In this audiobook, The Fragile Angel author Stanley G. Buford describes a tragic event experienced by an adventurous young girl. She breaks a cherished heirloom; a small angel figurine, while playing with it without consent of her parents. She runs away from home and realizes her mistake through the love of an adoring neighbor; whose daughter just happens to be her best friend, and learns a valuable lesson. This episode in her life changes the way she sees herself and her relationships with those she loves. By popular demand by adoring fans, this audiobook contains the French version as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Riddell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012895/bk_acx0_012895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seeking Fortune is an emotionally gripping regency inspirational romance set in England.Losing his wife and daughter to influenza shook James Colchester's faith in God. As another epidemic threatens, he's torn between what's best for his fragile son: fleeing to his Welsh homeland, or staying put. In a moment of weakness, the black-haired, green-eyed Gypsy's delicate touch on his palm quells his fears, and her beauty ignites a warmth he hasn't felt in years.Desperate to return to her people, Valentina Rupa goes against every lesson her mother taught her to soothe the Englishman into a false sense of security. But as James's quiet faith sparks a hunger to know it for herself, she realizes she's made an unforgivable mistake. One that could rob James of his most precious gift - and destroy their chance for lifelong love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Voller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106856/bk_acx0_106856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Front nan Leo Nash, from the world-famous rock band Nash, is the last person on Earth Samantha Williams would trust. She's already learned about loving a celebrity the hard way and isn't signing up for another lesson. Every time Sam gives Leo attitude, he wants to knock that chip off her fragile little shoulder. What the hell did he ever do to her, anyway? He's not used to women treating him like he's poisonous, and he isn't about to let her run away every time he gets close. He's had enough of people running away to last him a lifetime...when this one runs, he gives chase. But, catching Sam isn't as hard as he thought. The sexual attraction between them is so thick, Sam can practically hold it in her hand. There's no way she can deny herself the promise of pleasure being with Leo would provide. But, pleasure always comes with pain and when secrets are revealed and trust is challenged, who will run and who will chase? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Mack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015815/bk_adbl_015815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marquis Silivasi is an ancient master warrior in the arcane house of Jadon: a clan of lethal vampires living in the Rocky Mountains. Known to be harsh, unyielding, and socially inept, he and his iron core yield to only one person - his destiny, Ciopori Demir. The beautiful, ancient princess can bend Marquis's will - and melt the vampire's heart - with nothing more than a crook of her finger. She owns the keys to his soul. Only this year, at Christmas, she has gone too far.... She has meddled in vampire-human affairs. She has plotted behind Marquis's back. And she has disturbed his fragile peace by offering to host a Christmas Eve gala at the couple's private estate, which is secluded for a reason.... It is time to teach the female a lesson - Marquis is still the master of his domain! A serene, picturesque valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains; an internal family squabble, boiling to the surface; and a Christmas Eve feast, hosted by creatures of the night who don't eat, can't cook, and rarely socialize with humans.... What could go wrong? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098976/bk_acx0_098976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA TODAY best-selling author R.S. Grey. Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies. I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras. That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window. A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce - mostly involving slight stalking on my end - and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser. Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way. Now, 10 years later, we're both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can't take his eyes off little ol' me. My old friend, Mr. Fortier. But things have changed. I'm older now - poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished. When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart. Let's hope he knows how to guard his. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden, Luci Christian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113507/bk_acx0_113507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Testimony of an Overcomer There are few things more devastating to a child's fragile self-esteem than being humiliated before classmates and called a "dummy" by friends, teachers, and even family members. But millions of bright, sensitive, learning disabled children live this nightmare everyday - clinging to the hope that one day, they might achieve their life goals. Everyone has a turning point in their life. For me, it came through a newly discovered faith in God and one special teacher who helped me to realize that I had strength to overcome incredible odds including: A dysfunctional family environment A paralyzing learning disability Severe stuttering Once encouraged and made to feel important, my natural abilities blossomed, and I progressed from being unable to read aloud, to becoming an honor student and winning speech tournaments. "Our students were impressed with your sincerity and got a sense that you care about them as people. As a speaker, you are one of the best of the 450 we have had. You made them aware of the plight experienced by the underdog in our classroom. Hopefully, they will extend a helping hand rather than a taunt to the kid who doesn't fit into the mainstream.... We all learned a most powerful lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit." - Larry Crawford, High School Principal Lordstown, Ohio. Today, Lonnie J. Clinkscale, MBA, is an accomplished speaker, author, and licensed minister. His life story has been written about in the American Academy of Pediatric Medicine. He has been a guest on the 700 Club, Trinity Broadcasting Network, National Empowerment TV, KET Public Broadcasting, World, a national publication for learning disabilities, and CBS sharing his testimony message of hope. He and his wife, Dawn, live in Louisville, Kentucky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcel Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054906/bk_acx0_054906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author and economist Jay W. Richards makes the definitive case for how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream in an age of automation and mass disruption. For two and a half centuries, America has been held together by the belief that if you work hard and conduct yourself responsibly in this country, you will be able to prosper and leave a better life for your children. But over the past decade, that idea has come into crisis. A recession, the mass outsourcing of stable jobs, and a coming wave of automation that will replace millions of blue- and white-collar jobs alike have left many people worried that the game is rigged and that our best days are behind us. In this story-driven manifesto on the future of American work, Jay Richards argues that such thinking is counterproductive - making us more fragile, more dependent, and less equipped to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. If we're going to survive, we need a new model for how ordinary people can thrive in this age of mass disruption. Richards pulls back the curtain on what's really happening in our economy, dispatching myths about capitalism, greed, and upward mobility. And he tells the stories of how real individuals have begun to rebuild a culture of virtue, capitalizing on the skills that are most uniquely human: creativity, resilience, and empathy for the needs of others Destined to take its place alongside classics like Economics in One Lesson, The Human Advantage is the essential book for understanding the future of American work and how each of us can make this era of staggering change work on our behalf. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006206/bk_rand_006206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is a coming of age story set in juvenile detention, with seven boys, manacled and in leg irons, learning the two rules required for playing chess and succeeding in life. In the process, they find their way out of prison and back to freedom. Two Rules unravels the dilemma of forgotten children, an abandoned education system, and the man who changes the rules of the game for his underprivileged students. In the walls of the classroom in the inner city and a juvenile detention facility, Dr. Dempsey guides his students through the rules and orientation of the game of chess, ultimately altering the course of their lives and his. On a daily rotation from juvenile detention lockup to a nearby school and back, Two Rules opens with seven teenage boys on the first day of meeting their new teacher and friend, Dr. Jack Dempsey. Each boy soon discovers the rules of chess, a learning strategy, and roadmap that will leave each student empowered in ways they have never before experienced. After running a permanent new hire out of their classroom and cycling through a string of substitute teachers, a class of special education students embarks on a journey that will end up significantly altering the course of their lives. Each student learns from the example set by their teacher who extends a bridge for each student to rewire each of their destinies. Dempsey's understanding of his students’ perceived behavioral and learning challenges as inherent strengths allow the worthy old man to powerfully capture the attention of his students and provide tools for their eventual success. The boys discover a glimpse of a future that transcends the rough but fragile cocoon insulating each of the student's harsh realities in the hopeless setting of their detention facility outside of their safe sanctuary of a classroom. Dempsey transforms a once simple exercise of trust-building into a powerful lesson in the two rules 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132074/bk_acx0_132074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Day is a behind-the-bars, personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration via an unpredictable, insightful, and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching teens while they await sentencing. Told with equal parts raw honesty and unbridled compassion, All Day recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's Rikers Island. A poet and an actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, "Ms. P" comes to understand the essence of her predominantly black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives. "I have quite a spirited group of drama kings, court jesters, flyboy gangsters, tricksters, and wannabe pimps all in my charge, all up in my face, to educate," Peterson discovers. "Corralling this motley crew of bad-news bears to do any lesson is like running boot camp for hyperactive gremlins. I have to be consistent, alert, firm, witty, fearless, and demanding, and, most important, I have to have strong command of the subject I'm teaching." Discipline is always a challenge, with the students spouting street-infused backtalk and often bouncing off the walls with pent-up testosterone. Peterson learns quickly that she must keep the upper hand - set the rules and enforce them with rigor, even when her sympathetic heart starts to waver. Despite their relentless bravura and antics - and in part because of it - Peterson becomes a fierce advocate for her students. She works to instill the young men, mostly black, with a sense of pride about their history and culture, from their African roots to Langston Hughes and Malcolm X. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liza Jessie Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003106/bk_hach_003106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.