During an historic Wall Street boom, young MBA Finn Keane gets to perform on the world’s stage when he’s hired by the investment banking powerhouse Abercrombie, Wirth & Co. His first deal involves the acquisition of Milstien Stores by Kristos & Company. However, as soon as the business is handed over to founder Nick Christanapoulas’s ineffectual son-in-law, one of ABC’s senior managers, Jack Shane, engineers a risky financing that drives the business into bankruptcy. In the process, Shane demonstrates to Finn how Wall Streeters operate. Finn realizes that the financial world is populated by egomaniacs, and he is determined to help Nick buy back his company. When Shane and his cohorts hear of the plans, they threaten Finn’s life and expose his new girlfriend’s sordid past, because all along, they wanted to carve up this business for themselves. Little do they know what surprises Finn has waiting for them. A tense thriller, The Gravy Train by David Lender provides an eye-opening exposé not only of Wall Street investment bankers, but also of their lawyers and financial buyout clients. This intriguing and skillfully developed plot is sure to keep listeners absorbed until the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003500/bk_brll_003500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1850s, it was estimated that over 30,000 children were homeless and roaming the busy streets of New York City. Charles Brace saw a need for the children to have homes of their own. He founded the Children´s Aid Society. Brace theorized that the children would have a better chance at becoming contributing members of society if they were raised by ´´God-fearing´´ farm families. The ´´Orphan Train´´ Movement started in 1853 and continued into the early 1900s. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline follows Niamh (pronounced Neev) who lived with her family in New York until her father and brothers are killed in a fire and her mother is sent to a mental hospital. Niamh is left to the Child´s Aid Society and eventually placed on an Orphan Train to be transported to the Midwest in search of a new family. Many years later Niamh´s name is changed and changed again. She is now 91 and twice widowed. Molly is a girl on a crash course with disaster. She has been passed around in the modern day foster system since she was a young girl. Her father died in a car accident and her mother was taken to jail. Molly is sentenced to spend 50 hours of community service for stealing and is sentenced helping Vivian clean out her attic. Somehow the unlikely duo become close friends. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: General Overview and Summary of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Analysis of Orphan Train The Historical Significance Behind Orphan Train Learn About The Actual Practices That Were Taking Place In The United States 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060078/bk_acx0_060078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train. Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered. Retracing Margaret’s final steps, Vera finds herself searching deep into the hidden past of this seemingly innocent neighbourhood. Why are the residents of Harbour Street so reluctant to speak? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janine Birkett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002089/bk_isis_002089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’re hiding a secret that only she can see.Her name is Beth. She came into my life when I needed her the most. We lead very different lives, but she’s the only person who understands me. She was the only other witness to the terrible accident on the street between our homes - the only person who saw the cracks in my perfect life before I had the chance to cover them up.It’s been so long since I’ve had a friend...someone to talk to, to listen to, to laugh and dream with. Beth would never do anything to hurt me. She only wants what’s best for me, for my marriage. Doesn’t she?A pause-resisting psychological suspense thriller. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Couple Next Door. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jasmine Blackborow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144713/bk_acx0_144713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE LAST TRAIN is the gripping new Tokyo-based mystery by multi-award-winning author Michael Pronko. Detective Hiroshi Shimizu investigates white collar crime in Tokyo. He´s lost his girlfriend and still dreams of his time studying in America, but with a stable job, his own office and a half-empty apartment, he´s settled in. When an American businessman turns up dead, his mentor Takamatsu calls him out to the site of a grisly murder. A glimpse from a security camera video suggests the killer was a woman, but in Japan, that seems unlikely. Hiroshi quickly learns how close homicide and suicide can appear in a city full of high-speed trains just a step--or a push--away. Takamatsu drags Hiroshi out to the hostess clubs and skyscraper offices of Tokyo in search of the killer. She´s trying to escape Japan for a new life by playing a high-stakes game of insider information. To find her, Hiroshi goes deeper and deeper into Tokyo´s intricate, ominous market for buying and selling the most expensive land in the world. When Takamatsu inexplicably disappears, Hiroshi teams up with ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi. They scour Tokyo´s sacred temples, corporate offices and industrial wastelands to find out where Takamatsu went, and why one woman would be driven to murder when she seems to have it all. After years in America and lost in neat, clean spreadsheets, Hiroshi confronts the stark realities of the biggest city in the world, where inside information can travel in a flash from the top investment firms to the bottom of the working world, where street-level punks and teenage hostesses sell their souls for a small cut of highly lucrative land deals. Hiroshi´s determined to cut through Japan´s ambiguities--and dangers--to find the murdering ex-hostess before she extracts her final revenge--which just might be him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robbie Belgrade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118162/bk_acx0_118162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mixed martial artist has one last fight. To make things right. He just wants to train. Hop an NJ Transit train. Do some work in Newark. Rep his fight team and his fans across the nation. Outlast that international sensation. Then maybe get back with his bae. Make it like back in the day. But he’s feelin the heat. On Jersey’s streets. They docked his dock job. He owes a favor to The Frog. And his teen son T´s bein bullied. His plan’s all gettin sullied. Not to mention dealing with issues of class. Race. The mirror´s reflecting face. It’s like there’s no escapin ’08. But wait. Let the haters hate. Franco’s goin for great. Fightin straight outta Woodbridge. AKA Hoodbridge. The Wood. The Hood. By any name, a town. Too small to be a city. Too broke to be a burb. Too rough to be rural. Just a tough little Turnpike town. Older than America yet representative of today’s America. Connecting north to south. Red to blue. Old to new. Either a perfect alchemy. Or an insane stew. In March of ’08 it was looking like the latter. One that would swallow up Franco and T both. All in a novel written lyrical. Nah not a miracle. Just made in the USA. Like jazz. Stand-up. And MMA.LP Novel: (n.) A novel that is written lyrical. At times. In its usage of wordplay. And rhymes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cary Hite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120547/bk_acx0_120547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims to make a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them.Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he´s grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him - plans that may include this feisty socialite? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122928/bk_acx0_122928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Briar and Rosethorn are in ancient Chammur, where Briar gets involved in a war between street gangs at the same time that he ends up trying to train a young stone mage he has discovered. Intrigue, adventure, humor, nastiness, all set against a fascinating culture, this is classic Tamora Pierce. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Coville, the Full Cast Family. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/fcau/000040/pf_fcau_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the best-selling author of Murdered by the King of Western Swing, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor´s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World´s Fair, comes the riveting historical true crime short Murder of the Horse Trainer´s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.On August 6, 1978, firefighters discovered the charred remains of a body inside a wooden crate, set ablaze in an empty lot in the Bronx, New York. The male decedent had been worked over, stabbed, and shot multiple times. The victim was identified as John ´´Jack” Tupper, a restaurateur, age 34. His killer turned out to be 48-year-old Howard ´´Buddy” Jacobson, who at one time was the country´s leading Thoroughbred horse trainer. The shocking act of violence was the result of a classic love triangle turned deadly. The woman caught between the two men was an attractive 23-year-old fashion model and cover girl named Melanie Cain, who had recently started living with Tupper in his 84th Street penthouse apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She had previously lived in the adjoining suite with Jacobson for a number of years before moving out. After being convicted of Tupper´s murder in 1980, Buddy Jacobson made a daring escape from custody, fleeing across the country to California with his new girlfriend, a 22-year-old model named Audrey Barrett. The convicted murderer stayed on the lam for several weeks before being captured to carry out his sentence for the death of Jack Tupper. The stunning tale of Jacobson´s meteoric rise and fall in horse training and subsequent romantic involvement with someone less than half his age, ending up in a tragic crime of passion, had all the makings of an ill-fated contemporary melodrama, except that it occurred on a real-life stage as a sad true event. Includes a complete bonus true crime 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Billingsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121637/bk_acx0_121637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.