It´s New Year´s Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next 48 hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best counterterrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it´s too late. Nine terrorists. Nine lives. The Armed Response Unit is one of these teams. Efficient and ruthless, the task force is ordered to locate the leader of the cell. As they hunt him down, they begin to realize that this is far bigger than any of them could ever have imagined. Bombings, rocket attacks, betrayal, and a series of unexpected and shocking twists leave the ARU fighting to stay alive. Sam Archer, the youngest member of the team, is keen to prove himself and justify his spot on the task force. With crowds all over London celebrating the New Year, and with nine terrorists somewhere among them, the Armed Response Unit is faced with the most dangerous night of their lives. As the savage, shocking plans of the enemy are fully revealed, the ARU officers are faced with the ultimate question: How many times can a man cheat death before death evens the score? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sackville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cher/000123/bk_cher_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why They Stay explores the reasoning and motivation of wives who stay with their politician-husbands after they cheat. Hillary Clinton couldn´t have known in 1998 how her husband´s high-profile philandering would play out. Would he be rehabilitated in the public eye? She took the gamble. Had she left the marriage, today she might be the spurned wife of a retired politician instead of the first American woman to run for president on a major party ticket. Looking back on the path chosen by the nine political wives profiled in this book, we have the evidence to see a pattern as old as the dynastic maneuverings of England´s medieval queens. The women married to the ´´royalty´´ of our times, politicians, make similar cold calculations in order to hold onto their ´´thrones´´ and their family´s history-making potential. After covering politicians for decades, acclaimed columnist Anne Michaud switched her gaze to the women behind the cheating men. Drawing from multiple sources that span the Roosevelts´ marriage to the more recent scandal involving Hillary Clinton´s closest aide Huma Abedin (wife of sexter Anthony Weiner), Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives argues that when it comes to the ´´power behind the throne´´, women in the limelight weigh the risks and rewards. They remain loyal to their men, because of complex, often unconscious forces. From mapping a path to power to laudable notions of holding the family together, Michaud examines the uniquely challenging Faustian bargains that political wives grapple with, even as the public spotlight illuminates their every move. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Morsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094577/bk_acx0_094577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The opening pages of Ayana´s debut took my breath away. I can´t remember when I read anything that moved me quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison.”Oprah Winfrey.Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Hattie’s is a tale of strength, of resilience and heartbreak that spans six decades. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and cheats and nine children raised in a cramped little house that was only ever supposed to be temporary. She keeps the children alive with sheer will and not an ounce of the affection they crave. She knows they don’t think her a kind woman — but how could they understand that all the love she had was used up in feeding them and clothing them. How do you prepare your children for a world you know is cruel?The lives of this unforgettable family form a searing portrait of 20th century America. From the revivalist tents of Alabama to Vietnam, to the black middle-class enclave in the heart of the city, to a filthy bar in the ghetto, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is an extraordinary, distinctive novel about the guilt, sacrifice, responsibility and heartbreak that are an intrinsic part of ferocious love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001442/bk_rhuk_001442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to learn Bulgarian the fast, fun and easy way? And do you want to travel to Bulgaria and get around like a pro? Then this is the audiobook for you. Learn Bulgarian: A Complete Phrase Compilation for Traveling to Bulgaria is designed for absolute beginner learners and travelers. You learn the must-know travel phrases, survival phrases, vocab, and cultural insights to make your trip to Bulgaria a breeze. All were hand-picked by our team of Bulgarian teachers and experts. You´ll be able to.... Learn about Bulgarian culture, customs, and manners Master common greetings Make conversation with the locals with common phrases Shop and order food at restaurants Book hotels and take transportation Call for help, get assistance in English, and much more With this audiobook compilation, you get: 75 audio lessons Series included: Bulgarian Survival Phrases series and Learn Bulgarian: Discover Bulgarian Culture & Traditions Nine hours in total 370-page PDF so you can read along Three bonus conversation cheat sheets By the end of audiobook, you will be able to perform everyday activities in Bulgarian and speak basic Bulgarian. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: BulgarianPod101.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/001310/bk_inno_001310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marcus Buckingham, author of the new book, Stand Out: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment From the Leader of the Strengths Revolution, believes managers need a cheat sheet to help them identify their key strengths. Using this innovative self-assessment, find out whether your most defining traits characterize you as a pioneer, a teacher, a connector, or any of the other nine strength roles Marcus identifies. Not only will he point out the consequences of mishandling your strengths, he will help you realize what career is best for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000248/bk_amai_000248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life! Each season, millions of viewers tune in to see Chris Powell lead extraordinary transformations on ABC´s breakout hit reality-transformation show, Extreme Weight Loss. Now, building on the basic weight-loss philosophy introduced in his bestselling book Choose to Lose, Chris has created a transformation plan anyone can follow - one that recognizes that no weight-loss journey is the same, and that more options mean longer-lasting results. At the center of Chris Powell´s Choose More, Lose More for Life is Chris´s carb-cycling plan, which kicks your metabolism into full gear by alternating between low- and high-carb days. Never carb-cycled before? No problem. Powell provides all the information you need to get started and see immediate results. Been carb-cycling but need to shake things up? This book provides four different cycles - Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit - to help you find a plan that fits you. Chris also understands that weight loss plateaus when we get bored. So in this book, he focuses on choices - including more than twenty new workouts called Nine-Minute Missions - that pack maximum results into minimal time. He also offers more delicious and easy recipes to keep you eating well, more tracking logs to keep you motivated, and more success stories to inspire you as you write your own - one that lasts for the rest of your life! ´´If you want results - if you want to lose that weight and transform your life¯you need to stop thinking about it and get going! You hold in your hand the map to an incredible path to success, and I´ll be right beside you 100 percent, cheering you all the way to your finish line. You´re choosing to make a healthy change, and I´m choosing you. It´s going to be a wonderful journey for both of us!´´ Shape Your Body in Just Nine Minutes Each Day Find a Carb Cycle That´s Made for You Build in Cheat Days to Enjoy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001476/bk_hach_001476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get three bonus conversation cheat sheets!Do you want to learn Arabic the fast, fun, and easy way? And do you want to travel to Egypt and get around like a pro? Then this is the audiobook for you. Learn Arabic: A Complete Phrase Compilation for Traveling to Egypt is designed for absolute-beginner learners and travelers. You learn the must-know travel phrases, survival phrases, vocab, and cultural insights to make your trip to Egypt a breeze. All were hand-picked by our team of Arabic teachers and experts. You´ll be able to... Learn about Arabic culture, customs, and manners Master common greetings Make conversation with the locals with common phrases Shop and order food at restaurants Book hotels and take transportation Call for help, get assistance in English, and much more With this audiobook compilation, you get: Eighty-five audio lessons Series included: Arabic Survival Phrases series and Learn Arabic: Discover Arabic Culture and Traditions Nine hours in total A 385-page ebook so you can read along Three bonus conversation cheat sheets By the end of this audiobook, you will be able to perform everyday activities in Arabic and speak basic Arabic. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: ArabicPod101. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/001308/bk_inno_001308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his highly acclaimed debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with a band of daring thieves led by con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings back his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, nothing short of a miracle will pull it off. After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can´t rest for long-and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. This time, however, they have targeted the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world. Its nine floors attract the wealthiest clientele-and to rise to the top, one must impress with good credit, amusing behavior…and excruciatingly impeccable play. For there is one cardinal rule, enforced by Requin, the house´s cold-blooded master: it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire. Brazenly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie, trick, and swindle their way up the nine floors…straight to Requin´s teeming vault. Under the cloak of false identities, they meticulously make their climb-until they are closer to the spoils than ever. But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo´s secret. Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins. Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls. And even that may not be enough.… Praise for Red Seas Under Red Skies ´´Lynch hasn´t merely imagined a far-off world, he´s created it, put it all down on paper-the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.´´-Booklist (starred review) ´´Red Seas Under Red Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn´t a one-hit wonder. . . . It´ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.´´-Fantasy Book Critic ´´Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.´´-Locus
The acclaimed Galician author’s novel of the Spanish Civil War is “a sincere and beautiful portrait of a brutal, ugly period of Spanish history” ( The Guardian ). Novelist and El País journalist Manuel Rivas has been heralded as one of the brightest in a new wave of Spanish authors. Originally written in Galician, his native language, The Carpenter’s Pencil was a bestseller in Spain and has been published in nine countries. Set in the dark days of the Spanish Civil War, The Carpenter’s Pencil charts the linked destinies of Dr. Daniel Da Barca, a Republican who cheats death in General Franco’s prisons; Herbal, an illiterate Falangist and Da Barca’s shadow; and an unnamed painter with the carpenter’s pencil, the man who unites them in life and death. It is also the story of Marisa Mallo, loved by both Da Barca and Herbal; Pepe Sánchez; the bolero singer; “Genghis Khan;” the wrestler; and the legend of two estranged sisters, Life and Death. All of these and more are bound by the events of the war. And all are rendered, in Rivas’s skillful hand, with the power of the carpenter’s pencil, a pencil that draws both the measured line and the artist’s fanciful vision.