Frederick Russell Burnham´s amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world famous as "the American scout". His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds, booms and busts in mining camps around the globe, explorations in remote regions of Africa, and death-defying military feats that brought him renown and high honors. His skills led to his unusual appointment, as an American, to be chief of scouts for the British during the Boer War, where his daring exploits earned him the Distinguished Service Order from King Edward VII. After a lifetime pursuing golden prospects from the deserts of Mexico and Africa to the tundra of the Klondike, Burnham found wealth, in his 60s, near his childhood home in Southern California. Other men of his era had a few such adventures, but Burnham had them all. His friend H. Rider Haggard, author of many best-selling exotic tales, remarked, "In real life he is more interesting than any of my heroes of romance." Among other well-known individuals who figure in Burnham´s story are Cecil Rhodes and William Howard Taft as well as some of the wealthiest men of the day, including John Hays Hammond, E. H. Harriman, Harry Payne Whitney, and the Guggenheim brothers. Failure and tragedy streaked his life as well, but Burnham was endlessly willing to set off into the unknown, where the future felt up for grabs and values worth dying for were at stake. Steve Kemper brings a quintessential American story to vivid life in this gripping biography. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009783de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a high roller dies in his Vegas penthouse suite, that´s a problem. When his ghost refuses to leave, that´s a bigger problem. Daniel Faust is the solution. Called in to clean up the casino´s mess, the modern-day sorcerer soon learns that the restless spirit isn´t going down without a fight. To set things right, he´ll have to delve someplace even seedier, even more treacherous, than the Vegas Strip: the Los Angeles music industry. In a snare between a scheming record producer, an embattled songstress and a lethal drug cartel, Daniel and his crew hit the streets of LA. Opportunity is knocking. There´s a score to be had. And with a quarter of a million dollars on the table, this murder mystery just became a heist in the making. (The White Gold Score is a 46,000-word novella in the Daniel Faust series, a side-story that takes place between The Long Way Down and Redemption Song.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055745de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zu Ehren des Jahres des Pferdes Die Geschichte des „White Horse´´, des „weißen Pferdes´´ ist eng mit der der Lagavulin Destillerie verbunden. Entstanden 1816 aus zwei Destillerien, die von John Jonston und Archibald Campbell erbaut worden waren, ging die Lagavulin Destillerie schließlich um 1867 an die „James Logan Mackie & Co´´. Als Logan im Jahre 1889 verstarb, übernahm sein Neffe Peter Mackie die Brennerei, und lenkte fortan ihre Geschicke. Jener Peter Mackie, dank seiner schier endlosen Energie und seines unermüdlichen Arbeitseinsatzes von seinen Angestellten liebevoll „Restless Peter´´, in etwa „Ruheloser Peter´´ getauft, entwickelte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts auf der Basis von Lagavulin Whisky den „White Horse´´ Blend. Seinen Namen bekam der Blended Whisky vom „White Horse Cellar Inn´´ in Edinburgh, dem Startpunkt der achttägigen Postkutschenreise quer durch das Königreich nach London, und in der unmittelbaren Nachbarschaft der Mackies gelegen. Mit Anbruch des chinesischen „Jahr des Pferdes´´ erschien zunächst im Herbst 2013 exklusiv für den Reisehandel, ab Sommer 2014 dann überall erhältlich die Sonderabfüllung des „White Horse´´ als Gold Edition. Das Pferd gilt im chinesischen Raum als Sinnbild für Kraft und Erfolg, Eigenschaften, die sich in diesem „White Horse Gold Edition´´, einem dreijährigen Whisky Blend aus bestem Malt und Grain, wiederfinden. Kräftig Bernstein-farben mit kupfernen Reflexen, begegnet er der Nase frisch und voll, mit Noten reifer Früchte. Darunter scheint das sanft-torfige Herz des Lagavulin hindurch. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich würzig und malzig, mit feinen Eichenholz-Aromen, dazu karamellisierte Apfelspalten, etwas Süßholz und einem ganz dezenten Hauch Rauchigkeit, die diesen „White Horse Gold Edition´´ in seinen langanhaltenden, zart-rauchigen Abgang begleiten. Geruch: frisch und voll, reife Früchte, darunter sanfter Torf Geschmack: würzig, malzig, feine Eichenholz-Aromen, karamellisierte Apfelspalten, etwas Süßholz und ein dezenter Hauch Rauchigkeit Abgang: langanhaltend, zart-rauchig
When McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from the past, he can´t help it. He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who´s still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country - and one from which he hopes to return alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003141de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From internationally best-selling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier. It´s 1838. James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of Northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the 50 apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut, while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. It´s 1853. Their youngest child, Robert, is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves, he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert´s past makes an unexpected appearance, he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber, Mark Bramhall, Kirby Heyborne, Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002751de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1937, Adam Nicolson´s father answered a newspaper ad--´´Uninhabited islands for sale. Outer Hebrides, 600 acres. . . . Puffins and seals. Apply.´´--and thus found the Shiants. With a name meaning ´´holy or enchanted islands,´´ the Shiants for millennia were a haven for those seeking solitude, but their rich, sometimes violent history of human habitation includes much more. When he was twenty-one, Nicolson inherited this almost indescribably beautiful property: a landscape, soaked in centuries-old tales of restless ghosts and Bronze Age gold, that cradles the heritage of a once-vibrant world of farmers and fishermen. In ´´Sea Room,´´ Nicolson describes and relives his love affair with the three tiny islands and their strange and colorful history in passionate, keenly precise prose--sharing with us the greatest gift an island bestows on its inhabitants: a deep engagement with the natural world.
When the Civil War ends, where can a former Confederate soldier go to escape the long memories of neighbors who supported the winning side? Where can Johnny Reb go when he can´t go home? He can go out west, where the land is hard, where there is danger on every side, and where no one cares for whom you fought - only how well you can do it. Walt Ames, a former cavalryman with the First Virginia, is headed west with little more than a rifle, a revolver, and a pocket full of looted Yankee gold. But in his way stand bushwhackers, bluecoats, con men, and the ever-restless Indians. And perhaps most dangerous of all, even more dangerous than the cruel and unforgiving land, is the temptation of the woman whose face he can´t forget. When you can´t go home again - go west! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069777de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first deaths go unnoticed. The next are unreported. The people of Albuquerque are suddenly ususpecting prey for something swift and unseen. Something with golden eyes and razor-sharp teeth. Something eternally evil, unspeakably powerful, and totally hungry. Only Chato Del-Klinne, a restless Apache searching for a way of life more congenial than teaching college students, and Laura Rainey, a young, ambitious newspaper reporter, suspect the nature of terror that the authorities seem to be covering up. Only the tribal teaching that Chato has abandoned can possibly save them. But time is short. The shadoweyes have tasted blood. They´re after more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Hecker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003318de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This carefully crafted ebook: CASEY RYAN & THE TRAIL OF THE WHITE MULE is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Casey Ryan is a stagecoach driver known for fighting, gambling and drinking, but also for being the fastest one there is. Once he trades his coach for a Ford, things take a turn for the worse and Casey finds himself without car, money and job. In order to get back on his feet, Casey decides to start the search for the legendary Injun Jims gold mine. The Trail of the White Mule - Casey Ryan tried to settle down, but his restless spirit just couldnt take long. One day Casey bought a Ford and a tent, and went on a prospecting trip, leaving everything behind once again. Bertha Muzzy Bower (1871-1940) was an American author who wrote novels and short stories about the American Old West. She is best known for her first novel Chip of the Flying U about Flying U Ranch and the Happy Family of cowboys who lived there. The novel rocketed Bower to fame, and she wrote an entire series of novels set at the Flying U Ranch. Several of Bowers novels were turned into films.
It´s radio noir at its best! Raymond Chandler´s hardboiled private detective digs into the dark underbelly of postwar Los Angeles in 20 tense radio mysteries. Gerald Mohr stars as Philip Marlowe, following the clues and plot twists through tales of suicide and secrets, death bed confessions and the old double cross, the missing and the murdered. Includes performances by Jeff Corey, Joan Banks, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Virginia Gregg, and William Conrad (who takes on the role of Marlowe for one episode). Episodes include: The Panama Hat 10-10-48; The Heart of Gold 10-24-48; The Hard Way Out 11-28-48; The Restless Day 01-08-49; The Black Halo 01-15-49; The Easy Mark 01-29-49; The Lonesome Reunion 02-12-49; Friend from Detroit 03-05-49; Grim Hunters 03-12-49; The Green Flame 03-26-49; Feminine Touch 05-07-49; The Pigeons Blood 06-11-49; The Key Man 06-25-49; The Lady Killer 08-20-49; The Bum´s Rush 09-03-49; The Rustin Hickory 09-10-49; The Big Step 02-28-50; The Deep Shadow 03-21-50; The Anniversary Gift 04-11-50; The Hiding Place 05-09-50. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerald Mohr, Jeff Corey, Joan Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001175de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.