In the late 1970s, Mayor Ed Koch transformed himself from an unknown political underdog with little money and even fewer family connections into one of Americas most illustrious mayors. In just 12 years, he brought the City of New York out of bankruptcy, created a renowned housing program, and became one of the most important individuals on the American political scene. But how did he rise from relative anonymity and become an enduring figure? In Buzz, Koch shares the secrets of his success that will help readers everywhere become masters of self-marketing. With his legendary candor and in-your-face style, he reveals how anyone can use his techniques to make a memorable entrance, attract attention (the right kind), and get others to take notice and listen. Whether running for public office or climbing the corporate ladder, Buzz will show rising stars in every field how to stand out and shine brighter with honesty, integrity, and style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001676/bk_adbl_001676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chapter 1: The Texts No One Wants Sitting alone at home studying, Anya´s phone buzzes. She picks it up, thinking it´s one of her friends. On the screen was a new message from an unknown number. ´´You´re not alone.´´ That was all the message said. Spooked, Anya texted the number back. She figured it was one of her friends playing a prank on her, but she wanted to know who it was. ´´Who are you?´´ She asked. ´´Your worst nightmare. You can´t see me, but I can see you,´´ the almost instant reply said. ´´Prove it.´´ Anya was smug at that point because she knew her friends would not be able to prove anything. Until her phone buzzed again. Screaming, she threw it at the wall. On the screen was a picture of her sitting on the bed, staring at her phone. The picture had just been taken, as she was wearing the exact same clothes, and her hair was in the exact ponytail as it was in the picture. Cautiously, she walked over to her phone, which was laying on the floor face down. She picked it up and examined the picture. From the angle, it seemed as if the picture was taken from the corner of the room by her door. She went to investigate but came up empty handed. There was no way anyone could hide even the tiniest of cameras in that corner. She jumped as her phone buzzed again. ´´Proof enough?´´ The person on the other end asked. ´´What do you want?´´ She replied hesitantly. ´´You, but for now, I want to be sure that you will comply with what I have to say. If you do not do all the things I ask of you, those you love will die. Is that understood?´´ Anya did not want to reply. She set her phone down and went into the bathroom. When she came back, her phone buzzed again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lili Dubuque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112315/bk_acx0_112315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six children, cousins, ages nine to almost 18, arrive in the City of Lights, and are overwhelmed by the vastness and beauty of Paris. Six children, ages nine through ´´almost´´ 18, arrive in the City of Lights, Paris. Arthur and Gricinda, two of the children´s parents, already having spent a romantic week alone in Paris, receive their arrival like floodgates at the ready. Their hotel rooms aren´t ready, and they must settle in and enjoy the lights and sights of Paris, from three tiny furnished apartments, side by side. Not ideal. But the two adult guardians have trips and experiences planned, and gird themselves for the unknown. Luckily, there´s plenty of places to take them all to eat. A universal joy. Buzz, Zilker, Simone, Tabitha, Cherise, and Antone: Arthur and Gricinda have their hands full. And it´s all worthwhile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016862/bk_acx0_016862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wer ihn langweilt, fliegt raus! In seinem Late-Talk ´Applaus und Raus!´ genießt Comedian Oliver Polak absolutes Hausrecht. Das Skurrile an der Show: Polak weiß im Vorfeld nicht, wer seine Talk-Gäste sein werden. Wenn er von seinen Gesprächspartnern genug hat, schickt er sie nach Hause. Ob Stargast oder Politiker, ob Alltagsheld oder Mr. Unknown - Oliver Polak hat keine Ahnung, wer oder was auf ihn zukommt. Aber er ist neugierig, einfühlsam, teilt aus und kann dabei auch einstecken. Und er bestimmt, wie lange der Gast bleiben darf: Sobald Polak seinen Buzzer betätigt, muss sein Gesprächspartner die Bühne verlassen.
Short: Six children, ages nine through ´´almost´´ eighteen, have arrived in the City of Light, Paris. Arthur and Gricinda, two of the children´s parents, already having spent a romantic week alone in Paris, have received their arrival like flood gates at the ready. Their reserved hotel rooms still aren´t ready, and they continue to settle into, and enjoy the lights and sights of Paris, from three tiny furnished apartments side by side. Not ideal. But the two adult guardians have trips and experiences planned, and gird themselves for the unknown. And the older two children do take the younger four out for excursions. Which creates its own challenges. Buzz, Zilker, Simone, Tabitha, Cherise, and Antone. Arthur and Gricinda have their hands full. And it´s all worthwhile. More : Part Three of my ´´Slumming in Paris´´ Series. Part 3 is the second of seven novellas forming a subset with ´´Slumming in Paris,´´ additionally titled, ´´With the Children.´´ Further, an identifying title ´´Part´´ is given to each of the seven in the ´´With the Children´´ series. This book is ´´Boys and Girls in Paris.´´ The story continues with the children, and the adults beginning to more and more interact with the city of Paris, particularly the younger children. Parts 2 through 8 are comprehensive, with an over-arching theme and story of experiencing Paris, and finding what that experience means within. While Part One, ´´Slumming in Paris, Arthur and Gricinda´´ is more obviously focussed on the two adults, Parts 2-8 prominently feature the children. Experiencing Paris is, in this work, both symbolic, and an engulfing immersion all its own. The mystery, for each person who visits this wonderful city, is how to individually reconcile everything they have known before, and hope to know. And to know, in this instance, because there are so many characters, mostly young, is a variable thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019979/bk_acx0_019979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C2, Zondervan, and World Vision are teaming together on the most ambitious and ecumenical curriculum promoting Christian social responsibility and justice ever conceived. This is a topic that has been building a great deal of buzz within the ranks of Church leadership, but has not yet ignited as an action-based movement among North American Christians. That´s 77 million potential Good Samaritans sitting in the pews. And the time is now. The people are ready. The market is ready for the book, START -- becoming a Good Samaritan. START´s headliner curriculum brings together topical experts, theologians, mega-church pastors, front-line workers, victims, encouragers, and even "unknowns" to offer a complete picture of the problem and a practical understanding of how to be a Good Samaritan right now, right where each of us lives. We are all too painfully aware that the Church today is not known as aGood Samaritan. We´re known more as the priest or the Levite from the story - or worse. Rick Warren put his finger on the aching need for this curriculum and book when he said, "It´s time for a second reformation, not one of theology, but of works." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reneé Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000817/bk_zond_000817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the 12 successful strategies to master social media, grow your followers & build your brand online (regardless of money, time, or experience). This book is a comprehensive guide packed with actionable social media tips, practical pointers and invaluable, little-known trade secrets. Inside you will also find plenty of handy examples and mini case studies of brands who´ve built an enviable social media presence to inspire you. From established multi-million dollar companies (Coca-Cola, GE, Groupon, Ben and Jerry´s) to small, everyday businesses, there is something you can learn and be inspired by to create success in your own niche or industry Here is a preview of what you will learn: The little known secrets to skyrocket your social shares and create a viral blitzkrieg! The X-Factor Effect used by top social media influencers like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tai Lopez to become the go-to authority in your field, and attract a loyal fan base of hungry, buying customers How an unknown Swiss village grew their social media likes and followers by leaps and bounds, resulting in a staggering 250% increase in tourism! (Very few brands get this right) How a small, home decor items retailer in Tuscan grew their tiny subscriber list by a whopping 200% in three weeks, resulting in $10,000 profit! How to host kickass social media events to generate huge amounts of buzz and build a ravenous audience. Millionaire/tech entrepreneur Alex Becker did this leading up to his book launch event and made 60k in one day Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067745/bk_acx0_067745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rogue cyber-criminals want Jacob Michaels, a brilliant young programmer, to join them. He just doesn´t know it yet. Jacob has the brains, expertise, and programming methods to get them what they want without discovery. With his best friend, Buzz, and a distractingly beautiful encryptionist in tow, Jacob enters the world of the Dark Internet here in the 21st century where the computer is the weapon of choice! With the cyber criminals engaged in international hacking, it´s easy to have your identity slip through your fingers. No one, including Jacob, believes it when he learns he has been targeted. Jacob finds the space between cyber good and cyber evil difficult to navigate as well as highly deadly. Jacob has settled into a quiet routine of a techno geek after his mother dies. The plans he made are disrupted when he discovers his life is in danger. He sets off on a mission that takes him into new technology views and exposes to him the inner-workings of unknown global technologists. Jacob learns that safeguards for technology are always evolving and being exploited. His challenge becomes how to keep ahead of the criminals and identify who to trust. Book one of The Enigma Series brings relevant technology elements of programming, encryption, crypto-currency, identity theft, and hacking to highlight the professional excellence of Jacob, more so perhaps due to his sheltered upbringing. Explore the horrific damage cyber criminals can inflict as the award-winning authors, Breakfield and Burkey, weave a complex tale of danger, intrigue, and international cyber combat in their debut thriller, The Enigma Factor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088299/bk_acx0_088299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.