Four stories deal with Errol Stein´s idiosyncratic musings on mortality, love and the outrageous demand of an ancient Mayan god. From Philadelphia to Tucson to the coast of the Yucatan Errol is tested and gets by, not always getting it right, but always changed by his experiences. In ´´Interloper´´, Errol survives a near fatal tractor accident on Camp America and transforms a phantom being as it journeys from one life form to another. ´´Descending Gods´´ finds the Stein family on the Yucatan coast where Ah Mucen Cab demands the sacrifice of Errol´s son in an encounter fueled by a psychedelic rum drink. ´´Javelina Stew´´ recalls his arrival in Tucson and attempt to rescue a drowning ferocious animal from a swimming pool in a blinding Sonoran desert monsoon. Stein´s musings on mortality, the meaning of a blues legend and poet collaborator´s cryptic verses are examined in ´´In the Days Before Rock and Roll´´. In stories ranging over a 40-year partnership with his beloved Wanda we see Errol struggling to make sense of a life´s lessons and ultimately getting it right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015192/bk_acx0_015192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine life with death as a constant companion. It quietly sits next to you, coloring thoughts, feelings and words, utterly transforming your outlook on life. When Bruce H. Kramer was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an always fatal neurological disease, the doctor who broke the devastating news thought he was giving Kramer a death sentence. It turned out to be a life sentence. The perspective and insights offered in We Know How This Ends reveal this daily reality and inspire a way forward for anyone who has suffered major loss and for anyone who surely will. Rather than wallowing in sadness and bitterness, anger and denial, Kramer accepted the crushing diagnosis. The educator and musician recognized that if he wanted a meaningful life, embracing his imminent death was his only viable option. His decision was the foundation for profound personal reflection and growth, even as his body weakened, and inspired Kramer to share and teach the lessons he was learning from ALS about how to live as fully as possible, even in the midst of devastating grief. At the same time Kramer was diagnosed, broadcast journalist Cathy Wurzer was struggling with her own losses, especially the slow descent of her father into the bewildering world of dementia. Mutual friends put this unlikely pair - journalist and educator - together, and the serendipitous result has been a series of remarkable broadcast conversations, a deep friendship, and now this book. Written with wisdom, genuine humor, and down-to-earth observations, and read with warmth, honesty and compassion by Cathy Wurzer and Bruce´s son, David Emerson-Kramer Hollins, this audiobook of We Know How This Ends is far more than a memoir. It is a dignified, courageous, and unflinching look at how acceptance of loss and inevitable death can lead us all to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Emerson-Kramer Hollins, Cathy Wurzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084010/bk_acx0_084010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack´s a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah´s a Web designer who´s moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham´s criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 13 - 15: A Lesson in Murder: When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at Cherringham Girls School, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. The Secret of Combe Castle: When the penniless FitzHenrys find themselves victims of a threatening campaign to oust them from their ancestral home, Jack and Sarah are called in to track down the culprit. Soon they discover that truth is often stranger than fiction, and in Combe Castle things do indeed go bump in the night... A Fatal Fall: Dylan McCabe - a labourer on a rushed Cherringham building project - has been complaining about the site´s lack of safety. When he´s discovered dead after a fall, it seems that Dylan´s own warnings were all too true. Jack and Sarah get involved, and suddenly what looks like an accident, becomes a case of cold-blooded murder. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it´s like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie´s ´´Miss Marple series´´, Lilian Jackson Braun´s ´´The Cat Who series´´, Caroline Graham´s ´´Midsomer Murders´´, and the American TV series ´´Murder She Wrote´´, starring Angela Lansbury. Co-aut... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Dudgeon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002244/bk_lueb_002244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´You think you are in control of your life?´´ Fate asks as she looks down upon this Earth. ´´If so, I advise you to think again....´´ No matter one´s station in life, Fate mocks us all. None is exempt - a lesson two of King Henry´s favorite knights are about to learn...the hard way. Book 1: The McKinnon, The Beginning Parts 1 & 2 It is the year of our Lord 1493, and King Henry VII has been seated on the English throne for eight years. He did not get there by chance alone. Nor has he stayed there with ease. He has his favorites, generously rewarding those who serve him well. Sir Nic McKinnon is at the top of that list. For his faithful devotion, Nic finds himself graciously rewarded. That reward is the hand of Morgan Pembridge, seventh duchess of Seabridge, in marriage. The only issue is Nic isn´t interested in the bounty, and taking a wife is certainly not in his plans. However, he understands that seeming ungrateful to Henry for his gift or disobeying a king´s command is never wise. Nic reluctantly agrees to marry, but living with his duchess was not one of Henry´s stipulations. The stage is set for the battle to secure Morgan´s birthright: the lavishly appointed Seabridge Castle. Currently, the prosperous dukedom is in the hands of the lecherous Lord Brentwood, who seized control after Morgan´s family was killed in a fatal fire. Nic must fight to regain what Brentwood never had the right to possess. Will he succeed? Or will true evil prevail? There can be only one victor. Book 2: Unfinished Business Parts 1 & 2 Connor Holden, earl of Featherstone, has it all: looks, money, power. He´s a man with a lot to lose. Pride goes before a fall. We all know that to be a universal truth.... And Connor is about to find out exactly how far from grace that fall will take him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cait Frizzell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051251/bk_acx0_051251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the best-selling tradition of Brene Brown´s Daring Greatly and Nick Vujicic´s Life Without Limits comes a rousing seven-step plan for living a life on fire, filled with hope and possibility - from an inspirational speaker who survived a near-fatal fire at the age of nine and now runs a successful business inspiring people all around the world. When John O´Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on 100 percent of his body, O´Leary mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey - his family, the medical staff, and total strangers - changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same. An incredible and emotionally honest account of triumph over tragedy, On Fire contains O´Leary´s reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. O´Leary very clearly shares that without the right people providing the right guidance at the right time, he never would have made it through those five months in the hospital, let alone the years that followed as he struggled to regain mobility, embrace his story, and ignite clarity of his life´s purpose. On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our paths and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary. Once we stop thinking solely on the big moments in our lives, we can begin to focus on those smaller opportunities that tend to pass us by. These are the events - the inflection points in our lives - that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way. We can´t always choose the paths we walk, but we can choose how we walk them. Empowering, inspiring, remarkably honest, and hear... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John O´Leary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007395/bk_sans_007395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mutiny. Disease. Starvation. Cannibals. From the ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, world explorers have blazed trails fraught with danger. Yet, as History´s Greatest Voyages of Exploration vividly demonstrates, exploration continues to be one of humanity´s deepest impulses. Across 24 lectures that unveil the process by which we came to know the far reaches of our planet, you´ll witness the awe-inspiring and surprisingly interconnected tale of global exploration. An award-winning history professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, revolutionizes how you view the world as he introduces you to some of the greatest and most influential explorers ever known-successful as well as unsuccessful, admirable as well as flawed. You´ll be spellbound as you learn of the treacherous, at times fatal, expeditions into the unknown these adventurers embarked upon, whether to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean´s depths, or the final frontier of space. Through it all, you consider what drove these intrepid individuals, from proselytizing and pilgrimage to the lure of wealth, conquest, fame, and new lands, as evidenced by the Vikings´ arrival in North America; Marco Polo´s journey along the Silk Road to China; Christopher Columbus´ ´´Enterprise of the Indies´´; the conquistadors´ ravages in Latin America; and the tiny kingdom of Portugal´s triumphant circumnavigation of Africa to seize control of trade in the Indian Ocean. In every lesson, you´ll follow these fascinating figures - including several remarkable women - as they venture into uncharted territory and put themselves, and often their crews, in dire peril. With Professor Liulevicius´ uniquely global approach, you also get a meaningful portrait of the travels of non-Westerners, as well as the perspectives of discovered people. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Librar... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000397/bk_tcco_000397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This compilation includes three Jack Reacher novellas and the ultimate fan guide, ´´Jack Reacher´s Rules´´. Deep Down: In thriller master Lee Child’s short story ´´Deep Down´´, Jack Reacher must track down a spy in soldier’s clothing - by matching wits with four formidable females. Three are clean - but the fourth may prove fatal. Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., Reacher is sent undercover. The assignment that awaits him: The army is meeting with its Capitol Hill paymasters for classified talks on a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces. But vital details about the weapon are leaking - straight from the Capitol and probably into the hands of unidentified foreign arms dealers. The prospect of any and every terrorist, mercenary, or dictator’s militia getting their hands on the latest superior firepower is unthinkable. That’s where Reacher comes in. His task: infiltrate the top-secret proceedings and smoke out the mole. His target: a quartet of high-powered Army political liaison officers - all of them fast-track women on their way to the top. According to his bosses, it’s a zero-danger mission. No need to draw a gun...just chat over drinks. But Reacher knows that things are rarely what they seem. And he’s learned the hard way never to underestimate an opponent. Or four. Lessons that will come in handy when he starts digging for the truth - and gets his hands a lot dirtier than he expected. Second Son: A young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn. Okinawa, 1974: Even at 13, Jack Reacher knows how to outwit and overpower anyone who stands in his way. And as the new kid in town, that’s pretty much everyone. His family has come to the Pacific with his father, who’s pre... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill, Lee Child. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003859/bk_rand_003859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.