In the 19th century, the Brothers Grimm published 200 fairy tales which, to this day, form the most famous collection of fairy tales worldwide. Part 5 of 8 contains 25 unabridged fairy tales like ´´Bearskin´´, ´´The Willow-Wren and the Bear´´, ´´Wise Folks´´, ´´The King´s Son Who Feared Nothing´´, ´´The Seven Swabians´´, ´´The Three Apprentices´´, ´´The Devil and His Grandmother´´, and many more. PLEASE NOTE: when you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Jürgen Fritsche. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xbae/000160/bk_xbae_000160_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
They came into the world as one - inseparably tied together at their chests - yet they were two. They were born on May 11, 1811, on a bamboo mat in a small houseboat afloat on the river in the village of Meklong, located 60 miles west of Bangkok, the capital of Siam. They became world celebrities, American citizens, married two native-born Southern sisters, and between them fathered 21 children, while acquiring respectable status as landowners, famers, slave owners, and pillars of their local community. ´´They´´ were the famous, the first, the original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng, and their story is told in this fascinating and remarkable book in such detail, with such enormous insight and warmth, and with such a superb sense of drama, that one understands, for the first time, just how bizarre, heroic, tragic, and human their lives in fact were. Linked by Nature, Chang and Eng were fated to spend their lives joined by a thick, fleshy ligament resembling an arm, five to six inches long and eight inches in circumference, that connected them at the base of their chests. Yet they could swim, perform gymnastic feats and lead ´´normal´´ lives. Together they built their own house, opened a store, became wealthy gentlemen farmers, skilled horse breakers and, when necessary, defended themselves with their fists. The most fascinating part of the story is, of course, their physical link to each other; for as Chang and Eng grew older, each dreamed of a separate life, despite the obvious risks that an operation would entail, and each feared that the death of one would cause the death of the other. Nor were their natures altogether harmonious, for each was a highly individual person: Eng, quiet, contemplative, and even-tempered; Chang, hot-tempered, quarrelsome and, as he grew older, inclined to bouts of heavy drinking. Chang´s insistence on going to his own house in midwinter (the brothers arranged to alternate three days in one´s house and three days i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Adashefski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000363/bk_acx0_000363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would happen if your baby’s birth father stood for everything you despised and feared? In this profound and heartrending story, an adoptive mother is forced to discover the answer.After years of infertility, Mani and her husband, David, decided to adopt. When they matched with a teen mother, they were overjoyed, until the likely birth father contested. Frank was a violent white supremacist who had no intention of relinquishing parental rights. With tenuous hope and consuming dread, Mani now had to go head-to-head with a hateful stranger. And she was totally unprepared for where it would lead.Mani Sheriar’s The Third Man is part of This Can’t Be Happening, a collection of four true stories about making the best of a worst-case scenario curated by Kevin Allison, creator of the hit true storytelling podcast RISK! Outrageous, alarming, triumphant, and sometimes embarrassing, these fearless confessionals can be read, or listened to, in one what-on-earth-would-I-do? sitting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mani Sheriar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011414/bk_brll_011414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I Am Raymond Washington provides the listener with an unprecedented look into the life of the founder of the Crips. Forget everything you have been told about who started the Crips and why. Most of it is wrong - very wrong. Welcome to the only authorized biography of the undisputed founder of the Crips. Filled with interviews of friends, family, and acquaintances as well as people who knew and grew up with Raymond Lee Washington. Don´t look here for horrific stories of gang violence and crimes committed by gang members; that has been done before. If you are looking for a factual and intuitive look into what made Raymond Washington unique on the mean streets of Los Angeles, this book is for you. This book is filled with stories and eyewitness accounts of those who knew who the real founder of the Crips gang was, looks at what he represented to the people who knew him, and hopefully explains why his name is still spoken on the streets of Los Angeles with hatred, fear, awe, and reverence. Entering the world of Raymond Washington with an open mind was difficult for me, but eventually the story of who he was as a leader, warrior, tactician, and mentor became clear. Hopefully it will become clear to the listener why the gang was so successful and how an apparently unremarkable 15-year-old kid in the fall of 1969 would sit down with his best friend and form what would become one of the single most successful yet feared and hated gangs in the world: the Crips. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taj Shareef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058153/bk_acx0_058153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this new original novel by bestselling author Lyga, fans of ´´Avengers: Infinity Wars´´ learn the origins of the most feared force in the universe, and see how Thanos became the Titan consumed by his quest for power.
The swashbuckling fantasy action manga that inspired the Netflix Original Series anime! Ongoing series. 13 and up. When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king´s guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn´t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins´ strength been exaggerated...?
Vaclav Klaus is President of the Czech Republic. He hit the headlines most recently by refusing, like David Cameron, to sign up to the deal to bail out the Greek Government. In this new book, President Klaus examines the uneasy Europe of today, without illusions or personal attacks, but with a mercilessly realistic view of the system that Europe has created in the last half century. He examines the benefits of integrating the continent in strictly economic terms and explains the tragic flaw in the original plan to do so. They feared the consequences of nationalism and wanted to work for transcontinental unity. Klaus argues that the present situation is unstable and unsustainable. The President proposes a transformation of both the socio-economic system and the integration model of European unity, turning back to the market economy and a more realistic cooperation between European states.
A group of Evolved Humans use their abilities to plan an escape from a detention center for people with very unusual powers. The sixth in the Heroes Reborn event series of six short thrillers based on the fascinating characters and rich mythology of NBC´s world-wide hit TV series ´´Heroes´´, and the highly anticipated ´´Heroes Reborn´´. The new season picks up five years after the finale of the original series and finds those with special powers in a precarious and dangerous world where they are feared, persecuted and attacked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ned Irving. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/001905/bk_lueb_001905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When she jumped off a Ferris wheel in Central Park and survived, Claire Bennet changed the world. Now Evos - Evolved Humans - are exposed. The fifth in the ´´Heroes Reborn´´ event series of six short thrillers based on the fascinating characters and rich mythology of NBC´s world-wide hit TV series ´´Heroes´´, and the highly anticipated ´´Heroes Reborn´´. The new season picks up five years after the finale of the original series and finds those with special powers in a precarious and dangerous world where they are feared, persecuted and attacked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ned Irving. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/001908/bk_lueb_001908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.