Falling in love isn´t a crime - but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly. Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov - a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees - a bit of danger is within Carter´s grasp. Behind her father´s back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be? Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring. Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years - he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move. He´s a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark. As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something´s not right. When she´s lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir´s right hand man, to rescue her - without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she´ll never forget. When Carter realizes she´s in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal. But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir´s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065483/bk_acx0_065483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If Chris Cooper has a superpower, it´s the ability to make mistakes faster than anyone else. Fortunately, none have been fatal, and they can help other gym owners build happier lives. Chris brings a ´´big picture´´ perspective unmatched by anyone else in the industry. After thousands of hours spent one-on-one with gym owners, hundreds of blog posts, and more interviews than he can recall, Chris shares his best lessons in the second edition of Two-Brain Business. From Australia to Europe to North America, these are what Chris´ clients - some of the best gyms in the world - are doing right. This is the follow-up to Two-Brain Business, one of the most popular fitness business books of all time. But its content is all new, with fresh stories, smart ideas, and proven tactics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082309/bk_acx0_082309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crotchety, 70-something Julia Clancy of High Hope Farm feels a little wobbly one August morning. With stables to clean and riding lessons to give, the stoic New Englander ignores her symptoms - and ends up in the ER with a heart attack. Even then, she´s insisting it´s indigestion; even then, her sharp eyes don´t miss a thing. And a glimpse of something highly unusual will entangle Julia Clancy in the baffling murder of a hospital VIP. The police soon have suspects galore and no hard evidence. But Julia tells her niece Sarah Deane what she saw...and what she fears: that the killer will get her next. Now amateur sleuth Sarah needs to make her own diagnosis of Julia´s revelation and sew up the case before the star witness gets a fatal visit from Dr. Death.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Thurmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008123/bk_adbl_008123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out and proud Andrea Slade carries around doubts soul deep, and her family and job have taught her hard lessons about love. When she meets Eva Lange and starts working with the beautiful, curvy woman, she wants things to be different. Although, she settles for being her friend and boss. As time passes, Andrea finds it´s not an ideal situation, but she tricks herself into thinking that it´s for the best. That is until the sexy, femme fatale shows up in her office one day in a figure-hugging outfit with plans for seduction. Full-figured Eva is in touch with her body and embraces the curves, but part of her looks at successful and gorgeous Andrea and decides friends is better than a failed love affair with the somewhat jaded and commitment-phobic divorce attorney. That is, until she decides to take what she wants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046666/bk_acx0_046666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eighteen-month-old Oso, the youngest of the Los Diggities pack, is captivated by the lights, music, and especially the delicious scents of his first Christmas with Xena, Oscar, and their zany human, Jeanie. He even has his own Christmas stocking. On their Christmas Eve walk, he discovers a chocolate wrapper and tastes it - much to Jeanie´s horror. ´´Never eat anything you find while out on a walk, especially chocolate!´´ she tells him, taking the wrapper from his mouth and tossing it in the trash. Despite Jeanie´s warnings, Oso finds a box of chocolate-covered fruits and nuts underneath her Christmas tree. It smells so delicious that he can´t resist breaking into it. But after devouring the last piece, he begins to feel really strange. What happens next threatens to not only ruin the Los Diggities´ first Christmas together, but could cost Oso his life. Will he survive? What can Jeanie do? And how can Xena and Oscar celebrate Christmas without their best buddy, Oso? A humorous, heart-warming story (and lesson) for kids of all ages, A Los Diggities Christmas describes what happens when Oso ignores the warnings of those who love him, follows his nose into trouble, and ends up in a life-threatening situation. It provides insight into the kinds of foods that, while perfectly fine for most humans, can be fatal to dogs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Auntie Jeanie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051282/bk_acx0_051282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One phone call hurt Rosalie so much. Bob´s boss told her that her brother has to retire because he wasn´t as reliable as he used to be, and the company didn´t want to be liable for any accident caused by his disability. She couldn´t believe that the company whom Bob served for 40 years treated him like a thing - he was dispensable. Nonetheless, she agreed that her brother has to retire. Robert ´´Bob´´ Contino was diagnosed with a mild case of ´´schizophrenia´´, or as Dad used to say, ´´A tip of the iceberg. A tip,´´ as a young man, and Rosalie knew that taking care of her 61-year-old brother would be a challenge. She noticed her brother´s limping, but Bob was more physically sick than she thought. As laboratory tests were administered to him, more and more ailments manifested themselves - some even fatal. For the love of Bob, Rosalie put off many of her plans to take care of him as she has vowed to their deceased parents. He annoyed her with his sarcasm and impertinence, but looking back at her brother´s life and the painful experiences he had to endure, she put everything into its proper perspective and remembered Bob fondly, as she reflects on the lessons. Dr. Rosalie H. Contino, PhD, was born, raised, and still lives in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Fordham University, where she received her bachelor´s degree in elementary education. After college, Rosalie taught grammar school in Fort Greene before she transferred to a junior high in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in order to teach English. After years of working with kids in the after-school theater program, she pursued both her master´s and doctor´s degree in educational theater and costume design at the New York University. Now that she has retired, she enjoys being a writer, playwright, costume designer, as well as a lecturer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zandria Drake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000784/bk_bigh_000784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tim Ferriss Book Club Selection Jim Paul´s meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all - his fortune, his reputation, and his job - in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul´s disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors. This book - winner of a 2014 Axiom Business Book award gold medal - begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul´s $1.6 million loss and the essential lessons he learned from it - primarily that, although there are as many ways to make money in the markets as there are people participating in them, all losses come from the same few sources. Investors lose money in the markets either because of errors in their analysis or because of psychological barriers preventing the application of analysis. While all analytical methods have some validity and make allowances for instances in which they do not work, psychological factors can keep an investor in a losing position, causing him to abandon one method for another in order to rationalize the decisions already made. Paul and Moynihan´s cautionary tale includes strategies for avoiding loss tied to a simple framework for understanding, accepting, and dodging the dangers of investing, trading, and speculating. Also included is a bonus hour-long interview between co-author Brendon Moynihan and noted investor, business advisor, and best-selling author Tim Ferriss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021178/bk_adbl_021178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine being only 26 years old, married for five years, and then in one day, losing both of your children in a fatal car accident! How would you go forward? Undeniable is the story of one couple who has not only survived, but thrived in the face of every parent´s worst nightmare. Follow Bryan and Penny´s unforgettable saga as they navigate crushing chasms of pain and brokenness followed by awe inspiring mountains of joy. Throughout that path they have screamed in anger and wrestled with the deepest questions. Their anguish is palpable. In raw honesty they have grasped for meaning, something to hold onto. Travel with them as their experiences decimate and transform their lives leaving them changed forever. This poignant book speaks to everyone, regardless of ethnic origin or religious tradition. It exposes the reality of loss which all must face in one form or another. This audio offers powerful lessons about life, death, marriage, heartache, hope, friends, resilience, and ultimately, God. In our world of devastation and loss at every turn, this moving book invites us to consider new thoughts and find hope in the face of our pain. We will realize that there are some experiences we cherish, some we abhor, but in the end, each makes us who we are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan C. Gallant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035964/bk_acx0_035964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winston Churchill was born to wealth and nobility in the United Kingdom, blessed with advantages most could only dream of. But despite his high birth, he overcame personal obstacles on the way to being one of the most famous and successful self-made men in history. And the lessons he took to heart most profoundly were learned in the schoolroom of the British Army. In his role as a soldier, a leader of men in battle, even as a writer, he was impressive yet relatable. A patriotic civil servant of the British Empire, he dedicated his life towards the glory of his country, and towards the world´s democracy. A seat in Parliament proved the spot best suited to his ambition. While his vision allowed him to see ahead to trending events most could not understand. Over the years he was never finished learning, as much from his defeats and humiliations as from his bravery and foresighted triumphs. He was the embodiment of ´´We shall never surrender´´, when his nation was marked for an inevitable defeat. Sir Winston Churchill was a real proof that one person can change the course of their life, even world history, through will and determination. In his own words...´´Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078728/bk_acx0_078728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our heroine Alice is catapulted, by a succession of terrifying events, on to an extraordinary journey to find the reincarnated soul of her lost and beloved brother. To aid her, she is given a magical box with six mysterious clues written in different languages, the answers to which will complete a crossword puzzle. Alice is hampered by suffering from a terrible and fatal disease, currently wiping out most of her generation in Britain, which gives her only a few months to live. Nevertheless, knowing that Clair will have a message providing the cure for her disease, Alice struggles through untold obstacles to reach her brother. Her journey takes her from England across the channel to Holland, then through Europe to Austria and Italy, and further East to the mysterious world of Katmandu in Nepal. On her travels Alice meets many different people - some friendly, some helpful, some untrustworthy and some downright bizarre. Her outer journey is mirrored by the inner journey of dreams and revelations, both of which help her to gradually solve the clues. Her experiences are sometimes strange and otherworldly, and sometimes frighteningly real. With every event she encounters and every obstacle she must endure, Alice learns valuable lessons, and she begins to acquire a new bravery compassion and understanding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison C. Brightwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030027/bk_acx0_030027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.