Leila Seth was the first woman to top the Bar examinations in London, the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court, and the first woman to become chief justice of a state High Court. She was appointed as a judge in 1978 and retired as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh in 1992. In 1995 she was appointed as a one-member commission to examine the death in custody of Rajan Pillai and to suggest improvements in medical facilities for prisoners. She was a member of the 15th Law Commission of India (1997-2000) and one of the three members of the 2012 committee known as the Justice Verma Committee, which was constituted in the aftermath of the rape in Delhi of the young woman known as Nirbhaya. She is the author of two previous books, her autobiography, On Balance, and We, the Children of India, which explains the principles of the Indian Constitution to its younger citizens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shernaz Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/034030/bk_adbl_034030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mesmerizing and thrilling novel - perfect for fans of Tana French and Stieg Larsson - that introduces a modern, unforgettable rookie cop whose past is as fascinating and as deadly as the crimes she investigates. Named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and The Seattle Times.She knows what it´s like.... At first, the murder scene appears sad, but not unusual: a young woman undone by drugs and prostitution, her six-year-old daughter dead alongside her. But then detectives find a strange piece of evidence in the squalid house: the platinum credit card of a very wealthy - and long dead - steel tycoon. What is a heroin-addicted hooker doing with the credit card of a well-known and powerful man who died months ago? This is the question that the most junior member of the investigative team, Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, is assigned to answer. But D.C. Griffiths is no ordinary cop. She’s earned a reputation at police headquarters in Cardiff, Wales, for being odd, for not picking up on social cues, for being a little overintense. And there’s that gap in her past, the two-year hiatus that everyone assumes was a breakdown. But Fiona is a crack investigator, quick and intuitive. She is immediately drawn to the crime scene, and to the tragic face of the six-year-old girl, who she is certain has something to tell her...something that will break the case wide open. Ignoring orders and protocol, Fiona begins to explore far beyond the rich man’s credit card and into the secrets of her seaside city. And when she uncovers another dead prostitute, Fiona knows that she’s only begun to scratch the surface of a dark world of crime and murder. But the deeper she digs, the more danger she risks - not just from criminals and killers but from her own past...and the abyss that threatens to pull her back at any time.Praise for Talking to the Dead:´´Gritty, compelling.. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Siriol Jenkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003275/bk_rand_003275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through interviews with 12 distinguished philosophers - including atheists, agnostics, and believers - Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way Gary Gutting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs. As tensions simmer and often explode between the secular and the religious forces in modern life, the big questions about human belief press ever more urgently. Where does belief, or its lack, originate? How can we understand and appreciate religious traditions different from our own? Featuring conversations with 12 skeptics, atheists, agnostics, and believers - including Alvin Plantinga, Philip Kitcher, Michael Ruse, and John Caputo - Talking God offers new perspectives on religion, including the challenge to believers from evolution, cutting-edge physics, and cosmology; arguments both for and against atheism; and meditations on the value of secular humanism and faith in the modern world. Experts offer insights on Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism as well as Judaism and Christianity. Topical and illuminating, Talking God gives listeners a deeper understanding of faith today and how philosophers understand it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002079/bk_gdan_002079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out of that familiar account is nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Recounting the fascinating history of audio-recorded literature, Matthew Rubery traces the path of innovation from Edison´s recitation of ´´Mary Had a Little Lamb´´ for his tinfoil phonograph in 1877 to the first novel-length talking books made for blinded World War I veterans to today´s billion-dollar audiobook industry. The Untold Story of the Talking Book focuses on the social impact of audiobooks, not just the technological history, in telling a story of surprising and impassioned conflicts: from controversies over which books the Library of Congress selected to become talking books - yes to Kipling, no to Flaubert - to debates about what defines a reader. Delving into the vexed relationship between spoken and printed texts, Rubery argues that storytelling can be just as engaging with the ears as with the eyes and that audiobooks deserve to be taken seriously. They are not mere derivatives of printed books but their own form of entertainment. We have come a long way from the era of sound recorded on wax cylinders, when people imagined one day hearing entire novels on mini phonographs tucked inside their hats. Rubery tells the untold story of this incredible evolution and, in doing so, breaks from convention by treating audiobooks as a distinctively modern art form that has profoundly influenced the way we read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009362/bk_blak_009362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts is a fresh collection of original short stories on themes of risk and resilience, written and performed by Latina womxn across the USA. Curated by Teatro Luna West: America´s All Latinx and All Women of Color Theatre Ensemble, these stunning stories are combined with original music by Maria Chavez and poetry by Gabriela Ortega in order to fully transport the listener to each individual life and journey. Although rooted in the incredibly diverse spectrum that is the US Latina experience, this collection of stories is crafted for anyone who has ever felt invisible, powerless, or alone. This compilation provides a platform and much needed space for the many generations of women who have been tucked away into the corners of our history, erased, and ignored and shines a light on vibrant voices of today celebrating our power to heal, transform, and rise again. From interviewing public figures as problematic as Fidel Castro, to experiencing a leaky brain and the miraculous feats of modern medicine or losing a loved one to the brutalities of Alzheimer´s, these storytellers share it all. Modeling vulnerability for the listener, we are given access to somber reflections on the current administration´s impact on the marginalized - from those in violent cycles of poverty to those experiencing the gentrification crisis firsthand, to a passionate call to remember the children still in cages. This collection wouldn´t be complete without vital stories of incredibly heartwarming coming-out experiences and journeys abroad that uplift us and remind us of our ability to overcome anything that comes our way. Original stories by: Liza Ann Acosta, Maria Alexandria Beech, Sarah Bogdanski, Gabriela Bonet, Franceli Chapman, Antonieta Carpio, Marissa Chibas, Gina Cornejo, Ginna Diaz, Mari DeOleo, Melissa DuPrey, Georgina Escobar, Cristina Frias, Virginia Grise, Christina Igaraividez, Isabel Jimenez, Maya Malan-Gonzalez, Al 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000650/or_orig_000650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is there life after death? What happens on the other side? Is it possible to contact those who have already passed away? These are usually the questions people have in mind about life after death. Sometimes, you think grief gets in the way of your judgement. You don´t know if you´re just hallucinating or letting your imagination run wild. You have this inner conflict where you end up keeping these experiences to yourself. Otherwise, your friends or family might just stare at you with wide eyes. Back in the days, civilizations have long believed in an afterlife. People in almost every culture think that it is indeed possible to communicate with the dead. Throughout the ages, many have reported that they have been able to speak with their dearly departed. Even in classic literature, communication with ghosts and spirits frequently shows up. In a 2014 news poll, it is said that three out of four people believe there´s something after death. Many have sensed and received signs from their loved ones after passing. The idea that the living can make contact with the spirits of those who have passed over is popular today primarily because of the modern ´´channeling´´ trend, which is considered part of the New Age movement stemming from Hinduism, Buddhism and other traditions. However, it is also important to understand everything about after-death communication to deal with the departed souls in the right manner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081469/bk_acx0_081469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four-time Wall Street Journal Top-10 best-selling author! Is it cancer or just a bad pixel? Talking to Skeletons chronicles seven extraordinary nights Jourdan spent shadowing a radiologist in a teaching hospital. Told with the wit and warmth that have earned Jourdan five national best sellers, this book paints an insightful portrait of one man´s life and work. It´s a uniquely personal tour of a private world that, as a bonus, gives listeners an intimate peek at how Jourdan creates her best-selling medical narratives. In essence, it is a biography, and at the same time, a lovely and intelligent medical selfie. Jourdan´s first-rate medical writing illuminates the mysterious black and white world that stands at the front lines of modern healthcare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081661/bk_acx0_081661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times best-selling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We´ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent. Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did - without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and Wi-Fi in the climate-controlled minivan - they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you´re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves - because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need Daddy, Stop Talking. Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don´t want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read. Here, too, is sage advice to Adam´s own kids - and to future parents - on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn´t. And you´re welcome. Again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Carolla. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004462/bk_harp_004462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.