´Calm for me is less about thought and much more about feeling. It is a stillness that allows my lungs to expand like hot air balloons. It is an acceptance of the noise around me. It is a magic alchemy that might last a second or a whole day, where I feel relaxed yet aware; still yet dynamic; open yet protected....´ In today´s always-on world, for many of us it seems impossible to relax, take time out or mute the encircling noise. It is easy to feel trapped in this frenzied state of mind: we are surrounded by negative stories in the press, weighed down by pressures from work, family life or school and subject to constant scrutiny under the all-seeing eye of social media. As a result, mental health illnesses are on the rise in every age group, and more of us than ever before yearn for silence, peace and calm. Calm is Fearne´s mission to find the simple things that can inch us away from stress and over to the good stuff. Including expert advice, conversations with wise friends from all walks of life, easy ideas to try, activities to complete - and the little things that have made a difference to her own sometimes bumpy life, this book is a friendly reminder that calm is a place that exists in us all: we just have to find our way back to it. Read by Fearne Cotton. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fearne Cotton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001240/bk_orio_001240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you stressed out and sick of searching for answers? What if it´s much easier to be happy than you thought? There´s a better way to find happiness than the boring stress-reduction techniques and spiritual mumbo-jumbo we´re all used to. The unique recommendations in this guide are unorthodox. They also immediately work - because they´re fun and make practical sense. You can totally change how you deal with anxiety by applying this simple advice. Download your copy and let´s get started. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Manning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060105/bk_acx0_060105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let me guide you step-by-step as I reveal important do´s and don´ts based on my 20 years of experience as a hiring manager. I´ll give you real-world practical tips and information so you stand out from the crowd and get noticed, a must in today´s tough job market! Plus, find out how to conquer nervousness and have clear, calm confidence when you need it most in that important job interview! Let me take away the pain and agony of your job search. Using this powerful program, you´ll have a great resume, interview with ease, get the edge over your competition, and dramatically improve your chances of landing that job! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David R. Portney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000195/bk_live_000195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Bruner is a bear caught in the middle. While Mark has always harbored feelings that his father´s ancient clan might consider abhorrent, he´s been able to keep them in check for years in order to better serve his family´s needs. But, in the fallout of his brother´s ill-timed actions, the clan´s financial empire begins to crumble, and Mark finds himself with a plane ticket to Mumbai. Once aboard, he can´t help but be shaken up by the tattooed shifter in a nearby seat and those long-repressed feelings threaten to reemerge. Zeke Kaplan isn´t like most tigers. Where any other tiger would prefer to roam wild and run free, Zeke has been desperately searching for the mate he knows can calm his inner-beast. So when he catches the eye of a weary-eyed bear with a chip on his shoulder, Zeke knows he´s found the one. Convincing the sexy and broad-shouldered giant, however, turns out to be more than a little challenging. As Mark and Zeke´s forbidden romance buds, an old and dangerous enemy rears his head once more, threatening to destroy everything they´ve come to hold dear. When flight no longer remains an option, Mark and Zeke must fight back or lose each other forever. Can they overcome a force that would see them dragged into eternal dismay, or will they have to face a harsh truth and realize that sometimes romances should remain forbidden? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gus Klondike. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044384/bk_acx0_044384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billy Graham shares God´s gentle, reassuring promise of spiritual calm - of authentic personal peace - amid a personal life wracked with too much stress, too many burdens, too great a heartache. In Peace with God, Billy Graham asks God to help this book ´´find its way into the hands and hearts of a lost, confused, and searching world...men, women, and young people everywhere [who] thirst for peace with God.´´ In spite of a life drenched with responsibilities and rewards, are you thirsting? Searching for some nameless thing that is more important than anything in life? You are not alone. All mankind is seeking the answer to the confusion, the moral sickness, the spiritual emptiness that oppresses the world. All humanity is crying out for guidance, for comfort...for peace. Reverend Graham shares God´s gentle, reassuring promise of spiritual calm - of authentic personal peace - amid a personal life wracked with too much stress, too many burdens, too great a heartache. ´´I know men who would write a check for a million dollars if they could find peace,´´ writes Reverend Graham. ´´Millions are searching for it. But we Christians have found it! It is ours now and forever. We have found the secret of life! When your spouse dies or your children get sick or you lose your job, you can have a peace that you don´t understand. You may have tears at a graveside, but you can have an abiding peace, a quietness. ´´God´s peace can be in your heart - right now. Whatever the circumstances, whatever the call, whatever the duty, whatever the price, whatever the sacrifice - his strength will be your strength in your hour of need. ´´It´s all yours, and it´s free. You don´t have to work for it. Do not put it off.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000689/bk_tnwd_000689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping new novel from today´s most important African novelist´´. (The New York Times Review of Books)A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region´s ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips.Meanwhile, Malik´s brother, Ahl, has arrived in Puntland, the region notorious as a pirates´ base. Ahl is searching for his stepson, Taxliil, who has vanished from Minneapolis, apparently recruited by an imam allied to Somalia´s rising religious insurgency. The brothers´ efforts draw them closer to Taxliil and deeper into the fabric of the country, even as Somalis brace themselves for an Ethiopian invasion. Jeebleh leaves Mogadiscio only a few hours before the borders are breached and raids descend from land and sea. As the uneasy quiet shatters and the city turns into a battle zone, the brothers experience firsthand the derailments of war.Completing the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Crossbones is a fascinating look at individuals caught in the maw of zealotry, profiteering, and political conflict, by one of our most highly acclaimed international writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003527/bk_adbl_003527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rising star of international letters, Zeruya Shalev takes us on a compelling narrative journey in the exquisite and unsettling Husband and Wife. Na´ama and Udi Newman have many of the trappings of an idyllic shared existence. A couple since they were schoolchildren, they have grown together like vines and settled into a routine of calm domesticity along with their young daughter, Noga. But in a scene worthy of Kafka, the quiet rhythms of their family life suddenly screech to a halt when Udi wakes up one morning to find that he is unable to move his legs. The doctors quickly set about searching for a physical explanation, but it soon becomes painfully clear that his paralysis is a symptom of something far less tangible and far more insidious than any of them had imagined. This one morning sets in motion a series of events that reveals a vicious cycle of jealousy, paranoia, resentment, and accumulated injuries that now threaten to tear the small family apart. Shalev brilliantly captures the vulnerability and deceptive comforts of lives intertwined in this deeply disturbing portrait of a diseased marriage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021864/bk_adbl_021864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like Jack Kerouac’s intrepid little sister, Ariel Gore spins the spirited story of a vulnerable drifter who takes refuge in fate and the shadowy recesses of a string of glittering, broken relationships. With just a few pennies and her I Ching, a change of clothes and a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, a perceptive, searching 16-year-old Gore makes her way from the sterile suffocation of the Silicon Valley through the labyrinthine customs of Cold-War China, wanders through bustling, electric Kathmandu, and hunkers down in an icy London squat with a prostitute and a boyfriend on the dole. Yet it is in the calm, verdant landscape of rural Italy where, pregnant and penniless, 19-year-old Gore’s adventure truly begins. An illuminating glimpse into the boldly political Gore - creator of HipMama.com and Hip Mama magazine - this unflinching memoir offers a poignant exploration of the meaning of home and surveys the frontiers of both land and heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012597/bk_adbl_012597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few books have captured the haunting world of music and rivers and of the sport they provide as well as A River Never Sleeps. Roderick L. Haig-Brown writes of fishing not just as a sport, but also as an art. He knows moving water and the life within it - its subtlest mysteries and perpetual delights. He is a man who knows fish lore as few people ever will, and the legends and history of a great sport. Month by month, he takes you from river to river, down at last to the saltwater and the sea: in January, searching for the steelhead in the dark, cold water; in May, fishing for bright, sea-run cutthroats; and on to the chilly days of October and the majestic run of spawning salmon. All the great joy of angling is here: the thrill of fishing during a thunderstorm, the sight of a river in freshet or a river calm and hushed, the suspense of a skillful campaign to capture some half-glimpsed trout or salmon of extraordinary size, and the excitement of playing and landing a momentous fish. A River Never Sleeps is one of the enduring classics of angling. It will provide a rich listening experience for all who love fishing or rivers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008666/bk_adbl_008666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From number-one New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult comes a compelling and disturbing novel about a prep school teacher accused of rape by a group of young girls, the woman who stands by him, and the repercussions of the case in a small New England town where the past is only a heartbeat away. Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him. A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls´ prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student´s crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets - and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007462/bk_sans_007462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.