The Batsford Book of Chess:From Beginner to Winner Sean Marsh
The Imperfect Chess Playbook Volume 1: Sean Nelson
Every afternoon Sean Benning picks up his son, Toby, on the marble steps that lead into the prestigious Bradley School. Everything at Bradley is accelerated - 3rd graders read at the 6th grade level, they have labs and facilities to rival most universities, and the chess champions are the bullies. A single dad and struggling artist, Sean sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the power-soccer-mom cliques and ladies-who-lunch that congregate on the steps every afternoon. But at least Toby is thriving and getting the best education money can buy. Or is he? When Sean starts getting pressure from the school to put Toby on medication for ADD, something smells fishy, and it isn´t the caviar that was served at last week´s PTA meeting. Toby´s ´´issues´´ in school seem, to Sean, to be nothing more than normal behavior for an eight-year-old boy. But maybe Sean just isn´t seeing things clearly, which has been harder and harder to do since Toby´s new teacher, Jess, started at Bradley. And the school has Toby´s best interests at heart, right? But what happens when the pressure to not just keep up, but to exceed, takes hold? When things take a tragic turn, Sean realizes that the price of this accelerated life is higher than he could have ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mauro Hantman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001106de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than a hundred million years, the Dark Continent has kept a savage secret. While on the trail of a stolen tactical nuclear weapon, Jack Sigler, callsign: King, and his black ops Chess Team, answer a cry for help. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is on the verge of exploding into another bloody civil war that will engulf all of Africa and put millions at risk, a crisis too politically volatile for any outside nation to touch. As the team, unfettered by political constraints, deploys across the globe, the threats spin out of control. A search for the Congo´s missing president becomes a quest to solve a century old mystery, and uncover a secret that powerful men will kill to protect. A mission to rescue a team of scientists from violent revolutionaries devolves into a desperate run through the jungle, pursued by both modern man and ancient beast. And the effort to stop a revolution becomes a brutal contest, pitting King against the most cunning and sadistic foe he has ever faced-a deadly mercenary known as the Red Queen. King has traveled around the globe and across time to protect the people he loves. Now, he must face a harsh truth: he cannot save everyone. Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis, the best-selling team of The Brainstorm Trilogy and Prime return with an action-packed tale rivaling the best of Matthew Reilly and James Rollins. Savage is a fresh re-launch for Jack Sigler and the Chess Team, so if you´ve never tried a Jack Sigler thriller, this is the perfect point to jump in and enjoy the chaos. And if you´re a long time fan, welcome back, and prepare yourself... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024238de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lotus Lowenstein´s life is merde. She dreams of moving to Paris and becoming an existentialist. Yet here she is trapped in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with a New-Agey mom, an out-of-work dad, and a chess champion brother who dreams of being a rock star. Merci Dieu for Lotuss best friend, Joni, who loves French culture enough to cofound their high schools first French Club with Lotus. At the first meeting, the cutest boy in the world walks in. His name is Sean, and he too loves French culture and worships Jean-Paul Sartre.At first, Lotus thinks Sean is the best thing to happen to her in years. Hes smart, cultured, and adorable. Unfortunately, though, Joni feels the same way. And having an existentialist view of love, Sean sees nothing wrong with enjoying both girls affections. Things come to a head when all three depart for Montreal with their teacher, Ms. G, on the French Clubs first official field trip. Will Sean choose Joni over Lotus? And will Lotus and Jonis friendship ever recover? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001781de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.