Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered ´´Yes´´ to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist audiobook is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Penang Malaysia, by Tina Thanabalan, offers the inside scoop on Penang. Most travel guides tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this audiobook will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. You will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This audiobook will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller travel guides. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgie Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122203/bk_acx0_122203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist: Miri, Malaysia by Margherita Essa offers the inside scoop on Miri. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. You’ll discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Fitzpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112811/bk_acx0_112811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new genre-bending novel from the author of The Man from Primrose Lane In The Man from Primrose Lane, James Renner fused time travel with serial-killer thrillers, resulting in what the Associated Press called ´´a superbly crazy and imaginative story´´. Now, in The Great Forgetting, he blends science fiction and conspiracy thrillers with a touch of pure fantasy, and the result is just as crazy and imaginative. Jack Felter, a history teacher, returns home to bucolic Franklin Mills, Ohio, to care for his father, a retired pilot who suffers from dementia and is quickly losing his memory. Jack would love to forget about Franklin Mills and about Sam, the girl he fell in love with, who ran off with his best friend, Tony. Except Tony has gone missing. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony´s last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole. Jack must team up with Cole to follow Tony´s trail - and maybe save the world. Their journey will lead them to Manhattan and secret facilities buried under the Catskills and eventually to a forgotten island in the Pacific - the final destination of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. When Jack learns the details about the program known as the Great Forgetting, he´s faced with the timeless question: Is it better to forget our greatest mistake or to remember, so it´s never repeated? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025331/bk_adbl_025331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur airport shortly after midnight, full of passengers flying to Beijing. Half an hour later, the greatest mystery in aviation history had begun. Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes the loss of MH370 so terrifying. Follow along step-by-step as Wrigley recreates the flight and its disappearance. Review the many varied theories as to how it could have happened - up to and including alien abduction. The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 also introduces a variety of related crashes and incidents, allowing listeners to draw their own conclusions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chiquito Crasto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023831/bk_acx0_023831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book reveals the mysterious world of the kris--the hilts of the traditional weapons of Indonesia and Malaysia, which have long been collector´s items. Kris are objects of great beauty--daggers carved, chiseled, or incised by artist-craftsmen with deep knowledge of the symbolism and traditions of their lands. Java, Sumatra, Bali, Madura, Sulawesi, and Malaysia--each island has its own type of hilt, with its own symbolism and magic. Their images range from geometric abstractions to human, divine, plant and animal, and demon figures. They are made from wood, fossil, ivory, gold, and whalebone and serve as a gateway between the visible and invisible worlds.
Diabetes mellitus is becoming a worldwide epidemic. Epidemiologists estimate that by 2025 diabetes will affect 300 million people, with about half of them from the Asia Oceania region alone. During this time, there will be three-fold increase of this disease in Asia, both in developed countries like China and India, and in the rapidly developing countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore. In the last two decades, Malaysia has undergone rapid growth, registering an improved quality of life, a reduced mortality rate, and an increased median age. Unfortunately, this great progress also makes Malaysia highly prone to the diabetes epidemic. The ratio of the diabetic patients who can achieve the target glycaemic control is varied from one population to another. This depends on many factors; the treatment and the patients compliance to the treatment are part of these factors.
An evocative, multi-generational tale of a family haunted by the death of a young concubine. For fans of Dinah Jefferies and Amy Tan. In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl , dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old man desperate for an heir . Trapped, and bullied by his spiteful wife, Yu Lan plans to escape with her baby son, despite knowing that they will pursue her to the ends of the earth. Four generations later, her great-grandson, Nick, will return to Malaysia, looking for the truth behind the facade of a house cursed by the unhappy past. Nothing can prepare him for what he will find. This exquisitely rich novel brings to life a vanished world - a world of abandoned ghost houses, inquisitive monkeys, smoky temples and a panoply of gods and demons . A world where a poor girl can be sold to fulfil a rich man´s dream. But though he can buy her body, he can never capture her soul , nor quench her spirit. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: ´Compelling, atmospheric and emotional´ ´Well-written, compelling ... A tale of duty, treachery, misery and superstition´ ´Wonderfully drawn characters, searing emotion, powerful intensity and nail-biting drama´.
A sequel to ´Becoming Ah Lan Toh´, this new novel continues the ongoing story of Ah Lan. She has now completely transitioned into a full blown man. He is more than merely unusual in his gender transformation. He has managed to outlive all the characters in the last book—by more than a hundred years. He is a very very old gentleman these days. Having lived for over a hundred years, he has come to accept his longevity. But lately he has noticed once again the beginnings to another set of subtle changes are about to happen. Now officially named Orlando Toh, he had married and had children. They in turn married and had their own children. Living as he is now for up to a hundred years and more, he regrets watching loved ones come and go. Now, still living in ultra modernised Chow Kit in vastly developed Malaysia, he mostly contends himself with a quiet life, living under the same roof as his surviving great great granddaughter, Mary. And she is now herself 80 years old, with her own grown and married children, and in the course of things, she has her own grandchildren. Mary will be planning his great great grandfather´s ultimate birthday. In the course of her preparations she learns some hidden histories about old Orlando. And in the end, what will happen to Orlando?
The definitive investigation into the greatest aviation mystery in history, with a startling hypothesis about who took the plane, where they took it, and how. On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. A year later, still no trace of the plane - or the 239 people onboard - has been found. But why? In The Plane That Wasn´t There, science journalist and CNN aviation analyst Jeff Wise sweeps aside the conspiracy theories and misconceptions and lays out, with clear concision, just what we know about the plane´s fate - and what we don´t. The deeper into the technical details one delves, Wise reports, the stranger the case seems. He proposes that in order to make sense of the data we have, a radical new hypothesis ought to be considered - one that he lays out in gripping detail, complete with modus operandi, flight path, possible perpetrators, and a startling destination. Jeff Wise is a science journalist specializing in aviation and psychology. A licensed pilot of gliders and light airplanes, he has also written for New York, The New York Times, Time, Businessweek, Esquire, Details, and many others. His 2011 Popular Mechanics story on the fate of Air France 447 was named one of the Top 10 Longreads of 2011. His last book was Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger. A native of Massachusetts, he lives in New York City with his wife and two sons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Wise. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023863/bk_adbl_023863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today. Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, the promise and peril of a technological and communications revolution: these forces shaped the life and work of Joseph Conrad at the dawn of the 20th century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff reveals Conrad as a prophet of globalization as we recognize it today. As an immigrant from Poland to England, and in travels from Malaysia to the Congo to the Caribbean, Conrad navigated an interconnected world, and captured it in a literary oeuvre of extraordinary depth. His life story delivers a history of globalization from the inside out and reflects powerfully on the aspirations and challenges of the modern world. Joseph Conrad was born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, to Polish parents in the Russian Empire. At 16 he left the landlocked heart of Europe to become a sailor and for the next 20 years travelled the world´s oceans before settling permanently in London as an author. He saw the surging, competitive ´new imperialism´ that planted a flag in almost every populated part of the globe. He got a close look, too, at the places ´beyond the end of telegraph cables and mail-boat lines´ and the hypocrisy of the West´s most cherished ideals. In a compelling blend of history, biography and travelogue, Maya Jasanoff follows Conrad´s routes and the stories of his four greatest works: The Secret Agent, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness and Nostromo. Genre-bending, intellectually thrilling and deeply humane, The Dawn Watch embarks on a spellbinding expedition into the dark heart of Conrad´s world - and through it to our own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Lefkow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003102/bk_hcuk_003102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.