FOREWORD by Craig Kielburger, Free the Children Foundation. When the Children´s Wish Foundation approached lovely 13-year-old Maddison Babineau just after she received her cancer diagnosis, they offered her the wish of a lifetime. You can do anything, they said: A Disney cruise? The chance to meet your favorite movie star? A $5,000 shopping spree? To those who knew her, it came as no surprise that none of these things were on Maddie´s wish list. But she did know exactly what she wanted. She had been moved to tears after watching a television program about the plight of orphaned children in an African village whose suffering was made all the more tragic because of inadequate shelter, lack of food, and clean drinking water. Maddie´s wish? To ease the plight of these children, halfway across the world. With the money from the foundation, Maddie built the village orphans a shelter and a school, and she provided food and clean water. But this was just the start. Despite being bedridden, and then hospital-bound by her disease, until her dying day Maddie became an indefatigable fundraiser for her children. Maddie was recognized, in life and posthumously, with a number of awards, honors, and memorials. But, until the end, all that was important to her was providing hope and future to the village children who had filled her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052220/bk_acx0_052220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By 2030, experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet will not have enough water, a situation expected to result in the deaths of millions and an unprecedented rise in military conflicts. Can we as individuals hope to reverse these dire predictions? Award-winning author and water activist Florencia Ramirez believes we can if our conservation efforts focus on the 70 percent of freshwater flowing to the fields and ranches that grow our food. Eat Less Water takes the listener on a journey to meet America´s food producers growing food with less water. Florencia exposes the seldom-seen connection between dwindling water resources and the choices we make when shopping for groceries for our families and offers us the solution that begins in the kitchen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110778/bk_acx0_110778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Fantastically good fun - sharp, sexy and intelligent . . . Something of a masterpiece´ Sunday Mirror ´Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code . It´s got sex, shopping, a few Old Masters and plenty of murder - what more could you want?´ Independent ´Not to Miss!´ Marie Claire ´Even more dangerous, shocking and provocative than its predecessor: A book that begs to be devoured in one sitting!´ Reader´s Digest THE GLOBAL THRILLER PHENOMENON Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living in luxury amidst the splendours of Venice, she´s finally enjoying the life she killed for. But someone knows what Judith´s done. Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless painting - unfortunately, one that she´s convinced doesn´t even exist. And she´s not the only one seeking it. This time, Judith isn´t in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more ruthless and more powerful than she ever imagined. And if she doesn´t win, she dies. PRAISE FOR MAESTRA ´Funny and clever, entertaining and well written . . . Destined for the bestseller charts ´ The Times ´A first-class thriller . . . Read it now before the entire world does.´ Glamour ´A rip-roaring read . . . Sharp and extremely well written ´ Daily Mail ´Brimming with scandal, intrigue and mystery, this is a book that everyone is talking about ´ Heat ´ Deliciously decadent . . . a glamorous and racy adventure´ Sunday Mirror ´Set in a world of oligarchs, Mafiosi and dodgy art dealers, it also has in Judith Rashleigh a heroine you´ll either love or loathe, at least two jaw-on-the-floor moments and sex scenes that would make Christian Grey blush ´ Red magazine ´A psychological thriller set on the French Riviera, rather like Patricia Highsmith crossed with Gone Girl , unsurprisingly, there´s a film deal in the works´ Harpers Bazaar - ´10 Best Books for 2016´
If you´re ready to live a healthy life, you must listen to this one now. Do you know that you can feel more energetic, lose fat, and become healthier by eating a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet? This easy-to-use cookbook will walk you step-by-step through what you need to do to kick your glucose addiction today and start on a ketogenic diet. This audiobook is a must for anyone looking to get health benefits of ketosis, insulin stabilization, and tons of energy! Here´s what you´ll get: More than 100 delicious and tasty keto diet recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner How to lose weight easily and stay healthy Many exercises and tips on fitness, yoga, and stretching A 30-day meal plan that will help you control what you eat How a ketogenic diet works What to eat and avoid, including a ketogenic shopping list Try keto today and use these tasty recipes to help you meet your health and fitness goals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Carey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100752/bk_acx0_100752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Mina, a Kurdish student activist, plunges in flames from the top floor of Wood Green Shopping City, it’s widely assumed to be a political protest. But local reporter Rex Tracey, who knew the dead girl, doesn’t buy it. His suspicions mount when a council whistleblower meets a similarly ugly end. As he investigates, the sleuthing journalist with the chequered past and the penchant for Polish lager is sucked into a world of honour killings, corrupt officials, and clashing traditions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000723/bk_oakh_000723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new adventure with the Third Doctor, as told by his companion, Jo Grant. ´´Retrocausation! Events before their cause. Time in reverse.´´ While investigating a temporal anomaly in Central London, the Doctor and Jo Grant meet Professor Harold Saunders, a man who possesses an unstable alien artefact and who is seemingly haunted by the ghosts of dolls. Who is the mysterious Mrs Killebrew? Why is a pack of hounds hunting them in reverse? And can Jo pick up any bargains while backwards shopping on Oxford Street? Directed by Lisa Bowerman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Manning, Jane Goddard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000287/bk_bgfn_000287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frank and Philby meet at university. Frank is the king of cool and dysfunctionally libidinous. Philby is nervous, nerdy and dysfunctionally insecure. Somehow, they form a team, and go about chasing girls, passing their degrees and surviving many a green drink experience. The hilarious misadventures of Frank and Philby are just part of what lies between the covers of Headgames. There´s also a difficult unicorn, a shampoo fetish, a cyber romance, a shopping mall that goes on forever, a fishing trip with Keanu Reeves and much, much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francis Greenslade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000973/bk_boli_000973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m the fat Puerto Rican - Polish girl who doesn´t feel like she belongs in her skin, or anywhere else for that matter. I´ve always been too much and yet not enough. Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn´t always fat, but fat is what she is now at age seventeen. Not as fat as her mama, who is so big she hasn´t gotten out of bed in months. Not as heavy as her brother, Skunk, who has more meanness in him than fat, which is saying something. But she´s large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is: at the grocery store, walking down the street, at school. Sugar´s life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home - cooking, shopping, and, well, eating. A lot of eating, which Sugar hates as much as she loves. When Sugar meets Even (not Evan - his nearly illiterate father misspelled his name on the birth certificate), she has the new experience of someone seeing her and not her body. As their unlikely friendship builds, Sugar allows herself to think about the future for the first time, a future not weighed down by her body or her mother. Soon Sugar will have to decide whether to become the girl that Even helps her see within herself or to sink into the darkness of the skin-deep role her family and her life have created for her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006985/bk_brll_006985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Bond and James Bond meet Alex Rider and Cherub in this brilliantly written, fast-paced spy action thriller. All credibly delivered from somebody who knows all about counter-intelligence... Kieron and his friend Sam are shocked to see a man kidnapped in a Newcastle shopping centre right in front of their eyes. The boys quickly realise that the kidnapped man left something behind in the scuffle - an earpiece and glasses. Kieron puts them on and realises he can see not what is front of him, but a busy, tourist city, somewhere very hot - in Mumbai... Kieron has accidentally stumbled upon the undercover world of Rebecca ´Bex´ Wilson - a freelance agent working for the British Secret Intelligence Service. And without her handler Bradley (the man who was kidnapped), Bex is in trouble. She doesn´t know who of her usual contacts she can trust, and like it or not, she is going to have to use teenage Kieron to get her out of danger. Before Kieron and Sam know it, they are part of a mission to stop a weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands... High-octane action and fast-paced adventure - guaranteed.
Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of avid coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it. By delving into the history of couponing, refunding, the science of shopping, and the dark underbelly of a coupon world the average American didn´t even know existed, author Mary Potter Kenyon manages to both fascinate and educate the reader. Readers will meet today´s ´´Coupon Queens´´ (and Kings) and learn about an era when trash really was cash. Not just an observer of this ethnographic research, Mary lived it for over 30 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014692/bk_acx0_014692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.