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.
Meet Rain, the eldest and most dangerous of Baltimore´s most feared crime family - the Porters. Honing their skills to perfection since their youth, the siblings were introduced to the intricate world of armed robbery, diamond heists, and murder by their mentor and confidant, Smitty. Fearless and daring, the Porter family pulled off dozens of licks, reaping millions over the years. Finally ready to leave the dirty life behind them, they are plotting their escape when, on the eve of their retirement, the unthinkable happens, changing Rain and her once close-knit family forever. Every federal agency has closed in on them, and only Rain evades arrest. Alone, Rain wages an all-out war against the city of Baltimore in order to free her family, but a sudden turn of events makes her suicide mission to free them harder than she ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007863/bk_blak_007863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This world will burn.... The Shadow Children´s greatest enemies have been unmasked, and the stakes are far higher than Grace had ever feared. With her friends imprisoned and the Circle determined to annihilate the human race, Grace and The Shadow Children must prepare for war. There is only one way to break the Circle, but are Grace and Sam strong enough to make the sacrifice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Dolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010602/bk_tant_010602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he´s not going away. Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn´t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You´re not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin´s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She´s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive. But what she´s up against is beyond any-thing she feared - a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009674/bk_brll_009674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachael O´Brien, a girl from the cornfields of Canton, Ohio, returns to college in North Carolina in her old Ford. Before the engine has cooled, she finds herself in a passionate lip-lock with the man she´s been fantasizing about, making sophomore year seem full of promise. When a bejeweled oyster brooch arrives in the mail, trouble soon follows. Traveling in the same art circles as a mysterious hookah-smoking Turk as well as falling on the wrong side of the most-feared professor on campus - her advisor, her intern boss, and the teacher of an art history course she can´t drop - puts a strain on campus life. Staying on top of classes, navigating murky relationship waters, roommate drama, a psychic´s warning, and a terrifying encounter from the past require cunning and wit for a girl to avoid being Shelled and Shucked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Cerreta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031345/bk_acx0_031345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The SnowRaven Chronicles: The Treasure of Okra-Bane by A.J. Spencer, the 2nd installment in the SnowRaven Chronicles series. The lady SnowRaven sets out to claim the fabled treasure of Okra-Bane, hidden amongst the mysterious circle of stones - the ancient remnants of a long forgotten civilization deep in the snow covered mountains of Andora. But little does she know that a swarm of vengeful Vosharian are stalking her, awaiting the ideal moment to strike, or that the circle of stones holds many, deadly secrets to ensnare treasure seekers. The most terrifying is the ancient creature that sleeps deep within the mountains: a pagan god to the ancients, mere myth & legend to this enlighten age, a force to be feared by all who dare to steal its most coveted treasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026984/bk_acx0_026984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brooke Callahan´s life might not have been perfect, but it was pretty much what she had expected. She was successful, she was admired, and she had a reputation for being a tough defense lawyer, even for her pro-bono cases. Her father was the well-respected and often feared Judge Callahan. Her mother, Amy Callahan, was a successful hostess in the politically influential circles of Cook County, Illinois. Detective Arthur O´Reilly could care less about politics, except when they got in his way. He was interested in getting the bad guys off the streets. He was a good cop, a clean cop and his family had a reputation too. The O´Reilly´s were by-the-book and loyal to a fault. They were the ones you wanted on your side in a fight. Brooke´s client had been Art´s arrest, a drug dealer and kid killer. Art wanted him to go away for a long time. But Brooke wanted to win and besides, the clerical error that voided her client´s confession wasn´t her fault, it was shoddy police work. When Art confronted Brooke after court he didn´t mean to turn her world upside down, he just wanted to understand. How could the daughter of a murdered cop, Detective Bruce Blackwood, let her client get away with murder? What Art didn´t know was that Brooke Callahan didn´t realize she was really Brooke Blackwood and that her father had left her a legacy of mystery in The Blackwood Files. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meral Mathews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096086/bk_acx0_096086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who hasn´t feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? Now, in Out of the Labyrinth, Robert and Ellen Kaplan - the founders of The Math Circle, the popular learning program begun at Harvard in 1994 - reveal the secrets behind their highly successful approach, leading listeners out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics. Written with the same wit and clarity that made Robert Kaplan´s The Nothing That Is an international best seller, Out of the Labyrinth offers an engaging and practical guide for parents and educators, and a delight for anyone interested in sharing the pleasures of mathematics. The Kaplans begin by describing the state of modern math education - the lockstep acquisition of ´´skills´´, ´´number facts´´, and ´´mad minute´´ calculations. Instead, they argue, math should be taught as the highest form of intellectual play, an endeavor to be explored and enjoyed by children (or adults) of any age. One by one, they dismantle the many barriers to appreciating mathematics, from the self-defeating belief that mathematical talent is inborn, to the off-putting language of mathematics, to the question of why anyone should care. They show, for instance, that mathematical ability is not a matter of inborn genius, but of doggedness and attention. Even Einstein admitted that ´´I know perfectly well that I myself have no special talents. It was curiosity, obsession, and sheer perseverance that brought me to my ideas.´´ Enhanced throughout with puzzles, practical equations, and colorful anecdotes from their own classrooms, Out of the Labyrinth will delight listeners with its engaging exploration of mathematics. It will allow students, parents, teachers, and others to wrestle with the accessible mysteries of math - and discover their inner math genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016083/bk_adbl_016083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aideen Collins is a free spirit. She is outspoken and tough as nails, but she has to be after growing up in a house full of men. Family means everything to Aideen. Her family consists of her four brothers, her father, and her group of wild friends. Aideen is protective of her family; there is not a lot she wouldn´t do to keep them safe. Kane Slater is a tortured soul. Literally. He is misunderstood by people, even feared by them thanks to the scars that mar his face and body. He relishes their fear because people who fear you won´t want to know you. He likes his circle limited to his brothers and their girlfriends, but a thorn from an Irish rose is dug deep into Kane´s side, and her name is Aideen Collins. Aideen and Kane don´t get along...at all. Aideen is the only woman who stands up to Kane and throws his bullshit back at him without fear of hurting him. Kane is the only man who can see right through Aideen´s tough exterior. He knows her deepest and darkest secrets. They can´t stand each other, but they want each other. Badly. They hide their need behind arguments and banter, but when Kane drops his guard for all to see and succumbs to an illness within his body, it´s Aideen who steps up to the plate to take care of him. An illness is the least of their worries when a devil from Kane´s past comes back to play with him. Everybody in Kane´s life is threatened, and with his body fighting against him he doesn´t know if the luck of the Irish is enough to keep his family safe and his demons at bay. Kane needs Aideen, and what Kane needs, Kane takes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mia Ahern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029167/bk_adbl_029167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Franklin came from the American West to Edwardian England with two long-barrelled .44s in his baggage and a fortune in silver in the bank. Where he had got it and what he was looking for no one could guess, although they wondered - at Scotland Yard, in city offices, in the glittering theatreland of the West End, in the highest circles of society (even King Edward was puzzled), and in the humble pub at Castle Lancing. Tall, dark, and dangerous, soft spoken and alone, with London at his feet and a dark shadow in his past, he was a mystery to all of them, rustics and royalty, squires and suffragettes, the women who loved him and the men who feared and hated him. He came from a far frontier in another world, yet he was by no means a stranger...even old General Flashman, who knew men and mischief better than most, never guessed the whole truth about Mr American. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002163/bk_hcuk_002163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.