He has watched her from afar.... Paul Reed has been raising children since he was a child himself, but he wouldn´t change his life, even if given an opportunity. That is, until one of his brothers says four little words that shake the foundation of his world. ´´She´s not a lesbian,´´ shouldn´t be quite so earth shattering, but suddenly the woman he loves is available, and he´ll do whatever it takes to win her over. They call her Friday, and she´s hiding more than just her name - Friday has worked in the Reeds´ tattoo parlor for four years. She´s become more than just an employee, and she loves being in the middle of something so wonderful. She treasures the way the Reeds live for one another, and she adores the way they take care of their family. She would do just about anything to be part of it, if not for the fact that she doesn´t deserve a family of her own. Or does she? Friday is punishing herself for her past, and by doing so, she pushes away the one man who could truly love her. Separately, they´re strong. Together, they´re vulnerable. As a team, they rock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Wurzbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023146/bk_acx0_023146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
German/English Business Correspondence is a handy reference and learning text for all who use written German. 80 written communications are simply presented covering memos, letters, faxes and resumes. The situations covered include: * arranging meetings * acknowledging orders * enquiring about products * applying for jobs With full English translations, this text is suitable for both students and professionals and can be used for either reference or class use.
Constantin C. Giurescu was Romania´s leading historian and author of the seminal work The History of the Romanian People. His granddaughter´s fascinating story of this remarkable man and his family follows their struggles in war-torn Romania from 1900 to the fall of the Soviet Union. An enlightened society is dismantled with the 1946 Communist takeover of Romania, and Constantin is confined to the notorious Sighet penitentiary. Drawing on her grandfather´s prison diary (which was put in a glass jar, buried in a yard, then smuggled out of the country by Dr. Paul E. Michelson who provides the foreward for this book), private letters and her own research, Dr. Giurescu writes of the legacy from the turn of the century to the fall of Communism. We see the rise of modern Romania, the misery of World War I, the blossoming of its culture between the wars, and then the sellout of Eastern Europe to Russia after World War II. In this sweeping account, we see not only its effects socially and culturally, but the triumph in its wake: a man and his people who reclaim better lives for themselves, and in the process, teach us a lesson in endurance, patience, and will not only to survive, but to thrive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan L. Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072461/bk_acx0_072461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Madriani has ample reason to suspect he´s representing a guilty man. Dr. David Crone, a respected medical researcher and principal in mapping the human genome, is charged with the murder of a young colleague: 26-year-old Kalista Jordan, an African-American research physician whose body washed up on a beach in San Diego Bay. Forensic evidence links her murder with material in Crone´s garage. Crone had both opportunity and motive: Kalista had recently ended their affair, and may have been deserting him professionally as well, moving on to a rival genetic research facility. However, when a key witness for the prosecution dies unexpectedly, leaving an incriminating note behind, Crone´s innocence seems confirmed - until Madriani hits upon a potentially damning loose end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Bergmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003925/bk_harp_003925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Riveting…a suspenseful tale, right up to the satisfying climax, wrote Publishers Weekly in praise of The Judge. ´´Legal thrillers don´t get much better than this.´´ Kirkus Reviews hailed Undue Influence as the ´´courtroom novel of the year´´. Now Martini delivers Paul Madriani´s most challenging case yet: One pitting a drug-addicted mother against her daughter´s newly rich grandfather in a contentious custody case that leads to criminal accusations and ultimately murder. Having moved to San Diego to be closer to the woman in his life, Madriani takes on the case of Jonah Hale, an elderly man in terrible straits. As a result of their only child Jessica´s longtime drug addiction, Jonah and his wife have been raising their eight-year-old granddaughter, Amanda. On the heels of Jonah´s multimillion-dollar state lottery win, Jessica revives her interest in mothering. When Jonah won´t deal - maternal rights for a mega-bucks payoff - Jessica plays dirty: She accuses the old man of having sexually abused her as a child and similarly abusing Amanda now. Enter Zo Suade - a flamboyant, feminist activist with a penchant for making the objects of custody battles and their mother/plaintiffs ´´disappear´´. True to form, a week after Zo takes on Jessica´s case, mother and daughter vanish. When Zo´s body turns up, Jonah becomes the prime suspect. And Madriani is the man who can prove his innocence. Filled with action in and out of court, rich in characters with motives obvious and subtle, The Attorney marks the much-anticipated return of Paul Madriani. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Bergmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003924/bk_harp_003924_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Lean, speedy, and packing a wallop of a plot twist´´ was Publishers Weekly´s verdict of Steve Martini´s The Jury. Now Martini crafts yet another legal nail-biter featuring perennial favorite attorney Paul Madriani. After a lawyer friend is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, Madriani takes on another client who he believes is involved at the edges of the double murder. He takes the case not to defend the man, but to find out who killed his friend and why. Madriani is tortured by questions of conflict, his duty to a client who may have killed his friend, and the need to know the truth, wondering whether he himself had been marked for death only to have a friend die in his place. Soon he is drawn into a vortex of crime that spans the Americas. As he searches for the killer, Madriani rides the crest of a dangerous wave of international drug deals and people who murder for money. Suddenly he realizes it is not heroin or cocaine that resulted in the murder of his friend, but a priceless piece of pre-Columbian art - something so dazzling in the information it holds as to be one of the treasures of the ages. In a quest that takes Madriani from California to Mexico and the Guatemalan border, he discovers that while the motive to kill may be driven by distant, exotic, and ancient artifacts, the killer, like a serpent, lies much closer at hand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Bergmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003922/bk_harp_003922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Book on Leadership, best-selling author, pastor, and teacher John MacArthur sets the record straight. Leadership does not come from a job title. It isn�t a matter of personality or charisma. And it isn�t the same thing as iron-fisted authority. True leadership � the kind that refuses to bend to a shifting, fickle world � comes from a much deeper source. Based on the writings of one of the most effective spiritual leaders of all time � the apostle Paul � MacArthur presents the ´´26 Characteristics of a True Leader.´´ Whether you are a business leader, civic leader, church leader, parent, teacher, or student, the life of Paul will empower you to unleash your own capacity for leadership. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John MacArthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000059/bk_tnwd_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.