Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That´s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they´ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the Snowman; they won´t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren´t even going to have a tree. They won´t need one, because come December 25 they´re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences, and isn´t half as easy as they´d imagined. A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000067/bk_rhuk_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Every day someone steals money from people near the shops. We must stop this,´´ says Dan, a police officer. The police use TV cameras, but it is still not easy, because there are so many suspects. Who is the robber? An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincenzo Nicoli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oxfr/000003/bk_oxfr_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social networking sites are now online. With just a click these sites are accessible in the comfort of your own home, at the office and coffee shops. Wherever there’s a connection, there’s a connection. Basically a social networking site is designed to connect with people: family, friends, co-workers, etc. One of the sites that has been gaining notoriety and becoming more popular today than body glitter in the 90’s is Facebook. Get all the info you need here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Augustine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025710/bk_acx0_025710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn´t really...alive? Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn´t realize a ghost came with the property! But soon Maxine ´´Max´´ Englebright, a young woman who died in 1930, isn´t the only dead person at the retail complex. Mark Tinsley, a web designer with a know-it-all attitude who also rented space at Shops On Main, is shot in his office. Amanda is afraid that one of her new ´´friends´´ and fellow small business owners is his killer, and Max is encouraging her to solve Mark´s murder a la Nancy Drew. Easy for Max to want to investigate--the ghostly fashionista can´t end up the killer´s next victim! In DESIGNS ON MURDER, Gayle Leeson sketches a stylish plot accessorized with a spectral fashionista sidekick. This series debut is a delight!´´ -Diane Vallere, national bestselling author ´´As a sucker for a fun ghost story, I can say Gayle Leeson´s DESIGNS ON MURDER scores on many levels including a spunky entrepreneur and a charming setting. Now that I´ve read the first one, I´ll be counting the days until the next in the series arrives.´´ --Lorna Barrett, author of the New York Times Bestselling Booktown Mysteries
Kathy Taylor had weathered eight rough years as a black female police officer in Boston - but enough was enough. She turned in her badge, moved up north, and set up shop as a private investigator in historic Salem, Massachusetts. Now she´s surrounded by Wiccans and herbalists, by crystal shops and psychic pizza-deliverymen. And her first client has just stepped in the door. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jocelyn Greene Pulsipher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083590/bk_acx0_083590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on one of the most wildly popular, fastest-growing free daily e-mail subscription services, this Hungry Girl original audiobook is filled with survival strategies for anyone who wants to make guilt-free eating choices, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to ´´chew the right thing´´ from any and every restaurant menu, on airplanes, and even from the hotel mini bar. Get the 411 on guilt-free cocktails and hors d´oeuvres, successful snacking at the office, and how to survive salad bars and brunch buffets. Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide is brimming with tips and tricks for making smarter food choices no matter where you are. Told with Hungry Girl´s inimitable wit and sassy style, Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide will help you tackle any and every food challenge. No problem. Track list: 1. Welcome and Introduction Dining Out 2. General Tips and American Cuisine3. Sushi4. Chinese Food5. Italian Food6. Mexican Food7. Fast Food8. Buffets9. Wrap Up Travel 10. General tips11. Airplanes and Airports12. Hotels and Mini Bars13. Cruises14. Road Trips15. Wrap Up Holidays, Events, and Parties 16. General Tips17. Cocktail Parties and Upscale Events18. Casual Parties19. Holiday Meals20. Candy-Centric Holidays21. BBQs and Cookouts22. Wrap Up Out and About 23. General Tips24. At the Office25. Movie Theaters26. Coffee Shops27. Mall Food and the Food Court28. The Beach29. Sporting Events and Concerts30. Theme Parks, Carnivals, and the County Fair31. Ice Cream Shops32. The Bar Scene, Girls´ Night Out, and every other Event Involving Alcohol33. Out and About - Wrap Up 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Lillien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000920/bk_aren_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish Highlander and a devout Roman Catholic. James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Lowlander and a devout but naïve atheist. The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop´s window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus. When MacIan challenges Turnbull to a duel to the death, Turnbull is overjoyed. For 20 years, no one paid the slightest attention to his Bible bashing. Now at last someone is taking him seriously! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gildart Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008273/bk_blak_008273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Colorado, a pop star and her entourage are brutally murdered. At first the lead assassin, ex-Navy SEAL Cyril Landry, has no qualms about the killings - it´s just another job for The Shop, a shadowy organization that has hired him to execute people across the country. But Landry begins to wonder why these people had to die, transforming from mercenary to hunter as he delves into the depths of The Shop. Thousands of miles away, in a seedy motel in Florida, a local police chief is found shot to death. As Detective Jolie Burke works to find out why, the tangled threads of evidence lead to a disturbing place: the heart of the powerful Haddox clan, led by US Attorney General Franklin Haddox. As Jolie pursues the truth, she quickly discovers that Haddox will do anything to protect his country´s ugly secrets - even kill. Landry´s quest to uncover The Shop´s motives throws him into the dark currents of Jolie´s investigation, and they find themselves working as an unlikely duo: a cop and a killer, joining forces to expose a shocking conspiracy that ascends to the highest offices in the land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Postel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003889/bk_brll_003889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1941. Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy operating undercover as an SS officer, has just fled Germany with Hitler´s henchmen on his trail. He is carrying valuable cargo - the blueprint of the Führer´s secret plan to invade Russia. Stahl´s man in the American embassy, the shy and sheltered Calvin M. Cormack, is teamed with a boisterous MI5 officer, Walter Stilton, to find the spy and bring him to safety. Their investigation takes them across war-torn London, from the shelled-out blocks to the ubiquitous pubs to the underground counterfeiting shops; and in Cormack´s case, into the arms of Kitty, his partner´s rambunctious daughter. As Cormack and Stilton close in on Stahl, bodies begin turning up - and the duo realize they may not be the only ones in pursuit of the spy. Someone, it seems, wants the German dead. When his partner is suddenly murdered in the line of duty, Cormack must turn to the ingenious devices of his lover Kitty´s old flame - Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard. Together, they investigate the trail of murders and are forced to ask themselves a horrifying question - are Cormack and his spy being played by one of their own in the American embassy? Brilliantly re-creating London in the time of ration tickets and clothing coupons, Bluffing Mr. Churchill is a blistering book peopled by magnetic characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lewis Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011349/bk_blak_011349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Groundbreaking.´´--Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy From one of the world´s leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice. You don´t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Eberhardt works extensively as a consultant to law enforcement and as a psychologist at the forefront of this new field. Her research takes place in courtrooms and boardrooms, in prisons, on the street, and in classrooms and coffee shops. She shows us the subtle--and sometimes dramatic--daily repercussions of implicit bias in how teachers grade students, or managers deal with customers. It has an enormous impact on the conduct of criminal justice, from the rapid decisions police officers have to make to sentencing practices in court. Eberhardt´s work and her book are both influenced by her own life, and the personal stories she shares emphasize the need for change. She has helped companies that include Airbnb and Nextdoor address bias in their business practices and has led anti-bias initiatives for police departments across the country. Here, she offers practical suggestions for reform and new practices that are useful for organizations as well as individuals. Unblinking about the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of nor restricted to a few ´´bad apples´´ but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business. The good news is that we are not hopelessly doomed by our innate prejudices. In Biased, Eberhardt reminds us that racial bias is a human problem--one all people can play a role in solving.