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The Painted Darkness

Summary

When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry's mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon. Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn't be better...except there's something not quite right about the old stone farmhouse his family now calls home. There's something strange living in the cramped cellar, in the maze of pipes that feed the ancient steam boiler. A winter storm is brewing, and soon Henry will learn the true nature of the monster waiting for him down in the darkness. He will battle this demon and, in the process, he may discover what really happened when he was a child - and why, in times of trouble, he thinks: I paint against the darkness. But will Henry learn the truth in time to avoid the terrible fate awaiting him...or will the thing in the cellar get him and his family first? Written as both a meditation on the art of creation and as an examination of the secret fears we all share, The Painted Darkness is a terrifying look at the true cost we pay when we run from our grief - and what happens when we're finally forced to confront the monsters we know all too well.

©2010 Brian James Freeman (P)2012 Brian James Freeman

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Being Silent They Speak

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His Majesty's Submarine Unbeaten was last heard from via a signal sent to Flag Officer Submarines on November 1, 1942. The signal simply stated: "Operation Bluestone completed". After this date the 58-meter British U-Class submarine inexplicably disappeared. Unbeaten was fully operational for just over two years. During its short tenure, Unbeaten successfully returned to war-torn Malta many times, symbolically flying its Jolly Roger. Being Silent They Speak endeavors to highlight the varied triumphs, tragedies, events and sacrifices of submarine life during World War II. This meticulously researched true story follows Unbeaten through its build at Vickers of Barrow, its war deployment to Malta and back, and then on to the submarine's final departure from Holy Loch. The crew of Unbeaten were the last to see the legendary British submarine HMS/M Upholder before commanding officer Lt. David Wanklyn VC and his indomitable crew also disappeared forever. Several submarines have had books written about them. Unbeaten's activities were no less daring than those of Upholder or any other submarine taking part in World War II. Exactly 70 years on, this compelling and revealing book encompasses all of Unbeaten's war patrols and expands on its final clandestine tasking in November 1942. The account of this secret operation concludes with an extreme twist of fate, which could leave the final chapter open forever and the last crew of Unbeaten still on patrol.

©2012 David J.B. Smith (P)2015 David J.B. Smith

Category: History, Military
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Another Bad Day In Beverly Hills

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An unlikely wealthy couple in the midst of constant emotional chaos finds themselves investigating the world of embryo and organ theft, a mystery that takes them to unexpected locales with the most unusual set of characters. With a nod to the The Thin Man, Bradley Lewis takes us out of Manhattan and into the rich, dysfunctional, world of Beverly Hills. With Sheila Benniger’s pet schnoodle killed by a Sub-Zero refrigerator accident in a prequel, she is left with only her husband Dr. Brantley Benninger, the local root canal specialist, to schlep around to help investigate her amateur sleuthing hunches. Like Nick and Nora Charles, the Benningers enjoy all the perks of wealth, such as country clubs and eating in the finest Hollywood and Beverly Hills chichi locations, but unfortunately too often with Sheila’s Borgia-like parents, the Stirlings. With the help of Irv-The-Shrink, the Bennigers manage to keep their marriage alive - and want to - especially since Sheila is pregnant. The perfect-imperfect couple, Sheila and Brantley are still in love, and their elegant condo provides refuge from the strange world that the Stirlings constantly try to invade. They enter the realm of international crime, macabre murders, and police cover-ups. With lively dialogue and uniquely authentic settings, the author, a Beverly Hills resident for twenty-six years, demonstrates that he knows his subject from every angle, and exposes the extraordinary perverse insider details of wealthy families. The Benningers rub elbows with the rich and famous, while trying to solve what proves to be an off-beat, often funny, tale of mystery and socially-impaired Beverly Hills life.

©2013 Bradley B. Lewis (P)2013 Bradley B. Lewis

Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls

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This is an unabridged recording of a joyously inspirational book. Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls has been called "one of the truly transformational works of our time." Author Robert Burney has been referred to as "a metaphysical Stephen Hawking" - and his work has been compared to John Bradshaw's "except much more spiritual" and described as "taking inner child healing to a new level." In Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls he combines Twelve Step recovery principles, ancient (and New Age) metaphysical truth, and Native American spirituality with quantum physics and molecular biology in sharing a perspective on the human experience that can lead to a life-changing Spiritual Awakening by reminding you of who you truly are, and why you are here ina human body at this very special time in human history.

©1995 Robert Burney (P)2012 Robert Burney

Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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