Une photographe du Herald Tribune part réaliser un reportage sur la région du Témiscamingue, dont les forêts ont été ravagées par de gigantesques incendies au début du XXe siècle. Elle y trouve une communauté de marginaux fantasques et solitaires, dont Tom et Charlie, deux vieillards qui ont survécu à l'incendie et vivent en ermites au fond des bois. D'abord méfiants puis déterminés à aider la photographe dans son enquête, les deux hommes voient leur quotidien chamboulé. Et, soudain, lorsqu'arrive Marie-Desneige, octogénaire énigmatique tout juste échappée de sa maison de retraite, la vie, puis contre toute attente l'amour, reprend peu à peu ses droits. Superbe récit, lumineux et tendre, Il pleuvait des oiseaux nous entraîne au plus profond des forêts, là où le mot liberté prend tout son sens, et l'émotion, brute et vive, jaillit à chaque page.
©2011 Jocelyne Saucier (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.
©2010 Robert Greene (P)2010 Robert Greene
Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.
Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a star cast including Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, Kenneth Cranham, and Bill Paterson, this epic dramatisation brilliantly depicts the complicated moral dilemmas of those who practice post-war espionage and illuminates the murky corners of le Carré's classic spy thriller - the first in the Karla trilogy.
©1974 le Carre Productions (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and Essence best seller La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal, and racism in the next addition to the wildly popular Family Business series. From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful "Blasian" call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted - El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with. Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family.
©2020 Carl Weber (P)2020 Recorded Books
The saying goes you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you, but maybe you should if that same hand prevents you from feeding yourself. Every territory has a king, and Metro Atlanta is no exception. They have two. Gang Lords Blanket and Guerilla have been ruling the game with iron fists. Long ago they decided that neither would cross into the other's territory, and all would be well. Things change when Guerilla breaks the rules. Blanket retaliates swiftly, causing a turf war like never before. The two madmen leave bloodshed, murder, and mayhem in their wake. Caught in the middle of this battle, from different sides of the track, are London and Saint. Spoiled rich Roanoke girl London Royal is no exception to the old saying "every girl loves a bad boy and his bad ways". When she visits the downtrodden Jonesboro neighborhood of Goodman with her best friends, her privileged world changes drastically with one party and later a tow-truck pick-up by bad boy Santana Black. Santana "Saint" Black is anything but a saint. Caught up in the drug game, Saint is a runner and an enforcer for Blanket. The blood on his hands can never be washed away. Not to mention he's from the wrong side of the tracks to have his sights set on London. Can they find love in the middle of a war, or will both fall victim to the game of the streets? A modern-day Romeo and Juliet mixed with murder, drugs, and mayhem, the story of The Black Royals in Carl Weber's Kingpins Series, the ATL edition will leave you on the edge of your seat.
©2016 Brick and Storm (P)2016 Recorded Books
When he graduates with his law degree, handsome and charismatic Langston Hudson is ready to hit the ground running as a lawyer with his family's firm, but a routine traffic stop during a night out with his friends quickly derails his plans and turns his world upside down. Langston and his friends are arrested after officers find half a million dollars' worth of drugs in his car. When Jacqueline Hudson learns of her son's arrest, she immediately begins to build her case. She is one of the top lawyers in the country, with a reputation for being a shark in the courtrooms. She is confident that she will be able to get justice for her son - until she realizes that she will be going up against an old flame. She questions if this district attorney is allowing their personal history to interfere with the case at hand. To complicate matters, Jacqueline discovers that her firm is being sued by a former secretary for sexual harassment and illegal termination. Her older son, Lamont, who is also a lawyer, has been using the law firm like a personal dating service for much too long, and his misbehavior might have finally caught up with him. Desiree, Jacqueline's only daughter, is quite reserved compared to her siblings. She's the good girl who doesn't normally like to rock the boat, but in what could be considered the worst of all timing, she is falling for Perk. The problem is he's been an employee at the firm for so long that he's practically considered family. Given the problems her brothers are facing, now is not the right time for Desiree to introduce more drama to the family, but she just can't seem to help herself. As if fighting for one son's freedom and fending off lawsuits against the other isn't enough pressure, Jacqueline is also in the middle of striking up a deal to run for governor. She knows how much is at stake if her family's drama spirals out of control, so she'll do everything within her power to keep it all together.
©2018 Carl Weber (P)2018 Recorded Books
From New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison comes the seductive, no-holds-barred novel of a dazzling power couple who play their scandalous love-hate affair one game too far.... Between their skyrocketing careers and insatiable passion for each other, Xena Trinity and Memphis Brown seem to be the perfect potential power couple. Sure, they break up constantly - their love and sexual chemistry is unbalanced, yet undeniable. Since their ultimate goal is to marry and start a family after Memphis fulfills his dreams, they believe they can one day have it all. Until Xena gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take her fashion brand global - just as track-star Memphis is this close to an Olympic slot.... Feeling neglected by Xena, Memphis crosses a new line: He looks elsewhere to fill the void of her abandonment and betrayal. Fed up, Xena moves on to a new man who supports her dream of building her brand...until his selfish demands make her yearn once more for a life with Memphis. With her career and love life hanging in the balance, Xena is forced to re-evaluate her priorities. Every man she meets seems like the one, but all of them have their faults. Who can she trust with her health and happiness? Will she choose the young, vibrant man who loves but also wants to control her? Or the man offering wisdom and stability? Will turning to her business partner or her best friend for support give her answers or more complications? Just when Xena has hope everything will turn out fine, a scandalous fallout puts lives and careers on blast - and breaks more than hearts. And getting real enough to manage this damage could cost Xena and Memphis more than they ever imagined....
©2019 Mary B. Morrison (P)2019 Recorded Books
They say all is fair in love and war, but how do you fight when you don't know the enemy is the one you love? Will the Hoover gang be able to reign supreme, or will they fall at the hands of the women who are supposed to have their backs? The infamous Hoover gang - Babyface, Blaze, Quick, and Shadow - have taken Chicago by storm. These four are not your average street thugs. Bank robbers by day and club owners by night, they have held on to their place at the top by never trusting anyone enough to allow them in their circle. The moment they do, all hell breaks loose. Zayn "Blaze" Hoover has always lived by the code, never trust a female; hit and quit. Then he meets Drea and starts doing everything differently. He wants to give her the world, and he's ready to change his ways for her - until someone sets him up, and all signs lead to her. Zavien "Shadow" Hoover is the youngest of the crew. He's never wanted the females that come along with their lifestyle. Engaged to his first love, Shirree, he's ready to make her his wife. After a big argument and a night of drinking, however, Shadow does something that could jeopardize their love forever. Out for revenge, Shirree might be crossing a line that puts them both in a difficult position. Zavier "Quick" Hoover is not overly impressed by the ladies who surround him, but Alaysia sweeps him away with her beauty - at least on the outside. On the inside, she's ugly to the core. The harder he falls, the closer she gets to his circle. Unbeknownst to him, that's where she wanted to be all along. Not only do her scandalous ways affect Quick, but the whole Hoover gang may be at risk. Zaire "Babyface" Hoover has always been open to love, but when he finds it, will he get the chance to be happy? Being the oldest, he has to clean up the mess his brothers created, and he might lose his love in order to do it.
©2020 Latoya Nicole (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.
Gaza was born and raised in McGregor Gully, one of Jamaica's grittiest housing projects in the slums of East Kingston. Growing up in poverty, he was exposed to robbery and murder at a tender age. In order to stay alive, he quickly adapted to a life of crime. Now he is one of the coldest killers and richest kingpins to ever walk the streets of Kingston. Whoever comes into contact with him and his crew either loves them, fears them, or wants to see them dead. The entrance of Catherine into his life just might change everything. Catherine, a young and determined federal agent, is rapidly climbing the chain of command. When she crosses paths with this deadly, charismatic stranger on one of her assignments, she's enchanted by his jovial ways. Soon she forgets one of the most important law enforcement lessons: Trust no one. Camille is a young Jamaican beauty who is hot on the dancehall scene. With a banging body and a good mouthpiece, she has no problem getting whatever she wants, including Gaza. She is not about to let Catherine come in and take over her spot. Betrayal and backstabbing is at a high level, and Gaza is determined to wreak havoc on anyone who stands in his way. No one is safe, not even the people closest to him. Will this young thug risk it all to maintain his power, or will he be blinded by love for the woman who was hired to bring him down?
©2018 Racquel Williams (P)2018 Recorded Books
Before there was the family, there was just the business. From the minds of New York Times best-selling authors Carl Weber and Eric Pete comes the game-changing prequel to their blockbuster Family Business saga. Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars. But the Duncan brothers weren't alone at the crossroads. There was also the mysterious and seductive Chippy, a woman who saw a way out of her circumstances and dared to take it. Witness what changed the course of their lives when ambitions intersected with opportunity that came calling one day in the form of a man named Alejandro Zuniga. Welcome to the familiar, but as you've never seen it before. The full voice cast includes Alonso Riggs, Julian Durant, and Neicy Bethea.
©2015 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2015 Recorded Books
After a hurricane of events, so many lies and secrets are left undisclosed between the Borrego brothers and their leading ladies. As Micah fights to regain Risa's trust, she battles against her past with Zo, as well as, for her future as a lawyer. Shortly after Dre discovers Romi's baby is his, he takes another life changing blow that could ruin him and Romi indefinitely. Even though Dame and Raina are the youngest in the pack, they work hard to get their relationship in a good place. But will Dame have the self-control it takes to win Raina over for good, or will there be someone else waiting to sweep her off her feet? And while Melo, continues to break down Raquel's tough exterior, she finds out some devastating news that could be detrimental to the entire Borrego family. Melo has an extremely difficult time processing it all. But will it come in between the two of them or bring them closer together? Find out in this second and final feature of Loving A Borrego Brother.
©2020 Johnni Sherri (P)2020 Recorded Books
When the Truth Lies is an intricate urban tale of love lost and found through the intertwining lives of four engaging characters all in pursuit of love, happiness and success. This riveting pause-resister is embedded with dilemmas of self-discovery, friendship, and deception. Be prepared to embrace each character's hardships, walk with them as they battle their inner demons, journey with them as they rediscover themselves and celebrate with them as they learn the true meaning of love. Markus, a rising executive and self-proclaimed playboy trades in his business meetings by day for roaming the clubs at night. But is he in search of the woman of his dreams or simply someone to keep his nightmares at bay? Brandon has big dreams of taking the music industry by storm as Atlanta's next mega-producer. But when a new love piques his interest, will it be a sweet melody to his perfectly arranged life or a sour note too painful to bear? Uniyah, Brandon's protegee, is making sweet music of her own and with success in her grasp, she's willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. That is, until a gentleman unlike any she's ever known breezes into her life. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Tyrone is successful, sexy, single, but no longer satisfied. As he begins to search for love in all the wrong places, he finds what he's been looking for all along - himself. As they navigate the seductive streets of Atlanta and roam its sexy hotspots, these four individuals will take their biggest chance on finding something that's eluded them for far too long - true love. But will what they discover during their quests be a truth that sets them free or a truth that takes no prisoners? Only time will tell. Contains mature themes.
©2010 Timothy Michael Carson (P)2019 Recorded Books
In Brick & Storm's Hood Misfits series, the motto is ENGA: Every nigga got an agenda, and in this tale, things are no different. Everyone has a secret. There were two things of which Auto, leader of the elusive Eraserheads, was certain: Code, his partner and best friend, had betrayed him, and Caltrone Orlando, the biggest crime lord in North America, had marked him and his team for death. Crossing Caltrone Orlando had come with a steep price. Auto had suffered fatal losses to his team and business. Smiley hadn't signed up for any of the madness that came along with being an Eraserhead, yet she found herself drawn to their leader in ways she hadn't expected. The connection to the very man who has Auto in his crosshairs could ultimately lead to her downfall as well. Boots had only one agenda when he came to Atlanta: get inside of Caltrone's operation so he could find a way to bring the criminal mastermind down from the inside out. Of course, even the best laid plans can go awry, and when they do, Auto, Boots, and Smiley find themselves in the fight of their lives.
©2019 Brick & Storm (P)2019 Recorded Books
The Brimmage sisters have an unbreakable bond. Trust and loyalty are at the forefront of their sisterhood. But when the girls' hearts are captivated by the Borrego brothers, several secrets are kept, and many lies are told. Risa is a college student who's been trapped in a four-year abusive relationship. After a particularly brutal attack, Risa finally decides she's had enough and leaves for good. When she meets the smart and sexy businessman Micah Borrego, they hit it off almost immediately. Unbeknownst to Risa, Micah battles with a serious sex addiction, and true commitment might be impossible for him. Romi is still trying to figure out life after high school. After Dre Borrego tells her that he doesn't want to be in a relationship, she finds herself running through one man after another, attempting to mend her broken heart. Raina, whom they affectionately call Baby Girl, experiences both love and heartbreak for the very first time at the hands of Damien Borrego. Damien finds himself struggling to hold out for this young girl, but the convenient sex that comes along with his popularity and family name gets him every time. Raquel, the feistiest sister of them all, is a talented musician with a non-existent social life. Melo Borrego takes on the difficult challenge of trying to break down the iron-clad walls she has built up around her heart. Find out what happens in this roller coaster love story when secrets and lies unravel and the hearts of sisters are put on the line for the infamous Borrego brothers.
©2019 Johnni Sherri (P)2019 Recorded Books
At the end of Love and War, audiences were left wondering if the Hoover gang would be able to reign supreme or if they would fall at the hands of the women who were supposed to have their backs. Now, what should be the happiest day of one's life has turned into the worst. It is literally a wedding to die for, and Hoover brothers Quick, Shadow, and Babyface are awaiting news of Blaze's fate. Quick blames himself for everything that has happened. He still has to deal with the dirty cops trying to infiltrate their circle. Will he be able to hold it together as everything around him falls apart? Shadow and his brothers tear up the city of Chicago looking for the ones responsible. What he doesn't know is the one closest to him is their biggest enemy. Babyface was always the laid-back brother, but now he has to turn into the savage he never wanted to be. As he steps into a life he wanted to leave behind to save his family, will he push away the only girl to steal his heart? Everything done in the dark must come to the light, but when it does, will the Hoover gang be able to overcome all the secrets, deceit, and greed? Who will come out on top in this battle of love and war?
©2020 Latoya Nicole (P)2020 Recorded Books
"Love isn't about how much you say, 'I love you,' but how much you can prove it." Finding love in the club wasn't working for Soraya after she dumped her ex for going to jail, so she tries to find love online. Thousands of women have found love with a simple click of the mouse, and she wants to test it out for herself. Just when Soraya thinks that spending hours online looking for a man is a complete waste of time, she finds YoungGucci90's profile. Looking at his hazel eyes in his pictures, she falls in love instantly. Though her roommate is convinced that he's a catfish, Soraya sees him at a concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Fast romance blossoms and everything seems to be too good to be true. Though he is the guy from his online profile, he hasn't been honest about who he really is. Hiding behind a persona he's created to keep his real identity safe, will he find it's too late to come clean?
©2020 Niyah Moore (P)2020 Recorded Books