Learn cool slang, funny insults and all the words you won’t find in a normal textbook in this guide to informal, conversational Spanish.
You’ve taken Spanish lessons and learned all kinds of useful phrases. You know how to order dinner, get directions, and ask for the bathroom. But what happens when it’s time to drop the textbook formality? To really know a language, you need to know it’s bad words, too. You need this book.
From common slang and insulting curses to explicit sexual expressions, this volume teaches the kind of Spanish heard every day across Latin America. Learn to sound like a native speaker with phrases like:
• What’s up? ¿Qué tal?
• What a hottie! ¡Que cuerazo!
• Let’s pound these shots. Tráguemonos estos traguitos.
• That ref sucks. Es una mierda ese árbitro/a.
• I’m craving all-you-can-eat tacos. Me antoja un poco de taquiza libre.
• Do you wanna hook up? ¿Quieres ligar?
Of Human Bondage, published in 1915, is considered to be W. Somerset Maugham’s best work. Many believe the novel to be one of the world’s literary masterpieces.
The story follows Phillip Carey from early childhood through his 30’s. Orphaned at 9, Phillip spends his early years raised by his childless aunt and uncle. His aunt tries to be a mother to Philip, but she is unsure how to behave whereas his uncle, a vicar, takes a cold disposition towards him. Philip is sent to a boarding school but his shyness and his club foot make it difficult for him to fit in.
The novel follows this theme throughout as Phillip travels to Germany, France, and England, makes new acquaintances, searches for his life’s calling, and experiences romantic episodes. Mildred in particular, will leave you wondering about Phillip's obsession and passion for such a woman. More than a few of us have had “our Mildred”.
The characters in Of Human Bondage are real-life with faults, qualities, and feelings that Maugham describes so vividly. It would not be unusual that we have encountered individuals with traits similar to the characters in this audiobook. At times the emotions in this novel, so simply but purely written, will leave you either sad or happy and even perhaps, teary-eyed as the enthusiasm of youth is met with reality as Phillip tries to discover the meaning of his life through the dreams of others.
Summary by Tom Weiss
The full title of this book is Bible Defense of Slavery; and Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race, by Rev. Josiah Priest, A. M. 5th edition. This is a compilation of pro-slavery literature and propaganda that went through numerous editions in the Southern United States before the Civil War. It contains the highly influential book, Slavery, as it Relates to the Negro, or African Race, by Rev Josiah Priest, which was originally published in 1843. This compilation also includes many essays and favorable reviews of Rev Priest’s book from contemporary magazines and newspapers, and written endorsements from national politicians. From the preface: ‘The question, “Is slavery, as it exists in the United States, justifiable?” is one which, at least, admits of discussion. If it be in harmony with the immutable principles of truth and justice, and not a “crime against humanity,” and a libel upon our holy religion, let it be so understood and practiced by our honest citizens, whose highest ambition consists in faithfully serving God, and living in obedience to the laws of the country.’ (Summary by JoeD)
Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that end in an ironic turn of events.
Bedlam & Belfry are back in a second dozen of stories that test the bounds of legality, morality, and sanity! Travel with them to far off planets, dingy London bars, and dignified courtrooms to watch them bring the law down to their level! See them enter (and exit) rehab, defend celebrity litigants, and employ dubious methods to win the day! Witness their ratings explode, their clients' ascend into infamy, and their own audacity!
Bedlam & Belfry: Lost In Space
Bedlam & Belfry Turn The Tables
Bedlam & Belfry Get Evicted
Bedlam & Belfry Walk Into a Bar
and exactly eight more!
Plus! A return visit from the Devil! A surprise appearance by Merlin the Magician! And other notable personages not yet famous in our time! Bedlam & Belfry return to the legal scene with twelve more tales of legal chicanery! To miss it would be criminal!
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS! This is a dramatic suspense filled love story that provides an in-depth behind-the-scenes glimpse into the fast-pace and mysterious world of transportation-logistics. The year is 1981 and life as young Tony once knew it is about to change forever. Come aboard and check out this young hero's journey as he learns how to navigate the fast lanes of life, love, and logistics in Southern California.
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