In 1966, just two weeks after the IRA blew up Nelson´s Pillar in O´Connell Street, Dublin, Eddie McGrath is knocked down and killed by the airport bus near the spot where the Pillar used to stand. His death turns his 17-year-old daughter, Nuala, into an orphan. She never knew her mother, Gertie, at all, and when she looked into her father´s things she found items of her mother that deeply disturbed her. The tale of Gertie Ford will take the listener to the west coast of Ireland, in search of Gertie, to a world of adventure, heartbreak and tragedy set in the mid forties and 1966 in Dublin, Sligo, and Donegal. In Sligo, Nuala stays with a family of brothers under the pretence that she is going to marry one of them; in Donegal, Gertie is introduced to poteen smuggling; and in Dublin, the listener is given a glimpse of the infamous Magdalene Laundries/Asylums. There will be heartbreak, rape, and incest, but it is very minimal as there is a lot of comedy, both in situations and dialogue, and the question as to what Gertie was doing in Dublin on that first day of spring will be answered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000354/bk_bigh_000354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The San Francisco Chronicle describes Bright as ´´the X-rated intellectual´´ and The New York Times hails her as ´´the voice of sweet reason and literacy.´´ This sixth annual edition of a best-selling series is sure to satisfy old fans and leave newcomers begging for more. Included in this collection: Excerpt from Licking Our Wounds by Elise D´Haene ´´How to Come on a Bus´´ by Anne Tourney ´´The Two Gentlemen of Verona´´ by Richard Collins ´´Jack´´ by Michael Thomas Ford Excerpt from The End of Alice by A. M. Homes ´´Up for a Nickel´´ by Thomas S. Roche ´´Penetration´´ by Cecilia Tan ´´Watershed´´ by Jack Murnighan ´´Spurt´´ by Kevin Killian ´´Three Obscene Phone Calls´´ by Marian Phillips ´´Picking Up Daddy´´ by Robin Sweeney ´´The Number One Song in the Country´´ by Ben Neihart ´´All This and Heaven, Too´´ by John Mason Skipp ´´Mother of Pearl´´ by Donald Rawley ´´Fleeing Gods´´ by Mary Anne Mohanraj ´´The Balm That Heals´´ by Tsaurah Litzky ´´Doctor Fell´´ by Michael Bronski ´´The Terminatrix´´ by Edo Van Belkom ´´Tell Me What It Is´´ by Edward Falco ´´Is Your Husband Obsessed with On-Line Pornography?´´ by Keri Pentauk Previously published as Best American Erotica 1999. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Brewer, Pamella D´Pella, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000051/bk_adbl_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year´s World Series, one of the nation´s strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene´s father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team bat boy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American but was crushed later in life by a failed Major League bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America´s greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul ´´Bear´´ Bryant. With the help of insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Yankees legends Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne R. Keene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013711/bk_tant_013711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An audiobook about teams to help teams become more positive, united, and connected.Worldwide best seller - the author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership shares the proven principles and practices that build great teams - and provides practical tools to help teams overcome negativity and enhance their culture, communication, connection, commitment, and performance.Jon Gordon doesn’t just research the keys to great teams, he has personally worked with some of the most successful teams on the planet and has a keen understanding of how and why they became great. In The Power of a Positive Team, Jon draws upon his unique team-building experience as well as conversations with some of the greatest teams in history in order to provide an essential framework, filled with proven practices, to empower teams to work together more effectively and achieve superior results.Utilizing examples from the writing team who created the hit show Billions, the national champion Clemson football team, the World Series-contending Los Angeles Dodgers, the Miami Heat, and the greatest beach volleyball team of all time to Navy SEALs, Marching bands, Southwest Airlines, USC and UVA Tennis, Twitter, Apple, and Ford, Jon shares innovative strategies to transform a group of individuals into a united, positive, and powerful team.Jon not only infuses this audiobook with the latest research, compelling stories, and strategies to maintain optimism through adversity...he also shares his best practices to transform negativity, build trust (through his favorite team-building exercises) and practical ways to have difficult conversations - all designed to make a team more positive, cohesive, stronger, and better.The Power of a Positive Team also provides a blueprint for addressing common pitfalls that cause teams to fail - including complaining, selfishness, inconsistency, complacency, unaccountability - while of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147329/bk_acx0_147329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.