When librarian Poe Markham takes the job at Thornchapel, she only wants two things: to stay away from Thornchapel’s tortured owner, Auden Guest, and to find out what happened to her mother 12 years ago. It should be easy enough-keep her head down while she works in the house’s crumbling private library and while she hunts down any information as to why this remote manor tucked into the fog-shrouded moors would be the last place her mother was seen alive. But Thornchapel has other plans for her...As Poe begins uncovering the house’s secrets, both new and old, she’s also pulled into the seductive, elegant world of Auden and his friends-and drawn to Auden’s worst enemy, the beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian. And as Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around them, Poe, Auden, and St. Sebastian start unraveling into filthy, holy pleasure, and pain. Together, they awaken a fate that will either anoint them or leave them in ashes....From the author of the USA Today bestselling New Camelot series comes an original fairy tale full of ancient mysteries, lantern-lit rituals, jealousy, money, murder, sacred torment, and obsessions that last for lifetimes....A Lesson in Thorns is the first of four books in the Thornchapel series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Ormenyi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154799/bk_acx0_154799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for Shouting at the Sky. He journeyed 250 miles on foot for Hawks Rest and followed through the seasons the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves. But nothing could prepare him for the experience he details in his new book. The Carry Home is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Ferguson and his wife, Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in Northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature. Confronting his unthinkable loss, Ferguson set out to fulfill Jane´s final wish: the scattering of her ashes in five remote, wild locations they loved and shared. The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives. Theirs was a love borne of wild places, and The Carry Home offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying good-bye. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023119/bk_adbl_023119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ashes is a memoir by the firstborn child of Bengali immigrants from Calcutta, India, that brings forth universal life lessons that transcend ethnicity. With raw honesty and simple prose, Ms. Mukherji depicts her childhood of cultural confusion, schoolyard bullies, and the demands of her brilliant, abusive alcoholic father. She offers her mother’s stoic wisdom and love for all to share. By her early 20s, Ms. Mukherji seeks clarity instead of pity and details her search for herself through psychotherapy and spiritual studies. The result of that search costs her everything. The suicide of her mother leaves Ms. Mukherji in the thick darkness of grief and sorrow. Both propel her into destructive yet illuminating choices. In time, she gathers her experiences and uses them to transform her life into the one she wants and the one she may claim in her mother’s absence. Ashes shows the listener they are not alone in their struggles and that they can look within themselves to survive and grow from life’s precious and painful surprises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mala Mukherji. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134372/bk_acx0_134372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After being endorsed by Eric Thomas, the Hip Hop Preacher and Mark Dantonio, head football coach at Michigan State University, Shon Hart knew that From Average 2 Elite was a game changer. Do you feel stuck? On the fast track to nowhere? Just need that little something to be refocused, and revitalized? This is the book for you! You don´t have to be average, you can be elite! Learn how to turn every single one of your losses into lessons. From Average 2 Elite will help you emerge from the ashes of mediocrity to beauty of elitism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shon Y. Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148437/bk_acx0_148437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 25th Secretary of Defense takes listeners behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The DOD employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate and spends more money than any other entity. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the DOD are a mystery and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic and most closely guarded buildings. Drawn from Carter’s 36 years of leadership experience in the DOD, this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world - and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004344/bk_peng_004344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the stormy seas of today´s world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organizational chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture and a personal development book that will inspire listeners to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations. Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide: Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise - not just hired hands Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard A stirring resource for today´s business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds in today´s turbulent world and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work. 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: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001829/bk_acx0_001829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daniel Peterson´s life was all planned out. His upcoming marriage would guarantee him the lifetime corner office in her father´s firm, complete with the highest social standing, country club memberships...even golf lessons. But then the phone rang. It seems the father he never knew has passed away, leaving him a tidy inheritance. To claim it, Dan is tasked with scattering his father´s ashes, but under the most bizarre conditions and circumstances he could possibly imagine. This sends Dan on a wild, cross-country adventure of discovery - and self-discovery. As he comes to know his father, he is also forced to re-evaluate himself and all he holds dear. This is a heart-warming tale that redefines friends and family, and will leave you laughing with a tear in your eye. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Cruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072957/bk_acx0_072957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s always craved his touch...even though it´s forbidden. When Ash is assigned her first feature as a reporter, it should be simple: interview a real-life Dominant for an article about BDSM. But her subject is none other than Darien Gallagher, her best friend´s stepfather...and it´ll be an interview she never forgets. What started for Dare as a lesson in sensual domination suddenly has become so much more. He can´t deny the spark between them, even though he knows she´s completely off limits. With every seductive word, every lesson, Dare tests Ash´s resolve and pushes her boundaries. But at the same time, her boss, Adam, has her craving things she shouldn´t. While Ash finds herself dreaming of both men, a dark secret threatens to destroy everything. But how can she hold on to a relationship that isn´t even real? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Duvall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002162/bk_aren_002162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once a Disciple, forever a Disciple.In losing her dad, Ash learned an important lesson: Being a Disciple is dangerous. She couldn´t stay and wait for the club to take the man she loved, too. But when a threat to the club puts her in danger, she has no choice but to return to the world she left behind.A Disciple will fight like a savage for what is his.Sketch has what he needs: his tattooing, the club, and his bike. Wanting more was just a pipe dream that died when Ash left. Now, she´s coming home - but not by choice, and not alone. Suddenly, nothing matters except the one that got away...and the daughter she came back with.This biker knows one thing: a Disciple´s daughter´s return is about to make his whole world shift.Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy Duran, Stephanie Wyles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013885/bk_tant_013885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.