And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present. (Luke 22: 4-6) Even someone with a casual knowledge of the Bible will recognize the name Judas Iscariot. Well known as the disciple who betrayed Jesus, the Messiah, with a kiss, Judas has become synonymous with betrayal and deception. The most infamous of the apostles, Judas goes from true follower to a turncoat who seemingly sacrifices the cause for personal benefit. Not surprisingly, the names of the disciples will appear in birth registries around the world except for Judas, whose name is still associated with suspicion and even fear. It goes without saying that Judas is an interesting character in the development of the salvation history. His person, his act of betrayal, and even his replacement were predicted by the Old Testament prophets, which some biblical scholars take as evidence that Judas was doomed from the beginning to be the betrayer and had no choice. But by taking a closer look at the history, the listener will see several points along the way, even up to the moment of the final kiss, in which Jesus gave Judas the opportunity to repent. God´s plan was going to be fulfilled, and God was going to use an individual to bring about the betrayal of Jesus, but at the same time Judas made several conscious choices along the way to reject the Messiah and turn Jesus over to the Roman authorities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen Kirk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037551/bk_acx0_037551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock ´n´ roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of rock music-an entertaining, enlightening, knotty family tree of America´s favorite musical genre. In the six decades since rock ´n´ roll stole America´s soul, the single genre has produced over two hundred sub-genres. The days of being able to walk in to a Tower Records and seek out recommendations from an aloof, all-knowing staffer has been relegated to a long-lost Generation X paradise preserved in John Hughes films. From iTunes to Spotify, listeners now regularly turn to algorithms instead of human advice to develop relationships with the music they love. The essential companion for any rock lover´s collection-be it on vinyl or Spotify playlists-Appetite for Definition breaks down algorithms into their human stories and interconnected histories. It provides and pulls up recommendations from a deeper well of consideration and gives you the tools to do the same. Operating on a macro level it surveys the myriad microlevel movements into an accessible map that readers can use to navigate the vast, craggy terrain of rock music and take their rock knowledge-whether casual or obsessive-to the next level.
Why are conservatives on the ´´right´´ and liberals on the ´´left´´? What is an archetype? Most people drop these and other cultural references in conversation all the time without really knowing much about them. But with this witty, information-packed audiobook, you can quickly bone up on the actual facts behind the multitude of data, events, and words that come at you each day - and that you´ve been casually bandying about without really undersatnding.Here are invaluable explanations of a wide range of topics that are assumed to be common knowledge, from deciphering newsspeak (what is a spin doctor?) to psychobabble (what´s the difference between the ego and the id) to cyberlingo (what is cyberlingo?)...from the supposedly obvious (what makes cholesterol good or bad?) to the deceptively simple (what is a formula race car?). Perfect as a reference tool, for casual listening, or simply for sharing impressive, newfound knowledge with family and friends, this audio handbook will endow you with genuine cultural literacy in just a few hours of fun-filled listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Lauren Tewes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000273/bk_live_000273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a sexy vampire romance for adults to enjoy. This will particularly appeal to those who loved 50 Shades, Twilight, Vampire Diaries and True Blood.Niccolo Mancini was not your average billionaire. He was not your average vampire either. With a love for the playboy lifestyle, Niccolo had enjoyed regularly jumping into bed with tons of gorgeous women, safe in the knowledge that vampires could never have babies.However, one particular casual encounter with a curvy brunette called Gabrielle changed everything once she discovered she was pregnant.It turns out, Gabrielle was one of the few women on the planet who had the ability to carry a special vampire-human hybrid baby. And now, the unlikely couple must come to terms with the fact that carrying a baby this special was likely to bring grave danger, and the world as they knew it was about to change forever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Harlequin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100690/bk_acx0_100690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : Book/CD SetLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : JazzSeries : Getting IntoNumber of pages : 96This book provides the aspiring jazz guitarist a comprehensive knowledge of the compositional and performance techniques of jazz through an understanding of key-center music, improvisation, and visual-tactile relationship with the guitar. Writing in a casual, conversational style, Jackie takes you through examples, etudes, and exercises combining the use of chromaticism, arpeggios, scales, and modes. You will explore effective, new concepts that will surprise and inspire you. The companion play-along CD includes a live rhythm section. Written in standard notation and tablature.
For years, Alan has been hiding away in a tiny logging town, running away from the demons of his past. He´s a shapeshifter, a man who at the full moon becomes a bear, an unwanted lineage passed down to him, and one that he can´t ever escape...or the harm it´s done to those he loved most. As a result, he´s sworn never to get close to anyone again. It´s too dangerous...he´s too dangerous. Anna is fighting her own demons - a too-rough boyfriend that she followed to the town. Alan sticks up for her one night at the bar, and he can´t ignore the fact that he´s desperately attracted to her...a situation made worse when she shows up one night homeless and in need of help. He can´t turn her down, but with the full moon approaching, giving in to their desires could do more harm than good. And Alan must contend not only with desiring Anna, but the knowledge that she could mean more to him than just the casual fling he´d been wanting. Are you ready to try something a little more ´´alpha´´ than you´re used to? Don´t worry, I won´t tell a soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Addison Spear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049491/bk_acx0_049491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An alternate history of the iconic band that has been around for nearly five decades, completely revised and updated, with a foreword by Lemmy himself Originally published in 1994, this new edition tells the history of the band via its discography and collectables, along with choice selections from the infamous fanzine ´´Motorheadbangers.´´ The author is the undisputed authority on the band and his vast collection is explored chronologically and at length, alongside selected highlights and extracts from the zine, in a title that will appeal to the die-hard Motorhead fan and casual rock reader alike. Record and musical memorabilia collectors will also find the title of great interest, and the international nature of the author´s collection and knowledge adds a fantastic worldwide appeal.
Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants - many of them prisoners from Rome´s military conquests - he decided to write a kind of owner´s manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, The Roman Guide to Slave Management, is a sly, subversive guide to the realities of servitude in ancient Rome. Cambridge scholar Jerry Toner uses Falx, his fictional but true-to-life creation, to describe where and how to Romans bought slaves, how they could tell an obedient worker from a troublemaker, and even how the ruling class reacted to the inevitable slave revolts. Toner also adds commentary throughout, analyzing the callous words and casual brutality of Falx and his compatriots and putting it all in context for the modern listener. Written with a deep knowledge of ancient culture - and the depths of its cruelty - this is the Roman Empire as you´ve never seen it before. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Alexey Muzhitskii. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000496/bk_zaot_000496_sample.mp3.