Critically acclaimed author Michael McGarrity’s powerful tale is packed with constant surprises and nonstop action. When retired Santa Fe detective Kevin Kerney discovers a mysterious body, his quiet summer in the Gila Wilderness is interrupted. Narrator George Guidall holds you spellbound as Kerney tangles with a modern paramilitary group and a vicious 60-year-old feud. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006139/bk_reco_006139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third series of the award-winning show. Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He´s been in virtually every major comedy show in the last 15 years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he´s also created his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4. Also starring Amelia Bullmore (I´m Alan Partridge, Scott & Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Thick Of It), David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) & Rosie Cavaliero (Alan Partridge, Harry & Paul), the show is written by Kevin Eldon with additional material by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris (A Touch Of Cloth and yes, those modern Ladybird books). In the first episode, more thrilling adventures of Commander Topper Hargreaves and his faithful dog Duke, a sneak preview of a new opera with extra wine gums, and, of course, some vitreous castanets. In show two, a love song, a dead scarecrow, a Jiffy Bag and Kylie Minogue. Some owls were harmed during the making of this programme. Show three, and Kevin Eldon and his all-important cast return with sketches about bunnies, Beethoven, Dylan Thomas and olives. Plus, we finally discover a use for avant-garde German film director Werner Herzog. The fourth and final episode features the Napoleonic Wars, boiler parts and a nice rollercoaster.... The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, The Castle, Armando Iannucci´s Charm Offensive & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Eldon, Amelia Bullmore, Justin Edwards, David Reed, Rosie Cavaliero. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002934/bk_rhuk_002934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Golden State Warriors insider and best-selling author Marcus Thompson delivers the definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history - Kevin Durant. The NBA has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant. Larry Bird wasn’t as quick, Magic Johnson didn’t have such a range, and Michael Jordan wasn’t seven feet tall. Durant handles the ball like Allen Iverson, shoots like Dirk Nowitzki, and has the scoring instincts of Kobe Bryant. He does it in a body that’s about as big as Hakeem Olajuwon. But ultimately, Kevin Durant is like no one but himself. After an incredible first season with Golden State, Kevin Durant earned the coveted NBA Finals MVP award: He was the Warriors’ top scorer in every game of the 2017 Finals, helping the team snatch the title from LeBron James and the defending-champion Cleveland Cavaliers.As a sports columnist for The Athletic Bay Area and longtime beat reporter covering the Golden State Warriors, Marcus Thompson is perfectly positioned to trace Durant’s inspirational journey. KD follows Durant’s underdog story from his childhood spent in poverty outside DC; to his rise playing on AAU teams with future NBA players; to becoming a star and hometown hero for the Oklahoma City Thunder; to his controversial decision to play for the NBA rival Golden State Warriors; to his growth from prodigy into a man, in the first true inside account of this superstar player.KD is a powerful, moving biography of a modern-day legend and an essential listen for all sports fans - or anyone who wants to know: What’s it like to shoot for greatness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Sadzin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009131/bk_sans_009131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In May 2006, armed only with a small rucksack and a staff, Tony Kevin, an overweight, sedentary, 63-year-old former diplomat, set off on an eight-week trek across Spain. But this was not just a very long walk - it was a pilgrimage. From Granada, in the southeast, to Santiago de Compostela, in the far northwest, Tony followed the Via Mozarabe and the Via de la Plata, two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain and Portugal and that all lead to a single destination. In the Middle Ages, the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela was Europe’s most famous centre of pilgrimage, and in recent years it has enjoyed a remarkable revival; every day towards noon, hundreds of hot, tired, and dusty pilgrims stream into Santiago Cathedral for the daily Pilgrim’s Mass. What, in our busy, materialistic 21st century, is this apparently anachronistic phenomenon all about? What drives tens of thousands of people of all nationalities and creeds to make long, exhausting walks across the cold mountains and hot tablelands of Spain, to take part finally in a medieval Christian liturgy of spiritual renewal and reconciliation with God? Walking the Camino beautifully captures the flavour of what it was like to walk the camino, and is filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about the nature of contemporary Spain. And because pilgrimage is such a deeply personal experience that has the potential to unlock the deepest recesses of hidden memory and conscience, it is also a profound personal meditation on the nature of modern life. It will be of interest to people who contemplate making, or who have made this walk; to those interested in the politics and culture of contemporary Spain; and indeed anyone who appreciates fine travel writing. Tony Kevin served in the Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister´s departments over a 30-year period, and was Australia´s ambassador to Poland and Cambodia. His other award-winning book is A 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Millar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021274/bk_adbl_021274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as ´´The City Too Busy to Hate,´´ a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so many whites fled the city for the suburbs that Atlanta earned a new nickname: ´´The City Too Busy Moving to Hate.´´ In this reappraisal of racial politics in modern America, Kevin Kruse explains the causes and consequences of ´´white flight´´ in Atlanta and elsewhere. Seeking to understand segregationists on their own terms, White Flight moves past simple stereotypes to explore the meaning of white resistance. In the end, Kruse finds that segregationist resistance, which failed to stop the civil rights movement, nevertheless managed to preserve the world of segregation and even perfect it in subtler and stronger forms. Challenging the conventional wisdom that white flight meant nothing more than a literal movement of whites to the suburbs, this book argues that it represented a more important transformation in the political ideology of those involved. In a provocative revision of postwar American history, Kruse demonstrates that traditional elements of modern conservatism, such as hostility to the federal government and faith in free enterprise, underwent important transformations during the postwar struggle over segregation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014716/bk_tant_014716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know how modern life got to where it is today? Hear about the 50 most important events in modern history, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: The defeat of Napoleon in 1815 The spring of Nations in 1848 Einstein´s theory of relativity in 1905 The first motorized airplane flight in 1903 Gandhi´s civil disobedience in 1947 The global financial crisis in 2007 And many many more Download your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069754/bk_acx0_069754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, author Phillip Campbell´s historical expertise and story-telling ability make history come alive like never before. The Story of Civilization emphasizes presenting world history as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. Volume III: The Making of the Modern World continues the journey where Volume II left off amidst the Renaissance, quickly diving into the history-altering events of the Reformation. This fracturing of the Church dramatically altered the course of modern Europe and the world at large. This volume brings us through present-day Europe, showing us the effects of two world wars and how the Church responded to these changing times. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted. Children will meet great figures like Sts. Pius V, Thomas More, John Vianney, and Margaret Mary Alacoque, as well as powerful leaders like Napoleon and Kings Henry VIII of England and Louis XIV of France. Did you know…Columbus called Native Americans ´´Indians” because he thought he had landed in India?Henry VIII was once known as ´´Defender of the Faith”?Five popes were known as the ´´prisoners of the Vatican” because they never left the Vatican grounds for 60 years?King Louis XIV was known as the ´´Sun King” because of the bright brilliance of his palace at Versailles?The Soviet Union built what was called ´´the Iron Curta 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124103/bk_acx0_124103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping narrative of the Truman administration´s response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong´s Communist forces in 1949 - an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. In the opening months of 1949, US President Harry S. Truman found himself faced with a looming diplomatic catastrophe - ´´perhaps the greatest that this country has ever suffered´´, as the journalist Walter Lippmann put it. Throughout the spring and summer, Mao Zedong´s Communist armies fanned out across mainland China, annihilating the rival troops of America´s onetime ally Chiang Kai-shek and taking control of Beijing, Shanghai, and other major cities. As Truman and his aides - including his shrewd, ruthless secretary of state, Dean Acheson - scrambled to formulate a response, they were forced to contend not only with Mao but also with unrelenting political enemies at home. Over the course of this tumultuous year, Mao would fashion a new revolutionary government in Beijing, laying the foundation for the creation of modern China, while Chiang Kai-shek would flee to the island sanctuary of Taiwan. These events transformed American foreign policy - leading ultimately to decades of friction with Communist China, a long-standing US commitment to Taiwan, and the subsequent wars in Korea and Vietnam. Drawing on Chinese and Russian sources as well as recently declassified CIA documents, Kevin Peraino tells the story of this remarkable year through the eyes of the key players, including Mao Zedong, President Truman, Secretary of State Acheson, Minnesota congressman Walter Judd, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the influential first lady of the Republic of China. Today, the legacy of 1949 is more relevant than ever to the relationships between China, the United States, and the rest of the world as Beijing asserts its claims in the South China Sea and tensions endure between Taiwan and the mainland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005294/bk_rand_005294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Struggling coming up with marketing ideas to compete against billion-dollar direct writers? We are in an era of dramatic change and disruption in the insurance-services industry. If you´re plan is to have a Yellow Pages ad and just hope people call...good luck. Hope is not a system. This audiobook is packed full of creative ideas and systems for marketing. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Doten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118247/bk_acx0_118247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.