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Blood Money: The Method and Madness of Assassin...
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From the old days of mobsters in smoky barrooms plotting to gun down their rivals, to the new age of ordinary people hiring contract killers through the Dark Web, this book depicts the history of assassins and how they work. While movies portray assassins as glamorous, wealthy, and full of mystery, the sober truth is often quite different. The number of homicides credited to contract killers each year is staggering, and on the rise: business people killing their rivals, organized gang war kills, honor killings, and even cold-blooded kills between spouses. In Blood Money: The Method and Madness of Assassins, RJ Parker documents over a dozen infamous cases of professional assassins including Richard Kuklinski (The Ice Man), Charles Harrelson (Natural Born Killer), and Vincent Coll (Mad Dog). Included is also a riveting foreword written by Dr. Scott Bonn, providing his reasoning why an assassin is not considered a serial killer in the professional community. RJ Parker PhD is an award-winning and best-selling true crime author and publisher of RJ Parker Publishing. He has written 26 true crime books sold in over 100 countries. He holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. Parker amazes his audiences with top notch writing and idealist research. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093547/bk_acx0_093547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
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Since its publication in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has been a cultural phenomenon, not only as an assigned text for English courses, but as a touchstone for generations of alienated youth. As the focus of recent major films and a successful off-Broadway play attest, J.D. Salinger and his novel continue to fascinate an American reading public. But who was J.D. Salinger, and how did he come to write a novel whose impact continues to resonate with millions of readers? In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye: A Cultural History, Josef Benson examines the legacy of an elusive author and his work. After exploring how the novel reflected Salinger's tortured psyche, the study discusses how the book made an impact on multiple generations of readers-from 1960s counter-culture youth and followers of the Black Power movement of the 1970s to the disenfranchised teens of the Reagan era and the celebrity-fixated masses of the present day. Benson also unravels the mystery behind Salinger's reclusiveness, the effects the novel had on the reading public who adored it, and why three American assassins cited the novel as an inspiration. The author also considers why this work of fiction has been among the most widely taught-and most frequently banned-books of all time. By looking at the novel as both an artifact of the 1950s as well as a living testament to the turmoil of teenage angst, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye provides a riveting discussion of one of the most enigmatic novels and authors of all time.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
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Since its publication in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has been a cultural phenomenon, not only as an assigned text for English courses, but as a touchstone for generations of alienated youth. As the focus of recent major films and a successful off-Broadway play attest, J.D. Salinger and his novel continue to fascinate an American reading public. But who was J.D. Salinger, and how did he come to write a novel whose impact continues to resonate with millions of readers? In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye: A Cultural History, Josef Benson examines the legacy of an elusive author and his work. After exploring how the novel reflected Salinger's tortured psyche, the study discusses how the book made an impact on multiple generations of readers-from 1960s counter-culture youth and followers of the Black Power movement of the 1970s to the disenfranchised teens of the Reagan era and the celebrity-fixated masses of the present day. Benson also unravels the mystery behind Salinger's reclusiveness, the effects the novel had on the reading public who adored it, and why three American assassins cited the novel as an inspiration. The author also considers why this work of fiction has been among the most widely taught-and most frequently banned-books of all time. By looking at the novel as both an artifact of the 1950s as well as a living testament to the turmoil of teenage angst, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye provides a riveting discussion of one of the most enigmatic novels and authors of all time.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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Assassins: Left Behind, Volume 6 , Hörbuch, Dig...
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It is now thirty-eight months into the Tribulation. Giant horsemen ride the earth, scorching thousands with their fiery wrath. The believers in Christ, finding sanctuary in safe houses, continue to receive spiritual strength from their leader. But one of the faithful, desperate to hasten events, is secretly planning to assassinate the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia. Educator and lecturer Tim LaHaye has made a lifelong study of prophecy. Jerry B. Jenkins has written four best-selling books. Their collaboration fills the Left Behind series with unforgettable apocalyptic visions and dramatic conflicts. Enhanced by Richard Ferrone's muscular narration, Assassins pulls the listener into the midst of great clashes between good and evil. The Left Behind series is the fastest-selling Christian series ever. Each volume immediately hits best-seller lists and has thrilled millions of readers worldwide. As the sixth volume, Assassins follows the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, terrifying portents of judgement appear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000214/bk_reco_000214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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A Crown for Assassins: A Throne for Sisters, Bo...
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“Morgan Rice's imagination is limitless. In another series that promises to be as entertaining as the previous ones, A Throne of Sisters presents us with the tale of two sisters (Sophia and Kate), orphans, fighting to survive in a cruel and demanding world of an orphanage. An instant success. I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second and third books!” (Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos)The new number one best-selling epic fantasy series by Morgan Rice!In A Crown for Assassins (A Throne for Sisters, Book Seven), Sophia, Kate, and Lucas finally get the chance to journey in search of their long-lost parents. Will they find them?Are they alive?And what message do they hold for them?Their journey demands a price, though. Ashton is left without a ruler, and the Master of Crows still lies in wait, ready to strike. As the fate of the realm lies in the balance, help may come from the most unlikely place of all: Stonehome.A Crown for Assassins is Book 7 in a dazzling new fantasy series rife with love, heartbreak, tragedy, action, adventure, magic, swords, sorcery, dragons, fate, and heart-pounding suspense. A pause register, it is filled with characters that will make you fall in love, and a world you will never forget.  1. Language: English. Narrator: Kieran T. Flitton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155001/bk_acx0_155001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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The Janus Group: Books 1-3 , Hörbuch, Digital, ...
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The complete first trilogy. Three books. Rath's Deception - On the cutthroat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end up jailed … or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offers Rath a chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams, he seizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls. Rath will have to survive their grueling, off-world training, and fulfill all 50 kills in his contract before a single cent comes his way. And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can't anticipate. It'll certainly cost him what's left of his innocence. It may well cost him his life.   Rath's Gambit - Rath just assassinated a senator, and completed his final mission for the Janus Group. Now every Interstellar Police officer on Alberon is searching for him. If they don't find him, one of his fellow contractors certainly will … and the most feared criminal organization in the galaxy has severe punishments for employees who break the rules. Rath's only hope is to find the rogue contractor who helped him escape a company deathtrap after his final mission. United, the two assassins might just get free from the Janus Group and get what they're owed. But first they'll need to survive.   Rath's Reckoning - Rath and Paisen completed all 50 kills in their contracts with the Janus Group. But when they uncovered the criminal organization's darkest secret, the Janus Group unleashed an army of assassins to silence the rogue pair. With help from a former Interstellar Police detective, Rath and Paisen survive - barely.  1. Language: English. Narrator: James Fouhey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117203/bk_acx0_117203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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In the Shadow of Swords , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, ...
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When the assassin Ciris Sarn, murders Hiril Altaïr, he unwittingly leaves behind the legendary Books of Promise. They come into the hands of Hiril's vengeful widow, Marin, and she becomes a target even as she hunts for her husband's murderer. Meanwhile, Fajeer Dassai, a brutal kingmaker, plots to retrieve the fabled treasure to make himself wealthy beyond imagination. His only obstacle is Pavanan Munif, a capable, but drug-addicted tracker. Soon assassins, sheikhs, spies, and viziers are all embroiled in a potentially world-shattering conspiracy racing to an inevitable showdown where violence and murder is the only path to true redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Catterall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000039/bk_iamb_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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Love and Other Pranks , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 67...
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Acclaimed for his surreal, satirical vision and his "consistently dazzling" (Kirkus Reviews) writing style, cult favorite Tony Vigorito stretches the boundaries of storytelling beyond all limits with his long-awaited third novel. A quest to find the treasure of all treasures launches this swashbuckling tale of romance and high adventure across three centuries and takes you on a hilarious and visionary journey that includes lovers, pirates, bank robbers, treasure maps, yoga cults, love potions, assassins, con artists, quicksand, smugglers, and rock-paper-scissors. Welcome to the "incomparable imagination" (Minneapolis Books Examiner) of a Tony Vigorito novel. And beware the meadow of marvels. "A masterful story..." (Seattle Book Review). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080911/bk_acx0_080911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Nine Princes in Amber : The Chronicles of Amber...
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Nine Princes in Amber is the first of the 10 books that are The Chronicles of Amber; an epic fantasy series written by six-time Hugo Award winning and three-time Nebula Award winning author, Roger Zelazny. The ten books that make up the series are told in two story arcs: The Corwin Cycle and the Merlin Cycle. The Audible audio rendition of this classic sci-fi/fantasy series is kicked off by 2012 Audie Award nominee, Alessandro Juliani, who reads the first five books that make up the Corwin Cycle and whose narration vividly brings the world of Amber to life. Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alessandro Juliani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004141/bk_adbl_004141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2019
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