The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar´s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street´s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. This is a summary of Michael Lewis´ book Liar´s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street. It is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years - a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the 41st-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis´ knowing and hilarious insider´s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057718/bk_acx0_057718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside.” So begins the hilarious and unexpectedly moving adventures of an amateur player who lucked into a seat at the biggest card game in town - the World Series of Poker. In 2011 Grantland magazine sent award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to brave the harrowing, seven-day gauntlet of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch - he´d never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator plunged into the gritty subculture of high-stakes Texas Hold’em. There’s poker here, sure, which means joy and heartbreak, grizzled cowboys from the game’s golden age, and teenage hotshots weaned on internet gambling. Not to mention the overlooked problem of coordinating Atlantic City bus schedules with your kid’s drop-off and pick-up at school. And then there’s Vegas. In a world full of long shots and short odds, The Noble Hustle is a sure bet, a raucously funny social satire whose main target is the author himself. Whether you’ve been playing cards your whole life or have never picked up a hand, you’re sure to agree that this book contains some of the best writing about beef jerky ever put to paper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colson Whitehead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003861/bk_rand_003861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lalu Nathoy´s father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his ´´thousand pieces of gold,´´ yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical novel is the extraordinary story of one woman´s fight for independence and dignity in the American West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016215/bk_adbl_016215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes III collection. Once again Arthur Conan Doyle presents a series of cases which baffle the police, but are no match for Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Dr. Watson. In ´´Black Peter´´, the peace of rural Sussex is disturbed by the discovery of a seafarer´s body pinned to the wall of his hut with a harpoon. In the ´´Golden Pince-Nez´´, a young man is found dead clutching a pair of spectacles, yet he had perfect sight. Who is the short-sighted murderer? In the ´´Missing Three-Quarter´´, Holmes takes on a novel case when a Rugby player goes missing the day before a major University match. A woman tied to a chair; her husband clubbed to death with a poker; a case of robbery with violence? But all is not what it seems in the case of the ´´Abbey Grange´´. The series ends with the ´´Second Stain´´ where a top secret document that could lead Britain into war goes missing. Holmes is put to the test to save his country as well as his reputation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000932/bk_naxo_000932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nikolai Alexei Young was born with a special gift...one he´d do anything to lose. The heart and soul of every person he comes into contact with is an open book to his heightened senses. Colorful emotions, whispers of thoughts, the sour tastes of old memories.... He feels them all. The sci-fi books would call him an empath. For Nikolai, his ability has made him an exile. He roams the US alone, avoiding the glut of life in big cities, and using his innate talents to win money in underground poker games. Just enough to keep going, one town to the next. He has no hope that his life can be anything else, until he meets her.... At 19, Fiona Starling was trapped in an ugly, desperate situation until she freed herself the only way she knew how. Now three years later, living outside Savannah, Georgia, she is rebuilding her life on her own terms; seizing every moment and saving every penny so that she might fulfill her dream of moving to the raw wilderness of Costa Rica. But behind her carefree smile beats the heart of a lonely young woman haunted by her past, until a chance encounter with a tattooed stranger changes everything.... Fiona takes Nikolai under her roof for three sultry nights, waiting out the rain of a summer storm. She grows more and more fascinated by this brooding stranger with whom she shares an intense physical connection - a connection so strong, she wonders if there is something between them beyond lust and passion. Nikolai is shocked to discover that Fiona calms the raging turmoil in his heart. She alone silences the din of other people´s lives, and envelops him in the sweet beauty of her inner self. Every moment he´s with her - every touch of her skin - brings him closer to the peace that´s been eluding him his entire life. But Fiona harbors secrets that she is too terrified to reveal. After Nikolai confesses his unique ability, she is caught between wanting to believe him and fearing he´ll eventually unearth her own dark past. W 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden, Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008623/bk_tant_008623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who is ´ER? What is she? A medieval beauty whose likeness was carved on a brass burial plate back in the 14th century.... Switch to the 1960s. The lady is still snugly interred at the bottom of what is now an English garden attached to a rented house in the sleepy town of Poke-on-Thames. Along comes a schoolteacher/archaeology buff fresh out of St. Louis, Missouri, who exhumes her from a bed of dahlia corms. The discovery - a rare and valuable find - sets off a chain of events that shatters the town´s perennial tranquility to its staid foundations. Others are also caught up in this zany caper: a hustling American businessman; a slum-born pop singer on the wane; the rich, amorous queen of Poke-on-Thames´ American colony; and a motley parade of juicy English locals. Everything explodes in a farcical, slapstick climax that leaves Poke-on-Thames reeling. With funny-man Shepherd Mead calling the turns, it adds up to a hilariously good-natured spoof of all the English classes, including government bureaucrats, archaeology aficionados, expatriated Americans, and anything else in the line of fire. ´ER crackles with the same sense of free-wheeling fun that made Mead´s earlier book, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying a comic classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Bice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001766/bk_acx0_001766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this fifth installment in the critically acclaimed Irene Huss series, three men are found brutally executed in one of Goteborg´s most fashionable neighborhoods. All three men were involved in an online poker company, but that´s all they appear to have in common. The complex investigation immerses Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues into a world of expensive cars, fancy homes, and impressive castles in the air. Meanwhile, the normally peaceful atmosphere of the Huss family is disturbed by marital tension as Irene suspects her husband, Krister, of a having an affair with a younger woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001246/bk_bbca_001246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why are so many regular investors getting rich off sports betting stocks? In May 2018, a Supreme Court ruling produced one of the best investment opportunities of the decade. They ruled a federal ban on sports betting (outside of Nevada) was against the constitution. Which means individual states can now legalize gambling on pro sports games. Thirty-three states in all are predicted to legalize sports betting by 2023. Which means certain casino and racetrack stocks are set to hit the jackpot! And analysts at Morgan Stanley have predicted some may even double by 2022.Some speculators have stated buying these stocks now would be like buying Amazon stock in 2008. If you’re thinking that you missed the boom, then don’t worry. It’s not too late. In fact, the best is yet to come.In this book, you will discover: Which poker company is poised to win big from the Supreme Court’s decisionsTwo intriguing penny stocks which could benefit from legalized sports bettingWhy this video game developer may see their stock soar in the next five yearsThe best brokers for retails investors (Don’t get destroyed by high commissions or ridiculous minimum deposit amounts)Three blue chip companies who have emerged as dark horses in the sports betting stock boomTwo tech stocks poised to reap massive benefits from the new legislationOne thing to be wary of with certain low commission brokers (This often costs unsuspecting customers money)The one stock (that you wouldn’t expect) which this billionaire picked to rise because of the Supreme Court ruling Activision vs Take Two - the video game company that will come out on topAnd much, much more!And no, these aren’t the same run of the mill casino companies the mainstream media has been talking about in every news cycle for the past two months (like Caesar’s or Wynn Resorts).These are meticulou 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126235/bk_acx0_126235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes III collection. Once again Arthur Conan Doyle presents a series of cases which baffle the police, but are no match for Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Dr. Watson. In ´´Black Peter´´, the peace of rural Sussex is disturbed by the discovery of a seafarer´s body pinned to the wall of his hut with a harpoon. In the ´´Golden Pince-Nez´´, a young man is found dead clutching a pair of spectacles, yet he had perfect sight. Who is the short-sighted murderer? In the ´´Missing Three-Quarter´´, Holmes takes on a novel case when a Rugby player goes missing the day before a major University match. A woman tied to a chair; her husband clubbed to death with a poker; a case of robbery with violence? But all is not what it seems in the case of the ´´Abbey Grange´´. The series ends with the ´´Second Stain´´ where a top secret document that could lead Britain into war goes missing. Holmes is put to the test to save his country as well as his reputation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000934/bk_naxo_000934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.