A behind-the-scenes look into the life of Meghan Markle and her romance with Prince Harry - a dishy, delightful must-listen filled with exclusive insights for anyone obsessed with the Royal Family. Leslie Carroll’s books on royalty are ´´an irresistible combination of People Magazine and the History Channel.´´ (Chicago Tribune) When Prince Harry of Wales took his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle, to have tea with his grandmother the queen, avid royal watchers had a hunch that a royal wedding was not far off. That prediction came true on November 27, 2017, when the gorgeous, glamorous twosome announced their engagement to the world. As they prepare to tie the knot in a stunning ceremony on May 19, 2018, that will be unprecedented in royal history, people are clamoring to know more about the beautiful American who captured Prince Harry’s heart. Born and raised in Los Angeles to a white father of German, English, and Irish descent and an African-American mother whose ancestors had been enslaved on a Georgia plantation, Meghan has proudly embraced her biracial heritage. In addition to being a star of the popular television series Suits, she is devoted to her humanitarian work - a passion she shares with Harry. Though Meghan was married once before, Prince Harry is a modern royal, and the Windsors have welcomed her into the tight-knit clan they call ´´The Firm´´. Even a generation ago, it would have been unthinkable, as well as impermissible, for any member of Great Britain’s royal family to consider marrying someone like Meghan. Professional actresses were considered scandalous and barely respectable. And the last time an American divorcee married into the Royal Family, it provoked a constitutional crisis! In American Princess, Leslie Carroll provides context to Harry and Meghan’s romance by leading listeners through centuries of Britain’s rule-breaking royal marriages, as... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007145de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the best-selling author of The Firm. With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner workings of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School. Harvard University occupies a unique place in the public´s imagination, but HBS has arguably eclipsed its parent in terms of its influence on modern society. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. An HBS degree is, as the New York Times proclaimed in 1978, ´´the golden passport to life in the upper class.´´ Those holding Harvard MBAs are near-guaranteed entrance into Western capitalism´s most powerful realm - the corner office. Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and powerful force for almost a century. As McDonald explores these dynamics, he also reveals how, despite HBS´ enormous success, it has failed with respect to the stated goal of its founders: ´´the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways.´´ While HBS graduates tend to be very good at whatever they do, that is rarely the doing of good. In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive if not necessarily ´´secret´´ club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goals it set for itself? And is HBS therefore complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of pronounced economic disparity and political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has a profound influence on the shape of our society and all our lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005967de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader, Warren Jeffs - Rachel´s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between underage girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006 he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its 10 Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs´ iron grip on the church remains firm and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by John Krakauer´s best-selling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in ´´houses of hiding´´ as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs´ first plural daughter by his second of more than 50 wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story - Rachel´s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an exposé of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for a... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Jeffs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006302de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of The History of Love conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals - an older lawyer and a young novelist - whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsize personality have, for 68 years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents´ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than 30 years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he´s felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi´s beautiful daughter, who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project - a film about the life of David being shot in the desert - with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn´t the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton, where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer´s block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality - and her own perception of life - that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can´t turn down, she´s drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmeri... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006254de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jean Louise Finch tries to go home again and finds tiny Maycomb, Alabama, grappling with the emerging civil rights movement in the mid-1950s. Set nearly 20 years after the events in To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee´s classic American novel Go Set a Watchman looks at the earlier book´s beloved characters in a different and sometimes shocking light. Go Set a Watchman, however, was written first and became the groundwork from which To Kill a Mockingbird was developed. At 26 Jean Louise, who managed to grow up color-blind in the Deep South, has been living in New York City. She arrives home for her fifth annual two-week visit eager to see her father, Atticus. She also plans to see her longtime suitor, Henry "Hank" Clinton, her brother´s best friend and junior partner in Atticus´ law firm. She thinks she may be ready to settle down and give Atticus some grandchildren, but what she discovers undermines every assumption she has ever had.... Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Go Set a Watchman you´ll find: A summary of the book Introductions to the important people in the book Analysis of the themes and author´s style About the author: With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize it, and analyze it for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040794de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A follow-up to her successful debut Charleston and set in the world’s most glamorous landscapes, this moving new love story from Margaret Bradham Thornton draws on a metaphor of entanglement theory to ask: when two people collide are they forever attached no matter where they are? Helen Gibbs, a British journalist on assignment on the West Coast of Mexico, meets Christopher Delavaux, an intriguing half-French, half-American lawyer-turned-financier, who has come alone to surf. Living lives that never stop moving, from their first encounter in Bermeja to marriage in London and travels to such places as Saint-Tropez, Tangier, and Santa Clara, Helen and Christopher must decide how much they exist for themselves and how much they exist for each other. In an effort to build his firm, Christopher leads a life full of speed and ambition with little time for Helen and even less when he suspects his business partner of illegal activity. Helen, a reluctant voyeur to Christopher’s world of power and position, searches far and wide for reporting work that will ´´take a bite out of her soul” - refugees in Calais, a mountain climber in Chamonix, an orphaned circus performer in Cuba. A Theory of Love captures the ambivalence at the center of human experience: does one reside in the familiar comforts of solitude or dare to open one’s heart and risk having it broken? Set in some of the most picturesque places in the world, this novel questions what it means to love someone and leaves us wondering - can nothing save us but a fall? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Faye Adele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007274de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Randy ist umweltbewegt und will für die nächste Ausgabe der Schulzeitung einen Artikel über Firmen der Stadt schreiben, die sich aktiv um den Umweltschutz bemühen. Tim klärt seinen Sohn darüber auf, dass sein Brötchengeber Binford in dieser Hinsicht ein besonderes Vorbild darstellt und verspricht Randy, für ihn einen Interviewtermin mit Bud Harper, dem Firmenchef, zu arrangieren. Doch Randys Vorab-Recherchen ergeben ein gänzlich anderes Bild: In Wahrheit rangiert die Firma Binford unter den zehn schlimmsten Umweltsündern der Stadt.
From the author of Come What May and former police officer Larry Darter - a suspenseful noir private investigator mystery thriller made to order for fans of Robert B. Parker´s Spenser, Phillip Marlowe, and Harry Bosch. One of Tinseltown´s brightest stars has been murdered. The accused is her estranged husband, and the situation doesn´t look good. A knock on the office door of Los Angeles private eye Ben Malone can only mean one thing, a new case. Local defense attorney Liz Harper from the Los Angeles law firm Ross & Logan pays Malone a visit with an interesting story to tell. Harper´s client, bad-boy actor Zack Sinclair, whose appetites for booze, gambling, and extramarital sex are as out-sized as his ego, has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Holly Sutherland, one of Hollywood´s biggest and brightest stars. Her client has next to no alibi, and to make matters worse, he is on the hook to his bookie for a quarter million bucks. As her sole heir, he had multi-million reasons to kill his wealthy wife. Harper believes her client is innocent, at least of the murder, and she hires Malone to prove it before the case goes to trial. Malone starts investigating. The case quickly gets darker when he uncovers some ugly secrets about the deceased. His search for he truth puts him squarely in the path of a mafioso who tells Malone to drop the case or else. Malone enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse, a game he might not come out of alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109939de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.