The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters:Thrilling Stories of Survivors with Photographs and Sketches. Proprietary
In New York Times best-selling author Dan Gutman´s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history´s most important events. This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can´t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship? The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship´s fateful last voyage like you´ve never heard it before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Turetsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005947/bk_harp_005947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway´s life, compiled by the steward of the Hemingway estate and featuring contributions by his son and grandson. For many people, Ernest Hemingway remains more a compilation of myths than a person: soldier, sportsman, lover, expat, and of course, writer. But the actual life underneath these various legends remains elusive; what did he look like as a laughing child or young soldier? What did he say in his most personal letters? How did the train tickets he held on his way from France to Spain or across the American Midwest transform him, and what kind of notes, for future stories or otherwise, did he take on these journeys? Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts from a Life answers these questions, and many others. Edited and with an introduction by the manager of the Hemingway estate, featuring a foreword by Hemingway’s son Patrick and an afterword by his grandson Seán, this rich and illuminating book tells the story of a major American icon the moments he saw and the thoughts he had every day. It is a one-of-a-kind, stunning tribute to one of the most titanic figures in literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Katakis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008955/bk_sans_008955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine if Rapunzel´s parents were Edwardian preppers. Hazel´s parents saw the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as a portent of doom and locked their daughter away. Isolated and alone, each birthday she wishes to be free, whatever the risk. If only her childhood friend, Henry, would return and breach the high walls. On the front lines of the Great War, Henry kept a token of happier times - a worn photograph of a young girl with long blonde plaits. He returns from war damaged and vowing to do one brave thing to make up for his cowardice: release Hazel from her prison. But could Henry keep her safe in a world ravaged by the pandemic? How can Henry reconcile protecting Hazel with setting her free? Or perhaps the sheltered young woman will teach the soldier a lesson about life, liberating him from a tower of his own construction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008807/bk_blak_008807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of thrilling diving stories. There´s everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster as well as bravery and triumph. Each tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of divers everywhere and some are illustrated with colour photographs. Take the plunge and read about the diver who discovered how to put sharks in a trance and the marine biologist who lost a limb trying to prove that sharks were safe to swim with. There´s the tale behind the Red Sea´s most famous wreck, as well the Titanic´s sister ship that keeps claiming divers´ lives. Read about the politician attacked by a turtle, the saltwater crocodile that lost a sub–aqua scuffle and the eel feeding frenzy that almost claimed a life. The exciting and the extreme rub shoulders with more poetic pieces about the people and places that make up the folklore of this fascinating sport, and some are even brought to life by the author´s photography. This global tour takes you everywhere: from Indonesia to the Caribbean and from the chill waters of Northern Europe to the reefs of the Pacific. Stories of technical pioneers are accompanied by quirky tales of adventure beneath the waves. Every ocean of the world is explored making this essential reading--or a wonderful gift--for divers everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013145/bk_adbl_013145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate laugh-out-loud, good life, meet the eccentric locals, house-hunting, foodie, travel-tour, fun memoir. There were highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as British-born author Diz White scrambled between the Cotswolds, looking for a bargain cottage, and Hollywood taking every hilariously wacky acting job to earn the down payment. Her search doubles as a travel-tour and on her journey she was charged by Chasin´ Mason, the bull, auditioned for a horse’s hind end and trampled by 30 children while wearing a bear suit. But her fondness for this region gave her a sense of community missing from her busy urban life. Will her dream become reality? Find out in this witty love note to the Cotswolds. ´It´s enchanting...very funny. Diz paints an affectionate canvas´ Steven Leigh Morris, L.A. Weekly ´Diz White writes about the Cotswolds with such passion.´ Debbie McGee, BBC The author of this book, which is being put up for a Grammy, is also an actress and plays 70 characters as she narrates Cotswolds Memoir. A travel guide is included as a PDF file. This audio book is co-produced and directed by Emmy Award Winner Marsha Goodman. Cotswolds Memoir is also available in Kindle & Paperback – with photographs - a wonderful souvenir of the Cotswolds. (All versions on Amazon) Diz enjoys hearing from her listeners and readers. Contact her and read her blog on www.DizWhite.com. She is writing a sequel to Cotswolds Memoir and developing a movie of this book. Diz White is in Star Trek Next Generation with Patrick Stewart and wrote and starred in the movie Bullshot with Billy Connolly, produced by Beatle George Harrison’s HandMade Films. Her voice work includes: How to Train Your Dragon, Titanic, Friends, Boston Legal and many more. This recording is copyrighted and all rights to Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage are 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diz White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018312/bk_acx0_018312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spanning the eras from the Titanic (1910s) to mid-century glamour (1950s), Vintage Weddings 101 takes a look at wedding trends and traditions from times gone by, offering lots of information to help you decide on your era and implement elements from that time period into your event. Full of helpful tips about how to choose an era, how to do your research, finding venues, picking vintage rings, authenticity, hair, makeup, music playlists - even how to build relationships and work professionally with your vendors - this is an invaluable resource for putting on a big or small, classy, sophisticated affair. Combining old-fashioned advice with practical knowledge and guidelines for navigating the wedding planning process in a modern world, Vintage Weddings will help you focus on what’s important and what’s not, so you can be well-rested, prepared, and relaxed on your wedding day. Dotted with real-life situations the author and her staff have encountered in her 10 years of attending and planning other peoples’ weddings and experiencing the horror of her own big day being ruined, this book is intended to not only help you put on the glamourous wedding of your dreams but to avoid pitfalls and possible problems along the way and afterwards. Plan your wedding timeline from 18 months down to the day of the event with confidence, manage expectations, and navigate the rocky situations with your vendors, the bridal party, family, friends, and even children like a pro. We wish you the very best as you plan your wedding!About the expert: Celia Morrissey is a historian, vintage enthusiast, and designer. She has worked for over 10 years as a professional photographer and event designer. When it comes to weddings, she has been in the trenches on the wedding day with her clients through both extraordinary, heartwarming and also the unthinkable events. Celia has crafted this book because she wishes somebody had given her this kind of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139355/bk_acx0_139355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.