Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement. Wait. What? My fiancé´s father won´t stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family´s Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she´s done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice. They´ve all gone certifiably mad. Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew´s grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky. So what do you do when you´re a fixer and you can´t fix something? You give up on it. Not on Andrew, silly. The wedding. Shopping for a CEO´s Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent´s New York Times best-selling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew´s father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew´s nuptials, much to Amanda´s chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what´s right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094586/bk_acx0_094586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How a nation grew into an empire and the birth of a modern society The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger than we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own. It was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments, Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate, and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today: convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010322/bk_adbl_010322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The DNA of business has changed. Forever. You can blame technology, smartphones, social media, online shopping and everything else, but nothing changes this reality: we are in a moment of business purgatory. So, what are you going to do about it? Mitch Joel, one of the world´s leading experts in new media, warns that the time has come to CTRL ALT DELETE. To reboot and to start re-building your business model. If you don´t, Joel warns, not only will your company begin to slide backwards, but you may find yourself unemployable within five years. That´s a very strong warning, but in his new audiobook, CTRL ALT DELETE, Joel explains the convergence of five key movements that have changed business forever. The movements have already taken place, but few businesses have acted on them. He outlines what you need to know to adapt right now. He also points to the seven triggers that will help you take advantage of these game-changing factors to keep you employable as this new world of business unfolds. Along the way, Joel introduces his novel concept of ´´squiggle´´ which explains how you can learn to adapt your personal approach to your career, as new technology becomes the norm. In short, this is not an audiobook about ´´change management´´ but rather an audiobook about ´´changing both you AND your business model.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mitch Joel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001223/bk_hach_001223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover all the hidden tricks, tips, and secrets on the Alexa app and Amazon Echo Dot with this info-packed bundle! So, I´ve decided to bundle my three best-selling books on the Alexa app and Amazon Echo Dot - all at a fraction of the cost. Each book was designed to help you maximize the benefits of the Amazon Echo Dot and use your Alexa app more effectively. Whether you´d like to program the Dot to work with your home speakers, have it order you an Uber, or command it to read your kids a bedtime story - it´s all here! (And much, much more!) The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are rich with possibilities and programmable skills, which is why it took three books to cover it. Inside you´ll get the following: How to Program Alexa: Step-by-Step Guide to Programming Your Amazon Echo Dot and Alexa App for Exciting New SkillsIf you´ve recently purchased an Amazon smart device and are having trouble programming the Alexa app - then this guide will be your life raft! It covers a wide range of intuitive new skills you can easily program on Alexa. You´ll discover how to check your bank statements, manage your social media, conduct shopping lists, operate home appliances, get updates on vehicle maintenance requirements and much more with the Alexa app. Amazon Echo Dot: The Complete User Guide and Manual for Quickly Mastering Your Amazon Echo DotThis is an A-to-Z guide for the Amazon Echo Dot. It´s meant to take you from complete novice to an intermediate or advanced Echo Dot user, very quickly. Amazon Echo Dot: The Updated User Guide for Operating Your Alexa App and Amazon Echo DotLike the first two guides, this book tells you all you need to know about configuring and operating the Amazon Echo Dot. However, it goes much deeper into using and programming the miracle that makes it all happen: Alexa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088529/bk_acx0_088529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As an anthropologist, Holly McCartney is more comfortable in a museum than shopping on Rodeo Drive. She isn´t prepared for the media frenzy on her arrival in L.A. to accept a posthumous acting award for her late sister...or for her sister´s gorgeous friend Nate Devlin to come to her rescue. Though he resents her for some reason, she can´t fight their irresistible chemistry - especially when the paparazzi force her to stay at his mansion. Photographer Nate only agrees to help Holly survive Hollywood for her sister´s sake, but she soon gets under his skin in a way no other woman has. The more time he spends with her, the more his attraction grows and he finds himself opening up to her in ways he never expected. But will ghosts of the past stand in the way of their perfect Hollywood ending? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Loretta Rollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001240/bk_harl_001240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Kate Reilly arrives in Long Beach, California, a week ahead of the Grand Prix, she is immediately plunged into a new social scene - as well as a murder investigation. Her cousin, Billy, is found dead, with Kate´s card in his pocket. The cops want to know why, and sponsors and race organizers - anxious to keep racing´s image clean - want Kate to investigate. Doubting she can solve another murder, especially that of a relative she despised, Kate reluctantly agrees. At the same time, coaching a gorgeous and talented actress for a celebrity race brings Kate into the orbit of Hollywood´s hottest bachelor. And then a local FBI agent takes notice of more than her driving and sleuthing skills. She goes from Sony Studios to Venice Beach and from Rodeo Drive to the Hollywood Hills, attending parties, power shopping, and dodging unwelcome paparazzi. Kate´s ballooning media exposure generates national commentary, testing her composure and forcing her to get ahead of the stories - whether critical or flattering. Kate´s professional dreams are also coming true. The upcoming Grand Prix is her first race with a new sponsor that is also funding an IndyCar test drive and a ride in next year´s Indy 500 - along with future possibilities in NASCAR. The downside? New sponsor Frame Savings is owned by her family, and its management, outside of her long-estranged father, is unfriendly to her - even rivalrous. Kate must stay on her toes as the Long Beach race weekend begins. She´s negotiating the next steps in her career, driving two race cars and coaching a third, discovering more about the disreputable members of her father´s family than she wanted to know, and juggling questions and murder suspects. On the track, red flags fly to warn her of danger. Off track, Kate struggles to interpret warning signs and stay out of a killer´s grasp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Vilencia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008654/bk_blak_008654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When your Monday morning begins with a dead dog and ends with a dead boss, you know it´s going to be one of those days. And breakfast TV reporter Cora Baxter has already had the weekend from hell, where the man she´d planned a fabulous future with unceremoniously dumped her. Now Cora´s much-hated boss has been murdered. The list of suspects isn´t exactly short, but as the enquiry continues, the trail leads frighteningly close to home. Why is Cora´s rival - glamorous, bitchy newsreader Alice Lomas - so devastated by their boss´ death? What dark secrets are Cora´s camera crew hiding? And why has her now ex-boyfriend vanished? The race to stop the killer striking again is on.... Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for 20 years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the armed forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, who is a GP. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zara Ramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028145/bk_adbl_028145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Stone Cold, Police Chief Jesse Stone has a problem - actually, two problems - dead bodies turning up, and no clues. A man takes his dog out for a run on the beach, only to be discovered hour later with two holes in his chest. A woman drives her Volvo to the mall to do some grocery shopping, never makes it back to her house and is found dead. Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult, and with the added pressures from the town selectmen and media, the heat is turned up on Jesse. The harder these outside forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced - despite all the odds - that it´s up to him alone to stop the killing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Forster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000366/bk_pnix_000366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cora Baxter is back - and this time she´s facing the most important deadline of her career. When TV reporter Cora Baxter attends the scene of a murder in a London park, she´s horrified to discover the victim is someone she knows and devastated when one of her best friends is charged with the crime. Suddenly the fun-filled life of Cora and her eccentric camera crew takes a darker turn. Cora is convinced that her friend is innocent, but with seemingly solid evidence, the police investigation team - reluctantly led by Cora´s boyfriend, DCI Adam Bradberry - believe the case is closed. With a trail of clues that leads all the way to New York, can Cora find out the truth before the trial begins, or is it already too late? The Deadline is the second in the hugely popular Cora Baxter Mysteries series by acclaimed broadcaster Jackie Kabler. Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for 20 years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the armed forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, who is a GP. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zara Ramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028146/bk_adbl_028146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chronicles the history of Tokyo over the last several centuries Includes accounts of what the city was like across the years After a series of conflicts among feudal lords, the new city of Edo became and remained Japan´s beating heart, and in the 17th century Edo gave birth to a vibrant, new urban culture marked by woodblock prints, the kabuki theater, and haiku poetry. By the 18th century, with its ranks swelled thanks to a flood of provincial daimyo, along with their households, clients, and retainers, Edo had become the most populous urban area in the world, a title Tokyo still can lay claim to today. In the latter 19th and 20th centuries, after the Tokugawa bakufu was overthrown by a modernizing and reforming central government under the Meiji emperor, Edo was renamed Tokyo and became Japan´s new imperial capital. The Meiji emperor wanted Tokyo to be a vibrant, bustling, cosmopolitan city that could be viewed as a meeting ground between the East and West. He also wanted Tokyo to showcase the bunmei kaika (civilization and enlightenment) that the new regime trumpeted, and today Tokyo remains an international center of culture, finance, and media, as well as home to Japan´s most prestigious research universities, its most fashionable shopping districts, the headquarters of its wealthiest corporations, and its largest museums. Now covering over 800 square miles, Tokyo´s skyline seems endlessly expansive, and it also seems to have taken some of the most noteworthy aspects of other great cities. In Shinjuku ward, Tokyo has skyscrapers that look like they belong in Manhattan, while in Minato, the Tokyo Tower instantly brings to mind the Eiffel Tower. To the west, the ward of Shibuya is full of enough neon lights to make Las Vegas blush, and the National Diet Building in Chiyoda houses Japan´s legislature and looks like a capitol building tourists might find across American states. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Glass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038979/bk_acx0_038979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.