Catalogue of the Jeff Nursery, 1890 (Classic Reprint): J. O. Kelly and Sons Firm
Of all the world´s tech billionaires, none have been lauded for their leadership as much as Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. His style and vision has been a constant example of effective business leadership. Most notably, he has completely changed the way we purchase consumer goods and transformed consumer culture. Jeff Bezos was born Jeff Jorgensen in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1964 to a teenage mother. His father left when he was a toddler and his mother remarried to Cuban immigrant Miguel Bezos, who would later legally adopt young Jeff. His biological father didn´t even know his son was one of the wealthiest people in the world until a reporter found him in 1999. The family eventually ended up in Miami where Jeff graduated valedictorian of his high school. He actually started his first company while in high school, an educational summer camp for teenagers called the Dream Institute. He still had to take ´´normal´´ jobs for high school kids, his first at McDonalds. He took a big interest in space travel, articulating a grand vision of space colonies orbiting Earth in the near future. Jeff called himself a ´´garage inventor,´´ often tinkering with simple household items and inventing things out of them, such as alarms and a solar microwave. Bezos attended Princeton University after high school, where he graduated near the top of his class with degrees in both electrical engineering and computer science. He surprisingly ended up on Wall Street in a few different firms, working in various capacities related to networking infrastructure. He finally ended up in the investment fund D.E. Shaw, climbing his way up to the position of vice president in 1990. At 36, he was the youngest vice president in the history of the firm. He met his wife MacKenzie while working there. During his time at D.E. Shaw, Bezos envisioned a relatively new concept of a mail-order busine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061099/bk_acx0_061099_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 anyo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Jeffs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006302/bk_harp_006302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeff Regan, Investigator came to CBS Radio on July 10, 1948, with Jeff Regan as a tough private eye working for a detective agency run by Anthony J. Lyon. Regan introduced himself on each show with: ´´I get 10 a day and expenses. They call me the Lyon´s Eye.´´ Lyon, portrayed by Wilms Herbert, ran the International Detective Bureau, a small private investigations firm in downtown Los Angeles, with often oversized ambitions. Regan handled rough assignments from Lyon, with whom he was not always on good terms. Actor Jack Webb played Regan as tough and tenacious, with a dry sense of humor. The series ended when Webb left the show in December 1948, but was resurrected in October 1949 with a new cast. Frank Graham starred as Jeff Regan, and Frank Nelson portrayed his boss, Anthony J. Lyon. This version lasted until August of 1950. Enjoy 12 episodes from this terrific hard-boiled detective series, with the first four episodes starring Jack Webb, and the remaining eight starring Frank Graham. ´´The Diamond Quartet´´ (14 Aug 48), ´´The Man Who Came Back´´ (21 Aug 48), ´´The Lawyer and the Lady´´ (4 Dec 48), ´´The Gambler and His Lady´´ (11 Dec 48), ´´Some Enchanted Carhop´´ (21 Dec 49), ´´It All Comes Back to Me Now´´ (26 Apr 50), ´´They´ve Got More Than Coffee in Brazil´´ (18 Jun 50), ´´No Sad Clowns for Me´´ (25 Jun 50), ´´She´s Lovely, She´s Engaged, She Eats Soybeans´´ (9 Jul 50), ´´A Fire for Romano´´ (30 Jul 50), ´´There´s Nothing like a Pork Chop When Supper Rolls Around´´ (6 Aug 50), ´´Gentlemen Prefer Horses´´ (27 Aug 50). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Webb, Frank Graham, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009015/bk_blak_009015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inside story of the new race to conquer space, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos spend billions of their own money to explore the final frontier For the larger-than-life personalities now staking their fortunes on the development of rocket ships, the new race to explore space could be a dead end, a lucrative opportunity - or the key to humanity´s salvation. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos take center stage in this fast-paced narrative as they attempt to disrupt the space economy, feed their own egos, and maybe even save the world. We also meet a supporting cast of equally fascinating entrepreneurs, from the irrepressible British mogul Richard Branson to satellite Internet visionary Greg Wyler. All are united in the profound conviction that commercial space transportation will transform our world for the better. Tim Fernholz´s fly-on-the-wall reporting captures an industry in the midst of disruption, as NASA seeks to preserve its ambitious space exploration program, traditional aerospace firms like Boeing and Lockheed Martin scramble to adapt to new competitors, lobbyists tussle over public funds, and lawmakers try to prevent this new space race from sparking global conflict. With privileged access to top executives at SpaceX, including Musk himself, as well as at Blue Origin, NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, and Virgin Galactic, Fernholz spins this high-stakes marathon into a riveting tale of rivalry and survival. Cover design by Brian Moore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032155/bk_adbl_032155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeff Davis Swaine digs up evidence for a Raleigh, North Carolina, trial law firm. When a client comes home to find his McMansion burglarized - and his new wife´s dog dead in the kitchen - the man suspects his ex-wife. But this is someone far more dangerous. From a stolen minivan, washed-up jazz bassist Leonard Noblac is performing his ´´perfect jazz album of felonies´´ to punish the zeros in the soulless suburb of Rocky Falls. He composes a series of musical compositions and meticulously plans out symbolic crimes to go along with each one, believing the notoriety from his crimes will finally make him famous for his music. Used to working from the shadow at the back of the stage, and bitter from his failure to make it in the New York jazz world and his move to the suburbs, Leonard puts down a throbbing beat of crime and destruction. As Leonard’s crimes give voice to his rage, he finds himself able to improvise like never before, with terrifying results. Jeff must find Leonard and save the teenager and newborn he has kidnapped before the musician can write them into the fiery crescendo of Leonard’s album. Author Bryan Gilmer teaches news writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former newspaper reporter and radio newsreader, he is also the author of the mystery Kill the Story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Gilmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000351/bk_bigh_000351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many firms struggle with SharePoint. It´s been installed, and ´´set loose´´. No one is doing the business stuff to make SharePoint succeed. You need a SharePoint roadmap. SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration is the indispensable guide for IT and business people wanting to use SharePoint to enhance business collaboration. The roadmap draws upon SharePoint 2007 capabilities but focuses on the business and human side of SharePoint, rather than the technology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000501/bk_acx0_000501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Acorn Audio is pleased to present A Christmas Kiss written by Charlotte Kent and narrated by Lara K. Crawford. Becca Tate and Jeff Stuart have lived in Captain´s Point all their lives. She´s an aspiring historian. He´s an aspiring journalist, who is tied by circumstances to his father´s landscaping firm. Now Becca must leave their small town if she is to follow her dreams. Will the magic of Christmas be enough to hold their budding relationship together? You won´t want to miss this Captain´s Point series stand alone story by internationally beloved women´s authors Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara K Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112994/bk_acx0_112994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today´s marketplace is more competitive than at any other time in history. Does your small- or medium-sized company have the tools it needs to keep up? Guerrilla Marketing Attack provides solid, practical, cost-effective advice on how to take advantage of advances in marketing that can give you and your company that much-needed competitive edge. Former vice president and creative director of J. Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett Advertising, Jay Levinson is the president of his own marketing consulting firm, Jay Levinson and Partners, whose clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small business and startups. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000025/bk_blak_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danna has the world in her hands. Young, pretty, and rich, she is destined to take over her family´s large accounting firm in Kansas City. The only thing she is missing is the right man in her life. Jeff has never had the best luck, but his kind nature and charm make him Danna´s perfect match. The untimely death of his mother has forced him out of college, and Jeff is working at the local coffee shop to make ends meet. His dream is to own a chain of coffee shops one day. In Danna´s senior year of college, she and Jeff engage in a whirlwind romance. Problems, however, arise when Danna´s father meets his daughter´s boyfriend. He wants the best for Danna, and in his eyes Jeff doesn´t fit the bill. The climax occurs around Danna´s graduation, when she is preparing to move to the East Coast for an Ivy League MBA. What will become of Danna´s relationship with Jeff? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Diehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065125/bk_acx0_065125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.