In Cowgirl Power, advertising CEO and cowgirl Gay Gaddis shares insights and examples for women to lead like fearless, risk-taking cowgirls: enhance and exude confidence, developing personal power on all fronts. As the owner of one of the largest female-owned independent agencies in the U.S. and former chairman of C200, one of the country’s top women’s business organizations, Gay Gaddis knows a thing or two about empowerment. Gay’s secrets of success have roots in the spirited strength of real cowgirls who were fearless risk-takers in everything they did. They’ve inspired Gay. As the owner of a fully operational Texas Longhorn Cattle Ranch, Gay is a true cowgirl. And she brings cowgirl power to the boardroom, as well. In Cowgirl Power, Gay shares her story and an inspiring action plan for women who are ready to blaze their own trail in business and in life. Whatever your goals - to start a family or your own business, to climb the corporate ladder, organize community outreach, or run for office, Gay says it all comes down to power: knowing how to develop it and not being afraid to take it when it comes your way. You build your own power through knowledge, hard work, excellence, creativity and good will and Gay’s book has the Cowgirl Tool Kit that supplies all the tools to get there! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gay Gaddis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010433/bk_brll_010433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hank Mitchell thought he lived an ordinary, ordered life. Happily expecting their first child, Hank and his wife Sarah were headed for their next modest step up the ladder, comfortably nurturing a nest egg in a suburban community near the tiny Ohio crossroads where Hank and his brother Jacob were raised. But on one chilly afternoon, Hank, his brother, and Jacob´s unsavory pal Lou make a discovery that offers a chance for a life filled with riches beyond their wildest dreams. And in a fateful moment, Hank lays a plan to claim that life - and the horrific crumbling of his ordered world begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Griffin Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000983/bk_sans_000983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For sale: historic building in the picturesque town of Montenello, southern Italy. Asking price: 1 Euro. Cloudless skies, sun-soaked countryside, delicious food...In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, four strangers arrive in a beautiful town nestled in the mountains of Basilicata, dreaming of a new adventure. An innovative scheme by the town´s Mayor has given them the chance to buy a crumbling historic building for a single euro - on the condition that they renovate their home within three years and help to bring new life to the close-knit local community. Elise is desperate to get on the property ladder. Edward wants to escape a life he feels suffocated by. Mimi is determined to start afresh after her divorce. And there´s one new arrival whose true motives are yet to be revealed.... For each of them, Montenello offers a different promise of happiness. But can they turn their dream of Italy into reality?A deliciously escapist summer listen, perfect for fans of Jo Thomas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane McDowell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001932/bk_orio_001932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joyride is the first in the Beantown Pals series of children´s books about the mythical, fairy tale world known as Beantown. In this episode, Bucky and Betty, the town´s favorite teens, take Chief Spark´s fire truck, Laddie, for a joyride. What ensues is a series of hysterical mishaps with Betty pushing every button including Bucky´s to set off alarms, bells, blasters, and the ladder, drawing attention from police chief, Officer Lima, who pursues them and issues a ticket to complete community service. With direction and sound effects from sound engineer, John Zebley, comedians Tammy Pooler and Tom Hayes created this tale during an improv comedy session. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas J. Hayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069034/bk_acx0_069034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour. Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through. When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him. Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse. Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025870/bk_acx0_025870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Work without shame, rest without guilt balance. It´s what we long for in our lives as we hear shouts of ´´work harder´´ in one ear and whispers to ´´rest more´´ in the other. What if God´s plan for us isn´t just one way or the other? Enter the holy hustle. Crystal Stine followed the path to success as she climbed the corporate ladder. Now she explores ´´hustle´´ in a new light as a self-employed, work-from-home mom. She invites you to join her in experiencing renewed peace as you focus on serving, not striving, reawakened potential; as you ditch comparison and embrace community-redefined purpose; and as you seek the roles God has for you. You were created to work with enthusiasm for the right reasons - and you were also made with a need to rest. Discover the place where these two sides meet in a happy, holy hustle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Crystal Stine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003553/bk_hove_003553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How did human societies scale up from small, tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies of today - even though anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did organized religions with ´´Big Gods´´ - the great monotheistic and polytheistic faiths - spread to colonize most minds in the world? In Big Gods, Ara Norenzayan makes the surprising and provocative argument that these fundamental puzzles about the origins of civilization are one and the same, and answer each other. Once human minds could conceive of supernatural beings, Norenzayan argues, the stage was set for rapid cultural and historical changes that eventually led to large societies with Big Gods - powerful, omniscient, interventionist deities concerned with regulating the moral behavior of humans. How? As the saying goes, ´´watched people are nice people.´´ It follows that people play nice when they think Big Gods are watching them, even when no one else is. Yet at the same time that sincere faith in Big Gods unleashed unprecedented cooperation within ever-expanding groups, it also introduced a new source of potential conflict between competing groups. In some parts of the world, such as northern Europe, secular institutions have precipitated religion´s decline by usurping its community-building functions. These societies with atheist majorities--some of the most cooperative, peaceful, and prosperous in the world - climbed religion´s ladder, and then kicked it away. So while Big Gods answers fundamental questions about the origins and spread of world religions, it also helps us understand another, more recent social transition--the rise of cooperative societies without belief in gods. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019136/bk_adbl_019136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From gangsta rap to gang wars and everything in between.... Former Compton police officers Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd have seen it all.... And now, they´re telling all.... For 20 years, gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd patrolled the streets of Compton. They witnessed the birth and rise of gangsta rap with acts they knew personally, such as N.W.A and D.J. Quik; dealt firsthand with the chaos of the L.A. riots, its aftermath, and the gang truce that followed; were involved in the investigations of the murders of hip-hop stars Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., and were major players in an all-out tug-of-war with City Hall that ultimately resulted in the permanent shut-down of the Compton Police Department. Through it all, they developed an intricate knowledge of gangs and the streets and a methodology that has been implemented by local law enforcement agencies across the country. Their compassionate and fair approach to community policing earned them the respect of citizens and gangbangers alike. This story - told with best-selling author Lolita Files, whose research with Brennan and Ladd has spanned over four years - is a firsthand glimpse into a world during an era many have heard about in song and legend, but have rarely had the opportunity to witness at ground level, from the inside out, through the eyes of two men who witnessed and experienced it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lolita Files. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110624/bk_acx0_110624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.