After World War III is over, all life in the northern hemisphere is wiped out. Only the inhabitants of Australia, along with the crew of the US submarine Sawfish, survive. But when the Sawfish goes on an exploratory journey to assess the atmosphere, it soon becomes apparent that the end is near for everyone. Acclaimed Hollywood film-maker Stanley Kramer (Inherit the Wind, Judgement at Nuremberg) directs an all-star cast which includes Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire, along with Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson as the young parents who must make a terrible decision, in one the most powerful films of all time. Extras/Episodes: High Definition transfer Audio commentary written by On the Beach expert Dr. Philip Davey Making On the Beach (1959): rare 8mm amateur footage Donna Anderson Interview (2015): the actress discusses her time working with the cast and crew of On the Beach Stanley Kramer's photo album (image gallery, optional captions) Original lobby cards (image gallery) Original theatrical trailer [DVD specs]: 1986, 96 minutes, 1.85:1 (16:9 anamorphic), colour, PAL, DVD9, English HoH subtitles Cast and Crew: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner
A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it. Dostoyevsky, in masterly fashion, contrasts the comedy and tragedy of life in St. Petersburg with the anguish and turmoil of Raskolnikov's inner life. 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: Constantine Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000847/bk_naxo_000847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the midst of the Superpowers and the Third World, a new vision is emerging of a Fourth World, encompassing small communities as an alternative to the notion that "bigger is better." Returning power to a personal level is one of the goals, according to Papworth, who offers an expansive overview of the plight of the individual vs. "giant ism." "Human scale and morality" need to be reintroduced to the political decision-making process, Papworth says, and he provides some useful ways to meet the challenge he so eloquently describes. Papworth is the founding editor of the Fourth World Review, and for nine years was personal assistant to the president of Zambia. Gregory McGee is a student of anti-nuclear political movements and spent a year in London working with Papworth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000030/rt_newd_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Terrified of making bad decisions and missing great opportunities? Do you question your judgment and doubt your intuition? Your brain is like any other muscle: it needs training to improve. Nobody is born with flawless critical thinking and judgment skills. These skills usually require systematic practice, but you can shortcut the learning curve by learning and mastering the methods of the best thinkers, psychologists, and high achievers. This book collects all the tips, tricks, and tactics of the most successful people to develop your inner smartness. The Unlimited Mind will show you how to think smarter and find your inner genius. This book is a collection of research and scientific studies about better decision-making, fairer judgments, and intuition improvement. It takes a critical look at our everyday cognitive habits and points out small but serious mistakes that are easily correctable. Discover and utilize the uncharted parts of your brain. Zoe McKey has studied human cognition for over a decade. To her, it was essential to know how others think to secure her own survival. This book collects her personal experiences and some of the most famous studies in cognitive improvement and social psychology to show you the way to better critical thinking, decision-making, and judgment. Leave analysis paralysis for yesterday. Learn: How to overcome your mental blocks and improve your life How to discover your "personal excellence" The advantages of thinking like a professional and not an amateur How to bring out your best creative thinking Improve your intuition skills quickly and permanently Don't get stuck on decisions ever again 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whitney Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110700/bk_acx0_110700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up? If you listen to nothing else on communicating effectively, you should at least hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact - no matter what the situation. Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: Pitch your brilliant idea - successfully Connect with your audience Establish credibility Inspire others to carry out your vision Adapt to stakeholders' decision-making styles Frame goals around common interests Build consensus and win support 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: Susan Larkin, Gregory St. John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024004/bk_adbl_024004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A castle is destroyed in 597 AD and 40 survivors flee to an isolated village in the forest of southwest Wessex. They hide under threat of death for seven years until a girl, affectionately nicknamed Princess, rescues a boy left to die on the side of a road and their lives change forever. Princess has spent seven of her thirteen years hiding as a refugee with a small group of her family and friends. Rescuing the boy, Cynegils, and hearing his stories about the world outside has ignited her desire to experience it. But her village has a secret that will destroy them all if it is ever discovered. The two fall in love as Cynegils is nursed back to health through the spring. By the time he is strong enough for the dangerous journey home, Princess has learned an even darker secret about her family and faces an ultimate decision: Should she leave to see the world and marry the first boy she’s ever loved? Princess will never see her family or home again if she leaves and will always carry the burden of a secret she can never tell anyone - even Cynegils. But she loses her only chance for love if she stays. Life is tough enough when you're 13. Making a decision like this while facing starvation, marauding wolf packs, tyrannical kings, and invading armies makes it seem almost impossible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Cholmondeley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106647/bk_acx0_106647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neuroscience-proven guidelines to think, act, and become smarter ASAP. It’s not what you know, it’s how you think.You’ve been fooled before. You’ve missed things. You’ve been slow on the uptake and others have passed you by. Radically transform your thinking for both speed AND accuracy.Think quickly on your feet to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and win arguments.Mental Agility is not a common “think smarter” book. No, it starts from biological bases of analytical thinking and how we can reprogram ourselves for deep insight. This book provides real, actionable tool after tool, because smart thinking is all about HOW and not why or what. The bottom line is that you’ll be able to apply this book’s thinking models immediately, until they become habit.Better decision-making, smarter reasoning, and greater mental clarity.Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, including scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience.Learn to ask the intelligent questions, draw insight, and analyze situations.How the body and brain must work together for quick thinking.What it truly means to think deeply and analyze.How to think about your thinking, and the obstacles that short circuit your good intentions.Science-based techniques to train your brain for optimal performance.Mental models for optimal decision-making.How to train your brain for speed.Tips for divergent and creative thinking - generating ideas.Never get fooled again and find the truth in situations quickly.At first glance, most things seem fine. And maybe ignorance is bliss. But to think clearly, deeply, quickly, and effectively - you’ll discover just how much of your life you have been missing, for better or worse.Think, act, and b 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Allen Siders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137475/bk_acx0_137475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New from the best-selling HBR's 10 Must Reads series. Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. If you listen to nothing else on building better teams, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results. Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to: Boost team performance through mutual accountability Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects Increase your teams' emotional intelligence Prevent decision deadlock Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars Fight constructively with top-management colleagues Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR's 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing 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: Gregory St. John, Susan Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024005/bk_adbl_024005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Develop clarity of thought. Avoid analysis paralysis. Make better decisions. Never miss a beat. Clear and effective thinking clashes with most of our instincts and habits. Think Like Einstein will shine a light onto the mistakes you've been making and show you how to defeat them once and for all. Learn to think outside the box. Think Like Einstein is a scientifically proven guide for improving your critical thinking skills and developing a sense of intuition and judgment. You will learn how to attack problems from a multitude of angles and generate solutions that previously seemed impossible. This book is not a simple list of tips - it is full of 100% actionable insights into human psychology and action patterns. Discover what is holding you back from quick strategic thinking and decision making that can make huge differences in your life. Analyze situations, people, and data better. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. Create consistent flashes of insight in your daily life. Discover the four types of obstacles to clear thinking What Mozart, chess, and brain training programs mean for you How an ancient Greek method can help you discover your information gaps How to make optimal decisions with the given information Work smarter; not harder. Improve your focus and productivity. How to help your brain perform at its peak How to think creatively in any situation Understanding everyday data, statistics, and probabilities Einstein's most effective thinking technique These are the skills that allow you to live the life you want. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Sutton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088670/bk_acx0_088670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.