The Sporting Road:Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod Shotgun and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer Jim Fergus
Ned Boulting has noticed something. It´s to do with bikes. They´re everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is ´this´. In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. Ned’s search puts him in contact with some of the wonderful and wonderfully idiosyncratic people who have contributed to this nation’s two-wheeled history. It´s a journey that takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the Tour of Britain at Stoke-on-Trent via Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and David´s mum), Ken Livingstone, both Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and many, many more. The result is an amusing and personal exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ned Boulting. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001546/bk_rhuk_001546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the invention of the bicycle, people have raced them. The advent of the pneumatic tyre meant that these races could take place on any road in any country - cycle road racing was born. In just over a century the Tour de France has become the most watched sporting event, and the Giro d’Italia, Vuela d’Espagne and Spring Classics are expanding to fill the entire year with competitions which are watched by millions of fans, and the routes are cycled by hundreds of thousands of amateurs keen to discover what it is like to ride 200 arduous kilometres in one day, in some cases over the steepest of routes. Intertwined with these competitions is the history and, most importantly, the characters who have graced the road cycling stage. Merckx, Indurain, Coppi, Pantani, Binda, Rominger and Hinault are names that have been raised to mythical status. The Call of the Road reveals the epic battles of all of the racing seasons since the first Tour de France, looking beyond the results to see the drama - not just on the road but within the teams and between individuals - and the politics and scandal that continue to fascinate cycle road race fans everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003951/bk_hcuk_003951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tour de France is always one of the most spectacular and dramatic events in sports. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other. As the opening stages in Ireland unfolded, the Festina team´s soigneur, Willy Voet, was arrested at the French-Belgian border with a carload of drugs. Raid upon police raid followed, with arrest after arrest hammering the Tour. In protest, there were riders´ strikes and go-slows, with several squads withdrawing en masse and one expelled. By the time the Tour reached Paris, just 96 of the 189 starters remained, and of those 189 starters, more than a quarter were later reported to have doped. The 1998 ´´Tour de Farce´s´´ status as one of the most scandal-struck sporting events in history was confirmed. Voet´s arrest was just the beginning of cycling´s biggest mass doping controversy - what became known as the Festina affair. It all but destroyed professional cycling as the credibility of the entire sport was called into question, and the cycling family began to split apart even as, ironically, the 1998 Tour was also one of the best races in years. The End of the Road is the first book in English to provide in-depth analysis and a colorful evocation of the tumultuous events of the 1998 Tour. Alasdair Fotheringham uncovers how the world´s biggest bike race sank into such scandal. He explores its long-term consequences and what, if any, lessons were learned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080120/bk_acx0_080120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cash Stetson is a loser. A crapped out, busted loser. He gambled and lost the girl. He gambled with his career and lost his medical license. He’s lost direction and whatever faith he might have had. Faith in himself. Faith in the charm that’s worn too thin. But the powers that be haven’t lost faith in him. Undeserved faith, but still. A stint in rehab kept him out of jail. Can a turn in an impoverished clinic in Mexico convert a loser into a winner?Doctor Maggie Craig knows a loser when she sees one. Cash might as well be sporting a neon tattoo on his forehead. A debutante turned dermatologist turned medical missions director, Maggie knows time heals most wounds, although it hasn’t done much to heal her own. Her secrets don’t sleep, and her repentance has all but turned into penance. Is she truly helping those in the clinic in Mexico, or using them to hide from her truth? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stoney Stamper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145264/bk_acx0_145264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Titel: Hoof AND Mouth - Burke´s / Kevin Open House / Format: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. Tour De Taille 2. Drag Her ´Round The Road/Sporting Paddy/Connemara Stockings/James Keane´s/Sporting Paddy 3. The Okarina/The Tattoo 4. Hoof And Mouth 5. Oedipus
In this issue:COMMENT´´Not Insane´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: An economical Republican idea.ANNALS OF FINANCE´´Madoff and his Models´´, by Ron Chernow: Madoff´s guilty plea.THE POLITICAL SCENE´´The Replacement´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: Roland Burris´s road to the Senate.THE SPORTING SCENE´´Spin Right and Shoot Left´´, by John McPhee.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Tiny Bubbles´´, by Mike Peed: An Off Off Broadway bubble heist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/090318/pe_nyer_090318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world´s sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. Now ready to talk about the condition that devastated his world, Frank´s story offers his own unique perspective on living with bipolar disorder. His fears, his triumphs and the great affection he feels for the legion of fans he has to this day. His aim is to give others hope and inspiration. Cover: Barry Marsden 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Onwukwe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050042/bk_adbl_050042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod. The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, and the question ´´What was the first sports car?´´ will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts. Still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one and when asked to name a few will rattle off a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia. Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring. The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome and desirable book. Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car´s place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.