Two years ago, Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil´s beautiful capital. It´s not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan. The death at the World Cup was just a warning. The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen.
New Year 1924. Mary Russell is drawn into a new intrigue when she and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, pay a visit to Holmes´ gravely ill brother, Mycroft. Mycroft has received a strange package that contains the papers of a missing English spy named Kimball O´Hara, the hero of Rudyard Kipling´s Kim, who is feared to have been taken hostage.
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.
A woman on the run collides with a danger more lethal than she feared in this Ghostwalker novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Ghostwalker Kane Cannon is pure male-animalistic, sexual, protective, instinctive-and his past missions have prepared him for anything. But his newest assignment, to rescue hostages in Mexico, plunges him into a hot zone he never anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson-fugitive, ex-lover, a fellow Ghostwalker pregnant with his child. Rose is in flight from the insidious experiments that still live in her dreams, and from the madman who´d do anything to take her child. Of all the Ghostwalkers enlisted to hunt her down, Kane is the only one she can trust. But as their passion reignites, the stakes are raised. Because Kane is now a wanted man as well. And together they´re about to face the most desperate challenge of all: staying together and staying alive.
The tale that I wish present here is about the effort of looking at basketball with a new pair of eyes. A mission that from the beginning was, I feared, for an aficionado of the game as myself, be almost impossible. What is there about the game that I still don´t know? And the game, is what in front of this ethnographic tale that I painted, after three months observations in Israel. I was bound to question my knowledge about the game and give it sociological interpretations. The book is composed of three parts, while the focus is changing between them simultaneously. The main part of the book deals with an Israeli Premier League team and its story of the 2013-2014 season. The second part sheds light on the world of women´s basketball and its construction as inferior in society. This section examines the story of the younger professional group of the same club. In addition, in view of the events, each episode begins with my personal story in the days when I was a young basketball player. This part gives the book its nostalgic notion that connects the parts. The book is about the love for the game, but it also teaches what is basketball, and how women are an integral part of it.
Two years ago Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil´s beautiful capital. It´s not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan. The death at the World Cup was just a warning. The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002454/bk_rhuk_002454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the world of Ice and Fire, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look is a thorough examination of the deities and demigods of Westeros and Essos. While HBO’s blockbuster has omitted many intricacies of religious affiliations in A Song of Ice and Fire, this audiobook will delve deep into the story woven by George R.R. Martin to explore the many facets of religion of Game of Thrones. Is there only one God or many? Is magic real or just a shadow of religion? Are prophecies a lie or do they come from the gods in some ethereal plane, positioning their pieces to vie for supremacy? And what makes one think that these are truly gods to be worshiped, and not demons to be feared? A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look serves as both an introduction and an accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the world of Ice and Fire came to be or what might happen next, this is the place to be! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100856/bk_acx0_100856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adultery, murder and dangerous love collide in Jessie Keane´s gritty debut thriller set in London´s East End. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Lynda La Plante. For longer than she cares to remember, Annie Bailey has lived in the shadow of her older sister, Ruthie. Now Ruthie has her hands on Max Carter, the much feared head of the Carter family and a top class villain. Seducing Max wasn´t a problem, but the guilt, shame and anger of rejection afterwards was. Thrown onto the streets, Annie finds herself living with Celia, a wayward aunt with a shocking secret. As the months pass, Annie´s resourceful nature sees her mature and carve out a life for herself, albeit not legal. But if you play with fire, you can expect to get burned, and her lavish new lifestyle and connections may be about to come crashing down around her. Annie has unwittingly placed herself between two rival gangs and upset too many people, and these kind of people don´t forget. But as everyone knows, Annie Bailey is no ordinary woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002881/bk_hcuk_002881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only just begun in this sinister twist on a bedtime story - a number-one national best seller and ´´one of Stephen King´s best´´ (USA Today). Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband´s games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone. Over the next 28 hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face to face with all the things she has ever feared. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the various voices that fill her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom. A master of his craft, Stephen King´s novels haunt in many different ways. Gerald´s Game ´´kept us up half the night, we couldn´t put it down´´ (Newsweek). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lindsay Crouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007333/bk_sans_007333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1925, this inspirational little book has helped countless thousands achieve a sense of purpose and belonging through understanding that life is not a battle but a game of giving and receiving - that whatever we send out into the world will eventually be returned to us. ´´By studying and practicing the principles laid down in this book one may find prosperity, solve problems, have better health, achieve personal relations - in a word, win the game of life.” (Dr. Norman Vincent Peale) The Game Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game. It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness. Jesus Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving. ´´Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.´´ This means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive. If he gives hate, he will receive hate; if he gives love, he will receive love; if he gives criticism, he will receive criticism; if he lies he will be lied to; if he cheats he will be cheated. We are taught also, that the imaging faculty plays a leading part in the game of life. ´´Keep thy heart (or imagination) with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.´´ (Prov. 4:23) This means that what man images, sooner or later externalizes in his affairs. I know of a man who feared a certain disease. It was a very rare disease and difficult to get, but he pictured it continually and read about it until it manifested in his body, and he died, the victim of distorted imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry J. Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108952/bk_acx0_108952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.