At age 22, Charlie Walker left home in search of adventure. Fleeing the boredom that comes with comfort, he set off on a secondhand bicycle. The aim was simple: to pedal to the furthest point in each of Europe, Asia, and Africa. He didn’t train or plan. He just started. The journey was an escape from an unremarkable existence, a pursuit of hardship, and a chance to shed the complacency of middle England. From the brutality of winter on the Tibetan plateau, to the claustrophobia of the Southeast Asian jungle, the quest provided Charlie with ample opportunity to test his mettle. Ultimately, though, the toughest challenge was entirely unforeseen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147155/bk_acx0_147155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What could be easier than preventing a servant girl from marrying a prince, especially for three clever witches? But Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick face more than they bargained for when they journey to the distant city of Genua. For one thing, their power is limited to Mrs. Gogol's weak voodoo spells, a one-eyed cat and a secondhand magic wand that works only on pumpkins. Furthermore, the Godmother has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. Does a servant girls have to marry the prince? Is that what life's all about? Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Browse more novels of Discworld. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Planer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000273/bk_rhuk_000273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A searing memoir about one woman's road to hope following the death of her troubled brother, told through the series of cars that accompanied her on her journey. Growing up in a blue-collar family in the Midwest, Melissa Stephenson longed for escape. Her wanderlust was an innate reaction to the powerful personalities around her and also came from her desire to find a place in the world where her artistic ambitions wouldn't be thwarted. She found in automobiles the promise of a future beyond Indiana state lines. From a lineage of secondhand family cars of the late '60s, to the Honda that carried her from Montana to Texas as her new marriage disintegrated, the '70s Ford she drove away from her brother's house after he took his life - leaving her the truck, a dog, a few mixed tapes, and the VW van she now uses to take her kids camping - Melissa knows these cars better than she knows some of the people closest to her. Driven away from grief and toward hope, Melissa reckons with what it means to lose a beloved sibling. Driven is a powerful story of healing - one for all who have had to look back at pain to see how they can now move forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011670/bk_blak_011670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lives pivot on small moments, but which way they pivot is up to the person. Jane Marlow's second book in her moving Petrovo Series is a powerful story of war told in intimate, human terms that will enthrall both male and female audiences. Andrey enters his final year of medical studies in 1854 with an empty belly, empty pockets, and secondhand clothes hanging together by wishful thinking. When Russia blunders into the misbegotten Crimean War, Tsar Nicholas recruits medical students to the front, and Andrey grabs at this flash of good luck. But his sanity is soon tested as he is forced to witness the most senseless and utter disregard for human life imaginable - where the death of a man holds no more significance than the death of a beetle. Andrey fears he is slowly becoming unhinged by the sound and feel of the relentless rasp of his saw against the mangled limbs of soldiers who have had no anesthesia. Eventually the guns stop firing, and the ink dries on the peace treaty, but the madness of war doesn’t end for Andrey. Can he begin to trust the woman who longs to walk beside him on his journey? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116857/bk_acx0_116857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every person inherits a system of beliefs. Maybe yours came from community, or church, or society, or your parents. But one day you reach a breaking point. You look at the rituals and traditions and worship and theology and it all seems foggy. Foreign. Strange. You wonder why you believe what you believe. If you even believe anymore... Brothers Ryan and Josh Shook reached that breaking point. Their book, Firsthand, is a smart, honest and deeply felt journey that invites you to leave behind handed-down beliefs and find authentic faith. A faith that lets go of how things are supposed to be. A faith that refuses to be defined by expectations or subcultures. “Our goal is to help you replace secondhand religion with a meaningful relationship,” write the Shooks. “We want to help you get from a religion that you wear on the outside to a faith of your own - one that’s authentically yours all the way through.” Young people are leaving the church in record numbers, but Ryan and Josh know now that it doesn’t have to be that way. They spent the past several years gathering research, trying to figure out the issues that make the most difference in whether a young person’s Christian faith sticks or not. They surveyed over three hundred respondents on the really hard questions. Questions like: If God is real, then why do I feel so empty on the inside? (Chapter 2) Why should I even try to follow God when I often feel like such a failure? (Chapter 3) How do I experience real connection with Christ that’s more than just surface level? (Chapter 4) How can I get past checklist Christianity and enjoy an every-day relationship with God? (Chapter 5) Is it possible to have a strong relationship with God even when I’m filled with doubts and questions? (Chapter 6) Can I really discover the meaning of my life through a relationship with Christ? (Chapter 7) How can I find 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Shook, Josh Shook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003428/bk_rand_003428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No. That's it. You don't get it. I have nothing. No family, no home, no one to miss me. I'm tired of this life anyway. Just do me a favor and do it now. The old man dropped his smirk and stared at the cowboy for a long spell. He got up, walked over to a shelf and took down a bottle Jesse hadn't noticed before. The old man walked over to him and poured some of it in the open spot on his head. "That's just plain sad, son," he said. "I finally met a man more pitiful than me." Getting lost is easy. Finding your way home's the tricky part. The struggle for survival can get messy, and that's for those who care. It gets downright ugly for those who don't. Enter now into Jesse's journey of last resort, pressed onward by an unknown force driving him back to the very ground he'd cursed before leaving 10 years prior. Jesse crosses paths with a curious character who is thought to be an assassin named Maxwell Calkinmyer, receives a partially shot off ear compliments of Crazy Mary, and is shaken silly by a curmudgeon by the name of Levon. Getting There, the first book in the All Roads Lead Home saga, reveals Jesse's rich Scot-Wichita heritage as he treks up north to Wyoming in order to winter. Not by choice. He'd just flat run out of places that would take him. Along the way, he travels back in time to his roots, where his Native American grandmother's tales span over 80 years across pre-Indian Territory, linking his past, present, and future generations. Time may not heal all wounds, Jesse will learn. It will, however, do its part when we at least show up for our part. Getting There is an up and down, emotion-yanking, laugh-triggering, thought-provoking tale of betrayal, mystery, suspense, action, and adventure with more twists than a secondhand bread tie. L. L. Ward, a prodigal native Oklahoman, takes you for a ride beginning in the early 1800s and brings it on home to present day through the course of the seve 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056480/bk_acx0_056480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Lee Mandrell, photography started out as a hobby that quickly ignited into a fiery passion and then into a lifelong career. He started out at age fourteen with a secondhand Minolta Hi-Matic E rangefinder. Mandrell worked as a custom darkroom technician in a professional lab for years and was eventually promoted to production manager. An early adopter of both digital technology and Photoshop, he is still actively involved in all current photography techniques and practices. He is author of Indianapolis: The Circle City and coauthor of The Great Smoky Mountains: A Visual Journey and Indiana Across the Land. DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell's interest in the art of photography began over twenty-five years ago. What started out as a hobby eventually turned into a paying photography job¿she is now the principal photographer for the Ray Skillman Corporation. After several years, Niederhouse-Mandrell became the corporation's creative photography manager for their upper-end magazine advertisements. She is coauthor of The Great Smoky Mountains: A Visual Journey and Indiana Across the Land.
Imagine walking into an old secondhand bookstore; a smell hits your senses, perhaps bringing childhood memories to the fore. That is the smell of books breathing on the shelves. ''The Perfume of Books'' takes you on a bookbinding journey through the centuries. What makes up a book? The history of bookbinding involves much more than materials and skills. The hard work that has gone into putting the book together remains a mystery to most of us. Binders today still use 400 year old techniques, just as potters or weavers may do. Within the 1500 images in this book you will explore the evolution and diversity of bookbinding that few have been privileged to see. This journey will show you not only changes in what binders developed to keep information together in a comprehensive form, but also in how the interior of the book changed: how paragraphing changed over time and how the title page developed into the format we know today. This is book 1 of the Booksleuth Series
After losing their northwest Indian farm to the bank, the Subadars must embark upon a 1,000-mile journey through the panoramic, breathtaking states of Punjab, Gujurat, and Rajastan. Upon reaching their destination of Bombay, the dreams and expectations of the family are shattered as they are hit by the reality of urban slum life. At once heartwarming and heartbreaking, the story of the Subadars' 12-day travel in a secondhand truck is one of courage and loyalty, family and friendship, and ultimately finding hope amidst cultural differences and the tragedy of reality.