The Whale Hunters by Sebastian Junger
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 17.3 MB
Overview: This piece, which appeared in Outside magazine in 1995 and was originally recorded for "Rough Water: Stories of Survival From The Sea," is about an old man, a Bequian harpooner, who uses a wooden sailboat to hunt humpback whales. The piece is an elegy of sorts–an unsentimental lament for something lost.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor (2nd Edition)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.7 MB
Overview: Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, and Giants–these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But what if these beings were more than merely fictions? What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where their legends first arose? This is the arresting and original thesis that Adrienne Mayor explores in The First Fossil Hunters. Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact–in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks and Romans.
As Mayor shows, the Greeks and Romans were well aware that a different breed of creatures once inhabited their lands. They frequently encountered the fossilized bones of these primeval beings, and they developed sophisticated concepts to explain the fossil evidence, concepts that were expressed in mythological stories. The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners, who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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North Sea Hunters by means of Brad Harmer-Barnes
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 90 MB
Overview: aws meets Das Boot! In the useless of evening the U-616 – a Type VIIB U-boat patrolling the British mainland within the early years of World War II – rescues a solitary survivor from a sunken send. His tale is so outlandish as to be fantastic: a colossal shark – some distance too huge even to be a super white – looking them for days ahead of savaging directly thru their hull and sinking them down into the sea.
Captain August Krauser is skeptical of the person’s tale, however because the U-616 continues its patrol, he’s pressured to confess that the chance lurking within the water may be very actual. Something impossibly huge and historic follows the submarine, bringing the 2 biggest hunters the North Sea has ever observed into an explosive disagreement.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Horror
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North Sea Hunters through Brad Harmer-Barnes
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 90 MB
Overview: aws meets Das Boot! In the useless of night time the U-616 – a Type VIIB U-boat patrolling the British mainland within the early years of World War II – rescues a solitary survivor from a sunken send. His tale is so outlandish as to be fantastic: a colossal shark – some distance too massive even to be an ideal white – looking them for days earlier than savaging directly via their hull and sinking them down into the sea.
Captain August Krauser is skeptical of the person’s tale, however because the U-616 continues its patrol, he’s pressured to confess that the chance lurking within the water could be very actual. Something impossibly massive and historic follows the submarine, bringing the 2 largest hunters the North Sea has ever observed into an explosive war of words.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Horror
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Haunted Destiny (Krewe of Hunters #18) by Heather Graham
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 545 MB
Overview: Between the evil and the deep blue sea….
A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line’s Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans – with a killer on board. He’s known as the Archangel Killer because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And how he places a different saint’s medallion on each body. No one knows exactly who he is or why he’s doing this.
Jackson Crow – head of the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, a special unit of paranormal investigators – is assigned to the case, along with local agent Jude McCoy. Then Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship’s piano bar, is drawn into the situation when a victim’s ghost appears to her – and to Jude. She and Jude share an attraction, and not just because of their mutual talent.
There are many suspects, but one by one they’re ruled out….Or are they? In the end, Jude and Alexi have to rely on each other to catch the killer and escape his evil plans for Alexi.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Paranormal, Mystery
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The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines by Donald R. Kirsch, Ogi Ogas
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.MB
Overview: The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.
The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity- by chewing, brewing, and snorting-some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings. Nowadays, Big Pharma conglomerates spend billions of dollars on state-of the art laboratories staffed by PhDs to discover blockbuster drugs. Yet, despite our best efforts to engineer cures, luck, trial-and-error, risk, and ingenuity are still fundamental to medical discovery.
The Drug Hunters is a colorful, fact-filled narrative history of the search for new medicines from our Neolithic forebears to the professionals of today, and from quinine and aspirin to Viagra, Prozac, and Lipitor. The chapters offer a lively tour of how new drugs are actually found, the discovery strategies, the mistakes, and the rare successes. Dr. Donald R. Kirsch infuses the book with his own expertise and experiences from thirty-five years of drug hunting, whether searching for life-saving molecules in mudflats by Chesapeake Bay or as a chief science officer and research group leader at major pharmaceutical companies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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