My name is Alice Long, and I´ve always known I was different. When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships 30,000 kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time. There were other kids with mods at the orphanage, but nothing like that. I learned fast to downplay my abilities, keep my mouth shut, and try to blend in. Even as a kid I knew not to trust the Matrons. What would they do if they realized the Adjustments that were supposed to make me a meek little herd animal didn´t do anything? Then I messed up and gave myself away. Now I´m on the run, hoping against hope that the Matrons won´t try too hard to find me. Hoping to survive all the awful things that can happen to a girl on her own in space. Kidnappers, slavers, pirates, and yakuza - no matter where I go, trouble always seems to find me. Good thing I´m not as helpless as I look. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mare Trevathan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083534/bk_acx0_083534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New series Anne with an E now streaming on Netflix. This new hardback edition of the much-loved story of orphan Anne Shirley has been created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum, and has an exquisite cover design from their original William Morris collection. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts´ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It´s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without ´their´ Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.
New owner´s manual for success! Rewrite the story of your life. How many times have you replayed the disappointing or hurtful moments from your life over and over in your head? Has it shaped who you are? Do you believe your own negative self-chatter? Do you think success is only for the lucky, educated, or connected? Do you long for something you believe you´ll never have? If there´s one book that will shift that for you, this is it. Richard Bliss Brooke, who went from chicken chopper to CEO to multimillionaire, is for anyone who wants to fall in love with the pursuit of his or her dreams. It can help you rewrite the story of your life with powerful results. Richard will coach you through the secret that every successful person shares. Best of all, he´ll teach you how to think like a successful person and create a vision - a mindset and expectation that serves your core values and life purpose. Break through to the real you: uncover the four greatest lies of success, exercises to help you create your vision, discover how to act powerfully and attract powerfully, daily ways to make your vision vivid, clear and powerfully imprinted, step-by-step guide on how to break through your self-imposed limitations and program your subconscious mind to expect success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Herschel Grangent Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079121/bk_acx0_079121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.´´ The great beginning to the Charles Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities seems especially true this year.Next, did you know there are audio recordings that predate Thomas Edison´s phonograph by almost 20 years? The phonautogram was invented by a Frenchman named Eduoard Leon-Scott and patented in 1857, translating sound waves (shakily) onto sheets of paper. But for the last century, no one had been able to decode the information on Leon-Scott´s sheets and listen, until a team of scientists and historians figured it out.Then, you don´t get much more famous than Angelina Jolie. The acting roles that made her famous (the troubled teen in Girl Interrupted, the ass-kicking archeologist in Tomb Raider) have long been overshadowed by her personal life - the endless stream of chatter about her six children with Brad Pitt.After that, think of Cher´s hit ´´Believe´´ and that robotic, computerized sound of her voice. (Now try getting it out of your head. Sorry.) The Autotune effect that sounded so radical at the turn of the 21st century became the defining studio effect of the decade since.And finally, last month, the illustrator-turned-author Lou Beach released a book of extremely short stories - each just 420 characters long. Kurt Andersen challenged our listeners to write their own 420-characters stories. [Broadcast Date: January 7, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120107/rt_stud_120107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to ´´hack´´ your confidence using new techniques and strange tricks. How confident are you? What does your confidence depend on? Do you believe in your abilities? Do you love yourself? Do other people respect you? Your answers to these questions dictate how you feel about yourself, how happy you are, and what you´ll be able to achieve in life. Because, at the end of the day, confidence is everything. This audiobook includes 24 quick and simple habits and techniques you can use to boost self-esteem, obliterate social anxiety, relieve stress, develop charming charisma, and supercharge personal growth. You will learn: Simple tricks, which can be performed in minutes, that will grant you instant boosts in testosterone, energy, and focus. How to boost ´´situational confidence´´ and drastically improve your performance in an area where you´re unsure of yourself. How to manipulate the key factors that go into how other people perceive your confidence level. Stress relief techniques for resolving conflicts, making decisions, and erasing negative mental chatter. Elements that make you confident in the moment versus elements that build long-term confidence. Simple ´´stacks´´ of confidence hacks that can be used when you wake up, during downtime, or before bed, which will produce lasting increases in confidence and self-esteem. And much, much more.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Sinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034501/bk_acx0_034501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best-selling author of Dead with the Wind and Bless Her Dead Little Heart is back with more of those sleuthing Southern belles, the Ducote sisters. An´gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club´s spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all aflutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm. The remains might belong to Hadley´s long-lost sister-in-law, Callie, whom everyone thought ran off with Hadley years ago. And if it´s not Callie, who could it be? As the Ducotes begin uncovering secrets, they discover that more than one person in Athena would kill to be Mrs. Partridge. Now An´gel and Dickce will need to get their hands dirty if they hope to reveal a killer´s deep-buried motives before someone else´s name is mud. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016653/bk_adbl_016653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long line of laughter. The female side of her family tree is dotted with funny storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable home cooks, and champion chatters. In We Love, We Laugh, We Cook, Becky - a butter and bacon loving mama - and Rachel - a vegan bean eating daughter - share stories of their crazy, wonderful, and sometimes challenging lives as Rachel becomes a mother herself. Becky is messy; Rachel craves order. Becky forgets what month it is; Rachel is an organizational genius. (At least before baby arrives.) Sprinkled throughout are the lip-smacking, nourishing recipes they love to make and share. From food for a family reunion of 30, to lunch for a party of one in a high chair, to a hot meal for a sick friend, the authors demonstrate grace, acceptance, and love to others through the bonding gifts of humor, attentive listening, and cooking...whether diners prefer beef or tofu in their stew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001461/bk_zond_001461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now 20 years old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it´s unbearable, with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day. When Lauren ends her shift one night, she finds herself driving aimlessly in order to avoid returning to her lonely apartment. And when she witnesses a car accident, she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory´s Place, a center for single mothers and families who need assistance. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for? The New York Times best-selling author of the timeless The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope is back with this moving and uplifting story about finding love, hope, and family in unexpected places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna VanLiere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002354/bk_aren_002354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are You Hyperconnected... and Disconnected? The frenetic pace of modern life distracts us from a painful truth: we are disconnected. Disconnected from our DNA recipe, forged through the selection pressure of human evolution, to enjoy health, happiness, and peace of mind. Horns, office chatter, and whirring machines batter our ears with incessant noise. Artificial light and digital stimulation overstress our nervous systems day and night. Traffic jams, long lines, interruptions, distractions, and big egos pervade daily life in such a manner that we don´t even realize the piece - or rather the peace - that´s gone missing. In The Primal Connection, Mark Sisson, the leading voice in the Evolutionary Health movement, and best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint, presents innovative, step-by-step guidelines to reconnect you with the hard-wiring of the human brain, trigger the release of feel-good hormones, and promote optimal gene expression. The Primal Connection is about setting your own daily pace, redefining your core values, and making time for play, for thrilling adventures, for quiet reflection, for friends and family, and for optimal rest and rejuvenation - while still enjoying the comfort and convenience of modern life! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Schlepmo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016367/bk_acx0_016367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A deliciously revealing exposé about all the juicy stuff that matters: parenting, sex, aging, happiness, security, and the on-going tug of war between love and marriage. Maybe it was because I was about to turn the same age my mother was when I lost her. Maybe it was because my husband and I were running out of things to say to each other. But when the online study called ´´Marriage in the 21st Century” showed up in my inbox, I had no idea it would change my life. It wasn’t long before I was assigned both a pseudonym (Wife 22) and a caseworker (Researcher 101). And, just like that, I found myself answering questions. Before the study, I was Alice Buckle: wife and mother, drama teacher and Facebook chatter, downloader of memories and Googler of solutions. But these days, I’m also Wife 22. And somehow, my correspondence with Researcher 101 has taken an unexpectedly personal turn. Soon, I’ll have to make a decision - one that will affect my family, my marriage, and my whole life. But at the moment, I’m too busy answering questions. As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiac. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katharine Mangold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001051/bk_hcuk_001051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.