Don Don is the story of two very different men who live on opposite sides of the globe: Don Holmes, a brash and bullish American millionaire with a formidable appetite for self-gratification and excess; and Ajahn Dohn, a wise and noble Thai Buddhist monk who lives a life of compassion and restraint. On the same day, during the same hour, in the same minute, both men are told that they are dying, that they have, at best, just one year left to live. The question is, what will they do now that they know? In this, his second novel, Nick Taussig provides a meditation on death from two very different and interconnected perspectives. There is the immortal, rapacious American millionaire Don Holmes, for whom death comes as an affront, and there is the noble and benevolent Thai Buddhist monk Ajahn Dohn, for whom death comes as the fate of all that lives. Once both men know that they are dying, they set out on contrasting journeys. Don Holmes descends into hedonism and excess before seeking spiritual renewal and making a dignified attempt to reconcile himself with those he´ll leave behind, whereas Ajahn Dohn journeys from the temple to the city, moving from a quiet acceptance of his imminent death to a rousing need to re-immerse himself in the material and sensual world. These comparative stories vary and diverge throughout, before finally knitting back together to give the novel a neat figure-of-eight shape. Though the two men at first seem so diametrically opposed in outlook and again at their first fractious meeting, by the end they have almost merged into one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Taussig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aqur/000009/bk_aqur_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Four Agreements, a New York Times best seller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or ´´domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us personal freedom, happiness, and love. Now don Miguel Ruiz joins his son don Jose Ruiz to offer a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: the fifth agreement. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to the book that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Coyote. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ambe/000007/bk_ambe_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don Quichotte est sans doute le roman espagnol le plus connu et le plus lu au monde. Sa publication remonte à 1605 pour la première partie et 1615 pour la seconde. Le récit se présente comme le fruit de recherches en archive et l´auteur s´invite volontiers dans la narration, ce qui en fait un roman moderne, considéré comme précurseur. Les aventures de Don Quichotte de la Manche décrivent un héros tour à tour comique, touchant, rêveur, fabuleux et courageux, qui est devenu aujourd´hui un véritable archétype littéraire. 1. French. Mathurin Voltz. http://samples.audible.de/bk/edth/000128/bk_edth_000128_sample.mp3.
Der Roman erzählt die Geschichte der gleichnamigen Hauptperson Don Quijote, eines verarmten Junkers, der durch die Lektüre unzähliger Ritterromane den Verstand verliert und beschließt, nun selbst als Ritter auszuziehen, ´´um Abenteuer zu suchen und all das zu üben, was, wie er gelesen, die fahrenden Ritter übten, das heißt jegliche Art von Unbill wiedergutzumachen und sich in Gelegenheiten und Gefahren zu begeben, durch deren Überwindung er ewigen Namen und Ruhm gewinnen würde. Don Quijote holt seinen alten Klepper aus dem Stall, gibt ihm den klangvollen Namen Rosinante, stellt sich notdürftig eine Rüstung zusammen und bricht auf. ´´Don Quijote´´ wurde vom Osloer Nobelinstitut 2002 als ´´Das beste Buch der Welt´´ prämiert... Das Hörbuch versammelt hauptsächlich Geschichten aus den ersten drei Büchern rund um diesen ´´Ritter von der traurigen Gestalt´´. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Helmut Hafner. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/002474/bk_edel_002474_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, or more simply Don Quixote, is one of the most influential works of literature from a Spanish author. It is one of the earliest canonical novels, and is regularly cited as the best work of fiction ever published. A nameless hidalgo read so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out into the world as a knight, to bring justice under the name Don Quixote. The delusional hidalgo then recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, whose unique wit proves a marvelous addition to Don Quixote´s idealistic bouts. This abridged version of a literary monument brings you in convenient format one of the funniest and most profound texts ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Waite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000543/bk_cids_000543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Don Kihot´´ - radiopostanovka po romanu ´´Hitroumnyy idal´go Don Kihot Lamanchskiy´´. Ispolnyayut Rostislav Plyatt i Aleksandr Kalyagin. 1. Russian. Alexander Kalyagin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/vlad/000587/bk_vlad_000587_sample.mp3.
Don Quixote features two of the most beloved characters in classical literature. Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, embark on comical exploits that are as charming today as they were when the book was published nearly 400 years ago. After reading chivalric romances, Don Quixote becomes infatuated with the idea of being a heroic knight and with the help of his squire sets out to do exactly that. Although Sancho’s adventures continually get him into trouble, he grows and learns from those mishaps, becoming a character that will enchant the listener long after the last words. When originally published, Don Quixote was what would today be considered experimental fiction. It would go on to influence some of the most prolific authors in history, including Sterne, Dickens, Melville, as well as a host of others. Modern scholars consider Don Quixote to be the most influential work of literature to come out of the Spanish Golden Age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philippe Duquenoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123590/bk_acx0_123590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don Giovanni has long been regarded as Mozart’s supreme theatrical achievement. The subject seems unpromising - the last day in the life of the notorious womanizer Don Juan - but the skill of the librettist allied to the genius of Mozart at the very peak of his powers has created a work which is not only highly entertaining but reflects an incredible understanding of the human condition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000796/bk_naxo_000796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don Quixote, the world´s first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a satire on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whitfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000679/bk_blak_000679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.