Tausend ausverkaufte Auftritte und Millionen zufriedener Kunden von Wien bis Berlin (bei Polen): Seit zwanzig Jahren touren die ehemaligen Titanic-Chefredakteure Martin Sonneborn, Thomas Gsella und Oliver Maria Schmitt über die deutschsprachigen Bühnen und zaubern ein Lächeln auf die Gesichter ihres verhärmten Publikums. Die drei sind längst Legende: Sie wurden vom Papst verklagt, vom Bundespräsidenten und der FIFA; sie wurden ausgebuht, bejubelt und gefeiert. Jetzt holen sie alles raus: ein praller Band, randvoll mit waghalsigen Bestechungsaktionen und unvergessenen Tabubrüchen, hinreißenden Beleidigungen und Glanzstücken furchtloser Satire, erprobten wie neuen Texten und Cartoons über den Schwach- und Irrsinn unserer Zeit. Die drei erzählen von ihren Anfängen in den total verrückten Neunzigern bis zu den großen Welterfolgen und der geplanten Auflösung im Jahr 2040, sie geben Einblick in den Touralltag einer Satire-Supergroup (unscharfe Whirlpoolfotos und unveröffentlichte Minibar-Rechnungen), und der EU-Abgeordnete Sonneborn berichtet aus der Parlamentarierhölle in Brüssel. Ein unverzichtbares Kompendium für Fans des gepflegten Hardcore-Humors - und eine aberwitzige Dokumentation der letzten zwanzig Jahre Deutschland.
A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician - or so she thinks.When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group ´´performs´´, the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she ´´plays´´ for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake.Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002410/bk_high_002410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2012 Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope - 24 haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force. More than 2,000 men, women, and children are on board. Here on the first-class promenade is millionaire John Jacob Astor, who hopes his return from Egypt with his pregnant teen bride will invite a minimum of media attention. And here, in the third-class common room, a beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers first love. And there in the distance, shrouded in darkness, an ancient iceberg lies patient, awaiting its encounter. The voices in this wholly unique re-creation of the Titanic disaster span classes and stations, from Margaret (´´the unsinkable Molly”) Brown to Captain E.J. Smith, who went down with his ship; from the lookout and wireless men to a young boy in search of dragons and a gambler in search of fools with money to lose. Slipping in telegraphs, undertaker’s reports, and other historic records, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse into the lives of two dozen passengers and crew, told with astounding emotional power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, Laural Merlington, Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003290/bk_brll_003290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Capturing the spirit of a freewheeling era, this rollicking biography brings to life the gambler-hero who inspired Guys and Dolls. Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin ´´Titanic´´ Thompson (1892-1974) traveled with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. He won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and dangerous games of his own invention. He killed five men and married five women, each one a teenager on her wedding day. He ruled New York´s underground craps games in the 1920s and was Damon Runyon´s model for slick-talking Sky Masterson. Dominating the links in the pre-PGA Tour years, Thompson may have been the greatest golfer of his time, teeing up with Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, and Ray Floyd. He also traded card tricks with Houdini, conned Al Capone, lost a million to Minnesota Fats, and then teamed up with Fats and won it all back. A terrific listen for anyone who has ever laid a bet, Titanic Thompson recaptures the colorful times of a singular figure: America´s original road gambler. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003037/bk_adbl_003037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First written in 1904, the main narrative and text of this incredibly fascinating and rare memoir account - ´´travel story´´ - is by Marie E Duncumb. And like something straight out of a novel; this one hundred and ten year gem had been hidden away in a chest in the attic of an old country house in Essex, England, until it was recently rediscovered in 2008. This ´´First Edition´´ is exactly that - for it has never been published anywhere in the world before and you can count yourself among the very first privileged listeners to ever hear Marie´s delightful firsthand accounts and experiences of her travelling from London, England, via Kings Cross Railway Station to Liverpool Docks - the boarding of the S.S. Celtic and sailing onto New York. The ship was then the world´s largest ship afloat and years prior to the tragic sinking of the S.S. Titanic. Marie notes: ´´We were much later than we expected to be getting to Sandy Hook, the cause being that we had to steam a good many miles further south than we otherwise should have done to avoid the icebergs.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019551/bk_acx0_019551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world´s largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. The author´s bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the aftermath is a tour de force of detailed investigation and the upstairs/downstairs divide.
Of all the places to visit in Manhattan, the southern tip of the island is the most historic. BrightPath Tours welcomes you to our tour of Lower Manhattan! Here you´ll find the city´s oldest chapel - and its first skyscrapers. Here you´ll see the street that began as a barrier, extending from river to river. Today that street is known as Wall Street. Our main tour route is the old trading path that wended its way from the very bottom to the very top of Manhattan Island. You´ve heard the name many times - it´s called Broadway. We´re starting at the Brooklyn Bridge, where we´ll take in the sites of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New York Harbor. From there we´ll take a walk through the canyons of lower Broadway, with stops that include the site where our Founding Fathers met, the location where gold reserves are held, and the building that housed the very first Federal Agency. We´ll also see some of the sites where family and friends of the Titanic passengers waited to hear news of the great ship. We´ll end our tour at one of the most scenic and historic parts of the city - Battery Park and New York Harbor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Reigh Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mrqu/000022/bk_mrqu_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Isaacson´s scholarship is impressive-he cites not only primary sources but secondary materials by art critics, essayists, and da Vinci´s other biographers. This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure.´ - Publisher´s Weekly ´To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.´ David McCullough Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo´s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo´s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history´s most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history´s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo´s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. Leonardo´s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it-to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.
Award Winner in the 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Contest and the 2016 Shelf Media Best Indie Contest Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of tourist agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn´t any way home afterward? ´´Why would anyone buy a ticket on the Titanic if they knew it was doomed?´´ ´´Relax Dylan,´´ she assures him. ´´If you know it´s going to sink, you could bring a raft.´´ As she paces in the sand watching the sky, he realizes that however wild her story may be, he loves her. Maybe Izzy is a time travel tour guide after all. In truth, he is more likely to be harmed by her boyfriend than the imminent apocalypse. What´s he going to do about that sticky situation? ´´Come on,´´ she orders, pulling on his arm. ´´We need to see a man about a raft.´´ Disclaimer: This novel contains no profanity, some violence, an office princess in bondage, cowboy coffee, classic cars, love triangles, domestic violence, birthday cake, Lion Country Safari mishaps, beach volleyball, road rage, a prosthetic shotgun, text messages on gum wrappers, and the strong belief that people are a product of their experiences and not just genetically predisposed to mayhem. Any resemblance to actual historical events or persons alive or dead is purely coincidental. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077580/bk_acx0_077580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.