Mark Twain always had a unique way of sharing stories that never seemed as if they had any real life as a story. Imagine a conversation with Mark and an undertaker. It´s possible the undertaker has just spent too much time by himself, maybe the embalming chemicals were a bit too strong, and maybe he really thinks he talks to his ´clients´. This short story will leave you wondering how such a fun story could come from a funeral home. Your view of the song ´Pop Goes the Weasel´ may never be the same. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000697/bk_mike_000697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you were to guess where and in what era the most effective classroom of all eternity was, what would you say? Would you say Plato´s forums in Athens, or perhaps Albert Einstein´s lecture halls in Switzerland? The most effective classroom of all eternity is in fact right here, in the 21st century. It can be found right on your own laptop, in the comfort of your own home. The most effective classroom of all eternity is none other than Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts allows students to learn and educators to teach from remote locations, eliminating many issues that come with teaching in a traditional classroom, all while increasing quality of learning. Students are allowed to be interactive on forums, and teachers don´t have to waste time traveling to different locations. This makes great teachers accessible to a wider range of learners. In this guide, Kozak explains how best to utilize Google Hangouts in your own classroom. He has a unique take on strategies for teachers that will help make your virtual classroom a supersonic powerhouse that far exceeds a traditional classroom and will keep your students engaged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brenna Hines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097598/bk_acx0_097598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over 40 million Americans have seen Dateline NBC´s ongoing ´´To Catch a Predator´´ series, with an average of 11 million viewers per episode. So far, the Dateline series has led to the arrest of over 200 men and has shown that child predators can be anyone: even those who are the most trusted in the community, including rabbis and teachers. In his book To Catch a Predator, Chris Hansen, the on-air correspondent for one of Dateline´s most successful series, looks deeper into the world of child predators. The book expands beyond the Dateline series to include more commentary from psychological and criminal experts about the origins and methods of child predators, and includes substantive advice for both parents and children on how to protect kids who use the Internet. Hansen also looks at the current methods for treating child predators. To Catch a Predator presents a strong analysis of what some feel is a child-predator epidemic and a startling look at the shortcomings of our systems and society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000426/bk_tant_000426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week, Susie tells us about the education-minded Senator who knows too much about venereal warts, and discusses a genre of men´s books that treats women like mysterious, inhuman trophies. Then, in the ´´Try This At Home´´ mailbag, Susie tells a listener how to deal with busybodies who have a hidden agenda when it comes to your sex life. Don´t forget, you can send your confidential questions and feedback about the show to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 206) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/050610/pf_suzy_050610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Alan meets ´France´s second best racing driver´ Michel Lambert, their discussion ranges from Cyrano de Bergerac to haute cuisine (or ´hot food´, as Alan translates it). Friend of the stars Shirley Dee talks about the new film of her life, whilst ex-hostage Chris Lester is introduced to a surprise guest, the man he was chained to for two years in Liberia. Finally, a drugs scare ends the show on yet another bombshell. Royalty visits the studio for the second programme when the Duchess of Stranraer tells Alan about her work for charity, her campaign against drugs, and career structure within the Royal Family. Comedian Steve Thompson rubs Alan up the wrong way with an impersonation that´s too close to home, and a career ends in tatters when Alan meets the junior minister for Housing, Sandra Peaks, and confronts her on sordid allegations in The Sun. Joining Steve Coogan as he squirms his way across the easy chairs are Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan, Patrick Marber, and David Schneider. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Coogan, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000112/rt_bbcw_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joins us for a cup of tea, won´t you? Katharine Hepburn beckons us into her Connecticut home for a cozy chat and an intimate look at the legend, and the woman behind the legend. Based on the critically acclaimed New York production, the independent, intelligent, feisty Hepburn comes alive once again when Kate Mulgrew, of Star Trek: Voyager fame, slips deftly into the voice and being of the famous actress. The tale opens in 1938 when the 31-year-old Hepburn is five years beyond her first Oscar-winning successes. In the middle of a career slump after a series of movie flops, she waits by the phone to hear whether she nailed the part of Scarlett in a film called Gone With the Wind. The story moves to 1983, when Parkinson´s disease has left her voice shaking, her hand clutching a cane, but her eyes still shining with intelligence, wit and the wisdom that informs a long life lived to the fullest. Tea at Five touches on Hepburn´s turbulent childhood, her 15 year-old brother´s suicide, and her 27-year affair with Spencer Tracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Mulgrew. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/high/000133/pf_high_000133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 15 year old Skye´s mother finally does something so shocking that it can´t be hushed up, the police turn her over to the social workers - and that´s when the nightmare begins. No one will let her talk to her father; the woman who is supposed to be helping her dumps her in a terrifying ´home´ that´s more like a jail. But she still has one friend to turn to: the sympathetic girl she´s met in an Internet chat room, the one who seems to have a home life as unhappy as Skye´s. And Jade offers her a safe place to stay.... Alone in Manchester, nearly penniless, Skye is willing to trust Jade. Even when it isn´t Jade who turns up at the rendezvous but a grown-up man who says he´s Jade´s brother.... Mandasue Heller was born in Cheshire and moved to Manchester in 1982. She spent ten years living in the notorious Hulme Crescents, which have since become the background to her novels. Not only is she a talented writer, but she has also sung in cabaret and rock groups, ´70s soul cover bands and blues jam bands., 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Prendergast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023847/bk_adbl_023847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the Archangel Michael invites Lucifer to a Miami bar for a drink, the Prince of the Damned is confused but excited. He doesn´t miss his old home in Heaven, but he does like to chat with his brother Michael.When Raphael, Enoch, and Gabriel show up, Lucifer is at first angry, then concerned. These kinds of celestial meetings don´t happen often, and when they do, it´s usually due to some existential emergency. His concerns are well-founded when Michael informs Lucifer that the Gaia, mother to all life on Earth, and God have had an argument. Gaia storms out of heaven to be alone in the earth´s core, but before she does, she tells Michael, Enoch, Gabriel, and Raphael to become the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and destroy all human life on Earth. When the four brothers try to talk to God about the issue, he disappears, presumably somewhere on the planet in human form.Well, the brothers are good boys, and always do what mom says; but considering they are about to wipe out over eight billion people, and they can´t find God for advice, they´re going to need a drink. Moreover, they need Lucifer to locate Dad and keep him safe while they destroy the world.The Well: Four Horsemen, is the first book in an ongoing Apocalyptic series. Sometimes horror, sometimes action, sometimes romance, and sometimes sci-fi, but always a wild ride of sarcasm and fun.The Well is a series that will challenge you, entertain you, make you laugh, scare you, titillate you, and then leave you begging for more. One word of caution, however; the series doesn´t pull punches and doesn´t turn its head when things get rough. It´s an existential roller-coaster, and where it stops? Nobody knows.Well, God might if Lucifer can find him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: M.J. Graywood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148567/bk_acx0_148567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peasant food, rustic food, comfort food: no matter what you call it, down-home regional dishes passed from generation to generation remain our favorites. Today, we´ll celebrate the home cook and enjoy simple meals from kitchens around the world. Mario Batali chats about simplicity and Mr. Cutlets finds an unusual dinner. Finally, a walking and noshing tour of New York City´s most delicious neighborhoods. (Broadcast Date: August 17, 2006) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/060817/rt_chef_060817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.