Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change´s impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think. Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth´s increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint - a ´´medical Manhattan Project´´ - detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Eickhoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015043/bk_adbl_015043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York of Lynne Tillman’s hilarious, audacious fourth novel is a boiling point of urban decay. The East Village streets are overrun with crooked cops, drug addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Garbage piles up along the sidewalks amid the blaring soundtrack of car stereos. Confrontations are supercharged by the summer heat wave. This merciless noise has left Elizabeth Hall an insomniac. Junkies roam her building and overturn trashcans, but the mean-spirited landlord refuses to help clean or repair the decrepit conditions. Live-in boyfriend Roy is good-natured but too avoidant to soothe the sores of city life. Though Elizabeth fights on for normalcy and sanity in this apathetic metropolis, violent fantasies threaten to push her over the edge. In vivid detail, she begins to imagine murders: those of the ´´morons” she despises, and, most obsessively, her own. Frightening, hilarious, and wholly addictive, No Lease on Life is an avant-garde sucker-punch, a plea for humanity propelled by dark wit and unflinching honesty. Tillman’s spare prose, frank, poignant and always illuminating, captures all the raving absurdity of a very bad day in America’s toughest, hottest melting pot.Cover image adapted from a photo by madabandon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Savage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000013/bk_iamb_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A second chance romance set in the political intrigue of Washington DC. She holds his darkest secrets...he is her deepest regret. Teague Roberts is a Supreme Court nominee on the fast track to the nation´s highest legal job. As the best friend of the President´s husband, he´s a favored son in Washington, and a man used to getting everything he wants. But Teague also hides a secret, and it could explode his nomination, as well as the image he´s spent years crafting. Deanna Forbes is Washington´s hottest new investigative reporter, and Teague´s ex-fiancee. Her history with the only man she´s ever loved is complicated and filled with remorse. When she´s assigned to report on his nomination, Teague knows things won´t end well. Deanna could topple his house of cards. As the confirmation hearings heat up, and sparks fly between the former lovers, they must both decide what matters more - the job or the person, ambition or heart. And when a delicate dance toward reconciliation begins, more secrets will be revealed, old betrayals will be unearthed, and two fractured souls will have one last chance at forever. In the city where deception burns bright, will Teague and Deanna rekindle their love, or flame out once and for all? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rock Engle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031568/bk_adbl_031568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Valerie Peters is done with bad boys and ready to start living for herself. She´s determined to settle for nothing less than a romantic, sweeps-you-off-your-feet, nice-guy. So when a sexy firefighter with the hottest reputation in town saves her from near-drowning, there´s no doubt he´s everything she shouldn´t want. Donovan´s looks and image have kept his nights entertaining and his ring finger empty. One-night stands serve as a short-term distraction to the flashbacks of his past he increasingly struggles to ignore. But a chance encounter with his best friend´s sister makes him realize that one night is no longer enough. Together, they discover that bad can actually be the best and forever is worth everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Fouche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050563/bk_acx0_050563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Club Sin comes alive once again in this decadent new romance from USA Today best-selling author Stacey Kennedy, perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey. A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer´s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane? There´s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she´s shocked - and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his - wherever and however he wants to take her. Commanded is intended for mature audiences. Cover design copyright Lynn Andreozzi. Cover image copyright Charles Tribbey/Imagebrief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. J. Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023058/bk_adbl_023058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Queen of pop Britney Spears was groomed for stardom. Her early years were spent performing in talent shows and concerts. Aged 8, she was discovered by a New York talent agency and went on to attend the Off Broadway Dance Centre and Performing Arts School. From starring in commercials to Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club, it was clear that show business was going to be her chosen career. Britney is the hottest property in pop, which means her personal life is never out of the headlines and is front-page news. This exclusive interview is not a music release by the artist or her record company, and sound quality varies due to the recording circumstances. Britney´s subtle image changes over the years has brought on even more fans as she moves to being the type of artist she always wanted to be. As she says, ´´I want to be an artist that everybody can relate to.´´ In this unique audiobiog, Britney shares her personal moments and discloses the secret of her success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Brendan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000010/bk_rock_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Weird, Wild West.... The dusty town Brimstone isn´t good for much except brothels and getting to Mexico, but it´s where Delilah has tracked her prey. Now that Delilah has contracted her soul to the devil Azazel, she´s feels ready to take on the posse who killed her loved ones. Her thirst for vengeance leads to unexpected consequences and surprises. Things in Brimstone are not what they seem, and dark magic is afoot. It´s in the brothels of Brimstone that Delilah´s devilish gifts from Azazel blossom and her sensual, sexual powers of seduction and strength unfurl. Things get hotter and weirder as Delilah learns to harness her newfound powers. Lives are forever changed as she takes the first steps in becoming Delilah Devilshot! This novella is intended for mature audiences. It contains explicit sexual situations (including lesbian, straight, and light BDSM) as well as violent images. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Irina Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079765/bk_acx0_079765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the hottest social networking sites today is Pinterest. Although the site still lags behind global behemoths Facebook and Twitter in terms of number of registered users, Pinterest has nonetheless had a steady and progressive rise over the years, thanks in large part to its heavy focus on gorgeous images. The site´s enormous success is definitely one for the books. Latest figures show that Pinterest has over 70 million registered users across the world, with a huge bulk of them - or more than 50 million users - coming from the United States alone. According to webpage ranking service Alexa, Pinterest is the 27th most frequently visited website in the world. Without a doubt, Pinterest definitely counts as a total force to reckon with in the social media sphere. That´s a giant leap from its initial days in 2010: the year it was founded by Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silberman. With over 300 people currently employed by Pinterest, it continues to forge ahead as it battles it out for social media supremacy against both new and established competitors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Orlik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035797/bk_acx0_035797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kayla Maxwell is eager to shed her slasher-flick bimbo image - and she plans to do just that in her new role on daytime´s most popular soap. With a chance to showcase her dramatic range, Kayla will be able to wash away the lingering betrayal and public humiliation left by her controlling, philandering ex-boyfriend. Sean Barrett, the son of an influential, award-winning actor, is the hottest soap star in the country. Paired on-screen with the talented and beautiful Kayla Maxwell, Sean is determined to keep her at arm´s length, burned before by fame - seeking actresses who had no qualms about using him to get to his famous father. But when Kayla receives threatening letters, her past as a scream queen seems to be coming back to haunt her. Succumbing to an attraction neither one of them can deny, Sean and Kayla must face down her stalker and their own personal demons before trusting what they both feel - a love that lasts long after the cameras stop rolling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gia St. Claire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001186/bk_harl_001186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alareik is a Cupid, and get that image of a diapered baby with a bow and arrow right out of your head. Cupids are all six-foot gods of love, invisible to the mortal´s eyes, who are sent down to Earth with their daily assignments...to help mortals fall in love. Alareik is the most popular Cupid out there, and not only is he the hottest Cupid but he´s the most compassionate. Alareik stumbles across a mortal who has a third eye. Sapphire, a waitress no one would take a second glance at, can see the invisible Cupids. Alareik has never met a mortal who could do this. He´s put on a special assignment to figure her out. Alareik willingly accepts this task and finds himself falling for the plain and peculiar girl. Sapphire´s love for life changes this Cupid´s heart forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jean-Francois Donaldson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075937/bk_acx0_075937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.