When a wealthy banker´s daughter goes missing from Edinburgh University, Detective Inspector John Rebus has little to go on in his investigations. It´s difficult to know whether she´s dead or alive, whether she has been kidnapped or is simply on the run. Before long, however, Rebus has a hunch that there is more to this missing person´s report than meets the eye.His first clue is found in the student´s home village: it is a carved wooden doll lain inside a six-inch coffin. When details emerge of the girl´s involvement in an internet role-playing game, DC Siobhan Clarke ventures into the lair of the Quizmaster, a place from which she will struggle to escape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/bbcw/000918de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl. Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring.... A full cast dramatisation, featuring Anna Massey (Madame Giry), Peter Guinness (The Phantom), Alexander Siddig (The Persian), James D´Arcy (Raoul), Helen Goldwyn (Christine), Tony Millan (Moncharmin), Richard Earl (Richard), Nick Brimble (Philippe/Gaston), Nick Wilton (Lachenel/Mifroid), Geraldine Newman (Madame Valérius), Samantha Hughes (La Carlotta), Nicola Weeks (Meg/Adèle), and singers Linda Richardson (Christine/La Carlotta), Matthew Hargreaves (The Phantom). Director: Barnaby Edwards. Sound design: Matthew Cochrane. Music: Tim Sutton (violin played by Ruth Rogers). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Siddig, Anna Massey, James D´Arcy, Peter Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Excerpt from An Outline of Physical Education: For Primary and Grammar Schools, Junior High Schools and High Schools From whatever point of view we study the value of motor education as a part of every child´s education, we find it of such great importance both pedagogically and hygienically that we cannot consider it a minor phase of education any longer. In fact, a brief review of the factors which have always in¿uenced human growth and development, physical as well as mental, must convince us of the need of paying more attention to the motor education of our children. Nobody will deny that the environment of a child is, next to its racial inheritance, the most powerful factor in its development towards mature physical, mental, moral, and social efficiency. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Chuck Norris ist schon zu Lebzeiten eine Legende geworden. Er gilt nicht nur als einer der besten und erfolgreichsten Kampfsportler aller Zeiten, sondern auch als eine Ikone des Actionfilms. Dabei kommt er aus bescheidenen Verhältnissen und musste sich alles hart erarbeiten. Norris gewann als Sportler zahlreiche Titel und war maßgeblich daran beteiligt, dass asiatische Kampfkünste auch im Westen so populär wurden. Seine Erfahrungen und Erfolge als Wettkämpfer nutzte er auch für seine Schauspielkarriere, die er bereits in den 70er-Jahren forcierte und Erfolge mit Filmen wie DIE TODESKALLE SCHLÄGT WIEDER ZU, BLACK TIGER und DER BULLDOZER feierte. Damit leistete er erneut Pionierarbeit, da er der erste westliche Star in klassischen Martial-Arts-Filmen war und dem Action-Genre schon lange vor den späteren Konkurrenten Stallone und Schwarzenegger seinen Stempel aufdrückte. Weitere Erfolge erarbeitete sich Norris jedoch vor allem in den 80er-Jahren, als er mit dem legendäre Studio Cannon Hits wie MISSING IN ACTION, DELTA FORCE oder INVASION U.S.A. landen konnte. Dieser Erfolge setzte der Action-Star mit der langlebigen TV-Serie WALKER, TEXAS RANGER fort, bevor er sich aus dem Filmgeschäft zurückzog und erst für einen jetzt schon legendären Cameo-Auftritt in THE EXPENDABLES 2 wieder auf die große Leinwand zurückkehrte. Das knapp 350 Seiten starke Buch verfolgt das Leben und die Karriere der nicht immer unumstrittenen Legende von seinen Kindheitstagen bis heute, bietet den Fans einen Einblick in die Entstehung seiner Filme und stellt auch wichtige Wegbegleiter ausführlich vor. Für das üppig bebilderte Buch wurden Interviews mit den Drehbuchautoren James Bruner und Robert Gosnell, den Schauspielern John Wesley, Bo Svenson und Mike Möller, den Regisseuren James Fargo, Joseph Zito und Michael Preece, sowie den Produzenten Don Carmody und Menahem Golan geführt. Das Vorwort steuerte Action-Regisseur Isaac Florentine bei.
Danny Parker, a pilot wounded in the Great War, returns home to Long Beach, California, in 1919 hoping to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Joyce Villareal, who is now a silent movie star. But Joyce has disappeared. Danny and Joyce were best friends since first grade. As juniors in high school their friendship became romantic. But just before graduation, Danny surprised Joyce by announcing he planned to study for the priesthood. Angry and hurt, she broke up with him and moved to Hollywood to become an actress at Paramount. Three years later, he left the seminary and enlisted in the Marines, eventually becoming one of the first Marine aviators. He crashes in France and barely survives a horrendous battle. Finally home in Long Beach, he has no desire to return to the seminary or the service. His physical wounds have healed but not the emotional trauma of death and destruction from so many months of combat. His only plan is to resume a relationship with Joyce, if shell have him. Bu first he has to find her. Danny searches her bungalow near Griffith Park, finding a hidden diary which mentions dates with three men, whom she refers to as the Comedian, the Daredevil, and the Producer. He visits Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, where Joyce has been filming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with John Barrymore. Paramount assigns a detective to the case. The Los Angeles Police Department is strangely unconcerned. The search for Joyce has given Dannys life meaning again. He enlists the help of the stunt pilot who taught him to fly, an old priest scarred by the Indian Wars, a police chief who prefers justice to politics, and a big tent evangelist who preaches womens rights. Clues lead to a former Barnum & Bailey showman who owns hundreds of Nickelodeon theaters and is now running for mayor of Los Angeles. Don Westenhaver served with the Marines in Vietnam as a radioman and interpreter. He was a finance executive in the oil and auto industries, which allowed him to travel to Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. These experiences inspire his historical novels, which often take place in other countries and centuries. He is a member of the Southern California Writers Association and the Military Writers Society of America. Don and his wife are happily retired. They volunteer at several different charities, play golf, enjoy movies and novels, and love to travel. They are blessed with two daughters and two grandchildren. See Dons website at www.donwestenhaver.com for details of his other novels: The Whiplash Hypothesis, The Red Turtle Project, Neros Concert, and Alexanders Lighthouse.
A Brilliant new translation of the great writer´s least Kafkaesque novel, based on a German-language text that was produced by a team of international scholars and that is more faithful to Kafka´s original manuscript than anything we have had before.With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his translation of Kafka´s The Castle, the award-winning translator Mark Harman now restores the humor and particularity of language to Amerika. Here is the story of 17-year-old Karl Rossman, who, following a scandal involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure after misadventure, eventually landing in Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons.Like much of Kafka´s work, Amerika remained unfinished at the time of his death. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Mark Harman´s superb translation allows us to appreciate as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000249de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
KEY News film and theater critic Caroline Enright thinks her trip to a theater festival in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts will be as easy as a summer breeze...until her complicated relationship with her stepdaughter, Meg, grows even more tense, and two of Meg´s friends are killed in what looks to be a tragic accident. Soon a world-famous actress goes missing. An actress who has been the obsession of millions. Or maybe just the true obsession of one? As Caroline gets drawn into a web of madness, deception, and insanity, she finds she can trust no one. Not even those closest to her. Because a sociopath will stop at nothing. And that person may wear the mask of a friend, a lover, a husband, or a wife.... Lights Out Tonight is the ultimate mind game and proves why Mary Jane Clark is a master at the game of suspense. Listen closely, for every word is a clue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isabel Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000544de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a Victorian London ruled by the blood-drinking elite, Perry Lowell is a logical and accomplished Nighthawk: a rogue blue blood who tracks murderers and thieves for the Guild. So when she and her charming but reckless partner, Garrett, are charged with finding a missing theater starlet, it should be a simple solve. But with an entire theater of suspects, including a flirtatious understudy, and whispers of a Clockwork Menace haunting the place, tension is brewing between the pair of them. Can they come together to solve the case - or will it be too late when the murderer turns his gaze on Perry herself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005760de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.