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A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

29 ratings

Summary

The beloved creator of Notes from the Universe distills a career's worth of inspiration into elegant, brief lessons for making our way through the world. Mike Dooley is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant turned entrepreneur. He's the founder of a philosophical Adventurers Club on the Internet that's now home to more than 750,000 members from almost every country and territory on earth. His inspirational books emphasizing spiritual accountability have been published in 25 languages, and he was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon The Secret.  Today Mike is best known for his free "Notes from the Universe" e-mailings, social network postings, and his New York Times best seller, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Magic. He lives what he teaches, traveling internationally to speak on life, dreams, and happiness.

©2019 Hay House (P)2019 Hay House

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Doggone Dead

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Retired high school teacher Gwen Franklin has a new pet valet business with her BFF, and a whole new leash on life. But a killer is about to come sniffing around.... Gwen Franklin is looking forward to spending her retirement drinking her favorite coffee and reading mystery novels. Those peaceful plans are brought to heel by her best friend, Nora. Sporting stiletto heels, leggings, and a "more is better" makeup routine, 50-something Nora Goldstein has a penchant for marrying - and divorcing - rich men. Now that Gwen's got free time, Nora figures they should start a dog-walking and pet-sitting service together.  But it's far from a walk in the park when the corpse of Linda Fletcher is found in Nora's kitchen. Linda was Nora's nemesis, and the large knife protruding from her chest points to murder. With no doubt that her bestie's being framed, Gwen puts her sleuthing skills-acquired from reading every Agatha Christie mystery-to the test as she digs through suspects, including four disgruntled ex-husbands, ten greedy ex-stepchildren, not to mention all her exes' exes. But with death threats and another body surfacing, can Gwen curb a killer before her own (dog) days come to an end?

©2020 Dane McCaslin (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics: How Manipulators Take Control in Personal Relationships

23 ratings

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Learn the manipulator's game, so they can't play it with you.  Identifying covert emotional manipulation is tricky. You sense something is wrong, but you can't quite put your finger on the problem. This powerful book will reveal to you if manipulation is at play in your relationships. It will open your eyes. You will learn 30 tactics manipulators use to get what they want. You will also learn to spot the warning signs within yourself that expose covert manipulation is taking place, even if you can't identify the specific tactics being used. This book is geared toward romantic relationships, including those involving a pathological partner. Even so, many of the manipulation tactics are the same as those used by family members, coworkers, friends and others. Covert emotional manipulation tactics are underhanded methods of control. Emotional manipulation methodically wears down your self-worth and damages your trust in your own perceptions. It can make you unwittingly compromise your personal boundaries and lose your self-respect and even lead to a warped concept of yourself and of reality. With your defenses weakened or completely disarmed in this manner, you are left even more vulnerable to further manipulation and psychological harm. Empower yourself and get your life back!

©2014 Adelyn Birch (P)2018 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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La ladrona de libros

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Érase una vez un pueblo donde las noches eras largas y la muerte contaba su propia historia...En el pueblo vivía una niña que quería leer, un hombre que tocaba el acordeón y un joven judío que escribía cuentos hermosos para escapar del horror de la guerra. Al cabo de un tiempo, la niña se convirtió en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Con estas palabras se escribió una historia hermosa y cruel que ahora ya es una novela inovidable. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2005 Markus Zusak (P)2014 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

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Boundaries After a Pathological Relationship

45 ratings

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This book is small, but mighty. If you were involved in a pathological relationship - or you want to prevent it from happening in the first place - this book is for you. It gets to the heart of the matter of personal boundaries. Identifying and setting clear boundaries is vital for survivors and for anyone who wants to become more confident, improve relationships, and prevent victimization. When you create boundaries you take a stand for yourself and your life, and you communicate your worth to others in a real and practical way. This concise and powerful book is filled with practical wisdom and useful tips. It will walk you through the process of creating boundaries from start to finish. You get to decide how you want to live. Find your courage. Live in an authentic way. Protect yourself and what's important to you. Gain self-respect and the respect of others. Boundaries will help you do all of these things.

©2014 Adelyn Birch (P)2018 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Adelyn Birch
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Everything Happens for a Reason

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In each of our lives we are faced with events that seem inexplicable, unjust, even cruel - events that can shatter our perception of the world, our understanding of ourselves, and our faith in a higher power. Friends and family members often offer comfort with "Everything happens for a reason" - a simple, common phrase with an unbearably elusive meaning.  In Everything Happens for a Reason, psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum helps us understand the principles behind this frequently used phrase and provides us with tools to grasp its true meaning. According to Kirshenbaum, there is significance to each of the events in our lives. We all can discover meaning in what has happened to us - seeing such occurrences as gifts, lessons, or opportunities that we might not have been able to get any other way. Building on more than 25 years of clinical research, Kirshenbaum has developed tests to help listeners decode the confusing or unfortunate events in their lives and find solace and strength in the positive outcomes that exist.

©2004 Mira Kirshenbaum (P)2019 Tantor

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Daisy Miller

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Daisy Miller is the story of a beautiful, unconventional American girl who becomes the fascination of Frederick Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot. His pursuit of her is hampered by her flirtatiousness and flagrant disregard for the customs and behavior of the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy.  Henry James used Daisy's story to exemplify how he believed Europeans and Americans felt about each other, and more generally the prejudices common in the culture at that time between wealthy American industrialists and European aristocracy.  Daisy Miller was an immediate and widespread popular success for James, despite some criticism that the story was "an outrage on American girlhood".  The story continues to be one of James' most popular works, along with The Turn of the Screw and The Portrait of a Lady.  This narration is from the original text which was published in 1879.  In 1909 Henry James published a second version of Daisy Miller, which, in spite of his preferring it, never had the critical or commercial acclaim of the earlier version.  

Public Domain (P)2017 Kitty Hendrix

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Henry James
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Cruising in Seraffyn

5 ratings

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The cruising tale is full of the sights and sounds, the fragrances and native customs of foreign lands, especially Central American and the Caribbean. It is a story of a leisurely sail through the Gulf of Cortez and on through Panama Canal to the Azores and England. Cruising in Seraffyn is also a carefully thought out guide to living aboard a small boat, with fun and economy as the guiding principles. Four appendices provide data that is vital for anyone comtemplating long-distance cruising.

©2001 Lin and Larry Pardey (P)2014 New Street Communications, LLC

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy

7 ratings

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In 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, two of the world's leading couple researchers and therapists give listeners an inside tour of what goes on inside the consulting rooms of their practice. They have been doing couples work for decades and still find it challenging and full of learning experiences. This book distills the knowledge they've gained over their years of practice into 10 principles at the core of good couples work. Each principle is illustrated with a clinically compiled case plus personal side-notes and storytelling.  Topics addressed include: You know that you need to "treat the relationship," but how are you supposed to get at something as elusive as "a relationship"? How do you empathize with both clients if they have opposite points of view? Later on, if they end up separating does that mean you've failed? Are you only successful if you keep couples together? Compared to an individual client, a relationship is an entirely different animal. What should you do first? What should you look for? What questions should you ask? If clients give different answers, who should you believe?   Contains mature themes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2015 Julie Schwartz Gottman and John M. Gottman (P)2018 Tantor

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A Cop and a Coop

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It's a mother-clucking murder! When Leona Davis hatches a plan to return to her beloved hometown of Honeytree, Oregon, she hopes to build the egg farm of her dreams and leave behind the marriage of her nightmares. But the yolk's on her when she breaks ground on her chicken palace and unearths a skeleton in her front yard. It's clearly fowl play. The bones may be decades old, but there's no statute of limitations on murder. With a county forensics team roosting on her lawn and a flock of town gossips poking their beaks where they don't belong, Leona's well-laid farming plans may be nothing more than a wing and a prayer. Her spicy high school ex, Sheriff Eli Ramirez, assures Leona he'll crack the case, but he's not exactly a hardboiled detective. Her best hope to get back to a life with more hens and less mens? Scramble to uncover her small town's buried secrets before everything's totally plucked. A Cop and a Coop is the first book in the clever, irreverent Clucks and Clues Cozy Mysteries that will keep you chuckling and guessing until the end.

©2019 Hillary Avis (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Hillary Avis
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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Close Obsession

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The highly anticipated sequel to Close Liaisons… In Lenkarda - the main Krinar colony on Earth - Mia is completely at Korum's mercy. With no way to leave and no idea how to operate even the most basic Krinar technology, she has no choice but to trust the K who brought her there - the lover whom she had betrayed. Will he keep his promise to bring her home, or is she destined to be his prisoner forever? Can a human become a part of Krinar society? Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her? Listen to find out… Warning: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for listeners under 18.

©2013 Anna Zaires (P)2013 Anna Zaires

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Eve's Daughters

10 ratings

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What would you do if a secret was causing your family to crumble?   Is there a secret terrible enough that it should never be revealed, not even if it was tearing a family apart? For more than five decades, Emma Bauer has kept one - carefully guarding it with all her strength, and for more than five decades, that choice has haunted her life and also the lives of her daughters and granddaughter. Is it too late for wrongs to be righted? Does Emma even have the strength to let the healing power of truth work in her family?   The story of four generations of women and the powerful effects their choices have had on their lives is at the heart of Eve's Daughters, an epic novel from author Lynn Austin. Grand in scope but tender and personal at the same time, it will please you as a fan of contemporary or historical fiction.    Exploring times from World War I to the 1980s, Eve's Daughters is an insightful look at mothers, daughters, sisters, and families that allows you to see a little bit of yourself through the characters' triumphs, struggles, and hard-tested faith.    Yearning for love, dignity, and freedom, the four generations of women must come to terms with the choices they have made. Healing comes when the past is forgiven, but only when they embrace God's forgiveness can they shatter the cycle that has ruled their lives over the decades.

©1999 Lynn Austin (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Lynn Austin
Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
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Coyote Lost at Sea

2 ratings

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When Coyote and its skipper, Mike Plant, went missing mid-Atlantic in November 1992, the sailing world held its breath. Now, 20 years later, the story around the mystery, tragedy, and enigma is told at last. Mike Plant came to ocean racing late; as an American in a sport dominated by European sailors he was an underdog. And yet he won his class in the 1986-87 Around Alone 24,000-mile race, beating competitors with more experience, among them Hal Roth. Plant led an adrenaline-fueled life, full of seemingly suicidal adventures and yet his charismatic personality attracted hundreds of friends. Told in the style of Into the Wild, Coyote Lost at Sea transcends the sailing story and explores the intimate details of Plant's intense personality, upbringing, and experiences that created the fiercely original character of Mike Plant. It explores the events and circumstances leading to Plant's phenomenal success as a singlehanded ocean-racer, as well as the factors contributing to the failure of his high-tech and controversial boat, Coyote.

©2013 International Marine/McGraw Hill Education (P)2014 New Street Communications, LLC

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Julia Plant
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Passionate Readers

2 ratings

Summary

How do we inspire students to love reading and discovery?  In Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, classroom teacher, author, and speaker Pernille Ripp reveals the five keys to creating a passionate reading environment. You'll learn how to: Use your own reading identity to create powerful reading experiences for all students Empower your students and their reading experience by focusing on your physical classroom environment Create and maintain an enticing, well-organized, easy-to-use classroom library Build a learning community filled with choice and student ownership Guide students to further develop their own reading identity to cement them as life-long, invested readers Throughout the book, Pernille opens up about her own trials and errors as a teacher and what she's learned along the way. She also shares a wide variety of practical tools that you can use in your own classroom, including a reader profile sheet, conferring sheet, classroom library letter to parents, and much more. These tools are available as eResources to help you build your own classroom of passionate readers. Instructions on obtaining resources are included.

©2018 Taylor & Francis (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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In Too Deep

3 ratings

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When the dive team is called in to recover a body from a submerged car, they aren't prepared to find an encrypted laptop - or an unsettling connection between investigator Adam Campbell and the dead accountant.    Adam turns to his friend Dr. Sabrina Fleming - a professor at the local university with unparalleled computer security and forensics skills - to recover the files from the laptop. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier the investigation becomes. When evidence uncovers a human trafficking ring and implicates members of Adam's own family, he and Sabrina will have to risk everything to solve the case.    The truth could set hundreds free, but someone is willing to do whatever it takes to silence anyone who threatens to reveal their secrets.    Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn invites listeners back to Carrington, North Carolina, where everything is not as it seems and sinister elements lurk behind the idyllic façade.

©2018 Lynn Huggins Blackburn (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

1 rating

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What makes some people continue to eat when they are not hungry? Why are they unable to stick to a diet despite warnings from doctors and their own understanding of health and nutrition? Most people are familiar with the concept of alcoholism and drug addiction, but the idea that certain foods and quantities of foods can be addictive is only slowly gaining acceptance. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is for anyone who wants to learn more about food addiction and the solution offered by Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA). The audiobook includes an explanation of food addiction, a history of FA, and 30 personal stories of members who tried countless solutions to address their problems with food and found a long-term answer in FA.

©2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (P)2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

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A Roost and Arrest

Summary

Farmed and dangerous.... Leona's spirits are flying as high as the flags over Honeytree's Fourth of July Festival. Her fledgling egg business is booming, her new relationship is flourishing, and it's finally warm enough to put the top down on her convertible. Everything is sunny-side up. But her good mood disappears faster than a speeding pullet when the local beauty queen is shot during the fireworks finale - and the murder is pinned on one of her close friends. Now Leona must work around the cluck to find the real killer before her friend is cooped up permanently in the state pen.

©2020 Hillary Avis (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Hillary Avis
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman

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Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. A major reason for this? Most women were never taught how to play the game of business.    Throughout her career in the super-competitive, male-dominated media industry, Gail Evans, one of the country's most powerful executives, has met innumerable women who tell her that they feel lost in the workplace, almost as if they were playing a game without knowing the directions. In this book, she reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization - from assistant to vice president - how to play the game of business to their advantage.   Men know the rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career. Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives listeners practical tools for making the right decisions at work.

©2000 Gail Evans (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Gail Evans
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Basket Case

1 rating

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There isn't much crime in Lilyvale, Arkansas, but local authorities have their hands full with Ms. Sherry Mae Stanton Cutler and her housemates - a crafty group of retirees who've dubbed themselves the Silver Six. But when Sherry Mae's niece, Nixy, arrives to keep them in line, Lilyvale also plays host to a killer. When Leslee Stanton "Nixy" Nix gets the latest call from Lilyvale detective Eric Shoar, she knows it means trouble. There's been another kitchen explosion at her Aunt Sherry's farmhouse, and the dreamy-voiced detective has had enough. If Nixy doesn't check on her aunt in person, the Silver Six could become wards of the court. But the trouble Nixy finds in Lilyvale is not at all what she expects. The seniors are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse, featuring Sherry's hand-woven baskets, when land developer Jill Elsman arrives to bully Nixy's aunt into selling the property. When Jill is later found dead in the cemetery, Sherry is suspected of weaving a murder plot, and it's up to Nixy and the Silver Six to untangle the truth.

©2015 Nancy K. Haddock (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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Plant Your Money Tree

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Plant Your Money Tree offers listeners a strategic and actionable way to look at their financial life with a completely new attitude of confidence, empowering them to make smart decisions regarding: what to do with their money; how to grow their money; when to make smart personal choices such as changing careers, guiding their kid's education, expanding their business, buying a house, putting money in a savings account, capitalizing on social trends, and investing in the future; and how to manage their existing portfolios and 401Ks.  In clear and accessible language, Mish Schneider walks the listener through the six most essential sectors of the US economy as seen through six market phases - bullish, caution, distribution, bearish, recuperation, and accumulation. She illustrates how to easily recognize these phases and understand their interrelationships, and explains to listeners why they should care. Using a personal and conversational tone, Mish's goal is to help anyone who believes the topic of the economy and growing wealth is beyond their comprehension by giving them the tools to make independent, informed decisions about their money. With that knowledge, listeners will gain insight plus have practical, smart options for what to do with their finances.

©2019 Michele Schneider (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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The Awakening

2 ratings

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The Awakening, a novel by Kate Chopin, was first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf Coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism with themes that are still relevant today.

Public Domain (P)2017 Kitty Hendrix

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Kate Chopin
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Shortlisted

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The inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered - but not selected - for the US Supreme Court In 1981, after almost two centuries of exclusively male appointments, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice of the United States, a significant historical moment and a symbolic triumph for supporters of women's rights. Most do not know, however, about the remarkable women shortlisted for the Supreme Court in the decades before O'Connor's success.   Since the 1930s, nine women were formally considered for a seat on the Supreme Court, but were ultimately passed over. Shortlisted gives them the recognition they deserve. Award-winning scholars Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson rely on previously unpublished materials to illustrate the professional and personal lives of these accomplished women.  From Florence Allen, the first woman judge in Ohio, and the first to appear on a president's list for the Court, to Cornelia Kennedy, the first woman to serve as chief judge of a US district court, shortlisted by Ford and Reagan, Shortlisted shares the often overlooked stories of those who paved the way for women's representation throughout the legal profession and beyond.

©2020 New York University (P)2020 Kalorama

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Two by Vonnegut: The Big Trip Up Yonder and 2BR02B

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007) was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). These two short works, "The Big Trip Up Yonder" and "2BR02B", are science fiction tales originally published in the magazines Galaxy Science Fiction and If: Worlds of Science Fiction in 1959 and 1962.

©2016 Kurt Vonnegut (P)2016 Kitty Hendrix

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 44 mins
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A Crime of Poison

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The Silver Six are known for their arts and crafts - but they're about to be tested in the art of catching a crafty killer.   It's early October - time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale in Lilyvale, Arkansas. Every business along the town square will benefit from the event, including the craft store run by Leslee Stanton Nix - a.k.a. Nixy - and the Silver Six, a group of retirees. In charge of making the festival go smoothly, Nixy is confident that it will be a success.   But things become knotty when local troublemaker Cornell Lewis is found dead with a plate of Snickerdoodles from the bake sale. Two members of the Silver Six are accused of cooking up a murder plot, but Nixy knows that the cookies weren't literally to die for. With time running out, Nixy and company must catch the actual killer...before the Silver Six find their number permanently reduced to four.

©2017 Nancy K. Haddock (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Designed for Digital

2 ratings

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Most established companies have deployed such digital technologies as the cloud, mobile apps, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence. But few established companies are designed for digital. This book offers an essential guide for retooling organizations for digital success. In the digital economy, rapid pace of change in technology capabilities and customer desires means that business strategy must be fluid. As a result, the authors explain, business design has become a critical management responsibility. Effective business design enables a company to quickly pivot in response to new competitive threats and opportunities. Most leaders today, however, rely on organizational structure to implement strategy, unaware that structure inhibits, rather than enables, agility. In companies that are designed for digital, people, processes, data, and technology are synchronized to identify and deliver innovative customer solutions - and redefine strategy. Digital design, not strategy, is what separates winners from losers in the digital economy.   Designed for Digital offers practical advice on digital transformation. Drawing on five years of research and in-depth case studies, the book is an essential guide for companies that want to disrupt rather than be disrupted in the new digital landscape.

©2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2020 Gildan Media

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A Flock and a Fluke

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It's springtime in Honeytree, and Leona's pullets are finally laying. Customers are flocking to buy her farm-fresh eggs. But during the town's Easter Egg Scramble, Leona finds more than hidden treasure when she stumbles on the dead body of the pastor's wife. And the death isn't a fluke - it was poison. After Leona's eggs are blamed for delivering the fatal dose, her customers fly the coop along with her reputation. With her nest egg dwindling, she doesn't have time to brood. Her only hope to rise back to the top of the pecking order? Figure out who held a grudge against Honeytree's golden girl - and why. But things get tricky. Her two leading suspects also happen to be running for mayor. And neither one of them is crowing when Leona fowls up their campaigns with her clucking around. Can Leona take the heat of small-town politics? Or will she be forced out of the frying pan with egg on her face?

©2020 Hillary Avis (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Author: Hillary Avis
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Overloaded and Underprepared

Summary

Our increasingly fast-paced world is interfering with sound educational practices and harming kids both physically and mentally. Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids gives teachers, administrators, and parents the information, tools, and strategies needed to begin making immediate changes at school, in the community, and at home to benefit all students. Based on the Challenge Success program - a research-based project founded at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education - this vital resource shows how to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for kids.   Step by step, Denise Pope, Maureen Brown, and Sarah Miles outline a concrete framework to reduce student stress while engaging kids in real learning. Overloaded and Underprepared details strategies and techniques that have been proven to work with tens of thousands of students, like hands-on learning and alternative assessments, as well as educating kids and parents about healthier ways to handle stress. The book helps to identify areas for improvement at school, brainstorm possible solutions, identify potential obstacles, and offer ways to achieve buy-in from multiple stakeholders.

©2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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The School Discipline Fix

1 rating

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Traditional school discipline is ineffective and often damaging, relying heavily on punishments and motivational procedures aimed at giving students the incentive to behave better. There is a better way. Dr. Ablon and his coauthor Dr. Pollastri have been working with schools throughout the world to refine the Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) approach, creating a step-by-step program for educators based on the recognition - from research in neuroscience - that challenging classroom behaviors are due to a deficit of skill, not will. This book provides everything needed to implement the program, including reproducible assessment tools to pinpoint skill deficits in areas like frustration tolerance and flexibility that are at the root of students' challenging behaviors.   Whether you are a teacher, counselor, coach, or administrator, the CPS approach to school discipline will provide you with a new mindset, an assessment process, and an effective intervention plan for each of your challenging students. You will walk away with strategies that are immediately actionable with the students in your life.

©2018 J. Stuart Ablon and Alisha R. Pollastri (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Paint the Town Dead

Summary

From the nationally best-selling author of Basket Case comes the second mystery starring the crafty and cantankerous Silver Six.    Leslee Stanton Nix-a.k.a. "Nixy" - thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates - collectively known as the Silver Six - has proven to be as exciting as it is exasperating.    To kick off the grand opening of their craft shop, the Handcraft Emporium, Nixy and the Silver Six invite Doralee Gordon to teach a gourd painting class. Doralee's spirit gets squashed when her ex-husband crashes the class with his new fiancee, but things really get messy when the bride-to-be later turns up dead. Now it's up to Nixy and the Silver Six to use their melons to find the killer - before someone else gets painted out of the picture....

©2016 Nancy K. Haddock (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Mindfulness at Work for Dummies

Summary

Master your mind, manage stress, and boost your productivity!   Mindfulness at Work for Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audiobook contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programs.   Mindfulness at Work for Dummies includes an introduction to mindfulness and how it can help improve working behavior; an explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns...with a bit of practice; useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day; how organizations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work; and guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex (P)2018 Gildan Media, LLC

Narrator: Kitty Hendrix
Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible