New York Times Bestseller
A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Over 2 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (zu VERSCHWUNDEN)
GEKÖDERT ist Band #4 in der Bestseller Riley Paige Krimi Serie, die mit dem #1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Band #1) beginnt—einem kostenlosen Download mit über 500 5-Sterne Bewertungen!
Entlang eines einsamen Highway Abschnittes in Delaware werden Frauen tot aufgefunden. Einige verschwinden wie von der Erdoberfläche, die Leichen von andere werden in bizarren Posen arrangiert. Als in den Morden ein Muster ersichtlich wird, ist klar, dass das FBI einem wahnsinnigen Serienmörder auf der Spur ist – der Mädchen für seine teuflischen Pläne ködert – und, dass er nicht aufhören wird zu töten.
Das FBI, verzweifelt darum bemüht den Fall zu lösen, drängt Spezialagentin Riley Paige sich des Falles anzunehmen. Aber die brillante Riley, noch immer von vergangenen Fällen gequält, hat endlich Ruhe in ihrem Zuhause gefunden und ist entschlossen ihrer Tochter April wieder auf die Füße zu helfen. Doch als die Morde immer verstörender werden – und ihr ehemaliger Partner Bill sie anfleht – weiß Riley, dass sie nicht länger ablehnen kann.
Rileys Jagd führt sie tief in die verstörende Welt von Anhaltern, Ausreißern und Frauen, um die sich niemand kümmert. Als sie herausfindet, dass verschiedene Frauen festgehalten und am Leben gehalten werden und noch eine Chance besteht sie zu retten, weiß sie, dass sie nicht aufhören wird, bis sie den Fall gelöst hat. Sie lässt sich durch nichts und niemanden aufhalten und bringt sich selber bis an ihre Grenzen. Rileys Leben bricht auseinander und ihre fragile Psyche kann den Stress kaum noch ertragen. In einem Wettlauf gegen die Zeit muss sie sich in den Verstand des Mörders versetzen, um die Frauen zu retten – und sich selbst.
GEKÖDERT, ein düsterer, spannungsgeladener Psychothriller ist Band #4 dieser fesselnden neuen Serie – mit einer geliebten neuen Heldin – werden Sie nicht mehr aus den Händen legen können.
Band #5 in der Riley Paige Serie bald erhältlich.
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (zu Verschwunden)
VERFOLGT ist Band #9 in der Bestseller Riley Paige Krimi Serie, die mit dem #1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Band #1) beginnt .
Als zwei Soldaten auf einer riesigen Militärbasis in Kalifornien tot aufgefunden werden, sind die Militärermittler perplex. Wer tötet Soldaten in der sicheren Umgebung ihrer eigenen Basis?
Das FBI wird gerufen und Riley Paige übernimmt die Leitung. Riley findet sich in der Welt des Militärs wieder und ist überrascht zu sehen, dass selbst dort ein Serienmörder zuschlagen kann, mitten in dem sichersten Gelände der Welt.
Es entwickelte sich eine verzweifelte Katz und Maus Jagd, um die Psychologie des Mörders zu entziffern. Aber sie erkennt bald, dass sie es mit einem hervorragend ausgebildeten Mörder zu tun hat, einem, der sich selbst für sie als ein zu tödlicher Gegner herausstellen könnte.
Ein dunkler Psychothriller, der Herzklopfen bereitet. VERFOLGT ist Band #9 einer fesselnden neuen Serie – mit einem geliebten neuen Charakters – der Sie bis spät in die Nacht wach halten wird.
Band #10 in der Riley Paige Serie ist bald erhältlich.
Losing weight can be simple—get back to basics on your plate, harness the power of intermittent fasting for quick results, save time and money, and train your body to move, and the excess pounds will slip away.
The bestselling author of SHRED and The Clean 20 cracks the code for all of us who live in the modern world where we’ve lost touch with what real food is—and how good it tastes—and what our bodies are designed to do. Dr. Ian wrote Clean & Lean to put what he knows about nutrition and physiology in one place, and to motivate you to:
--Use intermittent fasting to discover your optimal eating times each day
--Explore clean eating with 30 (!) fresh, real foods that you can combine endlessly for meals and snacks
--Try his day-by-day 30-day diet plan that tells you just what to eat, while still giving you loads of options
--Get up and move: customized exercise plans for all fitness levels won’t wear you out, but will energize you and accelerate your results
--Take off up to 15 pounds in 30 days!
For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by.
Packed with action and intrigue, the beginning of this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world. And dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.
"Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.”
That journey starts right here.
In her latest audiobook, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.
Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.
The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling – whatever it may be.
This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps.
“Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons)
ROGUE, PRISONER, PRINCESS is book #2 in Morgan Rice’s bestselling epic fantasy series OF CROWNS AND GLORY, which begins with SLAVE, WARRIOR, QUEEN (Book #1).
17 year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl from the Empire city of Delos, finds herself forced, by royal decree, to fight in the Stade, the brutal arena where warriors from all corners of the world come to kill each other. Pitted against ferocious opponents, her chances of survival are slim. Her only chance lies in drawing on her innermost powers, and making the transition, once and for all, from slave to warrior.
18 year old Prince Thanos wakes on the isle of Haylon to discover he has been stabbed in the back by his own people, left for dead on the blood-soaked beach. Captured by the rebels, he must crawl his way back to life, find who tried to assassinate him, and seek his revenge.
Ceres and Thanos, a world apart, have not lost their love for each other; yet the Empire court teems with lies, betrayal and duplicity, and as jealous royals weave intricate lies, they each, in a tragic misunderstanding, are led to believe the other is dead. The choices they make will determine each other’s fate.
Will Ceres survive the Stade and become the warrior she was meant to be? Will Thanos heal and discover the secret being withheld from him? Will the two of them, forced apart, find each other again?
ROGUE, PRISONER, PRINCESS tells an epic tale of tragic love, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, and destiny. Filled with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding action, it transports us into a world we will never forget, and makes us fall in love with fantasy all over again.
“An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.”
--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons)
Book #3 in OF CROWNS AND GLORY is also available!
Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor
'An Inscrutable Masquerade'/ 'The Conundrum of Coach 13'/ 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny'/ 'The 10.59 Assassin'
Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world’s greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.
In a drawer in his bureau, Dr Watson keeps a locked cedarwood chest – a ‘box of secrets’. It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes’ cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day. Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world... In these four thrilling stories, Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.
Learn how you can apply the main lessons & principles from The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck in a quick, easy listen!
For a considerable length of time, we've been informed that positive reasoning is the way to an upbeat, rich life. "F**k energy," Mark Manson says. "Let's be realistic, shit is f**ked and we need to live with it." In his uncontrollably mainstream Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat. He comes out with the plain truth—a measurement of crude, reviving, genuine truth that is painfully deficient with regards to today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his remedy to the cosseting, let's-all-vibe great outlook that has tainted present day society and ruined an age, compensating them with gold decorations only to appear.
Manson makes the contention, supported both by scholastic research and all around coordinated crap jokes, that enhancing our lives pivots not on our capacity to transform lemons into lemonade,instead on figuring out how to stomach lemons better. Individuals are defective and constrained—"not every person can be uncommon, there are victors and washouts in the public eye, and some of it isn't reasonable or something that you can control." Manson encourages us to become more acquainted with our confinements and acknowledge them. When we grasp our feelings of trepidation, issues, and vulnerabilities, when we quit running and staying away from and begin standing up to difficult facts, we can start to discover the bravery, persistence, trustworthiness, duty, interest, and absolution we look for.
There are just such huge numbers of things we can give a f**k about so we have to make sense of which ones extremely matter, Manson clarifies. While cash is pleasant, thinking about what you improve, on the grounds that genuine riches is about involvement. A truly necessary snatch you-by-the-shoulders-and-look at you without flinching snapshot of genuine talk, loaded up with engaging stories and indecent, merciless funniness, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a reviving slap for a generation to enable them to lead lives that have true meaning.
This audio captures the key takeaways found in the original book. All fluff and unnecessary information has been removed to save you hours of time. If you've already read the original, this audio will help you cement the most important lessons. If you haven't, don't worry, here you will find all the practical information that you can apply.