Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises. Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what's missing in his life, not to find a woman. Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate's misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way - even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world - and love her to the ends of the earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081577/bk_acx0_081577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the turn of the eighteenth century, John Morehead Tripoli is marooned on the unspoiled Caribbean island of St. Renard. There, he lives for an idyllic year in a community of Carawak Indians. Three hundred years later, the Carawak are gone, St. Renard is carpeted with banana plantations and sugarcane fields, and Tripoli himself is remembered only through his grandson, founder of New Hampshire’s Tripoli College, which maintains a branch campus on the island. The college, never prosperous, has been forced to enter into a coercive financial relationship with snack food giant Big Anna Brands, the same corporation that controls most of the land on St. Renard. Big Anna deposes the college president, uses students and faculty as test subjects for a “dietary and mood additive” called Malpraxalin, and hijacks the St. Renard campus for a “field studies” program. At the heart of this twisted satire are two souls in transition. Bill Brees is a grandfatherly dean, “undercover” as a Tripoli freshman, and bemused by how things have changed since his undergrad days. Maggie Bell is an African-American student, startled into the realization that nothing really changes at all. When these unlikely friends both elect to spend their spring semesters in the Caribbean, they will see a side of Big Anna even uglier than they could have imagined. The Ghost Apple develops through a varied and colorful collection of documents, including tourism pamphlets, blog posts, slave narratives, and personal correspondence. Slowly these texts reveal the extent of Tripoli’s current crisis, and highlight those historical crises in the midst of which the college—and the nation—were founded. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards, Sean Crisden, Karen Chilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016913/bk_adbl_016913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want Market Share? Google It! You know you've hit it big when your name becomes a verb - and no one knows that better than Google. In just over 10 years, Google has become the world's most valuable brand, consistently dominating its category and generating $6 billion in revenue per quarter. How does Google do it? In a word: marketing. You may not think Google does much marketing. Indeed, it doesn't do a lot of what has traditionally been viewed as marketing. But in today's digital world, marketing has taken new shape - and Google is at the cutting edge. In Everything I Know about Marketing I Learned from Google, digital marketing expert Aaron Goldman offers 20 powerful lessons straight from Google's playbook. Taking you deep into the inner workings of the Googleplex (which are simpler than you think), Goldman provides the knowledge and tools you need to build and grow your brand (which is also simpler than you think). Along the way, he shows how Google's tactics are being used by a wide range of successful corporations, from Apple to Zappos. Key principles include: Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds: Get the signals you need directly from your customers Keep It Simple, Stupid: Craft messages people can grasp in a nanosecond and pass along Don't Interrupt: Join the conversation - but avoid disrupting it Act Like Content: Provide value, not sales pitches Test Everything: Take no detail of your program for granted; you can always improve Show Off Your Assets: Distribute your brand everywhere The beauty of it all is that these Googley lessons can be applied to every aspect of marketing, in organizations of any size. Whether you run a PR department in a multinational corporation or serve as the sole marketer in a small business, these tactics work. In its mission to "organize the world's information 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000104/bk_graw_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles and Eddie Drummond are mirror twins, identical, yet opposite, a rare subset in twins. One brother is right-handed and the other is left-handed. One boy is outgoing while the other is painfully shy. Charlie is a gifted, natural athlete; while Eddie struggles to be average. Charlie graduates at the top of his class and is given an athletic scholarship to an Ivy League college. The two brothers have a bitter fight, just days before Charlie leaves for school. Eddie never leaves the family home. He will not see his brother again for nearly twenty years. Charlie returns home when their mother passes away, but he now insists to be addressed as Charles. He has accomplished much in his years away, both an author and the host of a nationally syndicated radio program. Five days a week, Charles touts the virtues of the conservative political movement. Him and his wife have two children. Eddie is also married with two children, but he is worried about seeing his brother after so many years. Thankfully, the funeral seems to put an end to the bad blood between them. Soon, the two families are forming bonds and Charles confides that he and his family would like to spend the summer in their hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. They have grown tired of the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, and with Eddie’s blessings, Charles proposes the idea of renting an office in town to broadcast his show. Despite his reservations, Eddie gives Charles his approval. The two families gradually discover vast differences in their political and spiritual beliefs and they begin to clash. Too late, Eddie learns that Charles is not the man he pretends to be. Slowly, Charles proves himself to be a hypocrite and is only using his professed faith as a tool to get what he wants out of life and for the status it represents. From the far right to the extreme left, this tale slowly unravels around some of the most delicate issues of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Kuch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026881/bk_acx0_026881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yule Log is a television program which airs traditionally on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, originally on New York City television station WPIX but now on many other stations. A radio simulcast of the musical portion was broadcast on sister station WPIX-FM (later WQCD and now WRXP) until 1988. The program, which has run anywhere from two to four hours in length, is a film loop of a yule log burning in a fireplace, with a traditional soundtrack of classic Christmas music playing in the background. It airs without commercial interruption. The Yule Log was created in 1966 by Fred M. Thrower, President and CEO of WPIX, Inc. Inspired by an animated Coca-Cola commercial a year earlier that showed Santa Claus at a fireplace, he envisioned this television program as a televised Christmas gift to those residents of "The Big Apple" who lived in apartments and homes without fireplaces. This also provided time for employees of the TV station to stay home with their families, instead of working for the usual morning news program.
Calendar Girl Mia Saunders has come a long way. She rounds out the end of her year-long journey in Hollywood, New York City, and Aspen.In October, Mia starts her new life working on a celebrity daytime television show where she runs a regular segment about living beautiful. Her guy deals with the aftermath of captivity, and together they find a way to fight through the storms.Next, Mia travels to the Big Apple to tape a program about being thankful. All of her dreams are coming true...except for one.Finally, in December, our girl finds herself in the winter wonderland of Aspen, Colorado to film a segment on local artists under rather unique circumstances. Prepare to be wowed as Mia's journey merges into the ending everyone has been waiting for.
Calendar Girl Mia Saunders has come a long way. She rounds out the end of her year-long journey in Hollywood, New York City, and Aspen. In October, Mia starts her new life working on a celebrity daytime television show where she runs a regular segment about living beautiful. Her guy deals with the aftermath of captivity, and together they find a way to fight through the storms. Next, Mia travels to the Big Apple to tape a program about being thankful. All of her dreams are coming true&#8230;except for one. Finally, in December, our girl finds herself in the winter wonderland of Aspen, Colorado to film a segment on local artists under rather unique circumstances. Prepare to be wowed as Mia&#8217;s journey merges into the ending everyone has been waiting for.
Apple&#8217;s iPods continue to set the bar for media players, with bold new features like the Touch&#8217;s supersized screen and Siri voice control. But iPods still lack a guide to all their features. That&#8217;s where this full-color book comes in. It shows you how to play music, movies, and slideshows; shoot photos and videos; and navigate Apple's redesigned iTunes media-management program. The important stuff you need to know: * Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, ebooks, and podcasts. * Manage your stuff. Download media and apps from the iTunes and App Stores, then organize your collection. * Tackle the Touch. Send email and instant messages, make FaceTime calls, and shoot photos and HD video with the Touch's 5-megapixel camera. * Go wireless. Use the Touch&#8217;s new iOS 6 software to sync content wirelessly. * Relish the Nano. Enjoy video and photos on the Nano&#8217;s new big screen, and chart your workouts with the Nike+ pedometer. * Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get mucho music on the little Shuffle, and use the Classic&#8217;s giant hard drive to tote around your audio and video collections. * Pump it up. Blast iPod tunes through your home and car stereo.
Lose weight, fight sickness and disease, and gain energy with dozens of delicious drinks. The Big Book of Healing Drinks goes beyond The Healthy Juicer's Bible and The Healthy Smoothie Bible, the previous two books by Farnoosh Brock, by introducing new healing drinks such as elixirs, health &#8220;shots&#8221; and tonics, delicious &#8220;lattes&#8221;, teas full of antioxidants, homemade broths, and hot water therapy. The book provides the nutritional value of each drink as well as the easiest way to prepare these recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen. Maybe you need to heal your body after a weekend of overstuffing it with rich foods, or hit the reset button after a long trip, or do your part in preventing, stopping, or slowing down the onset of a cold or a flu, or simply be in tip top shape for your favorite fitness program. Whatever the case may be, The Big Book of Healing Drinks is sure to have a recipe for you. Recipes include: Coffee, 'Milk', and Oats Smoothie Creamy Tangy Zucchini, Pineapple, and Avocado Smoothie Sweet Potato and Almond Milk Blast Smoothie Fennel, Grape, Pear, and Kale Juice Dairy-Free Turmeric, Cinnamon, Coconut Oil Latte Farnoosh's Magic Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, Ginger, Lemon, Honey, and Cayenne As you evolve into a healthier version of yourself, you will feel more energy and less fatigue throughout the day, more lightness and less heaviness in your movements, and more overall joy and confidence in your life.