Note: This book was originally published under the title Buxton Peak: The Early Years. The author gave it a new title and cover to more accurately reflect the content of the book.In the beginning, it was all about the music...until that wasn’t enough.Child Prodigy and devoted musician, Ian Taylor, is torn between the teachings of his youth and the temptations of music and the stage.He forms a rock band with his three best friends, helping them rocket to stardom and all the spoils that come with it.But Ian’s heart is called to serve as a missionary. When he disappears for two years, Buxton Peak falls apart. Returning to center stages brings its own challenges, and life as a rock star is not as easy as it once was. The guys have grown up, and the original dynamic of the band is lost in the distractions of substance abuse and women.Can they pull their lives, and their music, back together? Can Ian learn forgiveness as he fights to become the man God wants him to be?See where it all began.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/194108/bk_acx0_194108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin When Mia Strong, proud geek girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she'll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact. It's a desperate step, but it's the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother's mounting hospital bills. Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at 17. Now in his mid-20s, he's sexy, driven, and - as CEO of his own gaming company - used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what's happening, he's found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she's made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside. She can't tell if he's playing her...or if he's playing for keeps. This New Adult contemporary romance is intended for listeners over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034748/bk_acx0_034748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become a Blogging Prodigy with This Guide on Having a Highly Profitable BlogDo you remember the history lesson on the gold rush? Someone discovered a vein of this precious metal at a certain location, and soon, a river of people charged forward, hoping to make a fortune. Only a few did.Blogging is the modern-day gold rush. Everyone wants to make a profit. However, just as digging for gold became harder once there were thousands of competitors, having a profitable blog that stands out among millions is extremely challenging.Successful bloggers know that to succeed, you have to be familiar with various background operations, along with using the right tools and techniques. This ultimate guide on blogging will take you through the process of creating and maintaining a successful blog, with a step-by-step manual, and constructive and efficient methodology.Here’s what you’ll learn:How to determine a profitable niche for your blogEverything about creating attractive content - from logo and website designs to marketing hooksThe secret behind Wordpress - why the most successful bloggers use itMethods for expanding and promoting your blogHow to stand out among millions of bloggersHow to attract sponsors, and use social media to your advantageNumerous tips and tricks only professional bloggers knowAnd so much more!Join the winner’s club, make a considerable profit, and be your own boss!Scroll up, click, and Get Your Copy Now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.M. DeBord. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182166/bk_acx0_182166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is a trial full of obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Do you have the courage to face your own trial? Jace Garrison was a musical prodigy at Juilliard ready to take the world by storm. Everything he could ever want out of life was unfolding right before his eyes, until everything came crashing down at once. With his muse gone, along with everything he loved, will Jace find the courage to move on? Former Navy SEAL Gerard Ramhart had always played by his family's rules and traditions. Until he fell in love with Riley Garrison. Unfortunately, before Gerard had the courage to propose to the man he loved, Riley's life was taken away. Gerard was left devastated, with only his memories of Riley and the pain of losing him to keep him going. One year after Riley's death, Gerard finally makes it to Riley's hometown in Abingdon, Virginia, and meets his son, Jace, for the very first time. Two men grieving over the loss they shared, and during their time of heartache, something blossoms. Can Gerard help Jace find the will to live the life he's meant to have? And can Jace find his muse and accept his feelings for Gerard, despite the fact that Gerard once belonged to his father? Trigger warning: This book contains content of physical and mental abuse, grieving, and bottled emotions. This is book 1 in the series but can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darcy Stark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152219/bk_acx0_152219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society - and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons - from Slate correspondent Justin Peters. Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of 15, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz's life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz's life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other "data moralists" past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to eBook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain; examines archivists' ongoing quest to build the "library of the future"; and charts the rise of open access, copyleft, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist IP policies. Peters also breaks down the government's case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is an important investigation of the fate of the digital commons in an increasingly corporatized Internet and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily li 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Brill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007318/bk_sans_007318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Hageman was born and raised in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. He was the son of Maurits Hageman of Zutphen and Hester Westerhoven of Amsterdam. A child prodigy, he was a concert pianist by the age of six. He studied in Amsterdam and gave lessons as a piano teacher. As a young man he was an accompanist for singers and with the Amsterdam Royal Opera Company, of which he became the conductor in 1899. For a short time he was accompanist to Mathilde Marchesi in Paris.He travelled to the United States in 1906 to accompany Yvette Guilbert on a national tour. He stayed and eventually became an American citizen.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! He was born Okita S?jir? Fujiwara no Harumasa in 1842 or 1844 from a samurai family in the Shirakawa Domain's Edo mansion. His great-grandfather was Okita Kan'emon (? - 1819) and his grandfather was Okita Sanshiro (? - 1833.) His father, Okita Katsujiro, died in 1845, he had two older sisters, Okita Mitsu (1833-1907) and Okita Kin (1836-1908.) In 1846, in order to marry the adopted son of the Okita family, Okita Rintar? (1826-1883), his oldest sister Okita Mitsu became an adopted daughter of Kondo Shusuke in name. Kondo Shusuke was the third master of the Tennen Rishin Ryu and Okita started training at the Shieikan with him around the age of nine. By that time, Kondo Shusuke had already adopted Shimazaki Katsuta (the later Kondo Isami), but Hijikata Toshizo had not yet enrolled at the Tennen Rishin-ryu school. Okita proved to be a prodigy, he mastered all the techniques and attained the Menkyo Kaiden scroll (license of total transmission) in the ryu at the age of eighteen or so.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Uma Bose (Hasi) was a musical prodigy. She was the daughter of Dharani Bose and Prabha Bose (nee Mitra). She was a disciple of Dilipkumar Roy, with whom she composed several songs. Her popularity coincided with the increase in the popularity of Bengali songs in the 1920s and 1930s. With the growth of people interested in listening to musical records, the gramophone companies in Bengal competed with each other to produce increasing number of records by new composers, lyricists and singers. Bose belongs to that generation of Bengali singers who gainfully capitalised on the outburst in popular interest in Bengali songs which also coincided with the ongoing national movement. Such was her popularity, that Mahatma Gandhi described her as 'The Nightingale of Bengal' in 1937.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saluru Rajeswara Rao (1922 25 October 1999) was a Music composer for South Indian films. He was born in Sivaramapuram village near Salur in Vizianagaram district (erstwhile Srikakulam district), Andhra Pradesh, India. His father, Sanyasi Raju, was a famous mridangam player for the concerts of Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu and was also a lyricist. His tryst with cinema came unexpectedly in the form of a talent-scouting Huchins Recording Company to his native place Vizianagaram in 1934. A child prodigy, he could identify the Carnatic music ragams at the tender age of four and by the time he was seven, he started giving stage performances. Huchins spotted "master" Rajeswara Rao and took him to Bangalore along with his father. They recorded "Bhagawat Gita" in Rajeswara Rao''s voice. P.V.Das and Gudavalli Ramabramham, Film Producers, visited Bangalore, and impressed by his singing ability, brought him to Madras. They cast him as Lord Krishna in their "Sri Krishna Leelalu" in 1934.