Bullies & Victims:Helping Your Children through the Schoolyard Battlefield Suellen Fried/ Paula Fried
Prior to stepping onto the battlefield with a Narcissist, it is imperative to know their playbook both forwards and backwards. The behavior of individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder generally defies logic but sadly, their tactics in the Family Court System often fool Judges, Commissioners, Attorneys, Minor´s Counsel, Social Workers, Therapists, and even trained Evaluators. Narcissists are the masters of manipulation and projection and are known to launch stealth assaults that will leave their victims in an utter state of confusion and desperation. Victims are often left shattered and without a voice because they feel that no one could possibly believe or understand what they are silently enduring. Author Tina Swithin understands what it´s like to divorce a narcissist. Tina spent over four years on the battlefield of the Family Court System while acting as her own attorney in a desperate attempt to protect her two young daughters. While Tina´s first book, Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom´s Battle details Tina´s personal journey and court battle, her new book offers solid advice and sanity-saving wisdom for transforming from victim to survivor. Education is power and Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield is your personal guide and resource for navigating through high-conflict divorce. Receive advice for every stage of the battle from leaving the Narcissist and choosing an attorney to tactical moves and courtroom preparation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chloe Lunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027833/bk_acx0_027833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
July 1-3, 1863. Two mighty armies clash outside the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In the aftermath, tens of thousands lay dead or wounded, many of the poor souls left abandoned on the battlefield for weeks or days. The Battle of Fairfield, a short but brutal cavalry engagement, is fought nearby. The victims are brought to the Fairfield Inn, now hastily pressed into service as a field hospital, where the surgeons ply their bloody trade. The Army of Northern Virginia then retreats through this small town southwest of Gettysburg, where Generals Robert E, Lee and Jeb Stuart also stop at the Fairfield Inn. Originally built circa 1757, the Fairfield Inn was also a stop on the Underground Railroad, used to hide runaway slaves who were fleeing to freedom in the North. Little wonder that it developed a reputation for being haunted that persists to this very day. Shadow figures and apparitions roam the hallways. Footsteps and disembodied voices disturb the sleeping guests late at night. Doors open and close of their own accord. Cold spots abound and objects are moved by invisible hands.Join author Richard Estep (The Haunting of Asylum 49, The World´s Most Haunted Hospitals) as he and a small team of paranormal investigators move into the Fairfield Inn and work to uncover its many secrets. Accompany them on a tour of the most haunted parts of the Gettysburg Battlefield, from Devil´s Den and Little Round Top to the Slaughter Pen, the Valley of Death, and finally to Pickett´s Charge, where the ghosts of long-dead Civil War soldiers are said to still march, eternal spirit guardians of America´s most hallowed ground. 1. Language: English. Narrator: E. E. Bensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129053/bk_acx0_129053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dangers of the past call Dean and Mikael back to The Grove for a final reckoning. Can they stop their love from becoming yet another victim of the battlefield? It seems too good to be true. Dean and Mikael imagine that they´re finally in for a quiet and steady life together on the farm. Despite having faced problems beyond imagination, the two men are managing to build a real relationship together. As the days settle into a blissful domesticity, they´re thrilled to find their newfound love still manages to surprise them with moments of sweet shyness and flirtation. And owing perhaps in part to Mikael´s animalistic nature, they´re heating up the bedroom just as much as before. But what else would you expect when a hunky carpenter and a stubborn farmer find passion and romance in each other´s arms? Summoned back to The Grove, Mikael´s ancestral and endlessly complicated home, the tangles of his family´s roots rise up to challenge the couple once again. With war on the horizon, Mikael and Dean must learn to trust each other and the relationship they´ve built. But when old wounds rise up and demand payment, it threatens to overtake them all. From Mikael´s previously unheard point of view, The Carpenter´s Fight delivers tender romance, primal adventure and steamy M/M scenes. It asks whether we are ever truly free of our pasts, and regardless of how that question is answered, will it strangle the promises of love ever after? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nic Lazar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103579/bk_acx0_103579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thousands of American soldiers are returning from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds from chemical war. They are not the victims of ruthless enemy warfare, but of their own military commanders. These soldiers, afflicted with rare cancers and respiratory diseases, were sickened from the smoke and ash swirling out of the ´´burn pits´´ where military contractors incinerated mountains of trash, including old stockpiles of mustard and sarin gas, medical waste, and other toxic material. Based on thousands of government documents, over 500 in-depth medical case studies, and interviews with more than 1,000 veterans and active-duty GIs, The Burn Pits will shock the nation. The book is more than an explosive work of investigative journalism - it is the deeply moving chronicle of the many young men and women who signed up to serve their country in the wake of 9/11, only to return home permanently damaged, the victims of their own armed forces´ criminal negligence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025760/bk_adbl_025760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist Michael Wilde - his world recently shattered by tragedy - hopes that a month-long assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. There, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo. Now, in a bleak but breathtaking world of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and never-ending sun, Wilde must unravel the mystery of this doomed couple. Were they the innocent victims of fear and superstition - or were they something far darker? His search will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day. As the ice around the murdered lovers begins to melt, Wilde will have to grapple with a miracle - or a nightmare - in the making. For what is dead, it turns out, may not be gone. And here, at the very end of the known world, there´s nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001566/bk_brll_001566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exhausted, cynical, and confused, Anna is always there to report for duty. She´s part of a clandestine government team that defends the nation against supernatural terrorism - a job that understandably leaves her life in shambles and drives her to drink a little more than she should. Toss in a fear of intimacy with a desire to have friends and lovers like a normal person and, well, Anna is a troubled soul wrapped in a special agent with arcane, magical powers. Waking up hungover at 5:30 in the morning with a zombie-infested apartment building in the heart of DC to deal with, she knows she´s got the makings of the worst morning possible. Her team is its own challenge. A battle-scarred Nigerian shaman, a bookish shape-shifter, an inept summoner, and a brilliant but cantankerous wizard round it all out. Her partner, an immortal and cursed Paladin, is the only person she knows more jaded than herself. Getting them all to work together is never easy, with Anna often caught in the crossfire. Their target, Ethan Morgan, is one pissed-off necromancer. His brother was KIA by his own government, the victim of an experimental magical weapon they decided to test on the battlefield. Now bent on revenge and sponsored by one of hell´s most powerful demons, Ethan has a plan of his own to make us all pay. Anna and her team are fighting against the wake of destruction, but Ethan is always one step ahead. With the number of bodies he leaves and reanimates growing exponentially, Anna´s wondering if they´ll stop him before he engulfs everyone in an undead horde. Proving once again that revenge is best served cold, usually with reanimated corpses, J. Hamlet’s genre-bender is the kind of seat-of-your-pants thriller that changes your view of what is possible in literature. This jaunt into a dark reflection of our world blends dark fantasy and surreal horror with a spy thriller to create an extraordinary new genre all its own, riding the rails at breakneck speed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139571/bk_acx0_139571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer´s gargantuan ´´manor´´ to the racial battlefields of New York´s criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America´s rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won´t go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy, After Henry is further proof of Joan Didion´s infallible radar for the true spirit of our age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005837/bk_adbl_005837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a ´´vegetable.´´Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope for survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . . .Cheating Death.In this riveting book, Dr. Sanjay Gupta - neurosurgeon, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and best-selling author- chronicles the almost unbelievable science that has made these seemingly miraculous recoveries possible. A bold new breed of doctors has achieved amazing rescues by refusing to accept that any life is irretrievably lost. Extended cardiac arrest, ´´brain death,´´ not breathing for over an hour-all these conditions used to be considered inevitably fatal, but they no longer are. Today, revolutionary advances are blurring the traditional line between life and death in fascinating ways.Drawing on real-life stories and using his unprecedented access to the latest medical research, Dr. Gupta dramatically presents exciting accounts of how pioneering physicians and researchers are altering our understanding of how the human body functions when it comes to survival-and why more and more patients who once would have died are now alive. From experiments with therapeutic hypothermia to save comatose stroke or heart attack victims to lifesaving operations in utero to the study of animal hibernation to help wounded soldiers on far-off battlefields, these remarkable case histories transform and enrich all our assumptions about the true nature of death and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanjay Gupta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000358/bk_hach_000358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.