The Words and Music of Sting Book

The Words and Music of Sting

  • Author : Christopher Gable
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780275993603

The Words and Music of Sting Excerpt :

Gable provides an analysis of the songs, recordings, and influence of one of the most important singer-songwriters in Western popular music over the past twenty years.

Sting Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings


  • Author : Sandra Brown
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455581238

Sting Excerpt :

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart-pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception . . . where nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie. When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive. Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie's only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn't entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother's scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last. With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.

The Sting of the Wild Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Sting of the Wild

  • Author : Justin O. Schmidt
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421425641

The Sting of the Wild Excerpt :

With colorful descriptions of each venom’s sensation and a story that leaves you tingling with awe, The Sting of the Wild’s one-of-a-kind style will fire your imagination.

Bullet Ants Sting  Book

Bullet Ants Sting

  • Author : Melissa Raé Shofner
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538212578

Bullet Ants Sting Excerpt :

Ouch! Bullet ants cause a sting that actually hurts like a gunshot. If that is not scary enough, these feisty ants can live in a colony of 3,000. Full-color photographs show off in vivid detail how these insects live, with maps and other amazing graphics to wow every one of your readers. Readers get to explore the science of why the sting hurts so much and why it lasts for hours.

The King of Sting Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The King of Sting

  • Author : Craig Glazer
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008-07-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781602392496

The King of Sting Excerpt :

Traces how the author orchestrated a series of vigilante sting missions in several states during which he foiled drug dealers and other criminals by pretending to be a law-enforcement official, a dangerous two-year operation during which he made a considerable fortune and was enlisted by the attorney general's office. 30,000 first printing.

Sting  a Loot Novel Book

Sting a Loot Novel

  • Author : Jude Watson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0545863473

Sting a Loot Novel Excerpt :

Never do a favor for a friend. Twelve-year-old March McQuin forgot rule number one for cat burglars, which is how he and his twin sister, Jules, found themselves dangling upside down twenty feet above a stone floor at three in the morning. Their target was a set of stunning diamonds and it should have been an easy job, in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules were lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone. Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it's cursed. The theft put the twins and their friends in the crosshairs of Interpol, the FBI, and a vicious adult gang of international criminals. And worst of all, the only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by somehow managing to steal the other two sapphires in the set. Break out the black gloves. Lay out the masks. There's a full moon coming, and jewels to steal...

All Stings Considered Book

All Stings Considered

  • Author : Craig Thomas
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1997-06-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0824819004

All Stings Considered Excerpt :

Does urinating on Portuguese man-of-war stings do any good? Will coral grow inside coral cuts? Why do so many marine cuts in Hawaii become infected? All Stings Considered answers these and many other questions about the injuries that can occur while working or playing in Hawaii's ocean waters. Covering far more than stings, this book's topics range from barracuda bites to sunburn; from ciguatera fish poisoning to swimmer's ear. This generously illustrated volume is the only medical guide that specifically addresses Hawaii's unique marine species. This book is for anyone who goes near or into the water ... or cares for those who do. It describes injury prevention and first aid in everyday language with descriptions and pictures for the layperson and more specialized information on each type of injury for the medical professional.

The King of Sting Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The King of Sting

  • Author : Coyote Peterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316423144

The King of Sting Excerpt :

Wildlife expert and Emmy Award-winning Coyote Peterson brings his 12.5 million YouTube subscribers and legions of kid fans a full-color exploration of his "Sting Zone" adventure series, featuring shots from the episodes and culminating in his thrilling encounter with the "King of Sting"--the Executioner Wasp. Coyote Peterson, YouTube star, animal enthusiast, and creator of the Brave Adventure series, has tracked down some of the world's most painfully stinging insects and chronicled getting stung by each of them on his YouTube channel. Coyote has saved the best--or possibly the worst--for last, and he's finally ready to share his experience with the most painful sting in the world: the Executioner Wasp. Featuring full-color stills from his show, and packed with facts about nature's most misunderstood creatures, King of Sting is a dream book for any kid that loves animals, bugs, outdoor exploration, and danger!

Broken Music Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Broken Music

  • Author : Sting
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307418432

Broken Music Excerpt :

“Sting’s gift for prose and reverence for language, nearly the equal of his musical gifts, shine on every page. Even when Broken Music addresses the quixotic life of an aspiring rock & roller, it reads like literature from a more rarified time when adults didn’t condescend to the vulgarities of pop culture.” —Rolling Stone Having been a songwriter most of my life, condensing my ideas and emotions into short rhyming couplets and setting them to music, I had never really considered writing a book. But upon arriving at the reflective age of fifty, I found myself drawn, for the first time, to write long passages that were as stimulating and intriguing to me as any songwriting I had ever done. And so Broken Music began to take shape. It is a book about the early part of my life, from childhood through adolescence, right up to the eve of my success with the Police. It is a story very few people know. I had no interest in writing a traditional autobiographical recitation of everything that’s ever happened to me. Instead I found myself drawn to exploring specific moments, certain people and relationships, and particular events which still resonate powerfully for me as I try to understand the child I was, and the man I became.

Screen Hustles  Grifts and Stings Book

Screen Hustles Grifts and Stings

  • Author : A. Sargeant
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137466891

Screen Hustles Grifts and Stings Excerpt :

Screen Hustles, Grifts and Stings identifies recurrent themes and techniques of the con film, suggests precedents in literature and discusses the perennial appeal of the con man for readers and viewers alike. Core studies span from film (Catch Me If You Can, Paper Moon, House of Games) to television (Hustle), from Noir (The Grifters) to Romantic Comedy (Gambit). Frequently, the execution of the con is only finely distinguishable from the conduct of a legitimate profession and, challengingly, a mark is often shown to be culpable in his or her undoing. The best con films, it is suggested, invite re-watching and reward the viewer accordingly: who is complicit and when? How and where is the con achieved? When is the viewer party to the con? And what, if any, moral is to be drawn?

Lyrics Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Sting
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-16
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307421999

Lyrics Excerpt :

From the first Police album, Outlandos D'Amour, through Sacred Love, here are the collected lyrics written by Sting, along with his commentary. “Publishing my lyrics separately from their musical accompaniment is something that I’ve studiously avoided until now. The two, lyrics and music, have always been mutually dependent, in much the same way as a mannequin and a set of clothes are dependent on each other; separate them, and what remains is a naked dummy and a pile of cloth. Nevertheless, the exercise has been an interesting one, seeing perhaps for the first time how successfully the lyrics survive on their own, and inviting the question as to whether song lyrics are in fact poetry or something else entirely. And while I’ve never seriously described myself as a poet, the book in your hands, devoid as it is of any musical notation, looks suspiciously like a book of poems. So it seems I am entering, with some trepidation, the unadorned realm of the poet. I have set out my compositions in the sequence they were written and provided a little background when I thought it might be illuminating. My wares have neither been sorted nor dressed in clothes that do not belong to them; indeed, they have been shorn of the very garments that gave them their shape in the first place. No doubt some of them will perish in the cold cruelty of this new environment, and yet others may prove more resilient and become perhaps more beautiful in their naked state. I can’t predict the outcome, but I have taken this risk knowingly and, while no one in their right mind should ever attempt to set “The Waste Land” to music, in the hopeful words of T. S. Eliot, These fragments I have shored against my ruins.” —Sting, from the Introduction

Loot Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings


  • Author : Jude Watson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545633956

Loot Excerpt :

"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not hard time, but it feels like it. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . . Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world's youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you. Praise for Loot: "So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . This is LOOT you can take to the bank. It's the perfect summer read for kids." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series "LOOT is one of those books that you'll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -- James Dashner, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER "LOOT is pure delight -- a super-smart, funny, and exciting ride that I hoped would last forever. Full of wonderful characters and gratifying twists, this story is truly something special." -- Rebecca Stead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and Newbery Medalist for WHEN YOU REACH ME "A nonstop thrill ride of cons, schemes, and near misses, with more twists than a pretzel factory. If middle grade heist co