How do you fight a foe that is fast, smart, and relentless? How do you prepare for an enemy that doesn't know pain, fear, or mercy? How do you stop the dead from rising again, ripping apart everything you've tried to rebuild? John Talon and his crew race across the state, trying to stop the wave of zombie children from destroying the fragile communities struggling to rebuild after the Upheaval. John will learn the terrible lesson of sacrifice as he makes a final stand against the dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006347/bk_tant_006347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like the ocean, the marketplace constantly changes and today's cresting reward becomes tomorrow's crashing risk. Before you venture out, take a lesson from the experts: big wave surfers. Like successful entrepreneurs, they rely on preparation, passion, and persistence - and they relish a challenge. So it's no surprise that countless surfers have pioneered products and launched thriving businesses (GoPro cameras, O'Neil, Reef, Quicksilver). Packed with stories of surf innovators, entrepreneurs, and legends, Make Your Own Waves reveals 10 rules of the water, including: Learn to swim - the basics set the stage for everything Get wet - you can't succeed if you stick to the shore Always look "outside" - watch for what's coming or you may miss a better opportunity Commit, charge, shred - you have to go all out to be all in Never turn your back on the ocean - always stay in touch with the marketplace and the customer Stay stoked - desire drives success Even the best surfers fall, but they learn from their wipeouts and paddle back out to once again push the edge, knowing that with big waves come big opportunities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001952/bk_gdan_001952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the helicopter I could see the property's waterholes surrounded by paperbark trees, its red-stone cliffs lit by the rising sun. And grass, endless seas of grass. Here was the vision splendid: Nat Buchanan's grass castle. Gurindji country. And my country, Australia. This is big country, the outback, home to the largest cattle and sheep stations in the world. Yet as these properties are closed to visitors, few of us know what goes on behind the farm gate. So what's life really like when next door is 500 kilometres away, and mustering livestock in their tens of thousands, backbreaking physical labour, and dealing with extreme heat and long hours is all in a day's work? And why would these tough stockmen and women not have it any other way? Best-selling author Evan McHugh gets behind the wheel of his four-wheel drive to find out. Given special access to these properties, Evan goes behind the scenes at Adria Downs in the dead heart of Central Australia, helps drove cattle from the air at Wave Hill, and gets a lesson in trapping dingoes at the remote Commonwealth Hill station. Following in the footsteps of the pioneering greats, Evan reveals the fascinating history of these outback stations, and what it takes to work on one today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tredinnick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002012/bk_boli_002012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now more than ever, fear and uncertainty are becoming staples of daily life. During changing times, it's easy to worry, give up, and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do, and how you handle adversity is your choice - the only choice that matters. Many successful people and businesses have grown to prominence during even the worst recessions and downturns. These successful people and organizations all shared similar characteristics and took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive. You can do the same. In The Shark and the Goldfish-, best-selling author Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about a goldfish who has always been fed, a nice shark who teaches him to find food, and a wave of change that brings them together. In the process of finding food the shark teaches the goldfish the ultimate lesson - that the difference between a full belly and an empty stomach depends solely on your faith, beliefs, and actions. In the face of adversity, this is a simple fable that reinforces a proven truth - you can't control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond to them. You can allow the waves of change to crush you, or you can learn to ride them to a successful future. Packed with tips and strategies for thriving during tough times, The Shark and the Goldfish will have a lifelong impact. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000307/bk_gdan_000307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author and economist Jay W. Richards makes the definitive case for how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream in an age of automation and mass disruption. For two and a half centuries, America has been held together by the belief that if you work hard and conduct yourself responsibly in this country, you will be able to prosper and leave a better life for your children. But over the past decade, that idea has come into crisis. A recession, the mass outsourcing of stable jobs, and a coming wave of automation that will replace millions of blue- and white-collar jobs alike have left many people worried that the game is rigged and that our best days are behind us. In this story-driven manifesto on the future of American work, Jay Richards argues that such thinking is counterproductive - making us more fragile, more dependent, and less equipped to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. If we're going to survive, we need a new model for how ordinary people can thrive in this age of mass disruption. Richards pulls back the curtain on what's really happening in our economy, dispatching myths about capitalism, greed, and upward mobility. And he tells the stories of how real individuals have begun to rebuild a culture of virtue, capitalizing on the skills that are most uniquely human: creativity, resilience, and empathy for the needs of others Destined to take its place alongside classics like Economics in One Lesson, The Human Advantage is the essential book for understanding the future of American work and how each of us can make this era of staggering change work on our behalf. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006206/bk_rand_006206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Economies are deeply complex systems. The marketplace involves many economic actors behaving in rational and irrational ways, sustaining a dizzying array of interconnected activity. Because of the number of participants involved, the unpredictability of their actions, and the sheer variety of possible actions, some degree of economic uncertainty is inevitable. In one of the most dramatic displays of economic uncertainty in our times, a wave of toxic loans almost brought down the American financial system in 2008-2009, and with it jobs and savings. Few experts forecast this catastrophe, which stands as a lesson in the power of economic forces to defy our predictions. This event may have been exceptional, but every day we are all at the mercy of economic uncertainty in matters such as the stock market, insurance, and career and retirement planning. Uncertainty also plagues us in smaller ways. For example, everyone is familiar with rising prices, but the Internet now makes it possible for online shoppers to be charged more based on their buying history, adding a new level of unpredictability to pricing. And anytime you hire someone for a service - from roofing to dentistry - you face the principal-agent problem, in which the person hired may take unethical advantage of your lack of expertise. Indeed, these large and small risks are so pervasive that it is all too easy to conclude that nothing can be done. But economic uncertainty is like the weather: You can't stop storms from happening, but understanding how and why they happen allows you to be prepared. In the same way, economic uncertainty is beyond our control, but we're in a much better position to respond if we know what's happening and why. In 24 practical and empowering half-hour lectures, The Economics of Uncertainty takes the mystery and dread out of uncertainty, giving you the tools to deal with risk in every phase of your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purch 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connel Fullenkamp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000409/bk_tcco_000409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tricked into perverted sex with Dom Michael and his wife, Esther, 19-year-old Heather was then blackmailed with her twin sister to help out at one of their house parties. Neither one was surprised that they intended them to put out, but they were both shocked by the ease in which they were manipulated. And then they discovered how they were to entertain the party guests that night. Extract: Heather made her way through the big house. It wasn't hard to find her sister. In fact, she was effectively swept along on a wave of guests, who were all headed the same way. When she walked into a big room, packed with people, her breath caught in her throat. The room was decked out in a medieval theme, with stocks and racks filled with horrible looking instruments of torture. She didn't waste any time looking at the décor though. Her eyes were drawn straight to the center of the room, where her sister was hanging upside down from the ceiling, naked! Heather could see that Julie had been in that position for a good few minutes. Her face was bright red and there was drool running down her face. Her head was about waist height and her legs were splayed out to shoulder width by some sort of devious frame. Her arms hung loosely so that her fingertips just brushed the floor, along with her hair. The crowds were pressing in on her now, and she could only just see; but as a murmur went around the room, she saw that a big black man in a dinner suit had stepped out. He turned slightly, and Heather was shocked to see it was Winston, the driver. Winston stood immediately in front of the helpless girl, his big trouser snake almost pressing against her face. He turned to face the audience: "Our little Julie needs to be taught a lesson about obedience," he said with a smile. "Who would like to administer the discipline?" There was no shortage of volunteers, and a little scrum of excited people formed for a moment. Winston's eyes settled on Heather. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kitty Velour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043314/bk_acx0_043314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'The best study of our times that I know. . . . Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most.'-Le Figaro Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations-even our patterns of friendship and love. Future Shock vividly describes the emerging global civilization: tomorrow's family life, the rise of new businesses, subcultures, life-styles, and human relationships-all of them temporary. Future Shock illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless clichés about today. Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it. Praise for Future Shock 'Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated.'-The Wall Street Journal 'A spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized intellectual effort.'-Manchester Guardian 'Revealing, exciting, encouraging, brilliant.'-The Christian Science Monitor 'Immensely readable.'-Newsweek 'Alvin Toffler has sent something of a shock-wave through Western society.'-London Daily Express 'To the elite . . . who often get committed to age-old institutions or material goals alone, let Toffler's Future Shock be a lesson and a warning.'-The Times of India
A Lesson in Friendship & Self-Confidence/Self-Esteem. Eli was feeling insecure because he wasn't good at sports like the other boys, but what could Princess Faith do&#8230;? Soon Princess Faith remembers that she can wave her magical wand to make the Bible appear whenever she needs guidance. This book focuses on Galatians 6:4, 'Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else.' Can Princess Faith get Eli to be confident in who God made him to be? Your child will enjoy reading this book to find out. For ages 3-8. Princess Faith Encourages Eli is the second book in this children's faith-based fiction series. This series teaches lessons such as friendship, self-confidence, and avoiding snap judgments. If you like Veggie Tales and inspiring Christian values, then you will love Kelly Strenge's delightful Princess Faith Encourages Eli. Buy this book to spark faith in your child and teach them a lesson in friendship & self-confidence today!