Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Erica Ridley´s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants. No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She´s convinced his heart is ice - until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy. The Duke of Ravenwood isn´t cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross - a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn´t know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other´s company long enough to turn a compromise into love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079729/bk_acx0_079729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Erica Ridley´s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he´s missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man - and he´ll ensure she gets one. Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool´s chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074516/bk_acx0_074516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Home is where the hideout, er - heart is. Psychic Karen Ridley has been avoiding her family, the Pack, for years. When the psychic community turns against her, however, she heads home and right into the arms of her favorite furry childhood friend, Brandon Weis. Lone wolf and outsider to his Pack, Brandon has struggled for years against the stigma of his youth. Now, danger stalks Karen, the one female who holds his redemption. To keep his woman safe he must claim her as his mate. But to have a future in the pack they must find a way to forgive the past. Rating: Contains violence, adult language, and graphic sexual content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terran McGahae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019710/bk_acx0_019710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Chris Anderson´s TED Talks The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk, this is an insider´s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience´s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form. This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don´t be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think. Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert, Mary Roach, Matt Ridley, and dozens more - everything from how to craft your talk´s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is the 21st-century´s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-listen for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas. Available in a variety of formats, it is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Utley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071255/bk_acx0_071255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk... ...this is an insider´s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience´s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form. This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don´t be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think. Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert, Mary Roach, Matt Ridley, and dozens more - everything from how to craft your talk´s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is the 21st-century´s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-listen for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007763/bk_brll_007763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen of America´s favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic, with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors´ passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others all share a mysterious affection for things piscatorial when not busy writing best-selling books. This collection of all-original short stories will entertain even the most discriminating mystery reader. This collection includes the following stories: ´´River Tears´´ by Ridley Pearson, ´´Cutthroat´´ by Mark T. Sullivan, ´´Blue on Black´´ by Michael Connelly, ´´Unsnaggable´´ by John Lescroart, ´´Darmstadt´´ by Andrew Winer, ´´Cherchez La Femme´´ by Dana Stabenow, ´´Sandy Brook´´ by Don Winslow, ´´The Nymph´´ by Melodie Johnson Howe, ´´Tight Lines´´ by James W. Hall, ´´Every Day Is a Good Day on the River´´ by C. J. Box, ´´Death by Honey Hole´´ by Victoria Houston, ´´The Blood-Dimmed Tide,´´ by Will Beall, ´´Dead Drift´´ by Spring Warren, ´´Granite Hat´´ by Brian M. Wiprud, ´´Mr. Brody´s Trout´´ by William G. Tapply, and ´´Luck´´ by T. Jefferson Parker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Nelson, Justine Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001370/bk_tant_001370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Diehard Dad´s Army fan Phill Jupitus has selected four of his favorite episodes from the evergreen radio series, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn. ´´The Man and the Hour´´, 28 January 1974; ´´My British Buddy´´, 18 May 1976; ´´Time On My Hands´´, 3 August 1976; and ´´A Soldier´s Farewell´´, 8 April 1975.As he says, ´´There are episodes here you will be familiar with and some you may never have heard, but what I can promise is that they are all achingly funny.´´´´The Man and the Hour´´ is the first ever episode of the radio series, in which Mainwaring sets up a troop of Local Defence Volunteers (´´Come on Adolf, we´re ready for you!´´).´´My British Buddy´´ finds Mollie Sugden guest starring as a Walmington inhabitant besotted with the new GIs in town; while ´´Time On My Hands´´ finds a German airman snagged by his parachute on the town hall clock.In ´´A Soldier´s Farewell´´, Mainwaring dreams he is Napoleon at Waterloo, with Wilson an elegant Duke of Wellington. Providing stalwart support to the stars are John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn, John Le Mesurier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000865/rt_bbcw_000865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie-arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga. Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of previously unpublished interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos. The result is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at the trials and triumphs, risks and close calls, inspiration, perspiration, and imagination that went into every facet of this cinematic masterpiece. Here´s the inside scoop on: ? the evolution of the script, from story conference and treatment to fifth draft, as conceived, written, and rewritten by George Lucas, famed science-fiction author Leigh Brackett, and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan ? the development of new key characters, including roguish hero Lando Calrissian, sinister bounty hunter Boba Fett, and iconic Jedi Master Yoda ? the challenges of shooting the epic ice planet battle in the frozen reaches of Norway and of conjuring up convincing creatures and craft-from tauntauns and snowspeeders to Imperial walkers ? the construction of a life-sized Millennium Falcon and the swamp planet Dagobah inside a specially built soundstage in Elstree Studios ? the technique behind master Muppeteer Frank Oz´s breathing life into the breakthrough character Yoda ? the creation of the new, improved Industrial Light & Magic visual effects facility and the founding of the now-legendary Skywalker Ranch In addition, of course, are rare on-the-scene interviews with all the major players: actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse; director Irvin Kershner; producer Gary Kurtz; effects specialists Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett; composer John Williams; and many others. Punctuating the epic account is a bounty of drawings, storyboards, and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and Ivor Beddoes, along with classic and rare production photos. An added bonus is a Foreword by acclaimed director Ridley Scott. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a fittingly glorious celebration of an undisputed space-fantasy movie milestone. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
- Archer - Die Abenteuer eines Rennpferdes: Australien im Jahre 1862: Der ,,Victorian Turf Club´´ veranstaltet in Melbourne erstmalig das legendäre Pferderennen mit den teuersten Pferden Australiens, das später weltweit als Melbourne Cup in die Geschichte eingeht. Der Stallbursche Dave überredet seinen Herrn, ihn mit dem Rennpferd Archer an diesem Rennen im über 500 km entfernten Melbourne teilnehmen zu lassen. Die Reise dorthin ist beschwerlich und voller Abenteuer. Aber Dave und Archer werden mit dem Gewinn des ersten Melbourne Cups für die Strapazen belohnt. Die Geschichte basiert auf einer wahren Begebenheit.- Phar Lap - Legende einer Nation:Ein australisches Pferd wird von seinem Trainer bis zur völligen Erschöpfung gedrillt, um einen Sieger zu produzieren. Der Plan mißlingt, das Pferd kann sich nicht beweisen. Durch die dann aufopferungswillige und liebevolle Pflege durch den Pfleger Tommy Woodcock kommt das Pferd wieder auf die Beine und entwickelt sich zu einem einzigartigen Rennpferd. Es gewinnt ein Rennen nach dem anderen und wird zu einem Favoriten für das größte Pferderennen der Welt. Diese Siege rufen aber in einem von Korruption und Betrug geprägtem Sport jede Menge Neider auf den Plan und so endet diese fast an ein Märchen erinnernde Erfolgsstory in einem Alptraum für eine ganze Nation.... - Dreamer - Ein Traum wird wahr:Früher hatte Pferdetrainer Ben Crane seine eigene Farm, inzwischen muss er für den überheblichen Stallbesitzer Palmer arbeiten, um die Familie über Wasser zu halten. Ben trainiert für Pferderennen, darunter auch die große Hoffnung des Stalls, die junge Stute Sonya. Doch als sich das Pferd bei einem Rennen ein Bein bricht, verlangt Palmer, das Tier sofort zu töten. Seiner Tochter Cale zuliebe wiedersetzt sich Ben der Anweisung und verliert prompt seinen Job. Um ihrem verzweifelten Vater zu helfen, fasst Cale einen tollkühnen Plan. Sie will Sonya gesund pflegen, damit das Pferd wieder Rennen laufen kann. Ihre entschlossene Beharrlichkeit gibt schließlich auch ihrem Vater neuen Mut. Von nun an kennen die beiden nur ein Ziel: Sonya soll beim berühmten Breeders Cup laufen... Darsteller:Dakota Fanning, Judy Morris, Nicole Kidman, Richard Morgan, Tom Burlinson, Claire Corbett, David Morse, Justin Ridley, Kelvyn Worth, Martin Vaughan, Paul Bertram, Robert Grubb, Russell Kurt, Simon Wells, Tony Barr