The explosive conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force. For years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of Americas longest conflict: The War On Drugs. His obsession to defeat the worlds most lethal kingpin- Adán Barrera- has left him scarred and even taken a piece of his soul. Now, he learns the final lesson- there are no borders.
USA Today Best Seller Three hundred years ago, Earth suffered a mass extinction event. The last humans fled to the stars in search of a new home. In the darkness, they fought to survive. Now the fleet decays, and their hope of finding a better world is fading. Era Corinth works to preserve the archives, but viewing them herself would be treason. When she's faced with the possibility that her unborn child may be aborted due to a genetic defect, her fascination with ancient secrets escalates to obsession. Brutal conspiracies and devastating betrayals threaten to fracture the fleet. And the colonists have forgotten the most important lesson their ancestors swore to remember: It took only one wrong choice to destroy life on Earth. Will their descendants make the same mistake? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027570/bk_adbl_027570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I'm going to teach her what happens when you tempt a dominant professor.I shouldn't be looking at her like this.She's my student.She's 19-years-old.I'm way too old for her. Everything about this is inappropriate.The looks.The little touches.The extra attention in my office hours.The locked doors...I'm her professor and I'm supposed to remain professional.But this has gone way past professional.The obsession has taken over. I'm its slave now.She's the teacher's pet and I'm about to give her a lesson she'll never forget.She'll learn that her professor is a possessive one and this won't be done after the semester ends.Because I'm never letting my pet go.She's mine now.School is not out yet! And believe me, you'll be wanting to stay for summer classes when you get a load of Professor Gosling. This over-the-top man will have you begging for detention with his obsessed and possessive ways! Safe, no cheating, and a sweet HEA that will have you smiling (and blushing). Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Roeg, Jack Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162876/bk_acx0_162876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine's 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl - the man Madeleine has instantly decided will be her husband. Charlotte, shy and retiring, is happy to devote her life to her father and her dull fiance Henry - until she sees Karl...For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that sunders her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend. As their feverish passion grows, Karl faces the dilemma he fears the most. Only by deserting Charlotte can his passion for her blood be conquered. Only by betraying her can he protect her from the terrifying attentions of Kristian - for Kristian has decided to teach Karl a lesson in power, by devouring Charlotte. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Copland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016230/bk_adbl_016230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a bright new talent, a witty, moving, and inspirational coming-of-age debut novel set in 1970s Brooklyn about a teenager and his abusive father, whose obsession with broken down vintage cars careens wildly out of control.Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resilient, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, “Himself”, as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old car junkers for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games.To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it’s a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they’re unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick’s compulsions slide into alcoholism and abuse, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their addled lives.Narrated with humor and a rueful awareness, Car Trouble is an exhilarating novel about acceptance, regret, compassion, and finding your authentic adult self amid the rubble and rumble of growing up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Thurston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007892/bk_harp_007892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It would be difficult to overstate the impact Sam Walton had on American business, specifically retailing. The standalone box stores he pioneered have quite literally changed the nation's landscape. His innovations in supply-chain management and distribution totally reshaped the relationship between suppliers and retailers, and, for the most part, took wholesalers out of the equation. His insistence on low prices altered customers expectations of what they will have to pay for everything from socks to soda. Like few business leaders before or since, Sam Walton changed the world. Saturday, August 14, 1964, was a broiling hot day in Harrison, Arkansas - but the heat was the last thing on Sam Walton's mind. For the 46-year-old Walton, this was a big day: the grand opening of his second Wal-Mart. He was going to make damn sure it was a big success. He'd planned everything. In the parking lot, he'd had two truckloads of watermelons delivered and hired a donkey to provide rides for the kids. He headed outside to greet his first customers. What he saw would make most entrepreneurs lose their cool: The watermelons had burst, and donkey dung littered the lot. Walton's reaction was emblematic of his ability to rise above any challenge. He ignored the mess, smiled, walked up to the crowd, stuck out his hand, and said, "Welcome to Wal-Mart." That focus on customers is Walton's prime leadership lesson. But there are many others, beginning with his obsession with low prices - just the first step in a mission to deliver unbeatable value. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002140/bk_adbl_002140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are four psychological thrillers where love and shame collide, creating a warped kind of sexual chemistry. Abduction, paranoia, addiction, and obsession thicken the mix. The Shuttered Room Jessica Fraser would appear to have everything: money, a devoted husband, a lively son, and a fulfilling career. But her life takes a nasty turn when she's taken hostage and incarcerated in an upstairs room by three thugs demanding a huge ransom from her rich father. In a bid to escape, she cuts a hole in the bedroom floor with a cutlery knife. From there, Jess observes the three of them going about their everyday business. That's when she starts playing games with them. That's when her spying pulls her into a treacherous psychological game with her abductors. Falling Awake Gemma's husband vanishes under mysterious circumstances, leaving only a black contorted doodle and mysterious debts. But saving her home proves the least of her worries after Gemma earns urgent cash by performing routines for a mysterious chronic insomniac. Nora Nancy is hurled into the world of celebrity when she finds herself performing a shoot for handsome but odious millionaire, Vince, as they walk from one of his nightclubs. But the seduction of this other world sours after Nancy learns the truth behind her 15 minutes of fame. A Hard Lesson Sarah thought she was teaching a schoolchild a little English. How wrong she was. Not only is her subject a full-grown thug, he's dyslexic and part of a gang headed by a psychopath. And this psychopath doesn't like people interfering with his business. Soon, she'll learn the meaning of treachery. And fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet North. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044617/bk_acx0_044617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Politics makes for strange bedfellows, the old saying goes. Americans, however, often forget the obvious lesson underlying this adage: politics is about winning elections and governing once in office. Voters of all stripes seem put off by the rough-and-tumble horse-trading and deal-making of politics, viewing its practitioners as self-serving and without principle or conviction.Because of these perspectives, the scholarly and popular narrative of American politics has come to focus on ideology over all else. But as Donald T. Critchlow demonstrates in his riveting new book, this obsession obscures the important role of temperament, character, and leadership ability in political success. Critchlow looks at four leading Republican presidential contenders - Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan - to show that, behind the scenes, ideology mattered less than principled pragmatism and the ability to build coalitions toward electoral and legislative victory.Drawing on new archival material, Critchlow lifts the curtain on the lives of these political rivals and what went on behind the scenes of their campaigns. He reveals unusual relationships between these men: Nixon making deals with Rockefeller, while Rockefeller courted Goldwater and Reagan, who themselves became political rivals despite their shared conservatism. The result is a book sure to fascinate anyone wondering what it takes to win the presidency of the United States - and to govern effectively.The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks."A compact and illuminating history...." (The American Prospect)"This readable history offers shrewd insights into the disposition of national leaders then and now." (Publishers Weekly) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Galone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132861/bk_acx0_132861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEAR "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." - Janet Maslin, New York Times "You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment." - Stephen King "One of the best thriller writers on the planet." - Esquire The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you're on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin―the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera―has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera's final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies―men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable―an incoming administration that's in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson―there are no borders. In a story that moves from deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, street traffickers, addicts, politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country. A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow's magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of-and for-our time.