Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (2009), by Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius, combines the ancient wisdom of the Buddha with the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience. Establishing links between contemplative traditions and scientific research, Buddha’s Brain provides practical advice for readers desiring to strengthen their neural states, reduce stress, and increase well being. Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrienne Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116896/bk_acx0_116896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by his wife of 20 years, The Magnificent Elmer is the first book about Elmer Bernstein, a seminal figure of movie music. Elmer wrote music for more than two hundred films, including the scores for Hawaii, The Carpetbaggers, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven,The Man with the Golden Arm, The Sweet Smell of Success, The Ten Commandments, The World of Henry Orient, To Kill a Mockingbird, True Grit, and Walk on the Wild Side, just to name a few. He was nominated for fourteen Oscars and won for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie. He also won two Golden Globes and was nominated for two Grammys. In this book, Elmer´s former wife Pearl tells in vivid anecdotes of their move from a fifth-floor Manhattan walk-up to the red carpets of Hollywood - not an entirely timely move, as Joe McCarthy was at the peak of his powers and the studios were in their death throes. Pearl participated in the ups and downs of McCarthy, Will Hays, and Otto Preminger. She presents an array of Hollywood´s leading men, warts and all, from Sinatra to Odets, from DeMille to Elmer´s eponymous rival, Leonard Bernstein. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorna Raver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007162/bk_blak_007162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every child in Ms. Mallory´s class held their breath in anticipation as they waited to get their tests back. The test was by far the hardest test any of the children in her class had taken in their entire lives. Understandably, most of the children did not comprehend the material, and, as a result, failed or did poorly on the test...except for one child named Elmer Dyson. When the teacher was grading his test, she was completely astounded.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva R. Marienchild. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098253/bk_acx0_098253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elmer is thrilled to be named to head the annual Fourth of July Parade committee by the mayor of South Branch! This doesn’t seem like a difficult position, until Elmer realizes that he will be in charge of selecting the young lady who will grace the Betsy Ross float, the centerpiece of the parade. The competition is fierce, and the young candidates and their overambitious mothers will stop at nothing to influence Elmer’s selection! Tilly believes Elmer is a little too fond of the unladylike attention these women sometimes lavish on him. Elmer feels it’s all in good fun. Fireworks ensue! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155812/bk_acx0_155812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every summer, Tilly and Elmer attend the county fair, and their favorite fair activity is enjoying a ride on the Ferris Wheel, where they reprise the immodest impropriety they couldn’t resist engaging in on this conveyance when they were young lovers.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160245/bk_acx0_160245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tilly and Elmer have been married nearly 50 years, and by now their holiday celebrations typically conform to long-standing traditions. This is especially true for major holidays such as June 14, ´´National Bourbon Day”! They have learned by trial and error that the festivities should begin with the ´´Celebration”, and that they should save the consuming of whisky until afterward. The rainy weather threatens at first to dampen their preferred plans, but after 50 years together, they’ve learned to adapt their affection to the situation. ´´Bottoms up!” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154092/bk_acx0_154092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A modern classic, Elmer the Colourful Patchwork Elephant has been a nursery favourite since his creation in 1989 and has sold over four million copies around the world. Elmer is not your normal grey elephant - his colourful exuberance cannot be contained for long! With his trademark cheeky humour, Elmer shows us that it´s okay to be different. This audiobook collection features eight of the best-selling Elmer books, including: ´Elmer´, ´Elmer’s Christmas´, ´Elmer and the Monster´, ´Elmer and the Flood´, ´Elmer and the Lost Teddy´, ´Elmer and the Rainbow´, ´Elmer and Aunt Zelda´ and ´Elmer and Rose´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002668/bk_boli_002668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.