With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco: Matthew Felix
Julia loses herself in the desert of Morocco and reclaims her sexuality, despite a chafing camel ride and a misfire with one of the tour guides.JULIA SWEENEY launched her career playing ´´Pat´´ on Saturday Night Live and has gone on to write and star in the acclaimed one-person shows God Said, Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret. This performance was recorded at Beth Lapides´ Un-Cabaret, L.A.´s legendary alternative comedy show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Sweeney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/090206/pf_cabc_090206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Matthew had to renew his European visa, his point of exit was obvious: he was going to Morocco. Memories of his previous trip filled him with anxiety. What was he thinking? After everything that had happened, did he really want to go back? Scams. Altercations. Mishaps. But also humor and beauty. His curiosity overcoming his fears, his second trip would prove as unforgettable as the first. ´´My reflexes belatedly kicking in, I couldn´t help but flinch. The children cheered, relishing having reduced me to their plaything.´´ ´´Our little spectacle having brought the night market to a standstill, we were now surrounded by about 50 men. I was living the chaotic mob scene from so many movies, and it was every bit as nightmarish as it had always looked on-screen.´´ ´´As I was about to let out a desperate cry that would require no translation, the giant finished...leaving me flinching on the floor like a bug that´s been smashed but isn´t quite dead.´´ ´´Amidst astonishingly beautiful, unsullied waves of sand, a lone figure squatted, holding a roll of toilet paper. It was a peculiar, paradoxical sight.´´ An Amazon.com best-selling collection of travel writing as entertaining for the armchair traveler as indispensable for anyone interested in adventure in North Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Félix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107832/bk_acx0_107832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel Tales Collections: Morocco & North Africa, No. 10, May 2015, is part of Michael Brein´s Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting similar travel stories on a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually several hundred collections on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available on all the major eReaders. A Morocco or other North Africa travel story is probably somewhere in the news today about something or other that is going on with a traveler in North Africa! And so it goes. There´s hardly a day now that someone is not having an incredible North African travel experience of one kind or another. Therefore we´re taking a closer look at North Africa, particularly Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and the Sahara travel stories in this issue of Travel Tales Collections. Since North Africa has so much to offer the traveler in regard to the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens to people while traveling in Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa. And so, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that´s exactly what I am doing in this current issue of Travel Tales Collections, No. 10 for May 2015. North African travel and life stories include the full range of the human travel experience, including all aspects of what traveling is all about, almost no matter where. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037908/bk_acx0_037908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Modern Arabic Short Stories: An Arabic-English Reader features a number of short stories written by prominent writers from various countries. Zakariyya Tamir (Syria), Ibrahim Darghuthy (Tunisia), Yousef Idrees (Egypt), Ahmed Al-Faqih (Libya), Ghasan Kanafani (Palestine), Zaid M. Damaj (Yemen), Layla Al-Uthman (Kuwait), Abdulhamid Al-Gharbawi (Morocco), Hasan Dabal (Saudi Arabia), and Jamal Al-Khayyat (Bahrain) are well-known in the Arab World as well as in the West. Some of their works have been translated into many languages. The potential readership for this bilingual volume is varied. However, the primary target readers are students of Arabic-English translation. The accompanying English translation of the stories makes the volume accessible to all those interested in contemporary Arabic literature, but who are not able to read the stories in the original. For each story there is an accompanying exercise
Forty-Two Stories by Douglas Post is a comedy about life in a high-rise condominium. A professional student from the University of Chicago is moonlighting as janitor. A stressed-out apartment manager is at odds with the residents and on the edge of a nervous breakdown. And a motley assortment of other staff members struggles with survival in the face of urban pandemonium and with the fact that one of them may be breaking into the units and stealing women’s underwear. A Next Theatre co-production. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Edward Asner as Frank Rengin Altay as Demetra Jane Blass as Alice Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Zackary Sam Macy as Sergio Mike Nussbaum as Gunter Morocco Omari as Timothy David M. Pasquesi as Ed Steve Pickering as Ross Directed by Susan Booth. Recorded before a live audience at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie in June of 1998. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Asner, Rengin Altay, Jane Blass, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Sam Macy, Mike Nussbaum, Morocco Omari, David M. Pasquesi, Steve Pickering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000021/pf_latw_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julia takes a marathon bike ride into the mountains of Morocco and rediscovers the joys of a furtive hand on the knee, courtesy of the other tour guide.JULIA SWEENEY launched her career playing ´´Pat´´ on Saturday Night Live and has gone on to write and star in the acclaimed one-person shows God Said, Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret. This performance was recorded at Beth Lapides´ Un-Cabaret, L.A.´s legendary alternative comedy show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Sweeney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/090213/pf_cabc_090213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel Tales Collections: Airplane Stories is part of Michael Brein´s Collections travel tales series and contains some of the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of travel tales, which he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting, similar travel stories that address a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually, hundreds of Collections titles on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available. An airline story is in the news today! And so it goes. There´s hardly a day now that an airline incident of some sort or another is not in the news. We´re taking a lot closer look at air travel these days than ever before. Therefore, as regards the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens on airplanes. So, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that´s exactly what I do. Air-travel-life stories include the full range of the human air travel experience, from preboarding incidents to arrivals; from the cabin to the loo; from the public and private lives of airline personnel as well as passengers - from the pilots, to the stews, to you; from that which makes us laugh to that which makes us cry as well as, unfortunately, to that which creates abject fear and terror in the skies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035604/bk_acx0_035604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Palin is off again, this time to the seemingly desolate Sahara Desert. There´s no easy way across, as he and his team discover on their most challenging expedition yet. From a starting point in Gibralter, Michael makes his way to Morocco, then over the Atlas Mountains to the little-known countries of Mauritania, Mali, and Chad. He travels on the longest train in the world, meets with the Paris-Dakar Rally in the middle of nowhere, and sees the world´s largest mud mosque before arriving in Timbuktu. Then it´s a journey with nomadic herders and a camel caravan, to Algeria and a recently re-opened Libya. Finally, Michael returns to the classical remains of Tunisia, where Life of Brian was filmed and he was crucified. The mysterious, barren desert is revealed to be a place full of people, landscapes, and stories, a vibrant land with a history of civilisation, trade, and conquest stretching from the ancient Egyptians to the oil-rich Islamic republics of today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000096/bk_bbcw_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.