Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but he´s getting older, and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesn´t realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books that surround her. Sexy and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious and complicated truths of a passionate and troubled marriage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Atkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028114/bk_adbl_028114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caution: This swimming book is so effective that it can help make you an incredible swimmer! Swimming is one of the greatest sports and exercises of all time. It can be extremely fun and exciting, with much less chance of injury. Swimming is something you can do your whole life and get great amounts of joy and pleasure from it. In this masterful guide on swimming techniques, you will discover the best swimming secrets and strategies to maximize your swimming potential! Whether you are just starting out or if you are looking for that edge in competition, this is the book you are looking for. Stop trying to guess at what you think is the best course of action and start doing things the right way that really get great results! This guide will easily explain to you some of the best diving techniques, stroke techniques, explosive turning techniques, and swimming techniques. Here is a preview of what you´ll discover: Easy-to-understand and step-by-step instructions for swimming better Advanced strategies for becoming a powerful swimmer The best nutritional strategies and foods for swimmers How to be a better diver and have more explosive turns Exercises and drills that increase both your strength and your swimming skills Mental strategies for swimmers How to swim faster and more smoothly through the water The optimal techniques for each of the four major strokes Much, much more! What are you waiting for? If you are still reading this, you are obviously motivated to get all the benefits this book has to offer. Stop thinking, and take action. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Mackey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038634/bk_acx0_038634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who´s afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs? When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she´s an expert at everything, but she knows she isn´t fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover. What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids and to herself that she´s only human? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Blume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000652/bk_lili_000652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dive in! Tex and Indi head to the pool for their swimming lesson, but worry that they forgot how to swim over the past year. Roy works hard in swimming class. A young girl believes she can swim across an inlet, but gets into trouble when the tide begins to carry her out to sea! A dolphin learns how to swim with a prosthetic tail, and Janet Evans, an Olympic champion, tells about how she faced her fears and won swimming competitions against strong opponents. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Arlene Mark, Jillian Sullivan, Sharon Teper, and Janet Evans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/000291/bk_hich_000291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’re about to discover proven steps and strategies on how to get over your aquaphobia and finally do things that you are not able to accomplish because of your fear of water. Many people revere and fear water because of the way it can be majestic and yet dangerous. When it is at an extreme, aquaphobia may interfere with one’s otherwise normal life. People with aquaphobia do realize that the fear they have for water is not entirely rational; however, that fear is something that they cannot control. The intensity of fear instilled by aquaphobia ranges from mild to crippling depending on a person’s experience as well as the frequency and degree of exposure to the stimulus. The effects can be as minor as the lack of confidence around water or as extreme as having very intense negative feelings because of it every single time (chronic water phobia). The good thing is, aquaphobia can be treated just like the other social phobias. Once the possible causes of a person’s aquaphobia are determined, treatment strategies shall be recommended to help the person overcome aquaphobia permanently. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn....Aquaphobia and its causesTreatment strategies for fear of waterWater exercises for overcoming aquaphobiaDownload this audiobook today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher C. Odom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137250/bk_acx0_137250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell, read by Bill Nighy. ´I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time.´ Tom Michell is in his roaring 20´s: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn´t need is a pet. What he really doesn´t need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina´s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom´s side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it´s as the rugby team´s mascot, the housekeeper´s confidant, the host at Tom´s parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other.... The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Nighy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000678/bk_pauk_000678_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I don´t have a background in triathlon. I was held back in swimming lessons growing up, I didn´t own a bike and I only ran if someone was chasing me. In my first triathlon I ever competed in, I got three flat tires, quit the race, and spent 30 minutes crying on the side of the road, waiting for the ´´sag wagon´´ to come pick me up. Not the ideal introduction to the sport. Fast forward to the present, where I´ve completed five Ironman and countless other triathlons. I don´t say this to brag or impress you, only to emphasize that if I can do it - anybody can do it. Triathlon has changed my life and I´ve been privileged to coach 50+ athletes to a 98% PR rate in races ranging from 5Ks to ultra marathons to Ironmans. I´ve done it through my own trial and error and experiences in what works...and what doesn´t. Rest assured - there are a handful of simple, yet essential, tips in triathlon that will make or break your success in the sport. In this book, you get the goods. You´ll receive not only the 50 Best Tips ever for Triathlon Swimming, Biking and Running, you´ll also have instant access to videos and strategies to: Increase your cycling speed 1-2 MPH immediately Prevent chronic injuries, instead of responding to them Use the 3 keys to peak performance to race your best Beat the heat with hydration and electrolyte replacement Master the setup and execution of your triathlon transitions Stay motivated in training and mentally tough in racing Fuel fat loss and optimize recovery through performance nutrition ´´Best in Class´´ equipment and apparel recommendations And much more! It doesn´t matter if you´re just starting out or if you´re an experienced triathlete - this book will maximize your time, energy, fitness, and enjoyment in the sport of triathlon. Grab your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Welle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020386/bk_acx0_020386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student and nanny living in Moscow, entered Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so began a two–year friendship and a fight for Inna’s life. In Swimming in the Daylight, Lisa chronicles her friend’s struggle to shed her refusenik status, obtain a visa to America, and find medical treatment for her malignant cancer. Inna endured a perverse reality as a citizen of the Soviet Union: By refusing her permission to emigrate, her government denied her the ability to seek life-saving cancer treatment in Western countries. In effect, Inna explained to Lisa, this refusal was a form of Soviet persecution of her and her husband Naum, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group fighting for human rights in the U.S.S.R., for being Jewish. Spurred by outrage and the desire to help her friend, Lisa returned to the United States, vowing to do all she could to get Inna out of Moscow. She staged a hunger strike, held a press conference, and galvanized American politicians to fight for Inna’s freedom. All these efforts eventually persuaded Mikhail Gorbachev to issue Inna a visa in December 1986, when she finally stepped foot on American soil. At a time when international strife seemed insurmountable and worries at home seemed paralyzing, this story taught - and continues to teach - people everywhere that courage and willpower define a person and that individuals have the power to change the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008562/bk_adbl_008562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Cynthia´s 1987 Vanagon is dying, so she needs a new ride for her three Nigerian swimming goats. After all, the goats have to get to their pool parties, right? Another family transport crisis is unfolding in San Diego, where Scott´s wife wants to buy a motorcycle complete with a sidecar, to get around town with their two small kids. Meanwhile, Kat in Seattle is about to learn an expensive lesson about why you shouldn´t speed over speed bumps; and, Lisa´s efforts to save money on a catalytic converter revives the adage, ´´It´s the stingy person who spends the most.´´ Also, Dan is about to sell the car his son was born in, but wants to keep a memento--the front seat?!! All this, plus a new Puzzler from the Games of Chance series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: April 28, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/120428/rt_cart_120428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.