A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author´s Guinness World Record-breaking airplane. Features 16 tear-out model planes. Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD? Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M. Collins, the man behind the Guinness World Record-breaking distance plane. Featuring twenty-two unique airplane designs with step-by-step instructional photos, plus tear-out models printed on regulation-weight paper stock, this entertaining and informative guide promises hours of flying fun. Take your paper airplane-making to the next level with features such as: · Instructions for folding ´´Suzanne,´´ the plane that shattered the previous world record by flying an unprecedented 226 feet, 10 inches, and garnered more than three million views on YouTube · Four ´´Follow Foil´´ aircraft that can stay aloft for minutes at a time · A pioneering cambered-wing plane · A primer on flight theory, and how it applies to paper airplanes · Tips for improving the accuracy and distance of your throws · The adjusting technique that helped break the record · And more!
In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a desert festival to learn that his grandfather has died and that he has to return to Thebes - a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language - in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he’s there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world. La Farge’s ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000617/bk_high_000617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Yellow Yellow Airplane is the story about a little airplane who is afraid. This children´s story is a fun-filled adventure every child will enjoy listening to. The owner and his son, Zack, built the small plane, and it´s time to give it a test flight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Eugene Kinsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048466/bk_acx0_048466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Dukes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000107/bk_time_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We´re losing him! came a frantic voice over the headset. ´´I´m still here,´´ the pilot insisted. ´´We´re losing...´´ the voice cut out and then there was silence. ´´Control, do you read me? Control?´´ the pilot was panicking. There was no answer. Suddenly flames burst out all around him. The last thing he remembered was reaching for the eject switch, before his thoughts devolved into an inky black void. The mysterious pilot was brought into the military hospital unconscious. The base didn´t know who he was. Some thought he was an alien, some thought he was a Russian spy all because of the unknown, yet highly advanced airplane he was flying at the time of his crash. When the pilot awakes, he has amnesia. He gradually gets his memory back only to find that he is not only in the wrong place, he is also in the wrong time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Mark Woelfle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078934/bk_acx0_078934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover what it was really like during, and after, the summer of love - and how one remarkable woman survived it all to remain today as vibrant and rebellious as ever. Grace Slick was the original ´´great rock diva.´´ As the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, which produced the classics ´´White Rabbit´´ and ´´Somebody to Love,´´ she was at the forefront of the ´60s and ´70s counterculture. Now, in her inimitable voice, she offers a revealing portrait of the complex woman behind the rock-outlaw image, and delivers a behind-the-scenes view of rock´s grandest stages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Slick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000127/bk_time_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
INCLUDES A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN KING AND BEV VINCENT! Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this 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. 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 stories 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, and Dan Simmons, 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´´. Book a flight with this terrifying new anthology that 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.
An intriguing, middle-grade audiobook that takes young listeners, ages 9-12, on a physical and emotional journey to Venice, Italy. This enchanting story revolves around the relationship between Samuelle, a young boy, and his grandfather Leo. Leo has learned that he suffers from a terminal illness, and in his wistful skimming of artifacts from the past, he uncovers treasured mementos of his earliest years, growing up in the romantic city of Venice. Sharing them with Samuelle, he infects the boy with an infatuation for the city, one they will both share when Leo decides to accept an invitation to participate in the annual Regatta, a rowing festival that his own great-grandfather had competed in with great success. The two embark on their journey without Samuelle knowing about Leo´s illness, but Leo makes a promise to himself that it is in Venice, after he has passed on his knowledge and fondness for the city to his grandson, that he will reveal the truth about his fate. Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever. This beautiful, middle-grade chapter book will show young listeners, ages 9-12, the strong impact and importance of family, love, and the community in our lives. Listen to this preteen book with your kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, and you will be instantly transported to the romantic city of Venice, Italy! The vivid descriptions of Venice enliven the story. From the food and the architecture to the art and the magical canals, you are right there in Venice, without the long flight and the icky airplane food! All adventurers wanted: preteen listeners are taken on an emotional journey that is educational, sad, sweet, and heartwarming, and opens their eyes to geography and cultures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin E Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092316/bk_acx0_092316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom - a timeless gift to her legion of fans. Maeve Binchy once confessed: ´´As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people´s lives.´´ She was an accidental journalist, yet from the beginning, her writings reflected the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that audiences would come to love in her fiction. From the royal wedding to boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, ´´senior moments´´ to life as a waitress, Maeve´s Times gives us wonderful insight into a changing Ireland as it celebrates the work of one of our best-loved writers in all its diversity - revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humor, and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Binchy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004005/bk_rand_004005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.