As a magician your greatest reward is to astonish and perplex your audience using just a simple pack of cards. And to do that, you need to master more than just the sleights of hand. You have to learn to perform. This revised edition of a classic work offers the budding magician a brilliant introduction to magic. From classic principles and practice to the art of presentation and a collection of astonishing tricks, everything you need is here. An experienced and gifted performer, writer and teacher, Hugard s exceptional combination of skills shines through in the clarity of his explanations. His example has inspired a generation of magicians and will inspire you to succeed in baffling your audience.
After having lived in Taipei for ten years, Troy Parfitt sets out on an epic journey to test the theory that China is ascending toward a position of global hegemony. The result is whirlwind tour of the Chinese world, one that enlightens, astonishes, and entertains. Parfitt shows us he is the perfect China tour guide: the steward of an intimate knowledge of the nation´s history, culture, and psyche yet not serving any interest other than an investigative one. Here is a unique and powerful book, one that will change the way people think about China and its ´´great rise.´´ Why China Will Never Rule the World is a tour de force; vital for anyone wishing to understand what China is, what is has been, and what it is likely to become.
Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three quarters, can do a few tricks, but she astonishes herself and everyone else when she finds she can lift a table, a car and even a bus with no effort at all. Josie becomes famous, and Mr. Two Suit sweeps in with a contract and swoops the whole family off to New York. How Josie copes with fame and fortune, and with the loss of it when she wakes up one day to find she can´t do her trick any more, makes a story of enormous charm, with a tiny, modest, and sensible heroine you have to cheer for. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000021de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Copperfield is one of a series of retellings of classic world literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original in style as well as in character, plot and themes, these retellings make an excellent introduction to these classic tales. Intelligent, lively and enjoyable, they are, in themselves, a real read.When David´s mother marries the malevolent Mr Murdstone, David´s childhood happiness is destroyed forever.Can one lonely little boy show the strength and determination to survive the dangers that lie ahead? Travelling along the rocky road from boyhood to manhood, how can David learn who to trust and who to love? Will David´s friends bring him happiness or heartache?In this inspiring tale of trust, betrayal and courage, Dickens presents a world of colourful characters to amuse us, astonish us, disgust us and move us to tears. Once encountered, David Copperfield´s friends and enemies will never be forgotten. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Bill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rlrd/000003de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro´s Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience. ´´[ Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt.´´--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many.After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself. She quits ballet, marries a good man, and settles in California with him and their son, Harry. But as the years pass, Joan comes to understand that ballet isn’t finished with her yet, for there is no mistaking that Harry is a prodigy. Through Harry, Joan is pulled back into a world she thought she’d left behind - back into dangerous secrets, and back, inevitably, to Arslan.Combining a sweeping, operatic plot with subtly observed characters, Maggie Shipstead gives us a novel of stunning intensity and deft psychological nuance. Gripping, dramatic, and brilliantly conjured, Astonish Me confirms Shipstead’s range and ability and raises provocative questions about the nature of talent, the choices we must make in search of fulfillment, and how we square the yearning for comfort with the demands of art. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Lowman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003816de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sasha is a fighter, the likes of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seen. Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior Kessligh, Sasha´s exquisite swordplay astonishes all who see it. But she is young, untested in battle, and often led by her rash temper. In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties, her willfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Lenin is a land divided by its beliefs: the Verenthane of the ruling class, and the pagan Goeren-yai, amongst whom Sasha now lives. The Goeren-yai value swordplay and honor, and have come to see Sasha as the great spirit who will unite them. But Sasha is still searching for what she believes and must choose her side carefully. Soon she will face her moment of testing. Is she ready to lead? Can she be the savior the Goeren-yai want her to be? ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000338de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you only knew what you could achieve... Would you like to work in a job you like and get paid the salary you deserve? Would you like to spend your free time doing the things you love with the people you care about? Well it really is possible. You can do so much more if you concentrate your efforts on the areas that provide the most benefit and not on the ones that don´t. Less is more! You may not believe it now, but we think you´ll change your mind once you listen to this amazing book. Explore what is known as the 80/20 principle and see how it can be adapted to suit you and your needs. People and businesses have been using this method for years, achieving startling results. Now it is explained for the first time in a clear and concise way with easy to understand examples so that you too can see how you can make the changes to your life that will provide real gains. It will show you how to develop your own 80/20 mindset and how this way of thinking can transform your life. Twenty percent of what you do leads to 80% of the results. Learn what the implications of that can be for you and see how to leverage it to your advantage. Put the odds in your favour and play the game of life - where it´s you who gets to make the rules. Photograph by Jan Cobb Photography Ltd/Getty images Come to the edge, We might fall, Come to the edge, It´s too high! COME TO THE EDGE! And they came And he pushed And they flew... Christopher Logue, ´Come to the Edge´ ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Dillon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/soba/000007de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier´s account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey.Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters - one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon. There, the Sagers settled into an ordinary life...until the day of an Indian massacre. The bravery of the Stouthearted Seven will amaze today´s young listeners. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Roscoe Orman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000618de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes. Pimsleur Hindi, Level 1, Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Hindi. Language: English. Narrator: Pimsleur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/004995de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you´ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes. Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese. Language: English. Narrator: Pimsleur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/002519de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.