Reading Russian Fortunes: Faith Wigzell
This auiobook contains short stories by the outstanding Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000122/bk_agen_000122_sample.mp3.
Based on previously unseen documents from the Tsarist military archive, this new history of the Russian Revolution proposes that the support of bordering countries seeing more benefit in the communist side´s fortunes was integral to the revolution and ensuing power structure´s success.
This fierce and beautiful story charts the histories of two women: Rae, young, unmarried, and far from home, awaits the birth of her first child. Lila, a fortune-teller with no interest in the future, lost her own daughter more than a quarter of a century earlier in New York. When these two women meet in Southern California, it´s earthquake weather - the time when unexpected things happen. Immediately, their lives and fortunes become intertwined, as Rae tries to break away from the man she has been with since high school and Lila reaches into the past to search for the child she lost. This contemporary world is set against a series of Russian folktales told by an old woman who lives at the edge of Manhattan, in a place so well hidden it can only be found once in a lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington McDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006750/bk_blak_006750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley´s most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family, and his friends, the book traces the entrepreneur´s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk´s world-changing companies - PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity - and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. Vance uses Musk´s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: Can the nation of inventors and creators that led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk - one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history - is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science fiction. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Maxim Kireev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000465/bk_zaot_000465_sample.mp3.
As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici family assume a similar role in Italy provided the foundation for his ´´primer for princes.´´ In this classic guide to acquiring and maintaining political power, Machiavelli used a rational approach to advise prospective rulers, developing logical arguments and alternatives for a number of potential problems, among them governing hereditary monarchies, dealing with colonies and the treatment of conquered peoples. Refreshing in its directness, yet often disturbing in its cold practicality, The Prince sets down a frighteningly pragmatic formula for political fortune. Starkly relevant to the political upheavals of the 20th century, this calculating prescription for power remains today, nearly 500 years after it was written, a timely and startling lesson in the practice of autocratic rule that continues to be much read and studied by students, scholars and general readers as well. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Aleksey Muzhitskiy. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000370/bk_zaot_000370_sample.mp3.
The subject of ´´money´´ remains one of the most fascinating, thought provoking, emotional, polarizing, and well-researched subjects in the world. Scores of books, articles, blog posts, and speeches have been written on what money is, how to earn it, how to spend it, who has it and who does not, and a myriad of other topics related to the effects that it produces. Yet, despite the constant focus and interest on the topic, there is one word that describes the average person´s views around money: confusion. It seems that there is so much disinformation (what we might call ´´financial white noise´´), that most people either rely on chance for their fortune or they ignore the subject altogether. This is not only unnecessary, it is a tragedy, because of the untapped human potential that is never uncovered when people leave their lives to chance or give up on their dreams. It´s also totally unnecessary, because the topic of money - how to create it, how to invest it, and how to spend it wisely - is known. Truly, there is a ´´science´´ of money, just as there is a science of nutrition, chemistry, and engineering. This ´´science of money´´ has been tested and proven again and again. And while new ´´theories´´ can arise all the time - just as we have new theories for cures for cancer or baldness, for example - the discipline of science, and it´s rules for testing and verifying results will, in short order, move these ideas from the realm of ´´theory´´ to one of two categories: The Laws of Money that have been proven and can be relied upon - as much as you can rely upon the sun rising in the East and setting in the West - and The Myths of Money - those ideas (some of which may still be around, just as ´´rumor´´ or ´´innuendo´´ can exist without any basis) which claim to be true, but which have been tested and disproven, or which, at best, have never been decidedly proven.Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Alexey Muzhitsky. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/001017/bk_zaot_001017_sample.mp3.
Good-natured and garrulous, Švejk becomes the Austro-Hungarian army´s most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of the First World War - although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards, getting drunk, and becoming a general nuisance, the resourceful Švejk uses all his natural cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the doctors, police, clergy, and officers who chivvy him towards battle. The story of a ´´little man´´ caught in a vast bureaucratic machine, The Good Soldier Švejk combines dazzling wordplay and piercing satire to create a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Vladimir Samoylov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000038/bk_zaot_000038_sample.mp3.
Healing Rhinos and Other Souls tells the story of a much-respected if unorthodox vet, a family man who loved and understood nature and all her creatures, a reluctant businessman, a somewhat exuberant driver, a humble person, a great storyteller, and a wonderful friend to many. For nearly 50 years Walter Eschenburg lived and worked as a pioneering wildlife vet in the South African bushveld with its many animals and a host of weird and wonderful people. After a childhood spent in a German castle during the Second World War, a harrowing escape from the Russian army, and a sequence of bold moves and fortunate circumstances, it is here, against the backdrop of the harsh but beautiful landscapes of the Waterberg, that Walter comes into his own and develops into a seasoned vet. He encounters charging rhinos, tame buffalo, irate cows, and angry giraffes; he deals with snakes and warthogs, amorous elephants, cats, dogs, and donkeys. He treats his patients with compassion and kindness, and his clients with large doses of humor. Healing Rhinos and Other Souls is a story of love and life; of nature and adventures; of humour, passion, and understanding. It is a story about a man who was simply himself all his life, the story of a life well lived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bokkie Botha, Stephanie Rohrbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108002/bk_acx0_108002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.