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.
Insight from leaders who experienced major setbacks and redefined success. In tough economic times, when careers are derailed and leaders are forced to rewrite their professional plans, this book enlightens and uplifts. Comebacks features an all-star cast of 10 leaders who endured setbacks - for some, a public fall in the midst of media scrutiny - then reassessed and moved ahead with new purpose. Based on revealing interviews, the book presents a behind-the headlines glimpse into the lives of leaders; how they drew upon resources, both internal and external, to move on; and the lessons that helped them redefine success. Leaders profiled include: Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor Co., recently appointed chairman of BHP Billiton, the world´s largest natural resources company; Patricia Dunn, former chair of Hewlett-Packard, vilified for her alleged role in corporate espionage only to be exonerated from all charges, today active in philanthropy; Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan); Herbert ´´Pug´´ Winokur (Enron Corp.); David Neeleman (JetBlue); and more. Redmond, a top executive recruiter, and Crisafulli, author of The House of Dimon, show how all leaders face adversity, but true leaders turn adversity into success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Jacobs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001657/bk_acx0_001657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can´t teach an old dog new tricks, but an old dog sure can teach humans a thing or two!Pete the pug-nosed pit bull, the ugliest dog in the world, escapes from a life of hardship and cruelty just in time to meet Patricia the poodle in the back of the dogcatcher´s van. When Patricia is whisked away by her owners, Pete sets off on a mission to find her in the faraway city of Portland.Pete is joined on his journey by Daniel the great dane, a dog of uncommon wisdom who teaches Pete how to live a life of happiness and significance. Its a remarkable trek for a dog, and a profound experience for the listener. Join Pete and Daniel for an enlightening adventure of the heart and mind that can only be expressed by one word: Woof! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Matteson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143501/bk_acx0_143501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook offers hope for those struggling with binge eating disorder and those who believe they may be experiencing symptoms of binge eating disorder. It aims to provide one with further understanding into the intricacy of this mental illness, as well as necessary information for beginning or maintaining the recovery process. This audiobook explores: Diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder Distinctions between binge eating disorder and overeating, emotional eating, and food addiction Complex factors that play into the development of binge eating disorder Effects of binge eating disorder on an individual´s physical, mental, and overall health Potential sources of emotional emptiness that one may turn to food to fill Various methods of treatment used to aid those suffering from binge eating disorder Strategies for utilizing healthier coping mechanisms upon the urge to binge eat Relapse as a part of the recovery process and how one can attain lasting recovery Above all, this audiobook serves to provide clarity into binge eating disorder as a serious mental illness, as well as the encouragement for one to dig deeper into the underlying roots of their compulsive behavior. An individual can then take whatever steps are necessary to cope with binge eating disorder, develop a healthier relationship with food, and live a fuller life. Lindsay Rossum has been in recovery from binge eating disorder for over four years and has been free from compulsive overeating for over two years. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others to encourage them that there is hope and freedom from this disease. Lindsay now works as a recovery support specialist where she walks alongside others with mental disorders including eating disorders. Lindsay is a fan of rabbits (particularly her bunny, Lily), new stationery, and spending hours at coffee shops. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103011/bk_acx0_103011_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.
A Higher Standard takes a candid look at the exciting military career of US Army General Ann Dunwoody, who received her fourth star - a rank never before reached by a woman - in her fourth decade of service. From her first command leading 200 soldiers to her final one leading 69,000, Dunwoody reveals the challenges she faced and the changes she initiated by sharing both the smallest moments and the most pivotal events in her career. With a foreword by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of the bestseller Lean In, this book offers sound leadership principles, insight into critical issues facing our nation, and applicable lessons for achieving success in any field. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Santomasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001603/bk_gdan_001603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of her upper-class breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright. On a visit to a local nursing home, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon a murder. The pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector, who treats her as a silly old biddy with an overactive imagination. Her outrage prompts her to teach the impertinent young whippersnapper a lesson, and she and Hugo (Zimmer frame in tow) start investigating, only for murder to become a distressingly frequent occurrence.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Gallimore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002612/bk_isis_002612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a collection of ten short audiobook stories that have been taken from my book, Dog Tales - 60 True Doggy Stories of Loyalty, Heroism and Devotion. As a naturalist, wildlife photographer, and also a dog owner all my life, it never ceases to amaze me the incredible connection we have with our canine companions. With dogs, you get back what you put in, just as you do with your human relationships. Dogs, however, show more ability to forgive the cruelty and indiscretion of ignorant people - well at least that´s what I have observed. As the old saying goes, ´´no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner,´´ and this I believe with all my heart. All my dogs have been ´rescue dogs´, taken from a life of abandonment and often cruelty. With patience, love, and stability, all of my dogs have shown loyalty and love way beyond any human should deserve. They´ve taught me so much and my life without them would be so much poorer. The stories in this series of books will hopefully make you laugh, cry, and be proud to be a dog owner. Please remember, this budget-priced audiobook is just a small sample of the complete volume, Dog Tales, which is also available in paperback. If you enjoy my stories, I´d really appreciate it if you could leave an honest review. Thanks J. Hodges aka The Dogman Stories inside: Dandy´s Day Adopting Shirley Waiting Heartwarming Hero Service With a Smile The Pup No One Saw Lesson Learned New Beginnings Fast Flash Reason to Live 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Mary Hoeksema. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092108/bk_acx0_092108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the time they were young, Gayle and Patricia were raised like sisters, as close as two friends could be. But they each had dreams that would take them far away - and far away from each other. Gayle was the beauty who believed that a man could make her life complete. Patricia was the intellectual who thought that rising to the top of her career would make her happy. And then there is Marcus Carter, who has been linked to both Gayle and Pat since the tragedy that occurred when they were all children. Can either one save him from himself? Can friends survive a love that comes between them? Each of them gets what she wants, but no one counts on the price they have to pay.When they realize that dreams can be hollow and love has its cost, they learn the most important lessons of all: to never give up on the people who love you, and that it isn´t just blood that makes two people sisters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fran L. Washington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001154/bk_brll_001154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.