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The inspiring story of Ben Smith – who ran 401 marathons in 401 days with minimal support, to raise money for Stonewall and Kidscape. On 1 September 2015, Ben Smith set out from Bristol. Over the next 401 days, he would burn an estimated 2.4 million calories; run with almost 10,000 people; inspire almost 600 first-time marathon runners and visit 101 schools. He would also raise in excess of £325,000 for charity. In between, Ben fractured his back; was almost blown away by a hurricane on the Gower Peninsula; kissed his boyfriend Kyle live on TV during the London Marathon; took 10 days off after discovering his spine was collapsing; spent the next 117 days playing catchup. And he wouldn’t have changed a thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Hawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033544/bk_adbl_033544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I don´t care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating.” (Boss Tweed)For all the promise and opportunities America seemingly held out, and for all of the nostalgia and pride the country’s history invokes among Americans today, the simple truth is many never climbed the ladder of success. One of the few who did was William Magear Tweed, known more widely as Boss Tweed, one of the most famous and corrupt - politicians in American history. In the 19th century, Tweed was an influential mover and shaker for Tammany Hall, the infamous Democratic political machine in New York City and the driving force behind the party’s success in the city for decades. Although Tweed never technically held a position of power in New York City’s government, he essentially ran the city and its finances between 1868 and 1871 as a political boss of Tammany, and even before that, Tweed would make a name for himself among politicians as an alderman who had a penchant for figuring out how to profit from political situations. By the end of his life, people across the state commonly referred to his operation as the Tweed Ring. While Tweed was at one point among the wealthiest men in the country during the 19th century, he would die in prison thanks to the illegal accumulation of this wealth. Over the course of his time at Tammany Hall, he would steal millions of dollars from state taxpayers, and he was known for extorting large sums of money for political favors. He was finally brought down by the media in a crusade of sorts that would set the precedent for how the press would deal with political scandals for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146155/bk_acx0_146155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Have you lost your mind?! Delhi to Mumbai? Is this some sort of a joke? And your work, your family? Chinu, it´s time for you to run around a baby, not around cities in these marathons....´ Miles to Run Before I Sleep is the true story of Sumedha Mahajan, a married working woman who undertook an extraordinary journey. At an age when most women worry about household finances and the responsibilities of starting a family, she wanted to break the mould and follow her dreams. Sumedha was born with asthma, and the hospital was her second home throughout her childhood. She started running to keep herself fit and to prevent asthma attacks, but it developed into a way of life. Then, in April 2012, she took up the challenge of running 1,500 kilometres, from Delhi to Mumbai, in 30 days. When the run began, it was purely a physical challenge which she had set for herself, but as it progressed it became a mental struggle that took Sumedha to her very limits. And as she made her triumphant way to the finish line, she overcame not just her physical shortcomings but also the extreme prejudice of lookers-on who were convinced that she would fail miserably. An account of a gruelling adventure and a rousing story about finding oneself, Miles to Run Before I Sleep both inspires and delights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sakuntala Ramanee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029029/bk_adbl_029029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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I just ran into the girl who got away. Holding a hate letter addressed to me. And now we´re stranded. Last time we kissed, I broke her. My best friend´s little sister worshiped me. She teased. She provoked. She goaded. Rubbed forbidden in my face till I went off the chain. Making her beg was inevitable. So was my sacrifice. Last time we kissed, she demolished me. Her rich family thought I was perfect. I took Amy Kay under their noses. And then I kept taking. I promised too much. Loved her too hard. Left too soon. Last time we kissed, he betrayed me. Her backstabbing brother. My ex-best friend. I never saw it coming. He´ll pay for his sins 10 times over. Last time we kissed, it was final. I wasn´t supposed to see her again. Not in this city. On this elevator. The moment it craps out, stranding us overnight with animal cravings and fencing lies. Last time we kissed, how could we know our next might truly, madly, beautifully restore us? From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Nicole Snow - a twisted second-chance romance. Watch an alpha male on a mission fight like hell to win his woman back. Full-length stand-alone with a swoon-worthy happily ever after. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brooke Hayden, Joseph Discher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050486/bk_adbl_050486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1969. Love was free, man walked on the moon, and Sherry and Lorena found the loves of their lives. Sherry shared a kiss that dreams were made of, with a stranger on the tube in London, and ran away. Lorena found the love of her life in Los Angeles and married him. 2014. Sherry’s a successful businesswoman with two grown sons. Lorena’s an actress on a popular sitcom. Sherry’s husband dumped her for a younger woman eighteen years ago. Lorena’s husband died of cancer. Sherry wants a second chance at love. Lorena can’t imagine loving anyone but Dave. When Lorena finds The Castle, which specializes in Virtual Reality adventures to any point in time, they both jump at the chance to play. But when the door opens to 1969’s London, it’s apparent they’ve walked into more than just a game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021148/bk_acx0_021148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climb the beanstalk with Jack, chase the mischievous Gingerbread Man, and join the prince´s search for the mysterious beauty who ran away from the ball but left her glass slipper behind. Listeners of all ages will delight in these atmospheric retellings of ´´Beauty and the Beast´´, ´´Tom Thumb´´, ´´Little Red Riding Hood´´, ´´The Three Bears´´, ´´Rumpelstiltskin´´, ´´Peter Rabbit´´, and many other classics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dovr/000005/bk_dovr_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tim Richmond was, fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Petty said, ´´a stranger in time.´´ In one regard, the flashy, flamboyant driver from Ashland, Ohio, was years ahead of the trends in a sport that would soon enjoy explosive growth in popularity. Women who were NASCAR fans loved him - and so did their husbands and boyfriends. Richmond believed he could use his stardom in racing as a springboard to a second career as an actor, and he had the Hollywood good looks to make that a realistic dream. At the same time, Richmond was also a throwback. He pushed his race cars hard, too hard at times, driving every lap like he was hauling moonshine through the mountains of the Carolinas with a revenuer on his rear bumper. Those who saw him drive still compare him to veterans like Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly, who ran as hard off the track as they did off of it. In the early 1980s, however, Richmond stood out. He was not from the South; he had not grown up slinging a stock car through the dirt on red-clay ovals. He had, in fact, never raced at all until he was 21. And just 10 years later, after making a splash in the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie, he was emerging as one of the brightest stars and greatest talents in NASCAR´s Winston Cup Series. Richmond´s star was bright, but its light went out too soon. As he neared stock car racing´s zenith, Richmond´s life took a tragic turn. A man who thrived on the affection he felt from those who enjoyed watching him compete spent his final months almost completely shut off from that world. Tim Richmond: The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR´s Top Gun tells the memorable story of a born racer and how he raced headlong through life with the throttle wide open and his wheels burning rubber at almost every turn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Padovan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008796/bk_adbl_008796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.