Dambisa Moyo´s Claim of Dead Aid. Is Aid Really Deadly?: Johann Murauer
No Place Left to Bury the Dead:Denial, Despair and Hope in the African AIDS Pandemic Nicole Itano
Susan Beth Pfeffer´s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated listeners with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event - an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of 17-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex´s parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000823/bk_lili_000823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He´s one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. Revered as a drummer, he´s the only performer of distinction to have appeared at both the UK and US original Live Aid concerts, the creator of numerous worldwide hits, and an Oscar winner for the song ´You´ll Be in My Heart´ from the Disney film Tarzan. Phil Collins´ life has also been rich with experience outside of music, starting with his career as a child actor, appearing aged 13 as the Artful Dodger in the stage production of Oliver!, through Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miami Vice and The Band Played On. In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career and what it is like to work with other rock legends, from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant. Published to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002541/bk_rhuk_002541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A scientist’s miraculous discovery pits him against a multinational drug company in a fight for his life.Richard Parnell is one of the leading minds in gene therapy research, and he expects the job at Dubette, Inc., to be his first step to a Nobel Prize. But when he arrives at the American pharmaceutical giant, he finds himself shut out of the main avenues of research, isolated from the cutting edge in a way he has never been before. To force his way into the inner circle, he must forgo ethics. By testing a new gene therapy on human subjects, Parnell hits upon something miraculous. A shot from his syringe makes AIDS victims recover and tumors disappear. The corporate heads at Dubette are thrilled, and rush Parnell’s brilliant discovery to market. But what is he to do when he learns that, far from being a miracle cure, his breakthrough may actually be a recipe for certain death? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Freddy Douglas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006773/bk_adbl_006773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why are we so fascinated by the Dead Sea Scrolls? In the mid-20th century, several Bedouin shepherds happened upon ancient scrolls housed in a cave. These documents, called the Dead Sea Scrolls, are often considered the most important manuscript discovery of the modern era. A veil of mystery, however, shrouds these ancient scrolls. In this 12-lecture series, you will join one of the world´s leading experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls in a fascinating journey through the history and significance of these astounding documents. You will gain a solid understanding of what the scrolls actually are and of the community associated with them. You will begin with the discovery of the manuscripts in 11 caves near the remains of Khirbet Qumran, a place where the people who possessed the scrolls attempted to live by the teachings in them. You will survey the physical layout and the archaeology of Qumran while learning about its history and the identity of the people who used it. Next, you will explore the hundreds of scrolls, examining their meaning and implications for the texts of the books now in the Old Testament. Learning about the scrolls will also aid in understanding the New Testament; as they were written during the time of Jesus, they allow you to appreciate more fully the world in which He and his first followers lived. This is a must-have course for anyone wishing to learn more about the Old Testament, the historical Jesus, and biblical history. Photo courtesy of Matson Photo Service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. James VanderKam PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000248/bk_nykm_000248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.