Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. A few words from Neil on Figures of Earth: ´´After a first round of very strong but not quite perfect auditions, I told the actors that ´the most important thing with Cabell is being able to deadpan a joke. The books are written by a Virginia Gentleman who is capable of making the dirtiest of dirty jokes with a straight face, and who is writing High Fantasy and Poetry, too.´ Robert Blumenfeld captured the accent and wit of a man who corresponded with H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, and in his lifetime counted Mark Twain among his fans!´´ Figures of Earth, subtitled ´´A Comedy of Appearances´´, follows the vicissitudes of Dom Manuel the Redeemer from his lowly swineherd origins through his unlikely elevation to the Count of Poictesme, and beyond. Published in 1921, it was the second volume of ´´The Biography of Manuel”, Cabell’s great work about an imaginary land that also managed to skewer the world of his upbringing as a Southern Gentleman of Virginia, and nearly everything else, besides! Poor Manuel starts out life as a lowly swineherd, but rises to become the famous Dom Manuel, the legendary, even mythic, hero of many of Cabell’s novels. He begins, like the simpleton in ´´Jack in the Beanstalk´´ and other folktales, by taking literally his mother’s advice to ´´go out and make a figure in the world” – and makes Figures of clay…. But Manuel turns out to be a master of guile, a trickster hero, if you will. His guiding motto is: ´´The world wishes to be deceived.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001515/bk_acx0_001515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the Remarkable Appearances at the Polar Regions of the Planet Mars, the Inclination of Its Axis, the Position of Its Poles, and Its Spheroidical Figure...: Wolfgang Herschel
The story of an artistic anti-hero who hides a secret. The main character is a mysterious figure who is showing up, spooking people out, planting trees randomly, and building pyramids in inconsistent locations. Discover through this audiobook what he has to say about his reasons for doing so and find out more about this mysterious being. He loves puzzles, ancient Egyptian buildings, and strange things, he hates the fact that his brother died, and he is a genius beyond any reasoning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090224/bk_acx0_090224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to burn those stubborn fats while still enjoying your meals? The book title here shows the eight practical steps to boost your metabolism rate and trim your body shape at the same time. This works because the steps encourage fat-burning hormones to be released in your body quickly, effectively and naturally. Inside you will discover: How to flip on your metabolism switch in just eight simple steps The seven excellent foods that help you lose fats healthily & naturally The 12 proven ways to achieve the figure you always wanted How to unleash your energy by eating clean and vibrant meals And much, much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Brabham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111052/bk_acx0_111052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Illustrated Natural History Of British Moths. With Life-Size Figures From Nature Of Each Species, And Of The More Striking Varieties - Also, Full Descriptions Of Both The Perfect Insect And The Caterpillar, Together With Dates Of Appearance, And Locali: Edward Newman
´´´Tis late night in Bavaria, and all through the village, the grownups are drunk, full of beer and such swillage; While children a-tremble, hide deep in their beds, fearful the Krampus will rip off their heads.” (Ann Hart, ´´Krampusnacht”, 2016)Krampus: The History and Legacy of the Mythological Figure Who Punishes Children During the Christmas Season examines the pagan and Christian influences of the yuletide villain and dives into the riveting and frightening history behind the creature. You will learn about Krampus like never before.Christmas is the most important holiday of the year. After the corresponding days that exalt the national pride of each country, such as Independence Day in the US, Victory Day in Russia, or Bastille Day in France, it´s December 25 that articulates the life, the work, and the economy in much of the world, including many non-Christian countries. Since ancient times, the beginning of winter has been the occasion for most people to eat, drink, dance, and get together to beat the drum and take a break.Though Santa had many influences, his most famous is St. Nicholas, a fiercely religious philanthropist who dedicated his life to helping the disadvantaged. He was not just a beloved bishop, but a fierce defender of the faith who remained undaunted in the face of persecution. To brand him a pious and God-fearing individual would be a massive understatement - indeed, he was to those around him the definition of a walking divinity and an unrivaled miracle worker sent straight from Heaven.After Nicholas of Myra’s death, December 6 became his feast day, and over the centuries, children anticipated his appearance with gifts. However, other children, particularly those of the mischievous sort, trembled under their covers on December 6 because they could not look forward to tinkling sleigh bells or belly-shaking laughs. Instead, they feared the disconcerting sounds of heavy breathing, guttural growls, a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140729/bk_acx0_140729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songwriter Jeff Tweedy casts light on the forces that have shaped his life and his difficult-to-classify country-infused brand of rock music, with appearances from Mavis Staples, Woody Guthrie and other great figures.
This textbook provides an introduction to German Arthurian poetry in the High and Late Middle Ages. The main focus is on romances in rhyming couplets produced between 1180 and 1300. In addition, the appearance of the figure of Arthur and other members of the Round Table is traced in other Germanophone genres and contexts. The account ends in the Late Middle Ages with Ulrich Fetrer?s Buch der Abenteuer and Maximilian I.?s Ambraser Heldenbuch . Das Studienbuch führt in die deutschsprachige Artusdichtung des hohen und späten Mittelalters ein. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die über ein Dutzend Artusromane in Reimpaarversen, die zwischen etwa 1180 (Hartmann von Aue) und 1300 (Konrad von Stoffeln) entstanden sind. Darüber hinaus wird das Auftreten der Artusfigur und der Mitglieder der Tafelrunde in anderen deutschsprachigen Gattungen und Kontexten (Minnesang, Sangspruch, Fastnachtspiel, Fresken u.a.) seit dem 13. Jahrhundert verfolgt. Der weitere Ausblick in das Spätmittelalter endet mit dem ´Buch der Abenteuer´ des Ulrich Füetrer und dem berühmten Ambraser Heldenbuch des Kaisers Maximilians I.