Timeless Flight: Diane Croft
In the summer of 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck - 2 teenaged schoolboys from New Jersey - bought a dilapidated Piper Club airplane for $300, rebuild it, and piloted it on a record-breaking flight across America - navigating all the way to California without a radio because they couldn´t afford one. Their trip retraced a mythical route flown by their father, Tom Buck, a brash, colorful ex-barnstormer who had lost a leg in a tragic car crash before his sons were born - but who so loved the adventure of flight that he taught his boys to fly before they could drive.The journey west, and the preparations for it, become a figurative and literal process of discovery as the young men battle thunderstorms and wracking turbulence, encounter Arkansas rednecks, Texas cowboys, and the languid, romantic culture of small-town cafés; cheap motels, and dusty landing strips of pre-Vietnam America. The brothers have a lot to resolve among themselves too - as Kern, the shy, meticulous, dedicated dreamer, and Rinker, the rebellious second son, must finally come to understand and depend on each other in the complex way that only brothers can.Most of all, Flight of Passages is a timeless story of fathers and sons. These 2 young men must separate from their difficult, quirky father - literally by putting a country´s distance between them - but they do it on their father´s terms: in an airplane. As he looks back, from the perspective of now being a father himself, Rinker Buck´s tale of 2 young men in search of themselves and their country becomes a story about the eternal enigma of family - of the distance and closeness of generations, of peace lost so that understanding can be gained - and it is explored with a storytelling power that is both brave and rare. Language: English. Narrator: Rinker Buck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000248de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unlock your full potential for success.... You have the ability, right now, to accomplish more than you ever have before. In this powerful, practical program, Brian Tracy shows you how to plot your course to greater success and achievement. Life, Tracy says, is a journey. And as with any other journey, you have to do more than just think happy thoughts about where you want to go. You need clear goals, plans, and schedules to get from wherever you are today to wherever you want to be in the future. Like any good pilot, you need a flight plan that you file before you begin and that you use to guide you on your way. There are universal principles and timeless truths that have been discovered and rediscovered through the ages and that all successful people learn and practice. In 12 fast-moving chapters, you´ll learn how to: Determine exactly who you are and what you want in every area Select a clear, measurable goal or destination to focus on Create detailed plans of action that guarantee your success Develop the unshakable self-confidence you need to take off Detail exactly what you must do to achieve your goals Stay on course - persisting through the inevitable setbacks, detours, and turbulence - until you arrive at your destination When you follow Brian Tracy´s Flight Plan, the sky is the limit! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Tracy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000139de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a simple plan: first get away. Then get revenge. The future will bring technological revolutions and political upheaval, but some things are timeless. Love grows, trust is precious, and nothing ever goes as planned. Naomi Kwan is running for her life. First she´s accused of terrorism, then her friend Serena is charged with murder, and then the police try to kill them both. They escape with their lives before the corrupt officials behind the frame-ups can silence them, but as conspiracies unravel on all sides, their luck is sure to run out. Carl Jenson and his brother Parker are government contractors hired to gather evidence against Naomi, but the mission turns personal when all hell breaks loose. They know Naomi is innocent, and they know all about liberating people trapped by escalating violence. The hardest part will be convincing Naomi they´re on her side. A daring escape and a desperate rescue are only the beginning. Mysteries from Naomi´s past will collide with Carl and Parker´s many secrets, and unraveling the plots that tie them all together leads to explosive consequences. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon McKernan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060933de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The romantic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is perhaps William Shakespeare´s most famous play. It has been interpreted in countless adaptations for both stage and screen. If you are yet to read the actual text, or are interested in Shakespearian studies, this edition is a good place to start, as it includes illustrations of famous scenes by Ambrielle and presents the play in full. Romeo and Juliet is the classic tale of star-crossed young love. The teenagers hail from rival families in Verona, the Montagues and Capulets, who naturally do not approve of the relationship. They fall in love and are forced to overcome hurdles and traps set by the warring families. The two are determined to be together against all odds and upon reaching the end of the play, it is fully apparent why Romeo and Juliet is classified as one of Shakespeare´s great tragedies. The play has several timeless elements, such as: the allure of love at first sight; challenging authority figures; the flight from one´s parents and into adulthood; the passage of time; and the role of destiny. The meaning of the play changes according to what stage of life the reader is when they read it. This is especially true in its descriptions of love- Is love merely physical attraction? Is love just a legal contract? Is love mostly about romance? How can you know if love is true? - are just some of the questions reading this play is likely to raise. Shakespeare presents these questions but gives no clear answer, leaving it to the reader to meditate on the meaning of love and life itself. Reading the play in its original form is a great way fully experience these themes as Shakespeare intended. Romeo and Juliet is a play that everyone should read at least once in their lives. This is not to be missed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Nicodemus and Pedro, two birds searching for a nesting place, find themselves in the midst of a Christmas pageant.Cheryl Porter Hogue has captured the true meaning of Christmas in the timeless tale of Nicodemus and Pedro. The talking birds exemplify that giving brings happiness to the giver.Cheryl Porter Hogue captured her father´s oral stories in written form so other children can enjoy the flights of Nicodemus and Pedro. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kilbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000308de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.