In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance. When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline´s trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared... Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness. Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio series: ´´Hit every mark… down to the last satisfying twist” —Kirkus Review on Feared ´´Fast paced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out.´´ —Publishers Weekly on Exposed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003455/bk_aren_003455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you interested in learning more about Adolf Hitler, one of the most feared leaders of all time? In this candid guide, you’ll discover what made the boy such a successfully murderous man. Adolf Hitler. This name triggers a range of emotions for so many people. Hatred. Fear. Fascination. Historians have been studying his story since he died at the end of World War 2. What drove a young man from Austria to seek out power, and use it to murder so many innocent people?In Hitler’s biography, I’ll take you through the early beginnings of Hitler’s childhood, right up until that fateful day when he shot himself in a bunker after the 3rd Reich failed - and he had changed the world forever. A darker time in history we’ve not yet seen. This is his story. In this biography, you’ll discover:Where Hitler came from, and what inspired him to extremist beliefsHis role in creating a new ideology, one that persists todayThe young, ambitious politician, and how he rose to prominenceHow the Führer came to be, and how he gathered his powerHitler’s final solution, and the devastation it createdHow Hitler was beaten, and his final daysBy studying the past, we prepare for a brighter future. Learn about the life of a man who made such a significant impact on history, and the world - and an entire generation of people.True evil rises when conditions are desperate enough. Enjoy the story of a dictator who rose, and was later toppled by a world that refused to let evil win.Explore the life of Adolf Hitler in this book.Get it now and learn how it happened! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus Saylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153420/bk_acx0_153420_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 Much, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The End of the Young Family Feud, three sisters accept an invitation from their Aunt Jean to join them at their father´s ancestral home for Christmas. But when they arrive, there is no one there to greet them, a feast has been laid out along with presents for all three and the home is in a strange state of disarray. Will they meet the feared Uncle William, who has a long-standing feud with their father? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Berneis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003823/bk_drms_003823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There can be no doubt that Stalin is one of the most notorious and controversial figures in history. He presents a puzzling paradox for both psychologists and sociologists; he was simultaneously revered, feared, loved, and hated during his lifetime. So much has been written about the life of Joseph Stalin, and yet upon closer inspection, he still seems to present us with quite an enigma. His cruelty towards his political opponents and dissidents is well known, but so are his efforts to go out of his way in lifting up the most downtrodden and desperate members of Soviet society, giving them the chance that Tsarist Russia would not. Inside you will hear about.... A Change of Weather The Real Revolution Begins From Exile to Supreme Leader A Brave New Word Stalin’s Gambit Stalin Makes a Comeback Defending the Capitol Going West Stalin is known as a brutish dictator who struck a bargain with Hitler as if he was an old friend, yet it was this same Stalin who would almost single-handedly save Europe from Nazi occupation. Who was Stalin? What did he really want? In this audiobook, we explore the complexities and nuances of the living, breathing conundrum who called himself Joseph Stalin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107882/bk_acx0_107882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the course of just 200 years, the Ottoman Empire grew from a small, obscure Anatolian state into the most powerful Muslim nation in the world, controlling vast swathes of the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and North Africa. Within the empire, science, medicine, technology, and art flourished, and the Ottoman army became one of the most feared and efficient fighting forces in existence. Then came a period of gradual decline. Beset by external enemies and torn apart by conflicting elements inside, over the next 350 years, the Ottoman Empire lost power, territory, and prestige until it became ´´the sick man of Europe”.Inside, you will hear about:Emergence of the Ottoman DynastyThe Fall of ConstantinopleSelim the Grim and Suleiman the MagnificentSultanate of WomenThe Crimean WarDecline until World War IAnd much more!This is the dramatic story of the rise, fall, and eventual disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, of its conquests and defeats, and of its sultans who ranged from the grandeur of Suleiman the Magnificent to the obsession and confusion of Mustafa the Mad. The story begins with the dream of the first Ottoman sultan, Osman I, in 1300, and ended with the nightmare of the last sultan, Abdulmejid II, in 1922. This is the story of the Ottoman Empire from beginning to end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144512/bk_acx0_144512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read by Steven Pacey, and featuring Joe Abercrombie narrating ´Freedom´. This audio edition also includes an interview with Steven and Joe. The Union army may be full of bastards, but there´s only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp. And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain, Bethod, is desperate to bring peace to the North. There´s only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine.... Sharp Ends combines previously published award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue´s gallery of sideshows, backstories and sharp endings from the world of the First Law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000950/bk_orio_000950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jessie Bell’s last parole hearing was a disgrace - one board member called her a witch and a harpy and said that, given the chance, he would have her put down like a rabid dog. Ten years in prison for killing her sadistically abusive husband had turned Jessie Bell into a poisoned, embittered, and dangerous person. The parole hearing was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was payback time. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth? No, not for Jessie Bell. Her version of justice wasn´t just about getting even. It was about taking back twice as much as had been taken from you. Two eyes for one. Justice meant redressing all the imbalances - and putting out only one eye didn’t compare to the loss of all the advantages of losing two eyes. Fortunately, Jessie is offered the position of the late Pavo, Regan’s Uncle Paul, in the Organization. And she accepted it. ´´Justice,´´ she murmured. ´´Poetic justice. Justice that I can create myself.´´ She balled up her fists on the table. ´´Yeah, there´s more than a few people I know who need some poetic justice right about now.´´ A former Delta Force operative is serving a life sentence for killing an eight-year-old girl. He was found guilty just because he could have done it and people feared him? Who was the real killer? It was like the whole world was turning crazy. A judge´s son murdered innocent kids, then had his kids, in turn, murdered. Dangerous chemicals killed hundreds, then spread into the water supply. The City turned into a permanent rush hour - a panicked slow crawl. Drug dealers and pimps were getting killed on the streets. Karma? Jessie had always been a fan of ordinary human beings carrying out the work of karma. There is only one person who could possibly stop the inevitable bloodbath that Jessie is about to unleash on the city - Judge Regan St. Clair - but to do so, she must cross the line she has sworn never to cross - join the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rhett Samuel Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108453/bk_acx0_108453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Violent extremist Sunni and Shiite Muslims are at odds about most things. One of the few points that they can agree upon in the midst of their war of mutual annihilation is that the Apocalypse is coming and that they are the soldiers of its harbinger and redeemer: the Mahdi. Across the Islamic world, the figure of the Mahdi has appeared with increasing prevalence in the last few decades: the ´´Mahdi Army” patrols Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad, thousands of Mahdi impersonators rot in Iranian prisons, the feared Boko Haram army aims to bring about the arrival of the Mahdi in Nigeria, and the leader of the Islamic State changed his name, allowing him to fulfill the prophecy that the Mahdi would be named ´´Abdullah” and ´´ibn Muhammad.´´ The Shi´a have always had a deep emotional connection to the belief in the coming of the Mahdi. In fact most Shi´a believe that he has already come to Earth in the form of their hidden (´´occulted”) Twelfth Imam, who has watched over humanity for centuries. As the minority group within Islam, they have often lived in lands dominated by Sunnis and typically view the Sunni rulers as corrupt and having turned their backs on true Islam. At the same time, the Mahdi has played a crucial role among Sunnis, and the contemporary obsession with the Mahdi, the ´´Mahdaviat,” led to the rise of apocalyptic Sunni groups like ISIS. Sunnis, who are often in power in Islamic lands, have been less comfortable with the fundamental assumption of the fallen states of the leadership. However, since the fall of the last caliphate (the Ottoman Empire in 1924) and the domination of most of the Islamic world by European colonial powers and then obviously corrupt and often secular strongmen has made many Sunnis turn away from their leadership and look to the Mahdi for inspiration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040608/bk_acx0_040608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.