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The 48 Laws of Power (1ST)

18 ratings

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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

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised)

9 ratings

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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

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Cold Poison

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Miss Hildegarde Winters, accompanied by her poodle, Talleyrand, is ready, willing, and able when nasty valentines upset a cartoon studio. With one murder down and three to go, Miss Withers and New York's Inspector Piper delve into poison ivy and a fantasy land when snooping around a school.

©1954 Stuart Palmer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Baby, You're the Best

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New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison introduces her most seductive and vulnerable characters yet with the Crystal women, a family whose bonds are tested by love, lust, and the elusive quest for true happiness.... Blake Crystal has the best of almost everything. She's at the top of her game at work, she has four wonderful daughters, and at 50 she's more financially secure than she's ever been. In and out of the bedroom, her new younger lover takes her in breathtaking directions that force her to make decisions she never imagined.... On the surface Alexis Crystal is an ideal daughter. As confident as she is beautiful, she can have any man or woman she wants, so she has both in her collection of bed partners. Determined to add one more, she doesn't care that he's dating a family member. But for all the satisfaction she gets between the sheets, she's left unsatisfied by the one thing that troubles her - the identity of her father is listed as unknown on her birth certificate. Her mother has kept him a secret for 26 years. Alexis can't move forward with her life until she stands face to face with the man she feels abandoned her. It doesn't help that her three other sisters don't know the identities of their fathers either... ut they've also got their hands full with problems.... As the Crystal women celebrate Blake's big birthday, they realize the issues in their relationships are too big to ignore. To get what they want, they'll have to lie, use their seductive power, battle their insecurities, and, if necessary, betray each other....

©2015 Mary B. Morrison (P)2015 Recorded Books

Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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The Family Business 5

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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

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Trouble in Rio

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Rio Duncan is one of the youngest children of the Duncan clan. With no solid position in the family business like his other siblings, he has been feeling out of place and decides to disappear. Rio leaves his Duncan identity behind and goes on a search for friends and family who can relate to him. His destination is Baltimore, and he is sure to find what he is looking for in the city with a community like no other.  There, he also finds unexpected trouble. Corey Grant is making a name for himself in Baltimore with an inherited drug empire and a complicated relationship with his right-hand man. With plenty on his plate, Corey has almost no time for the romance he wants with Dre, and he feels like they are growing apart. That brings about a jealousy and insecurity that he doesn't know how to control.  Diana Black is Corey's girlfriend-for-hire, and she has a taste for bad boys. She is loyal to Corey's cause, but how long will that last? Rio's personality and flair instantly gains him entrance into Corey's circle. Rio says he's looking for friends, but Corey is sure that other motives are on the table. When Rio has a change of heart about his newfound crew, he needs an escape plan. There is one problem: His family doesn't know where he is. Did he inherit any of the ruthless traits he observed in his father and brothers? Can the most colorful Duncan son get out of Baltimore and back home safe and sound now that he's on his own?

©2019 Carl Weber, M.T. Pope (P)2019 Recorded Books

Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Carl Weber's Kingpins: ATL

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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

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Carl Weber's Kingpins: Chicago

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There can be only one: one man with two loyal friends and secrets from the past that will ultimately shake up the entire hood in Chicago; one man on a mission to destroy anyone who doesn't abide by his rules, including tricky bitches who drop to their knees behind closed doors yet stand tall against him when the time comes to collect the almighty dollar; one man with enough swagger in his walk and confidence in his talk and the skills and mind-set to build an empire. There is only one man bold enough to deliver multiple orgasms yet never tell a soul his real name. He has overpowering strength, a top-notch reputation, power like no other, and a bite that will hurt more than a dog's. Who is this man? The streets of Chicago know him as the One and Only....

©2016 Silk Smooth (P)2016 Recorded Books

Author: Silk Smooth
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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The Syndicate

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They were just kids when Claudette McPhearson took them all in. Eight of them all together. All different races and ethnic makeups, but she loved them as her own. One woman taught them how to love, trust, and respect one another. She was the only glue that kept them together, the only one they wanted to please and never let down. She had been their light at the end of a long troublesome tunnel - it shined so bright. Then, one dreadful day, it all came to a crashing halt. She was walking to the bus stop from the juvenile correction center where she volunteered her time, and someone gunned her down in a drive-by shooting. It was a seemingly random murder. The culprit snatched her away from her family in the blink of an eye. Her kids were back to being the orphans no one wanted, even the ones who had aged out of the system. As they stood around Claudette's grave, holding hands and trying to choke back many tears, they all knew their lives would change forever. They now owned a house, and a $500,000 insurance policy was to be split between eight kids. In conjunction with that, they soon discovered that they were left with enemies no one had known existed in Claudette's world. Their uncle Snap was well aware of those enemies, and after one of the children embarked upon a lockbox with keys, codes, and monetary figures, Uncle Snap presented them with a video Mama had left, telling them who to trust and explaining her nefarious activities. A secret bunker underneath the house opened their eyes. It was filled with money, drugs, and specific directions from Claudette, who had built an empire from the ground up. A syndicate is what Uncle Snap called it, and since Claudette was dead, it was up to the kids to keep it going. Somebody had to step up to be the leader. One of them had to take her place, and they had to do so swiftly. The Syndicate waited for no one, and it was a criminal enterprise that trafficked in millions of dollars of drugs throughout the United States yearly. From the Port of Miami to the border of Canada, the Syndicate was a force to be reckoned with. Unbeknownst to every child, Claudette had been training them for this moment, this time. She had honed each of their skills, knowing that they would one day step up and run this f--king city.

©2016 Brick & Storm (P)2016 Recorded Books

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The Family Business 4

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National best-selling authors Carl Weber and Treasure Hernandez are back with their latest installment in the wildly popular Family Business series. LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan is alive and well after being shot by a mysterious gunman. His near death experience has caused him and his wife Chippy to reflect on both the past and present, and together they decide that it's time to return to Waycross, Georgia for a long overdue family reunion. But wherever the Duncans go, trouble and drama are never too far behind, and this time it comes in the form of longtime Duncan enemy Vinnie Dash, and Ruby, the mother of Orlando Duncan's baby who disappeared before the child was born.

©2018 Carl Weber, 2018 La Jill Hunt (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Influence

3 ratings

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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

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Carl Weber's Kingpins

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Dontay Walker had it rough growing up in the projects with a drug-addicted mother who forced him to become a man at the young age of 15. His father was a rolling stone, having multiple children with many women. Dontay always fought for his father's attention - until taking his spot became more important than gaining his love. Now, at the age of 30, Don is the leader of one of the most successful and most feared drug organizations in the city of Philadelphia. From the outside looking in, he appears to have it all - tons of money, respect, and women falling at his feet - but it all comes with a hefty price. He meets Desire, a biracial beauty, and instantly vows to make her his queen. Unfortunately, trouble is lurking, and Desire may not be the woman she claims to be. A war ensues with a rival drug gang, and Dontay reigns supreme, but he begins to lose the tight grip he has on his organization as he struggles to find the person responsible for leaking details of his activities to the feds. With jealousy, envy, and revenge as motives, one of his most trusted understudies moves forward with a plan of takeover that quickly leaves Dontay without the things he's worked his whole life to attain. In this fast-paced tale of deceit, nothing is what it seems, and Dontay learns that even his own family can't be trusted.

©2016 Brittani Williams (P)2016 Recorded Books

Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Just Can't Let Go

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New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison delivers an explosive second novel about the unforgettable Crystal women, a family battling to stay together as desire, deception, and ever-elusive happiness threaten to tear them apart. Too much is never, ever enough for Alexis Crystal. She's playing a dangerous game, but she's finally close to getting 24/7 sizzling satisfaction. With a ring on her finger from James Wilcox and the woman she loves firmly between her sheets, no one can match Alexis when it comes to scheming. And her duplicity just makes her better at helping her siblings get revenge on the lovers who are doing them wrong.... Devereaux Crystal just about has it all. Producer of TV's hottest new reality show, she's engaged to entrepreneur Phoenix and will do anything for their adorable two-year-old, Nya. She and Phoenix have always set it off in the bedroom, but lately Devereaux is starting to question whether Phoenix will ever make his own success, much less set a wedding date. Soon his seductive excuses and tantalizing evasion finally lead her to an unthinkable truth: Ebony, the fiery star of Devereaux's series, is keeping Phoenix primed, hot, and at her beck and call. But Devereaux is holding all the cards - and she plans to use them to exact the sweetest revenge…. With the help of her sisters, Devereaux sets out to blow up Phoenix's house of lies. But the explosion ignites its own chain of devastating consequences. Because no one should mess with the Crystal women without expecting some fierce payback.

©2016 Mary B. Morrison (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Goodfellas

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Headlined by New York Times best-seller Carl Weber, three authors bring listeners tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods.  "Sibling Rivalry" by Carl Weber: They say the parent's sins always fall into the children's laps. Twins Kayden and Jayden Vincent have walked in their father's kingpin shadow as two princes fighting for the same throne since they were children. Now, finally at the age where the transition is inevitable, it seems as if the twins are going head-to-head when it comes to everything around them. What they don't know is that the crown they are fighting for comes with its own burdens - like a past the kingpin forgot to tell them about. It's a past that, if not dealt with, will leave both men without an empire to inherit.  "Love Seldom, Trust Never" by Ty Marshall: While attending his estranged father's funeral, East is approached by the legendary Ricardo Wheeler, who offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. Wheeler takes the young man under his wing, but when Wheeler's son and heir-in-waiting becomes jealous, his excessive ambition and quest for power lead to betrayal. A treacherous war is set in motion that will force the powerful legend to choose between his two sons. Anything built on a lie will eventually crumble. When no one and nothing are what they seem, who can you trust?  "The Bag Is In" by Marlon P.S. White: Slow grinding for years, Greedy and GiGi are ready to step up their game, with a thirst to be Detroit's king and queen of the trap. The struggle is real, but the payoff will be major. After cashing out their middleman up front, the couple's hood dream tragically turns into a nightmare. The middleman is popped, and the infamous Mexican pipeline is broken. Greedy and GiGi devise a seemingly flawless plan to not only recoup their invested cash, but to link up with one of the most notorious cartels across the border. What seems like sunshine quickly turns to rain, however, and chaos erupts.

©2018 Carl Weber, Ty Marshall, Marlon PS White (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Dylan Ford
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Love and War

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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.

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The Syndicate 2

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All hell has broken loose, and the McPhearson clan is right in the middle of the chaos. After finding out their beloved foster mother, Claudette McPhearson, was anything but the sweet old woman they thought her to be, Javon, Shanelle, and the rest of their siblings hit the ground running in order to keep the Syndicate operating and to keep themselves alive. That also means they have to lose some of the people they love the most. With the legacy of their mother and her plans for them in motion, the McPhearson children are operating on a broken foundation. Attacked on all fronts, Javon and Shanelle are struggling to keep the family normal while following the criminal plans of their dead mother. The Syndicate is growing, and Javon is determined to bring in new blood while looking for those who killed Claudette. Not to mention something odd is going on with all of his siblings that threatens to rock the family to the core. Will the McPhearson clan fall in order for the Syndicate to rise, or will the truth end the legacy before it can even begin?

©2017 Brick & Storm (P)2017 Recorded Books

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The Therapist

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"Sometimes you have to give people a taste of their own medicine!" (Unknown) Everyone has at least one secret they will carry with them to the grave. Some secrets have the power to destroy everything within their path. What happens when a secret has deadly consequences? Do you ignore it to escape the pain you have caused? Are you able to resist its grip on your life that would prevent any sign of progress?  Dr. Binet, your favorite doctor from Latoya Chandler's The Case Manager, returns in The Therapist to remind you that even therapists need therapy. After hearing so many painful stories from her patients, Dr. Binet finds her mind consumed in ways that drive her to action. The purpose of counseling is to heal open wounds, yet it can fuel the urge for revenge. Discover how Dr. Binet's dark secrets and unhealed wounds spill over into her daily decisions. A vow to confront her skeletons brings out an unfamiliar side that scares her. Her need for revenge intensifies and rouses Dr. Binet's urge to inflict pain. How long will she be able to function as a therapist and heal from the secrets held deep inside? Join Dr. Binet, Candice, and numerous other characters from The Case Manager as they strive to heal once and for all.

©2019 Latoya Chandler (P)2019 Recorded Books

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No More Mr. Nice Guy

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Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He's looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bipolar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn't know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He's not interested in joining them, but they won't take no for an answer. Bridget St. John is one of the most beautiful women Niles has ever met, and she is also the most deadly. It is her job to recruit Niles to the Dynamic Defense team by any means necessary. When Niles is arrested for a murder he does not commit, Bridget makes him an offer he can't refuse: working for Dynamic Defense in exchange for his freedom. With Niles onboard, Bridget begins to train him in ways he never imagined. Sometimes, however, the student becomes the teacher. Before she realizes what's happening, Bridget falls in love. When circumstances in his personal life collide with his work, Niles is forced to use his military skills to protect those closest to him.

©2016 Carl Weber and Stephanie Covington (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Loving a Borrego Brother 2

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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

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The Syndicate 3

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When Claudette McPhearson died, she left eight foster children to fend for themselves after they discovered the truth about her secret life. She was the leader of the Syndicate, a criminal enterprise that had a stronghold on the underworld. Much to her children's chagrin, it was up to one of them to step up and take the lead.  Javon, her oldest and most trusted son, took on that mantle. It was a role he had never wanted, but with threats to his family coming from every direction, he had no choice. One year later, Javon has taken the Syndicate to the next level. Javon seems untouchable, and the Syndicate can't be stopped, but as it grows, it draws attention. This time, it's from the Commission, the ruling body of the world's most dangerous mafias.  "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" comes into play as the Old Italian needs Javon's help. The Commission has been threatened, and they call on the Syndicate for reinforcements. The Syndicate aims to help its allies, but the past comes knocking at the McPhearsons' door. With everything coming full circle, Javon will find that not everyone can be trusted, and ghosts from the past always have a way of coming back to haunt you.

©2017 Brick & Storm (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Eraserheads 2

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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

Author: Brick, Storm
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Loving a Borrego Brother

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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

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Dead on Arrival

Summary

Kiki Swinson's "tension-packed" (Library Journal) and "unrelenting" (Publishers Weekly) best-selling novels deliver startling twists, unforgettable characters - and a stark, unforgettable portrait of life in the South. Now she detonates an explosive tale about a couple who can't get enough - and a risk that will exact a merciless price. Nobody will get hurt: Dawn and Reese Spencer just can't get ahead. Between her desperate desire to start a family and his gambling debts, they barely keep afloat, even with well-paying Norfolk International port jobs. But their calculating co-worker has the perfect plan: help him smuggle containers of precious, illegal - human - cargo past US Customs. Nobody will know: For Dawn, risking the innocent lives of undocumented immigrants is unthinkable. But Reese persuades her that no one will get hurt. And once things proceed without a hitch and a fortune starts rolling in, the Spencers are sure their dreams are about to come true. Nobody will live to tell: Until several immigrants turn up dead on arrival. Until Reese bets more than he can ever repay. Now the Feds and cold-blooded loan sharks are closing in, as the real brains behind the operation start killing off loose ends. And between love, lies, and revenge, it's every betrayer for themselves - no matter how lethal the cost.

©2018 Kiki Swinson (P)2018 Recorded Books

Author: Kiki Swinson
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Love and War 2

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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

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Carl Weber's Kingpins: Charlotte

Summary

Come follow Blake Karrington as he once again takes you on a ride through the gritty dirt roads of the South. In this suspenseful Southern tale, we are introduced to King, a Southern born and bred hustler who is determined to take the drug empire handed to him by his father into the legitimate world of the music industry. Little does he know that when the streets birth you, trying to leave can be deadly. King's life is looking good when he meets a beautiful, classy queen. Sloan is a college-educated, hardworking neo soul singer. She has always tried to do the right thing, but when something from her past comes back to haunt her, it could destroy the love she and King are building. Hang on while Blake Karrington shows you what has made him the king of Southern street tales.

©2016 Blake Karrington (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Dylan Ford
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Black President

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The world will never be the same! Get ready for something new, bold, sexy, and highly addictive! Stephen C. Jefferson and the first lady are prepared to pull you right into the mix. This is a new era, and things in the United States are not what they used to be. The man who now holds the keys to the Oval Office was born and raised in the rough streets of St. Louis, where he discovered how to silence his enemies by wielding knowledge and power. Now his enemies come in the form of a do-nothing Congress, an untrustworthy administration, and a wife with many issues. Still, the harm they intend to do to Mr. President will be no more than what he may inflict upon himself. His brash words, no-nonsense attitude, and sexiest-man-alive status are going to heat up things on Capitol Hill, and mayhem will erupt like you've never seen it before.

©2017 Brenda Hampton (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Bad Behavior

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"Nine Lives" by Kiki Swinson: Wild-card Aiden. Dead-shot Ava. Efficient, fast, and brutal, this notorious brother-sister hit team grew up abused, unwanted - and in lethal tune with each other. Killing nine targets in 10 days will be their biggest score yet. But as Ava sets up their final target, she falls hard for him and a chance at a normal life. And that's a betrayal she may not live to regret. "The Crushed Ice Clique" by Noire: At first all ghetto princesses Honore and Cucci want is quick cash-flow. But after sexing jewelry distributor Slimy Sam and learning his illegal tricks of the trade, they assemble a crack team of thieves for one dazzling scam. Replacing diamonds with fakes and selling the reshaped real deal on the black market is making them crazy-rich. But when Sam double-crosses them, these diamond divas must survive to steal another day.

©2017 Kensington Publishing Corp., Kiki Swinson and Noire (P)2017 Recorded Books

Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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Street Rap

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They risked it all for the love of the dough, then wrote chart-topping songs about it. But can this crew escape their past?  For Reece and Qwess, being rap superstars was the dream, but in real life, nothing moved without the money. So they formed the Crescent Crew, an outfit of young, ruthless hustlers who locked the Southern drug trade in a stranglehold.  They're at the height of their power when Qwess is offered a record deal from a major label. He accepts and makes plans for his whole crew to go legit, but Reece enjoys his position as king of the streets and has no desire to relinquish his crown.  As a rift in the crew grows, Qwess is busy gliding up the charts, and Reece expands Crescent Crew's powerful reach into new territory. Then tragedy strikes close to home, and Qwess is pulled back into the streets he desperately fought to escape.  Will he fall victim to the trap, or will he become a superstar of rap?

©2018 Shaun Sinclair (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Dylan Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Sharing the Sheets

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Regina has been craving attention from Mark, her common law husband of eight years. As far as she's concerned, he's a square, and she finds herself making excuses to stay out of the house and out of his sight. With no kids and feeling stuck with a man who has no intentions of marrying her in the eyes of God, she makes a decision that will only bring drama and confusion into her once predictable life. Regina's sudden cold shoulder toward Mark makes him wonder if his first and only love has changed her mind about spending the rest of their lives together. Although he's never felt the need to comply with society's standards and get a marriage certificate to prove he's committed, Mark disregards his beliefs and pops the question. Will he regret his decision? More importantly, since Regina has already found new pleasures to keep her content, is Mark's proposal too late?

©2015 Natalie Weber (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Blood Ties

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Strong, loving father. Hardworking, loyal son. They are the best hit men in the business. But one woman's revenge will put the ultimate target on their backs.... Trained to be a Special Forces killer, Leader came back from his tours of duty broke - and near-broken. So when the streets came calling, he rose from ruthless hood enforcer to a powerful international cartel's most feared "cleaner". And when tragedy hit home, his sensitive son, Justus, turned out to be a natural assassin - and unshakably loyal to his father. Together, they are an unstoppable team that leaves no trace behind.... Until a mysterious woman from nowhere begins working Leader's deep-hidden weaknesses. Slowly, she's exploding all his secrets - and turning Justus' devotion into a weapon. Now, with father and son gunning for each other, survival is down to sheer killer instinct, nothing left to lose - and shattering betrayal only family can deliver....

©2019 Shaun Sinclair (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Dylan Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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The System Has Failed

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Terrell wasn’t raised in the corrupt streets of Detroit. After being abused and left for dead by his violent, psychotic father, he was raised by his aunt in uncle in a loving home in the suburbs. However, he never lost touch with his mother, whose selfish scheming sparked the fire that led to that fateful night when Terrell became disabled.  Now that he’s an adult, his tainted bloodline has other plans for the wheelchair-bound teenager. Throwing away his silver spoon, Li’l T easily favors an oversized .40-cal he keeps tucked on his lap. With Simone, his wicked-minded mother, co-signing his every criminal move, Terrell hopes he can rise up to be half the man he believes his deceased father was, even though Kamal was the one to put him in the iron-wheeled casket. A product of the system, Terrell is haunted by his past, but he’s determined not to let anything stop his shine.

©2018 Ms. Michel Moore (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Dylan Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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King Reece

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They led the Dirty South's most infamous crew. One became a rap superstar. One ruled the streets. But when the king comes back hard for his throne, who will be left standing?  Life couldn't get better for the Crescent Crew. With an exclusive Mexican pipeline, they've got the Southern drug trade on lock. Former founder Qwess is leveraging rap superstardom to break the music industry's commercial stranglehold. And former leader Reece is fresh off a five-year prison bid - and out to forever secure the Crew's dominance.  But as Reece is working a brutal vendetta, a Crew mutiny will drag him back into all-out street war. Now, between the ambitious young Crew and ruthless OG Reece, only one can live to reign....

©2019 Shaun Sinclair (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Dylan Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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The Double Cross

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Anna J is back with her 10th novel, and she's coming out the door blazing hot! Get ready for the ride of your life.  Two is company, but three is definitely a crowd, especially when we all want the same man. Who does a man love more: the woman he lies to or the woman he feeds the truth?  In the game of love and war, it's so easy to get sidetracked when you're the most sought after guy in your city, but for Chase Warren, he wants more. Bedding chicks is light work for him, but finding a forever queen proves to be a little more challenging. That is, until he lays eyes on Selah. She has everything he's looking for and more, but one mistake could cost him everything.  Will Chase tell Selah the truth to save his relationship, or will he slip up before he gets the chance to save face? Men will be men, but with a woman like Selah, being reckless comes with consequences that could truly be the end of him.

©2020 Anna J (P)2020 Recorded Books

Author: Anna J.
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Outlaw Mamis

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"Secure the bag" is their motto, and death before dishonor is their G-code, so when greed, disloyalty, and hidden agendas threaten their enterprises, these outlaw mamis exact revenge on a whole new level!  "Blood of My Blood" by Jasmine Williams: Products of their environment, Naima and Cha-Cha are all too familiar with the street code, but when blood turns against blood, it sets off a chain reaction for retaliation and street justice! Watch the bodies fall in their chase to get money!  "Honor Among Boss Chicks" by Niyah Moore: No hustle is too grand for JuJu and Tah. Being raised as troubled youth in the system and wards of the state, they can only depend on each other for survival, but will Tah's latest masterplan threaten their friendship and blow their cover?  "Dishonorable" by India: Whoever said the dope game is only for men must've had no idea that women are some of the best players! Markita, Alexis, and Kenya stumble into Detroit's rising drug trade, and using their street intel and hustle-hard mentality, they quickly rise to the top. The question is, how long will they stay?  "Mental" by Brandie Davis: Tammy and her younger brother, Cory, solidified a desirable position harvesting organs in the black market. Their success inspires drug dealer Baldwin, and he's desperate to eliminate his competition, even if it means catching a body. He'll learn soon enough the lengths one will go to protect what's theirs.  "One in the Chamber" by N'Tyse: Carma Jenkins has had her fair share of run-ins with the law as a wild and rebellious teenager; however, after witnessing her parents' brutal murder, she vowed to change her life for the better. Now the ambitious real estate broker is living her best life - until the past she deserted resurfaces to collect on the IOU.

©2019 N'Tyse, Jasmine Williams, Niyah Moore, INDIA, Brandie Davis (P)2019 Recorded Books

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