When Julia undertook to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seemed lighthearted enough. But, before she had finished, she was involved with Moorish antique dealers, a Belgian woman archaeologist, Purcell, the enigmatic barkeeper, and American airman, the saurian Mr. St. John, and numerous other characters charming or sinister. Julia´s search takes her a cargo-boat to Casablanca, and thence to Tangier, Fez and Marrakech. Her ´dumb-blonde´ beauty, camouflaging a lively intelligence, gets her through unexpected difficulties and dangers. Colin is found, and the mysterious reason for his disappearance at last revealed. The first in a series of eight Julia Probyn novels, The Lighthearted Quest displays a blend of humour and adventure which transports us to exotic places and introduces us to entertaining people, but also throws a good deal of light on the explosive political issues that French Morocco encountered in the 50s. Ann Bridge (1889-1974), or Lady Mary Dolling (Sanders) O´Malley was born in Hertfordshire. Bridge´s novels concern her experiences of the British Foreign Office community in Peking in China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realized settings and demure social satire. Bridge went on to write novels around a serious investigation of modern historical developments. In the 1970s Bridge began to write thrillers centered on a female amateur detective, Julia Probyn, as well writing travel books and family memoirs. Her books were praised for their faithful representation of foreign countries which was down to personal experience and thorough research. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009388/bk_adbl_009388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dana broke up with a very wealthy obsessive sociopath who becomes a stalker. He cannot deal with someone saying no to him. But Dana has moved on. She starts to get serious with her new man, Lucas. They love each other, but both of them are nervous about revealing secrets that would allow them to go deeper as a couple. Now the question is, can their relationship survived these dark secrets? A light is shined on those secrets while they are enjoying their wonderful time together in beautiful Morocco. And what about Damian, her crazy ex? He will stop at nothing to ruin her life. Is someone following them while they are in Morocco? Tragedy strikes to interrupt their romantic trip to the dark continent. It feels like too much to endure. She feels powerless. Can they learn to trust each other in the midst of all the drama? Damian makes a power play. Lucas opens his heart to Dana and the tall, dark, and handsome Ali introduces himself to her. Dana is a strong, independent woman who seems to attract hot, obsessive men like a magnet. The result is stalkers. Dana is hoping for a stalker’s end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skylar Lace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149567/bk_acx0_149567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book one: Stalkers for LoveSomewhere between desire and obsession, there is love. Dana finds herself trying to navigate away from her stalker ex. But what is it about her that attacks crazy obsessed men? Or maybe it´s what she does to them to make them crazy?She is an independent business owner not looking for anything new at the moment, but love has a way of showing up at your doorstep.... How do you move on after being hurt so bad? She does not want to let anyone else in. A mystery man named Lucas sneaks into her life. The journey to true love can be bitter sweet, hot, and a little naughty, but when it is real love...it never ends.Book two: Stalker’s EndDana broke up with a very wealthy obsessive sociopath who becomes a stalker. He cannot deal with someone saying no to him. But Dana has moved on. She starts to get serious with her new man, Lucas. They love each other but both of them are nervous about revealing secrets that would allow them to go deeper as a couple. Now the question is, can their relationship survived these dark secrets? A light is shined on those secrets while they are enjoying their wonderful time together in beautiful Morocco.And what about Damian, her crazy ex? He will stop at nothing to ruin her life. Is someone following them while they are in Morocco? Tragedy strikes to interrupt their romantic trip to the dark continent. It feels like too much to endure. She feels powerless. Can they learn to trust each other in the midst of all the drama? Damian makes a power play. Lucas opens his heart to Dana and the tall, dark, and handsome, Ali, introduces himself to her.Dana is a strong independent woman who seems to attract hot, obsessive men like a magnet. The result is stalkers. Dana is hoping for a stalker’s end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skylar Lace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149865/bk_acx0_149865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. While assuming no technical background in Buddhism or physics, this book strongly responds to the Dalai Lama´s ´´heartfelt plea´´ for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has written a foreword to the book and the Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan. In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality. The book concludes with a response to the question: ´´How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism - from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness - apply to today´s painfully polarized world?´´ Despite differences and questions raised, the book´s central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding - a true union of love and knowledge. Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Ph 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001814/bk_acx0_001814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Army Intelligence reservist Kat Caldwell is teaching Arabic at a military college in Virginia when the order comes: retired spy chief Dick Morrow needs to find a CIA informant who has slipped away from his handler in Spain and may be heading to Morocco. Jamal was a prisoner whom Kat interrogated when she worked at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. Having gained his trust, she is now expected to discover his whereabouts on a treacherous trail that leads from Madrid´s red-light district to the slums of Casablanca. But when a British soldier is murdered just as he is about to give testimony on the death of a Bagram detainee, Kat begins to suspect that the real story here is of the cover-up of US-sanctioned torture. And when in desperation Jamal contacts his former CIA handler, he unwittingly rekindles a bitter struggle between the one man who can save him and the one who wants him dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000793/bk_boli_000793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An American journalist named Ben Harris, who works for Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), is traveling the world in search of stories about Jews in their various communities. This lively interview with Harris, the ´´Wandering Jew´´, about his travels and traveling, was done mostly by email, with two conversations via webcam on Skype. When this writer spoke to Harris off the record for background, he was in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency offices in New York City, but the reported interview via email comes mostly while he was abroad. Harris reports in his blog about getting the assignment: ´´Imagine this: Your boss calls you up one day. He tells you he wants to send you on a trip of many months, pretty much anywhere you want to go to write about ... well, pretty much anything you want to write about. You will be blogging, making videos, Twittering, and writing that old standby, the feature story. Starting now, he says, you are to spend your days scrounging up great stories of Jewish life and dreaming up interesting ways to report them around the world. Amazing, right? ´´That´s more or less the genesis of The Wandering Jew, a new JTA project that will take me across Europe and North America in the coming months, searching out stories that illuminate the many ways people express themselves Jewishly. Along the way, we´ll hopefully shed some light on some larger themes of Jewish life in these early years of the 21st century.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013608/bk_acx0_013608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his fascinating and hilarious BBC Radio 4 stand-up show, comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha shines a light on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school and explains why so much of what you did learn is wrong. There will also, as ever, be puns. He explains how Portugal´s invasion of Morocco in 1415 led directly to the 2014 World Cup; how the 1909 launch of an Austro-Hungarian submarine prevented Dr Zhivago from winning an Oscar; and tells the story of the black woman who refused to give up a seat on an Alabama bus and ended up changing the law - no, it wasn´t Rosa Parks. Paul Sinha is an acclaimed stand-up who was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy award for his show Saint or Sinha?. He frequently appears on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and Fighting Talk, and he is a resident ´chaser´ on the ITV quiz show The Chase. He wrote and starred in The Sinha Test (2011) and The Sinha Games (2012) on Radio 4 and in 2013 had his own four-part series, Paul Sinha´s Citizenship Test. Paul Sinha´s History Revision was the winner of the 2016 Rose d´Or Award for ´Best Radio Comedy´. Written and performed by: Paul Sinha Producer: Ed Morrish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Sinha. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003027/bk_rhuk_003027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can I laud this film I liked so much, and enjoyed? Let me try a number of ways. For this is a movie that asks for many things of its audience. This film is a work of art. Called the wisest philosopher among painters, ´´Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece ´´The Way To Calvary´´ depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting. From among the more than 500 figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, The Mill & The Cross focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen. Among them are Bruegel himself (played by Rutger Hauer), his friend and art collector Nicholas Jonghelinck (Michael York), and the Virgin Mary (Charlotte Rampling).” So says the distributor about the film they distribute, Kino Loberer of New York City. Before going further with some remarks on the film as a work itself and its credits, note that the part played by Rutger Hauer is done with dignity and offers a stoic painterly attitude of heroic disengagement with the large scene he paints. A handsome man, the character played by Rutger Hauer, Bruegel himself does as the other actors do: plays the role with a balance of speaking and silence, with emphasis on the silence. Quiet in dialogue, that is silent moments, is a notable feature of the playing style in The Mill & The Cross. Here is a well chosen means of conveying meaning as audience members become attuned to the rhythm of acting style performed by not only this excellent player, but all the competent and experienced main players in their parts. There is a shadow and light to the acting sensibility, not in literal use of cinema and play of film, but a kind of sensibility of both knowing and not knowing. But it is Rutger Hauer’s character who appears as a man who has eyes to see and a distance in objectivity in min 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014712/bk_acx0_014712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Making War at Fort Hood offers an illuminating look at war through the daily lives of the people whose job it is to produce it. Kenneth MacLeish conducted a year of intensive fieldwork among soldiers and their families at and around the US Army´s Fort Hood in central Texas. He shows how war´s reach extends far beyond the battlefield into military communities where violence is as routine, boring, and normal as it is shocking and traumatic. Fort Hood is one of the largest military installations in the world, and many of the 55,000 personnel based there have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. MacLeish provides intimate portraits of Fort Hood´s soldiers and those closest to them, drawing on numerous in-depth interviews and diverse ethnographic material. He explores the exceptional position that soldiers occupy in relation to violence--not only trained to fight and kill, but placed deliberately in harm´s way and offered up to die. The death and destruction of war happen to soldiers on purpose. MacLeish interweaves gripping narrative with critical theory and anthropological analysis to vividly describe this unique condition of vulnerability. Along the way, he sheds new light on the dynamics of military family life, stereotypes of veterans, what it means for civilians to say ´´thank you´´ to soldiers, and other questions about the sometimes ordinary, sometimes agonizing labor of making war. Making War at Fort Hood is the first ethnography to examine the everyday lives of the soldiers, families, and communities who personally bear the burden of America´s most recent wars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011679/bk_adbl_011679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.