Cheater´s Guide to Speaking English Like a Native:Tuttle Publishing Boye Lafayette De Mente
Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal - not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner and purebred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he´s stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill; her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Vail. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059697/bk_acx0_059697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the 17th century to the present day. Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and a growing number of recovery organizations are providing support for alcoholics who will face the danger of relapse for the rest of their lives. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness rather than a moral failure. Today´s advocates can draw inspiration from the victories of sober drunks throughout American history. Christopher Finan recounts the nation´s history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to the first of a colorful cast of characters, a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, who dedicated his life to helping his people renounce hard liquor. And we meet Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger over what alcohol had done to her family, as well as the idealistic and energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and has made it possible for millions of men and women to quit drinking. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America´s great liberation movements. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010049/bk_blak_010049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roman Nika REMENI ´´Slippers with kaemochka´´ - about the great love between Vanya and Nadia, which they carried through their whole lives, although they were not together. About love to the native city of Putivl with its many temples. Most of them were destroyed during the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, N. S. Khrushchev, and on his instructions in 1950?1960. After graduation, Vanya and Nadia dream of getting married, going to a big city, getting a specialty, working. They do not remain indifferent to the fact that they destroy the temples. In protest, they wrote a letter to the district party committee. But their parents, taught by the communist regime over the years, do not allow them to send it. For a number of reasons, Nadia cheats on her beloved. Despite this, they managed to save love for each other, temples of their souls. Passed through life with high self-esteem, honestly.
Before Twilight and True Blood, only one vampire commanded ´´the children of the night.” In this blood-thirsty tale of unholy terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil - so he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. Program note from Rosalind Ayres, director of the live performance by L.A. Theatre Works: ´´For centuries man has dreamed of a life beyond death. Chinese Emperors were buried with clay armies to protect them in the next world. Egyptian Pharaohs were entombed with all the belongings they would need in the afterlife. But how might it be possible to cheat death itself? Well, try the myth of the Vampire. One who, by constantly drinking the ‘life force,’ the blood of others, could ensure eternal survival. In Charles Morey´s dramatization of Bram Stoker´s 1897 novel, the creed of the Vampire and the Christian belief in ´life everlasting´ is juxtaposed. It´s the eternal struggle between good and evil. Plus, the confidence of scientific beliefs and theory, marred only by that uncomfortable shaft of inexplicable fear when something goes ´Bump´ in the night. Enter Dracula...” David Selby as Abraham Van HelsingJohn Glover as RenfieldSimon Templeman as Count DraculaMatthew Wolf as Arthur HolmwoodMoira Quirk as Lucy WestenraLisa O’hare as Mina Murray HarkerNick Toren as Dr. John SewardKarl Miller as Jonathan HarkerAndré Sogliuzzo as Maxwell and othersSheelagh Cullen as Mrs. Westenra and othersDenise Carole as Tart and others. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in May, 2011. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Selby, John Glover, Simon Templeman, Matthew Wolf, Moira Quirk, Lisa O’hare, Nick Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000310/pf_latw_000310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.