INCLUDES A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN KING AND BEV VINCENT! Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you´re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like - gulp! - a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we´ll bet you´ve never thought of before...but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand-new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King as well as 14 classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Dan Simmons, Flight or Fright is, as King says, ´´ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight´´. Book a flight with this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norbert Leo Butz, Christian Coulson, Santino Fontana, Simon Jones, Graeme Malcolm, Elizabeth Marvel, David Morse, Corey Stoll, Stephen King, Bev Vincent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008746/bk_sans_008746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash, it still doesn´t feel that way. Airplane crashes might be rare, but they do happen, and they’re usually fatal. David Soucie insists that most of these deaths could be prevented. He’s worked as a pilot, a mechanic, an FAA inspector, and an aviation executive. He’s seen death up close and personal - deaths of colleagues and friends that might have been prevented if he had approved certain safety measures in the aircrafts they were handling. His years of experience have led Dave to become an impassioned consultant on the topic of airline safety. This includes not only advising the Obama administration, but also taking a leading role in the congressionally funded NextGen interdepartmental initiative in regards to both the department of transportation and the departments of defense, homeland security, FBI, CIA, and others. Find out the truth about airplane safety and discover what the future holds for air travel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008604/bk_adbl_008604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feel relaxed and comfortable when traveling on planes. Be in control of your emotions. Feel safe in airplanes. Overcome your fear of flying and travel without worry. This subliminal hypnosis program works for you on three different levels - positive affirmations will be spoken during your deepest state of open relaxation, low binaural beats that are almost imperceptible to the human ear work with your subconscious mind to anchor the positive affirmations to help you overcome your fear of flying, and ancient Solfeggio tones encourage healing and wholeness with powerful harmonic frequencies. Along with seven different soothing sounds of nature, these three elements combined together are the triad of positive change that will propel you toward a better future. Overcome Fear of Flying Affirmations in this program are: I am completely at peaceI am in control of my surroundings My feet are always firmly on the ground My heart beats steadily Every breath brings in more peace I am safe within myself I give myself permission to stop worrying I can handle anything I am enough Instructions:There are no relaxation suggestions in this subliminal hypnosis program, so you can listen at any time of the day or night. You may listen to the entire program as a whole or select only specific nature sounds that you enjoy most - the positive affirmations will still be effective for change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Thielke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sdhp/000267/sp_sdhp_000267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixty years ago cars and airplanes were still death traps waiting to happen. Today both are safer than ever, thanks in part to one pioneering air force doctor´s research on seatbelts and ejection seats. The exploits of John Paul Stapp (1910-1999) come to thrilling life in this biography of a Renaissance man who was once blasted - faster than a .45 caliber bullet - across the desert in his Sonic Wind rocket sled, only to be slammed to a stop in barely a second. The experiment put him on the cover of Time magazine and allowed his swashbuckling team to gather the data needed to revolutionize automobile and aircraft design. But Stapp didn´t stop there. From the legendary high-altitude balloon tests that ensued to the ferocious battles for car safety legislation, Craig Ryan´s book is as much a history of America´s transition into the Jet Age as it is a biography of the man who got us there safely. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004900/bk_rand_004900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It all began with the sound of thunder. A thunder that came in the night. A thunder that changed the world.The world as we knew it ended. Cities crumbled. Nations vanished. In a world where there is nothing left, only one thing remains. The storm.When Aiden, a young survivor in a world shattered by the Storm, discovers a mysterious girl who speaks an unknown language within the wreck of a crashed airplane, he comes to understand there must be a safe land somewhere out there. Beyond the Eye.But in order to find this new land, they will have to leave the relative safety of the Eye and face the Storm. It will not be easy. They will need the help of the Stormwalkers, a mysterious group of nomads who choose to live in the Storm. They are a mystery. They may not be what they seem. They may not even be human....As the expedition ventures beyond the wastelands and into the Storm, they will be confronted with dangers unlike anything they´ve ever seen and wonders unlike anything they could ever imagine. Welcome to the world of the Storm, where the only way out is through....R.K. King takes us on a breathtaking journey through a post-apocalyptic world that has no laws, no safety, and no hope. Eye of the Storm is an instant sci-fi/post-apocalyptic classic that redefines the genre and sets you on an emotional roller coaster with one ultimate goal: survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: E. R. Edwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105332/bk_acx0_105332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A distinguished expert offers a dazzling preview of the cars of the future while exploring the science and politics behind climate change. As the director of the EPA´s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, engineer Margo Oge was the chief architect behind the Obama administration´s landmark 2012 deal with automakers in the US market to double the fuel efficiency of their fleets to 54.5 mpg and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025. This was America´s first formal climate action using regulation to reduce emissions through innovation in car design. Tom Friedman praised the new rules as the ´´Big Deal´´ that redeemed the administration´s previous inaction. In Driving the Future Oge portrays a future where clean, intelligent vehicles with lighter frames and alternative power trains will produce zero emissions and run at 100+ mpg. With electronic architectures more like that of airplanes, cars will be smarter and safer, will park themselves, and will network with other vehicles on the road to drive themselves. Offering an insider account of the partnership between Federal agencies, California, environmental groups, and car manufacturers that led to the historic deal, she discusses the science of climate change, the politics of addressing it, and the lessons learned for policymakers. She also takes the listener through the convergence of macro trends that will drive this innovation over the next 40 years and be every bit as transformative as those wrought by Karl Benz and Henry Ford. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022826/bk_adbl_022826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying and will definitely make you a more informed passenger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Negroni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002943/bk_peng_002943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.