Tim Ferriss, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book - a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.Â From the author:Â In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people.Â It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource.Â With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions:Â Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?Â How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning?Â How could I be kinder to myself?Â How could I better say ânoâ to the trivial many to better say âyesâ to the critical few?Â How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world?Â To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.Â This book contains their answers - practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.Â This book, Tribe of Mentors, includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. Less than 10% have been on my podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show, more than 200 million downloads), making this a brand-new playbook of playbooks.Â No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in this audiobook can help.Â Among other things, you will learn:Â More than 50 morning routines - both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed.Â How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go.Â The best purchases of $100 or less (you'll never have to think about the right gift again).Â How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success.Â Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest.Â How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy).Â Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that âlosing makes you think in ways victories canât.âÂ How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isnât realistic).Â How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering.Â Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day.Â How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities.Â And much more.Â This reference book, which I wrote for myself, has already changed my life. I certainly hope the same for you.Â I wish you luck as you forge your own path.Â All the best, Tim FerrissÂ Â Â Cover design by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2017 Timothy Ferriss (P)2019 Tim Ferriss
âOne of Americaâs greatest storytellers.â (Stephen King) âWinslow, whose work includes a dozen of the finest crime novels written in the last 20 years, displays all of his strengths, including propulsive narration, compelling characters and a tight, staccato writing style, in Broken, a collection of six remarkable novellas.âÂ (Bruce De Silva,Â Associated Press) No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken.... In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption,Â BrokenÂ is number-one international best seller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. InÂ Broken, he creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters, and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway. With his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, action, and the highest level of literary craftsmanship, Winslow delivers a collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction.
Â©2020 Don Winslow (P)2020 HarperAudio
President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic workâa firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker. "I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." âDonald J. Trump Here is Trump in actionâhow he runs his organization and how he runs his lifeâas he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talksâreally talksâabout how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneurâthe ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal "Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." âThe New York Times "Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." âChicago Tribune "Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." âBoston Herald "A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." âNew York Post
Â©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio
A new provocative love story from the New York Times best-selling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. "The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read." (Brunonia Barry)Â Â Â Their journey will break them - or save them. A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that's loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee's family apart, she turns to Gentry - and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever.Â Â Â "[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart.... Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits." (The Oklahoman) Audiobook cast of narrators: Alex McKenna, as Zee Â Kirby Heyborne, as Gentry Â Adenrele Ojo, as Charlene Â MacLeod Andrews, as Rhys Â Mark Bramhall,Â as Alva Â Maxwell Glick, as Marcus Â Georgette Perna, as RosalindaÂ Â Amanda Carlin, as Dottie Â Kaleo Griffith, as Deputy Evangelista
Â©2019 Bryn Greenwood (P)2019 Penguin Audio
From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your "old self" again - in order to truly heal and move on. Jackson MacKenzie has helped millions of people in their struggle to understand the experience of toxic relationships. His first book, Psychopath Free, explained how to identify and survive the immediate situation. In this highly anticipated new audiobook, he guides listeners on what to do next - how to fully heal from abuse in order to find love and acceptance for the self and others. Through his work with thousands of survivors of abusive relationships, Jackson discovered that survivors frequently have symptoms of trauma lasting long after the relationship is over. These may include feelings of numbness and emptiness, depression, mood swings, isolation, perfectionism, rumination, caretaking and people-pleasing, a need for control, physical maladies, substance abuse, and more. But he also found that it is possible to work through these symptoms and find fulfillment and love on the other side. In Whole Again, he shares insights and tools for working through the protective self we've developed so that we can finally move on to live a full and authentic life - to once again feel light, free, whole, and ready to give and receive love. Like BrenÃ© Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection and John Bradshaw's Healing the Shame that Binds You, Whole Again offers hope and multiple strategies to anyone who has survived a toxic relationship, as well as anyone suffering the effects of a breakup involving lying, cheating, and other forms of abuse - to release old wounds and safely let the love back inside where it belongs.
Â©2019 Jackson MacKenzie and Shannon Thomas (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Every sports fan loves a great comeback. Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it? In The Comeback Quotient, celebrated sports writer Matt Fitzgerald supplies the answer to both questions. He identifies these mega-achievers of astounding athletic comebacks as "ultrarealists", men and women who succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations.Â From ultrarunners like Rob Krar to triathletes like Mirinda Carfrae to rowers, skiers, cyclists, and runners all over the world, Fitzgerald highlights and speculates on just what makes these comebacks so compelling. As for whether anyone can stage his or her own great comeback, the answer is a resounding yes: Anyone can become an ultrarealist to some degree.Â In the tradition of his best-selling How Bad Do You Want It?, The Comeback Quotient combines gripping sports stories with mind-blowing science to deliver a book that will forever change how you perceive the challenges you face, giving you the inspiration and the tools to make the next great comeback you witness your own.
Â©2020 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2021 Tantor
Chip and Dan Heath, the best-selling authors of Switch and Made to Stick, tackle one of the most critical topics in our work and personal lives: how to make better decisions. Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: Weâre overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesnât. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings doesnât fix the problem, any more than knowing that we are nearsighted helps us to see. The real question is: How can we do better? In Decisive, the Heaths, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and compulsively listenable style, Decisive takes readers on an unforgettable journey, from a rock starâs ingenious decision-making trick to a CEOâs disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions. Along the way, we learn the answers to critical questions such as these: How can we stop the cycle of agonizing over our decisions? How can we make group decisions without destructive politics? And how can we ensure that we donât overlook precious opportunities to change our course? Decisive is the Heath brothersâ most powerful - and important - book yet, offering fresh strategies and practical tools enabling us to make better choices. Because the right decision, at the right moment, can make all the difference.
Â©2013 Chip Heath and Dan Heath (P)2013 Random House Audio
A clinical neuropsychologist and test prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to make a radical new case for giving kids more control if you want to unleash their full potential.Â Many of us know we're putting too much pressure on our kids - and on ourselves - but how do we get off this crazy train? We want our children to succeed, to be their best, and to do their best, but what if they are not on board?Â A few years ago, Ned Johnson and Bill Stixrud started noticing the same problem from different angles: even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no real control over their lives. Johnson runs PrepMatters, an elite tutoring service that teaches teens how to perform better on standardized tests. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps patients suffering from ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, and depression. Both have devoted their lives to coaching kids and they have hit on a counterintuitive solution to unlocking their full potential: even at a young age kids need to feel that their views matter. They need more agency. A healthy motivation hinges on having a strong sense of control. So how do you do that without giving up all authority as a parent?Â The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, case studies drawn from the thousands of children and teens Stixrud and Johnson have helped over the years, and concrete advice that you can act on tonight to teach you how to unlock your children's potential and set them on the real road to success. We can only drive our children so far. At some point, they have to take the wheel themselves. Those who have never been allowed to make meaningful decisions until then are likely to flounder.Â The Self-Driven Child will give you the tools to make sure your children navigate with confidence and determination and find their own path.Â
Â©2018 William Stixrud and Ned Johnson (P)2018 Penguin Audio
Australie, 1980. Lin s'Ã©vade de prison, et atterrit sous une fausse identitÃ© dans les rues fourmillantes de Bombay, oÃ¹ il espÃ¨re disparaÃ®tre. Il pÃ©nÃ¨tre peu Ã peu le monde secret de la "ville dorÃ©e", oÃ¹ se cÃ´toient prostituÃ©es et religieux, soldats et acteurs, mendiants et gangsters. C'est alors le dÃ©but d'un long parcours initiatique, au cours duquel sa vie sera bouleversÃ©e. Docteur dans un bidonville avant d'intÃ©grer la mafia de Bombay, Lin connaÃ®tra l'amour mais devra aussi faire face Ã la trahison et Ã la violence.Â Une Åuvre culte, portÃ©e par la lecture pleine de nuances et de passion de Damien Witecka.
Â©2007 Scribe Publications / Gregory David Roberts / Flammarion (P)2020 Audiolib
For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a US Navy ship in WWII, the risks are high. Not only the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery. Only a special kind of love is worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel meets Jacob's eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he knows he has to try. Being together requires figuring out what it means to be gay in an era when they could be discharged, imprisoned, or worse for admitting the desires of their hearts. Their relationship is measured in stolen moments and rare days of precious leave, with no guarantee there will be a tomorrow. And, if they survive the war, they will need even more luck to keep their love alive through the years to come. This novel was written as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's 2012 Don't Read in the Closet writing event: Love is Always Write. It won the 2012 LGBT Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical Romance in 2012 and has been rated by more than 1,300 users on Goodreads with an average rating of 4.41 stars.
Â©2012 Kaje Harper (P)2015 Kaje Harper
New York Times best seller The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies â from the best-selling author of All We Ever Wanted Was EverythingÂ and the upcomingÂ Pretty Things. âWatch Me Disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl.â (San Francisco Chronicle) Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are. Itâs been a year since Billie Flanagan â a Berkeley mom with an enviable life â went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billieâs death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.Â But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Oliveâs emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billieâs past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan? Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth â about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brownâs insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last chapter.Â Praise for Watch Me Disappear âWatch Me Disappear is a surprising and compelling read. Like the best novels, it takes the reader somewhere she wouldnât otherwise allow herself to go.... Itâs strongest in the places that matter most: in the believability of its characters and the irresistibility of its plot.â (Chicago Tribune) âJanelle Brownâs third family drama delivers an incisive and emotional view of how grief and recovery from loss can seep into each aspect of a personâs life.... Brown imbues realism in each character, whose complicated emotions fuel the suspenseful story.â (Associated Press) âWhen a Berkeley mother vanishes and is declared dead, her daughter is convinced sheâs alive in Janelle Brownâs thriller, calling to mind Big Little Lies and Gone Girl.â (Variety)
Â©2017 Janelle Brown (P)2017 Random House Audio
Does power truly corrupt? Or attract the already corrupted? Three months since his debut, Aegis, aka Hugo Malalou, is becoming one of Americaâs most popular superheroes. But between protecting the city of San Miguel, surviving high school and maintaining some degree of a social life - heâs stretched very thin. Worse, monstrous new threats and old enemies attack Aegis from all corners. Can he rise to the challenge? Or will the Shield of Justice be broken? On the other side of the country, Greyson Hirsch remains committed to destroying this new generation of heroes. And his latest target, a young team of idealistic crusaders, is blind to the storm hurtling their way. All the while, Greysonâs obsession with a certain superhero from San Miguel deepens. Aegis and Greysonâs paths are on a collision course that will alter the fate of the world. Choose your side.... This novel contains swear words, sea monsters, and nail-biting superhero action.
Â©2020 C.C. Ekeke (P)2021 Podium Audio
A revolutionary, proven program to prevent Alzheimer's disease and reverse the symptoms of cognitive decline, from two award-winning neurologists - the codirectors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Alzheimer's disease is devastating and increasingly widespread. More than 47 million people are living with Alzheimer's worldwide. Ten percent of adults over the age of 65 will develop some form of dementia, and doctors predict more than half of adults will be diagnosed with the disease by age 85. Despite the terrifying statistics, the truth is 90 percent of Alzheimer's cases are preventable through lifestyle factors. Through rigorous clinical studies and research helping thousands of patients, Dean and Ayesha Sherzai - neurologists, researchers, and codirectors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles - have uncovered the key lifestyle components contributing to this worldwide epidemic. They've also developed a solution - The Alzheimer's Prevention Program - to help you and your loved ones avoid developing this terrible disease and even reverse cognitive decline. The human brain is a living universe that responds to what you feed it, how you treat it, when you challenge it, and the ways in which you allow it to rest. This much-needed, revolutionary audiobook shows you how to live in a way that promotes the health of your brain and your body and adds vibrant years to your life. With The Alzheimer's Solution, the future of your cognitive health is now within your control. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 Dean Sherzai and Ayesha Sherzai (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valleyâs most innovative entrepreneurs.Â LinkedIn co-founder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in todayâs competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. Why?Â Start-ups - and the entrepreneurs who run them - are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage.Â Â These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today.Â Â This book isnât about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or are launching your own venture, you need to know how to:Â Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries changeÂ Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunitiesÂ Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationshipsÂ Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growthÂ Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamisÂ Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisionsÂ A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.
Â©2012 Reid Hoffman (P)2012 Random House
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.Â From the author:Â "For the last two years, I've interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, itâs the first time theyâve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.Â "This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and 'inside baseball' you won't find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new 'guests' you haven't met.Â Â Â "What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first 60 minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis?Â "I don't view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can't test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I'm not interested." "Everything [in this audiobook] has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I've used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.Â "I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It's changed my life, and I hope the same for you."Â Cover design by Brian Moore PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2017 Timothy Ferriss (P)2019 Timothy Ferriss
New York Times Bestseller The story of the billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund, SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in historyâfor readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark Money. The rise over the last two decades of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers marks a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape. Their vast reserves of concentrated wealth have allowed a small group of big winners to write their own rules of capitalism and public policy. How did we get here? Through meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, New Yorker staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar shows how Steve Cohen became one of the richest and most influential figures in financeâand what happened when the Justice Department put him in its crosshairs. Cohen and his fellow pioneers of the hedge fund industry didn't lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rather, they made their billions through speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than wrongâand for this they have gained not only extreme personal wealth but formidable influence throughout society. Hedge funds now manage nearly $3 trillion in assets, and competition between them is so fierce that traders will do whatever they can to get an edge. Cohen was one of the industry's greatest success stories. He mastered poker in high school, went off to Wharton, and in 1992 launched SAC Capital, which he built into a $15 billion empire, almost entirely on the basis of his wizardlike stock trading. He cultivated an air of mystery, reclusiveness, and extreme excess, building a 35,000 square foot mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, and amassing one of the largest private art collections in the world. On Wall Street, Cohen was revered as a genius. That image was shattered when SAC became the target of a sprawling, seven-year government investigation. Labeled by prosecutors as a "magnet for market cheaters" whose culture encouraged the relentless hunt for "edge"âand even "black edge," or inside informationâSAC was ultimately indicted in connection with a vast insider trading scheme, even as Cohen himself was never charged. Black Edge offers a revelatory look at the gray zone in which so much of Wall Street functions, and a window into the transformation of the U.S. economy. It's a riveting, true-life legal thriller that takes readers inside the government's pursuit of Cohen and his employees, and raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of modern Wall Street.
Â©2017 Sheelah Kolhatkar (P)2017 Random House Audio
The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food - and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.Â Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating - to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can make a remarkable difference. In this audiobook, you'll learn how to: Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat Eat less while feeling fully satisfiedÂ Identify your habits and patterns with foodÂ Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eatingÂ Discover what you're really hungry for
Â©2009, 2017 Jan Chozen Bays (P)2018 Random House Audio
Since World War II, the American public has become fully aware of the exploits of the 101st Airborne Division, the paratroopers who led the Allied invasions into Nazi-held Europe. But within the ranks of the 101st, a sub-unit attained legendary status at the time, its reputation persisting among veterans over the decades. Primarily products of the Dustbowl and the Depression, the Filthy13 grew notorious, even within the ranks of the elite 101st. Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, this squad became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill - and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a "Stars and Stripes" photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces. Unknown to the American public at the time, these men were the Filthy 13. After parachuting behind enemy lines in the dark hours before D-Day, the Germans got a taste of the reckless courage of this unit - except now the men were fighting with Tommy guns and explosives, not just bare knuckles. In its spearhead role, the 13 suffered heavy casualties, some men wounded and others blown to bits. By the end of the war 30 men had passed through the squad. Throughout the war, however, the heart and soul of the Filthy 13 remained: a survivor named Jake McNiece, a half-breed Indian from Oklahoma - the toughest man in the squad and the one who formed its character. McNiece made four combat jumps, was in the forefront of every fight in northern Europe, yet somehow never made the rank of PFC. The survivors of the Filthy 13 stayed intact as a unit until the Allies finally conquered Nazi Germany. The book does not draw a new portrait of earnest citizen soldiers. Instead it describes a group of hardscrabble guys whom any respectable person would be loath to meet in a bar or dark alley. But they were an integral part of the U.S. war against Nazi Germany. A brawling bunch of no-goodniks whose only saving grace was that they inflicted more damage on the Germans than on MPs, the English countryside and their own officers, the Filthy 13 remain a legend within the ranks of the 101st Airborne.
Â©2003 Richard Killblane (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. Elsewhere, an accomplished surgeon is approached by a cabaret singer, whose beautiful appearance belies the grotesque condition of her heart. And while the surgeon's jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy also stirs in the soul of a lonely craftsman. Desire meets with impulse and erupts, attracting the attention of the surgeon's neighbor - who is drawn to a decaying residence that is now home to instruments of human torture. Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and innocent bystanders - their fates converge in an ominous and darkly beautiful web. Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a master class in the macabre that will haunt you to the very end.
Â©1998 Yoko Ogawa. Translation Copyright 2013 by Stephen Snyder. (P)2013 Tantor
A leading expert in epigenetics - how genes switch on and off - provides a revolutionary, holistic, and personalized approach to better health by improving how your genes behave to prevent and reverse common ailments, chronic illnesses, and life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and more.Â Your genes have a tremendous impact on your health. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Ben Lynch reveals that while you can't change the genes you were born with, you can change how they affect you.Â When your genes are working properly, you feel energized and healthy. But when your genes are "dirty", or not functioning optimally, your health suffers. Some genes are "born dirty" - they have certain variations that can cause you problems. Other genes merely "act dirty" in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle. You can optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up through healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means.Â An experienced researcher in the emerging science of gene abnormalities who has successfully treated thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch offers a simple questionnaire to identify which of the top seven dirty genes could be undermining your health. Then he offers targeted plans - including foods and recipes, supplements, and environmental detox - to clean up your dirty genes, eliminate symptoms, and optimize your physical and mental health.Â Many of us have been taught that our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families. But Dr. Lynch shows that you can rewrite your genetic destiny - once you know how. Dirty Genes provides a practical, personalized protocol to make the most of your genetic inheritance, now and for the rest of your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Â©2018 Dr. Ben Lynch LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Develop the power to learn and master any skill. Do you dream of excelling at a sport, music, art, cooking, writing, public speaking, or anything else? Learn, Improve, Master will help you make that dream a reality. Through a combination of learning science and strategies used by world-class performers, this guide will teach you what it really takes to master a skill (no, it isnât talent or 10,000 hours).Â You will learn how to: Use your memory like top memory champions and remember anything you wantÂ Optimize practice like elite musicians, chess players, and athletesÂ Build training habits that stickÂ Overcome obstacles, setbacks, and plateausÂ Choose mentors and coaches that will help you develop your potential Accelerate learning and become a master of your craftÂ Featuring examples and words of wisdom from Leonardo da Vinci, Usain Bolt, Ernest Hemingway, Michael Jordan, Garry Kasparov, Simone Biles, Stephen King, Michael Phelps, Martha Graham, Tiger Woods, Jiro Ono, Serena Williams, and many more.
Â©2020 Nicolas Velasquez (P)2020 Kodawari Press - Nicolas Velasquez
You know we're out there, living among you. You know we're waiting for our day to come. You have seen the power of our legacies. You know this is why they hunt us. You may think you know our stories. You are wrong. We each have our own story. We know the time has come to share them with you. Our legacies are your only hope.
Â©2012 Pittacus Lore (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Cyberattack - an ominous word that strikes fear in the hearts of nearly everyone, especially business owners, CEOs, and executives. With cyberattacks resulting in often devastating results, itâs no wonder executives hire the best and brightest of the IT world for protection. But are you doing enough? Do you understand your risks? What if the brightest arenât always the best choice for your company? In The Smartest Person in the Room, Christian Espinosa shows you how to leverage your companyâs smartest minds to your benefit and theirs. Learn from Christianâs own journey from cybersecurity engineer to company CEO. He describes why a high IQ is a lost superpower when effective communication, true intelligence, and self-confidence are not embraced. With his seven-step methodology and stories from the field, Christian helps you develop your teamâs technical minds, so they become better humans and strong leaders who excel in every role. This book provides you with an enlightening perspective of how to turn your biggest unknown weakness into your strongest defense.
Â©2021 Christian Espinosa (P)2021 Christian Espinosa
New York Times best sellerÂ Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world.Â "A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open!" (Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi)Â What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos.Â You Are the Universe literally means what it says: Each of us is a cocreator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself:Â What came before the Big Bang?Â Why does the universe fit together so perfectly?Â Where did time come from?Â What is the universe made of?Â Is the quantum world linked to everyday life?Â Do we live in a conscious universe?Â How did life first begin?Â "The shift into a new paradigm is happening," the authors write. "The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change." What these two great minds offer is a bold new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.Â
Â©2017 Deepak Chopra (P)2017 Random House Audio
Douglas uncovers the underlying reasons for lack of consistency and helps traders overcome the ingrained mental habits that cost them money. He takes on the myths of the market and exposes them one by one teaching traders to look beyond random outcomes, to understand the true realities of risk, and to be comfortable with the "probabilities" of market movement that governs all market speculation.
Â©2018 Paula T. Webb (P)2018 Penguin Audio
This phenomenal best seller - over 525,000 copies sold - is now expanded in a new third edition and explores how we often misunderstand the causes of our conflicts and shows us the paths to achieving true peace within ourselves and our relationships.Â In this day and age, perhaps there is nothing more important than knowing how to heal relationships that are breaking and how to maintain connections when people are pulling apart. So many of our conflicts seem unsolvable, but what if conflicts at home, at work, and in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? This book unfolds as a story. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of each otherâs cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is the story of how they come together, how they help their warring parents and children come together, and how we too can find our way out of the personal, professional, and global conflicts that weigh us down. This expanded third edition includes discussions that further explain some of the bookâs approaches, current research about key ideas, and how the transformation approach in the book relates to Arbingerâs comprehensive organizational mindset-change process.
Â©2006, 2020 by Arbinger Properties, LLC (P)2020 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
From FOX & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth comes a collection of inspiring stories from 15 of Americaâs greatest heroes - highly decorated Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, marines, Purple Heart recipients, combat pilots, a Medal of Honor recipient, and more - based on FOX Nationâs hit show of the same name. After three Army deployments - earning two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantrymanâs Badge - Pete Hegseth knows what it takes to be a modern warrior. In Modern Warriors, he presents candid, unfiltered conversations with fellow modern warriors and digs for real answers to key questions like: What inspired them to serve? What is their legacy? What does sacrifice really mean to them? How do they handle loss? And what can civilians learn from this latest generation of veterans? From the skies over Afghanistan to the seas of the Mediterranean to the treacherous streets of Iraq, these brave men and women take you inside the firefight, sharing the harrowing realities of war. Hegseth uses their experiences to facilitate conversations about the raw truths of combat, including the difficulties of transitioning back home, while also celebrating these soldiersâ contributions to preserving our nationâs most precious gift - freedom. These stories provide an unvarnished representation of battlefield leadership, military morale, and the strain of war. This book is the perfect for anyone who wants to know what it means, and what it truly takes, to be a patriot.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2020 Pete Hegseth (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book One of the Daily Beastâs 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election A collection of TheÂ New Yorkerâs groundbreakingÂ reporting from the front lines of climate change - including writing from Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Kathryn Schulz, and more Just one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the Earth was now warmer than it had ever been in recorded history, thanks to humankindâs heedless consumption of fossil fuels,Â New YorkerÂ writer Bill McKibben published a deeply reported and considered piece on climate change and what it could mean for the planet.Â At the time, the piece was to some speculative to the point of alarmist; read now, McKibbenâs work is heroically prescient. Since then,Â theÂ New YorkerÂ has devoted enormous attention to climate change, describing the causes of the crisis, the political and ecological conditions we now find ourselves in, and the scenarios and solutions we face.Â The Fragile EarthÂ tells the story of climate change - its past, present, and future - taking listeners from Greenland to the Great Plains, and into both laboratories and rain forests. It features some of the best writing on global warming from the last three decades, including Bill McKibbenâs seminal essay âThe End of Natureâ, the first piece to popularize both the science and politics of climate change for a general audience, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning work of Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as Kathryn Schulz, Dexter Filkins, Jonathan Franzen, Ian Frazier, Eric Klinenberg, and others. The result, in its range, depth, and passion, promises to bring light, and sometimes heat, to the great emergency of our age.
Â©2020 The New Yorker (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
âFast Girls is a compelling, thrilling look at what it takes to be a female Olympian in pre-war America.... Brava to Elise Hooper for bringing these inspiring heroines to the wide audience they so richly deserve.â (Tara Conklin, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Romantics and The House Girl) Acclaimed author Elise Hooper explores the gripping, real-life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated womenâs Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Nazi Germany.Â Perfect for listeners who love untold stories of amazing women, such as The Only Woman in the Room, Hidden Figures, and The Lost Girls of Paris.Â In the 1928 Olympics, Chicagoâs Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever womenâs delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as Americaâs golden girl until a nearly fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything.Â Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team. From Missouri, Helen Stephens, awkward, tomboyish, and poor, is considered an outcast by her schoolmates, but she dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. Her aspirations appear impossible until a chance encounter changes her life.Â These three athletes will join with others to defy societyâs expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amid the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin.Â Â
Â©2020 Elise Hooper (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A wildly funny, irreverent tale of murder, mayhem, and the mob. When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle's restaurant in Manhattan's Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next. With the FBI on one side and his eccentric wise guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience and avoid getting killed in the meantime.... Stuffed with charming characters and peppered with Bourdain's wry humor, Bone in the Throat is one satisfying feast of a novel.
Â©2008 Anthony Bourdain (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Naomi and Ethan will test the boundaries of love in this provocative romance from the author of the ground-breaking debut, The Roommate. Naomi Grant has built her life around going against the grain. After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, she wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing. Unfortunately, despite her long list of qualifications, higher ed won't hire her. Ethan Cohen has recently received two honors: LA MagÂ nominated him as one of the city's hottest bachelors and he became rabbi of his own synagogue. Low on both funds and congregants, the executive board of Ethan's new shul hired him with the hopes that his nontraditional background will attract more millennials to the faith.Â They've givenÂ him three months to turn things around or else they'll close the doors of his synagogue for good. Naomi and Ethan join forces to host a buzzy seminar series on modern intimacy, the perfect solution to their problems - until they discover a new one - their growing attraction to each other. They've built the syllabus for love's latest experiment, but neither of them expected they'd be the ones putting it to the test.
Â©2021 Rosie Danan (P)2021 Penguin Audio
So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was. She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seemed to understand her unique gifts. But did his kiss offer the love and belonging she sought, or a danger more potent than his own panthers? Somewhere deep inside herself, Tempest realized she knew the answer. She had no choice but to accept the velvet stroke of his tongue, submit to the white-hot heat piercing her skin, welcome an erotic pleasure like no other.
Â©2001 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile.Â
Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving!) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people.
Everyone deserves to feel the inner peace that comes from taking care of greenery. Beyond the obvious benefits - beauty and cleaner air - there's a strong psychological benefit to nurturing plants as a path to mindfulness. They can reduce our stress level, lower our blood pressure, and improve our overall outlook. And they offer a rare opportunity to find joy by caring for another living being.Â
When Summer Rayne Oakes moved to Brooklyn from the Pennsylvania countryside, she knew that bringing nature indoors was her only chance to stay sane. She found them by the side of the road, in long-forgotten window boxes, at farmers' markets, and in local garden shops. She found ways to shelve, hang, tuck, anchor, secure, and suspend them. She even installed a 150-foot expandable hose that connects to pipes under her kitchen sink, so she only has to spend about a half-hour a day tending to her plants - an activity that she describes as a "moving meditation". This is Summer's guidebook for cultivating an entirely new relationship with your plant children.Â
Inside, you'll learn to:Â
Pause for the flowers and greenery all around you, even the ones sprouting bravely between cracked pavementÂ Â Â
Trust that your apartment jungle offers you far more than pretty dÃ©corÂ Â
See the world from a plant's perspective, trading modern consumerism for sustainabilityÂ Â
Serve your chlorophyllic friends by learning to identify the right species for your home and to recreate their natural habitat (Bonus: your indoor garden won't die!)
When we become plant parents, we also become better caretakers of ourselves, the people around us, and our planet. So, let's step inside the world of plants and discover how we can begin cultivating our own personal green space - in our homes, in our minds, and in our hearts.Â
Â©2019 Summer Rayne Oakes (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Only one man and one woman can stop the world from burning in this thrilling final volume in Lisa Marie Riceâs sexy Ghost Ops series, in which an elite super-secret military team must face down doomsday and protect the gifted women they love. Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses, is one of the few safe places remaining in a world on fire. Run by the Ghost Ops team, three dangerous, fearless, soldiers who were once betrayed and disgraced will fiercely protect their country and the women they adore from a deadly plague that has turned people into violent monsters. Beautiful brilliant Dr. Sophie Daniels is trapped in her home with the only antidote to the plague. Former Ghost Ops elite operative Jon Ryan is sent on a suicide rescue mission, brutally fighting his way to her side. Together they must cross treacherous terrain before they can return to Haven. But for them to succeed, Sophie must trust this tormented soul and place her life, and her heart, in his hands. Years of combat training has prepared Jon for this moment. Unafraid, nothing is too dangerous now that heâs found Sophie. He will risk everything, fight anyone, for her and a future filled with hope and love.
Â©2014 Lisa Marie Rice (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Devon Crawford is an officer; air force pararescueman Cam Munro is enlisted. Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves. Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can't ignore the feelings she's hidden for so long. Cam's sexy charm and wicked kisses weaken her resistance, but she's too afraid of losing him to give in. When Dev's helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by a notorious warlord, Cam risks all to save the team. What he doesn't know is that the trap is set for him....
Â©2011 Kari Walker (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
In this twisty thriller from the New York Times best-selling master of suspense, reward-seeker Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody out...is to go in. In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame. Shaw's search for answers leads him to a shadowy organization that bills itself as a grief support group. But is it truly it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult with a growing body count? Undercover, Shaw joins the mysterious group, risking everything despite the fact that no reward is on offer. He soon finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden...and to make sure that he or those close to him say "good-bye" forever.
Â©2020 Jeffery Deaver (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A Read It Forward Most Anticipated Book of 2021 A young Puritan woman - faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul - plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive historical thriller from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Flight Attendant. Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is 24 years old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary - a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony - soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows.Â A twisting, tightly plotted thriller from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.
Â©2021 Chris Bohjalian (P)2021 Random House Audio
The people of The Shade are no strangers to storms. But the army of black witches racing toward their shores now is a cyclone unlike any the island has weathered before. Either victory or defeat awaits the Novaks at the end of the night.... A new dawn is breaking over The Shade. Will you be there to see it? Book your ticket back. Buy now! Beware of spoilers in the reviews that are without spoiler alerts!
Â©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
"We need to discover what the twins have. Before it's too late." With a black witch hard on their heels, Caleb and Rose embark on a race against time to escape the heart of the Amazon and make it back to The Shade. Little do they know how much more hangs in the balance than their own survival....
Â©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
Europe has fallen. Pearl Harbor is in flames. Enter: the Eighth. In 1941 the RAF fought a desperate battle of survival against the Luftwaffe over Britain. Then, from across the Atlantic, came a new generation of American pilots, gunners, and bombardiers, a new generation of flying machines called the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the P-51 Mustang fighter. Soon these brave young men were hurtling themselves and their unproven planes across the Channel and into the teeth of enemy firepower, raining down bombs on the German military machine, and going up against Hitler's best fliers in the sky. This is the dramatic oral history of the Army Air Corps and the newly created Eighth Air Force stationed in Britain, an army of hard-fighting, hard-playing flying men who suffered more fatalities than the entire US Marine Corps in the Pacific campaign of World War II. Here, in their own words, are tales of survival and soul-numbing loss, of soldiers who came together to fight a kind of war that had never been fought before - and win it with their courage and their blood. But the road to victory was paved with sacrifice. From its inaugural mission on July 4, 1942, until V-E Day, the Eighth Air Force lost more men than did the entire United States Marine Corps in all its campaigns in the Pacific. The Mighty Eighth chronicles the testimony of the pilots, bombardiers, navigators, and gunners who daily put their lives on the line. Their harrowing accounts recall the excitement and terror of dogfights against Nazi aces, maneuvering explosive-laden aircraft through deadly flak barrages, and fending off waves of enemy fighters while coping with subzero temperatures. Beginning with the opening salvos from a mere dozen planes, crewmen describe the raids on Berlin and Dresden, the fiasco at Ploesti, Romania, and Black Thursday over Schweinfurt. They fell to the terror of seeing aircraft destroyed - helplessly watching as comrades crash and burn, or parachute over enemy territory, where they will attempt to evade enemy capture through the underground. Others tell of mourning downed airmen murdered by vengeful citizens and soldiers, and of those who endured captivity in POW camps.
Â©2015 Gerald Astor (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadours, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced. And always, he called to her to complete him. Corinne Wentworth stood at the vortex of a gathering storm. Pursued by the fanatics who'd murdered her husband, she was risking her life by keeping more than one secret. Fragile, delicate, vulnerable, she had an indomitable faith that made her fiery surrender to Dayan all the more powerful.
Â©2003 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Patience Avery is a dowser - a "water witch". Her natural gifts enable her to locate lost items, missing people, and aquifers deep within the earth. This last skill is more in demand than ever, as her home state of Vermont is in the grip of the worst drought in years. Patience knows better than most that this crisis is only the start: a sign of worse things to come. Yet Patienceâs opinion means little to her brother-in-law, Scottie Winston. Scottieâs spent the long, dry summer lobbying for permits to expand Powder Peak, a local ski area thatâs his law firmâs biggest client. The resort is seeking to draw water for snowmaking from the Chittenden River, despite opposition from environmentalists who fear that the already weakened waterway will be damaged beyond repair. As the pressure mounts - from his wife and daughter on one side and a slew of powerful politicians and wealthy developers on the other - Scottie finds himself pushed closer and closer to a life-changing moral crisis. One of best-selling author Chris Bohjalianâs earliest novels, Water Witches is a prescient environmentalist and political drama thatâs even more relevant today than it was a quarter of a century ago. With a new note from the author.
Â©2020 Chris Bohjalian (P)2020 Random House Audio
Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named Factory, Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and with it a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon.Â
Â©2016 Kirsten Anderson (P)2016 Listening Library
Sharks in the Time of Saviors is a groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation from Kawai Strong Washburn. In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, 7-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends. Nainoaâs family, struggling amidst the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian gods - a belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. But as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart: Nainoa, working now as a paramedic on the streets of Portland, struggles to fathom the full measure of his expanding abilities; further north in Washington, his older brother Dean hurtles into the world of elite college athletics, obsessed with wealth and fame; while in California, risk-obsessed younger sister Kaui navigates an unforgiving academic workload in an attempt to forge her independence from the familyâs legacy. When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawaii - with tragic consequences - they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.Â
Â©2020 Kawai Strong Washburn (P)2020 Recorded Books
Seal Reed Tucker doesn't believe in commitment, until he tangles the sheets with one hot pilot, Delaney O'Connell. His phobia against commitment is challenged when his best friend asks Delaney to marry him first. As a helicopter pilot for the 160th Night Stalkers, Delaney knows the risks of loving a SEAL. When her lover's friend loses an arm in battle, she can't refuse his marriage proposal when he's already lost so much. In love with one man, pledged to marry another, she's torn. Tuck and Delaney must come to grips with the happiness they owe themselves and the happiness of their friend who has lost so much.
Â©2013 Elle James (P)2014 Elle James
A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Crime Novel of the Year From the best-selling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw. "You have been abandoned." A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley, and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now, he makes a living as a "reward seeker", traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.Â "Escape if you can." When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past - The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life? "Or die with dignity." Shaw finds himself caught in a cat and mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers, and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns he isn't the only one on the hunt: Someone is on his trail and closing fast. The Never Game proves once more why "Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception" (Associated Press).
Â©2019 Jeffery Deaver (P)2019 Penguin Audio
âThere are words that are so familiar they obscure rather than illuminate the thing they mean, and âlearningâ is such a word. It seems so ordinary, everyone does it. Actually itâs more of a black box, which Dehaene cracks open to reveal the awesome secrets within.â (The New York Times Book Review) An illuminating dive into the latest science on our brain's remarkable learning abilities and the potential of the machines we program to imitate them. The human brain is an extraordinary learning machine. Its ability to reprogram itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. But how do we learn? What innate biological foundations underlie our ability to acquire new information, and what principles modulate their efficiency? In How We Learn, Stanislas Dehaene finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, and cognitive psychology to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brainâs learning algorithms in our schools and universities, as well as in everyday life and at any age.Â
Â©2020 Stanislas Dehaene (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A new story from the best-selling and award-winning master of suspense, introducing Colter Shaw. Colter Shaw is a career "reward-seeker", making his living traveling the country and locating missing persons, collecting reward money in return. So it is not unusual when a wealthy entrepreneur hires him to track down his wife, an enigmatic artist who vanished one month before.Â As Shaw begins to investigate, he suspects that she was fleeing a bad marriage, and he follows her trail to an artists' retreat in Indiana. The case takes one surprising turn after another, and soon, Shaw begins to wonder if this mysterious woman is more of a captor than a captive.
Â©2019 Jeffrey Deaver (P)2019 Penguin Audio
A new original story from the best-selling and award-winning master of suspense, featuring Colter Shaw. Colter Shaw is a career "reward-seeker", making his living locating missing persons and collecting reward money in return. In the course of his search for a missing woman, he visits the police station in the small Kansas town of Humble, and, is pulled into a puzzling case. A man is holding a hostage in a lakeside cabin, and the Humble police need Shaw's experience and know-how to assess the situation, and the captor's motives. As Shaw begins negotiating, he begins to realize that nothing about the hostage situation is as it seems, including the hostage himself.
Â©2020 Jeffery Deaver (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Do you toss and turn at night with a knot in your stomach, worrying about your job, your family, work, your health, or relationships? Do you suffer from crippling shyness, obsessive doubts, or feelings of insecurity? Are you plagued by fears, phobias, or panic attacks?Â What you may not realize is that these fears are almost never based on reality. Anxiety is one of the world's oldest cons. When you're anxious, you're actually fooling yourself. You are telling yourself things that simply aren't true. See if you can recognize yourself in any of these distortions:Â All-or-Nothing Thinking: "My mind will go blank when I give my presentation at work, and everyone will think I'm an idiot."Â Fortune Telling: "I just know I'll freeze up and blow it when I take my test."Â Mind Reading: "Everyone at this party can see how nervous I am."Â Magnification: "Flying is so dangerous. I think this plane is going to crash!"Â Should Statements: "I shouldn't be so anxious and insecure. Other people don't feel this way."Â Emotional Reasoning: "I feel like I'm on the verge of cracking up!" Self-Blame: "What's wrong with me? I'm such a loser!" Mental Filter: "Why can't I get anything done? My life seems like one long procrastination." Now imagine what it would be like to live a life that's free of worries and self-doubt; to go to sleep at night feeling peaceful and relaxed; to overcome your shyness and have fun with other people; to give dynamic presentations without worrying yourself sick ahead of time; to enjoy greater creativity, productivity and self-confidence. Does that sound impossible? The truth is you can defeat your fears. In When Panic Attacks, Dr. Burns takes you by the hand and shows you how to overcome every conceivable kind of anxiety. In fact you will learn how to use more than 40 simple, effective techniques, and the moment you put the lie to the distorted thoughts that plague you, your fears will immediately disappear. Dr. Burns also shares the latest research on the drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression and explains why they may sometimes do more harm than good. This is not pop psychology but proven, fast-acting techniques that have been shown to be more effective than medications. When Panic Attacks is an indispensable handbook for anyone who's worried sick and sick of worrying. Includes a PDF of Supplemental Materials PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2017 David D. Burns (P)2017 Random House Audio
"You know our stories are true. You know why we fight. You must discover their secrets. You must learn from our mistakes. They are hiding, just like us. They plan to destroy your planet. They destroyed ours. We cannot let this happen again."
Â©2013 Pittacus Lore (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
Rethink the way you think.Â In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas?Â In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you'll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko's techniques show you how to look at the same information everyone else and see something different.Â With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems. Includes a PDF of Supplemental Graphics, Exercises, and Illustrations PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2017 Michael Michalko (P)2017 Random House Audio
Calling all young magicians of Egypt! If the blood of the pharaohs runs in your veins, you can't afford to be without this guide to Ancient Egyptian deities and creatures, and Carter and Sadie Kane's world of magic.
Greetings, initiate! Carter Kane, here. Congratulations on reaching Brooklyn House in one piece. This accomplishment signals that you're descended from Ancient Egyptian royalty, and you have magic powers. But what good is power without knowing how to use it? That's where this training manual comes in. Packed with quizzes, stories, and insights about Ancient Egyptian deities, creatures (the friendly and the deadly), the mysterious Duat, and more, this primer will prime those with the blood of the pharaohs to take their first steps down the path of the gods. You'll hear from me, other magicians (including my sister, Sadie), and even a few of the gods themselves. But beware of tricks and surprises: anything can happen in the world of Egyptian magic.
Â©2018 Rick Riordan (P)2018 Listening Library
âSwanson has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous sideÂ ofÂ the Rangers.â (The New York Times Book Review)Â A 21st-century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruption. The Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico. Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers are still going - one of the most famous of all law-enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson has written a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles their epic, daring escapades while showing how the white and propertied power structures of Texas used them as enforcers, protectors, and officially sanctioned killers.Â Cult of Glory begins with the Rangers' emergence as conquerors of the wild and violent Texas frontier. They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the US Army during the Mexican War. As Texas developed, the Rangers were called upon to catch rustlers, tame oil boomtowns, and patrol the perilous Texas-Mexico border. In the 1930s they began their transformation into a professionally trained police force.Â Countless movies, television shows, and pulp novels have celebrated the Rangers as Wild West supermen. In many cases, they deserve their plaudits. But often the truth has been obliterated. Swanson demonstrates how the Rangers and their supporters have operated a propaganda machine that turned agency disasters and misdeeds into fables of triumph, transformed murderous rampages - including the killing of scores of Mexican civilians - into valorous feats, and elevated scoundrels to sainthood. Cult of Glory sets the record straight.Â Beginning with the Texas Indian wars, Cult of Glory embraces the great, majestic arc of Lone Star history. It tells of border battles, range disputes, gunslingers, massacres, slavery, political intrigue, race riots, labor strife, and the dangerous lure of celebrity. And it reveals how legends of the American West - the real and the false - are truly made.Â
Â©2020 Doug J. Swanson (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Madison Daniels has worshiped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering. Forced together for her brother's wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they're forced to shack up in a tacky 70's honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of "accidents" as the family tries to prove their "spark" can be used for more than fighting. That is, if they don't strangle each other first...
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
Two leaders in the field offer a compelling analysis of the current state of the art and reveal the steps we must take to achieve a truly robust artificial intelligence. Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more complicated than we have been led to believe. Professors Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis have spent their careers at the forefront of AI research and have witnessed some of the greatest milestones in the field, but they argue that a computer beating a human in Jeopardy!Â does not signal that we are on the doorstep of fully autonomous cars or superintelligent machines. The achievements in the field thus far have occurred in closed systems with fixed sets of rules, and these approaches are too narrow to achieve genuine intelligence. The real world, in contrast, is wildly complex and open-ended. How can we bridge this gap? What will the consequences be when we do? Taking inspiration from the human mind, Marcus and Davis explain what we need to advance AI to the next level, and suggest that if we are wise along the way, we won't need to worry about a future of machine overlords. If we focus on endowing machines with common sense and deep understanding, rather than simply focusing on statistical analysis and gathering ever-larger collections of data, we will be able to create an AI we can trust - in our homes, our cars, and our doctors' offices.Â Rebooting AI provides a lucid, clear-eyed assessment of the current science and offers an inspiring vision of how a new generation of AI can make our lives better.
Â©2019 Gary Marcus (P)2019 Random House Audio
Artificial intelligence is radically altering the digital marketing landscape. But if youâre a PPC professional, thereâs no need to panic; the sky isnât falling. Former Google AdWords evangelist Frederick Vallaeys understands whatâs coming next, and with his expert guidance youâll not only survive, but youâll also thrive in tomorrowâs AI world. In this invaluable volume, youâll learn: What AI and other digital marketing technology can and cannot do How agency owners can reposition their business in the current environment New skillsets to develop or look for in potential new hires Four essential roles digital marketing professionals will continue to play in the future And more Data isnât everything. Human intuition and creativity will always be essential components of successful marketing. So relax! Listen to Digital Marketing in an Artificial Intelligence World, and in no time at all youâll be leveraging AI, not competing with it.
Â©2019 Frederick Vallaeys (P)2020 Modern Marketing Masters - Frederick Vallaeys
Even smart kids do stupid things. It's a simple fact of life. No one makes it through the teenage years unscathed - not the teens and not their parents. But now there's expert help for both generations in this groundbreaking new guide for surviving the drama of adolescence. In WHY Do They Act That Way? nationally renowned, award-winning psychologist Dr. David Walsh explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings in easy-to-understand terms, Dr. Walsh shows why moodiness, quickness to anger and to take risks, miscommunication, fatigue, territoriality, and other familiar teenage behavior problems are so common: all are linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain. But WHY Do They Act That Way? goes beyond the well-known issues of hormones and peer pressure. It is the first book to explain the changes in teens' brains and to show parents how to use this information to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their kids. About the author: Dr. Walsh actually likes teenagers and has worked with them and their families for more than 30 years as a parent, teacher, psychologist, coach, and trusted expert. Through real-life stories, he makes sense of their many mystifying, annoying, and even outright dangerous behavioral difficulties and provides realistic solutions for dealing with everyday as well as severe challenges. Dr. Walsh's techniques include, among others: sample dialogues that help teens and parents talk civilly and constructively with each other, behavioral contracts, and Parental Survival Kits that provide practical advice for dealing with issues like curfews, disrespectful language and actions, and bullying. In addition, Dr. Walsh explores the short- and long-term effects of drug and alcohol use on adolescent brain development, the effects of computer games and other activities, the brain differences between the sexes, and how to talk to your teen about sex and the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases. With this arsenal of strategies, parents can help their kids learn to control impulses, manage erratic behavior, cope with their changing bodies, and in effect, develop a second brain. Dr. Walsh's proven tactics will be extremely welcome to frustrated parents trying to help their children through this confusing time of life.
Â©2004 David Walsh, Ph.D. (P)2012 Tantor
Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on - and off - the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with...and that's the last thing Chad needs. When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad's manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multimillion-dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn't just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend. Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn't easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.
Â©2013 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
âInformative . . . I recommend it to practitioners and patients alike.âÂ (Andrew Weil, MD, author ofÂ Eight Weeks to Optimum HealthÂ andÂ Mind over Meds) International best-selling author Dr. Andreas Michalsen uncovers the natural cures that will transform your health and change your life Sunlight. Forest bathing. Fasting. Cold-water baths. Bloodletting. Leeches. Cupping. These ways of healing have been practiced in different cultures around the world for centuries. But as a cardiologist working with the most high-tech medical tools, Dr. Andreas Michalsen was taught that these practices were medieval and outdated, even dangerous. As he saw surprising results in his patients, however, Dr. Michalsen explored more deeply those seemingly "outdated" methods of healing. The more he researched, the more he was convinced by the power of natural medicine - naturopathy - to heal the human body. Over the past few decades, Dr. Michalsen has published the most cutting-edge scientific research on the efficacy of natural medicine. At the prestigious CharitÃ© University Hospital in Berlin, Dr. Michalsen has successfully treated thousands of patients using elements found in nature - sunlight, water, nourishing foods, medicinal plants and animals. The culmination of years of research and clinical knowledge, The Nature Cure explains how and why naturopathy works. Dr. Michalsen breaks down the science behind natural ways of healing and shows how we can incorporate these methods into our everyday lives to trigger our body's self-healing mechanism. Thoughtfully written and filled with science, history, case studies, and practical guidance, this illuminating book shares knowledge that has changed the lives of thousands of patients, teaching you what your body needs to heal - without medicine riddled with side effects or invasive procedures. Discover methods of healing that don't just cover up your symptoms, but actually address the root cause of illness.
Â©2019 Andreas Michalsen (P)2019 Penguin Audio
From air combat veteran Tom Young comes the explosive saga of two enemy combatants - an American pilot and German U-boat officer - united by fate in an epic fight for survival... World War II Lieutenant Karl Hagan earned his wings the hard way. But when his plane is shot down behind enemy lines, heâs forced to make the hardest decision of his life: trusting the enemy.Â Â Â Oberleutnant Wilhelm Albrecht wore his Iron Cross with pride. But when his U-boat is attacked in a devastating air raid, he abandons ship and finds an unlikely ally: the pilot who bombed him.Â Â Â From the smoke-filled skies over Europe to the fire-blasted waters of a Nazi naval base to the battle-scarred German countryside, the American and the German must form an uneasy truce if they hope to survive. It is November of 1944. The tides of war have turned. Allies have taken back France, and German troops have retreated. But for Karl and Wilhelm, the war is far from over. Each must be prepared to lie for the other, fight for the other, or die with the other. But their short-lived alliance wonât truly be put to the test until they reach the end of the line - inside a POW camp....Â Â Â Thrillingly tense, blisteringly authentic, and emotionally powerful, Silver Wings, Iron Cross is an unforgettable novel of World War II thatâs sure to become a classic in the field.
Â©2020 Tom Young (P)2020 Recorded Books
"The first few choices you make each morning determine whether you'll be productive and mindful all day, or whether the world will clobber you over the head."Â Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn't set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning. Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, My Morning Routine features interviews with 64 of today's most successful people - including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal - and offers advice on creating a routine of your own.Â Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up.Â This comprehensive guide will show you how to get into a routine that works for you so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Just as a Jenga stack is only as sturdy as its foundational blocks, the choices we make throughout our day depend on the intentions we set in the morning. Like it or not, our morning habits form the stack that our whole day is built on.Â Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book has you covered. Read byÂ Will Damron, Kaleo Griffith, Dominic Hoffman, Hillary Huber, Sumalee Montano, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, and Karissa Vacker
Â©2018 Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander (P)2018 Penguin Audio
The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles' publishing catalogue, Jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch his own clothing line, record label, sneakers, and video games - creating a fundamental shift in the monetization of fame and paving the way for entertainer-entrepreneurs like Jay Z and Diddy. All told, Jackson earned more than $1.1 billion in his solo career, and the assets he built in life have earned more than $700 million in the five years since his death - more than any other solo music act over that time. Michael Jackson, Inc. reveals the incredible rise, fall, and rise again of Michael Jackson's fortune - driven by the unmatched perfectionism of the King of Pop. Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg uncovers never-before-told stories from interviews with more than 100 people, including music industry veterans Berry Gordy, John Branca, and Walter Yetnikoff; artists 50 Cent, Sheryl Crow, and Jon Bon Jovi; and members of the Jackson family. Other insights come from court documents and Jackson's private notes, some of them previously unpublished. Through Greenburg's novelistic telling, a clear picture emerges of Jackson's early years, his rise to international superstardom, his decline - fueled by demons internal and external, as well as the dissolution of the team that helped him execute his best business moves - and, finally, his financial life after death. Underlying Jackson's unique history is the complex but universal tale of the effects of wealth and fame on the human psyche. A valuable case study for generations of entertainers to come and for anyone interested in show business, Michael Jackson, Inc. tells the story of a man whose financial feats, once obscured by his late-life travails, have become an enduring legacy.
Â©2014 Zack O'Malley Greenburg (P)2014 Audible Inc.
In the spirit of The Boys in the Boat comes the captivating true story of the Hawaiian cowboys who changed rodeo and the West forever.Â In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the worldâs greatest rodeo. They had travelled 3,000 miles from Hawaii, where their ancestors had herded cattle for generations, to test themselves against the toughest riders in the West. Dismissed by whites, who considered themselves the only true cowboys, the Hawaiians left the heartland as champions - and American legends.Â David Wolman and Julian Smithâs Aloha Rodeo unspools a fascinating and little-known tale, blending rough-knuckled frontier drama with a rousing underdog narrative. Tracing the life story of steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Kaâauâa, the writers delve into the dual histories of ranching in the islands and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Cheyenne, âHoly City of the Cowâ. At the turn of the century, larger-than-life personalities like âBuffalo Billâ Cody and Theodore Roosevelt capitalized on a national obsession with the Wild West and helped transform Cheyenneâs annual Frontier Days celebration into an unparalleled rodeo spectacle, the âDaddy of âem Allâ.Â A great deal rode on the Hawaiiansâ shoulders during those dusty days in August. Just a decade earlier, the overthrow of Hawaiiâs monarchy and forced annexation by the US had traumatized an independent nation whose traditions dated back centuries. Journeying to the mainland for the first time, the young riders brought with them the pride of a people struggling to preserve their cultural identity and anxious about their future under the rule of overlords an ocean away.Â In Cheyenne, the Hawaiians didnât just show their mastery of riding and roping, skills that white Americans thought they owned. They also overturned simplistic thinking about the âWild Westâ, cowboys-versus-Indians, and the very concept of cattle country. Blending sport and history, while exploring questions of identity, imperialism, and race, Aloha Rodeo brings to light an overlooked and riveting chapter in the saga of the American West.
Â©2019 David Wolman and Julian Smith (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
From the author of the instant New York Times best seller Swamplandia! (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell's gifts at their inimitable best. In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979", a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis" - stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments - find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans", a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.
Â©2013 Karen Russell (P)2013 Random House Audio
"The process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others" - so M. Robert Mulholland Jr., defines spiritual formation. Compact and solid, this definition encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture's tendency to make spirituality a trivial matter or reduce it to a private affair between "me and Jesus". In Invitation to a Journey, Mulholland helps Christians new and old to understand that we become like Christ gradually, not instantly. Not every personality is suited to an early morning quiet time, so Mulholland frees different personality types to express their piety differently. He reviews the classical spiritual disciplines and demonstrates the importance of undertaking our spiritual journey with (and for the sake of) others. This road map for spiritual formation is profoundly biblical and down to earth. In the finest tradition of spiritual literature, it is a vital help to Christians at any stage of their journey.
Â©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia - now reissued with a new postscript - follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness. "Sylvia Frumkin" was born in 1948 and began showing signs of schizophrenia in her teens. She spent the next seventeen years in and out of mental institutions. In 1978, reporter Susan Sheehan took an interest in her and, for more than two years, became immersed in her life: Talking with her, listening to her monologues, sitting in on consultations with doctors - even, for a period, sleeping in the bed next to her in a psychiatric center. With Sheehan, we become witness to Sylvia's plight: Her psychotic episodes, the medical struggle to control her symptoms, and the overburdened hospitals that, more often than not, she was obliged to call home. The resulting book, first published in 1982, was hailed as an extraordinary achievement: Harrowing, humanizing, moving, and bitingly funny. Now, some two decades later, Is There No Place on Earth for Me continues to set the standard for accounts of mental illness.
Â©1982 Susan Sheehan; Foreword by Robert Coles (P)2014 Audible Inc.
"Star Wars is the ultimate mythological tale of our age, a hero's journey that is a tribute to the beauty of human freedom as well as an exploration of its dark complexities. In this gem of a book, the brilliant Cass Sunstein uses the series to explore profound questions about being a parent, a child, and a human. It will change the way you think about your own journey, and it might even make you pick up the phone and call your dad." (Walter Isaacson) A deeply original celebration of George Lucas' masterpiece as it relates to history, presidential politics, law, economics, fatherhood, and culture by a Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor. There's Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, and the Bible, and then there's Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams' score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films' wildly unanticipated success and what it has to say about why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about the freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines new light on the most beloved story of our time.
Â©2016 Cass R. Sunstein (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Who You Think You Are Is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God's work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people. In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you've made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God's acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God's process of change. This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It's a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It's about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can't bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things. Being Unqualified Is God's Favorite Qualification Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God's qualifying system is different than the world's. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves. In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great "I AM", and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them. The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.
Â©2016 Steven Furtick (P)2016 Random House Audio
What's the secret to "extraordinary"? Being stuck in mediocrity sucks. It's easy to identify the symptoms of this disease in your life: Are you chronically bored? Do you wake up knowing today is going to suck? Are you constantly fighting off feelings of emptiness, exhaustion, and knowing you're wasting your life? Well, eff that! Every moment of every day, you can choose to be extraordinary. You can choose to become someone you're incredibly proud to be, who accomplishes amazing goals and achieves greatness. What Extraordinary People Know guides you through how to be free of the mediocrity trap: starting with the inspiration, tools, and kick in the ass you need to get your life going in high gear - from behavioral change and personal growth expert Anthony Moore. As someone who took his own life from ordinary to extraordinary, Moore has created a three-step path to breaking free of mediocrity and becoming the hero of your own life. Are you ready to win?Â
Â©2019 Anthony Moore (P)2021 Random House Audio
The American Political Tradition isÂ one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948,Â its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics", Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him - Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples - Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.
Â©1948 Richard Hofstadter (P)2018 Random House Audio
To eight-year-old Bunny Morison, his mother is an angelic comforter in whose absence nothing is real or alive. To his older brother, Robert, his mother is someone he must protect, especially since the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918 is ravaging their small Midwestern town. To James Morison, his wife, Elizabeth, is the center of a life that would disintegrate all too suddenly were she to disappear. Through the eyes of these characters, William Maxwell creates a sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar. Beautifully observed, deftly rendering the civilities and constraints of a vanished era, They Came Like Swallows measures the subterranean currents of love and need that run through all our lives. The result confirms Maxwell's reputation as one of the finest writers we have.
Â©1937; 1964 Harper & Brothers; William Maxwell (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The language of business. In order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need. In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy. Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2012 Richard A. Lambert (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"No strings attached" is pretty much Lucky McCord's calling card in Spring Hill, Texas, but when family is on the line, this cowboy's honor and heart are about to get lassoed, tied, and branded. Every family needs its black sheep, and Austin "Lucky" McCord is happy to oblige. The bad-boy bull rider lives fast and loose until his business partner leaves him an unexpected bequest. Suddenly Lucky is sharing custody of two children with Cassie Weatherall, one of the few homegrown women he hasn't bedded. And not from lack of trying.... Cassie fled her messy past to become a celebrity therapist in LA. So why does it feel so right to come back and share parenting duties - and chrome-melting kisses - with a man she's striven to avoid? Loving Lucky always seemed like a sure bet for heartache. But for this perfectly imperfect family, Cassie might just gamble with everything she's got.
Â©2016 Delores Fossen (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
His final words are your new beginning It's Good Friday. The Son of God is giving up his life. What does he want to say to us in his final hours? What does he tell the people standing at the foot of the cross to pass down to the ages? He speaks only seven short statements. Words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, and reunion. Seven statements that mean everything. In Seven-Mile Miracle, Pastor Steven Furtick shows us how Jesus' last words offer mile markers for our journey in relationship with God. It's a lifelong journey, and it's not always easy. But Jesus is both our guide and our destination as we travel. Put your feet on a proven path - the road that Jesus walked. Includes questions for reflection and a 40-day reading guide to Jesus' death and resurrection. A proven path for spiritual growth From time to time, we all feel stuck in our relationship with God and frustrated by life's setbacks. Jesus faced what could have been the ultimate defeat on the cross. Yet he emerged triumphant through his relationship with his heavenly father. And he showed us the way so that we could do the same. In Seven-Mile Miracle, Steven Furtick explores how Jesus' seven last statements on the cross offer a proven spiritual growth path for us. You will experience the Easter message more personally than ever before as you engage the words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, reunion. After all, we are not simply believers - people who have put our faith in Jesus. We are not simply disciples - pupils who learn from him. We are called to be followers of Christ. This is your opportunity to follow Jesus through his death and move forward in his resurrection power, starting now.
Â©2017 Steven Furtick (P)2017 Random House Audio
"The master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People) returns with a devilishly good thriller, and reward seeker Colter Shaw's most personal case to date. Just hours after the harrowing events of The Never Game and The Goodbye Man, Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths.Â Following the enigmatic clues his father left behind, Shaw plays cat and mouse with the company's sadistic enforcers, as he speeds from one gritty neighborhood in the City by the Bay to another. Suddenly, the job takes on a frightening urgency: Only by finding the courier bag can he expose the company and stop the murder of an entire family - slated to die in 48 hours.Â With the help of an unexpected figure from his past, and with the enforcers closing the net, Shaw narrows in on the truth - and learns that the courier bag contains something unexpected: a secret that could only be described as catastrophic.Â Filled with dozens of twists and reversals, The Final Twist is a nonstop race against time to save the family...and to keep the devastating secret Shaw has uncovered from falling into the wrong hands.
Â©2021 Jeffery Deaver (P)2021 Penguin Audio
The black sheep of fallbrook is back... And he's in for the surprise of his life. Former bad boy, now-decorated Army Ranger Brody McBride is home and on a mission: Find the woman he never should have left behind and right the wrong he did eight years ago. When the man she loved broke her heart and skipped town, Rain Evans picked up the pieces. But along with heartbreak, Brody left her something infinitely better than she could have imagined: two beautiful daughters. One she gave birth to, and the other she rescued from the woman who helped destroy her relationship with Brody. Brody is shocked to discover he's a father, and he's more determined than ever to win back Rain and protect his girls. Can they rekindle the love they once shared and become the family they were always meant to be? Or will a danger from their past return and ruin everything?
Â©2014 Jennifer Ryan (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Love is a battle.... Enchanted by the WolfÂ Kirnan Savauterre's loyalty to his werewolf pack is absolute - which is why he agrees to an arranged marriage. But Kir soon discovers his bride is an utterly enticing mystery. Beatrice is half faery, a little bit vampire, and altogether delightful. And they have one thing in common - the passion they share. Yet while their love has grown strong, so, too, have the forces arrayed against them.Â Captivating the WitchÂ Edamite Thrash is a big, bad, sexy demon overlord with a personal grudge against witches. When fate and a wild, undeniable attraction bind him to Tamatha Bellerose, he must work with her to stop a campaign of violence against his kind. But not succumbing to her sensual spell proves infinitely more difficult than anything else he faces.Â
Â©2016 Michele Hauf (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Fasting: We've all heard of it. Countless celebrities and best-selling books have touted the benefits of fasting for weight loss, but what most of us don't know is that the benefits of fasting extend far beyond that - the latest scientific findings show that fasting is the best and easiest way for us to fight disease and slow aging. In The Fasting Fix, Dr. Andreas Michalsen - one of the world's leading experts on fasting - lays out the clear, indisputable science that fasting, when combined with a healthy diet, is the key to healing chronic illnesses and living longer. Dr. Michalsen draws from his decades of medical practice and original, cutting-edge scientific research, along with his deep knowledge about the human body and evolutionary history to distill the simple truth about what we should eat and how we should eat in order to live healthier, longer lives. Dr. Michalsen explains exactly which foods we should eat and which we should avoid. And he introduces several different, simple methods of fasting for you to choose from and easily incorporate into your everyday life. With stories from patients he has successfully treated and detailed treatment programs for the most common chronic diseases - obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, arthrosis, rheumatism, irritable bowel syndrome, skin diseases, allergies and asthma, migraines, depression, neurological diseases, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and cancer - Dr. Michalsen shows us why other diets have failed and how we can finally be healthy.Â This audiobook includes a PDF of meal plans and recipes from the book.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Andreas Michalsen (P)2020 Penguin Audio
The McCord Brothers are the most eligible bachelors in Spring Hill, Texas. But these cowboys are about to get wrangled by the love of some very unique women - the kind who can melt hearts and lay it all on the line. Air force captain Riley McCord has come home on medical leave to find one heck of a welcome reception. Every unattached woman in Spring Hill, Texas, wants to nurse him back to health. That includes his childhood friend, Claire Davidson - the only person who understands how damaged he really feels. In high school, she chose his best friend over him. According to Riley's rules, that should make her off-limits forever. But when Claire suggests a no-strings fling, he can't refuse. Claire always wanted Riley - but she also craved the safety and stability he couldn't offer. So she chose another path, only to end up crazier about him than ever. She's even convinced herself that this time she won't be devastated when he leaves. Yet once Riley realizes the depth of Claire's feelings - and his own - he'll have to make the ultimate choice: return to the job he loves, or stay home for the woman who's always lived in his heart.
Â©2016 Delores Fossen (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they had the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in a no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men - MacKinnon's Rangers. Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. Though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart. In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is...surrender.
Â©2011 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor
The thrilling finale of Rose and Caleb's series! Thanks to Mona's discovery, the residents of The Shade finally understand their enemies' ultimate weakness. But this knowledge will soon be worthless if they lose the race against the black witches. Starting out on what seems like an impossible journey, the Novaks and their closest companions must solve the mystery that is Magnus...and hope not to lose themselves in the process. Twists, turns, danger and secrets. Are you ready for an epic return to The Shade? Buy now! The complete list of narrators includes Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, Erin Mallon, Zach Karem, Brittany Pressley, Cassandra Campbell, Will Damron, Jeffrey Kafer, and Nicole Poole.
Â©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
An engaging account of the uniquely creative spirit and bustling cultural ecology of contemporary Los Angeles How did Los Angeles start the 20th century as a dusty frontier town and end up a century later as one of the globe's supercities - with unparalleled cultural, economic, and technological reach? In City at the Edge of Forever, Peter Lunenfeld constructs an urban portrait, layer by layer, from serendipitous affinities, historical anomalies, and uncanny correspondences. Modernist architecture and lifestyle capitalism come together via a surfer girl named Gidget; Joan Didion's yellow Corvette is the brainchild of a car-crazy Japanese-American kid interned at Manzanar; and the music of the Manson Family segues into the birth of sci-fi fandom.Â One of the book's innovations is to brand Los Angeles as the alchemical city. Earth became real estate when the Yankees took control in the 19th century. Fire fueled the city's early explosive growth as the Southland's oil fields supplied the inexhaustible demands of drivers and their cars. Air defined the area from WWII to the end of the Cold War, with aeronautics and aerospace dominating the region's industries. Water is now the key element, and Southern California's ports are the largest in the western hemisphere. What alchemists identify as the ethereal fifth element, or quintessence, this book positions as the glamour of Hollywood, a spell that sustains the city but also needs to be broken in order to understand Los Angeles now.Â Lunenfeld weaves together the city's art, architecture, and design, juxtaposes its entertainment and literary histories, and moves from restaurant kitchens to recording studios to ultra-secret research and development labs. In the process, he reimagines Los Angeles as simultaneously an exemplar and cautionary tale for the 21st century.
Â©2020 Peter Lunenfeld (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A little guide to cultivating tsewa: the loving warmth of heart from which the awakened mind arises - from the popular Buddhist teacher and author of The Intelligent Heart.Â This is a call to a revolution of heart. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is tsewa, a form of warm energy and openness of heart. It is the warmth we express and receive through empathy with others, especially those closest to us. In this compact gem of an audiobook, Dzigar Kongtrul opens the door to this life-changing energy and shows us how to transform our attitude toward ourselves and those around us through its practice. And through its practice, we can actually heal our fractured world.Â This is a guide to the building blocks of compassion and the purest and deepest form of happiness. And with these tools, we can awaken the most powerful force in the world - a tender, open heart.
Â©2018 Dzigar Kongtrul (P)2018 Random House Audio
With great power...comes great corruptibility. Titan is dead. And the world needs heroes more than ever. Hugoâs dream of becoming a superhero blows up in his face. And the impossible rage that remains pulls him deeper into darkness. After several successful battles, Greysonâs ragtag team rides a wave of stardom. But what people love more than celebrating their heroes is tearing them down. And Quinnâs investigation into Titanâs murder gets derailed, leaving her reputation in shambles. But this journalistâs relentless pursuit of the truth could cost more than her job. These strangers are on a collision course with destiny. And each other.Â Warning: Contains cursing, mild teen angst, and badass superhero action. If youâre easily triggered by cursing, mild teen angst, or badass superhero action, this novel might not be for you.
Â©2019 C. C. Ekeke (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Lawman's heart Schoolteacher Sarah McKenzie is desperate to help one of her students who walks around with a haunted look in his eyes. With no one else to turn to, she reluctantly asks Jesse James Harte, the handsome police chief, for help. Jesse unnerves her in more ways than one, especially when he turns his intense gaze her way.Â Â Jesse grew up as wild and untamed as his Old West namesake, but now heâs the law in this stretch of the Wyoming high country. That means trouble is his business - and if heâs ever seen somebody in trouble, itâs Sarah. Jesse can tell sheâs running from something - something that might be catching up with her. Jesse will risk everything, even his heart, to keep Sarah safe.Â Â First published as Taming Jesse James by Silhouette Intimate Moments in 2002.Â Â Free bonus story included in this volume!Â Love Thine Enemy by USA TODAY best-selling author Patricia Davids:Â Â An unexpected storm leaves Cheryl Steele stranded with Sam Hardin and his two daughters. Itâs a temporary situation, but the longer Cheryl stays with Sam, the more his family feels like home....Â Â Previously published.
Â©2018 Harlequin Books, S.A. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Every cowboy has a wild side - all it takes is the right woman to unleash it. All of Logan McCord's carefully laid plans erupt the day he walks in on his would-be fiancÃ©e getting, well, not so carefully laid. Tonight, just once, Logan is acting on instinct. And that instinct is telling him to say "happy to oblige" to the cute stranger looking for a no-strings fling with a Texas cowboy. When chef Reese Stephens made her bucket list, she mistakenly thought she had weeks to live. Not that she regrets her one-night stand with the gorgeous rancher. But she does regret leaving an heirloom watch as a parting gift. Tracking Logan down is easy. Walking away again is another matter. Because Reese's crazy past and Logan's battered heart are no match for the kind of chemistry that could turn one night into the start of a passionate lifetime.
Â©2016 Delores Fossen (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay! Best-selling author Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell - the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort. The minute they meet, Mandy knows he's exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid - but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he's ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?
Â©2013 South Street Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
A New York Times Best Thriller of 2020 From Edgar Award nominee Debra Jo Immergut, a taut, twisting work of suspense about a woman haunted by her younger self. Abigail Willard first spots her from the back of a New York cab: the spitting image of Abby herself at age 22 - right down to the silver platforms and raspberry coat she wore as a young artist with a taste for wildness. But the real Abby is now 46 and married, with a corporate job and two kids. As the girl vanishes into a rainy night, Abby is left shaken. Was this merely a hallucinatory side effect of working-mom stress? A message of sorts, sent to remind her of passions and dreams tossed aside? Or something more explosive and life-altering? As weeks go by, Abby continues to spot her double around her old New York haunts - and soon, despite her better instincts, Abby finds herself tailing her look-alike. She is dogged by a nagging suspicion that there is a deeper mystery to figure out, one rooted far in her past. All the while, Abby's life starts to slip from her control: Her marriage hits major turbulence, her teenage son drifts into a radical movement that portends a dark coming era. When her elusive double presents her with a dangerous proposition, Abby must decide how much she values the life she's built and how deeply she knows herself. You Again is an audaciously constructed novel, an unboxing of memory, desire, and regret - and an electrifying portrait of a woman hurtling toward a key crossroads in her life, where a secret lies buried like an undetonated bomb.Â Â
Â©2020 Debra Jo Immergut (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
The second in a trilogy of novellas from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-drenched beaches of Barefoot Bay, where love is always in the air! Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker. He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone. Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life - easy. Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is - hard. Frankie Cardinale's fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her "Nonno" in the heart of Barefoot Bay. While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy. Nothing - not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way - will convince her to break that promise. Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because it doesn't take long for Elliott to realize that all the money in the world can't buy him what he really wants the most - her love.
Â©2013 South Street Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The New York Times best-selling authors of the Masters of MÃ©nage series present the third scintillating novel featuring the privileged, wealthy, wild men of Creighton Academy - the Perfect Gentlemen.Â Years ago, Naval officer Dax Spencer and NCIS agent Holland Kirk indulged in a steamy affair - until she betrayed him in the wake of his father's death. Dax tried to put her behind him with a payback of his own. But he never forgot Holland....Â Now, as Dax and his fellow Perfect Gentlemen unravel a web of lies, he discovers his family's tragedy is part of a much larger conspiracy. Soon, all clues point him back to New Orleans...where Holland waits, protecting her deadly secret and holding a torch for the only man she's ever loved.Â Once reunited, they can't fight the passion flaring hot and wild. But something sinister lurks around every corner, from the elegance of the Garden district to the beauty of the bayou. Dax and Holland may find their way back to each other - if they survive....Â
Â©2016 Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (P)2016 Penguin Audio
Navy SEAL Remy LaDue wants Mitchell Sanders but hasn't made a move since he slept with her the night of his buddy's - her former boyfriend's - funeral. A year later his plan to be her Valentine date runs amuck when he finds her undercover as a stripper at a local club. NCIS agent Mitchell Sanders never wanted to settle. Dedicated to her job and justice, she is finally ready to commit to the SEAL she accidentally fell in love with. When her friend, a female navy officer, goes missing, she puts her love life on hold and goes undercover to find her friend, only to discover her SEAL is back in town and threatening to blow her cover. Remy and Mitchell join forces to find her friend and uncover a human trafficking organization in the darkest heart of Virginia Beach while their attraction for each other burns hotter than the sun.
Â©2014 Elle James (P)2015 Elle James
Nearly 75 years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family's odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it. Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism - by liberating children from dank institutions, campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different. It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed cold and rejecting "refrigerator mothers" for causing autism, and of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments. Many others played starring roles, too: doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism; lawyers like Tom Gilhool, who took the families' battle for education to the courtroom; scientists who sparred over how to treat autism; and those with autism, like Temple Grandin, Alex Plank, and Ari Ne'eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed the philosophy of neurodiversity. This is also a story of fierce controversies - from the question of whether there is truly an autism "epidemic" and whether vaccines played a part in it to scandals involving "facilitated communication", one of many treatments that have proven to be blind alleys, to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism. There are dark turns, too: We learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior; and the authors reveal compelling evidence that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, participated in the Nazi program that consigned disabled children to death. By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions to one in which a cadre of people with autism push not simply for inclusion but for a new understanding of autism: as difference rather than disability.
Â©2016 John Donvan and Caren Zucker (P)2016 Random House Audio
"Annora is going to rue the day she ever messed with a Novak...." If Annora goes through with her treacherous plan, Rose could be hours from losing Caleb forever. But Rose is still trying to escape from becoming the main course of her captor's next meal. How will she ever reach Caleb in time? The burning of Kiev and Mona's home has sent everyone on a frantic search for the witch. What happened to her? Did she really abandon The Shade? The prince's decision to leave the island has left Derek and Sofia stunned. How will Ben survive adrift in the ocean? What would become of him even if he did survive? Prepare for an epic journey back to The Shade.... Buy now! Beware of spoilers in the reviews that are without spoiler alerts! Full cast of narrators includes Brittany Pressley, Will Damron, Michael Ochs, Jeffrey Kafer, and Khristine Hvam.
Â©2015 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
Longlisted for the Center for Fictionâs First Novel Prize "Delivered with such conviction and grace...fresh...essential.â (The New York Times Book Review)Â When outsiders on a mission arrive to change a small townâs attitudes, residents and newcomers alike end up transformed.Â Big Burr, Kansas is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone - or so they think. But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr âthe most homophobic town in the USâ and sends in a queer task force to live and work there for two years, no one is prepared for what will ensue.Â Still grieving the death of her son, Linda welcomes the newcomers, who know mercifully little about her past. Teenage Avery, furious at being uprooted from her life in L.A. and desperate to fit in at her new high school, fears itâs only a matter of time before her classmates discover her mom is the head of the task force.Â And Gabe, an avid hunter who has lived in Big Burr his whole life, suddenly feels as if heâs in the crosshairs.Â As tensions roil the town, cratering relationships and bringing difficult truths to light, both long time residents and new arrivals must reconsider what it means to belong.Â Told with warmth and wit, Under the Rainbow is a poignant, hopeful articulation of our complicated humanity and the ways we can learn to live with each other and ourselves.Â
Â©2020 Celia Laskey (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay. When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret privatized witness protection operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise. Gabe's clients need to keep low profiles and stay safe while he helps them create new identities, and sometimes they find love. Barefoot with a Bodyguard - book one in the series About to take the bar exam after ending a five-year marriage that derailed her career plans and her life, Kate Kingston craves independence and a vacation. Somewhere warm with sea breezes, sunshine, sand, and none of the scary threats against her that have been showing up in her dad's office. Barefoot Bay is the perfect place for some serenity while she studies and puts her life back together. But when she meets the brooding wall of muscle her father hired to protect her, Kate feels her hard-won independence slipping away as fast as her resolve to avoid men who wield power over her. Mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov has been on the run for a long time. Guarding a feisty attorney-to-be while pretending to be her husband is not a bad way to live off the grid, hidden from the Russian mobster who is hunting Alec with deadly intent. But Kate brings out a tender side Alec doesn't understand or believe he deserves, and he soon realizes that keeping them both safe is only half the challenge. Keeping his hands off her and his attraction under control will be every bit as difficult in the close quarters of an exclusive resort. When their make-believe honeymoon in paradise turns sensual, complicated, and dangerous, Alec and Kate realize it's not just their lives that are in jeopardy, it's their hearts. And they'll have to fight to the end to save each other...and their love.
Â©2015 Roxanne St. Claire (P)2016 Roxanne St. Claire
The third in a brand new trilogy of novellas from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay! Nathaniel Ivory is known in the tabloids as "Naughty Nate", and this member of one of America's wealthiest families has done everything he can to earn that nickname. But Nate is determined to change all that - until he meets Liza Lemanski, an arresting and irresistible woman who makes some claims about his past that rock him to the core. Can Nate give her what she wants to avoid another scandal - or is Liza the one woman who has what it takes to tame this sexy billionaire bad boy?
Â©2014 South Street Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
From the New York Times best-selling authors of the Masters of MÃ©nage series. They are the perfect gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives.... Maddox Crawford's sudden death sends Gabriel Bond reeling. Not only is he burying his best friend, he's cleaning up Mad's messes, including his troubled company. Grieving and restless, Gabe escapes his worries in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But his mind-blowing one-night stand is about to come back to haunt him. Mad groomed Everly Parker to be a rising star in the executive world. Now that he's gone, she's sure her job will be the next thing she mourns, especially after she ends up accidentally sleeping with her new boss. If only their night together hadn't been so incendiary - or Gabe like a fantasy come true. As Gabe and Everly struggle to control the heated tension between them, they discover evidence that Mad's death was no accident. Now they must bank their smoldering passions to hunt down a murderer - because Mad had secrets that someone was willing to kill for, and Gabe or Everly could be the next target.
Â©2015 Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Megan Hunter has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teenage years behind. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is a man. But when she is attacked by someone from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life and that of her little girl. Looks can be deceiving, for despite the man's rough appearance, she feels safe with him. And for the first time in her life, she knows the stirrings of desire. Nathaniel West paid a high price serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. He returned to his family's ranch in the Colorado mountains to heal - and be alone. Disfigured as he is, he has put all thoughts of sex and romance aside. But something about Megan brings him back to life, heats his blood, makes him feel like a man again. As danger pursues her, and the truth about her past is revealed, he vows to protect her - and to heal her wounded spirit. But confronting the past is never easy - especially when it's carrying a gun. Megan will have to learn to trust Nate to survive and to claim a passion that is much more than...skin deep.
Â©2012 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor
Every hero has a beginning. So does every villain. Titan, the worldâs greatest superhero, has been murdered by his longtime archenemy Lord Borealis. And from the ashes rises a new generation. Gifted with powers on the night of Titanâs death, 15-year-old Hugo awakes to the strange world of superheroes. A world he isnât prepared for. But with godlike powers and a history of tragedy, will Hugo become a guardian of justice...or agent of chaos? Warning: Contains moderate swearing and big damn superhero action. If youâre not a fan of moderate swearing or big damn superhero action, this book might not be for you.
Â©2019 C.C. Ekeke (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Man Booker International Prize finalist âBrave and ingenious.â (The New York Times) âGripping, darkly humorous...profound.â (Phil Klay, best-selling author and National Book Award winner forÂ Redeployment) âExtraordinary.... A devastating but essential read.â (Kevin Powers, best-selling author and National Book Award finalist forÂ The Yellow Birds)Â From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi â a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local cafÃ© â collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial.Â But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes heâs created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive â first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path.Â A prizewinning novel byÂ âBaghdadâs new literary starâ (The New York Times),Â Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.Â
Â©2018 Ahmed Saadawi (P)2018 Penguin Audio
Major Connor MacKinnon despises his commander, Lord William Wentworth, beyond all other men. Ordered to rescue Wentworth's niece after the Shawnee take her captive, he expects Lady Sarah Woodville to be every bit as contemptible as her uncle. Instead, he finds a brave and beautiful lass in desperate peril. But the only way to free Sarah is for Connor to defeat the Shawnee warrior who kidnapped her - and claim her himself. Torn by tragedy from her sheltered life in London, Lady Sarah is unprepared for the harshness of the frontier - or for the attraction she feels toward Connor. When they reach civilization, however, it is she who must protect him. For if her uncle knew all that Connor had done to save her, he would surely kill him. But the flames of passion, once kindled, are difficult to deny. As desire transforms into love, Connor will have to defy an empire to keep Sarah at his side.
Â©2012 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor
Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments, dark and light, by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attentionâwith amorous or sinister intentârelentlessly. From the gentle tones of a story-tellerâs cadences to the terror of a blood sacrifice, tales of favorite characters from Marrâs Wicked Lovely novels mix with accounts of new characters for listeners to fall in love with... or to fear. Lush, seductive, and chilling, Melissa Marrâs stories revel in the unseen magic that infuses the world as we know it.
Â©2012 Melissa Marr (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Denver journalist Natalie Benoit and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride find themselves captives of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Working together, they escape through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. They fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both....
Â©2011 Pamela Clare (P)2012 Tantor
Not all heroes wear capes and uniforms...or see themselves becoming the villain. As his sophomore year wraps up, Hugo Malalou - aka Aegis - is living his best life. Heâs working with Lady Liberty to protect San Miguel, acing all his classes, and casually dating three insanely hot girls. Until one routine night patrol nearly gets him killed.Â Before long, heâs pulled into a dangerous pursuit that isolates him from his friends, while his list of enemies keeps growing. And when he becomes the cityâs last defense against an all-powerful adversary, heâll find himself in the fight of his life.Â Quinn partners with Hugo to expose Paxton-Brandtâs unethical research on superhumans. But the multinationalâs scorched-earth response leaves everyone she loves caught in the blast radius. Can she prevail and topple Paxton-Brandt or is this another example of Too Big to Fail? Meanwhile, Greyson begins his crusade to purge the world of superheroes. But his first target proves to be more than his match in power and purpose. And when a specter from his past makes their presence felt, Greysonâs mission might end before it even starts.Â Warning: This novel contains profanity, open relationships, and ass-kicking superhero action. If youâre looking for reasons to be offended by profanity, open relationships, or ass-kicking superhero action, this novel might not be for you.
Â©2019 C.C. Ekeke (P)2020 Podium Audio
Sparks fly when a hardboiled reporter meets a handsome senator. But a political scandal - and attempts on her life - could drive them apart. Or maybe adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces.
Â©2005 Pamela Clare (P)2012 Tantor
A man who trusts no one is forced to believe the unbelievable.... Former spy Gabriel Rossi has been searching for CIA linguist Isadora Winter, a woman he loved and lost. After learning of her untimely death in an accident, and the loss of a son who must be his, Gabe is stunned when a woman he's never met approaches him on the beach and claims to be Isadora. She doesn't look, act, or talk like his beloved Isa, but she knows things about their past that only a lover could know, and she assures him that his son is alive as well. As much as Gabe knows that in the spy world, anything is possible, doubts and distrust plague him. Still, he sees glimmers of the woman he once knew shine through and she begins to melt his hardened heart. A woman who is tortured by emotions must endure the pain of love.... Lila Wickham has been working deep undercover for so long that sometimes she's forgotten who she really is. Finally free but utterly changed, she is determined to fix the broken life she left behind and assure that her little boy is safe. With lingering threats from an unknown source and blinding headaches that torment her whenever she feels deep emotion, she seeks Gabe Rossi for help and protection. But instead of setting her up with a new undercover identity, he insists on luring her nemesis to Barefoot Bay so he can end the threat to Lila and her son once and for all. Can they survive the worst betrayal of all? Even if they succeed in drawing out the killer who has Lila in his sights, a much more serious threat hovers over them...a treacherous, deadly truth that could not only destroy their love but end their lives as well.
Â©2016 Roxanne St. Claire (P)2017 Roxanne St. Claire
Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years; but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot but reputed to have a taste for women that goes beyond adventurous. Chandler Gamble has one rule: Don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his growing libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand and make her writhe in pleasure until she's at his complete mercy. She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose....
Â©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
A widower for seven long years, rancher Jack West believes that love and romance are things of the past, nothing more than cherished memories. He devotes himself to his grown son and his family, the horses they raise, and the land that has been theirs for three generations. He doesn't know that life has a surprise in store for him in the form of Janet Killeen, the lovely FBI agent he threw off his land last winter. The bullet that left Janet Killeen seriously wounded also tore a hole through her life. All she wants is a little peace and quiet in the mountains, a chance to feel like herself again. That chance comes to an abrupt end when she goes off the road in a snowstorm and winds up stranded alone in a ditch. The last person on Earth she wants to see is that arrogant jerk Jack West, no matter how handsome he is. But from the moment Jack finds her and offers her his hand, she realizes that there's far more to this gruff cowboy than she had imagined.
Â©2015 Pamela Clare (P)2015 Tantor
For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes a story like no other.... A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit. Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom...including forbidden love. In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive.... If you enjoy Suzanne Collins or Veronica Roth, this will be a ride you won't want to miss. Book one of a completed seven-book series. Beware of spoilers in the reviews that are without spoiler alerts.
Â©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
Though forced to fight for the hated British, Morgan MacKinnon would no more betray the men he leads than slit his own throat - not even when he was captured by the French and threatened with an agonizing death by fire at the hands of their Abenaki allies. Only the look of innocent longing in the eyes of a convent-bred French lass could make him question his vow to escape and return to the Rangers. And soon the sweet passion he awoke in Amalie had him cursing the war that forced him to choose between upholding his honor and pledging himself to the woman he loves.
Â©2012 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor
Nominated for the Romance Writers of America 2016 Rita Award for best romantic suspense novel. Francesca Rossi might be the youngest in a long line of badass siblings, but this computer whiz would rather hack a database than pack a pistol for the family business in Barefoot Bay. When an assignment forces her out of her comfort zone and into the field, Chessie decides to amp up the excitement quotient and has her first one night stand with a smokin' hot stranger she'll never see again. Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn't commit and knows the government is watching his every move, waiting for him to slip up. But the only mistake he makes is to assume the sexy, sassy woman he seduces on the way to Barefoot Bay is a spy. He learns too late that the beauty he's bedded is really his best friend's sister...and his undercover partner on a risky mission. Chessie and Mal have to stay one step ahead of the CIA, navigate their way through a perilous country, and fight the insane chemistry that sizzles between them. It doesn't take long for this hacker and spy to discover the power of their unplanned partnership...and learn that falling in love might be the riskiest business of all. The Barefoot Bay Series is really several mini-series all set on one gorgeous island. Every single book in the series can be picked up and enjoyed whether you've experienced none, some, or all of the others. The complete series consists of the four original books that launched the series, followed by a trilogy of Billionaires, a trilogy of Brides, and a prequel plus trilogy of Undercover stories. This way, listeners can either enjoy a long series, or just sink into one of the trilogies for a shorter time commitment. There are a few boxed sets and free "first in trilogy" options so it won't cost too much to spend many days (and nights!) in Barefoot Bay. And there will be more next year!
Â©2015 Roxanne St. Claire (P)2016 Roxanne St. Claire
Create a mindset for happiness for each day and with every task! The Get to Principle guides the listener to an experiential understanding of the nature of life - how "the way you look at life is how you treat life, and the way you treat life is what life becomes". Instead of living in the past, Larkins encourages listeners to tap into the "something" happening in the moment and live in the field of possibility. Practicing this mindset can have a life-changing effect on what you become. This simple technique reaffirms the latest science around growth mindset and accomplishing goals long thought impossible. Without a doubt, The Get to Principle will direct your life toward joy.
Â©2020 Ted Larkins (P)2021 Random House Audio
In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history - a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: Millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it. Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth - and for a brief moment, they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.
Â©2016 David Dayen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The New York Times best-selling authors of Reverse Innovation and How Stella Saved the Farm distill more than a decade of exclusive research into one short, powerful, action-oriented audiobook. Companies stumble when they imagine that innovation is mostly about ideas. The reality is that ideas are only beginnings. Indeed, even a company with the worldâs best idea still faces a devilish challenge: it must build the business of tomorrow without endangering the business of today. Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble are the worldâs leading authorities on the successful management of innovation. In Beyond the Idea, they distill more than a decade of research and insight into a practical, accessible, listen-at-one-sitting handbook that offers invaluable guidance for anyone charged with making innovation happen: executives, managers, consultants, project leaders, and teams. By offering specific action steps, Beyond the Idea extends the elegant conceptual insights from How Stella Saved the Farm, Govindarajan and Trimbleâs parable. Beyond the Idea shows exactly how to: Build a team with a very particular structure, one that makes it possible to simultaneously build something new and sustain what exists Manage any innovation initiative as a disciplined experiment Implement three distinct models for moving from ideas to action Beyond the Idea is an essential book for any business that recognizes that innovation always has been, and always will be, the key to long term growth and vitality.
Â©2013 Vijay Govindarajan and Christ Trimble (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
Superheroes arenât born, theyâre made. But they can be broken. Hugo continues his superhero training, eager to join the good fight. But when a deadly new enemy strikes close to home, heâs forced to make a choice: become the hero he wants to be, or the hero his city needs.Â After exposing Titanâs murderer, Quinnâs next story explores the world of teen superheroes. And the deeper she digs, the more layers of corruption she uncovers.Â Greyson is a wanted fugitive, hiding out on foreign soil. But if he doesnât learn the rules, his refuge will become his grave.Â Their fates will shape the next generation of heroesâ¦and villains.Â Warning: Contains profanity, ligers, and explosive superhero action. If you need a safe space from profanity, ligers, or explosive superhero action, this book might not be for you.
Â©2019 C.C. Ekeke (P)2019 Podium Publishing
CIA officer Nick Andris wants revenge. His last mission failed after a Georgian arms smuggler killed his lover. He's been tailing a woman for three weeks, hoping that she will lead him to his target. But there's a problem with the intel. Holly Elise Bradshaw is nothing more than an entertainment writer with a love for sex and designer clothes. Clearly, someone at Langley made a mistake.... When Holly finds herself in trouble, the only weapons at her disposal are her brains and her body. But they won't be enough to handle the man who's following her. He's going to turn her world upside down.
Â©2015 Pamela Clare (P)2015 Tantor
The second Perfect Gentlemen novel from the New York Times best-selling authors of the Masters of MÃ©nage series. Privileged, wealthy, and wild: They are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy. But the threat of a scandal has one of them employing his most deceptive - and seductive - talents.... Recruited into the CIA at a young age, Connor Sparks knows how dirty the world can be. Only when he's with his friends can he find some peace. So when an anonymous journalist threatens one of the Perfect Gentlemen, Connor vows to take down the person behind the computer by whatever means necessary - even if it means posing as his target's bodyguard. Publishing a tabloid revealing Washington's most subversive scandals has earned Lara Armstrong the ire of the political scene - and a slew of death threats. To keep herself from ending up a headline, Lara hires a bodyguard, a man as handsome as he is lethal. When the bullets start to fly, Lara is surprised to find herself in Connor's arms. But as they begin to unravel a mystery that just might bring down the White House, Lara is devastated when she discovers Connor's true identity - and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.
Â©2016 Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (P)2016 Penguin Audio
Secrets buried in the sand... Former US Army Captain Mia Starr has built a new life for herself in Denver, far away from camel spiders and sand - and the terrible secrets of her first deployment to Iraq. She isn't looking for a relationship, especially not with an intrusive photojournalist. Joaquin Ramirez might be sexy, but in her experience, photojournalists only want to make a buck off other people's suffering. Still, the universe must have a sick sense of humor because it keeps throwing her together with Joaquin, making the desire she feels for him harder and harder to resist. An undeniable attraction... As a Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer, Joaquin has everything a single, straight guy could want - except the right woman. When he meets Mia while shooting a crime scene, he immediately sees beyond her cold exterior to the vulnerable woman beneath. Though the police consider her a suspect, he's sure she's innocent. Someone is killing soldiers - and trying to pin the blame on her. Unable to resist the pull between them, Joaquin stands by her, only to find himself snared in the killer's net as well. A twisted soul hungry for revenge... Mia can't help it when the heat between her and Joaquin melts away her preconceptions. As their passion explodes, danger draws ever closer. When it becomes clear that Mia is the killer's true target, she must trust Joaquin with a secret that could ruin her...or risk losing the love of a lifetime.
Â©2018 Pamela Clare (P)2018 Tantor
Businesses fail. Businesses die.
Businesses fade into oblivion.
Revolutions never die.
So start a revolution, not a business.
After spending seven years on the high seas of the North Atlantic, James Watt started BrewDog craft brewery in Scotland with his best friend, Martin Dickie. They didn't have a business plan, just a mission to revolutionize beer drinking and make other people as passionate about craft beer as they are.
Within a few years, BrewDog became one of the world's best-known craft breweries and fastest-growing beverage brands, famous for beers, bars, and crowdfunding. They've not only rewritten the record books - they've inadvertently forged a whole new approach to business.
Business for Punks bottles the essence of James' methods in an accessible, honest manifesto. Among his mantras:
Cash is motherf---ing king. Cash is the lifeblood of your company. Monitor every penny as if your life depends on it - because it does.
Get people to hate you. You won't win by trying to make everyone happy, so don't bother. Let haters fuel your fire while you focus on your hardcore fans.
Steal and bastardize from other fields. Take inspiration freely wherever you find it - except from people in your own industry.
Job interviews suck. They never reveal if someone will be a good employee, only how good that person is at interviews. Instead, take them for a test drive and see if they're passionate and a good culture fit.
Business for Punks rethinks conventional business wisdom so you can go beyond the norm. It's an anarchic, indispensable guide to thriving on your own terms.
Â©2016 James Watt (P)2016 Penguin Audio
Someone wants the Native Americans off their sacred land. And when Navajo journalist Katherine James and park ranger Gabriel Rossiter team up to investigate why, their passion for the truth - and each other - makes them targets for those desperate enough to kill.
Â©2010 Pamela Clare (P)2012 Tantor
Marc and Sophie Hunter, Gabe and Kat Rossiter, Holly Andris, and the rest of the I-Team gang find themselves in the same historic Denver hotel celebrating the approach of Christmas at different holiday parties. What starts out as a fun winter evening with friends soon becomes a brutal fight to survive when the hotel is taken over by a group of ruthless narco-terrorists who will stop at nothing to get what they want. On the outside, Julian Darcangelo, Zach McBride, Nick Andris, and others join together with the FBIâs Hostage Rescue Team in a desperate bid to free their friends, knowing that if they fail, the people they love will be... dead by midnight. Featuring cameo appearances by the men of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, a series by New York Times best-selling author Kaylea Cross.
Â©2015 Pamela White (P)2017 Pamela White
Few people will easily admit to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. But who doesn't enjoy it when an arrogant but untalented contestant is humiliated on American Idol, or when the embarrassing vice of a self-righteous politician is exposed, or even when an envied friend suffers a small setback? The truth is that joy in someone else's pain - known by the German word schadenfreude - permeates our society. In The Joy of Pain, psychologist Richard Smith, one of the world's foremost authorities on envy and shame, sheds much light on a feeling we dare not admit. Smith argues that schadenfreude is a natural human emotion, one worth taking a closer look at, as it reveals much about who we are as human beings. We have a passion for justice. Sometimes, schadenfreude can feel like getting one's revenge, when the suffering person has previously harmed us. But most of us are also motivated to feel good about ourselves, Smith notes, and look for ways to maintain a positive sense of self. One common way to do this is to compare ourselves to others and find areas where we are better. Similarly, the downfall of others - especially when they have seemed superior to us - can lead to a boost in our self-esteem, a lessening of feelings of inferiority. This is often at the root of schadenfreude. As the author points out, most instances of schadenfreude are harmless, on par with the pleasures of light gossip. Yet we must also be mindful that envy can motivate, without full awareness, the engineering of the misfortune we delight in. And envy-induced aggression can take us into dark territory indeed, as Smith shows as he examines the role of envy and schadenfreude in the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Filled with engaging examples of schadenfreude, from popular reality shows to the Duke-Kentucky basketball rivalry, The Joy of Pain provides an intriguing glimpse into a hidden corner of the human psyche.
Â©2013 Oxford University Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A second chance at first love... Eight years ago, Garrett Finneganâs world shattered the day Mia vanished from his life. Heâs been struggling to pick up the pieces ever since. Haunted by memories and ghosts of the past, he chooses a solitary existence rather than risk his heart again. Mia Emerson has made one wrong decision after another but none worse than walking away from the boy who stole her heart so long ago. When her new life is turned upside down, she finds herself returning to her roots and the hometown she left behind. Maybe now she can find a way to heal from the devastating mistakes of her past. When a chance encounter brings these former lovers together, passion reignites in a way neither is prepared for. Can Garrett move beyond his anger and find a way to forgive? Will Miaâs insecurities and fears cause her to once again flee the life sheâs destined to live? Garrett and Mia will soon discover that they must journey into the past to find their way home. The third novel in the Ready series. Each novel can be read as a standalone.
Â©2014 J.L. Berg (P)2014 Audible Inc.
After the murder of a teenage girl, a mysterious man in a black leather jacket was seen lurking near the crime scene. Investigative reporter Tessa Novak has him in her sights as the culprit. That man was Julian Darcangelo, an undercover FBI agent working with the Denver police. He's closing in on the trail of a human trafficker and killer. Tessa's accusations could blow his cover, and he wants her off the investigation. But just as Tessa has made Julian a target of interest, she is now a target of the killer. And as they are forced to trust each other, their physical attraction escalates as intensely as the threat from a ruthless murderer who wants to see both of them dead...
Â©2006 Pamela Clare (P)2012 Tantor
When a young woman disappears, journalist Sophie Alton investigates and is led to the woman's brother, a convicted killer who is running from the law. Together, they follow a dangerous path toward the truth - and unforgettable passion.
Â©2008 Pamela Clare (P)2012 Tantor
In 1958, Ahmad Chalabiâs wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. The young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence. His first coup attempt was in 1963 at age 19, while on a school break from MIT. His next was aided by Iranian intelligence. But as the years passed and Saddam stayed in power, Chalabi made an audacious decision: he needed the support of both Iran and its powerful archenemy, the United States. Drawing on unparalleled access to Chalabi, Bonin traces the exileâs ingenious efforts to stoke a desire for Iraqi regime change in the U.S. He narrates Chalabiâs ill-fated engageÂment with the CIA and his later focus on neoconservative policy makers who rose to power under George W. Bush. As a result, from day two of the Bush presidency, the push for a new Iraq was on, with the intent to install Ahmad Chalabi as overseer of U.S. interests in the Middle East. The outcome was perhaps the biggest foreign policy disaster in our history and a triumphant end to Chalabiâs 45-year quest. Today, as we prepare to withdraw our troops from Iraq, Arrows of the Night is full of shocking revelations about how we got there, including the true story of Chalabiâs relationÂship with Iran. With its definitive account of the war, this book irrevocably alters a story we thought we knew.
Â©2011 Richard Bonin (P)2011 Random House Audio
Ramon âRayâ Cosaâs life is not what he expected it to be. Living in a small Texas town ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Ray has suffered many losses in his young life, and he has little hope left that anything will ever change or get better.Â That is, until the vintage Ford Galaxie and its strange, dying owner enters Rayâs life. Given a jeweled ring he cannot remove and a desperate mission, Ray is plunged into a universe of secrets, wonders, and terrors he never dreamed exists.Â Now, he travels the Queen's Road - a hyper-space highway that connects all the planets and galaxies in creation - in search of one man, one of the Queen of the Universe's Rangers. That journey will put Ray on the front lines of an eons-old cosmic war between the primal forces of order and chaos.Â And probably make him late for his next shift at the Chug-n-Lug.
Â©2019 R. S. Belcher (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
New York Times best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne brings us two stories from her Outlaw Hartes series. These couples may not be looking for love, but they are about to find it! The Valentine Two-Step He had been bamboozled by women before, but for rancher and single father Matt Harte, this is the last straw! Because of his daughter's shenanigans, he's been roped into planning the annual Valentine's Day dance. And who's his partner on the committee? Beautiful big-city vet and recent Salt River transplant Ellie Webster, the woman he can't take his eyes off of - though not for lack of trying! Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid Ten years ago Cassidy Harte stood at the altar waiting for Zach Slater, but he never showed. So she did the only thing she could - held her head up high and swore off men. Now suddenly Zach's back with an "I'm sorry" on his lips, an explanation she refuses to hear, and the vow to make her his once again. And it seems this is one vow he's determined to keep....
Â©2015 Harlequin Books S.A (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.