The Notorious! Ready to learn all about one of the most inspirational, successful athletes of our time? If so you´ve come to the right place... Here´s a preview of what this ´Mystic Mac´ book contains... Chapter 1: Meet Mystic Mac Chapter 2: Envisioning Your Triumph Chapter 3: The Mind of a Champion Chapter 4: The Way of the Notorious Chapter 5: The Mystic Mouth Chapter 6: Conor´s Fighting Style Chapter 7: Bouncing Back from Failure and Defeat Order your copy now and learn some powerful lessons from Mystic Mac! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066149/bk_acx0_066149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy ´´Joseph Barboza is the most dangerous individual known.” -FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1965 Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could create a loophole. If he killed enough men, if he did enough of the Mafia’s dirtiest biddings, then they would have no choice but to make him a Made Man. Barboza’s brutal rise during one of the deadliest mob wars in US history became the stuff of legend, both on the bloodied streets of Boston and in the offices of the FBI and the US Attorney General. He took sick joy in his crimes, and it became increasingly difficult for the mob to keep the Animal on his leash. But soon the hunter became the hunted. Betrayed by the mob and now on the run, Boston’s most notorious contract killer forged a Faustian bargain with two unscrupulous FBI agents - a pact that would transform the US criminal justice system. From false testimony and manipulated evidence that sent mob leaders to death row, to the creation of the Witness Protection Program so the feds could protect their prized, cold-blooded witness, this was the horrific, dramatic first act in a story of murder and FBI corruption still being played out today in the news and the courtroom with the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger. Barboza’s legacy, buried for years thanks to the murders or deaths of its participants, is finally coming to light and being told in its unvarnished brutality by one of America’s most respected true crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Goad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050255/bk_adbl_050255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Veteran bootlegger. Prolific bank robber. Kidnapper extraordinaire. Ruthless criminal mastermind. With a nickname as hardcore as George ´´Machine Gun” Kelly´s, it should come as no surprise that such terms are frequently associated with him.Eighty-six years may have come and gone since his death, but this Depression-era mobster´s name and legacy are still as relevant as ever. Not only has this legendary nickname been adopted by a popular rapper, he remains the subject of various articles, books, songs, films, and other pop culture. Of course, given his fame and notoriety, it’s always fair to ask how much truth there is to the riveting, action-packed tales surrounding his short, memorable life of crime.Machine Gun Kelly: The Notorious Life and Crimes of the Depression Era Gangster profiles how he became one of America’s most famous outlaws and the daring crimes that made him so feared. You will learn about Machine Gun Kelly like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142263/bk_acx0_142263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you lived on the notorious Canterbury Estate in the ‘40s and ‘50s, then you knew there was one man you did not want to cross: Charlie Hudson. A solitary man, feared and respected by the gangsters of the time, Charlie was a boxer who never lost a fight, in or out of the ring - the most infamous of The Canterbury Warriors. My Uncle Charlie, the second title in the explosive series unravels a story of debauchery, crime and self-destruction. Charlie Hudson was a born leader. The eldest of eight brothers and four sisters and with a boxer for a father, fighting was in his blood. And as the young protégé of local Italian gangster, Mr Cappovanni, Charlie not only learned to knock every opponent out, he also learned the tools of the crime and extortion trade well; emerging into adulthood in the middle of the war years as a natural heir: running cons, illegal books and a band of prostitutes. But when Charlie met Betty, a sweet, caring girl, he was determined to be a better man for her. He´d still deal with ‘business´ but no more would he bed his working girls, and the birth of their baby girl, Elizabeth, sealed it: he knew life could not get any better. But for a man who had only ever lived in the belly of the Canterbury Estate underworld, it could definitely get worse… Gritty and engrossing, book two of the Hudson family saga delves deeper into history of the infamous Canterbury Warriors; the true story of one man´s ascendancy to power, and the tragedy that brought it all crashing down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Millea. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001853/bk_hcuk_001853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging, and other enterprises. Psychopathic strongman Joseph ´´The Animal´´ Barboza was one of the most feared mob enforcers of all time, killing as many as 30 people for business and pleasure.From information based on newly declassified documents and the use of underworld sources, Boston Mob spans the gutters and alleyways of East Boston, Providence, and Charlestown to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Boston´s Beacon Hill. Its players include governors and mayors, and the Mafia Commission of New York City.From the tragic legacy of the Kennedy family to the Winter Hill-Charlestown feud, the fall of the New England Mafia and the rise of Whitey Bulger, Mark Songini´s Boston Mob is a saga of treachery, murder, greed, and the survival of ruthless men pitted against legal systems and police forces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012931/bk_tant_012931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At first, what happened on the Mekong River on October 5, 2011 seemed like a simple matter of rough frontier justice. A detachment of Thai military commandos reported that they had confronted a band of drug runners smuggling methamphetamines out of the Golden Triangle, the famously lawless borderlands between Burma, Laos, and Thailand. A gunfight ensued, the smugglers fled, and the commandos seized two barges and a haul of nearly a million pills. The story appeared to be over-until the bodies started washing ashore. There were thirteen of them, all Chinese merchant mariners-not hardened criminals. And they appeared to have been executed in cold blood. It was the largest massacre of Chinese civilians outside of China in over half a century, and Beijing quickly named the culprit: Naw Kham, a mysterious former guerrilla warrior turned river pirate who had haunted the Golden Triangle for years. Regarded as a feared terrorist by some and a local Robin Hood by others, Naw Kham was undoubtedly a skilled criminal-but was he a mass murderer? In Murder on the Mekong, Jeff Howe travels to the scene of the crime that transfixed East Asia and finds a tale of adventure, deception, and political intrigue. Reporting supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Howe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013080/bk_acx0_013080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind a black marble coffee table with elegant cabriole legs sat a man once admired and reviled as one of the toughest gangsters to ever come out of Brooklyn. The man was slouched over to one side, his undeniably lifeless body cold on the couch. The normally pressed suit of the famously debonair desperado was wrinkled and soaked with his blood, his matching tie askew. Thanks to the graininess of the black-and-white shot, some of the blood is camouflaged by the gaudy floral print of the couch cradling his corpse. The fuzziness of the picture, however, does nothing to diminish the horror of the bullet-made craters on his irreparably disfigured face. In the last 70 years, a countless number of people have come across the grisly and morbidly fascinating crime scene photographs of Benjamin ´´Bugsy” Siegel´s murder. The photographs are as disconcerting as they are iconic, for they show a gritty glimpse into the haunting reality of a life too often glamorized by pop culture. The less-publicized photograph of Bugsy in the morgue is, in a way, a more chilling reminder of the barbarity and callous irony behind the term ´´organized crime”. With the blood on his face rinsed off and his hair slicked back, it almost seems as if the photographer had caught Bugsy mid-slumber, but the balls of cotton plugging the gaping bullet holes in his face suggest otherwise. One minute, the fearless Bugsy was stalking the streets of Sin City, his mere presence enough to make even the most hardened thugs break out in a cold sweat, and the next minute, Bugsy was reduced to an unrecognizable body sprawled out on a hard metal slab, with the name on his toe tag misspelled. Bugsy´s death has since been recreated by multiple movies, television shows, and documentaries for good reason, because it was an electrifying, messy conclusion to a life that was as theatrical as it was turbulent. Bugsy Siegel: The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Gangster Who Helped Develop Murd 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117635/bk_acx0_117635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During a national emergency, a liberal Marxist-leaning political leadership takes absolute control of the United States. Martial law is declared and elections are suspended. This leadership morphs into a complete Communist-style government. All dissent is brutally repulsed. Two young university students, Peter Blake and Natalie Biriukova, become active leaders in the resistance movement. They soon fall in love. In time they are targeted by the government and forced to go on the run. A feared and notorious Compliance Officer, Nicholas Snoopczech, is hot on their trail. He is hated and feared by Americans, especially those who are brave enough to oppose big government. The underground resistance network sets in motion a plan to move Peter and Natalie across several states to a mysterious sanctuary, where they are to meet ´´The Phantom´´. The Phantom occupies a beautiful ´´haunted´´ southern style mansion located in the hills of southeast Kansas. Contradictory to this plan, the people they encounter on their journey warn them to avoid The Phantom. The mystery that surrounds them is, ´´What is ´The Phantom´, and can it really be trusted?´´ As Peter and Natalie resist the government and run for safety, will the whippoorwill keep them safe? 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.A. Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021757/bk_acx0_021757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bloody gang war has erupted in the World Heritage designated city of Bath, leading DCI James Carrick to enlist the help of his old friends, husband and wife team Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley, late of MI5 and now working for the Serious Organized Crime Agency, to hunt down the criminals. One for the country’s most notorious and feared crime lords, ´´Uncle”, is spotted in the city, and they are soon embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse to catch him and his gang. As the investigation takes ever more personal and sinister turns, and with Uncle and his associates always one step ahead of the game, can Patrick and Ingrid bring them to justice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Gallimore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001607/bk_isis_001607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel along with the most feared man in Southern Maryland. So notorious even the mob backed down. Cops who went after him found themselves in federal court on the losing side. His name is Ken Rossignol and he packs a fully loaded Smith & Corona (or at least the digital equivalent). Ken´s ammo: words. He´s a champion of the First Amendment and an old fashioned pain in the ass. The story of St. Mary´s today is one about advocacy journalism coming to a community where the press wasn´t known for acting this way. No more go-along to get along. There wasn´t a hand providing nourishment that Rossignol wouldn´t take a little flesh and muscle from. At one point or another Ken pissed off just about everyone, including a couple governors of Maryland and me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Jenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011543/bk_acx0_011543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.