This audiobook will open your eyes and break your heart.It is the story of Emma’s two brothers: the one who died five years ago, Kit, and Jamie, who left home on the day of the funeral and has not returned since. It is the story of their parents, who have been keeping the truth from Emma and from each other. The past is not discussed or acknowledged, until a chance encounter brings devastating secrets to the surface and once again the family must face a crisis which may ultimately save them.The View on the Way Down captures the insidious, sometimes violent, force of depression and its ability to tip lives into chaos. Gripping, moving, and ultimately hopeful, The View on the Way Down will have you rooting for the family’s redemption. Rebecca Wait graduated from Oxford University in 2010 with a first class degree in English, having been mentored by the poet and novelist Craig Raine at New College. She’s been writing since she was a child and has won numerous prizes for short stories and plays. Rebecca wrote The View on the Way Down in the evenings whilst working as a teaching assistant the year after graduating. In March 2013, Rebecca thrashed the competition to triumph as a Literary Death Match champion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Weston, Carl Prekopp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010205/bk_adbl_010205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucy Honeychurch, an upper middle class girl, and her cousin, Charlotte, travel from England to Italy on vacation. While on the trip, the two women share a guest house with a man and his son George Emmerson. After switching rooms to offer the women a better view overlooking the scenic river, the Emmersons and Honeychurches get to know each other better. Mr. Emmerson suggests that Lucy and George may be a good match for each other. The two potential lovebirds have a chance encounter that evening that makes George seem like a hero, however, Lucy has to let him down gently and tell him that she is not interested in pursuing a romantic relationship with him. Lucy and Charlotte leave the guest house lodgings and continue on with their travels where Lucy encounters another man, Cecil Vyse, who proposes to her and Lucy accepts. Once Lucy and Charlotte finally return home to England, and George learns about these occurrences, he objects to the two getting married and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy soon becomes entrapped in a love triangle with the two men, and she must figure out which path she wants to follow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Genner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070210/bk_acx0_070210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Catholic View of the Public School Question:A Lecture, Delivered in the Hall of the Cooper Institute, Sunday Evening, January 16, 1870 (Classic Reprint) Thomas Scott Preston
Once upon a time, there was a small kingdom called Bear View. Most of the time, the kingdom was very calm and happy, except for one frightening evening when the ground began to shake and tremble! When this happened, everyone ran here and there, scurrying quickly into their homes! They feared for their lives. Earlier in the spring, something terrible had happened. The quiet village had been in a deep distress. The once-happy village had become a terrifying place to live. There was a monster on the loose. King Layne must come up with a plan to rid the town of the monster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118007/bk_acx0_118007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1944, and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father; her mother, Peggy; and their real home of Cliffehaven isn´t easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable until danger strikes and rocks Anne´s world. Back in Cliffehaven Peggy Reilly is running the Beach View Boarding House with her usual love and warmth. The war is taking its toll, however, and Peggy longs to have her scattered family home again. Until then she´ll continue being a mother to all and maybe even find some time for herself. As the fighter planes leave RAF Cliffe every evening, all anyone can hope is that the war, like the night, will soon be over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Maisey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002735/bk_rhuk_002735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Catalogue of Paintings Comprising the Collection of Edward W. Tisdall, of New York City:To Be Sold at Auction on Thursday Evening, February 2, at 8 O´clock, On View From Saturday, January 28, to Evening of Sale, James P. Silo, Auctioneer, 1899 Fifth Avenue Art Galleries
In this book, Joe explains his musical and guitaristic approach to the process of jazz improvisation. Includes 50 musical examples and three complete transcriptions, all of which are contained on the included CD. There is also a complete overview of The Three Harmonic Families and the lines, scales, and chord superimpositions and substitutions that comprise this view of Joe´s jazz language. (Related to the video An Evening with Joe Pass).
As a physicist, Alan Lightman has always held a scientific view of the world. But one summer evening, while looking at the stars from a small boat at sea, Lightman was overcome by the overwhelming sensation that he was merging with something larger than himself-an eternal unity, something absolute and immaterial. The result is an inspired, lyrical meditation from the acclaimed author of Einstein´s Dreams that explores these seemingly contradictory impulses. Lightman draws on sources ranging from Saint Augustine´s conception of absolute truth to Einstein´s theory of relativity, and gives us a profound inquiry into the human desire for truth and meaning, and a journey along the different paths of religion and science that become part of that quest. This small but provocative book explores the tension between our yearning for certainty and permanence versus the modern scientific view that all things in the physical world are uncertain and impermanent.
Taken from George Armstrong Custer´s own writings, An Autobiography of General Custer is the ´´true story” of one of the most praised, most despised, but surely most remembered American military heroes. Indeed, few figures in our history were - in their own time, as well as in our own - so wildly cheered and so roundly hated. Custer’s narration takes us from just after the Civil War, when, having gained a reputation as a bold and inventive leader of the cavalry, Custer was given command of an expedition to help subjugate the Native Peoples of the Great Plains and to force them onto reservations. His story touches on his own court martial and subsequent reinstatement to command. It ends shortly before he embarks upon the campaign that would eventually lead to the Battle of the Little Bighorn and ´´Custer’s Last Stand.” As Custer was unable to write about his most famous battle, the Autobiography concludes with an 1880s newspaper account of an interview with Sitting Bull himself after his escape to Canada, in which the great Chief looks back on the battle and offers his own point of view. In the evenings, on post and during his various leaves, Custer would sit at the dining room table with his beloved wife, Libby, and together they would compose the various stories of his exploits that would eventually become the book My Life on the Plains, which was a best-seller in its time, and from which this autobiography is largely taken. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Talbott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008972/bk_adbl_008972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.