Ego is the Enemy:The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent Ryan Holiday
At 33 Ryan Kealey has achieved more in his military and CIA career than most men can dream of in a lifetime. He´s also seen the worst life has to offer and is lucky to have survived it. But being left alone with his demons is no longer an option. The CIA needs him badly, because the enemy they´re facing is former U.S. soldier Jason March. Ryan knows all about March - he trained him. He knows they´re dealing with one of the most ruthless assassins in the world, a master of many languages, an explosives expert, a superb sharpshooter who can disappear like a shadow and who is capable of crimes they cannot begin to imagine. And now, March has resurfaced on the global stage, aligning himself with a powerful Middle East terror network whose goal is nothing less than the total destruction of the United States. Teaming up with beautiful and tenacious British-born agent Naomi Kharmai, Ryan intends to break every rule in order to hunt down his former pupil, whatever the cost to himself. As Ryan puts together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle, and as the elusive March taunts him, always staying one step ahead, he discovers the madman´s crusade is personal as well as political - and Ryan himself is an unwitting pawn. With the clock ticking down and the fate of the country resting uneasily on his shoulders, Ryan is caught in a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he´s ever faced, one who will never stop until he´s committed the ultimate act of evil - a man who is all the more deadly for being one of our own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001060/bk_brll_001060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. It´s evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. It´s made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy - of ambition, of success and of resilience. In Ego is the Enemy , Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives, and that we can only create our best work when we identify, acknowledge and disarm its dangers. Drawing on an array of inspiring characters and narratives from literature, philosophy and history, the book explores the nature and dangers of ego to illustrate how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures. The result is an inspiring and timely reminder that humility and confidence are our greatest friends when confronting the challenges of a culture that tends to fan the flames of ego, a book full of themes and life lessons that will resonate, uplift and inspire.
He is one of basketball´s towering figures: ´´Mr. Clutch,´´ who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers´ resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring ´´Showtime´´ to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day. Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story-from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O´Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, West by West is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000706/bk_hach_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A man who gave up on love.... Mitch Bradford is an intimidating man. In his professional life, he has a reputation for demolishing his opponents in the courtroom. At the exclusive BDSM club Sanctum, he prefers disciplining pretty submissives with no strings attached. In his line of work, there´s no time for a healthy relationship. After a few failed attempts, he knows he´s not good for any woman - especially not his best friend´s sister. A woman who always gets what she wants.... Laurel Daley knows what she wants, and her sights are set on Mitch. He´s smart and sexy, and it doesn´t matter that he´s a few years older and has a couple of bitter ex-wives. Watching him in action at work and at play, she knows he just needs a little polish to make some woman the perfect lover. She intends to be that woman, but first she has to show him how good it could be. A killer lurking in the shadows.... When an unexpected turn of events throws the two together, Mitch and Laurel are confronted with the perfect opportunity to explore their mutual desire. Night after night of being close breaks down Mitch´s defenses. The more he sees of Laurel, the more he knows he wants her. Unfortunately, someone else has their eyes on Laurel and they have murder in mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026272/bk_adbl_026272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every summer, college baseball teams from around the nation come to Omaha, Nebraska, to play pure move-the-man-over, run-manufacturing baseball in a series that’s part college bowl game, part county fair. In the spirit of 3 Nights in August and The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty, veteran sports writer Ryan McGee goes behind the scenes, into the stands, and onto the field to reveal an exciting yet personal look at one of the hottest sports championships in the country - the College World Series. In 2008, the 10-day, eight-team tournament was the scene of one of the greatest series in its illustrious history. And Ryan McGee puts the listener behind closed doors with the underdog champs, the Fresno State Bulldogs, as well as with their seven opponents, from the first batting practice session, to bus rides to the ballpark, to the locker room and the dugout. It’s the CWS as few ever see it. But The Road to Omaha goes far beyond the 2008 season. It’s an in-depth look at the managing strategies and playing style of college baseball, as well as a series of profiles that examine the people behind and around the CWS - the players, coaches, and fans who keep that feeling of good-old-days innocence alive through their reverence for the Great American Pastime. McGee also takes up residence at Rosenblatt Stadium itself, reliving its rich history and tapping into the electricity around it, from the tailgating fans to the surrounding neighborhoods. ´´The Blatt” is America’s last real connection to the baseball belief that Field of Dreams can actually happen: a wooden-framed ballpark with cramped concourses where teams share locker rooms, change clothes in the parking lot, and sign autographs for kids until their fingers cramp. ´´The Blatt” is a monument to tradition - and the last of its kind to keep that tradition alive. Thanks to Ryan McGee’s quick eye for play-by-play action, as well as his deep love for sport 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011201/bk_adbl_011201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It started by stealth. At first, no one could see what was happening. By the time the alarm was raised it was too late. Ireland had been seized: a financial assault consolidated by a military one. But as the island is overrun, it’s soon clear that the invaders did not anticipate the fierce resolve of of their Celtic opponents. Nor the determination of the country’s powerful allies to throw out the occupiers. While a strengthening Irish resistance mounts a fierce guerilla campaign to take their country back, the British bring to bear the full might of the Army, Royal Navy and RAF to liberate their friend and neighbour across the Irish Channel. Dark Rose takes a bold premise and weaves it into a breathtaking, action-packed military thriller. If you like Tom Clancy, Frederick Forsyth, Andy McNab, Chris Ryan, Larry Bond, Dale Brown or Damien Lewis then you’ll love Mike Lunnon-Wood. Perfect for fans of Red Storm Rising, Sniper One or Bravo Two Zero and movies like Red Dawn, Dunkirk and The Siege of Jadotville. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050293/bk_adbl_050293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the ins and outs of poker from the expert - Craig Santoro. The ultimate guide to making money, managing your bankroll, calculating the odds, and much more! The essential rules of poker are simple enough that it can be explained in a few sentences. The actual game, however, is a very deep strategy card game that has bestowed millions on great players that understand its roots. Are you already proficient in playing the game of poker? This book also touches on some of the habits that lead to losing and explains some important information that will benefit not just beginners, but live event and online dwellers as well. People often believe that they need to be mathematical geniuses in order to excel in a game of poker. While there is no denying that an ability to quickly process numbers can come in handy, experts always say that calculation in poker is not as important as reading people´s minds. This game deals with understanding your opponents and trying to read and understand their game. There is a certain level of luck that is involved. However, the game solely depends on how well you understand your opponent. Your analysis is what helps you win the game and the money in the pot. Here is a preview of what you will learn.... The appropriate mindset and approach when playing a cash game or tournament Poker basics, things that you need to know before you start the game of poker How you should approach betting to minimize your lose and maximize your gains How to calculate the odds the easy way - you do not have to be a math genius to do this Tips on managing your money when you play poker The different types of poker personalities and psychology Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Sitzberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088693/bk_acx0_088693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.