In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband, Ludo, decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds. Here, in Humble By Nature, Kate shares with us a highly personal account of her journey from London town house to Welsh farm. Along the way we meet Bertie and Lawrence the donkeys, Myfanwy and Blackberry the pigs, and goats Biscuit and Honey, not forgetting a dog called Badger and his unladylike sidekick, Bella. And we are introduced to the tenant farmers Tim and Sarah, the locals who helped (and some who didn´t), and a whole host of newborn lambs. Full of the warmth and passion for the natural world that makes Kate such a sought after presenter, Humble By Nature is the story of two people prepared to follow their hearts and save a small part of Britain´s farming heritage, whatever the consequences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Humble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000227/bk_head_000227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kanye West is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. West´s seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his age. Three of his albums rank on Rolling Stone´s 2012 ´´500 Greatest Albums of All Time´´ list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063835/bk_acx0_063835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A penetrating critique tracing how under-regulated trading between European and US banks led to the 2008 financial crisis - with a prescription for preventing another meltdownThere have been numerous books examining the 2008 financial crisis from either a US or European perspective. Tamim Bayoumi is the first to explain how the Euro crisis and US housing crash were, in fact, parasitically intertwined.Starting in the 1980s, Bayoumi outlines the cumulative policy errors that undermined the stability of both the European and US financial sectors, highlighting the catalytic role played by European mega banks that exploited lax regulation to expand into the US market and financed unsustainable bubbles on both continents. US banks increasingly sold sub-par loans to under-regulated European and US shadow banks and, when the bubbles burst, the losses whipsawed back to the core of the European banking system. A much needed, fresh look at the origins of the crisis, Bayoumi’s analysis concludes that policy makers are ignorant of what still needs to be done both to complete the cleanup and to prevent future crises.The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.´´Bayoumi has succeeded in saying something both new and true about the financial crisis of 2007-12 in this important book.” (Financial Times)”Provides excellent insights into how this led to the crisis, especially in terms of the different economic philosophies competing for influence.” (Choice)´´Bayoumi´s impressive coverage of both sides of the Atlantic sheds new light on the crisis.” (Library Journal) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Beyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127198/bk_acx0_127198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James returns - he reveals that a psychiatrist has put him on drugs because he´s shy. Allan Stevens takes the stage and gets friendly with the audience, especially the women. Then he tells Dom and James about the history of L.A. comedy. Then, Cash Levy lets loose with cheeky words of wisdom, and Maz Jobrani unleashes some Middle Eastern-flavored zingers.Allan StevensAllan Stevens has a long and illustrious career in comedy and has performed alongside many of the greats. Aside from performing stand-up comedy, he worked as a writer on the hit sitcom Roseanne. Cash LevyCash Levy has been seen on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He can be heard daily on XM Radio, Sirius, and he´s appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. With 15 years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained at sold-out comedy clubs throughout the country. Maz JobraniIn the fall of 1994, while beginning his Ph.D. in political science at UCLA, Maz Jobrani visited the university´s prestigious theater program. He was instantly hooked, and this led him to drop out of the program and pursue his childhood passion of acting and comedy. Maz has become one of the country´s top comedians, and he is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. Their Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first all Middle Eastern show on American TV. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/071002/pf_lafa_071002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2007/BMG) 14 tracks Even today Boney M. still counts as THE hit formation of the disco era. Since their first top hit ´Daddy Cool´ in 1976, one hit followed closely on the heels of the other backed by the group´s fresh pop sound, dazzling costumes and sexy shows. The bubbly quartet, made up of the singers Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams and the ex-disc-jockey Bobby Farrell, gave such an exciting interpretation of the sound developed by producer Frank Farian that the group was soon to become a permanent guest in what at that time was Germany´s most popular pop show ´Musikladen´. After that there was no stopping the four: in the years 1975 to 1988 Boney M. stomped their way through the charts to chalk up a sensational 38 top ten hits, an impressive 15 of which were No.1 Hits in Germany. A similar success story was written in the UK: 22 top ten hits, five of which reached No.1 of the UK hit parade - with three Boney M. songs even enshrined in the perpetual best seller list of the UK charts - ´Mary´s Boy Child´ which ranks 10th and the single ´Rivers Of Babylon´ with its b-side ´Brown Girl In The Ring´ which even ranks 5th. Boney M. can boast of two unique distinctions. First, Queen Elizabeth II personally awarded Boney M. the title of ´Most Successful Pop Group 1978 in England´. Second, Boney M. was the first western band to be granted permission by Leonid Breschnew, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to hold ten concerts in the former USSR. Until today, the pop formation has sold more than 50 million singles and over 60 million albums. Frank Farian´s trophy room contains more than 800 silver, gold and platinum awards which were bestowed on him in recognition of his opulent mix of Caribbean sounds, hot disco beats and black music elements that was to create the most successful German music concept of the seventies and early eighties. His not exactly modest but fully justified comment on this was: ´My success recipe: good songs, good singers and perfect productions. Each little piece has to fit together like a mosaic.´
A. Frewer / U. Fahr / W. Rascher: Patientenwille, Vorsorge und Ethik. Zur Einführung - I. Schwerpunkt: Patientenverfügung und Ethik - G. Bockenheimer-Lucius: Die Patientenverfugung in der Praxis. Grundlagen ärztlichen Handelns und klinischen Entscheidens - A. T. May: Beratung zu Vorsorgemöglichkeiten. Patientenverfugungen zwischen Politik, Ethik und Praxis - M. Rothhaar / R. Kipke: Die Patientenverfugung als Ersatzinstrument. Differenzierung von Autonomiegraden als Grundlage für einen angemessenen Umgang mit Patientenverfugungen - B. van Oorschot: Patientenverfugungen im Gespräch: Befragungsergebnisse und Beratungserfahrung - S. Sahm / L. Schröder: Verbreitung von Patientenverfugungen und stellvertretende Entscheidung durch Angehörige: Präferenzen für die Entscheidungsfindung am Lebensende - eine empirische Untersuchung - II. Forum: Interdisziplinäre Diskussionsbeiträge - A. Frewer / U. Fahr: Ethikberatung zu Patientenverfugungen. Erfahrungen und Beispiele am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen - J.-D. Hoppe: Patientenverfugungen und Ethikberatung in der Praxis. Die Position der Bundesärztekammer - K. Kutzer: Rechtslage und Entwicklung des parlamentarischen Verfahrens zur Patientenverfugung - D. Sontheimer: Suizid durch Patientenverfugung? Ein Beitrag aus internationaler Perspektive - C. Oswald: Patientenverfugung, Pflege und ethische Entscheidung. Die pflegerische Perspektive im Behandlungsteam bei ´´Anordnung zum Verzicht auf Wiederbelebung´´ - W. Rascher: Patientenverfugungen in der Pädiatrie? Patientenwille in der Kinder- und Jugendmedizin - K. W. Schmidt / M. Schöffner / M. Sold: ´´Wie erstelle ich meine Patientenverfugung?´´ Ein neues Informationsangebot als DVD-Film: Entstehung, Zielsetzung und Nutzungsmöglichkeiten - III. Diskussion: Fallstudien - M. W. Beckmann et al.: Schwangerschaft, Herzinfarkt, Hirnschädigung. Medizinische und ethische Fragen beim Umgang mit Mutter, Kind und sozialem Kontext - A.-K. Simbeck: Pflege und Ethik. Organtransplantation eines muslimischen Patienten - IV. Rezensionen - A. M. Buyx: T. L. Beauchamp / J. F. Childress (2009): Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 6th edition - B. Hermann: D. Gros / A. T. May / A. Simon (Hrsg.) (2008): Beitrage zur Klinischen Ethikberatung an Universitätskliniken - U. Fahr: L. Farber Post / J. Blustein / N. Neveloff Dubler (2007): Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees - A. Frewer: U. H. J. Kortner / C. Kopetzki / M. Klete?ka-Pulker (Hrsg.) (2007): Das österreichische Patientenverfugungsgesetz. Ethische und rechtliche Aspekte - R. Porz / K. Laederach: Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften (2009): Patientenverfugungen. Medizinisch- ethische Richtlinien und Empfehlungen - V. Dokumentation - Das deutsche Gesetz zur Patientenverfügung - D. Leonhardt: Ethik im klinischen Alltag. Erste Öffentliche Sitzung eines Ethikkomitees. 7. Ethiktag des Klinischen Ethikkomitees in Erlangen (2008) - Arbeitsgruppe ´´Therapiebegrenzung´´ des Klinischen Ethikkomitees am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen: Empfehlungen für die Anordnung eines Verzichts auf Wiederbelebung (VaW-Anordnung) - Die Mitglieder des Klinischen Ethikkomitees am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Wissenschaftlicher Beirat: Florian Bruns, Alena M. Buyx, Tanja Krones, Georg Marckmann, Marianne Rabe, Kurt W. Schmidt.
J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter, and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until she finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone, in 1997. There were six sequels, the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written four books for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy (2012) and-under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - the crime fiction novels The Cuckoo´s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), and Career of Evil (2015). Rowling has lived a ´´rags to riches´´ life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdom´s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of £238m. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling´s fortune at £560 million, ranking her as the 12th richest woman in the United Kingdom. Forbes ranked Rowling as the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007, and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062838/bk_acx0_062838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as ´´Last Christmas´´ and ´´Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go´´. Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including ´´Careless Whisper´´ and ´´Freedom! ´90´´. He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, with Billboard magazine ranking him the 40th most successful artist to ever live. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards - winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations. Michael, who was gay, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser. In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984-2004. The documentary A Different Story, released in 2005, covered his career and personal life. In 2006, Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In 2016, he announced a second documentary on his life entitled Freedom, set to be released in March 2017. In the early hours of December 25, 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Preece. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088879/bk_acx0_088879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter who is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards and sold more than 400 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. They have also been the basis for a film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films in the series. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone, was published in 1997. There were six sequels, of which the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written four books for adult readers: The Casual Vacancy (2012) and - under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - the crime fiction novels The Cuckoo´s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), and Career of Evil (2015). Rowling has lived a ´´rags-to-riches´´ life story in which she progressed from living on state benefits to being the world´s first billionaire author. However, she lost her billionaire status from giving away much of her earnings to charity. Even though she is no longer a billionaire, she is still one of the wealthiest people in the world. She is the UK´s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of 238 million pounds. The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling´s fortune at 600 million pounds, ranking her as the joint 197th-richest person in the UK. Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Pers 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Sjol. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118415/bk_acx0_118415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.