Take a long journey to the New World, following in the footsteps of the Elder Dragons. Can you discover what prompts them to migrate there every decade in the event known as the Elder Crossing? Join the Fifth Fleet and find out!Monster Hunter: World is one of the finest entries into a franchise of long and complex games, bringing together the veterans and newcomers in a single sprawling adventure.Unique arsenal of weapons and armourMHW features a robust collection of weapons, some of them unlike any you've seen in other games. There is a total of fourteen weapon classes in Monster Hunter World, each of them with unique playstyle, a different skill ceiling, and utility. Changing to a new instrument of destruction is almost like switching a character class in other games.An Insect Glaive can pole-vault you towards or away from enemies, and shoot an essence-draining bug at your prey. Use a Charge Blade in its Sword and Shield mode to gather a charge you can then explosively unleash in the Axe mode, dealing devastating damage. Or crash into enemies with the slow, but powerful swings of your Hammer, carrying enough momentum to give pause to all but the heaviest beasts.All weapons have their own momentum, so ditch any instincts you might have from other action games. There's no move cancelling, once you commit, you have to see the attack to the end. Can you keep the combo going even as a humongous monster is trying to bite you in half?Crafting at the core of the experienceMonster Hunter: World crafting system lies at the very centre of your time with Capcom's game. Track down monsters and hunt them for the materials you can extract from them, travel the world to find rare plants, and spend a long and satisfying time paging through the upgrade menus to discover the path you want to follow.Every weapon has its own upgrade tree, and the only way to unlock any node it to find the appropriate materials out in the world. Perhaps the flame improvement requires a piece of a fire-breathing monster incorporated into the design. Or a new powerful sword require a certain type of bone extracted from a hulking beast. All upgrades reflect a characteristic of the beast you are require to hunt to get them.And that's just the beginning. Monster Hunter: World has no traditional levelling system, all progression is handled through crafted upgrades. Create and enhance your and your Palico companion's gear and be the most skilled AND stylish monster hunter in the entire Fifth Fleet.Monster Hunter: World's storylineMHW's plot synopsis shows a simple, but engaging story.Every ten years gigantic beasts called the Elder Dragons migrate to a continent knows as the New World. Your task as a member of an expedition organised by the Research Division is to discover the reasons for said migration and explore the new land. On the way there the Fifth Fleet encounters a titanic Zorah Magdaros, an Elder Dragon with the size and appearance of a mountain. It's up to you to discover what draws it to the New World. Along the way you will uncover more secrets than you bargained for.Give shape to your own hunter using the robust character creation, and then do the same to your faithful catlike Palico companion who is going to be an invaluable help to you on the battlefield, and a delightful distraction as it interacts with other Palicos in a charming manner.Quests and tasksWhether furthering the storyline or giving you the sense of direction, Monster Hunter: World's quests are always rewarding, and give you more goals to work towards. The game features several distinct quest categories, each with a different focus.Assigned quests get the plot going, one and done, so be sure to pay attention so that you don't miss any set piece of a bit of information.Optional quests can be repeated as often as you want and focus on helping the NPCs as well as giving access to special encounters and arena challenges.Investigations can be completed only a set number or times, and they begin when you track or hunt down a monster.These are just three most common types of quests you're going to encounter during your time with Monster Hunter: World, but there are special events, unique assignments and robust arena mode to keep you interested and engaged between main quests.Excellent online co-opIf you encounter something too hard for you at the moment, you can always call for friends or send an SOS flare. Before long, you're in a team with three other players and the four of you can take on challenges few solo hunters can manage, or just lark about and have fun in a stunning world.Changing from offline to online play in MHW is seamless, smooth, and fast. Which mode is your preferred way to play?Massive monstersWhen you're all decked out, it's time to go hunting. The fauna of the New World is beautifully and creatively designed, and for the entire length of the 60 or so hours it will take you to complete the game, and endless hours beyond you will marvel at their animations and behaviours unique to every of the over 30 species.Watch as they react to you actions, limping when badly hurt, shedding tainted blood when you poison them, and staggering after some of the powerful swings of heavy weapons. The beasts you hunt make your adventure feel all the more real.And then you take the fight to the awe-inspiring Elder Dragons dwarfing everything else in the game.
Based on the hugely popular Japanese comic, GeGeGe no Kitaro , Kitaro is a live-action adaptation of the manga series created in 1959 by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. It is best known for its popularization of the folklore creatures known as y kai, a class of spirit-monster to which all of the main characters belong. It has been adapted for the screen several times, as anime, live-action, and video games. A new anime series has been made every decade since 1968. Kitaro (Eiji Wentz) is a yokai whose parents both died before he was born. Actually, to be more accurate he crawled out of his mother s dead-and-buried corpse and emerged from her grave, but obviously the movie doesn t get too in-depth in that sort of explanation. In order to protect Kitaro, his father gathered up what little life essence he had left and emerged as a single walking, talking eyeball called Medama Oyaji. Kitaro lives in a secluded tree house with other yokai, trying to remain as unseen to human eyes as possible. However, one day Kitaro receives a letter from a little boy named Kenta Miura (Ruka Uchida) begging for his help to get rid of the ghosts haunting his apartment complex. Kitaro decides to investigate the situation, and sure enough he finds a group of mischievous yokai tormenting the residents of the complex, working under the orders of Nezumi Otoko (literally Rat Man ). Rat Man is a shifty, selfish yokai who s always looking for a way to make a quick buck, so when a land developer offered him cash to force people out of the apartment complex he jumps at the chance.
I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained. Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tad Branson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015465/bk_adbl_015465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Johnson, the most celebrated popular historian of our time, takes a scalpel to Stalin, whom he considers "one of the outstanding monsters of history."Johnson sets forth the essence of Stalin’s life, character, and career. "It has been a hateful task, which has caused me much pain and disgust," he writes with characteristic candor. "But it has been a duty I have performed not without a certain grim satisfaction." "Stalin poses a particular challenge to a biographer: How does one render such a monster human? While Johnson doesn't flinch from chronicling Stalin's rise to absolute power - the remorseless vendetta against Leon Trotsky, the development of the Gulag, the extermination of millions of peasants - he also shows Stalin playing billiards, listening to his adored Mozart, and annotating Marx’s Capital in the margins.It is, in concise form, the story of Russia in the twentieth century: dark and murderous, a stage on which to display humanity's infinite capacity for self-destruction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005964/bk_brll_005964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One obsessed fan. One captive author. Lost on the streets of a foreign city, Molly Clary is attacked after a book signing until an unknown hero steps in to protect her. But Molly’s relief soon turns to terror when her savior’s true intentions are revealed.Connor Reilly doesn’t just want to save her, he wants to take her for himself. Now, Molly’s fighting not just for her life but for the essence of who she truly is. If she’s going to survive in Connor’s dark, new world, she’ll have to learn to play his base games. But if Molly plays, what will it cost her? Can a monster ever really learn to love, or will his need to dominate destroy them both? If you enjoyed the debauched desire of the Twist Me series, then you’ll devour Felicity Brandon’s edgy new trilogy. Buy Taken to begin this hauntingly addictive set. Taken is an edgy, fast-paced, dark romance and is the first book in The Dark Necessities trilogy. Molly and Connor’s story continues in Tamed and concludes in Entwined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenyon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169784/bk_acx0_169784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Max “the Wolf” is a top-notch Boy Scout, an expert at orienteering, and a master of being prepared. So it is a little odd that he suddenly finds himself, with no recollection of his immediate past, lost in an unfamiliar wood. Even odder still, he encounters a badger named Banderbrock, a black bear named Walden, and McTavish the Monster (who might also be an old barn cat) - all of whom talk - and who are as clueless as Max. Before long, Max and his friends are on the run from a relentless group of hunters and their deadly hounds. Armed with powerful blue swords and known as the Blue Cutters, these hunters capture and change the very essence of their prey. For what purpose, Max can’t guess. But unless he can solve the mystery of the strange forested world he’s landed in, Max may find himself and his friends changed beyond recognition, lost in a lost world.... Down the Mysterly River is the children’s book debut of Bill Willingham, the creator of the number-one New York Times best-selling graphic novel series Fables. This is a spirited, highly original tale of adventure, suspense, and everlasting friendship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003187/bk_brll_003187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The epic story of this hero’s battle against dragons, monsters, and their mothers is particularly suited to being recorded as an audiobook given that for the first 300 years of its existence it was only ever spoken. The first known (and indeed the only surviving manuscript) of the poem was written in AD 1,000. It survived Henry VIII’s attempts to destroy it (as a religious artifact) and a catastrophic fire that destroyed many other historical British documents - the marks of the fire are still visible on the manuscript, now safely housed in the British Museum. But the poem and indeed its mythical original tale date back to the eighth or ninth century and before that to the mythologies of Scandaniavia. It is because this poem is in itself an adaptation of ancient sagas that we have allowed ourselves the only abridgement or adaptation on the website! Julian Glover’s version takes the poem back to its origins as a spoken tale. He has taken the essence of the poem and, with a scholarly eye to the British Museum’s manuscript, created a truly bardic performance. Beowulf’s battles against Grendel (the monster who takes you in your sleep) and the original lethal female, his mother, who comes to avenge her son’s killing, are faithfully transformed from their singed original to a roaring reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000007/bk_slks_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soccer mom and demon fighter Barbara Everette is back in this intricately interwoven monster noir thriller, the sequel to bestselling Princess of Wands by eight times New York Times best-seller, John Ringo. Barbara Everette has a problem. It seems Janea, Barbara’s assistant and The Foundation for Love and Universal Faith's best operative, has been thrown into a coma by some very nasty magic she’s stirred up. Barbara must track down the perpetrators and break the spell or Janea's soul will be forever lost on the astral plane. Oh, and if she can't break the spell, zombies will destroy all mankind. Meanwhile, Janea, a high-dollar call girl, stripper and High Priestess of Freya when she isn’t fighting demons, must contend with a spiritual journey of her own. It’s a journey into Janea’s acceptance of herself in all her dimensions (and what dimensions they are!). Where to locate one’s true inner essence? At a science fiction convention, of course. But when rescuers pursue Janea into her vision of a geeky alternate reality, we find this is one science fiction convention where the Guest of Honor could turn out to be Death Himself. Finally, the Christian soccer mom and the Norse priestess stripper face their greatest challenge ever when an ancient Old One rears Her ugly face, and the Mother of Darkness walks among us. Since this is one Mother who is quite immune to any conventional power, including nuclear weapons, it seems humanity’s only hope is God. The question being: Is God willing to save humanity? Fortunately for the rest of us, Barbara and Janea are determined to fight to the last ounce of faith to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liv Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003721/bk_adbl_003721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the very depths of the human soul there is a darkness. It is an entity which most of us may never get to know; for others, however, this darkness grows for years until it takes hold of them and permeates every inch of their body. This darkness is evil incarnate, and it is in the hearts and minds of some of the most dangerous and despicable human beings to have walked this same earth we live in today.Sometimes it can manifest as the desire to dominate the weak and the less fortunate; in others, it becomes an uncontrollable need for violence and death; another group turns this evil into pure hatred for those that they do not agree with, transforming dislike into the desire to spill blood.Regardless of which group we are talking about, there are many of these individuals who soon evolve into the most deadly kind of monster: the serial killer.In the following volumes, you shall discover the stories of six murderers so tainted by darkness that their horrific accounts still bring fear to men and women of our present day:Edmund Kemper, the Co-Ed Killer, whose victims were mostly young, defenseless students.The Briley Brothers, three siblings who were as mentally unstable as they were bloodthirsty.Christopher Wilder, serial killer who mercilessly killed in two different continents.John Christie, who lived a double life while killing cruelly and indiscriminately.John Haigh or The Acid Bath Murderer, whose methods of disposing of victims made him infamous.Joseph Paul Franklin, whose racist hatred fueled him into a deadly “cleansing of the world”, according to his own claims.So listen to the sections of the volumes in this Serial Killers True Crime Box Set now, and begin exploring these tales that have been forged with the essence of hell itself - you may soon realize just how deep evil can plant its seeds within a human being.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miles Taylor, Herschel J. Grangent, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150481/bk_acx0_150481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.