This week on The Best of Car Talk, have Tom and Ray found a more productive way to settle their disagreements than, ´´You moron´´? Find out as they differ over whether John should dump his family´s beloved Chevelle before its hyper-sensitive brakes send the family dental bills into seven figures. Elsewhere, Phil´s wife thinks she´d be less paranoid about her car breaking down if she was married to a mechanic; Dennis is looking for a non-combative gesture to let other drivers know he´s sorry for cutting them off; and after a year of listening to her Volvo moan, Alice has decided it´s finally time to figure out what´s ailing it. All this, plus some gift ideas straight from the floors of Car Talk Plaza, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: December 13, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/141213/rt_cart_141213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales - his own included - that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. Combining personal memoir and ethnographic storytelling, Modern Families tells a variety of unconventional family-creation tales - adoption and assisted reproduction, gay and straight parents, coupled and single, and multi-parent families - set against the social, legal, and economic contexts in which they were made. In these stories, family creation was painstaking and sometimes difficult. Often, parts of biological reproduction took place in a different body than that of the parents raising the child; sometimes, the model of kinship was made up virtually from scratch, often in tension with legally and socially sanctioned versions of family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026123/bk_adbl_026123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Create amazing business opportunities and reach more followers with the power of Instagram marketing! Money doesn´t just show up on your doorstep out of nowhere, and businesses have to keep publicizing themselves wherever their future customers are! If you don´t know much about the world of social media (or feel like it is a bunch of nonsense) but feel like your business can´t stay relevant in today´s market without it, then Instagram Marketing: A Picture Perfect Way to Strike It Rich! is the book on the shelf that you need to grab now! Do you want to increase your sales now with very little work? Do you want to increase your visibility and have many people see what your company has to offer? You are able to do all of this even if you do not have experience with any social media website! It really does not matter a bit whether you have a restaurant, clothing shop, school, law firm, or clinic. Any business can benefit from a bit of Internet marketing in today´s age since most people in developed countries use the Internet to get information on everything. You may think that Instagram is just for basic white girls taking selfies, but there are actually many hidden functions within the app that can help you sell your product to millions of people. In the technology age, social media will only help explode your business into popularity, thus increasing your profit. We will teach you the basics of using the Explore feature on Instagram, hashtagging, outsourcing, and so much more! You will learn how to edit your photos with proficiency, making every one of your products stunning to your potential customers! We will show you clever ways to host contests with your followers through posts in order to get them engaged with your business, presenting you as a friendly and approachable place! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101291/bk_acx0_101291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is not a book about a dog. I really do prefer my husband - honest. But it´s hard to tell the story of our journey into the empty nest, and leave out one particular animal. Which kind of illustrates the problem. "Susan Morse´s second memoir, THE DOG STAYS IN THE PICTURE, is a hectic and hilarious look at growing up and letting go. There´s a little bit of Hollywood in the story, and a lot of family, along with love and loss and sickness and health, but most of all there is Lilly, neurotic and loyal Lilly, graceful and fast, with a dramatic past and a future full of hope. Morse has written an extraordinary tale of transition for dog and human both that is not to be missed." William Lasher, New York Times bestselling author of The Barkeep "Difficult circumstances can make or break a person - or a dog. In her affecting memoir The Dog Stays in the Picture, Susan Morse tells how she and her adopted racing greyhound, Lilly, cope with eerily similar challenges and help each other triumph." Cynthia A. Branigan, author of Adopting the Racing Greyhound and The Reign of the Greyhound"Morse´s touching and sometimes laugh-out-loud memoir reminds us that in the act of rescuing someone else, we often end up rescuing ourselves." Lee Woodruff, bestselling author and contributing reporter for CBS This Morning "I read this book straight through in one night, and as an avid reader and greyhound rescuer, there are very few books which implore me to finish them in one night. Susan´s voice is real and raucous, and I can´t wait to read it again." Claudia Presto, founder of The Greyhound Gang 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Morse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024254/bk_acx0_024254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
37 Original Piano PiecesInstrument : pianoNombre de Pages : 84The present collection of piano pieces invites the musician on a journey - of the mind. Images described by the music emerge like musical picture postcards: Songs, dances, atmospheres, portraits stir up longings and memories. In ´Reisebilder´ there are many composers who sing of their beloved home country in the language of folk music: the Norwegian Grieg, the Polish Chopin or BÃ©la BartÃ³k who saved the folk music of his Hungarian home country from oblivion with his recordings.But there are also a large number who yearn to see distant places and describe the longed-for country of their dreams. Often, it is just the outward appearance which makes the peculiar characteristics of the strange and unknown stand out, the distance that makes it look mysterious, exotic and enticing: The Russian Tchaikovsky composed a ´German song´, the German Schumann a Sicilian song. The Hungarian TakÃ¡cs portrayed ´Spanish Street Musicians´, Felix Mendelssohn created several ´Venetian Gondola Songs´. 37 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries - a journey into the large variety of piano music!Content : R. Schumann: A Tale of Distant Lands (from Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15) - Germany: P. Tchaikovsky: German Song (from Album for Young People, Op. 39) - F. Schubert: German Dance, called LÃ¤ndler in A minor (D 366/3) - German Dance, called LÃ¤ndler in A minor (D 366/4) - Austria: F. Schubert: Wiener Damen-LÃ¤ndler in G major, Op. 67/1 - Wiener Damen-LÃ¤ndler in G major, Op. 67/15 - F. BurgmÃ¼ller: Styrian Dance (from Studies, Op. 100) - Italy: R. Schumann: Siciliano (from Album for the Young, Op. 68) P. Tchaikovsky: Neapolitan Song (from Album for Young People, Op. 39) - F. BurgmÃ¼ller: Tarantella (from Studies, Op. 100) - F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Venetian Gondola Song in G minor, Op. 19b No. 6 (from Songs without Words) - A. Casella: Siciliana (from 11 Pezzi infantili) - Spain: J. TakÃ¡cs: Spanish Street Musicians (from From Far and Wide, Op. 37) - I. AlbÃ©niz: MalagueÃ±a (from EspaÃ±a, Op. 165) - J. Turina: Madrid (from Postcards) - Fiesta (from Miniatures, Op. 52 No. 7) - J. Rodrigo: RÃºstica (from Tres Danzas de EspaÃ±a) - France: J.P. Rameau: Tambourin (from Suite en mi) - Norway: E. Grieg: Norwegian Melody (from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12) - Poland: F. Chopin: Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67/2 - Polonaise in G minor - Mazurka in G major, Op. 7/5 â€´´ Czech Republic: Z. Fibich: Furiant â€´´ Bohemian Dance (from Sonatina in D minor) - C. Debussy: Danse bohÃ©mienne - Hungary: B. BartÃ³k: Evening in the Countfy (from 10 Easy Piano Pieces) â€´´ Hungarian Folk Tune No. 34 - Hungarian Folk Tune No. 35 - S. Heller: Gypsies (BohÃ©miens, Op.138/19) - Romania: B. BartÃ³k: Romanian Folk Dance No. 1 - Romanian Folk Dance No. 4 - Russia: P. Tchaikovsky: In an Old Russian Church (from Album for Young People, Op. 39) â€´´ White Nights (May) (from The Seasons, Op. 37a) - Mongolia: Tong Shang: Friendship â€´´ Love Song on the Meadow (from Seven Little Pieces after Folk Songs from Inner Mongolia) - America: E. Nazareth: Tango GarÃ´to (from 25 Tangos brasileiros) - G. Gershwin: Prelude No. 2 - S. Joplin: The Easy Winners (Ragtime)
A wandering alien life form seeks a compatible host to share its life. The life has lived for a long time and shared life with many life forms. Throughout the alien´s life it is able to find suitable hosts for short periods of time and in other hosts life is hard and risky. Finally the alien life form travels to a planet and finds the perfect species to share its life with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher M. Allport. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052251/bk_acx0_052251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading ´´soul´´ who has been given Melanie´s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn´t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer´s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body´s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she´s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000111/bk_hach_000111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The explosive new thriller from New York Times best-selling author and master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook. Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina´s Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death. Devastated by Carl´s condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there´s more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason-Dixon - including her initially reluctant lab partner, Michael Pender - to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice. What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Middleton Healthcare, including the Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine hospital admissions. When Lynn and Michael begin to receive death threats, they know they´re into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Middleton Healthcare and their partner, Sidereal Pharmaceuticals, can put a stop to their efforts once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002667/bk_peng_002667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this memoir, popular game show host and personal development expert Todd Newton invites you to listen to Hollywood tales, his philosophies on achieving true happiness, and wisdom from the ones who inspired him to live each day with a "full speed ahead" mentality. Todd reflects back to his early days as a top-rated radio disc jockey and shares insights on his road to becoming a father, celebrity interviewer, TV host, international keynote speaker, humanitarian, and even a stage hypnotist. The man often referred to "America´s Life Coach" reveals the keys to achieving a fulfilling life and enjoying a career in show business that currently spans over two decades. "Todd is a man who has become successful by taking advantage of all of his talents. Read his thought-provoking book and be inspired to capitalize on all of your own abilities." (Bob Barker, legendary host of The Price Is Right) "Truth is where you find it, and I love that a game show host lays out more truth than the pope and Dalai Lama put together, and that´s damning with faint praise. Todd lays real truth down for you, and he´s funnier than the pope...even without the hat!" (Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller) "Life in the Bonus Round is all heart. If I had Todd´s looks I would´ve been far more successful." (Chuck Woolery, game show host) "I´ve known Todd for many years. He speaks on living your best life and becoming the best possible version of yourself." (Debbie Gibson, entertainer and philanthropist) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015347/bk_acx0_015347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heterosexual porn star Ryan is best friends with Guy, the host of a notorious gay bondage program. Ryan knows his best bud Guy is not so secretly in love with him. Can Guy convince Ryan to make a very lucrative career move? A super-sexy and tenderly sweet short story from the author of Str8 Room8! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Nunez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097614/bk_acx0_097614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.