Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Grabol) returns in the long-awaited third and final series of The Killing (Forbrydelsen) Trilogy. The financial crisis is raging and the number of bankruptcies and repossessions is on the rise, but Detective Inspector Sarah Lund has a newfound sense of peace in the form of a new job, a new home and the recognition of achieving 25 years of service in the Police Force. What appears to be a random murder at a scrapyard in the Copenhagen docks begins to interfere with Lund's plans for a quieter life and draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen, who is the third generation head of the family to run this business empire. He is already troubled by his recent divorce and internal struggles within the company. Meanwhile Sarah Lund is disturbed by an old flame, Mathias Borch, from the National Intelligence Service (PET) who fears that the killing in the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt upon the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Kamper is himself in the middle of a turbulent election due to the pressures of the financial crisis and is looking for backing from the commercial sector, including Zeeland. Rumours arise that Zeeland is threatening to move the company and its production aboard - a potential disaster for the local economy. Both Lund and the investigation quickly become embroiled in the politics of the financial crisis and all too late she begins to piece together the perpetrator's plan and the sort of debt he is seeking to reclaim; a moral debt which costs lives and involves the taking of a particularly chosen hostage. Destinies cross over all sections of Danish society as the hunt for the perpetrator intensifies towards a dark secret which eventually puts everything at stake for both the Prime Minister, Robert Zeuthen and Sarah Lund.
Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy on exotic Alpha Island to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writers, musicians, and inventors. It's a dream come true for 100 lucky girls, but those not measuring up can be sent home at any time for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be?Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adriana Stimola. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000415/bk_hach_000415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system - people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices and offer a powerful antidote to the three-decade-long, billionaire-funded campaign to make us believe that this vital institution is destined to collapse. It isn't. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, we all have a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security. Critical to addressing the looming retirement crisis that will affect two-thirds of today's workers, Social Security is a powerful program that can help stop the collapse of the middle class, lessen the pressure squeezing families from all directions, and help end the upward redistribution of wealth that has resulted in perilous levels of inequality. All Americans deserve to have dignified retirement years as well as an umbrella to protect them and their families in the event of disability or premature death. Sure to be a game-changer, Social Security Works! cogently presents the issues and sets forth both an agenda and a political strategy that will benefit us all. At stake are our values and the kind of country we want for ourselves and for those that follow. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006959/bk_brll_006959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A delectable novel. A fantastic tale. (NOR Top Pick) New York Times best-selling author Victoria Danann adds a sizzling and surprising second book to the SSMC series. Two strangers set out on a road trip together. At the end, neither will ever be the same. He's third generation biker and billionaire tycoon, but it seems neither one comes with much cred in the world of the SSMC. So he takes a job nobody else wants for a chance to earn full patch - old school. Camden Carmichael is running from a psycho ex. Lucky for her that her father has the means to hire Sanctuary Security to protect her until the divorce is finalized. Warning: Please note this book contains some dark material that may be disturbing to more sensitive listeners. Get it today and find out why people are calling this book dark, exciting, romantic, and a little twisted! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zach Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/196850/bk_acx0_196850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Heart of Stone series moves to the next generation with Hard as Stone, a full-length novel featuring Tristan and Nina's son, Ethan.Trouble. Playboy. Heartbreakingly gorgeous. Ethan Stone, the only son and spitting image of billionaire Tristan Stone, has a long line of women who would kill for a night with him, and rumor has it he's more than happy to oblige. But Ethan has a problem. His family wants him to settle down. Why, he can't understand. But he needs to figure out a way to convince them he's given up his wild ways while at the same time living his life the way he wants to.He has a plan, though, and Summer Carmichael, the quintessential girl-next-door, is perfect to help him. But Ethan better watch out, or he might just find himself falling for exactly the kind of woman his family wishes he'd bring home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Corning, Samara Naeymi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143869/bk_acx0_143869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Women control more than half of all private wealth in the U .S. and in 2009 held the majority of jobs in the workforce. As women’s earnings, freedom and influence increase, the old sequential patterns of education, marriage, motherhood, and retirement no longer apply. In Invest Like a Billionaire, authors Camilla Webster and Carol Pepper present clear and concise tips on how to make smart investments that will yield real results. Focusing on wealth accumulation and management geared specifically towards women, Invest Like a Billionaire goes through the step-by-step guide to starting your own small business, buying a vacation home, and putting together an investment portfolio. For more pearls of wisdom, check out Raise Your Kids to be Rich, Women Rule, Your Perfect Financial Match, and the full print edition of The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom for guidance on wealth building, romance and marriage, motherhood, power, crisis and loss, retirement and legacy building. About the Authors:Camilla Webster is a Forbes contributor and top international journalist who covers Wall Street, the global economy, technology, billionaires, and women’s wealth. As a producer for Fox News, CBS News, and a broadcast news editor for The Wall Street Journal she has covered business and world affairs from Baghdad to Washington DC. Camilla is also the co-founder of the popular website nynatives.com. Carol Pepper has worked as a top adviser to ultra-wealthy families for more than 25 years. She is the founder and CEO of Pepper International, an award winning family office in New York City, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2011. Carol advises global families who have over $100 million on all aspects of wealth management and how to transfer their fortune successfully to the next generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Pepper, Camilla Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001420/bk_aren_001420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The time had come, she decided, to rid herself of this burden, to take the steps necessary to put the matter to rest once and for all. And the first step, she knew - against every instinct and desire - was to watch that film. During the reading of her mother's will, Sheila Baker discovers that she has inherited everything her parents ever possessed, including their secrets. A mysterious safe-deposit box key leads her to the answers to one of history's greatest conspiracies: Who killed John F. Kennedy? Not only does she have the missing film, revealing her mother as the infamous babushka lady, but she has proof that there was more than one shooter. On the run from people who would stop at nothing to keep secrets buried, Sheila turns to billionaire sleuth Jason Hammond for help. Having lost his own family in a tragic plane crash, Jason knows a thing or two about running from the past. With a target on their backs and time running out, can Jason finally uncover the truth behind the crime that shook a generation - or will he and Sheila become its final victims? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Thibodeaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cher/000121/bk_cher_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bomb shatters the midnight silence, giving Mark and Kate only seconds to escape before their sailboat turns into a flaming hell. At the same time, a wrecking crew batters down the wall of their shop to steal a crucial tool the CIA needs to prevent a neo-Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. Only a bump in the night kept their first overnight sail from being their last.Finding Pegasus is the story of an international criminal network marching in lockstep with the neo-Nazi autocrats of Eastern Europe, a paranoid, egocentric American navy admiral, an old and bitter Silicon Valley billionaire, and a retired Hungarian spy who moved to Paris because the food was better.It should have been a perfect crime - witnesses dead, evidence spirited away, police not interested. But Eddie Grant helps Mark McGinley and Kate Hall follow the clues from Biscayne Bay to Paris, then on to the mountains of Hungary. There, the caves hide explosive secrets, and the group must confront a new generation of storm troopers, this time supported by the Russian bear. The second escape is as close as the first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125110/bk_acx0_125110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2013 A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation. American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. The Unwinding journeys through the lives of several Americans, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers, who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who questions the Internet’s significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era’s leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents. The Unwinding portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation. Packer’s novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date. Includes bonus content read by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001604/bk_aren_001604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.