First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind´s collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaiulani Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001164/bk_reco_001164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are the early morning hours your least favorite of the day? Do you dread the minute your alarm clock goes off, knowing you will feel tired and sluggish all morning? Maybe you just want a little boost of energy to start your day with. You can learn to be a morning person with Guided Meditation for Early Rising. By using the Guided Meditation for Early Rising program, you will discover an early morning energy and appreciation for the day that you didn’t know you had, making it easy to hop right out of bed. Learn to enjoy your mornings. Guided Meditation for Early Rising will work with your subconscious mind to develop connections that make it easier to get up in the morning. You don’t have to dread getting up early; you can be a morning person too! It is suggested to listen to Guided Meditation for Early Rising for 21 days in a row to yield the best results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Val Gosselin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sdhp/000312/sp_sdhp_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matt´s in line at the bank, trying to cash the check from his latest client. He´s carrying his .38 in the holster under his arm, when suddenly, the man in line ahead of him turns around and yells to the customers that this is a holdup and that everyone should hit the floor. A fast-thinking clerk hits the silent alarm, trapping the robber in the bank. Now, in order to get out, he´s gonna have to take a hostage, but who will it be? This story is number 16 in the Cooper Collection (which consists of 113 stories). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleman Ford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009038/bk_acx0_009038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Facing a long jail sentence, a woman takes a dangerous job for the New York Police Department Lydia Constanza is not cut out for prison. Since she came to the United States from Cuba, she’s twice been convicted as an accomplice to a violent crime, and done two short stints in jail. The second time, her nerves went, and she vowed never to return. Back on the outside and living in New York with a five-year-old daughter, Lydia and her boyfriend hold up a check-cashing place, tripping the silent alarm and landing, once again, in handcuffs. To stay near her child, this three-time loser offers up the only thing she has left: information. Harlem has become a dangerous place to wear a badge. Two cops have just been killed at a traffic stop, and Walter F. X. Forster is not going to lose any more men. Informants like Lydia are the lieutenant’s last chance to stop the bleeding. It’s the bad guys’ turn to die - if his snitches stay alive long enough to tell the cops who to kill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006139/bk_adbl_006139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachel Carson is called the mother of the modern ecological movement, bringing the importance of environmental conservation to the public´s attention. She was a nature lover since childhood. As an adult, she became a marine biologist and wrote award-winning books about the ocean, capturing the imagination of her readers with her poetic descriptions of the sea and its inhabitants. But it was her book Silent Spring that thrust Carson and the hazards of using pesticides into the national consciousness. Silent Spring sounded the alarm about the threat chemical pesticides posed to wildlife and made people sensitive to the ways they impacted the earth. Carson - and her book - are often credited with inspiring the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson shows how this writer was able to bring national attention to a growing environmental crisis. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kym Dakin-Neal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000135/bk_redw_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change´s impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think. Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth´s increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint - a ´´medical Manhattan Project´´ - detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Eickhoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015043/bk_adbl_015043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed. Since then she´s been forgetting everything: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn´t have a baby.... What she can´t forget is the woman she might have saved, the terrible nagging guilt, the silent calls she´s receiving and the feeling that someone´s watching her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgia Maguire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003175/bk_howe_003175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kelly Bouldin Darmofal suffered a severe TBI in 1992; currently, she holds a Masters in Special Education from Salem College, NC. Her memoir, Lost in My Mind: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), tells her story of tragedy and triumph. Kelly will be teaching ´´TBI: An Overview for Educators´´ at Salem College. Kelly´s ´´tips´´ were learned during two decades of recovery and perseverance; they include: Ways to avoid isolation and culture shock post-TBI Tips for staying organized in the face of instant chaos Strategies for caretakers and teachers of TBI survivors Life philosophies that reject despair How to relearn that shoes must match Why one alarm clock is never enough, and A breath of humor for a growing population with a ´´silent illness´´ - TBI ´´Those who suffer from TBI should benefit from Kelly Darmofal´s advice. She speaks often of the value of a sense of humor in dealing with TBI symptoms and quotes Viktor Frankl who believed that humor was one of the ´...soul´s weapons in the fight for self preservation.´ I strongly recommend her work.´´ (Dr. George E. Naff, NCC, LPC, Diplomate in Logotherapy) ´´Kelly is a wonderful resource about TBI for survivors, caregivers, teachers, and the entire community. The wisdom gained from her own experience makes her believable; the frankness and sense of humor that she reveals as she writes makes her authentic.... Kelly and her publications have become a trusted resource for our clients who are surviving from a TBI.´´ (Barbara Saulpaugh, regional executive director, CareNet Counseling, an affiliate of Wake Forest Baptist Health) From Loving Healing Press, www.LHPress.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Negron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109545/bk_acx0_109545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.