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.
Take charge of your health, and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating health-care system - before it´s too late. Dr. Erika Schwartz believes that today´s patient is but a leaf blowing in the wind of groupthink protocols, corrupt medical societies, insurance companies on the take, and billions of dollars in marketing and lobbying pressure from drug companies. What is the quick fix? The answers are here in 10 clear chapters, giving examples every step of the way. It´s a simple process that takes you, the patient, from being a victim to being in charge. Developing personal self-confidence, choosing the right doctor for you, walking out on the wrong ones with impunity, and making the right choices will add up to great health care with you at the center. Follow the plan and the facts, and change your life and the lives of your loved ones. Life is to be enjoyed, not feared. This book will put enjoyment back into your life and remove the fear and intimidation from your health care. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erika Schwartz MD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048320/bk_acx0_048320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was born to greatness, the son of a Druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors - a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders. Respected, feared and hated by many, he was to have a higher destiny: to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty - the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. This is the second book of The Pendragon Cycle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000093/bk_blak_000093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joe Coughlin is untouchable. Once one of America´s most feared and prominent gangsters, he now moves effortlessly between the social elite, politicians, police, and the mob. He has everything he could possibly want: money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But in a town that runs on corruption, vengeance, and greed, success can´t protect Joe from the dark truth of his past - and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full.... Chilling, heartbreaking, and gripping, this is the most complex and powerful novel to date from Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone, and The Given Day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000930/bk_twuk_000930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wales is a land filled with mythology. Every breathtaking valley, towering mountain, shimmering lake, and magical castle has a mythical tale to entertain and enchant you. The Welsh, like other Celtic races, love to tell stories. From before the time of the Mabinogion and the Black Book of Carmarthen, they have passed dark winter nights telling Welsh fables, fairy tales and legends. Discover.... The Mermaid of Camaes Head and how she saved a fisherman´s life. Why Twm Shon Cati, who some called The Welsh Robin Hood, was the scourge of Llandovery. A smuggler´s secret at Culver Hole where the King´s Revenue Men feared to go. Discover the Treasure of Craig-y-Ddinas, a story of one man´s profit and greed. These are just some of the Welsh Legends and Myths you will find, but there´s more.... Learn why there´s a Sleeping Prince beneath the ramparts of Carreg Cennen Castle waiting for the clarion call to arms. Why the men who called themselves Daughters of Rebecca burned gates and challenged evil profiteers. The fate of Nest, the Temptress of Cilgerran and how she tricked her husband. Why the Lady of Llyn y Fan left her husband and walked into a lake, never to see him again. How The Wreckers of Cefn Sidan murdered a French Emperor´s niece. Why William Paxton, a wealthy Scotsman, built a strange folly to spite the people of Carmarthenshire. And why Sir Owain´s Lake sits on the top of a mountain. The folklore of Wales and its history are interwoven with myths and legends that cross the centuries. Some are based on factual events, others have mythical roots, but all are entertaining. Download the audiobook today and delight in these magical Welsh legends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Watkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078122/bk_acx0_078122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than a half century, television has played a primary role in securing college football´s place as one of America´s most popular spectator sports. But it has also been the common denominator in the sport´s rise as a big business. Television, which multiplied the number of people who cared about the game, simultaneously increased the stakes. The colleges, who once feared television´s ability to create free tickets, gradually became addicted to its charms. Through the years, the medium manufactured money, greed, dependence, and envy; altered the recruiting process, eventually forcing the colleges to compete with the irresistible force of National Football League riches; aided the National Collegiate Athletic Association´s explosion from impotent union to massive bureaucracy; manipulated the rise and fall of the College Football Association; fomented the realignment of conferences; and seized control of the post-season bowl games, including the formation of the lucrative and controversial Bowl Championship Series. In The Fifty-Year Seduction, Keith Dunnavant shows how television helped shape the modern sport - on and off the field. In painstaking detail, the author chronicles five decades of tension and conflict, from the 1951 television dispute that empowered the modern NCAA to the inevitable backlash, culminating with the landmark Supreme Court decision that set the stage for the conference-swapping machinations of the 1990s and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010756/bk_adbl_010756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A London intelligence agent pursues a money launderer to expose the dealings of a shadowy Russian oligarch. In a world where national borders shrink to insignificance in the face of colossal wealth and corporate power, The Silent Oligarch offers a new kind of hero to combat a new kind of crime. Drawing on his decade of experience at the world´s largest corporate intelligence firm - where the wealthy buy the justice they want and the silence they need - Chris Morgan Jones leads us down into the unvarnished realities of our time in the grand tradition of John le Carré. Bearing news from a world hidden behind closed doors, The Silent Oligarch effortlessly creates a new genre in its wake. Deep in the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources sits a nondescript bureaucrat named Konstantin Malin. He draws a nominal government salary but from his shabby office controls half the nation´s oil industry, making him one of the most wealthy and feared men in Russia. His public face is Richard Lock, a hapless money launderer bound to Malin by marriage, complacency, and greed. Lock takes the proceeds of his master´s corruption, washes them abroad, and invests them back in Russia in a secret business empire. He knows little about Malin´s true affairs, but still he knows too much. Benjamin Webster is an investigator at a London corporate intelligence firm. Years before, as an idealistic young journalist in Russia, Webster saw a colleague murdered for asking too many hard questions of powerful people; her true killers have never been found. Hired to ruin Malin, Webster comes to realize that this shadowy figure might have ordered her gruesome death, and that this case may deliver the justice he has been seeking for a decade. As Webster peels back the layers of Malin´s shell companies and criminal networks, Lock´s colleagues begin dying mysteriously, police around the world start to investigate, and Malin begins to question his trust in his ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001864/bk_peng_001864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s both feared and admired, respected and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy´s most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest. The once powerful Bounty Hunter´s Guild has been shattered into warring factions. Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed. Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die before becoming Xizor´s pawn in the Emperor´s war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom, he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001044/bk_rand_001044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ancient Greece at the time of the Trojan War. Will true valour triumph over greed, lust for power and unimaginable evil? Astraia: Spirit of Defiance follows a teenage princess from Corfu named Astraia who has outstanding fighting skills. When her cousin is kidnapped by pirates she launches a secret expedition to rescue him, helped by his best friend Leandros. The pair, and the other members of their band, head for the nearby island of Paxos, where they eventually find her cousin and his fellow crew drugged in the hold of a pirate ship. After being tricked by the pirates, Astraia and other members of her band are also taken prisoner and transported to Anti-Paxos where they meet the feared pirate leader, Deimos. He has built up a huge fleet of ships ? but for what sinister purpose? Are the pirates planning to attack her homeland? If so, Astraia needs to alert her father, King Atreus of the impending invasion. Can she and her followers escape and make it back in time to save Corfu and its people from Deimos and his armada?
Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain´s Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made possible by her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and her stalwart Privy Council, including Sir William Cecil, Sir Francis Walsingham, and Sir Nicholas Bacon. All these men contributed their vast genius, power, greed, and expertise to the advancement of England. In The Pirate Queen, historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth I, focusing on her uncanny instinct for financial survival and the superior intellect that propelled and sustained her rise. The foundation of Elizabeth´s empire was built on a carefully choreographed strategy whereby piracy transformed England from an impoverished state on the fringes of Europe into the first building block of an empire that covered two-fifths of the world. Based on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of personal letters between Elizabeth and her merchant adventurers, advisers, and royal "cousins"; The Pirate Queen tells the thrilling story of Elizabeth and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas, planted the seedlings of an empire, and amassed great wealth for themselves and the Crown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josephine Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000502/bk_tant_000502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.