Akbar was one of the most admired and also the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the most wise man of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away by learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066519/bk_acx0_066519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Effective Community Participat, Wandaka, Tourism has brought many socio-economic benefits in many developing countries with limited options for development.The industry has been recognized as one of the best means of poverty alleviation due to its high mu
This nonfiction audiobook will tell the story behind the upcoming film All Saints. The movie is inspired by the true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risk everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. Michael´s first assignment as their new pastor is to close down All Saints, a dilapidated country church with a dozen devoted members and a mortgage well beyond its means. But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen refugees from Burma - former farmers scrambling for a fresh start in America - Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Jeopardizing his family´s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do - close the church and sell the property - or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community. This nonfiction audiobook will tell the true story that inspired the film while also diving deeper into the background of the Karen people, the church, and how a community of believers can coordinate their efforts to help those in need. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001698/bk_oasi_001698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Raised in a South Boston housing project, James ´´Whitey´´ Bulger became the most wanted fugitive of his generation. In this riveting story, rich with family ties and intrigue, award-winning Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy follow Whitey’s extraordinary criminal career - from teenage thievery to bank robberies to the building of his underworld empire and a string of brutal murders. It was after a nine-year stint in Alcatraz and other prisons that Whitey reunited with his brother William ´´Billy´´ Bulger, who was soon to become one of Massachusetts’s most powerful politicians. He also became reacquainted with John Connolly, who had grown up around the corner from the Bulgers and was now - with Billy’s help - a rising star at the FBI. Once Whitey emerged triumphant from the bloody Boston gang wars, Connolly recruited him as an informant against the Mafia. Their clandestine relationship made Whitey untouchable; the FBI overlooked gambling, drugs, and even homicide to protect their source. Among the close-knit Irish community in South Boston, nothing was more important than honor and loyalty, and nothing was worse than being a rat. Whitey is charged with the deaths of 19 people killed over turf, for business, and even for being informants; yet to this day he denies he ever gave up his friends or landed anyone in jail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Colby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006891/bk_reco_006891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The nostalgic memoir of a young man, eldest of 14, growing up in ´40s Wednesbury. The heartbreaking true account of his son struggling to come to terms with his father´s dementia. A tribute to the unbreakable bond between father and son. When Simon McDermott first noticed his dad Ted´s sudden flares of temper and fits of forgetfulness, he couldn´t have guessed what lay ahead. Then came the devastating, inevitable diagnosis. As Ted retreated into his own world, Simon and his mum, Linda, desperately tried to reach him until at last: an idea. Turning the ignition in his mum´s little run-around, Simon hit ´play´ on Ted´s favourite song, ´Quando Quando Quando´. And like that, they were just two mates driving around Blackburn, singing at the top of their lungs. Simon filmed their adventure, uploaded the video to YouTube and woke up to messages, tweets and his phone ringing off the hook. Their carpool karaoke had gone viral all the way across the globe. But a record deal, Pride of Britain Awards, over £130,000 raised for The Alzheimer´s Society and a Top 10 single later, Simon was still losing Ted. That´s when he made a decision. His dad - the storyteller of his childhood and his best friend - couldn´t tell his own story, so Simon would tell it for him. This is that story. Set in the heart of the Black Country just before WWII, and written with the help of Ted´s friends and family, The Songaminute Man recalls a boy who became a gutsy and fiercely loyal man. It remembers a childhood of sleeping top-to-toe, rationing, adventure in the woods and making-do-and-mending, a close-knit community and a lifelong passion for music. Full of poignant moments, the ups and downs of family life and treasured memories, The Songaminute Man is a story of two halves: a celebration of the man Ted was and a powerful and moving account of caring for a loved one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon McDermott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003835/bk_hcuk_003835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas:The F Street Wall and the Women Who Brought It Down Robert J. McKee
The parish, the lowest level of hierarchy in the medieval church, was the shared responsibility of the laity and the clergy. Most Christians were baptized, went to confession, were married, and were buried in the parish church or churchyard; in addition, business, legal settlements, sociability, and entertainment brought people to the church, uniting secular and sacred concerns. In The People of the Parish, Katherine L. French contends that late medieval religion was participatory and flexible, promoting different kinds of spiritual and material involvement. The rich parish records of the small diocese of Bath and Wells include wills, court records, and detailed accounts by lay churchwardens of everyday parish activities. They reveal the differences between parishes within a single diocese that cannot be attributed to regional variation. By using these records show to the range and diversity of late medieval parish life, and a Christianity vibrant enough to accommodate differences in status, wealth, gender, and local priorities, French refines our understanding of lay attitudes toward Christianity in the two centuries before the Reformation. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Morsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024854/bk_acx0_024854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Conduct of the Protestant Methodists:In Leaving the Old Connexion, Brought to the Test of Their Own Professions, In a Second Letter Addressed to the Private Members of That Community (Classic Reprint) Daniel Isaac
From the critically acclaimed author of Bloodroot, a gripping, wondrously evocative novel of a family in turmoil, set against the backdrop of real-life historical event - the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town, and a little girl goes missing. A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, bringing sustenance to the people who farm along its banks and who trade among its small towns. But as Long Man opens, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress - to bring electricity and jobs to the region - are about to take effect. Just a few days remain before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is a young, headstrong mother, Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm; she’ll do anything to ensure that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, will inherit the family’s land. But her husband wants to make a fresh start in Michigan, where he’s found work that will bring the family a more secure future. As the deadline looms, a storm as powerful as the emotions between them rages outside their door. Suddenly they realize that Gracie is nowhere to be found. Has the little girl simply wandered off into the rain? Or has she been taken by Amos, the mysterious drifter who has come back to Yuneetah, perhaps to save his hometown in a last, desperate act of violence? Suspenseful, visceral, gorgeously told, Long Man is a searing portrait of a tight-knit community brought together by change and crisis, and of one family facing a terrifying ticking clock. A novel set in history that resonates with our own times, it is a dazzling and unforgettable tour de force. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale Dickey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003762/bk_rand_003762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
HMS Wagtail is a river gunboat, a ship seemingly at the end of her unusual life, lying in a Hong Kong dockyard awaiting her last summons to the breakers´ yard. Commander Justin Rolfe is also seemingly at the end of his useful naval life, an embittered man, brooding and angry from a court-martial verdict. Then the offshore island of Santu is threatened with invasion from the Chinese mainland.The small British community must be brought out, and Commander Rolfe and the Wagtail are ordered to the island... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006482/bk_bbcw_006482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.