New Arrivals - Downloadable Audio Books
Each time something goes wrong in the Choat household Jimmy blames the pet goat, Patsy Petunia Oat, who tries to tell the truth about Jimmy's misdeeds but neither Mr. nor Mrs. Choat can understand her language.
Readers learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about inventor Ruth Handler.
After a long climb to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, Chip Conley--CEO and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality--was rocked to his foundation by a dramatic economic downturn. This desperate situation made Conley reaffirm his belief in psychologist Abraham Maslow's iconic concept of the Hierarchy of Needs and rely on Maslow's theory of human motivation to help his business flourish once more.
Drawing on input from his Think Big Revolution, an online social networking community, the author discusses how to stop squandering one's potential, think on a much bigger scale, and learn how to achieve what was once thought impossible.
This indispensable guide tells listeners how to provide better service than their customers have ever imagined.
When a storm blows Dorothy to the land of Ev where lunches grow on trees, she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Princess Ozma, and together they set out to free the Queen of Ev and her ten children.
A boy enjoys living quietly by himself at The End of the World until Mr. Constantine Shimmer, "Professional Visionary," builds an inn and an amusement park, demanding that tourists come and have "Fun Without End!"
Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys, and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
Tracy provides a wealth of practical advice distilled into 100 easy-to-follow laws covering the major areas of work and business, such as leadership, money, economics, selling, negotiating, and time management.
Paul Teutul, Sr., TV star and entrepreneur, has watched his Orange County Choppers motorcycle-building business transform into a worldwide phenomenon. He shares the tumultuous story of his success, and the ups and downs he experienced on his way to the top.
Smith tells listeners how to think like a millionaire and reap the benefits of this mindset. The key to moving beyond the middle class and up the economic ladder is mastering 10 vital principles, including thinking long-term, focusing on ideas, working for profits, and more. Everyone wants to improve their financial positions, and here Smith offers listeners sensible advice on how to transform their lives and realize their dreams.
The Virginian is the quiet, noble foreman of a Wyoming cattle ranch in the 1870s. More comfortable keeping company with his trusted horse than with other people, he nevertheless falls for pretty schoolteacher Molly Wood, who helps him develop an appreciation for Shakespeare, Keats, and the finer things. But when a rival suitor challenges his honor, the Virginian struggles to make his beloved Molly understand the harsh justice of the West.
Spending the summer with his grandparents in the Pennsylvania countryside is pure joy for young Jamie. There, he fills his days with looking up at the sky, watching the clouds make dragons and knights. There, it doesn?t matter that he can?t read. The special school he attends is far away. But one afternoon, when Jamie sees a man parachute down through the sky, the boy?s fantasy world of clouds is shattered. The man is very real -- and very dangerous. How can he convince his grandparents that the man is not part of his imagination?
When the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals form an alliance to battle the renegade Vampirates, twins Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play in the war--he as a pirate warrior and she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded.
The author shows listeners how to think of the "Big Picture" when considering important business decisions. To succeed in the modern world, you have to have bold ideas, but you also have to have the courage to implement them. Professor Schmitt will show you how.
Turner invites listeners to amagical place of self-discovery and transformation that will lead to enhancing their lives and the contributions they are able to make to the larger systems they are a part of--family, community, country and ultimately the whole planet.
When making tough professional decisions, managers often use personal values as a touchstone-which is not always effective. "Defining Moments" reveals an alternative approach that will help listeners tackle the more complex and troubling question of what to do when doing the right thing will not fix the problem.
Presents a collection of eight classic short stories.
When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
Ryan offers strategies to retrain your brain and optimize responses to change. She then describes cutting-edge tools for making your thinking calmer, less fearful, more flexible, creative, and resourceful. Best of all, as your "adapt-ability" increases, so does your confidence that you will be able to face whatever life sends your way.
"Behold! Human beings living in an underground den. Like ourselves, they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave." With that statement, Plato--one of the greatest thinkers in the history of mankind--introduces one of his of most important philosophical constructs: the relationship between truth and the image of truth.
Kimberlee MacDonald gathers 40 strong women from various ages, backgrounds and experiences to share the most personal times in their lives. Listen in as these women, 16-35 years of age, each contribute a chapter about a hard time they have survived and what they did to get through it. These stories will help motivate and inspire you through any troubled time in your life--a life which is about to change for the better.
The authors explain damage control and reveal what works, what doesn't, and how to really survive a career-threatening situation.
When a mulatto slave woman switches her own infant with the look-alike son of a wealthy merchant, it takes Pudd'nhead Wilson, the town eccentric, to put things right again.
The most beautiful and sought-after courtesan in all of Paris, Marguerite Guatier's life is filled with expensive parties and rich, powerful men. Then she meets Armand Duval, young, handsome, headstrong--middle class. The two fall hopelessly in love. Armand's modest means cannot support Marguerite, however, and his family suffers, forcing the lovers to choose between the reputation of the Duval family or a scorned life together. Before their passionate affair is over, one love must give up everything.