The Great Commanders is a masterly portrait of six men - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant and Georgi Zhukov - whose military genius changed the course of world history. Providing a refreshing new opportunity to compare soldiers from such disparate backgrounds and periods, each chapter focuses on the life and achievements of one of the commanders, considering their motivation, overall strategy, tactical skill, and the vital importance of each man´s special personal qualities. What forces drove them? Did Nelson´s legendary victory at Trafalgar in 1805 derive from his brilliance as a naval tactician alone? Does Marshal Zhukov´s triumphant conquest of Berlin in 1945 justify the claim that he was the greatest general of the Second World War? Concentrating on one battle in particular for each commander, this penetrating study brilliantly illustrates the thinking, method, and individual dynamism behind the great military campaign. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Grabsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sapr/000001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bulgarian football defender Introduction:Valentin Iliev, Trifon Ivanov, Plamen Nikolov, Dimitar Penev, Nikolay Bodurov, Daniel Bozhkov, Aleksandar Tomash, Tiago Silva dos Santos, Georgi Filipov, Predrag Pazin, Manol Manolov, Zahari Sirakov, Mihail Venkov, Asen Karaslavov
A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA Today best-selling author R.S. Grey. When her mother´s incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country. Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie´s only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away...that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she´s ever seen. Gianluca. After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale. But Georgie isn´t asking for his heart - she´s merely intrigued. After all, Gianluca isn´t just gorgeous - tall and tan from days spent in the sun - his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she´s ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Aston, Roger Frisk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029827de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Georgie Burgess has known only neglect and abuse during his seven and a half years of life. His alcoholic mother does little to prevent the bruises and scars inflicted on Georgie by her brutal boyfriend. With each blow, the little boy withdraws further into his dreams. When he wins a small rose bush in a lottery, it seems as if one of his dreams has finally come true. But after a particularly savage beating, he is taken from his mother and placed in a home for boys. Surrounded by strangers, and with the rosebush as his only link to the world, both the boy and his treasured plant must learn how to grow and thrive. Irene Hunt has written many books for young people; she has won both a Newbery Honor and a Newbery Medal for her work. Drawing on her professional background in psychology, she creates a heartwarming tale of emerging trust and hope in The Lottery Rose. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002584de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Georgie has a glamorous career in fashion. Her boss doesn´t know her name, but working for a genius will pay off one day. She hopes. She also has great friends.Granted, they´re sometimes a bit superficial, but who wants to discuss a global crisis on a Friday night? And she´s enjoying her single life. Eighteen months of celibacy, and not a hot prospect in sight. Perhaps life´s not quite what she was hoping for.... But how can she change it, and what does she really want? Stuck somewhere between a quarter-life crisis and self-fulfillment, Georgie is determined that this year, everything will be different. Armed only with her sense of humour, some black eyeliner and her best attempt at ´charming´, she´s on the way. But just how long will the new improved Georgie last? Low Expectations is a smart, raunchy, laugh-out-loud novel about what it means to be a ´Real Woman´ today ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000144de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to St Ambrose Primary School. A world of friendships, fights and feuding. And that´s just the mothers. It´s the start of another school year at St Ambrose. But while the children are in the classroom colouring in, their mothers are learning sharper lessons on the other side of the school gates. Lessons in friendship. Lessons in betrayal. Lessons in the laws of community, the transience of power... and how to get invited to lunch. Beatrice - undisputed queen bee. Ruler, by Divine Right, of all school fund-raising, this year, last year and, surely, for many years to come. Heather - desperate to volunteer, desperate to be noticed, desperate just to belong. Georgie - desperate for a fag. And Rachel - watching them all, keeping her distance. But soon to discover that the line between amused observer and miserable outcast is a thin one. The Hive is an irresistible, brilliantly observed novel - warm, witty and true. Wickedly funny, it is also a fascinating and subtle story about group politics and female friendship. From the joys and perils (well, mainly perils) of the Lunch Ladder, to the military operation that is the Car Boot Sale, via the dos and don´ts of dressing your child as a dalek, all human life is here. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000666de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.