The private trade associations as a private regulator:In making financial markets more efficient and stable Stanyo Dinov
Pretty much everybody knows how difficult college can be, and I´m no different. When the pressures of life coupled with looming finals threatened to derail my future, I found myself willing to do anything to push through it. The idea started with accepting an offer of private tutoring from my professor. By the time it was about to start, however, I found myself driven to try more desperate measures to assure a passing grade. It was a shocking twist to my normally stable and private life, but offering sexual favors to the professor isn´t where the surprises ended on that night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062386/bk_acx0_062386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The clock is ticking. They´re still missing. After handing in his detective badge, Mason Black now lives a stable life as a private investigator. But when the bodies of two children are discovered with messages written in blood, the pattern of a familiar killer emerges. Now, the Carter twins are missing, and only Mason can help. With his unique knowledge of the killer, he has an advantage over the San Francisco Police Department. While his marriage falls apart, he must choose between repairing his life and opening doors that were meant to stay closed. There´s just one problem: neither solution will restore his faith in humanity. The Lullaby Killer is on the hunt, and Mason Black is always a step behind. As the trail reveals shocking secrets and surprising twists, you´ll be holding your breath for the entirety of this gut-wrenching detective thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Tell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116631/bk_acx0_116631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In development to be a TV movie! From debut author Traci Andrighetti comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas. Francesca ´´Franki´´ Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas - until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn´t cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica´s detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki´s hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she´s not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of ´´good Italian boys´´ - make that not-so-good aging Italian men - that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Mrozek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072273/bk_acx0_072273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The decapitation of a former jockey hiding out in his house is just the beginning of Charlie Bradshaw´s troubles. An old man dies in a fire, murder finds a stable owner, Charlie´s Volkswagen is blown to bits. And while tracking down the vicious killer, the ex-cop turned private eye must prove that he has no mob connections. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Behrens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008138/bk_adbl_008138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Last Call, Gavin McLeod is a man who has it all. His corporate climb has positioned him as the next CEO at Holden Enterprises and he is financially stable, allowing him to provide for the grandfather who raised him. His private life is also on fire, as evidenced by the successful seduction of a sexy bartender who gets under his skin and makes him crave more than just sex. Life is perfect until the alluring woman in his arms turns out to be a serious road-block to his future, one that could bring everything he´s worked for crashing down around him. Sunny Black has spent her entire life tending to the needs of others: caring for her younger brother since she was 10, and serving bar patrons night after night. For the first time in years, she puts herself first, taking a trip on the wild side with a customer whose raw sexuality is too strong to deny. The next morning, however, she learns that in addition to rocking her world, the stranger might destroy everything and everyone she´s worked so hard to protect. A game of sexual seduction and corporate chess ensues, but when Gavin and Sunny are unable to negotiate a satisfying resolution, Gavin´s boss steps in and puts both their lives at risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015226/bk_acx0_015226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can walk thru Haight Ashbury and talk about the Victorian architecture and the neighborhood´s late 19th/early 20th century history. Or you can talk about 1967 and the Summer of Love, when this neighborhood became the nexus of a cultural and political transformation. Or, you can talk about both - and weave together the fascitinating pastiche that is Haight Ashbury. On the premise that it is no mere coincidence that the Summer of Love happened here, this tour blends views of this neighborhood´s distinctive architecture with the stories and legends of that magical summer over 40 years ago. The tour begins at Golden Gate Park by Haight Street.Stops include: Pelton Homes - the original DIY efforts Former residences of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Grateful Dead Where Jimi Hendrix rehearsed on the Panhandle just before Monterey Pop 1563 Page Street - a horse stable turned tilework shop turned experimental theater turned private school Magnon House and Cranston Mansion The Magnolia - site of a memorable erotic bakery Former site of the original Psychadelic Shop Site of the San Francisco Oracle (the Psychadelic Oracle). Haight Ashbury: From the 1890´s to the Summer of Love consists of about 55 minutes of material and will take you about 2 hours to complete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Pabst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/ctyl/000004/sp_ctyl_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels, featuring Dick Henry, the Shortcut Man, by p. g. sturges, whom Michael Connelly calls ´´a worthy successor to Chandler”. In Angel’s Gate, Dick Henry is drawn into a case involving an aging but still amorous Los Angeles movie mogul named Howard Hogue, who keeps a stable of twenty-plus young starlets available for his highly ritualized and private attentions... Henry is retained by the sister of a young woman who has gone missing and soon he is becoming friendly with Devi Stanton, the ´´housemother” to the starlets. Despite Devi’s morally questionable responsibilities, she is willing to help (and enjoy the company of) the Shortcut Man, a relationship that will be crucial to his survival. After Hogue’s star director batters one of the starlets in a drug-fueled romp, Henry is drawn into a deeper mystery from years past involving a haunting death on a boat and a missing screenplay written by what appears to be a local homeless man. As he peels back layer upon layer of sordid Hollywood history, Dick Henry must contend with crazed drug dealers, Hogue’s personal doctor, crooked cops, private security henchmen, and Hogue himself, who is so powerful and bunkered in his movie-biz millions that he is not intimidated by the ever-resourceful Henry. Amid a final showdown and genius plot twists, the Shortcut Man must outwit his opponents if he is to have any chance to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Preston Sturges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017511/bk_adbl_017511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It may be hard to believe in an era of Walmart, Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, but corporations are on the decline. The number of American companies listed on the stock market dropped by half between 1996 and 2012. In recent years we´ve seen some of the most storied corporations go bankrupt (General Motors, Chrysler, Eastman Kodak) or disappear entirely (Bethlehem Steel, Lehman Brothers, Borders). Gerald Davis argues this is a root cause of the income inequality and social instability we face today. Corporations were once an integral part of building the middle class. He points out that in their heyday, they offered millions of people lifetime employment, stable career paths, health insurance, and retirement pensions. They were like small, private welfare states. The businesses that are replacing them will not fill the same role. For one thing, they employ far fewer people - the combined global workforces of Facebook, Yelp, Zynga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Tableau, Zulily, and Box are smaller than the number of people who lost their jobs when Circuit City was liquidated in 2009. And in the ´´sharing economy´´, companies have no obligation to most of the people who work for them - at the end of 2014 Uber had over 160,000 ´´driver-partners´´ in the United States but recognized only about 2,000 people as actual employees. Davis tracks the rise of the large American corporation and the economic, social, and technological developments that have led to its decline. The future could see either increasing economic polarization, as careers turn into jobs and jobs turn into tasks, or a more democratic economy built from the grass roots. It´s up to us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Hoyt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055846/bk_acx0_055846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.