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.
Note: This is a summary and not the original book. We live in a culture that highlights the importance of democratic values, of fitting into a group, of knowing how to cooperate with other people. We are constantly trained and prepared for peace, but we´re not at all prepared for the perpetual war that we must fight in the real world. This war occurs not only on the military battlefield, but on multiple levels of society. In business, politics, sports, even the arts, we find ourselves facing ruthless opponents that are willing to do anything to gain an edge. More troubling, however, are the battles we face with those who claim to be on our side - those who seem to play the team game, who act friendly and agreeable, only to sabotage us behind the scenes, to use the group to secure their own selfish interests. On the surface, everything seems peaceful and harmonious, but just below it, it is often every man and woman for themselves. Our culture may deny this reality, but we all know it and feel it in our daily lives. As equally important as The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene is a comprehensive guide to human interaction which reveals how the most ingenious and effective principles of warfare can be applied to the battles and conflicts of everyday life. Each chapter is a strategy aimed at solving a particular problem that you will often encounter in your daily struggles. The strategies range from the basic strategies of classical warfare to the dirty and unconventional strategies of modern times, and can be applied to struggles of any kind: organized warfare, business campaigns, the politics of a group, or personal relationships. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Conner Goff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106450/bk_acx0_106450_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.
What happens after the last concussion? How long does an engagement last without turning into marriage? Is an unplanned pregnancy a dream come true or a nightmare? Real life takes over for the Connecticut Kings when the football season ends. Catch the play-by-play for each Kings player in this book, the final in the series. With a chapter for each team member and a few surprises thrown in, you’ll be on the edge of your seat but satisfied when the final whistle blows. No First & Ten book would be complete without an action scene. But can you guess who’s playing? Listen to Overtime and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115099/bk_acx0_115099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Wanted: Discreet Dominant gentleman to teach maybe-submissive woman the rules of the game. No whips, chains, paddles, handcuffs, ropes, or toys. No nookie. No creepy stuff. No butt stuff. No gluten. Just the facts, Sir. Serious inquiries only. - CuriousCat4´´ When I see the ad in the Portland Alternative´s ´´Love Wanted´´ section, I can´t resist the urge to respond. Yes, it´s dangerous - as a star forward for the Badgers, I have a reputation to protect - but I miss the thrill of calling the shots in the bedroom, and reading that ad is the first time I´ve laughed in months. So I reach out to Curious Cat about the ´´educational´´ opportunity.... A few sizzling - and hysterical - emails later, we arrange to meet. I´m hoping we´ll have chemistry, and I might finally be on my way to getting over my ex-girlfriend. And then the gate to the beer garden swings open, and in walks Hailey. My ex is Curious Cat, and this experiment just got a hell of a lot more complicated. But I never back down from a challenge - on or off the ice. I keep my educational offer on the table - six weeks of submissive lessons. Six weeks to learn how to drive a Dominant man crazy, and then we part ways as friends. What do I have to lose? Except what´s left of my heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124896/bk_acx0_124896_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.
The law of attraction is based on the idea that everything in the universe has a polarity, meaning that everything - from the food you eat to the people you talk to, to the things you say to the things you think - contains either a positive or a negative kind of energy. Notice that being with people who complain or rant a lot tends to make you feel bad, even though you´re not exactly experiencing what they´re going through - that´s the law of attraction working its magic. When you focus on negative stuff, then more negative stuff will happen to you. On the other hand, when you focus on positive stuff, then more positive stuff will happen to you. Fortunately, there is a way to manipulate the law of attraction and make it work for you: by changing your beliefs, using the power of positive affirmation. Positive affirmations give you a fresh pair of eyes to see the world and therefore give you courage to achieve a lot of things you never knew were possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Gazy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060472/bk_acx0_060472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein Hörbuch wie ein Elfmeterschießen ohne Torwart: jeder Track ein Treffer. Denn wenn die Sportprominenz vorm Mikro steht, hagelt es Eigentore. In diesem Sinne: nur zu! Nehmen Sie unsere Sportler beim Wort, versuchen Sie mit Anni Friesinger tippitoppi auszusehen oder hindern Sie mit Robert Harting das innere Schweinchen am Hüpfen. Sie werden schon hören, was Sie davon haben, in jedem Fall: viel Spaß! Unsere Erstligisten Ulrich Sonnenschein und Martin Maria Schwarz haben in diesem Feature die einzigartigsten Interviews, kuriosesten Kommentare und unglaublichsten Versprecher aus der Welt des Sports im O-Ton versammelt und wie immer unschlagbar schlagfertig kommentiert. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: div.. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoer/000893/bk_hoer_000893_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
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 2. 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/000087/bk_asop_000087_sample.mp3.