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/001830/bk_tant_001830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/acx0/101694/bk_acx0_101694_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/000227/bk_hove_000227_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/001881/bk_gdan_001881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Luther was not a pious bore. He was a real man and at times an earthy man who was brash and bold. In the politically correct world of today, some might have trouble with him. He did not speak for sound bites. Through this audiobook you will have an intimate look into his world and mind. There are things you will respect and things you will admire. This look will let Luther be Luther. This is what you would have heard if you were invited into the Luther house in Wittenberg, Germany. Katherine, his wife, brewed his beer. Luther is not the kind of man that would have a cry if you did not like him. He knew who he was and spoke with confidence. He won the hearts and minds of Wittenberg, even Duke Fredrick, then Germany and the world. Table conversation was filled with challenging ideas. This is considered Luther´s finest work of thought. What do you think about the freedom of the human will? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Scheuller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088598/bk_acx0_088598_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/acx0/067382/bk_acx0_067382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Be as kinky as you want to be, advises Alison Tyler in a commanding new collection that proves that bondage can bring a partner closer to their object of desire, both literally and figuratively. Whether by rope or silk scarf or cuffs, the bonds grow even tighter as listeners surrender to the pleasures of BDSM. Twisted is a collection of kink and bondage tales curated by editrix extraordinaire Tyler, who has cornered the market in bondage erotica. She adds ´´I´ve been a bondage fanatic since I first understood that the word ´obey´ could be used in a bedroom. That on my knees on a hardwood floor could be sexier than sprawled in a bed of silken, leopard-print sheets. That a velvet blindfold over my eyes or cold steel cuffs on my wrists could make my heart pitter-patter faster than a bouquet of scarlet roses or a glittery piece of jewelry.´´ This sentiment is echoed in the author´s tales in Twisted as well. These stories delve deep down into what bondage means, and prepare listeners to bind down or behave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Winslow Cummings, Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018562/bk_adbl_018562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachel Kramer Bussel ties her readers up in knots each year as they anticipate the very best BDSM stories of the year. And, she does not disappoint, defying the odds and occasionally gravity with tales of bondage at its best. These whip-smart tales of domination, submission, spanking, and other highly imaginative acts keep readers in a frenzy. Best Bondage Erotica 2014 features 21 hot bondage tales that titillate from the bedroom to the dungeon and beyond. Handpicked by best-selling erotica editor Bussel, these kinky stories show and tell exactly what it means to wield the special power of being in charge of someone else. These characters manipulate rope, handcuffs, leather straps, a St. Andrew´s cross, a chair, and, in Raziel Moore´s ´´My Own Device,´´ a special contraption crafted just for bondage, with the ultimate aim of pleasing each partner. Here, bondage takes place behind secret doors, at sex parties, at the office, on a mountain hike, and, of course, at home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lily Bask, Kyle St. James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018561/bk_adbl_018561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best Bondage Erotica 2012 fully explores the joys of restraint with stories from top-notch (pun unintended) writers who have mastered bondage fiction. Editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussel lets the listener in on the subterranean world of forbidden desires and sexual fantasies that shock and scintillate as they mesmerize. How do you want to be teased, tied, and tantalized? Best Bondage Erotica 2012 covers all the ways you can get your kink on with stories of spanking, corsetry, rubber, crossdressing, handcuffs, robe, and pleasures that push into new and exquisitely delightful territory. Surrender to the intense eroticism of bondage and fetish in full flower. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaylee West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034708/bk_acx0_034708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you fantasize being tied up? Let Best Bondage Erotica 2011 count the ways - with rope and handcuffs, as you might expect, but also with silk ties, plastic wrap, Ethernet cables and more. The debut volume in a new annual series, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 is for anyone who wants to know the exquisite pleasure of erotic restraint. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lil Tulip. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000575/bk_acx0_000575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.