Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him ´´the master storyteller´´ and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris. In these seven monologues, recorded before live audiences at New York´s Performance Space 122, Daisey tells true stories from his life that range from the terrible beauty of his rural Maine hometown, to shipping weapons to the Middle East, to the unintentionally hilarious dangers of defending free speech. In Where Water Meets With Water, Mike explores the geography of his hometown in far northern Maine, where the natives wait for the St. John´s River´s ice to melt every spring and barber shops are filled with talk of how many bodies of the winter´s lost will be found headed out to sea. Playing counterpoint are the details of a new Manhattan institution: a divorce party for friends who want their marriage to disintegrate cleanly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Daisey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/dais/000001/pf_dais_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charity Truitt was fighting yet another panic attack that made it increasingly clear she was not going to complete the corporate merger between the Truitt department store chain and Loftus Athletic Gear. She was not going to marry Brett Loftus either.... Notorious deal maker Elias Winters had changed gears and soon after, settled in Whispering Waters Cove. He´d been studying martial arts and Asian philosophy with one burning goal in mind - only to discover that he´d been swept into unknown emotional seas.... Facing crises of career and heart, two of the most powerful corporate figures in the Northwest are now borne by the currents of fate to the same small Washington town, and to their respective shops - a bookstore for Charity and a small curiosity shop for Elias. But no one, especially Charity Truitt, believes that Elias Winters has suddenly stopped out swimming the corporate sharks just to run a small business. As Charity and Elias begin a cautious exploration of each other´s pasts, hidden agendas, and libidos, they discover one thing they definitely have in common: a martial arts master, he´s a novice at relationships; a formidable executive, she´s starting in the mailroom when it comes to love. After two shocking murders, Charity and Elias really join forces to catch a killer - and become next in line for an early demise. In a story that is at once a 1990s Hepburn-Tracy affair and an astute observation of life in the Northwest, Deep Waters resonates with wit, vivid characters, and a mystery-romance to die for. Jayne Ann Krentz, as always, is a master! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Diaz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005886/bk_sans_005886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use this powerful prepping guide for food and water storage to keep your family safe. This book has actionable prepper survival information pertaining to water and food storage to maximize your chances of survival in any disaster situation. We all know one thing is certain about the future, and that´s the fact that it is always uncertain. You just cannot predict with 100 percent certainty what the future will be like. However, using information (or let me refer to it as ´´research´´) gathered from different sources, it is possible to sort of predict some aspects about the future, even without 100 percent certainty. Think about it: With the growing natural disasters, growing political tensions around the world, changing weather conditions, global warming, and many other possible threats, social order is never far from being disrupted any minute. So what would you do if the world you know was to come to a standstill? What would you do if there were no shops to buy your household supplies for several days, weeks, or even months? What would happen if you were cut off from civilization? What would you do if the piped water that you are so used to is no longer available for at least a month? Well, I know the thought of all that is giving you chills. While these are all possible things that can make your life difficult, the question that remains is; what are you going to do about it? Will you sit and wait for disasters to take you and everything you´ve built for years? Of course, like everyone, you definitely would want to fight until the end to stay alive. But the truth is, you cannot fight until the end if you don´t have the knowledge and resources to keep you alive. That´s why I created this book to help you along the journey to preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Carlos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063612/bk_acx0_063612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edinburgh, home to the Scottish Parliament, is on the itinerary of many visitors to Scotland. Delightful water-colour mapping, with individual paintings of all the main sights and landmarks. Popular areas at larger scale, hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, comprehensive travel information and index.
The Colorado capital of today is a far cry from the cattle country of a generation ago. The growing city with a small-town ambiance has become a full-fledged metropolis. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, for instance, is nearly as big as New York´s Lincoln Center. Denver is the center of finance and commerce in the Southwest, the nation´s fastest growing region. The new families have reclaimed old downtown neighborhoods, such as historic Capitol Hill; they restored the old brick and frame homes, and have made the area thrive again. Lovers of haute cuisine will find their pleasure in scores of restaurants. Denver boasts over 100 named parks of various sizes and shapes that stretch in every direction. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second-largest performing arts center in America. The complex is entered under an 80-foot-high, block-long glass arch that leads to nine theatres offering over 9,200 seats. Highlights of the center include the 2,800-seat Buell Theatre, home to top Broadway road shows such as Phantom of the Opera; Boettcher Concert Hall, the first symphony hall in-the-round in the nation; and the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, which has four theatres and the West´s largest resident acting company. Or why not try Idaho Springs, nearby? Stroll along its short main street. Step into a leather shop selling beaver hats or a little rock store that also sells gems and beads. Explore Idaho Springs´ old gold mines. The Mount Evans Highway leads from downtown to the top of North America´s highest automobile road atop 14,264-foot-high Mount Evans. This is just a start. This guide goes on to cover Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Pueblo, and much more. For each destination, the places to stay and the restaurants are described, the walks and hikes, the adventures on water, the shops, the history, and everything else you need to know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heidi Mattson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020793/bk_acx0_020793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this beautiful and diverse island. Explore Cagliari´s atmospheric Old Town, soak up some sun on Alghero´s beaches or learn about the island´s ancient history at Su Nuraxi: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Sardinia with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sardinia: - Over 15 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Sardinia, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations depict famous sights such as the Nuraghic Village of Tiscali, the ancient city of Tharros, the windswept Maddalena Archipelago and more - Colour photographs of Sardinia´s ancient sites, unique wildlife, beautiful landscapes including its sandy beaches and mountainous interior, picturesque towns and more - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about this island´s unique history and culture, traditional festivals, natural beauty, delicious cuisine, renowned wines, shops and markets, water and outdoor sports, and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Cagliari and the South, the Eastern Coast, Central Sardinia and Barbagia, the Western Coast, the North and Costa Smeralda - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sardinia is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to this incredible Italian island. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent Heading to the mainland? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, is always getting into trouble. When she isn’t choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion or eating Chappie dog food for a bet, she’s accidentally setting fire to the local school. Mary is a trouble magnet. And unlike her brothers, somehow she always gets caught.... Britain in the 1970s is a world where R. White´s lemonade is drunk in secret, curry comes in a box marked "Vesta"; and beanz meanz Heinz. In Mary’s family money is scarce. Clothes are hand-me-downs, holidays are a church day out to Hastings, and meals are variations on a potato theme. But these are good times, and everything revolves around the force of nature that is Theresa, Mary’s mum. When tragedy unexpectedly blows this world apart, a new chapter in Mary’s life opens up. She takes to the camp and glamour of Harrods window dressing like a duck to water, and Mary, Queen of Shops is born.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Portas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001986/bk_rhuk_001986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Milk the Iron Cow begins in the months leading up to December 7, 1941, during World War II. The story is set in the Midwestern city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee has a huge industrial capacity: foundries, machine-shops, factories, rails systems, and water-ways. The lake-port and river docks are beehives of ships loading soldiers and war materials. Day and night, on the streets near the docks, there is a constant roar of motors as trucks arrive and leave from loading and unloading stations. This is a time when the industrial might of the US was converted from making automobiles and washing machines to airplanes and bombs; a time when men carried guns instead of lunch pails; a time when machines stood idle because there was no white men to operate them; a time when white women left home to take the place of white men in the factories. This is a time when most unions and companies continued to ban Negroes from skill-training or employment in all but janitorial jobs; a time when white men refused to have black men work alongside them; a time when colored men and women protested racial discrimination in employment, and along with the Urban League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and A. Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping-Car Porters´ Union, took that protest to the streets, the courts, and to the president of the United States. Milk the Iron Cow is for lovers of a good story. Educators could find it entertaining and informative as a supplement in courses such as American History, Ethnic Studies, Social Studies, and African and African American Studies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adolphus Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051790/bk_acx0_051790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Join our editors for a tour of their finest finds - from secret swimming spots to cracking cocktails and dapper shops - within the eminently admirable Swedish capital. Stockholm has a world-leading design scene, picture-book palaces and an enviable berth in the waters of an idyllic archipelago - so to say that it´s an easy city to fall for sounds a little trite. But it´s more than looks that grace this place (even if a dedicated Beauty Council does oversee the architectural developments). There´s also a crop of new restaurants that has brought variety to a once one-dimensional food scene - one that´ now fast outstripping the old-hat New Nordic movement with its fresh approach to informality and charm. In the hotel industry too, recent openings have upstaged the staid options, while the shops teem with Swedish-made goodies and fashion-forward brands. We steer clear of the glumly predictable tourist fodder and over-hyped openings in favour of the time-tested, the independent, and the winsome. You might not see it in the still waters of Lake Mälaren, which surrounds the 14 islands that constitute Stockholm, but there´s a tide of optimism and change-for-the better cresting just beyond the Baltic Sea.