Wes can´t get enough of Eardrum Buzz´s first CD, Misery Machine. So when he sees an ad in a music magazine calling for fans to join the ´´Swarm´´ and promote the band, Wes doesn´t hesitate to sign on. At the next pre-show party, Wes meets the band in all their insectoid glory and, convinced by a beautiful goth girl´s hot breath on his neck, eats one of their hors d´oeuvres - a strange fried insect. After that, the music crawls inside his skull and the buzzing won´t stop. Hoping for help, Wes visits the Swarm, and there he discovers just how deep the buzzing goes, and what bloody lengths it may take to make the buzzing stop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007086/bk_brll_007086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pucci Lewis was used to ferrying fighter planes and to undercover work. But in the dark hours of World War II, she is dispatched to Hollywood, where big stars and studio moguls are working with Washington to merge entertainment and propaganda.A documentary on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) is underway, and Pucci is stepping in for a sister WASP who has been hospitalized after her plane was sabotaged. When a big-name director dies, possibly murdered by Nazi operatives, military intelligence asks Pucci to learn what she can from the inside. She has her suspicions about the so-called housekeeper of Bela Lugosi, a rising starlet with a history with the Hungarian resistance, but Pucci doesn´t trust the girl. Pucci will have to maneuver through movieland and its narcissistic denizens to find the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003036/bk_blak_003036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Lift the flaps and peep through the holes to discover a whole host of butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars, squirrels, frogs and other garden wildlife. An information book for the very young.
An enthusiastic, witty, and informative introduction to the world of insects and why we - and the planet we inhabit - could not survive without them.Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They live everywhere - deep inside caves, 18,000 feet high in the Himalayas, inside computers, in Yellowstone’s hot springs, and in the ears and nostrils of much larger creatures. There are insects that have ears on their knees, eyes on their penises, and tongues under their feet. Most of us think life would be better without bugs. In fact, life would be impossible without them.Most of us know we would not have honey without honeybees, but without the pinhead-sized chocolate midge, cocoa flowers would not pollinate. No cocoa, no chocolate. The ink that was used to write the Declaration of Independence was derived from galls on oak trees, which are induced by a small wasp. The fruit fly was essential to medical and biological research experiments that resulted in six Nobel prizes. Blowfly larva can clean difficult wounds; flour beetle larva can digest plastic; several species of insects have been essential to the development of antibiotics. Insects turn dead plants and animals into soil. They pollinate flowers, including crops on which we depend. They provide food for other animals, such as birds and bats. They control organisms that are harmful to humans. Life as we know it depends on these small creatures.With ecologist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson as our capable, entertaining guide into the insect world, we’ll learn there is more variety among insects than we can even imagine, and the more you learn about insects, the more fascinating they become. Buzz, Sting, Bite is an essential introduction to the little creatures that make the world go round. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Millward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009311/bk_sans_009311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Informed by extensive interviews with astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, David Scott, John Young, Alan Shepard, Charlie Duke, Al Bean, Gordon Cooper, Al Worden, Walt Cunningham, Tom Stafford, Dick Gordon, John Glenn, Pete Conrad, Edgar Mitchel, James Irwin, Stu Roosa, Ron Evans, Deke Slayton, Wally Schirra, as well as key politicians and NASA personnel Fifty years ago in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step onto its surface. President Nixon called it the greatest week since creation. In the most authoritative book ever written about Apollo, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, telling the story in the words of those who took part - based around exclusive interviews with the key players. This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets’ launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space, through President Kennedy’s enthusiasm and later doubts, to the astronauts’ intense competition to leave the first footprint. Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many other astronauts who paved the way or went to the moon themselves after Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. Astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials, Soviet rivals - all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement. The full list of interviewees includes NASA employees such as James Fletcher, Roco Petrone, Brainerd Homes, Bob Gilruth, George Mueller, James Webb, John Houbolt, Robert Seamans, Max Faget, Director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory William Pickering and Sergei Khrushchev, son of the Soviet Premier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Mattacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011843/bk_brll_011843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Beep, David Wanczyk illuminates the sport of blind baseball to show us a remarkable version of America’s pastime. With balls tricked out to squeal three times per second, and with bases that buzz, this game of baseball for the blind is both innovative and intense. And when the best beep baseball team in America, the Austin Blackhawks, takes on its international rival, Taiwan Homerun, no one’s thinking about disability. What we find are athletes playing their hearts out for a championship. Wanczyk follows teams around the world and even joins them on the field to produce a riveting inside narrative about the game and its players. Can Ethan Johnston, kidnapped and intentionally blinded as a child in Ethiopia, find a new home in beep baseball and a spot on the all-star team? Will Taiwan’s rookie MVP Ching-kai Chen - whose superhuman feats on the field have left some veterans suspicious - keep up his incredible play? And can Austin’s Lupe Perez harness his competitive fire and lead his team to a long-awaited victory in the Beep Baseball World Series? Beep is the first audiobook about blind baseball. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug McDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117549/bk_acx0_117549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
‘It didn’t matter that they were now three miles beyond their target site, that communications were dropping out and that they were running low on fuel. All that mattered to Neil as he searched for a safe spot to land was that boulders littered the surface below. ´´Thirty seconds,” called mission control. In truth, the flight controllers were now no more than spectators, just like everybody else. No more needed to be said. It was down to Armstrong. ’It was the ultimate journey and the last great adventure, but no one knew if they were coming back. On 20 July 1969 millions of people around the world held their breath as a human being looked back at them from the surface of the Moon. Yet who were these men risking so much while the world watched? How did the passionate Buzz Aldrin, inscrutable Michael Collins and enigmatic Neil Armstrong learn to depend on one another as they endured the most intense period of their lives? From the personal tragedies and triumphs they encountered along the way to the mission´s terrifying climax, Moon Shot – now also a major TV factual-drama – draws on interviews with many of the leading participants and hundreds of hours of archive material to tell the complete and compelling true story of an event that captured the imagination of generations, then and now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chancer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000850/bk_rhuk_000850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifty years ago, in a small, fragile spacecraft designed for only one purpose - landing on the Moon - two American astronauts prepared to fly that spacecraft from its 10 mile high orbit above the Moon down to a landing on the Sea of Tranquility. It was a sea in name only. It was actually a bone dry, ancient dusty basin pockmarked with craters and littered with rocks and boulders. Somewhere in that 500 mile diameter basin, the astronauts would attempt to make Mankind’s first landing on the Moon. Neil Armstrong would pilot the Lunar Module Eagle during its 12 minute descent from orbit down to a landing. Col. Edwin ´´Buzz” Aldrin would assist him. On the way down they would encounter a host of problems, any one of which could have potentially caused them to have to call off the landing, or, even worse, die making the attempt. The problems were all technical - communications problems, computer problems, guidance problems, sensor problems. Armstrong and Aldrin faced the very real risk of dying by the very same technical sword that they had to live by in order to accomplish the enormous task of landing on the Moon for the first time. Yet the human skills Armstrong and Aldrin employed would be more than equal to the task. Armstrong’s formidable skills as an aviator, honed from the time he was a young boy, would serve him well as he piloted Eagle down amidst a continuing series of systems problems that might have fatally distracted a lesser aviator. Armstrong’s brilliant piloting was complemented by Aldrin’s equally remarkable discipline and calmness as he stoically provided a running commentary on altitude and descent rate while handling systems problems that threatened the landing. Finally, after a harrowing 12 and a half minutes, Armstrong gently landed Eagle at Tranquility Base, a name he had personally chosen to denote the location of the first Moon landing. In Landing Eagle: Inside the Cockpit During the Fi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Tivenan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154925/bk_acx0_154925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1994, Joseph N. Gagliano calmly sat back, put his hands behind his head and smiled as the NCAA clocked ticked down the remaining last seconds of the game. It was the third game in a row Joe had bet on where the point spread had to land on a specific number. With millions at stake, was he nervous? Not at all. As the buzzer sounded on the 3rd game, his duffle bags were filled with millions in cash. How? Joe had fixed the outcome of the games. No Grey Areas tells the incredible, true story of the man who orchestrated the largest sports point shaving betting scam in sport´s history. But that is only where the story begins... It is always the cover up, not the crime, where white collar criminals get caught. Joe was caught, convicted and served time in Federal prison for his role in coordinating and financing the 1994 ASU point shaving scandal. His journey continued as Joe came out prison in late 2000 with a passion to clear his name and a desire to remove perceptions held by others of him. He embarked on an aggressive path to success; building a sizeable chain of full service car washes, making millions in real estate, living a life of luxury, and even buying a private jet just to get to his yacht in San Diego quicker. But the story does not end there.... A few years later, the 2008 financial collapse engulfed the world and because of Joe´s ´´grey areas´´ a banking deal landed him in prison for a 2nd term. Labeled a 2-time felon, he made some brilliant and yet morally questionable decisions while searching for the true meaning of success. Inside these pages, you´ll get a backstage pass on what it was like to slowly fall into the ´´grey areas´´ of scandal, greed, corruption, money, and business. Joe´s honest, detailed telling of this life of infamy, history, and successes along with the consequences of his decisions will amaze and inspire you. No Grey Areas is a riveting read, filled with 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Paulson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052171/bk_acx0_052171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.