Journey from Mali to Gambia to Ghana, where you will pause and remember at the Door of No Return. Continue to Nigeria through Niger. When you can't take the heat, quench your thirst in the Nile in South Sudan. This will lead you through Kenya and onward past Africa's biggest mountain on your way to being sprayed by the waters of Mosi oa Tunya in Zambia. Finally, rest in South Africa, for we have come to the end of our journey and the end of our story. Through riddles and songs, myths and legends, both children and adults are invited to delve into parallel worlds where they are taught valuable lessons on friendship, hard work, bravery and much more.
The Cafè of the Broken Heart is situated near the cemetery at Monmartre. When a widow calls by on the last day of the year and asks for a private room to grieve on the third anniversary of the death of her late husband, she is irritated to learn that the room is already occupied. She gets into conversation with the other mourner—a young artist—and discovers that he has a very strange story to tell.
Experience Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story of frightful revenge through the immersive power of a soundscape audiobook.
With meticulous sound design, gripping voice work from voice actors Phil Dragash and Riccardo Ricobello and original music by composer Alexander Amadeo, see why Edgar Allan Poe's masterful short story remains as unsettling as when it was put to pen in 1846. You'll never think of wine and masonry the same way again.
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On Earth there is but only one time, one place and one life, or is there...In prison an ancient, dying Priest delivers to a lifer, Danny McLachan one unbelievable truth, a truth which lies beyond the realms of human comprehension...Heaven and Hell will collide in the land of dreams unless the military can be stopped. Stopped from unleashing Armageddon...In his escape, Danny recruits his reluctant brother Michael and Michael's seventeen year old daughter, Julia to embark on an age-old quest through the Scottish glens, mountains and over the seas to the Isle of Lewis. Now with the Police in hot pursuit and two deadly MI5 assassins tracking them, they are on the run and in disguise as Pirates and Buccaneers. Hiding amongst tourists and fancy dress revellers all amidst the Isles 'Festival Of The Sea', they race to prevent the greatest collision of all...But amidst their battle with the military they unwittingly throw into array the ticking clock of humanity which pulls Heaven and Hell together. And now, in fighting the battle of their lives and the salvation of mankind they discover the answer cannot be found in the greatest illusion of all life, but what lies within each one of us and themselves...
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer, now best remembered for his science fiction novels and often credited as being the father of science fiction.'The Beautiful Suit' is a haunting allegorical tale of a man who has a beautiful suit of clothes which he is never allowed to wear. But one night he decides to put on the suit and wear it as it should be worn....
The poem begins with the beloved god Balder, thought to be invulnerable, dead at the hands of the inoffensive blind god Hoder, in a game. Loki, whose deceit brought about this catastrophe, is promptly punished with exile, and Odin, Balder's father, sponsors a heroic quest to rescue his son from the land of the dead. This desperate venture unexpectedly meets with partial success, a conditional agreement to release Balder if everyone in the land of the living mourns his death. And even though over every hope hangs the threat of the ultimate end of the reign of the Norse gods, the mother of the gods points out that "much must yet be tried which shall but fail." - Summary by T. A. Copeland
This anthology of classic noir set in NYC’s County of Kings features stories by Thomas Wolfe, Lawrence Block, Maggie Estep and more. On the heels of the award-winning bestseller Brooklyn Noir—a collection of all-new Brooklyn-based crime fiction—this second volume digs deeper into the criminal history of New York's punchiest and most alluring borough. Brooklyn Noir 2 offers classic short stories by the authors who blazed the path for the success of the first volume. Each story is set in a distinct Brooklyn neighborhood and mixes masters of genre with some of the best literary fiction authors to ever set foot in the borough. These brilliant and chilling stories explore crime among Brooklyn’s Russian, Jamaican, Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish, communities, among other enclaves in this diverse and distinctly crooked borough.Brooklyn Noir 2 features entries by H.P. Lovecraft, Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Pete Hamill, Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, Carolyn Wheat, Thomas Wolfe, Hubert Selby, Jr., Stanley Ellin, Gilbert Sorrentino, Maggie Estep, Salvatore La Puma, and Irwin Shaw.
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