Please note: This is a review and analysis of Brazillionaires, not the original book. This review and analysis is not endorsed by or affiliated with the original author. When we think of Brazil, we think of beautiful beaches and beautiful people. It is a tapestry of people from different backgrounds all just having fun. However, this is far from the whole truth of what is going on Brazil. Despite Brazil being part of the BRIC nations, those with the most potential for growth in the global economy, Brazil is considered economically backwards in many ways. You get an idea of this when you look deeper into its politics and economic policies. In this edition of Summary Shorts, we will analyze and summarize the ideas put forth in Brazillionaires, a book that truly exposes the dark side of Brazil´s rise and arguably its inexorable fall. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098438/bk_acx0_098438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is the third and concluding part of a study on the development of the American social welfare state. Here I discuss human nature, American culture, and the future prospects for human progress in America and around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Burrowes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100533/bk_acx0_100533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It’s also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel’s core. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart. Suspenseful, wry and immediate, rich in spirit and humanity, The Book of Unknown Americans is a work of rare force and originality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003864/bk_rand_003864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They say that every tragic hero has a fatal flaw, a secret sin, a tiny stitch sewn into his future since birth. And here I am. My sins are no longer secret. My flaws have never been more fatal. And I´ve never been closer to tragedy than I am now. I am a man who loves, a man whose love demands much in return. I am a king, a king who was foolish enough to build a kingdom on the bones of the past. I am a husband and a lover and a soldier and a father and a president. And I will survive this. Long live the king. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Locke, Stephanie Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010550/bk_tant_010550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences. Gus Voorhees is a pioneer in the advancement of women´s reproductive rights and a controversial abortion provider in the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his clinic, he is ambushed by a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead. The killing leaves in its wake two fatherless families: the Voorheeses, who are affluent, highly educated, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their opposite on all counts. When the daughters of the two families, Naomi Voorhees and Dawn Dunphy, glimpse each other at the trial of Luther Dunphy, their initial response is mutual hatred. But their lives are tangled together forever by what has happened, and throughout the years to come and the events that follow, neither can quite forget the other. A heart-rending reckoning with some of the most incendiary issues that divide us in our troubled times - religious extremism; abortion; gun violence; capital punishment - this is a novel Joyce Carol Oates was born to write. To listen to it is to encounter the full spectrum of humanity - its ugliness, misery, beauty and hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers, Tavia Gilbert, Kristen Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002773/bk_hcuk_002773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An excerpt from the forthcoming audiobook collection, Psychobabble: A Collection of Short Stories About Serial Killers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.M. Kuczynski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077998/bk_acx0_077998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fairy-tale endings don’t just happen; they have to be fought for.New York City social worker Camilo Santiago Briggs grew up surrounded by survivors who taught him to never rely on anything you didn’t earn yourself. He’s always dreamed of his own happily ever after, but he lives in the real world. Men who seem too good to be true...usually are. And Milo never ever mixes business with pleasure...until the mysterious man with whom he had an unforgettable hookup turns out to be the wealthy donor behind his agency’s new, next-level funding.Thomas Hughes built a billion-dollar business from nothing: He knows what he wants and isn’t shy about going after it. When the enthralling stranger who blew his mind at a black-tie gala reappears, Tom’s more than ready to be his Prince Charming. Showering Milo with the very best of everything is how Tom shows his affection.Trouble is, Milo’s not interested in any of it. The only thing Milo wants is Tom.Fairy-tale endings take work as well as love. For Milo, that means learning to let someone take care of him for a change. And for Tom, it’s figuring out that real love is the one thing you can’t buy.One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008506/bk_harp_008506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When romance author Elliot Jentry´s husband is killed in the line of duty, Elliot decides to leave the painful memories behind and move to Louisiana with her two children. She purchases a derelict plantation home in the hopes of starting a new life. The old home, originally named Sophie but now known as Purgatory, was owned by the family of pirate Louis-Michel Aury for 200 years. The old house, built with the blood money of pirates, is full of legends and ghosts, as Elliot quickly discovers. Helping Elliot acclimate to the house is Nash Aury, descendent of the great pirate and Sheriff of Ascension Parish. A tall, dark, and handsome drink of water, Nash is immediately attracted to the beautiful blond from California, gently wooing the woman with the fragile heart. As Elliot and Nash find themselves swept into a deeply passionate romance, old enemies of the Aury´s continue to harass the occupants of the house and Elliot finds herself caught up in a centuries-old feud. As she struggles to overcome the adversity and restore the grand old mansion to its former glory, she discovers secrets about the house that are deep and dark. The ghost of Sophie MacGregor, the home´s namesake, is seen walking the grounds on the full moon, looking for her murdered children. As the ghosts of a destroyed family search for each other, it´s up to Elliot and Nash to bring peace to the house once known as Purgatory as they find a deep and eternal love for each other in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Paige. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022137/bk_acx0_022137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.