From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story, starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role.Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?“Creed” also stars Tessa Thompson (“Selma,” “Dear White People”) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias”) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan.Ryan Coogler directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on a story by Coogler. The film is being produced by Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Sylvester Stallone, with Nicolas Stern executive producing.Click Images to Enlarge
Roe, a Texas resident, sought to terminate her pregnancy by abortion. Texas law prohibited abortions except to save the pregnant woman's life. After granting certiorari, the Court heard arguments twice. The first time, Roe's attorney - Sarah Weddington - could not locate the constitutional hook of her argument for Justice Potter Stewart. Her opponent - Jay Floyd - misfired from the start. Weddington sharpened her constitutional argument in the second round. Her new opponent - Robert Flowers - came under strong questioning from Justices Potter Stewart and Thurgood Marshall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oyez/000013/bk_oyez_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When psychic FBI agent Rae Murphy Hiyakawa is faced with a twisted madman running amok in far off Charleston, West Virginia, she is forced to confront her deadliest opponent yet. Rae is the FBI's secret weapon. When the Behavioral Science Unit gives up on a case, they come to her. Rae is an expert at remote readings. To her, paranormal phenomena are completely normal. But nothing is normal about the Hammerhead killings, where a maniac uses a hammer to vent his rage on hapless victims. Rae's quest to end this madness lands her in a haunted trailer with a most unhappy spirit and the inevitable showdown with the psychopath. Also features excerpts from Dead On by Robert W. Walker and Truck Stop by Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath. About the author: Robert W. Walker is the author of more than 40 thriller and horror novels, including 11 books in the acclaimed Instinct series featuring FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ratana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029242/bk_acx0_029242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1990, a young American meditation teacher asks the Dalai Lama a seemingly simple question. "Your Holiness, what do you think about self-hatred?" The Dalai Lama is taken aback. Perplexed. His answer, when it comes, surprises everyone. "What is that?" What's with that puzzled response? Was the Dalai Lama pulling our leg? Was it some translation glitch? Or was he suggesting that a life without negative self-talk might actually be a possibility for each and every one of us? That's what this audiobook is about. You need not be the Dalai Lama - or even a Tibetan monk - to live a life free of negative self-talk. Life coach Robert McFadden has helped hundreds of people just like you turn around their challenging relationships with their inner critic. This audiobook introduces a practice Robert and his clients have developed over the past 10 years to reduce and eliminate negative self-talk from your life. A practice you can begin applying right away to create the change you want. "Every week, I have conversations with people who struggle with the toughest opponent they've ever faced. The most obstinate, offensive and obnoxious adversary they know. Their inner critic. Most of these people are quick to recognize their competencies and achievements. Many lead stimulating and rewarding lives. Most enjoy warm personal relationships, exciting professional challenges, and excellent health. Still, they all too often wind up slammed against the wall. Confronted by some of the most mean-spirited, contemptuous and debilitating thoughts imaginable. Negative self-talk." (Robert McFadden) Love Your Negative Self-Talk looks at limiting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about negative self-talk. How they hold us back from making the choices and changes we want. It also lays out practical ways we can build clarity and consistency in our day-to-day experience. How we can introduce little shifts into whatever we do to open ourselve 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155400/bk_acx0_155400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office, and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same pause-resistant style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002255/bk_aren_002255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A powerful lawyer’s most famous opponent comes back to kill him. On his first day at Harvard, working-class student Charlie Nichols is instantly charmed by the debonair rake Victor Saberdene. While Nichols earns tuition playing football, Saberdene’s wealth and charm rocket him to the top of Harvard’s impenetrable social pyramid and beyond—to become the most feared defense lawyer in the country, a man who uses his charisma to manipulate juries. Nichols becomes an international crime reporter. He hasn’t thought of his old friend Saberdene in years when he reads of the Anna Thorne killing. A beautiful young Massachusetts stagehand disappears after a fling with the handsome, dangerous Carl Varada—who might have escaped had Anna not been Saberdene’s sister-in-law. Saberdene puts Varada behind bars, but years later the killer earns early release. When Varada sets his sights on the great lawyer’s family, no amount of charisma can stop him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006174/bk_adbl_006174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are many ways to die in a hospital…being sick is only one of them. Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve's future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself again and again…. A chilling and compelling thriller that also takes you into the hospital and details the politics and hierarchy among doctors, as well as the life-and-death decisions that are made by flawed human beings, Kelly Parsons' Doing Harm marks the gripping debut of a major fiction career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001714/bk_aren_001714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechnya. Butch Karp is on the case in this exciting installment to Robert K. Tanenbaum’s best-selling series. When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campaign’s foreign policy mantra has been that the terrorists are on the run and Bin Laden is dead. There are rumors that the CIA chief was going to deviate from the administration version of events, and that the government may have had something to do with his death. Can Karp expose the cover-up and find the Chechnyan separatists who aided the Americans at the mission and who have firsthand knowledge of the terrorist attack? Karp must also find his missing daughter, who has been taken hostage by the terrorists. After the New York grand jury indicts the national presidential campaign chairman and the NSA spymaster for the murder of the CIA chief, Karp engages in an unforgettable courtroom confrontation with the defendants who have the full weight of the US administration, a hostile judge, and a compliant media supporting them. These sinister forces will stop at nothing to prevent Karp from bringing out the truth, even if they have to resort to murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006794/bk_sans_006794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one has ever described American democracy with more accurate insight or more profoundly than Alexis de Tocqueville. After meeting with Americans on extensive travels in the United States, and intense study of documents and authorities, he authored the landmark Democracy in America, publishing its two volumes in 1835 and 1840. Ever since, this book has been the best source for every serious attempt to understand America and democracy itself. Yet Tocqueville himself remains a mystery behind the elegance of his style. Now one of our leading authorities on Tocqueville explains him in this splendid new entry in Oxford's acclaimed Very Short Introduction series. Harvey Mansfield addresses his subject as a thinker, clearly and incisively exploring Tocqueville's writings--not only his masterpiece, but also his secret Recollections, intended for posterity alone, and his unfinished work on his native France, The Old Regime and the Revolution. Tocqueville was a liberal, Mansfield believes, but not of the usual sort. The many elements of his life found expression in his thought: his aristocratic ancestry, his ventures in politics, his voyages abroad, his hopes and fears for America, and his disappointment with France. All his writings show a passion for political liberty and insistence on human greatness. Perhaps most important, he saw liberty not in theories, but in the practice of self-government in America. Ever an opponent of abstraction, he offered an analysis that forces us to consider what we actually do in our politics--suggesting that theory itself may be an enemy of freedom. And that, Mansfield states, makes him a vitally important thinker for today. Translator of an authoritative edition of Democracy in America, Harvey Mansfield here offers the fruit of decades of research and reflection in a clear, insightful, and marvelously compact introduction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011611/bk_adbl_011611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.