Cheater´s Guide to Speaking English Like a Native:Tuttle Publishing Boye Lafayette De Mente
Never Cheat a Holy Man is my memoir about the three enlightening, adventure-filled years in the mid-´60s when my family and I lived in East Pakistan. As ´´memsahib´´, my job was to supervise a Muslim all-male household workforce. When the cook warmed the toast in his armpits and chilled the chicken in the refrigerator - still alive, I realized I was not communicating adequately. I acquired new skills mediating between cook and laundryman who were at constant odds. The 1965 India-Pakistan conflict caused particular concern for my friends and me when we were held at gun point, accused of being spies by Bengali soldiers. The Hindu Holy Man´s retracted blessings and getting my sari pulled off by a small boy at a village fair, were just two instances that gave me new understanding of this culture so unlike my own. Despite the poverty and disease I saw, there was much beauty, harmony, and humor to appreciate. - Joyce Mueller About the author: Joyce Mueller, now in her 90s, remembers how it felt to be a Caucasian, English-speaking, non-Muslim nurse, wife, and mother confronting a totally opposite culture. She went from scared and shocked to empathetic and appreciative. Now widowed, Mrs. Mueller lives on the southern Oregon coast. She is still writing poetry and short stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Mueller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051909/bk_acx0_051909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles has been gone for months, and Mimi´s not feeling like being a private detective anymore. She´s had it with the liars and the cheats. Speaking of liars and cheats, when she takes on a missing person case for a new client, she´s thrown into a web of lies and deceit that ends in murder. Come along as, once again, Mimi Capurro butts heads with her homicide detective boyfriend, Nick Christianson, when their cases cross paths. What surprises do her client and employees have in store? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008528/bk_tant_008528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not fully sure of the horse and rider´s position, Stone pushed up to his knees. It took a millionth of a second to locate his target. In the same span of time, the rider spotted Stone. He was bringing the long-barrel rifle around to bear on the deputy marshal. The shots were simultaneous. The rider missed. Stone didn´t. Stone got off a second shot. The rider didn´t. Stone´s bullet struck the bushwhacker somewhere in the shoulder area. He dropped his gun, grabbed the wounded area, and was twisting about in the saddle when the second shot caught him in the forehead. A moment later he fell from atop his mount. The bushwhacker´s horse ran about 40 feet before stopping to look back. As if nothing in this direction interested it, the animal lowered its head and began chomping on cheat grass. Stone took a quick assessment of the sniper and pronounced him dead before holstering his gun. He never took sides in discussions as to whether horses were smart or not. However, he knew they could be fooled about the same as some people could be fooled. Reaching down and gathering a handful of the same cheat grass the horse was chewing, he extended it to the animal, speaking in a low, soothing tone. Grasping the reins, he led the animal back to where its rider now lay. Loading the body and taking the bridle to the outlaw´s mount, he headed back to town. This is the third book in the Loner with a Badge series. Returning home after arranging retirement for yet another outlaw, the stage on which Stone is traveling suffers a busted wheel coming off the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A blizzard is imminent. There is a railway only a few miles away. Attempting to expedite their rescue, Stone strikes out in search of the railroad. Not only does he find the railroad, but he finds a train. Unfortunately this train has been robbed, and all but one of the crew is dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Rundell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058956/bk_acx0_058956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beijing 2008, the 100 metres final: Usain Bolt slows down, beats his chest, metres clear of his nearest rival, his face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest sporting moments. It is just the beginning. Of the 10 fastest 100-metres times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men’s and women’s sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a community where sprinting permeates conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track; and where making it is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such a society there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn’t shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country speaking to antidoping agencies, scientists and sceptics, as well as to coaches, gurus, superstar athletes and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002129/bk_rhuk_002129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.