This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness. Jon meets a Broadmoor inmate who swears he faked a mental disorder to get a lighter sentence but is now stuck there, with nobody believing he’s sane. He meets some of the people who catalogue mental illness, and those who vehemently oppose them. He meets the influential psychologist who developed the industry standard Psychopath Test and who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are in fact psychopaths. Jon learns from him how to ferret out these high-flying psychopaths and, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, heads into the corridors of power...Combining Jon’s trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is a deeply honest book unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Ronson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000557/bk_macm_000557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Animal Test is based on a Freudian psychology test. By asking a series of questions and analyzing the answers, one may be able to discover a person´s character and personality. Subconsciously, human being associate themselves with certain objects and this is a great method of understanding others and one self. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094759/bk_acx0_094759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A messenger from a group of angels, known as ´´ascended beings,´´ appears on TV and presents humanity with a test. The Capability Test will determine who has the mental attributes to enter a new kingdom on Earth. There are two options: Deny existence of God and go to Zion, a paradise; or confess belief in God and go to Sheol, a city in Hell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Arango. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042064/bk_acx0_042064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is taking the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong. Twenty-five questions to determine his fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death. How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011919/bk_blak_011919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A man learns one of the hardest things in a relationship is differentiating your lovers´ desires from their tests. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Wood, K. Anderson Yancy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039520/bk_acx0_039520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Test, the stunning autobiography from rugby legend Brian O´Driscoll, read by Aidan Kelly. Between 1999, when he made his international debut, and his retirement in 2014, there was no greater player in world rugby than Brian O´Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Along the way he was tested - by personal loss, off-the-field pressures, and career-threatening injuries. The Test is a book about how he took on those challenges - how a world-class talent developed a world-class work ethic and temperament. As he lost his youthful pace, O´Driscoll´s reinvented himself as a player, revealing the remarkable character and drive behind the glittering gifts. In the latter years of his career, he put in a sequence of gladiatorial performances that etched themselves into the minds of every rugby fan every bit as indelibly as the legendary early tries in Paris and Brisbane. Honest, gritty, and thoughtful, The Test is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage, and imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aidan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000580/bk_pauk_000580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Between the two Ryan brothers, there is little in terms of hunting and shooting that they have not experimented with. Field Tests is the compendium of everything they´ve learned about cartridges, firearms, hunting, and the equipment related to those pastimes. This book covers more than 40 popular cartridges that the Ryan brothers have used under real world field conditions, along with reviews of just about every popular make and model of hunting firearm on the market. Included, as well, is information on reloading equipment such as dies, bullets, powders, brass, and the best combinations to make your hunting more successful. Whether you chase gophers or elk, like hunting with rifles or handguns, have been hunting for years or are just getting started, this book has the answers you are looking for when it comes to ballistics, firearms, reloading, and the real world applications of each. Anyone going out in the field should own a copy of Field Tests. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096039/bk_acx0_096039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It begins with the normally healthy Beth - aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem - feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. ´There are a few things here that aren´t quite right,´ says Dr Yi, ´and sometimes it is these little wrongnesses that can lead us to the bigger wrongs that matter.´ Beth is sent on to Dr Twoomey for more tests. Then to another specialist, and another. Referral after referral sees her bumped from suburb to suburb, bewildered, joining busloads of people all clutching white envelopes and hoping for answers. But what is actually wrong with Beth - is anything, in fact, wrong with her? And what strange forces are at work in the system? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsty Gillmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003988/bk_isis_003988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award-winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity. In The Fairy´s Mistake, two very different sisters have two very different encounters with the fairy Ethelinda. Rosella is kind and helpful. Her reward: Jewels and gems tumble out of her mouth whenever she speaks. Myrtle is rude and spiteful. Her punishment: Bugs and vipers slither out of her mouth. The fairy Ethelinda feels she´s meted out justice just right - until she discovers Rosella has been locked up by a greedy prince and Myrtle is having the time of her life! In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided its time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith´s daughter. She´s no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same - but how will she ever pass the terrible tests? In these first two delightfully entertaining, laugh-out-loud Princess Tales, Gail Levine gently spoofs the notion that fairies are always right and that tests can never prove a person´s worth, but holds fast to the notion that true love will always win in the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015017/bk_adbl_015017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.