Haudrauf-Lehrer Zeki Müller nervt sein neuer Job an der Goethe-Gesamtschule: frühes Aufstehen, aufmüpfige Schüler und dieses ständige Korrigieren! Zu allem Überfluss will Power-Direktorin Gerster die altsprachliche Konkurrenzschule ausbooten und dem Schillergymnasium die thailändische Partnerschule abjagen. Ihr Traum: Das Image der Goethe-Gesamtschule steigern, um Aushängeschild der neuen Kampagne des Bildungsministeriums zu werden. Müller und Schnabelstedt werden zur Klassenfahrt in ein thailändisches Küsten-Kaff verdonnert. Im fernen Thailand drehen Chantal, Zeynep, Danger & Co erst so richtig auf und präsentieren ein schillerndes Spektrum an sozialer Inkompetenz. Und als ob Zeki mit dem wilden Lehrer-Schüler-Krieg nicht schon genug zu tun hätte, entbrennt auch noch ein gnadenloser Konkurrenzkampf mit dem elitären Schillergymnasium und dessen versnobtem Vorzeigelehrer Hauke Wölki, der nur ein Ziel hat: Müllers Karriere zu beenden. Regisseur und Drehbuchautor Bora Dagtekin und Produzentin Lena Schömann legen nach dem Erfolg von ´´Fack Ju Göhte´´ nach und schicken Anti-Lehrer Zeki Müller, Superpädagogin Lisi Schnabelstedt und die Monsterschüler aus der 10b ins zweite Halbjahr! 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Jacob Weigert, Elyas M´Barek, Jella Haase, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Max von der Groeben. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/000892/bk_jumb_000892_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure. A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra´s confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin´s life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history´s most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity - man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man, but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: PJ Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002392/bk_aren_002392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the falls aren´t very natural anymore. In fact, they are a study in artifice. Water diverted, riverbed reshaped, brink stabilized, and landscape redesigned, the falls are more a monument to man´s meddling than to nature´s strength. Held up as an example of something real, they are hemmed in with fakery - waxworks, haunted houses, IMAX films, and ersatz Indian tales.A symbol of American manifest destiny, they are shared politely with Canada. Emblematic of nature´s power, they are completely human-controlled. An archetype of natural beauty, the falls belie an ugly environmental legacy still bubbling up from below. On every level, Niagara Falls is a monument to how America falsifies nature, reshaping its contours and redirecting its force while claiming to submit to its will.Combining history, reportage, and personal narrative, Inventing Niagara traces Niagara´s journey from sublime icon to engineering marvel to camp spectacle. Along the way, Ginger Strand uncovers the hidden history of America´s waterfall: the Mohawk chief who wrested the falls from his adopted tribe, the revered town father who secretly assisted slave catchers, the wartime workers who unknowingly helped build the atomic bomb, and the building contractor who bought and sold a pharaoh.With an uncanny ability to zero in on the buried truth, Strand introduces us to underwater dams, freaks of nature, mythical maidens, and 280,000 radioactive mice buried at Niagara.From LaSalle to Lincoln to Los Alamos, Mohawks to Marilyn, Niagara´s story is America´s story, a tale of dreams founded on the mastery of nature. At a time of increasing environmental crisis, Inventing Niagara shows us how understanding the cultural history of nature might help us to rethink our place in it today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000713/bk_tant_000713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hilary Brand looks at the power of the small choices we make on a daily basis and the role of faith in enabling or inhibiting choice. Many of us feel that our lives are very small. It is for others to make the big statements, the noble sacrifices, the grand gestures of faith. But within our humdrum lives lie a million small choices - any one of which could have huge consequences for ourselves, for those around us, and for the world. In this lively and thought-provoking course, Hilary Brand looks at the power of the small choices we make on a daily basis. She looks at what science and contemporary culture have to say about notions of freedom and responsibility, and the role of faith in enabling or inhibiting choice. She then applies this to the human scale, focusing on real-life examples of people who have made a difference through the choices they have made. Group sessions are structured around examination of two films, The Shawshank Redemption and Babette¿s Feast, which serve to highlight how choice can be exercised even in the most limited of circumstances. The course provides weekly session which include video extracts, questions, and further readings to help stimulate discussion. The course also includes notes for leaders, and an outline to help structure each session. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynsey Frost. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000016/bk_pros_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in the film The Blind Side tell their own deeply inspiring story. First came the best-selling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words. For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Leigh Anne, the daughter of a tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal, decided early on that her mission was to raise children who would become ´´cheerful givers´´. Sean, who grew up poor, believed that one day he could provide a home that would be ´´a place of miracles´´. Together, they raised two remarkable children—Collins and Sean Jr.—who shared their deep Christian faith and their commitment to making a difference. And then one day, Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and her husband taught Michael what this book teaches all of us: Everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity. Michael Oher´s improbable transformation could never have happened if Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy had not opened their hearts to him. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Kathleen McInerney, Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001105/bk_aren_001105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fresh off the heels of a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Al Gore´s follow-up to his eye-opening blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth comes at a time when climate change is a daily headline and audiences are more eager than ever to act on behalf of the planet. ´´We´re going to win this...if anybody doubts that we have the capacity and the will to act, just remember that the will to act is itself a renewable resource.´´ (Al Gore) Al Gore has been advocating on Earth´s behalf for 25 years. In An Inconvenient Sequel, he recounts and contextualizes the critical issues and moments in the climate change movement since the release of An Inconvenient Truth more than 10 years ago and highlights the real solutions we have at hand to change the planet for the better. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Gore, Shailene Woodley, Sterling K. Brown, Danny Burstein, Marin Ireland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007885/bk_sans_007885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps listeners recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the ´´imagination station´´ that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book´s content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith´s popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up re-articulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage listeners and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claton Butcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057319/bk_acx0_057319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An interview with filmmaker Melissa Howden about her grandfather, US Army Chaplain ´´Ted´´ Howden. Chaplain Howden is considered a holy man by many. He was an Episcopal Priest who died in WW II in a POW camp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara H. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010419/bk_acx0_010419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Audio Drama, 2014 Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO´s classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn´t find the gumption to green-light. Simply put.... Hollywood Said No! Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects - acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn´t turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads. Hollywood Said No! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren´t all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said ´´maybe,´´ but what we mean was ´´probably not.´´ Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn´t get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001337/bk_hach_001337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Determined and stubborn. Young radio reporter Lisa Powers follows her hunches to help solve criminal cases, but at the risk of denying her own emotional health. She comes face-to-face with a suspected cop shooter, but refuses to admit how the harrowing experience continues to haunt her. She’s resolute in the search for a violent rapist in a 15-year-old cold case, unwavering in her mission to bring closure to the tormented young woman who was sexually abused when she was four. Lisa introduces L. N. Pane, PI, the lead podcast character in a 1940s film noir saga of a gritty female gumshoe gunning to finger someone trying to bump off a gent. Another electrifying look into the exciting internal workings of a crime beat reporter in Laurie Fagen’s continuing Behind the Mic mystery series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Fagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103236/bk_acx0_103236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.