This week on Car Talk, Mara has tried everything to rid her car of its ant infestation. Well, maybe not everything, since there are no burn marks. Tom and Ray have a way to lure them out that is at once incredibly creative-- and very stupid. Elsewhere, how does Diane reconcile her husband's desire to rebuild his BMW with her parent's need to get it off their farm, so the potatoes can be planted? Also, a lesson to car dealers: if you're going to make up a name for your wife, choose one you know how to spell. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom, Ray, and Joan's husband correctly diagnosed her screeching Ford Festiva. All this and more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: April 12, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140412/rt_cart_140412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1960s, IBM CEO Tom Watson called an executive into his office after his venture lost $10 million. The man assumed he was being fired. Watson told him, "Fired? Hell, I spent $10 million educating you. I just want to be sure you learned the right lessons." In Billion Dollar Lessons, Paul Carroll and Chunka Mui draw on research into more than 750 business failures to reveal the misguided tactics that mire companies over and over. There are thousands of books about successful companies, but virtually none about the lessons to be learned from those that crash and burn. Lesson One: The cold hard facts are that between 1981 and 2006, 423 major companies with combined assets totaling $1.5 trillion filed for bankruptcy. Lesson Two: The number-one cause of failure was misguided strategy - not sloppy execution, poor leadership, or bad luck. These strategic errors include pursuing nonexistent synergies; moving into an "adjacent" market that isn't really adjacent and buying more problems than efficiencies through misguided consolidation.Billion Dollar Lessons provides proven methods that managers, boards, and even investors can adopt to avoid making the same mistakes. It draws on vivid examples to help you thoroughly assess potentially disastrous strategies before they bring your company down.Think of Billion Dollar Lessons as the flip side of Good to Great, but just as eye opening and essential as that business classic. Billion Dollar Lessons will keep you from going from good to gone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000702/bk_brll_000702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life was good for Jorge Newbery. A high school dropout and serial entrepreneur, he had built a real estate empire of over 4,000 apartments across the USA. Taking risks and working tirelessly were the ingredients to his rise. But, he took one risk too many. An ice storm on Christmas Eve 2004 triggered his collapse. He was maligned, publicly shamed, and financially gutted - even arrested. He lost everything and ended up $26 million in debt. As he struggled to regain his footing, he spent what he could to get others to lift him up. But no one did. He discovered that there was only one person who could build him back up. To move forward, he crafted a new life's purpose: to help others crushed by unaffordable debts rebuild themselves Burn Zones is a story of playing life's bad hands and overcoming adversity against the greatest of challenges. It's an inspirational story of a man who was pushed to his mental and physical limits, and came out the other side even stronger. And, most of all, it's a lesson that you can do the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037607/bk_acx0_037607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades than working women. In this series, each woman explores the one key habit or lesson that has made the difference in forging her career and attaining professional success. Whether it’s CNN personality Sally Kohn’s exploration of emotional correctness or What Not To Wear's Stacy London on the wear and tear of our aspirational “Culture of Extraordinary;” why millennial Nisha Chittal won't tell you her age and what Cindy Gallop learned about sex while dating men half hers; how lessons from waitressing led Jenna Wortham to the New York Times or how Paula Froelich perfected the art of the “controlled burn” to start over after the end of a dream career—these essays uncover the challenges and delights of chasing, and finding, success in work and life as a professional woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006329/bk_brll_006329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the secrets to losing weight, burning fat, and healing your body! You're about to discover one of the most effective methods for maintaining weight loss and creating a long-term healthy lifestyle! Here is a preview of what you'll learn:Where did our health lifestyle go wrong? The history of fasting Basic lesson in food Weight gain and weight loss The "how to" of intermittent fasting The benefits of intermittent fasting Exercise and diet examples Extended fasts using support systems Variables of fasting And much, much more! The truth is, weight loss can be extremely difficult, especially long-term weight loss. Intermittent fasting can unlock the weight loss, fat burn, and body healing for which you've been searching. This audiobook gives you a step-by-step guide to creating a sustainable lifestyle that will promote weight loss, fat burning, and a healthier body. This audiobook will give you all the basic information you need to start healing your body today! You'll find Nicholas Ty has included bonus recipes that can be used in conjunction with the fasting protocol, plus exercise suggestions that will enhance your ability to lose weight and keep it off! Purchase your copy today! If you're looking for the ultimate guide to intermittent fasting, purchase today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Matney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124805/bk_acx0_124805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I'm the only witch at the academy who can wield a rare magic. But should I trust the man who can teach me to unlock my powers?The events on Halloween taught me a lesson - I'm not human and the supernatural world lives by different rules. Now I'm back at the academy determined to work hard, develop my magic skills, and save lives.I met my aunt who showed me that life as a future-sighted witch has greater challenges than I realized. Especially for me, because we've discovered I've more abilities than anybody expected.The new guys in my life face problems, too. Jamie is using dangerous magic to protect himself. Ash is struggling to control how dangerous he is to others. And Andrei's life is under threat as a result of Halloween. Can Tobias help...or will he report us for breaking rules?The hunters who survived the attack are looking for revenge, and the Dominion is moving closer to the academy. Add in the pressure of working with Katherine and Amelia on the Winter Ball committee, and I'll be lucky to reach the end of term in one piece.Nightworld Academy: Term Two is the second in this upper young adult/new adult series of magic academy books. The main characters are 18 or older, and this is a slow burn reverse harem story.Please note: It is necessary to listen to Nightworld Academy: Term One before listening to this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah L. Colton, Steve Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160784/bk_acx0_160784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Victorians had a fondness for scaring their offspring straight with cautionary tales - moral stories featuring children who misbehaved and suffered the consequences. Lewis Carroll mocks them gently when he says that Alice "had read several nice little histories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: such as, that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long; and that if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds; and...if you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison', it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later." Hilaire Belloc goes one further. His Cautionary Tales are a parody of the Victorian moral fables: irresistible, irreverent and downright jolly. We meet, among other wonderful characters, Jim, who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion; Henry King, who chewed bits of string, and was early cut off in dreadful agonies; and Matilda, who told lies, and was burned to death. Cautionary Tales is a lesson in how to face disaster and catastrophe with British stoicism and understatement: Now just imagine how it feels When first your toes and then your And then by gradual degrees, Your shins and ankles, calves and knees, Are slowly eaten, bit by bit. No wonder Jim detested it! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Barrans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001664/bk_mike_001664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Spanking is a fantasy Directed Erotic Visualisation sexual experience that takes the female listener to a place where she has to submit to a little delicious humiliation at the hands of her dominant lover. Have you been a naughty girl? Do you deserve a spanking? Sometimes being bad can be oh, so good. Your powerful and dominant lover wants to teach you an important lesson in this experience that includes bondage and discipline. The first time his hand makes contact with your tender flesh it startles you, stings a little, but soon that burn spreads throughout your body lighting all your nerve endings on fire. With each strike you become more and more aroused, the pain quickly turning to pleasure. The fine line between pain and pleasure is easily crossed and sometimes indistinguishable. But your lover's mastery over your urgent need takes you to levels of intense pleasure where the pain and pleasure mix seamlessly and sensation is all you know. Surrendering to another takes great strength, allowing yourself to accept pure pleasure is not always easy, but this time those decisions will be made for you. Now then, over my knee.... Something a little different and special are the Audio Experiences that make use of a unique audio technique called Directed Erotic Visualisation, or DEV. DEV is an Immersive Audio Experience similar to 3D Audio, a blend of Guided Meditation, Visualisation, relaxation and suggestion techniques that can put you right into the thick of a story, you can feel it, touch it and...well listen for yourself; over 1.4 million men and women have listened to DEV audio experiences since December 2007. Note: DEV experiences should not be used while driving or using heavy machinery or for 30 minutes after listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Essemoh Teepee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smot/000045/bk_smot_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take one pregnant omega who’s all alone in the world...After accidentally getting pregnant by his best friend and occasional hookup buddy, Owen Grant finds himself on his own...again. After being abandoned at birth and growing up in the foster system, he’s used to having to say good-bye. If he's learned one lesson in life, it's this: People don't stay. Add in one alpha who just won’t leave...Austin Logan is a quirky alpha who’s accepted that he’ll never marry and have a family of his own. His focus is on being the favorite uncle to all of his brothers' kids. He’s happy with the well-maintained and structured routine of his life and doesn’t need anything more. Mix in one fake marriage of convenience...Meeting Owen shakes things up in Austin’s world. He has to beg and barter with the guy to convince him to accept his help, even going so far as to sign a prenup that absolves Owen of any rights to Austin’s wealth, just to get him to agree to a fake marriage that will provide him with the medical insurance he so desperately needs for himself and his unborn child.And remember not to fall in love with your fake groom!What happens when your fake husband turns out to be an awesome dad to your child and doesn’t seem in any hurry to let you go? And what if you slowly find yourself falling for the stranger you married? You sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. This is the final book in the Lone Star Brothers series. This MM book contains mpreg and is intended for listeners 18 years and older. This 60,000-word novel is a slow-burn strangers-to-friends-to-lovers romance with all the feels you’re used to from Susi Hawke. It definitely includes an HEA and all the laughs, naughty-knotty times, and family fun you’d expect! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139798/bk_acx0_139798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.