Akbar was one of the most admired and also the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony, due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the most wise men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are the stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066366/bk_acx0_066366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Living with Questions addresses tough theological questions that students ask and adults rarely answer fully. In a style that is personal and imaginative, popular campus speaker Dale Fincher addresses The Questions: a series of seven core, life-defining questions asked by high school and college students across the country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale Fincher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000424/bk_zond_000424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Living the Questions, bestselling author Sam Keen pushes us to ask the hard questions about our real motivations - fear or virtue, compulsion or discipline, jealousy or love - and shows how the answers can help us attain our ultimate goals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Keen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009025/bk_brll_009025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is the new translation newly revised by a Committee at the Bahá´í World Centre, copyright 2014. Some Answered Questions includes a wide range of questions and answers compiled from a series of talks given by ´Abdu´l-Baha in 1904, 1905, and 1906 while at the supper table. The answers were given in reply to questions posed by visiting pilgrims, especially Laura Clifford Barney. Later these answers recorded in Persian were translated into French and English. They constitute a rich source of philosophical and spiritual wisdom with answers that often bypass conundrums or controversies which have limited debate for many centuries. Treating human subjects and human spiritual destiny as well as the nature of creation as inseparable, these answers altogether represent a vision which surpasses any given in the past and which will inform and balance the thought of much intellectual and spiritual life in the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian W. Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069712/bk_acx0_069712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2010 The Finkler Question is a scorching story of friendship and loss and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best. Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they´ve never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick. Now all three are recently widowed, in their own way, and spend sweetly painful evenings together reminiscing. Until an unexpected violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004084/bk_reco_004084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A man and woman play a strange game of Twenty Questions with a boy they´ve just met. McSweeney´s is a literary journal based in San Francisco. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/aq/a023/000015/aq_a023_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perilous Question features an eventful, violent often overlooked period of British history. On 7th June 1832, William IV reluctantly assented to pass the Great Reform Bill, under the double threat of the creation of 60 new peers in the House of Lords and of revolution throughout the country. This led to a total change in the way Britain was governed, a two-year revolution that Antonia Fraser brings dramatically to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Grady. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001637/bk_howe_001637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is a story that goes beyond space and time. Isaac Asimov takes on a journey that explores the ultimate fate of the universe, along with the question, what will become of the human race? So take a journey into the outer twilight of your mind. Turn off the light, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and enter the infinite universe of your imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Gallant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zigg/000033/bk_zigg_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The motivating host of one of the nation´s largest leadership conferences offers a collection of inspirational and applicable life lessons through conversations with various high-profile people. Albert Einstein once said, ´´To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.´´ What is true of science, I´m convinced, is true in all of life. Great questions are often the keys that unlock possibilities for human advancement. That truth has been proven again and again throughout human history, as great interviewers from Bob Costas to Barbara Walters have captivated audiences and ignited imaginations. In a world where the messages of public figures and politicians are carefully crafted by publicists and media consultants, we often receive only partial pictures and manipulated facts. The right questions uncover truths we might not otherwise know. They pull back the curtain on the wizard and give us a more accurate view of reality. (Excerpt from the Introduction) If you could sit down with the people you most admire and ask just one question, what would you ask? One Question invites you to peer over the shoulder of a master interviewer with access to today´s best and brightest as he delivers carefully crafted questions and collects answers guaranteed to surprise, challenge, and inspire. What is Coach Tony Dungy´s advice for achieving success while maintaining integrity? What advice does Malcolm Gladwell give parents about instilling a work ethic in our children? How does President Jimmy Carter suggest we continue forward and reinvent ourselves in new seasons? What does Robin McGraw have to say to women about reaching their full potential both inside and outside their homes? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008151/bk_sans_008151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the post-9/11 West, there is no shortage of strident voices telling us that Islam is a threat to the security, values, way of life, and even existence of the United States and Europe. For better or worse, ´´the Muslim question´´ has become the great question of our time. It is a question bound up with others - about freedom of speech, terror, violence, human rights, women´s dress, and sexuality. Above all, it is tied to the possibility of democracy. In this fearless, original, and surprising book, Anne Norton demolishes the notion that there is a ´´clash of civilizations´´ between the West and Islam. What is really in question, she argues, is the West´s commitment to its own ideals: to democracy and the Enlightenment trinity of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the most fundamental sense, the Muslim question is about the values not of Islamic, but of Western, civilization. Moving between the United States and Europe, Norton provides a fresh perspective on iconic controversies, from the Danish cartoon of Muhammad to the murder of Theo van Gogh. She examines the arguments of a wide range of thinkers - from John Rawls to Slavoj Žižek. And she describes vivid everyday examples of ordinary Muslims and non-Muslims who have accepted each other and built a common life together. Ultimately, Norton provides a new vision of a richer and more diverse democratic life in the West, one that makes room for Muslims rather than scapegoating them for the West´s own anxieties. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011681/bk_adbl_011681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.