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What’s there left to say about Tim Tebow? He’s brilliant and appalling, inspiring and annoying - a straightforward young man who somehow played and prayed his way into being the most enigmatic figure in American sports. In the essay-length Kindle Single ´´The Gospel According to Tim´´, Joseph Bottum argues that Tebow strikes a nerve because he has slipped beyond all the usual categories of our wink-and-nudge culture of irony. And he’s done that mostly by being simply who he is: not a football-playing theologian but, in essence, a mystic: ´´Isn’t that what everyone who has met Tebow does? Believe in him, I mean: believe that he’s for real. The young man is drunk on charity, in the same way he’s drunk on the endorphins that race through his body during his strenuous daily workouts. In the same way he’s drunk on the excitement of winning and losing football games before roaring crowds. In the same way he’s drunk on what the medieval mystics used to call ´the gift of tears´, weeping easily and often. In the same way he’s drunk on his constant conversation with the Lord, referring all his victories and all his losses up to heaven. ´´Tim Tebow isn’t a Christian theologian. He’s a Christian mystic - intoxicated, as all mystics are, with God. He’s King David, dancing in the joy of his youth before the Ark of the Covenant.´´ Joseph Bottum, a writer in the Black Hills, is the author of the best-selling Kindle Single ´´Dakota Christmas´´. He is, the essayist Andrew Ferguson has written, ´´one of America’s most gifted writers, with a perfect ear and a matchless style´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018827/bk_adbl_018827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On an extravagant evening in May 100 years ago, the scandalous premiere of The Rite of Spring rocked the epicenter of culture and fashion - Paris - and sent aftershocks across the world. Not bad for a ballet! But this was no traditional scamper in tulle and pink toe-shoes, but a bold provocation by a trinity of avant-garde genius: composer Igor Stravinsky, choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky (the first male god of dance), and impresario Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballet Russes. Anticipation was high, the audience came ready to rumble, and when the curtain went up, civil war broke out in the seats - an orgy of catcalls, hisses, hecklings, and slaps. Audiences have gotten unruly before and since in the theater, but this was a moment of reckoning that split the young century in two, announcing the birth of modernism and the death of la belle epoque. What happened that riotous night and why does it ring in our ears and bones a century later? James Wolcott, a columnist for Vanity Fair and author of the Kindle Single The Gore Supremacy, takes it apart and puts it back together in Wild in the Seats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018458/bk_adbl_018458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of what I know about myself, I have learned from playing Schumann.” (Jonathan Biss) World-famous pianist Jonathan Biss has had a special relationship with composer Robert Schumann since he was a child. Avoiding traditional biography and dense musical criticism, Biss writes a moving tribute to one of the most vulnerable composers in classical music history in his second Kindle Single: A Pianist Under the Influence. Biss´s first Kindle Single, Beethoven´s Shadow, has been a best seller on Amazon since its release, in December 2011. A Pianist Under the Influence reflects on Biss´ lifelong, intense, multilayered relationship with the composer´s music and historical treatment. As Biss writes from the unique position of performer, scholar, and fan, his work is both a personal and professional love letter to the 19th-century composer. An engaging listen for anyone interested in the creative process, it also includes a guide for listeners who wish to delve further into the material. A Pianist Under the Influence is an important aspect of Biss´ 2012-2013 focus on Schumann, during which Biss and several hand-picked collaborators will perform Schumann´s work; music by his notable influences such as Beethoven, Schubert, and Purcell; and selections from his long list of successors ranging from Berg and Jancek to 26-year-old composer Timothy Andres. At the core of the project is four sets of concerts, curated by Biss, including series at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, and San Francisco Performances. UNKNOWN N N ©2012 Jonathan Biss;(P)2013 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B00DDTQ3E2?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00DDTQ3E2?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Undead (Unabridged) 3.95 AVAILABLE Undead (Unabridged) Undead (Unabridged) Frank Delaney The ultimate back story of the original Dracula, and its creator, Bram Stoker.... Frank Delaney Audible Studios 2013-06-17 07:00:00 66 B00CTRYOAE English - Nonfiction English 2013-05-14 05:00:00 1.00 2.60 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/adbl/011674de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011674/bk_adbl_011674_sample.mp3 Kindle Single The ultimate back story of the original Dracula, and its creator, Bram Stoker. Best-selling author Frank Delaney deconstructs the Vampire myth through the ages, and shows us how Stoker’s 1897 novel, one of the most widely read books of all time, heightened the allure of sex, the glamour of blood, and the defeat of death in a way that continues to pulse - and faster than ever - on the page and on the screen. UNKNOWN N N ©2011 Frank Delaney;(P)2013 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B00CTRYOAE?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00CTRYOAE?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Heart Block (Unabridged) 22.95 AVAILABLE Heart Block (Unabridged) Heart Block (Unabridged) Melissa Brayden Happily ever after is easier said than done.... Mia Chiaromonte Audible Studios 2013-07-16 07:00:00 579 B00DIAZ5OK English - Romance English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/adbl/011730de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011730/bk_adbl_011730_sample.mp3 Bold Strokes Books Happily ever after is easier said than done.... Sarah Matamoros can’t complain. After immigrating from Mexico when she was nine years old, she’s content with the life she’s made for herself in sunny San Diego. She works hard at her mother’s housecleaning service by day and spends the evenings with her quirky eight-year-old daughter, Grace. From a very young age, Emory Owen had several concepts drilled into her head. Success is everything. Be the best. Fight your way to the top. Expectations were high in the Owen household and the world was watching. Born into a high society family, Emory never wanted for anything...at least anything money could buy. When she meets Sarah, hired to sort her mother’s home, her sterile life suddenly sparks into color. But when the emotional logistics of combining two very different worlds proves to be too much, a terrifying turn of events spurs the question: If love exists, can it really find a way? UNKNOWN N Y ©2012 Melissa Brayden;(P)2013 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B00DIAZ5OK?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00DIAZ5OK?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Mayfair Moon: The Darkwoods
From the author of the acclaimed 1970 chronicle Fire and Rain, an eye-opening look at yet another pivotal moment in American history - 1976, the year the spirit of rock & roll re-energized the country. By the mid ´70s, America was stuck in a post-Watergate malaise. Then came Jimmy Carter, ´´Rocky´´, the Ramones, Apple computers, and a slew of awards for a new late-night series called Saturday Night Live. Each of those milestones arrived in 1976 - and marked the moment the counterculture became the culture. Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the participants, Browne - a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of Fire and Rain and Dream Brother - vividly chronicles the year America went rock & roll in everything from politics to technology. The Spirit of ´76 will make you think anew about an under-appreciated moment in the country - and will make you wonder if its optimistic, can-do spirit of reinvention and renewal will ever come again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Jason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022179/bk_adbl_022179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beatles´ third tour of North America was nearly a year in the planning. By late 1964, manager Brian Epstein knew that they were not only the biggest act in his stable: they had become the biggest act on earth. America worshipped them. Somewhere different for the start of this tour, in New York - somewhere appropriately massive - had to be found. It was: a baseball stadium in Flushing, Queens. On August 15, 1965, The Beatles played the concert of their lives there. This is that story. Here also are the huge strides in writing, musicianship, and recording the group made in the 12 months or so leading up to Shea Stadium. Some of this was played at the gig but little above the screams was heard. The Beatles at Shea 50 years ago remains, nonetheless, a watershed 1960s moment: the climax in the live career of the greatest quartet the world has known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027408/bk_adbl_027408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist Oliver Broudy spent a day talking with mega pop star Justin Bieber as they cruised Beverly Hills in his Rolls Phantom - shopping at Saint Laurent, dodging crazed fans, consulting his health guru, pumping iron at an elite club, and dining at Spago´s. In the whisper quiet of the Rolls, Justin slowly reveals himself. After building a career on youthful charisma, he says he´s finally ready to leave the boyish persona behind and become a man. But are you ready to believe him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Techosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027375/bk_adbl_027375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the autumn of 1996, Joel and Ethan Coen were a few months from filming their seventh feature film, The Big Lebowski. Their sixth, Fargo, had been released that March to acclaim; awards would follow. Alex Belth, a 25-year-old aspiring filmmaker, landed a job as their personal assistant on Lebowski--and for the next year was the fly on the wall as the Coens created the movie that would become an enduring classic. First as their personal assistant and then as an assistant film editor, Belth observed everything from the preproduction work of location scouting, casting, and rehearsals all the way through filming and postproduction. Belth witnessed when Jeff Bridges and John Goodman met for the first time and rehearsed their iconic roles as The Dude and Walter; when a private screening was held for Alan Klein, the Rolling Stones´ notorious former business manager; and long sessions with the Coen brothers in the editing room, as they tied their movie together. The Dudes Abide is the first behind-the-scenes account of the making of a Coen Brothers movie and offers an intimate, firsthand narrative of the making of The Big Lebowski--including never-before-revealed details about the making of the film and insight into the inner workings of the Coen Brothers´ genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022169/bk_adbl_022169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joe Eszterhas and Mel Gibson had a global confrontation in April of this year over their movie The Maccabees. Heaven and Mel is Eszterhas´ explosive, unabridged, no-holds-barred account. It is a Hollywood story, but it´s not. It is the story of love and hatred, of anti-Semitism and fathers and sons, and of a movie star´s tragic sexual obsession. It is the story of God and the Devil, devastating but often hilarious. It is Joe Eszterhas at his best: two-fisted, movingly sensitive, always outrageous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Halligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022180/bk_adbl_022180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.