A number-one best seller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells, in masterfully reported detail, the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize-winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the biggest names on Wall Street - Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine - created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America's most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice. Based on secret grand-jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative - a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hockenberry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001407/bk_sans_001407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A number one best seller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells, in masterfully reported detail, the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the biggest names on Wall Street - Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine - created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions - until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America's most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice. Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this new edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative - a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006509/bk_sans_006509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read this book before you do your next tech deal. Here's why: Executives are often called upon to write letters of intent (LOIs), term sheets, and deal proposals before "bringing in the lawyers." These documents are almost more important than the actual contract, because they establish the framework of the deal. The wrong phrasing or an omitted point can result in a flawed deal, frustrating negotiations, a loss of leverage, and unnecessary legal expense. This short book (30 pp.) will you help you avoid those pitfalls, by enumerating issues common to many LOIs, term sheets and proposals and suggesting what to do - and not to do - when drafting these plain-language legal documents. It's packed with dozens of specific, easy-to-understand tips. The result? You'll save money and have better legal documents more quickly. Author Jonathan Handel is an entertainment and technology attorney. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005169/bk_acx0_005169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York's foremost bail bondsman with "over $30 million on the street" comes the story of a modern-day "fixer" who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York. With from-the-gut prose, Ira Judelson sheds light on the highs and lows of the bondsman life. But Judelson is no process server. He sees himself as a sort of modern day "macher" - using his juice as a bail bondsman to help friends old and new out of jams wherever he can. He is also a keenly observant and wildly charismatic insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be shocked, but also informed in The Fixer as Judelson reveals the unwritten laws of the courtroom and even prison - not to mention the shameless activities of his unbelievable list of clients, including former New York Giants Plaxico Burress and Lawrence Taylor; rappers Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ja Rule, Lil' Wayne, and DMX; comedian Katt Williams; notorious Manhattan madam Kristin Davis; and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You'll see why the New York Times describes Judelson as "an inevitable entry in the BlackBerrys of New York defense lawyers, an ATM for desperate rappers, actors, athletes, executives, and madams with pocketbooks much fatter than his." The Fixer is a rollicking narrative that follows Judelson as he learns the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bonds: which judge might let you slide, which ones have zero tolerance, which lawyers do pro bono for the right case, and the cops and DAs who believe in second chances. Judelson illuminates a world almost entirely opaque to the general public, but also entertains and informs with the inside scoop on the underbelly of the justice system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Simonelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006770/bk_sans_006770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything comes with its advantages and disadvantages just like the digital world. The invention of the digital world took us all by surprise and now has become an integral part of our lives. It is almost impossible to think of a world without the Internet, social media, and/or electronic gadgets. All businesses, whether small or big run on these digital sources of communication. The digital world has become a common part of the life of not only for every working person in the corporate sector but also in the lives of teachers, students, lawyers, and artists. The data for each one of them is either to gain knowledge or to spread knowledge. The digital platform has become a great platform for many; however, it also has an unfortunate side. Cyber-crimes are increasing every single day and more and more people are becoming victims of this. The number of hackers is increasing day by day which is enhancing the need for data security by the minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115080/bk_acx0_115080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The harrowing and heartrending story of Guatemala’s Dos Erres massacre, and the survivors whose lives were forever changed by it In 1982, at the height of Guatemala’s civil war, 20 soldiers from the army’s commando unit, called the Kaibiles, invaded the farming village of Dos Erres. Masquerading as leftist guerillas, the squad members cut their way through the small town, killing more than 250 men, women, and children. Only a handful of people survived. One of them, a young boy, was adopted by Kaibil lieutenant Ramrez and raised by Ramrez’s family, who named him Oscar. Just three years old at the time of the massacre, Oscar grew up unaware of his true origins. It wasn’t until almost 30 years later, living in the suburbs of Boston with a family of his own, that Oscar would learn the truth. Drawn from interviews with massacre survivors, commandos-turned-protected witnesses, lawyers, and forensic anthropologists, Finding Oscar is a powerful, groundbreaking investigation into the Dos Erres massacre and its aftermath. It is an unforgettable account of the secret abductions of Dos Erres survivors, the mission to bring the perpetrators to justice, and the courage of the Guatemalan people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012955/bk_adbl_012955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bryson Wilde, investigator for hire, lives in an edgy world where the dames are dangerous, cigarettes dangle from ruby-red lips and the nights are hotter than whiskey-soaked jazz. In this riveting noir thriller from R.J. Jagger, The Shadow File, Senn-Rae Vaughn, Esq., a beautiful young solo attorney, hires Wilde to conduct an investigation on behalf of her client that is so dangerous and against the rules that she can't even tell her client it is being done. Almost immediately both Senn-Rae and Wilde are thrust into a staggering thriller of unimaginable consequences. Jagger's noir thrillers featuring private investigator Bryson Wilde (The Scroll Lawyers, The Shadow File, Wilde Ways) are all set in 1952 Denver and can be read in any order. The third book in this series is scheduled to be released by Pegasus Book in hardcover on August 1, 2012, under the name "A Way With Murder." Jagger is currently hard at work on the 4th book in this series. The "noir" series follows Jagger's series featuring homicide detective Nick Teffinger. There are 11 books in the Teffinger series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004908/bk_acx0_004908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rockliffe Series recommended in The Times.The performance finished in a flourish of technical brilliance and the young man rose from the harpsichord to a storm of applause.Julian Langham was poised on the brink of a dazzling career when the lawyers lured him into making a catastrophic mistake. Now, instead of the concert platform, he has a title he doesn’t want, an estate verging on bankruptcy...and bewildering responsibilities for which he is totally unfitted.And yet the wreckage of Julian’s life is not a completely ill wind. For Tom, Rob, and Ellie it brings something that is almost a miracle...if they dare believe in it.Meanwhile, first-cousins Arabella Brandon and Elizabeth Marsden embark on a daring escapade which will provide each of them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The adventure will last only a few weeks, after which everything will be the way it was before. Or so they think. What neither of them expects is for it to change a number of lives...most notably, their own.And there is an additional complication of which they are wholly unaware.The famed omniscience of the Duke of Rockliffe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Wyndham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143782/bk_acx0_143782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to be the best trial court judge you can be? Do you want to understand what judges actually do? Whether you are a judge, a lawyer, or a layperson wanting answers to these questions, you need to hear what the author has to say!Written and narrated by an award-winning trial judge passionate about judicial education with more than 40 years of courtroom experience, this book provides the listener the collective wisdom of almost 27 years on the bench in a heartfelt and entertaining way. The plain-spoken advice helps new judges, attorneys and member of the public understand the rule of law and what it means to be a judge. Paul Luvera, a member of the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, believes this book should be required listening for all trial judges.This personal perspective to judging is not available anywhere else according to the Honorable Benes Z. Aldana, Ret'd., current president of the National Judicial College . Thinking about becoming a judge or know someone who is? This book will provide invaluable information about trial judges. Members of the general public will also enjoy learning about just what judging is all about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. W. Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150193/bk_acx0_150193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.