"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."
"Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
Six close friends shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos, and whose strong response to Soviet expansionism would leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day. In April 1945, they converged to advise an untutored new president, Harry Truman.
"Disappointed: Couldn't Get Passed the Narrator"
Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.
"As good as it gets."
Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.
"Part two of the masterpiece"
The sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing - through new stories - how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, trust - and happiness. "Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future."
"Thank God, A Sequel!"
This tale is of the other wise man, who also saw the star and after his wanderings and hardships found the Christ Child in a very strange way.
Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation. Get to know Tony Kriz (known by many as "Tony the Beat Poet" in Donald Miller’s best-selling book Blue Like Jazz) through his real-life conversations and experiences that prove that God can and will use anyone and anything - from Muslim lands to antireligious academics to post-Christian cultures - to make Himself known.
Each Christmas, adults and children alike delight at the story of the kings from the East who followed the star to Bethlehem to offer gifts to the newborn Christ. While this familiar tale is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, another little-known version later emerged that claimed to be the eyewitness account of the wise men. This ancient manuscript has lain hidden for centuries in the vaults of the Vatican Library, but through the determined persistence of a young scholar, Brent Landau, this astonishing discovery has been translated into English for the very first time as the Revelation of the Magi.
Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod. It's in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur's teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow.
The wise man with crazy ideas....This is the dramatized story of how one of the wisest men in American history dedicated his long life to the wild and wonderful ideas that created a free America.
You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they traveled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man? This one-hour audiobook contains the complete text of Henry van Dyke's original story, artfully brought to life by a colorful cast of characters under the direction of David Nevland.
"Classic story/w horrible narration & dramatization"
Over the last few decades, Washington's firmly held belief that if you make investors happy, a booming economy will follow has caused an economic crisis in Asia, hardship in Latin America, and now a severe recession in America and Europe. How did the best and brightest of our time allow this to happen? Why have these disasters done nothing to change the free-market mantra of the Washington faithful?
In his two earlier novels, Alistair Mair dealt with both human psychological problems and slightly more humorous financial difficulties. In this, his third novel, he deals with the problem of a young woman doctor and a rather older man, brought together by tragedy and separated by the almost insoluble difficulties of modern life; social inequality, difference in religion, opposing outlooks on all conventional life.
Mullah Nasruddin's village is expecting a renowned scholar, and Nasruddin decides to invite him for dinner. But after a long discussion of philosophy, when the scholar acts petty and tries to get away with it, it is time for Nasruddin to teach him a lesson.
Based on the favorite nursery rhyme, "The Three Wise Men of Gotham" tells the story of three men who, wise though they may be, are just full of bad decisions!
It's 1220, and the City of London is a dirty and dangerous place, very different to the peaceful monastery of Saint Wilfred's in Saint Agnes Next-the-Sea.But when the new abbot returns from Westminster Abbey,it seems that he brings back something wicked,plunging Saint Wilfred's into deceit and violence. Once again,it falls to trainee monk Tom Fletcher to find the true culprit in a matter of life and death.
A whimsical tale of a man so wise that all the people near and far seek his advice. But what about the big man from Cumberland who claims to be even wiser? Hilarity ensues as the two brainiacs clash in a battle of (nit)wits.
Joe Davis was in his mid-40s when he became a father, and the experience he was able to apply in raising his sons lent creativity to his parenting. The five stories here recall the wisdom of fathers with humor and rich detail: a visit to the Smithsonian inspires father's memory; father "cures" a boy's impulse to try cigarettes; Santa Claus learns an important lesson; and someone plays a trick on a visiting preacher.
James and his street cat, Bob, have been on a remarkable journey together. James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery, and humour while at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. Read in Russian by Dimitriy Kreminskiy.
Whittier called them "the saddest words: it might have been." But turn it around and you'll find places we create to replace the world we live in -- past, present and future. On To the Best of Our Knowledge, other worlds. Scientist Brian Greene looks at the physics of the multiverse, and writer Patrick Rothfuss creates a world of his own.