Cheater´s Dozen consists of the following 10 short stories: ´´Jasper´´ (Delbert, Alabama´s town bully will meet his match in this tale that has been compared with a Stephen King story). ´´Anything for a Sale´´ (How far would you go to make the sale of a lifetime? Would you scare someone to death?). ´´Loan Shark´´ (You´re out of options, so you get the money you need from a loan shark. Time´s up and you don’t have the money. Now what?). ´´The Hit´´ (You´re dying of cancer and hire a hit man to hit YOU, but all is not as it seems in this deadly cat-and-mouse game). ´´Road Rage´´ (That punk kid wants to play deadly games with you the road, huh? You´ll show him how the game´s played). ´´Kerry Me Back´´ (Kerry used to be your personal bully back in school and now here he is on the other side of your car rental counter. Get him). ´´Charade´´ (You suspect your husband of cheating but you can´t prove it unless you take these drastic steps to expose the dog). ´´On The Lam´´ (You´ve had enough of this boring nursing home so you decide to take it on the lam and see what the rest of the world has to offer). ´´Sole Heir´´ (Aunt Grace is dying and will leave her fortune to you and 9 cats. Who will be the last one standing to collect the whole ball of yarn, so to speak). ´´I´d Stake My Reputation On It´´ (How to get ahead in big business without peeing in your pants - can it be done?). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Bernico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008857/bk_acx0_008857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´This book is dedicated to the truth. It´s still a thing.´ Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is a fascinating on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes survey of Donald Trump´s ethics deficit on and off the golf course.Renowned sports writer Rick Reilly transports readers onto the greens with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats, and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world. ´Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man.´ Reilly has been with Trump on the fairways, the greens and in the rough, he has seen how the President plays - and it´s not pretty. Based on his personal experiences, and interviews with dozens of golf pros, amateurs, developers, partners, opponents, and even caddies who have first-hand involvement with Trump out on the course, Reilly takes a deep and often hilarious look at how Trump shamelessly cheats at golf, lies about it, sues over it, bullies with it, and profits from it. ´Somebody should point out that the way Trump does golf is sort of the way he does a presidency, which is to operate as though the rules are for other people.´ From Trump´s ridiculous claim to have won eighteen club championships, to his devious cheating tricks, to his tainted reputation as a golf course tycoon, Commander in Cheat tells you everything you need to know about the man. ´You could write a book about what Trump´s golf reveals about him. Here it is.´
Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is a fascinating on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes survey of Donald Trump´s ethics deficit on and off the golf course. Renowned sports writer Rick Reilly transports listeners onto the greens with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world. Reilly has been with Trump on the fairways, on the greens and in the rough; he has seen how the President plays - and it´s not pretty. Based on his personal experiences and interviews with dozens of golf pros, amateurs, developers, partners, opponents and even caddies who have firsthand involvement with Trump out on the course, Reilly takes a deep and often hilarious look at how Trump shamelessly cheats at golf, lies about it, sues over it, bullies with it and profits from it. From Trump´s ridiculous claim to have won 18 club championships, to his devious cheating tricks, to his tainted reputation as a golf course tycoon, Commander in Cheat tells you everything you need to know about the man.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001342/bk_head_001342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you struggling with losing stubborn fat? - Do you have pounds and inches that you just can´t seem to get rid of, no matter what you try?- Does it seem like you´re doing all the right things, but you´re still not losing weight? Low-carb diets like Atkins and South Beach are notoriously difficult to maintain over time and have been deserted by millions of people. Health-conscious people all over America are ready for something better. What if someone told you that it doesn´t have to be this hard? What if there was a simple program that allowed you to eat your favorite foods and still lose weight? What if you could finally have the body you´ve always wanted? In fact, you can! Cycling Nutrition: Carb Cycle Super Cheat Sheet to Rapid Weight Loss - A 7 Day by Day Carb Cycle Plan To Your Superior Cycling Nutrition is the answer. By allowing you to eat full, nutritionally balanced meals on any day, The Carb Cycling Super Cheat Sheet breaks away from the ´´deprivation model´´ of most diets on the market today. Alternating between limited-carb and normal-carb days, you have your cake and eat it, too, without having to rely on supplements or sugar substitutes.The guide also includes easy recipes and meal plans for normal- and low-carb days. There are no complicated tables, no calories to track, and no food portions to weigh. All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines and eat the foods from the approved lists, included in this book. No confusing explanations... Just the facts on how you can use carb cycling for losing stubborn fat, fast... No calorie counting... Unless you want to Plus, dozens of tips and tricks gleaned from over a decade of using carb cycling to help real people just like you in losing stubborn fat. Get started now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012401/bk_acx0_012401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists - and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen - the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs - are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion, and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings listeners into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game not only asks why we believe con artists but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maria Konnikova. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002748/bk_peng_002748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gilded Age and the dawn of the 20th century are often remembered as an era full of monopolies, trusts, and economic giants in heavy industries like oil and steel. Men like Andrew Carnegie built empires like Carnegie Steel, and financiers like J.P. Morgan merged and consolidated them. The era also made names like Astor, Cooke, and Vanderbilt instantly recognizable across the globe. Over time, the unfathomable wealth generated by the businesses made the individuals on top incredibly rich, and that in turn led to immense criticism and an infamous epithet used to rail against them: robber barons. Dozens of men were called ´´robber barons´´, but none were as notorious or rich as John D. Rockefeller, who co-founded Standard Oil and turned it into the first real trust in the United States. Rockefeller had been groomed ambitiously by a huckster father nicknamed ´´Devil Bill´´, who was just as willing to cheat his son as an unsuspecting public, and John certainly chased his dreams of living long and large. Rockefeller forged his empire in the first few decades of his life and nearly worked himself to death by the time he was 50, which helped compel him to retire for the last several decades of his life. At one point, Rockefeller´s wealth was worth more than 1.5% of the entire country´s gross domestic product, and by adjusting for inflation, he is arguably the richest man in American history if not world history. Rockefeller was often demonized for being greedy, and there´s no question that he was a capitalist par excellence, if not an outright proponent of Social Darwinism. Rockefeller often asserted that growing a business ´´is merely a survival of the fittest,´´ and he even bragged, ´´I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.´´ To charges that he was making his riches off the backbreaking work of others, Rockefeller admitted, ´´I would rather earn 1% off 100 people´s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034556/bk_acx0_034556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sticks and stones may break my bones - or they might actually kill me.What does a woman do when she discovers her husband is an incurable cheater? If she’s Cat DeLuca, she launches the Pants on Fire Detective Agency. Now Cat does what two years of unholy matrimony taught her to do: she catches cheaters. When a client, Cleo Jones, shoots her cheating husband’s bum full of buckshot, he disappears, taking her money, dog, and sister with him. Private Investigator Cat DeLuca promises to retrieve the dog and money if her client stops shooting at Walter. Cleo agrees. The detective finds the dog and a mysterious bag full of cash. And then she finds Walter. His very dead body is still warm. The case is a slam dunk for the cops who arrest Cleo for the killing. She had motive and opportunity, and a dozen witnesses heard her scream bloody murder. One even made a video. Cat DeLuca is determined to prove her client’s innocence, and it’s not an easy job. Walter was an unsavory character. Over the years he had acquired numerous enemies. Now, Cat will have to sift through all the ones who didn’t pull the trigger. Her investigation leads to four players with secrets: a childhood friend, a gambler, a construction tycoon, and a legendary Chicago designer. When forensic evidence suggests the detective knows more about the murder than she’s telling, Cat faces the certain loss of her agency. Cat DeLuca is smart and charming, but she’s an unlikely heroine, and her partner, a beagle named Inga, is quite likely to eat the evidence. Sticks and Stones delivers steamy romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud humor for a wickedly delicious read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004814/bk_blak_004814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the West Texas badlands, when you sit down to play a game of cards, you risk more than your money or your life. This is the latest western from best-selling authors Robert Hanlon and D.G. Wyatt. Gambling is a way of life and death. Many a man has found his maker at the opposite end of a six-gun held by a cheater or a sore loser. Cody Walker, fresh from a cattle drive and seeking to increase his grubstake so he can purchase a ranch of his own back home, sits in on a game in Tenderfoot, Texas. He lost badly, and with the loss of his money went his dreams of a ranch of his own. With the last of his money on the table, Cody caught the man winning most of the hands dealing from the bottom of the deck. The dealer drew his gun first, but missed Cody. Cody, though slow on the draw, was sharp on his aim and killed the man. Now, Cody is on the run. The gambler he killed had a half-dozen friends who saw the gambler as a meal ticket and now want revenge. Trying to outsmart his pursuers, Cody takes the only shortcut between them and home, but soon he discovers he not only has to outrun the gang, but survive Devil´s Pass. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107013/bk_acx0_107013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best seller, updated and expanded, featuring 15 explosive new chapters. The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of ´´economic hit men´´. John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) ´´are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder´´. In Perkins´ case, the tool was debt - convincing strategically important countries to borrow huge amounts of money for enormous ´´development´´ projects that served the very rich while driving the country deeper into poverty and debt. And once indebted, these countries could be controlled. In this latest edition, Perkins provides revealing new details about how he and others did their work. But, more importantly, in an explosive new section, he describes how the EHM tools are being used around the world more widely than ever - even in the United States. The cancer has metastasized, yet most people still aren´t aware of it. Fear and debt drive the EHM system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The EHM system - employing false economics, bribes, surveillance, deception, debt, coups, assassinations, and unbridled military power - has become the dominant system of economics, government, and society today. It has created what Perkins calls a ´´death economy´´. But Perkins offers hope: He concludes with dozens of specific, concrete suggestions for actions all of us can take to wrest control of our world away from the economic hit men and help give birth to a life economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taylorson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008341/bk_blak_008341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.