Whether you´re a first-time manager or a seasoned professional, you know that a motivated, productive, and fulfilled team is your most important asset. Completely updated and revised, The Everything Managing People Book, 2nd Edition arms you with all you need to create a winning team, including straightforward advice on hiring and firing, leadership, delegation, and effective feedback. Filled with practical tips and innovative strategies, The Everything Managing People Book, 2nd Edition helps you get the best out of your employees by providing the motivation and support they need to perform at their best. This hands-on, informative title serves as a desk reference you´ll turn to again and again to find valuable information on leading an effective team and succeeding as a manager. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000398/bk_oasi_000398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A. N. Wilson has been thinking about the Bible, and reading it, since he read theology for a year at university. Martin Luther King was ´reading the Bible´ when he started the Civil Rights Movement. When Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was ´reading the Bible´. In The Book of the People, A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society as a philosophical work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000647/bk_oakh_000647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jane is a woman without a past. She wakes up in the back of a car with handcuffs on her wrists, with a man intent on doing her harm. She escapes, but into the murky underworld of New Orleans. A mysterious man shadows her, and strange memories tantalize her. People want to hurt her, and an unearthly creature stalks the night. Insanity might be a possibility, but everything is horrifyingly real. This sultry world is anything but ordinary. Instead, it is full of black magics, curious beasts, and the thoughts of a man who can read Jane´s mind. She must solve the mystery of who she is or be forever lost. Book three of the Lake People series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Crawley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106590/bk_acx0_106590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dead can still talk - as Lawrence Juste is about to find out - and what they have to say is deadly. A tense psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl with No Past. He thought he´d eluded the nemesis from his past - even made some kind of atonement for abandoning his family by defending his sister´s child against a murder charge. His black had become a mere dirty grey, with the possibility of being bleached enough to still make High Court Judge if he´d played his cards right, hadn´t it? Someone obviously doesn´t agree. Someone who persists in taunting him with notes and lies that lead nowhere but to more lies. Someone who clearly wants him to dig even further into his buried past in order to clear his name. Someone who might have already murdered once, and is ready to murder again. But they´re already dead. For Lawrence, the twisted saga of deceit, intrigue, and conspiracy continues as his family expands and the real truth behind his past begins to surface in this, the second book in the Patchwork People trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Groves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073642/bk_acx0_073642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred...unless you´re an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different - and terrible - ways to die. Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrun Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin -- the feared ´´Planet of No Return´´-- which has swallowed up countless Explorers before them without a trace.Obviously, this is meant to be the last mission for Ramos and Derigha. But it won´t be, if Festina can help it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005332/bk_adbl_005332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life under the thumb of the Spark Lords - the League´s Earthly representatives - is dull but comfortable for Philemon Abu Dhubhai and the other teachers at a third-rate private school for second-rate rich kids. But all that changes when a female student is found murdered by an unknown alien organism, and her boyfriend, the prime suspect, goes missing. Suddenly an unofficial homicide investigation has snared Philemon and five other ´´misfits´´ - plus one of the planet´s most powerful criminals, the mother of the murdered girl - trapping them all in a web of terrifying conspiracy that could involve the Spark Lords ... and even the League of Peoples itself. For all is perilously not what it seems, on Earth and in the heavens. But then again, neither are Phil and his compatriots.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005337/bk_adbl_005337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her fahter´s hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him. Desperate to escape her past, Faye joins the Vigil, a band of fiercely independent monitors charged with rooting out government corruption. To help in this struggle, her mind is linked to the powerful datasphere that regulates the planet...and suddenly, she receives a cryptic vision promising peace and healing. Instead, Faye becomes the target of unknown assassins in a sinister conspiracy that threatens to unleash a new and more deadly outbreak. For humans and Ooloms were not the first species to inhabit Demoth. Somewhere in the ruins of long-abandoned settlements, something was left behind: an alien technology of unimaginable potential to build - or destroy. Enemy agents will stop at nothing to find it. Some of Faye´s own people will kill to uncover its secret. With no one else to trust, she turns to the one person who can help unravel the mystery: Festina Ramos - explorer, outcast, ever-vigilant champion of those whom society deems expendable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Lefkow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005334/bk_adbl_005334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Alan Gardner broke onto the sf scene with his debut novel, Expendable, which won him numerous fans for its blend of wry humor and fast-paced action set in a world where the flawed are designated as society´s explorers. Now he makes his long-awaited hardcover debut with what might be his best book yet.... Explorer Third Class Youn Sue is Expendable - a member of the highly skilled and highly disposable Explorer Corps trained to undertake hazardous missions so that the rest of humanity need not be upset by their (almost-certain) deaths. With her partner, Tut, Youn is sent to rescue an innocent planet from the extremely dangerous sentient Balrog. But how do you defeat an alien intelligence so advanced that it literally knows what you will do before you do ... especially when it has its own sinister plans? Joining forces with none other than the fabled Admiral Festina Ramos, Youn discovers that this is just the Balrog´s opening gambit, and its next move could destroy them all. Fighting to stop the Balrog and save Youn´s life, they head to an eerie, seemingly deserted planet. But this innocuous paradise has its own deadly secrets - including one that will destroy thousands if they cannot prevent it - and, perhaps, even the true plan behind the Explorers themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005338/bk_adbl_005338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn´t a choice. Eleven years ago, David´s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can´t imagine living without. Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David´s wife admits a secret of her own - she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children. Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn´t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023128/bk_adbl_023128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oar is the last of her kind - a resident of the so-called ´´planet of no return´´, once the Admiralty´s dumping ground for undesirables and those who had become expendable. Oar´s transparent body is indestructible. Yet the mind it houses grows weary and will soon surrender to the catatonic torpor that has already claimed the others of her genetically altered human race. But Oar cannot sleep, not yet. There are powerful forces seeking her destruction for reasons unknown. There are old allies who need her assistance and a true history that must be revealed. There is much Oar must accomplish before the ´´apathetic hibernation´´ overcomes her, though time is decidedly her enemy. Together with her friend, Admiral Festina Ramos, she must find her final destiny ... and in a vast and volatile universe, destiny is never a sure thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005336/bk_adbl_005336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.