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.
Need to grow your social media? Do you want to learn how to market your Instagram account and build brand awareness? Don’t worry, this book is here to help you learn exactly that, and more. Are you asking yourself how? It’s simpler than you think. It just takes a little bit of patience and planning. I will start you off with the basics of Instagram marketing; you need a strong foundation for the next lessons, which include ways of increasing your followers without spending a single dime, using Instagram as a shopping platform, utilizing various social media platforms as a springboard for your advertisements and much, much more. Does this sound a bit overwhelming to you? It might, but that’s okay.This book is perfect for both beginners and advanced users who wish to start an Instagram account either just for fun or for its business aspect. The book is written in such a way that will allow any type of user to generate an income (whether as a side effect, or as a primary goal, it depends entirely on your choice!).Aside from the monetary aspect of growing an Instagram account, this book will teach you many more invaluable secondary skills needed to be successful in the world of social media, some of which are how to create Instagram accounts for your clients, Facebook and Instagram ads, marketing, and much more....I hope my book will help aspiring social media influencers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the industry who are looking for that perfect Instagram account, while also providing you with an awesome way to improve your marketing skills, and I will just say this, start influencing! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Penner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147949/bk_acx0_147949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you bored of the endless scroll of your social media feed? Do you swipe left before considering the human being whose face you just summarily rejected? Do you skim articles on your screen in search of intellectual stimulation that never arrives? If so, this book is the philosophical lifeline you have been waiting for. Offering a timely meditation on the profound effects of constant immersion in technology, also known as the Interface, Wish I Were Here draws on philosophical analysis of boredom and happiness to examine the pressing issues of screen addiction and the lure of online outrage. Without moralizing, Mark Kingwell takes seriously the possibility that current conditions of life and connection are creating hollowed-out human selves, divorced from their own external world. While scrolling, swiping, and clicking suggest purposeful action, such as choosing and connecting with others, Kingwell argues that repeated flicks of the finger provide merely the shadow of meaning, by reducing us to scattered data fragments, Twitter feeds, Instagram posts, shopping preferences, and text trends captured by algorithms. Written in accessible language that references both classical philosophers and contemporary critics, Wish I Were Here turns to philosophy for a cure to the widespread unease that something is amiss in modern waking life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Lofbomm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015714/bk_tant_015714_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.
Over the last four decades, debt, bankruptcy, and home foreclosures have risen to epidemic levels, and the personal savings rate has sunk dangerously low. Why, in the richest nation on Earth, can´t Americans hold on to their money?First published in 2008, Stuart Vyse´s Going Broke described the epidemic of personal debt that existed in the years leading up to the Great Recession and anticipated the home mortgage crisis that started it. Ten years later, this fully updated new edition tackles the post-recession era of economic recovery. Today, total household debt has actually surpassed pre-recession levels, and some of the same problems that preceded the crash are back again. But the shape of our troubles has changed: The new face of financial failure features auto repossession, bankruptcy, eviction, wage garnishment, and being sued for unpaid bills. Vyse offers a unique psychological perspective on the financial behavior of the many Americans today who find they cannot make ends meet, illuminating these and other causes of our wildly self-destructive spending habits. But he doesn´t entirely blame the victim, arguing instead that the mountain of debt burying so many of us is the inevitable byproduct of America´s turbocharged economy together with social and technological trends that undermine our self-control. This new edition illuminates everything from the rise of the credit card and ballooning student loan debt to the expansion of new shopping opportunities provided by social media, revealing how vast changes in American society over the last 40 years have greatly complicated our relationship with money. Vyse concludes with both personal advice for the individual who wants to achieve greater financial stability and with pointed recommendations for economic and social change that will help promote the financial health of all Americans.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012029/bk_blak_012029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.