My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a lyrical remembrance of neighborhood life that has vanished from the culture. Best-selling author Avery Corman vividly recreates the vibrant, colorful neighborhood where he grew up - in the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s. He recalls candy stores and bookmakers, egg creams and double feature movies, street games like stickball and Johnny- on-the-pony, school days of a different era, social mores that have disappeared. His was the generation of children of the home front during World War II, and he recounts how the war was embedded in daily life, and how children became literate through newspaper coverage of the war, and through Dick and Jane and comic books. He remembers in his neighborhood a deep sense of community and shared experience. My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a memoir that is urban history. Avery Corman also discusses the factors that altered the Bronx, in a decline that was particularly rapid and vast, before the area began to rebuild. As the author of Kramer vs. Kramer, a common assumption has been that Avery Corman was himself divorced; he was not. He was, however, a child of divorce at a time and place when divorce was rare, an experience woven through the narrative. My Old Neighborhood Remembered is told with the storytelling skills that have made Avery Corman a critically acclaimed author whose books have been published throughout the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Avery Corman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021139/bk_adbl_021139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amelie Ayres has impeccable taste in music. Bowie. Bush. Bob. So when she finds herself backstage at The Keep’s only UK gig, she expects to hate it; after all, they are the world’s most tragic band. In fact, she feels a grudging respect - not (obviously) for their music, but for the work that goes into making them megastars. And when the lead singer, Maxx, is not dressed up as a cross between Elvis and a My Little Pony, he is actually rather normal, talented, and has creative struggles not too dissimilar to her own. But the next morning she wakes up, rolls over, and discovers a million new mentions on social media. Overnight, a photo of her backstage has made her the subject of global speculation. Suddenly the world needs to know who that girl is - but for all the wrong reasons. All Amelie wants is to play her music. She’s got the guitar, the songs, the soul, and, in the safety of her bedroom, the voice. But when it comes to getting up on stage, she struggles with self-doubt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004338/bk_drms_004338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stories exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern-day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves. A special entry in the best-selling Romantic Times Sapphire award-winning Elfhome series. Contains some of Wen Spencer´s best shorter works, including the gems ´´Bare Snow Falling on Fairywood´´, ´´Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden´´, ´´Peace Offering´´, and more tales set in the world of best-selling Elfhome series entries: Tinker, Wolf Who Rules, Elfhome, and Wood Sprites! Pittsburgh: a sprawling modern Earth city stranded in the heart of a virgin forest on Elfhome. Sixty thousand humans, 20,000 black-winged tengu, 10,000 elves, an unknown number of invading oni, four unborn siblings of an elf princess, three dragons, and a pair of nine-year-old geniuses. For every story written, there´s a thousand others not told. Lives interweave. Fates intersect. People change one another, often without realizing the impact they´ve made on others. They come together like a mosaic, little pieces creating a greater picture. Project Elfhome tells the stories of those impacted by Tinker and Windwolf, as they struggle to make Pittsburgh a safe haven. Some of the characters are familiar: Stormsong, Pony, Blue Sky, and Lain. Others are new to listeners. Law forages for wild plants and fish to sell to elf enclaves. A social misfit, she drives a 100-year-old Dodge, has a pet porcupine, and saves damsels in distress in her spare time. A mysterious phone call sets her on a collision course with danger, as she races to save a young female elf. Jane Kryskill is the producer for the popular TV series Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden. She spends her days keeping her host, Hal Rogers, from getting himself killed as he takes on man-eating plants. She´s not happy when the network drops famed naturalist Nigel Reid and his cameraman in her lap to film Chased by Monsters. Olivia i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026825/bk_adbl_026825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate guide to relationships, influence and persuasion in 21st century business. What is most important to your success as a sales or business professional? Is it education, experience, product knowledge, job title, territory, or business dress? Is it your company´s reputation, product, price, marketing collateral, delivery lead times, in stock ratios, service guarantees, management strength, or warehouse location? Is it testimonials, the latest Forbes write up, or brand awareness? Is it the investment in the latest CRM software, business 2.0 tools, or social media strategy? You could hire a fancy consulting firm, make the list longer, add some bullet points, put it into a PowerPoint presentation, and go through the whole dog and pony show. But at the end of the day there will be only one conclusion None of the above! You see, the most important competitive edge for today´s business professionals cannot be found on this list, your resume, or in any of your company´s marketing brochures. If you want to know the real secret to what matters most in business, just look in the mirror. That´s right, it´s YOU. Do these other things matter? Of course they do, but when all things are equal (and in the competitive world we live in today, things almost always are) People Buy You. Your ability to build lasting business relationships that allow you to close more deals, retain clients, increase your income, and advance your career to rise the top of your company or industry, depends on your skills for getting other people to like you, trust you, and BUY YOU. This break-through book pushes past the typical focus on mechanics and stale processes found in so many of today´s sales and business books, and goes right to the heart of what matters most in 21st century business. Offering a straight forward, actionable formula for creating instant connections with prospects and customers, People Buy You will enable you to achieve a whole ne 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001964/bk_acx0_001964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.