Dave Johnson´s dreams have come true. He´s taken Seattle by storm as Powerhouse, a metal-clad crime fighter. His awesome array of powers has the underworld on the run, his charitable efforts are a success, and he has a popular comic book. When his publisher is bought out, he´s given every fan´s dream: he´s tasked with creating his own line of comic books. His biggest problem is his tendency to attract campy, wannabe ´´supervillains” who aren´t worthy opponents. Mitch ´´the Pharaoh” Farrow wants to turn Dave´s dream into a nightmare. Mitch´s job is to spread cynicism ahead of an interdimensional alien invasion. The aliens´ king has promised to cure Mitch´s dying daughter when he takes over and Mitch will do anything to save her. He uses every tool at his disposal, from a massive media smear machine to a force field bubble that crushes its victim into atoms. With the help of new allies and old friends, Powerhouse strives to protect his family and the citizens of Seattle from the forces of cynicism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scot Wilcox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010046de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only female detective in the Miami PD´s Homicide division, Joe Frye has memories that haunt her, and a past that not even her lover, detective Louis Kincaid, truly knows. It began when Joe was an ambitious rookie cop in a small Michigan town called Echo Bay. The bones found in the woods were the first clue in a string of unimaginably brutal murders of young women. Plunged into a heated investigation -- and caught between the dictates of a reluctant local sheriff and the state police -- Joe soon uncovers the chilling truth: In the dead of winter in the Michigan woods, she must face down a predator who has chosen her as a worthy opponent -- or become his next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001666de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most famous partnerships in literature yields, over time, to a peculiar romantic triangle. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. John Watson. And the good doctor´s second wife, whom Doyle never named. In L.A. Fields´s novel, Mrs. Watson is a clever woman who realizes, through examining all the prior cases her husband shared with the world´s greatest consulting detective, that the two men shared more than adventures: they were lovers, as well. In 1919, after the pair has retired, Mrs. Watson invites Holmes to her home to meet him face to face. Thus begins a recounting of a peculiar affair between extraordinary men. ´´You are such a unique person,´´ Holmes says poisonously. ´´What a shame that history will most likely never remember your name.´´ The question Mrs. Watson faces: did Holmes simply take advantage of her husband´s loyalty and love, or did the detective return those feelings? And what to do now that the pair are no longer living together at Baker Street and Watson has other claims on his affections? My Dear Watson offers readers a romance that requires as much reasoning to puzzle out as it does passion. Mrs. Watson proves a worthy opponent - in intellect, in guile, in conviction - for the great detective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Hearne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014627de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The defining premise of the Relational Free Will Defense is the claim that authentic love requires free will. Many scholars, including Gregory Boyd and Vincent Brümmer, champion this claim. Best-selling books, such as Rob Bell´s ILove Wins/I, echo that love ´´cannot be forced, manipulated, or coerced. It always leaves room for the other to decide.´´ The claim that love requires free will has even found expression in mainstream Hollywood films, including IFrailty/I,I Bruce Almighty/I, and IThe Adjustment Bureau/I. The analysis shows convincingly that the claim that authentic love requires free will, does not meet the criteria of consistency, compatibility with Scriptural sources, and the demands of concrete encounter with problems of moral evil. The analytical rigor of his exposition, the way in which the argumentation has been structured to progressively sharpen and deepen the focus of the critique, the compelling clarity of his thought and the almost blistering style of his writing, his ingenious ability to invigorate the discussion with metaphor, thought experiments and examples from ordinary life, and his evident mastery of the relevant literature, are only some of the outstanding features of what can rightfully be described as a Itour de force/I. Willie van der Merwe (VU University Amsterdam/Stellenbosch University) The manuscript provides a well written critical analysis of the Relational Free Will Defence and is a significant and original contribution to current scholarship in philosophical theology. Even those scholars who (like myself) do not agree with the author´s preferred solutions, cannot merely dismiss his arguments, but will be necessitated to provide adequate counter arguments in order to uphold their alternative views. In this way the manuscript is a worthy contribution to the current debate. Even his opponents can learn much from his argument. Vincent Brümmer (Utrecht University) Why another book on the problem of evil? Judging by the volume of scholarly and popular work on this subject in recent decades, this perennial and vexing human question remains very much on our hearts and minds. Every now and again, though, there are truly new treatments that move the ball down the field. This is such a volume. Simultaneously rigorous and sympathetic in its engagement with contemporary defenders of libertarian free will, Williams also contributes fresh insights of his own to a debate in which ´´nothing new under the sun´´ is often the rule. Especially among those of us who think they´ve already made up their minds on this question, ILove, Freedom and Evil /Inot only deserves but demands a serious reading and evaluation. Michael Horton (Westminster Seminary California)
Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous - yet more poorly understood - than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was always the preservation of her dynasty and kingdom. Roller´s authoritative account is the first to be based solely on primary materials from the Greco-Roman period: literary sources, Egyptian documents (Cleopatra´s own writings), and representations in art and coinage produced while she was alive. His compelling portrait of the queen illuminates her prowess as a royal administrator who managed a large and diverse kingdom extending from Asia Minor to the interior of Egypt, as a naval commander who led her own fleet in battle, and as a scholar and supporter of the arts. Even her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius - the source of her reputation as a supreme seductress who drove men to their doom - were carefully crafted state policies: She chose these partners to insure the procreation of successors who would be worthy of her distinguished dynasty. That Cleopatra ultimately lost to her Roman opponents, Roller contends, in no way diminishes her abilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011552de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The time: 1931. The place: the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah´s windswept Atlantic shore. The event: a once-in-a-lifetime 36-hole match...in which the stakes are higher than anyone imagined.In Steven Pressfield´s richly imagined, vividly detailed story, golf legends Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen are joined by a local unsung opponent, the troubled war hero Rannulph Junah. Played above raging Atlantic surf and under gathering storm clouds, their match is thrilling competition. But the key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on the lives he touches that day and in years to come.A sports fable worthy of comparison to The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals that, in life as well as golf, the real battle is not with outside opponents but with oneself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronny Cox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000232de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a deceptively peaceful county, a murderer hides in plain sight. Fifty-eight minutes into her first day on the job, 23-year-old Sheriff Piper Blackwell is faced with a grisly murder, the victim artfully posed amid decorations on his lawn. Drawing on former military training, Piper must prove herself worthy of the sheriff´s badge, and that won´t be easy. Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper´s opponent in the recent election, doesn´t like her and wants her to fail. She doesn´t like him either, but she needs Oren to help catch the killer before another victim is discovered. Too late! As Piper leads the manhunt, another crisis hits close to home. Her father, the previous sheriff, is fighting for his life, and she is torn between family and duty. Facing personal and professional threats, Piper has to weather a raging storm, keep the sheriff´s department from crumbling around her, and reel in a killer during the most brutal winter sleepy Spencer County, Indiana, has ever experienced. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Wenglowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084622de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
R2-D2 and C-3PO are two of the Rebellions most storied Droids. Over the years, these Droids have participated in countless adventures and dangerous missions alongside Jedi, smugglers, and heroes of the Rebel Alliance. Now, you can bring them both to your games of Imperial Assault.During your Imperial Assault missions, both R2-D2 and C-3PO have useful tasks to fulfill. R2-D2s mastery of computers is unparalleled, allowing him to hack and hardwire his way past enemy defenses. C-3PO, on the other hand, can give your troops the crucial information they need, even while distracting your opponents figures. In your campaigns, these Droids offer a key advantage in the new Open to Interpretation side mission, which challenges you to steal Imperial data from a heavily defended base.C-3PO and R2-D2 are worthy allies in your skirmish games as well, distracting enemy figures, allowing you to draw more Command cards, and focusing your own figures. You may even use the Single Purpose Command card to make R2-D2 or C-3POs special actions twice as effective. The new Wasteland Outpost skirmish map offers two brand-new missions, but wherever you battle in the Star Wars galaxy, these two Droids are sure to prove useful.
1348 - The Black Death ravages Europe, and your country still has no king after the last one was killed by the plague. The nobility of the land has had enough of you princes never being able to settle for an heir for the country. Therefore, the nobles have begun to interfere with your disputes. During this quest you come across gentlemen that are more than willing to help you out or gentlemen that have their own political agenda.Will you be able to keep the nobles at your side in your struggles against the other princes, so that at last a new, worthy king can be elected? First extension to Rattus Cartus, this card game is part of the Rattus family. The expansion contains two modules that can be combined with the base game. You can choose to play with one or both modules in a game. Playing cards and put your opponents on the wrong foot. Card game with excitement, tactics and a portion bluff. This expansion makes the replay ability even higher.
All new narration adds sound effects and eliminates issues noted in reviews. To obtain new version, remove old one from device, download new copy at no charge. We colonized seven hundred planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion and the end of wars. We disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the galaxy, through annihilation or enslavement of every opponent. Koban is an uninhabited high gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall are testing humans for fighting capability. We are useful only if we can fight well. If not, they will destroy us swiftly, as they have other species. They have slaves, and we’re poor tasting meat animals, so we fight or die. The Krall will use us, if worthy, seeking physical perfection through attrition of war, one planet at a time. Growing weary of our failures in testing, the ruthless Krall are on the verge of a decision to eliminate our species. A ship carrying bio-scientists is captured for combat testing. The choice for Captain Mirikami and the scientists is simple: Prove we can produce better, smarter fighters quickly, or humanity is doomed to rapid extermination. But the Krall are only half the problem. We must survive Koban´s gravity and superfast animals. The tiger-like rippers with skin contact telepathy are predators too fast and powerful for the Krall to face. Our solution is genetic: If you can´t beat them as you are, become human rippers. The Krall will learn another species can bypass natural selection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014355de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.