Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were number-one New York Times hardcover best sellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind. Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of listeners. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, May yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001511/bk_aren_001511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A panicked puppy in a Los Angeles shelter is deemed too terrified for adoption and scheduled to be killed. When a rescue volunteer frees her at the last minute, the little girl is 15 pounds underweight and covered with open sores, swollen ticks, and thousands of fleas. Her ears are stuffed with blood and wax, her paws filled with concrete. The victim of severe neglect and confinement, her muscles are atrophied - even her tongue lolls in her mouth. It hurts her to walk more than a few feet, and she limps. She has chewed and licked through the skin on her limbs. Physical ailments can heal, but the greatest challenge will be to overcome what life has taught her about humans: that they are to be feared. Named Roo, the puppy is randomly assigned to a volunteer foster parent with neither special skills nor experience with fearful dogs who writes that he is “just as scared as she is”. Notes from a Dog Rescue in Progress is the emotional and inspiring true story of Roo’s journey and the powerful bond formed as she and her foster parent develop the trust and understanding to address her fears and problems one at a time in an attempt to redeem an unredeemable dog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Beker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119549/bk_acx0_119549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his own inimitable style, Terry Jones leads you through Chaucer's filthy and very funny tale of adultery, the feared coming of the second flood and burnt bums. The Canterbury Tales broke the literary mould in many ways. It established English as an acceptable language for literature, where previously it had been almost exclusively Latin or Norman French. It was also one of the first books to create a link between all the pieces of work in a literary collection. Before that an author had merely put together a group of pieces that he considered interesting, in no particular order and with no connecting narrative. Chaucer chose a meeting between pilgrims at the Tabard Inn on the road to Canterbury to provide the linking narrative for his Canterbury Tales. A group of pilgrims swap their tales, with a thoroughly human competitiveness and retaliatory jousting. The choice of pilgrims for his characters allowed Chaucer to put together types that wouldn't usually associate let alone talk. This recording of The Miller's Tale is a translation from the Middle English into modern language by the leading Chaucerian scholar, Terry Jones - yes, the Python one - who adds to his truly scholarly rendition of the text a smattering of highly useful and fascinating notes, recorded as he read. He also, of course, adds a particular dimension all his own to a tale of wicked bawdiness and bare asses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000033/bk_slks_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The skills, knowledge, and attributes that you need to be successful as the leader of an information technology team are often considerably different from the skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to excel in traditional business leadership roles. In most companies, IT is a critical catalyst for empowering the rest of the functional groups in the business to be successful. Without IT, the company can't complete (in some cases, it can't even function). You'd think, then, that top executives would respect and appreciate successful IT leaders. "Anyone that helps the rest of us keep our livelihood," the thinking ought to go, "is valuable to me." In reality, good IT leaders are often feared, resented, and even reviled by upper management and peers alike. The arcane skills needed to understand complex modern technologies are off-putting to normal folks. The art of getting the very best results out of veteran technologists can seem counterintuitive and bizarre when compared to conventional business best-practices. In this book, Business Technology magazine's American correspondent Keil Hubert takes a sometimes jaded and often snarky look at what it is that makes IT leaders successful in organizations that aren't, in and of themselves, technology-focused. Drawing from three years of print and online columns and 25 years of experience in the IT trenches, Hubert argues why it's important to embrace failure, to put people s growth foremost in your priorities, and to swiftly call shenanigans on improper workplace conduct. This book includes bonus content and extensive notes about the 13 core columns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080998/bk_acx0_080998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex offenders in California: beware! New public-place laws are restricting and banning many more areas where convicted sex offenders can go. Because of "child safety zones", some beaches, parks, and harbors are now off limits. Susie reads from a New York Times article that lays out both sides of the issue. Of course parents want their kids to be safe, but as Susie notes, many convicted sex offenders were picked up for public urination, not sex crimes. Orange County has taken the severe step of placing all "sex" offenders into one group that needs to be feared and restricted. Next, in our "Tell Me Your Sex Story" segment, Susie talks with another willing listener who steps into her sexual confession booth. Today we meet "Cecelia", a 38-year-old woman from the Midwest who has had many sexual experiences - and she's willing to talk details. Susie and Cecelia discuss how pheromones change a transgendered person's smell, about doing a strip tease dressed as a clown, and ponder who's hotter: a butch dyke or a gay femme? Then, Susie reaches into our "Try This at Home" mailbag and finds a letter about sex and disabilities: "Dear Susie, how do you have sex in a wheelchair?" Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. [Episode 526, June 8, 2012] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/120608/pf_suzy_120608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life's most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life's only certainty. Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality. You'll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself. With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, Professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do we think about death? How do religions approach death? When (if ever) is it justified to take a life? You'll also hear a chorus of voices from multiple disciplines, cultures, and ages as they offer sometimes shocking and sometimes refreshing perspectives on death. These voices include the Buddha, St. Paul, Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. "Many religious traditions teach that a form of regular death reflection can deepen one's appreciation for life," Professor Berkson notes. "And in some traditions, it can actually lead to spiritual transformation or awakening. As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, 'Whoever rightly understands and celebrates death at the same time magnifies life.'" PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Berkson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000430/bk_tcco_000430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since 1990, when Robert Jordan&#8217;s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind. Edited by Jordan&#8217;s widow, who edited all of Jordan&#8217;s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan&#8217;s legions of readers. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today In the rousing style he's famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States. Johnson chronicles President Eisenhower's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks, culminating in his appointment as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. Beginning when Eisenhower assumed the presidency from Harry Truman in 1952, Johnson paints a rich portrait of his two consecutive terms, exploring his volatile relationship with then-Vice President Richard Nixon, his abhorrence of isolationism, and his position on the Cold War, McCarthyism, and the Civil Rights Movement. Johnson notes that when Eisenhower left the White House at age 70, reluctantly passing the torch to President-elect John F. Kennedy, he feared for the country's future and prophetically warned of the looming military-industrial complex. Many elements of Eisenhower's presidency speak to American politics today, including his ability to balance the budget and skill in managing an oppositional Congress. This brief yet comprehensive study will appeal to biography lovers as well as to enthusiasts of presidential history and military history alike.
'Far and wide was [Redgauntlet] hated and feared. Men thought he had a direct compact with Satan - that he was proof against steel -.' Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious, Jacobite rebellion. Kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet, a fanatical supporter of the Stewart cause, the young Darsie Latimer finds himself caught up in the plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The novel follows Darsie's adventures and those of the advocate Alan Fairford, who sets out to rescue him. These two young men from very different backgrounds are united by friendship and their optimistic belief in the settled Hanoverian establishment. First published in 1824, this is the last of Scott's major Scottish novels, and perhaps his most complex statement about the relation between history and fiction. This edition uses the Magnum text of 1832. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.