The Gourmet Detective did not expect his job to be easy. He had been sent by Desmond Lansdown, respected actor and London´s premier restaurateur, to find the best chef in Italy. But even the most difficult tasks can be savored when one enjoys his work, and the sleuth happily immerses himself in his duties, sampling the peninsula´s finest cuisine with his beautiful and mysterious guide, Francesca. But between courses of boccocini--vol au vents filled with chicken giblets and truffles - and strangolopreti - a gnocchi and spinach dish whose name means ´´priest stranglers´´ - the determined gourmet begins to suspect that someone is trying to kill him. And when an agricultural magnate with whom he has enjoyed several meals turns up facedown in a swimming pool, the Gourmet Detective must dodge stampeding buffalo, a kamikaze airplane, and a killer monk, while at the same time choosing the perfect chef and solving the perfect murder. In a country where chefs enjoy a celebrity status second only to their food, would one kill to be the best? In Death al Dente, the fourth installment in the Gourmet Detective series, the discerning sleuth finds himself embroiled in a sizzling mixture of food and passion. Can he discover the murderer´s motive before his own goose is cooked? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005915/bk_adbl_005915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an autobiography about a man from New Jersey born in 1947. Following his graduation from high school in 1965, he enlisted in the Marines and went to Vietnam. Home and honorably discharged before turning 21, he meandered for a few years in the time of the anti-war movement and psychedelic drugs that were the late ´60s and early ´70s. He found his feet in aviation with his first introductory flight. He immediately knew piloting an airplane was what he wanted to do. His involvement in the drug culture led to incarceration and jeopardized his future, though. He met a woman fell in love and has been married for 42 years. They raised a family and built a house while he struggled to stay employed as an airplane pilot. The ebb and flow of the pilot employment market led to various jobs and even an attempted career change. After earning a degree at a culinary school, he bought a failing restaurant and gave it a go for a few years. Before becoming bankrupt he managed to get back in aviation as the restaurant was failing. The return to flying was in turbine powered equipment at first doing more night freight work, but it led to his best job ever. Someone ran an ad for a position in Africa: ´´Sabreliner Captain wanted so I can give my man a holiday.” The timing was perfect because it was the same type airplane he had been flying. The job was for a month but he stayed on for four years as pilot for a dictator’s cabinet in the heart of Africa. It wasn’t all smooth air over there but survive he did. On returning to the States he went back to grass roots stick-and-rudder agricultural aviation for three years, spraying corn in Iowa. In the journey there was one wife, two children, two sailboats, one airplane and one house built. He also earned two Associates degrees. One in Science/Math and the other Arts/Culinary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gannone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117055/bk_acx0_117055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Tom´s friends really are superheroes. There´s the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she´s sure that Tom has abandoned her. So she´s moving to Vancouver. She´ll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom´s beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he´s visible, or he loses her forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Mackenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000001/bk_iamb_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lifelong love of airplanes and flying, but a deep-seated belief that I had missed the education I would need, was not wealthy enough to proceed, and perhaps not physically perfect enough, left me in awe of those who could walk that walk. ´´These thoughts disappeared in an instant one day when I saw a sign that said, ´Learn to Fly´. My dream came to life, and I grabbed it with all my life forces. I lived for ground school, every aviation manual I could find, for every flight lesson, for every aviation conversation. And I succeeded far beyond my dreams.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/spkn/000027/bk_spkn_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered why that smarmy sales guy won´t quit, even when it´s obvious to both of you that you´re not buying what he´s selling? Have you ever made a snap judgment about someone´s character - only to find out that you were completely wrong? I live in California yet work for Celebrity Magician Criss Angel in Las Vegas. Needless to say, I find myself flying three to four times per week. Those who fly know. This collection of short stories set on airplanes will let you see the strangers around you in an entirely new light - and what you learn just might surprise you. People on Planes is perfect reading for - and can be read front to back on - any flight. You may find yourself sitting next to one of the characters that you´re reading about. Safe travels & happy listening! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006128/bk_acx0_006128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear about the 50 most important events in the 20th century, from the Chinese Boxer Rebellion in 1900 to the Y2K bug. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed our planet´s history forever. Some of them include: Wright Brothers fly first motorized airplane (1903) Sinking of the Titanic (1912) Beginning of World War I (1914) The Spanish Flu pandemic (1918) Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor (1933) Beginning of World War II (1939) First satellite, Sputnik I launched (1957) Oil crisis (1973) Chernobyl disaster (1986) Scientists clone sheep (1997) And many, many more The book takes you through the most important events of the 20th century. This is the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history. Download your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Colby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069752/bk_acx0_069752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Consummate pop-up master Robert Sabuda offers an elegant ode to possibility that will inspire anyone setting off on a new life chapter. All of life´s possibilities are just a page turn away in this beautiful pop-up book from renowned paper artist Robert Sabuda. Throughout, phrases and images evoking potential (an acorn, an egg, a paper airplane) are answered by a glorious 3-D image on the following spread (a towering tree, a flock of birds, a rocket soaring upward). An ideal gift for graduates from kindergarten to college and beyond, Believe is the perfect way to celebrate life´s passages and look forward to new horizons.
In the summer of 1985, in his exclusive Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, Robert Bierenbaum, a prominent surgeon and certified genius, strangled his wife Gail to death. He then drove her body to an airstrip in Caldwell, N.J., and dumped it into the Atlantic Ocean from a single-engine private plane. The next day he reported her missing. Gail´s parents had been thrilled to learn she was marrying Robert Bierenbaum. He seemed to be the perfect match for their daughter. He was from a well-to-do family, a medical student who spoke five languages fluently, a skier, and he even flew an airplane. But Gail would come to learn of her husband´s dark side. On one occasion when Robert had tried to choke Gail because he caught her smoking, she filed a police report. She also alleged that he tried to kill her cat because he was jealous of it. For years, her sister pleaded with Gail to run for her life. Even her therapist warned his vulnerable patient that she could eventually die at the hands of the man she married. Fifteen years after this unspeakable, unfathomable crime, a jury found Robert Bierenbaum guilty of murder - and stripped the mask off of this privileged professional to reveal a monster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009718/bk_brll_009718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a week in ´´Pair-o-Dice´´! Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! Mr. Scary is giving Junie a real, actual camera to keep a photo journal of her trip! But taking good vacation pictures is not always easy. ´Cause what if your airplane is full of grouchy ladies? And what if there is an unfortunate inner tube incident at the swimming pool? (And, oh my! Let´s not even mention what happens if a tropical bird gets tangled in your hair!) Will Junie B.´s vacation end up picture perfect? Or will her trip to Hawaii be aloha-horrible? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lana Quintal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000347/bk_lili_000347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.