A thrilling new holiday novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck. BEFORE HE WAS FATHER CHRISTMAS…HE WAS SIMPLY A FATHER. Thirteen-time #1 national bestselling author Glenn Beck realized years ago that somewhere along the way, his four children had become more focused on Santa than the meaning of Christmas. No matter how he tried, he could not redirect their attention away from presents and elves to the manger instead. Glenn didn´t want to be the Grinch who spoiled the magic of Kris Kringle, so he had to find a unique way to turn his kids back toward the true meaning of Christmas. He decided the best place to start was by first turning Santa himself back toward Christ. That was when one of America´s best storytellers began to craft a tale that would change everything his kids thought they knew about Santa—the incredible story he went on to tell them that Christmas Eve spans over a thousand years and explains the meaning behind the immortality and generosity of the man named Claus. The Immortal Nicholas has now been expanded and reimagined into this novel for adults; a novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart. From the snowy mountains of Western Asia, to the deserts of Egypt, to Yemen´s elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia trees, this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission. In this novel, Glenn Beck fundamentally transforms the figure that the world now mainly associates with shopping, all while staying true to the real story of the baby who brought redemption and salvation to the entire world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Lowell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007169/bk_sans_007169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The day before Christmas, Nick isn´t too thrilled about being dragged along for last-minute shopping with his dad. He´s too excited about what he´ll get for Christmas this year. While Nick waits for his father, he overhears a store Santa, who tells the legend of Saint Nicholas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hewitt James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000505/bk_zond_000505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jill Paris realized at a young age that if she waited for ´´someone special´´ to take her away to far-off destinations, she´d have never left the sofa. In this volume of travel essays she reveals her curious sense of adventure and shows us that an unexpected encounter is often the best souvenir. From attending a couple of strangers´ wedding reception in Belfast, shopping for dirndls in Vienna, miracle-seeking at Lourdes, or discovering the legend of the Black Bitch in Scotland, her penchant for people and a cold pint makes a tasty cocktail mixed with tearful truths and laugh out loud moments that will shock and inspire you to whisk yourself away (if nobody else will). Collection includes stories published in the Travelers´ Tales anthologies The Best Travel Writing 2009, ´´Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana´´ and the forthcoming edition of The Best Women´s Travel Writing Volume 9. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021358/bk_adbl_021358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meg and her mom Sandra are heading to Detroit to do a little cross-border shopping and take in a Tigers game. But Sandra´s passport has expired, and they are turned back. An odd encounter on the Windsor waterfront leads them into a wild night of time travel, rum smuggling, a near drowning, hijackers, customs officials thirsty for bribes, and a chance encounter with controversial baseball legend Ty Cobb. The sound effects and music in this original radio drama will take you back to the 1920s - a time when ´´heading for the wild west´´ meant sneaking into Michigan with a boatload of Canadian contraband. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007287/bk_blak_007287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist John Pender has returned to his home town of Whiteshead to rekindle his marriage. Ex-British Intelligence Officer Dave Johnson has arrived to isolate himself after his fiance is murdered during a mission that went terribly wrong. But excavations for the new shopping centre unearth a mysterious contagion that threatens to throw their lives into chaos. Now the residents of Whiteshead are trapped within a quarantine zone with the military on one side and ravenous hordes on the other. Escape is no longer an option. Far out in the mouth of the estuary a small keep sits forlornly surrounded by an apron of jagged rocks. This refuge has always been unassailable, a place of myth and legend that has grown in folklore through the years. Now, it´s the survivors´ only hope of sanctuary. But there are thousands of flesh-eating infected between them and the keep and time is running out… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Holcomb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016419/bk_adbl_016419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Glosser Bros. Department Store in Johnstown, Pennsylvania has reopened, just for you, in the narration of this one-of-a-kind nonfiction audiobook. For the first time, the whole true story of Glosser´s has been told, on the 25th anniversary of the fabled department store´s closing. Step through the famous doors on the corner of Franklin and Locust Streets, grab a brown-and-white-striped shopping bag, and smell the roasting peanuts and cashews. You´re about to embark on a journey from the humble beginnings of Glosser Bros. to its glory days as a multimillion-dollar corporation and the thrilling battle to save it on the eve of its grand finale. Listen to the stories of the executives, employees, and loyal shoppers who made Glosser Bros. a legend and kept it alive in the hearts and minds of Glosser Nation. Travel back in time to the places and people that made Glosser´s great. Experience the things you loved best about the classic department store, from the roasted nuts to the Shaffer twins to the Halloween windows and amazing sales. Discover secrets and surprises that have never been revealed to the general public until now. Relive the story of a lifetime in a magical tour straight out of your memories and dreams: a grand reopening of a store that never really closed in the hearts of those who loved it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Lord. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029431/bk_acx0_029431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the teachings of Confucius with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure. His teachings have profoundly influenced Asian thought and life. The impact of his life and intellectual ideas have changed human history and it can be argued that he is the most influential philosopher who has ever lived. In China, he is known as K’ung Fu-Tzu, but in the West, he is more popularly known by his Latinized name. Legend and tradition have built up around Confucius since his death around 479 B.C. It is therefore difficult to know who the ´´real” Confucius was. It is hard to separate fact from fiction, truth from legend. What we do know is that Confucius was born in China around 551 B.C. in the relatively small state of Lu, located in Shantung Province. While we cannot be certain of his ancestry, it is highly probable he had aristocrats in his lineage. However, his family had fallen on difficult times and he was raised humbly without wealth or influence around him. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000019/bk_imnd_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the story of Robin Hood with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The story of Robin Hood is one of the most famous legends in the English language. The events of the legend place him in the regency of Prince John, when King Richard the Lionheart was away on crusade. This means if Robin Hood existed, he would have lived in the late twelfth century. The legend of Robin Hood takes place in Sherwood Forest, near the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands, England. It is well known that Robin Hood and his band of merry men were outlaws in the forest. One version of the story states that Robin Hood was a Saxon who was treated unfairly by his Norman overlords. The Normans conquered England in 1066, when William the Conqueror defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings. Following this, William became King of England. He set about stripping the old Saxon aristocracy of their land and titles, giving the honors to his Norman followers instead. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000064/bk_imnd_000064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Launched with the summer ´04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan. From the introduction by Adrian McKinty & Stuart Neville: ´´Few European cities have had as disturbed and violent a history as Belfast over the last half-century. For much of that time the Troubles (1968–1998) dominated life in Ireland´s second-biggest population centre, and during the darkest days of the conflict - in the 1970s and 1980s - riots, bombings, and indiscriminate shootings were tragically commonplace. The British army patrolled the streets in armoured vehicles and civilians were searched for guns and explosives before they were allowed entry into the shopping district of the city centre... Belfast is still a city divided... You can see Belfast´s bloodstains up close and personal. This is the city that gave the world its worst ever maritime disaster, and turned it into a tourist attraction; similarly, we are perversely proud of our thousands of murders, our wounds constantly on display. You want noir? How about a painting the size of a house, a portrait of a man known to have murdered at least a dozen human beings in cold blood? Or a similar house-sized gable painting of a zombie marching across a post-apocalyptic wasteland with an AK-47 over the legend UVF: Prepared for Peace - Ready for War. As Lee Child has said, Belf... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies, Gerard Doyle, John Keating, Terry Donnelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019203/bk_adbl_019203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unprecedented look at the life of Rose Kennedy reveals the private woman who became a political legend. In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography - the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters - unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world. The woman who emerges in these pages is a fascinating character: savvy about her family’s reputation and resilient enough to persevere through the unfathomable tragedies that befell her. As a young woman, she defied her father, Boston mayor John Fitzgerald, by marrying ambitious businessman Joseph Kennedy. During Joe’s diplomatic career, she began carefully calibrating her family’s image, stage-managing photo shoots and interviews of her nine children and herself. After husband Joe’s isolationist views on the eve of World War II made him a political liability, Rose took to the campaign trail for son Jack. Her perfectionism, initially a response to the strictures imposed upon Catholic women, ultimately created a family portrait that resonated in modern politics and media. Perry’s account looks past the fanfare, poignantly revealing the matriarch’s vulnerability. Rose sought solace from crushing personal tragedies and a philandering husband in prayer, habitual shopping, travel, and medication. Initially ashamed and afraid of daughter Rosemary’s mental disability, Rose ultimately shined a light on the affliction, raising millions of dollars for disabled children. An indefatigable campaigner for Jack, Bobby, and Teddy, she had an unshakable Catholic faith that informed their compassionate social policies and her daughters’ philanthropies. This definitive biography, Rose Kennedy provides unequaled access to the life of a remarkable woman who witnessed a century of histor... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013569/bk_adbl_013569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.