Searching Speech Databases:Features, Techniques and Evaluation Measures SpringerBriefs in Speech Technology. 1st ed. 2019 Leena Mary, Deekshitha G
Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman’s quest for a place to call ´´home´´ and an investigation into a people’s search for the promised land, this landmark work is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement. At 23, Raboteau traveled to Israel to visit her childhood best friend. While her friend appeared to have found a place to belong, Raboteau couldn’t say the same for herself. As a biracial woman from a country still divided along racial lines, she’d never felt at home in America. But as a reggae fan and the daughter of a historian of African-American religion, Raboteau knew of Zion as a place black people yearned to be. She’d heard about it on Bob Marley’s Exodus and in the speeches of Martin Luther King. She understood it as a metaphor for freedom, a spiritual realm rather than a geographical one. In Israel, the Jewish Zion, she was surprised to discover black Jews. Inspired by their exodus, Raboteau sought out other black communities that had left home in search of a promised land. Her question for them is the same she asks herself: Have you found the home you’re looking for? On her 10-year journey back in time and across the globe, through the Bush years and into the age of Obama, Raboteau wanders through Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the Southern United States to explore the complex and contradictory perspectives of ´´black Zionists´´. She talks to Rastafarians and African Hebrew Israelites, Evangelicals and Ethiopian Jews, and Hurricane Katrina transplants from her own family - people who have risked everything in search of territory that is hard to define and harder to inhabit. In Searching for Zion, Raboteau overturns our ideas of place and patriotism, displacement and dispossession, citizenship and country in a disarmingly honest and refreshingly brave take on the pull of the story of e... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quincy Tyler Bernstine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004689/bk_brll_004689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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In this program, Denis Waitley narrates one of the most popular self-help speeches in the world - delivered over 6,000 times by Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister, nearly 150 years ago. At the heart of Acres of Diamonds is a parable Conwell heard while traveling through the Middle East in 1870. It is a story about a Persian farmer named Ali Hafed, who wasted his life searching, in vain, for diamonds that would make him rich, never knowing that the farmland he had abandoned would produce some of the most valuable diamonds ever found - gems that would adorn the crowns of Europe´s kings and queens. A recognized pioneer in the personal-development movement, Denis Waitley is one of the most respected and listened-to voices on high-performance achievement. The author of 18 nonfiction books, his audio album The Psychology of Winning is the all-time best-selling program on self-mastery. Acres of Diamonds, Russell Conwell´s famous motivational speech, is narrated by Denis Waitley, who offers his own observations at the conclusion of the program as to why we need to search for our own ´´acres of diamonds´´ in our own backyards - the backyards of our minds, where our core values and beliefs are stored. What you will learn: Core values are like diamonds, as necessary as the air we breathe Most people look for success in all the wrong places and faces Love is letting go of fear The four legs of self-esteem Building self-trust through self-efficacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Waitley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001629/bk_gdan_001629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new book of essays from Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom. Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. Now, a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh demonstrations of his vivid, moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a master noticer, social critic, and self-investigator. In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, the writer returns with renewed vigour to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recounting his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, examining his mixed feelings about the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace, or offering a moving and witty take on the ways that technology has changed how people express their love; these pieces deliver on Franzen’s implicit promise to conceal nothing from the reader. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. Farther Away is remarkable, provocative, and necessary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001038/bk_hcuk_001038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best seller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. ´´A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) ´´A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll.” (Booklist) ´´Many readers will identify with Blade’s struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider.” (Publishers Weekly) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001735/bk_zond_001735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Petaybee was growing up. Day by day the sentient planet was learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to respond to those stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires...even to use human speech. But few outsiders truly cared for the feelings and intelligence of what they perceived to be a giant hunk of rock or a mere oddity to be gawked at. Some came to worship the newly awakened soul. Some came by invitation, but without comprehension, to harvest the almost magically curative native plants. Big game hunters came chasing rumors of fantastical creatures that simply gave themselves up for the killing. And tourists came in droves, many of them searching for long-lost relatives who had relocated to Petaybee during its colonization phase. The Petaybeans had their hands full trying to protect their beloved planet from the sudden influx of visitors. Then some of Petaybee´s staunchest champions - Yanaba Maddock, Marmion de Revers Algemeine, Bunny Rourke, and Diego Metaxos - were kidnapped. The perpetrators wanted Petaybee for its incredible mineral wealth and were determined to force the Petaybeans to make a trade: the planet for the people. They simply didn´t understand that such a bargain was impossible. For the only one who could speak for Petaybee was Petaybee itself - and no one knew what a living planet could do once it found its voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marina Sirtis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000786/bk_pnix_000786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the fortieth anniversary of revolution and rebellion in Chile, a searching history of the rise and fall of the world’s first and only democratically elected Marxist president. On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile was deposed in a violent coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The coup had been in the works for months, even years. Shortly after giving a farewell speech to his people, Allende died of gunshot wounds - whether inflicted by his own hand or an assassin’s remains uncertain. Pinochet ruled Chile for a quarter century, but the short rise and bloody fall of Allende is still the subject of fierce historical debate. In a world in the throes of the Cold War, the seeming backwater of Chile became the host of a very hot conflict - with Henry Kissinger and the Western establishment aligned with Pinochet’s insurgents against a socialist coalition of students, workers, Pablo Neruda, and folk singers, led by the brilliant ideologue Allende. Revolution and counterrevolution played out in graphic detail, moving the small South American nation to the center of the world stage in the dramatic autumn of 1973. Now the rising young scholar Oscar Guardiola-Rivera gives us a tour de force account of a historical crossroads, tracing the destiny of democracy, and the paths of power, money, and violence that still shadow Latin America and its relations with the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Pardo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016999/bk_adbl_016999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This box set includes the first three books in The Virginia Mysteries series! Magic Tree House meets The Hardy Boys Summer of the Woods When young brothers Derek and Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring. As the boys explore their creaky and deep surrounding woods, they uncover the mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum 60 years earlier. Join the boys as they spend their summer running from danger and searching the woods, secret caves, rushing waters, and hidden passageways for treasure and the rare 1877 Indian Head cent coin! Mystery on Church Hill Brothers Sam and Derek have a knack for uncovering mystery and adventure. When they visit Richmond´s St. John´s Church for a reenactment of Patrick Henry´s famous liberty speech, they stumble upon a hidden piece of history. As the boys and their friends dig deeper, they find clues from America´s founding fathers and a secret plot to steal a treasure from our nation´s past. Join in the mystery as the search races from the cemeteries of Richmond to the streets of Colonial Williamsburg. Ghosts of Belle Isle Legend says that the haunting lights over the rapids on the James River at night are the ghosts of long-dead soldiers still fighting the Civil War. Just past the water lies historic Belle Isle, the former Union soldier prisoner-of-war camp, now a city park filled with crumbling ruins and dark wooded trails. When brothers Sam and Derek explore the island and local monuments to Richmond´s past on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with their friend Caitlin, some ghosts may be more alive than they expected! Join the adventure as the kids face their fears and a confederate biker gang led by the notorious Mad Dog DeWitt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom McElroy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095001/bk_acx0_095001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.