In this remarkable audiobook, Anna Quindlen, one of America´s favorite novelists and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, once again gives us wisdom, opinions, insights, and reflections about current events and modern life. ´´Always insightful, rooted in everyday experience and common sense...Quindlen is so good that even when you disagree with what she says, you still love the way she says it,´´ said People magazine about her New York Times best seller Thinking Out Loud, and the same can be said about Loud and Clear. With her trademark insight and her special ability to convey the impact public events have on ordinary lives, Quindlen here combines commentary on American society and the world at large with reflections on being a woman, a writer, and a mother. In these pieces, first written for Newsweek and The New York Times, Loud and Clear takes on topics ranging from social change to raising children, from the political and emotional aftermath of September 11 to personal values, from the impact on individuals of global events to the growth that can be gained by spending summer days staring into the middle distance. Grounding the public in the private, connecting people to each other and to the greater world, Quindlen encourages us to develop authentic lives, even as she serves as a catalyst for political and social change. ´´Anna Quindlen´s beat is life, and she´s one hell of a terrific reporter,´´ said Susan Isaacs, and Quindlen´s unique qualities of understanding and discernment can be found in every part of this provocative and inspiring book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Quindlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000397de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So, when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned. The reactor formed the heart of a huge nuclear plant situated twelve miles from Baghdad, 1,100 kilometers from Tel Aviv. By 1981, the reactor was on the verge of becoming ´´hot,´´ and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin knew he would have to confront its deadly potential. He turned to Israeli Air Force commander General David Ivry to secretly plan a daring surgical air strike on the reactor, a never-before contemplated mission that would prove to be one of the most remarkable military operations of all time. Written with the full and exclusive cooperation of the Israeli Air Force high command, General Ivry (ret.), and all of the eight mission pilots (including Ilan Ramon, who became Israel´s first astronaut and tragically perished in the shuttle Columbia disaster), Raid On the Sun tells the extraordinary story of how Israel plotted the unthinkable: defying its U.S. and European allies to eliminate Iraq´s nuclear threat. In the tradition of Black Hawk Down, journalist Rodger Claire re-creates a gripping tale of personal sacrifice and survival, of young pilots who trained in America on the then-new, radically sophisticated F-16 fighter-bombers, then faced a nearly insurmountable challenge: how to fly the 1,000-plus-kilometer mission to Baghdad and back on one tank of fuel; he recounts Israeli intelligence´s incredible ´´black ops´´ to sabotage construction on the French reactor and eliminate Iraqi nuclear scientists; and he gives readers a pilot´s-eye view of the action on June 7, 1981, when the planes roared off a runway on the Sinai Peninsula for the first successful destruction of a nuclear reactor in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000486de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today´s U.S. Army in combat. Granted complete access to the commanders and troops of the 101st, Atkinson saw their war from the preparations in Kuwait through the occupation of Baghdad. As the war unfolded, he witnessed the division´s struggles to overcome a murderous attack by one of its own soldiers, a disastrous Apache helicopter raid, and fierce resistance from guerrilla diehards in Najaf, Karbala, and Hilla. At the center of Atkinson´s drama stands the compelling figure of Major General David H. Petraeus, described by one comrade as ´´the most competitive man on the planet.´´ Atkinson observes Petraeus as he teaches, goads, and leads his troops and subordinate commanders in several intense battles. All around Petraeus, we watch the men and women of a storied division grapple with the challenges of waging war in an unspeakably harsh environment. But even as the military wins an overwhelming victory, we also see portents of the battles that would haunt the occupation in the long months ahead. In the Company of Soldiers is a dramatic, utterly fresh view of the modern American soldier in action from the premier military historian of his generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Atkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000487de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover proven steps on how to plan and host your next great event. Event planning can be a difficult endeavor. It can involve weeks of stress, anxiety, and a to-do list that seems never to shorten. In this book we will explore the art of event planning. We will look at every aspect of it, from budgeting and menus to decorations and types of entertainment you can hire for your next party. This book will hand you the tools so you can successfully plan your next event. Here is a little snippet of what you can learn in this book: Learn how to budget for an event Learn how to form a relationship with event suppliers Learn that there are a lot of different facets to an event Learn the power of an event planner Learn how to market for an event Learn to be a great event planner Learn what your event should look like Learn how to become a competent event planner Learn how to plan an event Learn to work with a team Learn to get your event to be a success Learn how to become a great planner Learn how to plan beyond tomorrow Learn to save money Learn to get your event noticed by people And much, much more! So, if you are stressing over the fact that you have to plan an event, then take action today and listen to this book. An event won´t plan itself, so you need to be proactive and download today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033417de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the small, farming community of Fremont, Nebraska, townspeople eagerly welcomed an acclaimed doctor as the first full-time oncologist at the new, local cancer treatment center. But the fanfare soon turned into a nightmare. During chemotherapy treatments, 857 patients who were already waging the fights of their lives against cancer were inexplicably exposed to the deadly, blood-borne hepatitis C virus. At least ninety-nine of them contracted the lethal illness. The horror was unprecedented as this was the largest healthcare-transmitted outbreak of hepatitis C in American history, and remains so to this date. A Never Event - a term used to describe a preventable medical tragedy - is a searing account of the health challenges these patients encountered and their quest for justice, as well as the painstaking investigation to uncover the source of the outbreak. It s a story of recklessness, deception and betrayal by the person these patients should have been able to trust the most: their physician, a man who, when the outbreak was discovered, fled the US for his native country in the Middle East. Written by a survivor of the tragedy and an attorney who represented many of the victims, A Never Event is a wake-up call to medical and legal communities nationwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025125de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Antarctic research team discovers a perfectly machined gold canister, 2500 feet below the surface of the ice. There are strange and unrecognizable markings on the canister. How did it get there, and where did it come from? It is sent back to a research center in the US where it is opened in an environmentally controlled room. Inside are six human embryos, and even more shocking is the discovery that the embryos are viable. Should they be brought to term? Terminal Event tells the intriguing story of who the embryos are, where they came from, and how they spent 100 million years waiting to be discovered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wally Schrass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092483de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use these insights from an experienced vendor to sell more product at events! In the past couple of years, I have attended dozens of events and fairs that have helped us gain insights into selling and marketing. Selling at events is an art by itself. No matter what product you´re selling, there are things you need to know about positioning, target groups, approaching people, estimating your costs, and customers´ behavior that can help you increase your sales and maximize your profits. Take it from a guy who has been there, and start listening now so you can save yourself some money and make more with your business as a vendor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050202de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook provides an easy-to-understand overview of British history in 50 events. You will learn about.... The foundation of London The Great Viking Invasion The Battle of Hastings The Black Death The Battle of Waterloo The last public hanging And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100811de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Burren, the Ring of Kerry, the Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher - green Ireland is indeed a tower of intrigue. The nation is home to most of the world’s enchanting sites, and behind the generous bounties of nature lies a history that is all the more enchanting. You will learn about.... The Black Death Viking Ireland St. Patrick The Irish Rebellion The Nine Years War Bloody Sunday And much more! Prehistoric to modern, this audioook chronicles every prominent event that led to the sculpting of today’s Ireland. The Viking invasion, the arrival of the Black Death, the Irish confederate wars, the Irish civil war, Bloody Sunday, and many more are discussed. Giving a crisp yet adequate account of 50 historic events of Ireland, the audioook provides you a lofty insight into the making of this rich nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randall R. Berner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102819de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russia is an assortment of the world’s most beautiful cultures and religions. But how did Russia become home to such a diverse population and tradition that is redolent of so many parts of the world? How much does Russia owe to its spellbinding steppe in respect to its unparalleled history? This audiobook uncovers the mystery behind this and many other little known facts about Russia. Inside you will learn about.... The invasion of the Mongols The three False Dmitrys Napoleons invasion of Russia The Crimean War The formation of the Soviet Union The Cold War And much more! This audiobook discusses 50 thrilling events that were the formative days of the state. It relates both the triumphant and sanguinary years, discussing each epoch in crisp yet sufficient details allowing you to thoroughly discover one of the world’s richest nations. The Kievan Rus´, Mongol invasion, Tsars Rule, Cold War, Soviet Union, the epic February Revolution - this audiobook chronicles each epoch, from prehistoric to modern Russia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: KaiWen Hung. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101720de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.