Three great short stories in one bundle.Story 1: The two brothers, Rannus and Alvus, find themselves in a maze with stony walls. Man-eating plants, explosive monsters, and other dangers haunt them, but they do not give up and make it to the palace. At the palace, however, their troubles are not over, because another evil awaits them...the very reason why they ended up in that maze in the first place.Story 2: Two towns are competing, even with their different economies, but one of them takes the lead and forbids the other to produce a certain super substance that boosts the animals’ intelligence and strength. Will Jasper discover the big, dark secret of what is really going on? And will he defeat whoever is behind this?Story 3: Barthor has trained for this day all his life: The day the tournament begins. The tournament consists of jousting, sword fighting, swimming, and archery. He stands a chance, because he is one of the best. But there is another character with a strong desire to win as well: Malofact, a man who holds nothing back and cheats his way through the matches. Will Barthor still be able to win, despite his cheating opponent? Start listening and find out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105126/bk_acx0_105126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Foul Play dissects the age-old subject of cheating in all its absurdity. From plain old doping to claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, from match-fixing to diving for a penalty - cheating in sport is as old as sport itself. There are plenty of well-known cases of cheats being found out in sport: Ben Johnson, for example, was stripped of his 100m Olympic medal after a positive drugs test; South African cricketer Hansie Cronje was banned from all cricket for life after admitting involvement in match-rigging; rugby union recently found itself having to deal with the "bloodgate" scandal. However, there are myriad other examples of bending the rules more subtly: pressuring the referee, demoralising an opponent with mind games, or shirt-pulling. But what constititues cheating and where do we draw the line? Are some sports cleaner than others? Is cheating in one sport the same as cheating in another or does each sport's distinctive culture set different standards? Is there such a thing as a sport without sin? Or, indeed, a sporting competitor? This book is not a catalogue of past sporting misdemeanors so much as an investigation into the lengths to which some sports people have gone, and will go, to get the better of others. And also the lengths to which they will not go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016981/bk_adbl_016981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.