Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family - though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance.... For 27 years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon.
"One of the most riveting and disturbing books ever"
Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle. Ronald Kessler reveals what they have seen, providing startling, previously untold stories about the presidents, from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as about their families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides.
"Inside more than just the Secret Service"
Garlic and Sapphires is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic.
"Read engagingly by Bernadette Dunne"
Need a role model for effective leadership? Try Santa Claus! Imagine the endless challenges that running his operation poses. There's juggling employees, equipment, facilities, resources, production, letter reading, scheduling, the big delivery, keeping everyone jolly - and the list goes on. It's mind boggling! How does he do it all? What are his secrets to success?
"Great Bedtime Story for Everyone"
For married couples and those engaged to be married, Sheet Music is a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. In his characteristic style, Kevin Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions, this audiobook has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
"Christian sex advise, but he doesn't hold back"
ín Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning of his long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Set in the Buenos Aires of the 1970s, Sacheri’s tale reveals the underpinnings of Argentina’s Dirty War and takes on the question of justice - what it really means and in whose hands it belongs.
"Movie Must Be Better Than the Book"
There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward's book-themed resort - a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane's current group of guests, the Medieval Herbalists.
"Outstanding addition to this series.."
In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs' career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities "not in the interests of His Majesty's government". She soon finds herself investigating a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party.
"A worthy edition to the series"
"Way too abridged!"
From a best-selling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican. A veritable war is waging in the church: On one side there is Pope Francis' strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other there is the old Curia, with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges.
"informative I learned a lot"
This audiobook instantly catches your attention with relevant and interesting stories about real life situations. Each of these stories lends to the point he is trying to make and heightens the understanding of each productivity tip. He never leaves a story hanging, and gives useful advice throughout each chapter, enhancing it with more stories and results from studies.
"Computer voice annoying!"
Whether you’re struggling to make anything work in your youth ministry or finding that most things are clicking along, this book will help you develop a practical theology—to ask what is happening, what should be happening, and how you can make it happen. Each chapter is followed by discussion questions to help you process in a group or on your own.
"Excellent Book for youth worker reference"
This true story was the basis for the Broadway play, The Runner Stumbles, and the movie of the same name. In 1907, a Felician nun disappeared from her rural convent. When her bones were found buried in the dirt-floored basement of the remote, Gothic church she served, it caused a national sensation. Who killed her? The handsome priest? The jealous housekeeper? And, what other secret was uncovered along with her bones?
"Rich, Lyrical Prose..."
Inside this book is the secret to a complete change - over in your life and your fortunes - all through using the incredible power of the thoughts and pictures in your mind. The Million Dollar Secret Hidden in Your Mind gives the formula for releasing your latent mental powers of visualization and affirmative thought to attain not only material riches, but the inner wealth of friendship, love, intellectual development, peace, and happiness.
Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics - as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters - this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don't merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.
"Read the last chapter first"
For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in actors and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical?
"so good I need to buy the printed book"
Rooke Tyler makes a living by carving headstones in a cemetery for wealthy families. At night she sculpts stone, pouring her dreams and desires into the figures she chisels. Then two women enter her life, one offering her passion, the other fame. Rooke's choice may expose her secrets and change her life - if she follows her heart.
"Secret in the Stone was a heart warming awesome tale."
This must-have resource on effective prayer from best-selling author and internationally respected pastor Jack Hayford gives believers the keys to unlocking the secrets of effective intercessory prayer, including how to pray with rightful authority, perseverance, and confidence. He provides encouragement, powerful testimonies, keen biblical guidance, and insight to help readers pray more effectively for God's grace, goodness, and power in the lives of those they love.
"How to Pray and Get Out of the Way"
In Drinking in America, best-selling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the 17th to the 20th century.
"Some what liberal interpretation of history."
Be ready to have your child potty trained in just three days! This book is the only complete guide to potty training that you will need. In this book, you will learn the secret to potty training in three days, how to deal with hurdles such as when they won't poop on the potty, or when they were using the potty, but now they are having accidents all of the time! You will not be going back and forth between diapers, pull-ups, and underwear anymore.