Greatest War Stories Never Told:100 Tales from Military History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Rick Beyer
Brandon Stanton is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he´s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candour. Back in the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project - to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it stayed for many weeks. The appeal of the Humans of New York blog has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon´s following increased tenfold to over 12 million followers on Facebook and is still growing. With his second inspiring look at the residents of New York, let Brandon Stanton and the people he´s photographed astonish you.
The Greatest Music Stories Never Told:100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Rick Beyer
Tired of normal life? Bored of offices with nice scenery and no carcasses strewn around scorched by the killer sun? Then join Bob and Billy, two relatively normal guys, whose lives have been irrevocably changed by an accidental push of a button. ´´We haven´t seen you since the explosion! We´d love to have you visit!´´ And so start the adventures. What happens next is chronicled in Problem Cousin and Other Funny Stories, a new book by Alex Goodwin. From chasing burning Christmas trees down steep mountains to ending world-wide banana shortages, Bob and Billy will take you on an adventure like never before. Together with the two wacky friends, you will: Find out why pickled pigs´ feet are not nearly the delicacy you might expect, Discover the limitations of Personal Panic Places when it comes to fighting roaches, Realize that receiving a parachute from a flight attendant cannot be good news, And more! Bob and Billy´s mishaps and miracles will astonish any listener, and... as Billy always says, ´´TACOS!´´ Even if that didn´t make any sense, still listen to this wacky collection of stories by Alex Goodwin today! It´s sure to tickle your funny bone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027587/bk_acx0_027587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford. Narrators include David Foster Wallace, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, Will Forte, Malcolm Goodwin, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Dennis O´Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Shenkman, Joey Slotnick, and Cory Stoll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis O´Hare, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Meloni, David Foster Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000332/bk_hach_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This thrilling collection of twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale, chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.
The must-have companion to Bill O´Reilly´s historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know. How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson´s life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the ´´gentleman bandit´´ and one of the west´s most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O´Reilly´s Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation´s rich history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Wopat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001937/bk_aren_001937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A novel about learning to live in a world stranger than any tabloid headline Though she´s written dispatches from across the globe - covering the Loch Ness monster, live dinosaurs, and the ever-enigmatic yeti - Vera Perl never leaves the offices of ´´This Week,´´ a supermarket tabloid covering the universe´s stranger side. Her reporting is done entirely inside her own head, and now she¿s contemplating a Bigfoot exposé that will astonish even the most jaded conspiracy theorist. No one is better than Vera at imagining these weird, wild stories, because more than anything, she wants them to be true. One day, she dreams up a scoop about two Brooklyn children whose lemonade stand has amazing curative properties, and is shocked to learn that the children she invented actually exist. The resulting lawsuit sends this master of hoaxes into a very real tailspin, and a search for something even more elusive than Bigfoot: solace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Ochs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016007/bk_adbl_016007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling collection of 21 original stories by an all-star list of contributors - including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart - and yet leave you all the richer for it. INTRODUCTION: EVERYBODY LOVES A ROGUE, read by George R. R. Martin TOUGH TIMES ALL OVER, read by Gwendoline Christie WHAT DO YOU DO?, read by Julia Whelan THE INN OF THE SEVEN BLESSINGS, read by Roy Dotrice BENT TWIG, read by Phil Gigante TAWNY PETTICOATS, read by Ron Donachie PROVENANCE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard ROARING TWENTIES, read by Janis Ian A YEAR AND A DAY IN OLD THERADANE, read by Gwendoline Christie BAD BRASS, read by Gil Bellows HEAVY METAL, read by Scott Brick THE MEANING OF LOVE, read by Conleth Hill A BETTER WAY TO DIE, read by Roy Dotrice ILL SEEN IN TYRE, read by Gethin Anthony A CARGO OF IVORIES, read by Ron Donachie DIAMONDS FROM TEQUILA, read by David Greenlee THE CARAVAN TO NOWHERE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE DEAD WIVES, read by Harriet Walter HOW THE MARQUIS GO... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Donachie, Phil Gigante, Julia Whelan, W. Morgan Sheppard, Gwendoline Christie, George R. R. Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003917/bk_rand_003917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 20 years, a vanished space voyager returns to Earth bearing a dangerous truth that will alter the universe in this powerful, thought-provoking science fiction classic from one of the golden age greats. Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished somewhere in the star system 61 Cygni, an inaccessible corner of the universe that humankind has thus far been unable to explore. Now Asher has returned to Earth, having impossibly survived catastrophic damage to his spacecraft. But the star traveler is not the same man he was when he began his journey two decades earlier. He is, in fact, no longer completely human. And he isn´t alone. But he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy conquerors who consider themselves almost gods and for the nearly human androids they create, enslave, and oppress. It is Asher´s destiny to change everything. His mission has made him a hero to some, a pariah to others - and a target for determined time-traveling assassins from the future whose mission it is to silence him at all costs before everything they cherish is obliterated. A true science fiction visionary, SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak infused thrilling stories of time travel, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and alien contact with powerful, thought-provoking ideas. An enthralling masterwork of speculative fiction that astonishes while exploring humanity in all its disparate aspects, Time and Again can be counted among the prolific, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author´s most brilliantly imagined and successfully realized creations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023177/bk_adbl_023177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.