There has never been a period in history where tennis has been so rich in iconic personalities, and recent times have seen more astonishing, history-making stories than ever before. Small wonder, then, that Neil Harman, who this season celebrates a decade at the helm of The Times tennis coverage, should want to share the tales he has lived through in a book that drips personality, excitement, drama and intrigue from first page to last. Court Confidential gets right to the heart of what makes the game tick with frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staff, their agents and managers, with fresh insights and the strong personal views for which Harman is known. Court Confidential will appeal to tennis aficionados everywhere, from the casual observer to the ultra knowledgeable. Fast-paced, high entertainment, controversial, informative, this is all that a really good sporting book should be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Gemmill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007077/bk_bbcw_007077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on one of the most wildly popular, fastest-growing free daily e-mail subscription services, this Hungry Girl original audiobook is filled with survival strategies for anyone who wants to make guilt-free eating choices, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to ´´chew the right thing´´ from any and every restaurant menu, on airplanes, and even from the hotel mini bar. Get the 411 on guilt-free cocktails and hors d´oeuvres, successful snacking at the office, and how to survive salad bars and brunch buffets. Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide is brimming with tips and tricks for making smarter food choices no matter where you are. Told with Hungry Girl´s inimitable wit and sassy style, Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide will help you tackle any and every food challenge. No problem. Track list: 1. Welcome and Introduction Dining Out 2. General Tips and American Cuisine3. Sushi4. Chinese Food5. Italian Food6. Mexican Food7. Fast Food8. Buffets9. Wrap Up Travel 10. General tips11. Airplanes and Airports12. Hotels and Mini Bars13. Cruises14. Road Trips15. Wrap Up Holidays, Events, and Parties 16. General Tips17. Cocktail Parties and Upscale Events18. Casual Parties19. Holiday Meals20. Candy-Centric Holidays21. BBQs and Cookouts22. Wrap Up Out and About 23. General Tips24. At the Office25. Movie Theaters26. Coffee Shops27. Mall Food and the Food Court28. The Beach29. Sporting Events and Concerts30. Theme Parks, Carnivals, and the County Fair31. Ice Cream Shops32. The Bar Scene, Girls´ Night Out, and every other Event Involving Alcohol33. Out and About - Wrap Up 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Lillien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000920/bk_aren_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Some Nukes´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: The comeback of nuclear power?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Cruise Control´´ by Ben McGrath: At home with an ocean liner expert. PROFILES´´After Stevens´´ by Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court´s liberal leader.BOOKS´´Everybody Have Fun´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: What can policymakers learn from happiness research?THE SPORTING SCENE´´Pioneer´´ by John McPhee: A lacrosse coach´s westward turn.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Don´t Ask Me´´ by Paul Rudnick: And don´t tell, either.POP MUSIC´´The Long War´´ by Sasha Frere-Jones: Sade soldiers on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100317/pe_nyer_100317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roger Federer is the global star who emerged from our very midst. Mad about ball sports from a young age, his playfulness and passion pushed him further and further - and on to dizzying heights. His sporting exploits are well-known, but who is the man behind them? For the last twenty years, Zurich-based journalist Simon Graf has followed Federer´s triumphant journey through the great tennis arenas of the world for the Swiss press. Here, he answers the key questions: how did a hot-tempered teenager become a Zen master on the courts? What part did his parents and his wife Mirka have to play? How did he maintain his joy for all these years? Why does he owe eternal thanks to his rival, Rafael Nadal? Why did he stay so normal? And what can we learn from him? Over the years, the author held countless interviews with Federer and people from his family and sporting life and now shows him from all of his many sides - as a hot-headed teenager, a tennis genius, son, husband and father, an inspiration, strategist, manager of his own talent, victor and loser, businessman, exceptional athlete, philanthropist and more. The Federer phenomenon is captured over fifteen thematically arranged chapters. And there´s no shortage of anecdotes: the book is as entertaining as Federer´s game.
An intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph, from World, Commonwealth and National racing champion and Olympic silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead. On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games, the biggest moment of her life, Lizzie Armitstead´s career was thrown into turmoil. After being cleared to ride the Games at the final hour following a successful court appeal to overturn an alleged missed drugs test, the ensuing leak and backlash threatened to engulf her. Now, for the first time, she tells her story and reveals how she went from world champion and darling of Team GB road cycling to one of the most scrutinised athletes in British sport - how it happened, why it happened and how Lizzie cleared her name and came out fighting. In Steadfast Lizzie Armitstead takes the listener to the heart of the most demanding of endurance sports and the challenges faced by one of its most gifted competitors: from sexism and the fight for equality to doping and the incredible sacrifices required to self-coach herself to world titles. From the rolling hills of Yorkshire through to the treacherous climbs of the Vista Circuit in Rio de Janeiro - through setbacks, life lessons and ups and downs of a professional life in cycling - Steadfast is an intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lizzie Armitstead, Katy Sobey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003061/bk_boli_003061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An alarming, fact-driven jeremiad urging change and action. (Kirkus) This program is read by the author. The first comprehensive look at how politicians let the entertainment industry bilk taxpayers, hijack public policy, and hurt economic investment, starting and ending with Trump. From stadiums and movie productions to casinos and mega-malls to convention centers and hotels, cities and states have paid out billions of dollars in tax breaks, subsidies, and grants to the world´s corporate titans. They hope to boost their economies, create new and better jobs, and lure well-known events such as the Super Bowl - not to mention give their officials the chance to meet celebrities. That big entertainment drives bigger economies is a myth, however. Overwhelming evidence shows catering public policy to its promises results in a raw deal for the taxpaying public. In The Billionaire Boondoggle, Garofalo takes listeners on a tour of publicly subsidized corporate America to explain how that myth came to be, how much money America´s elected officials throw away, and why courting big entertainment just courts disaster. You’ll learn how Maryland gave millions of dollars to Netflix to make House of Cards and Nevada spent hundreds of millions on a new home for the NFL’s Raiders. New Mexico paid big money to host The Avengers, while city after city fell prey to the debt trap that is the Olympics. You’ll see how big sporting-goods stores like Bass Pro Shops and big casinos across the country all get in on the subsidy scam. And you’ll see how many cities got in bed with hotel titans, including Donald J. Trump himself. This audiobook is the go-to guide for the many ways in which American taxpayers unknowingly subsidize the TV shows they watch, the sports teams they root for, and the hotels they sleep in, all based on an economic theory that only adds 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pat Garofalo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/004098/bk_aren_004098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. (William Penn) Of all the original 13 colonies in America, only one owes its conception to one man, and indeed, Pennsylvania was and still remains bound up in the life and character of its founder, William Penn. Here was a man born into a military family who saw his father rise through the ranks of the 17th-century English court to become a friend of the king, and he even considered a military career for himself, only to leave it all behind to become a member of the ´´Society of Friends´´, known colloquially as the Quakers. Few today know much about the Quakers. Whenever the subject of Quakerism slips into conversation, most picture a rosy-cheeked fellow in a simple black overcoat, and a wide brim hat atop his thick, cloud-white hair, inspired by the famous logo of the Quaker Oats company. In spite of the stereotype, Quakers today come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, with the more liberal folk sporting trendy haircuts, tattoos, and various piercings. They call themselves ´´Friends”, a starkly different but very devout following of God. They strive for a world empowered by peace and acceptance, an ambitious mission fueled by diversity, blind to race, gender, or creed. As amicably harmless as the Friends might appear, there was once a time when being a Quaker was at the very best an instant conviction, and at the very worst a death sentence. Their unorthodox ideals were considered poisonous and potentially dangerous by authorities, who would fight time and time again to stamp out the flames of their movement, but still, they weathered storm after storm. And while the peace-loving followers of Christ were famed for their views of harmony, by no means were they feeble opponents. Not only would they persevere in the face of persecution, theirs was a movement so powerful that it stood strong for centuries, and much of that was 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107937/bk_acx0_107937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
O say can you see, by the dawn´s early light, What so proudly we hail´d at the twilight´s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O´er the ramparts we watch´d were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket´s red glare, the bomb bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there, O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O´er the land of the free and the home of the brave?´´ These words elicit strong emotions in the hearts of Americans more than 200 years after they were written. ´´The Star Spangled Banner´´ is still sung at sporting events, political rallies, and even church services around the nation on a daily basis, and for decades, they were considered mandatory memory work for every kid in grade school. Today, some find the song disturbing for various reasons, ranging from its martial words to its high notes, and others believe that the national anthem should not be sung because of the character of the man who wrote them: Francis Scott Key. And what of this man, this brilliant lawyer who was born into slave-holding Maryland and himself held slaves even as he wrote of ´´the land of the free´´? He was, to say the least, complex, as he at times fought in court both for and against slaves seeking their freedom. He was a founding member of an organization seeking to return captured slaves to their homelands, yet he also fought abolition tooth and claw. He seems to have been, like many men of his age, torn nearly to pieces by these contradictions, even as he wrote in one of the song´s later verses: ´´A home and a Country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash´d out their foul footstep´s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.´´ On the one hand he considered the law of the land the highest authority on earth, but he saw little difference between faith in God and faith in America, as he wrote in the song´s rare 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082836/bk_acx0_082836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.