Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron. In his most telling work to date, the man still known as ´´Coach´´ by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others. His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Holtz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001312/bk_harp_001312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hannah Evans has three small boys. In her world, farting is so much more interesting than phonics, dam-building trumps damsels in distress any day and, astonishingly, she now instinctively knows the difference between a Frontloader and a JCB. It´s a world of mud - and just occasionally blood - sweat and tears. It is also a world of indescribable joy. MOB Rule is the funny, honest and eye-opening account of Hannah´s experiences as a Mother of Boys. Supplemented by recipes, quizzes, mnemonics and mysteries, it is the indispensible guide for anyone who finds themselves adrift on a sea of testosterone, wondering when the lifeboat is going to show up. You may be outnumbered, your face may be frazzled and your toe-nails black and bare, but know that, far from being alone, you´re part of a very special club. Welcome to...the MOB! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016971/bk_adbl_016971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation´s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough´s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing portrait of life in 19th-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. This is a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are behaving responsibly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000588/bk_sans_000588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paddy the Beaver is a newcomer to the Green Forest. The little people of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest are wary of strangers. They don´t know what to expect of Paddy, especially when he starts building a dam and the water stops flowing to the Laughing Brook. Like all of Thornton Burgess´ books, Paddy the Beaver leaves listeners with positive morals and values. Especially interesting in this book are the lessons regarding how beavers actually construct and provide for their dams. Thornton W Burgess was a conservationist and author of children´s stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written over 170 books and 15,000 stories for a daily newspaper column. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom S Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001528/bk_mike_001528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver´´ is another in the long list of children´s books by the conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, the industrious and clever Paddy Beaver, a newcomer to the Green Forest, has encounters with Sammy Jay, Jerry Muskrat, Ol´ Man Coyote and other inhabitants of the Green Forest. Along the way, we learn how Paddy builds his dam and his house, and how he stores his food. We also learn little lessons about life, such as the importance of planning before doing, caring for Nature, trusting others, the benefits of working together and how wonderful it is to have a job one can sink one´s teeth into. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lieder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001869/bk_lind_001869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This recording contains four of Katherine Mansfield´s best stories. In The Daughters of the Late Colonel, two sisters are recently bereaved; while in Her First Ball a young girl attends her first dance. The Singing Lesson features Miss Meadows, a music teacher in turmoil; and in The Stranger, a middle-aged couple are reunited. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dame Peggy Ashcroft. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002455/bk_bbcw_002455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Regis Philbin - consummate talk show host, man about town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan - looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned with extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson; three legendary Notre Dame coaches; and, of course, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly ‘Pippa’ Ripa, as well as his own lovely wife, Joy. Whether he’s revealing what really drove him ´´bonkers” on the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the first known bomb scare on live TV, or poignant memories of his last moments with his idol and dear friend, Jack Paar, Regis packs every page with his signature heart, wit, dynamic energy, and gratitude for everything life has brought him. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Regis Philbin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002689/bk_harp_002689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inspirational real-life story of the man behind the beloved movie Rudy, his continued determination to make his dreams come true, and how you can dream big too. How does a lower middle class kid, who suffered through school with undiagnosed dyslexia, get into Notre Dame and become the inspiration for millions in a Hollywood film that has become one of the most inspiring sport movies ever made? He never gave up. For the first time, read Daniel ´´Rudy´´ Ruettiger´s real life story and learn the behind-the-scenes details of the ten years it took to make the movie and how that tossed him into a new career of public speaking that continues on stages today alongside world-class leaders and speakers. Divided into four parts, each include details of the failures and hard lessons he´s learned along the way and how hitting the reset button was often the best thing that ever happened to him: Growing up one of 14 kids in Joliet, a brief stint in the Navy opens a new world of opportunity and dreams Rudy finds a side door into Notre Dame where in a legendary moment he becomes one of only a few players in school history to be carried off the field The struggle to find a career after college leads him to his new impossible dream, to get a movie made about his life story Launched into a new world, Rudy finds his true calling as an inspirational speaker and reveals how losing site of his own dreams nearly derails him, but how once again, in learning another of life´s most important lessons, he finds a reason to hope again—through the eyes of the next generation of Rudys Rudy doesn´t represent some far-fetched Hollywood fantasy that most people can never attain—the power of his story comes from the fact that at heart he´s just an ´´Average Joe.” The moral is that anyone with a dream can make that dream a reality—as long as they’re willing to put in the hard work, and heart, it takes to get there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000294/bk_tnwd_000294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleven-year-old gumshoe Simon Sez may operate out of a tree house, but this pint-sized shamus is as tough as long division and meaner than an older sister. After Simon´s heart is broken by the most beautiful dame on the playground, rich kid Bunky Matthews shows up at his HQ begging for help retrieving two hundred stolen snickerdoodles. Simon figures a new case might be just the ticket to get his mind off his troubles. But when the exhaustive search for the contraband cookies takes Simon to the wrong side of tracks, he learns some unexpected lessons about life and love. Johnny Shaw´s The Snickerdoodle Kerfuffle is a nostalgic, laugh-out-loud parody of Encyclopedia Brown gone bad. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007109/bk_brll_007109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.