A time of reckoning has come for the council of Toro, a bandit city about to burst with corruption and injustice. Valerie refuses to allow her world to rot, and she's brought friends to help her teach the council a lesson. As if that weren't enough, Cammie and Royland have begun to rule the former pirate island. This involves ensuring there are no nearby threats, so while these two might be perfect for each other, they have business to attend to before they can sit back and bask in their newfound positions of power. And down south, New York has risen up out of the sewers it once occupied. It's a new world, one Sandra and the others might just one day soon be able to enjoy without bloodshed. Someday... maybe. Defending the Lost is part of The Kurtherian Gambit Universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103730/bk_acx0_103730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the New York Times best seller Jack Kennedy - and Tip O'Neill’s former chief-of-staff - comes the firsthand, one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. They were the political odd couple - the two most powerful men in the country, a pair who, in author Chris Matthews' words, "couldn't be more different or more the same." For six years, Matthews was on the inside, watching the evolving relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Their philosophies were miles apart - Reagan intent on scaling back government, O'Neill fervent in defending it. Yet there was common ground too: long lunches shared on St. Patrick’s Day and a mutual respect - political and personal. Three days after Reagan’s shooting, Tip was the first outsider at the president’s bedside. Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life in his unique voice, rendering as lively and novelistic a listen as Jack Kennedy and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Matthews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006478/bk_sans_006478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deacon:I’ve spent my life preparing to be alpha and uphold our pack’s traditions. Now, I’m not sure how many of those traditions I believe in.Every day, I protect the illusion my father’s not sick and dying. Packs killing their alpha when they’re too weak to lead - that’s harder to swallow when it’s a choice you’re facing instead of a lesson you’re taught. What kind of man would I be if I could turn on my own father like that? But what kind of alpha can I be if I don’t?Then there’s the omega pits. I never thought twice about the gladiator matches between packs’ weakest runts. Omegas who can’t survive the fights aren’t fit to bear our children.So why do I step in to save Logan, a stranger whose own pack doesn’t even want him, when he can’t last two minutes in the pits on his own?Is it my pathetic attempt to save anyone at all? A rebellion against traditions I now resent? Or something greater, the way his eyes find me through the crowd, how every time his lips part, I hope it’s to call out my name?And when he challenges my every belief with a ferocity fiercer than any he showed in the pits, I wonder: If he’s a threat to everything I’m defending...am I defending the right things?Logan: It’s never been a goal of mine to die young, its just always been a distinct possibility. Fun little side effect of being your pack’s weakest omega. It's just the way the world is though, so I never spent much time railing against it.So no one’s more shocked than me that I fight so hard against the inevitable when it's my turn in the pits. Though I’m definitely not the only one shocked when Deacon Wythe steps in to save me.It makes no sense. Why me? Why him? Why does he tolerate my petty sniping? Why can’t I stop trying to piss him off when all I want to do is kiss him?But once I get that second chance, I hang onto it tooth and claw. Even challenging my own protector if that’s what it takes to stay ali 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey H. Bennson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135987/bk_acx0_135987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Dame Honor Harrington - starship captain, admiral, Steadholder, and Duchess - has spent decades defending the Star Kingdom of Manticore against all comers. Along the way, she has become the legend known as "the Salamander" from her habit of always being where the fire is hottest... and also from being a national best seller (Ashes of Victory). But it's a big universe, and Honor's actions affect a lot of lives, not all of them human. And their actions affect her - a lesson "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" learns years before rising to command rank, when a desperate battle against "pirates" who aren't quite what they seem begins her brilliant career. Closer to home, in "Changer of Worlds" a secret that the alien treecats have kept from their human friends for hundreds of years is about to come out... and completely change the relationship between the two species forever. Meanwhile, Eric Flint weighs in with "From the Highlands". Honor can't be everywhere, so when the People's Republic of Haven tries to stage a political assassination on Earth, Anton Zilwicki - husband of one of the Star Kingdom's most revered military martyrs, and father of a young woman who is clearly a chip off the old block - steps into the breach... and takes the opportunity to settle some old scores along the way. And finally, Esther McQueen and Oscar Saint-Just square off for their final confrontation in Noveau Paris in "Nightfall". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson, Victor Bevine, Lauren Fortgang, L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003717/bk_adbl_003717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prayer for brown belt students: Oh, Heavenly Father, I pray now for the students who are entering brown belt - I pray that You continue to lead them, guide them, and protect them as they move forward and continue their progression in this martial arts ministry. Father, God, I pray Lord that You teach them how to endure and persevere, regardless of the circumstances, situations, or dynamics. Teach them to have an immovable heart - steadfast, committed, and resolute. Help them to understand that endurance in you, Lord God is one of the keys to life. Father, God, help them to understand what the Christian warrior spirit is all about - help them to understand Your example of endurance and perseverance, even onto the cross. Father, help them to understand how to be strong during times of tribulation and persecution, when they arise - Father, help them to truly be the salt and the light of the world, regardless of the situational dynamics. Father, I pray Lord that You would give them the courage, boldness, and faith to do Your will, regardless of the outcome. In Jesus name - Amen. Table of Contents: Special Request Dedication Acknowledgment Forward Prayer for Brown Belt Students Chapter 1: How to utilize this Book Chapter 2: Is it Biblical? Chapter 3: The Brown Belt Chapter 4: Colors of the Cross - Brown - Enduring in Christ Chapter 5: Learning through Creation Chapter 6: Defending Your Faith Chapter 7: Lesson Wrap-Up Don't Forget to check out the rest of the audiobooks in the Bible Studies for Belts series: White Belt Green Belt Red Belt Blue Belt Purple Belt Black Belt Or Our Book: Martial Arts Ministry: How To Start A Martial Arts Ministry God bless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Whalen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092588/bk_acx0_092588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prayer for Purple Belt Students - Heavenly Father, I come before you once again, I thank you and praise you Lord God for everything that you're doing, everything that you've done, and everything that you will do. Father, I pray for the students that are entering purple belt right now - I pray that they might know who they are in you. I pray that they might understand the fullness of who you are to better comprehend who they are in you. Oh Heavenly Father, you are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords - and at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue confess to the glory of God the Father. Help us to understand what the kingdom of God is and the fact that we do serve the King of Kings. Therefore, if we are sons of God, we are therefore princes and princesses within the kingdom of God. Heavenly Father, help bring this revelation and this understanding into the hearts and minds of each of the purple belt students here within this martial arts ministry; help them to understand this basic truth, Father, and help them to understand their authority in Christ by being a royal heir to the kingdom of God. In Jesus' name, amen. Chapter 1: How to Utilize This Book Chapter 2: Is It Biblical? Chapter 3: The Purple Belt Chapter 4: Colors of the Cross - Purple - Focus Is Confidence in Christ with Humility - Understanding You're Royalty Chapter 6: Defending Your Faith Chapter 7: Lesson Wrap-Up Don't forget to check out the rest of books in this Bible Studies series - Vol 1: White Belt, Vol. 2: Green Belt, Vol. 3: Red Belt, Vol. 4: Blue Belt, Vol. 6: Brown Belt, Vol. 7: Black Belt - and our book Martial Arts Ministry: How to Start a Martial Arts Ministry. God bless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Whalen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092016/bk_acx0_092016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one tells tales of the frontier better than Louis L'Amour, who portrays the human side of westward expansion - the good and the bad - before the days of law and order. Collected here are seven stories penned by America's favorite Western author. "The Black Rock Coffin Maker" Two men in the isolated town of Tucker want the XY ranch: Jim Walker and the ruthless Wing Cary - and one of them wants it badly enough to kill for it. It is a tale of suspense and danger, with chases, posses, shootouts, and double-crosses - all for possession of the XY ranch. "Grub Line Rider" KimSartain is an easygoing, peace-loving drifter. But when cattleman Jim Targ challenges Sartain's right to ride across an unclaimed stretch of meadow, Sartain retaliates by deciding to homestead there. Soon, more is at risk than land and pride, when Targ decides to teach Sartain a permanent - and deadly - lesson. "Desert Death Song" Nat Bodine had a choice: to die by hanging or take his chances in the desert. But when a good woman believes in a man, he finds the will to survive. "One Last Gun Notch" Morgan Clyde was driven off his small ranch by a hired gunman. He worked odd jobs but soon found himself being hired to use his gun. Now, he's working for a land hog in Red Basin who wants him to drive off a young homesteader and his wife. The scenario is too familiar, and Clyde finds that he must make a decision. "Ride, You Tonto Raiders" Matt Sabre is a young gunfighter who shoots a man who forced him to draw. To his surprise, the man on his deathbed gives him $5,000 and begs him to take the money to his wife, who is alone defending the family ranch. Guilt, regret, and wanting to do the right thing lead Matt Sabre to make that ride. "War Party" A boy on the brink of manhood, a resourceful frontier woman who has beauty as well as fortitude, and a strong male character come together in this powerful, romanti 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006890/bk_blak_006890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the latest book in the series teaching students 'Basic Shotokan Karate'. With a twist, explaining how, with what, and when an attack is likely to occur! Providing a definitive guide to Street Self Defence' for the beginner, 'The Shotokan Way' with the aid of over 500 photographs, A simple 20 Lesson Plan' teaches 'Attack Psychology' collated from victims, youth offenders, and military branches, and with the aid of his students Frank teaches: Basics (Kihon) Sparring (Kumite) and Formal Exercise (Kata). Showing a massive variety of punching, kicking and blocking techniques. Heian Kata's and Kumite techniques are explained in full. The book is to be used for the serious martial artist who wants to develop techniques not just for obtaining a Karate Belt! Frank shares a wealth of personal experience and the theme of Self Defence runs throughout the book with applications (Bunkai) to techniques everywhere! 'Defending Against Attack' is the product of over 800 workshops completed with organisations that deal with violence on a daily basis, and a personal commitment to provide a comprehensive guide of the modern attacker empowering the reader to reduce their 'Attack Chances'.
Every morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Joe Kernen asks challenging questions. And at home he does the same with his young daughter, Blake. What are you learning in school? What TV shows do you like? What message did you get from that movie? Your teacher said what?! When Blake was nine, her answers told Joe that she had already absorbed a distorted view of economics-from her school, pop culture, and just about everywhere else. She was learning that capitalism is unavoidably immoral . . . that business people can't be trusted, especially if they run big companies . . . that trade is bad because it hurts American workers . . . and that no matter how bad things get, the government will always bail us out. Joe was outraged. If he couldn't fix our education system or Hollywood, at least he could teach Blake how capitalism really works, and why it's worth defending. Ultimately, Joe convinced Blake that capitalism isn't about greed; it's about freedom. In today's America, there's no greater lesson to teach your children.