For fans of A Thousand Splendid Suns comes a stirring novel set in Afghanistan about two women - an American aid worker and her local interpreter - who form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence that surrounds them in Kabul. In 2001, Kabul is suddenly a place of possibility as people fling off years of repressive Taliban rule. This hopeful chaos brings together American aid worker Liv Stoellner and Farida Basra, an educated Pakistani woman still adjusting to her arranged marriage to Gul, the son of an Afghan strongman whose family spent years of exile in Pakistan before returning to Kabul. Both Liv and her husband take positions at an NGO that helps Afghan women recover from the Taliban years. They see the move as a reboot - Martin for his moribund academic career, Liv for their marriage. But for Farida and Gul, the move to Kabul is fraught, severing all ties with Farida’s family and her former world, and forcing Gul to confront a chapter in his life he’d desperately tried to erase. The two women, brought together by Farida’s work as an interpreter, form a nascent friendship based on their growing mutual love for Afghanistan, though Liv remains unaware that Farida is reporting information about the Americans’ activities to Gul’s family, who have ties to the black market. As the bond between Farida and Liv deepens, war-scarred Kabul acts in different ways upon them, as well as their husbands. Silent Hearts is an absorbing, complex portrayal of two very different but equally resilient women caught in the conflict of a war that will test them in ways they never imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008867/bk_sans_008867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Understanding and developing the mind throughout life - the new audiobook from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy selling The Chimp Paradox.The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.This book has two themes:To help adults to consider and understand where some of their unhealthy or destructive learnt behaviours and beliefs might have come from and then offer ways to replace them with healthy and constructive behaviours and beliefs.To offer ideas and support to parents, teachers or carers that could help children to form healthy and constructive habits and prevent unhealthy or destructive habits from developing.Examples of unhelpful thinking, behaviours and habits that can be changed include:Being overly self-criticalFear of failure and unforgiving perfectionismWorrying excessively or overreacting to situationsProcrastinatingLiving with low self-esteemExamples of helpful thinking, behaviours and habits include:SmilingGetting over mistakesDeveloping a positive outlookBeing able to talk through your feelingsSeeking appropriate helpBeing proactiveProfessor Steve Peters explains neuroscience in a straightforward and intuitive way - offering up 10 simple habits that we as adults and children should have in our arsenal to deal with everyday life. These 10 habits should and can be retained for life.This is an important and another groundbreaking new audiobook from the best-selling author of The Chimp Paradox and t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof Steve Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000060/bk_bonn_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caroline is desperate to reach Oregon and find her only living relative. She persuades Simon, a man traveling on a wagon train, to let her pose as his wife. As they face and overcome capture by Indians and other dangerous adventures along the Oregon Trail, Caroline and Simon bond as friends. When they reach Oregon and Caroline´s Aunt Hattie, they go their separate ways as agreed upon at the beginning of their farce. Soon, they both realize that parting was a mistake. Did love come too quietly for them to recognize it—and have they lost their chance? Will they find each other again? Clean romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kandace Peppers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103267/bk_acx0_103267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The audiobook is more of a motivational program than instruction manual discussing the themes of minimalism according to a relatable context. It breaks down 50 ways of reducing clutter within your life, grouped according to four categories. These are:Mind-set or perspectiveImplementationSocial media themesPeripheral considerationsAll these tools are meant to reduce and eventually eliminate clutter in your life, from a mental position to the implementation and everything in between governing the life of an individual.The audiobook encourages a lifestyle change from consumerism, which has become a silent plague on the present society, and shows ways of how to assimilate minimalism into your life until it becomes part of your habits. Minimalism is not encouraged as a goal but as a continuous process because cluttering is oriented the same way. Clutter is also a lifestyle that entails glut and neglect. This audiobook teaches how to be aware of your surroundings and keep vigilant of your mind and your residence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123989/bk_acx0_123989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how you can reverse your diabetes starting today Diabetes as a disease is becoming much more prevalent thanks to the increase in poor lifestyle choices. Diabetes is often called a silent disease because it isn´t one that is often visible; many sufferers don´t even know they have it. It is a very serious condition that, if left unattended, can cause a number of problems, including blurry vision, skin infections, yeast infections, weight loss, and secondary issues like poor circulation, heart disease, and even death through diabetic coma. This book has been created so that people can avoid these issues and live happy lives. You will learn the most effective ways to reverse and avoid diabetes. Here´s a preview of what you´ll learn: Understanding diabetes and common myths Types of diabetes Symptoms and risk factors Foods to include Foods to avoid Exercise and supplements 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maribeth Merrill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050312/bk_acx0_050312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you ever feel like the big guy is giving you the silent treatment? You keep pouring your heart out, but he’s giving you the cold shoulder. All you want is a little guidance, or at least some sign he is actually up there. Apparently he’s talking to other people. You hear them say things like, ´´I just feel like God is telling me [enter amazing guidance or comfort].” So what’s the deal? Why won’t God talk to you? Well, I think God already is talking to you. The trick is knowing how to listen. In this audiobook, through practical, down-to-earth explanations and real-life examples, you will learn how to start hearing God. Once you know how to listen, I think you will be amazed at what you hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becci Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129817/bk_acx0_129817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.