Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and most famously, Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach´s story is it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002202/bk_rand_002202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
True War Crimes of the Gestapo: Stories of the Feared German Police Force... The Gestapo were the secret police that Hitler instituted to ferret out spies and other people who did not fall in line with his ideologies; if, for instance, someone was suspected of being of Jewish origin, Hitler would send the Gestapo to round them up, take them into custody, interrogate them - often with violent and painful methods - and then either kill or send them to a concentration camp where they would probably die in any case. When the Second World War came to an end, the Gestapo was found to be responsible for the deaths of millions of people. At the Nuremberg Trials, where most of the WW2 criminals were put on trial and then punished, the Gestapo was declared to be an official criminal organization and many of their leaders were convicted of a number of war crimes. In the end, the German secret police force was an organization that struck terror and fear into the hearts of all civilians. What made them so effective was not just their field skills or their ability to complete their mission, but the fact that they enjoyed what they did and truly believed in the skewered Nazi ideology of racism and Anti-Semitism. We will look at some of the horrific stories of the Gestapo, where they destroyed thousands of innocents and trace the lives of a few individual police offers who are known for their brutality and their cruelty during the war... Here is a preview of what´s inside... World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - Revenge Against the Trojan Horse World War 2 History: Jurisdiction, Methods and Effectiveness of The Gestapo World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - The Night of the Long Knives World War 2 History: The Individual Officers of The Gestapo World War 2 History: History and Background of the Gestapo World War 2 History: Organization of The Gestapo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a violent storm hits Graveyard Falls, it unearths the unimaginable: skeletons of teenage girls, each dressed in white and holding a candle. It´s clear to FBI agent Beth Fields that this is the work of a long-standing killer - but could it be the one she escaped years ago? She has no memory of the man who held her captive and murdered her friend. But even though someone was jailed for the crime, she´s always feared that the real killer is still out there...waiting and watching. Ian Kimball never believed his stepfather was guilty of Beth´s kidnapping or the slaying of two local girls. Now Graveyard Falls´s sheriff, he´s determined to catch the true perpetrator. And when more young women go missing, he realizes he needs Beth´s help. She is nothing like Ian expected, and everything he desires. But if they have any hope of finally ending the killer´s reign of terror, Beth and Ian will need to put everything aside, including their past, their mistrust, and their growing attraction... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008442/bk_brll_008442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jana, a powerful witch, and Tigan, a deceitful mercenary from Sabe´s and Kiera´s past, join forces to summon Samyaza, one of the most powerful of all fallen angels. The witch strikes a bargain with the fallen angel to possess Tigan, making him indestructible in battle. In exchange for granting this gift, Samyaza seeks a sacrifice, someone gifted with seraph abilities so he can free himself of the bonds that hold him captive in hell. It´s a race to save the sacrificial offering and stop Tigan from becoming possessed. Kai and Sabe join Brightstone and Blackhill´s forces to rid the world of the powerful, evil witch and Tigan. Once again, the seraph comes to the warriors´ aid, yet at what cost? The final battle culminates with the transformation of Eloise from a timid queen to a feared warrior, as her husband fights for his life, and freedom from bondage once more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Richard Ehredt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048679/bk_acx0_048679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book has it all! Ancient Enemies. Powerful Rivalries. Red Hot Lovers. Bears and wolves have been enemies since the dawn of time. But in the town of Black Salmon Falls, a truce - fragile though it may be - has been in place for more than a century, keeping the peace between Wolf Packs and Bear Clans. Jackson is the strongest warrior in his Clan and serves as the Sword of his Chief. To him, loyalty and duty are everything. Neesa is the most feared fighter among the Wolf Packs. But she´s also a woman who´s fiercely independent and unafraid to speak her mind. Both serve their masters and serve them well. But both also secretly long for more in this life. And in each other, they surprisingly find a kindred spirit - and perhaps, something more. When an ancient enemy surfaces that threatens to wipe out both bear and wolf alike, Jackson and Neesa find themselves in the fight of their lives. A fight with the survival of their people as well as the new life they hope to build hanging in the balance. Loyalty is tested and rivalries are renewed. But with a powerful enemy rising, there are no guarantees any of them will survive the coming fight. This book features a fiery, independent curvy woman who´s not afraid to speak her mind and kick some ass, as well as a strong, powerful man who is far more than meets the eye. This book is a stand-alone, no cheating, no cliff-hangers, and a guaranteed happy ending! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ali Peterson, Jeffrey D. Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100974/bk_acx0_100974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true story behind the hit film Casino from an ´´enforcer´´ who lived it. Tony Spilotro was the Mob´s man in Las Vegas. A feared enforcer, the bosses knew Tony would do whatever it took to protect their interests. The ´´Little Guy´´ built a criminal empire that was the envy of mobsters across the country, and his childhood pal, Frank Cullotta, helped him do it. But Tony´s quest for power and lack of self-control with women cost the Mob its control of Vegas; and Tony paid for it with his life. ´´I was a little nervous before my first meeting with former mobster Frank Cullotta. It turned out we had a pleasant conversation that ended with an agreement for me to write his book. As I drove home, I realized I had made a deal with a career thief and killer on a handshake. What was I thinking?´´ (Dennis N. Griffin, author of Surviving the Mob) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088690/bk_acx0_088690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete set of The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire trilogy, featuring The Bullet Catcher´s Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels. Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life - as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better.... Witnessing the brutal hanging of someone very close to her, Elizabeth resolves to throw the Bullet Catcher´s Handbook into the fire and forget her past. If only it were that easy! There is a new charitable organisation in town, run by some highly respectable women. But something doesn´t feel right to Elizabeth. Perhaps it is time for her fictional brother to come out of retirement for one last case? Her unstoppable curiosity leads her to a dark world of body snatching, unseemly experimentation, politics and scandal. Never was it harder for a woman in a man´s world.... You´d have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that´s what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A onetime enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick. Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth´s way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke´s private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032571/bk_adbl_032571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My father built one of the biggest MCs around only to have it all fall apart when he was arrested. The once-feared Brody name was now just a label used to identify us as troublemakers. But while my siblings wanted to change that reputation, I was ready to embrace it. I was even considering taking over Dad´s throne and rebuilding it all from scratch. But that was before Beth entered my life and completely changed everything I thought I knew. She was a pure and innocent Amish girl, anxious for new experiences and adventures. And she had somehow captured my heart. Once I fell for her, there was no going back. Even when danger seemed to come from every direction. Even with the odds stacked impossibly against us. I knew I had to save Beth, because she was the only one who could save me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric London, Savannah Peachwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006668/bk_tant_006668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn´t fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: His older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden´s father, a well-known Christian radio host, has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son´s hands; Braden is the key witness in his father´s upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his 94-mile-per-hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden´s saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Crouch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001997/bk_lili_001997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.