Robert’s Rules of Order is a book that was first published in 1876 and was designed to bring order and a fair system to managing organizations, assemblies, and committees. It aimed to bring a democratic system to the making of decisions among groups of people and create a structure that allowed everyone to have their voice heard during a decisive meeting. Fast forward to the present day and Robert’s Rules of Order has been revised and republished several times to accommodate evolving structures and feedback over the last century. The latest edition - the eleventh one - was published in 2011 and includes all of the previous works plus more modern-day revisions. This audiobook takes a fresh look at these rules and presents them in an easy-to-understand way, showing you how you can implement them into your organization, whether you run a sports club or nonprofit business! The rules in this audiobook will improve communication between members or employees and make meetings far more effective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127074/bk_acx0_127074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On November 10, 2009, the German national goalkeeper Robert Enke stepped in front of a passing train. He was 32 years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe´s top clubs, including Jose Mourinho´s Benfica and Louis Van Gaal´s Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country´s first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend´s life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt but never sentimental, he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man´s struggles against his own demons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Telfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001303/bk_rhuk_001303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Payne was the creator of Drummer Magazine, a publication that brought gay leather culture to a new level of prominence in the 1970s. The Robert Payne collection is bringing many of his erotic BDSM stories back in audiobook form. ´´The Ultimate Sport´´: A group of hunters are tracking down escaped convicts, and the stakes are winner take all.´´Folsom Party´´: At an exclusive leather party, a dominant alpha gets more than for which he bargained.´´The Program´´: A new fish joins a special rehabilitation program in prison and finds his place in the testosterone-drenched pecking order.´´Birthday Boy´´: A dominant receives a new slave for his birthday. It´s the perfect way to blow out the candles and make a wish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L. Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144061/bk_acx0_144061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Siberia, 1908: A massive explosion occurs above the Tunguska region - known as the Tunguska Event - releasing the equivalent energy of 185 Hiroshima nuclear bombs. An asteroid impact or comet fragment is thought to have been the cause. It happened then, and it will happen again....Mysterious whale deaths....Wales, UK - When a blue whale gets washed ashore and dies in front of Robert Spire on his local beach, the UK´s Department of the Environment and local population are ill-prepared. When a second whale washes up dead on Myrtle Beach on the opposite side of the Atlantic, the scientific community realizes it has a mystery on its hands, and questions need answering.A quest for meteorite fragments....Environmental lawyer Robert Spire, newly recruited to the UK´s Global Environmental Command Unit - GLENCOM, flies over to South Carolina to investigate. While there, he teams up with marine biologist Dr. Sally Rivea, also assigned to the case. Meanwhile in Nevada, US, ex-Marine Travis Dexter is on the run after he discovers the body of his employer - philanthropist Julian Smithies - murdered in his home. The only object missing: a recently discovered, rare, and valuable space meteorite, its origin unknown.A future global cataclysm....On the island of Exuma in the Bahamas, four sport divers make a startling discovery at the bottom of Mystery Cave blue hole. Sixty miles offshore in the Caribbean Sea, drilling on the Proteus oil rig turns to disaster as the drill bit snaps as it strikes something hard on the ocean floor. Dr. Rivea, at a loss to explain the high levels of the mineral olivine discovered in the whale´s tissue samples, accompanies Spire to the Caribbean in search of answers, but when they get there, the mystery only deepens as they unearth a conspiracy with cataclysmic consequences....Robert Spire is propelled into a fast-paced action-adventure thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Loving. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143504/bk_acx0_143504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If outdoor literature has its cult novel, Blood Sport is it. Robert Jones has created a new world, in which a mythical river and wilderness become the setting for a father and son journey like no other. In one of the earliest examples of magical realism in an American novel, Jones takes readers deep into the heart of darkness. The intensity, the suspense, and the mind-bending adventure still place Blood Sport in a category all its own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013517/bk_adbl_013517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Circling the Bases, leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist continues his discussion and analysis of the major issues and challenges confronting the sports industry in the second decade of the 21st century. Presenting a general overview of the sports business at the college and professional levels, this volume places concerns such as the antitrust status of sports leagues, the stalled progress of gender equity in college sports, and the control of performance enhancing drugs in historical context. Zimbalist also provides a deeper understanding of how sports have fared and changed with the sharpening financial crisis and 2009 economic downturn from the morphing role of salary caps and revenue distribution and the rapid escalation of college coaches´ compensation to the financing of sports facilities and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games. In Circling the Bases, Zimbalist continues to show how the business of sports is evolving and how the sports industry is becoming more closely linked with the corporate sector and thus more vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the U.S. and world economies. Zimbalist deftly shows how sports are facing the uncertainties of the future and what the implications are for sports fans, players, owners, and leagues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013836/bk_acx0_013836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Peter Sloan, ´´il più efficace insegnante di inglese mai apparso nel nostro Paese´´, ha scelto Audible per diffondere in esclusiva il suo primo corso di livello intermedio. Si tratta di una vera full immersion, di ben 27 episodi da 20 minuti da ascoltare in totale comodità e mobilità. All´interno di ogni lezione, si sviluppa un tema di conversazione, diviso in due parti e declinato in diverse rubriche: Pearls (parole nuove, come perle preziose), False Friends (parole di cui non fidarsi), Pronunciation (tutti i segreti della dizione), USA (il vocabolario british e quello ´´yankee´´ a confronto). La scelta degli argomenti, la qualità dei consigli e la simpatia contagiosa della voce di John Peter Sloan, con la collaborazione di Robert Dennis e Daniela Di Muro, riusciranno a migliorare il difficile rapporto degli italiani con l´inglese? Secondo noi sì! Lesson 9: Sport - part 1. Le parole inglesi abbondano ormai in ogni articolo o telecronaca sportiva. Impariamo a usarle con proprietà e a pronunciarle in modo impeccabile. Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. John Peter Sloan. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asop/000086/bk_asop_000086_sample.mp3.