Exploring a cave, Tom finds himself trapped when a series of earthquakes seal the cave entrance. Weeks later he pulls himself out. But something is wrong; he sees nothing but ashes. A forest fire? With his wife in mind, he walks until he finds a sign of civilization. When he meets new people he learns a terrible truth: The world as he knows it is over, destroyed. He decides that he will pull the world towards a humane new order, but he soon realizes that in a fight for survival he cannot do what he wants. What he discovers instead is something that will horrify and change him, and you, forever. This novella takes a brutal and realistic look at an ordinary man who faces a post-apocalyptic world, his hopes, and how he manages to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Baur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003295/bk_acx0_003295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marriage By God´s Design; How Not to Fail At Marriage Volume One: Shaun McElderry
In this thoroughly revised edition of his bestselling 1999 volume Why Peacekeeping Fails , Dennis Jett explains why peacekeepers today are dying in record numbers while engaged in operations that either are bound to fail or make little contribution to peace. The original book compared a wide range of peacekeeping experiences, including the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique in the early 1990´s, to argue for the importance of peacekeeping and suggest ways to improve its chances for success. Nearly two decades later, the number of UN peacekeepers has risen to 100,000 from 15,000; and yet, after years of expansion, support for peacekeeping seems to be diminishing. This thoroughly revised and updated 20 th anniversary edition-half of which is completely new material-provides a timely update to Jett´s previous volume, examining why the dramatic growth in peacekeeping has occurred, how it is now being used, and why the challenges peacekeepers face cannot be dealt with alone. Also considering the impact of terrorism on both recent and longstanding peacekeeping operations, this book will assess the prospects of peacekeeping in an era in which the United States seems to be withdrawing from the world.
Fail Faster, Succeed Sooner is a new way to embrace lessons from the journey of learning. Many believe that one hires someone for their expertise. This is not quite complete. One hires someone for their ability to have learned from their failure to ensure that when they come to fix your problem with their expertise, they fix your problem the right way, the first time. If one wants to succeed, one has to learn how to fail in order to succeed more quickly, faster. Learn these secrets to help shorten your learn curve along your journey to success! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duane Stjernholm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047483/bk_acx0_047483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The volume is a collection of articles based on presentations given at a conference titled ´´Too Big to Fail III: Structural Reform Proposals ? Should We Break Up the Banks ?? hosted by the Institute for Law and Finance on January 21, 2014 ? the third session of a series on the topic ´´too big to fail? with the previous conferences ´´Too Big to Fail ? Brauchen wir ein Sonderinsolvenzrecht für Banken? and ´´The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive?.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail? These words, attributed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, have inspired tens of millions to face their fears and dare to follow their hearts. This can-do compendium is a veritable tool kit for transforming listeners from reticent to role model.... From the authors of Living Life as a Thank You, this volume presents true stories of ordinary people with extraordinary fortitude. Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have gone to the frontlines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who took action before they were forced to, confronting and overcoming their fears in inspirational ways. From world-class athletes to spiritual teachers to cancer patients to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors teach listenrs to turn apprehension into action. Enriched with motivational quotes and power practices, this courage guidebook advises how to live life with guts and gusto. Readers learn to face and transform their fear, apply the art of tenacity when times are tough, embrace the lessons and gifts of a crisis that lead to personal growth, and simple, effective, and proven methods for confidence and courage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006291/bk_blak_006291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn´t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But the thing he hadn´t counted on was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things, none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec´s new mentor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Todd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000750/bk_blak_000750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Read with great interest and was very impressed by the level of research committed to the project.´´ - Katie Hopkins Productions, Radio DJ for LBC UK - on the author´s work. ´´J.K Sheindlin has done something incredible!´´ - WND Online News - on the author´s work. From #1 international bestseller J.K Sheindlin, author of the critically acclaimed and controversial ´The People vs Muhammad´, comes the new book series which will equally, and undoubtedly, set the Islamic world on fire? once again. ´Questions that Islam can´t answer´ is the multipart series which asks the embarrassing questions that Muslims will find impossible to answer. Researched entirely using a wide spectrum of certified Islamic sources, this series turns the tables on the Islamic world, by placing the burden of proof on all Muhammadans. As every Muslim on the planet insists, Islam is allegedly the most perfect and faultless religion which apparently provides the irrefutable answers to life´s questions. In volume one, J.K Sheindlin puts this assertion to the test by asking the most heretical, politically-incorrect and palpitation-inducing arguments that no Muslim will dare answer. Without a doubt, this series will be the ultimate source of embarrassment for the Islamic nation, especially when Muslims will not be able to answer the following questions regarding their ´holy´ texts? Why are Muslims and Muhammad going to hell? Why is there no salvation in Islam? Why is there absolutely no proof Muhammad existed? Why has the Quran been corrupted? Why is there no proof Mecca existed in Muhammad´s time? Why is there no evidence of Islam after Muhammad died? Why is Islam incapable of progression? Why does Sharia law fail everyone? Why does the oldest Quran negate ´72 wide-eyed virgins´ with ´grapes´? And much, much more? Factually written, and often humorous, the long list of compelling and unanswerable questions are guaranteed to have your Muslim friends gnashing their teeth and cursing their prophet for years to come. Designed to be an easy read and accessible for people of all ages, ´Questions that Islam can´t answer´ will provide all the fun and embarrassing facts for all your Muslim friends!
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and ´´literature,´´ and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. Adjustment Team is the second installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This wide-ranging collection contains 26 stories and novellas from the extraordinarily productive years of 1952 and 1953, along with extensive story notes. Included here are ´´The Cookie Lady,´´ an account of a young boy whose relationship with a lonely widow results in a bizarre act of transformation, Second Variety (filmed in 1995 as Screamers), a novella that powerfully evokes a post-apocalyptic society overrun by all-too-human looking robots known as ´´Claws,´´ and the title story, in which a small accident of timing leads real estate salesman Ed Fletcher to an unexpected confrontation with the malleable nature of a once familiar world. Like its predecessor, The King of the Elves, this new volume offers both an astonishing variety of narrative pleasures and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of a major American artist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008049/bk_brll_008049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and ´´literature,´´ and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. The Minority Report is the fourth installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 18 stories and novellas written between 1954 and 1963, years in which Dick produced some of his most memorable work, including such novels as Martian Time Slip and the Hugo Award-winning The Man in the High Castle. Included here are ´´Autofac,´´ a post-apocalyptic tale in which humans share the devastated Earth with the machines they have created but no longer fully control; ´´The Mold of Yancy,´´ a portrait of a world reduced to bland conformity by the vapid - and ubiquitous - pronouncements of a virtual demagogue; and ´´The Days of Perky Pat,´´ another post-apocalypse story in which Earth´s survivors find temporary solace in the Perky Pat game, a game rooted in the images and memories of a world that no longer exists. Finally, the classic title story, filmed by Steven Spielberg as Minority Report, posits a future state in which the ´´Precrime´´ bureau, aided by a trio of pre-cognitive mutants, arrests and incarcerates ´´criminals´´ for crimes they have not yet committed. Like its predecessors, this extraordinary volume is a treasure house of story, offering narrative pleasures and intellectual excitement in equal measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Joyce Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008051/bk_brll_008051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.