Ken Blanchard´s phenomenal best sellers, such as The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, have made him a globally recognized business legend. Now, he has joined with noted business author Steve Gottry to explore one of the most common and insidious problems plaguing the workplace: procrastination. The On-Time, On-Target Manager tells the highly recognizable story of Bob, a middle manager who tends to put things off to the last minute. He misses deadlines, rationalizes, justifies, and tries to explain. Luckily, Bob is sent to his company´s CEO, a new kind of CEO, the "Chief Effectiveness Officer"; who helps him deal with the three negative side effects of procrastination: lateness, poor work quality, and stress to himself and others. Bob learns how to overcome procrastination, and transforms himself into a productive On-Time, On-Target Manager through the Three P strategy. With this engaging parable, Blanchard and Gottry tackle the problem of procrastination head-on, offering practical strategies any professional can immediately put into practice to improve his or her performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001056de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Das ist gespenstisch: Die seltsamen Vorhersagen der Wahrsagerin, die Mia auf einem Straßenfest besucht hat, scheinen sich alle zu erfüllen: Ihre Eltern machen mit Baby Josefine einen Last-Minute- Urlaub auf Capri, Oma Olga zieht bei den Hansens ein und übernimmt den Haushalt. Doch dann bricht sich Olga bei einem Bauchtanz-Auftritt den Arm und muss ins Krankenhaus. Um die Eltern nicht zurückholen zu müssen, beschließen Mia, Lukas und Lena, sich alleine durchzuschlagen. Eigentlich sollen alle drei bei Freunden unterkommen. Fast eine Woche halten sie durch, dann feiert Lukas spontan eine Party mit ungeahnten Folgen ...Susanne Fülscher, geboren 1961 in Stelle bei Hamburg, Studium der Romanistik, Germanistik und Pädagogik in Hamburg. 1987/88 Besuch der Axel Springer Journalistenschule und danch tätig als Kulturjournalistin. Veröffentlichungen von Kinder- und Jugendbüchern, Drehbüchern für Film und Fernsehen. Die Autorin lebt mit ihrem Mann in Berlin.Anne Moll studierte an der Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin und Rostock, gastiert seit 1995 als freie Schauspielerin auf zahlreichen deutschsprachigen Bühnen und spielt in vielen Fernsehproduktionen mit. Ihre wandlungsfähige und emotional berührende Stimme setzt sie als Synchronsprecherin und Erzählerin in Rundfunk, Fernsehen und für Hörproduktionen ein.
Her weapons: Money and Power. Her target: The most dangerous man in the world...her son. Elizabeht Wyckman Scarlatti has a plan - a desperate, last-minute gamble - designed to save the world from her own son, Ulster, an incalculably dangerous man who is working under the name of Heinrich Kroeger. Unless she can stop him, he is about to give Hitler´s Third Reich the most powerful triumph on earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003255de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel...One of the best books I´ve read in a while.´´ — Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author of Hunger A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn´t normally do. But there´s something about Drew Nichols that´s too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex´s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she´s the mayor´s chief of staff. Too bad they can´t stop thinking about the other... They´re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century — or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janina Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003372de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man´s suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left 90 per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid. The vultures are circling even before the body is cold: the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both. As the relatives contest the will, and unscrupulous lawyers hasten to benefit, Jake searches for answers to the many questions left by Seth Hubbard´s death. What made him write that last-minute will leaving everything to a poor black woman named Lettie Lang? Why did he choose to kill himself on the desolate piece of land known as Sycamore Row? And what was it that Seth and his brother witnessed as children that, in his words, ´no human should ever see´? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000595de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One beautiful bastard of a groom. The most beautiful bitch of a bride. A panty-ripping office hook-up turned true love everlasting. Wedding bells can´t chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying ´´I do´´ to eloping. For his part, Bennett´s so worried about being distracted by Chloe´s body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him. As their crazy families descend for the big day - only a few of them actually trying to be helpful - the fiery lovers are about to test whether the couple that argues together can keep it together long enough to exchange rings, and not just heated words. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Grant, Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006537de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Aiden agrees to run the Mad Mucker - a 12-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course - he´s expecting it to be a bit of a laugh. The training will be tough, but Aiden could use the motivation to regain some fitness. Matt is the sexy cousin of one of Aiden´s coworkers and a last-minute addition to the team. When he agrees to train with Aiden, Aiden suddenly finds the prospect of regular workouts a lot more appealing. Soon attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. Matt doesn´t want to fall in love with a man, and Aiden doesn´t want to fall in love at all, but despite their insistence on no strings, they grow closer. As the day of the race approaches, time is running out for them to work out how they feel about each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035445de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gambler paints a stark picture of the attractions—and addictions—of gambling. Using skillful characterization, Dostoevsky faithfully depicts life among the gambling set in old Germany. This probing psychological novel explores the tangled love affairs and complicated lives of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young gambler, and Polina Alexandrovna, the woman he loves. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881) was born in Moscow, the son of a surgeon. Leaving the study of engineering for literature, he published Poor Folk in 1846. As a member of revolutionary circles in St. Petersburg, he was condemned to death in 1849. A last-minute reprieve sent him to Siberia for hard labor. Returning to St. Petersburg in 1859, he worked as a journalist and completed his masterpiece, Crime and Punishment, as well as other works, including The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003641de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jack Swyteck´s estranged father becomes governor, Jack´s career as a defense attorney becomes a deadly conflict of interests. As governor, his father refuses Jack´s last-minute request for a stay, and Jack´s client is executed. Later, Jack is accused of a murder he didn´t commit and the governor faces political ruin, the climax of a revenge campaign waged by someone connected to Jack´s former client. Neither father nor son can help the other without harming himself and, as if that weren´t bad enough, the conspirator has one more sadistic card to play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Rubinstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000215de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simon Steinberg and Blaire Scott are among the most respected couples in Hollywood. Simon, a major movie producer, and Blaire, an award-winning television writer, have defied the Hollywood clichés, keeping their marriage together for decades. Their three children - aspiring teenage model Samantha, pre-med student Scott, and entertainment lawyer Allegra - are successful and happy but must face the challenges we fear for our own children as well. As an attorney for the stars, 29-year-old Allegra Steinberg is used to hand-holding her celebrity clients through their tangled lives and loves, negotiating major movie deals, and fielding phone calls at all hours of the day and night. But with a career that consumes so much of her time, Allegra has little time for a private life, until a chance encounter with a New York writer turns Allegra´s life upside down. And suddenly, she finds herself planning a wedding at her parents´ Bel Air home. As preparations begin for a September ceremony, the chaos of last-minute arrangements, surprise announcements, and ever-increasing anxiety brings out both the best and the worst in everyone. But as couples in each generation of the Steinberg family struggle with broken vows and new hopes, the real meaning of Allegra´s wedding emerges. For the bride, the ceremony is a bridge between her past and her future. For her parents, it is a reminder of the bond that holds them all together. And for both families, it is an opportunity for reconciliation, forgiveness, and new hope for the future, as weddings often are for us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. R. Horne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000325de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.