A determined wallflower...Lady Daphne Rosamond never thought of herself as missing out. She believes love will find her when the time is right. That is until she visits a fortune teller. Now, she is determined to create her own future. An unapologetic rogue...Marcus Wentworth, earl of Clarendon, is out for life´s sinful pleasures. He’s made a name for himself charming the skirts off of every willing woman he encounters and offers no apologies. What’s more, he has no plans for settling down. A twist of fate...Determined not to grow old alone, Daphne takes fate into her own hands. Marcus made her a promise years ago, and she´s ready for him to make good on it. He would give Daphne her first kiss once she was of an appropriate age. Not one to turn down a beautiful woman, he delivers on the promise. One passionate moment that neither will soon forget follows, but how could either of them have guessed where one stolen moment would lead? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Verona Westbrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139268/bk_acx0_139268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever dreamed of a Christmas wedding? Spinsterhood has never looked so good, but unfortunately even that won´t save Lady Juliette Brooks. Her father´s arranged a betrothal for her to a brute of a man. She has one choice left - force the Duke of Kissinger to honor a long ago promise to save her. Grayson Abbot, the Duke of Kissinger, does not want to marry Lady Juliette. He doesn´t want to marry anyone. But he did make her a promise, and he doesn´t go back on his word. So he reluctantly agrees to run away with her. They set off on an adventure during the Christmastide season. As they race to Scotland they experience delays, cold weather, and a friendship they´d almost forgotten about. Will Juliette finally find out what it´s like to be kissed, and in return, win the duke´s heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Vaughan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074491/bk_acx0_074491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Renting a movie can be fun, until the next day when you have to find time to return it to the store. Netflix saw that, and revolutionized the movie rental industry with easy delivery and no late fees. Blockbuster, late to the movies on demand game, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When time is our most precious resource, companies who value that and cater to the customer´s needs are the ones who rise to and stay on top. In her new book The 24 Hour Customer, Adrian Ott suggests that time is the most important competitive factor in today´s economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000191/bk_amai_000191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lulia Vasile is a gypsy and proud of it. She´s a master fencer and skilled at fortune-telling. She grew up playing roles in a traveling theater and performing at county fairs. Her life changed when she became friends with an earl´s daughter and became involved in an exclusive ladies-only gaming den. She´s successful but misses her family. She travels to their last known location to spend Christmastide with them. While there, she must decide what she wants for her future.Finley Prescott, the duke of Clare, doesn´t leave his estate unless it´s necessary. His injuries at Waterloo have left him bitter, and he never expected to inherit the dukedom. That was supposed to be his brother´s duty. Now, he has responsibilities and people who depend on him when all he wants is to disappear from the world. For him, all hope is gone, and he´s not the hero England believes him to be.After a chance meeting and a magical kiss, Lulia and Finley discover that sometimes, the one thing a person needs is the last thing they expect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136989/bk_acx0_136989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for 12 years. She had everything she needed - loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she´s come to rely upon is threatened. William, Marquis of Chemsford´s main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father. Starting a new life in the peace and quiet of the country sounds perfect until his housekeeper turns his life upside down. They´ve spent their lives hiding from the past. Can they find the courage to face their deepest wounds and, perhaps, find a new path for the future together? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beverley A. Crick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014572/bk_tant_014572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Decades of peace has ended. The real battle is still to come. Sam and Alec work to understand their connected magic, but the limited supply of easar paper limits them. Worse, Marin has again disappeared, leaving questions unanswered. How can they be ready for another Theln attack if they don´t have an opportunity to train with their abilities? New power complicates everything. Sam wants to use it to continue taking jobs that will eventually buy her way into the nicer sections of the city, but Alec sees a higher purpose to their magic. When an opportunity Alec thought he would never have is offered, he needs to decide whether to follow his heart or his mind. Sam feels like she should be more than a lowborn, but what is she without her Scribe? Strange attacks in the city leave her thinking she and Marin aren´t the only Kavers remaining, but why would Marin keep that from her? Finding the answers she and Alec need puts both of their lives in danger but might be the key to knowing whether she´ll ever be anything more than a lowborn. The safety of the city just might depend on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traci Odom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013027/bk_tant_013027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Achieve your goals by selectively engaging the right people and connecting well with them. Smart executives who want to reach virtually any business goal-from raising capital to finding sales leads to finding the perfect job - know that networking is the key to their success. But traditional networking approaches - meet as many people as possible, amass huge numbers of ´´connections´´ and ´´friends´´ in your LinkedIn and Facebook networks - rarely produce more than a handful of relationships that pay off. In Well-Connected, networking maven and coach Gordon Curtis explains that the secret to building truly effective relationships is to narrow - rather than widen - your network. His proven methodology for building key relationships that deliver results every time emphasizes selectively engaging the right people and connecting with them well : First, identify a ´´critical enabler´´, someone who has access to the knowledge you need and is inclined to help you; second, unlock the critical enabler´s willingness and ability to provide what you need by offering her something valuable before you ask her or him for anything. Well-Connected reveals a breakthrough approach to networking that delivers predictable, positive results. Filled with success stories, the book provides an accessible action plan for all listeners. Networking maven Gordon Curtis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Sunday Globe, Fast Company Magazine. Well-Connected serves as the playbook for sophisticated business people who know there´s a better way to connect with the right people to get things done better and faster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Koscheski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002002/bk_acx0_002002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of the Silk Road has been a popular topic among tourists, academics, economists, state parties, and daydreaming children for many centuries. In many ways the Silk Road can be seen everywhere, and it has existed for as long as people have traveled across Eurasia. Its impact is widely felt among the diverse peoples that live on the continent, through the unique regional art and architectural styles, as well as in countless films, books, academic studies, and organized tours devoted to the ancient trade routes. At the same time, however, the Silk Road is an entirely abstract invention, first coined by the 19th century German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen. There has never existed a single route - let alone a road - that was used to transfer goods, nor was silk the primary commodity traded across Eurasia. Instead, the Silk Road is more a multi-layered narrative about the rise and fall of nomadic confederations and sedentary societies, the consolidation and dissolution of kingdoms and empires, the exchange of commodities and fine crafts, and the transfer and mixture of ideas, religions, technology, science, art, architecture, myths, and legends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074193/bk_acx0_074193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.