far too often shows something much more mundane is occurring. This is best captured by Pierre-Simon Laplace´s witty advice when he writes, ´´The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118499/bk_acx0_118499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China? That’s Amazing! Jacob and Rachel were thrilled for the first time in a very long time! This missionary trip to China might be the chance to rediscover their faith in God and spark their own passion. After all those horrific incidents at Camp Sunflower, Rachel and Jacob wanted to heal their emotional wounds and enjoy their trip. And deliver that much-needed check to that God-forsaken village of course! Especially Jacob was extremely happy with this trip. Now they could leave all those nightmares behind them once and for all....A Ghost Village! When they finally met the man who was supposed to receive the check and arrived at his village, they were shocked! It was deserted! Only two women were there to tell them what had happened. A group of ruthless killers had driven everyone away. A few moments later, one of the killers attacked Jacob, who had to struggle for his life. When the killer was finally lying dead on the ground, they decided to head for the jungle and seek refuge. Will They See Daylight Again? This time they had to face a whole group of merciless killers, ready to murder them on the spot. This was the greatest danger they had ever faced. In a strange country, in a thick jungle, with darkness closing in.... Will they survive? Will Jacob and Rachel be able to escape darkness and find the path to faith? Or will they become prey to the jungle’s evil predators? Jacob was ready to ask Rachel to marry him, but everything changed... Will he propose?The Far East Mystery!The fourth adventure of Rachel Russel is set in the labyrinth-like Chinese jungle. She and Jacob have to overcome their fears and survive under the harshest circumstances, while searching for the evil mastermind controlling the killers. If you are looking for a suspenseful and spine-tingling Christian mystery romance novel, don’t waste any more time! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123116/bk_acx0_123116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Happiness is an illusion!Home at last! When Rachel Russel first saw her home town, a huge sigh of relief was the only thing she could feel. After all those horrible days and nights in Antarctica, Rachel was glad to finally see her home, room, and loved ones. All she wanted to do was forget about that terrifying experience and focus on her future...but evil had other plans.A phone call that changed everything! When Rachel’s pastor asked her to take part in the Women’s Prison Missionary Program, she immediately said ´´yes”. It was a great opportunity to come close to God again and let all her troubles behind her by helping other women find the path of Jesus. But as she was getting ready to ask her pastor a few questions, she heard a gunshot on the other end of the phone that made the blood freeze in her veins. Holy murder!Rachel was shocked and she immediately called the police. But she couldn’t just sit there and do nothing! She rushed out of her house and that’s when she met Jacob, her classmate who stood up for her during those horrible Arctic events. They drove together to the church and found out that her pastor had been murdered. Now it was up to Rachel to discover the killer. This time everything pointed out to a woman. She had an evil plan and Rachel was standing in her way....A desperate journey!In this second book of the Rachel’s Road Christian mystery romance series, our female protagonist has to put her faith to the test again and uncover a dark plan that threatens to destroy her. A venomous woman has Rachel trapped in her web and only Jacob can help her. Will Jacob finally understand that God is in control of all things? Will Rachel finally express her love? Will they find the killer? Or will they end up dead like the pastor…? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122127/bk_acx0_122127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally Engaged! Rachel and Jacob were finally engaged! After all those horrific adventures in the Chinese jungle, Jacob summoned all his courage and asked Rachel to marry him. They had lived through so many difficulties that their lives were now linked forever. Things looked great for the first time in a very long time. Until Jacob’s jeep broke down. They were in the middle of nowhere. Only a small town was a few miles away. Little did they know that this town would suck them into another dark mystery....The Bloody Town Hall Meeting!They were looking for the only mechanic, and people told them that he was attending an important meeting with the mayor. Rachel and Jacob found the town hall and decided to wait until it was over. Tempers were high, and the atmosphere was electric. The mayor’s plan was to destroy the homes of innocent, poor people, and the residents of this small town were furious. And when the mayor was shot dead, it came as no surprise. Now Rachel and Jacob had to find out the killer and shine the light of justice. But who did it? Everyone’s a Suspect! The mayor was dead. The people were happy. The killer was free. Rachel and Jacob had to face a peculiar murder case, since the dead man was a monster. However, their duty and faith in God overcame their emotions. This time they were met with closed doors and shut windows. Would they be able to uncover the murdered in a town of sealed lips? Would the killer come after them? Would Rachel and Jacob survive the darkness and get married? You will have to find out for yourself....Happily Ever After? In the fifth instalment of the Rachel’s Road Christian mystery romance series, our protagonists come face to face with a strange murder case. They have to put all their detective skills to the test and shed light on this mind-puzzling case. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123347/bk_acx0_123347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.