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"In St. Jago, der Hauptstadt des Konigreichs Chili, stand gerade in dem Augenblicke der groben Erderschutterung vom Jahre 1647, bei welcher viele tausend Menschen ihren Untergang fanden, ein junger, auf ein Verbrechen angeklagter Spanier, namens Jeronimo Rugera, an einem Pfeiler des Gefangnisses, in welches man ihn eingesperrt hatte, und wollte sich erhenken..." Bereits mit diesem Satz, dem ersten Satz der 1807 veroffentlichten Novelle, katapultiert Kleist den Leser in medias res.
Zoey Le Mar has, what she thinks, is a typical preteen life in the suburbs: soccer; a strict yet, loving father and mother; a pesky little brother, Owen; and two best friends, Danielle Hernandez and Lucy Le Mar. Without warning, during the preparations for Owen's birthday party, Zoey receives her first premonition, based on a secret truth. It starts to undermine her once peaceful, 11-year-old existence. The forewarning matches a recurring dream that has plagued Zoey since Owen's current age.
Named after Mahatma Gandhi's phrase for the schools of pre-colonial India, The Beautiful Tree recounts Tooley's journey from the largest shanty town in Africa to the hinterlands of Gansu, China. It introduces listeners to the families and teachers who taught him that the poor are not waiting for educational handouts. They are building their own schools and educating themselves.
Russell Westbrook is a man who requires no validation from others. He doesn't need you to believe in him. He was 5'8", 140 pounds with over-sized hands and size 14 feet as a 10th grader and sat the bench until his junior year. He is now a perpetual NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, and one of the best basketball players in the world. The story of how he got here is a tale of triumph.
This is the story of Rome during the fourth century in the time of its 57th emperor, the first Christian ruler, Flavius Valerius Constantinus, who later was called Augustus - the man known to posterity as a saint and as Constantine the Great. His life and work was the object of study for countless historians, yet most of them missed to discover the man under the purple imperial robes. This audiobook tries to fill in some of the missing aspects necessary to reconstruct his true portrait.
Edith Mudd lives in Duckpool with her grey old Gramps, a smelly dog called Pyla and a heroic talking worm called Arfur. They get into some funny scrapes, but always save the day. In this story... Edith has a dream - to win a trip to Egypt in a local museum competition - with the help of Gramps and his great brain.
The MindMade Prison is a must-listen for anyone interested in the areas of self development and self esteem. By using the author's proven techniques of personal transformation, you can literally learn to design your life in any way you want. This book will save you from going through life without ever truly tapping into your full potential...
Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty - a 20-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead).
Welches Ereignis lockt regelmäßig Menschen in über 180 Ländern vor den Fernseher? Was haben schon 1,2 Milliarden Menschen im TV gesehen? Den Superbowl? Das Fußball-WM-Finale? Die Olympischen Spiele? Nicht ganz. Der Name hinter diesen Zahlen lautet: Grylls. Bear Grylls. Wenn sich der ehemalige Elitesoldat des britischen Special Air Service SAS durch die Wildnis kämpft, scheinbar Ungenießbares verspeist und ganz nebenbei jede Menge Überlebenstricks zum Besten gibt, kleben auch in Deutschland zahlreiche Fans vor dem Bildschirm.
Edith Mudd lives in Duckpool with her grey old Gramps, a smelly dog called Pyla and a heroic talking worm called Arfur. They get into some funny scrapes, but always save the day. In this story... Someone is buying all the string in Duckpool and that means Gramps can't knit a new string vest. It will be a long cold winter if the Mudd family can't solve the mystery.
Sie leiden unter starken oder sogar chronischen Rückenschmerzen? Sie haben das Gefühl, Sie tragen ständig eine große Last mit sich herum? Besonders unter Stress macht sich Ihr Rücken bemerkbar? Neben Bewegungsmangel, Fehlhaltungen oder zu schwacher Muskulatur sind insbesondere Stress und psychische Probleme die Ursache für den quälenden Schmerz im Rücken. Und ist der Schmerz einmal da, beginnt schnell ein Teufelskreis aus Schonhaltungen und neuen, schmerzhaften Verspannungen.
Between running an illegal gambling house and preparing for her husband to be released from prison, Lauryn learns a vicious lesson in family values and how dealing with family can be like dealing with a total stranger. It will only take a single bullet to divide her family, but even more bullets to bring it back together.
Zera, and Roger Taylor, the CIA's best, are ultimately enlisted by a powerful alien being into stopping a heinous plot to blind every living thing on Earth. Roger and Zera must travel into space to save the Earth, and other friendly aliens from extinction.
Nächste Woche kommt eine Film-Crew nach Burg Kuckuckstein, um dort einen waschechten Ritterfilm zu drehen - mit tollen Kostümen, knarzenden Rüstungen und klirrenden Schwertern. Wow! Sofort beginnt Nele, das Inventar der Burg auf brauchbare Dekoration zu untersuchen. Und wer weiß? Vielleicht darf sie ja selbst auch mitmachen? Die Ereignisse beim Dreh sind so spannend, dass Nele alle Hände voll zu tun hat, bis es am Ende heißt: Alles im Kasten!
Antwerpen im Jahr 1599: Seit mehr als dreißig Jahren versinken die Niederlande im Revolutionskrieg, spanische Truppen halten die Stadt besetzt, ihre Kriegsflotte belagert den Hafen. Doch die "Schwarze Galeere", das berühmt-berüchtigte Kaperschiff der "Wassergeusen", versetzt der feindlichen Armada immer wieder schwere Schläge. Ihr Steuermann, der Befreiungskämpfer Jan Norris, ist mit der jungen Myga van Bergen verlobt. Auch der genuesische Kapitän Antonio Valani verzehrt sich nach der schönen Niederländerin, und eines Nachts unternimmt er einen heimtückischen Entführungsversuch. Wilhelm Raabes (1831 1910) spannend erzählte historische Novelle erschien erstmals 1861.
Mistress Commander Angharad Godkin hates politics, so of course, her ruler the Godson sent her to replace the Governor of barely tamed Shraeven province. She hates religion, so naturally, the native gods began to plague her the moment she arrived. And since she hates both, the gods started playing politics - and the politicians began playing at godhood.
While diving on Jesse Stoker's boat, Cassandra, a local radio personality awaiting contract with extraterrestrials, disappears. Stoker considers her a hoaxster, but allowed the charter because the bank is ready to repossess his vessel. Cassandra's body is found three days later, but the M.E. finds she's only been dead for five hours. Once it's known that Stoker filled her tanks and she died from oxygen poisoning, he becomes the prime suspect.
With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks - until they learn it wasn't a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife.
She was a bewitching young girl, that pretty Polly Marsh, and she knew it. She also knew that beauty could be her passport into the castles where she had always known she belonged. So she set her sights on a duke and joined the firm of Westerman’s as a stenographer. Surely one of that noble family would notice her, and then all her dreams would come true! The trouble with pretty Polly Marsh was that she just didn’t know her place.
Edith Mudd lives in Duckpool with her grey old Gramps, a smelly dog called Pyla and a heroic talking worm called Arfur. They get into some funny scrapes, but always save the day. In this story... A famous chef has gone missing. A weird new cook appears at Duckpool school dinner-hall. Could there be a link?