If you only knew what you could achieve... Would you like to work in a job you like and get paid the salary you deserve? Would you like to spend your free time doing the things you love with the people you care about? Well it really is possible. You can do so much more if you concentrate your efforts on the areas that provide the most benefit and not on the ones that don´t. Less is more! You may not believe it now, but we think you´ll change your mind once you listen to this amazing book. Explore what is known as the 80/20 principle and see how it can be adapted to suit you and your needs. People and businesses have been using this method for years, achieving startling results. Now it is explained for the first time in a clear and concise way with easy to understand examples so that you too can see how you can make the changes to your life that will provide real gains. It will show you how to develop your own 80/20 mindset and how this way of thinking can transform your life. Twenty percent of what you do leads to 80% of the results. Learn what the implications of that can be for you and see how to leverage it to your advantage. Put the odds in your favour and play the game of life - where it´s you who gets to make the rules. Photograph by Jan Cobb Photography Ltd/Getty images Come to the edge, We might fall, Come to the edge, It´s too high! COME TO THE EDGE! And they came And he pushed And they flew... Christopher Logue, ´Come to the Edge´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Dillon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/soba/000007/bk_soba_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the strongest pieces of imaginative writing for children that the past decade has produced and one of the most delicate and beautiful of all times, is ´´The Blue Bird,´´ by Maurice Maeterlinck, written as a play, and very successfully produced on the stage.Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck), has rendered this play in story form for children, under the title ´´The Children´s Blue Bird,´´ and in this form it has now been carefully edited and arranged for schools.Maurice Maeterlinck was born in Ghent, Belgium, August 29, 1862. Although trained for the practice of the law and moderately successful in it, he very early became dissatisfied with the prospect of a career at the bar. In 1887, the young man moved to Paris and turned his attention to writing. Shortly after, at the death of his father, Maeterlinck returned to Belgium where he has since resided most of the time. His career as an author practically began in 1889, when he published two plays. At this time he was quite unknown, except to a small circle, but soon, because of his remarkable originality, we find him being called ´´The Belgian Shakespeare,´´ and his reputation firmly established.Amidst his Belgian roses he continued to work and dream, and upon his youthful dreams he built his plays. They are all shadowy, brief transcripts of emotion, and illustrate beautifully his unity of purpose, of mood and of thought. Whether in philosophy, drama or poetry, Maeterlinck is exclusively occupied in revealing or indicating the mystery which lies only just out of sight beneath the ordinary life. In order to produce this effect of the mysterious he aims at extreme simplicity of style and a very realistic symbolism. He allows life itself to astonish us by its strangeness, by its inexplicable elements. Many of his plays are really pathetic records of unseen emotions.
´´What are you reading?´´ That´s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a ´´book club´´ that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn´t the opposite of doing; it´s the opposite of dying. Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other - and rediscover their lives - through their favorite books. When they read, they aren´t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will´s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003270/bk_rand_003270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blood Slave Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know. Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves. Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luci Christian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000029/bk_podm_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its glory. Whyte takes us into the minds and lives of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, three astonishing but fallible people who were bound together by honor, loyalty, and love. Three who created the glory that was Britain´s shining dream…and, some say, caused its downfall. The Gaulish nobleman Clothar - known in our time as Lancelot - is drawn to the young High King´s court by tales of honor and nobility, where he meets a man whose love of law matches his own. More, he finds in Arthur a life-long friend whose dream of uniting the people of Britain in peace Clothar embraces. And Clothar meets Arthur´s queen, a wondrous beauty whose passion and ideals match those of her husband. Together they work to bring Arthur´s dream to life. But dark forces rise in opposition to Arthur´s plans for creating this noble island nation and it is hard to tell friend from foe in the swirling chaos that ensues. Many tales have been told of the dream that shined and died. This one will astonish even the most jaded. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008844/bk_adbl_008844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The well-known and acclaimed work of Dr. Joseph Lumpkin has been enlarged to include new research on the Books of Enoch, Fallen Angels, the Watchers, and the Nephilim. After presenting extensive historical backgrounds and brilliant translations of The First, Second, and Third Books of Enoch, Lumpkin takes time to piece together a historical narrative of Fallen Angels, the Watcher, and the Nephilim, using his extensive knowledge of ancient texts. The history of the fallen angels is sewn tightly together using such books as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, The Book of Giants, The War Scrolls, and many others. The story will astonish you. New information on the First Book of Enoch is greatly expanded. Lumpkin describes the calendar of Enoch and its pivotal place in the prophecy of Daniel. He takes First Enoch apart, section by section, to describe its history, the time frame of authorship, and its contents. Copious notes are included throughout. This volume, containing The First Book of Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch), The Second Book of Enoch (The Slavonic Secrets of Enoch), The Third Book of Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch), and The Book of Fallen Angels, The Watchers, and the Origins of Evil. Expanded commentary is included for the three Books of Enoch, as well as the sections on angels, prophecies, and the Enochian calendar. These sources are found here, all in a single source. Dr. Joseph Lumpkin is the CEO of Fifth Estate Publishers and the author of over 20 books. He appears regularly on LA talk radio and the show Rain Making Time as an expert guest on the subjects of religion, theology, and church history. Look for other books by Joseph Lumpkin such as The Book of Jasher, The Book of Jubilees, Lost Books of the Bible, Banned from the Bible, and the Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures. A complete catalog can be seen at fifthestatepub.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096189/bk_acx0_096189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tired of normal life? Bored of offices with nice scenery and no carcasses strewn around scorched by the killer sun? Then join Bob and Billy, two relatively normal guys, whose lives have been irrevocably changed by an accidental push of a button. ´´We haven´t seen you since the explosion! We´d love to have you visit!´´ And so start the adventures. What happens next is chronicled in Problem Cousin and Other Funny Stories, a new book by Alex Goodwin. From chasing burning Christmas trees down steep mountains to ending world-wide banana shortages, Bob and Billy will take you on an adventure like never before. Together with the two wacky friends, you will: Find out why pickled pigs´ feet are not nearly the delicacy you might expect, Discover the limitations of Personal Panic Places when it comes to fighting roaches, Realize that receiving a parachute from a flight attendant cannot be good news, And more! Bob and Billy´s mishaps and miracles will astonish any listener, and... as Billy always says, ´´TACOS!´´ Even if that didn´t make any sense, still listen to this wacky collection of stories by Alex Goodwin today! It´s sure to tickle your funny bone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027587/bk_acx0_027587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. But Honoria isn´t about to bend to society´s demands. She craves adventure and is set on seeing the world. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002894/bk_howe_002894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sasha is a fighter, the likes of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seen. Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior Kessligh, Sasha´s exquisite swordplay astonishes all who see it. But she is young, untested in battle, and often led by her rash temper. In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties, her willfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Lenin is a land divided by its beliefs: the Verenthane of the ruling class, and the pagan Goeren-yai, amongst whom Sasha now lives. The Goeren-yai value swordplay and honor, and have come to see Sasha as the great spirit who will unite them. But Sasha is still searching for what she believes and must choose her side carefully. Soon she will face her moment of testing. Is she ready to lead? Can she be the savior the Goeren-yai want her to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000338/bk_podm_000338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.