In December 2128, the war with the Libra Alliance ended when the Dixie fleet diverted an asteroid into the Libra home world, killing nearly all life there. The collapse of the Libra Alliance created a major power vacuum. Old enemies that had been kept in check by the Alliance soon were once again at war with each other. Navy ships without homes became pirates. The restored League of Planets, now with a strong fleet and army, prepared to incorporate planets that had been part of the Libra Alliance into the league, by force if necessary. The Dixians, sick of war, were content to pick up life where it left off when the war began, though some members of the government desired more. The Gray Panthers of Earth began to mothball their fleet, safe behind their allies and strong defenses. Old and young started to look for opportunities. One had it harder than most. As a baby, the Jacka runt Short Blade had survived a religious ritual his race used to cleanse their society of undesirables, only to be sold to a Libra ship crew before he became a teen. Short Blade had learned much during his indentureship with the Libras, and when freed by the humans he enlisted in the Gray Panthers, quickly rising to the rank of chief petty officer and then ensign. With the end of the war, he couldn´t go home to a life of discrimination among his own race. On Earth he would be a freak, without any others of his kind. Dan Daniels, owner of the Gray Panthers, offered him an opportunity in this brave new world: his own long-range shuttle, in exchange for the occasional favor. What could possibly go wrong? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Saavedra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066656/bk_acx0_066656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
H3 Leadership provides a practical road map for implementing and living out the transformational habits of a leader. True leadership can be complex. Brad Lomenick keeps it simple with the three transformational habits of leadership: stay hungry, be humble, always hustle. These powerful words describe the leader who is willing to work hard, get it done, and make sure it´s not about him or her; the leader who knows that influence is about developing the right habits for success. H3 Leadership is an application-driven, practical leadership resource that provides much needed guidance on how to run the leadership race well. Based on a decade of work with Catalyst and the gathered insights of leaders in a wide range of fields, H3 Leadership gives leaders a critical edge by showing how to: Develop an appetite for what´s next Outwork everyone else Set standards that scare you Forge partnerships with coworkers and competitors. LIsteners of this highly practical audiobook will find it chock-full of easy-to-incorporate tips for catalytic leadership. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stu Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000499/bk_tnwd_000499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you a secular writer who also strives to incorporate messages of hope or faith? I´m one of those writers, and I´ve fought for years to learn how to balance both aspects successfully. In this short nonfiction audiobook, I´ll share the method I´ve learned to subtly incorporate faith-based messages in secular stories. I´ll discuss: How to fill your spiritual well and know what to add without getting preachy Know where and how to add these precious gems of knowledge via the sneaky art of sub-plotting How to stay resilient against the adversary while considering marketability I´d love to help you get your stories to the next level of hope and faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112635/bk_acx0_112635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"A simmering psychological thriller, bolstered by a dynamic narrative voice and a few unexpected twists." (Kirkus Reviews) Four lifelong friends wake in the woods overlooking the highway, without any memory of how they got there. One has a triangle burned into his forearm. One has lost her pants. One is missing his glass eye. The last is covered in blood. As images of big, black eyes and the cries of sheep haunt their addled brains, the town fire alarm and police sirens can be heard in the distance. What is happening to them? What is happening to their pristine town? What´s more, why can´t they remember any of it? What.... What did they do? Author and playwright Howard Odentz is a lifelong resident of the gray area between Western Massachusetts and North Central Connecticut. His love of the region is evident in his writing as he often incorporates the foothills of the Berkshires and the small towns of the Bay and Nutmeg states into his work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: S. C. Giedzinski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108975/bk_acx0_108975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Live every day with the hope of heaven! A shattered leg, kidney stones, and a lump diagnosed as hyperplasia. Times were tough, money was scarce, and the bills and frustrations were piling up. It was into this kind of stressed out life that God sent Todd and Sonja Burpo the interruption of a life-threatening illness and emergency surgery for their almost four-year-old son Colton - an interruption that included his unforgettable journey to heaven. How did they cope? And how can they help us keep thoughts of eternity in mind in the midst of our own overly busy, stressed out lives? In 50 unique inspirational readings based on excerpts from their story, Todd and Sonja share their family’s responses and reactions to the Heaven Is for Real experience. They answer questions about what it’s like to struggle with and question God, to doubt, and to even get angry with him. They also offer new insights into what God might be doing with those interruptions he allows into our lives. Each reading closes with a scripture to provide biblical reinforcement of the ideas shared and a take-away thought or action point to help readers incorporate the reading´s inspiration into daily life. Keep the hope of heaven alive in your life. Heaven truly is for real, and it changes everything! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stu Gray, Brook Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000300/bk_tnwd_000300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his smartly elegant collection, Tamiso, Milan-based designer Marco Zanuso, Jr. rescues beautiful wood off-cuts from the dustbin.Each table, console, and centerpiece in the Tamiso collection incorporates remnants of high-quality wood interwoven together in understated yet evocative patterns. The T1406 Squared Low Table is handmade-to-order in wire-brushed larch wood, set atop a bronzed brass structure. A discrete, sliding shelf underneath adds extra storage and function. The piece measures 130 x 130 x 40 cm and is available in a variety of lacquer finishes, including ice gray, olive gray, cloth green, dark plum, and petroleum.Zanuso has this to say about Tamiso: “Every evening in Cantu, at Fabrizio Molteni’s workshop [a.k.a. Molteni & C.], CNC machines turn off, saws and milling machines stop, planers and drills become quiet. The silence falls, and hundreds of wooden parts—waste products from the working day—pile up in a large container shaped like a boat. This project, conceived in 2012, aims to reuse those parts, putting together the so-called ‘swarf;’ which is usually intended for destruction.”