As Baz Lurhman once said ´´The most interesting people are the ones who still don't know what they want to do.´´ It's okay to be confused in your twenties. It's okay to NOT know. Are we screwed? The hell we are. Mimi Hittalmani navigates the twisted twenties and finally concludes that it's ok to goof up, jump courses, change careers, chat up four guys and bloody well get wasted in life!
Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy’s goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering with a victim’s rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy. With her future and possibly even her freedom suddenly in jeopardy, Lucy discovers she’s a pawn in someone’s twisted plot to mete out vigilante justice. She joins forces with security expert and daredevil Sean Rogan, and together they track their elusive quarry from anonymous online chat rooms onto the mean streets of Washington, D.C. But someone else is shadowing them: A merciless stalker has his savage eye on Lucy. The only way for her to escape his brutality may be another fight to the death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002485/bk_rand_002485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The truth is that Amber Colbright has waited her entire life for a guy like Reese Shaw. Fresh out of college and ready to start a new chapter, the couple has big plans for a serious life together. Recently engaged, they are off to a great start, with decent jobs and an even-better first home. But the real world isn’t so simple. In order to play with the big kids, you have to get a little dirty. It’s the first life lesson she’s learned since the day Amber received an anonymous message from a cyberstalker with the initials ´´TD´´ who claims to have Reese in captivity. Play with me. The kidnapper’s demands are simple: No police. No help. No harm. ´´Just a little game of truth or dare, and you can have your life back.” At first, it seems like a joke. But when Reese doesn’t return from a mandatory job training on the coast, everything changes. Caught in a twisted game for the cyberstalker’s amusement, Amber must throw away everything she’s learned about caution. First comes the private chat room. Next is the live-stream video where her fiancé begs her to just ´´play along”. Last, Amber must ultimately decide whether or not to take the final taunt. ´´It’s easy,” TD swears: I dare you. Come find me.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Blessing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119548/bk_acx0_119548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie´s hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays make something clear: that all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late ´80s and early ´90s, Jess looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn´t find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; people who worked with computers every day as part of their actual jobs without being ridiculed as nerds. It´s in large part because of her embrace of an online life that Jess is where she is now, happily married, with a wife, son, and dog, and making a living of analyzing Internet trends and forecasting the future of tech. She bets most people would credit technology for many of their successes, too, if they could only shed the notion that it´s as a mind-numbing drug on which we´re all overdosing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jess Kimball Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003130/bk_hach_003130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.