Climb aboard a time machine to the far edges of history and see what really happened! The Time Pedaler series brings to life a new kind of teen hero, Chant Baker, a typical kid who makes a very extraordinary discovery, a time machine. In book one of the Time Pedaler series, a cleaning trip to the basement of his parent´s new store leads Chant to a discovery that will change his life forever and take him on incredible and amazing adventures back in time! Along the way he meets a surprise cast of historical figures, and everyday people who just happen to live several hundred years ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064043/bk_acx0_064043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Superman rose from popular culture - comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies - but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman´s story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics. Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In Superman in Myth and Folklore, Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel´s origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity´s relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community. Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character´s staying power. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130403/bk_acx0_130403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An updated edition celebrating the greatest Steelers players including members of the Super Bowl XLV team! Who are the men made of steel? In this behind-the-scenes look at the AFC Conference championship team, Jim Wexell digs deep to bring out the stories and legacies which have defined this NFL empire for the last 70 years. Through interviews with players, coaches, and managers, Wexell captures the determination and brashness that has made Pittsburgh the powerhouse of football. In Pittsburgh Steelers: Men of Steel, fans will get to relive the Steelers’ most defining moments on and off the field. Why won’t Frenchy Fuqua talk about the ´´immaculate” reception of 1972? What drove Rod Wilson to get back on the field despite a torn ACL and play in Super Bowl XXX? What made Jack Lambert the most ´´raucously just” Steelers player of all time? Readers will revisit the Steelers’ most memorable characters from past and present. From Elbie Nickel’s historic plays in the 1950s to Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh Steelers: Men of Steel tells it all. This all-encompassing book of Steelers stories is a must-have for any fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008727/bk_adbl_008727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah Steele is the hottest and youngest Assistant District Attorney ever to hit the courtroom. Sarah may look innocent enough but she is a killer, she just doesn´t know it yet. The Death Penalty! Sarah should be excited, this was her big win, but something about Hank Williams is not right. He acts like he knows something, as if he thinks his money will get him a get out of jail free card. Pushed to her breaking point Sarah must decide what to do when the system she believes in fails. Breaking Steele is the first in a new hard-boiled thriller series from the mind of bestselling author Aaron Patterson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008278/bk_acx0_008278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah Steele needs a vacation from her high-profile job as an ADA, so she goes with her best friend on a trip they´ve always dreamed of to Rio de Janeiro. The vacation is off to a great start - jet skiing in the ocean, hiking, reading, and flirting with the cabana boys - but then their little piece of heaven takes a hellish turn. Sarah runs into The Blondes, a mysterious group of female criminals who specialize in micro-kidnapping, and she gets captured with two other tourists. It was supposed to be quick and simple. But after their bank accounts are emptied and they´re promised freedom, things take a deadly turn. As she holds a dying girl in her arms, she swears The Blondes will receive justice. And she´ll be the one to give it. But as things get more twisted than she ever imagined, does she have what it takes to bring them down? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044874/bk_acx0_044874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you´re a new or mature believer, this book will challenge you in areas few teach and defend these days. From topics ranging from prophecy to doctrine, each chapter will stretch you spiritually and enable you to defend the accuracy of God´s word. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morgan Malloy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131344/bk_acx0_131344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Hugh Jackman, here is a new short story collection by the New York Times best-selling author of I Am Legend. Imagine a future in which human boxing has been replaced by heavyweight bouts between massive robots. Richard Matheson’s classic short story, ´´Steel´´, is the inspiration for Real Steel, a new movie starring Hugh Jackman. ´´Steel” is just one of over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, including a satirical fantasy, ´´The Splendid Source´´, and two new stories never before collected in any previous Matheson collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004542/bk_blak_004542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pedal to the Metal is a fast-paced love story about overcoming heartache and learning how to fall in love again. The James Brothers series will follow a family of five brothers living in Los Angeles. The James brothers have a reputation of being the bad boys of the street racing world. Their world revolves around all things cars, including owning a car shop. Pedal to the Metal follows the story of Jagger James.Five years ago a tragic accident changed Jagger’s life forever. He ran from LA to Las Vegas, leaving his father, four brothers, and former life behind. Now, after his father’s death, he’s returning to help his brothers with the family business and regain his former street racing reputation. On his first night back in town, his path crosses with Londynn at the races. She awakens something in him that he hasn’t felt since that fateful night years ago.Londynn Parrish may look like your typical rich girl, but she’s far from it. Her entire life has been prepared and handed to her, but all she craves is freedom. Freedom to make her own choices and build her own life. Even if that means leaving behind the life she knows and moving forward with one of the James brothers. Jagger is your typical bad boy with a tortured past who grew up on the wrong side of town. He’s been gone for five years, but he’s back now, and neither Londynn or Jagger can deny the pull they feel for one another.Can Jagger let go of his past and create a future with Londynn? Can Londynn let go of the life prepared for her? Londynn has secrets of her own she’s trying to hide, but will Jagger be the one to bring the wall down? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150916/bk_acx0_150916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Click and Clack dive headlong into relationship advice. The result? Further proof of their legendary status as relationship morons! Also, Nechama´s hood is rusted shut. Can she play dumb, go for an oil change, and hope the guys at the corner station fix it for free? Marge and her dad are at odds over the safety of talking on a cell phone while refueling. Can Tom and Ray calm the familial waters? Plus, Andrew is a 15-year-old political hopeful looking for a car to impress the voters, and Paul needs a new cocktail for his car, which already has a smoking problem. All that, plus how do Tom and Ray prepare for the show? Find out, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: October 10, 2015 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/151010/rt_cart_151010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.