____________________________________ BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ____________________________________ HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. ____________________________________ ´Beyond terrific. I didn´t want it to end.´ - Bill Bryson ____________________________________ Michael Palin - Monty Python star and television globetrotter - brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the ´Great Southern Barrier´; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus´s final, disastrous expedition; and the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, a brilliant naturalist - when he wasn´t shooting the local wildlife dead. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica´s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller. ____________________________________ ´Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.´ - Sunday Times ´This is an incredible book. I couldn´t put it down. The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we´ve all been waiting for.´ - Nicholas Crane ´Palin is a superb stylist, low-key and conversational, who skillfully incorporates personal experience. He turns up obscure facts, reanimates essential moments, and never shies away from taking controversial positions. This beautifully produced volume - colour plates, outstanding maps - is a landmark achievement.´ - Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage ´I absolutely loved it: I had to read it at one sitting . . . Fascinating.´ - Lorraine Kelly, ITV Lorraine ´Magisterial . . . Brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people since the 1840s.´ - The Times
243 pages/Seiten - 27.5/21.5 cm - Paperback: AN Ozark Family Album - Incorporates the Jimmie Driftwood Story, the Spring Festival Parade and many more beautifully photographed Ozark get-togethers of folk and country musicians. Fotobuch über Folk- und
Short Story Press presents ´´Across the Ocean´´, by Helen Nazarenko.´´Across the Ocean´´ is not just any regular romantic love story. Because many people often do not specialize in listening specifically only to love stories when they listen to romance stories, this story also incorporates various other topics or aspects into its structure in order to keep all kinds of listeners entertained and engaged all throughout the tale, no matter what their personal preferences might actually happen to be. What that means is that the audiobook happens to also include some very interesting and captivating fantasy parts, which can certainly help to grab listeners’ attention and ensure that they follow every single twist and turn of the story, involving their minds in the plotline and understanding every single aspect and event with a perfect idea of what is happening. The way it is unique and unforgettable is also very noticeable. This is extremely important when it comes to keeping a group of listeners entertained by a story, especially a short story, because a short story must fit a lot of meaning and action into a very limited space of only a few hundred words. However, ´´Across the Ocean´´ clearly performs this very well and strives to appeal to all sorts of listeners in every way possible.Click ´´Buy Now´´ to download. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Krista Nicely. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126560/bk_acx0_126560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
243 pages/Seiten - 27.5/21.5 cm - Paperback: AN OZARK FAMILY ALBUM - Incorporates the JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD STORY, the SPRING FESTIVAL PARADE and many more beautifully photographed Ozark get-togethers of folk and country musicians. Fotobuch über Folk- und Country Musik in den Ozarks. Ein Besuch bei Jimmie Driftwood ist ebenso dabei wie die beeindruckenden großformatigen Fotos der Spring Festival Parade.
This story is based on real-life events.What happens when an old flame comes back into your life? Do you remember the good times and leave the past buried? Or do you head down a path that will blow your world apart?Zane is married to the love of his life, Jenna. Depressed and disillusioned with his life, he contacts his old college friend, and they embark upon a dangerous affair that will have far-reaching consequences for all concerned. Love, secrets, lies, redemption, and a heartbreaking conclusion - life will never be the same again.Note: This audibook incorporates:Part one - She Loves to Watch Me PlayPart two - Our Dirty Little Secrets Part three - Till Death Us Do Part 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132674/bk_acx0_132674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A proven methodology for building a purpose-powered organization Some ideas are bigger than others, and the Master Idea - your company´s purpose - is the biggest. Whether addressing communication between leadership and associates, suppliers to manufacturers, sales force to customers, or brand to consumers, The Story of Purpose details a proven methodology for businesses, small to large, how to build a purpose-inspired organization to positively impact employees, customers, and the bottom line. It reveals the process for uncovering what makes a company distinctive and guides you to discover the fundamental force behind the organization that no competitor can replicate or replace. The Story of Purpose incorporates stories of purpose from Procter & Gamble, McDonald´s, Newell Rubbermaid, and many more purpose-driven companies. These stories come to life in a comprehensive book that promises to guide, inspire, and transform your organization. Offers a blueprint for creating powerful internal and external messages for current and future customers, employees, and shareholders The Story of Purpose will leave you asking yourself ´´what gets me up in the morning?´´ instead of ´´what keeps me up at night?´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joey Reiman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011387/bk_adbl_011387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. This quote by André Gide perfectly encapsulates the story of the Titans. Most commonly known as the antagonists of the pantheon of gods led by Zeus, the Titans embody ´´unrest´´ and ´´transience´´ for the modern listener, but for reasons less than the obvious. History, after all, is the story of the winners, and the world of the ancient Greeks was a world of a very real, highly querulous pantheon that it behooved ancient writers to glorify in their works. Unlike the other gods, the Titans´ appearance in ancient Greek writing is limited, and the full treatment of their ´´history´´ appears, predominantly, in just two works: Hesiod´s Theogony and Works and Days. The story of the Titans appears in both works in different degrees of detail, and for that reason, any work about their story has to incorporate references from each. Rather than becoming ensnared in source criticism, it´s necessary to combine the works to create a fuller picture of the mythology Hesiod expounds. For example, it´s worth noting that the Theogony, at least, has all of the hallmarks of a ´´hymn to the glory of Zeus the King.´´ The reason for this is that, throughout the work, Zeus is lauded as being the progenitor of ´´order´´ in the cosmos, once he had defeated his enemies and ceased to battle monsters. It will soon become apparent that Zeus is not only the ´´lord of gods and men,´´ but also the revolutionary leader of a new power system. This understanding of the cosmos as a political arena is vital to the interpretation of the myth of the Titans. By looking at these works of Hesiod, it´s possible to get a better understanding of how the ancient Greeks viewed their cosmos, their pantheon of gods, and the power struggles their deities went through in order to become dominant celestial beings. The Titans play a much larger part in this process than they are often 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077729/bk_acx0_077729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Despite all the high-tech tools available to salespeople, the most personal method still works best. Storytelling packs the emotional punch to turn routine presentations into productive relationships. It explains products or services in ways that resonate; it connects people and creates momentum. Stories speak to the part of the brain where decisions are made. Paul Smith, author of the acclaimed Lead with a Story, shifts his best-selling formula to the sales arena. In Sell with a Story, he identifies the ingredients of the most effective sales stories and reveals how to: Select the right story Craft a compelling and memorable narrative Incorporate challenge, conflict, and resolution Use stories to introduce yourself, build rapport, address objections, add value, bring data to life, create a sense of urgency, and more Complete with model stories, skill-building exercises, and enlightening examples from Microsoft, Costco, Xerox, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hewlett Packard, and other top companies, this powerful and practical guide gives you the tools you need to turn your experiences into stories that sell. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028148/bk_adbl_028148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.