Despair Submission Faith and Hope:Volume 2 Jack Lookman
As the 2022 French Presidential election looms, two candidates emerge as favourites: Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and the charismatic Muhammed Ben Abbes of the growing Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the political left to block the Front National´s alarming ascendency, Ben Abbes sweeps to power, and overnight the country is transformed. This proves to be the death knell of French secularism, as Islamic law comes into force: women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged and, for our narrator François - misanthropic, middle-aged and alienated - life is set on a new course. Submission is a devastating satire, comic and melancholy by turns, and a profound meditation on faith and meaning in Western society.
Love requires a leap of faith. The final week at the Submissive Training Center has arrived! Will Brie survive the last week of training - five extraordinary days of challenge and pleasure? Her graduation night includes interviews with potential Doms, but it gets horribly complicated. A surprising turn of events forces her to make an unexpected choice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pippa Jayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061093/bk_acx0_061093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three nights to ravish her body, one curse to shatter her heart.... A magic locket brings the demon Khan into Selena Connor´s life - and bed - just in the nick of time. Her fiancé´s stolen her life savings, she faces crushing debts, and her boss is trying to harass her into his bed. When Khan appears, his dark magic unlocks the deepest secrets of her body and heart. His touch ignites a burning desire that bends Selena to his will and erases all her cares. But Khan´s curse binds him to the locket´s owner for only three nights of soul-searing pleasure, and just as Selena realizes she can´t live without him, Khan vanishes. Reality comes crashing in: Selena´s boss has framed her to take the fall for his crimes. If she refuses his advances now, it´s jail. She may as well be cursed herself. With nothing left to lose, Selena takes a leap of faith. Only one man - Khan - will ever truly possess her. And maybe she´s the one woman who can free him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021021/bk_acx0_021021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for ´´no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born) produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London´s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lenny Henry, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, Arya Sagar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006141/bk_rand_006141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does a woman build her house? Nancy Wilson begins with the kitchen table, remembering how each scratch and stain in the wood chronicles ´´hours of stories and jokes, questions and concerns (through courtships and pregnancies), prayers and discussions.´´ She continues, each essay full of stories and encouragement - the beauty of imperfection, the comfort of Velveeta, the strengths of mothers- and daughters-in-law, the honesty that is submission, the laughter of reading aloud. As ever, while Nancy draws out our sins and weaknesses and sore spots, she comforts us with the favor of God and rouses us to a joyous faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Hieronymus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108826/bk_acx0_108826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What golfer has not dreamed of playing Augusta National and being part of the Masters Tournament? For Matt Brown, this dream became a possibility in the spring of 2013 when his six-year-old son discovers a competition that allows a winning foursome the rare opportunity to participate in the 2014 Par 3 Contest held on Wednesday afternoon of Masters Week. Fore for Four is the story of Matt´s submission to the competition that unlocks magic beyond his wildest dreams. Take the journey through golf history and across the country with Matt, his father, Robert, and his son, Simon. Along the way, an unlikely connection is made between four legendary golfers, four fantastic golf courses, and a single Augusta National member who takes a leap of faith for a gathering of friends amidst the Georgia pines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Shumka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050047/bk_acx0_050047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´ve never felt more alive than when I´m on my knees before my master. Some would say I should be ashamed. Others might say I´m filled with sin. I say I´m just a woman with unstoppable determination, doing whatever it takes to secure her freedom before the opportunity fades forever. Nobody knows about us. Not my father, my three mothers, or my seven brothers and sisters. I was bred to be chaste and true, expected to find a respectable polygamous man and carry on the tradition of our faith. But this man? The one who owns me with biting kisses and the crack of a leather paddle? He might be the only thing that can save me. Submission equals freedom. It´s an equation I never thought possible until the day Dane Townsend showed up in my life. I´m Bellamy Miller, and this is what happens when an angel loses her wings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Quinn, Brian Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028324/bk_adbl_028324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lydia Keening, a modern witch living in the buckle of the Bible belt, has no patience for fantasy, even to the point of doubting her own abilities, but soon, she learns that magic is more than a whisper - it’s a battle cry!Hekate´s Crossing, a comet marking the new awakening, is fast approaching. The world of men and monsters blurs the line between allies and enemies as they fight for Lydia´s allegiance or her submission.The hounds of heaven, the bastard sons of the church, seek out their dark desire to bring forth an ancient horror so that fear finds the hearts of men and the ´´one true faith´´ is reborn. The Bahlael have other plans.Vampires, shifters, and nameless devils refuse to lose their place as the apex predators to the things beyond the veil. They will have Lydia for their own ends at any cost. Her destiny calls, and her fate is to be met.Can Lydia face her own demons so she may walk in the darkness with the devils we fear and save us from the light? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tia M. Grubb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162061/bk_acx0_162061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.