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Join the entire Dunder Mifflin gang on a journey back to Scranton: here's the hilarious inside story of how a little show that barely survived its first season became the most watched series in the universe. Based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with the cast and creators of The Office—the actors, writers, producers, directors, network execs, and crew, and read by Brian Baumgartner, Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, Bronson Pinchot, Marin Ireland, MacLeod Andrews, Brittany Pressley, Prentice Onayemi, Gabra Zackman, James Meunier, Alister Austin, Michael Crouch, Bryson Carr, James Fouhey, Graham Halstead, Gary Tiedemann, Curt Bonnem, Oliver Wyman, James Patrick Cronin, Joel Froomkin, Rainn Valdez, Patricia Santomasso, Laruen Fortgang, Stacey Glemboski, Andi Arndt, Amy Landon, Lisa Flanagan, and Robin Miles “This book is full of the memories and stories of the cast and crew and how we all found our way to each other, from everyone’s point of view. ... It’s pretty great.” —GREG DANIELS In this definitive oral history—including the voices of the actors, writers, producers, directors, network execs, and crew—Welcome to Dunder Mifflin pulls back the curtain as never before on all the absurdity, genius, love, passion, and dumb luck that went into creating the beloved show. Featuring a foreword by Greg Daniels, who adapted the series for the U.S. and was its guiding creative force, and narrated by star Brian Baumgartner (aka “Kevin Malone”) and executive producer Ben Silverman, here at last is the indispensable Office book. Includes original interviews with Steve Carell, John Krasinkski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Oscar Nunez, Amy Ryan, Ellie Kemper, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, Greg Daniels, Ben Silverman, Mike Schur, Ricky Gervais, and many more. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Show more
A thrilling collection of the entire bestselling Orbs series from New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith. While training for a manned mission to Mars, Dr. Sophie Winston and her team of scientists find themselves cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped inside a biosphere deep within the confines of Cheyenne Mountain, Sophie and crew discover they are the survivors of a brutal alien invasion. But as they struggle to stay alive, they realize their safe haven is far from safe and that they must team up with other survivors around the world to defeat the aliens before it's too late for humanity, and the Earth.Show more
After the tragic loss of their best friend NP, and nearly bringing the Catholic Church to its knees, Graham, Hannah, and Rosette once again are stuck in the middle of a worldwide conspiracy that dates back ten thousand years. After discovering the main astrological code which led them to decode the Bible and nearly destroy the Catholic Church, they thought that they had gotten to the deepest secret of the universe. Boy were they wrong. When Graham learns that the capstones of the Egyptian Pyramids are scattered around the globe, he and his witty band of friends must learn what sort of power they hold and try to contain it, as it contains the greatest secret that has ever been hidden in the history of mankind. Only this time, the gloves are off and the most powerful entity on the planet is out to stop them from releasing this secret onto the world as it would destroy the fabric of everything the Church has built up over the last two thousand years. It would literally expose the "greatest story ever told" as an encoded message, passed down from century to millennia. The three of them, joined now with Rosette's new boyfriend Jackson, must manipulate their knowledge and environment once again, or risk being killed and disappear without a trace.Show more
The world ended once. She won't let it happen again. Eight years ago, the world as we know it ended. Now, the last US Government stronghold has sent a military recon team from Camp David to the bombed-out city of Seattle, but the mission turns deadly when a horde of horrifying, mutant creatures are released onto the streets. Oliver Marcus and Trisha Pike, the only survivors of their nine-man team, are rescued by a group of scavengers led by their superhuman leader, River Kingston. Driven by the need to find her lost husband, River is drawn in by Mycroft, the invisible puppet master behind New Texas, who promises her answers in exchange for favors. But as the world continues to warp and change around her, River becomes more and more wrapped up in the secrets and lies of post-apocalyptic politics that will ultimately determine the difference between life and death for the people she promised to protect. Because even with humanity dangling by a thread, people still like to have power. And they still like to abuse it. Don't miss this harrowing post-apocalyptic survival series that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It's perfect for fans of World War Z, Fallout, and Mockingjay. Grab your copy today!Show more
"In Twilight Man, Liz Brown uncovers a noir fairytale, a new glimpse into the opulent Gilded Age empire of the Clark family." -Bill Dedman, co-author of The New York Times bestseller Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune The unbelievable true story of Harrison Post--the enigmatic lover of one of the richest men in 1920s Hollywood--and the battle for a family fortune. In the booming 1920s, William Andrews Clark Jr. was one of the richest, most respected men in Los Angeles. The son of the mining tycoon known as 'The Copper King of Montana,' Clark launched the Los Angeles Philharmonic and helped create the Hollywood Bowl. He was also a man with secrets, including a lover named Harrison Post. A former salesclerk, Post enjoyed a lavish existence among Hollywood elites, but the men's money--and their homosexuality--made them targets, for the district attorney, their employees and, in Post's case, his own family. When Clark died suddenly, Harrison Post inherited a substantial fortune--and a wealth of trouble. From Prohibition-era Hollywood to Nazi prison camps to Mexico City nightclubs, Twilight Man tells the story of an illicit love and the battle over a family estate that would destroy one man's life. Harrison Post was forgotten for decades, but after a chance encounter with his portrait, Liz Brown, Clark's great-grandniece, set out to learn his story. Twilight Man is more than just a biography. It is an exploration of how families shape their own legacies, and the lengths they will go in order to do so.Show more
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE INFINITE STARRING MARK WAHLBERG Haunted by memories of two past lives, a troubled young man stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals and dares to join their ranks. Discovered in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, The Reincarnationist Papers offers a tantalizing glimpse into the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. Evan Michaels struggles with being different, with having the complete memories of two other people who lived sequentially before him. He fights loneliness and believes his 'condition' is unique until he meets Poppy. She recognizes his struggle because she has the same 'condition', except that she is much older, remembering back seven consecutive lives. But there is something else she must share with Evan - she is a member of a secret society of others like them. They are, in effect, near immortals - compiling experiences and skills over lifetimes into near superhuman abilities that they have used to drive history toward their own agenda on a longer timeline. Through Poppy, Evan is invited into the Cognomina but he must decide if he can face their tests before entering this new mysterious society as their equal. "For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!" -Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Outlander series. "The high stakes and clever premise of Maikranz's thrilling debut successfully evoke a sense of wide-eyed awe." -Publishers WeeklyShow more
Since H. P. Lovecraft first invited colleagues such as Frank Belknap Long and Robert Bloch (among others) to join in his creation of what has come to be known as the "Cthulhu Mythos" (over Lovecraft's less invocative name of "Yog-Sothery"), dozens of authors have tried their hand at adding to this vast tapestry with varying degrees of success. Some, like the then teenage Ramsey Campbell, used the Mythos as a starting point to his own career while still finding his own authorial voice. Others, like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, did so at the height of their careers, paying homage to an author who had been such a tremendous inspiration to them. But no one, absolutely no one, has contributed such a body of brilliant and profoundly original work to the Mythos as has Caitlín R. Kiernan. In this remarkable collection the author has selected over two dozen of her best Lovecraftian tales ranging from 2000s "Valentia" to her more recent classic "A Mountain Walked" as well as including the complete Dandridge Cycle, as well as a new story, "M Is for Mars." In short, this is a cornerstone volume for Kiernan fans and Mythos devotees alike.Show more
The first volume of the official novelization of the bestselling and award-winning video game Death Stranding, created by legendary game creator Hideo Kojima Mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural phenomena known as the Death Stranding. Spectral creatures that devour the living have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and live in pockets of isolation. Sam Porter Bridges, the legendary porter with the ability to return from the world of the dead, has been entrusted with a critical mission by the president of the United Cities of America. He must journey across this ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to reconnect cities and people and rebuild America one step at a time.Show more
The second volume of the official novelization of Death Stranding, the new franchise from legendary game-creator Hideo Kojima. Mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural phenomena known as the Death Stranding. Spectral creatures that devour the living have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and live in pockets of isolation. Sam Porter Bridges, the legendary porter with the ability to return from the world of the dead, has been entrusted with a critical mission by the President of the United Cities of America. He must journey across this ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to reconnect cities and people and rebuild America one step at a time.Show more
In his Locus review of Two Worlds and In Between-the first volume of The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan-Gary K. Wolfe wrote, "...it makes you wish the second volume were here now." Well, the long wait is over. Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan Volume Two completes this ambitious undertaking, collecting the finest of Kiernan's stories from 2004 to 2012, selected by the author herself. The book includes twenty-five short stories and one poem, plus the short novel Black Helicopters-over two hundred thousand words of fiction, including the World Fantasy Award-winning "The Prayer of Ninety Cats."Show more
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man and the dark humour and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In Girl on Girl , a high-school girl goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend; in Meteorologist Dave Santana , an insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can't have; and in the title story, a long fraught relationship comes undone when three friends get impossibly lost on a lake that is impossible to get lost on. In Diane Cook s perilous worlds, the quotidian surfaces conceal darkly surreal elements that illuminate our more curious, troubling and bewildering behaviour. "Sharply written and imaginative...Cook is an accomplished writer with a darkly comic touch...As with the short fiction of Stephen King and Miranda July, many of the bizarre tales in Man V. Nature would make for excellent viewing...brilliant...echoes of Margaret Atwood." IRISH TIMES "A deeply original collection...deliciously unsettling...downright chilling...uncomfortably resonant." INDEPENDENT "Exhilarating... quirky, often edged with menace... understated dystopia... Cook's is a fresh and vivid voice; it's unsurprising the likes of Miranda July and Roxane Gay are fans." OBSERVER "Masterly." NEW YORK TIMESShow more
Sanctuary is an illusion ... Retired SEAL John Eric Carver and his war dog Shrek are part of a small group of survivors in a world where a man-made virus has ravished the planet. Isolated at a Boy Scout camp in the mountains outside of San Diego, the small cadre of warriors have kept their isolated community safe. But supplies are running out, and a team is put together to venture into the abandoned cities. As they leave their sanctuary, they find the virus continues to mutate. Carver and Shrek soon confront an intelligent and powerful new Alpha Variant-a beast that is unlike any other they've encountered. Not long into the trek, they find they are not the hunters, but the hunted. Has the ex-SEAL war dog team met their match, or will they defeat this new evil and keep their community safe?Show more
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