Under Full Sail: How Majestic Clipper Ships Transformed Australia by Rob Mundle
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.7 MB
Overview: How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to the migrant ships of the mid-to-late 19th century… The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world’s great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey that could take as much as four months. With the arrival of the clipper ships, and favourable winds, the journey from England could be done in a little over half this time. It was a revolution in travel that made the clipper ships the jet airlines of their day, bringing keen and willing migrants ‘down under’ in record time, all hell-bent on making their fortune in Australia. Rob Mundle is back on the water, with a ripping story that starts on the sea, aboard a clipper ship charging across the Southern Ocean, laden with passengers heading for Melbourne in response to the lure of gold. Brimming with countless stories of the magnificent ships and fearless (and feckless) characters we find on them, like Englishman "Bully" Forbes and American "Bully" Waterman driving their ships to the limit and the tragic legacy of the many shipwrecks that were so much a part of this era.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Under Darkness by Jasper T. Scott (Scott Standalones Book 1)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 237 MB
Overview: From the USA Today best-selling author of Dark Space. a series of unrelated stand-alone sci-fi novels; no sequels and no cliffhangers
The sun vanished and darkness fell in the middle of the day, and then the meteors began to fall..
Bill Steele is in the trenches, trying to survive in the competitive world of luxury vacation resorts on the island of Kauai. Today is a particularly bad day; the water main burst and his guests are demanding refunds and promising bad reviews. In the middle of this, a dark shadow falls over the island. It’s not a lunar eclipse, because Bill can clearly see the crescent moon shimmering on the water. This is something else.
Moments later, the meteors begin to fall. One of them lands in the water just beyond the resort. Everyone flees screaming to their rooms, expecting a wall of water to follow, but the tsunami never arrives. Bill and his daughter watch the news from the relative safety of their third-floor suite. The anchorman is fleeing from his hillside vantage point with his cameraman in hot pursuit. Their muffled screams are the last thing anyone hears before the signal is lost..
If you liked the movies Alien and Independence Day, you’ll love Under Darkness.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction
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Under Construction: Navigating the Detours on the Road to Recovery by Dug McGuirk
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.7 MB
This so called "life" is a journey and it doesn’t matter who you are-you are special and unique with something to offer and enjoy, period. The obstacles and detours the roads present are not any easier in one car or another; it just boils down to how you navigate your way through and around them.
One of McGuirk’s key principles centers on the concept of State, i.e. your state of mind, how you feel. State is the emotional fuel you want to fill up on-the things or experiences that make you feel good. Most people have been fueling up the wrong way their entire life and their state is not what it ought to be. They fill up on poor quality emotions then spend their lives trying to escape important things because they can’t find a way to derive pleasure from them. One of the worst things people fill up on is alcohol and drugs-sure it helps temporarily, but it doesn’t take long before they’re coughing and sputtering on the exit ramp and nothing works for them any more-they’re feeling guilty, unfulfilled, empty.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 44.9 Mb
Overview: Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don’t despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering-from the straightforward to the bizarre-I LIKE YOU provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy’s blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don’t even need to be a host or hostess to benefit-Amy offers tips for guests, too! (Number one: don’t be fifteen minutes early.) Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children’s party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.0MB
Overview: Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.
With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 329 MB | Bits [email protected] kbps | Time 11:37:00
Overview: Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell best seller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.
With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller Report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush by Graeme Thomson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 7.8 MB
Overview: The book examines Bush’s unconventional upbringing in South London, the blossoming of her talent, and her evolution into one of the most visually and sonically creative artists of the past four decades.
Graeme has managed to masterfully weave into his narrative over 70 new interviews with those who have viewed from close quarters both the public artist and the private woman. He gives unprecedented insight into Kate’s unique working methods and pioneering use of the studio on landmark albums such as “The Dreaming and Hounds Of Love”, her rejection of live performance, her key relationships, and her profound influence on successive generations of musicians.
The book manages to build a crescendo of Kate’s life events leading to the unprecedented spurt of activity in the recent years that resulted in the release of two albums in 2011: the controversial “Director’s Cut” and “50 Words For Snow” and, more recently, a series of concerts in 2014.
The result is a detailed and utterly absorbing biography of Kate Bush, written with wit, style and substance. “Under The Ivy” is the definitive and updated account of the life and music of one of the world’s most gifted, private and often misunderstood artists.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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