John Samples and Steve Simpson on Super PACs in 2012. John Fund on the historical backdrop of the tea party movement. Doug Bandow on the problems with European integration. Tad DeHaven on President Obama´s 2013 budget. Malou Innocent on the growing consensus against the war in Afghanistan. Tucker Carlson on the good, the bad, and the ugly of politics in 2012. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/120410/sp_cato_120410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chandler Scott teams up with an unexpected foe to right the listing ship known as the United States of America. The sinister revelation in his documentary unleashed a torrent of both anger and support for the president. America is a country tearing at the seams. Spending time with his love and hoping to be just a spectator in a convention deciding the future of the republic, Chandler is thrust into plots threatening to undermine the executive branch of government and ultimately the entire country. Along the way, he must be a bridge between groups on opposite sides of the political spectrum - groups whose help he needs. His mentors also lend a hand, though they bring him unexpected news. The frenetic pace of events only heightens Chandler´s doubts about what is real and what is not. Can he overcome his doubts and save the country? Division is the third book in the Chandler Scott thriller series. The series promises to make you reflect on the world around you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Mosquera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098660/bk_acx0_098660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corruption, ambition, and international intrigue . . . Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets to bring the most important news to the world. Working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, an ex-Navy SEAL, Alix exhilarates in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the centre of an explosive story that will reshape many lives. With her daughter in college, Alix must put everything on the line to investigate the damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States, Tony Clark. Olympia Foster, a nationally revered woman, is the reclusive widow of America´s most admired senator. Since her husband´s assassination, Olympia found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife but now acts as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, the threats begin. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben´s help like never before. Soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than anyone could have imagined . . .
The fever exploded across the US and the world. Hour by hour, the news grew worse. The virus was spreading at a bewildering pace, killing so fast that estimates had to be constantly revised. Even worse, it appeared to be mutating to an even deadlier form. Stranded on Portsmouth Island after the President instituted martial law, William Hill found himself fighting to survive even though he had come to the island to die. The old village offered shelter against the storms and the coming winter. The sea offered food. Life should have been simple. It wasn´t. He hadn´t counted on the old woman, or the odd little boy she brought with her. He hadn´t expected to provide for nearly a dozen people. He wasn´t prepared for the evil that came to the island. William Hill had never been afraid of the dark. He never had reason to. He did now. Not only had the evil come. It knew his name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055502/bk_acx0_055502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world. Working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the centre of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States. Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from the number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003324/bk_howe_003324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests. ´´As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be.´´-The New York Times Book Review On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles-the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate-a grand opening celebration is in full swing. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered. The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize-and in which the Japanese saying ´´Business is war´´ takes on a terrifying reality. ´´A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton´s gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice.´´-New York Daily News ´´The action in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace.´´-Business Week
It´s not news that globalization and ever-faster technological innovation have increased the pace of change exponentially. Existing change models were devised to deal with individual changes, one by one, but that´s not a luxury leaders have any more. Bill Pasmore, senior vice president at the Center for Creative Leadership and a professor at Columbia University, offers a four-part model that will allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn. First, Pasmore urges leaders to think fewer. He shows you how to ´´back away from the buffet table´´ - sort through the dizzying array of potential change efforts you could undertake and identify a few focused ´´healthy´´ choices that will most benefit your organization. Next, Pasmore says, think scarcer - be realistic about the resources you actually have at your disposal, including how many people in your organization are willing and able to lead change efforts. Then, having narrowed your choices, allocated your resources, and found your change agents, you need to think faster. Pasmore offers advice for streamlining change processes, getting buy-in throughout the organization, and increasing the pace of change. And finally, he says, think smarter: build in processes to learn from change initiatives while they´re happening and apply that learning to new and ongoing change initiatives. Change is not the problem - thinking about change in old-fashioned narrow and prescribed terms is. Recognizing it for the complex machine that it is and accurately taking stock of your resources and speed is what works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007299/bk_brll_007299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From social media, apps, video games, texting, cyberbullying, privacy, and identity theft, guiding kids in a digital world can be overwhelming. Parents need concrete strategies to manage technology in our homes in ways that fit our family values and culture. Naked Parenting is parenting stripped down to the bare basics focusing on seven keys to raising kids who are self-sufficient, confident, respectful, and resilient. The seven keys - love, honesty, communication, responsibility, discipline, mistakes, and gratitude - guide the discussion in this book on technology and cyberspace. Naked Parenting approaches parenting in an honest, direct, and realistic way. Guiding children with love, nurturing their strengths and self image, and instilling personal responsibility are at the heart of Naked Parenting. It´s hard, if not impossible, for parents to keep up with the pace of technology. Forget juggling work, kids, commitments, volunteer jobs, and laundry. The good news is you don´t need to be literate in every new thing that crops up. However, you do need an awareness and a parenting framework that adapts to whatever comes next. We need ways to manage technology in our homes in a big picture, broad way that will teach our children good digital citizenship, online responsibility, self-regulation, and how to benefit from technologies while staying safe. It´s a huge and important job. So how do we tackle all of that? Naked Parenting: Guiding Kids in a Digital World gives usable tips applicable broadly to the digital world from a parenting perspective instead of from a techie viewpoint. While some specifics are used in examples and stories throughout the book, this is not meant to teach you any details about any currently popular Internet or mobile innovation. With the rapid changes in technologies, I want to give you tools that transcend specific platforms, devices, video games, or the app of the moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Hedrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087161/bk_acx0_087161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seduction is one of the areas of life that has the potential to bring people the most pleasure and the most pain. If people are able to effectively move through life getting what they want and need out of romance and relationships then they are sure to be spared the pain of heartbreak and loneliness. If people are unable to master this area of existence then they set themselves up for disappointment and despair. Most people stumble through life, never taking conscious control of their seductive efforts, never figuring out exactly what it is that makes some people masters of seduction, and other people permanently alone and bitter. Dark Seduction by Michael Pace represents the pinnacle of dark seductive knowledge, which has been collected, tested, and understood by the seduction community. The fact that a secret society of seducers exists at all will be news to some people. This knowledge is so powerful that some governments have literally banned people from teaching it within their nation. Some of the most devastatingly effective pickup techniques of all time are detailed within these words. They may shock and surprise listeners - but they may well seduce them at the same time. What follows is a practical, psychological, and philosophical exploration of the topic of seduction, conducted from a dark perspective. It aims only to uncover the truth behind the secrets of seduction and present real, tried and tested information without any spin, gloss, or romantic distortion. The book is not for the faint of heart or weak of mind. It is amoral and will shock many. Proceed with caution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055496/bk_acx0_055496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.