Four short stories that include: "The Phantom Vigilante" Bob and his armed drone are out to exact vengeance on the thugs terrorizing the peace-loving park visitors. What is it they say? "What goes around comes around." "The Challenge" Two guys, out to freeload a ride and sip from the public trough, find out the hard way about what disabled people go through. "Tornado Alley" Some brain-dead woman claims she can divert the winds of a tornado and save her house. Let's see if she can or if she full of crap. "Payback Is a Bitch" These guys have had enough of those Internet a-holes who write and distribute viruses and they have enough clout to track them down and teach that whole element a lesson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim McKiernan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060967/bk_acx0_060967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lil' Jordan's Nine Holes of Fear is a fun, fictional tale of a courageous kid who, with the support of his father, conquers his fears by challenging a golf course filled with monsters. While an exciting and unpredictable adventure, it is a lesson in the principles of sportsmanship. Lil' Jordan's potential, preparation, and perseverance help him face the nine-hole test. The real Lil' Jordan is a regular in the celebrity golf circuit. He and his father Johnny Eugenio have been featured on FOX's Best Damn Sports Show Period, Good Morning America, CNN, ESPN, Nickelodeon, Golf Week, The Golf Channel, and more. The junior golfer gives back to the community by participating in charity events, including those sponsored by ESPN, Danny Gans, The Jimmy V Foundation, The Salvation Army, and Mark Walhberg. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lil' Jordan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000753/bk_pnix_000753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Early one Saturday morning, a five-year-old boy named Oliver decides that he doesn’t want to be ordinary anymore. He chooses to become a toaster instead. He takes a cardboard box and draws on it all the parts that a toaster would have - along with holes for his eyes and hands!Now that Oliver is a toaster, he does his best to help his mom in the kitchen and his dad in the garden. He visits a friend, and they play video games. All through the day, he works hard to prove that a toaster can do anything an ordinary boy can do. Along the way Oliver learns an important lesson about himself.This children’s story explores the use of imagination with one of the best toys of all time - an empty box. It shares a powerful truth - while costumes have their limits, imagination can make everything more than ordinary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: E. M. Olson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105519/bk_acx0_105519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of erotic short stories, offering a fresh focus on erotic writing for women. Whatever your pleasure, you'll love what you find between the covers of Xcite books. Hot sex and fabulous fantasies await your delectation! No One Ever Guesses, And No One Guesses Now - A secret love affair leads to furious passion in the shower... My New Personal Assistant - Two work colleagues have a girly night in, with sexy results... Bodyguard - A bodyguard for a Hollywood superstar decides to teach her a much needed lesson...by spanking. Alistair's Hobby - Nadine finally finds out what's in Alistair's den...not what she expected. Lollycocks, Glory Holes and Bears - A fashion shoot in Canada leads to lots of sexy fun for a group of models... You Might Like It - He tries to convince her that spanking is a very good thing... Victoria's Secret - Alysha and Guinevere get caught in the stables "playing", and are very surprised at their punishment... Colonial Times - Lord Barrington likes to spank his maids when they misbehave, but they don't mind... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000118/bk_summ_000118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never before in human Evolution has there been so many souls on this planet who are in dire need of a miracle. This audiobook was designed to help every individual person find their greatest miracle as well as the society as a whole to come to a miracle that we can all use to save all life on Earth. This is not the run-of-the-mill spiritual mumbo-jumbo of miracle making. We focus on the miracles that are happening all around us, which are taken for granted today and which are all scientifically proven. The last section - "How to Get Your Miracle" will literally blow your mind because it is based on true scientific discoveries of the miracles in this universe that make you go.This is not your typical audiobook. It's designed to be an actual course where students will learn lesson by lesson how to bring real miracles into their lives. The author is a theoretical scientist who was the first to recognize that almost everything in the universe has the property of consciousness. An earlier book - The 4 States of Consciousness - establishes the date when this theory was propounded. Today, the theory is being proven by the recent discovery that some species of Bacteria actually eat and digest their energy from electrons, not from what we would consider to be food. Electrons are their food and they even conduct the energy of electricity throughout their community as electric cables do. Also that electrons and other sub-atomic particles can become "entangled" which means they get very chummy with a partner who they actually "marry" and are never unfaithful for the rest of their lives. Also the discovery of filaments running all throughout the composition of the universe that appear to play the same role as synapses in the brain. And Black Holes appear to act like neurons in the brain. All the rest of the universe is simply thought energy where protons, neutrons, electrons can appear and disappear at will. Who's will? It should be your will. With this 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/178239/bk_acx0_178239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let’s face it: Setbacks happen, and failure is always a possibility. But here’s the good news: Amazing success has been achieved by people who once fell flat on their faces. The secret lies in how we respond to life’s bumps and pot holes and unwelcome detours - from getting fired or losing a business to enduring a professional rejection or pursuing a passion that fails to pan out. Misfortune, it turns out, can be a springboard to success. In Rebounders, U.S. News & World Report journalist Rick Newman examines the rise and fall - and rise again - of some of our most prolific and productive figures in order to demystify the anatomy of resilience. He identifies nine key traits found in people who bounce back that can transform a setback into the first step toward great accomplishment. Newman turns many well-worn axioms on their head as he shows how virtually anybody can improve their resilience and get better at turning adversity into personal and professional achievement. Setbacks can be a secret weapon: They often teach vital things you’ll never learn in school, on the job, or from others. There are smart ways to fail: Once familiar with them, you’ll be more comfortable taking risks and less discouraged if they don’t pan out. “Defensive pessimism” trumps optimism: Planning for what could go wrong is often the best way to ensure that it doesn’t. Know when to quit: Walking away at the right time can free the resources you need to exploit better opportunities. “Own the suck”: When faced with true hardship, taking command of the pain and sorrow - rather than letting it command you - lays the groundwork for ultimately rising above it. Each lesson is highlighted by candid and inspiring stories from notable people, including musician Lucinda Williams, tennis champ James Blake, inventor Thomas Edison, army veteran and double-amputee Tammy Duckworth, and Joe Torre, former manager of th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marty Neilan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009566/bk_adbl_009566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lesson Plan from the year 2012 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Vienna (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Literature and ELT (Fachdidaktik-Kurs), language: English, abstract: Bei dieser Arbeit für den Fachdidaktik-Kurs 'Literature and ELT' handelt es sich um eine Didaktiksierung des Abenteuerromans 'Holes' von Louis Sachar (ab 4./5. Lernjahr) mit einigen aussergewöhnlichen Ideen zu Übungen/Aktivitäten rund um 'Holes' (Dauer ca. 4 St.), welche auch auf andere literarische Werke angewandt werden können (creating wanted posters, telephone conversations with the author, ...). Inhalt: Introduction: Why teach literature (or Literature?) in ELT; Choice of text; Work plan for four lessons; Conclusion; Bibliography; Appendix/Work sheets: 'dig it', character sketch, 'mad lib', discuss-decide-survive, filling in the holes: questions, create your own 'wanted poster', reading log. Auszug: Choice of text We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. (B. F. Skinner) I have chosen the novel Holes by Louis Sachar with the quotation above in mind: even though it might not be classified as one of the 'great books', i.e. of '(high) Literature', it is definitely one of those books that can serve to 'teach a love of reading'. Holes is the exciting story of Stanley Yelnats (mind the palindrome!), an overweight boy who is unjustly sent to Camp Green Lake, a boys' juvenile detention centre. Stanley knows that this is due to a curse on his 'no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather', who did not fulfil a promise he had made to Madame Zeroni. At the camp, Stanley and six other boys are forced to dig holes every day in order to pay their debt to society. However, Stanley soon finds out that there is more than 'character building' going on [...]. The novel and its main themes (friendship, racism, justice, fate, etc.) can be exploited in many appealing ways for classroom reading. [...] In the open learning sequence I have prepared, two basic approaches to reading a book in class are incorporated. First, there is the 'classical' approach with its well-established, successful activities, whereby the focus of assessment is (as is usual on an upper-secondary level) on both language and content. On the other hand, the activities on the second work sheet focus on the themes dealt with in the book. Since friendship, bullying, racism, etc. are issues in (nearly) every teenager's life, it can be motivating for the students to deal with these topics from a personal point of view, in a creative way. The activities on both work sheets are designed in a way that allows the students to plan which tasks to do when themselves.
Early one Saturday morning, a five-year-old boy named Oliver decides that he doesn't want to be ordinary anymore. He chooses to become a toaster instead. He takes a cardboard box and draws on it all the parts that a toaster would have-along with holes for his eyes and hands! Now that Oliver is a toaster, he does his best to help his mom in the kitchen and his dad in the garden. He visits a friend, and they play video games. All through the day, he works hard to prove that a toaster can do anything an ordinary boy can do. Along the way Oliver learns an important lesson about himself. This illustrated children's story explores the use of imagination with one of the best toys of all time-an empty box. It shares a powerful truth-while costumes have their limits, imagination can make everything more than ordinary.
Nobody gave them a chance. The experts said their manager was too old, their pitching was too young, and their ownership was too frugal to compete against experienced opponents with deeper pockets. What rivals did not realize, however, was that the Florida Marlins were making the most of their march toward the Emerald City. Like the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, the team coupled heart and courage to survive what seemed like insurmountable obstacles, clinching the National League wild card with just two games left to play. In the playoffs, Florida again fooled the forecasters. After spotting one-and two-game leads against the Giants and Cubs, the Marlins battled back in both series to beat the odds and grab the second pennant in team history. Winning the World Series, especially against an experienced Yankees club whose payroll was more than three times the size of Florida's, was just another David versus Goliath triumph for the Little Teal Machine. Bunt hits, speed on the bases, timely hitting, solid defense, and potent pitching proved to get the better of Goliath in the end. 'Miracle Over Miami: How the 2003 Marlins Shocked the World is the story of the most unlikely world championship in recent memory, a lesson in how to build a winning team with limited resources, how to plug holes with rookies and acquisitions, and how to win by having fun. Jeff Conine is the only man to play for both Florida world championship teams. In a rare inside-the-clubhouse look he shares his thoughts on his teammates, compares the 1997 and 2003 teams, and describes what it was like to be member of a miraculous team. All the heroes are here: rabbits Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo, local heroes Mike Lowelland Pudge Rodriguez, rookies Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera, flamethrowing pitchers Josh Beckett and Ugueth Urbina, and cigar-smoking manager Jack McKeon. Fans are invited to once again come to the land of black-and-teal in 'Miracle Over Miami, where nothing is impossibl