Pulling consecutive all-nighters makes some brain areas groggier than others. Regions involved with problem solving and concentration become especially sluggish, a new study reveals.´´Sleep Loss Hits Some Brain Areas Hard´´ is from the September 17, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020218/pe_bosn_020218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when ambition trumps the truth? A town reeling in the wake of tragedy. An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town´s courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside. An aspiring journalist desperate for a story. The clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn´t nearly enough to cover rent. Rose needs a story - a big one. Little dolls full of secrets. In the weeks after the courthouse fire, precise porcelain replicas of Colmstock´s daughters begin turning up on doorsteps, terrifying parents and testing the limits of the town´s already fractured police force. Rose may have finally found her story. But as her articles gain traction and the boundaries of her investigation blur, Colmstock is seized by a seething paranoia. Soon, no one is safe from suspicion. And when Rose´s attention turns to the mysterious stranger living in the rooms behind the tavern, neighbor turns on neighbor and the darkest side of self-preservation is revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006337/bk_harp_006337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the heart of Appalachia, newspaper publisher Ava Logan should feel joy and pride as she watches her 13-year-old daughter being baptized in the cold water of Jackson Creek - but she can´t rejoice when thoughts of an employee who failed to show up for work keep pulling her attention away. Ava´s convinced something horrible has happened to Scott. Then his backpack is found floating in the same river her daughter is being baptized in. While clue after clue leads her deeper into the hollers of Appalachia - ripe with tradition and folktales, storefront religion, and the darkest of secrets, Ava discovers truths about those close to her and about her own beliefs. With her own life in jeopardy, how deep will she go to find the truth? What secrets will she expose? What secrets will she keep? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachael Warren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004598/bk_drms_004598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book three of the Austin Family Chronicles, an award-winning young adult series from Madeleine L´Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, about a girl who experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up. ´´A first-rate suspense story.´´ (The Washington Post Book World) The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman. And Vicky has become closer to Emily Gregory, a blind and brilliant young musician, than to her sister Suzy. With the Austins going in different directions, they don´t notice that something sinister is going on in their neighborhood - and it´s centered around them. A mysterious genie appears before Rob and Emily. A stranger approaches Vicky in the park and calls her by name. Members of a local gang are following their father. The entire Austin family is in danger. If they don´t start telling each other what´s going on, someone just might get killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003456/bk_lili_003456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
About 50km outside of Cape Town lies the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, nestled against vineyards and blue mountains that stretch to the sky. Here reside some of South Africa’s wealthiest individuals: all male, all Afrikaans - and all stinking rich. Johann Rupert, Jannie Mouton, Markus Jooste and Christo Weise, to name a few. Julius Malema refers to them scathingly as ‘The Stellenbosch Mafia’, the very worst example of white monopoly capital. But who really are these mega-wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert not only on Stellenbosch but more broadly on South African society?Author Pieter du Toit begins by exploring the roots of Stellenbosch, one of the wealthiest towns in South Africa and arguably the cradle of Afrikanerdom. This is the birthplace of apartheid leaders, intellectuals, newspaper empires and more. He then closely examines this ‘club’ of billionaires. Who are they and, crucially, how are they connected? What network of boardroom membership, alliances and family connections exist? Who are the ‘old guard’ and who are the ‘inkommers’, and what about the youngsters desperate to make their mark? He looks at the collapse of Steinhoff: what went wrong, and whether there are other companies at risk of a similar fate. He examines the control these men have over cultural life, including pulling the strings in South Africa rugby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Oosthuizen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053444/bk_adbl_053444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My life is a mess. Literally. I’m a single dad, which means If I’m not cleaning up spilled milk or changing a diaper, I’m pulling gum from my daughter’s hair. I barely have enough time to eat - let alone sleep. And women? Forget about it. That ship sailed two years ago along with my ex-wife. My brother says I need to get laid. I say, screw that. I’m content with my life, until pop star Nora Hayes walks through my best friend’s front door and flips my world upside down. She’s beautiful, famous, and completely off-limits. My life is a headline waiting to happen. Literally. It all started with fishnet stockings and ended with a baseball bat to my boyfriend’s Porsche, putting me on the front page of every newspaper and gossip magazine in the country. My life is spiraling out of control and I’m ready to make some serious changes. What I’m not ready for is a hunky man to strut his jean-clad tush into my life. Grayson Calhoun is as rugged as he is sweet. He’s also way in over his head with his kids, and I have an offer I’m hoping he can’t refuse. What starts as an agreement turns to a friendship, and quickly escalates to stolen kisses and heated nights spent wrapped in each other’s arms. What we have is temporary. I promise him that I won’t fall in love.But I make that promise already knowing it’s a lie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162101/bk_acx0_162101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One Thousand Ways to Make $1000 is the book that Warren Buffett´s biographers credit with shaping the legendary investor´s business acumen and giving him his trademark appreciation of compound interest. After pulling a copy of One Thousand Ways off a library shelf at age eleven and devouring the practical business advice, Buffett declared that he would be a millionaire by the time he was 35. Written in the immediate, conversational style of Dale Carnegie´s How to Win Friends and Influence People, this book is full of inventive ideas on how to make money through excellent salesmanship, hard work, and resourcefulness. While some of the ideas may seem quaint today-goat dairying, manufacturing motor-driven chairs, and renting out billiard tables to local establishments are among the money-making ideas presented- the underlying fundamentals of business explained in these pages remain as solid as they were over seventy years ago. Covering a wide spectrum of topics including investing, marketing, merchandising, sales, customer relations, and raising money for charity, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000 is both a durable, classic business book and a fascinating portrait of determined entrepreneurship in Depression-era America. Every effort has been made to reproduce the content exactly as it was originally presented. ´´I like numbers, it started before I can remember,´´´´ Buffett tells a group of Omaha Central High School students in the film. A voracious reader his entire life, at age seven he read a book he borrowed from the library, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000, and, inspired by its lessons, began selling Coca-Cola, gum and newspapers. His father, a salesman who survived the Depression, was elected to Congress when Buffett was 12, moving the family to Washington. Displaced and unhappy, Buffett lost interest in academics, attending the University of Nebraska at his father´s insistence; he was turned down for admission by the Harvard Business School. This rejection was propitious: Buffett discovered that two of his financial idols, Ben Graham and David Dodd, taught at the Columbia Business School; he wrote them a letter and was accepted there. From Graham he learned what he calls the ´´two rules of investing´´: ´´Rule #1: Never lose money. Rule #2: Never forget Rule #1.´´