A heart-warming story about a nine-year old girl named Caroline who goes to live with her Aunt Patty and Annabelle, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, on Fifth Avenue for a year. Join Caroline as she explores Manhattan and learns to be a proper young lady. Although she misses her mother who has gone to Paris to study for a year, she quickly gets absorbed in her new life, as she attends The Convent of the Sacred Heart on the Upper East Side, makes new friends, visits the zoos and museums in New York, and has many exciting adventures, all while learning proper etiquette. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Napier Fitzpatrick, Alexandra Napier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128512/bk_acx0_128512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you love to do? Why don´t you do it more often? For many, the reason is stuff. We´ve got to clean, organize, and work to pay for stuff. Turns out, less stuff means more time to do what you love to do. For five years, Felice Cohen lived in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord. During that time, she realized living with less gave her more. After a YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with millions of hits, she heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her methods. Felice´s highly organized approach, gleaned from more than 20 years as a professional organizer, prepared her for the challenge of a tiny space smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the city itself became her ´´extra rooms´´. The audiobook 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or More) is a ´´want-to´´ guide on how to ´´live large´´ in any size space, the message being: Eliminate clutter, and focus on the things that matter. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this audiobook will be of real practical and immediate value. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felice Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119407/bk_acx0_119407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized that they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. For many of them, they were ´´doing what needed to be done”. American Dunkirk shows how people, many of whom were volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in various improvised and spontaneous ways on that fateful date. Disaster experts James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf examine the efforts through fieldwork and interviews with many of the participants to understand the evacuation and its larger implications for the entire practice of disaster management. The authors ultimately explore how people - as individuals, groups, and formal organizations - pull together to respond to and recover from startling, destructive events. American Dunkirk asks, What can these people and lessons teach us about not only surviving but thriving in the face of calamity? ”A compelling read. It helps to explain the incredible events of the 9/11 boatlift, while also providing insight into approaches to future disaster management.´´ (Captain) ´´Provides an illuminating look into how people collectively define and respond to a traumatic event.´´ (Social Forces) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116599/bk_acx0_116599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What can working in a bar teach you about launching a successful startup? The answer - as bar owner Dan Maccarone and best-selling author Bob Sullivan reveal in The Barstool MBA - is just about everything. In February 2009, Dan Maccarone, a digital product design executive who works with some of the world’s top brands, walked through the doors of what would be his new bar, Destination, in Manhattan’s East Village. The overwhelming stale-beer smell, ruined floor, and ´´Happy New Year 2008” banners that hung from the walls were the least of his worries. He had just six weeks and a budget of $150,000 to turn the place into the neighborhood’s new favorite hang-out - and start turning a profit. For Maccarone, the experience of building out Destination was an unlikely crash course in conceiving, launching, and running a startup. From hiring the right staff to keeping the lights on, from getting patrons through the door to keeping them on their stools, Maccarone saw that the lessons he was learning day in and day out in the bar could be applied broadly to the challenges many of his clients on the digital product side faced when trying to get their businesses off the ground and keep them alive. To tell this story, Maccarone teamed up with best-selling author Bob Sullivan, whose side-gig as a musician sends him to bars around the country. They spent two years interviewing dozens of bar owners, managers, bartenders, and industry insiders to uncover the secret wisdom behind running a successful bar and what it can teach us about business. With strategies and a-ha insights that can be applied to any new venture, The Barstool MBA is a delightfully unconventional and surprisingly practical resource for anyone weighing the cost of business school versus jumping right in. This Audible Original is read by the authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Maccarone, Bob Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000090/or_orig_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over his acclaimed career, Cook’s novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound audiences across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of ´´Fatherhood´´, the Herodotus prize-winning title story, to the Edgar nominated ´´Rain´´, a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. ´´The Fix´´, the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. ´´What She Offered´´, the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century. Like Cook’s novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression (´´Poor People´´) to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of ´60s revolt (´´The Sun-Gazer´´) to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, ´´The Lessons of the Season´´, this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connolly, ´´no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001373/bk_bbca_001373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do we do when our children don´t share our hopes for them? In Child´s Play , the world´s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways. You think you know what´s best for your grown-up children. But you´ll find they have lessons they can now teach you. Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she´s successfully raised their three children single-handedly. Now in their twenties, she slightly smugly feels that they are well set up to travel the path she planned. Except why is her eldest daughter, Tamara, a high-flying marketing executive, so secretive and why won´t she commit to a relationship? Then there´s Anthony, Kate´s middle child, who is engaged to a wealthy New York socialite - it will be the wedding of the year, so why doesn´t he seem happy? And as for her youngest daughter, Claire, at twenty-six she´s on a successful career path until she suddenly reveals she´s in love with, in Kate´s opinion, the ´wrong man´. We all know that life rarely turns out the way we plan for our children. But it´s about listening, learning when to let go and letting them live the life that makes them happy.
Charles A. Gargano, the man who modernized Times Square in the 1990s and later oversaw the World Trade Center’s reconstruction, reflects on six decades of public service and engineering expertise to provide a map for how, through traditional values-based leadership, we can rebuild America’s crumbling national infrastructure, and lay the foundation for a prosperous future.´´Using each major lesson learned during the decade-plus of rebuilding lower Manhattan after 9/11 - each achievement and setback - From the Ground Up offers Americans, for the first time, a comprehensive, practical, and inspiring plan for re-engineering the entire country. It’s about time.” (Governor George Pataki)Confronted with helping to rebuild the ruins of lower Manhattan in the aftermath of September 11, Ambassador Charles A. Gargano spent the next 12 years cleaning up and revitalizing Ground Zero and developing One World Trade Center. The experience was life affirming and provided a signature testament of hope in the shadow of one of the worst events of the 21st century. As a legendary real estate icon, engineer, and Republican strategist who served in the US government for three decades, Gargano has become a thought leader and pioneer in the field of re-engineering. He knows what does and doesn’t work and how to apply that experience to the foundation of America.Gargano’s approach to engineering powerful, beautiful structures and planting seeds of hope in our greatest cities has given him a distinct vantage point and unique voice. Seasoned with authority, his advice is indispensable for rebuilding an America at risk of ruin.Now, facing the most politically divisive moment in generations, Gargano applies his decades of experience in public service toward the task of re-engineering our nation’s political and moral infrastructure From the Ground Up with traditional, values-based leadership.In the words of Gargano, the only perso 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Kuch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052271/bk_adbl_052271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Passion this hot can´t be faked.... All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig - writing a relationship advice column! - requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town´s irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out...and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know. Gabe MacKenzie´s heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future´s tied up in his family´s Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights - not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there´s just no going back...and it might be too hot for either of them to take. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Celeste Ciulla. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008759/bk_reco_008759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of Stuffed comes an intimate memoir, written with charm and panache, that juxtaposes two fascinating lives - the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the author´s own mother - to explore how a girl fashions herself into a woman. Audrey Morgen Volk, an upper-middle-class New Yorker, was a great beauty and the polished hostess at her family´s garment district restaurant. Elsa Schiaparelli - ´´Schiap´´ - the haute couture designer whose creations shocked the world, blurred the line between fashion and art, and believed that everything, even a button, has the potential to delight. Audrey´s daughter Patricia read Schiap´s autobiography, Shocking Life, at a tender age, and was transformed by it. These two women - volatile, opinionated, and brilliant, each in her own way - offered Patricia contrasting lessons about womanhood and personal style that allowed her to plot her own course. Moving seamlessly between the Volks´ Manhattan and Florida milieu, and Schiap´s life in Rome and Paris (among friends such as Dalí, Duchamp, and Picasso), Shocked weaves Audrey´s traditional notions of domesticity with Schiaparelli´s often outrageous ideas into a marvel-filled meditation on beauty and on being a daughter, sister, and mother, while demonstrating how a single book can change a life.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: Patricia Volk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005822/bk_blak_005822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.