In Larry Bird: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Greatest Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s premier forwards, Larry Bird. Larry Bird had a profound impact on the Boston Celtics´ franchise throughout the 1980s, leading the franchise to three NBA Championships. With an extraordinary ability as a two-way player, Bird was gritty, full of heart, and the definition of a superstar. Since retiring from professional basketball, Bird has served many roles, as a head coach and president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers. He has continued making history in post-retirement, as he is the only individual to be league MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year. Listen to learn Bird´s inspiring story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glynn Amburgey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075510/bk_acx0_075510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. The NBA may have won the financial battle, but the ABA won the artistic war. With its stress on wide-open individual play, the adoption of the 3-point shot and pressing defense, and the encouragement of flashy moves and flying dunks, today´s NBA is still -- decades later -- just the ABA without the red, white and blue ball. Loose Balls is, after all these years, the definitive and most widely respected history of the ABA. It´s a wild ride through some of the wackiest, funniest, strangest times ever to hit pro sports -- told entirely through the (often incredible) words of those who played, wrote and connived their way through the league´s nine seasons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bo Foxworth, Jack Garrett, William Harper, Michael McConnohie, J. D. Jackson, P. J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011123/bk_adbl_011123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this confused, chaotic world, men are looking to find a model man: a man who possesses the qualities of integrity, purity, pace of life, purpose, a model marriage, model children, and a powerful legacy. In this practical guidebook to manhood, Larry Stockstill describes this ´´model man´´ and his journey from integrity to legacy. These nine short chapters will give you a new image, a new foundation, and a new starting place to rebuild your life into one that many will seek to imitate. Get ready to be coached, challenged, broken, and rebuilt until God can see in you his greatest dream: the godly, long-term, influential, and powerful ´´model man´´! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Stockstill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049670/bk_acx0_049670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s high-tech world, all companies are striving to create business value from digital data, but the real value in data comes from how it is used to make decisions. At the end of the day, what drives the results your company achieves is the millions of decisions made every day that are influenced by customer interactions and transactions. In this groundbreaking book, Larry Rosenberger and John Nash draw on over 50 years of experience in helping companies automate, improve, and connect decisions. Using analytic techniques first pioneered by Fair Isaac Corporation, the authors clearly show how today´s forward-thinking executives and managers are using analytic insights to ensure their decisions keep up with information complexity and the pace of change - especially changes in consumer behavior and attitudes, in regulations, and in competitive actions and reactions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000282/bk_gdan_000282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even if you thought you knew everything about basketball legend Larry Bird, this audiobook is full of surprises. Bird speaks with amazing candor, offering a personal and honest look at his career with the Celtics, his experience with the ’92 Olympics Dream Team, and his transition from superstar player to respected coach. Bird offers striking revelations about his health problems and how they shaped the man and his game. He shows how the things he learned as a player formed his thinking as a coach. He also shares his insight into the Pacers´ disastrous 1999 playoff loss. Fans will be thrilled with the game talk, intimate anecdotes, and reminiscences with which Bird colors his stirring story. Overall, this is a compelling self-portrait of an uncomplicated man of humble beginnings who has achieved a great deal through hard work and integrity. Narrator Tom Stechschulte lends a strong, rich voice to Bird’s revealing memoir. His perfectly paced delivery enhances the sense of play-by-play action and the feeling that the Bird Man himself is telling you his personal story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008023/bk_reco_008023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Including stories from paradise and hard-won lessons in seamanship,Taleisin´s Tales reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on the second boat they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book includes details from outfitting, provisioning, and final detailing during the early months Lin and Larry spent getting to know their new bluewater cruiser, as well as moments of melancholy as they let go of attachments to their first trusty boat, Seraffyn. The story takes the listener through those initial cautious 1000 coastal miles between California and the Sea of Cortez, discussing everything from sail handling to dinghy racing to the relative luxuries of bicycles and a custom-built sitztub. It reveals surprising and pleasant engagements with other sailors and locals along the Baja Peninsula. Then it launches the listener across the Pacific, sailing with the Pardeys on Taleisin´s first offshore leg to French Polynesia, through the Cook Islands and Tonga, and on to New Zealand, where they eventually made their new home. If there is a lesson to be gained from listening to Taleisin´s Tales, it´s that slowing the pace and taking each day as it comes brings unexpected moments of clarity and joy. And that sailing across an ocean on a small boat is not easy but, with the right partner and attitude, can be beautifully rewarding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072345/bk_acx0_072345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Relic) 16 tracks - If you´re a longtime fan of acappella— maybe you even go back to the mid-60´s when ´I´ m In Love´ by the Velvet Angels almost became a Philly smash, and´Stormy Weather´ by the Zircons graced the N.Y. airwaves — you´re probably wondering about the contents of this album. After all, Apollo Records was a key fifties r&b label; they released great groups, blues, and gospel, but acappella? We were equally surprised to find these acappella gems—audition and rehearsal tapes— in the midst of Apollo´s long-neglected archives. It was exciting to hear a tittle-known group like the Gentlemen surface again with their haunting ´Story of a Love Gone Cold.´ It was a thrill to hear a young unknown group audition for Apollo on a tape that had been stored for over thirty years in a dusty box marked ´Avalons.´ But it was almost miraculous to find unissued acappella ver-sions by the Keynotes, Casanovas, and Dovers of some of their best songs. Harmony fans, take note! You´ll hear these songs for the first time without instrumental backing as the groups try out their future Apollo releases. Let´s begin with the Casanovas, a classy group f rom North Carolina who did six nice singles for Apollo between 1954 and 1957. Long underrated, the Casanovas were never promoted properly by Apollo, and their memorable songs languished in obscurity, except for the r&b collecting fraternity. We´vetried to remedy this neglect,thirty years later by issuing a complete LP of their Apollo sessions (including a few unreleased gems— Relic/ Apollo #5073.) ´Please Be Mine´ and´You Are MyQueen´ are my favorite Casanovas´ ballads, although their first single and biggest hit, ´That´s All,´ is also in the running. Melvin ´Mike´ Stowe sings the lead on ´You Are My Queen,´ with Willie and Frank McWilliams, Chester Mayfield, and William Samuels, who had sung with the Royal Sons, the gospel predecessors of the 5 Royales, ably back-ing him. ´Please Be Mine´ features the distinctive tones of Chester Mayfield, who probably could have been a great solo artist with the right breaks. The Casanovas´ acappella songs are from a rehearsal tape recorded in April, 1957 at a High Point, N.C. radio sta-tion, and sent by their friend, Bob Woodward, to Charles Merenstein at Apollo. Merenstein and his mother-in-law, Bess Berman, listened to the songs, and made their final choice before bringing the group to New York to record. The Keynotes´ acappella renditions of ´A Star,´ ´Suddenly,´ and ´I Don´t Know´ are from a single tape lacking either stat. sheet or date. Apollo had a small studio on its premises on the ground floor at 457 W. 45th Street in New York City, and it´s probable that these early workings of the Keynotes´ later singles were done there. Most of the Apollo sessions were recorded at nearby Beltone, Mastersound, or Bell Sound studios, so the small office studio was most likely used just for these rehearsals and auditions. It´s clear from the different alternate versions of ´I Don´t Know´ done with music that they were experimenting with the proper tempo for this great record (see our complete Keynotes´ LP, Relic/ Apollo #5072.) The beginning line ´Hello, hello again, my friends I hope we´ll meet again´ was, of course, used by the Willows on their ´56 hit, ´Church Bells May Ring,´ Since the Keynotes and Willows hung around the same 115th Street corners and playgrounds, it´s probable that this phrase was a popular street saying that was readily appropriated by the groups from that Harlem neighborhood. The original Keynotes included Floyd Adams, lead; Howard Anderson, first tenor; Roger Lee, second tenor; Larry ´Spa nky´ Carter, baritone; and Tucker Clark, bass. Since writing their story for our Keynotes´ LP, we´ve sadly learned that at least three of the original five members are dead. The Keynotes were a quintessential N.Y. street-corner group. They knew everybody in their neighborhood, and a lot of aspiring vocalists tried out their skills with them. Theirs is the familiar tragedy of the central Harlem streets; their youthful talent and vitality quickly turned to oblivion with the passing years. Fortunately, the Dovers have fared quite well since the fif-ties. Miriam Grate´s warm tones set the pace for this stylish, underrated group. Songs like´The Sentence´ and´Sweet as a Flower´ were fresh and lyrically original; the Dovers were local favorites in Harlem who never were able to attain star-dom. The first Dovers´ group consisted of: Miriam Grate, lead;