Henry is a man ready to spend Spring Break with his best friends and their kids in Aspen, Colorado when he gets left with the five-year-old on the plane while the others do some last minute shopping. Delayed by the weather, his friends insist Henry and the boy go on and they will catch up later. A snowstorm is brewing as the plane takes off with 44 passengers and crew headed for the ski resort. When the plane crashes at the top of a 10,000 foot mountain, Henry realizes it is a miracle that almost everyone is alive and unhurt. Deciding to stay on the plane for shelter, most of the passengers are content to await rescue. Then Henry notices a wall of snow above them and that the wreckage is directly in the avalanche path, which would throw the plane off another nearby cliff. He decides that him and the boy are taking their chances elsewhere. Having been on the mountain before, Henry knows there is a cave somewhere on the other side of the peak. He tells the others his plan and asks them to join him. Some do, some don't. What happens next is an exciting story of survival and adventure and shows what makes a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110059/bk_acx0_110059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mystifying climatic incongruity begins the award-winning novel Lenin's Kisses - an absurdist, tragicomic masterpiece set in modern-day China. Nestled deep within the Balou mountains, spared from the government's watchful eye, the harmonious people of Liven had enough food and leisure to be fully content. But when their crops and livelihood are obliterated by a seven-day snowstorm in the middle of a sweltering summer, a county official arrives with a lucrative scheme both to raise money for the district and to boost his career. The majority of the 197 villagers are disabled, and he convinces them to start a traveling performance troupe highlighting such acts as One-Eye's one-eyed needle threading. With the profits from this extraordinary show, he intends to buy Lenin's embalmed corpse from Russia and install it in a grand mausoleum to attract tourism: the ultimate marriage of capitalism and communism. However, the success of the Shuanghuai County Special-Skills Performance Troupe comes at a serious price. Yan Lianke, one of China's most distinguished writers - whose works often push the envelope of his country's censorship system - delivers a humorous, daring, and riveting portrait of the trappings and consequences of greed and corruption at the heart of humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021838/bk_adbl_021838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Snowed in while a storm dumps three feet of snow on her house in Maine, Alyssa Silva doesn't really mind that the road isn't plowed yet. It means that she has to stay home from work, and with the internet out she can't even work from home. She needed a break from her busy routine. She wanted some down time to relax, but truly what she wanted more than anything else was a hot guy in her life, who was crazy about her and wanted nothing more than to pleasure her and be with her. Too much to hope for, she knew. When Shane Stone, who fills the job description to a tee, shows up on her doorstep, wet and freezing, after his car goes off the road, first he needs to get out of those wet clothes. And after the power goes out, he finds a way to get her out of her clothes, too, and gives her just what she wants and much more, more than she ever dreamed. Alyssa discovers that sometimes you not only get what you need, you get what you want, too. PLEASE NOTE: Snowstorm Passion is version of the author's popular erotic Christmas romance, Snowbound in Maine. In this version the holiday magic is replaced by a more down to earth case of love at first sight. The characters are different and there are many other changes but ultimately, like the Christmas story, it is about one man and one woman who find ecstasy with each other. This story has sexually explicit content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lila Fallon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005810/bk_acx0_005810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
anner Scott, a RIM confederacy naval officer, has fought many battles against both humans and aliens. Years ago he proved victorious against a band of aliens. His ongoing fight with his own alcoholism, however, remains a stalemate. And suddenly pirates have appeared on the RIM. They have kidnapped the passengers of many craft sand sold them into slavery, and Scott is ordered to find them and rescue them. But the pirates aren't acting alone. They are sponsored by a powerful royal with ambitious plans, and she isn't about to let some navy captain stand in the way of her mining empire. Scott must rescue the slaves while simultaneously navigating the treacherous space of interstellar politics. If he fails, a royal will gain more power, the entire confederacy may unravel, and Scott's alcohol addiction will be the least of his worries.... UNKNOWN N N ©2015 Jim Rudnick;(P)2015 Jim Rudnick http://www.audible.de/pd/B0159CT0A4?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B0159CT0A4?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Fresh Air, Sekou Sundiata and Katea Stitt 3.95 AVAILABLE Fresh Air, Sekou Sundiata and Katea Stitt Fresh Air, Sekou Sundiata and Katea Stitt Terry Gross Performance poet Sekou Sundiata and his manager Katea Stitt on this edition of Fresh Air. Sekou Sundiata's one of New York's notable spoken word artists.... Terry Gross WHYY-FM 2015-09-14 18:34:56 46 B015DF3T5E English - Radio & TV English 1.00 3.46 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/rt/whyy/021120de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021120/rt_whyy_021120_sample.mp3 Performance poet Sekou Sundiata and his manager Katea Stitt on this edition of Fresh Air. Sekou Sundiata's one of New York's notable spoken word artists. He blends lyrics of urban dwelling with music. Born in Harlem, Sundiata is a professor of English Literature at The New School for Social Research. He's released CDs of spoken word including, The Blue Oneness of Dreams and Urban Music. This week he premieres his new one-man show blessing the boats." It's about the year his kidney failed, he went into dialysis, and then had a kidney transplant. That year ended with him crashing his car in a snowstorm on the way to his "comeback" concert and breaking his neck. He is fully recovered now. Katea Stitt is the manager and friend of Sekou Sundiata and she discusses her decision to donate her kidney to him. (Broadcast Date: November 20, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043044/bk_acx0_043044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The term snowburst was coined in the 1960s by Prof. Robert Sykes who taught meteorology at SUNY Oswego, in northern New York. He used the term to describe a snowstorm that occurred December 7-11, 1958 in Oswego, New York. This particular storm dropped almost 6 feet of snow on the city including 40 inches in 24 hours. It was commonly referred to as "The Blizzard of '58" which was an inaccurate title, as the storm was not accompanied by high wind and the snow fell straight down. Another Blizzard of '58 occurred earlier that year in February across Oswego and Onondaga counties. This storm was an actual blizzard due to the high winds, blowing snow and cold. 26.1" of snow was measured at Syracuse N.Y. and drifts reached 20 feet in Oswego County.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! St. Martin's Day (or Martinstag or Martinmas) is November 11, the feast day of Martin of Tours, who started out as a Roman soldier. He was baptized as an adult and became a monk. It is understood that he was a kind man who led a quiet and simple life. The most famous legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of the cold. That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak Martin had given away. Martin heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised, he has clothed me."
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale was created to measure snowstorms in the U.S. Northeast in much the same way the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale records hurricane intensity. NESIS, as it has been dubbed by creators Paul Kocin of The Weather Channel and Louis Uccellini of the National Weather Service, classifies storms in one of five ways that range from Notable (the weakest designation) to Significant, Major, Crippling, and Extreme. They created this measuring system due to the effects these storms have on the economy and transportation throughout the United States. The variables measured on the scale include area, amount of snowfall, and the number of people living in the path of the storm. These numbers are calculated into a raw data number ranging from "1" for an insignificant fall to over "10" for a massive snowstorm. Based on these raw numbers, the storm is placed into its decided category.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Blizzard of 2003, also known as the Presidents' Day Storm II, was a historical and record-breaking snowstorm on the East Coast of the United States and Canada, which lasted from February 14 to February 19, 2003. It spread widespread heavy snow across the major cities of the Northeastern US, making it the defining snowstorm of the very snowy winter of 2002-2003. All cities from Washington DC to Boston were covered in 15 to 30 inches (38-76 cm) of snow, and those cities were brought to a standstill due to problems caused by temperatures and the snow.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! CBS Sports President Neal Pilson and motorsports editor Ken Squier believed that America would watch an entire stock car race live on television. On February 15, 1979, CBS presented the first flag-to-flag coverage of the Daytona 500. Richard Petty won NASCAR's crown-jewel race for the sixth time, but the big story was the post-race fight on the track's infield between Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison, who crashed together on the final lap while leading. The race drew incredible ratings, in part due to the compelling action both on and off the track, and in part because a major snowstorm on the East Coast kept millions of viewers indoors. As time passed, more Winston Cup races ended up on TV. ESPN broadcast its first race in 1981, from North Carolina Motor Speedway (its first live race was later in the year at Atlanta International Raceway), and TNN followed in 1991. All Cup races were nationally televised by 1985, networks struck individual deals with track owners, and multiple channels carried racing action.