Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Mastering the American Accent is an easy-to-follow approach for reducing the accent of non-native speakers of English. Well-sequenced lessons in the book correspond over eight hours of downloadable audio files covering the entire text. The audio program provides clear models (both male and female) to help coach a standard American accent. The program is designed to help users speak Standard American English with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. The many exercises in the book concentrate on topics such as vowel sounds, problematic consonants such as V, W, TH, the American R and T and others. Correct lip and tongue positions for all sounds are discussed in detail. Beyond the production of sounds, the program provides detailed instruction in prosodic elements such as syllable stress, emphasis, intonation, linking words for smoother speech flow, common word contractions, and much more. Additional topics that often confuse ESL students are also discussed and explained. They include distinguishing between casual and formal speech, homophones (e.g., they're and there), recognizing words with silent letters (e.g., comb, receipt), and avoiding embarrassing pronunciation mistakes, such as mixing up "pull" and "pool." Students are familiarized with many irregular English spelling rules and exceptions, and are shown how such irregularities can contribute to pronunciation errors. A native language guide references problematic accent issues for 13 different language backgrounds.
Mia Rhodes was on the verge of transforming American politics. But when you take on the establishment, the establishment pushes back. Six months ago, Mia Rhodes was a Seattle office manager, toiling away from nine to five and spending her weekends managing her online political competition, Ameritocracy. Now, that competition is spreading across the American political landscape, making Mia a celebrity and giving Ameritocracy a real shot at upending the two-party system in the 2020 election. But as the final voting draws near, Mia is betrayed by one of the people she trusts most, throwing Ameritocracy into disarray, and possibly ending her dream of changing American politics forever. The Soundbooth Theater team for this production: Annie Ellicott - narration Jeff Hays - Peter Colton, Harlon Dixon, and the rest of the male cast Dalton Lynne - editing and proofing Griffin Malnar - editing and mastering 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002576/bk_mike_002576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a lifetime of political disillusionment, Mia Rhodes created an alternative to the two-party system: Ameritocracy. Part American Idol, part Iowa Caucus, her online political competition will find the most popular independent candidate in America and give them a genuine shot to win the presidency. Anyone can run....The American people vote online....The winner receives instant fame and a campaign warchest to battle the Democrats and Republicans in 2020. In Echo Chamber, the third book, she sets out to transform American democracy. Now she's afraid of what will happen if she succeeds. Mia Rhodes created Ameritocracy to make it possible for anyone to become president. But as her online political competition races toward its finale, it's poised to elect a Machiavellian manipulator with a winning smile, leaving Mia to wonder whether she's changed anything at all. As the competition builds to its spectacular final debate in Washington, DC, Mia and her team must question everything they've done so far and defeat a threat to democracy they had never imagined. The Soundbooth Theater team for this production: Annie Ellicott - narrationJeff Hays - Peter Colton, Harlon Dixon, and the rest of the male castDalton Lynne - editing and proofingGriffin Malnar - editing and mastering 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002600/bk_mike_002600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Peters has, for the past 12 years, been telling American business that the rules have changed. Now he goes farther in The Tom Peters Seminar, the first in an exciting new series aimed at helping everyone, Fortune 500 chairmen, middle managers trying to hold onto their place on the ladder (a mistake!), and hotel housekeepers, thrive in the brave new world of business in the 90s. He presents the provocative and sometimes scary analysis and advice that have led thousands from all over the globe to attend his trademark seminars. The bold new ideas vault business people beyond reengineering, beyond total quality management, beyond empowerment, and even beyond change, and toward nothing less than reinvention and revolution. The result is timely audio loaded with "how-tos" for mastering the economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000873/bk_rand_000873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you a fan of American Football?Do you want to start following or playing the game and need to know more? This audiobook is perfect for beginners to this great game!American football is one of the most popular sports on the planet and is played and watched every week by millions of people. From high schools and colleges, through to local and professional league, its popularity never ceases to diminish. Playing and watching is one thing, but mastering the game is another matter altogether.In this audiobook, Football: The Ultimate Guide to Football Rules, Concepts, and Strategy for Beginners, even a complete novice can get to grips with the sport, with chapters that help with:Playing the gameRules and regulationsThe quarterbacking ground rulesPassing game essentialsMastering the ground running gamePulling off a great offensive line playDiscover the killer strategies to win the gameGreat tactics for the defensive linemanDealing with line-backersPlaying at The Last Line of DefenseIf you want to know much more about Football and be knowledgeable about the tactics and plays that make it such a spectacle, then listen to this audiobook and learn it from the very first kick of the ball. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159494/bk_acx0_159494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wealth-management audiobook covering financial planning.National credit card debt reached a peak of $1.022 trillion. That's an average of $8,299 in credit card debt per household. That was more than a third (38 percent) of total US consumer debt. Today, the average American home has more than $16,000 in credit card debt. By understanding and then mastering financial planning, you will set yourself on a course toward achieving whatever monetary and lifestyle goals you want. Here is a preview of what you'll learn:Setting goals toward successful financial planning Decide your spending prudently Dealing with mountains of debt and credit All you need to know about taxes Jumping on the right insurance plan Getting help from professional financial experts DIY with personal financial software Savings and compounding interest Smart investments steps And basically everything you need to know to know financial planning 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Dolle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136816/bk_acx0_136816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you're ready to take your Spanish to the next level without having to relocate to a Spanish speaking country for months - or even years - then keep reading....There are lots of programs on the market masquerading as "advanced Spanish programs." After completing them, you'll find that your ability to speak conversational Spanish has improved very little, if at all, and that you're still stuck on the same plateau. If you're on an advanced-level - or even if you're on an intermediate level seeking to breakthrough to an advanced level - you have special Spanish needs, such as: Improving your Spanish pronunciation and Latin American Spanish accent Mastering advanced grammar topicsLearning advanced vocabulary Fine-tuning your listening comprehension for fast-speaking native speakers There was a time when you’d have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on private Spanish lessons or relocate to Latin America for several years in order to master these areas of Spanish. But with the advent of Learning Spanish Like Crazy Level 3, that's no longer the case. This program will allow you to move several steps closer to achieving your goal of Spanish fluency. This is what’s included: Nearly 20 hours of recorded authentic Latin American advanced audio Spanish lessons Core program has 35 lessons - each one lasting about 30 minutesFOUR Bonus Lessons to master conversational Spanish (Bonus Lessons A to D)An EXTRA FOUR MORE bonus-gift lessons covering Spanish prepositions Por vs. Para PDF transcripts to all lessons Only native Spanish-speaking voice actors so you develop an authentic Latin American accent And most importantly, the same engaging and interactive Learning Spanish Like Crazy method which has empowered tens of thousands to speak real conversational Latin American Spani 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jose Rivera, Juan Martinez, Jessica Ramos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127942/bk_acx0_127942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Its famous opening line, "Call me Ishmael," dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville's father died in 1832, the young man's financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler's life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Muller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002104/bk_reco_002104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If the name Randal Pinkett sounds familiar, it may be because Pinkett was the first African American winner on The Apprentice. When he won, this black man also became the only contestant to be asked to share his victory - with a white woman. The request (and Pinkett's subsequent refusal) set off a firestorm of controversy that inevitably focused on the issue of race in the American workplace and in society. For generations, African Americans have been told that to succeed, they need to work twice as hard as everyone else. But as millions of black Americans were reminded by Pinkett's experience, sometimes hard work is not enough. Black Faces in White Places is about "the game" - that is, the competitive world in which we all live and work. The audiobook offers 10 revolutionary strategies for playing, mastering, and changing the game for the current generation, while undertaking a wholesale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow. It is not only about shattering the old "glass ceiling" but also about examining the four dimensions of the contemporary black experience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. Ultimately, it is about changing the very concept of success itself. Based on the authors' considerable experiences in business, in the public eye, and in the minority, the audiobook shows how African American professionals can (and must) think and act both entrepreneurially and "intrapreneurially", combine their collective strengths with the wisdom of others, and plant the seeds of a positive and lasting legacy.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arnell Powel, Ron Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001553/bk_tnwd_001553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.