The book offers some natural hair care tips. This publication also offers advice to those who have been natural for less than three years. Based on trial and error, the author, who wears her hair natural, has learned what works for her hair and what does not work. From using a straightening comb on her hair to not getting enough nutrients in her body, she has made a lot of mistakes over the years in regards to her hair. She has learned a valuable lesson: what you eat and drink in turn can reflect how your hair looks. One year she mostly ate vegetables and sometimes would eat fish. That is the year her hair flourished. Also, she consumed Fiji water, which she has found was good for her skin and hair. If you have curly hair or tightly coiled hair, it can sometimes be well...how should this be put: just a pain. In this publication, there are tips on how you can maintain your hair and the author offers some humorous stories about how she has had to deal with her own hair. The author, Alicia Mendsey, also known as Stephanie, has not chemically processed her hair in 10 years. She first transitioned from relaxed to natural in 2007. In February 2008, she had her hair cut short, removing the relaxed ends she had. It was initially a struggle for her to manage her hair. She would go to her hair stylist about four to five times a year. The stylist would style her hair in small two strand twists and sometimes straighten her hair. When Alicia would get her hair straightened, she felt alive. She loved her hair straight, and it was easier to manage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088407/bk_acx0_088407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Venture deep into the heart of finance´s weird and wonderful paradoxes. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system, guiding listeners through the challenges of finance by way of innovative and memorable paradigms. Written in clear, accessible language, this book doesn´t claim to offer original financial theory or philosophy as such, but instead deepens the listener´s understanding of the system and stimulates independent consideration of the current state of affairs. The financial world, so often viewed as a rather dull place, is secretly alive with possibilities of strange and sometimes wonderful conundrums. There is the possibility, for instance, of a Manhattan auction house selling derivatives to buy swift-swimming predators known as Megalodons (thought to be extinct for millions of years). This book explores this and other curious propositions to point out the paradoxes of finance. Explore the meaning of ´´value´´ in different contexts Learn what the Old Testament can teach us about risk and uncertainty Examine an alternative take on the 2007/2008 credit crisis Consider how the ´´financial innovation´´ trend impacts the industry To truly understand something, it is necessary to crawl deep into the metaphorical underbelly and have a look around. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades provides the itinerary, and the insightful discussion that stimulates curiosity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027770/bk_adbl_027770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´We were lucky to make it out of Shreveport alive on that early spring day in 1917.´´ ´´At noon, before the first game of our doubleheader, my All Nations team was taking batting practice, and as usual, I was studying the crowd. The people fascinated me: all those life stories that I´d never get a chance to hear, like that old colored man smiling and singing to himself next to his stern, frowning wife in her flowered hat, or the two white women with their cigarettes and exposed ankles. I was amazed by it all, though we never stayed in a place long enough to learn about anyone or anything more than the game and its players.´´ A story of the first truly integrated baseball team, decades before Jackie Robinson, set during the early years of World War I. Magic, miracles, and more... A Miracle in Shreveport was first published in Electric Velocipede, May 2007, and it also garnered an Honorable Mention in the Year´s Best Science Fiction vol. 25. This story is part of the novel The All Nations Team. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Slone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009082/bk_acx0_009082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing with Lil Wayne´s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. Drake released his debut studio album, Thank Me Later, in 2010, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next two releases were 2011´s Take Care and 2013´s Nothing Was the Same, which were both critically and commercially successful - the former earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In 2015, he released two mixtapes - the trap-influenced If You´re Reading This It´s Too Late and a collaboration with Future titled What a Time to Be Alive - both of which earned platinum certification in the US. Drake released his fourth album, Views, in 2016, breaking several chart records in the process. The dancehall-influenced album sat atop the Billboard 200 for 10 nonconsecutive weeks, becoming the first album by a male solo artist to do so in more than 10 years. Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six American Music Awards, as well as a record 13 Billboard Music Awards, while also being one of the most acclaimed rappers of the 21st century. Drake has developed other ventures, including his OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator Noah ´´40´´ Shebib. Drake acts as a producer, producing under the pseudonym Champagne Papi. Using the ´´OVO´´ moniker, Drake has his own clothing line and his own program on Beats 1 Radi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Raftis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112310/bk_acx0_112310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer and political activist Mike Marqusee was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in the summer of 2007. At first, disinclined to share his misery with others, he was reluctant to write about his illness. But he then came to realize that doing so provided a precious continuity with his life as a writer before contracting the disease, and a way of reaching out to a wider world that the illness made physically less accessible. Writing allowed him to address what he saw as a variety of insidious platitudes that surround cancer, often connected to the individualistic idea that the sufferer must be brave in battling the disease, with the inevitable corollary that those who succumb have, in some measure, brought it on themselves. And so Marqusee begins to write about his illness. Not just his own symptoms and feelings, but the responses of friends to the news that he is ill and the way these reflect broader social attitudes towards the sick. He describes the political struggles occurring in St Bartholomew´s, the London hospital that cares for him, and the crisis in Britain´s National Health Service (NHS) more generally, at a time of harrowing cutbacks. Big Pharma, whose drugs keep Marqusee alive but are sold to the NHS at prices reflecting the power and greed of a ruthless extortionist, is the subject for particularly astringent scrutiny. The observations about cancer in this book are never trite or sentimental. They are acute, moving, impassioned and political. And they convey important, shared truths, both personal and social, about an illness that will affect one in three people in the course of their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023963/bk_adbl_023963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Previously published as I Wanna Do Bad Things to You: Fantasy Sex for Men (Impossible Lovers for Men, Volume 11). Fantasy Sex for Men is a series of audio experiences aimed at heterosexual male listeners. These experiences have been produced with sexually explicit fantasy themes in mind. The audio track is narrated by the very dominant and powerful Jezebel. The content is all new and uses the Directed Erotic Visualisation technique to immerse the listeners in an extremely erotic full-on BDSM fetish encounter with an imaginative dominatrix. The experience: let your mind be an empty canvas. Jezebel is going to paint a picture for you - a picture of dark lust and insatiable desire. Do not be afraid; you are safe. But be warned, she is going to do some very bad things to you.... Feel her soft lips press a kiss into your palm before she binds your wrist to the post above you. Now the other hand as she says to you, ´That´s a good boy.´ She laughs and continues, ´I know it feels just a little uncomfortable, but feel the stretch in your muscles. It´s good, and oh, the vulnerability is a little scary but exciting, too, yes?´ You can feel that your skin is so alive, all your nerves are firing, and oh, you are wanting. You start to writhe against the bonds a little, and she says, ´Careful now, you don´t want rope burns, do you?´ and laughs! This is just the beginning of an explicit BDSM experience that includes humiliation, punishment and anal and oral play with you as the submissive recipient of Jezebel´s unique attentions. Directed Erotic Visualisation, or DEV, is an immersive audio experience similar to 3-D audio, a blend of guided meditation, visualisation, relaxation and suggestion techniques that can put you right into the thick of a story. You can feel it, touch it and...well, listen for yourself. Over 1.4 million men and women have listened to DEV audio experiences since December 2007. Warning: do not... 1. Language: English. Narrator: J Jezebel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smot/000049/bk_smot_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children’s author Michael Morpurgo narrates his book The Mozart Question, an eloquent and ultimately uplifting story charting a small boy’s discovery of his love for the violin, and of his parents’ traumatic past in a concentration camp during the Second World War. This audiobook weaves together the book’s narration with musical extracts to bring the story alive, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical extracts interpersed with the narration include movements from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Nicholas Collon conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with violin soloist Jack Liebeck. Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s authors. He has written more than 100 books and has won the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, and most recently the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. He is also the author of War Horse, which has been made into a Tony Award-winning Broadway play and a Golden Globe-nominated film. Michael was Writer in Residence at The Savoy Hotel from January to March 2007, and previously he was Children’s Laureate from 2003–2005, a role that took him across Britain to inspire a love of reading in children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Morpurgo, Alison Reid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000778/bk_naxo_000778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DER MYTHOS BEE GEES - Eine Legende ? unzählige Nummer Eins-Hits und weit über 100 Millionen weltweit verkaufter Tonträger dokumentieren den Erfolg dieser einzigartigen Band. Kaum ein anderer Act in der Geschichte der Popmusik kann eine so große Fangemeinde innerhalb einer mittlerweile 40-jährigen Karriere vorweisen. Nur wenige Fans haben die Gibb Brüder live erlebt?und nach dem Tod von Maurice Gibb 2003 und Robin Gibb 2012 wird es leider nie mehr Konzerte der Gibb Brüder geben. ?NIGHT FEVER - The Very Best Of The BEE GEES? gilt als eine der erfolgreichsten und authentischsten BEE GEES-Tribute-Shows weltweit. Keine andere Band kommt dem Original so nah. Sie haben es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Hits der Bee Gees so authentisch und perfekt wie möglich zu interpretieren und dabei trotzdem der Show ihre persönliche Note zu verleihen. Basierend auf dem legendären Konzert aus 1997 ?ONE NIGHT ONLY? in Las Vegas wurde eine Show inszeniert, die Ihres gleichen sucht. Seit 2007 sind sie live auf der Bühne sowie in zahlreichen Fernseh-Sendungen zu sehen. Die Resonanz ihrer Fans ist überwältigend. Nach dem großen Abba-Fieber erhält zurzeit nicht zuletzt durch NIGHT FEVER eine neue Ära auf den Live-Bühnen Einzug: Die BEE GEES-MANIA! Wissend, dass es in der Original-Formation der Gibb Brüder keine neuen Songs mehr geben wird, hat man sich dazu entschlossen, dieser Legende Tribut zu zollen und künftig eigene Songs zu schreiben -und so entstand das Erstlingswerk LOST PARADISE. Ein sehr eingängiger, kommerzieller Song mit Ohrwurm-Charakter, der im April 2012 veröffentlicht wurde. Der Song findet sehr große Zustimmung beim Publikum, denn 50 Jahre Musikgeschichte der BEE GEES sprechen nun mal für sich - und genau SO könnten sie heute klingen! Erleben sie die Band LIVE, schließen sie die Augen und beurteilen sie selbst, wie nah sie am Original sind. Gehen sie auf ihre eigene Zeitreise und genießen Sie Klassiker wie: MASSACHUSETTS - STAYIN? ALIVE - TRAGEDY - WORDS - YOU WIN AGAIN ? TOO MUCH HEAVEN - HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE - JIVE TALKING - NIGHTS ON BROADWAY - I STARTED A JOKE ? GREASE. Ein absolutes MUSS für jeden Fan dieser legendären Band! Michael Zai (Barry Gibb) In Punkto ?authentische Interpretation von Pop Legenden? zählt er schon seit Jahren zu den Top Adressen weit über die Landesgrenzen hinaus. Über 100 Funk- und TV-Einsätze (z.B. ARD-Sportgala, Menschen 99, ZDF-Fernsehgarten) sowie internationale Top Events zieren eine Pressemappe, wie sie nur wenige in der Branche vorweisen können. Auch als Komponist und Songschreiber ist er schon seit vielen Jahren erfolgreich. Als bekennender Bee Gees-Fan rief ER das Projekt NIGHT FEVER ins Leben und verkörpert Barry Gibb in voller Perfektion!!! Franco Leon (Robin Gibb) mit 3 1/2 Oktaven Stimmumfang und seiner enormen Flexibilität zählt er mittlerweile zu den besten Stimmen Deutschlands. Für viele Stars aus den Charts (z.B. Helene Fischer, Milli Vanilli, Weather Girls, Bobby Kimball, Thomas Anders, etc.) war er schon als Backgroundsänger aktiv. Auch aus zahlreichen Werbejingles kennt man seine Stimme. Von 2007 - 2009 gehörte er zum festen Stamm der HELENE FISCHER ? Band und ist als Backgroundsänger auf all ihren Alben zu finden. Als Solist bei der VOGTLAND PHILHARMONIE ist er jedes Jahr mit Crossover-Programmen auf den Open Air-Bühnen in Deutschland zu sehen und war auch als Duett-Partner mit Musical-Star ANNA MARIA KAUFMANN auf Tournee. Er komplettiert die Gruppe NIGHT FEVER in der Rolle des Robin Gibb. Uwe Haselsteiner (Maurice Gibb) Erfolgreicher Musikproduzent und Songschreiber von bekannten Interpreten wie z.B. Michael Morgan, Uta Bresan, Roland Kaiser, Ireen Sheer, um nur einige zu nennen. Ein Mann der aus dem Musikgeschäft schon lange nicht mehr wegzudenken ist. Er ist nicht nur ?Maurice Gibb?, sondern auch ein virtuoser Keyboarder und Pianist.