January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he´s the mole. Hugo Hawksworth isn´t so sure. Then a body turns up, and Hugo´s instincts are proven correct. But if Rothesay wasn´t selling secrets to the Soviets, who is? As Hugo digs deeper into buried connections and unlikely coincidences, he knows there´s more to this case than his London superiors believe. But following his instincts will pit him against the Establishment - and tangle him once again in the poisonous legacy of the late Lord Selchester. As he closes in on the truth, Hugo finds himself confronted by an adversary who will stop at nothing, in a case that will prove the most personal of his career. With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to John Le Carré, A Matter Of Loyalty is the third and final book in this delightfully classic and witty murder-mystery series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009500/bk_brll_009500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matt has never met a woman who wouldn´t succumb to the McCafferty charm. But beautiful Kelly Dillinger, the cop assigned to his sister´s hit-and-run case, proves indifferent to his attention. Her all-business attitude pricks his ego...and fires up his blood. The more she resists, the more determined he becomes to break down her defenses. Matt might think that law enforcement is no place for a lady, but he might soon find himself making a plea for passion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Haberkorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005373/bk_brll_005373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Compiled centuries before the birth of Jesus, the Analects of Confucius is anything but dry ancient philosophy. Many of its passages hold the same power as any great Socratic dialogue. Which makes trying to get to the heart of the Analects - and its importance - a challenging and undeniably exciting intellectual pursuit. With these 24 accessible lectures, enjoy an adventurous exploration of one of the world´s most important philosophical texts. Filled with rich historical context, detailed close readings of key passages, expert interpretations of larger cultural trends, and stories of Confucius and his most notable students (and critics), these lectures are required learning for anyone who wants a solid understanding of Eastern philosophy - and the ways a single book can cross cultures and go on to inspire an entire world. After grounding your approach to the Analects with a look at what we know (and don´t know) about Confucius´ life, career, and teaching philosophy, you´ll examine some of the book´s most powerful, central themes. Among these are remonstrance (an idea at the heart of Chinese social and political life) and effective rule (which, for Confucius, required a grounding in morality and integrity). As you illuminate your understanding of key passages in the Analects, you´ll also meet the students, philosophers, and statesmen who, in their own ways, contributed to the millennia-long story of this enduring book - by recording Confucian thought, critiquing it, building on it, pillorying it, and resurrecting it for the modern age. As with all great philosophical experiences, the Analects is a work whose intellectual richness and insight remain with you long after you´ve heard the final passages. So, too, will these lectures, which will help internalize Confucian teachings - and make them work in your own life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference ma 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert André LaFleur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000455/bk_tcco_000455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jory Harcourt doesn´t have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him - particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force. After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it´s only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust-fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren´t delicate enough, Jory´s undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler. Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii...where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Gelder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drsp/000067/bk_drsp_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Should leaders be feared or loved? Can dictators give rise to democracy? Should rulers have morals or wear them like a mask? Niccolò Machiavelli´s The Prince puts forth unsettling questions like these, whose answers redefined centuries of political wisdom. But what does it really mean to be Machiavellian? These 24 lectures are more than just a close reading of one of the great books of Western history. They´re a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli´s philosophical views, his tumultuous relationship with Florentine politics, his reception by his contemporaries and by 20th-century scholars, and his lasting influence on everyone from William Shakespeare to Joseph Stalin. Throughout the lectures, you´ll dive deeply into the work´s most important chapters to survey their main insights; read between the lines to uncover hidden meanings, inspirations, and ironies; learn how scholars have debated their historical inspiration and importance; and discover the author´s startling imagery and sometimes beautiful language. Going beyond the commonly held vision of Renaissance Italy as a place of creative genius, Professor Landon reveals the drama and terror of Machiavelli´s life and world, including his relationships to the city of Florence, the powerful Medici family, and the villainous Cesare Borgia (Machiavelli´s ideal prince). For those who have already heard The Prince, prepare to engage with the text on a deeper level than ever before. And for those who´ve always wanted to listen to this important book, this is your introduction to one man´s revolutionary beliefs about achieving - and maintaining - power. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000448/bk_tcco_000448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Much of one´s adult life is spent gathering and protecting what they believe to be money. Given the inordinate amount of time spent by humans trying to obtain money, is it sufficient to simply define it by the name of a national currency or a slang derivative of the official name? The premise of this audiobook is that it is not, for the ability to correctly answer the question ´´What is money?´´ not only marks the difference between taking one´s last breath on the debtor´s or creditor´s side of the ledger, it will determine the very fate of mankind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cordeiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034525/bk_acx0_034525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sequel to Bulletproof Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him-it´s settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory´s days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good. Which means it´s exactly the right time for a shakeup on the home front. Sam´s ex turns up in an unexpected place. A hit man climbs up their balcony at a family reunion. And maybe both of those things have something to do with a witness who disappeared a year ago. Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won´t let anyone take his family away from him. Before he knew what it felt like to have a home, he would have run. Not anymore. He knows he and Sam need to handle things together, because that´s the only way they´re going to make it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016979/bk_acx0_016979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is part of the Reed Brothers series, but it can be read as a stand alone without missing anything from prior books. Matthew Reed has seen his share of problems. But he´s a Reed and Reeds can overcome anything. Matt is content working in his family´s tattoo parlor with his brothers surrounding him. The only thing he´s lacking is the ability to have a family of his own. Then his battle with cancer leads him to meet a woman who just might need him as much as he needs her. She didn´t need anything... Skylar Morgan is happy. She has a boyfriend. Sure, he doesn´t make her heart pound faster and he really doesn´t support her when she needs it. But she doesn´t need much. Does she? She´s happy to be self-sufficient and she´s happy that she doesn´t have a tremendous amount of responsibility. She´s educated, has a great job, and she has enough money for a lifetime. But what she lacks, she doesn´t even realize until she meets him. And them. The ones who change her life forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Wurzbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021581/bk_acx0_021581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the men of Manning Grove, three small-town cops and brothers, who meet the women who will change the rest of their lives. This is Matt’s story....As a former Marine, Matt Bryson has dealt with PTSD ever since coming home from the Middle East. He finds himself fortunate to be able to return to his job as a cop at the local police department with his brothers Max and Marc.Dr. Carly Stephens works hard as an obstetrician at the local hospital, struggling to pay off her medical school loans, financially support her elderly parents, and save money to adopt a baby. Unable to have children, she still longs for one of her very own.Instantly attracted to the ´´dictator doctor,´´ Matt finds Carly easily brings him to his knees both emotionally and physically. What starts out only as a convenient sexual relationship turns into a whole lot more when dealing with their pasts and their future. Especially since Matt doesn’t ever want children.Matt and Carly find themselves on a passionate and emotional journey that can either bring them together or rip them apart.Note: This book can be read as a stand-alone and has an HEA ending.Trigger warning: This audiobook includes a main character dealing with PTSD. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Clarke, Ava Lucas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145913/bk_acx0_145913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.