An inspiring book for listeners of Sheryl Sandberg and Arlene Dickinson Lisa Lisson´s life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy. Just a few hours later, everything changed. One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four. Part leadership guide, part memoir of loss, and part personal empowerment primer on how to achieve your goals no matter what the universe throws at you, Resilience is an inspirational story about how to rise to the top in a man´s world, triumph over adversity, lead a fulfilling life, and live each day with purpose and gratitude. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Johansson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030260/bk_adbl_030260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sirens were blaring. They hurt his ears, but he pushed on. The floor in the corridor was shiny and black, reflecting the white light from the pods stacked next to the walls on either side. He glanced from left to right as he ran, searching the screens next to the pods frantically. The markings flashing on them were in the language of his captors, but he´d spent enough time among them to know what they meant. He´d learned early on that if your masters think you´re an idiot, they let the reins slip. He was anything but an idiot. After a while, they speak openly in front of you, like you´re nothing but a piece of furniture. One slip leads to another, and pretty soon you know everything about their deviant empire. He didn´t have a name, had never been given one. Mostly he was referred to as ´´you´´ or ´´slave´´, sometimes no coherent word at all but just a grunting sound. His masters were fat and lazy. Well, now their laziness had come to bite them on their fat asses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorinda Ravish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080510/bk_acx0_080510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is a terror tale worthy of Lovecraft or Poe, written by a remarkable woman author in 1934! A rich English gentleman thinks he has found the perfect caretaker for an isolated cottage near the sea: a veteran sailor with a taste for solitude. But when he returns to the cottage months later, the gentleman can find no trace of the caretaker. Then he is savagely attacked by a seagull, normally the most pacifistic of creatures. Next, he encounters a gruesome sight: the corpses of seagulls heaped in a pile on the floor of his apparently abandoned dwelling. Finally, protruding from under the gull´s bodies he spies... a human bone! Only in the pages of a confession left behind by the caretaker will he learn the ghastly secret behind all these events. This is the first-ever audio dramatization of this classic horror tale, with a short introduction about the author Edith Olivier (´´The Love Child´´, ´´The Night Nurse´s Story´´, ´´Dead Men´s Bones´´). Produced in the style of a radio-play with evocative music, exciting special effects and an emotionally stunning climax, it´s not to be missed! Adapted for audio and performed by Bill Mills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rebb/000001/bk_rebb_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ode to ´´Put the Damn Guns Down´´, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times best seller Jason Reynolds´ fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he´s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE. Or, you can call it a gun. That´s what 15-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That´s where Will´s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother´s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he´s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that´s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn´s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn´t know that Shawn had ever actually used his gun. Bigger huh. Buck is dead. But Buck´s in the elevator? Just as Will´s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck´s cigarette. Will doesn´t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, misses. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008085/bk_sans_008085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I came to in the middle of it, like waking inside a horror movie, silent scream and all. Eyes wide open. I was standing at an open window, staring at the dizzying curve of Riverside Drive, five floors below. I´d stopped, somehow, poised, about to jump.´´ Growing up the good girl in an Irish American family full of drinkers and terrible sleepers, Kathleen Frazier was 12 when her seemingly innocent sleepwalking turned dangerous. Over the next few years, she was a popular A+ student by day, the star of her high school musical. At night she both longed for and dreaded sleep. Frazier moved to Manhattan in the 1980s, hoping for a life in the theater but getting a run of sleepwalking performances instead. Efforts to abate her malady with drinking failed miserably. She became promiscuous, looking for nighttime companionship. Could a bed partner save her from flinging herself down a flight of stairs or out an open window? Exhaustion stalked her, and rest and love were seemingly out of reach. This is the journey Frazier illuminates in her intimate memoir. While highlighting her quest to beat her sleep terrors and insomnia, this is ultimately a story of health, hope, and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025255/bk_adbl_025255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The zombie apocalypse continues.... I did the first thing that came to my mind, and that was to kick the shell in the head as hard as I could. Although there was an audible snap, the head moved very little. The putrid, undead thing continued trying to grab hold of me, but I managed to evade its hands and keep kicking. At the same moment, I heard a squish sound and saw blood start pouring from the head onto the yellowish tile floor. Lawrence was standing next to me. He had his gun out and pointed at the stairs. The sound of shells slowly grew louder. And just like that, the wave of bodies began pouring down the stairs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Menesses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029260/bk_acx0_029260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wordsmith Jaine Austen´s ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say ´´bon voyage,´´ Jaine´s all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck… Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine´s sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old who´s traveling with her two nephews. Jaine can´t help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruise´s charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Graham´s invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham´s body with an ice pick protruding from his chest… Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emily´s nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015306/bk_adbl_015306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The scene of the crime is lavish but gruesome. In a luxurious mansion on the outskirts of Cleveland, a woman´s body lies gutted in a pool of blood on the marble floor. The victim is Joanna Moorehouse, founder of Sterling Financial, and the killer could be any one of her associates. Maggie knows that to crack the case, she and Jack will have to infiltrate the cutthroat world of high-stakes finance. But the offices of Sterling Financial seethe with potential suspects, every employee hell-bent on making a killing. When another officer uncovers disturbing evidence in a series of unrelated murders, the investigation takes a surprising detour. Only Maggie recognizes the blood-soaked handiwork of a killer who has committed the most heinous of crimes - and will continue to until he is stopped. Burdened with unbearable secrets, Maggie must make an agonizing choice - while her conscience keeps telling her that she´s next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003083/bk_drms_003083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the couple next door really hiding? Vintage fashionista and amateur sleuth Charley Carpenter finds out in this engrossing cozy mystery from the USA Today best-selling author of The Book Club Murders. In a small town like Oakwood, Ohio, everyone knows everyone else´s business - except for Charley Carpenter´s standoffish new neighbors, who tend to keep to themselves. But behind closed doors, Paxton Sharpe´s habit of screaming bloody murder at all hours of the day keeps Charley awake all night. Coupled with the stress of the increasingly delayed expansion of her shop, Old Hat Vintage Fashions, the insomnia is driving Charley crazy. Her only distraction? The local paper´s irreverent new advice column, ´´Ask Jackie´´. Jackie´s biting commentary usually leaves Charley and her employees rolling on the floor, but her latest column is no laughing matter. An oddly phrased query hinting at a child in peril immediately puts Charley on high alert. After arriving home to a bloodcurdling scream next door, she follows the noise into the basement and makes a grisly discovery: the body of Judith Sharpe´s adult daughter. With Detective Marcus Trenault off in Chicago, Charley decides to take matters into her own hands. Convinced that the murder is connected to the desperate plea for help in ´´Ask Jackie´´, she embarks on a twisted investigation that has her keeping up with the Sharpes - before a killer strikes again. Cover design by Marietta Anastassatos 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029717/bk_adbl_029717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), spent four years traveling the country and asking economists, futurists, labor leaders, CEOs, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and political leaders to help envision the US economy 25 to 30 years from now. He vividly reports on people who are analyzing and creating this new economy - such as investment banker Steve Berkenfeld; David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell International; and Andy Grove of Intel. Through these stories, we come to a stark and deeper understanding of the toll technological progress will continue to take on jobs and income and its inevitable effect on tens of millions of people. But there is hope for our economy and future. The foundation of economic prosperity for all Americans, Stern believes, is a universal basic income. The idea of a universal basic income for all Americans is controversial, but American attitudes are shifting. Stern has been a game changer throughout his career, and his next goal is to create a movement that will force the political establishment to take action against something that many on both the right and the left believe is inevitable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007353/bk_tant_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eating anything within 90 minutes of a workout is the worst dietary decision any fitness guru could make. Running or lifting on a full stomach may result in what you just ate all over the road, or all over your public gym´s floor. For more tips and personal training advice, checkout this short program so that you are nutritionally ready for your workout. Planning your food consumption post and pre-workout is essential in breaking through plateaus and achieving the next fitness level. I am a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Federation of Professional Trainers, certification number 45582. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. David Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037682/bk_acx0_037682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At long last, welcome to organic gardening! You can now instantly discover some awesome tips to take organic growing to the next level. Watch as your buddies´ jaws drop to the floor in sheer amazement once they see what you have achieved. Have you always wanted your own organic garden but couldn´t because you didn´t know much about it? This audiobook streamlines the assignment of organic gardening and upkeep. The tips in this guide will not only educate you about gardening the organic way, but it will also give you the ins and outs of maintaining an organic garden to the highest level. These are some topics addressed in this audio: What is an organic garden? How to garden indoors How to control garden pests The benefits of organic gardening How to arrange your garden And much more! What are you waiting for? Start your new organic gardening adventure today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113052/bk_acx0_113052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.