“Once he met her, it was and always would be Lyla.” They were the gentlemen bad boys of rock. Forming in a garage in a small town in Indiana. Taking their licks on the road. Going balls to the wall until they made their big break. And then Preacher McCade and the Roadmasters redefined rock and roll. Guided by their tortured lead singer and songwriter, the Roadmasters changed the face of music in the '80s and '90s. And on their journey to becoming one of the most enduring bands in history - dogged by rumors and myth and fueled by drugs and booze - the Roadmasters had one touchstone. Lyla. Preacher’s muse, the love of his life, and the band’s moral compass, from the beginning, Lyla is along for the ride. But with fame and acclaim in their grasp, they’ve entered the fast lane. And they didn’t know it, but they were headed for a crash. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Greenfield, Aiden Snow, Susannah Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053339/bk_adbl_053339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Augusta National Golf Club in eastern Georgia is an American icon shrouded in intrigue. It is every bit as exclusive as its prestigious Masters Tournament. Behind the wondrous scenes and memorable tournament play, however, resides a secretive and clannish club with a gentlemen-only membership of 300. Their shared legacy is an institution co-founded by the unlikely partnership of Bobby Jones, unparalleled amateur golfer, and Clifford Roberts, a tight-lipped Wall Street investment broker. Mixing a deep respect for golf's traditions with a scrutinizing curiosity, Eubanks explores the significant role Roberts played in Augusta member-to-be Dwight Eisenhower's ascension to the presidency; Roberts' suicide and the club's subsequent loss of the pistol he used; the exclusion of African-American Charlie Sifford from the Masters field; Augusta's impetuous relationship with CBS; and the Tiger Woods-Fuzzy Zoeller brouhaha of 1997. Eubanks also recalls moments of Masters glory, the simultaneous rise of Arnold Palmer and the Masters in the late '50s and early '60s, and the 1997 coronation of Tiger Woods, the first Masters winner of African-American heritage. Augusta is required reading for any golf fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001175/bk_blak_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A comprehensive treatment of all the important points about all of Facebook would require a multivolume specialized encyclopedia of thousands of hours of content. That is not happening here. To bring the focus back to my little audiobook about my small corner of Facebook: I start the audiobook with my wall posts of July 12, 2014 and travel back in time to March 11, 2014. I did not include any of my friends' responses to any of my posts, to respect their privacy. In this short audiobook, I have included poetry I have written, memes covered by fair-use copyright laws, and my own personal captions on my own posts, whenever I felt they added color. I do not always date posts in this audiobook, as I don't always date women who express an interest in me. All's fair in love and Facebook, my friends. To be completely transparent, my subtitle, "Sex, Lies, and My Crazy Life in New York City" is based on keywords to generate listeners. Psaw! I want you to know gentlemen still exist. I am a gentleman, and a gentleman never kisses and tells in an audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tyler Cochran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038671/bk_acx0_038671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introducing book one of Tess Oliver's addictive new paranormal series Boys of Wynter. For thousands of years, Boys of Wynter have guarded the mortal world against the wraiths and demons who lurk aimlessly in the desolate shadows outside the underworld. The Boys have a reputation and they didn't earn that unsavory notoriety by being gentlemen. Tasked with guarding the mortal world from the monsters beyond, Stryker is one of the most fearless and dangerous men to walk the earth. Years of excruciating training and work have left him both physically and emotionally hardened. When Stryker's work leads him to a desolate cabin in the tundra, he finds a woman who may finally be able to break through the wall around his heart. A woman who brings forth the true meaning of soul mate. A creature with an aura that could drive a man to madness. Banished to an existence of solitude, Willow's entire world is upended when Stryker falls into her life. The imposing, tattooed stranger discovers her innocence and unleashes her true seductive power. Their intense physical attraction and instant connection awaken Willow to a whole new world of possible pleasures and pains. But just as fate threw them together, it could cruelly tear them apart. Warning: Mature content. Intended for listeners 18+ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel, Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093881/bk_acx0_093881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A little bit wild and undeniably brave, the gentlemen of the Bastion Club have pursued adventures far and wide. But their exploits at home could prove to be the riskiest of all as they hunt an elusive target: the perfect bride. In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, sixth Earl of Crowhurst, swears he’ll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he’ll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne. Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole - there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are not compatible in every way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed. From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss - and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction. Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She has been writing for more than twenty years and is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004781/bk_blak_004781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
College fraternity culture has never been more embattled. Once a mainstay of campus life, fraternities are now subject to withering criticism for reinforcing white male privilege and undermining the lasting social and economic value of a college education. No fraternity embodies this problem more than Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national organization with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers spread over 230 chapters nationwide. While SAE enrollment is still strong, it has been pilloried for what John Hechinger calls "the unholy trinity of fraternity life": racism, deadly drinking, and misogyny. Hazing rituals have killed 10 undergraduates in its chapters since 2005, and, in 2015, a video of a racist chant breaking out among its Oklahoma University members went viral. That same year, SAE was singled out by a documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Yet, despite these problems and others, SAE remains a large institution with strong ties to Wall Street and significant political reach. In True Gentlemen, Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of SAE and fraternity culture generally, exposing the vast gulf between its founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large. He shows how national fraternities are reacting to a slowly dawning new reality and asks what the rest of us should do about it. Should we ban them outright, or will they only be driven underground? Can an institution this broken be saved? With rare access and skillful storytelling, Hechinger draws a fascinating and necessary portrait of an institution in deep need of reform and makes a case for how it can happen. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Zieff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003439/bk_hach_003439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I couldn't remember feeling this sexy in years, and it was a feeling I was truly enjoying. I strutted down the hallway and right up to the corner of the wall that would open up to the dining room where the boys sat. Bess stopped me and got in front of me. "Boys, might I have your attention please," Bess spoke with great flair. "Allow me to present Santa's naughty helper, the incredibly sexy Trinity!" She gave a small bow and stepped aside, putting me in full view of the group. Most of the guys just sat stunned, staring at me. But John jumped to his feet and hustled toward me. "Trinny you look amazing!" he drooled. I smiled at my husband's warm praise and was about to thank him, but Bess wasn't done. "I ask you fine gentlemen, have any of you ever seen a finer specimen of the female form?" I was so embarrassed! But I was also incredibly turned on. "Look at her perfectly pert breasts and long sexy legs." Bess spun me around and slapped a hand across my ass. "And look at this amazing little heart shaped ass. Doesn't it make you want to sink your teeth into it? Eh boys?" When Bess finally stopped showing me off like a diamond on the home shopping network, I giggled then leaned in and kissed her firmly on the lips. Then suddenly everything went berserk. Bess started kissing me back, hot and passionate. When she started to pull away, I grabbed her and pulled her right back to me and kissed her even more fervent than before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Wolfe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048039/bk_acx0_048039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gentlemen Bankers focuses on the social and economic circles of one of America's most renowned and influential financiers, J. P. Morgan, to tell a closely focused story of how economic and political interests intersected with personal rivalries and friendships among the Wall Street aristocracy during the first half of the twentieth century.
1.0 Introduction In the popular film 'Wall Street', the ruthless investment banker played by Michael Douglas, devotes an ode to 'Greed', as part of his speech to the shareholders' meeting of a paper company he aims at acquiring: 'The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for the like of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works! Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of evolutionary spirit. .. ' Even though the aforementioned acquisition deal did eventually fail, in today's economy M&A activity is surging to levels previously unknown. With the exception 1 of the first quarters of 2002 , the last decade has been characterised by unprecedented 2 number of transactions &#8226; It appears that 'greed' is gaining ground amongst top executives and shareholders. Inasmuch as greed is an integral part of human nature, so is the propensity to grow and develop a part of organisational nature. Greiner (1998:p.66) claims that organisational evolution is not merely a self-implied process, but a 'contest for survival'. In other words, if organisations are to reach and potentially surpass their average life 3 expectancy range of 20 to 50 years, they need to evolve . Mergers & acquisitions seem to play a primary role in the evolution, and thus survival, of organisations.