Defeating Your Greatest Opponent:Seven Decisions You Must Make to Become a Champion in Life Kelly R Baker
Defeating Your Greatest Opponent:Seven Decisions You Must Make to Become a Champion in Life. 1. Auflage Kelly R Baker
The best tips to improve in boxing.It all boils down to how you use your footwork in boxing. You don´t have to do laps around the ring to get away from punches, yet it doesn´t mean you have to always stand in front of your opponent. Here are 10 of the best tips on how you can improve your boxing footwork. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Curtis Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138225/bk_acx0_138225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. Play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters, while trying to cheer your opponents´ characters with marriages and other happy occasions.Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card, since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You´ll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You´ve got to see (through) this game to believe it!The second edition includes sturdy new packaging, rules fixes, timing icons, reminder cards, and more, plus it´s fully compatible with the first edition game and supplements. It´s sure to delight even the most despondent Gloom fan!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of many dreadful murders, but the one which astonished and distressed readers the most was when the author, anxious to try something new, killed off Sherlock Holmes. Trapped in mortal combat with the dastardly Professor Moriarty, Holmes and his opponent plunged to their deaths in the Reichenback Fall. For 10 long years, Baker Street was without its most revered resident. Then, in 1903, Doyle took pity on his readers and brought the sagacious sleuth back to life. The stories included in this masterful book tell of his return. Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions, and a meeting with ‘the worst man in London’ are all attacked with renewed vigour. But Holmes’ old enemies are watching his every move. ´´The Adventure of the Empty House´´, ´´The Adventure of the Norwood Builder´´, ´´The Adventure of the Dancing Men´´, ´´The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist´´, ´´The Adventure of the Priory School´´, ´´The Adventure of Black Peter´´, ´´The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton´´, ´´The Adventure of the Six Napoleons´´, ´´The Adventure of the Three Students´´, ´´The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez´´, ´´The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter´´,´´ The Adventure of the Abbey Grange´´, and ´´The Adventure of the Second Stain´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004192/bk_blak_004192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether it’s monkey business, funny business, or getting down to business, Janet Evanovich’s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there’s no business like Wicked Business.... Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel. When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his 20-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic 19th-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences. On their way they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and general mayhem. Diesel’s black sheep cousin, Gerwulf Grimoire, also wants the Stone. His motives are far from pure, and what he plans on doing with the treasure, no one knows... but Lizzy Tucker fears she’s in his crosshairs. Never far and always watching, Grimoire has a growing, vested interest in the cupcake-baker-turned-finder-of-lost-things - as does another dangerous and dark opponent in the hunt, a devotee of lawlessness and chaos known only as Anarchy. Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy, Grimoire, and his medieval minion, Hatchet, in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003064/bk_rand_003064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rudy Baker´s world collapses when the law firm he was due to join is taken over. Suddenly, just before his bar examination, he is without employment and up to his neck in debt. His whole future hinges on his only two prospective clients. One is an eccentric old lady who claims to have a twenty million dollar fortune and wants a new will drafted. The other is a case against an insurance company who has denied a claim involving a young man dying of leukaemia. Donny Ray Black might have been saved if Great Benefit had paid out months ago, but now he has no hope. Both he and his mother want to bring Great Benefit to its knees and they choose Rudy, even though he has never argued a case in court. But this case is only the tip of the iceberg: there are hundreds of similar claims popping up all over the US. Soon Rudy finds himself facing the very legal firm whose takeover cost him his job, in a trial which threatens to blow the lid off one of the biggest cases of corporate fraud in America history. He is one young man against a battery of million dollar lawyers, and his opponents will do anything to stop him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000125/bk_rhuk_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most famous partnerships in literature yields, over time, to a peculiar romantic triangle. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. John Watson. And the good doctor´s second wife, whom Doyle never named. In L.A. Fields´s novel, Mrs. Watson is a clever woman who realizes, through examining all the prior cases her husband shared with the world´s greatest consulting detective, that the two men shared more than adventures: they were lovers, as well. In 1919, after the pair has retired, Mrs. Watson invites Holmes to her home to meet him face to face. Thus begins a recounting of a peculiar affair between extraordinary men. ´´You are such a unique person,´´ Holmes says poisonously. ´´What a shame that history will most likely never remember your name.´´ The question Mrs. Watson faces: did Holmes simply take advantage of her husband´s loyalty and love, or did the detective return those feelings? And what to do now that the pair are no longer living together at Baker Street and Watson has other claims on his affections? My Dear Watson offers readers a romance that requires as much reasoning to puzzle out as it does passion. Mrs. Watson proves a worthy opponent - in intellect, in guile, in conviction - for the great detective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Hearne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014627/bk_acx0_014627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of 24, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to share her conflicted feelings. In this hopeful and moving book, Baker describes how she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their ´´pro-voice´´ philosophy and a set of tools that enable anyone to have respectful, compassionate exchanges about even the most contentious topics. Initially distrusted by both sides, Exhale now receives postabortion referrals from pro-life and pro-choice organizations. Baker examines the history of the abortion debate, identifying the mistakes and misunderstandings that have led us to the current painful divide. She shares how Exhale discovered creative ways to help women and men share their feelings about abortion, such as starting a postabortion telephone service and piloting a nationwide story-sharing tour led by women who´d had abortions. Thanks to Aspen Baker´s innovative ideas and the trendsetting work of Exhale, the culture around abortion is changing. Pro-voice can be adopted by anyone interested in dialogue rather than dogma. Peace, in this perspective, isn´t a world without fighting or conflict but one where conflict can be engaged in - fiercely and directly - without dehumanizing ourselves or our opponents. Our world is full of gray areas. It´s vital we learn practices like pro-voice to help us move from paralysis to progress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Mallon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036200/bk_acx0_036200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2000/Arpeggio) Migration has played a key role in the blues, as America´s black population moved to urban centres seeking employment, many blues legends came with them. But New Orleans born William Dupree ventured further than most, num-bering Indiana, Chicago and Detroit among his ports of call before emigrating to Europe in 1959. He wouldn´t return home until 1990, two years before his death, but by that time he´d been acclaimed as one of the last surviving barrelhouse style piano players in the Crescent City style. Dupree was born in 1909 and followed in the footsteps of the legendary Louis Armstrong with an upbringing in the New Orleans Colored Waifs Home for Boys after his parents died in a racially motivated arson attack. Music became a way for the enterprising orphan to hustle a dollar or two, and he picked up his pounding piano style from local greats Willie Hall and Don Bowers. But though he moved to Chicago at the start of the 1930´s, he failed to break out of the club scene there and, after a short spell as a café pianist in Detroit, dedi-cated the rest of the decade to a career in the boxing ring. Hands that had previously caressed the ivories proved remarkably adept at decking oppo-nents, and ´Champion Jack´ Dupree, as he was professionally tagged reached the dizzy heights of lightweight champion of Indiana in a career whose fights totalled three figures. His music, though now a part time profession, had meanwhile matured under the early influence of Leroy Carr, whose laid back singing style he favoured, and his talents were recognised by noted producer Lester Melrose who cut him in Chicago, an album ´Dunker Blues 1940-41´ preserved the results of some of these early sessions. The stage was set for a musical renaissance. But the outbreak of war saw him conscripted into the US Navy and a spell as a Japanese prisoner of war added yet another (albeit unwanted) geographical diversion to his travels. Dupree´s musical career restarted in earnest in New York, where the fast growing rhythm and blues scene ensured that labels like King and Savoy were more than happy to cut him. The breakthrough came in 1955 when ´Walking The Blues´, a duet with Teddy ´Mr Bear´ McRae revisited here, reached number 6 in the R&B charts. After many diversions, Champion Jack was back on track.... The same year saw him play a New York session in June with former child star Little Willie John, whose life would end tragically in 1968 when he died in prison of pneumonia after taking a manslaughter rap. Our compilation contains two of only three tracks Jack and Willie would cut together: one of the songs, Titus Turner´s ´All Around The World´, would prove to be a top 10 pop hit for Willie that year and features backing here from Willis Jackson (tenor sax), Mickey Baker (guitar), Ivan Rolle (bass) and Calvin Shields (drums). The Groove and Vik monikers were further labels to add to Champion Jack´s blues baggage before, tiring of the racism he encountered in American society, he determined to take his talents to Europe. Audiences there were delighted to have a legend in their midst, and musicians from the ranks of Free, Chicken Shack and the Rolling Stones flocked to play with him and enjoy authenticity by association. Mickey Baker — present on the Dupree/Willie John sessions back in 1955, a hitmaker the following year with ´Love Is Strange´ and now resident of Paris — would also often be found accompanying Jack as he toured Europe extensively, making his home in Switzerland, England, Sweden and finally Germany. All Around The World´ indeed.... Dupree´s triumphant return home to play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990 led to a live album and a repeated booking. But further acclaim was cut short by his death in January 1992 in Hanover, Germany. Fats Domino was just one New Orleans piano man to have benefited from Dupree´s trailblazing example — indeed, one of his earliest recordings was a version of ´Junkers Blues´.