In the second book of John Christopher´s classic series, Will Parker and his cohorts have spent a year living among the free men in the White Mountains. The Resistance charges them, now wearing realistic yet harmless caps, to infiltrate a Tripod city by competing in a sporting exhibition called ´´the Games´´ (very similar in nature to the Summer Olympics), in which the winners of the events are to be offered to the Tripods for service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Gaminara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003164/bk_adbl_003164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A moving collection of fishing stories by one of America’s legendary outdoor writers. Throughout his career, Harry Middleton contributed hundreds of stories, essays, and book reviews to some of the most respected periodicals, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, Country Journal, Smithsonian, and Sierra, among others. When he died in 1993, Middleton left behind a legacy rich with mountain streams, wild trout, and fishermen’s dreams. In That Sweet Country is a fresh, exhilarating collection of a renowned fishing writer’s previously published works. A recognized name in outdoor writing, Middleton brings us inspiring selections such as ´´An Angler’s Lament” from Southern Living (1987),´´Spring on the Miramichi” from The Flyfisher (1991), ´´A Haunting Obsession with Brown Trout” from the New York Times (1992), and many more. Listeners who have loved Middleton’s work will cherish this compilation, while novice fishermen will gain a view of the world as Middleton saw it: ´´There are so few left, so few who believe the earth is enough.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Dewees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008714/bk_adbl_008714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In addition to its wealth of cultural sights, the European Alps offer a wider range of outdoor recreation than any other similarly sized region in the world. Adventurers of all ages hike hut-to-hut on multi-day treks, skiers slide year-round on glacial slopes, and Sunday walkers stroll forested trails. Bikers loop icy blue lakes, and mountaineers scale up waterfalls and down canyon cliffs. Europeans cherish their wilderness areas, and none more so than the pristine forests of the Alps. Modern adventurers run the gamut from rich to poor, young to old, and native to transient foreigner. So take a look around. That bus driver… This tour guide… Your hotel concierge… They may just be showing you the Europe they think you want to see. Take a moment to ask how they spend their own free time - odds are that each will spend a day outdoors this weekend. Want to know where they go? Soaring to Europe´s loftiest heights, the majestic Mont Blanc nestles in eastern France, anchoring the s between France, the southwestern corner of Switzerland, and the northwestern corner of Italy. The mountain provides a focal point for adventurers in all three countries. Although other Alpine regions in France certainly merit consideration, Chamonix is by far the most convenient for a quick introduction to the French Alps. The cheerful old town sees a steady, year-round stream of sporting tourists who come to enjoy its legendary mountaineering challenges and skiing terrain. The resort of Courmayeur, Italy, lies at the opposite end of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, and the Valais region of Switzerland nestles just over the Col des Montes pass. The region´s vast wealth of natural sights and cultural diversity make it an outstanding option for a quick, looping tour of the Alps. This guide tells you all about the things to do in the area, the hikes, walks and bike trails, where to stay and eat, what to see and do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chiquito Crasto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022387/bk_acx0_022387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The much-anticipated debut from the Pulitzer Prize - winning New York Times reporter, Boy on Ice is a moving human story and behind-the-scenes account of a life lived in the glare of sporting fame. The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at 28 was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard´s life and heartbreaking death. Boy on Ice is the richly told story of a mountain of a man who made it to the absolute pinnacle of his sport. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. With great narrative drive, Branch recounts Boogaard´s unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, so big his skates would routinely break beneath his feet; to his teenaged junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But, as Branch reveals, behind the scenes Boogaard´s injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers. Based on months of investigation and hundreds of interviews with Boogaard´s family, friends, teammates, and coaches, Boy on Ice is a brilliant work for fans of Michael Lewis´s The Blind Side or Buzz Bissinger´s Friday Night Lights. This is a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports - from peewees to professionals - and the damage that reaches far beyond the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020694/bk_adbl_020694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The autobiography of a cycling legend that will become a much-loved classic. The much-anticipated autobiography of the greatest Australian cyclist of all time. Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and an athlete who prided himself on his ability to leave it all on the road, Evans writes about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends and his enduring love of cycling. A riveting and forensic account of his life on the bike - from his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France. One of only four cyclists in the world to have finished on the podium of all three Grand Tours (the Tour de France, Giro d´Italia and Vuelta a Espana) as well as winning the UCI Road World Championship, Cadel´s autobiography is a tribute to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting talent. This book will put you on the bike alongside Cadel as he recounts the races and the moments that mattered - as he places in the top 10 in six Tours de France and becomes Australia´s first, and only, Tour de France champion and first, and only, Road World Champion. Be there on the road as he claims the points jersey at the Giro d´Italia and as he wins some of the world´s greatest races - the Tour of Austria (twice), the Tour de Romandie (twice), the Settimana Coppi e Bartali, Tirreno-Adriatico, Flèche Wallone, the Criterium International and the Giro del Trentino. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002980/bk_boli_002980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made.… Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures - though not literally. But these 14 authors have written spirited - in more ways than one - new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched. In number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris’s ´´The Blue Hereafter´´, Manfred Bernardo learns about softball from a certain blond barmaid in Louisiana. Life-and-death stakes make the competition get serious in New York Times best seller William Kent Krueger’s ´´Hide and Seek´´. New York Times best-selling author Mercedes Lackey’s ´´False Knight on the Road´´ features a high-stakes drag race on a foggy mountain road between a clever young bootlegger and a mysterious stranger. In New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman’s ´´Ice´´, a young girl learns the true story behind a bit of neighborhood folklore. New York Times best seller Seanan McGuire presents ´´Jammed´´, in which a chimera loose during the Roller Derby makes it anyone’s guess as to who will still be skating by the time the buzzer sounds. In number-one New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson’s ´´Dreamer´´, a game of cops and robbers is a new challenge when the players are able to switch bodies at will. And New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler follows ghost stomper Hunter Hunterson as he investigates a haunted, never-ending baseball game in ´´The Case of the Haunted Safeway´´. These and eight more supernatural sporting stories are guaranteed to have you rooting for the home team…or else.… ´´Introduction´´ © 2014 by Charla... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Haberkorn, Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006058/bk_brll_006058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.