Der einzigartige Jahrgangscava von 1996 wurde aus 80% Xarel.lo und 20% Chardonnay vinifiziert. Xarel.lo reifte über 10 Monate im Barrique. EIn Cava mit großer Komplexität und sehr breiter Aromapalette. Robert Parker's WineAdvocat lobt mit 97 Punkten: 'The 1996 Segona Plenitud · 20 Años De Crianzae is another unique and limited sparkling Cava from Recaredo. It's a blend of 80% Xarello and 20% Chardonnay that they produced for the change of the millennium and their 75th anniversary. The Xarello was aged in barrique for ten months, and the Chardonnay fermented and was kept in stainless steel. It has a very smoky nose, with plenty of yeasts, bread dough and toast, combining the notes from the barrel and the long aging in bottle in contact with the lees. It has lots of complexity of aromas and flavors, with a touch of mushroom that made me think of a Roquefort cheese. It's very tasty, different, with great complexity and youth. The bubbles are so integrated that they make it nicely textured. It's a white wine with just a spark. It's a game of acidity and bitterness, as they never play with sweetness, and it's what makes their Cavas unique. This is really complex and unique, even within their wines. The complexity and freshness make it really one of the best sparkling wines I have tasted from Spain. It was disgorged in February 2018, 240 months after it was put in bottle. They plan to release some 200 bottles as an oenothèque.' (Luis Gutiérrez, April 2018)
10ccBiography (full version)Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc?s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling?s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. I´m Not In Love, co-written by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, features prominently in the soundtrack to the 2014 blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed $635 million in its first two months in US cinemas and spawned a No 1 album. Meanwhile, a key element of the soundtrack to 2010?s Facebook feature film The Social Network is Dreadlock Holiday, which is also the Sky Sports cricket reports theme in Australia.10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band?s longevity is testament to their timeless songs, and reflecting Gouldman?s status as one of the world?s leading songwriters, he was inducted into America?s Songwriter?s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York in June. Previous inductees include Noel Coward, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Elton John and Sting.The band continues to traverse the globe and play countries as disparate as Iceland and South Africa, Latvia and Japan, as well as across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the US. Following a 26-date UK tour in October-November, early 2019 will see the band play three concerts in Japan, before touring Denmark, Sweden and Norway, followed by a 15-date major city UK tour and the band?s first concert in Moscow. 10cc returns to the UK?s prestigeous, 5,200-capacity Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 May 2019.Gouldman attributes 10cc?s lasting appeal to the quality and individuality of the band?s songs. ?They don?t seem to date; they are original, we never followed any trend we simple wrote for our own pleasure. The fact that the songs are being played as often on the radio today as they ever were shows how true that is,? he says. /210cc Biography (full version) - page 210cc ruled the pop world at a time ? the 1970s ? when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artistes in pop history. Unlike David Bowie, Queen, Elton John or Rod Stewart ? all of whom they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with for a decade ? 10cc?s energies were not centred on image or celebrity-status, but on creating highly sophisticated rock masterworks with mainstream appeal. Early influences on the band included The Beatles and the Beach Boys, but their palate proved wide. Says Gouldman: ?For me it was people like Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Jimmy Webb, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. Eric [Stewart] was more rock ?n? roll, the blues and R&B; while Kevin [Godley] and Lol [Creme] were into more artistic and avant-garde acts including Jacques Brel. It?s what happened when we put all those things together that made 10cc.? The result was some of the greatest pop records of the 20th Century. From breakthrough hit Donna in 1972 to their final No 1, Dreadlock Holiday in 1978, via landmark releases including 1975 worldwide hit I?m Not In Love, 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners. As Rolling Stone magazine put it in 1975, ?There is more going on in one 10cc song than on the last ten Yes albums.?With hit song-writing credits with bands including the Yardbirds, Hollies and Herman?s Hermits under his belt, the early 1970s saw Gouldman and his compatriots reach new levels of creative endeavour. He spent time in New York writing for bubblegum kings Jerry Kazenetz and Jeff Katz., but fed up with being away from home, he returned to the UK to record the songs he had written Stateside with his friends at Strawberry Studios in Stockport. Back in Manchester, Stewart, Godley and Creme had also been busy, with Stewart testing a new four-track recorder that lead to the recording of Neanderthal Man, a track that went on to enjoy 14 weeks in the UK charts in 1970, peaking at No 2. The band was called Hotlegs and comprised Godley, Creme, Stewart, and briefly Gouldman.In1972 Gouldman?s manager Harvey Lisberg (later to become 10cc?s manager) met Neil Sedaka, who was playing a residency at Batley Variety Club in Yorkshire. Sedaka?s career was in decline and Lisberg suggested he worked with the guys at Strawberry. The result was Sedaka?s hit comeback album Solitaire, produced by Gouldman, Stewart, Godley and Creme, with Stewart acting as engineer.?We all learned so much from those sessions. Neil?s sheer professionalism, musicianship and song-writing were inspiring,? says Gouldman./310cc Biography (full version) - page 3 ?We?d done a few tracks and we needed a B-side for Waterfall [a Gouldman/Stewart composition]. There was a possibility that it would come out on the Apple label, which we were very excited about, because any connection with the Beatles was great,? says Gouldman. A Godley and Creme song, Donna, was chosen. ?We didn?t have a name for the band and weren?t bent on world domination or anything, but Donna made us sit up and notice ourselves, that we actually had something special.?And so 10cc was born, Donna became the A side and reached No 2 in the UK charts. Right from the start it was obvious they weren?t like other groups. All four could sing, were adept in the recording studio, and were seasoned musicians more interested in pleasing themselves than writing to a formula. Not long after Donna was released, Sedaka returned to Strawberry to record a second album, The Tra-La Days Are Over, with the same team, and his career took off again.10cc comprised essentially two song-writing camps, Gouldman and Stewart, plus Godley and Creme, although they would sometimes intermingle. ?Our principle was always the music,? says Gouldman, ?whatever?s best for the song. That means if I can sing better than you on it, that?s what happens. Or if Lol can play lead guitar better than you, he?ll do it. Consequently we had four singers in the band, four instrumentalists and four producers, plus Eric also engineered the sessions.?The other thing was whoever wrote the song, it kind of became the property of the four of us. You couldn?t say, ?That song is crap, I don?t want anything to do with it?. What you had to say was, ?I don?t like that part of the song, but I think we could make it better by doing this?. You always had to come up with something positive.??It was the combination of all four of us that made the difference, not only in the song-writing, but in the production values as well,? says Gouldman.Whether it?s the eight-minute pop opera Une Nuit a Paris, or the No.1 hit pop masterpiece I?m Not In Love, both from The Original Soundtrack (1975) album, no two 10cc records sound the same,?A very important element,? explains Gouldman, ?was we were completely self-contained. There wasn?t even a producer. If Eric was singing one of us would work the board. We used to just give the tracks straight to the record company.?Indeed, they didn?t even have a recognisable frontman. ?Eric was a very good-looking guy who took on the role quite often, and Lol was also brilliant out front. But you?d never know on the record who was playing guitar or even who was singing sometimes.?/410cc Biography (full version) - page 4The first time 10cc played live, at the Isle of Man Casino in 1973, they were taken aback at the response. ?We went onstage and girls started screaming! It was like, what the f**k is going on? We imagined ourselves as professors of pop who were going to give a lecture on pop music, but it wasn?t like that at all.?The critical plaudits also rolled in. Rolling Stone calling The Original Soundtrack, ?better than anything the Beach Boys have done of late?. The NME described I?m Not In Love as ?a John Lennon song with a Paul McCartney vocal?. In an age where critics spent an inordinate amount of time trying to identify the new Beatles, 10cc increasingly seemed to fit the bill.?Because we existed in our own world, we didn?t need anyone to tell us how good we were. We listened to the records and went, this is everything we want it to be and more.? Even after the astonishing success of I?m Not In Love, they refused to play the game and followed it up with the acidic Art For Art?s Sake ? and scored another Top 5 hit.?Art for art?s sake, money for God?s sake, was something my late father used to say to me, although he wasn?t cynical like that at all ? he was very artistic. But it?s such a lovely phrase. Eric had this riff and I just started singing that, and the song came.?The biggest surprise of all was the departure of Godley and Creme after their next album, How Dare You? ?It was horrible,? Gouldman confesses. ?It was an absolute disaster. Like getting a divorce.?Godley and Creme had become preoccupied with the Gizmotron ? from the word ?gizmo? ? a device they had invented which when applied could bring new sounds and textures out of an electric guitar. Obsessed with devising a showcase for it, they began recording a triple album together, Consequences.Says a reflective Gouldman now, ?Kev and I, who stayed quite close, have talked about this since and have decided what should have happened; he and Lol should have gone go off and done their thing for a year or so, then allowed 10cc to resume. ?But that?s just not how things were done in the ?70s. No one had a year off. Plus I think the record company were probably expecting another album, tours were booked and so on.?Instead, Gouldman and Stewart continued as 10cc and scored more notable successes with their next two albums, Deceptive Bends (1977) ? featuring their next worldwide hit single Things We Do For Love ? and Bloody Tourists (1978), which spawned another international hit, Dreadlock Holiday.?We were on a mission to prove ourselves,? says Gouldman, ?This wasn?t like a couple of guys leaving the band who just played their instruments. This was two of the producers going, two of the singers going, two of the songwriters going. So it was a real 50 percent gone.?Ultimately, the split took its toll and when Stewart was badly injured in a car crash in 1979, the writing was on the wall. /510cc Biography (full version) - page 5?It flattened me completely,? Stewart later recalled. ?I damaged my left ear and eye very badly. I couldn´t go near music. I couldn´t go near anything loud and I love music and motor-racing. I had to stay away from both things for a long time [and] the momentum of this big machine that we´d had rolling slowed and slowed and slowed. And on the music scene, the punk thing had come in a big way.?All four original members enjoyed very successful post-10cc careers. Godley and Creme continued as a partnership, recording their own hit records and becoming Grammy-winning video directors for acts including Ultravox, The Police, Duran Duran and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Stewart collaborated on three Paul McCartney albums in the 1980s and continues to record sporadically as a solo artiste, his most recent collection being Viva La Difference in 2009.Meanwhile Gouldman spent the 1980s concentrating on recording soundtracks for films such as Farah Fawcett?s Sunburn and the American animation Animalympics. He also worked as a producer with The Ramones and Gilbert O?Sullivan. He then formed Wax with American songwriter Andrew ?Lonely Boy? Gold and had hits with Right Between The Eyes and Bridge To You Heart.There were two final Gouldman-Stewart directed 10cc albums in the ?90s, the first ... Meanwhile (1992), featured contributions from both Godley and Creme, while the last, Mirror Mirror (1995), despite featuring contributions from McCartney and Gold, was more a collection of Gouldman and Stewart solo songs. That same year, 10cc received a BMI citation for three million plays on US radio for I?m Not In Love (since risen to five million). This followed the BMI citation for two million plays (since risen to 3.5m) of Things We Do For Love,In 2002, the 30th anniversary of the band?s debut hit Donna, 10cc began to creep back into the national consciousness. With Gouldman fronting a new touring band, a 28-date UK tour was followed by a series of one-off events across Europe. The band have continued to regularly tour the world ever since. In 2006, Universal records released the TV-advertised, double CD 10cc: Greatest Hits ? And More, and the following year national newspaper the Mail On Sunday produced a special 10-track, cover-mount Best of 10cc Live CD, distributing more than 2.4 million copies throughout the UK and Ireland. The paper reported that sales rose by 232,000 on the day of publication.For the band?s 40th anniversary year in 2012, Universal Records released a new five-CD box set entitled Tenology, featuring 80 tracks chosen by the four original band members.A world tour took 10cc as far and wide as Iceland and Australia, and saw them play London?s Royal Albert Hall for the first time. The landmark concert saw Kevin Godley guest on several numbers including a capella version of Donna./610cc Biography (full version) - page 6After 50 concerts with 10cc that year, Gouldman decided to tour as an acoustic outfit, Heart Full of Songs, which included10cc?s Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens. Their set included hits Gouldman wrote for The Hollies, Herman?s Hermits, the Yardbirds and film soundtracks, along with material from his new solo album Love And Work.In 2013, 10cc joined Status Quo for a tour of UK arenas, including London?s 20,000-capacity The O2. In the years since, the band have toured in Australia, Ireland Japan, New Zealand across the UK and Europe and at London?s 60,000-capacity British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.?Year on year we get busier and busier. It?s great, we love touring and playing together and we get on really well. The audiences these days are very gratifying. You get the people you would expect, who grew up with 10cc, but you also get young kids who know the songs too,? says Gouldman. With four decades of song-writing excellence and a crack band of musicians behind him Gouldman confidently promises, ?This is as near as you?re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It?s relentless. We show no mercy.?The live band?s line-up is:Graham Gouldman-bass, guitars, vocalsRick Fenn - lead guitar, vocals, bass guitarPaul Burgess - drums, percussionIain Hornal - vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboardsKeith Hayman - keyboards, guitar, bass, vocalsPaul has worked with 10cc from the beginning and Rick joined the live band in the mid-?70s. 10cc ? Top UK Chart Positions I?m Not In Love 1Dreadlock Holiday 1Rubber Bullets 1Donna 2Art For Art?s Sake 5Good Morning Judge 5The Things We Do For Love 6I?m Mandy Fly Me 6Life Is A Minestrone 7The Dean And I 10The Wall Street Shuffle 10/710cc Biography (full version) - page 7Some additional information?10cc has sold more than 15 million albums in the UK.?10cc has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide?I?m Not In Love has been played over five million times on US radio.?YouTube videos of I?m Not In Love, both old and with the current band, have been viewed more that 30 million times overall. ?A YouTube video clip about the making of I?m Not In Love circulated the globe in late-2010, resulting in increased name-checks by bloggers and DJs.?Things We Do For Love has been played over 3.5 million times on US radio.?I?m Not In Love was part of the soundtrack of the 2004 film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.?Dreadlock Holiday is featured on the soundtrack of the 2010 film The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook ?I?m Not In Love is lead track on the 2015 blockbuster Disney film Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed $635 million in its first two months in US cinemas and spawned a No 1 album there.?Axl Rose of Guns N?Roses says of I?m Not In Love, ?that song messes with my life, man. It?s one of my favourite songs of all time.??In 1993, Will To Power hit the Top 10 in the UK with its version of I?m Not In Love. It has also been recorded by, among others, The Pretenders (for the film Indecent Proposal), Peggy Lee, Richie Havens, Fun Lovin? Criminals, and more recently Diana Krall and The Flaming Lips.
Terroir al Límit... Bei dem enthusiatischen Weinmacher Dominik Huber ist der Name Programm, denn hier wird die hohe Kunst des Terroir-Weins geradezu zelebriert. Alle Weine stammen von hochgelegenen Kleinst-Parzellen, während der gesamten Vegetationsphase greift man so wenig in den Weinberg ein, wie es nur irgend geht. Strikte Handlese in 10-Kilo-Boxen, manuelle Auslese der besten Trauben, Gravitationspresse, schonende Vinifizierung und Ausbau im Fass sind hier selbstverständlich. So entstehen einige der schönsten Priorats überhaupt , nur vergleichbar mit großen Burgundern und den Einzellagenweinen von Mas Martinet. Der Les Tosses stammt von alten Carineña-Reben aus einer 1,2 ha großen Südostlage mit rotem Schiefer 600m ü.d.M in Torroja del Priorat. Ein konzentrierter und kraftvoller Rotwein, aus der Cariñena-Traube von fast 100 Jahre alten Reben, der mit sehr viel Eleganz und Feinheit ausgestattet ist. Mineralische Anklänge von Graphit, betonen die Frische. Moschus, Gewürze, Lakritze und florale, sowie balsamische Noten geben einen ersten Eindruck von der Komplexität und Intensität des Weines. Am Gaumen kraftvoll, mit superfeinen Tanninen und sehr langem, aromatischem Finale. Luis Gutiérrez von Robert Parker's WineAdvocat vergibt stolze 96 Punkte für diesen Wein: 'The top Cariñena is the 2013 Les Tosses, which for Dominik Huber is the pure expression of graphite and cherries, from an ancient plot on black slate soils fermented with full clusters and a short maceration and matured in oak foudres for two years. There was a volatile whiff and that sensation of warm slate that really transported me to the character of the roads in Priorat. There's also something that made me think of iron and raw meat. It's all relative of course, because compared to most other Priorats, this would feel extremely elegant and floral. The palate has even more of that tactile sensation of the graphite, with abundant, albeit extremely fine tannins and showing great balance. Some...
In this second edition to How to Sell Indexed Universal Life Insurance, you'll find an additional 7,000 words of content, new systems, and easy explanations to help you understand how to potentially increase your IUL sales. My goal with this edition is to take the feedback from the first and jam-pack it with useful information. If you're interested in learning more about indexed universal life insurance, please give it a listen and tell me what you think. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142776/bk_acx0_142776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Geschichte des Weingutes Vega Sicilia geht auf das Jahr 1842 zurück, als Don Toribio Lecanda karges Weideland am Ufer des Duero kaufte. Damals ahnte er nicht, dass er hiermit den Grundstein zu einem Mythos legte. Don Toribio ging nach Bordeaux, um dort Rebsetzlinge der Sorten Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec, Merlot und Pinot Noir zu kaufen. Hauptrebsorte bleibt jedoch die ortsübliche Tempranillo, hier Tinto Fino genannt. Im Jahr 1915 wurde der erste Vega Sicilia auf den Markt gebracht. Eine Weinlegende war geboren. Robert Parker's Wineadvocat vergibt stole 98 Punkte für diesen Jahrgang: 'I tasted a bottle of the 2009 Único blind and was taken by the freshness, the red fruit notes and the Burgundian-like characteristics of this vintage, which on paper was quite warm and dry. I also tasted the 2009 Valbuena, which is always more approachable, and was blown away by its aromatics. With time in the glass the Único opened up and got closer to the character of Valbuena but with more depth and clout, while showing extremely elegant. I tasted it again in the context of all the wines from the group, and it delivered all that I saw when I tasted it blind. It takes some time to unfurl its aromatic palette, and it feels young and somewhat undeveloped, younger than it is. It has a touch that made me think of the old vintages of Único on the nose but with very polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel that provides elegance. This is a wine that ages for no less than ten years before it's released. 2009 seems like a great vintage for Vega Sicilia, much better than what I anticipated. It should develop nicely in bottle. 74,274 bottles, 3,390 magnums, 209 double magnums and 22 imperials were produced. It has been in bottle since June 2015.' (Luis Gutiérrez, Jan. 2019)
You could be the next self-published Kindle success story! If you're not self publishing your books on Kindle yet, you're missing out on a huge opportunity! Amazon now sells more Kindle ebooks than physical books every single day. Inside Kindle Success Stories you will learn: How and Why Ebooks Now Outsell Physical Paperbacks and Hardcover Books Imagine if you had twice as many book sales... how would that make you feel? What would you do with all your extra profits?Statistically, all you would need to do to more than double your sales if you only have a physical book is to publish it as an ebook! Because far more ebooks are sold every day than physical books. Learn the Kindle Success Formula from several best-selling authors. You too can make a killing with Kindle when you understand how other authors, just like me and you, are doing it. How Regular Writers and Authors Just Like You Are Getting Rich on Kindle In this book, you'll hear the stories of dozens of self-published authors who are now selling hundreds of thousands of ebooks, and some who have even sold MILLIONS! How much do you think you could learn from one person who's sold over 100,000 books in a year, let alone 20 indie authors who have done it? How Quickly Your Sales Can Explode on Kindle In this book, you'll learn how one author went from 347 sales in January 2011 to over 400,000 sales by the end of the year! You'll also learn how one self-published writer published his very first book ever on Kindle and just 11 months later had sold over 250,000 ebooks! Now that's how to crush it with Kindle. How Indie Authors Get on the New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists You'll also hear about how self-published authors, just average people like you and me, have gotten on the best-sellers lists and how this opportunity is available for anyone - like you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018583/bk_acx0_018583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can being a subject matter expert turbo charge your eBay sales? Success on eBay seems easy enough. You list a few items for sale, wait for the money to roll in, rinse, and repeat. If only it were that simple. The truth is: Anybody can put a few items up for sale on eBay and score an occasional sale now and then. Being able to consistently sell items for a profit, however, is not as easy. What usually happens is new sellers decide to unclutter, and sell a bunch of unrelated items as they clean out the garage, basement, or attic. Some sellers break up a book collection or sports card collection and piece it out on eBay. The thing is once they finish selling the items they have, they can easily find their sales have started to burn out. They don't know where to turn next. Other sellers can never seem to bring it all together. They have a great product line, they may even have the best price; but somehow, the sales don't seem to follow. Let me share a little secret with you. People love to buy from an expert . They want to know the person on the other end of the transaction knows what he's doing and can answer whatever questions they may have. They want to know they can trust you. In essence, they want to know you're a subject matter expert in your product line. Let me give you an example: I started selling on eBay 15 years ago. My user name was Fifties Topps. That's all I sold, 1950's Topp's baseball cards. I sold a lot of them, in just about any condition you could think of. Some of them were like new; others were just plain ugly with pinholes, or chunks torn out of them. Nineteen fifty-four and 1955 were my favorite sets, and I specialized in them. On most days, I would have 100 or more auctions running at the same time. Over time people noticed what I was doing. Many of them emailed me questions. Because I specialized in selling '50s baseball cards, people 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck McKibben. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020571/bk_acx0_020571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten Pounds of Motivation in a Five-Pound Bag My mom says that Never Iron Your Shirt is a satisfying blend of unique personal experience because professional sales is nothing if not personal and universal, but slightly askew, wisdom. If you need a second opinion, my wife agrees. Whether you've just completed your first day as a sales professional or your fifth decade, you'll find inspiration from the sometimes surprising stories and examples offered here. Less how-to than why-to and why-not-to, you'll be more motivated to: Let personal values guide your professional ethics. Offer your opportunity to everyone and let them decide whether they are in or out. Use genuine humor to make people laugh and like you and listen to you and do what you say. Follow your training in even the most bizarre and bloody situations. Talk less often to people who can't make the buying decision you want right now. Not be a "clod-hopper pig farmer who's too dumb to know any better." Increase credibility by losing your ironing board. Sell yourself.... Think gas station rather than five gallons. Change your mind, the miracle of our so-called modern age. Replace fear with fun, one sheet at a time. Remember that, above all, it's not about you. So buy the book, and tell your friends. There's no reason you shouldn't become one of the greatest and richest sales professionals in the world, just like me. Always remember what my mom says: "Buy my son's books." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Slone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055807/bk_acx0_055807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement - V-Day - to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate, and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who hears it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. "I am so pleased to present this just-recorded audio edition of my play for people to hear in America and around the world," Ensler said. "Often during my travels performing and in discussions about The Vagina Monologues, many people have asked me to make a recording so that they could listen to it again and again. With the online introduction coming just before V-Day 2001, it also means a lot to me that the Audible.com sales of The Vagina Monologues will help support the expanding movement to stop violence against women." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000036/bk_rhau_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a sensible book. I want you to understand that. This is a book to improve your mind. In this book, I tell you all about Germany – at all events all I know about Germany – and the Ober-Ammorgau Passion Play. I also tell you about other things. I do not tell you all I know about all these other things because I do not want to swamp you with knowledge. I wish to teach you gradually. I should only be defeating my own object that I, by making you think too much at first, give you a perhaps lasting dislike to the exercise. I have purposely put the matter in a light and attractive form so that I may secure the alteration of the young and frivolous. I do not want them to notice as they go on, that they are being instructed; and I have therefore endeavoured to disguise from them, so far as practicable, that this is to either an exceptionally clever or an exceptionally useful work. I want to do them good without their knowing it. I want to do you all good – to improve your minds and to make you think, if I can. What you will think after you have read the book, I do not want to know. Indeed, I would rather not know. It will be sufficient reward for me to feel that I have done my duty and to receive a percentage on the gross sales!" Extract from the Preface About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as ‘excellent’,‘remarkable’, ‘entrancing’, ‘superb’, ‘magic for sure’, ‘masterly’, ‘wonderful’, ‘a class act’ and ‘a splendid example of audio at its best’. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000008/bk_assm_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I can't come out because I can't let them down. But I never dreamed that he would make me feel alive again, either.Caleb Barker is trying. But it's difficult being a widowed single dad. Keeping up with three kids, the house, and his sales job doesn't leave him much time to sleep, let alone even think about moving forward romantically. Right now, his sole focus needs to be creating a stable home for his kids, and to do that, he needs to get a promotion - and to get a promotion, he's finally ready to admit that he needs some help."I know I should be careful. He's my boss. But it's so easy to forget that when he touches me."Ethan Collier is ready to escape the city - and more importantly, his string of loser ex-boyfriends. It's time to get his life back on track, and to do that, he needs a job. Getting the position as Caleb's manny should help Ethan gain enough stability to go back to school. He just never accounted for the children's dad being a DILF. Welcome to Worthington, Texas, where the heat doesn't just rise in the summer - you'll feel it all year long in these stories of older men and their younger lovers. Every audiobook in the Worth It series can be listened to on its own, but with so many familiar characters to love, why stop with just one? This audiobook features a little hurt with a lot of comfort, the courage to come out of your comfort zones, and a teenager who really does have all the answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey H. Bennson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147276/bk_acx0_147276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your salespeople are your lifeblood. You may not like it, but that’s the way it is, and they are also a breed unto themselves. They don’t function like the rest of us, and aren’t we glad about that! They have to be tough, negotiating, conciliatory, patient, driven, results-oriented, and bloody minded. If they were not so, they wouldn’t get the results we need. But are you getting the best out of them? We tend to respond to our sales staff in one of two ways. We either pummel them with our goals and expectations without listening to their input, or we ignore them because we’re scared of them. Either way our business is what suffers as a result. And either way it’s not the team we want or need. Being immersed in all things business for many years, I have had the opportunity of getting to know salespeople very well, and these are some of my observations: They are, more often than not, motivated by cash and recognition rather than altruistic "family" values. They want cash, cash, cash, and it’s their egoistic emphasis is "me, me, me". They are more mercenary than missionary and don’t really care about the philosophies or underlying motives that drive a business. They know why they’re there, and they just get on with bringing in results. They thrive best when they have a solid product to sell, well-defined pricing, a clear quota to aim for, and recognizable, clear-cut competitors. If they think you don’t understand them, they will devise their own methods and approaches that usually end up servicing their needs above yours. None of these observations render salespeople bad or immoral or whatever – they simply define them as results-oriented and task driven, which are good things. In this module we evaluate the best ways in which you can elicit the most-profitable results from these amazing people. Understand them. Have them eating out of your business palm, and you’ll have a wonderfully successful business that has no bounds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John L Millar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mplt/000005/bk_mplt_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.