Chessa´s husband, Darren Richards, is a behind-the-scenes narcissistic abusive alcoholic. None of that changes when he becomes the leading candidate for president of the United States. Chessa´s worries about her husband reach a fevered pitch as he closes in on winning the nation´s highest office. How can she support his candidacy, even if it will mean becoming first lady? Meanwhile Darren´s opponent, Leif Mitchell, is selected from his humble life as a stable hand and country rock singer to run for political office. His charm and leadership pave the way for him to become a national hero and a real threat as the leading Republican presidential candidate. A powerful Darren will stop at nothing to bring Leif down, causing Leif to reconsider his high road approach to politics. When Chessa finds out Leif is preparing to seek revenge on Darren in an attack that not only will destroy her husband´s candidacy but will probably cost innocent lives as well, she is suddenly faced with a decision: Should she preserve peace at all costs, protecting those who would become collateral damage as a result of the ensuing battle and in turn sacrificing her freedom and risking her own life? Should she try to stop Leif, which may ruin his chances but save his soul? The Peace Maker is based on the story of David and Abigail in the Bible´s first book of Samuel, a story of hardship, struggle, courage, and faith that God will lead his people if they but let him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elli Raven. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039868/bk_acx0_039868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortly after arriving in the White House in early 1933, Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. His opponents thought his decision unwise at best and ruinous at worst. But they could not have been more wrong. With The Money Makers, Eric Rauchway tells the absorbing story of how FDR and his advisors pulled the levers of monetary policy to save the domestic economy and propel the United States to unprecedented prosperity and superpower status. Drawing on the ideas of the brilliant British economist John Maynard Keynes, among others, Roosevelt created the conditions for recovery from the Great Depression, deploying economic policy to fight the biggest threat then facing the nation: deflation. Throughout the 1930s, he also had one eye on the increasingly dire situation in Europe. In order to defeat Hitler, Roosevelt turned again to monetary policy, sending dollars abroad to prop up the faltering economies of Britain and, beginning in 1941, the Soviet Union. FDR´s fight against economic depression and his fight against fascism were indistinguishable. As Rauchway writes, ´´Roosevelt wanted to ensure more than business recovery; he wanted to restore American economic and moral strength so the US could defend civilization itself.´´ The economic and military alliance he created proved unbeatable - and also provided the foundation for decades of postwar prosperity. Indeed, Rauchway argues that Roosevelt´s greatest legacy was his monetary policy. Even today, the ´´Roosevelt dollar´´ remains both the symbol and the catalyst of America´s vast economic power. The Money Makers restores the Roosevelt dollar to its central place in our understanding of FDR, the New Deal, and the economic history of 20th-century America. We forget this history at our own peril. In revealing the roots of our postwar prosperity, Rauchway shows how we can recapture the abundance of that period in our own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001765/bk_gdan_001765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Second novel in the series featuring reporter Lindsay Gordon. When her former lover is accused of murder in a women´s peace camp, Lindsay must bring all of her expertise as an investigative reporter into play. A protest group hits the headlines when unrest at a women´s peace camp explodes into murder. Already on the scene, journalist Lindsay Gordon desperately tries to strike a balance between personal and professional responsibilities. As she peels back the layers of deception surrounding the protest and its opponents, she finds that no one - ratepayer or reporter, policeman or peace woman - seems wholly above suspicion. Then Lindsay uncovers a truth that even she can scarcely believe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012125/bk_reco_012125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A protest group hits the headlines when unrest at a women´s peace camp explodes into murder. Already on the scene, journalist Lindsay Gordon desperately tries to strike a balance between personal and professional responsibilities. As she peels back the layers of deception surrounding the protest and its opponents, she finds that no one - ratepayer or reporter, policeman or peace woman - seems wholly above suspicion. Then Lindsay uncovers a truth that even she can scarcely believe.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004323/bk_howe_004323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Margaret Roach has been harvesting 30 years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper - and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more. After ruminating on the bigger picture in her memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Margaret Roach has returned to the garden, insisting as ever that we must garden with both our head and heart, or as she expresses it, with ´´horticultural how-to and woo-woo.´´ InThe Backyard Parables, Roach uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her, and meditates on the science and spirituality of nature, reminding her listeners and herself to keep on digging. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Roach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000842/bk_gdan_000842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leary and Mundy return in the RCN series. #10 in the nationally best-selling Republic of Cinnabar Navy space adventure series. Cinnabar´s chief spymaster is a mother also - and her son is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war. Who better to hold the boy´s hand - and to take the blows directed at him - than Captain Daniel Leary, the Republic of Cinnabar Navy´s troubleshooter, and his friend the cyberspy Adele Mundy? The only thing certain in the struggle for control of the mining planet Corcyra is that the rival parties are more dangerous to their own allies than to their opponents. Daniel and Adele face kidnappers, hijackers, pirates and a death squad - even before they can get to their real business of ending the war on Corcyra. Only with planetary peace can the boy they´re escorting get on with his mission. The boy thinks the treasure he´s looking for is a thousand years old. Daniel and Adele know that it´s probably a dream - but if the treasure is real, it just might be tens of thousands of years older than anyone imagines, and incalculably more valuable! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016052/bk_adbl_016052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.´´ (William Penn) Of all the original 13 colonies in America, only one owes its conception to one man, and indeed, Pennsylvania was and still remains bound up in the life and character of its founder, William Penn. Here was a man born into a military family who saw his father rise through the ranks of the 17th-century English court to become a friend of the king, and he even considered a military career for himself, only to leave it all behind to become a member of the ´´Society of Friends´´, known colloquially as the Quakers. Few today know much about the Quakers. Whenever the subject of Quakerism slips into conversation, most picture a rosy-cheeked fellow in a simple black overcoat, and a wide brim hat atop his thick, cloud-white hair, inspired by the famous logo of the Quaker Oats company. In spite of the stereotype, Quakers today come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, with the more liberal folk sporting trendy haircuts, tattoos, and various piercings. They call themselves ´´Friends”, a starkly different but very devout following of God. They strive for a world empowered by peace and acceptance, an ambitious mission fueled by diversity, blind to race, gender, or creed. As amicably harmless as the Friends might appear, there was once a time when being a Quaker was at the very best an instant conviction, and at the very worst a death sentence. Their unorthodox ideals were considered poisonous and potentially dangerous by authorities, who would fight time and time again to stamp out the flames of their movement, but still, they weathered storm after storm. And while the peace-loving followers of Christ were famed for their views of harmony, by no means were they feeble opponents. Not only would they persevere in the face of persecution, theirs was a movement so powerful that it stood strong for centuries, and much of that was... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107937/bk_acx0_107937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number one best-selling author Saxon Andrew comes the fourth book in the best-selling Annihilation Series, Tommy´s Tale. The Stars Realm is finally at peace and the Algeans are now allies of the Realm. The Gardner´s youngest child, Tommy, has made a quest to free the captured Alfont from the Captors that have held them imprisoned for more than sixty million years. The Captors are hundreds of millions of years more advanced technologically than the Stars Realm Military and nothing in the Realm´s arsenal can match their ships, some of which are more than 3,000 miles in diameter. The Captors have annihilated more than a million planets whose starships had the misfortune to stumble into their domain and Tommy is putting the Realm on a collision course with these beings that show no mercy. What the Realm doesn´t know is that the Captors are coming no matter what course Tommy decides to follow. The difference maker in the coming conflict could be two Algean adolescents that have started their education. These two will find redemption for all the destroyed worlds their race harvested and perhaps even more than redemption, each other. The Annihilation Series continues and the action is non-stop as the Stars Realm fights to survive its most dangerous opponent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Owen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027328/bk_acx0_027328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mayor of Repentance Springs has fallen down a mine shaft. Undismayed, Ned McReady vows to keep the peace, by fair means or foul his way or the road to Perdition. The only fly in this curly wolfs ointment is Jack Colty - a loose cannon, robbing banks, and shooting folks, and he dont care a continental if you believe the stories. With a plan hatched behind the gospel mill, Ned sets out to put a spoke in Jacks wheel. Deals are struck. Ambushes are set.- expansion to the successful two-player game Revolver which add new tactics and make the battle between Jack and Ned even more intense- contains two modules which can easily be combined with the basic game either collectively or individually- set traps to surprise your opponent when he arrives in a particular area- build your own deck and determine your own playing style, the possibilities are endless!
Get ready for another set of exciting fantasy tales that will both entertain and educate the English learner. The Learn English with Short Stories series does not need to be listened to in order, as all of the stories are independent from one another. Listen to one, or listen to them all. Each unique fantasy story comes with highlighted vocabulary and definitions before and during the story. This guide also offers vocabulary exercises after each tale, allowing you to practice your newly learned terms and idioms. ´´The Janitor´s Painting´´: Josh is a washed up graveyard-shift janitor battling depression. Once a promising painter, repeated rejections of his work still sting his pride and thwart any motivation to try again. He is challenged to continue his work when an unlikely inspiration manifests itself, communicating a messaging that is hard for even Josh to ignore. ´´Queen of Kalal´´: A once peaceful village is taken over by a ruthless and cunning criminal. Taking his opponent´s wife, Anya, as a trophy - she is forced to face the harsh reality of her fate. It is only when she dares to break the rules that she sees a glimmer of hope left for her people and her late husband´s quest for peace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009131/bk_acx0_009131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.