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.
In the new thriller from New York Times best-selling 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003455/bk_aren_003455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trina and Cassandra are lawyers for one of the top firms in New York City. Each of them got their position in the firm in a completely unique way. Trina earned hers as a result of her father’s connections, which secured her position when the firm decided to diversify and add more women lawyers to their team. She hardly had to lift a finger to get in. Cassandra, on the other hand, had to fight for her position. She worked her way up the ladder in the industry until she was considered one of the best, and then she impressed the partners to secure her position. She fought every day to keep her spot on the team, as she had no one keeping that positions secure for her. Trina and Cassandra fell in love through their work together, often stealing glances and winks at each other from across the hallway as their offices were across from each other. Their love continued to flourish, only it had to stay under wraps. Trina’s job may have been secured, but Cassandra’s certainly wasn’t. She feared that if the partners found out the only two women in the firm were dating, it would turn them away from being well-respected lawyers and into being sex symbols in the office. Instead of being admired by the partners, they might end up being fantasized about. She worried it would interfere with her integrity and cause a collapse in her career. This was something Cassandra definitely wasn’t ready for. However, Trina grew tired of keeping her life a secret. Although she had pursued law to impress her father, Trina was truly passionate about fashion. After she and Cassandra have a fight over lunch, Trina finds herself in an indie fashion studio in New York, playing the role of the intern for the day. Several hours pass, and she realizes how much fun she is having and what life could be like if she were willing to expose her secrets and start living the life that she wants to live. There’s a lot on the line for Trina either way. One way, she gets to keep the car... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Moxie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106464/bk_acx0_106464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A powerful lawyer’s most famous opponent comes back to kill him. On his first day at Harvard, working-class student Charlie Nichols is instantly charmed by the debonair rake Victor Saberdene. While Nichols earns tuition playing football, Saberdene’s wealth and charm rocket him to the top of Harvard’s impenetrable social pyramid and beyond—to become the most feared defense lawyer in the country, a man who uses his charisma to manipulate juries. Nichols becomes an international crime reporter. He hasn’t thought of his old friend Saberdene in years when he reads of the Anna Thorne killing. A beautiful young Massachusetts stagehand disappears after a fling with the handsome, dangerous Carl Varada—who might have escaped had Anna not been Saberdene’s sister-in-law. Saberdene puts Varada behind bars, but years later the killer earns early release. When Varada sets his sights on the great lawyer’s family, no amount of charisma can stop him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006174/bk_adbl_006174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ashanti My entire life, I´ve been reaching towards one goal: to become a well-known lawyer, and a feared face in the court room. Working with Noah Matteson´s Manhattan firm is the best training I can have if I´m ever to start my own firm. Only one problem. Everything about my gorgeous boss draws me in and the feelings aren´t exactly professional. Noah I want her. God, do I want all of her. Her body, her mind, and her heart. Ashanti is intelligent, beautiful, and is a great help to me in the pressures of my job. I know it´s not fair to keep her working late but I can´t take my eyes off her. She´s my ultimate fantasy. But I can´t be sure of her. Will she run or accept what I have to give? This popular BWWM billionaire romance from Emilia Domino is intended for mature listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maren McGuire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066917/bk_acx0_066917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Adams said of Cicero, ´´All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.´´ Voltaire said of Cicero, ´´He taught us how to think.´´ And yet Anthony Everitt’s authoritative yet accessible work is the first one-volume biography of the Roman statesman in over 25 years. He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents’ sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome’s most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all times. Machiavelli, Queen Elizabeth, John Adams and Winston Churchill all studied his example. No man has loomed larger in the political history of mankind. In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life here as a witty and cunning political operator. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Curless. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008194/bk_reco_008194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Overwhelmed by single fatherhood, widower David Winthrop feared he was failing his savvy, sad-eyed, ten-year-old son. Still, he never expected hotshot divorce attorney Kate Newton to descend upon him like some avenging angel, bristling with maternal indignation on behalf of Davey junior, her pint-size ´´client.´´ Worse, David found himself itching to peel away Kate´s power pinstripes.... But could this tough lady lawyer, so adept at wrenching marriages asunder, prove woman enough to make David´s tattered family whole? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006797/bk_brll_006797_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.
A dead woman hires Jake to investigate her murder. Jake Pace is halfway through mixing a batch of cookies when his lawyer arrives with a corpse. The body in the coffin is an android, built in the shape of recently deceased electronics heiress Sylvie Kirkyard and implanted with a chip that holds Sylvie’s memories. Although she was only 27, Sylvie had for a long time feared for her life, and took the precaution of insuring her consciousness with Kirktronics’ patented Brainz, Inc. method. Upon her death, the chip was implanted in this electronic body, and the body was brought to Jake. Luckily, as the planet’s smartest private detective, Jake is used to corpses - robotic and otherwise. When the dead girl awakes and asks him to find her killers, Jake doesn’t blink an eye. But fulfilling her last request will be perilous, and by the time it’s over Jake may wish he had a spare body of his own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005889/bk_adbl_005889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time in human history, a significant percentage of the world´s population no longer believes in God. This is especially true in developed nations, where in some societies nonbelievers now outnumber believers. Unless religion collapses completely, or undergoes a remarkable resurgence, countries across the globe must learn to carefully and effectively manage this societal mix of religious and irreligious. For in a world already deeply riven by sectarian conflict, this unprecedented demographic shift presents yet another challenge to humanity. Writing in an engaging, accessible style, philosopher and lawyer Ronald A. Lindsay develops a tightly crafted argument for secularism - specifically, that in a religiously pluralistic society, a robust, thoroughgoing secularism is the only reliable means of preserving meaningful democracy and rights of conscience. Contrary to certain political pundits and religious leaders who commonly employ the term secularism as a scare word, Lindsay uses clear, concrete examples and jargon-free language to demonstrate that secularism is the only way to ensure equal respect and protection under the law - for believers and nonbelievers alike. Although critical of some aspects of religion, Lindsay neither presents an antireligious tirade nor seeks to convert anyone to nonbelief, reminding us that secularism and atheism are not synonymous. Rather, he shows how secularism works to everyone´s benefit and makes the definitive case that the secular model should be feared by none - and embraced by all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald A. Lindsay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026391/bk_acx0_026391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.