From best-selling author Meg Cabot, Airhead begins a series of books featuring Emerson Watts (Em, please). She doesn´t want to go, but Em must chaperone her little sister to the grand opening of a new Stark Megastore. Her sister can´t wait to see the heartthrobs and supermodels that will make an appearance, including hunky Gabriel Luna and beautiful Nikki Howard. Em couldn´t care less. Then disaster strikes, and after a bizarre accident, it seems that Em just isn´t herself any more - literally. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stina Nielson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001794/bk_reco_001794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex has a lot of the same concerns most of us do growing up (exams, puberty and, in his case, a punctuation obsession plus a little quantum mechanics) but since his brain surgery, everyone in his life is behaving a little mysteriously. Maybe it´s adjusting to life after epilepsy or maybe it´s the pressure of his pending scholarship application, but Alex is starting to see the world differently. He´s certain there´s something rotten in his parents´ marriage, and when his beloved hamster starts acting up too, he decides to investigate. So begins the journey that takes him to the limits of his understanding, the edge of his endurance, the threshold of manhood, and the country music aisle in Virgin Megastore. And, on the eve of his English exam, to the door of his mother´s home-made dark room. Will Alex have the courage to expose the terrible secret that lies beyond? Or would it be better for everyone if he buried his head in the sand? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Judd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007286/bk_bbcw_007286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there - longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart - half tavern, half temple - stands Brokeland Records. When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in the United States, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complication to the couples´ already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of 15-year-old Julius Jaffe´s life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clarke Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003109/bk_harp_003109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain. But as Gus and his fellow painters soon discover, the much-anticipated zombie apocalypse doesn’t start with a bang. It starts on a Monday. And barricading themselves inside a megastore isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001153/bk_podm_001153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records-later known as Virgin Megastores-in 1972. Branson´s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for ´´services to entrepreneurship´´. For his work in retail, music and transport (with interests in land, air, sea and space travel), his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work, he became a prominent figure. In 2002, he was named in the BBC´s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, noted for the SpaceShipOne project. In November 2017, Forbes listed Branson´s estimated net worth at $5.1 billion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109940/bk_acx0_109940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today´s customer has discovered that they can often find the best price, service, and quality without ever leaving the comfort of their pajamas. What can you offer that your customer can´t get online? And if competing with the Internet isn´t enough, you also have to battle national retailers, deep-discount megastores, and big-box merchants. Convincing the customer to choose you over all other options has become more challenging - and more important - than ever. The way to thrive is to provide a buying environment so dynamic and inviting that your customers will want to come back again and again. In other words, it´s about the world inside your door – where you meet, or fall short of, your customers´ expectations – i.e. the ´´Personal Experience Factor´´. The One-Year Business Turnaround is an inclusive guide that provides you with a year´s worth of tools and skills you can use to create an exciting Personal Experience Factor that is unique to your business. Based on real-world results and filled with simple strategies and illuminating ideas, this book is a must-read for any business person looking for new ways to succeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Dandridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wiza/000019/bk_wiza_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.