Former head of Ethics & Responsible Business Practices consulting services for Arthur Andersen, Barbara Ley Toffler and British filmmakers Dan Gordon and Nick Bonner on this edition of Fresh Air. Barbara Ley Toffler is the co-author of the new book, Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed, and the Fall of Arthur Andersen. Toffler writes about life inside the firm. She left before it collapsed in the wake of the Enron scandal. Dan Gordon is a sports journalist and Nick Bonner is a specialist on North Korea. They collaborated on the documentary The Game of Their Lives about the most shocking upset in World Cup History: It was July 19,1966, and the scrappy underdog North Korean team beat the favored Italians, whose players were some of the finest and well paid in the world. Later the Koreans lost in the quarterfinals to Portugal. Then the players returned home and disappeared from view. After years of effort, Gordon and Bonner were given permission to enter North Korea and to interview the seven surviving members of the North Korean team. (Broadcast Date: March 5, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030305/rt_whyy_030305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War ´´Himmel un Ääd´´ der erste Schritt in den rheinischen Kreidekreis, so folgt mit ´´Wie isset? Jot!´´ der zweite:eine vergnügliche Reise in rheinische Sprache und Mentalität, quasi! Normal, ne!Hier werden Sie in die Feinheiten rheinischer Rhetorik eingewiesen und in das Geheimnis des Simelierens, ganz abgesehen von der Einmaligkeit des ´´Wemm-sing-Genitivs´´, Dinge, ohne deren Kenntnis das Überleben im Rheinland für einen Immi nicht möglich ist.´´Dem Rheinländer sein´´ Dativ ist außerdem ein Lehrbeispiel für die rheinische Sprachökonomie, die auch an diesem Fall zeigt, daß weniger mehr ist (Für Psychologen: der Rheinländer hat dieses 2. Von-Brackensche Paradoxon immer schon gelebt).Wozu denn auch vier Fälle wie im Hochdeutschen: Der Hund - des Hundes - dem Hund - den Hund?Da kommt man doch nur durcheinander. Zwei tun es auch: dä Hungk - demm Hungk singe - demm Hungk - dä Hungk! Fertig. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Konrad Beikircher. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/roof/000005/bk_roof_000005_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
When Elizabeth Middleton leaves England to join her father at the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school to children of all races - black, white, and Native American. It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered - a white man dressed like a native. His name is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Elizabeth defies her father and shatters convention, but her ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel´s own secrets and divided soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jayne Atkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000200/bk_bant_000200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He has a goal and a plan. If he carries through with the plan, his sister will die first. His ex will die next, and he will die last. In between, he’ll take out as many people as he can. Students. Security guards. Teachers. First responders. They are all fair game. Who will live, and who will die? How will those who live go on when their world is shattered by unthinkable tragedy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Curt Bonnem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144395/bk_acx0_144395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the untapped power of the human mind.How do champions like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Usain Bolt suppress their fear of failure and find the belief to win? How did Michael Phelps and Jessica Ennis-Hill visualise their own futures? What exactly is ´The Zone´? And how do you get there?Drawing on over 100 exclusive interviews with the world´s elite stars of sports, ranging from boxing to rugby union, Formula One to the Paralympics, Clyde Brolin sets out to discover the secrets of true success and show how they can be used by all of us in our own lives, whoever we are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Dickinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000067/bk_bonn_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stranger. Liar. Killer? You can´t trust The Bad Daughter.... Robin Davis hasn´t spoken to her family in six years. Not since it happened. Then they´re attacked, left fighting for their lives. And Robin is back. All families have their secrets. And one of theirs may have put them all in terrible danger.... You can always trust your family...can´t you? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000011/bk_bonn_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She´s only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But.... Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point, and she wants to find her father. Have her friends left her behind? She´s felt so helpless for so long that she´s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there´s Lennox. Her best friend and onetime lover. He was sick too. He didn´t make it. And now she´s supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathleen McCarron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000009/bk_bonn_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate listeners from the start. When Elizabeth Middleton, 29 years old and unmarried, leaves her Aunt Merriweather´s comfortable English estate to join her father and brother in the remote mountain village of Paradise on the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school.It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered - a white man dressed like a Native American, tall and lean and unsettling in his blunt honesty. He is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives.Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village - white, black, and Native American - Elizabeth soon finds herself at odds with local slave owners. Much to her surprise, she clashes with her own father as well. Financially strapped, Judge Middleton has plans for his daughter - betrothal to local doctor Richard Todd. An alliance with Todd could extract her father from ruin but would call into question the ownership of Hidden Wolf, the mountain where Nathaniel, his father, and a small group of Native Americans live and hunt.As Judge Middleton brings pressure to bear against his daughter, she is faced with a choice between compliance and deception, a flight into the forest, and a desire that will bend her hard will to compromise and transformation.Elizabeth´s ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel´s own secrets and divided soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001931/bk_rand_001931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sequel to Lynda La Plante´s groundbreaking thriller, Widows - now a major feature film.Dolly, Linda, Shirley and Bella are back. And this time it´s a fight to the finish. Against all the odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off - at the cost of their lives.But though they may be in the money, they´re far from easy street.Shocked by her husband´s betrayal, Dolly discovers Harry Rawlins isn´t dead. He knows where the four women are and he wants them to pay. And he doesn´t just mean getting his hands on the money.The women can´t keep running. They have to get Harry out of their lives for good. But can they outwit a criminal mastermind who won´t hesitate to kill?Especially when one of them has a plan of her own...to kill or be killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Donohoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000073/bk_bonn_000073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1156, the sixth Grand Master of the Knights Templar brings a mysterious object from Jerusalem to his homeland in the South of France. ´´The Head of Wisdom´´, as the strange artifact is called, ensures that the Order achieves unprecedented wealth. But in October 1307, the French king fights against the Templars. All commanderies of the Templars are closed, all members arrested. Templar Commander Lieutenant Gero of Breydenbach is to flee to Germany with the ´´Head of Wisdom´´ to keep their secret. A truly fantastic journey begins. Suddenly he finds himself in 2004 - dependent on a fascinating young woman, who might help him to fulfill his mission...Perfectly researched. Historically accurate. Based on a real legend. An outstanding adventure.Bestselling author Martina André was born in 1961 in Bonn, Germany. She has published many successful works and is best known for her Templar novels. Martina André now lives with her family near Koblenz and Edinburgh in Scotland, which has become her second home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Devereaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/004096/bk_lind_004096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.