The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad:A Mostly Irish Farce Roger Boylan
Pulling Down the Barn eloquently recalls author Anne-Marie Oomen´s personal journey as she discovers herself an outsider on her family farm located in western Michigan´s Oceana County, in the township of Elbridge - a couple hundred acres in the middle of rural America. Written as a series of heartfelt interlocking narratives, this collection of essays portrays the realities of farm life: haying, picking asparagus and cherries, the machinery of tractors and pickers; but each chapter also touches upon the more ethereal and rarely articulated: the stoic love that permeates a family, the farmer´s struggle with identity, and the way land can shape a childhood. With its rich language and style, Pulling Down the Barn engrosses the listener in Oomen´s memories - setting beauty and wonder against work and loss - and paints a poignant portrait of growing up in rural Michigan. Winner of the Michigan Notable Book Awards. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Babb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044570/bk_acx0_044570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Sicilian Cat Rescue - One Englishwoman´s Mission to Save An Island´s Cats: Jennifer Pulling
Practical advice for attracting fabulous men Welcome to Pulling Power! In an ocean of self-help ´romance´ guides and as many dating rulebooks as there are singletons, Pulling Power is about ´tools´ not ´rules´. Forget the ´rules´ of dating - these flirting ´tools´ will move you in the right direction and knock down what´s blocking your path to finding that great guy. Fun, quirky hints, thought-provoking exercises and flirting tips show you not only how to get that guy - but how to do it with style! It´s no secret that men approach dating and relationships completely differently from women, and while Pulling Power: Pick Up Tips for Girls may not help you to understand men completely, it can give you tips and insights to help you harness your pulling power to attract the kind of men you´d love to be with! Pulling Power offers a practical, down to earth approach: it´s not about rules - it´s about TOOLS! Topics covered: How to have more Pulling Power than an Olympic rowing team Who you are and what you want ´Mr. Right´ - or Mr. ´Alright-for-Now´ Getting your sexy on - what guys like Where to find the best men Body talk - make sure your body´s saying what you want it to Cyber flirts - online pulling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crea/000012/bk_crea_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The greatest scam in political history deserves your attention and your action. Through this book we intend to thwart the evil plans of a Donald J. Trump and actually double-twist the pretzel so that anyone listening to this book can get most of the money that Donald Trump intends to make from this election and put it into our pockets. The greatest double-double cross in history. The debate about whom to vote for and whether your vote should go to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is secondary to the one that surrounds the fact that Trump is attempting to pull of the greatest political revolution in history by playing to the Republican Party and saying what they want to hear, enough to defeat all other Republican candidates. Imagine how stupid Jeb Bush feels being defeated by a guy who called him ´´Low Energy Bush´´. Then, Trump calls out Ted Cruz for a picture where his father is seen talking to Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Why did Trump do that? To piss off the Republican voters. As we go to print Trump is in another pissing contest with a guy who lost his son in the War in Iraq - the guy sacrificed his son in the war on terror and Trump calls him names and again, this to piss off the voters and intentionally lose the election. Think about it - when you hear Trump´s statements. They will get more and more intensely hateful as we approach the election because he wants to lose. If he sees himself climbing in the polls - he will deliver even more trash talk to guarantee that he loses this election. However, none of this will hurt his celebrity which will make him billions from the advertising dollars paid to his upcoming Trump Network. Oprah Winfrey taught him how to really make money and Trump got jealous so he cooked up this scheme to get the Republican nomination while at the same time alienating the vast majority of voters who will actually turn out to vote in 2016. If you let Trump win by pulling off the greatest politic 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067619/bk_acx0_067619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some may say Doc was just an old man on a long walk, but it was a walk that forever changed his life. He lived experiences you may not believe, and had conversations you may not be ready for. Only you can open that door, when you´re ready. If you find something in this audiobook that changes your life, you are not alone. Doc Cleland is a man who lost his childhood to an abusive, alcoholic stepfather; his wife to Lou Gehrig´s disease; his job, home, and savings to the economic downturn; and 4 of his 5 children to paths that stray from his Mormon roots and lifestyle. Seemingly a man who has also lost his path in life, Doc decides to honor his great-grandmother´s memory by re-creating her pioneering handcart journey of 1856. He begins walking in Iowa City, pulling a wooden handcart, heading west on his 1400-mile journey, uncertain of exactly what he´ll encounter along the way. Although Doc walks alone, his encounters along the way expand his experience to an understanding of humanity in its many and varied forms, from the Schwan´s delivery man who drives ice cream out to him, to the Civil War Re-enactment buff who gives up a day to drive behind and protect him, to the women who spend their days rescuing birds from sludge ponds and share their stories with him. In Faith Greater Than Pain, Sarah Goode Marshall´s story anchors Doc´s modern-day journey, as each - separated by a century and a half - walks toward Zion, all the while discovering a second Zion within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn ´´Doc´´ Cleland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016423/bk_acx0_016423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, our concept of the self and well-being has been dominated by the notion of self-esteem, while the old fashioned value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we’re largely driven by unconscious forces beyond our control. In Willpower Baumeister and Tierney turn this misinformation on its head to reveal self-control as arguably the single most powerful indicator of success. Baumeister discovered that willpower actually has a physical basis to it: it is like a muscle that can be strengthened with practice, and fatigued from overuse. That’s why eating and sleeping - and especially failing to do either of those - have such dramatic effects on self-control. Yet, while self-control is biologically rooted, we have the capacity to manipulate our nature. Willpower features personal stories from entrepreneurs, executives, parents and children who have managed to do just that. The characters range from Victorian explorers to modern homemakers, from college students pulling all nighters to entertainers. The practical lessons in self-control conditioning they provide are nothing short of life changing. Combining the best of modern social science with the practical wisdom of David Allen, Ben Franklin, and others, Baumeister and Tierney here share the definitive compendium of modern lessons in willpower. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis O´Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005655/bk_sans_005655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten years of research uncover the secret source of growth and profit…. Those who center their business on improving people’s lives have a growth rate triple that of competitors and outperform the market by a huge margin. They dominate their categories, create new categories and maximize profit in the long term. Pulling from a unique 10-year growth study involving 50,000 brands, Jim Stengel shows how the world´s 50 best businesses—as diverse as Method, Red Bull, Lindt, Petrobras, Samsung, Discovery Communications, Visa, Zappos, and Innocent—have a cause and effect relationship between financial performance and their ability to connect with fundamental human emotions, hopes, values, and greater purposes. In fact, over the 2000s, an investment in these companies—´´The Stengel 50´´—would have been 400 percent more profitable than an investment in the S&P 500. Grow is based on unprecedented empirical research, inspired (when Stengel was Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble) by a study of companies growing faster than P&G. After leaving P&G in 2008, Stengel designed a new study, in collaboration with global research firm Millward Brown Optimor. This study tracked the connection over a ten year period between financial performance and customer engagement, loyalty and advocacy. Then, in a further investigation of what goes on in the ´´black box” of the consumer’s mind, Stengel and his team tapped into neuroscience research to look at customer engagement and measure subconscious attitudes to determine whether the top businesses in the Stengel Study were more associated with higher ideals than were others. Grow thus deftly blends timeless truths about human behavior and values into an action framework – how you discover, build, communicate, deliver and evaluate your ideal. Through colorful stories drawn from his fascinating personal experiences and ´´deep dives” that bring out the true rea 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002842/bk_rand_002842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anne-Marie Oomen uses a wealth of vivid language and personal details to bring scenes from her childhood on a family farm to life in House of Fields. Yet the focus of this book shifts away from the daily activities of the farm, which Oomen presented in Pulling Down the Barn, to life outside its boundaries, as she explores the complex meaning of ´´education´´ in all of its rural forms. Oomen´s description of the farmhouse where she grew up becomes the central image for this collection of essays. Within this context, Oomen examines memories from her formal education, which began during the final years of the one-room school era then shifted to the ´´consolidated´´ schools of the late 1950s and 1960s and to a parochial school system. Struggles with reading, first friendships, early loves, and contradictory educational models are coupled with the challenges of coming of age and the ups and downs of an emotional education between mother and daughter. Winner of the Michigan Notable Book Awards. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052848/bk_acx0_052848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.