Jeremy Williams captured the nation’s imagination by coaching his high school football team to unprecedented heights while combating ALS and caring for a son with spina bifida. This is his family’s inspiring story. America first met Jeremy and Jennifer Williams when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rebuilt their Depression-era farmhouse into a beautiful, handicapped-accessible haven. Friends, family, and neighbors from their west Georgia community - and all over the state - came together to support the ailing high school coach who had won their respect and their hearts. It made for compelling television but only told a little slice of the story. Tenacious gives you the rest - a tender love story, a thrilling sports story, and an unforgettable testimony to the power of faith and grit in the face of almost overwhelming adversity. In Tenacious you’ll meet: The distraught parents learning their son would be born with spina bifida The young father facing his own devastating diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) with matter-of-fact courage The coach who guided his underdog team to a 10-0 Cinderella season - while struggling to walk, talk, and even breathe Packed full of faith, hope, love, and miracles, Tenacious is a story you don’t want to miss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000332/bk_tnwd_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harper Knox has ripped up his family´s cherry orchard in eastern Washington State and planted grape vines, hoping that a contemplative life making wine might help him conquer his debilitating battle with PTSD. But on the other side of the state in Seattle, the Singularity Summit, a conference celebrating and encouraging the growth of artificial intelligence, is about to get underway. The controversial nature of the Summit has many reeling in fury, and protesters are taking over the city. A man Harper has been fighting alongside since Fort Bragg shows up at the vineyard offering a generous payday if Harper will join a team charged with protecting Dr. Wilhelm Sebastian, the keynote speaker at the Summit. Hungry for the cash and the danger, Harper agrees to join the team. But has he signed onto something much bigger and deadlier than just another bodyguard gig? As much a love story as it is a gripping thriller, Turn Or Burn, driven by the wonderfully cynical Harper Knox, will keep you up late into the night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019036/bk_acx0_019036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich, and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff´s life starting at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona, where he won La Liga in 1973, his first season, and was named European Footballer of the Year. He won the Ballon d´Or three times and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent, with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona, where he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century and came second behind Pelé in the World Player of the Century poll. In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer, bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. Johan Cruyff was a brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he loved, and My Turn is his legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Brand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000957/bk_macm_000957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you have a million-dollar idea but aren´t sure how to make it a reality? Young entrepreneur Pete Williams can show you where to start! Pete Williams has been referred to as Australia´s Richard Branson. At just 21 years of age, Pete embarked on a highly publicised and successful entrepreneurial venture, to sell the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in pieces! In How to Turn Your Million-Dollar Idea into a Reality, Pete passes on the techniques he used to sell the ´G, including: Developing your idea to reach a hungry market Achieving maximum sales for minimal expense using publicity and leverage Structuring your business to suit your lifestyle Pricing your products and services for maximum sales Tapping into a worldwide market online Using networking and team force to build your business Listeners will also gain access to a wealth of free material on Pete´s website, including discounts on his marketing seminars and products. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Birdseye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004204/bk_acx0_004204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her computer-hacking skills to stay safely anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side. Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa´s talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation called AMRF threatens his life in no uncertain terms. But what Noa and Peter don´t realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who´d stop at nothing to silence her for good. Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will devour the story of Noa, a teen soul mate to Lisbeth Salander. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Merritt Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003088/bk_harp_003088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mary Gallagher was a prostitute in the 1800s who stole a customer from her friend. Her fellow trollop retaliated by decapitating Gallagher with a hatchet. Mary is said to return every seven years, walking the streets of Griffintown, searching for her lost appendage. The old Fiddlers’ Green pub has new owners who have inherited the ghost of a young woman (a heartbroken maid who committed suicide) resulting in many sleepless nights. The state of Kentucky was ravaged by the dreaded Tuberculosis plague, claiming the lives of thousands of individuals who died in the sprawling Waverly Sanitarium. Now abandoned, the ghosts of these disease victims and those who tried to heal them, still walk the crumbling hallways. These encounters and more are investigated by a team of psychics who attempt to contact the spirit world while being rattled to the core by the events that unfold in this bone-chilling collection of ghost encounters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: O. H. Krill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000274/bk_real_000274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In From Concept to Consumer, renowned product developer Phil Baker reveals exactly what it takes to create great products and bring them to market. Baker´s product successes range from Apple´s PowerBook to the Stowaway portable keyboard, the most successful PDA accessory ever created. Here, he walks you through the entire development process, showing how to develop products holistically, reflecting the crucial linkages between product design, engineering, testing, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. You´ll discover what makes a winning product, and why great ideas are just 5% of the process...the easiest 5%!You´ll find practical guidance for planning, establishing teams, creating marketing requirements, avoiding ´´feature creep´´, prototyping, protecting intellectual property, market testing and positioning, preparing for customer service, implementing the optimal distribution strategy, and much more. After you´ve delivered your first breakthrough product, Baker shows how to follow up with another winner! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001494/bk_adbl_001494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stick Man lives in the family tree. With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it´s dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree? Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton, this audio download includes the complete, best-selling story with music, the Stick Man Song, a listening game, and a readalong version of the story with musical page turns to use with a copy of the book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imelda Staunton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sclt/000025/bk_sclt_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miranda Romanac is a successful 30-something woman in today´s modern world, yet she feels alone and adrift on the sea of her life. At her high school reunion she makes a shattering discovery that further undermines her already shaky sense of who she is and where she is going. When she meets the remarkable Hugh Oakley, her life takes a 180-degree turn for the better - but at what price? When they move to a house in the country to start a new life together, the reality Miranda had once known begins to slip away. Miranda is haunted by alarming, impossible visions and strangers whom she feels certain she has known, although they are all from other times and places. As these phantom lives consume her own and begin to affect all that she knows and loves, Miranda must learn the truth to reclaim it. But sometimes the hardest truth to accept is the knowledge of who we really are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Carlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009043/bk_adbl_009043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The title says it all: carrots and sticks don´t work. Reward and recognition programs can be costly and inefficient, and they primarily reward employees who are already highly engaged and productive performers. Worse still, these programs actually decrease employee motivation, because they can make individual recognition, rather than the overall success of the team, the goal. Yet many businesses turn to these measures first - unaware of a better alternative. So, when it comes to changing your organizational culture, carrots and sticks don´t work! What does work is Dr. Paul Marciano´s acclaimed RESPECT model, which gives you specific, low-cost, turnkey solutions and action plans-- based on seven key drivers of employee engagement that are proven and supported by decades of research and practice - that will empower you to assess, troubleshoot, and resolve engagement issues in the workplace: Recognition and acknowledgment of employees´ contributions Empowerment via tools, resources, and information that set employees up to succeed Supportive feedback through ongoing performance coaching and mentoring Partnering to encourage and foster collaborative working relationships Expectations that set clear, challenging, and attainable performance goals Consideration that lets employees know that they are cared about Trust in your employees´ abilities, skills, and judgment Carrots and Sticks Don´t Work delivers the same proven resources and techniques that have enabled trainers, executives, managers, and owners at operations ranging from branches of the United States government to Fortune 500 corporations to 20-person outfits to realize demonstrable gains in employee productivity and job satisfaction. When you give a little RESPECT, you get a more effective organization with reduced turnover and absenteeism and employees at all levels... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Broski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001764/bk_acx0_001764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.