Perpetual optimist Claire Harte-Mathias and her disabled husband, Jon, run a successful foundation to help people with spinal cord injuries. One night Claire witnesses a woman leaping to her death from a bridge, and the tragedy sparks murky childhood memories that leave her confused and frightened. As Claire becomes obsessed with trying to understand the power the haunting memories have over her, she´s torn between blocking them from her mind entirely and trying to unearth their source. Putting both her marriage and her self-image on the line, she struggles to uncover the truth - only to discover that the past, present, and future are connected in ways she never dreamed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005781/bk_tant_005781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shelter Island´ is a small island situated near the end of Long Island, a few hours drive east of New York. In the summer it becomes a crowded tourist trap but in the winter it is gloriously deserted, and bravely faces the onslaught of the turbulent Atlantic, shrouded in sea mists and driving rain. This brass band transcription, by Phillip Littlemore, is of the first movement of East Coast Pictures, originally written for wind band, and was commissioned in 1985 by the British Youth Wind Orchestra with funds from National Westminster Bank plc. These three short ´pictures´ were inspired by several visits by the composer to a small part of the USA´s East Coast, an area that provides great extremes in the geography and the people. This work has recently been recorded on the CD ´East Coast Pictures´ by the Leyland Band, conducted by Michael Fowles, and is available from this site (catalogue number: 0-571-52109-6).
Chop-Monster Jr. is a teacher´s handbook that clearly outlines how to teach jazz to elementary classroom music students. No prior jazz experience is necessary for teachers or students. Imaginative call-and-response activities, movement, and circle games teach young people how to sing and play JAZZ! Students will be able to groove to and play jazz swing beats; vocalize and play swing eighth-notes; communicate musically through call-and-response; scat-sing and improvise one-, two- and three-note phrases; independently perform kid-sized jazz works.
To recover an African artifact, St. Ives will trade $250,000 - or his life. Philip St. Ives is the kind of man who can convince a vice cop and a paroled mobster to sit down to a hand of poker. Once he was a reporter with a daily column, a fat Rolodex, and a reputation for indifference to criminal behavior. Now he is a go-between, a professional mediator between thieves and the people they rip off. For arranging the recovery of a stolen necklace, painting, or child, St. Ives takes 10 percent of the ransom. His work takes him across the globe, but more importantly, it pays his alimony. An African warrior’s shield has come to Washington, where a gang of art-minded burglars pluck it from the museum. They demand $250,000 for the return of the priceless artifact, and request that St. Ives make the hand-off. But when he goes to deliver the cash, he finds himself playing a more deadly game than five-card draw. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006095/bk_adbl_006095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brass Man is the third novel in Neal Asher´s popular Agent Cormac series. On the primitive world Cull, a knight errant called Anderson hunts a dragon, not knowing that elsewhere is a resurrected brass killing machine, Mr Crane, assisting in a similar hunt. Learning that this old enemy still lives, agent Cormac pursues while scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about an ancient alien technology. Each day is a survival struggle for the people of Cull. Ferocious insectile monsters roam their planet as they try to escape to their forefathers´ starship, still orbiting far above them. But an entity with questionable motives, calling itself Dragon, assists them with genetic by-blows created out of humans and the hideous local monsters. And now the supposedly geologically inactive planet itself is increasingly suffering earthquakes.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001212/bk_macm_001212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taking a brass tacks approach to communication, How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People explains how to interact with others as they really are, not as you would like them to be. The goal is to get what you want from them successfully - be it cooperation, goodwill, love or security. Les Giblin, a recognized expert in the field of human relations, has devised a method for dealing with people that can be used when relating with anyone - parents, teachers, bosses, employees, friends, acquaintances, even strangers. Giblin shows step by step how to get what you want at any time and in ways that leave you feeling good about yourself. Moreover, the people who have given you want you want wind up feeling good about themselves, too. The result? Nobody gets shortchanged. It´s a win-win situation. Each chapter includes a handy summary, so there´s absolutely no chance of missing the book´s key points. You can also use these recaps to refresh your memory after you´ve finished the book. Instead of feeling miserable about your interpersonal skills, listen to this best-selling guide and learn to succeed with people in every area of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pat Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072730/bk_acx0_072730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author and anxiety coach Brass helps people all over the world own anxiety by guiding them toward empowering, natural tools to redirect that raw, disruptive emotion into positive action.