On October 16, 1957, Albert Camus was dining in a small restaurant on Paris´ Left Bank when a waiter approached him with news: the radio had just announced that Camus had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Camus insisted that a mistake had been made and that others were far more deserving of the honor than he. Yet Camus was already recognized around the world as the voice of a generation - a status he had achieved with dizzying speed. He published his first novel, The Stranger, in 1942 and emerged from the war as the spokesperson for the Resistance and, although he consistently rejected the label, for existentialism. Subsequent works of fiction (including the novels The Plague and The Fall), philosophy (notably, The Myth of Sisyphus and The Rebel), drama, and social criticism secured his literary and intellectual reputation. And then on January 4, 1960, three years after accepting the Nobel Prize, he was killed in a car accident. In a book distinguished by clarity and passion, Robert Zaretsky considers why Albert Camus mattered in his own lifetime and continues to matter today, focusing on key moments that shaped Camus´ development as a writer, a public intellectual, and a man. The book was published by Cornell University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Galvez II. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044840/bk_acx0_044840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when you inherit $330 million after taxes? If you´re New Mexico rancher Miles Waddell, you build a dream. A flat-topped mesa and a third of a billion dollars equals Nightzone Zone, an astronomy-based theme park, complete with giant radio telescope, a bank of smaller scopes linked to a theater, five-star dining in a restaurant with retracting dome ceiling, a hotel/resort, tram car access, and a narrow gauge steam locomotive to carry tourists to the mesa top. Glorious. And too ambitious for many residents of Posadas County. Waddell´s dream begins to sour as one night two eco-terrorists make an opening statement by chain-sawing down power lines that feed the development. One of the terrorists is killed by a bucking power pole. From 20 miles away, former Posadas Sheriff William K. Gastner spots a pair of headlights as the dead man’s companion speeds from the scene. Charges quickly include murder when the fleeing conspirator is stopped by a cop and guns the lawman down. Hours later a second shooting occurs when Gastner stops to assist Sgt. Jackie Taber during an unrelated traffic stop. Always the last to pull a trigger, the now 74-year old Gastner becomes the focus of a second investigation by the over-stressed District Attorney and Sheriff’s Department. Meanwhile, Waddell´s troubles with rumor-mongers and anti-government thugs continue. A tired Gastner is unwilling to work security for NIGHTZONE, but security has become essential. There is a bright spot: Gastner’s godson, 13 year-old Francisco Guzman. The musical prodigy’s conservatory has scheduled a double concert in Posadas, part of a national tour. Yet the timing of this stellar event could not be worse with the retired Gastner and the whole community tangling with lethal avengers and agendas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001376/bk_bimo_001376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you’ve been looking for a hobby that is guaranteed to constantly keep you busy, look no further! Download this audiobook, Woodworking: A Simple, Concise & Complete Guide to the Basics of Woodworking, today and reap the information that this audiobook can offer you and your life.When you invest in the hobby of woodworking, you’re able to save yourself money in both the short and long-term. No longer will you be required to put money aside in your bank account so that you can purchase the new chairs or dining room table that you need. You’ll even be able to create goods for your kitchen, such as cutting boards, and easily save money by creating your own shelving units rather than purchasing the expensive ones from the store. With woodworking, you’re given full creative reign to customize a design for anything in your home. You’ll also be able to easily give gifts to friends and loved ones, while also being able to have some bragging rights because you made the gift yourself. What more could you ask for?Imagine a world where your furniture and most of the goods in your home are completely designed by you. These designs don’t look like they’re DIY; instead, your friends come over and are impressed by the unique furnishings that adorn your home. Gone are the days where you have to worry about financing your dining set or coffee table. The pride that comes with the ability to create your own woodworking creations alone should be enough of a reason why everyone should at least give woodworking a try. While you might start out as merely embarking on a hobby in which you’ve always be interested, you may surprise yourself and end up becoming more invested than you initially thought that you would. Who knows, if you decide to truly dedicate yourself to a disciplined woodworking practice, there may even come a day when you’ll be able to sell your work for money. Though it’s true that this money may not be able to completely sustain 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter J. DeFlice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104042/bk_acx0_104042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A secretive gentlemen´s dining society meets twice a year. On these occasions they invite a guest speaker... always somebody who has done something extraordinary, like flying to Australia and back, driving across China... or some incredible criminal feat such as robbing the Bank of England. On the search for the next speaker, the Club Secretary spots an account of a most extraordinary jail-break in the East Indies and decides to try to track down the escapee. A course of events is set in motion which nobody could predict. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000441/bk_redd_000441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you enjoy dining on garden-fresh vegetables? Do you like to save money? Why not combine the two by homesteading so you can eat healthy veggies plucked fresh from your garden without breaking the bank? Gardening is a delicate combination of art and science and there are a lot of basics like water, dirt, and keeping good insects around and bad insects shut out that you need to learn about. In this plain-talking audio handbook, William Whittaker explains all of the homesteading gardening basics required to set up and set your self-sufficiency homesteading dreams into motion without having to shift through loads of ´´B.S.´´ or fancy and confusing terminology. This homesteading handbook is a useful kick starter for novice gardeners wishing to avoid costly common mistakes while quickly turn their homesteading ideas into a money-saving (instead of money draining) reality. If you´ve ever dreamed of stocking your fridge with loads of veggies on the cheap, break out your wallet and purchase Homesteading Ideas today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rene Zuzel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023554/bk_acx0_023554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Anglo-Saxon charms...are of outstanding importance because they provide more than vague references of exceptional and short texts. They cannot be said to reveal everything, for there are numerous points in which they lamentably fail us, but they are numerous enough and, taken as a body, complete enough to give more than a tantalizing hint of a strange world. The veil of mystification enveloping magic appears to be thin and transparent here. [G. Storms, Anglo-Saxon Magic (1948)] London is one of the great cities of Europe, a center of commerce, art, and science for more almost 2,000 years. Visitors today are treated to world-class museums, pulsing nightlife, and fine dining. But one does not have to search far beyond this prosperous and modern facade to glimpse an older and more unusual London; in fact everywhere one looks, ancient traditions and old patterns emerge. Pagan figures peer down from pub walls, ghosts allegedly haunt major tourist sites, and strange customs continue in places of supposedly Christian worship. London was founded by the Romans shortly after an invasion led during the reign of Emperor Claudius in 43 CE. The site chosen was the north bank of the River Thames, close to a good ford. The Romans called the capital of their new province of Britannia Londinium, derived from Celtic word lond, meaning ´´wild´´, after the untouched states of the land. However, archaeology and folklore make clear that the land wasn´t entirely uninhabited. Londinium was already a sacred site for the Celts, and several swords and pieces of armor have been dredged up from the Thames, thrown there as offerings by Druids. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075226/bk_acx0_075226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.