Dad, How Does Money Work? Volume 1 The understanding of Money:The understanding of Money. Volume Sly Fleming
Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can´t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of Major League teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win.... How can we not cheer for David? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002719/bk_rand_002719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it - before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games? With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar´s Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can´t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Billy paid attention to those numbers, and this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win...how can we not cheer for David? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000286/bk_rand_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeen year old Ty´esha´s Bernard is beautiful, intelligent and ambitious. Tired of her crazy mother and her mother´s abusive boyfriend, she longs to live on her own where she is free to do what she wants. Sly is a young, notorious hustler whose looks and street charm immediately attract Ty´esha. He becomes her ghetto knight in shining armor one day when he gives her the one thing she´s been longing for: her freedom. But did Ty´esha jump from one evil to the next? It isn´t long before she realizes that Sly is much more dangerous than she initially thought and begins to second guess their relationship when he turns abusive as well. But the money and the lure of danger keep Ty´esha around. It isn´t until her life is threatened that she finally gets the wakeup call she needs. But is it too late? One thing nobody ever told Ty´esha is that once you get with a gangster there´s only one way out. Will she survive being a gangster´s girl? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cee Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073510/bk_acx0_073510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This spare, mesmerizing novel is Edith Wharton´s money-can´t-buy-happiness tale. Young Stephen Glennard, a lawyer, is poor, but he has an unanticipated gambling chip: a collection of love letters from a scorned, but now famous, lover, the distinguished novelist Margaret Aubyn. To raise money for his forthcoming wedding to another woman, Stephen stoops to selling the letters. His decision brings him wealth and admission to society, but a mystery contained in the missives comes back to haunt him, and it may take the madness of guilt to remind Stephen that he does, after all, have a conscience. Betrayal, greed, and consequences faced make this sly, masterful story a deft social and psychological portrait that stands with Wharton´s best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002005/bk_blak_002005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Xero knows what she wants: absolute rule over Southern Arizona, a cure for the superbug that´s killing her best friend, and a decent bar of soap. Some are easier to get than others. The dreaded Zaps are dissolving Trina´s lungs, and only a rare medication can save her. No problem: Xero is an expert smuggler. As the ruler of the Tucson Exiles, she hustles supplies for the government and then pumps the desert full of illegal designer drugs on the sly. Catastrophe looms when Yuma goes kaboom, and Trina´s cure is destroyed along with it. All that remains is a complicated web spun from Xero´s biggest demons: money, germs, and drugs. As she struggles to dig up some Ketacillin, one thought stays with her: Who do you have to kill to get some soap and a hot shower? The body count climbs as Xero struggles to protect her friends and stay clean in a very dirty world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065164/bk_acx0_065164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did Father Jim Gallagher murder Dr. Sergi Povitch? The police think so. Povitch dies at his observatory from poison at Gallagher´s dinner table. Now Gallagher is on the run. Matthias Jones tries to exonerate the priest, but he also suspects his star player, who confided drug use to Dr. Povitch. A Povitch colleague has stolen vital notes from the doctor´s notebook for a book deal. And was Povitch´s companion, Elsie McIntire, after his money? Blocking Jones´s investigation is a bumbling security cop, Bucky Driscoll. Driscoll clumsily destroys vital evidence and his constant stupidity annoys Jones´ temperamental close friend - a sly underworld figure named Cocoa Stefani. Then, a second murder - one of Jones´s cheerleaders. While at the funeral in her hometown, Jones finds the evidence he needs to confront the murderer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert P. Fitton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057413/bk_acx0_057413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sibyl is either dying - or just dying to cause trouble.Sympathy for a man-hunting siren? Sibyl says she¿s dying. But this sexy new neighbor in a small Georgia town, circa 1960, may be lying. After all, her main goal seems to be milking her story in order to keep her husband, Robert, under her thumb while also enchanting his best friend, P.W. For plain-Jane Earlene, P.W.¿s wife, Sibyl¿s suspicious motives include a bewildering mix of syrupy kindness and sly cruelty. Earlene¿s attempts to point out Sibyl¿s behavior to others in town sound petty toward a dying woman. Who is Sibyl, really? Her lavish spending hints at a hidden source for money, since Robert isn¿t rich. How is it possible to be both repelled and hypnotized by her? There are secrets waiting to be exposed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017607/bk_acx0_017607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Callie Masters loves ink. After finally getting her own chair in Montgomery Ink, she´s ready to start being a full-time artist rather than only an apprentice. When Austin, her former boss, gives her one very broody man as her first client, she jumps at the chance to make him hers - in and out of the shop. Morgan McAllister is old money, old connections, and recently has been feeling just old. When he goes in to get his full back piece done after years of putting it off, the bright-eyed woman with the sly smile catches his eye. Between her age, attitude, and views on life, he knows she´s all wrong for him, but that doesn´t mean she´ll keep out of his thoughts. When life throws them together after a few close calls, Morgan and Callie will have to trust in themselves and what their relationship will mean. Between conniving family members, blondes with too much time on their hands, and their own misgivings, trust in the bedroom and out of it won´t come easy. Author´s note: Forever Ink was previously found in the Hot Ink Anthology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Salinas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038316/bk_acx0_038316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, money. Kim Thúy´s Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the tides of unrest and on to more peaceful waters. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation, and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. There, the young girl feels the embrace of a new community, and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream. As an adult, the waters become rough again: now a mother of two sons, she must learn to shape her love around the younger boy´s autism. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy. Winner 2015 - Canada Reads Winner 2011 - Grand prix littéraire Archambault Winner 2011 - Mondello Prize for Multiculturalism Winner 2010 - Prix du Grand Public Salon du livre - Essai/Livre pratique Winner 2010 - Governor General’s Award for Fiction (French-language) Winner 2010 - Grand Prix RTL-Lire at the Salon du livre de Paris Longlisted 2013 - Man Asian Literary Prize Longlisted 2014 - International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominated 2012 - Amazon.ca First Novel Award Shortlist 2012 - Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist 2012 - Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Thuy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000569/bk_prhc_000569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.