The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession. In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering´s most successful era. His ascents included hard new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering record of firsts in the Alps and Andes. Yet how Alex climbed was as important as what he climbed. He was a mountaineering prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries - including his climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka - the vision of a purer form of alpinism on the world´s highest peaks. One Day as a Tiger, John Porter´s revelatory and poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre, shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst - and draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stewart Crank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150051/bk_acx0_150051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When China launches the first successful test of its anti-ship ballistic missile, the future looks bleak for America. Fearing the U.S. will lose its naval supremacy in the Pacific, President Kenneth Phoenix finds himself in a compromised position. New technology requires money, but the country is recovering from a massive recession. Without the funds to compete with China´s advancing technology, are the country´s days of naval preeminence in the Pacific running out? Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan refuses to accept this fate. McLanahan reasons that the United States can afford to refurbish old but potent long-range B-1B Lancer bombers to promote the AirSea Battle strategy that will push back against Chinese aggression. Soon America stands ready to deploy an AirSea Battle task force in the South China Sea. The People´s Liberation Army aggressively deploys advanced fighters, land-based antimissiles, three aircraft carriers, and exotic, top secret directed energy weapons against their neighbors. But Patrick McLanahan is finally given the green light to lead his force westward to challenge the Chinese threat head-on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003098/bk_harp_003098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Balram Halwal, the ´White Tiger´: servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells his story.... Born in a village in the dark heart of India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a tea shop. As he crushes coal and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape, of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga, into whose murky depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations. His big chance comes when a rich village landlord hires him as a chauffeur for his son, his daughter-in-law, and their two Pomeranian dogs. From behind the wheel of a Honda, Balram first sees Delhi. .The city is a revelation. Amid the cockroaches and call centres, the 36,000,004 gods, the slums, the shopping malls and the crippling traffic jams, Balram´s reeducation begins. Caught between his instinct to be a loyal son and servant and his desire to better himself, he learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. As the other servants flick through the pages of Murder Weekly, Balram begins to see how the tiger might escape his cage. For surely any successful man must spill a little blood on his way to the top. The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram´s journey from the darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerry Shale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000928/bk_orio_000928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nini and Jameelah are 14. They don´t want to grow up. As the summer holidays stretch out before them, Berlin becomes their playground. At night they descend on the red light district, impersonating the prostitutes there in order to practice for their first time, giggling to each other, tipsy on Tiger Milk. But then, one night, Nini and Jameelah witness a crime that threatens to ruin everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Feathers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002074/bk_howe_002074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Join Kitty and her cat crew on the rooftops for a series of enchanting adventures by the light of the moon. Here, Kitty will discover that being a superhero is about more than using her special abilities - she must learn to outwit cunning villains, too. Who has stolen the precious Golden Tiger Statue? Can Kitty return it to the museum before sunrise? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Courtney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/005247/bk_howe_005247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He doesn´t have a name. He doesn´t have a clan. The humans who held him prisoner for 40 years have taken them away. He knew nothing but captivity until nearly a year ago, when he was released into the light. Now Tiger lives in the Austin Shiftertown, where he struggles to belong and searches for an identity. Carly Randal thinks her fabulous life is complete - until her car breaks down on the side of the road and the only one around to help her is a wild-looking Shifter. Tiger takes one look at Carly and knows instantly that she will be his mate. As Carly is drawn into Tiger´s Shifter world, she risks everything she has for that forbidden something she still wants: passionate love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cris Dukehart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003070/bk_tant_003070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, ´´60 Minutes´´ host Morley Safer turns the hot lights on Tom and Ray. Allegations of financial malfeasance? A class-action suit over bogus Puzzlers? No, Morley´s just annoyed that he can´t find parts for his beloved Peugeot, aka, the ´´Crouching Tiger” in his garage, and he blames Tom and Ray´s relentless Peugeot bashing. Elsewhere, Jane is convinced her van´s gas tank is shrinking; Peter killed his Accord´s battery but can´t understand why the alarm is still sounding; and, can Adrienne convince her daredevil husband that driving down mountain passes with the cruise control on is not good for her car, or their odds to live to see another ski weekend? All this, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 3, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150103/rt_cart_150103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.