Summer 1940, and the Battle of Britain is about to begin. After his time in France and the nightmare of Dunkirk, Sergeant George Yeoman of No. 505 Squadron R.A.F. no longer has any illusions about the war he is fighting. Those months’ service have left Yeoman a battle-wearied flying ace, but if it is rest he’s after, then he is sorely mistaken. His commission finally through, Yeoman finds himself presented with new responsibilities and challenges when he is temporarily attached to a Polish fighter squadron. Meanwhile Lieutenant Joachim Richter, Yeoman’s great adversary and opposite number in the Luftwaffe, is readying his men for the storm to come. Hurled across the Channel, the Luftwaffe begins to pound away at the defences, and with no reserves left the Few are all that stands between Britain and defeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Mott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004550/bk_howe_004550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Ceepak and Danny Boyle are making the rounds in Atlantic City when Danny runs into his former crush, Katie. She´s working for a magician named Rock, and her life seems to be in better order than Boyle could have hoped for. But Ceepak and Boyle soon find themselves on another case when Katie is found strangled to death. It is up to Ceepak and Boyle to find out who killed her. Their lives and the lives of others depend on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000968/bk_adbl_000968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleven-year-old inventor Harry Scrambles emulates his father, John, who has successfully designed several successful farm gadgets.... But Harry´s fledgling ideas, encouraged by his elder, spiteful sister, Lou, mostly end in disaster, and he is soon given the nickname Daft Harry. However, when jewel thieves turn up and throw the siblings, with their mates, into a deep pit in the woods, Harry´s daft ideas turn out to be their only chance for escape. Later, chased by the two blackguards, both siblings use their finely tuned expertise in trickery in an attempt to catch the crooks, retrieve the gems, and reap a reward. Harry enlists the help of former archenemies, ´´The Tiger-Striped Goons´´, and Lou leads the brigands through a vile slurry pit. But with the desperate criminals refusing to give in, the young pranksters are forced to resort to their father´s Monster-Vacuum-Blaster machine. Have they done enough to beat the pilferers, with so much at stake? Riotous skulduggery develops into a rip-roaring adventure. Conceived and set in 1970s Lincolnshire, UK. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Scarborough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129982/bk_acx0_129982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marty Neumeier, author of The Brand Gap and other business best-sellers, has written an audiobook that leaps right into your pounding heart. One rainy night in December, young CEO David Stone is inexplicably called back to the office. The company’s chairman tells him that the board members have reached the end of their patience. If David can’t produce a viable turnaround plan in five weeks, he’s out of a job. The problem is, he’s already used every trick in the book and nothing has worked. His only hope is to try something new. But what? The powerful tools at the center of the story are the five Qs of strategy and the five Ps of design thinking. These make up the basic principles of agile strategy - a faster, more collaborative approach to building a brand. Whether you’re a CEO, strategist, marketer, manager, designer, writer, researcher, or consultant, you’ll find familiar challenges and recognizable faces here. You’ll also discover the ability to see business in a new light - not as a static set of requirements, but as a living entity that responds to passion, purpose, and creative collaboration. Scramble is that rare audiobook that everyone on your team will eagerly listen to, discuss, and put into action. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marty Neumeier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128249/bk_acx0_128249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The British South-African Company´s shares May be at a discount - (Trade-martyrs! - trade-martyrs!) But he, our Colossus, strides on, he declares, Whether with or without chums or charters - or charters. Hooray! We brave Britons are right now to the front - Provided we´ve someone to boss us - to boss us; And Scuttlers will have their work cut out to shunt This stalwart, far-striding Colossus - Colossus! —Excerpt from an editorial in Punch, December 10, 1892 The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa´s colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event - known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 - galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would be granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty. This began a rush, spearheaded mainly by European commercial interests in the form of Chartered Companies, to penetrate the African interior and woo its leadership with guns, trinkets, and alcohol, and having thus obtained their marks or seals upon spurious treaties, begin establishing boundaries of future European African colonies. The ease with which this was achieved was due to the fact that, at that point, traditional African leadership was disunited, and the people had just staggered back from centuries of concuss 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089599/bk_acx0_089599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A global health catastrophe narrowly averted. A world unprepared for the next great threat.In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The world´s first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions.In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebola´s spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the corner - and that the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease.From the poorest villages of rural West Africa to the Oval Office itself, this book tells the story of a deadly virus that spun wildly out of control - and reveals the truth about how close the world came to a catastrophic global pandemic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013059/bk_tant_013059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch and who coined the phrase ´´net neutrality´´, a revelatory look at the rise of ´´attention harvesting´´, and its transformative effect on our society and our selves. Attention merchant: an industrial-scale harvester of human attention. A firm whose business model is the mass capture of attention for resale to advertisers. In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of advertising enticements, branding efforts, sponsored social media, commercials and other efforts to harvest our attention. Over the last century, few times or spaces have remained uncultivated by the ´´attention merchants´´, contributing to the distracted, unfocused tenor of our times. Tim Wu argues that this is not simply the byproduct of recent inventions but the end result of more than a century´s growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention. From the pre-Madison Avenue birth of advertising to TV´s golden age to our present age of radically individualized choices, the business model of ´´attention merchants´´ has always been the same. He describes the revolts that have risen against these relentless attempts to influence our consumption, from the remote control to FDA regulations to Apple´s ad-blocking OS. But he makes clear that attention merchants grow ever-new heads, and their means of harvesting our attention have given rise to the defining industries of our time, changing our nature - cognitive, social, and otherwise - in ways unimaginable even a generation ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004809/bk_rand_004809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.