On Time by Catherine Blyth reveals why time sped up, why there never seems to be enough and how to make it yours again. We have more time than ever - so why do we feel time poor? The short answer is that our world is addicted to fast. And we have become its servant. Instead of grasping the liberating potential of technology, many of us are locked in to a doomed race to outpace hurry. The more we value time, the less we feel we have. Angry, witty and enlightening, On Time is a handbook for navigating a fast-forward world that asks the questions productivity guides ignore: why time sped up, how it is stolen, how it really works and how to stop managing it and instead make it work for you. Blyth combines cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology with accessible stories from philosophy to history to sinking ships, from Leonardo da Vinci to Usain Bolt, Aristotle to Anna Wintour, Kant to Keith Richards. Delving into the secret lives of habits, decisions and motivation, she reveals why time speeds up when you long for it to slow and how time thieves take our good intentions for a walk. Find out what makes good timing; why some hours trudge while others sprint by; how bright colours, fast food and rapid breathing affect our tempo; how autonomy takes the stress out of pressure; and what hours suit which activities best. Each of us can expect 1,000 months on this planet, if we are lucky. So cease clock watching, stop stockpiling self-reproach and quit chasing white rabbits. Time is humanity´s finest invention, and with small, practical steps it can become your servant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Aldred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002890/bk_hcuk_002890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
VIKINGS, VAMPIRES, AND VANGELS, OH, MY! Sizzling Starts to Three Super Series The Reluctant Viking The hypnotic voice on the self-motivation tape was supposed to help Ruby Jordan solve her problems, not create new ones. Instead, she was lulled from a failing marriage to an era of hard-bodied warriors and fair maidens. But the world ten centuries in the past didn´t prove to be all mead and mirth. Ruby had to deal with a Norseman who had her husband´s face, habits, and desire to avoid Ruby. Determined not to lose the same man twice, Ruby planned a bold seduction that would conquer the reluctant Viking—and make him an eager captive of her love. The Last Viking He wore nothing but a leather tunic, spoke in an ancient tongue . . . and he was standing in Professor Meredith Foster´s living room. The medieval historian told herself he was part of a practical joke, but with his wide gold belt, callused hands, and the rabbit roasting in her fireplace, the brawny stranger seemed so . . . authentic. Suddenly Meredith was mesmerized by his bronzed, muscular form, and her body surrendered to the fantasy that Geirolf Ericsson really was a Viking from a thousand years ago, sent only to pleasure her. But as she tried to teach him to eat spaghetti and use a computer, she realized he knew an awful lot about the tenth century—and so little about this one. And as he helped her fulfill her grandfather´s dream of re-creating a Viking ship, he awakened her to dreams of her own. Until she wondered if the hand of fate had thrust her into the loving arms of . . . The Last Viking Kiss of Pride Some men are too bad to be true . . . Is he really a Viking with a vampire´s bite? An angel with the body of a thunder god? A lone wolf with love on his mind? Alexandra Kelly, his prey, thinks Vikar Sigurdsson is either flat-out crazy or he´s trying to maneuver her into his bed—which is hardly where a professional reporter should conduct an interview, tempting as that prospect might be. And some men are too good to be true . . . Until Vikar does something a teensy bit unexpected, and Alex begins to wonder whether her mystery man could really be everything he says he is: a Viking Vampire Angel on a thousand-year-long mission with his pack of sinful brothers—and a man who´s finally found the woman of his dreams. By then, Vikar is already wrapping his chiseled arms around Alex´s body . . . and sinking his wicked fangs right into her neck. If this is sin, why does it feel so good?
Take a crime-filled tour of Manhattan with this collection of all-new mystery stories compiled and edited by Mary Higgins Clark - with contributions by Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Ben H. Winters, and others. From the streets of Harlem to the winding paths of Central Park to the high-rise towers of Wall Street, Manhattan is brimming with motivation, opportunity, means... and unsolved mysteries. In this new collection of stories, brought together by Mystery Writers of America and edited by bestselling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark, neighborhoods in the borough come to life - or death - with their own cases to be cracked. From the Flatiron District (Lee Child) to Greenwich Village (Jeffrey Deaver), from Times Square (Brendan DuBois) to the NY Public Library (Susan Isaacs), this collection of fifteen original short stories will lead listeners all over the Big Apple. The full copyright information can be found below: Volume © 2015 by Mystery Writers of America, Inc. P 2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Introduction © 2015 by Mary Higgins Clark. ´´The Five-Dollar Dress” © 2015 by Mary Higgins Clark. ´´White Rabbit” © 2015 by Julie Hyzy. ´´The Picture of the Lonely Diner” © 2015 by Lee Child. ´´Three Little Words” © 2015 by Nancy Pickard. ´´Damage Control” © 2015 by Thomas H. Cook. ´´The Day after Victory” © 2015 by Brendan DuBois. ´´Serial Benefactor” © 2015 by Jon L. Breen. ´´Trapped!” © 2015 by Ben H. Winters. ´´Wall Street Rodeo” © 2015 by Angela Zeman. ´´Copycats” © 2015 by N. J. Ayres. ´´Red-Headed Stepchild” © 2015 by Margaret Maron. ´´Sutton Death Overtime” © 2015 by Judith Kelman. ´´Dizzy and Gillespie” © 2015 by Persia Walker. ´´Me and Mikey” © 2015 by T. Jefferson Parker. ´´Evermore 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy, Peter Berkrot, Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007034/bk_brll_007034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.