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.
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.
´´Dear Mr. Watson, I came across this book at auction as part of a larger lot I purchased on speculation. The damage renders it useless to me, but a name inside it - Verona Bonn - led me to believe it might be of interest to you or your family....´´ Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home - a house, perched on the edge of a bluff, that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards and seldom calls. In late June Simon receives a mysterious package from an antiquarian bookseller. The book tells the story of Amos and Evangeline, doomed lovers who worked in a traveling circus more than 200 years ago. The paper crackles with age as Simon turns the yellowed pages filled with notes, sketches, and whimsical flourishes. His best friend and fellow librarian, Alice, looks on in increasing alarm. Why does his grandmother´s name, Verona Bonn, appear in this book? Why do so many women in his family drown on July 24? Is there a curse on his family - and could Enola, who has suddenly turned up at home for the first time in six years, risk the same fate in just a few weeks? In order to save her - and perhaps himself - Simon must try urgently to decode his family history while moving on from the past. The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler´s gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books and family and magic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Fliakos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001995/bk_aren_001995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willemsen hat eine hohe Meinung vom Geschichten erzählen. Seit Jahren steht er auf der Bühne und produziert, was er sagen möchte, live und spontan, überlässt sich dem Fluss der Bilder und Einfälle und bannt die Zuhörerschaftdurch die Suggestion seiner Geschichten. Von einer Zeitung eben als ´´Rhetorik-Genie´´ beschrieben, vertraut er ´´der lebendigen Pantomime des Gegenübers´´, seines Publikums, und so sind seine Live-Abende einzigartige Reisen eigener Art. Seine Reisen zu den Enden der Welt hat Willemsen zu einem eigenen Erzählprogramm verdichtet, das nur noch flüchtige Berührung zur Vorlage des Buches enthält. Zwar begegnet man wieder Birma, der Eifel, Patagonien, dem Himalaja, Tonga, Minsk, Kamtschatka und dem Nordpol, aber die Geschichten unterscheiden sich, die Zusammenhänge sind neu, und gerade die unmittelbare Hervorbringung gibt dem Ganzen einen eigenen Atem, wenn nicht Fahrtwind. Das Programm, das seit September 2010 ein großes Publikum gefunden hat, ist auf Bühnen oder in Kinos zur Aufführung gekommen. Beim Hörbuch handelt es sich um einen Mitschnitt eines Auftritts in seiner Heimatstadt Bonn. Aufgenommen im Haus der Springmaus, Bonn, 2011. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Roger Willemsen. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/roof/000146/bk_roof_000146_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
KILLER T is a synthetic virus with a 90 percent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they´ll release a vaccine. Terrifying. Romantic. Huge in scope. KILLER T is a story for our times. Harry and Charlie are teenagers whose lives are shaped by a society that´s shifting around them. He is a lonely Brit in his first term at a Las Vegas high school. She is an unlikely friend who gets accused of mixing a batch of explosives that blew up a football player. The two of them are drawn together at a time when gene editing technology is starting to explode. With a lab in the garage anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams or tweak a few genes for that year-round tan and perfect beach body. But in the wrong hands, cheap gene editing is the most deadly weapon in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000030/bk_bonn_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This unique business novel captures the essence of sales leadership. Everyone in business or professional selling should read it to learn how to become truly strategic and more effective in positively influencing others. Joshua Peters is a salesman in crisis - after losing a key deal, his boss threatens him with the sack and he has doubts concerning his choice of career. His father is a sales veteran who progressed all the way to CEO but can´t help directly as their relationship is at an all time low. But a mentor´s intervention from the other side of the world powerfully transforms everything as Joshua learns about the RSVP concepts and applies them to the biggest and most complex deal of his life. The story culminates with a powerful meeting that changes the lives of mentor and protegee forever - and finally reveals The Joshua Principle.In addition to the RSVP concepts and the importance of focused execution, readers will also learn about The Value Quadrant for Professional Sales Agents, The New ROI for sales organizations, the seven sins of selling, the ten laws of relationship and strategic selling, how to develop and execute effective strategy, the history and evolution of professional selling, how to create business value for both buyer and seller, how to successfully sell at the top of a buying organization, avoiding the ´see-more syndrome´ with evaluators and recommenders, a values based approach to ethical selling, decision drivers and buyer motivations, and much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bonner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012216/bk_acx0_012216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.