Bioengineer Peter Bernhardt has dedicated his life to nanotechnology, the science of manipulating matter on the atomic scale. As the founder of Biogineers, he is on the cusp of revolutionizing brain therapies with microscopic nanorobots that will make certain degenerative diseases a thing of the past.
"Snow Crash + Mack Bolan + Captain Jack Sparrow ="
When David finally has a chance to climb the mountain behind his new home he has no idea he is about to meet a fabulous mythical creature. When the Phoenix decides to take a hand in David's education the adventures - and the hilarity - really begin. Alas, the wonderful visits to griffons, sea monsters, and banshees will come to a crashing halt if the scientist stalking the Phoenix is successful.
"Wonderful book. Ruined by this audio. "
The story of the famed large format cinematographer, adventurer, and mountaineer whose terrifying experiences on Mount Everest during the deadly 1996 season became the defining moment of his life. By 1995, David Breashears had already twice reached Mt. Everest's summit. Then he faced the greatest challenge of his life: to scale the 29,028-foot peak, hauling the giant IMAX® camera to film the large format film, Everest.
"Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)"
David Morehouse was already a highly decorated third-generation army officer when a routine training operation radically changed his life. He was hit by a stray bullet, and after recovering he began to have out-of-body experiences. With his newfound psychic abilities, he became one of the top "remote reviewers" in a CIA espionage operation called "Stargate."
"I am born" famously begins David Copperfield. However, this is a birth which is blighted by its timing: 12 o'clock on a Friday night at precisely the time the clock began to strike. Such untimeliness means that David was destined to be unlucky in life and would be privileged to see ghosts and spirits, a dubious privilege. In David Copperfield, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are invoked in relation to a range of male characters and situations.
At the age of 48, film critic David Denby returned to his alma mater, Columbia University, to re-experience the core humanities courses he had taken as a freshman 30 years before. Facing the question of what he really knows, Denby re-examines the besieged Western classics, ranging from Homer, Sappho, and Sophocles to Dante, Nietzsche, and Woolf. What relevance do the writers and thinkers of the past have to our current life? The answer surprised Denby and will surprise and enlighten his listeners.
"Read this book, don't listen to it"
Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe of Brandon nyr-Arkad, dissolute youngest son of the ruler of the Thousand Suns.
Hazardous Duty is a real-life, hard-hitting nonfiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the sands of Saudi Arabia, the deadly alleys of Mogadishu and the teeming streets of Port-au-Prince. Colonel Hackworth returns from these new American battlefields to report that the Pentagon is wasting hundred of billions of dollars gearing up to fight the wrong kind of wars, and offers a tough-love critique of American military leadership, interpreting the new post-Cold War conflicts.
"It's not "About Face""
The Mighty Johns, an all-new, original novella from David Baldacci, performed by Scott Brick, highlights this collection of mysteries from the greatest names in suspense. College football star Tor North, who is also a brilliant scientist, brings his intellect to bear on a forty-year-old mystery at Draven University. Ghostly visions and murder are the results of his sleuthing...with the answer lying close to home. There are also stories from Brad Meltzer and Anne Perry.
What can we learn from the events of the 20th century? Journalist and historian David Halberstam set out to answer this question. Halberstam's perceptive The Next Century looks to the future by examining the past. From the rise of the Japanese economy to the startling changes that reshaped the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Halberstam argues that the American economy's survival depends on the rededication and continued education of the American worker.
In "Front Man", an aging screenwriter cast adrift in a youth-oriented Hollywood culture finds a scary way to make it back into the business. In "Nothing Will Hurt You", a father is obsessed by his daughter's murder and will stop at nothing to avenge her. In "Resurrection", a son is determined to preserve and care for a father in cryogenic sleep. David Morrell is a consummate storyteller, investing his tales with passion, sympathy, and irresistible narrative drive.
For the first time in almost 30 years, the United States rowing team has a serious chance to win an Olympic medal in the single sculls when four genuine challengers emerge for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 1984 Olympics. They compete fiercely in a sport that holds no promise of financial reward. What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors?
When Dave Barry writes funny, you write back. And when you write funny, Dave Barry talks back! Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Dave Barry gets more response from readers than any other writer in the United States. And now the absolute best of Dave Barry is available, complete with those items sent in by Dave's legion of Alert Readers all across the country. But Dave Barry doesn't only talk back to readers. He talks back to traffic cops, dentists, doctors, Congress, and his very dumb dogs.
A handsome young New York professor comes to Phoenix to research his new book. But when he’s brutally murdered, police connect him to one of the world’s most deadly drug cartels. This shouldn’t be a case for historian turned deputy David Mapstone—except the victim had been dating David’s sister in law, Robin, and now she’s a target too. David’s wife, Lindsey, is in Washington with an elite anti-cyber-terror unit, and she makes one demand of him: protect Robin.
More than 40 speeches - considered among the greatest of all time - comprise this marvelous collection. All the works you'll hear are unabridged, and the most contemporary are live recordings. Included are speeches by Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Jefferson Davis, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy.
"Choices and Reality"
Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus is a hysterical compilation of the outrageous columnist's best pieces. Read all about Dave's unfortunate Wheel of Fortune appearance, his "non-lunch" with Hillary Rodham Clinton, and much more from a guy who knows where he's coming from.
"Find your laughing place"
The intense competitiveness of today's economic world makes outstanding leadership a basic necessity. No matter how carefully an organization is designed to create the right atmosphere, structures, procedures, and managerial behavior, the nature of our rapidly changing environment means major changes are needed more frequently than ever before.
"Trivial and uninteresting"
Tupperware ladies, eighties people, and leisure concept salesmen beware: Dave Barry is on the loose and no one is safe! Tune in for the latest hilarious update on American culture. This collection of anecdotes includes sound-offs on gambling ("Off-Track Betting parlors are the kinds of places where you never see signs that say, 'Thank you for not smoking.' The best you could hope for is, 'Thank you for not spitting pieces of your cigar on my neck'"), the Big Apple ("New York has more commissioners than Des Moines, Iowa, has residents"), and more.
"Don't miss this one."
Feeling weighed down by all your responsibilities and the constant pressures of your personal and professional life? Well, there's no time like the present to lighten your load. Let Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro show you how to let go of excess baggage and create your own vision of happiness and success. You'll learn how to balance work, love, and purpose by "unpacking" your physical, emotional, and intellectual luggage and "repacking" it to make the most of your life's journey.
In this selection from The Fortune Book Club, two Pace University Business professors show you how to apply economics to business decision-making. Other programs from the Portable M.B.A. series are available in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.