This week on Car Talk, if one car drafts behind another to improve its gas mileage, does the car in front suffer? Tom and Ray´s answer, or lack thereof, may bring the late Physics Professor Tisza back from the grave, just to administer a dope slap. Meanwhile, dope slaps might also be in order for Jessica´s mechanics, who will only discuss her car problems with her boyfriend, while ignoring her. Also, the solution to Nancy´s Miata´s hood problem may lie in her local tanning salon; Melanie is about to learn a very expensive lesson about what her oil pressure light means; and, one listener offers the real definition of ´´primitive´´ four-wheel drive. All this and more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 18, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140118/rt_cart_140118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A The Times best book of 2019 ´In fewer than 150 pithy pages, Galeotti sketches a bleak, but convincing picture of the man in the Kremlin and the political system that he dominates´ - The Times Meet the world´s most dangerous man. Or is he? Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next? Despite the millions of words written on Putin´s Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one of the world´s most powerful politicians, whose influence spans the globe and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives. In this essential primer, Professor Mark Galeotti uncovers the man behind the myth, addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin?s early life in the KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of Russia - and the world ? Galeotti draws on new Russian sources and explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at the heart of global politics.
Are you looking to start a business, or have you just started one? As we all know, most businesses fail within the first five years, so award-winning entrepreneur Adam Stott talks about the main reasons businesses fail and how to stop this from happening to you. Learning about business can be daunting, but Adam makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Adam shares the secrets of his own business experiences to give you the tips to take your business to the next level. He gives you the best advice about everything from marketing to cash flow. This book covers everything you need to know to make your business a success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Stott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065322/bk_acx0_065322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Something has gone wrong. A group of American bombers armed with nuclear weapons is streaking past the fail-safe point, beyond recall, and no one knows why. Their destination - Moscow. In a bomb shelter beneath the White House, the calm young president turns to his Russian translator and says, ´´I think we are ready to talk to Premier Kruschchev.´´ Not far away, in the War Room at the Pentagon, the secretary of defense and his aides watch with growing anxiety as the luminous blips crawl across a huge screen map. High over the Bering Strait in a large Vindicator bomber, a colonel stares in disbelief at the attack code number on his fail-safe box and wonders if it could possibly be a mistake. First published in 1962, when America was still reeling from the Cuban Missile Crisis, Fail-Safe reflects the apocalyptic attitude that pervaded society during the height of the Cold War, when disaster could have struck at any moment. As more countries develop nuclear capabilities and the potential for new enemies lurks on the horizon, Fail-Safe and its powerful issues continue to be relevant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kraft. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015204/bk_adbl_015204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody wants to fail. But maybe we’ve got the idea of failure all wrong. Maybe it´s not something to avoid, but something to strive for. In this hour, Sarah Lewis talks with Anne Strainchamps about her book, The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. Next, Eric Jarosinski talks with Steve Paulson about his transformation from a self-described ´´failed intellectual´´ to Twitter´s lovable and popular misanthrope. Then, Frank Pavich talks about his new documentary, Jodorowsky´s Dune, which chronicles filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky´s failed quest to make what could have been one of the greatest science-fiction movies ever. After that, Nicola Griffith recommends Robin McKinley´s The Blue Sword. Finally, the World Cup is on our minds this week so we revisit Steve Paulson´s conversation with Franklin Foer re his book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. [Broadcast Date: June 11, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/140611/rt_tbon_140611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Psychologist John Gottman has spent twenty years studying what makes a marriage last. Now you can use his tested methods to evaluate, strengthen, and maintain your own long-term relationship. This breakthrough book guides you through a series of self-tests designed to help you determine what kind of marriage you have, where your strengths and weaknesses are, and what specific actions you can take to help your marriage. You´ll also learn: More sex doesn´t necessarily improve a marriage Frequent arguing will not lead to divorce Financial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationship Wives who make sour facial expressions when their husbands talk are likely to be separated within four years There is a reason husbands withdraw from arguments- and there´s a way around it Dr. Gottman tells you how to recognize attitudes that doom a marriage - contempt, criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling - and provides practical exercises, quizzes, tips, and techniques that will help you understand and make the most of your relationship. You can avoid patterns that lead to divorce, and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail will show you how. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Costanzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002440/bk_tant_002440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, Dick Cavett played host to the nation’s most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. In this humorous and evocative book, we get to hear Cavett´s best tales, as he recounts great moments with the legendary entertainers who crossed his path and offers his own trenchant commentary on contemporary American culture and politics. Pull up a chair and listen to Cavett´s stories about one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, confronting Richard Nixon, scheming with John Updike, befriending William F. Buckley, and palling around with Groucho Marx. Sprinkled in are tales of his childhood in Nebraska in the 1940s and 1950s, where he honed his sense of comic timing and his love of magic. Cavett is also a wry cultural observer, looking at America today and pointing out the foibles that we so often fail to notice about ourselves. And don´t even get him started on politicians. A generation of Americans ended their evenings in Dick Cavett´s company. Talk Show is a way to welcome him back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Cavett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001162/bk_aren_001162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surely Aunt Ida couldn´t really have meant it what she said: ´´I only hope I will be taken before my mind fails. Fairies in the woods, indeed!´´ But when Laurie and her brother Doug visit her at Idlewood, they discover that Aunt Ida may indeed have something to fear in the woods. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002455/bk_blak_002455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
USA Today Best SellerPublishers Weekly Best Seller In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times best-selling author Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery.Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn´t care how your life looked on Instagram or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes. What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path?Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations. We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone all the time. We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone, pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones, and avoid rejection at all costs.There´s a reason we act this way, Reshma says. As girls, we were taught to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn´t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. As a result, we grew up to be women who are afraid to fail. It´s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want. Perfection may set us on a path that feels safe, but bravery leads us to the one we´re authentically meant to follow.In Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reshma Saujani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006456/bk_rand_006456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.