Whoever says crime doesn´t pay isn´t doing it right. There are hundreds of casinos in Las Vegas, and Billy Cunningham knows how to rip off every one. His scams are a thing of beauty - so perfectly orchestrated that onlookers believe he and his crew are winning fair and square. In a town where bosses will kill to protect their profits, Billy can´t afford to make mistakes, but even the best-laid plans can go wrong... Desperate to keep his team out of jail, Billy agrees to help stop a legendary family of thieves from taking down a casino. But he has no intention of breaking the cheater´s code: never rat out your own kind. He´s running his own con on the casino´s psycho owner and his vicious, violent wife. Throw in a murderous drug dealer, a vengeful gaming agent, and the girl Billy´s never forgotten, and this scam artist is playing for sky-high stakes: a cool eight million, and the chance to live long enough to spend it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006737/bk_brll_006737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
French Guy Cooking is a YouTube sensation with half a million subscribers. A Frenchman living in Paris, Alex loves to demystify cooking by experimenting with food and cooking methods to take the fear factor out of the kitchen. He wants to make cooking fun and accessible, and he charms his viewers with his geeky approach to food. In this, his debut cookbook, he shares 90 of his absolute favourite recipes, some of which feature step-by-step photography - from amazingly tasty toast and pizza ideas all the way to some classic but super-simple French dishes. Along the way, he offers ingenious kitchen hacks - a cheat´s guide to wine, five knives you need in your kitchen, the secret to brilliant ramen - so that anyone can throw together great food without any fuss.
From James McManus, author of the best-selling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are and how we operate. Cowboys Full is the story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a global - but especially an American - phenomenon. It describes how early Americans took a French parlor game and, with a few extra cards and an entrepreneurial spirit, turned it into a national craze by the time of the Civil War. From the kitchen-table games of ordinary citizens to its influence on generals and diplomats, poker has gone hand in hand with our national experience. Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama have deployed poker and its strategies to explain policy, to relax with friends, to negotiate treaties and crises, and as a political networking tool. The ways we all do battle and business are echoed by poker tactics: cheating and thwarting cheaters, leveraging uncertainty, bluffing and sussing out bluffers, managing risk and reward. Cowboys Full shows how what was once accurately called the cheater´s game has become a mostly honest contest of cunning, mathematical precision, and luck. It explains how poker, formerly dominated by cardsharps, is now the most popular card game in Europe, East Asia, Australia, South America, and cyberspace, as well as on television. It combines colorful history with firsthand experience from today´s professional tour. And it examines poker´s remarkable hold on American culture, from paintings by Frederic Remington to countless poker novels, movies, and plays. Braiding the thrill of individual hands with new ways of seeing poker´s relevance to our military, diplomatic, business, and personal affairs, Cowboys Full is sure to become the classic account of America´s favorite pastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001023/bk_aren_001023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nashville Kitty is a sociopath. Don´t worry. She doesn´t want to hurt you. She just wants to screw you, literally. After years doing it the old-fashioned way, Nashville Kitty joins a cheaters´ dating website sending her on the scintillating, full-throttle, erotic thrill-ride of her dreams. The serial tryst artist is keenly aware of her sociopathic powers, leveraging them to get anything-and anyone-she wants. The more men (and occasional women) she possesses, the more she craves, until she finds a soul as pure as they come among adulterers. As danger and violence threaten to turn her sweet cheater´s dream into a nightmare, this special someone shows her a way out. But can this sociopath change? See for yourself in this erotic psychological thriller written as a fictional memoir infused with dark comedy to graphically paint the picture of a sociopath´s provocative world of sex, murder, mystery, suspense, and manipulation. It is an adventure you will not soon forget. Nicole Kelly, MD, is the nom de plume of an established Nashville physician who had first hand experience dealing with the manipulations of a sociopath who stole a vast sum of money from her medical practice. Nashville Kitty, the anti-hero narrator of 69 Shades of Nashville: Sociopathic Sex Southern Style was inspired by a true sociopathic sex addict who knows no bounds in causing havoc in neurotypicals´ lives. The names, details, locations, and all identifying information have been changed resulting in a fictional work - but this fiction was inspired by reality. Nicole Kelly, MD, began this writing adventure as a form of therapy when legal proceedings costs exceeded expected returns as the real Nashville Kitty had already spent the hundreds of thousands of dollars she stole. Therapy turned into a mission to educate the public about the sociopath - but to do so in an entertaining format so people can learn and enjoy themselves at the same time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Gaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104900/bk_acx0_104900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a seasoned author, Andy is going to extraordinary lengths to avoid ´Deja Moo´ - the feeling that you´ve heard all this bull-shit before. He describes the new book thus: ´I´m a big Led Zep fan but I don´t want their entire back catalogue because some of the early stuff makes my ears bleed. Ditto ´positive psychology´. There´s an awful lot of content out there so this is my Greatest Hits CD. The very best bits from the fields of wellbeing and happiness, with no filler.´ The book will contain the very latest from the science of positive psychology, including insights from his own research, plus an array of material begged, borrowed and ´rehashed´ from academia and self-help. Andy´s specialisms of attitudinal choice, emotional contagion, resilience, goal-setting and strengths will shine through, as will his stories, energy and humour. The book is designed to provoke thought as well as action. As such, there will be activities to complete and ´homework´ that challenges readers to embed new ways of thinking. Most of all, the reader can expect quirkiness and fun. The content will include some or all of: Why happiness is the biggest mis-selling scandal of all time Why most people are a million miles away from feeling as great as they could Happiness lessons from around the world The absolute truth about money and happiness Small changes that will super-charge your career Why zebras don´t get ulcers Why you should stick up for Mondays How to create a 25th hour How to cure road rage (and all other types of rage) Top tips so you can feel amazing, often against the odds The cheat´s guide to positive parenting How to win the lottery guaranteed)
`I´m genuinely inspired.´ - Yotam Ottolenghi `For all its richness and mindboggling variety, African food has yet to cross over in the UK. With her freewheeling, boldly flavourful take on Nigerian cuisine, Lope Ariyo could be the person to make it happen.´ - Observer Lope Ariyo is the rising star of African cooking and Hibiscus, her first book, is packed with delicious dishes. An energetic and supremely talented cook, Lope creates fresh, fuss-free meals that are full of flavour. With chapters including Fruits, Vegetables & Tubers; Grains & Pulses; Meat & Poultry and Baking & Desserts, there´s something for every occasion and for everyone. Nigerian-inspired flavours and cooking methods can transform everyday dishes into something spectacular. Whether it´s experimenting with new ingredients (Hibiscus Chicken), reimagining old favourites (Grapefruit and Guava Cheesecake; Baked Kuli Kuli Cod with Cayenne Yam Chips; Lagos Mess), exploring different techniques (Cheat´s Ogi, Chin Chin) or finding alternatives to everyday staples (Plantain Mash with Ginger, Corn and Okra Gravy; Nigerian Roast Veg), Lope will help you discover all that modern Nigerian food has to offer.
A standalone sensual romance story with a happy-ever-after ending! Teri Baxter was a girl who had it all. She was almost finished with college, had a boyfriend, and shared an apartment with her best friend...then everything changed. Recently single and moving from her apartment, she finds herself staying in her mother´s guesthouse with her handsome stepbrother, Carter. Carter is a super-rich playboy who happens to be selling his home at the same time she also needs to use the guesthouse, so the two of them become roommates once again, the first time since they were teenagers. Carter´s raucous lovemaking and wild lifestyle soon start to cramp Teri´s style, and he takes notice of her rigid temperament and decides to take his uptight sister out for a night on the town. Seeing her recent ex-boyfriend getting cozy with another woman at the club sends Teri´s mind spinning, but Carter knows just how to get under the cheater´s skin. One seemingly helpful move turns into a night that sends the relationship between the two into a whirlwind, and Teri can´t help but be swept away by her overly confident stepbrother. Things get heated when her mother decides that the whole family go will go on a vacation together, and Teri must try to maintain her sisterly façade with the man who has recently given her so much pleasure. Can she maintain her innocent charade for the sake of her mother, or will her desire for him give her away? Are things like they seem with the Baxter-Cole clan, or do feelings run much deeper than they appear on the outside? Contains sexually explicit scenes. Listeners 18+ only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aundrea Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050472/bk_acx0_050472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.