The ancient jungles of the Yucatan hide a world of secrets - the secrets of wealth, love, and fate. Now daredevil pilot Kurt Reid is about to tempt fate and fly into the heart of that jungle in search of his destiny - an adventure as daring and dangerous as any undertaken by Indiana Jones. He´s looking for gold, but not just any. He’s after one particular nugget - flying blind into a tropical haystack in search of a very valuable needle. Thanks to his grandfather’s vexing dying wish, his entire inheritance - as well as the shape of his future - hangs on the success of his journey. As if that weren’t bad enough, Kurt soon finds that his family legacy runs deep and dark in the Yucatan. The Mayans mistake Kurt for his grandfather, and they´ve got fifty-years worth of revenge to serve up. Whether he lands on the sacrificial altar or in the arms of his sexy co-pilot Joy, things are bound to heat up fast in pursuit of Forbidden Gold. In 1931, as a student at George Washington University, Hubbard founded the college Glider Club and within a few months a respected columnist said ´´he is recognized as one of the outstanding glider pilots in the country.” Later he wrote as the aviation correspondent for the prestigious flying magazine Sportsman Pilot. His combined writing and flying expertise comprised the perfect recipe to give stories like Forbidden Gold their authentic flavor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Beth Leckbee, Bob Caso, Matt Scott, Jim Meskimen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000124/bk_gala_000124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Mexico:Its Resources in Public Lands, Agriculture, Horticulture, Stock-Raising, Coal, Copper, Gold and Other Minerals, Its Attractions for the Tourist, Homeseeker, Investor, Sportsman, Healthseeker and Archaeologist (Classic Reprint) New Mexico Bureau
That John Pierpont Morgan built his family fortune into a colossal financial and industrial empire is beyond doubt. His ascent to power and use (or abuse) of it, however, has been for many years a subject of outspoken controversy. In 1901 Morgan formed the U.S. Steel Corp., which became the first billion dollar corporation in the world, and through his firm came enormous funds from abroad to develop American resources. But he was widely criticized for backing the sale of obsolete carbines to the Union army during the Civil War; for his gold speculations during the same period; and for the harsh terms of his loan of gold to the Federal Government during the 1895 crisis. At the same time he was an ardent sportsman, a renowned art collector, and a generous philanthropist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Bernard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000252/bk_blak_000252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War´s archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming´s wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for the Bond novels, and while his temperamental, sometimes violent nature got him into difficulties as a young man, the second World War was the making of him. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including ´´Golden Eye,´´ which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping prototype CIA is also fully detailed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whitfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000326/bk_blak_000326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Described as one of the greatest all-round athletes of the Victorian era, Teddy Wynyard lived a remarkable and action-filled life which encompassed far more than just the sports field. His path crossed with those of Robert Baden-Powell, Arthur Conan Doyle and Winston Churchill, while he shared a wicket with WG Grace, Jack Hobbs and Prince Ranjitsinhji – with whom he had a memorable row over a bunch of grapes. Aside from being a star of Hampshire cricket at the turn of the 20th century, Teddy was an FA Cup winner and international tobogganing champion. He represented England at home, toured overseas as captain of MCC in New Zealand and played cricket in countries as diverse as South Africa, West Indies, North America and Egypt. Major Wynyard´s military career saw him serve in India and Burma where he won the DSO, while his Great War service earned him an OBE. He was also awarded a Royal Humane Society medal for leaping into a frozen lake in an attempt to save a life in Switzerland. A natural sportsman, one of five men to play Test cricket and win the FA Cup, Teddy´s contribution to cricket´s golden age and the birth of football is told in this comprehensive and colourful biography, the product of forty years of research by Richard Evans.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men´s 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or since. Ben Johnson´s world-record time of 9.79 seconds - as thrilling as it was - was the beginning rather than the end of the story. Following the race, Johnson tested positive, news that generated as many - if not more - shockwaves as his fastest ever run. He was stripped of the title, with Lewis awarded the gold medal, Linford Christie the silver and Calvin Smith the bronze. More than two decades on, the story still hadn´t ended. In 1999 Lewis was named Sportsman of the Century by the IOC, and Olympian of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Yet his reputation was damaged by revelations that he too used performance-enhancing drugs, and tested positive prior to the Seoul Olympics. Christie also tested positive in Seoul but his explanation, that the banned substance had been in ginseng tea, was accepted. Smith, now a lecturer in English literature at a Florida university, was the only athlete in the top five whose reputation remains unblemished - the others all tested positive at some stage in their careers. Containing remarkable new revelations, this book uses witness interviews - with Johnson, Lewis and Smith among others - to reconstruct the build-up to the race, the race itself, and the fallout when news of Johnson´s positive test broke and he was forced into hiding. It also examines the rivalry of the two favourites going into it, and puts the race in a historical context, examining its continuing relevance on the sport today, where every new record elicits scepticism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009541/bk_adbl_009541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Battle by Paul O´Connell, read by John Cormack. There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O´Connell. His name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he is also the thinking man´s rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009 and captain of the first Ireland team to retain the Six Nations championship, O´Connell became the most beloved and respected of the golden generation of Irish rugby players - and was widely regarded as one of the very best players in the world. There was nothing inevitable - or even likely - about any of this, and in an autobiography as intense and thoughtful as its author, O´Connell explores the forces and struggles that turned him into the player and leader that he became. The Battle is an audiobookfor everyone who wants to understand the roots of achievement and the inner world of an elite sportsman. It will take its place alongside the very finest sports books of recent years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Cormack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001627/bk_pauk_001627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.