Two presidential level assassinations that don't occur in history as we now know it, but in this young adult time travel political thriller, a powerful, wealthy man plans to change that. He hates history as we know it because the United States remains strong.In October 1968, teenager Denise Reid falls asleep one evening just like every night. So does Taylor Williams, also 17 years old, in October, 2012.In the morning, they discover they exchanged personalities.Denise wakes up in 2012 in Taylor's body. Taylor now occupies Denise's body and time. Each must learn to cope with the 44 year-switch. And each attends a presidential campaign speech central to a European billionaire's plot to destroy the United States.His plan? Assassinate presidential candidate Richard Nixon in 1968 and President Obama, running for reelection, in 2012. Only Denise and Taylor stand between him and success. But how can two teenage girls stop the armed killers?To Denise, 2012, cell phones, personal computers, and $6 per gallon gasoline come straight out of an episode of The Jetsons. To Taylor, 1968 feels like a museum come to life. The pink princess telephone won't work unless plugged into the wall. Typewriters. Clothes either too demure or too outlandish.However, her high school teachers horrify Denise the worst. They criticize the United States more than the hippies of her time. Teachers! And the students agree. But not all. Soon, she meets Andre who writes the blog The Voice of Young Black Republicans. She doesn't know a blog from Wi-Fi, but answers her many questions about the world of 2012. He takes her to a meeting of a conservative activist organization. He doesn't know that an inner circle of the group, manipulated by an agent of the European billionaire, plans to meet President Obama's upcoming campaign speech with bullets instead of protest signs.Taylor hates Denise's annoying boyfriend but comes to rely on the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lya Morrissette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171966/bk_acx0_171966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deadly Places Life is a balancing act. When you’re a cop, the choices can be deadly. Ed Solomon, long-time police officer in the small town of Mapleton, Colorado, has been ribbed for thinking there’s a ring of assassins out killing deadbeat dads. However, he’s convinced these killers exist and they’re doing their dirty work from behind an innocuous-looking travel blog. Proving the ring exists has been a sideline investigation for him, but it’s shoved further onto the back burner when Ed is forced to assume the duties of Chief.Ed loves being a cop, but the Chief Stuff is getting him down. He’s juggling his own police duties, mounds of paperwork, and keeping the mayor happy. With all the extra hours, family tensions are on the rise as well. But when someone leaves an anonymous message for him at the station, handing him a new clue, he’s determined to prove these assassins exist. Setting up a sting operation by posing as a deadbeat dad makes Ed a target. Will he catch the assassins before he becomes their next victim?Deadly Engagement If you’re with a cop, there’s no escaping mystery and crime, even on a Caribbean cruise. Angie Mead thinks time away from Gordon’s “Cop Stuff” is what he needs to distract him from being suspended as Mapleton’s Chief of Police and get over killing a man. A Caribbean cruise, where Gordon has no jurisdiction, seems the perfect solution - and Angie is looking forward to some fun in the sun.Communication mishaps and Gordon’s apparent lack of interest in their getaway create second thoughts for Angie. That is, until a series of petty thefts give Gordon a new bone to chew on. When he includes Angie in his investigative way of thinking, the two of them switch to sleuthing mode, and their real adventure begins.Deadly Assumptions Will a string of mysterious trespassing incidents give Rookie Officer Ed Solomon his chance at being a big- 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Marvel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150933/bk_acx0_150933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Writer's Hypnosis Bundle - Unleash the Wordsmith Within, using Hypnosis Writing can be torture at times. You end up staring at a blank page or screen, or laboring over each and every syllable. But to be the best writer possible, you need to be able to relax, let the words come, and go with the flow. You need to limit distractions, access your imagination, and put everything you can into crafting your text. And you can do all of that in just a few hours - with help from hypnosis. Set Your Natural Writing Talent Free The four super-creative sessions in The Writer's Hypnosis Bundle will enable you to switch on your natural writing abilities, increase your creativity, and enhance your powers of concentration to let your words flow freely and efficiently. Hypnosis Session 1: Be a Better Writer Embed your mind with the firm command to be a better, more productive writer. Conquer writer's block with new habits that make you think in creative ways. Generate positive energy that transfers from you to your readers, bringing your words to life as you discover how to write better, easier, faster - just by listening. Maximize your writing ability! Captivate and engage readers with ease Rewire your brain to write with purpose and clarity Develop the power to write on demand Hypnosis Session 2: Total Focus Dissolve distractions, create a sense of focus, and get more writing done - whenever you want. Get back to basics to enable you to write every day, whether it's a journal, a novel, blog post, or a stream of consciousness exercise. Develop a powerful reflex that will trigger whenever you get side-tracked, helping you zoom in and be as productive as possible. Enjoy super-sharp concentration and get more done! Blast through your inbox and to-do list in minutes Find solutions to writing problems quicker than ever 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hypnosis Live. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ispr/000127/bk_ispr_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?: What the Internet is doing to our brains" is a magazine article by technology writer Nicholas G. Carr highly critical of the Internet's effect on cognition. It was published in the July/August 2008 edition of The Atlantic magazine as a six-page cover story. The essay builds upon Carr's book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google, in particular the last chapter, "iGod". Carr's main argument is that the Internet might have detrimental effects on cognition that diminish the capacity for concentration and contemplation. As the title indicates, the article specifically targets Google, although it also generalizes about the cognitive impact of the whole Internet and World Wide Web. The essay was extensively discussed in the media and the blogosphere, with reactions to Carr's argument being polarised. At the Britannica Blog, a part of the discussion focused on the apparent bias in Carr's argument toward literary reading. In Carr's view, reading on the Internet is generally of a shallower form in comparison with reading from printed books in which he believes a more intense and sustained form of reading is exercised.
Through four books published over the last dozen years - Does IT Matter?, The Big Switch, The Shallows and The Glass Cage - Nicholas Carr has made his name as an incisive writer on our complicated relationship with technology. Utopia Is Creepy, a sharp and often funny indictment of our tech-besotted culture, collects essays drawn from Carrs popular blog Rough Type as well as seminal pieces that first appeared in The Atlantic, the MIT Technology Review and the Wall Street Journal, to provide an alternative history of our digital age over the last ten years. In well known essays such as Is Google Making Us Stupid?, The Library of Utopia or Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy, Carr lays bare the pitfalls alongside the benefits of the internet age, and dissects the philistinism and misanthropy that underlie Silicon Valleys liberation mythology. With probing assessments of some of the crucial issues of the day, from online surveillance to the state of public discourse, Carr once again puts his finger on todays most pressing issues.
They say athletes suffer two deaths&#8212;the one at the end of their lives, and the one at the end of their collegiate or professional sports lives. For an athlete to go from an athletic career to retirement can be a difficult transition. Luckily, Lauren Link, RD, CSSD, has already dealt with this life change and with The Healthy Post-College Athlete, any former athlete can learn how to go from the discipline of weightlifting sessions and conditioning for a game or race, to maintaining a healthy lifestyle without those familiar goals. The book is targeted at those who are juggling a switch away from the intense, competitive, and routine-oriented life of an athlete, and shows how to apply the lessons learned from that time to life as a normal human. Also included in the book are excerpts from Link&#8217;s own blog that she started to document her transition from her collegiate athletic lifestyle, along with lists and case studies to help contextualize the challenge in leaving the focus and discipline of an athletic life. Link covers such ground as: &#8226; Modifying your diet based on &#8220;normal human&#8221; calorie expenditure, with meal planning and grocery shopping &#8226; Designing a routine and workout to stay fit and healthy &#8226; Easy-to-prepare recipes that will help facilitate a healthy lifestyle &#8226; Forming an identity outside of your sport Whether you&#8217;re a professional athlete or just a person trying to be healthier, this book will show you a path to living a better and healthier life. With a humorous and self-effacing tone, Link will show you how to transition in The Healthy Post-College Athlete. &#8220;My experience working with Skyhorse is always a positive collaboration. The editors are first-rate professionals, and my books receive top-shelf treatment. I truly appreciate our working relationship and hope it continues for years to come.&#8221; &#8211;David Fischer, author
Today´s consumers are turning the tables on traditional media. They cannot be herded towards some Next Big Thing but switch their attention in a heartbeat if they catch the buzz of something new and exciting. Fans forage for new discoveries, pursuing personal interests while leaving trails and clues for others to follow. Savants, Enthusiasts and Originators play influential roles in the fan economy recording their finds, expressing their opinions and leading communities of fellow fans. As a result, discovery is the big challenge in a wiki, Web 2.0 world where blog culture, social networks like MySpace and personalized recommender systems have changed the way we perceive, create and consume media. Net, Blogs and Rock ´n´ Roll is the first book to dissect a new generation of discovery-oriented services such as Last.fm the social music revolution and is for anyone who spreads the word about entertainment and is interested in expanding audiences through the new channels of our always-connected culture. By explaining how discovery works in this groundbreaking book, David Jennings shows how creators can support discoveries by maximizing the ways buzz can develop. He introduces the three strands of digital discovery - Trying Out, Links, Community - explaining how the history, culture and technology of media are interwoven with the rise of personalization and mobile players. He profiles groups of consumers and their different approaches to discovery, and examines how media intermediaries filter cultural content and connect it to audiences. Anything goes in this new world of discovery which embodies a rock ´n´ roll ethos that resists neat and clean orderliness. Consumers make discoveries from any and every source, all media can co-exist, but no one retains ´gatekeeper´ status. Professionals are adjusting to a new role complementing bloggers and facilitating audience discoveries rather than controlling them. Net Blogs and Rock ´n´ Roll reveals the role of consumers in the fan economy, the latest technologies and techniques at their disposal and shows intermediaries how to connect creators with communities of fans and consumers.
'Absolutely addictive and brilliant with an end I didn't see coming. This is one book you have to read and it gets 5 huge stars from me!!!!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Are you my mummy?' Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she's his mother. But Tessa doesn't have any children. Not anymore. She doesn't know who the little boy is or how he got there. After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own&#8230; Tessa isn't sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises? An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller with a twist that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book will have you hooked. What readers are saying about The Secret Mother: 'Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic book! The book starts with a bang&#8230; from page one and believe me, it doesn't let up throughout the book and keeps you gripped until the very end!' Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars 'Oh yes, yes, yes, yes this was my kind of read, I really have taken this and added it to my top 10 this year, it's a screaming from the rooftops fantastic read, if you love a good thriller&#8230; if you love to stay up all night reading because you simply can't switch your mind off from a book, this is it, you found it, don't look any further&#8230; so fast paced it leaves your breathless. One of the best psychological thrillers that I have read that has shocked me, left me dribbling for me and wanting more from this author.' Read Along With Sue, 5 stars 'Wow, wow and wow! What a read! Gripping from start to end and a very clever plot that keeps you guessing all the way. I loved this book ... didn't want it to finish.' Nicki's Book Blog, 5 stars 'Utterly gripping to the last page and full of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. A fantastic thriller!' Sarah A. Denzil, author of #1 bestseller Silent Child 'Another five-star winner from this author&#8230; Kept me gripped from the very first page&#8230; An absolute must read&#8230; Wish I could have given it more than just 5 stars!' Bookseller Review, 5 stars 'I was on the edge of my seat&#8230; This has to be one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read! I felt the hairs on the back of my neck go up and my heart raced a mile a minute&#8230;
Every guy is looking for an edge, some way to get single women his age to notice him more than they do now. Unfortunately, most guys have absolutely no idea what kind of body automatically flips a girl's attraction switch. Nate Green does. Built for Show is the first fitness book to address young men on the prowl. It's not just written for them; it's written by one of them. Green, who's just twenty- three years old, is already a veteran fitness professional who's been quoted in Men's Health and Maximum Fitness magazines. Green offers four twelve- week workout programs, each with a seasonal theme. The fall and winter workouts add muscle size and strength that'll show even under layers of clothing. The spring and summer workouts burn fat and chisel the showpiece muscles-creating a lean, cut, beach-ready physique. But Built for Show is more than just a workout book. It also provides: · Realistic nutrition advice to feed the muscles and starve the fat without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen · Tips on dressing right, looking the part, improving your social status, and settling into your new lifestyle · Quick ways to assess posture, with useful exercises to fix flaws and improve self- presentation, no matter the situation. The detailed programs include over fifty exercises, illustrated with over one hundred original photos. Neither a weight-loss guide nor a body- building manual, Built for Show instead reveals to guys exactly what they need to build the body they - and women - want. Read Nate Green's posts on the Penguin Blog.