The Irish have an old phrase for the passing along of local culture and lore: 'Ó Ghlúin go Glúin', or from knee to knee. In short, that stories told to children on the knee of their elders are in turn passed along to the next generation by the same process. But in the fishing community of Waterford, these tales or yarns were told to the author while drifting for salmon, in the company of fishermen. His father and other sailors had a bit of a reputation when it came to exaggeration, but over the years he has found more than a grain of truth in many of the stories.The harbour has centuries of tradition based on its extensive fishery and maritime trade. In these tales we relive the fear of the dreaded press gangs who raided the communities for crew, join in search of buried gold when pirates seized the sailing ship 'Earl of Sandwich' and witness the horror visited on the community in WWII when a German airplane bombed the rural idyll. On every page we learn something of this community, steeped in traditions, customs and an enviable spirit.
Overcome your fear of flying.In this audiobook, you will learn about several techniques for overcoming your fear of flying. We will look at the different and most common reasons behind most fears that people just like you suffer from when flying.This audiobook, aside from addressing why such fears tend to manifest in specific people at specific times, also contains proven steps and strategies on how to start to overcome these fears and move forward with your life. It helps first time fliers and even veteran fliers, with newly developed aviophobia, to navigate the intricate waters of both accepting and dealing with their fears using knowledge and simple relaxation techniques as their tools.By the end of listening to this audiobook, not only will you be free from this land-locking fear, but you will also have managed to truly learn from it!Let's have a look at some of the things you will learn....You will learn why you have this problemReasons more and more people are afraid of flyingYou will learn what triggers you fearThe flight procedure - get to know it!How every airplane is created to keep you safeHandling your fearMuch, much more...There's a lot more information in this valuable audiobook.Take action today and download this audiobook! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al M. Rocca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169192/bk_acx0_169192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will she be swept away? If someone had told Avery that she’d be flying to a tiny island in the Caribbean to film a reality show masquerading as her identical twin sister, she would have thought they were crazy. And yet, she finds herself in a tin can of an airplane, about to land on Siren Island where a film crew waits to document her every move for a new reality love show – Swept Away. Even though Avery has a long history of helping her sister out of trouble, this time really takes the cake. Avery promises herself that she’ll push herself outside her comfort zone as she’s spent the last several years focusing on her career and healing from a near-death accident. As much as self-reflection can be annoying, Avery admits she’s been letting fear take the reins for too long. What she doesn’t expect is for Siren Island to live up to its name, nor to actually find love. When she meets the women of the Laughing Mermaid, Avery’s world tilts as everything she’s ever thought to be true of herself, and of the world, gets thrown out the window. As her beliefs get tried, the producer, Roman, can’t seem to stop baiting her as she does her very best to meet the challenges head-on and tries to form a connection with the bachelor, Beckett. As her reality gets rocked, Avery scrambles to not let fear dictate her future, and to emerge from the depths a new woman – ready for love and a life of adventure. If only, he will give her a chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/210103/bk_acx0_210103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel Tales Collections: Airplane Stories is part of Michael Brein's Collections travel tales series and contains some of the best travel stories from Michael's huge collection of travel tales, which he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting, similar travel stories that address a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually, hundreds of Collections titles on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available. An airline story is in the news today! And so it goes. There's hardly a day now that an airline incident of some sort or another is not in the news. We're taking a lot closer look at air travel these days than ever before. Therefore, as regards the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens on airplanes. So, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that's exactly what I do. Air-travel-life stories include the full range of the human air travel experience, from preboarding incidents to arrivals; from the cabin to the loo; from the public and private lives of airline personnel as well as passengers - from the pilots, to the stews, to you; from that which makes us laugh to that which makes us cry as well as, unfortunately, to that which creates abject fear and terror in the skies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035604/bk_acx0_035604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2017 Mcgrath House Indie Book Awards Stacy’s life is in free fall, her daughter killed by a drunk driver and her husband taking his own life only months later. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. At this auspicious moment her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching. The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the deep-sea salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under 6,000 feet of water in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be? Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget. Along the way, she’ll have to solve this puzzle and many more to prevent an even larger disaster from happening. This audiobook contains the following: tiny robots, falsified government identification, autonomous drones, ATM malfunctions, mid-air collisions, fear of sharks, Australian bar pranks, pointing guns out the window of a moving plane, video games, Area-51, milk shake do’s and don'ts, and everyone’s possible need of at least one good friend. Listen at your own risk. C. F. Waller is best known for his award-winning science-fiction novel Tourists of the Apocalypse. His work has been recognized by Shelf Media Magazine, Indie Excellence, Readers Favorite, McGrath House and recently in the 2017 BGS Pitch Contest. His other Award Winning novels include South Face (Paranormal), Waypoint (Mystery/Thriller) and Free Dive (Tecno-thriller). 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114512/bk_acx0_114512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times Best Seller “Negroni is a talented aviation journalist who clearly understands the critically important part the human factor plays in aviation safety.” (Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson) A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger. “Christine Negroni combines her investigative reporting skills with an understanding of the complexities of air accident investigations to bring to life some of history’s most intriguing and heartbreaking cases.” (Bob Woodruff, ABC News) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Negroni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002943/bk_peng_002943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You will stop breathing. Your heart will race. You will whisper, Dear God, no!" Five Minutes to Impact is every traveler's nightmare, yet simultaneously an inspiring story of supernatural peace in the darkest hour." ( Jim Congdon, Th.D, Sr. Pastor Topeka Bible Church, Author, Chairman of Jews for Jesus)"Kansas City Center- Comanche eight-five-four-six-papa-we have an emergency."With these words, David F. Osborne alerted air traffic controllers his plane and passengers were in serious danger. What began as a normal business trip home from North Dakota turned, without warning, from tranquility to turmoil.In the darkness of night, the once-powerful, single engine, Piper Comanche 260 airplane began experiencing catastrophic engine failure. Within seconds, the previously well-tuned aircraft was shaking violently putting the plane in a rapid descent while the cockpit was quickly filling with thick smoke. With an emergency crash landing now imminent, the gripping realization that the pilot and his passengers faced almost certain death had become undeniable reality.Five Minutes to Impact is a true story of overcoming fear in the face of unexpected crisis, understanding the providence of God in the dealings of man, and renewing our faith in His divine plan for our lives.Continued endorsements:"This is the story of a pilot's worst fears lived out! As a private pilot myself, I caught myself mentally following the story . . . a story of a miracle landing on a dark night with seemingly nowhere to land. Dave tells the story from his perspective a faith-based worldview intertwined in every aspect of his life. I'm sure that you, like me, will not be able to put down this incredible story. If you know a pilot, give this book to her or him for an inspirational experience." (Lauren Libby, International President/CEO, TWR International)Five Minutes to Impact is 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143214/bk_acx0_143214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Number one New York Times best-selling author and master of horror Stephen King teams up with Bev Vincent of Cemetery Dance to present a terrifying collection of 16 short stories (and one poem) that tap into one of King’s greatest fears - air travel - featuring brand-new stories by King and Joe Hill, “an expertly compiled collection of tales that entertain and scare” (Booklist). Stephen King hates to fly, and he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share their fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph, and sealed up in a metal tube (like - gulp! - a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. Here are all the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand-new “standouts” (Publishers Weekly) by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as 14 classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents…Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.” Each story is introduced by Stephen King and all will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norbert Leo Butz, Christian Coulson, Santino Fontana, Simon Jones, Graeme Malcolm, Elizabeth Marvel, David Morse, Corey Stoll, Stephen King, Bev Vincent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008746/bk_sans_008746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you like to give your baby the most nutritious, most delicious meals possible? Do you find that your toddler happens to have impeccable taste in food? Or, has your baby been really picky, lately? Are you stressed out over just what kinds of meals to prepare for your little ones? Do you need more variety so that your baby looks forward to meal times, eats with a healthy appetite, and grows up strong? Then, read on!Have you noticed that no matter what you do, your baby just won’t say “ah” when you feed them? You've probably tried every trick in the book, like getting them to pretend the spoon is a train, their mouths are tunnels, and making fun airplane sounds, but none of that is just working? Would your kid rather turn their food into a palette of paint that they can mess up their clothes and your table with, instead of eat? Then, you definitely need to keep reading.As a caring parent, you want to see your kid grow strong and healthy. You know it is important to feed them the right stuff. You may already know the basics, when it comes to the right kind of food for your precious baby. But what happens when what you’re offering them just doesn’t cut it anymore? Milk, and cereals, are great. However, your baby, or toddler, gets bored. Just like the rest of us. Unlike the rest of us, your baby is not going to just put up with it until they are old enough to try adult meals. So, what do you do when “choochoo” sounds don’t make them say “ah” anymore? Never fear! You’re reading the right book.Here’s what you’ll learn from Baby and Toddler Cookbook:The best recipes for your baby to keep them fully satisfiedRecipes which contain all the needed nutrients to help your child grow strong and healthyRecipes for your baby or toddler, no matter their ageRecipes for kids who just won’t chewThe healthiest juices, cookies, candies, and salads for your babySo, are you 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/179627/bk_acx0_179627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.