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.
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.
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.
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.
The Line War is the fifth audiobook in Neal Asher´s popular Agent Cormac series. The Polity is under attack from a ´melded´ AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus´ wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess...and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters. Further attacks and seemingly indiscriminate slaughter ensue but serve only to bring some of the most dangerous individuals in the Polity into the war. Mr Crane, the indefatigable brass killing machine, sets out for vengeance while Orlandine, a vastly augmented haiman who herself controls Jain technology, seeks a weapon of appalling power and finds allies from an ancient war. Meanwhile Mika, scientist and Dragon expert, is again kidnapped by that unfathomable alien entity and dragged into the heart of things: to wake the makers of Jain technology from their five-million-year slumber. But Erebus´ attacks are not so indiscriminate after all and could very well herald the end of the Polity itself.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001215/bk_macm_001215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Dr Freeman is a man of great integrity and kindness. His care has helped me through the good times and the hardships of competing in the highest level of sport.´´ (Sir Bradley Wiggins) As team doctor for British Cycling and Team Sky, Dr Richard Freeman treated the world´s most successful cyclists, such as Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton. From 2009 until 2017, the ´Doc´ was part of the team who became national heroes with Olympic and Tour de France victories. In The Line, Dr Freeman reveals the medical principles and practices that helped lead these athletes to success - ideas that we now consider commonplace, but many of which were in fact the Doc´s own innovations. And in a sport where there´s an ethical line as well as a finishing line, Dr Freeman gives a frank and open account in response to allegations of misuse of medical treatment to enhance performance. ´´Without Dr Freeman, my career would have been shorter and less successful.´´ (Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Burnip. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001258/bk_head_001258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Claire Heller Chapman, a Harvard Law School professor and a high-powered attorney, has just attained a national reputation for her work on several high-profile cases. Her second husband, Tom Chapman, is a successful money manager who adores Claire and her six-year-old daughter. They live in a beautiful house and lead a glamorous and happy life. Then a random burglary turns their world upside down. A routine police investigation reveals that Tom is not who he says he is. He never attended the college he said he did. He once had a different name. He once was, Claire learns, a secret operative for the U.S. government. When he is suddenly arrested and put on trial for a crime he insists he didn´t commit - an unspeakable atrocity carried out 13 years ago - she puts her reputation on the line to defend him. The case is tried in a top-secret court-martial, conducted by the Pentagon, in which all the evidence is classified, and the rules are unlike any Claire has ever known. The audio includes an excerpt from Vanished, the first Nick Heller novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001167/bk_aren_001167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.