As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.
"Wilbur at his best"
In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England.
From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.
"Some very entertaining, some not"
Do you want to break free from your addictions? If so, you need to optimize your brain. The brain plays a central role in your vulnerability to addiction and your ability to recover. Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fall victim to addiction, why they can't break the chains of addiction, and why they relapse.
"Better in print, or in conjunction with print"
After the Apollo program put 12 men on the moon and safely brought them home, anything seemed possible. In this spirit, the team at NASA set about developing the space shuttle, arguably the most complex piece of machinery ever created.
"Fantastic and interesting, start to finish"
Based on the best-selling book, this audio course offers a breakthrough program based on pioneering brain imaging work - clinically successful in helping thousands to find immediate relief and enduring freedom from chemical and behavioral dependencies.
"A big disappointment. Asking for a refund."
John T. Seaman Jr., a partner at the Winthrop Group – a history and archival services consulting firm, and George David Smith, a founding director of Winthrop and a clinical professor of economics and international business at NYU, report on how a sophisticated understanding of the past is a powerful means of shaping the future.
When he was 17 years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was 19, he single-handedly turned back the German army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself.
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Recorded live at benefit performances for their Fellowships endowment, Volume 2 of this stunning collection contains nine outstanding examples of the short story. Though varying in theme and tone, they share a brilliant pedigree.
His Majesty's Submarine Unbeaten was last heard from via a signal sent to Flag Officer Submarines on November 1, 1942. The signal simply stated: "Operation Bluestone completed". After this date the 58-meter British U-Class submarine inexplicably disappeared. Unbeaten was fully operational for just over two years. During its short tenure, Unbeaten successfully returned to war-torn Malta many times, symbolically flying its Jolly Roger.
"an ok story, not terribly exciting"
During the golden days of American pulps, hundreds of masked avengers were created to battle evildoers around the globe. The Black Bat, Moon Man, Domino Lady, and the Purple Scar, to name only a few of these amazing pulp heroes. Now Airship 27 Productions introduces to pulp listeners brand new pulp heroes cast in the mold of their 1930s counterparts.
"Remembering the Golden Age of Masked Heroes"
Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged - sometimes stridently - to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote top talent - both female and male - are more likely to thrive. Athena Rising is a book for men about how to mentor women deliberately and effectively.
"Covers myths and why we must mentor"
My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise... The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore's perfect tune Dallas" is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He's just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest?
Get ready for eight fantastic new adventures in space and time with the Doctor and his companions, featuring stories from many of Doctor Who's most popular authors from the worlds of television, print, comics and audio as well as new talent and fresh voices...and read by your favourite Big Finish actors! 'Rise and Fall' by George Mann. Read by William Russell. On a distant planet, faces bloom in the air for a fraction of a second before disappearing. Will the Doctor and Ian solve the puzzle?
Disneyland - as you remember it, and as you've never seen it before... In the Shadow of the Matterhorn author, - and former cast member - David Smith, takes you inside the Magic Kingdom for a completely different kind of VIP tour. Never-before-published stories about working inside the park, growing up down the street, and the profound effect that Disneyland has had on so many people, are all part of this moving and revealing book.
"A man's experience and insight"
At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith came in first in the 200-meter dash. As they received their medals, he and bronze winner John Carlos each raised a black-gloved fist, creating an indelible image of courage and protest that still resonates 40 years later. In this, his autobiography, Smith fills out the story of that moment - how it came to be and where it led him, and paints a vivid picture of the long, painful backlash that came with his fame, and his fate, all of which was rapped up in his "silent gesture".
In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript: the memoir of Austin Reed, a free black man born in the 1820s who spent most of his early life ricocheting between forced labor in prison and forced labor as an indentured servant. Lost for more than 150 years, the handwritten document is the first known prison memoir written by an African American.
This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about every outdoorsman’s favorite and most loyal hunting partner: his dog. For the first time, the stories of acclaimed writers such as Richard Ford, Tom Brokaw, Howell Raines, Rick Bass, Sydney Lea, Jim Harrison, Tom McGuane, Phil Caputo, and Chris Camuto come together in one collection. Hunters and non-hunters alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of owning dogs.
"Fair Story, Narration Lacks"
Yoga and meditation have been used for centuries to get the body back in balance, to get rid of built up stress and rid the mind of clutter. To learn exactly what benefits can be had from practicing these two disciplines Yoga Mediation: The Guide for Yoga for Beginners is the perfect tool. It was created from the perspective of an author that had a positive journey into the world of yoga.
"Packed with information"
Restaurant owner Steve Beaudine is killed in a car accident and his beautiful wife Ava is severely injured. After months of physical recuperation, she returns to Ava's with the desire to keep the business going. But Tony Jasco, her husband's partner, has plans to sell the eatery and split the profits. Ava adamantly refuses to terminate what had been Steve's dream. She is determined to make it work no matter Jasco's opposition.