Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was the first major Rembrandt work to catapult the young painter to international fame. Taking this painting as its inspiration, Nina Siegal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson opens on the morning of the medical dissection and follows several characters as they prepare for the evening’s big event: we meet Aris the Kid, a one-handed coat thief who is awaiting his turn at the gallows; Flora, the woman who is pregnant with his child and who hopes to save him from the executioner; Jan Fetchet, a curio collector who also moonlights as an acquirer of medical cadavers; René Descartes, who will attend the dissection in the course of his quest to understand where the human soul resides; and the twenty-six-year-old Dutch master himself, who feels a shade uneasy about this assignment. And in the twenty-first century, there is Pia, a contemporary art historian who is examining the painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. Bringing to life the vivid world of Amsterdam in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson offers a rich slice of history and a textured story by a young master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nina Siegal, Bruce Mann, Emma Jayne Appleyard, Gildart Jackson, Steve West, Adam Alexi-Malle, Peter Altschuler, Hannah Curti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003786de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 40, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction - pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one doctor to another, but none can find a cause for the pain or assuage it. Zuckerman himself wonders if the pain could have been caused by his own books. And while he is wondering, his dependence on painkillers grows into an addiction to vodka, marijuana, and Percodan. The third volume in the Nathan Zuckerman series, The Anatomy Lesson provides some of the funniest scenes in all of Roth´s fiction - as well as some of the fiercest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008961de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The People vs. O. J. Simpson ranks indisputably as the trial of the century. It featured a double murder, a celebrity defendant, a perjuring witness, and a glove that didn´t fit. The trial became a media circus of outrageous proportions that led the judge to sequester the jury, eject disruptive reporters, and fine the lawyers thousands of dollars. Now an insider at The People vs. O. J. Simpson reveals the untold story of the most widely followed trial in American history and the indelible impact it has had on the judiciary, the media, and the public. As the Los Angeles Superior Court´s media liaison, Jerrianne Hayslett had unprecedented access to the trial - and met with Judge Lance Ito daily - as she attempted, sometimes unsuccessfully, to mediate between the court and members of the media and to balance their interests. In Anatomy of a Trial, she takes listeners behind the scenes to shed new light on people and proceedings and to show how the media and the trial participants changed the court-media landscape to the detriment of the public´s understanding of the judicial system. For those who think they´ve already read all there is to know about the Simpson trial, this audiobook is an eye-opener. Hayslett kept a detailed journal during the proceedings, in which she recorded anecdotes and commentary. She also shares previously undisclosed information to expose some of the myths and stereotypes perpetuated by the trial, while affirming other stories that emerged during that time. By examining this trial after more than a decade, she shows how it has produced a bunker mentality in the judicial system, shaping media and public access to courts with lasting impact on such factors as cameras in the courtroom, jury selection, admonishments from the bench, and fair-trial/free-press tensions. The first account of the trial written with Judge Ito´s cooperation, Anatomy of a Trial is a pause-registering narrative.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Book. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021843de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just When Does the Necessary Lesson Itself Become the Very Reason for the Necessity of the Next? When the phone rings unexpectedly one afternoon, Joey´s guardians wouldn´t possibly presume that their innocent darling is catching the attention of his teacher for all the wrong reasons - again. Not when they´ve addressed the issue of his natural, growing curiosities about the opposite sex so straightforwardly, his maternal influence guiding him through His First Lesson so skillfully with her gentle, hands-on approach. But the school principal is forced to phone Joey´s parents yet again. This time, Joey´s focus is completely on his teacher... but not at all on what she´s trying to teach him. Joey´s one curiosity has led to another; and, just like the first, it demands immediate attention. And so, the line between lesson and real-life experience continues to blur. It´s time to teach Joey that his latest habit of classroom disruption is inappropriate... by distracting him with a new lesson in the anatomy of the opposite sex. Her at-home, firsthand approach worked so well the first time, so it must be the best way to teach Joey something new. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Me. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025844de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally! Apologia introduces an elementary level Anatomy book that gives glory to God as children discover what´s going on inside their bodies! Take this in-depth journey into the anatomy and physiology of your body through Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright and pediatrician Brooke Ryan, M.D. From the brain in your head to the nails on your toes, you and your students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as you learn about the human body and how to keep it working well. Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, your students will voyage through 14 lessons covering many subjects, such as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous, and more! They´ll study nutrition and health, how God designed their immune system to protect them, along with embryology and what makes them a unique creation of God. As they work their way through the course, your students will enjoy adding the organs about which they learn to their own personalized human figure to be placed in their course notebook. In addition to all this exploration, your students will enjoy scientific experiments and projects, such as testing the bacteria content around the house, finding their blood type, creating a cell model from Jello and candy, and even building a stethoscope! In keeping with the other books in the Apologia elementary science Young Explorer Series, the Charlotte Mason methodology is employed with engaging narratives, narration prompts and notebooking projects, all of which reinforce their learning using proven techniques that strengthen retention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeannie Fulbright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001925de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Snowboarding Is for Everyone aims to educate and demonstrate how accessible and enjoyable snowboarding really is to all. Uncover essential tips and practical guidance on: Choosing the correct snowboarding gear Rider safety Anatomy of a snowboard Kids´ snowboards Women and snowboarding Physical fitness and exercise for men, women and children Step by step lessons for beginners Gaining confidence on the slopes Skill improvement Snowboarding jargon and slang And more! Build confidence on the slopes with step-by-step instructions. Beginners will learn the basics with nine easy to follow lessons, which include snowboarding stance, mounting your snowboard, turning, and how to traverse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057211de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin, MD, makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls ´´a hero´s journey´´; we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero´s journey, Dr. Rankin argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life. In clear, engaging prose, Dr. Rankin describes her entire spiritual journey for the first time - beginning with what she calls her ´´perfect storm´´ of events - and recounts the many transformative experiences that led to a profound awakening of her soul. Through her father´s death, her daughter´s birth, career victories and failures, and an ongoing struggle to identify as both a doctor and a healer, Dr. Rankin discovers a powerful self-awareness. As she shares her story, she encourages you to find out where you are on your own journey and offers wisdom and inspiration in the form of ´´Hero´s Guideposts´´ along the way. Dr. Rankin weaves in lessons on trusting intuition, surrendering to love, and learning to see adversity as an opportunity for soul growth. Much more than a memoir, The Anatomy of a Calling guides you to make a powerful shift in consciousness and reach your highest destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025970de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two funny and smart women explore the myriad challenges women face today — at work, in parenting, in love, and in aging — and share lessons from their experiences. Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and the author of 10 books, the most recent of which is On Becoming Fearless: Advice for Women. Nora Ephron´s books include Heartburn. Her most recent book is I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. Moderator Dr. Gail Saltz, a regular contributor to NBC´s Today, is an associate professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College. Her latest book is Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Saltz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000042de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m about to experience my very first ever alien probing.... My love life kind of sucks at the moment. I´m in a relationship with a devilishly attractive college classmate, Kyle, who, by appearances, is everything a girl could want. With smoldering good looks and a brain the size of a planet, he should by all means be more than enough for me. But, from the beginning, Kyle´s always been a little bit too bookish. I feel like he´s just not that into me sexually, and it´s led to quite a bit of distance between the two of us lately. One night, however, I´m walking home from the library after a failed anatomy lesson, and I find myself suddenly transported to an alien spacecraft. Here, I meet an absolutely gorgeous alien life form known as Rayzor, who seems to be seeking out a bit of a female anatomy lesson of his own.... Warning: This audiobook contains lots of hot sex, drama, and submission. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to listen to, then start now and see what you have been missing. Enjoy! An Alien Romance Standalone Book by Published Author R.P. James 1. Language: English. Narrator: D Rampling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042394de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Geoff Bunn presents a journey through 5,000 years of our understanding of the most complex thing in the known universe: the brain, in this major 10-part BBC Radio 4 series. Human beings have long been fascinated by the brain and how it fulfils its many functions. This groundbreaking cultural history explores the development of our ideas about the mind from Neolithic times to the present day. Starting with prehistoric trepanation and Ancient Egyptian practices, he then focusses on the ideas of Hippocrates, Galenm and early Christian and Islamic scholars. He introduces pioneering scientists such as Thomas Willis and looks at the impact of electricity and evolutionary theory on our understanding of the brain. In addition, he explores the synapse and the part Freud almost played in the history of the brain, reflects on the invention of the EEG, and discovers the impact of neurology on how we understand ourselves today. The series is written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University. Actors Paul Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes provide the voices of those who have written about the brain across the ages. Actor Hattie Morahan gives the Anatomy Lesson, establishing the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by composer Barney Quinton. The producer is Marya Burgess. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Bhattacharjee, Jonathan Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/005209de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.