Ash Colter´s speed with a gun had turned him into the man they called ´´The Gunsmoke Legend´´. But it was a reputation he didn´t want. So he put his gun away and rode south, figuring to buy some land and raise horses. To do that he needed money, and to earn that money he agreed to undertake one last, dangerous assignment - to track down the notorious outlaw John Kidd. Backed by an oddly-assorted posse, Colter was soon riding the high lines in his pursuit of the outlaw and his gang. One bloody confrontation piled atop another. But in the end, Colter had to face the unsettling fact that he had more in common with Kidd than he might otherwise have guessed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020693/bk_acx0_020693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country´s center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the Atlantic coast, and inland to the Midwest and New England, Manhattan became a global city and home to the world´s busiest port. It was a world of docks, ships, tugboats, and ferries, filled with cargo and freight, a place where millions of immigrants entered the Promised Land.In Waterfront Manhattan, Kurt C. Schlichting tells the story of the Manhattan waterfront as a struggle between public and private control of New York´s priceless asset. Nature provided New York with a sheltered harbor but presented the city with a challenge: to find the necessary capital to build and expand the maritime infrastructure. From colonial times until after the Civil War, the city ceded control of the waterfront to private interests, excluding the public entirely and sparking a battle between shipping companies, the railroads, and ferries for access to the waterfront.Waterfront Manhattan is a wide-ranging history that will dazzle anyone who is fascinated by New York. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014670/bk_tant_014670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Real leadership that leads to high engagement, higher performance, and a culture of accountability. As president and CEO of Scripps Health, one of America´s most prestigious health systems, Chris Van Gorder presided over a dramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to a dominant market position. While hospitals and health systems nationwide have laid people off or are closing their doors, Scripps is financially healthy, has added thousands of employees (even with a no-layoff philosophy), and has developed a reputation as a top employer. What are the secrets to this remarkable story? In The Front-Line Leader, Chris Van Gorder candidly shares his own incredible story, from police officer to CEO, and the leadership philosophy that drives all of his decisions and actions: people come first. Van Gorder began his unlikely career as a California police officer, which deeply instilled in him a sense of social responsibility, honesty, and public service. After being injured on the job and taking an early retirement, Van Gorder had to reinvent himself, taking a job as a hospital security director, a job that would change his life. Through hard work and determination, he rose to executive ranks, eventually becoming CEO of Scripps. But he never forgot his own roots and powerful work ethic, or the time when he was a security officer and a CEO would not make eye contact with him. Van Gorder leads from the front lines, making it a priority to know his employees and customers at every level. His values learned on the force - protecting the community, educating citizens, developing caring relationships, and ultimately doing the right thing - shape his approach to business. As much as companies talk about accountability, managers seldom understand what practical steps to take to achieve an ethic of service that makes accountability meaningful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021419/bk_adbl_021419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DI Olivia Hardy is a firm but fair cop. Her new partner, DS Lauren Groves, has a very different background, but the two women bond over the pressures of juggling complicated family lives with the horrors of the job. Both women try to reconcile their problematic family lives - Olivia’s issues with her teenage children, Lauren’s collapsing marriage - with the demands of their job. Their beat is a decaying coastal town in the south of England - a shadow of its Victorian glory - and criminals lurk where you’d least expect them. As Olivia and Lauren investigate a harrowing murder, events spiral - and so do the issues in their personal lives.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003758/bk_isis_003758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From The One Minute Manager to Raving Fans, Ken Blanchard´s books have helped millions of people unleash their power and the potential of those around them. The Ken Blanchard Companies have helped thousands of organizations become more people-oriented, customer-centered, performance-driven, and more focused on leading for a higher purpose and a greater good. Now, in Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together everything they´ve learned about world-class leadership. You´ll discover how to create targets and visions based on the ´´triple bottom line´´, and how to make sure people know who you are, where you´re going, and what will guide your journey. Blanchard then turns to your customer, extending his breakthrough work on delivering legendary service, creating ´´raving fans´´, and developing a true ´´customer mania´´. Next, he presents the definitive discussion of his renowned Situational Leadership techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Finally, he helps you discover the personal ´´leadership point of view´´ all truly great leaders possess and shows how to apply it throughout your entire life. No matter who or where you are, you can ´´lead at a higher level´´, creating high-performing organizations that make life better for everyone you touch. This audiobook will help you every single step of the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stow Lovejoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000048/bk_adbl_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times best-selling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life - until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom - and what - to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009057/bk_sans_009057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stunning debut novel from Jesmyn Ward, Where the Line Bleeds is a rich tale of twins raised by their grandmother in a stiflingly poor rural community on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Upon graduating from high school, growing tensions between brothers Joshua and Christophe test their loyalties—and a violent altercation forever changes their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003697/bk_reco_003697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Evalina Cassano and Taichi Hamasaki are torn apart by the events following the attack on Pearl Harbor, they must fight if they want any hope of returning to one another before World War II steals their future together. Within These Lines is one unflinching, haunting historical novel you don’t want to miss; perfect for fans of Monica Hesse, Ruta Sepetys, and Elizabeth Wein. Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family living in San Francisco in 1941 is quiet and ordinary until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that interracial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to a Japanese-American internment camp. Degrading treatment makes life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi’s only connection to the outside world is treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out against injustice, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive. With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their ideals and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds. Within These Lines: Is a young adult historical novel set in the World War II era Contains themes of love, separation, social justice, war, and diversity Perfect for junior high and high school students A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Kanies, Morgan Fairbanks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/003086/bk_zond_003086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Another night at the races is more than burnt rubber with a hit of nitrous. For one young woman, it´s navigating trauma, love, and loss in the stifling Texas heat under the watchful gaze of her brother’s best friend and reigning King of the Streets, Jordan Slater. Home in Arkadia again, Raelynn Casey starts to heal from a terrible incident at college. She finds love in Jordan, a member of her brother’s circle of racing buddies. When another in the racing circle, the guy who took her to her high school prom, exposes his feelings for Raelynn, tragedy erupts like a tank of race fuel. Guilt, remorse, and pain must be overcome before Raelynn and Jordan can race to The Finish Line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Giselle Lumas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120661/bk_acx0_120661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homers Iliad, the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in Troy High. Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider who fears that an epic high school rivalry is about to go up in flames, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. After the beautiful Elena who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders transfers to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie´s brother Perry, the Spartans vow that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten. The Trojans and Spartans pull wicked pranks on each other as homecoming approaches. And the Spartans wildcard football star, Ackley, promises to take down the Trojans offensive line. But the stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her family and school. Troy High will seduce readers with its incendiary cast of mythic proportions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001381/bk_adbl_001381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.