A Little Book of Happiness: Ruskin Bond
A Little Book of Serenity: Ruskin Bond
Bonds are the world´s leading financial instrument, far exceeding the size of stock (equity) markets, yet few Americans understand them, let alone know how to invest in them, or realize how easy such investments are. With simple, easy-to-understand examples, The Itty Bitty Bond Book 2016 takes listeners through the ins and outs of savings bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, treasuries, and CDs, with emphasis on resources that are accessible to everyone, not just the wealthy. The pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs are also covered, as is the new myRA government program as an alternative to traditional savings bonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Van Deventer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055850/bk_acx0_055850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You might be wondering why anyone would invest in bonds today. Interest rates are near record lows and it seems crazy to invest in them, but then real estate, stocks, and alternate investments all have their own risks. Or maybe you think that bonds are only for rich, old people. But did you know that you can invest in bonds for as little as $25? Did you know that the U.S. bond market is by far the largest financial market in the world, much larger than the stock market? Look out the window of any American town and you´ll see a world built on bonds. If you have a mortgage, the bank that issued it was able to keep issuing mortgages because of bond backing and financing. If you went to a public school it was funded by municipal bonds. The roads and bridges we drive on were funded with bonds, and the businesses that we work in finance themselves in part with bonds. Stock market prices are very dependent on rates on Treasury bonds. Bonds are everywhere. Bonds will be a key part of your retirement, even if you don´t think you have any, so everyone should have some knowledge of what they are and how they work. The Itty Bitty Bond Book will give you the information you need to understand the basics of how you as an investor can buy savings bonds as well as corporate, municipal and Treasury bonds to hold to maturity as part of a sound financial plan for your future. Bond funds, CDs, and Bond ETFs are also discussed along with the advantages and disadvantages of investing in funds vs. individual bonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Van Deventer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011907/bk_acx0_011907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known? In this thrilling prequel to the James Bond series, readers meet a 13-year-old schoolboy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will one day take him all over the world, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals known to man. When we´re first introduced to young James, he´s just started boarding school at Eton in the 1930s. His first adventure is set in the Highlands of Scotland, where James spends a holiday at a remote castle. Mysterious things start to happen, someone has disappeared; then James discovers that the dark waters around the castle contain a sinister secret, and he becomes aware that a very dangerous mind is at work. SilverFin is the story of Young Bond´s first mission to thwart a deadly foe. Acclaimed British writer Charlie Higson has written a brilliantly crafted tale that ingeniously uncovers the unknown story of a boy who became one of the most iconic figures of our time. Commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate, SilverFin is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will mesmerize listeners of all ages from the very first minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathaniel Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000334/bk_lili_000334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dedicated profiler. Dr. Holt Patterson has thrown himself into his work since his wife´s death, and his relationship with his young son, Theo, is suffering. He´s caught in an impossible choice - how can he make the world a safer place for his son without sacrificing valuable family time? An unrequited love. Sara Burns, the director at Theo´s prestigious academy, once loved Holt Patterson, but he was her best friend´s husband. Now a decade has passed, and Sara realizes that her feelings are just as strong - but how can she act on them without betraying her friend´s memory? A terrifying killer. A violent man develops an interest in Sara, and sends a body instead of flowers to get her attention. Holt is determined to keep her safe. But the killer is much closer than they expect... This is Book Three of The Mindhunters 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001451/bk_harl_001451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the devastating events in the Scottish Highlands, Sam and Declan have moved on to a new, deeper level in their romance. Their commitment to each other is unquestionable; however, there are plenty of questions that need answering about other aspects of their lives, and those who sought to end them. Sam is trying his best to deal with the day to day frustrations of his injuries. He´s completely dependent on Declan for everything and hates the way the scales have tipped in their relationship. Although he´s officially on leave, Sam´s mind cannot stop replaying all that happened to him and questioning why, and who is behind it all. Declan´s relief at having Sam home throws him into house-husband mode. He´s happy to take the reins and care for his partner, however, beneath the surface, Declan cannot help but be drawn back to how he felt in the Highlands, and how they were betrayed by a man who was supposed to have their back. Declan had promised Sir James Aiken that he would pay if he hurt Sam, and now Declan has to decide how he can deliver his payback and put his and Sam´s world back on an even keel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097174/bk_acx0_097174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2018 Audiobook Reviewer Award for Romance One wedding, two best men, one hell of a love story! Declan Ramsay´s brother Oliver was marrying Annabelle Aiken at a fairytale castle on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The bride and groom decided that Annabelle´s gay younger brother would share the best man duties with Declan. Declan had never met the kid who was to be his joint best man. Sam Aiken was abroad, working as an interpreter and finishing his studies. He wouldn´t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding, so the best men communicated and planned their speech by email for more than a year. But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the kid isn´t a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Declan is sure he´s straight, so he´s alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself. But, is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086013/bk_acx0_086013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.