Consumerology:The Truth about Consumers and the Psychology of Shopping Philip Graves
Daniel Graves is a man of many talents. He juggles his responsibilities of being a painter, a teacher, the director of The Florence Academy of Art, a husband, and a father remarkably well. He knew from the age of three or four who he wanted to be. His career launched when he was 11 years old. ´´It was an art show in a local shopping mall; I entered something and I won the first prize,´´ he says, smiling. He studied with many artists including Richard Lack, Richard Serrin, and Signorina Simi, and received regular critiques from Pietro Annigoni. He admits never to have studied with anyone for a long period of time because of the family responsibilities towards a wife and a child since the age of 21. He wants his students to be authentic, and encourages them to find their own voice. Artists who are on the ´´same team´´ as him sometimes criticize Florence Academy. His response to that is simple. ´´We need allies and not critics because what we all trying to do is extremely difficult. To make art that is beautiful is very hard.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruno Belmar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104309/bk_acx0_104309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The client was young, blonde, and beautiful, and she wanted to disappear. The trouble was she wouldn´t say why, and she wouldn´t give her name. So Perry Mason agreed to a code of identification based on her measurements: 36-24-36. But according to Della Street, the figures were padded, and as it turned out, so was everything the client said. Certainly the bag full of cash she carries isn´t shopping money. All the mystery-woman asks is that Perry Mason make himself available for a few days in case she needs him - for what purpose, she remains silent as a grave. In fact, his headstrong client is headed for disaster - not only into a blackmailer´s clutches but into a lethal trap from which not even Perry Mason´s brilliant courtroom sorcery may be able to extricate her. Alive, anyway... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008991/bk_brll_008991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the history of The Bubonic Plague with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.Bubonic plague is widely regarded as being responsible for two of the most infamous plagues in recorded history - the Black Death in the mid-fourteenth century and the Great Plague of London in 1665. The causative organism of modern-day plague was discovered independently in 1894 by two bacteriologists: the Swiss born Dr. Alexandre Yersin and Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato from Japan. Both were conducting research in Hong Kong during the third plague pandemic then occurring in Asia. Kitasato was working with the backing of the British authorities and had access to autopsies of plague victims at Kennedy Town Hospital. Yersin had to make do with a straw hut and was bribing grave diggers to allow him to cut samples from corpses prior to burial. Yersin was the first to correctly identify the plague bacillus, initially naming it Pasteurella pestis in honor of his French patron, Louis Pasteur. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000003/bk_imnd_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being a kid is like having two permanent police officers watching you all the time - even when you´re going to the bathroom. At least that’s how it feels to Billy March. He’s been grounded for 63% of the past month. The thing is, every time Billy almost gets his parents’ trust back, his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster! Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to play droid war in a parking lot — and ended up launching a shopping cart into a car… Now Mom and Dad are threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may even make him take brain drugs! But deep down, Billy really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son. He’ll never be as perfect as his two sisters. Maybe he doesn’t belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a ´´shrink” won’t be as terrible as Billy thinks. Even if the doctor’s last name sounds eerily like the word grave… 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005684/bk_brll_005684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan works at a bookstore in a deadly dull shopping mall where nothing ever happens. He´s an angsty emo-kid who sells mid-list books to mid-list people for the minimum wage. He hates his job. Rhoda has dragged her babysitting charge to the mall so she can meet her dealer and score some coke. Now the kid´s run off, and she has two hours to find him. She hates her life. Rhoda bullies Dan into helping her search, but as they explore the neon-lit corridors behind the mall, disturbing text messages lure them into the bowels of the building, where old mannequins are stored in grave-like piles and raw sewage drips off the ceiling. The only escape is down, and before long Dan and Rhoda are trapped in a service lift listening to head-splitting musak. Worst of all, the lift´s not stopping at the bottom floor. Plummeting into the earth, Dan and Rhoda enter a sinister underworld that mirrors their worst fears. Forced to complete a series of twisted tasks to find their way out, they finally emerge into the brightly lit food court, sick with relief at the banal sight of people shopping and eating. But something feels different. Why are the shoppers all pumped full of silicone? Why are the shop assistants chained to their counters? And why is a cafe called McColon´s selling lumps of bleeding meat? Just when they think they´ve made it back to the mall, they realise their nightmare has only just begun.... Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg met in a pub while bunking a crime seminar and, as one does at pubs, discovered a mutual interest in horror. Sarah, a crime novelist and screenwriter, was a die-hard zombie fanatic; Louis, a literary writer, editor and recovering bookseller, had studied vampire and apocalyptic fiction. Rejecting their initial plans for a vampire-vs-zombie faceoff, they decided to write the first mainstream South African horror novel together and S.L. Grey was born. Sarah also writes the Deadlands series of zombie novels for young adults with ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ingeborg Riedmaier, Denver Isaac. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012421/bk_adbl_012421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience one of television’s greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and narration by some of today’s biggest celebrities. ´´The After Hours´´, starring Kim Fields: A young woman goes gift shopping at a department store and buys a thimble. When the store closes, she is trapped on the ninth floor - even though no such floor exists. ´´Mr. Dingle, the Strong´´, starring Tim Kazurinsky. A timid vacuum cleaner salesman is given super strength in a Martian experiment. He eventually returns to normal - at least for a brief time. ´´The Lonely´´, starring Mike Starr. A man convicted of murder is sentenced to spend 40 years on a distant asteroid in complete solitude - that is, until a sympathetic ship captain brings him a female robot companion. ´´Mr. Garrity and the Graves´´, starring Chris McDonald. Jared Garrity makes a living resurrecting the dead in the Old West. He doesn’t make money from those who want people brought back to life but from those who want the dead to stay just where they are: six feet under. ´´Of Late I Think of Cliffordville´´, starring H. M. Wynant. William Feathersmith, a bored, evil, wealthy businessman, gets a chance to go back in time and start over, armed with all the knowledge he´s acquired - an arsenal that´s not as powerful as he might think. ´´The Bard´´, starring John Ratzenberger and Stacy Keach. Julius Moomer is an untalented would-be television writer whose career takes off when the ghost of William Shakespeare writes his scripts for him. Shakespeare is appalled by the sponsor’s changes, including the casting of a Marlon Brando-type actor to play the lead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005731/bk_blak_005731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a 50ish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria´s Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, ´´Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria´s Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?´´ A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and ´´experts´´ prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We´re on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony… can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!? Now, in an act of patriotic intervention, the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through 10 levels of our cultural hell. You know we´re in trouble when: Airplane seats shrink - just as the passengers expand. Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx). People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout. ´´Breaking News´´ usually means it happened yesterday. The weddings last longer than the marriages. Faceb... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005589/bk_sans_005589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the US Federal Reserve with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.The US Federal Reserve is stirring more excitement these days than is probably recommended for a central bank just shy of its 100th birthday. The Fed, tasked with fostering economic growth and price stability in the US, was ratified by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. It followed two failed attempts in two hundred years of boom and bust in what was to rapidly become the world’s leading economy. The Fed’s own lifetime has been scarcely less eventful. And today it tackles the gravest in a long line of crises that, for better and worse, have helped shape the US financial environment. Under the leadership of Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Fed has plied a difficult course through the markets upheaval and economic recession that started with the US housing bust in 2007, and soon took on even greater, global significance. Those events have challenged the wisdom of earlier policies that drove strong credit growth and a philosophy of deregulation under Bernanke’s predecessor Alan Greenspan, and may have unearthed even more duties for the Fed as a financial watchdog in the complex network of the modern banking system. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luca James Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000006/bk_imnd_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.