Listening to the Bible will change the way you understand scripture. The stories and poems and instructions comes in through the ears and consume your whole being as God´s word becomes part of a living experience. The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ. A key goal of the translation team was to make the Bible accessible to a broad range of people; it’s written at a comfortable level for over half of all English readers. As the translators did their work, reading specialists working with seventy-seven reading groups from more than a dozen denominations review the texts and read them aloud to ensure a smooth and natural reading experience. Easy readability can enhance church worship and participation, and personal Bible study. It also encourages children and youth to discover the Bible for themselves, perhaps for the very first time. Who Is It For? The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over one hundred and twenty scholars - men and women from 24 faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers - from children to scholars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Common English Bible. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001147/bk_hove_001147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1964, girls all across the United States filled venues, almost literally screamed their heads off, and fainted en masse. Almost from the second they played the first note, The Beatles would be hit with the resounding screams, which made it impossible for them to even hear themselves sing. When they made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in early 1964, they were greeted by young fans who whipped themselves up into such a frenzy that some of them fainted. Beatlemania had struck North America, creating a musical and pop culture phenomenon unlike anything the world had ever seen. At the center of it all was John Lennon, the man who founded the Beatles and was instrumental in creating the soundtrack of the 1960s, while producing some of the world´s most timeless classics. Together with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Lennon became one of the world´s most famous men, and he was also one of the world´s most interesting and outspoken men, a complex figure who survived a turbulent upbringing, addictions to drugs, and unstable relationships, only to be tragically killed just as he was settling into a serene, comfortable life. His loss is still widely felt today like it was in December 1980, as people remain in awe of his music and continue to grapple with the contradictory nature of his life and work, which at any given moment could oscillate from his notoriously acerbic wit to the endless optimism of ´´Imagine´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035065/bk_acx0_035065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Peter Sloan, ´´il più efficace insegnante di inglese mai apparso nel nostro Paese´´, ha scelto Audible per diffondere in esclusiva il suo primo corso di livello intermedio. Si tratta di una vera full immersion, di ben 27 episodi da 20 minuti da ascoltare in totale comodità e mobilità. All´interno di ogni lezione, si sviluppa un tema di conversazione, diviso in due parti e declinato in diverse rubriche: Pearls (parole nuove, come perle preziose), False Friends (parole di cui non fidarsi), Pronunciation (tutti i segreti della dizione), USA (il vocabolario british e quello ´´yankee´´ a confronto). La scelta degli argomenti, la qualità dei consigli e la simpatia contagiosa della voce di John Peter Sloan, con la collaborazione di Robert Dennis e Daniela Di Muro, riusciranno a migliorare il difficile rapporto degli italiani con l´inglese? Secondo noi sì! Lesson 10: Music - part 1. Dai concerti ai generi musicali, dagli strumenti suonati alla prenotazione di un concerto. Tutto quel che ci serve per parlare di musica in inglese. E farci capire. >> Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. John Peter Sloan. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asop/000088/bk_asop_000088_sample.mp3.
John Peter Sloan, ´´il più efficace insegnante di inglese mai apparso nel nostro Paese´´, ha scelto Audible per diffondere in esclusiva il suo primo corso di livello intermedio. Si tratta di una vera full immersion, di ben 27 episodi da 20 minuti da ascoltare in totale comodità e mobilità. All´interno di ogni lezione, si sviluppa un tema di conversazione, diviso in due parti e declinato in diverse rubriche: Pearls (parole nuove, come perle preziose), False Friends (parole di cui non fidarsi), Pronunciation (tutti i segreti della dizione), USA (il vocabolario british e quello ´´yankee´´ a confronto). La scelta degli argomenti, la qualità dei consigli e la simpatia contagiosa della voce di John Peter Sloan, con la collaborazione di Robert Dennis e Daniela Di Muro, riusciranno a migliorare il difficile rapporto degli italiani con l´inglese? Secondo noi sì! Lesson 10: Music - part 2. Dai concerti ai generi musicali, dagli strumenti suonati alla prenotazione di un concerto. Tutto quel che ci serve per parlare di musica in inglese. E farci capire. >> Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. John Peter Sloan. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asop/000089/bk_asop_000089_sample.mp3.
They Might Be Giants band members John Linnell and John Flansburgh on this edition of Fresh Air. The wacky musical duo has just published a children´s book (with companion CD) entitled Bed, Bed, Bed. Linnell and Flansburgh have known each other since childhood, and they started They Might Be Giants in Brooklyn, New York, where they still have a phone machine called Dial-a-Song. You can call up every day and hear a new, original tune. TMBG has released numerous albums, including Bar None, Factory Showroom, and a children´s record entitled No! Their best-of CD is entitled Dial-a-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants. The band is currently on tour. (Broadcast Date: November 26, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031126/rt_whyy_031126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black Music is an audiobook about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967. Also includes Amiri Baraka´s reflections in a 2009 interview with Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly. LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004 by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities. His most recent book, Tales of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times Editors´ Choice and winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He lives in Newark, New Jersey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prentice Onayemi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018910/bk_adbl_018910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and remembering the founder of the Mamas and the Papas, John Phillips, on this edition of Fresh Air. John Phillips died of heart failure on Sunday. He was 65. Phillips was the principal songwriter for the pop group which had a string of hits from 1966 to 1968 when the group broke up. Their hits included ´´Monday, Monday,´´ ´´California Dreamin´,´´ ´´I Saw Her Again Last Night´´ and others. This interview was conducted in 1986. Last year, Joe Lovano was voted Down Beat Readers and Critics Poll Winner Tenor Player of the Year. Early in his career, Lovano played with Woody Herman and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. He´s also worked with Elvin Jones, Carla Bley, Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. And he played with the Paul Motian Trio which featured his Berklee School of music classmate, Bill Frisell. In 1991 he began work as a leader, and has recorded a number of albums. His latest is Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination, Edition Two. (Broadcast Date: March 19, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010319/rt_whyy_010319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement, a murder case intrudes. A dissident Russian poet has been found dead in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. By apparent coincidence a high-level delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, keen to bring business to Scotland. The politicians and bankers who run Edinburgh are determined that the case should be closed quickly and clinically. But the further they dig, the more Rebus and his colleague DS Siobhan Clarke become convinced that they are dealing with something more than a random attack: especially after a particularly nasty second killing. Meanwhile, a brutal and premeditated assault on local gangster ´´Big Ger´´ Cafferty sees Rebus in the frame. Has the inspector taken a step too far in tying up those loose ends? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, inglorious career, will Rebus even make it that far? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Macpherson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000164/bk_orio_000164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jazz historian Will Freidwald and actor John Ritter on this edition of Fresh Air. Freidwald is the author of the books Jazz Singing and Sinatra!, and a contributor to Tony Bennett´s autobiography The Good Life. Most recently, he wrote the liner notes for Mosaic Records´ release of The Complete Columbia Mildred Bailey Sessions, a comprehensive 10-disc set of the legendary singer´s recordings. Freidwald talks about Bailey´s influence in American music. Ritter is probably best recognized for his role as Jack Tripper, the token male roommate on the sitcom Three´s Company. He acted on that show from 1977 to 1984, winning two Emmys for ´´Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.´´ He has acted in over 50 television and movie spots since, including Slingblade and Bride of Chucky. He appears in the movie Panic, showing in theaters now. (Broadcast Date: February 12, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010212/rt_whyy_010212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The lives and music of the great composers of classical music unfold in this entertaining account, introduced by the conductor and musical personality Marin Alsop. In 1200 years, classical music grew from the chanting of medieval monks through the symphonies of Beethoven and the grand operas of Wagner to the huge orchestral sound-world of the 21st century, with its electronics and its film music. In her easy-going style, Marin Alsop paints vivid portraits of over 90 composers, each one illustrated with some of his, or her, most famous music. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marin Alsop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000244/bk_naxo_000244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.