A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami´s Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor; the black police chief; a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night - until lately, the love of Nestor´s life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin´ little brother; a billionaire porn addict; crack dealers in the ´hoods; ´´de-skilled´´ conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair; ´´spectators´´ at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night´s orgy; yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an ´´Active Adult´´ condo; and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe´s previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001074/bk_hach_001074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How did the Jesus movement go from few dozen frightened followers to a worldwide phenomenon in just a few decades - with no detailed strategy, no buildings, no budget, and every obstacle imaginable? To seek the truth, Rene Schlaepfer sets out to retrace the journeys of the original apostles as told in the biblical book of Acts. As he visits ancient sites in Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and several Aegean Islands, Rene meets with archaeological experts and encounters modern thieves, rioting mobs, and nests of serpents. His adventures are enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring. Your hope will be strengthened. Your vision will be increased. And you´ll be convinced it can happen again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rene Schlaepfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069948/bk_acx0_069948_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook by Eugène Marais is a passionate, insightful account into the world of termites. It is a meticulously researched expose of their complex, highly structured community life. Originally translated into English in 1937, the quality of research remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published. This illuminating account will not only appeal to those with a scientific interest in termites, but will similarly enthrall listeners who are new to their captivating world. An exceptional feature of his detailed research is the extraordinary psychological life of the termite. While the studies are based in South Africa, the extensive research also includes the termites of Magnetic Island, Australia. You will be taken on an exciting journey into the amazing life of termites, as their astonishing world of hierarchy and roles within their community is revealed in captivating detail. His years of unceasing work on the veld led Eugène Marais to formulate his theory that the termite nest is similar in every respect to the organism of an animal. He observed that the workers and soldiers resemble red and white blood cells, while the fungus gardens are the digestive organ. The queen functions as the brain, controlling the collective mind, and the sexual flight of the kings and queens is similar in every aspect to the escape of spermatozoa and ova. Contents:´´The Beginning of a Termitary´´´´Unsolved Secrets´´´´Language in the Insect World´´´´What Is the Psyche?´´´´Luminosity in the Animal Kingdom´´´´The Composite Animal´´´´Somatic Death´´´´The Development of the Composite Animal´´´´The Birth of the Termite Community´´´´Pain and Travail in Nature´´´´Uninherited Instincts´´´´The Mysterious Power Which Governs´´´´The Water Supply´´´´The First Architects´´´´The Queen in Her Cell´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Major. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137369/bk_acx0_137369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best way for beginners to learn how to invest in their future is by harnessing the power of the stock market. This beginner´s guide is more than just theory; it will show you how to grow your investments into a healthy nest egg for a comfortable retirement. Limit your chances of trading ruin by learning from someone with more than 20 years in the stock market and who used these very strategies to go from zero to multiple six figures in his investment accounts. Steve will teach you how to start from the ground up and build a sizeable account, even if you´re starting from zero. It´s never too late to start investing in your future! Maybe you aren´t sure how the stock market works, or if you should fully invest in your company´s 401K, and what´s a ROTH, anyway? Steve will answer this and so much more in this easy to understand and implement guide to investing. This book will give you a strong foundation to begin your investing journey. Easy to understand explanations of complex topics Detailed, real life examples Learn what to go all in on, and what to avoid like the plague Buy now and build your future financial security! This book is a must listen for anyone wanting to secure their future. If you´re 50 or younger, Social Security is not a ´´sure thing´´. Make your own wealth and secure your own retirement by implementing the steps in this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072814/bk_acx0_072814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.