The self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Fable" is finally given the five-star treatment he so richly deserves in Jack of Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Three! Written by Fables creator Bill Willingham and Lilah Sturges, this final prestigious volume of the collection wraps up Jack's adventures and perfectly completes any reader's library. After leaving the safe but stifling confines of Fabletown for the cruel and dream-crushing streets of Hollywood, the incomparable Jack Horner (a.k.a. Jack B. Nimble, a.k.a. Jack the Giant Killer, a.k.a. Jack of the Tales) found unprecedented fame and fortune by cashing in on his own overly embellished legend--only to have it all taken away by the unforgiving enforcers of Fabletown's laws. Now, stripped of his wealth and forced into exile, Jack must return to his roots as a wandering ne'er-do-well, chasing after easy money and easier women. But upon hitting the open road, it soon becomes clear that the Mundane world boasts dangers the likes of which even this most experienced and charming of rogues has never before faced. That's the problem with being so naturally amazing--the rest of reality is always a disappointment! Authors Bill Willingham and Lilah Sturges bring you Jack of Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Three. Collects issues #36-50.
Logan is the first person you’d call for two-fisted detective action! And three times Logan means three times the adventure. 1930s Hollywood wasn’t just moving picture stars and backlots. It was also a petri dish crawling with crime. Power breeding corruption, wealth motivating robbery, and revenge leading to murder. In these three tales, private investigator Tom Logan uses his brains, fists, and caustic wit, first to take on a mysterious organization called "The Syndicate", which is usurping territory from other mobs and has placed a target on him, and the female witness he’s protecting. In a second story, Tom rescues a fair maiden from the clutches of a racketeer running a gambling boat. She becomes the "marker" Logan has to prevent him from cashing in. And finally, Tom discovers that revenge is anything but sweet. A repeat (serial) murderer - labeled "The Full Moon Killer" by the press - is stalking The City of Angels. Unfortunately, Logan’s name is on this character’s list. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Romick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109818/bk_acx0_109818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you tired of not knowing the best plays to make at the poker table? Improve your skills, and learn how to win big. Are you constantly confused as to why the best players in the world make the plays they make? Do you still lose even at the smallest stakes? It’s time to study the game with three world-class poker champions as your guide. Jonathan Little, Alexander Fitzgerald, and Matt Affleck have been professional poker players for the last 10 years, consistently beating the games. They know the skills required to succeed in both easy and tough games. Using a unique interactive quiz format, you will quickly learn how to apply the skills that took them years to master. Buy this book now and start cashing out today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118643/bk_acx0_118643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Facing a long jail sentence, a woman takes a dangerous job for the New York Police Department Lydia Constanza is not cut out for prison. Since she came to the United States from Cuba, she’s twice been convicted as an accomplice to a violent crime, and done two short stints in jail. The second time, her nerves went, and she vowed never to return. Back on the outside and living in New York with a five-year-old daughter, Lydia and her boyfriend hold up a check-cashing place, tripping the silent alarm and landing, once again, in handcuffs. To stay near her child, this three-time loser offers up the only thing she has left: information. Harlem has become a dangerous place to wear a badge. Two cops have just been killed at a traffic stop, and Walter F. X. Forster is not going to lose any more men. Informants like Lydia are the lieutenant’s last chance to stop the bleeding. It’s the bad guys’ turn to die - if his snitches stay alive long enough to tell the cops who to kill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006139/bk_adbl_006139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spenser tries to solve a 30-year-old murder as a favor to an old friend in the brilliant new mystery from the Grand Master. In 1974, a revolutionary group calling itself the Dread Scott Brigade held up the old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveler's checks, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades. Enter Paul Giacomin, the closest thing to a son Spenser has. Twice before, Spenser has come to the young man's assistance, and now that Paul is in his 30s, his troubled past is behind him. When Paul's friend Daryl Gordon -daughter of the long-gone Emily - decides she needs closure about the matter of her mother's death, it's Spenser she turns to. The lack of clues and the fact that an FBI intelligence report is missing force Spenser to reach out in every direction - to Daryl's estranged hippie father; to Vinnie Morris and the mob; to the mysterious Ives - and test his resourcefulness and courage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Mantegna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000267/bk_rand_000267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three stories reflecting California's intense pressures and addictions: "Sparkling Arabella", high on crystal meth astride a Harley, ascends into the stars. Will she find grace at last? A boy, a girl, and a dog meet in the Viper Room, looking for love on the eve of a devastating Los Angeles earthquake. And "Silicon Valley", once filled with apricot orchards, becomes a dream killer for a workaholic on the verge of cashing in. Jane Ciabattari is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Stealing the Fire. Her short stories have been published in Long Island Noir (Akashic Books), the Literarian, KBG Bar Lit, Lost magazine, Chautauqua magazine, Literary Mama, VerbSap, Ms., the North American Review, Denver Quarterly, and Hampton Shorts (which honored her with an Editors' Choice Award), among others. She writes the Between the Lines column for the BBC and is a regular contributor to NPR, the Daily Beast, and the Boston Globe. A former president of the National Book Critics Circle, she now serves as vice president. She is on the advisory board for the Story Prize. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high-quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly B. Goe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023626/bk_adbl_023626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar's Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street's premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. This is a summary of Michael Lewis' book Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street. It is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years - a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the 41st-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis' knowing and hilarious insider's account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057718/bk_acx0_057718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Headlined by New York Times best-seller Carl Weber, three authors bring listeners tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods. "Sibling Rivalry" by Carl Weber: They say the parent's sins always fall into the children's laps. Twins Kayden and Jayden Vincent have walked in their father's kingpin shadow as two princes fighting for the same throne since they were children. Now, finally at the age where the transition is inevitable, it seems as if the twins are going head-to-head when it comes to everything around them. What they don't know is that the crown they are fighting for comes with its own burdens - like a past the kingpin forgot to tell them about. It's a past that, if not dealt with, will leave both men without an empire to inherit. "Love Seldom, Trust Never" by Ty Marshall: While attending his estranged father's funeral, East is approached by the legendary Ricardo Wheeler, who offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. Wheeler takes the young man under his wing, but when Wheeler's son and heir-in-waiting becomes jealous, his excessive ambition and quest for power lead to betrayal. A treacherous war is set in motion that will force the powerful legend to choose between his two sons. Anything built on a lie will eventually crumble. When no one and nothing are what they seem, who can you trust? "The Bag Is In" by Marlon P.S. White: Slow grinding for years, Greedy and GiGi are ready to step up their game, with a thirst to be Detroit's king and queen of the trap. The struggle is real, but the payoff will be major. After cashing out their middleman up front, the couple's hood dream tragically turns into a nightmare. The middleman is popped, and the infamous Mexican pipeline is broken. Greedy and GiGi devise a seemingly flawless plan to not only recoup their invested cash, but to link up with one of the most notorious cartels across the border. What seems like sunshine quickly turns to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Ford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012249/bk_reco_012249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thriller: Scripting Seat-Gripping Suspense plumbs nine-score thrillers for recurring features that build nape-prickling, heart-pounding suspense. Fodder for analysis embraces domestic and foreign fare, classic and contemporary, ranging from Ghost, Speed, Seven, Psycho, and The Silence of the Lambs to La Femme Nikita and Yogen [Premonition]. Text eschews a connecting-the-dots, painting-by-numbers approach, in belief that formulas drain the lifeblood of creativity and inevitably spawn a ho-hum product. That said, the eight factors culled from the covered films constitute useful tools in the screenwriter's arsenal. Perhaps the best groundwork for a thriller is infiltrating the ATF/FBI/IRA, or a brigade of arms-running mercenaries. Short of that, watching films and reading scripts will work wonders. In that spirit, the book debuts three feature-film scripts for critical scrutiny: mystery thriller 'Stateline'; police thriller 'Cashing Out'; supernatural thriller 'Birthmarks.'