In 1900, aged 22, Charles Stewart Rolls was the best known motorist in Britain, better known than Jeremy Clarkson today, having won the ´´Thousand Mile Trial´´ of that year, the event that launched motoring as a practical popular concept. Rolls followed his success in the Trial by racing in highly dangerous inter-city races in Europe. He drove the fastest time ever achieved in Britain, although this was never ratified. At the same time, Rolls ran a large car-sales and service showroom in London, employing 70 staff with space for 200 cars. In the span of six months, he persuaded the secretary of the Automobile Society of Great Britain and Ireland to join him, and then, shortly after, discovered Henry Royce with whom his name is now forever linked. This triumvirate of talented engineers and businessmen took Rolls-Royce Ltd. to the pinnacle of motor and aero engineering that the company has occupied ever since. Rolls helped create the new sport of hot-air ballooning and raced his balloon for his country. He then joined a select band of intrepid pioneers who risked all to prove the theory of powered flight. He was first to fly the English Channel both ways but weeks later perished at the Bournemouth Air Show. Engineer, salesman, aristocrat, pioneer, and businessman, Charles Rolls offers us a timely reminder of British invention, courage, and ingenuity more than 100 years ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051842/bk_acx0_051842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Janice Newton avoids close ties by directing all her energy toward her job and using her well-developed defense system to keep everyone, especially the coworker she secretly craves, at arm´s length. But will her fear of reopening old wounds keep her from a relationship with the one person who sees through her tough exterior and into her vulnerable heart? Miguel Rosas has developed a strategy of his own: one that should tumble Janice´s walls, if only he can execute it. A burning dinner, intrusive relatives, and a secret from his past conspire to keep his plans half baked, though he´s determined to get things sizzling. This standalone novella featuring characters from Melanie Greene´s Rocket Man brings Janice and Miguel together for a long-anticipated date that threatens to become an epic disaster. Little does Miguel know that the very problems he´s trying to quell provide the insights that finally make Janice ready to roll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031310/bk_acx0_031310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit. A friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a self-confessed golf addict ever since. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is Cooper´s tell-all memoir. In it, he talks candidly about his entire life and career, as well as his struggles with alcohol, how he fell in love with the game of golf, how he dried out at a sanitarium back in the late ´70s, and how he put the last nails in his addiction´s coffin by getting up daily at 7 a.m. to play 36 holes. This is the story of Cooper´s life, and also a story about golf. He rose from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor and on to his status today as one of the best celebrity golfers around - all while rising through the rock ´n´ roll ranks, releasing platinum albums and selling out arenas with his legendary act. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is an unlikely and captivating tale full of wretched excess, life-saving redemption, ghoulish eye makeup, power chords, and five irons to the center of the green. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001167/bk_rand_001167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Published in 1974, Roll, Jordan, Roll is American historian Eugene Genovese´s epic study of slavery in the United States in the late 18th and 19th centuries. It provides a nuanced understanding of the relationship between master and slave. Slave owners saw it as their duty to limit slaves´ freedoms for their own good, as a father might deal with his children. But Genovese looked beyond this notion of paternalism to suggest the relationship was more complex. Slaves did not simply accept their lot passively. They used sophisticated techniques to survive - an acceptance of some of the slave masters´ demands combined with the ability to negotiate certain rights - all the while maintaining their own sense of humanity through song and prayer. Genovese´s uncovering of these relationships caused controversy, because he refused to make simplistic moral claims that slaveholders were ´´bad´´ and slaves were ´´good´´. With Roll, Jordan, Roll, Genovese won the prestigious Bancroft Prize for American history writing, and the book remains a key text on American slavery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060592/bk_acx0_060592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conocido como el Rey del Rock, o simplemente Elvis, fue un artista que se convirtió en el icono por excelencia de la música del siglo XX. La singularidad de su forma de bailar, su voz y sus excesos, lo llevaron al Olimpo de la historia. Durante su carrera protagonizó 31 películas, grabó un total de 150 álbumes y obtuvo 14 nombramientos a los Grammy. Su inesperada muerte aún hoy no es aceptada por sus miles de fans. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000169/bk_olst_000169_sample.mp3.
Edmund Gill Swain (1861-1938) was an English cleric and author. He was a longtime friend of M. R. James, and his ghost stories show James´ influence. ´The Man with the Roller´ is a strange tale about a photograph in which a strange figure of a man with a roller appears and drags the roller from one part of the lawn to another. But how can this happen? Who is the man? Why is he constantly rolling the lawn? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000692/bk_redd_000692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Newbery Honor Award winner and New York Times best seller Roller Girl is a heartwarming tale about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby - perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier´s Smile! For most of her 12 years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid´s life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school...in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.In this graphic novel debut - now adapted for audio - that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverance, and girl power!Performed by Almarie Guerra, with Jesse Bernstein, Ron Butler, Abigail Caro, Robbie Daymond, Giordan Diaz, Em Eldridge, Christopher Gebauer, Kelly Gildea, Kim Mai Guest, Kirby Heyborne, Hillary Huber, Rachel Jacobs, Sarah Jaffe, Linda Korn, Jorjeana Marie, Kathleen McInerney, Alex McKenna, Cassandra Morris, P.J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo, Georgette Perna, Kate Reinders, Tara Sands, Monika Felice Smith, Bahni Turpin,and Julianna Wilson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Almarie Guerra, Various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003418/bk_lili_003418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die mystische Rolle Ein flippiges Buch mit coolen Sprüchen und einer zauberhaften Geschichte für Jugendliche, junge Erwachsene und Junggebliebene. Bei einem Spaziergang mit ihrem Hund Maxi findet Betty auf ungewöhnliche Weise eine alte Schriftrolle. Was es damit auf sich hat, wird sie bald erfahren. Allerdings muss sie dafür ein Rätsel lösen. Auf unheimliche Weise enthüllt sich das Geheimnis der Rolle und Betty steht ein sehr guter Freund zur Seite, der sie in allen Lebenslagen unterstützt. Spontane Lacher sind ebenso garantiert, wie besinnliches Abgleiten in die Mystik. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Rita Heldt. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/012000/bk_edel_012000_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Praised by the Washington Post for his ´´subtle and effective voice´´, award-winning storyteller Pablo Medina has written a new novel, a radiant journey through the mind of Amadeo Terra, a Cuban cigar factory worker confined in a Florida hospital after a stoke has left him paralyzed. His body no longer works, but his mind is very much alive, as is his ruthless and audacious wit. His only human contact is with the callous nurse who constantly scolds him, the orderly who barely acknowledges him, and the nun who prays for Amadeo´s salvation while he fantasizes about what´s under her habit. One day Nurse feeds him mango from a baby-food jar, a departure from the usual bland mush, and the taste of it on his tongue brings memories of his life in Havana flooding back. Once a master cigar roller in Cuba and an imperious patriarch of enormous appetites, Amadeo now confronts the long-buried facts of his previously unexamined life. The Cigar Roller is a tour de force, an evocative portrait of a man whose life, once governed unapologetically by his most base urges, is now reduced mercilessly to its most basic functions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001088/bk_blak_001088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.