There was only one man who fought both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali. There was only one man who recorded 141 professional Knock-Outs. There was only one man who trained both a young Ali and heavyweight champion George Forman. There was only one Archie Moore. With a seven-decade boxing career, including 27 years as a prize fighter, Moore´s vast career and exploits are finally chronicled in The Ageless Warrior. Author Mike Fitzgerald spent months with Moore before the boxer´s death in an effort to capture the full life story of one of the 20th Century´s most colorful and accomplished athletes. And what a story it was. Moore´s opponent list reads like a ´´who´s who´´ of boxing; he fought nine world champions and seven Hall-of-Famers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Telles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008785/bk_adbl_008785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the famous Beowulf story, retold for the young-adult listener. Like the original Anglo-Saxon manuscript, it is divided into three parts. The first section narrates Beowulf´s battle against Grendel. The second section tells of the furious revenge of Grendel´s mother, an ageless monster with indomitable will, who lives in a dark green, murky sea, which the Danes believed to be bottomless, and who can stalk and kill with her son´s savage power. (This section is often left out of retellings.)The third section shows the great hero in his declining years and almost never appears in retellings. Herein, Beowulf is an old man. It is decades after his assistance to King Hrothgar, and Beowulf is back home among the Geats as their chosen king. His final battle shows his new method in fighting. Youthful speed and strength have been replaced with cunning, deception, strategy. There are moments when his strength revives. His opponent is an aging dragon, who now flies slowly and awkwardly, but can still shoot down enough fire to imperil the Geats kingdom. Aging hero faces aging monster in an early-day twilight of the gods, with displays of valor and chivalry before these terms were known. The dragon breathes streaks of lethal fire, but suffers shortness of breath. The heavy scales on his body provide excellent armor, but tend to tire him. While flying, he notices small birds passing him. The two opponents feel a grudging respect and realize their era is ending, no matter who wins their relentless duel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Sciarrio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000769/bk_bimo_000769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.