It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a school to transform the lives of thousands of children - as Ramzi´s life was transformed - through music. Musicians from all over the world came to help. A violist left the London Symphony Orchestra, in part to work with Ramzi at his new school. Daniel Barenboim, the eminent Israeli conductor, invited Ramzi to join his West Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he founded with the late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said. Since then the two have played together frequently. Children of the Stone chronicles Ramzi´s journey - from stone thrower to music student to school founder - and shows how through his love of music he created something lasting and beautiful in a land torn by violence and war. This is a story about the power of music, but also about freedom and conflict, determination and vision. It´s a vivid portrait of life amid checkpoints and military occupation, a growing movement of nonviolent resistance, the prospects of musical collaboration across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the potential of music to help children everywhere see new possibilities for their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016891/bk_adbl_016891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Hard Bargain describes in vivid detail and elegant prose the clash of wills between a famous father and his hard-driving middle son. Richard Tucker, the American superstar tenor from the golden age of the Metropolitan Opera, demanded that his son become a surgeon. Rejecting his fathers wishes, David wanted to follow his father onto the opera stage.Their struggle over Davids future - by turns hilarious and humiliating, wise and loving - is played out in medical and musical venues around the world. The father and son strike a bargain, the hard bargain of the title, which permitted both dreams to flicker for a decade until one (the right one, it turns out) bursts into sustaining flame.This heartfelt memoir about a son´s struggle against the looming power of a magnetic father is conveyed in a moving narrative that one reviewer has called the most dramatic exploration of the private life of a legendary singer in the annals of opera literature.Visit the Tucker and Spivak website, thehardbargainbook.com, for more information. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148929/bk_acx0_148929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: Hardcore, explicit content intended for adults only. Close this page if you are under 18.He didn’t have to get his grades higher. He is the track star at his high school and he is on his way to California on a full ride scholarship for track and field. That is, until his English teacher flunks him. He can’t get his scholarship without that A and he isn’t about to let a failing grade stop him from his dream to come true.Brock Erickson is the kind of guy all the girls want. For a high school kid, he is packing something huge in his track shorts. All he needs is a few weeks of summer school with the English teacher.She’s not your typical school teacher. She is what you’d call a scholarly vixen. Pouty mouth, auburn hair, legs for days, and sexy cuteness that leaves all her little school boys’ hungry. Anna Felter isn’t going to let Brock off the hook.He’s her only summer school student this year and he wants her to give him the best education he’s ever had. Find out what happens in the titillating tale of forbidden sex between teacher and student.Due to the explicit nature this audiobook is intended for adult audiences only. It contains substantial sexually explicit scenes and graphic language which may be considered offensive by some listeners.All sexual activity in this work is consensual and all sexually active characters are 18 years of age or older. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne LeBlanc. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156730/bk_acx0_156730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mkle/000001/bk_mkle_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer (and sometime house cleaner) Jennifer is 23 when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott´s unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace´s illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. With characteristic affection and accuracy, Lamott sketches this offbeat family and their nearest and dearest as they draw ever closer in the intimacy Jen prizes ´´among the other estimable things: good music, good hard laughter, good sex, good industry, and good books´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karissa Vacker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004252/bk_peng_004252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don´t have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it´s time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Eflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074185/bk_acx0_074185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Dalton was charismatic. Johnny Outlaw was irresistible. Two sides of the same man, passionate about two things - music and Holliday Hughes. With her intoxicating mix of strength and vulnerability, confidence and sex appeal, he couldn´t get enough of her. Together, love was a storm of chaos and calm. When fame became a force to be reckoned with, could their love hold them together or would their notoriety tear them apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandria Watts, Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039637/bk_acx0_039637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, everyone was shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial and best-selling rock book of its time - and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since. Marilyn Manson is not just a music icon, it turned out, but one of the best storytellers of his generation. Written with best-selling author Neil Strauss and modeled on Dante´s Inferno, this edition of The Long Hard Road out of Hell features a bonus chapter not in the original book. In the shocking and candid memoir, Manson takes listeners from backstage to emergency rooms to jail cells, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country. Along the way you´ll hear what happens to fans - and celebrities - who dare to venture backstage with the one of the world´s most dangerous rock stars. In the words of Elle magazine, the book ´´makes Madonna´s infamous Sex seem downright wholesome in comparison´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006365/bk_harp_006365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fulfillment, achievement, vitality, creativity, wisdom, compassion, intelligence, strength: All these are inherent to the mind as the sun is inherent to the sky. Thoughts are like clouds: they come and they go, like clouds in the sky...like rainwater that runs off the surface. Designed to accompany Mindfulness: How to Cope with Hard Things, this workbook helps it to soak in. Rainwater that soaks in can feed the roots and bring life, can feed the deep water table, and make our lives juicy again. The old Sanskrit word for this juiciness is rasa. It means literally ´´sapfulness”. It is used in the old texts to mean the ´´sap of life”, the flow of the life force - of the life principle itself - that moves through our bodies, and moves through our cosmos, in the way that sap moves through a tree.It is when we touch into that sapfulness - that juiciness, that deep aliveness of things - that we feel most connected, most whole, and most alive. This is where fulfillment, delight, creativity and effortless action lie waiting for us. It is our natural state.Choose a journal you love. Find the keyboard the feels right. Let’s engage the journey together and explore that life force that flows through the space in between, that rich sweetness where the rests between the notes turn our lives into music. May the journey bring you joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adela Sandness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133336/bk_acx0_133336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.