Alligators´ tails allow them to swim. By moving its tail from side to side, the animal can propel itself through water at fish-like speeds, which is important because when it comes to eating, alligators have a pretty easily defined diet: if it is in or near the water, it is food. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Giovannie Cruz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/aq/a045/000047/aq_a045_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La storia del virus HIV e dell´epidemia di AIDS scoppio all´inizio degli anni Ottanta come un incubo, una spirale di paura e morte che sconvolse il mondo, convertendosi nella più grande epidemia dell´era moderna. Lo sviluppo di farmaci e terapie sempre più efficaci, accompagnati da campagne massicce di prevenzione hanno aiutato, negli ultimi anni, a mantenere relativamente sotto controllo la diffusione dell´epidemia e ad aumentare la durata e la qualità di vita delle persone che convivono con l´HIV/AIDS. Tuttavia, un calo dell´attenzione, in particolari nei paesi più sviluppati dell´Occidente, ha portato di recente a una nuova ondata di contagi, anche fra le categorie di persone una volta considerate meno a rischio. Qui ci concentreremo sui momenti più salienti di questa lunga battaglia, sulle iniziative intraprese per contrastare l´incidenza e gli effetti della malattia e sui dati più attuali riguardanti l´epidemia. 1. Italian. Maurizio Cardillo. http://samples.audible.de/bk/arit/000204/bk_arit_000204_sample.mp3.
Welcome aboard the space vessel Vancouver. Its mission: to guard a vast shipment of grain from Earth to the planet Safenesthome. Its Captain is called Ace. She seems a little unsure of herself. In fact, some might almost think she was new to the job...Its medical officer is called simply ´The Doctor´, and he´s perhaps not all he seems either. When mysterious ships target the Vancouver, Ace and the Doctor are pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, there´s something nasty in the grain containers. And it´s not very happy.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Beth Chalmers, Paterson Joseph, Ingrid Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000331/bk_bgfn_000331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As we are quickly approaching the close of this age with the blessed hope in view of the dawning of a new age, even the millennium, it is no surprise that the hearts of God´s children are increasingly drawn to the last book of the Bible, Revelation. Whereas in the past that book was shunned by most as not being understandable, now it is looked upon as a blessed book, just as it is written of it. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written therein: for the time is at hand (Rev. 1.3). In the study of Revelation, however, there are certain, basic things one must know in order to understand this book. Although these writings belong to his early days, the light released remains nonetheless undiminished through the years since that time. They offer invaluable helps to all who love the word of God. In this present volume, then, the author deals with the attitude the believers should have towards the book of Revelation as well as the ways and means of understanding it. He presents the different schools of interpretation concerning Revelation and offers the key to its right interpretation. He touches upon the distinction between salvation and reward, the four kinds of judgment, and the spiritual significance of numerals in the Bible since these are essential to rightly dividing the word of truth. He compares the prophecies in Revelation with the other prophecies of the Bible, such as Daniel´s human image and the 70 sevens, the Olivet prophecy of our Lord, and Paul´s prophecy found in 2 Thessalonians. Finally, he summarizes the great events of the future as given in Revelation according to their respective times, and suggests a detailed outline of the book. May the Lord use this volume to help many to listen, to hearken, and to keep the things written in the book of Revelation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061543/bk_acx0_061543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young and idealistic, Tori Hogan travels to Kenya as an intern for Save the Children, intent upon doing her part to improve the lives of refugees. But the cynicism of a young African boy changes Tori¿s life and sets her on a course to reconsider everything she thought she knew about helping those in need.Years later, Tori returns to Africa and embarks on a journey through Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, searching for the truth about what does and does not work in international aid. While there are glimmers of hope along the way, she discovers an aid industry mired in waste, ineffective solutions imposed by well-intentioned outsiders, and humanitarian efforts that do more harm than good.Beyond Good Intentions is both a moving story of one woman¿s personal journey and an urgent call to arms to change the way we offer aid overseas. Tori¿s candid reflections on international aid shine a light on our ability to improve the lives of others, often in ways we would never expect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017564/bk_adbl_017564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Patient Zero, Richard A. McKay presents a carefully documented and sensitively written account of the life of Gaetan Dugas, a gay man whose skin cancer diagnosis in 1980 took on very different meanings as the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed - and who received widespread posthumous infamy when he was incorrectly identified as patient zero of the North American outbreak. McKay shows how investigators from the US Centers for Disease Control inadvertently created the term amid their early research into the emerging health crisis; how an ambitious journalist dramatically amplified the idea in his determination to reframe national debates about AIDS; and how many individuals grappled with the notion of patient zero-adopting, challenging, and redirecting its powerful meanings - as they tried to make sense of and respond to the first 15 years of an unfolding epidemic. With important insights for our interconnected age, Patient Zero untangles the complex process by which individuals and groups create meaning and allocate blame when faced with new disease threats. What McKay gives us here is myth-smashing revisionist history at its best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001422/bk_high_001422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Nominee, Nonfiction, 2013In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan´s inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis.Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure is Elton´s personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life - and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Elton writes, this is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion.Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer - and help to change - by writing this book. The sale of Love Is the Cure will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elton John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000377/bk_hodd_000377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To the outside world Patty is the perfect governor´s aide. She looks the part, says the right things. But deep down she is something else entirely. She´s submissive to a fault, and the only master she serves is the governor himself. Whatever he needs from her, to bend over and take a spanking, spend the day without underwear or service him only a short wall away from the rest of the staff, she´ll gladly give. And she is more than happy to do it. Because underneath it all, she´s The Governor´s Special Aide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kellie Kamryn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078204/bk_acx0_078204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of The Green Carnation Prize for LGBTQ literature Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT nonfiction Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 How to Survive a Plague by David France is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Around the globe, the 15.8 million people taking anti-AIDS drugs today are alive thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts´s now classic And the Band Played On in 1987 has a book sought to measure the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. Weaving together the stories of dozens of individuals, this is an insider´s account of a pivotal moment in our history and one that changed the way that medical science is practised worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rory O´Malley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001200/bk_macm_001200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had already died from AIDS-related complications - among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Hold Tight Gently is the celebrated historian Martin Duberman¿s poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who had moved to New York, became a leading figure in the movement to increase awareness of AIDS in the face of willful and homophobic denial under the Reagan administration; Hemphill, an African American gay man, contributed to the black gay and lesbian scene in Washington, D.C., with poetry of searing intensity and introspection. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, identity, and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT UP, Hold Tight Gently captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Bowden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018112/bk_adbl_018112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.