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.
It used to be the big chains that were feared and loathed by the old-fashioned independent booksellers. Now, some of those independent bookstores are cooking up survival strategies for the rapid dawning of the eBook Age. And at the South by Southwest festival, which took place in Austin last week, a great new act is a needle in the haystack - but we found a needle: blues guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. [Broadcast Date: March 26, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/110326/rt_stud_110326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Banshee: Is she to be feared, loathed, or is she simply misunderstood? Barry Fitzgerald and Cormac Strain explore some of the history of this very famous entity of myth and legend to reveal things are not possibly what they seem. They speak to people from all over the island of Ireland who have come face to face with this messenger of death and share their encounters. These encounters are not from the dark regions of Irish history but rather happened within the last 50 years. ´´The electric light killed the fairy´´ was the old saying, but this is not exactly true. As they explore the nature and history of the Banshee within this publication it becomes apparent that she is not simply an element of our imagination, but rather an element of ancient Ireland which still walks among us today, right into our cities. Banshee recounts these modern-day encounters in the old style of Irish storytelling and delivers a book that will make you question your own beliefs, and as the wind howls in the light of the full moon, pray that’s all you hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Fitzgerald, Cormac Strain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000610/bk_bigh_000610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marnie Whitlock has never known what it´s like to be normal. Her ability to see the future and people´s innermost thoughts makes her an outcast - feared - loathed. Even by her own parents. And her father is determined to beat the curse out of her. Her only chance for survival is to escape Surrender. Beckett Hamilton has loved Marnie since they were kids, but one horrible night destroyed any future he´d hoped for. Now Marnie is back in Surrender, and picking up where they left off is the only thing on his mind. He finds out quickly that some hearts take longer to heal, and not everyone that´s broken can be fixed. But loving Marnie isn´t an option - it´s his destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029999/bk_adbl_029999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was the most feared and loathed Indian of his time, earning his reputation in surprise victories against the troops of Generals Crook and Custer at the Rosebud and Little Bighorn. Despite his enduring reputation, he has remained an enigma (even the whereabouts of his burial place are unknown, and no portrait or photograph of him exists). Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Powers brings Crazy Horse to life in this vivid work of American history. Powers situates the critical battles won by Crazy Horse within the context of the decades-long conflict between Indian tribes and U.S. Army forces commonly called the Great Sioux Wars. He explores the complicated relationship between the tribes - in particular, Crazy Horse´s Lakota Sioux - and the federal authorities. And he makes clear why the few battles won by the Indians - regardless of the fear they left in their wake - did not ultimately help them to stem the tide of settlers, gold seekers, and buffalo hunters that flooded the Great Plains after the Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001709/bk_tant_001709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 drama about three City traders who launch an aggressive new hedge fund, which they then struggle to prevent from complete failure. Tim, Meredith and Harry are three sassy, 30 something traders who, tired of making money for someone else, combine to launch a new hedge fund. But it doesn´t take long before they get seriously above themselves, losing a small fortune and making some pretty heavy enemies in the City markets. Facing financial meltdown, Harry is deputed to exploit a family connection with Bob Glass of Glassworks. Glass is the doyen of Wall Street - friend to charities and movie stars and the biggest, boldest, safest investor on the block. In New York, Harry makes a good impression. Glass takes to him like a son. This is the coup the young hedge fund has needed. With Glass´ name, confidence will flourish and further, major investments will follow. But Harry has no sooner touched down at Heathrow, than news breaks of Glass´ arrest by the FBI. His convoluted investment structure has collapsed. Billions have been lost by individuals, by charities and by burgeoning hedge funds, just like Harry´s. Harry, Tim and Meredith have lost 1.2billion and rising. Glass, the most feared, loathed and admired man on Wall Street was just a simple confidence trickster, though on a mammoth scale. Now it´s time to face the investors, and the fact that their credibility is virtually nil. This is a £1.2billion hole they aren´t going to crawl out of. A City Killing stars Nicholas Boulton as Harry Towers, Nathan Osgood as Bob Glass, David Tse as Tim and Janice Acquah as Meredith. Also featured in the cast are Pam Miles, Jonathan Tafler and Sam Dale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Boulton, David Tse, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004975/rt_bbcw_004975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 ´A deeply original and illuminating account of Marx´s journey through the intellectual history of the nineteenth century... a profound reappraisal and a gripping read´ Christopher Clark ´There is no better guide to Marx than Gareth Stedman Jones´ Economist ´Rich and deeply researched´ John Gray As the nineteenth century unfolded, its inhabitants had to come to terms with an unparalleled range of political, economic, religious and intellectual challenges. Distances shrank, new towns sprang up, and ingenious inventions transformed the industrial landscape. It was an era dominated by new ideas about God, human capacities, industry, revolution, empires and political systems - and above all, the shape of the future. One of the most distinctive and arresting contributions to this debate was made by Karl Marx, the son of a Jewish convert in the Rhineland and a man whose entire life was devoted to making sense of the hopes and fears of the nineteenth century world. Gareth Stedman Jones´s impressive biography explores how Marx came to his revolutionary ideas in an age of intellectual ferment, and the impact they had on his times. In a world where so many things were changing so fast, would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the events which had brought this world into being, or to those who feared and loathed it? This remarkable book allows the reader to understand as never before the world of ideas which shaped Marx´s world - and in turn made Marx shape our own.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY 2017 ´A deeply original and illuminating account of Marx´s journey through the intellectual history of the nineteenth century... a profound reappraisal and a gripping read´ Christopher Clark, author of The Sleepwalkers As the nineteenth century unfolded, its inhabitants had to come to terms with an unparalleled range of political, economic, religious and intellectual challenges. Distances shrank, new towns sprang up, and ingenious inventions transformed the industrial landscape. It was an era dominated by new ideas about God, human capacities, industry, revolution, empires and political systems - and above all, the shape of the future. One of the most distinctive and arresting contributions to this debate was made by Karl Marx, the son of a Jewish convert in the Rhineland and a man whose entire life was devoted to making sense of the hopes and fears of the nineteenth century world. Gareth Stedman Jones´s impressive biography explores how Marx came to his revolutionary ideas in an age of intellectual ferment, and the impact they had on his times. In a world where so many things were changing so fast, would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the events which had brought this world into being, or to those who feared and loathed it? This remarkable book allows the reader to understand as never before the world of ideas which shaped Marx´s world - and in turn made Marx shape our own.
If you have been around a narcissist for any length of time, you become keenly aware that he is doing things behind your back. His covert tactics are meant to beat you to the punch, and he is nearly always two steps ahead of you. Even when you get the small taste of a victory in the game against a narcissist, you realize all too quickly that he has regained the upper hand in order to win the final battle. He has the last laugh, and he will do whatever it takes to get the last word in. The narcissist stops at nothing to demean, devalue, and destroy those around him. He wants to be unconditionally admired, or he alternately prefers to be feared and loathed. The worst thing that one can do to a narcissist is to ignore him, turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to his obnoxious antics. The narcissist is the spoilt child who feels that he is all-deserving of all the attention all the time. He does not care how he gets it, only that he ultimately gets it from everyone with whom he is in contact with. The narcissist has propaganda and an agenda that he is always delivering on an overt or covert basis. He desires to have all the resources, and he wants to be the boss. He must be the hero of his own story. He has a following of flying monkeys whom he has ultimately brainwashed and convinced he is deserving of their loyalties. He will brainwash and convince you into blind compliance, or he will seek to destroy you so that you cannot convince anyone else that he is not deserving of such attention. This audiobook discusses gaslighting as it pertains to the narcissist´s ´´blue pill´´ propaganda. We will discuss what red pill and blue pill propaganda is, including how narcissists attack major progress in women´s liberation. We will discuss gaslighting, as well as how the narcissist comes to leverage gaslighting against his victims in order to disorient and demean them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Gaunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097499/bk_acx0_097499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Half Castian and half Tonan, Doss is considered nothing more than a Tonian hybrid. A being to be feared, with the power to kill by penetrating what is supposed to be impenetrable. Loathed by many, feared by more, Doss has spent the last 700 years alone, shunned by the Tonans on his planet. He prefers it that way until a nude female rider on a huge, black stallion, fleeing for her life, catches his eye. If left alone, both beast and human would be killed by their pursuant, an enraged Tonan warrior. When the scent of the female invades his nostrils, Doss is captivated. He must have the female human and will go to great lengths to secure her safety. Zoe hates both Castians and Tonans. The promise of salvation from dying Earth, on planet Ulsy, had been nothing more than a lie. Human males were slaughtered, and human women were captured to lure secrets of the Castian planets, Bagron and co-planet Dargon, from enslaved warriors with the promise of sex. When met with the six-foot-six hybrid warrior who moved like an apparition in battle to save her and her beloved stallion Caveat, Zoe is unsure what to do. She has no idea of his intentions, but from the shiver that runs down her spine she is certain she´s about to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022985/bk_adbl_022985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.