Aaron Hall has never been able to remain faithful to a single woman, and for most of his life, he´s dated two women at once. Recently his girlfriend tracked him down and knocked on his door - and his live-in girlfriend answered. Now he has no girlfriend and a mortgage he can´t pay by himself. Vinnie Rosello needs to change his life - get a better job, stop drinking all his money away, find himself a serious boyfriend...and move out of his parents´ house. Aaron needs help with his expenses, so they become housemates. Even though Aaron harbors some misconceptions about gay men and Vinnie misses his large Italian family, both men find comfort in their friendship. It´s a good arrangement until everything between them changes. Vinnie falls in love with Aaron, and Aaron is shocked to realize he feels the same. There´s only one problem - he´s still straight. He´ll have to overcome his fear of labels in order to love the man who´s captured his heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081025/bk_acx0_081025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maddox - The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I´m a liar. When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire. Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend-the boyfriend who doesn´t exist because I´m straight. At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I´m bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself. Damon - When my sister asks me to pretend to be some straight guy´s boyfriend, my automatic response is to say no. It´s because of guys like him people don´t believe me when I tell them I´m gay. But Maddox has something I need. After an injury that cost me my baseball career, I´m trying to leave my playing days behind and focus on being the best sports agent I can be. Forty-eight hours with my sister´s best friend in exchange for a meeting with a possible client. I can do this. I just wish he wasn´t so hot. Or that he didn´t kiss like he means it. Wait... why is the straight guy kissing me? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Iggy Toma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012125/bk_tant_012125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Straight Talk: The Power of Effective Communication brings listeners 30 easy to read and apply lessons on the principles of effective communication. Learn how to connect effectively in order to leverage your communication skills. Apply these key lessons to accelerate your career, increase your influence, and enhance your personal and professional relationships. Straight Talk: The Power of Effective Communication is the third book in Ria´s Effective Leadership series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheyenne Bizon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114227/bk_acx0_114227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alignment - Action - Accountability Today more than ever, your senior leaders must produce ´Straight´ work. Quint Studer´s new book is the study guide they need. Straight A Leadership, a book by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Quint Studer, can help your organization achieve the peak performance it needs to survive in the toughest environment. The book is based on Studer Group´s work with hundreds of top healthcare organizations. It makes the case the vast majority of problems organizations face fall under one of the following three categories: Alignment - Think of C-suite leaders as aircraft pilots. If a pilot makes even a tiny error in setting longitude or latitude at the start of the flight, the plane can end up in the wrong city. Likewise, a small misalignment at the top echelon of a healthcare organization can spark problems that multiply as they cascade through the leadership hierarchy-causing everyone to veer off course. Action - Sometimes an organization is implementing the right action plan but it´s being poorly executed. Other times, so many actions are taking place that they´re working against each other, in the way that multiple medications can interfere with each other´s effectiveness. Either way, the impact of each action is diminished or desired results go completely unmet. Accountability - An organization may be properly aligned and taking the right action steps, but without a good system of accountability in place, it will get only short term gains. The absence of accountability - for selecting the right talent, teaching the right tools and techniques, validating positive behaviors and evaluating overall performance - can derail long term results. Straight A Leadership offers a wealth of thoughtful, evidence-based insights on addressing the three in light of an organization´s external environment. It also shows senior lea... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003224/bk_acx0_003224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This short book written by medieval historian, Thomas Madden, offers a fresh perspective on the Crusades. He refutes the commonly held belief that the Crusades are the reason for the current tensions between Islam and the West and that Catholics are to blame for starting them in the first place. Closing the gap between historical understanding and popular perception, Madden shows that it´s not the Crusades that led to the conflict between the Muslim Middle East and the West but the artificial memory passed down by Arab nationalists and Islamists. Today, when the Crusades are used as a justification for recent wars and acts of violence, The Crusades Controversy provides a sane understanding of how these holy wars fit within the context of history and the modern challenges our world faces today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117922/bk_acx0_117922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After her narrow brush with death in Holy Hell, you´d think Lillian Byrd would have learned to keep her head down, but when a friend in crisis calls from California, Lillian jumps on a plane and wings her way from Detroit to Palm Springs - and danger. It´s the long weekend of the Dinah Shore golf tournament, the wildest women´s sporting event in the world, when thousands of lesbians descend on the desert and take over. At a prechampionship party, Lillian leaps into a slippery romance with a top LPGA star. But her superstar athlete has a secret: Someone is quietly terrorizing her. Lillian, eager to help, goes undercover as a high-profile reporter, an unhinged nun, and a professional caddie while uncovering layer after disturbing layer of the golfer´s past. Finally, with violence erupting at every turn, Lillian uncovers her lover´s ultimate horrifying secret - and it is not at all what she had guessed. With this new book, Elizabeth Sims presents another nail-biting thriller featuring her oh, so human amateur detective. Damn Straight sizzles and zings and will have you laughing through your shivers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027148/bk_adbl_027148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Closeted high school sophomore Charlie Creevey´s quiet life in the Sierra Nevada Foothills is shattered one day when a menacing stranger invades his home, forcing him to flee to the Pacific Northwest. Barely escaping with his life, Charlie is whisked away to Seattle to take refuge with an aunt and uncle he doesn´t know. There, he discovers he hails from a family of witches, and will soon be initiated into the craft and must face the reality that he is a gay witch. Just as he starts adjusting to a new school and a new life, an evil coven of witches known for killing teens in and around the Pacific Northwest attempts to kidnap Charlie. At the same time, he tries to deny his growing feelings for popular junior Diego Ramirez. Facing his first gay teen love, he learns the hard way that ignoring his heart endangers him and everyone he cares about. Will Charlie refuse to accept who he is, or will he acknowledge the truth in order to stay alive and protect the people he loves? If you enjoy young adult paranormal stories or LGBT paranormal romance novels, you will love this series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Antonioli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096380/bk_acx0_096380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every owner will exit his or her business one day. In this fast-paced, easy read, we explore the critical strategies and tools that pave the way for a successful exit - on your terms, and we help you avoid the pitfalls that can derail your best intentions. Straight Talk will help you set the foundation for your succession, whether you plan to exit in one year, five years, or 15 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113574/bk_acx0_113574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As CEO of General Electric for the past 20 years, Jack Welch has built its market cap by more than $450 billion and established himself as the most admired business leader in the world. His championing of initiatives like Six Sigma quality, globalization, and e-business have helped define the modern corporation. At the same time, he is a gutsy boss who has forged a unique philosophy and an operating system that relies on a ´´boundary-less´´ sharing of ideas, an intense focus on people, and an informal, give-and-take style that makes bureaucracy the enemy. In anecdotal detail and with self-effacing humor, Jack Welch gives us the people who shaped his life (most notably his Irish mother) and the big hits and the big misses that characterized his career. Starting at GE in 1960 as an engineer earning $10,500, Jack learned the need for ´´getting out of the pile´´ when his first raise was the same as everyone else´s. He stayed out of the corporate bureaucracy while running a $2 billion collection of GE businesses - in a sweater and blue jeans - out of a Hilton in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. After avoiding GE´s Fairfield, Connecticut headquarters for years, Jack was eventually summoned by then-Chairman Reg Jones, who was planning his succession. There ensued one of the most painful parts of his career - Jack´s dark-horse struggle, filled with political tension, to make it to the CEO´s chair. A hug from Reg confirmed Jack was the new boss - and started the GE transformation. The riveting story of his last year - the elaborate process of selecting a successor and the attempt to buy Honeywell - is also told in compelling detail. This is classic Jack Welch: down to earth, powerful, and filled with common sense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Barnicle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000239/bk_time_000239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain. LeVay helped create this field in 1991 with a much-publicized study in Science, where he reported on a difference in the brain structure between gay and straight men. Since then, an entire scientific discipline has sprung up around the quest for a biological explanation of sexual orientation. In this book, LeVay provides a clear explanation of where the science stands today, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of laboratories that specialize in genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and family demographics. He describes, for instance, how researchers have manipulated the sex hormone levels of animals during development, causing them to mate preferentially with animals of their own gender. LeVay also reports on the prevalence of homosexual behavior among wild animals, ranging from Graylag geese to the Bonobo chimpanzee. Although many details remain unresolved, the general conclusion is quite clear: A person´s sexual orientation arises in large part from biological processes that are already underway before birth. LeVay also makes it clear that these lines of research have a lot of potential because--far from seeking to discover ´´what went wrong´´ in the lives of gay people, attempting to develop ´´cures´´ for homosexuality, or returning to traditional explanations that center on parent-child relationships, various forms of ´´training,´´ or early sexual experiences--our modern scientists are increasingly seeing sexual variety as something to be valued, celebrated, and welcomed into society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Topher Payne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015499/bk_adbl_015499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.