Erscheinungsdatum: 10.08.2018, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: English Fairy Tales - Illustrated by John D. Batten, Autor: Jacobs, Joseph, Verlag: Read Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: FICTION // Fairy Tales // Folk Tales // Legends & Mythology, Rubrik: Belletristik // Märchen, Sagen, Legenden, Seiten: 290, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 523 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Becoming Jane Jacobs is the first intellectual biography to focus on Jacobs's early life and writing career leading up to her great book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Jane Jacobs is universally recognized as one of the most important figures in American urbanism, and The Death and Life of Great American Cities one of the most important books on cities. However, because of her David-versus-Goliath battles with "power broker" Robert Moses and the urban-renewal establishment, Jacobs has received more attention for being an activist than a thinker, despite having written a list of influential books on cities, economies, and other subjects. In Becoming Jane Jacobs, Dr. Peter L. Laurence shows that what is missing from the stereotypes and myths is a critical examination of how Jacobs arrived at her ideas about city life. The audiobook shows that although Jacobs had only a high school diploma, she pursued a writing career that prepared her to become a nationally recognized architectural critic. Jacobs was immersed in an elite community of architects, city planners, and academics as an editor of the Time Inc. magazine Architectural Forum. The audiobook is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. "This audiobook is both a worthy tribute to Jacobs's genius, and a brilliant exposition of the broader context of designs and ideas that made her work possible." (Robert Fishman, University of Michigan). "Deeply researched and richly illuminating, Laurence's audiobook will fundamentally change the way we think about Jacobs today." (Joan Ockman, editor of Architecture Culture 1943-1968: A Documentary Anthology). "Adds immeasurably to our understanding of her rich, formative years in New York City." (Robert Wojtowicz, Old Dominion University). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byrwec Ellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094193/bk_acx0_094193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bedridden after an accident, down on his luck businessman John Adams finds himself at the mercy of Cloey Jacobs, his country bumpkin aide. Miserable and jaded, John wants little to do with the woman until she mentions an ages old mystery she's been unable to solve. Intrigued, he grows determined to unravel the puzzle himself, assisting the barely literate woman in following a string of clues hidden in classic books. Author Jodi McClure's adorable novelette couples recovery, redemption and love with a captivating mystery in a charming, old fashioned southern town. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Wills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003159/bk_acx0_003159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nick Owchar, the former deputy book editor of the Los Angeles Times calls Gethsemane: An Epic Poem About Us, "Emotional, wow, brilliant, disorienting, risky" in a review he gave of the book in June, 2014. He goes on to write, "At times, I was reminded of the voices of different books of the Bible, of eastern/Orient poets like (Rabindranath) Tagore and Kahlil Gibran or Rumi. The imagery is very evocative of them." This masterwork of R. Douglas Jacobs now arrives as an ambitious audio book, produced and narrated by the author, himself, and is homage to one of his iconic influences, Orson Welles. Entitled, Gethsemane: The Radio Theatre Experience, this dramatized adaptation features a marvelous cast of actors, sound effects, and an original, baroque score to accompany the narrative. The structure of this eclectic production is reminiscent of popular playhouse presentations during the "Golden Age of Radio." As a result, Gethsemane: The Radio Theatre Experience is unlike any audio book yet to be produced given all the theatrical elements that bring the story to life and makes the experience of listening all the more indelible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. Douglas Jacobs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017300/bk_acx0_017300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each book in the series stands alone. In book three, Det. Lt. Mike McBride, Jr. popular hero of two best-selling novels, returns for more thrilling adventures. Arch villain, John Jacobs, aka Joseph the Rat, meets extreme justice. An exquisite and priceless golden coin - a one of a kind relic from an ancient civilization - leads to intrigue, kidnapping, extortion and murder. After surviving a harrowing journey across Mexico, an immigrant makes a fatal mistake. Mike becomes involved in the smuggling rivalries along the US border with Mexico. Just the right amount of romance is the custom in the McBride books. There may be a wedding; we're not telling who. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104941/bk_acx0_104941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author who wrote twenty-one books and numerous short stories. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K. Jerome and W.W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H.G. Wells and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. "A Very Black Business' is a strange supernatural story about a musician who is driven to the point of suicide by the failure of various coal merchants to deliver a supply of fuel for his stove. But just as he is on the point of taking his own life, there is a knock at the door, and a most amiable and strangely talented coalman is standing on the mat. From this moment the tale takes on a strange twist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000602/bk_redd_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves; explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse; and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. These memoirs tell the atrocious but true story of slavery in the United States until the Civil War. It is the personal history of Harriet Jacobs and her enslavement and following escape to the North, after spending seven years concealed in a crawlspace.The stunned listener also gets to know of the abuse of the other slaves. We hear how slavery as practiced by the South was degrading to both blacks and whites. It shows the hypocrisy of many white Christians, who could sleep with their female slaves one day, and still see themselves as good Christians the next... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Melosh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/011280/bk_edel_011280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The return of the gods will reshape the world....An epic dragon-riding adventure from Jada Fisher, author of the popular Brindle Dragon series. Ukrah and her friends have learned that the old gods are returning. Thinking they are alone in that knowledge, they seek to learn what it means for the world. Unfortunately, they soon learn that they being a vessel of the old gods isn’t a safe thing to be. Can Ukrah find her destiny and remain free from those that would enslave her and use her powers for personal gain? The Vessel of the Gods Omnibus contains books four, five, and six in the Rise of the Black Dragon series which follows the story of a young girl blessed - and cursed - with a magic she doesn't understand and a dragon who will save - or destroy - the world. Stories included: Reborn, Vessel of the Gods, and DeceptionDownload the Vessel of the Gods Omnibus and continue this epic adventure today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel L. Jacobs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053648/bk_adbl_053648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hope is that thing that sees through walls, breaks through barriers, and propels dreams into reality.Despite numerous struggles and tragedies, the Middleton and Kelly families live humble and faith-filled lives on the Atlantic Ocean resort town of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. The tight-knit families represent everything Nick Black hopes to have - loving parents, welcoming homes, and stable lives. But a broken heart confirms his belief that he is worthy of everlasting happiness.Taylor Murray wants nothing more than to be one of the world-famous Chincoteague Island Saltwater Cowboys, but a long-standing tradition stands in her way and pits her against her friends and neighbors. Brought together by a sudden tragedy, Nick and Taylor must navigate the waters of death, darkness, and despair in order to discover that miracles abound, promises are fleeting, and hope is a necessity for the families on Chincoteague Island.About the author: Amy Schisler writes inspirational women’s fiction for people of all ages. She has published two children’s books and numerous novels, including the award-winning Picture Me, Whispering Vines, and the Chincoteague Island Trilogy. A former librarian, Amy enjoys a busy life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.The recipient of numerous national literary awards, including the Illumination Award, LYRA award, Independent Publisher Book Award, International Digital Award, and The Golden Quill Award, as well as honors from the Catholic Press Association and the Eric Hoffer Book Award, Amy’s writing has been hailed “a verbal masterpiece of art” by author Alexa Jacobs. Amy’s books are available internationally, wherever books are sold in print, e-book, and audio formats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abigail Reno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176946/bk_acx0_176946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.