ABOUT THE BOOK I learned many lessons from my time in Paris, but the most profound lesson I learned was to lead a life of passion. Every detail of life can become exceptional if you allow it to be so. You hold the key. When filled with laughter, friendship, art, intellectual endeavors and a certain verve life can be extraordinary. You should know, this book is a quick read. Before you can really settle in to figure out whether you disagree with it or love it, you´re at acknowledgments and find yourself thoroughly entertained. At a modest 146 pages, this work is more reminiscent of a lighthearted diary than a manual tightly packed with style tips. It is no surprise then that the book originated as a blog entry on The Daily Connoisseur, Jennifer L. Scott´s beauty and lifestyle blog. A crossover between a memoir, a humor column, and fly-on-the-wall reporting, Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, successfully provides solutions on how to incorporate the best of Parisian wisdom into our daily lives. As a University of Southern California student with understanding parents (read: who agreed to pay for the trip) and a personal sense of adventure (read: a very limited grasp of the French language), Jennifer L. Scott decides to take a semester abroad to expand her cultural horizons beyond California´s laid-back attitude. Her time spent in Paris teaches her that a little formality in our daily lives can reignite pleasure in performing even the simplest of tasks (i.e. having meals at the same time every day or dressing appropriately for bed every night). MEET THE AUTHOR Evelyn Dumonte hails from a very tiny country of Estonia...you´ll find her traveling, reading, participating in general ´´debauchery´´, and making new friends. She has several degrees and some accolades but she´d much rather tell you about the time she smuggled a kitten on an airplane out of Russia.
A mission to murder… Fifteen miles long, bordered by pristine white beaches, Balesin is an emerald paradise in the blue waters of the South Pacific and home to a bizarre religious cult. Since World War II, the people of Balesin have worshiped airplanes and the rich cargo they carry. Hoping to obtain the spoils of the modern world, they have spent decades trying to lure aircraft down out of the sky with a homemade airstrip and mock planes. But for those who know it, Balesin has an even darker side - one shrouded in a legend of death and cannibalism. For Nicolette Scott, an expedition to Balesin brings together her life´s twin passions: archaeology and airplanes. But soon two members of the expedition are dead, and from thousands of miles away, a powerful noose of intrigue is tightening around natives and visitors alike. Now Nicolette´s life is in danger too, as her research brings her closer to uncovering this strange island´s long-held mysteries, secrets from the past that have the power to kill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Brazil. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006993/bk_blak_006993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist with an unusual specialty, the recent past, and an even odder passion: Uncovering lost airplanes. But ancient civilizations are where the funding is, and the New Mexico badlands are where her father is, so Nick bides her time on a dig of prehistoric Anasazi dwellings. When a prospector brings word of his unexpected find - an airplane buried in the shifting sands of the desert - Nick is eager to investigate. What she finds is an American B-17 bomber, shot down over friendly territory, its long-dead crew still inside. As Nick tries to trace the warplane´s origins and crew, she soon realizes she´s triggered a massive cover-up. Within days the newspaper that reported her discovery has retracted its story, the B-17 itself has disappeared, Nick´s career is in serious jeopardy, and people who saw the plane are starting to die. It will take every survival instinct Nick has learned in the brutal desert to keep her from being the next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Brazil. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006769/bk_blak_006769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of early airplanes has won her kudos as an expert, a reputation for ignoring authority, and a job at the Smithsonian. Shortly after she begins working there, she is thrilled to be included in the museum´s latest project. E-Group, a large pharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region of Alaska, where a Japanese ´´Val´´ bomber plane was shot down during World War II. It´s a gamble, but the money is being provided, and if the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back to Washington, it will be a coup - and a boost for Nicolette´s career. Not long after the search begins, Nicolette is shocked to discover that there is a darker reason for E-Group´s generous sponsorship. The expedition´s real goal reaches all the way back to the great Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 - 1919, grimly nicknamed ´´the Spanish Lady,´´ which killed millions around the world. The virus of this flu still exists in those few victims who are preserved in frozen ground - and once the pharmaceutical company learns that three World War I veterans searching Alaska for gold had died of the disease near the Val, they will do everything in their power to get their hands on the bodies. Unless Nicolette risks her own life to defuse E-Group´s nefarious plan, the lives of hundreds of millions will be at stake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Brazil. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007057/bk_blak_007057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is just after two?clock in the morning in August 2017 as a hurricane churns in the Atlantic ocean. Rod Brown, who is on the early shift at the Caribbean weather station on the island of St. Martin, boots up his computer while wondering how the day will end. The hurricane is headed directly for St. Martin. Even worse, he has just received news that his seventeen-year-old son, Scott, a freshman at Florida?s Sunderland University, is missing. Unfortunately all airplanes are grounded, leaving him feeling helpless. Allegedly involved in a fraternity hazing, Scott was last seen leaving the campus with other students in a SUV. As Rod is eventually evacuated from the island and transported to Puerto Rico, he must rely on his faith as a Unitarian Universalist to carry him through his worries about Scott. Finally as Rod makes his way to Florida amid horrible weather and begins a desperate search to locate and rescue his son, Scott awakens in a dark cavern, alone, frightened, and determined to find his way to the light again. But as he begins exploring the cave, Scott has no idea of what awaits him that will change everything. In this inspirational tale, a father on a quest to find his missing son must rely on his faith for strength as the past rises up to meet the present and reveals a shocking secret.
This great biography is a charming look at ´´The Flying Swami´´ who came to the West from India and took the world by storm. He founded a spiritual organization, wrote a seminal book on yoga, and traveled over the hot spots of the globe in his Peter Max designed airplane dropping ´´peace bombs´´ while spreading his message of universal good will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010094/bk_acx0_010094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the low-roller secrets for: Staying free at hotel-casinos Beating casino promotions Eating and drinking on the house Playing video poker for profit Getting bumped from airplanes and flying free Though Jean Scott was well-known to a select few Las Vegas aficionados throughout the ´90s, it wasn´t until the publication of The Frugal Gambler in 1998 that she became a household name to casino players across the country. Since then, it´s likely that no gambling personality has been featured more often in the media than this ´´Gambling Grandma.´´ Her frequent national publicity, her long-term success in casinos around the world, and the solid low-rolling advantage-play techniques she´s divulged along the way have all helped catapult The Frugal Gambler into the ranks of best-selling gambling books. And now The Frugal Gambler is completely revised and updated. New information includes a completely revamped chapter on video poker, updated coverage of getting the most out of slot clubs, recent examples of exploitable gambling promotions, and a brand new resources section, identifying the best sources of player information available - from books to software to the Internet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Neigebauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118951/bk_acx0_118951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scott Flores´ life implodes overnight. All that he´s built - a promising career as a standout college professor, his reputation as a brilliant young anthropologist and a near perfect marriage to his beautiful wife - is leveled and none of his personal fortune can change what happens. Grappling with the devastating aftermath and battling his own personal demons, he finds himself on an airplane headed to southern Mexico and the city of Cuernavaca, at the desperate urging of his mentor, fellow anthropologist Jerry Dwyer. The chance for a new start at a fascinating archeological dig turns into the ultimate test of character when he´s dragged into a shadowy underworld hidden behind the gritty charm of this new land. It´s an invisible world of good versus evil, black-market smuggling, merciless criminals and murder-all punctuated by a corrupt legal system. Set in contemporary Mexico against the backdrop of a wildly-contested national election that touches Scott´s life in ways he doesn´t understand, Cuernavaca showcases the best and worst of a nation struggling to recreate itself as Scott struggles to earn his own second chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Jewett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023033/bk_acx0_023033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The truth can be a dangerous thing. Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick´s Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely ´´coincidences,´´ he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery. Aided by an unlikely partner, Gregg Kaplan, the air traffic controller who was the last person in contact with the airplane that crashed, Jake sets out to untangle the webs of deceit and to find a vicious killer. Nothing is as it seems, nobody is who you thought them to be. Nothing is sacred. Nobody is safe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015445/bk_adbl_015445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.