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
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.
Welcome to North Harbor High...where a girl can get bullied to death.Sheridan Alexander moves to her fifth foster home since kindergarten. Her two goals are to graduate and exit the system without any more trouble. That is until she is assigned locker 572 and finds the abandoned journal of Ribbon Barber. The journal reveal the endless insults and abuse flung at an innocent girl. ´´Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you.” Yeah, right. Words of hate scar forever. Sheridan needs to find Ribbon and protect her before it’s too late even if it means giving up her most stable home in years. Ribbon has a right to be left alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157060/bk_acx0_157060_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.
The DTX920K, Yamaha’s flagship DTX drum kit, achieves an exquisite feel and high level of playability that matches what you experience when playing a set of acoustic drums. Equipped with a tone generator that delivers exceptionally real sound, plus a number of functions that only electronic drums can provide, the kit offers drummers the best way to express themselves in a digital world. The DTX920K kit includes Yamaha’s 3-zone DTX-PAD, which delivers an exceptionally real feel, for snare and toms; 3-zone cymbal pads that can produce different sounds depending upon where they are hit; a vertically movable hi-hat that offers natural feel and playability for both hands and feet; a large, highly-stable kick pad.ConfigurationModule: DTX900M Snare: XP120SD + SS662 Tom1, 2: XP100T x 2 Floor Tom: XP120T Crash Cymbal1, 2: PCY135 x 2 Ride Cymbal: PCY155 Hi-Hat: RHH135 + HS740A Kick: KP100 (without bass drum pedal) Rack: RS700Delivers Real PlayabilityExperience the ultimate in feel and playability with the 3-zone DTX-PAD used for snare and tom drums, also the hi-hat controlled with the hi-hat stand, 3-zone cymbal pads that produce different sounds according to where the pad is hit, the large kick pad, and more.Outstanding Performance For Performing Live, Recording, Or Music ProductionAuthentic acoustic drum sounds, expertly engineered drum sounds, percussion sounds, and more; the DTX900 Drum Trigger Module provides a wide-ranging collection that covers nearly any musical style. Superior sound quality meets the demands necessary for stage or recording use. Accompanied with Steinberg’s Cubase AI DAW application, all you need to do is connect the module to a computer with a USB cable (sold separately) and start creating music right away.Add Original Sounds With SamplingYou can load data from an external source into the module then assign the voices to the pads to play. You can also sample external sound sources directly into the unit via the AUX IN jack, or even sample yourself playing. Once in the device, data can be processed with the onboard effects, etc., to create your own, original drum kit.Unique DTX Functions Deliver Awe-Inspiring Expressive PowerPowerful capabilities like the Stack Function, which layers multiple voices on a single pad and plays them simultaneously, and the Alternate Function, which changes the voice each time the pad is struck, are unique to DTXdrums. These let you create original ways to play that are impossible to perform with acoustic drums.DTX components can also be used with standard acoustic drum hardware! Module: DTX900MSnare: XP120SD + SS662Tom1, 2: XP100T×2Floor Tom: XP120TCrash Cymbal1, 2: PCY135 x 2Ride Cymbal: PCY155Hi-Hat: RHH135 + HS740AKick: KP100Hardware: HW860x2, SS662S, SS740S, HS740A, CH750x2, CH755, WS860AConfigurationTrigger Module DTX900MRack System RS700Size/Weight (Trigger Module)Width 334 mm (13-5/32 inch)Height 96 mm (11-15/64 inch)Depth 285 mm (3-25/32 inch)Weight Weight 3.6 kg (7.94 lbs)Tone generatorMaximum Polyphony 64 notesVoices Drum and percussion: 1,115, Melodies: 211Effects Reverb: 9, Chorus: 19, Variation: 51 (Drum Kit), Insertion: 51 (AUX IN/SAMPLING IN), Master Effect: 9, Master EQ: 5 bandsDrum kits Preset: 50, User: 50, External: 1,584 (or 99 x 16, in the external USB storage device)SequencerNote Capacity Approx. 152,000 notesNote Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)Song recording type Real timeSong tracks 2 tracksSongs Demo: 3, Practice: 44, Pad: 40, User: 50Sequence formats Proprietary, SMF format 0ClickTempo 30 to 300 BPM, Tap Tempo supported.Beat 1/4 to 16/4, 1/8 to 16/8, 1/16 to 16/16Timing Accent, Quarter note, Eighth note, Sixteenth note, TripletTraining Functions Measure break, Groove check, Rhythm gateConnectors USB TO DEVICE/TO HOST, OUTPUT [L/MONO] (Standard mono phone), OUTPUT [R] (Standard mono phone), DIGITAL OUT (EIAJ CP1201, IEC60958, S/P DIF), INDIVIDUAL OUTPUT 1 to 6 (Standard mono phone), Trigger Input 1 to 9, 12 to 15 (Standard stereo phone, L: Trigger Input, R: Rim Switch), Trigger Input 10 and 11 (Standard stereo phone, L: Trigger Input, R: Trigger Input), HI-HAT CONTROL (Standard stereo phone), AUX IN/SAMPLING IN (Standard stereo phone), PHONES (Standard stereo phone), MIDI IN/OUTAccessories Power Adaptor (PA-300B, or an equivalent), Module holder, Module holder fastening screws x 4, Owner´s Manual, Data List, DVD-ROM (Cubase AI)Audio ImportSampling Available (512MB SDRAM built-in)Samples 1,016Sample Data Bits 16bitsSampling...
FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter. Eisner-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler depicts the ´´fire and fury´´ unleashed daily on Twitter by Donald Trump, our ´´very stable genius´´ and president. For the first time, these revealing snapshots of the world´s most powerful man are collected, curated, and brought to memorable new life as cartoons. Some people are saying, I don´t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion - he´s very, very, good, okay? Now he´s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won´t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It´s true! It´s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book - even the haters and losers (Sad!). In Sh t My President Says, Donald Trump´s most revealing tweets are transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating insight into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time. Whether you love him or hate him, this take on Trump will help you come to grips with the man and his ideas thanks to Wheeler´s signature mix of slapstick and sophistication. Nominated for the 2018 Ringo Award for Best Humor Comic.