Phil Tufnell, cricket legend and national treasure, has populated his very own Cricket Hall of Fame with a deliciously eclectic collection of cricket legends and offbeat characters, with joyful results. From boyhood heroes to legendary teammates to fearsome opponents to idiosyncratic umpires and broadcasters, Tuffers has gathered together the most enchanting cast of cricketing figures ever assembled. And it wouldn´t be a Tuffers tome if there weren´t a number of captivating appearances from some unexpected quarters, including some genuinely off-the-wall non-cricketing inductees to keep life interesting in this very personal hall of fame. By turns eccentric and warmhearted, Tuffers´ Cricket Hall of Fame is a joy for all cricket fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000584/bk_head_000584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. Mia Corvere is only 10 years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya. Inside the Church´s halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult. The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003141/bk_hcuk_003141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Nexus: virtual reality with a bite. It´s an online video game that has taken the world by storm. Its fanatical players call it the most incredible battle simulation ever created. Billy Keen doesn´t think so. He wishes he had never played it.After Billy won the largest Nexus tournament ever staged online, strange things started happening, from his television changing channels by itself, to his computer turning on and off all hours of the night. Billy was annoyed at first by the simple electronic malfunctions. Then they grew worse, from microwave mishaps to a terrifying elevator plunge. Seeking help from his video gaming friends at the Fairfield University Computer Science Center, Billy discovers the true nature of his technological terror.Now, in the labyrinthian halls of the Fairfield University Computer Science building, Billy is playing Nexus for real - against a horrifying opponent that could not possibly exist. And if Billy isn´t careful, the game could end with a fatal error. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000881/bk_brll_000881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chelsea Rogers was about to graduate from UCLA with her degree in structural engineering. Her excitement to get out into the ´´real world´´ was matched only by the nostalgia she felt walking the halls of her college. School had been kind to her, and her experience was positive with the exception of the occasional perverted comment from drunken fraternity boys, which she had dealt with handily. Her wit, intelligence, and body were all assets that shocked and humiliated her opponents, though she was quiet, demure, and shy most of the time.WARNING: This audiobook contains steamy romance scenes and is suitable for 18+ only.Listen today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robyn Sherwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145882/bk_acx0_145882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Relive the mystique of the purest hitter to ever play the game. ´´The Splendid Splinter´´, ´´Teddy Ballgame´´, ´´The Kid´´ - no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a 19-time All-Star, a two-time American League MVP, a two-time winner of the Triple Crown, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966...all while serving his country in World War II and the Korean War. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Ted Williams aims to offer a different perspective with testimonials from teammates and opponents alike, on how Williams was regarded among his peers. See Ted Williams through the eyes of pitchers struggling to put a fastball past his bat, the infielders and outfielders adjusting their positions in the hopes that they can fill the hole where a frozen rope might land, and the catchers strategizing a Williams at-bat, pitch-by-pitch. Facing Ted Williams provides riveting insights from many baseball legends, including Hall of Famer Bob Feller; 1956 World Series MVP Don Larsen; and 1952 American League MVP Bobby Shantz; as well as many others. Whether you’re a Red Sox fanatic, a casual baseball fan, or perhaps just an admirer of the fabled war hero and slugger, this book is sure to be a fresh and compelling look at this classic baseball icon. Much like Williams himself, Facing Ted Williams is sure to be a home run for all walks of baseball fandom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011332/bk_adbl_011332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 16th-century England, two teenage best friends find themselves on an exciting journey from the country to the Queen´s court in the hope of being named ladies-in-waiting. But Sybille and Rose soon discover they aren´t the only girls who have their sights set on attending Her Majesty. The girls must compete against worldly and cunning opponents, among them mean-girl Avis and her entourage of back-stabbing co-horts, tipping the balance in their already-tenuous friendship. Soon, the grand hall is more like the hallway of a prestigious finishing school, with girls fighting for the attention of a dashing, young earl, amid parties fueled by drinking and indiscriminate dalliances. As the tension between Sybille and Avis heats up, the focus on Rose wanes, allowing her to turn her attention to more important matters - like getting close enough to the Queen to learn her secrets. But being close to the Queen is not without its challenges. And when rumors of Rose´s influence make their way around the castle, no one, not even the Queen, will be safe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sarah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015662/bk_tant_015662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets X-Men in a classic British espionage story. A young woman must go undercover and use her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plot and stop an invasion of England. In 1936, there are paranormal abilities that have slowly seeped into the world, brought to the surface by the suffering of the Great War. The research to weaponize these abilities in England has lagged behind Germany, but now it´s underway at an ultra-secret site called Monkton Hall. Kim Tavistock, a woman with the talent of the spill - drawing out truths that people most wish to hide - is among the test subjects at the facility. When she wins the confidence of caseworker Owen Cherwell, she is recruited to a mission to expose the head of Monkton Hall - who is believed to be a German spy. As she infiltrates the upper-crust circles of some of England´s fascist sympathizers, she encounters dangerous opponents, including the charismatic Nazi officer Erich von Ritter, and discovers a plan to invade England. No one believes an invasion of the island nation is possible, not Whitehall, not even England´s Secret Intelligence Service. Unfortunately, they are wrong, and only one woman, without connections or training, wielding her talent of the spill and her gift for espionage, can stop it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031040/bk_adbl_031040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rise and fall of the Nazis is given the Animal Farm treatment as the horrors of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich are brought to life using animals as the main protagonists. Aircraft include wasps, U-Boats become ´U-Bugs´ and Hitler is a dung beetle. The central events in the history of the Nazi party are illustrated including the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, the battle of Stalingrad and the Final Solution. The book is written in rhyme and tells the tale of how Vermen Dungroll and his Fang Brigade came to power. His repudiation of the Treaty of Surrender, his hatred of ladybirds (the Jewish community), red ants and other undesirables. It shows how his political opponents were crushed and how he consolidated his power; rebuilt his country and expanded his empire. His revolutionary fighting methods see his swarms conquer much of western Entom; the soaring achievements peak and then the reversal begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Partridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117060/bk_acx0_117060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.