Retirement insecurity is an increasingly serious manifestation of the vast inequality that risks destroying the social fabric in America. The nearly inevitable consequence of lifetime wage discrepancies, security in retirement is linked to the kinds of jobs we hold during our work lives. That, in turn, is a product of all the forces leading to historic levels of inequality, forces that have protected the very wealthy, destroyed any hold on stability for the poor, and gradually eroded the security of the vast middle class. The problem of inequality has moved from an academic preoccupation to a growing theme in national and local politics. The election of Bill Di Blasio in New York was the first real political victory that owes itself to citizens demanding a reversal of inequality. It has been an underlying them in the Democratic presidential debates, a motif for the Hillary Clinton campaign and a pronounced feature of Bernie Sanders´ bid. This attention is not an accident. When members of Congress returned to their districts to test out messages for upcoming elections, the one issue that resonated among their publics was ´´do something about retirement.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002381/bk_high_002381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Banff is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in Canada and the most popular in the Canadian Rockies. It is the oldest national park in Canada, the second in North America (following Yellowstone in Wyoming) and the third oldest park in the world (following Royal in Australia). It encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) including the Lake Louise area and part of the Icefields Parkway. Over 8 million people enter Banff Park each year, of which over three million are considered park visitors - the highest visitation of any Canadian National Park. Most of Banff´s natural attractions are easily accessible from its scenic roads and highways. Popular sites around Banff townsite include the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Upper Hot Springs Pool, Cascade Gardens, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Vermilion Lakes, Johnson Lake and Lake Minnewanka. The townsite imparts a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an expansive array of tourist services as well as cultural attractions such as the Whyte Museum, The Banff Park Museum and the Banff Centre. The Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway also present countless opportunities for sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Banff National Park maintains 1,500 kilometres (932 miles) of trails and 50 backcountry campgrounds. In winter, three downhill ski areas service the area. Connecting Jasper National Park and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) is considered to be one of the premier mountain drives in the world. The 230 km (143 mile) parkway follows the Continental Divide north-south as well as the Athabasca, Sunwapta, North Saskatchewan, Mistaya and Bow Valleys. Glaciers that remain from the ice ages dot the landscape, seven icefields within viewing distance of the parkway. The highlight of the drive for many is the Athabasca Glacier, the only road-accessible glacier in the parks. The author grew up in the Canadian Rockies and has been exploring them since she was a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025557/bk_acx0_025557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caprice Rydell makes a wish and flips a coin into a fountain, and her life changes. Just for starters, she learns her father is a bigamist, and it´s straight downhill from there. If that news being revealed on national television isn´t embarrassing enough, it all happens in front of Mill Crocker, the captain of the school polo team and the most gorgeous guy she´s ever seen. Mill thinks she´s adorable - but wishing isn´t reality - and he thinks she´s got what she wants. In a panic to right everything, what Cap wants is to reset her life back to normal again by getting that coin in her wet little hand. One more problem: Just how can she find it among the thousands in the fountain? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044101/bk_acx0_044101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Annapurna-Umrundung ist eigentlich eine klassische Trekking-Route. Und tatsächlich sind derzeit auch noch nicht allzu viele Mountainbikes dort unterwegs. Das wird sich aber in den nächsten Jahren sicherlich ändern: fast die gesamte Strecke ist fahrbar und bietet Trailvergnügen der Extraklasse vor einer atemberaubenden Kulisse. Insbesondere die 1.700 Hm flowiger Single-Trail-Downhill vom Thorong La-Pass hinunter nach Muktinath dürften wohl weltweit einzigartig sein. Ebenso wie der Tilicho Lake, der auf knapp 5.000 m liegt und damit der höchstgelegene See in dieser Größe weltweit ist. Ein einzigartiges Naturschauspiel, das wir uns natürlich nicht entgehen lassen und zu dem wir einen 2-Tages-Trekkingabstecher einschieben. Das Buch bietet auf 76 Farbseiten genaue Streckenbeschreibungen inkl. GPS-Tracks, Höhenprofile, viele Hintergrundinfos und knapp 200 Farbfotos. Und als Bonus noch eine 4-Tages-Trail-Tour im Kathmandu Valley und durch den Shivapuri National Park - einem der wenigen National Parks weltweit, in dem Biken ausdrücklich erlaubt ist.
In the new edge-of-your-seat adventure from national best-selling author Nick Petrie, Peter Ash pursues one case - and stumbles into another - in the City of the Blues.Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June knows Peter needs to be on the move, so she sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who´s been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds the situation has gone downhill fast - someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda´s living room. But neither Wanda nor Peter can figure out why.At the same time, a young, homeless street musician finds himself roped into a plan to rob a jewelry store. The heist doesn´t go as planned, and the young man finds himself holding a sack full of Rolexes and running for his life. When his getaway car breaks down, he steals a new one at gunpoint - Peter´s 1968 green Chevrolet pickup truck. Peter likes the skinny kid´s smarts and attitude, but he soon discovers the desperate musician is in far worse trouble than he knows. And Wanda´s troubles are only beginning. Peter finds himself stuck between Memphis gangsters - looking for Rolexes and revenge - and a Mississippi ex-con and his hog-butcher brother looking for a valuable piece of family history that goes all the way back to the Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004249/bk_peng_004249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Awards 2013 Laura Meredith never imagined herself appearing on TV - she’s too old, too flabby, too downright hormonal, and much too busy holding things together for her son, Stanley, after her husband left her for a younger, thinner replacement. But best friend Charlotte is a determined woman and when Laura is persuaded on to a daytime show to talk about her PMT, everything changes. Suddenly there’s a camera crew tracking her every move and Laura finds herself an unlikely star. But as things heat up between her and gorgeous TV director, Cal, they’re going downhill elsewhere. While Laura’s caught up in a heady whirlwind of beauty treatments, makeovers, and glamorous film locations, Charlotte’s husband, Roger, is concealing a guilty secret, Stanley’s got problems at school, work’s piling up, and when Laura turns detective to protect Charlotte’s marriage, things go horribly wrong. The champagne’s flowing as Laura’s prime-time TV debut looks set to be a hit. But in every month, there’s a ´´Day Ten´´. Jane Wenham-Jones is the author of three acclaimed novels - Raising the Roof, Perfect Alibis and One Glass Is Never Enough - as well as Prime Time and two popular writing guides, Wannabe a Writer? and Wannabe a Writer We´ve Heard Of? As a freelance journalist she writes for women’s magazines and the national press and has a regular humorous column in her local paper. She has presented for the BBC on both radio and TV. Jane lives in Broadstairs, Kent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010273/bk_adbl_010273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.