My Brother Ron is based on the true-life events of Todd and Ron Santos. This story is rooted in emotion, and coupled with motivation and inspiration. While Ron Santos recovers from a horrific hit and run, Todd ascends to NCAA history. PrologueRon Santos dreams of following in his big brother´s footsteps as a big time high school and college quarterback, but that´s when tragedy interferes with the promise of youth. Based on true events. Current DayRon and Rob Santos kick and toss clothes, sporting equipment and shoes under their beds and in their closets, before heading to Todd´s football game. Todd is the oldest of the three Santos brothers. They giggle and make faces at each other, as they banter back and forth, urging the other to hurry. The bond between all of the brothers is very tight, as they flourish in their formative years. With three busy and very popular boys in the household, the Santos family adds another mouth to feed when the parents of Ron´s best friend, Eddie Rocha, are deported, which adds challenges for the family. But soon, Eddie becomes a vital part of their lives. Several years later after leaving their mark in California high school football, all three Santos boys and Eddie have moved on to college, however, after the second game of Ron´s collegiate career, Ron is struck by a speeding car, and at the same time, pushes several of his teammates away, thus, saving their lives. Soon, Eddie Rocha finds himself lying on the hard, cool pavement on the streets of Oakland, California, crying, urging his best friend to hold on, as the sirens of the ambulance and police cars blare in the distance. Ron and the lives of his family will forever change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015485/bk_acx0_015485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cade has always taken risks.... Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best - cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister´s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can´t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she´s so far out of his league it should be illegal. Alexa has always played it safe.... Tired of being pigeonholed as the sweet, innocent one, hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her goody-two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn´t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it´s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might just be falling for a porn star.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandria Wilde, Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003163/bk_tant_003163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abhinav Bindra once shot 100 out of 100 in practice six times in a row and walked out of the range unhappy. He is a perfectionist who once soled his shoes with rubber from Ferrari tyres because he thought it would help. He would wake up at 3:00 a.m. to practise at his range at home if an idea suddenly struck him. It is from such obsession that greatness arrives. Abhinav Bindra´s journey to become the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold, and the first Indian to win a World Championship gold, is a story of single-minded passion. The Olympics has been an all-consuming journey for him ever since he was shattering beer bottles and glass ampoules in his garden in Chandigarh. No obstacle was too hard to overcome, no amount of practice too much, no experiment too futile and no defeat so severe that it made a comeback impossible. Shattered by his failure at the 2004 Athens Olympics, when a gold medal seemed imminent, he changed as a shooter: from a boy who loved shooting, he became an athlete bent on redemption, a scientist who would try anything - from mapping his own brain to drinking yak milk to climbing rock walls - to win at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. His victory was not just a personal triumph; it was a gift to his nation, a breaking down of a sporting barrier that had stood for a century. Bindra´s feat has taught his peers, and those yet to come, that an Olympic gold isn´t an impossible dream. In ranges, on fields, in arenas, Indian athletes now own a new belief; they wear the knowledge that no challenge is beyond them. Helping to tell this remarkable story is sportswriter Rohit Brijnath, who collaborated with Bindra in producing this compelling autobiography of one of India´s greatest sportsmen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mohan Ram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031153/bk_adbl_031153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.