From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation.Something is wrong. We all know it.American life expectancy is declining for a third straight year. Birth rates are dropping. Nearly half of us think the other political party isn’t just wrong; they’re evil. We’re the richest country in history, but we’ve never been more pessimistic.What’s causing the despair?In Them, bestselling author and U.S. senator Ben Sasse argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, our crisis isn’t really about politics. It’s that we’re so lonely we can’t see straight—and it bubbles out as anger.Local communities are collapsing. Across the nation, little leagues are disappearing, Rotary clubs are dwindling, and in all likelihood, we don’t know the neighbor two doors down. Work isn’t what we’d hoped: less certainty, few lifelong coworkers, shallow purpose. Stable families and enduring friendships—life’s fundamental pillars—are in statistical freefall.As traditional tribes of place evaporate, we rally against common enemies so we can feel part of a team. No institutions command widespread public trust, enabling foreign intelligence agencies to use technology to pick the scabs on our toxic divisions. We’re in danger of half of us believing different facts than the other half, and the digital revolution throws gas on the fire.There’s a path forward—but reversing our decline requires something radical: a rediscovery of real places and human-to-human relationships. Even as technology nudges us to become rootless, Sasse shows how only a recovery of rootedness can heal our lonely souls.America wants you to be happy, but more urgently, America needs you to love your neighbor and connect with your community. Fixing what´s wrong with the country depends on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Sasse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003423/bk_aren_003423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do first impressions always last? When veterinarian Brett Coulson and stable owner Samantha Hanson-Bishop meet, it’s hate at first sight. He thinks she’s a snobby, stuck-up bitch who wouldn’t know nice if it bit her on the backside. She thinks he’s a blundering, inexperienced little boy who shouldn’t be within 50 miles of her prized horses. But it doesn’t matter much - they’ll never have to see each other again. Or will they? When fate throws them into the same room together at a charity fundraiser, the resentment between them quickly resurfaces. But mixed in with that resentment is something they both tried to deny...attraction. Will the chemistry between them cancel out the animosity, or were their first impressions just too powerful to change? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie-Ann Amos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114556/bk_acx0_114556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Das klassische dynamische Workhorse Stable -Mikrofon für alle instrumentalen Anwendungen Ein weiteres Mikrofon aus dem Arbeitspferdestall, der M 201 TG, bewahrt durch Leistung und Zuverlässigkeit seinen Platz in der Geschichte und wir sind stolz darauf, dass er mit den Klassikern hier Einzug gehalten hat. Ein wirklich sensibles dynamisches Mikrofon mit einer Vielzahl von Anwendungen, die von Instrumenten bis Gesang reichen und besonders effektiv sind, wenn das Mikrofon von der Schallquelle entfernt platziert werden muss. Es enthält eine hum-buck -Spule, die netzbedingte Interferenzen unterdrückt, die beim Einsatz des Mikrofons in der Nähe von Videomonitoren oder anderen netzbetriebenen Geräten auftreten. Eigenschaften: Universalmikrofon zur Instrumentenabnahme Integrierte Brummspule Kleine Abmessungen für unauffällige Positionierung Robuste Konstruktion Lieferung mit Mikrofonklemme und Aufbewahrungsbeutel
Everybody wants to be loved. No doubt, love is a beautiful thing. But how many really understand the dynamics of love? How many know that there´s a thin line between love and hate? How many can truly love another? This book presents several fascinating love dynamics that will help everyone, in living a more pleasing and stable life – individuals, families, and people in business, institutional, social, governmental and diplomatic circles. The book begins by presenting the philosophy of love; general, but great love dynamics; love dynamics for singles; love dynamics for building lasting relationships; love dynamics for marital ecstasy; strategies for a healthy sex life; and how to resolve differences. In this book, you will find the answers to a wide range of questions bothering on love and relationships. It provides the answers to several related controversial issues: dating, divorce, self-gratification, and a lot more.
Superheroes battle the living dead in this hilarious spoof on the comic book universe! The Undead Pool is a humorous and demented origin story of former mercenary Mace Murdock, who after being subjected to an experiment from the evil clown Zarathustra that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and the hunger for human brains, adopts the alter ego The Undead Pool. Armed with his new abilities and a twisted sense of humor, he joins forces with superheroes Stable, Psychotic Menacing Schoolgirl, and Tigernaut to battle Zarathustra and his zombie clown army. The comedy never ends in this science fiction and horror parody of every superhero and supervillain that comic book enthusiasts love and hate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075304/bk_acx0_075304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julian, formerly from Texas, works as a programmer in Alexandria, VA. The proximity of Washington, DC provides him with both clients and nighttime entertainment. He loves his family, he´s thrilled with his job. If it wasn´t for his crippling fear of heights, his life would be perfect. Cade bought a small riding stable outside of town. A training accident landed him with broken ribs, which leads to a tight cash flow. Helps comes in the form of a whole year of riding lessons, purchased for Julian by his wealthy Texas grandfather. He and Julian find each other more than a little interesting. But getting close seems impossible when Cade hates accepting help - and intimacy proves challenging with his painful injury. Will whole weeks of enforced, chaste courtship drive them entirely insane? Cherry Blossoms is a fun, hot gay romance with explicit material and a happy ending. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Formichella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081293/bk_acx0_081293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is book two in The Five Syndicates series.Niccolaio AndrettiAsshole. Douchebag. Jerk. Those are all valid descriptions of me, especially since fleeing from Andretti territory. Angry with the turn my life has taken, I prefer the silence and loneliness of my house. Not only is it the safest place for me after my brother placed a hit on me, it is also my sanctuary - my place to get away from the bullshit that is people. Until she comes along - angry, demanding, and so damn hot. I hate her immediately.Minka ReynoldsBitch. Tramp. Slut. I´ve heard it all before. It doesn´t bother me. I have more important things to deal with - like graduating from Wilton; taking care of my little sister; and yes, finding the next guy to pay for it all. If I have to sleep around for it? So be it. If I have to lose the dwindling tethers of my sanity every day? So be it. Nothing fazes me. Until he comes along - angry, demanding, and so damn hot. I hate him immediately.Minka Reynolds has never been liked, but she doesn´t care. Struggling to earn custody of her little sister, she is on a mission to gain the only things that will get her there - money, a home, and a stable career. Unfortunately, she has none of those three, but she´s close. It´s just within reach...until she meets Niccolaio Andretti, the former heir to the Andretti mafia family, and everything she thinks is right becomes wrong.NOTE: This is the second book in a series and must be heard in order. This book has a HEA with no cheating and abuse! There are some graphic sexual situations, language and violence, so please listen with caution.Series order: Book one: Asher Black Book two: Niccolaio Andretti Book three: Bastiano Romano Book four: Marco Camerino Book five: Rafaello Rossi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel, D. C. Cole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124426/bk_acx0_124426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.