Wilderness (NHB Modern Plays): Kellie Smith
Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian-all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop-Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author´s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.
Part of John Muir´s appeal to modern audiences is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir´s finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Brand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arpb/000622/bk_arpb_000622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Wilderness is not just an ecosystem - it’s a season of life.” (John Beck)Modern listeners can miss the impact of a Bible story when they don’t take its physical setting into account. Comprehending how dry and barren a wilderness setting actually is adds a new dimension to your Scripture listening, as you can begin to relate to the people in the stories.In Land Without Borders, John Beck combines his passion for God’s Word and his love of geography to bring you deep insights into how the extremes of wilderness factors into those familiar stories. He highlights the easily-overlooked truths of the wilderness - both the harsh, threatening ecosystem in which Bible people sometimes found themselves, and the difficult seasons of life in which we often operate. By showing what the wilderness meant to people in Bible times, Beck also provides guidance for our own experience in barren times and places.Land Without Borders contains discussion questions to further enrich your experience. This audiobook makes a great companion to the Land Without Borders DVD, which features John Beck exploring the Holy Land’s wilderness and sharing insights with his fellow travelers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John A. Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151799/bk_acx0_151799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kit has just moved to Stoneygate with his family, to live with his ageing grandfather who is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer´s Disease. Stoneygate is an insular place, scarred by its mining history - by the danger and death it has brought them. Where the coal mine used to be there is now a wilderness. Here Kit meets Askew, a surly and threatening figure who masterminds the game called Death, a frightening ritual of hypnotism; and Kit makes friends with Allie, the clever school troublemaker. As Kit struggles to adjust to his new life and the gradual failing of his beloved grandfather, these two friendships pull him towards a terrifying resolution. Haunted by ghosts of the past, Kit must confront death and - ultimately - life. A stunning novel from the author of the modern children´s classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children´s Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Almond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000149/bk_hkid_000149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness - and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy with his wife and fifteen children in tow, his new neighbors had little idea of the trouble to come. The Pilgrim Family presented themselves as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal, with their proud piety and beautiful old-timey music, but their true story ran dark and deep. Within weeks, Papa had bulldozed a road through the mountains to the new family home at an abandoned copper mine, sparking a tense confrontation with the National Park Service and forcing his ghost town neighbors to take sides in an ever-more volatile battle over where a citizen’s rights end and the government’s power begins. In Pilgrim’s Wilderness, veteran Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia unfolds the remarkable, at times harrowing, story of a charismatic spinner of American myths who was not what he seemed, the townspeople caught in his thrall, and the family he brought to the brink of ruin. As Kizzia discovered, Papa Pilgrim was in fact the son of a rich Texas family with ties to Hoover’s FBI and strange, oblique connections to the Kennedy assassination and the movie stars of Easy Rider. And as his fight with the government in Alaska grew more intense, the turmoil in his brood made it increasingly difficult to tell whether his children were messianic followers or hostages in desperate need of rescue. In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003558/bk_rand_003558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The harsh realities of the Alaskan wilderness are full of lessons that transcend time. Living in a remote cabin, hunting, fishing, and surviving off the land bring to life profound wisdom for living today. The author shares incredible stories of growing up without modern conveniences, having to learn how to create an exciting life full of passion, breaking through mental boundaries that limit most people and stop them from achieving their dreams in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck E. Marunde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106462/bk_acx0_106462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness was published in 1891. Since then several generations of believers have been introduced to the rich pastures of Old Testament teaching. This new revised edition has been commissioned and produced in the belief that such teaching is timeless in its relevance and applicability. It is presented in a style, format, and language suited to modern-day listeners - especially for young believers in the 21st century. As the different sections and structures of the Tabernacle are described, some very practical teaching for our daily lives is given. The topics range from our need of salvation from sin to our present service for God. In addition to the very practical issues raised for our individual and corporate lives, the typical teachings of the Tabernacle all points to Christ, of course. He is the great subject of all scripture. As we study the materials of the construction, the fabrics and the colors, the priests and the sacrifices, we are helped and encouraged to appreciate, worship and adore the person of our Lord and Savior. This was the overwhelming objective of the original author, as it is the desire of all who have been involved in the production of this 21st-century edition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Ansdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001347/bk_hove_001347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.