Jane Stowe frequently finds her irritable father, peevish stepmother, and half-brother Rupert a trial. Her only hope of eventual escape is her maternal uncle, Roger Markham, whose heir she is. When he dies under mysterious circumstances, Jane is the obvious suspect.Alex Gordon, family misfit, has been sent to find out if there’s anything to Markham’s suspicions about the schooner Sea Mew. With half the continent at war, and the Young Pretender recently landed in Scotland, the matter may be of critical importance. Once Alex ferrets out - with Jane’s assistance - the connection between the Sea Mew and Jacobite activity, he is told to leave the rest to the professionals. But the professionals have no stake in saving Jane from the gallows or Rupert from a charge of treason. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Honan-Bowes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142363/bk_acx0_142363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise - quick, efficient, low risk - works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them - the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback. As they all crisscross the country in deadly pursuit and a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The true professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice...everything. A finger-burning page-turner, filled with twists, surprises, and memorably complex characters, The Professionals marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001865/bk_peng_001865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they honorably answered the call. War - it was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys and they came back - those who made it - as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003474/bk_brll_003474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The United States is abundantly rich in adults with know-how. By connecting mentors - educated adults with expertise and knowledge - with mentees - teens and young adults who lack motivation, experience, and role models in their lives - we can begin to close this gap dramatically. We can prepare the next generation for the jobs of tomorrow by adding real-world, project-based experience to their education. Teach to Work is a call to action for mentors currently sitting on the sidelines. Whether you are a banker, a lawyer, an architect, an accountant, an engineer, an IT specialist, or an artist, you have the experience and skillset to become an ambassador of talent, grit, and transferable skills. The book provides a step-by-step guide to help professionals share their knowledge with the next generation of workers through this intergenerational experience. Based on Alper's 15 years of mentoring inner-city high-school students, Teach to Work proves how corporations, professionals, and boomers can have a significant impact on the professional future of America's youth. Drawing from real-life stories and letters received from students, teachers, and fellow mentors describing pride of accomplishment, Alper helps professionals embark on this journey to transform lives, mentoring one student at a time. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002173/bk_gdan_002173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to walk away from critical feedback feeling empowered, rather than defeated. Shi(f)t is a roadmap for anyone - from executives those seeking to lead, and from young to seasoned professionals - striving to achieve their professional and personal goals and dreams. Touching on all areas of business, Misti Burmeister offers practical and inspiring tools and strategies for getting the most out of difficult feedback. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Misti Burmeister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029847/bk_acx0_029847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surviving Lasts a Lifetime: A Parent's Journey Through Medical Trauma details the journey of a young mother who survives a near death experience against all odds. It chronicles the survival, recovery, and the difficult task of moving on, and integrating a new normal. Astrid wrote letters as a "guide to life" for her children in case she would not live to teach them to her own children, as the trauma brought into sharp focus life's great questions about love, family, and purpose. This book is a source and inspiration for other survivors, parents, caregivers, medical professionals, and mental health professionals dealing with such a devastating chapter to give them strength facing their own challenges. It is intended as a reminder that people are surviving all around us, and that surviving lasts a lifetime, and does not necessarily fit neatly into society's stringent guidelines and expectations for coping with any given trauma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Astrid Hendren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070346/bk_acx0_070346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules... But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague - he will be their next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pankow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000195/bk_bant_000195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By 2152, wise computers have replaced middle managers, service workers, and many professionals. Billions overcrowd the planet; the less clever subsist on welfare. Galactic settlement beckons but ruling "Achievers" say the incompetent poor need not apply. "Quiet" Griffin, a ghetto "Welfie", opposes them and learns that upper-class geneticists breed "improved" humans from the poor, then transplant aged personalities into young bodies. How can Quiet save humanity from genocide and unprincipled genetic tampering? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Forchion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030894/bk_acx0_030894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A compelling story of a starving young Texan who follows his championship dreams and winds up winning much more. In this gripping tale of self-discovery, a rookie unexpectedly finds himself in a no-man's land, poor and alone, until two eccentric old cowboys take him under their wing and show him how to win against the professionals. The action, adventure, and emotion that ensue, due in part to a beautiful heiress, will keep you glued to your headphones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168530/bk_acx0_168530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.