Get on the express for first impression. Know how to charm and connect with people upon meeting them, and create a lasting impression. Do you get butterflies in your stomach whenever you enter a room full of people? Do you become nervous with the thought of having to engage with a fellow stranger? Do you sweat like a pig at any attempt of connecting with others? Don´t worry, you´re not alone! This is all too common. It´s normal that we all want to make a good first impression upon other people. Why? Because the first impression is the last impression you´ll get in determining whether you make a new friend, attract a business partner, land a prospective client, etc. But why are we so afraid of this all-dreaded first impression, and with getting it right? It´s because of the fear of failure in messing it up. Nobody likes to be humiliated and feel embarrassed in the presence of others with the risk of being rejected, being as painful as inflicted physical pain. Don´t blame yourself for this; it´s not your fault you feel these kinds of emotions. We are biologically fearful of being ostracized from a group because of the lesser chance of survival back in ancestral days being the one-man tribe. That´s why we need to connect with others, but at the same time are fearful to do so. Good news is, if you aren´t the most attractive person or know how to make a good impression right now, you can easily learn to charm the living daylight out of anybody and get people to like you upon meeting them to make a positive lasting impression that will linger within their minds long after the interaction is over using common cues and simple strategies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: KnowIt Express. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059897/bk_acx0_059897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When an FBI Internal Affairs investigation lands the Preternatural Crimes Unit in a bureaucratic spank-fest, it feels like the perfect time for Marnie Baranuik to skip town and lend her expertise to a bear-sized Canadian cop who doesn´t want her help with his case, his love life, or his car stereo. Back in her childhood stomping grounds, Marnie leaps into action, facing an exorcist in skinny jeans, a slap-happy specter, and an old friend up to new tricks. Are ghosts behind a string of unusual deaths? Why didn´t her revenant companion, Lord Harry Dreppenstedt, tell her he had a Combat Butler? Can she survive dinner with her parents? With a shifty man of the cloth offering her soul´s redemption, and a revelation that could change the future of her love life, she has her gloved hands full. She may not make a great first impression, but no one makes a last impression quite like Marnie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008638/bk_tant_008638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marzia Benagli - Zia - is a psychology student who enjoys people-watching in her free time. Dylan Porter is a playboy athlete from a wealthy family. Zia´s first impression of Dylan is that of an overinflated ego, which she is not attracted to despite his undeniable good looks. While Dylan admits that he can get any girl he wants, they all seem to be the same, and he´s hoping to find something different. Circumstances bring them together and they work out an arrangement that Zia will use her psychology skills to teach Dylan how to find the right girl. They go out to various places while Zia teaches Dylan what to look for and what to stay away from. By the time Zia realizes her first impressions were wrong, she´s already established herself in the friend zone with their arrangement, and she can´t see any indication that Dylan might see them as anything more than friends. Will Zia have the strength to walk away when the time comes, and if so, will Dylan let a good thing slip away? First Impressions is the story as told by Zia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Varness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068307/bk_acx0_068307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Das Hörbuch enthält zwei Aufzeichnungen von Adalbert Stifter. In den ´´Wiener Impressionen´´ beschreibt er die Stadt Wien vor dem Jahre 1848, d.h. vor dem legendären ´´Sturm auf Wien´´. Im zweiten Teil des Hörbuch erzählt Stifter über die Gepflogenheiten der Wiener in der Karwoche, d.h. die Woche vor Ostern bis zum Ostersamstag. Regie: Robert Vogel, Hans-Bernd Müller 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Robert Vogel, Hans-Otto Ball. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/swrm/000175/bk_swrm_000175_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The essays in Lasting Impressions have never before appeared in audiobook form and together they make up, in the author´s own words, ‘a journey through different countries and different generations’. The subjects range from Bruce Chatwin and Salmon Rushdie to Simon de Beauvoir and Bernard Shaw, from Lorca and Flaubert to John Updike and Walker Percy, from P. G. Wodehouse and Molly Keane to Andre Malraux and Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Published in the year of 1990, V. S. Pritchett´s 90th birthday, Lasting Impressions is a tribute to one of the greatest and best loved writers of our time. Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1900-1997) was born over a toyshop in 1900 and, much to his everlasting distaste, was named after Queen Victoria. A writer and critic, his is widely reputed to be one of the best short story writers of all time, with the rare ability to capture the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life. He died in 1997. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009355/bk_adbl_009355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oscar Wilde visited America in the year 1882. Interest in the Aesthetic School, of which Wilde was the most prominent representative, had spread to the United States, and Wilde decided to undertake an American lecture tour to explain the Aesthetic movement. Towards the end of September 1883 Wilde returned to England and immediately commenced a lecturing tour. His first visit was to Wandsworth Town Hall where he presented his ´´Impressions of America´´, the text of which was published in 1906. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002662/bk_mike_002662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lothar Streblow unternahm viele Reisen im In- und Ausland, auf denen er sich mit Studien über Tiere, Verhaltensforschung und Ökologie befasste. Von diesen Erkenntnissen inspiriert, entstanden zahlreiche Radiosendungen, Hörspiele und Essays, sowie Umwelt-, Reise- und Tiererzählungen. Dabei versuchte er stets dem sachkundlichen Anspruch gerecht zu werden, gleichzeitig überzeugt er durch eine sehr bildhafte und lebendige Sprache. Eine dieser Erzählungen ist ´´Rumänische Impressionen´´. Lothar Streblow, geb. 1929 in Gera, ist ein deutscher Schriftsteller. In den 70er und 80er Jahren verfasste er etliche Science-Fiction-Bücher für Jugendliche und Erwachsene, sowie zahlreiche Tierbücher. Streblow studierte in der DDR Regie, Dramaturgie und Ästhetik. Anschließend arbeitete er als wissenschaftlicher Assistent für Ästhetik, als Regisseur und Dramaturg. 1955 siedelte er in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland um, wo er als freier Schriftsteller und Mitarbeiter von Rundfunkanstalten tätig war. Auf seinen Reisen im In- und Ausland befasste er sich mit Studien über Tiere, Verhaltensforschung und Ökologie. Davon inspiriert verfasste er zahlreiche Radiosendungen, Hörspiele und Essays, sowie Umwelt-, Abenteuer-, Reise- und Tiererzählungen. Schon damals befasste er sich intensiv mit der Zerstörung von Natur und Umwelt. In den 1970er Jahren wurde er im Jugendbuchbereich u. a. durch seine ´´Raumschiff-Pollux´´-Serie bekannt, in der ein Raumschiff neue Nahrungsquellen auf unbekannten Planeten zu erschließen versucht und dabei viele Abenteuer erlebt. 1997 erschienen seine bislang letzten Buchveröffentlichungen als Sachbücher für den Grundschulbereich. Streblow wurde für seine Werke mehrfach ausgezeichnet. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Lothar Streblow. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003597/bk_lind_003597_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Eden Palmer knows how to make it on her own. This 45-year-old single mother has worked hard to raise her beloved daughter, Melissa, who has long been the jewel of her life. But there comes a time when a mother must come into her own. So Eden moves to Arundel, North Carolina, to take ownership of Farrington Manor. Her move is met with delight in some quarters, and jealousy in others. Pursued by two eligible bachelors, Eden is flattered, and more than a little suspicious. Juggling the attentions of two men is hard enough, but soon Eden´s bid to start over plunges her in the middle of a mystery that threatens not just her plans and reputation, but her very life. Can she use one man to save her from the other? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Darlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005464/bk_sans_005464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eden Palmer knows how to make it on her own. The forty-something single mother has worked hard to raise her beloved daughter, now twenty-seven and recently married. The offspring of a terrible event, Eden´s daughter, Melissa, has long been the jewel of Eden´s life, the one for whom she would sacrifice anything and everything. But sooner or later a woman must come into her own, and that´s what Eden tries to do when she moves to Arundel, North Carolina, to take ownership of Farrington Manor, a beautiful old house filled with charm and memories that was willed to Eden by the person who cared for her when she needed it most. Torn between the desire to stay with her daughter and the need to build a separate life on her own, Eden opts for some distance and some much-needed perspective. But it´s not long before she realizes that sometimes you have to go back before you can start over.Arriving in Arundel, the South´s prettiest small town, Eden quickly learns that looks can be deceiving when her move is met with delight in some quarters and jealousy in others. Pursued by two eligible bachelors, the rugged Jared McBride and Braddon Granville, local lawyer and town catch, Eden is flattered, and more than a little suspicious. Juggling the attentions of two men is hard enough, but soon Eden´s bid to start over plunges her in the middle of a mystery that threatens not just her plans and reputation, but her very life. Can she use one man to save her from the other? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000626/bk_sans_000626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.