The Rothschild dynasty of power and wealth would not only become a force to be reckoned with in the banking industry, but they would also become the ceaseless subject of scandal, conspiracy theories, and awe. Descriptions full of hyperbole have been on public display for centuries, such as the family description that appeared in the Niles´ Weekly Register in 1836, ´´The Rothschilds are the wonders of modern banking ...Not a cabinet moves without their advice. They stretch their hand, with equal ease, from Petersburgh to Vienna, from Vienna to Paris, from Paris to London, from London to Washington...They are the brokers and counselors of the kings of Europe and of the republican chiefs of America. What more can they desire?´´ The Rothschild Family: The History and Legacy of the International Banking Dynasty looks at one of the richest families in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071512/bk_acx0_071512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in an Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. The Chinese government ´accidentally´ drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. And all of these events are connected. As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer´s Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack. Something is spreading.... The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. A virulent ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. But this is only the beginning of our end.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000978/bk_orio_000978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Churchill´s Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in postwar politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Allies in 1945, Churchill went on to preserve the freedom of the world by gaining the support of the United States in the restoration of Europe. In Fulton, Missouri, Churchill alerted America to the reality of ´Uncle Joe´ - a tyrant determined to dominate Europe at any cost. Churchill called for an Anglo-American alliance based on their shared values and the deterrent of America´s possession of the atomic bomb. Churchill also urged the Americans to recognise the debt they owed Britain for opposing Hitler in 1940. In doing so he contributed to the US thinking behind the need for the Marshall Plan. In Zurich, Churchill boldly proposed a partnership between France and Germany: a United States of Europe. The hatred stirred up by the war had to be replaced by partnership for Europe to recover its economic vitality and regain its moral stature. Together the Anglo-American Alliance and a United States of Europe led by France and Germany would have the power to ´smite the crocodile´ of Soviet ambition. To understand what Churchill intended with these two speeches requires perspective. The daring of his imagination and the scale of his architecture for a new Western Alliance was extraordinary. At the time not many recognized the symmetry of what was proposed. At Churchill´s funeral in 1965, commentators bemoaned the end of an era. In truth Churchill was the catalyst of a new era - one built upon effective defence, economic revival and European unity. His speeches have been added to UNESCO´s international Memory of the World Register. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Watson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027470/bk_adbl_027470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harvey Mackay´s ability to teach profound business and life lessons in a compelling yet entertaining way has made him one of America´s most popular speakers. You will learn how to: Arm yourself with prospect, client, and competitor information the CIA would envy See people who don´t want to see you, then make them glad they did Think big, bold, creatively, and in quantum leaps Develop and maintain relationships in creative ways. Harvey Mackay is a nationally syndicated columnist for United Feature Syndicate. His weekly articles appear in 52 newspapers around the country, including the Detroit Free Press, Denver Post, Orange County Register, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Arizona Republic. He also is one of America´s most popular and entertaining business speakers, speaking to Fortune 500-size companies and associations. Toastmasters International named him one of the top five speakers in the world. In addition, Harvey is chairman and CEO of Mackay Envelope Corporation, an $85 million company he founded at age 26. He is the author of the New York Times best sellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harvey Mackay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/blif/000014/sp_blif_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having helped many thousands of people to quit smoking successfully all over the world, Max Kirsten now brings you the distillation of all that experience in his latest Quit Smoking Now audiobook – a proven technique in three easy steps. You will also learn a powerful technique to dissolve any cravings in just 60 seconds. Imagine... how healthy you would feel every day if you were no longer taking in cigarette smoke, with all its deadly carcinogenic poisons into your body. Imagine... how much younger, fitter, and more attractive you would become if your body´s processes were working to optimise your health and energy, rather than being damaged daily. Imagine... how happy and confident you would feel, knowing that you had lengthened your life by years if not decades, knowing that you had greatly improved your chances of avoiding life threatening illnesses such as lung cancer and heart disease. Imagine... how you could spend the money you save on the things you really love - which would actually improve the quality of your life, and not undermine it. Max Kirsten is an internationally renowned and highly qualified clinical hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of NLP. Max holds a Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP) through the General Hypnotherapy Register (The GHR). Max has worked with some of the biggest names in film, television, sports, media, and politics. In January 2009 he became The Times newspaper´s leading ´self-help´ expert, and many articles about his work have appeared in the national and international press. Note: This is a proven quit smoking program - not a generic hypnosis product. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Kirsten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hyps/000004/sp_hyps_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stress: the curse of the 21st century. Because life can be difficult and stressful, after a busy day, we all need to regularly make special time to relax. Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, and you might not even know it yet. Relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear on your mind and body from the challenges and hassles of daily life. Deep hypnosis relaxation techniques can greatly reduce stress symptoms, helping you enjoy a better quality of life. When we relax completely, we can enter a state of wonderful profound peace of mind and body, often referred to by the medical profession as the ´healing state´. This program has been specially created to help you to learn to completely relax, unwind and let go... to drift off... into that healing state. Relax Now teaches advanced relaxation techniques ideally suited to compliment stress-related illness treatments, such as irritable-bowel syndrome, anxiety, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, hypertension, ME etc. Max Kirsten is an internationally renowned and highly-qualified clinical hypnotherapist and master practitioner of NLP. Max holds a Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP) through the General Hypnotherapy Register (The GHR). He has worked with some of the biggest names in film, television, sports, media and politics. In January 2009 Max Kirsten became The Times newspaper´s leading ´self-help´ expert, and many articles about his work have appeared in the national and international press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Kirsten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hyps/000005/sp_hyps_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Longlisted – Baileys Women’s Prize 2014 Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2013 Canadian Governor General´s Literary Award, 2013. It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th-century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement for someone still in her mid-20s, and will confirm for critics and listeners that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament. Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2007 and won the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for The Rehearsal. She was the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship to study for a year at the prestigious Iowa Writers´ Workshop in the US and went on to hold a position as Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing there, teaching Creative Writing and Popular Culture. Eleanor won a 2010 New Generation Award. She now lives in Wellington, New Zealand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016313/bk_adbl_016313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When John Connolly burst upon the literary suspense scene in 1999, he was an immediate international sensation. His Every Dead Thing became an instantaneous best-seller in England, and here in America, his writing was greeted with extraordinary accolades. He won the prestigious Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, and, as the San Francisco Examiner wrote, ´´John Connolly´s tale is as riveting and chilling as Thomas Harris´s The Silence of the Lambs and James Patterson´s Kiss the Girls.´´ Now, Connolly returns with Dark Hollow, a terrifying and ingenious novel of a murderous spree that reaches back decades into the victims´ pasts. Back again is ex-New York Police Detective Charlie ´´Bird´´ Parker, who has returned to his hometown of Scarborough, Maine, after the vicious killings of his wife and daughter; it is time to leave the bloodstained streets of Manhattan and rebuild his family´s house - as well as his own life. But for Bird, returning to his roots means digging through a mountain of terror, as memories of his father´s and grandfather´s untimely deaths resurface and drive him to join the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. Though the obvious suspect is Billy Purdue, the violent former husband of the murdered young woman, another player lurks in this disturbing drama, someone entangled in the dark hollow of Bird´s past. Darkly atmospheric, tense, and imbued with the pause register ferocity that only the finest crime fiction offers, Dark Hollow is a stunning successor to Every Dead Thing, a testament to the burgeoning power of John Connolly to tell stories that thrill, frighten, and haunt the soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006921/bk_sans_006921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The next explosive book in the international best-selling Crucible series. A must-listen for science fiction and horror fans alike, Apex is a run-away freight train of action and terror!He´s driven by revenge. But soon he´ll be fighting for his life.As former Marine Raider Max Ahlgren continues the hunt for his family´s killers and tracks down leads in Washington, DC, a face from the past emerges with the information Max needs to continue his quest for vengeance. There´s just one catch - he must first agree to a high-stakes mission to help locate and rescue a powerful Senator´s son. The clues lead Max to an alluring reporter and a mysterious organization providing one-of-a-kind trophy hunts on a remote island off the coast of South America. There, Max comes face-to-face with a threat that can dethrone man from the top of the evolutionary pyramid. Fighting a dangerous web of deceit through a deadly jungle hell, Max unearths a secret that changes everything he thought he knew about his past. And his future....The world´s most dangerous man becomes the world´s most dangerous prey.Apex is the third standalone book in the gripping Crucible military thriller series. If you like hardcore action, unflinching heroes, and dark sci-fi twists, then you´ll love this riveting pause-register.Pick up your copy of Apex and get in the fight today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001506/bk_podm_001506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.