A first-hand account of how Chris DeRose investigated, and finally busted, some of the most heartless and corrupt federally licensed pet-theft rings in the nation. Facts about our federal and local governments´ involvement in the multi-million dollar pet-theft industry. Frontline intelligence to what actually occurs in animal laboratories. Shocking, riveting and moving. Millions of animals are stolen each year and sold for experimentation and ´´human´´ consumption. DeRose doesn´t hold back, exposing the horrible truths of animal research and the newest form of organized crime: pet theft. Well-known celebrities who applaud his efforts and have made their own contributions to this cause including Kim Basinger, John Travolta, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Alicia Silverstone, Brigitte Bardot and John Paul Jones, to name a few. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Pasqualone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076342de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All the Faces I Have Been:An Actor´s Notebook William Killian
Stuart Leandro knows he´s washed up, both on the big screen and in his marriage. Then, when things take an even bigger turn for the worse one night, he winds up blind drunk and lost in a foreign city. Thankfully, someone´s there to rescue him before his face ends up plastered all over the tabloids. Wary of the motives of the reclusive stranger who brings the fading star into the quiet shelter of a hip but isolated loft, Stuart nonetheless can´t deny his curiosity...or his attraction. Tim is unlike anyone the actor has ever met, but underneath the mystery and quiet attempts at invisibility, Stuart discovers someone whose life has been intertwined with his own for years. Neither could have predicted that Tim´s act of kindness would lead to one of the most intense encounters of their lives - but, are they willing to weather the media storm their extraordinary relationship will cause? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078719de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest, definitive assessment of the state of free press around the world Attacks on the Press is a comprehensive, annual account of press conditions worldwide, focusing this year on the new face of censorship perpetrated by governments and non-state actors. Compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the 2017 edition documents new dangers and threats to journalists and to the free and independent media. The risks are a combination of familiar censorship tactics applied in novel ways, and the exertion of pressure through unconventional means or at unprecedented levels. These censorship efforts range from withholding advertising to online trolling, website blocking to physical harassment, imprisonment to the murder of journalists. In the Americas, governments and non-state actors use new, sometimes subtle ways to limit journalists ability to investigate wrongdoing. In Europe, authorities deploy intelligence services to intimidate the press in the name of national security. In Asia, governments block access to information online, and in some cases, punish those who manage to get around the obstacles. And throughout the world, terror groups are using the threat of targeted murder to compel journalists to refrain from covering crucial stories or otherwise self-censor. Attacks on the Press documents how these new forms of censorship are perpetrated and provides journalists with guidance on how to work around them, when possible, and how to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of their sources and people with whom they work. The book enables readers to: Examine the state of free media around the world Learn which nations violate press freedom with impunity Discover the most dangerous beats and regions Delve inside specific, increasingly complex challenges CPJs mission is to defend the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Attacks on the Press provides a platform for direct advocacy with governments and the diplomatic community, for giving voice to journalists globally, and for ensuring that those journalists have a seat in discussions at the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the European Union, the African Union, and others.
Why the Long Face?:The Adventures of a Truly Independent Actor. First Edition Craig Chester
All James wanted was a little solitude at his favorite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share ´´his´´ beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fueled encounter in the dark. Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he´s kept hidden under mountains of denial. However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behavior and makes him see that life needn´t be spent running away from his desires. Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081524de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the mind of Walter Koenig (Star Trek: The Original Series, Babylon 5) comes Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot - a science-fiction comedy unlike anything you´ve ever heard before! When an alien invasion annihilates most of humanity, it´s up to a small pocket of survivors to restart civilization. There´s just one problem: they´re all losers. From an Irish pub to the Florida Everglades, from the outermost reaches of space to the innermost regions of the mind, join a rag-tag group of humans and aliens as they face the end of one way of life and the beginning of another. Packed with absurdity, pathos, wry observations, about human nature, and a story that will keep you on your toes until the final word, Buck Alice is an emotional journey you´ll want to take again and again. With a full-cast, a sweeping original music score, and thousands of sound effects, the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air proudly presents a black comedy with a heart that pumps slightly acidic blood. Grab a manhole cover and prepare yourself for a story that begins when all others end - Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Koenig, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002554de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the help of the Rambling Rosehip Players, Brome and Felldoh embark on a daring plan to free the prisoners. Meanwhile, Martin and Rose travel on towards Noonvale to seek help in their quest - but the road is long, and they must face many dangers along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Jacques. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005185de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes V collection. Dr Watson comments: ´The stage lost a fine actor´ when Holmes chose to devote his formidable talents to the solution of crime. Two of these stories, "The Reigate Squire" and "The Adventure of Beryl Coronet"; Sherlock Holmes demonstrates his thespian powers as he unravels the mysteries. In the first he explains a rural murder while in the second, Holmes´ timely intervention prevents something of a national, even royal, scandal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000905de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s Hollywood´s most dazzling star, whose flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic ´´messages´´ breaches the exquisitely calibrated security systems of his legendary Bel Air estate. The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim´s fortified compound. The threat implicit in their bizarre, disturbing contents seems to escalate with each new delivery. Manheim´s security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be. Now this good man is all that stands in the way of an insidious killer - and forces that eclipse the most fevered fantasies of a city where dreams and nightmares are the stuff of daily life. Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long-buried dreams and never-dying hope. Traversing this extraordinary landscape, Ethan will face the secrets of his own tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his impending violent death as he races against time to solve the macabre riddles of a modern-day beast. A riveting tour de force of suspense, mystery, and miraculous revelation, The Face is that rare novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts at the same time. It will make you laugh. It will give you chills. It will fill you with hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000283de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.