The party in power has revised the Constitution so that Harold Spade might secure a third consecutive term as president. Supported by his political protégé Amy Billings, a New York media mogul searches desperately for a candidate to depose Spade. Meanwhile, self-made billionaire Justin Wolfe sets out on a tour to promote The Big Solution, his book that outlines a simple economic platform that would turn a corrupt system on its head. Despite the urging from his best friend, Federal Reserve Board hopeful Evan White, Wolfe has no intention of running for office. But when his ideas begin to catch fire with the masses, the two friends find themselves swept up in a presidential campaign that threatens not only their public standing but their very lives. ´´Our world is remarkably automated. Resources remain in abundant supply. And by most standard measures, the economy appears to be humming along. Life should be so simple. So prosperous. And yet the vast majority of people still aren´t making a decent living. America´s promise of equal opportunity has become a distant memory. But I, Justin Wolfe, have a plan to finally change the dynamics that have been holding this country back. Imagine a simple idea that could change the world forever. An idea that will deliver us from this economic train-wreck and prevent further hardships from falling on the shoulders of future generations. Shouldn´t we get started?” - Justin Wolfe In a political thriller for the ages, Jarl Jensen achieves something no other author has achieved. He crafts an exciting story around disruptive solutions that would dismantle and rebuild our global economic system. Through vivid scenery, memorable characters, and intense drama, he encourages the listener to ponder hard-line questions that challenge modern political punditry, shatter the ´´news-in-a-loop” cycle, and change the way we think about the distribution of wealth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118052/bk_acx0_118052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I´ve learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be, but who we want to be is important at every stage of our lives, not just when we´re starting out in the world. That´s because, in a way, we´re starting out fresh in the world every single day.´´ Just Who Will You Be? is a candid, heartfelt, and inspirational audiobook for seekers of all ages. Inspired by a speech she gave, Maria Shriver´s message is that what you do in your life isn´t what matters. It´s who you are. It´s an important lesson that will appeal to anyone of any age looking for a life of meaning. In her own life, Shriver always walked straight down her own distinctive path, achieving her childhood goal of becoming ´´award-winning network newswoman Maria Shriver´´. But when her husband was elected California´s governor, and she suddenly had to leave her job at NBC News, Maria was thrown for a loop. Right about then, her nephew asked her to speak at his high-school graduation. She resisted, wondering how she could possibly give advice to kids, when she was feeling so lost herself. But in the end, she relented and decided to dig down and dig deep, and the result is this little jewel. Just Who Will You Be? reminds us that the answer to many of life´s question lie within - and that we´re all works in progress. That means it´s never too late to become the person you want to be. Now the question for you is this: Just who will you be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maria Shriver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000059/bk_hype_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ooh, look! Chris Addison – star of BAFTAs-winning ´The Thick of It´ and ´In The Loop´, ´Mock The Week´ regular, ´Live At The Apollo´ and ´Have I Got News For You´ type person, evil headmaster off ´Skins´ and host of E4’s ´Show & Tell´ – has made a show of his critically acclaimed stand-up for the first time. Innit. Recorded live (obviously) at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre following a massive sell-out tour, Chris Addison Live is a blisteringly funny experience. Although you won’t actually get blisters. That’s just an expression. But you can find out for yourself why so many people think Chris Addison is the wittiest, most hilarious (not to mention sweatiest and gangliest) comedian around as he blathers on about subjects from the personal to the, y’know, not so personal in his own unique, highly entertaining, sweaty and gangly style. Daftness! Whimsy! Jokes! Lies! Smartarsery! Flapping about! All present and correct. *The ‘street’ term ´´innit” here used in an attempt to attract looting youths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Addison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/univ/000090/pf_univ_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a fae child goes missing, Colin is hired to bring him back. Now he has to crack the case, all while learning to control his shifter abilities under the watchful eye of the local werewolf alpha. But with half the pack against him and enemies at every turn, will his next misstep be his last? The name´s Colin McCool, but some call me the Junkyard Druid. I´m just your typical college student, living under a nasty fae curse that turns me into something unholy and deadly at the worst possible moments. Like I said, typical. Lately I´ve been taking odd jobs in the supernatural community, solving cases and hunting down things that go bump in the night. But this last job has really thrown me for a loop. A fae child went missing, and I´ve been hired to bring him back. The good news is, the local alpha is teaching me how to control my ability to shift into that other, darker side of me. The bad news is, the deeper I get into this case the more twisted and sinister it becomes. Let´s just hope I can learn to control my Hyde-side and rescue that child...before the darker side of me takes over for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091561/bk_acx0_091561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a high-ceilinged laboratory at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., a gleaming white robot stitches up pig intestines. The thin pink tissue dangles like a deflated balloon from a sturdy plastic loop. Two bulky cameras watch from above as the bot weaves green thread in and out, slowly sewing together two sections. Like an experienced human surgeon, the robot places each suture deftly, precisely - and with intelligence. Or something close to it.´´Robot Awakening´´ is from the November 12, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020327/pe_bosn_020327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome back to Bright´s Pond. Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier nursing home, Griselda has time to fly - literally. A pilot makes an emergency landing on Hector´s Hill and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright´s Pond. Griselda becomes enamored with Cliff Cardwell and his airplane, a 1952 Cessna Beachpiper, and takes him up on his offer of flying lessons. This after Zeb Sewickey has proposed marriage. Griselda has not given him her answer. Meanwhile, Stella Hughes Kincaid receives word that her estranged brother, Walter, is in a coma at Greenbrier. Griselda and Agnes convince Stella to see him. On her first visit she meets Gilda Saucer, who claims to be Walter´s fiancée. Stella smells a rat and upon further investigation discovers that Walter had recently become a millionaire thanks to the PA state lottery. Stella, Griselda, and pretty much everyone in town jump to the conclusion that Gilda is a gold digger. Stella and Griselda confront the woman, who vehemently denies the accusation and pledges her sincere love for Walter. She is still suspicious, but Stella backs off. When Bright´s Pond chief of police Mildred Blessing digs up the news that Stella is married to a two-bit con man, Cliff Cardwell (the pilot) from Binghamton, NY, Gilda and the cute but lying flight instructor are chased from Greenbrier by several cane-wielding Greenbrier residents and Agnes. They are arrested on bunko charges. Miracles still happen occasionally in Bright´s Pond; Walter awakens from his coma. He and Stella are reunited, Griselda gives Zeb her answer - no - and is last seen flying loop-de-loops over Hector´s Hill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024927/bk_adbl_024927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Creator of The Thick of It, I´m Alan Partridge and Veep and films In The Loop and The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci is probably the most famous writer/director/satirist of his generation. Here he hosts his own award-wining radio show. Comedians who guested over the four series include David Mitchell, Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson and a young John Oliver (before he was launched to stardom on The Daily Show). In the first series, Armando Iannucci and his guests pull apart the news with a heady mix of topical comedy, messed-about archive, chat and outrageous fibs, recorded in front of a live studio audience. Across the complete six episodes, they start a new religion and update some Cockney rhyming slang, and as the strike by BBC workers starts to bite and the army steps in, we hear a debate on breastfeeding from ´Woman´s Hour´ hosted by Gunner-Sergeant Harry Donaldson of the 5th Norfolk Fusiliers. In another show the team take a look at the new Star Wars epic and debate the right of the Sith to wear a hood in a public galaxy, whilst simultaneously fending off a bid by Malcolm Glazer to buy a 75 percent stake in the programme as it goes out, and in yet another show they make a List of the 100 Best Lists Ever and end up ringing Jimmy Carr´s answerphone to find out the winner.... In series 2, Armando and his guests episodes, they worry about a new spate of middle class illnesses, including repetitive divorce injury, recyclists´s elbow and having to stay in all day to await delivery of a trampoline-itis. Meanwhile, as the cult of daredevil Book for Boys grows, Armando shows off his I´ve actually got a sawn-off knife, which is actually just a handle. In another episode, they debate whether Chris Moyles should be punished for his use of the word ´gay´ on his Radio 1 breakfast show or whether he should just be punished in general. In t... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armando Iannucci, Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, Marcus Brigstocke, Alexei Sayle, Mark Steel, Phill Jupitus, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003085/bk_rhuk_003085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bonus workbook included with step-by-step guided exercises. Are you one of the millions of people who suffer daily from depression or anxiety? Do you find yourself stuck in negative thought patterns, but don´t know how to stop them? Are you tired of constantly worrying or feeling depressed? If feelings of self-doubt, fear of social judgment, or negativity are making it impossible to live the life you want, you are not alone. Millions of people are diagnosed with some form of depression and anxiety each year. But there is good news - you don´t need to feel powerless! At its root, depression and anxiety come down to habitually engaging in negative thought patterns of limitation, fear, and worry. When you change your thought patterns, you change your state of mind. The good news is that you have the power to rewrite your habits! NLP is a powerful tool that can guide you through the process of self-transformation. Believe it or not, it is very simple to learn - you just need to know how. In this book you will learn: The most powerful NLP techniques that will empower you to take control - step by step How to recognize and end maladaptive coping strategies such as avoidance, and rewrite them into positive associations How to eliminate negative self-talk and why doing this is so important A simple strategy for increasing happiness with a daily habit hack This book is highly actionable, with step-by-step exercises for each technique and a workbook included to guide you on your journey of self-mastery. After listening to this book you will be able to: Create and use a personal positivity Anchor Use Loop Breaks and the Pattern Interrupt technique to change negative thought habits Utilize the Resourceful state of mind to access solutions Have a much grea... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry F. Self. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084562/bk_acx0_084562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just when you thought it was over.... The sequel to Train. Train passengers in New York are being terrorized by supernatural entities on Earth Two. Ariel, from Earth One, learns about this alternate Earth and the threat it faces. She travels there on an infinite loop train that should no longer exist. Earth Two also has a Rick, a Lois, an Autumn, a Jim, and many others from Earth One, but their lives are very different, yet the same in some ways. Train: Earth Two is based on characters from the Love Train web series. Excerpt: ´´At Avenue M train station on the uptown side in Brooklyn, a fairly new couple named Arthur and Betty were waiting for the train along with some other people. They were holding hands, laughing a lot and being silly. Without their knowing, the black train was in front of them. It startled them when they noticed it. The black train quietly hovered. It didn’t have wheels. It was completely black even the windows. It sort of looked like the night sky without the stars. It had no number. It had no letter. It had no logo. It had no driver. It had nothing but being black. The car doors opened quietly. The inside was black and dark. There were no lights. Betty wanted to step on, but Arthur felt that wasn’t a good idea. Betty insisted. Arthur reminded her about the news stories and rumors. Betty didn’t care. She felt, what could happen? Some people got on and disappeared into the blackness. Arthur knew this was a bad thing, but Betty wanted to experience it so he stepped on with her. They disappeared into the darkness. The car doors closed. The black train sped away incredibly fast.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Marie Nicholas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105400/bk_acx0_105400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2017 Shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016 Shortlisted for the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Award for Innovation in Publishing 2016 An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma by best-selling author and award-winning teacher Andy Field offers a better way to learn statistics. It combines rock-solid statistics coverage with compelling visual story-telling to address the conceptual difficulties that students learning statistics for the first time often encounter in introductory courses - guiding students away from rote memorization and toward critical thinking and problem solving. Field masterfully weaves in a unique, action-packed story starring Zach, a character who thinks like a student, processing information, and the challenges of understanding it, in the same way a statistics novice would. Illustrated with stunning graphic novel-style art and featuring Socratic dialogue, the story captivates readers as it introduces them to concepts, eliminating potential statistics anxiety. The book assumes no previous statistics knowledge nor does it require the use of data analysis software. It covers the material you would expect for an introductory level statistics course that Field?s other books (Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Discovering Statistics Using R) only touch on, but with a contemporary twist, laying down strong foundations for understanding classical and Bayesian approaches to data analysis. In doing so, it provides an unrivalled launch pad to further study, research, and inquisitiveness about the real world, equipping students with the skills to succeed in their chosen degree and which they can go on to apply in the workplace. The Story and Main Characters The Reality Revolution In the City of Elpis, in the year 2100, there has been a reality revolution. Prior to the revolution, Elpis citizens were unable to see their flaws and limitations, believing themselves talented and special. This led to a self-absorbed society in which hard work and the collective good were undervalued and eroded. To combat this, Professor Milton Grey invented the reality prism, a hat that allowed its wearers to see themselves as they reallywere - flaws and all. Faced with the truth, Elpis citizens revolted and destroyed and banned all reality prisms. The Mysterious Disappearance Zach and Alice are born soon after all the prisms have been destroyed. Zach, a musician who doesn?t understand science, and Alice, a geneticist who is also a whiz at statistics, are in love. One night, after making a world-changing discovery, Alice suddenly disappears, leaving behind a song playing on a loop and a file with her research on it. Statistics to the Rescue! Sensing that she might be in danger, Zach follows the clues to find her, as he realizes that the key to discovering why Alice has vanished is in her research. Alas! He must learn statistics and apply what he learns in order to overcome a number of deadly challenges and find the love of his life. As Zach and his pocket watch, The Head, embark on their quest to find Alice, they meet Professor Milton Grey and Celia, battle zombies, cross a probability bridge, and encounter Jig:Saw, a mysterious corporation that might have something to do with Alice?s disappearance? Author News ´´Eight years ago I had the idea to write a fictional story through which the student learns statistics via a shared adventure with the main character...´´ Read the complete article from Andy Field on writing his new book Times Higher Education article: ?Andy Field takes statistics adventure to a new level? Stay Connected Connect with us on Facebook and share your experiences with Andy?s texts, check out news, access free stuff, see photos, watch videos, learn about competitions, and much more. Video Links Go behind the scenes and learn more about the man behind the book: Watch Andy talk about why he created a statistics book using the framework of a novel and illustrations by one of the illustrators for the show, Doctor Who. See more videos on Andy?s YouTube channel