Tex Larimee is a grizzled Arizona sheriff who’s leaving the deserts of Cactus County behind, blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of Manhattan.Tex’s welcome to New York is a rude one. Robbed of his cash, gun and badge, he’s locked in a room in back of a run-down bar. Breaking out of the bar, he goes looking for his best friend...only to find him dead, his throat cut. And the cops accuse Tex of committing the murder....But none of that’s going to keep a good Arizona lawman down. Discovering he’s been the subject of an elaborate frame-up job, Tex has got a few tricks of his own up his sleeve - and in his recovered Colt .45 - to make even the toughest of city birds sing a different tune.Also includes the mysteries ´´Killer Ape”, in which a man frees a mistreated orangutan, only to end up with a monkey on his back, as he´s accused of aiding and abetting the ape in a case of murder; and ´´Murder Afloat”, the story of a top narcotics cop in the US Secret Service who´s pursuit of a million-dollar score could land him in some hot - and deadly - water.Strap on your six-gun and spurs and take a bite out of the Big Apple as the audio version of The Slickers mixes up Wild West action with big city suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Tamra Meskimen, Phil Proctor, Kristin Proctor, Corey Burton, John Mariano, Enn Reitel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000121/bk_gala_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jordan Rift Valley, stretching from the Red Sea to Lebanon, was ripped open millions of years ago by vast forces within the earth. This geological object has also been a part of human history ever since early humans used it as a path in their journey out of Africa. And for a quarter of a century it has been part of the biography of Israeli writer Haim Watzman. In the autumn of 2004, as his country was riven by a fierce debate over its borders, Watzman took a two-week journey up the valley. Along the way he met scientists who try to understand the rift through the evidence lying on its surface - an archaeologist who reconstructs the fallen altars of a long-forgotten people, a zoologist whose study of bird societies has produced a theory of why organisms cooperate, and a geologist who thinks that the valley will some day be an ocean. He encountered people whose life and work on the shores of the Dead Sea and Jordan River have led them to dream of paradise and to seem to build Gardens of Eden on earth - a booster for a chemical factory, the director of a tourist site, and an aging socialist farmer who curates a museum of idols. And he discovered that the geography’s instability is mirrored in the volatility of the tales that people tell about the Sea of Galilee. As an observant Jew who has written extensively about science and scholarship, Watzman tries to understand the valley in all its complexity - its physical facts, its role in human history and his own life, and the myths it has engendered. He realizes that human beings can never see the rift in isolation. ´´It is the stories that men and women have told to explain what they see and what they do as a result that create the rift as we see it,´´ he writes. ´´As hard as we try to comprehend the landscape itself, it is humanity that we find.´´ Watzman’s poetic evocation of the scientific and the human is a unique chronicle of a quest for knowledge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Kliban. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013179/bk_adbl_013179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionMore than 20 songs that children love to sing and play, including ´Going To The Zoo´, and ´Puff The Magic Dragon´. Very simple Piano arrangements, with lyrics and chord symbols by Stephen Duro.SonglistAmazing Grace [Traditional]Baa! Baa! Black Sheep [Traditional]English Country Garden [Jordan, Robert]Froggie Went A Courtin´ [Traditional]Going To The Zoo [Paxton, Tom]I Love Little Pussy [Traditional]Jimmy Crack Corn [Emmett, Daniel Decatur]Little Bird, Little Bird [Traditional]Little White Duck [Barrows, Walt] [Zaritzky, Bernard]Mary Had A Little Lamb [Traditional]Morning Has Broken [Stevens, Cat]Nellie The Elephant [Butler, Ralph] [Hart, Peter]Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da [Lennon, John] [Mccartney, Paul]Old MacDonald Had A Farm [Traditional]Pop Goes The Weasel [Traditional]Puff (The Magic Dragon) [Yarrow, Peter] [Yarrow, Leonard]There Was An Old Frog [Traditional]Three Blind Mice [Traditional]Three Wheels On My Wagon [Hilliard, Bob] [Bacharach, Burt]When You Come To The End Of A Lollipop [Manning, Dick] [Hoffman, Al]Who Killed Cock Robin? [Traditional]You´re A Pink Toothbrush [Ruvin, Ralph] [Halfin, Bob] [Irving, Harold]
During the Civil War, one of the tales that was often told among Confederate soldiers was that Joseph E. Johnston was a crack shot who was a better bird hunter than just about everyone else in the South. However, as the story went, Johnston would never take the shot when asked to, complaining that something was wrong with the situation that prevented him from being able to shoot the bird when it was time. The story is almost certainly apocryphal, but it was aptly used to demonstrate the Confederates´ frustration with a man who everyone regarded as a capable general. Johnston began the Civil War as one of the South´s senior commanders, leading the ironically named Army of the Potomac to victory in the Battle of First Bull Run over Irvin McDowell´s Union Army. But Johnston would become known more for losing by not winning. Johnston was never badly beaten in battle, but he had a habit of strategically withdrawing until he had nowhere left to retreat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095175/bk_acx0_095175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy (a.k.a. Bird) seems to have the perfect life: loving parents, a hot boyfriend, the best friend ever. She even writes an online advice column full of Top Tips to help other teens take control of their lives. But after a new guy shows up at school, Bird can´t seem to follow her own wisdom. Pete is the consummate bad boy. He´s everything Bird is not: wild, unambitious, and more than a little dangerous. Although she knows he´s trouble, Bird can´t stay away. And the more drawn she is to Pete, the more cracks are revealed in her relationship with Griffin, her doting boyfriend. Meanwhile, her parents´ marriage is also fracturing, possibly for good. Bird is way out of her comfort zone. All it takes is one mistake, one momentary loss of control, for her entire future to be blown away.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031058/bk_adbl_031058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Train leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga! A woebegone old car, a harried department store clerk, a monosyllabic man in a sombrero, and a train announcer whose line ran somewhere between Orange County and the Twilight Zone are all memorable characters from The Jack Benny Program, and all the products of a single talented throat: Mel Blanc. ´´The Man of a Thousand Voices´´ was Carmichael the Polar Bear, who lived improbably in Jack´s cellar. He was Professor LeBlanc, Jack´s violin teacher, whose French accent seemed to mimic every wail of his pupil´s tortured strings. He was Polly the Parrot, Jack´s impudent bird, who was less interested in crackers than in putting his master in his place. Come hear 8 digitally remastered episodes starring Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Eddie ´´Rochester´´ Anderson, and Don Wilson, and guess who Mel Blanc will pop up as next! EPISODES INCLUDE: Leaving For New York City 01-07-45, Jack and Mary Pick Up Bags at the Train Station 03-04-45, First Performance of Professor LeBlanc 04-29-45, Jack Dreams of the Race Horse ´´Texas Sandman´´ 10-21-45, Lost Weekend 03-10-46, Jack and Mary Late for Broadcast (a.k.a Jack Fires the Sportsmen) 02-23-47, Jack Tries to Re-Hire the Sportsmen 03-02-47, The Egg and I 04-20-47, The Turke 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Blanc, Jack Benny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000930/rt_radi_000930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.