If suntans, saltwater, and a stubbornly cute guy can’t save Hadley’s summer, nothing will. Hadley Parrish is having the worst luck ever. Her boyfriend dumped her for social media fame, her stepsister got into Harvard the day Hadley failed chemistry, and now she’s been blamed for a crime she didn’t do. As punishment, she’s sent to Sterling Beach for the summer to learn some “work ethic” and “manners” from her grumpy grandfather who she barely knows. The beautiful beach is no match for Hadley’s epically bad mood, and she’s determined to spend every second of the summer locked in her room brooding. Her grandfather’s only rule is that she has to come out once a week, for Friday night poker. Hadley wants to protest, but then she meets her grandfather’s favorite poker player, Jeremy, the unbelievably cute guy who lives next door. Jeremy sees things differently after being granted a miraculous second chance at life. He’s not about to let Hadley’s bad mood ruin the best years of her life. In fact, he’s going to make it his mission to save her this summer. Even if it’s the hardest thing he’ll ever do. Saving Hadley is a Boys of Summer novella. If you like enemies-to-lovers, flirty banter, and pause-resisting sweet romance, this story is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Goodwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164252/bk_acx0_164252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The four-minute video of Bethke’s spoken-word performance literally became an overnight sensation, with seven million YouTube views in its first forty-eight hours (and 24+ million within a year). The message hit like a blizzard on social-media sites and in forwarded e-mails, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus , Bethke unpacks the stark contrasts that he drew in the poem - contrasts between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor, he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something, soul-starved searcher who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jefferson Bethke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000342/bk_tnwd_000342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They don't play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were 18? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley's biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he'll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. Jamie has waited a long time for answers but walks away with only more questions - can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself. Warning: Contains sexual situations, hotties on hockey skates, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV, and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026619/bk_adbl_026619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you too stressed out? Are you struggling to have a good night's sleep? Millions of adults struggle nightly with falling asleep and with achieving sleep that is restful and recuperative. This means we have millions of adults in the world who are getting more tired and more stressed out at every turn throughout their day. If this sounds like you, then it might be time for you to make a change in the way you manage stress, anxiety, and your nighttime routine. Studies have shown that using things like social media and mobile games on your phone at nightcan keep you awake for longer. Reading has been found to consistently ease the transition into sleep and to facilitate more restful sleep once you’ve drifted off. This collection of short stories is perfectly constructed to entertain you, keep your mind engaged, and to help you to drift off more peacefully. In addition to this collection of original short stories, you will find:Information on how stress affects your sleep cycle Natural ways to disrupt the "stress - no sleep - stress" cycle Information on why you feel the way you do after weeks or even months of inconsistent sleepIf any of this sounds like you, then you owe it to yourself to start making changes to your nightly routine that will bring you better sleep. Stress can be a huge obstacle in life, but it doesn’t have to completely rule over your life. Start getting better sleep today! Scroll to the top of the page and select the “buy now” button! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teena Katz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180465/bk_acx0_180465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a 'display of manly virtue', an athletic celebration of the kind of amateur gentleman who would rule the world. How was such a ritual invented? Why did it prosper, and how has it been so utterly transformed?In The Games, David Goldblatt - winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award - takes on a breathtakingly ambitious search for the answers and brilliantly unravels the complex strands of this history. Beginning with the Olympics as a sporting sideshow at the great World's Fairs of the Belle Epoque and transformation into a global media spectacular care of Hollywood and the Nazi party, The Games shows how sport and the Olympics have been a battlefield in the global Cold War, a defining moment of epic social and economic change in host cities and countries and a theatre of resistance for women and athletes of colour once excluded from the show. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of Olympic completion, this stunningly researched history captures the excitement of sporting brilliance and the kaleidoscopic experience of the games. It shows us how this sporting spectacle has come to reflect the world we hope to inhabit and the one we actually live in. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000946/bk_macm_000946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize, and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary. Introduction: In this book, Daniel Kahneman hopes to identify and understand errors of judgment and choice. He wants to provide a richer and more accurate vocabulary to discuss these errors. He worked with his colleague, Amos Tversky, doing research on intuitive statistics. The two of them had already concluded in an earlier seminar that their own intuitions were lacking. Their subjective judgments were biased, they were too willing to believe research findings based on inadequate evidence, and they collected too few observations in their own research. The goal of their study was to find out whether other researchers had this problem as well. Kahneman and Tversky found that participants in their studies ignored the relevant statistical facts and relied exclusively on resemblance. They used resemblance as a heuristic (rule of thumb) to simplify things when making a difficult judgment. Relying on this heuristic caused predictable biases (systematic errors) in their predictions. The research partners learned that people tend to determine the importance of issues by how easy they are retrieved from their memory. This is brought about in large part by the extent of coverage of the issues in the media. Kahneman presents a view of how the mind works, drawing on recent developments in cognitive and social psychology. He explains the differences between fast (intuitive) thinking and slow (deliberate) thinking. People have a limitation in their minds: an excessive confidence in what they think they know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022889/bk_acx0_022889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition, and sparking an Online movement against compulsory hijab. A photo on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the self-portrait that sparked "My Stealthy Freedom", a social media campaign that went viral. But Masih is so much more than the arresting face that sparked a campaign inspiring women to find their voices. She's also a world-class journalist whose personal story, told in her unforgettably bold and spirited voice, is emotional and inspiring. She grew up in a traditional village where her mother, a tailor and respected figure in the community, was the exception to the rule in a culture where women reside in their husbands' shadows. As a teenager, Masih was arrested for political activism and was surprised to discover she was pregnant while in police custody. When she was released, she married quickly and followed her young husband to Tehran, where she was later served divorce papers to the shame and embarrassment of her religiously conservative family. Masih spent nine years struggling to regain custody of her beloved only son and was forced into exile, leaving her homeland and her heritage. Following Donald Trump's notorious immigration ban, Masih found herself separated from her child, who lives abroad, once again. A testament to a spirit that remains unbroken, and an enlightening, intimate invitation into a world we don't know nearly enough about, The Wind in My Hair is the extraordinary memoir of a woman who overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she believes in, and to encourage others to do the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004315/bk_hach_004315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sales and service are being radically redefined like never before. With buyers now in possession of unlimited information, online content is quickly becoming the dominant driver for commerce. Today anyone working in sales or customer service needs to possess entirely new skills. Unfortunately most organizations are still using traditional selling and service models developed for a different time.In this new book by the author of the #1 best seller The New Rules of Marketing & PR, David Meerman Scott demystifies the new digital commercial landscape and offers inspiring and valuable guidance for anyone not wanting to be left behind.Rich with revealing, first-hand accounts of real businesses that are charting this new territory and finding astounding success - a bicycle manufacturer that engages customers with honest and revealing openness; an enterprising network of home basement repair contractors that educates clients with free publications and innovative visual software; and an independent physician who provides her patients with online video notes to help them follow detailed medical instructions - The New Rules of Sales & Service shows how innovative businesses large and small are discovering new opportunities, strengthening customer loyalty, and mastering real-time buyer satisfaction.Among the topics covered in detail: Why the old rules of sales and service no longer work in an always-on worldThe new sales cycle and how informative Web content drives the buying processProviding agile, real-time sales, and service 24/7 without letting it rule your lifeThe importance of defining and understanding the buyer personasHow agile customer service retains existing clients and expands new businessWhy content-rich websites motivate interest, establish authority, and drive salesHow social media is transforming the role of salesperson into valued consultantReq 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Meerman Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020220/bk_adbl_020220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The body was just a few feet from the sidewalk and posed in the grass in such a way that the woman [who discovered it] reportedly thought it was a mannequin at first. Despite the extensive mutilation and cuts on the body, there wasn't a drop of blood at the scene, indicating Short had been killed elsewhere. An extensive manhunt followed, but the killer has never been identified. - The FBI The latter half of the 1940s found the major cities of post-war America in a precarious position. On the one hand, population centers were reabsorbing many thousands of returning veterans into the work force, and into a social system they had not experienced for some years. Previous relationships had changed during their absence, and many were starved for female company. While making the necessary readjustments to the war's end, major cities such as New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, were plagued by regionalized mob rule behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, from clubs and casinos to print and film media. Included in the list of supporting institutions and side markets were studios, liquor manufacturing, and all peripheral markets connected with gambling, and prostitution. In the years following World War II, Los Angeles and other large American cities were hit with a series of brutal murders that, in many ways, fit into distinct patterns across the country. The Los Angeles Police Department was overwhelmed, caught up dealing with mob activities, inner corruption, a regional press that brazenly invaded legal confidentiality within the walls of the police department itself, and a lack of advanced technology. As a result, several of the most highly publicized murders committed against young female newcomers went unsolved in perpetuity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078583/bk_acx0_078583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.