William Ury, co-author of the classic best seller on negotiation Getting to Yes, has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life - managers, salespeople, students, parents, lawyers, and diplomats - how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be. The biggest obstacle is actually ourselves - our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests. But this obstacle can also become our biggest opportunity, Ury argues. If we learn to understand and influence ourselves first, we lay the groundwork for understanding and influencing others. In this indispensable prequel to Getting to Yes, Ury draws deeply on his personal and professional experience negotiating conflicts around the world to present a practical method to help you get to yes with yourself first, dramatically improving your ability to get to yes with others. Extraordinarily useful and elegantly simple, Getting to Yes with Yourself is an essential guide to achieving the inner satisfaction that will, in turn, make your life better, your relationships healthier, your family happier, your work more productive, and the world around you more peaceful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Ury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004251/bk_harp_004251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Join Sherlock Holmes, one of the greatest detectives in all of literature, for four of his thrilling adventures. ´´The Musgrave Ritual´´, one of Holmes´ first cases, concerns an ancient map hidden in family documents. ´´The Red-Headed League´´ is a ´´three-pipe problem´´ for the eminent detective. ´´The Adventure of the Speckled Band´´ starts with a whistle in the night and a young woman´s scream, and in ´´The Final Problem´´ Holmes matches wits with his most worthy opponent, Professor Moriarty. Read by award-winning British narrator Ralph Cosham, these four stories are sure to intrigue and delight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000029/bk_comm_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only female detective in the Miami PD´s Homicide division, Joe Frye has memories that haunt her, and a past that not even her lover, detective Louis Kincaid, truly knows. It began when Joe was an ambitious rookie cop in a small Michigan town called Echo Bay. The bones found in the woods were the first clue in a string of unimaginably brutal murders of young women. Plunged into a heated investigation -- and caught between the dictates of a reluctant local sheriff and the state police -- Joe soon uncovers the chilling truth: In the dead of winter in the Michigan woods, she must face down a predator who has chosen her as a worthy opponent -- or become his next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001666/bk_adbl_001666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joanna Grey injects the deadly poison into the chamber of the syringe - time after time. She´s murdered before and she´ll do it again. She´s intelligent, educated, and beautiful. At 35, Rylee Hayes is a respected homicide detective. Her best friends are her grandparents, her coonhound, and her partner - in that order. She´s about ready to give up on the idea of a relationship. She hasn´t seen the love of her life, Kenzie Bigham, since college. At 34, Kenzie Bigham is the single mom of a 13 year old, a church secretary, and a woman who´s struggled much of her adult life with her own sexuality. Their paths will cross when Rylee´s new investigation involves members of Kenzie´s congregation. They´ll discover that the passage of time may have offered them a second chance at love - just as Joanna sights her next target. Will Rylee have what it takes to meet the challenge of a serial killer who´s proven herself to be a more than worthy opponent? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094336/bk_acx0_094336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most famous partnerships in literature yields, over time, to a peculiar romantic triangle. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. John Watson. And the good doctor´s second wife, whom Doyle never named. In L.A. Fields´s novel, Mrs. Watson is a clever woman who realizes, through examining all the prior cases her husband shared with the world´s greatest consulting detective, that the two men shared more than adventures: they were lovers, as well. In 1919, after the pair has retired, Mrs. Watson invites Holmes to her home to meet him face to face. Thus begins a recounting of a peculiar affair between extraordinary men. ´´You are such a unique person,´´ Holmes says poisonously. ´´What a shame that history will most likely never remember your name.´´ The question Mrs. Watson faces: did Holmes simply take advantage of her husband´s loyalty and love, or did the detective return those feelings? And what to do now that the pair are no longer living together at Baker Street and Watson has other claims on his affections? My Dear Watson offers readers a romance that requires as much reasoning to puzzle out as it does passion. Mrs. Watson proves a worthy opponent - in intellect, in guile, in conviction - for the great detective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Hearne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014627/bk_acx0_014627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dave Johnson´s dreams have come true. He´s taken Seattle by storm as Powerhouse, a metal-clad crime fighter. His awesome array of powers has the underworld on the run, his charitable efforts are a success, and he has a popular comic book. When his publisher is bought out, he´s given every fan´s dream: he´s tasked with creating his own line of comic books. His biggest problem is his tendency to attract campy, wannabe ´´supervillains” who aren´t worthy opponents. Mitch ´´the Pharaoh” Farrow wants to turn Dave´s dream into a nightmare. Mitch´s job is to spread cynicism ahead of an interdimensional alien invasion. The aliens´ king has promised to cure Mitch´s dying daughter when he takes over and Mitch will do anything to save her. He uses every tool at his disposal, from a massive media smear machine to a force field bubble that crushes its victim into atoms. With the help of new allies and old friends, Powerhouse strives to protect his family and the citizens of Seattle from the forces of cynicism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scot Wilcox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010046/bk_acx0_010046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 13th century, a simple nomad chieftain managed to cobble together a powerful kingdom in the highlands of northern Asia, which was subsequently to challenge the greatest powers of the day. He was triumphant in all directions. This leader was Timujin, whose name meant ´´Iron Man´´. He became Genghis Khan, ´´Universal Ruler´´, the greatest conqueror ever known - a warrior feared from the British Isles to the tip of the Korean peninsula. Known by many names, including ´´The Scourge of God´´, Genghis Khan sent his Mongol armies ranging over most of the Eurasian land mass. He first sent his hordes of cavalry crashing into China, then turned on the ancient Persian Shah before smashing the Muslim Caliphate. He left smoldering ruins and depopulated nations in his tracks. Instead of measuring his progress in miles, we measure it today by degrees of latitude and longitude. The tough, barbaric Mongolians were welded into the finest, most highly disciplined force of mobile fighting men assembled up to that period. Mongol leadership, unlike those of other armies, was based strictly on merit. Incompetence was not tolerated among the Khan´s generals. The lightning quick movements and encircling tactics of Mongol horsemen baffled their opponents time after time. In fact, under Genghis Khan, they were never defeated. At the Great Khan´s death in 1227, there were hardly any worthy opponents left to fight anywhere in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000084/bk_acon_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every four years, Americans turn their attention to the world’s game - soccer. As recently as 1998, the USMNT merely made up the numbers at the biggest sporting tournament of all, but once Bruce Arena took over the team, American soccer started to find its footing. In the 2002 World Cup, a highly-fancied Portugal team, featuring the great Ronaldo, lost to Arena’s US team in a shocking 3-2 victory, and but for a handball that wasn’t given, they could well have knocked off eventual winners Germany. But that quarterfinal appearance proved once and for all that the USMNT, like the women’s team before them, deserved to be considered a worthy opponent - and that’s all thanks to Bruce Arena. When he took over the USMNT, Arena was already the most successful club team coach in US history, having led DC United to the first two championships of the fledgling MLS. Arena - known for his tactical acumen and no-nonsense approach to coaching - inspired and instilled just enough fear into his teams to make them overachieve. By 2016, however, the national team was in a funk - coach Jurgen Klinsmann had brought the team to near elimination during the qualifying rounds for Russia. Cue Arena’s return to the stage, and the team’s return to form. Arena’s audiobook will teach fans what makes this hugely successful coach tick. And the thousands of coaches around the country will turn to What´s Wrong With US? to see exactly how they can instill Arena’s blueprint for success on their own bands of young players. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007513/bk_harp_007513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She’s out of her element. He’s driving her crazy. Will they go down swinging or knock it out of the park? Maddie Barlow thought she had everything figured out. But just six months from high school graduation, her dad moves the family to the crummy small town of Armitage. Just when she’s trying to settle in, her dad pressures the all-boy baseball team to make room for her and her two younger sisters. Between her new classmates and the team’s smooth-talking captain, Maddie has made more enemies than friends.... Holden Carter just watched his playoff dreams go up in smoke. He’ll stop at nothing to make sure the trio of daddy’s girls ride the bench all season. Even if that means toying with their emotions. When the fiery Maddie comes to her little sister’s defense, Holden wonders if he’s finally found a worthy opponent. Maddie is determined to squash her instant attraction to the handsome, arrogant team captain...and his advances toward her sister. But just as she’s starting to find out that things aren’t what they seem in Armitage, she falls hard for the dashing Holden. When she’s faced with hurting her sister or abandoning a shot at love, Maddie must decide who’s team she’s really on.... Curveball is the first standalone book in The Barlow Sisters Trilogy, a series of simmering YA contemporary romances. If you like high-spirited sweet romance, relatable characters, and a dash of mystery, then you’ll love Jordan Ford’s sports romance series. Buy Curveball for your front row seat to a season-opening romance today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Pavelec. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108377/bk_acx0_108377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.