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Black Music is an audiobook about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967. Also includes Amiri Baraka's reflections in a 2009 interview with Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly. LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004 by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities. His most recent book, Tales of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times Editors' Choice and winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He lives in Newark, New Jersey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prentice Onayemi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018910/bk_adbl_018910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the valley of the Upper Nile, on the bank of the river, is the town of Akhmim, once called Panopolis. In ancient times, Panopolis was the capital of the district. In the town stood remnants of a monastery. The ruins of the temple marked the intellectual life of ancient days. On the lands of the monastery was a graveyard wherein were interred the monks and priests who served there long ago. In 1868, a French archaeologist and his team were excavating this same cemetery in Egypt when they came upon a certain tomb from the eighth century. In the tomb was a monk, reclining peacefully with hands folded on his breast. His reverent hands clasped a small book, which he believed to be sacred, holy, and inspired. The book was an anthology containing three books the monk held most precious. One of these texts was the Gospel of Peter. Six years later, a translation was published in the memoirs of the French Archaeological Mission at Cairo. It was then that scholars realized a discovery of importance had been made. A portion of The Gospel According to Peter had been restored to the Christian community after having been lost over a thousand years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102994/bk_acx0_102994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career, this book redefines what it means to be a leader. In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery. To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice. Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor complex. They don't demand special talents; they are simply based on strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and caring with the people around you. The Servant's message can be applied by anyone, anywhere - at home or at work. If you are tired of books that lecture instead of teach; if you are searching for ways to improve your leadership skills; if you want to understand the timeless virtues that lead to lasting and meaningful success, then this book is one you cannot afford to miss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Pasqualini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086498/bk_acx0_086498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The church where it began no longer exists. Just like so much else in this bizarre case, which has quietly made history over the last four years, has receded inaudibly into the fogs of memory. Simon was a monk, a priest, and later an abbot. Finally, he was a consecrated bishop of the Eastern Church, ordained before he graduated from high school. He came from a Slavic background and acquired a wide knowledge of numerous foreign languages, such as French, Italian, Spanish, Slavonic, Greek, Latin, and Mandarin Chinese. This ability allowed him to communicate with individuals from many races and nationalities and to probe the ambiguities of religion and magic in worn leather books and ancient manuscripts from long-forgotten lands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Werden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071855/bk_acx0_071855_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk whose lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Thay (pronounced Tie), as his followers call him, has written numerous books, travels extensively to offer teachings on the art of mindful living, and has been instrumental in introducing Buddhist concepts to the west. One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, Thich Nhat Hanh lives in southwest France, where he teaches, writes, and gardens. One of the latest releases is Peace Is Every Breath. This set features the rare opportunity to listen to Thich Nhat Hanh deliver the teachings that inspired the creation of his most popular books. These talks include: Being Peace The Heart of Understanding Touching Peace Looking Deeply The Art of Flower Arranging Truly Seeing On Being Peace… This eloquent meditation on "being peace in order to make peace" is more relevant than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thich Nhat Hanh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004879/bk_brll_004879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the late afternoon of April 18, 1521, in the city of Worms, Germany, Martin Luther, a 37-year-old Catholic monk, appeared before Charles the Fifth, the Holy Roman Emperor at the imperial assembly. Luther was called to answer certain charges and to make public confession to the 'errors' found within the multitude of books he had written. The speech he delivered that day, Here I Stand, marked the beginning of the Reformation, a critical turning point in Christian history that decisively altered the spiritual map of the world. In this recording of one of the most consequential speeches ever given, Max McLean introduces the events leading to the Diet of Worms; Martin Luther's prayer the night before he delivered his speech; Luther's stirring defense; Eck's rebuttal; and Luther's final heartfelt response. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max McLean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001685/bk_zond_001685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With 22 million of her books in print, and 12 consecutive New York Times best-sellers to her credit, Amanda Quick is a phenomenally popular author of historical romances. With This Ring, set in Regency England, sends a beautiful, headstrong woman on a perilous quest for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite. To recover her family’s meager fortunes, Beatrice Poole must locate the antiquities stolen from her favorite uncle shortly before his highly suspicious death. Since the Forbidden Rings have a legendary history of magic and mystery, the resourceful Beatrice heads for one man who can help her find them: the darkly handsome Earl, the “Mad Monk” of Monkcrest. Fans around the world are drawn to the dashing heroes and passionate adventures in Amanda Quick’s novels, but it is her sparkling humor and lively wit that keep them coming back for more. Veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblat provides the perfect voices, conveying delicious innuendos, villainous slurs, and lively banter with ease. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005535/bk_reco_005535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This thought-provoking novella is an extensive update or re-imagining of my 1999 novella Eden in Limbo. It is told in three sections, the first from the perspective of a spiritual guru-type and the next two from many other amusing characters who listen to the guru and observe the strange things that happen, such as a mad monk holding the guru at gunpoint and later stalking a journalist. Eden at Play is religious satire, but it also has spiritual depth to make listeners think about life and their faith or non-faith. Poetry is included as well as a short, poetic version of the story that has a curious child asking his parents questions about the mythological Garden of Eden and death. It's very sensitively described and life-affirming. I also include most of the brief epilogue from the 1999 novella, reflections of my journey as a writer, and recommendations of books mentioned in the novella. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David K. Aycock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045472/bk_acx0_045472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.