First published in 1915, Of Human Bondage is widely considered to be Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece and is believed to have been at least partially based on Maugham’s own life. This is the tale of Philip Carey, who is orphaned at a young age and raised by his uncle. Of Human Bondage follows Philip on his travels to Paris, London, and Germany, taking the listener on an adventure of discovery as his travels brings him new discoveries and emotional growth. Philip’s life takes a turn for the worse when he meets Mildred Rogers and begins a destructive relationship that will have lasting consequences. Orphaned at ten years old, W. Somerset Maugham was raised by his paternal uncle who provided little guidance and warmth during his childhood. Instead of going into law like other members of his family, he decided to become an author and was considered to be one of the most successful of his era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McCallion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101694de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most widely read novels of the 20th century, W. Somerset Maugham´s masterpiece, Of Human Bondage, gives a harrowing depiction of unrequited love. Philip Carey, a sensitive orphan born with a clubfoot, finds himself in desperate need of passion and inspiration. He abandons his studies to travel, first to Heidelberg and then to Paris, where he nurses ambitions of becoming a great artist. Philip´s youthful idealism erodes, however, as he comes face-to-face with his own mediocrity and lack of impact on the world. After returning to London to study medicine, he becomes wildly infatuated with Mildred, a vulgar, tawdry waitress, and begins a doomed love affair that will change the course of his life. First published in 1915, the semi-autobiographical Of Human Bondage combines the values left over from the Victorian era with the prevailing irony and despair of the early 20th century. Unsentimental yet bursting with deep feeling, Of Human Bondage remains Maugham´s most complete statement of the importance of physical and spiritual liberty, a theme that resounds more loudly than ever today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001830de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kalie is a shy freshman when she meets Jared. He instantly breaks her out of her shell and the two of them begin a hot and heavy relationship. She gives him her virginity and the two of them seem inseparable. That is, until Jared tries to spice things up with a little bondage play. Kalie isn´t too keen on it, but she tries it anyway. Will she like being dominated, or will she prefer to be the dominator? All characters are over the age of 18. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D Rampling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076298de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam takes his first steps into the wonderful world of BDSM, trained by the experienced Miss Raven. But does he have the courage to see his lesson through or will he go crying home to mummy? He´ll only know once the punishment starts, but by then it´s too late to change his mind.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Diamond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097119de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dominant Jake Conrad isn´t going to get involved in another relationship with a submissive. Burned by two former submissives, Jake vows never to collar one again. Then his best friend, Ray, brings him a sub like no other. Finn is damaged and bitter, although not as bitter as Jake. The white-haired submissive has secrets and talents Jake never dreamed of, and the lure of Finn´s need to submit calls to Jake´s soul. Everyone Finn has ever loved walked away from him. He fears caring for anyone when he knows the outcome will shatter his heart again. When Finn falls for Jake, he gives his lover the ultimate gift, a chance to have the dreams he set aside years before even though he knows that if Jake accepts the gift, he´ll walk out of Finn´s life forever. A slave to his love for his Dominant, the submissive finds his true strength in easing Jake´s bitterness even at the cost of his own happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018592de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meri and Alain Danvers first appeared in Against Her Will: The Abduction of Kat Bloom. Now their story continues....Police Captain Alain Danvers is madly in love with his new bride and she with him. But Meredith is quite a handful! When police business forces an early end to their honeymoon, Meri takes off in a rage. To earn her way back into her husband’s good graces, she’ll need to grovel at his feet. But this is just the beginning. Back at home, Meri is furious when Alain takes on the sexual training of a fellow Dominant’s newest trainee, Ella. Meri knows the girl is just a conniving faker, and she quickly succumbs to a jealous rage. A tough lesson in surrender follows! But it’s more than just domestic issues facing this new D/s marriage. At work, Alain is embroiled in a thorny investigation that comes all too close to home when Meri’s friend Lydia arrives. She brings nothing but trouble, including a scumbag boyfriend who sets his sights on Meri, in a scheme to frighten Alain into dropping his pursuit of a major crime ring. For her safety, Alain is forced to send his new bride to a remote hideaway for safe-keeping, where she’ll be under the skillful domination of his friend Lawrence Underhill. But even there, the submissive beauty is faced with a shocking challenge when his sly and alluring nephew takes charge of the household. Could Meri’s urgent submissive hunger be about to become her undoing? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Reid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/marz/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is ex-slave Frederick Douglass´ second autobiography. It was written after 10 years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846, and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave. Written during his celebrated career as a newspaper editor and speaker, My Bondage and My Freedom reveals the author of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, written in 1845, has grown more mature, forceful, analytical, and complex, with a deepened commitment to the fight for equal rights and liberties. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001881de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection is filled with hot and sexy fantasies. There´s a whole lot in this collection that´s sure to strike your fancy! So settle back and get ready for some really exciting fun. Sure, things might get intense but we wouldn´t have it any other way, and you´re sure to love the results! Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity and includes rough sex, rough group sex, reluctant sex, bondage, domination, and more. Only mature adults who won´t find that offensive should listen to this collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlee Prescott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067382de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1525, Martin Luther´s Bondage of the Will is acknowledged by theologians as one of the great masterpieces of the Reformation. It is Luther response to Desiderius Erasmus´ Diatribe on Free Will, written in his direct and unique style, combining deep spirituality with humor. Luther writes powerfully about man´s depravity and God´s sovereignty. The crucial issue for Luther concerned what ability free will has, and to what degree it is subject to God´s sovereignty. For Luther, this key issue of free will is directly connected to God´s plan of salvation. Is man able to save himself, or is his salvation entirely a work of divine grace? This work is vital to understanding the primary doctrines of the Reformation and will long remain among the great theological classics of Christian history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000227de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether intricately secured by ropes, locked in handcuffs, or bound simply by a lover´s command, these dangerously explicit stories of restraint will grab you, tie you down, and never let you go. From professionals letting loose their inhibitions on an office retreat to a garden full of earthy "bound" delights, this cornucopia of kink shows men put in their place and then held there firmly. Featuring some of the masters of gay bondage erotica, including Jack Fritscher, Jeff Mann, and Larry Townsend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000494de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.