Julian de Laurent needs a temporary wife. Camille Chandler needs a job after he inadvertently gets her fired. If she agrees, he´ll pay her five million to marry him. It´s just a business deal, but neither could have foreseen what happens next, especially Camille, when she learns he´s capable of stealing her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008984/bk_acx0_008984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year´s wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an election are playing a political game. The supermarket´s price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Even when the players have not thought everything out in advance, game theory often works for the same reason that mindless animals sometimes end up behaving very cleverly: evolutionary forces eliminate irrational play because it is unfit. Game theory has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. This Very Short Introduction introduces the fascinating world of game theory, showing how it can be understood without mathematical equations, and revealing that everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees can be understood by anyone willing to think seriously about the problem.
Siren and soulmate to the King of Night, Callypso Lillis survived the clutches of Karnon, the mad king, and his twisted prison. But the nightmare isn´t over. Callie wears the physical reminders of her time as a captive, and mounting evidence suggests the Thief of Souls is still out there. When a fae celebration thrusts Callie and her mate, Desmond Flynn, into the Kingdom of Flora, they take their investigation with them. But under the bright lights and striking blooms of the realm, they find there are more immediate issues to deal with. No place is more uniquely savage than the great fae halls, and no amount of bargains can save Callie from royal intrigues. Fairies play dangerous games. Some want love, some want vengeance, some want flesh, and some want things too unspeakable to utter. One thing is for sure: no one is who they appear to be. Not even Des, who only grows more enigmatic with every passing secret. But the Kingdom of Flora has its own secrets, from bleeding trees to branded slaves and missing guards. Something is stirring in the land of all that grows, and if Callie isn´t careful, it will claim everything and everyone she loves - and her along with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susannah Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094720/bk_acx0_094720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker´s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund´s world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . . ´Never fails to impress . . . just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting . . . Unique and rewarding.´ Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. His debut - EVERY DEAD THING - swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha, and the Macavity Awards for Best Non-fiction. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award, and the first Irish writer to be awarded the Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America. www.johnconnollybooks.com Facebook Twitter @jconnollybooks
Paizo Publishing is the award-winning publisher of fantasy role-playing games, accessories, and board games. Pathfinder Tales: Liar´s Bargain is the latest in their popular novel series. The sequel to Hugo Award Winner Tim Pratt´s Liar´s Island! For charming con man Rodrick and his talking sword, Hrym, life is all about taking what you can and getting away clean. But when the pair are arrested in the crusader nation of Lastwall, Rodrick faces immediate execution, with Hrym spending the rest of eternity trapped in an enchanted scabbard. Their only hope lies in a secret government program in which captured career criminals are teamed up and sent on suicide missions too sensitive for ordinary soldiers. Trapped between almost certain death and actual certain death, the two join forces with a team of rogues and scoundrels, ready to serve their yearlong tenure as best they can. Yet not everyone in their party is what they seem, and a death sentence may be only the start of the friends´ problems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002298/bk_aren_002298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yeah, she’s totally hot and totally off-limits. And she’s the one person standing in my freakin’ way of owning a pro football team. So it’s game on. I’ll get what I want. Trust me on this. Hell, I’ll back up a Brinks truck in front of her office and dump cash out the back if that’s what it takes. I didn’t make a billion bucks by losing. I want that team. Her grandfather is ready to sell, but he’s made this crystal clear: I have to talk his hot granddaughter into it. I can do that. But, damn, she’s so hot. I´m having trouble focusing with that tight little body, those bedroom eyes. The lawyer in her, though, is a pain in the ass. And she doesn’t want to sell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Vasquez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145355/bk_acx0_145355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket´s price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a groundbreaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject - including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind - this audiobook offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Einstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015411/bk_adbl_015411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A heart-stopping thriller with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for fans of Peter Swanson, Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay. Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars. And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage. You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you. He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes. If he dies. You die. You have four hours to stay alive. What would you do? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004215/bk_boli_004215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the wealthiest men in the world. The job proves more complicated and dangerous than he thought, however, as Marty soon gets caught up in a series of supernatural events involving Whitehead, his daughter (who is a heroin addict), and a devilish man named Mamoulian, with whom Whitehead made a Faustian bargain many years earlier, during World War II. As time passes, Mamoulian haunts Whitehead using his supernatural powers (such as the ability to raise the dead), urging him to complete his pact with him. Eventually Whitehead decides to escape his fate after a few encounters with Mamoulian and having his wife, former bodyguard, and now his daughter Carys taken away from him. With hope still left to save Carys, Marty Strauss, although reluctant to get involved in the old man Whiteheads deserved punishment, decides to get involved and attempt to save the innocent gifted addict from being another victim to the damnation game. New cover art by: Christian Francis/Awesome Monkey UK 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015232/bk_acx0_015232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haven MacKay has no idea that time is fleeting. Dressed in Scottish period costume, she volunteers at a historical village at the present day New England Highland Games. She gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry. After searching for true love, someone honest and open, she meets a mysterious, sword-wielding warrior who fades into the mist. Not a woman destined to give up easily, she tries her spell again and is accidently cast back in time. Unaware of her new surroundings, Haven stumbles into her mystery man - kilt and all - when he nearly fells her with an arrow. Despite Laird Kirkwall Gunn´s apparent dismay at finding a lost woman in the wilds, he cannot hide his interest. Haven falls for Kirk, scarred face and all, not knowing his secret... he has pledged to marry a woman from an enemy clan in order to end a century-old feud. Her heart, sanity, and life are in danger from all sides when she realizes she has traveled to 16th century Scotland. Passion simmers, but when Kirk´s mortal enemy kidnaps Haven and she learns of Kirk´s betrothal, her heart is broken. Even the most honorable succumb when spells, battles, death, and treachery collide. Kirk´s duty and Haven´s awakening desire lead them on a merry chase toward an unplanned destiny. This is Book #1 in the Highland Games Through Time 3 book series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Marks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029499/bk_acx0_029499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.