Tara, Cam and Stella are strangers living their own lives as best they can - though when society´s screaming you should live life one way, it can be hard to like what you see in the mirror. When an extraordinary event ties invisible bonds of friendship between them, one woman´s catastrophe becomes another´s inspiration, and a life lesson to all. Sometimes it´s ok not to follow the herd.
Heartwarming stories of rescued farm animals from the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings. Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a ´´turkey bowl´´ just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a 21-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the ´´underfoot family´´, those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways. The love Stevens has for these animals, and the amount of love they give her in return, is stunning and will make any listener more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and more, march into CAS and into our hearts as we learn about their quirks and personalities and what makes us human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008611/bk_adbl_008611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Granddaddy´s Hands, Jen Morris thoughtfully describes the gentle, strong, and constructive actions of her grandfather´s hands. This loving portrait is gracefully expressed in vivid words and images. A wise man, Granddaddy emulates the love of Christ through his actions as father, pastor, teacher, farmer, and friend. His hands are unique and etched with the creases and calluses of a lifetime of love. Granddaddy´s Hands gracefully details by example some of life´s greatest lessons for children. Come and see Granddaddy´s hands as they feed the cows, build a tree house, and encourage a family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Windom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000758/bk_tate_000758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel´s childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog Pirate providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science - and set him on the path to becoming The Supervet. Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Noel recounts this often-surprising journey that sees him leaving behind a farm animal practice in rural Ireland to set up Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, one of the most advanced small animal specialist centres in the world. We meet the animals that paved the way, from calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs. Noel has listened to the many lessons that the animals in his care have taught him, and especially the times he has shared with his beloved Keira, the scruffy Border Terrier who has been by Noel´s side as he´s dealt with the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of his extraordinary career. As heart-warming and life-affirming as the TV show with which he made his name, Listening to the Animals is a story of love, hope and compassion, and about rejoicing in the bond between humans and animals that makes us the very best we can be.
In this inspiring, uplifting and heartwarming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming The Supervet. Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel´s childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog, Pirate, providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science - and set him on the path to becoming The Supervet.Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Noel recounts this often-surprising journey that sees him leaving behind a farm animal practice in rural Ireland to set up Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, one of the most advanced small animal specialist centres in the world. We meet the animals that paved the way, from calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs. Noel has listened to the many lessons that the animals in his care have taught him, and especially the times he has shared with his beloved Keira, the scruffy border terrier who has been by Noel´s side as he´s dealt with the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of his extraordinary career. As heartwarming and life-affirming as the TV show with which he made his name, Listening to the Animals is a story of love, hope and compassion, and about rejoicing in the bond between humans and animals that makes us the very best we can be.Written and read by Noel Fitzpatrick. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001893/bk_orio_001893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gary Hirshberg learned about running a business as the CE-Yo of Stonyfield, now the world´s largest organic yogurt producer. In his book, Stirring It Up - How to Make Money and Save the World, he tells how the company grew from seven cows in a New Hampshire barn to a business with more than $330 million in annual sales. Now he is sharing what that experience taught him in a series of brief, practical lessons on profiting from a sustainable enterprise. This one is about earning customers trust and loyalty.´´I can´t claim that Stonyfield´s founder, Samuel Kaymen, and I gave up conventional marketing through a reasoned decision,´´ he says. ´´Short on money at the outset, we had no other choice. But what we had was worth more than billboards and magazine layouts. We had Samuel´s yogurt recipe, pieced together from Yiddish yogurt masters in Brooklyn, and the simple conviction that our stuff was so good we need only persuade people to try it to win them over. Our first customers would spread the word - but how to get their attention? When running a startup, you use whatever resources you have. A family friend who owned Stop & Shop supermarkets in Boston asked his dairy buyer to let us stock our yogurt and hand out samples in five stores for 12 weeks. If we couldn´t make a dent in the market by then, we´d be out. So most every evening for 12 weeks, one of us visited one of these supermarkets, evangelizing.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002149/bk_adbl_002149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spying on the Luminon, Aoléon and Gilbert uncover his plot to steal Earth´s milk cows. They make the disturbing discovery that the Martian leader plans to disrupt Mars´ galact supply. Hoping to reach the galactworks before the Luminon´s saboteur, the duo races to warn Aoléon´s father, Deimos, manager at the galactworks, that he is in danger. While still on the run, Aoléon takes her pilot´s exam, so she can join the Martian intergalactic exploration fleet. During the test-run, however, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life-threatening situation, and only Bizwat, Aoléon´s Procyon commando friend, can save them. Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard, but the lesson turns into a test of skill as he and Aoléon are chased by the Royal Paladin Guards. Will they survive? Don´t miss this exciting part three of five of the middle-grade sci-fi series Aoleon The Martian Girl. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034892/bk_acx0_034892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are living in a world in which cows send texts to farmers when they´re in heat, where the most valuable real estate in New York City houses computers, not people, and some of humanity´s greatest works are created by crowds, not individuals. We are in the midst of a networking revolution - set to transform the way we access the world´s information and the way we connect with one another. Studying biological systems is perhaps the best way to understand such networks, and nature has a lesson for us if we care to listen: Bigger is rarely better in the long run. The deadliest creature is the mosquito, not the lion. It is the quality of a network that is important for survival, not the size, and all networks - the human brain, Facebook, Google, even the internet itself - eventually reach a breakpoint and collapse. That´s the bad news. The good news is that reaching a breakpoint can be a step forward, allowing a network to substitute quality for quantity. In Breakpoint, brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeff Stibel takes listeners to the intersection of the brain, biology, and technology. He shows how exceptional companies are using their understanding of the Internet´s brain-like powers to create a competitive advantage by building more effective websites, utilizing cloud computing, engaging social media, monetizing effectively, and leveraging a collective consciousness. Indeed, the result of these technologies is a more tightly connected world with capabilities far beyond the sum of our individual minds. Breakpoint offers a fresh and exciting perspective about the future of technology and its effects on all of us.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert David Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016219/bk_adbl_016219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer´s quest to find her ´´mama bone´´, after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls ´´sister´´. When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah´s fear that her mother´s words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophecy, ´´You ain´t got you one good mama bone in you, girl.´´ When Sarah reads in the local newspaper that a boy won $680 with his Grand Champion steer at the recent 1951 Fat Cattle Show and Sale, she sees this as their financial salvation and finds a way to get Emerson Bridge a steer from a local farmer to compete in the 1952 show. But the young calf is unsettled at Sarah´s farm, crying out in distress and growing louder as the night wears on. Some four miles away, the steer´s mother hears his cries and breaks out of a barbed-wire fence to go in search of him. The next morning Sarah finds the young steer quiet, content, and nursing a large cow. Inspired by the mother cow´s act of love, Sarah names her Mama Red. And so Sarah´s education in motherhood begins with Mama Red as her teacher. But Luther Dobbins, the man who sold Sarah the steer, has his sights set on winning too, and, like Sarah, he is desperate, but not for money. Dobbins is desperate for glory, wanting to regain his lost grand-champion dynasty, and he will stop at nothing to win. Emboldened by her lessons from Mama Red and her budding mama bone, Sarah is committed to victory even after she learns the winning steer´s ultimate fate. Will she stop at nothing, even if it means betraying her teacher? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bren McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082496/bk_acx0_082496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.