2016 Audie Award Finalist for Best Male NarratorA masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he's released from prison after 35 years. Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007028/bk_sans_007028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ryan D'Agostino wanted to know how the extremely wealthy in America got that way. So he asked. Knocking on 500 doors in 20 neighborhoods in the most affluent ZIP codes in America, D'Agostino met with 50 regular (but very rich) men and women who welcomed him in and shared some of their most difficult financial decisions, toughest setbacks, greatest strategies, most triumphant moments, and deepest insights into what it means to have money.D'Agostino covers a range of businesses, from real estate, flower selling, and credit card processing to art dealing, advertising, and even bookselling, gleaning lessons from which everyone can benefit.In Rich Like Them, D'Agostino weaves together what he learned and organizes the text with maxims for achieving wealth, including "Never let pride get in the way of profit" and "When you fail miserably, rejoice." Filled with inspiring stories and straight-up advice, Rich Like Them is a lively and practical get-rich guide that any reader can follow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000881/bk_tant_000881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person, you just have to follow your dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success. But this model of the perfect self can be extremely dangerous. People are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. Unprecedented social pressure is leading to increases in depression and suicide. Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell? To answer these questions, Selfie takes us from the shores of Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of narcissism and the selfie generation, and right up to the era of hyperindividualistic neoliberalism in which we live now. It tells the extraordinary story of the person we all know so intimately - our self. Exclusive to the audiobook, Selfie includes a unique 15-minute interview with the author, Will Storr, and reader, Jack Hawkins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Hawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001081/bk_macm_001081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Culturematic is a little machine for making culture. It’s an ingenuity engine. Once wound up and released, the Culturematic acts as a probe into the often-alien world of contemporary culture, to test the atmosphere, to see what life it can sustain, to see who responds and how. Culturematics start small but can scale up ferociously, bootstrapping themselves as they go. Because they are so inexpensive, we can afford to fire off a multitude of Culturematics simultaneously. This is evolutionary strategy, iterative innovation, and rapid prototyping all at once. Culturematics are fast, cheap, and out of control. Perhaps as important, they fail early and often. They are the perfect antidote to a world where we cannot guess what’s coming next. In Culturematic, anthropologist Grant McCracken describes these little machines and helps the reader master them. Examples are drawn from NFL Films, Twitter, the Apple Genius Bar, Starbucks, Ford, SNL Digital Shorts, Restoration Hardware, UNICEF, J. Crew, Pie Lab, USA Network, and the GEICO gecko. For the traditional producers of culture - the creators of movies, design, advertising, publishing, magazines, newspapers, and corporate R&D - this book will inspire new innovation and creativity. For the emerging producers of culture - the digital players - this book will serve as a practical handbook. Culturematic: our app for creating the world anew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003825/bk_brll_003825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book will take the non-professional writer step-by-step through the process of creating a convincing, problem/solution white paper of around 2,000 words (approximately eight pages). By doing the specified pre-planning, the first time white paper authors can complete their rough draft in a single day. How to Write a White Paper in One Day is built around the white paper in one day template, which takes the guesswork out of structuring the paper. The listener will learn: The difference between white papers and other marketing tools The benefits of writing his or her own How to discover his or her most compelling subject How to create the strongest argument for his or her product/service How to structure that argument so that even a skeptical reader will be convinced by the end of the paper How to find published sources to bolster that argument What to write for every paragraph in the paper How to Write a White Paper in One Day includes step-by-step instructions for creating and professionally polishing the final document and how to distribute it once it's done. About the authorBrian Boys is an award-winning advertising copywriter who has worked for clients of all sizes for 25 nearly years. He provides free marketing writing instructions at MakingMeWriteThis.com, where he also blogs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Boys. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160104/bk_acx0_160104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father - from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and 10-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him:He has his own suitcase full of special things.He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him - not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.An ALA Best Book for Young AdultsAn ALA Notable Children's BookAn IRA Children's Book Award WinnerNamed to 14 State Award Lists"The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed." (The Christian Science Monitor)"Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last." (Publishers Weekly starred review)"Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go.... This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again." (Voice of Youth Advocates starred review) 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Avery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000049/bk_rand_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This chapter-level book can change the way you listen to BigShots - mostly businesspersons with a snapshot or two of politicians - as they pontificate for public consumption and personal gain. You'll recognize the spin, that dastardly polite euphemism for lies that the advertising/PR folks coined years ago to anoint their profession with a bit of undeserved dignity. In the process you might gain a more realistic grasp of what's going on around you and how your mind is being manipulated, a.k.a. brainwashed. In all modesty, you're in good hands; some would say the best, which could be considered bullshit in itself: Who decides? I would be first in line for an honorary doctorate in bullshit if, by some stretch of academic chutzpa, it were tendered by any of the world's great universities. (Actually, I could easily make the case that degrees in Business Communications or Political Science are really degrees in bullshit, but that's another book.) I am a master at crafting bullshit and you, dear reader, will do well to listen to me. I've written millions of words - speeches, strategic plans, articles, and all sorts of marketing lies and spins that I too politely call corporate gargle. I've done that for a gaggle of executives who toil for businesses large and small, manufacturers and service providers, technologists and accountants. I've been practicing this dark, draconian art, and teaching others how to follow my lead, for 40 years, and, as I say jokingly, it shows in my wrinkled face and cynical attitude that I, with a straight face, call realistic, a true reflection of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Polen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050184/bk_acx0_050184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This chapter-level audiobook can change the way you listen to BigShots - mostly businesspersons with a snapshot or two of politicians - as they pontificate for public consumption and personal gain. You'll recognize the spin, that dastardly polite euphemism for lies that the advertising/PR folks coined years ago to anoint their profession with a bit of undeserved dignity. In the process you might gain a more realistic grasp of what's going on around you and how your mind is being manipulated, aka brainwashed. In all modesty, you're in good hands; some would say the best, which could be considered bullshit in itself: Who decides? I would be first in line for an honorary doctorate in bullshit if, by some stretch of academic chutzpa, it were tendered by any of the world's great universities. (Actually, I could easily make the case that degrees in business communications or political science are really degrees in bullshit, but that's another book.) I am a master at crafting bullshit, and you, dear reader, will do well to listen to me. I've written millions of words - speeches, strategic plans, articles, and all sorts of marketing lies and spins that I, too, politely call corporate gargle. I've done that for a gaggle of executives who toil for businesses large and small, manufacturers and service providers, technologists and accountants. I've been practicing this dark, draconian art and teaching others how to follow my lead for 40 years, and, as I say jokingly, it shows in my wrinkled face and cynical attitude that I, with a straight face, call realistic, a true reflection of the world. You'll laugh out loud many times as you wander through this audio. My cheeky, witty, acerbic, in-your-face style is sprinkled with the irony of a true gadfly. You'll resonate - see yourself and your bosses in many of my damning examples as clearly as if you had lived them.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Allaire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043496/bk_acx0_043496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn killer strategies for writing book descriptions to make best-selling books! Do you know the 12 proven steps to write book descriptions to make your book sell? Nonfiction authors often neglect being creative when writing book descriptions. They imagine that the great content inside the book will make it a success. What a joke! Writing book descriptions is a form of copy writing - it's advertising! You are not just telling what is inside the covers. You are telling the potential reader or listener why they should buy the book. You are telling them in a way that appeals to both their reason and emotions. It is literally an art form of its own, but you can learn to do far better than most of the descriptions on the net. In this 12-step book, you'll learn everything you need to write compelling, interesting, and persuasive book descriptions. As a result: You'll have more initial sales of your books than you would have had without it. You will have fewer bad reviews because your readers will know in advance what they are getting. You will understand your competition and write better descriptions than they have. You will attract more readers/listeners to your book page through the words included in the description. You will learn how to close the sale through an effective call to action. Look at the book descriptions on Amazon! Most of them are poorly organized and unattractive. Most don't answer the most important question: "What's in it for me?" This book is your first step in mastering the fine art of book descriptions that sell. This book will pay for itself by helping you with your book promotion and sales. It will also help you to write those short blurbs that most promotion sites want. It will help you know what to say on the back of your printed books. What can I say? You NEED this book! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Ferrand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089945/bk_acx0_089945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.