´Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?´ The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. As Byron, Polidori, and Mr and Mrs Shelley shelter from the unexpected weather, old ghost stories are read and new ghost stories imagined. Born by the twin brains of the Shelleys is Frankenstein , one of the most influential tales of horror of all time. In a remote mountain house, high in the French Alps, an author broods on Shelley´s creation. Reality and perception merge, fuelled by poisoned thoughts. Humankind makes monsters; but who really creates who? This is a book about reason, the imagination, and the creative act of reading and writing. Marcus Sedgwick´s ghostly, menacing novel celebrates the legacy of Mary Shelley´s literary debut in its bicentenary year.
SPECIAL EDITION! This final, extra-long volume of My Little Monster includes never-before-seen content from the series! See what Haru and the gang do on their days off and read in-depth bios of your favorite characters, including their heights, star signs, special trivia (like what Yamaken´s most-used app is on his phone), and more. A must-have for any die-hard My Little Monster fan! NEVER ENDING Shizuku and Haru have their happy ending, but what about their friends and family? Everyone is the hero of his or her own story. Sasayan, Natsume, Iyo, Yuzan-they all have their own tales to tell. What paths will they follow? Find out in this final volume of My Little Monster! Includes over 60 pages of extras after the story!
Ren Lewis is the most powerful man in the world and he´s about to prove it. God, Ren believes, has battled him his entire life, trying to use him as a pawn or punish him for his wrong doings. This man, with powers most can´t fathom, has been content to use his skills to help humanity. However, when God makes a move that will carve out Ren´s heart for the rest of his life, he makes the decision to finally outmaneuver the Almighty Creator. Using technology, philosophy, quantum physics, psychology and spirituality, Ren attempts to do something that millions of people throughout history have only dreamed of. Because he´s a strategic man, Ren plans to break God´s laws and be the first human to ever do the unspeakable. This last installment in the Ren series is the final evolution in a man´s life who thought he never should have been born. Ren´s journey teaches him that not only does he have a heart, but that as powerful as he is, he is nothing without the love in his life. Ren Lewis will gain the power to hack the system to beat God at his own game, but will he be successful or banished to solitude? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082477/bk_acx0_082477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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George is a normal boy. Green is a monster. But, George wants to be a monster. And Green wants to be a normal boy! Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. The Monster Next Door, a Level 2 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
Bathos! Crippling ennui! Mind-numbing drudgery! Brad Renfield is a white, middle-aged, lower middle class, Midwestern man stuck in Gethsemane, Ohio. Most of his friends have either died or moved away and his one remaining friend is so depressed he´s on the brink of suicide. Brad hasn´t really given much thought to the chasm of emptiness within him. He´s mostly been a loner, content with his job and his tiny apartment. He´s never thought much about being part of something. He´s never really thought about the bigger picture. Until he meets a beautiful (and possibly psychotic) girl named Dawn. Dawn leads Brad into a vicious world as hedonistically carnal as it is brutal, forcing Brad to decide if he´s going to dig deep within himself and continue to resist the community he´s remained apart from his entire life or embrace it and accept his new reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andersen Prunty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087138/bk_acx0_087138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An erotic paranormal short story Tara doesn´t know what is happening to her when she repeatedly wakes up naked in her cellar. In an attempt to figure out if she´s sleepwalking, or if something more troubling is at play, she sets up cameras to determine if she should seek professional help - or call the cops. The truth, however, is far more alluring than she ever imagined. Content Warning: This story has elements of erotic horror, and due to the story´s structure and its conflict of missing memory, the question of consent may come across as dubious for the first three chapters. This may be distressing to some listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kassiopia DeVora. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102533/bk_acx0_102533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was Ian´s 18th birthday, and all that he wanted was to go with his father to the castle town of Gabbs. Unfortunately, the annual sacrifice to the jinn, a hideous tentacle monster, would be taking place that night, postponing their quest to seek council with the king. Forced to stay in an inn until the ritual was over, Ian left his father to go exploring the city. Little did he know that the jinn would be much more interested in him than the virgin sacrifices it had been presented with. Content Warning: This book contains extreme M/Monster sexual activity, including: cock milking, dubious consent, and deep anal probing. For adults only! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ethyn Blackwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005692/bk_acx0_005692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He´s nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less. Sworn to serve and protect the United States of America from all monsters by one of the country’s founding fathers, Franks has only one condition to the agreement: No matter what the government learns of him, no matter what is discovered concerning his odd physiology or the alchemy behind the elixir that made him, the government is never, ever allowed to try and make more like him. Such is absolutely forbidden and should the powers-that-be do so, then the agreement is null and void. Project Nemesis: in a secret location, using sophisticated technology and advanced genetic engineering, the director of the very agency Franks works for is making more like him. And the director is not content with making one. Nope, he’s making 13. Now all bets are off, and Hell hath no fury like a monster betrayed. Particularly if that monster happens to be an undying killing machine capable of taking out vampires and werewolves with one hand tied behind his back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016713/bk_adbl_016713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.