Dedicated to wine lovers with a sense of adventure, this tour takes us from the heart of the Chianti to the hilltop towers of San Gimignano.Come behind the scenes and experience what makes a good Chianti with a hands-on tour and tasting sessions at some of the region’s top wineries. Departing from the centre of Florence, it’s not long before we’re skimming through the rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards of the Tuscan countryside. Our first stop takes us to a designer cellar created by one of the great masters of modern architecture, a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. We descend via a magnificent spiral staircase that leads deep into the hillside 20m below, where a tasting table awaits with two IGP white wines, a Chianti Classico and a Chianti Classico Reserve to sample in the most evocative of settings.Next stop is a cellar belonging to the prestigious Grandi Cru d’Italia Committee and an exclusive tour that reveals the secrets of the Super Tuscans.
It used to be easy to get lost in a good book, but now lots of people say reading is boring. Scientists say all that skimming and surfing on electronic screens is actually rewiring our brains. So we examine the new science of reading, and meet celebrated New Yorker book critic James Wood. Also, Jordanian scientist Rana Dajani tells the remarkable story of how she started a reading program for kids at her local mosque, which has spread to hundreds of libraries across the Middle East. And Princeton historian Tony Grafton uncovers the history of reading by looking in the margins of books. In our last segment, Jonathan Gottschall's dangerous idea is to remove padded gloves from combat sports to reduce the brain damage of fighters. And renowned MMA fighter Ronda Rousey describes her long, hard road to the top. [Broadcast Date: Juy 29, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/150729/rt_tbon_150729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All the advice you need is right here! Look no further! You can read long books about speed reading; you can spend all your money on expensive video courses or programs, hire a mentor, or do all of those things. Or - and this will be worth it - you can listen to the 50 best tips on how to read faster and apply them. Trust me, this is all you need. The 50 tips include: How to use your finger to improve your reading speed Techniques such as skimming, circling, and scanning The truth about re-reading, grouping, and peripheral vision Little hints and hacks that will speed up the process tremendously How to prioritize, set timers, goals, and understand information faster Training your eye movements, and the habit of going through text more rapidly And many other tips Are you curious about the rest of the information the 50 tips mention in this book? Then get this book now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Ferrand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078904/bk_acx0_078904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
T had one mission in life: keep her friend Tracey from getting into too much trouble. Fine job she did, though. First they start running drugs for a local dealer, and then they start skimming off the top, thinking he won’t notice. But Junior does notice, and now, they’re on the run and hiding out in a very dark place. This familiar three-story structure has seen more death than life, and now, the Lonely Man lurks there, looking for someone to keep him company across the long, dark nights. Problems and Bigger Ones, the latest Angel Hill short, is a brutal, unforgiving story about love, devotion, and loss when two best friends find themselves in an inescapable situation and every turn leads to one more dead end. Trapped in this house, trapped in this town, trapped in their very lives, T and Tracy were just looking for a way out. But with Junior and the Lonely Man both on their trail, escape is looking less and less likely. If Nine Inch Nails provides the soundtrack to your life or you just like that sense of hopeless doom in everything, Problems and Bigger Ones is for you. Click to buy now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Fossa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145285/bk_acx0_145285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shocking statistics: The average american reads one book or less a year and 50 percent of those are romance novels and picture books of cats... “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” (Sue Monk Kidd, author).In this collection, you’ll find stories conveyed through poetry and song. Some of them will no doubt be familiar to you - like Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner and Julia Ward Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic (although many people are only familiar with the first verse). Other poems will be entirely new to you. My hope is that you’ll embrace both the familiar and the unfamiliar as pieces of the American story that deserve to be remembered.In a digital age largely driven by images and sound bytes, we’ve become accustomed to skimming or speed-reading, focusing long enough on the bullet points and bolded text to get the gist of what’s being said. Many people are finding less time to read slowly and carefully, less motivation to digest every word of a text. And yet, this is precisely how poetry is meant to be read.My hope is that you’ll approach this audiobook with the intention to listen slowly and carefully. I believe these works are among those Francis Bacon was referring to when he said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested...to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Hield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/172612/bk_acx0_172612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intriguing, middle-grade audiobook that takes young listeners, ages 9-12, on a physical and emotional journey to Venice, Italy. This enchanting story revolves around the relationship between Samuelle, a young boy, and his grandfather Leo. Leo has learned that he suffers from a terminal illness, and in his wistful skimming of artifacts from the past, he uncovers treasured mementos of his earliest years, growing up in the romantic city of Venice. Sharing them with Samuelle, he infects the boy with an infatuation for the city, one they will both share when Leo decides to accept an invitation to participate in the annual Regatta, a rowing festival that his own great-grandfather had competed in with great success. The two embark on their journey without Samuelle knowing about Leo's illness, but Leo makes a promise to himself that it is in Venice, after he has passed on his knowledge and fondness for the city to his grandson, that he will reveal the truth about his fate. Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever. This beautiful, middle-grade chapter book will show young listeners, ages 9-12, the strong impact and importance of family, love, and the community in our lives. Listen to this preteen book with your kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, and you will be instantly transported to the romantic city of Venice, Italy! The vivid descriptions of Venice enliven the story. From the food and the architecture to the art and the magical canals, you are right there in Venice, without the long flight and the icky airplane food! All adventurers wanted: preteen listeners are taken on an emotional journey that is educational, sad, sweet, and heartwarming, and opens their eyes to geography and cultures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin E Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092316/bk_acx0_092316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Kh-31 (Russian: -31, AS-17 'Krypton') is a Russian air-to-surface missile carried by aircraft such as the MiG-29 Fulcrum or Su-27 Flanker. It is a sea skimming cruise missile with a range of 110 kilometres (60 nmi, 70 mi) or more and capable of Mach 3.5, the first supersonic anti-ship missile that could be launched by tactical aircraft. There are several variants, it is best known as an anti-radiation missile (ARM) but there are also anti-shipping and target drone versions. There has been talk of adapting it to make an "AWACS killer", a long-range air-to-air missile.
The Sunday Times Top Ten BestsellerThe New York Times Top Ten BestsellerThe UK's best selling hardback debut novel of 2016Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Evening Standard, Observer and The TimesCalifornia. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life....'This book will break your heart and blow your mind.' Lena DunhamEvie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat.Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls.And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways.Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK 'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.