Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are taking a trip in Grizzly Gramps´s pickup truck, and along the way, they see lots of cool ways to get around! From fire trucks to garbage trucks to cement mixers and more, the cubs are amazed at all the things these vehicles can do. Ride along with the Berenstain Bears as they learn about all the different kinds of trucks. As always with the Berenstain Bears books, simple text and fun, classic illustrations will build any young listener´s love of books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Rubin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003370/bk_harp_003370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tracy Kidder, the ´´master of the nonfiction narrative´´ (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the best-selling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovered a medium for his talents the first time he saw a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he began his pilgrim´s journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it were an extension of his own mind, he discovered that he had a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming ´´a Pied Piper´´ of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on one colleague observed, ´´Someday this boy´s going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I´m going to be standing beside him´´. Yet when English did indeed make a fortune - when the travel website Kayak was sold for almost $2 billion - the first thing he thought about was how to give the money away: ´´What else would you do with it?´´ The second thing he thought was, ´´What´s next?´´ With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004741/bk_rand_004741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2017 Selah Awards Nominee Oh, for a simpler time! Paradise Jones dreams of the Hollywood glamour days. Clothes, hair, vintage car - you name it, she´s got it. She´s classic retro, a 21st-century image of her favorite golden era stars - Doris, Audrey, Esther, Marilyn. The entertainment rags call Paradise eccentric. The studios rarely call at all. When an altercation with her leering stepfather forces her to flee Los Angeles, Paradise leaves behind everything she loves and longs for. A few hundred miles east, Doc Morales´ years of hard work in the minors of Major League Baseball have produced exactly one at bat in the Big Show. A collision at first, a blown knee, and adios dreams. Nothing left to live for but pickup games and his collection of old movies. Nothing, that is, until beautiful, damaged Paradise Jones crashes into his small, Arizona town. So begins an epic road trip that will change everything. Throw in a couple of oddball bounty hunters, a forgotten movie-star boat captain, a cowboy priest, and a dashboard Jesus that is more than meets the eye, and Paradise and Doc have all the ingredients they need to cook up a fun and quirky slice of Americana pie. General Content (G) (I): Contains little or no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118196/bk_acx0_118196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, a certain motor mouth puts his mouth in gear, as Tom tells the world his wife looks like a truck. And guess who´s listening? Along with this classic moment, Tom and Ray try to figure out why Marc´s gas mileage dropped by 20 percent after a tune-up; whether Bob can set off a bug bomb in his car without killing himself along with the flies; and if Kara´s Subaru can survive after she filled the gas tank with water. Also, is Ronnie going to suffer a fried tuchus if she buys a black car in the Sunshine State? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: May 30, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150530/rt_cart_150530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, a day of maple sugaring came to a bad end for John when he spilled a five-gallon container of syrup in his car. How can he get the sticky stuff out of the seatbelt holders, short of slipping a stack of pancakes in there to sop it up? Also, a classic Car Talk driveway moment, literally, as Jason pours gas down his truck´s carburetor, and tries to start it on the air. Will the 20th time be the charm? And on Stump the Chumps, we find out whether Tom and Ray correctly diagnosed Paula´s whistling Bronco. All this, plus Tommy celebrates the arrival of a brand-new jalopy, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: May 18, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/130518/rt_cart_130518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Man Up! While it´s definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you´ll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You´ll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: Shave like your grandpa Be a perfect houseguest Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu Help a friend with a problem Give a man hug Perform a fireman´s carry Ask for a woman’s hand in marriage Raise resilient kids Predict the weather like a frontiersman Start a fire without matches Give a dynamic speech Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002301/bk_tant_002301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fin Finnegan, a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with Nell Salter, a sexy female investigator, as well as an equally fetching U.S. Navy investigator who wants to learn all that Fin can teach her - and that’s saying a lot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000726/bk_high_000726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the holiday season, long-haul trucker Edd Voss offers this classic, heartwarming tale of big trucks, of Christmas...and of America itself.Climb up in the cab with Ken Rainey, a truck driver with a love for Christmas, the country he travels, and his life on the road. Along the way, even his passenger - cynical bureaucrat Robert Anjer - finds himself caught up in the spirit of the season as they make the long journey from the little mountain town of Leavenworth, Washington, to the nation´s capitol.All to deliver a very special tree...a tree for all Americans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kresser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135464/bk_acx0_135464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, are Mari and her husband grown-up enough to graduate from a Neon to a Mercedes, even if it means having to brush their teeth and hair every day? Elsewhere, Abbie got into a fender bender with a physics professor, and hopes he can help her cover the rental car. Would she have better luck with someone from the philosophy department? Also, Ben almost managed to set his car and vacuum cleaner both on fire on the same day; Kathie’s boyfriend may need to be dumped for suggesting it’s okay to tailgate; and, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Dan’s truck suffered from a ´´classic case” of Car Talk Bogus Answer Syndrome. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: February 28, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150228/rt_cart_150228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.