After making an unexpected connection with God via his cell phone, one man embarks on an unlikely spiritual quest in this smart, savvy, rambunctious debut from author Rick Springfield. ´´Why are we here? What is love? Is there a Loch Ness monster? Does God send text messages?´´ These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby Cotton, asks as he sets off on an uproarious adventure to find his purpose in life. After serendipitously stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God - and that God likes to mess with him. Soon enough, Bobby finds an ideal companion for his journey - the breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp Alice - and they set out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation...and possibly save the planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Springfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006670/bk_sans_006670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess - but who´s paying attention?To answer that question, this companion audiobook to the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. includes some of the most revered voices in the nation, including Warren Buffett; former treasury secretaries Paul O´Neill and Robert Rubin; Pete Peterson, CEO of The Blackstone Group; Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas); and best-selling Empire of Debt author Bill Bonner.Armed with these interviews, historical references, and damning statistics, this audiobook takes a lively and entertaining romp through the four deficits the nation faces: the budget deficit, the personal savings deficit, the trade deficit - and what former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who resigned abruptly in 2008 over Congress´s lack of action, calls the ´´leadership deficit´´ in Washington.Defiantly non-partisan, the empowering solutions outlined in this audio are a must-listen for any American who wants to help change ´´business as usual´´ in Washington as a new administration heads towards the Oval Office. ´´We the People´´ can get our politicians to stop spending, promote responsible economic programs, and hand our children and grandchildren the secure future they deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000193/bk_gdan_000193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Entangled with anxiety? Twisted with trepidation? Contorted with conflicts? From snarls in the workplace to hitches on the homefront, most of us find ourselves shaking our heads thinking: Is there any way to untangle this mess I call life? Greg Willits, Catholic author, media trailblazer, husband, and father, has experienced his share of knots, and he s here to assure you that there s no tangle you can t undo provided you have the right tools. Greg becomes your friend and (sometimes hilarious) companion in this endeavor, sharing his own experiences and those of others, as well as Scripture and Catholic teaching, walking along side you as you begin to untie the knots in your life. Tied in Knots begins to pull the thread so that you: See the knots in your life maybe for the first time Uncover your joy where it is, or where it went Look at who you really are and how that reveals God s will Rediscover what you love and make the time to start doing it again Create a concrete plan (finally) for finding true joy and lasting peace 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Willits. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101182/bk_acx0_101182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper....The Varlet (and the Voyeur)William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he´s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn´t the clean-cut, all-American good guy everyone imagines him to be. He´s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever. The Voyeur (and the Varlet) Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she´s finally getting her shi...uh, act together. She´s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there´s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.The PlanWhat he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path. What she needs is an apartment with free rent. Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she´s brutally honest and basically ´´just one of the guys´´. Josey is convinced she can ensure Will doesn´t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him. Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice versa?! Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing. The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be listened to as a stand-alone, and is the fourth (and last) book in the USA Today best-selling Rugby series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Corning, Jennifer O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123721/bk_acx0_123721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love Is LoveHelen Lipton is a woman on the run. There are demons in her past that will follow her to the ends of the earth until she is able to free herself from them. But for right now she is a drifter, trying to stay out of the spotlight, blending in as best she can.Her only companion is her dead girlfriend Susan, who for some unknown reason is able to appear to her and only her. Susan was the love of Helen´s life. She was her everything. And now she is gone....But her death was no accident. Helen is sure of it. Susan died under mysterious circumstances and Helen will stop at nothing until she puts her killer behind bars. Not to mention Helen´s own demons she is running from back home. If she ever stops running her life will be over. She has to keep on the move. She has no choice....Arriving in a new town, Helen gets a job, a room to rent, and is just trying to blend in until Susan discovers work that needs to be done. Two amazing women, both restrained by their fear of their true desires, are yearning, beckoning out to the universe to find their soulmates. Helen and Susan take it upon themselves to bring these two lost souls together. But will it be a match made in heaven? Or will they learn that sometimes it´s best not to mess with the natural order of things?And will this work leave Helen more exposed than she has ever been and lead the devil right to her door? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristine M Bowen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150171/bk_acx0_150171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sixth entry in David Baldacci´s bestselling detective series, King and Maxwell finds the former Secret Service agents in the middle of a geopolitical mess after they nearly run over a teenage boy named Tyler. What starts as an investigation into a father´s death quickly escalates into a military and political nightmare. What happened to the 4,800 lbs of Army cargo Tyler´s father was responsible for, and was he involved in the hijacking? Meanwhile, someone is leaking secrets to a political blogger. The stakes get higher, and deadlier, as Michelle Maxwell and Sean King attempt to untangle the web of secrets. Whether you´re just picking up Baldacci´s detective thriller series King and Maxwell for the first time or you´re a longtime fan, this analysis will serve as a companion into the complexities of the novel. King and Maxwell is rife with political intrigue, exploring themes such as transparency in government, the real cost of war, and the power of technology. This analysis will give you the insight needed to navigate the murky political waters alongside the detectives. Enhance your listening enjoyment by understanding the themes, motifs, and ideas underlying the plot of King and Maxwell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Strayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015435/bk_acx0_015435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By 2106, the overpopulated, heated-up world´s a mess. Disorder brings an oppressive ´´Brotherhood´´ to power in the northern hemisphere. The party believes in male superiority, the privileges of property, and dictatorial rule. Science has produced faster-than-light space ships, however. Jan Sussinissen, the son of a rebel leader, sneaks on board one such ship. He will pretend to scout a portion of an earthlike planet that troubled discoverers named New Start. The Brothers plan to implant there a feudal economy with Brotherhood bosses and serf-like, agricultural workers. Jan, in escaping, also hopes to infect such a society with civilized values. He lands in the forested north of the planet with a member of the Brotherhood. ´´Insect men,´´ eight-foot creatures that jump like grasshoppers and climb trees, but can´t swim or survive severe cold, immediately attack them. Gunshots don´t stop the horrors, which strip Jan´s companion of his flesh. Our protagonist escapes them by swimming to an island. There, he uses survival skills he acquired as a youth in his native Northern Canada. He builds a canoe and, finally, a cabin on an island in the far north. Jan struggles to reconstitute the technology developed by mankind over thousands of years. He figures out how to insulate a drafty log shelter, cure skins and make warm clothes, and how to concoct soap, vinegar, bread, smelting coke, and other essentials. Jan learns at a Brotherhood administrative center that fission explosives have been detonated in the ports of America and Europe. Also, the Senior Brother identifies him as a rebel ´´ringer.´´ Thus, Jan must flee the center to avoid execution. Later, he returns for a short time to lead a rebellion of refugee serfs. Barbara Levy, a highly resourceful entertainer helps. After victory, a small cadre of skilled men and women join Jan at his homestead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Firda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028111/bk_acx0_028111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SilasMy home is my sanctuary. Or is it my prison? Some days it´s hard to tell.I´ve confined myself behind these walls for protection. I have my reasons, but that doesn´t change the profound loneliness I´ve discovered in the process.Then one day I find myself drifting toward the window to see him. Corey Marshall, my new neighbor. Quiet, reserved, and cute as can be. He infects my thoughts, becomes the image I fantasize about.I want to taste his lips, smell his scent...feel what it´s like to be inside him.And soon, watching becomes exchanging gifts and messages, which becomes so much more.It´s wrong to want this as badly as I do, but I can´t help myself. I crave him so desperately. It´s hard to tell if what we´re doing is going to make me lose my mind or change my entire world, but it´s too late to turn back now....CoreyI´ve never been quite right. Too high or too low. Pain is my constant companion...at the hands of my abusive ex, and often from myself. The sweet relief is only temporary, but in those moments, it´s like I can finally breathe.Then I meet him. Silas Rizner calms the chaotic storms inside me. He makes me feel loved, treasured, even when I don´t deserve it. I cherish the moments we share - cooking, cuddling, and when Silas reads to me until I fall asleep. When he´s inside me, it´s the only time in my life I´ve ever felt complete.Silas becomes the glue that holds me together, that bandages my scars. Inside the walls of his home, we´re almost safe, but our demons are always there, waiting to break free.We´re a mess. We´re broken, chaotic, beautiful; we´re in love. But not even love can slay our monsters. No, only we can do that.Unless our monsters destroy us first.TRIGGERS: Self-harm, depression, anxiety, mentions of past domestic violence.*While the sexual situations depicted in Beautiful Chaos are impera 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133531/bk_acx0_133531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.