´´Tragic and redemptive . . . Updike had Rabbit, Roth has Zuckerman, Richard Ford has Bascombe and Begley has Schmidt. . . . [Schmidt Steps Back] is the most ambitious novel [yet] in the Schmidt cycle.´´-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Full of dark humor, compassion, and heart, Schmidt Steps Back is the most romantic installment yet of the drama that began with the acclaimed About Schmidt. Now seventy-eight, and just as passionate, sharp, and endearingly prickly as ever, Albert Schmidt faces a life alone, with only the crumbs of grandfatherly status and a less-than-demanding position at an international organization to sustain him. His only hope is Alice Verplanck, the French widow of a former partner, as elusive as she is beautiful. Whether his rusty seduction skills can lure her from Paris to the Hamptons won´t be known, though, until Schmidt endures one more ordeal by fire. Hilarious, engrossing, and deeply poignant, Schmidt Steps Back is Louis Begley´s finest novel yet. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader´s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Schmidt Steps Back ´´Engaging . . . Begley gets as close to Schmidt as a diarist, inhabiting this man who has been seasoned by a long life.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´Begley gets inside Schmidt´s fertile WASP brain . . . with subtlety, intelligence, and wit.´´-The Philadelphia Inquirer ´´The novel grows in Begley´s excellent intricacy . . . to the level of art rather than manners. . . . One cannot read one of the Schmidt novels without laughing.´´-San Francisco Chronicle ´´Thoroughly absorbing . . . [a] cause for celebration.´´-Salon ´´[A] superb tragicomedy . . . seductive, subversive, and commanding.´´-Booklist (starred review)
This audiobook is made available by Apple Inc. alumnus Kelli Richards. In this series, Kelli Richards, CEO of the All Access Group, shares her top 10 interviews with key disruptive entrepreneurs of this millennia. The guest list includes private equity billionaire Ziad Abdelnour; New York Times bestselling author and coach Alan Cohen; tech genius and Marketing Director of Nokia John Cook; rock-star writer and music correspondent Rona Elliot; President of CDBaby Brian Felseon; tech genius Dave Jaworski; success coach Rich Litvin; branding genius Ian Miller; the Founder of Digital Media Wire Ned Sherman; and media telecomm giant Anthony Stonefield. Each of these high-powered interviews offers insights into what made these industry giants notable and relevant at every step of their careers and highlights how they see things unfolding over the next decade. This is a must-have audiobook. Kelli Richards pulls back the curtain on what it takes to shift an industry, an economy, and indeed 2013, to change the world as we know it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelli Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005267/bk_acx0_005267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fear of talking to people is very real and effects millions of people - but fortunately it is completely curable. Overcome it fast with easy practical steps. Feeling incapable of chatting to people is a horrific curse and one which can affect every part of your life. Don´t let it ruin your life. Overcoming shyness, social anxiety, and low self-confidence fast. Get on with your life! Dr. Jennifer Alisons´ How to Talk to Anyone is a much praised international best seller, thanks to its practical and easy-to-implement advice. You do not need to become a doctor and learn endless and often useless medical jargon to become a great conversationalist or know to deal with difficult situations in your life. You just need good solid advice you can implement into your daily life immediately with ease. Here´s a preview of what you´ll learn when you buy this book: Overcome conversational obstacles fast The secret trick that makes conversation so much easier! Quickly overcome difficult thoughts, feelings & bad habits Do not let social anxiety hold your back What people want from a conversation & how to deliver it The top 15 skills required to be a great conversationalist Dealing with specific difficult circumstances Get over shyness fast, day by day And much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Austin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070083/bk_acx0_070083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enjoy Bob´s genius as a writer, stand-up comedian, chat-show host, and compere as he looks back on a lifetime of laughs in a selecton from his most famous radio and television shows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Monkhouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000306/rt_bbcw_000306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A radical reinterpretation of how your mind works - and why it could change your life ´An astonishing achievement. Nick Chater has blown my mind´ Tim Harford ´A total assault on all lingering psychiatric and psychoanalytic notions of mental depths ... Light the touchpaper and stand well back´ New Scientist We all like to think we have a hidden inner life. Most of us assume that our beliefs and desires arise from the murky depths of our minds, and, if only we could work out how to access this mysterious world, we could truly understand ourselves. For more than a century, psychologists and psychiatrists have struggled to discover what lies below our mental surface. In The Mind Is Flat, pre-eminent behavioural scientist Nick Chater reveals that this entire enterprise is utterly misguided. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience, behavioural psychology and perception, he shows that we have no hidden depths to plumb, and unconscious thought is a myth. Instead, we generate our ideas, motives and thoughts in the moment. This revelation explains many of the quirks of human behaviour - for example why our supposedly firm political beliefs, personal preferences and even our romantic attractions are routinely proven to be inconsistent and changeable. As the reader discovers, through mind-bending visual examples and counterintuitive experiments, we are all characters of our own creation, constantly improvising our behaviour based on our past experiences. And, as Chater shows us, recognising this can be liberating.
Written and narrated by reality TV star and phone chat queen Jenny Ainslie-Turner, this is the ninth title in House of Erotica´s Sexy Short Stories collection. In ´´Back Door´´, Jenny´s imagination runs riot in a highly charged sexual story which contains extremely explicit adult sexual language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Ainslie-Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000161/bk_entn_000161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jake and Sarah are no strangers to inviting others into the bedroom, especially when those others happen to be handsome black men who take Sarah while Jake watches at a distance. But after years of marriage, Sarah is finally ready to take her love of interracial gangbangs to a whole new level. When Sarah goes out drinking at the new hip-hop club downtown, Jake already knows what´s in store, but he could never imagine the level of sexual depravity that´s waiting for him on the other end of Sarah´s video chat invitation later that evening. Watching from behind the computer screen, Jake is about to witness the final transformation of his innocent bride into a filthy, interracial gangbang girl. But when the night is over, will she ever go back? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040288/bk_acx0_040288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 1 in the best-selling Bite Back series ´´Vampires are the flickering illusions of Hollywood. They don´t exist. We do. We are the Athanate.´´ For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has its ups and downs: She´s been hit by a truck. She´s being sued by a client. Denver´s newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate want her to come in for a friendly chat. And it´s only Tuesday. Enter Jennifer Kingslund: rich, gorgeous - a tough businesswoman who´s known for getting what she wants in the boardroom and the bedroom. Someone´s trying to sabotage her new resort and destroy her company - and she wants Amber to find out who. The answers lead Amber past Were and Adept, right back to the Athanate - and a centuries-old war that could threaten not just Denver, but the nation that Amber swore to protect and serve. And all sides want to claim her for their own... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Henrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028377/bk_acx0_028377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Darrell brings more than his hose to a surprise interlude that is not of Zoe´s choosing. Darrell brings an ultimatum to the sexual table and Zoe balks. She wants a relationship, but on her terms. When Zoe visits Dara to chat about Darrell´s agenda, she finds Dara busy with the Vikings. Zoe has no choice but to play with Dara´s guests. When Darrell discovers Zoe has strayed, his surprise might be more than she can handle. Or will Darrell´s efforts be enough to satisfy her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Rampling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067349/bk_acx0_067349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein friedlicher Sommer sieht anders aus. In den frühen Morgenstunden wird Kommissar Brander auf die Tübinger Neckarinsel gerufen: Im Fluss treibt eine Tote. Doch die junge Frau ist keineswegs ertrunken. Sie wurde erschossen. Kurz vor ihrem Tod hatte sie über einen Chat Kontakt zu dem Mitspieler eines Online-Rollenspiels. Gab es im realen Leben eine Verbindung zwischen der Toten und dem Unbekannten? Und wer ist der unbekannte Fremde, der Branders Kollegin weiße Lilien schickt? Auch in seinem vierten Fall ermittelt Brander mit der ihm eigenen Nachdenklichkeit, einer Prise Humor und einem guten Tropfen Whisky.