Igniting Furious Love:Teachings From the Furious Love Event Darren Wilson
Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, The Big One is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work of narrative journalism in the tradition of Friday Night Lights. Here is the story of a community - Martha´s Vineyard, Massachusetts - and a sporting event - the island´s legendary Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - that is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction. Among the characters we meet: Dick Hathaway, a crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter and was ultimately banned for cheating; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; Buddy Vanderhoop, a boastful Native American charter captain who guides celebrity anglers like Keith Richards and Spike Lee; and Wyatt Jenkinson, a nine-year-old fishing fanatic whose mother is battling brain cancer. At the center of it all is five-time winner Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil. Much more than just a book for fishing enthusiasts, The Big One is an exhilarating story of passion and obsession and a powerful testament to the dreams that keep us all going. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021774/bk_adbl_021774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three women, smart and successful, working in the fast and furious world of magazines, meet for cocktails and gossip once a month.A chance encounter in the cocktail bar sets in train an extraordinary set of events which upsets all their lives and almost destroys their friendship...
When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was 19, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others - but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the security of LRRP operations. Now, more than three decades later, those hastily written pages offer a rare look at the daily operations of one of the most courageous units that waged war in Vietnam. Johnson served in I Corps in northern South Vietnam, where combat was furious and the events he recounts emerge, stark and compelling: walking point in the A Shau Valley, braving enemy fire to rescue a downed comrade, surviving days and nights of relentless tension that suddenly exploded in the blinding fury of an NVA attack. Undimmed and unmuddied by the passing of years, Johnson´s account is unique in the annals of Vietnam literature. Moreover, it is a timeless testimony to the sacrifice and heroism of the LRRPs who dared to risk it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000392/bk_bant_000392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historians universally agree that Thucydides was the greatest historian who has ever lived, and that his story of the Peloponnesian conflict is a marvel of forensic science and fine literature. That such a triumph of intellectual accomplishment was created at the end of the fifth century B.C. in Greece is, perhaps, not so surprising, given the number of original geniuses we find in that period. But that such an historical work would also be simultaneously acknowledged as a work of great literature and a penetrating ethical evaluation of humanity is one of the miracles of ancient history. For in the pages of Thucydides we find examples of every ethical and political problem ever faced by democratic governments in the last 2,400 years. And it was all organized and written with a breathtaking skill and dramatic intensity which have never been equalled. Thucydides was an Athenian noble born around 455 B.C. whose antecedents could be traced back to the great Peisitratus and Cimon. In 424 B.C., Thucydides was in command of naval forces attempting to defend Amphipolis in Thrace. Although unsuccessful through no fault of his own, his enemies in Athens blamed him for failure and engineered his exile. It was a fortunate event, for it was upon this accident of history that Thucydides gained the opportunity to become the chronicler of events in Greece. In complete contrast to the furious passions which raged around him, he described events with a cool detachment and an absolute impartiality that is little short of miraculous. He is believed to have died violently, perhaps while writing, in about 400 B.C. His manuscript simply breaks off in mid paragraph. The Peloponnesian War is organized into eight parts (´´books”). This recording uses the highly esteemed translation of Benjamin Jowett. There are several essays preceding and following the work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000152/bk_acon_000152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Welt der Genetik birgt große Möglichkeiten und Gefahren. Wie weit darf der Mensch gehen und ist er vielleicht schon viel zu weit gegangen, um umkehren zu können? Mit seinem neuen, rasanten Thriller ist Crichton erneut am Puls der Zeit. Welcome to our genetic world. Fast, furious, and out of control. This is not the world of the future it´s the world right now. Most of the events in this book have already happened. And the rest are just around the corner. A gripping thriller stimulating debate. The world of genetics is out of control - now the new Sunday Times bestseller from Michael Crichton, one of today´s most famous authors, shows you what happens NEXT! Is a loved one missing body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey? We live in a GENETIC WORLD. Fast, frightening - and potentially VERY lucrative. There are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a ´´master´´ gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes! Are you ready for what comes NEXT in Michael Crichton´s stunning new thriller?
Felicity Bat´s cool big sister, Idabelle, is always up to no good, but when Tiga and Fluffanora are invited to join her secret clique, The Points, they can´t resist. But soon they realise that Idabelle doesn´t really want to make friends. She´s using them - and a bit of magic - to bring back the infamous outlaw witch gang, the Ritzy Six! Tiga and Fluffanora are going to need all the help they can get to magic history´s most mischievous witches back to the past. Unfortunately, Felicity Bat is furious with them and Fran is just a teensy bit busy starring in the TV wrestling event of the century ... FAIRY FIGHTZ! Join all your favourite Witch Wars witches on their sixth adventure!
Fast and furious - a stunning thriller debut for fans of Stieg Larsson. A boy is witness to a horrible crime. Decades later, his girlfriend is kidnapped by an insane serial killer. To save her, he must return to the events of the past. But how can he remember when forgetting was the only way to survive? Gabriel´s job as security guard takes him to a derelict mansion in Berlin late at night. The obscure scene there reminds him of the most terrible night of his life - the night his parents died. Soon after, he receives a desperate call. His pregnant girlfriend Liz is being attacked and cries for help. Gabriel alerts the police but they arrive too late. Liz has disappeared without a trace. The hunt for her turns into a frantic chase against time. The terrifying man from the past has returned and will not stop until Gabriel is completely destroyed.
The near future. A terrorist bomb destroys one of London´s most iconic buildings and also kills the daughter of the head of the Chinese Secret Service and the son of a wealthy City Fund Manager. The furious and grief-stricken parents decide to extract a dramatic and world-changing revenge on the militants. Watching these events unfold is the future Head of the British Secret Service. China emerges for the first time as the military superpower of the 21st century, and Japan finds herself arbitrating between the world´s monotheistic religions.A brilliant fictional but credible exploration of current tensions between the West and militant Islam.This title features occasional strong language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/stra/000006/bk_stra_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celebrate the impressive career of Dwayne ´´The Rock´´ Johnson with this comprehensive visual guide, which chronicles every step from his explosive WWE debut match to his full-blown Superstar status. Dubbed ´´The Great One,´´ for more than 20 years The Rock has delighted millions of fans with his charisma, catchphrases and championship wins - all captured in this stunning book. Discover The Rock´s fascinating family history as the first third-generation WWE Superstar; his training and early years in the ring; his epic wins and greatest moments as The People´s Champion; and his impressive movie career including his appearances in The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns and the Fast and Furious franchise. Stunning photography captures The Rock´s career highlights: headlining WrestleMania events and reigning supreme in matches against sports entertainment greats such as John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H. A must-have for any WWE fan, The World of The Rock reveals the whole story behind ´´The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment´´, both in and out of the ring. TM & © 2018 WWE. All Rights Reserved.