Troy Jennings ist ein hochdekorierter Kriegsheld und Superstar im Mixed Martial Arts. Doch seine Karriere steht kurz vor dem Ende, denn der Millionär und Ex-MMA-Kämpfer Lucien Gallows hat noch eine Rechnung mit ihm offen. Gallows lässt Jennings´ Freundin entführen und zwingt ihn so zu einem Kampf, den er nicht will. Um das Leben seiner Freundin zu retten, muss sich Jennings in acht Underground-Death-Matches Weltklassekämpfern stellen, bevor er am Ende gegen Gallows kämpfen muss. Niederlage oder Sieg, Leben oder Tod - für Jennings geht es um alles!
The Supreme Art and Science of Raja and Kriya Yoga:The Ultimate Path to Self-Realisation Singing Dragon Stephen Sturgess
We all have friends like that, who promise, and fantasize, and disappoint, then somehow contrive to charm us all over again. In the history of Western art, Leonardo da Vinci is the supreme example of this personality-type, the great non-deliverer. It’s interesting to speculate why his legend remains so powerful. Perhaps, most of all, it is because of his restless curiosity about so many aspects of nature, recorded in notebooks that place him well in advance of his time - so far in advance that his discoveries, and the conclusions he drew from them, had no immediate consequences. Then, too, there are his mechanical inventions, which would never have functioned in reality because the technology of his time was incapable of realizing them. They are predictive, but not practical. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107353/bk_acx0_107353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks with Jan Crawford Greenberg on his career in the court system, his shift in ideology from radical to conservative, and his opinions on affirmative action and the limits of the power of the court. Clarence Thomas is a graduate of Yale University Law School and the author of My Grandfather´s Son: A Memoir. Jan Crawford Greenberg is a legal correspondent with ABC News and author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000068/sp_nsty_000068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don Giovanni has long been regarded as Mozart’s supreme theatrical achievement. The subject seems unpromising - the last day in the life of the notorious womanizer Don Juan - but the skill of the librettist allied to the genius of Mozart at the very peak of his powers has created a work which is not only highly entertaining but reflects an incredible understanding of the human condition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000796/bk_naxo_000796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age and accordingly is a fine example of the school we call bel canto, where beauty of voice and the virtuosity of the singers is integral to conveying the emotions in the soul of the composer. The fact that Bellini was one of the great melodists, writing long, beautiful vocal lines, that he was a master orchestrator, and that he could write stirringly for the chorus all conspire to make La sonnambula an extremely enjoyable example of Italian opera in its prime.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000808/bk_naxo_000808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented filmmakers such as Scorcese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including DeNiro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock ´n´ roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001423/bk_brll_001423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A supreme achiever to whom his colossal achievements seem to mean nothing.... A supreme extrovert who prefers discretion..... A supreme egotist who dislikes talking about himself.... Philip Norman has long towered above other rock biographers with his definitive studies of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon - legends whom the world thought it knew, but who came to life as never before through the meticulousness of Norman´s research, the sweep of his cultural knowledge, and the brilliance of his writing. Now Norman turns to a rock icon who is the most notorious yet enigmatic of them all. Throughout five decades of fronting the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has been seen as the ultimate arrogant, narcissistic superstar, whose sexual appetite and cavalier treatment of women rival Casanova´s and whose supposed reckless drug use touched off the most famous scandal in rock history. Now a grandfather nearing 70 and a British knight of the realm, he still creates excitement at the mere mention of his name; still remains the model for every young rock singer who ever takes the stage. Norman shows Jagger to be a character far more complex than the cold archseducer of myth: human, vulnerable, often impressive, sometimes endearing. Here at last is the real story of how the Stones´ brilliant first manager, Andrew Oldham, transformed a shy economics student named Mike Jagger into a modern Antichrist...of Jagger´s vicious show trial and imprisonment on minuscule drug charges in 1967...his remarkable feat at the Stones´ Hyde Park concert in making a quarter of a million people keep quiet and listen to poetry...his unpublicized heroic role at the Altamont festival that brought the sunny sixties to a horrific end...the cavalcade of beautiful women from Chrissie Shrimpton to Jerry Hall, whom he has bedded but not always dominated... the enduring but ever-fraught partnership with his ´´Glimmer Twin´´,... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003137/bk_harp_003137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wagner’s Ring cycle is the most ambitious work in the history of music: four operas that combine to tell a single epic story. Based in legend, it has become a legend in its own right: a supreme challenge for conductors, singers, opera producers, and indeed for audiences. But for all its grandeur and complexity, The Ring is far more accessible than many music lovers think. This audiobook guide explains the basics of the plot, profiles the leading characters, and shows how Wagner’s revolutionary music adds fascinating layers of meaning and psychological insight, as well as providing some of the most stirring and intoxicating moments in the entire operatic repertoire. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000807/bk_naxo_000807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.