Honoré De Balzac, the First Complete Translation Into English, Vol. 13 of 25:The Unconscious Mummers, A Prince of Bohemia, A Man of Business, Gaudissart II, The Firm of Nucingen, Facino Cane, A Princess´s Secrets, Bureaucracy (Classic Reprint) Honoré de Balzac
Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery - apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm’s programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity. They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world’s first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility. In these pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet’s planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush’s White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran - and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Ochman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004027/bk_rand_004027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A prestigious job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life - but then life gets in the way. For Mac McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the family business - the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn´t add up. In an emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his First Case. New York Times and USA Today 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Peppers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029586/bk_acx0_029586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first inside account of life within a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, eBoys is the fascinating true story of the six tall men who backed eBay, Webvan, and other billion-dollar start-ups that are transforming the Internet and setting a new pace for the economy. Randall Stross, author of acclaimed books on Microsoft and Steve Jobs, blends a business historian´s perspective with a journalist´s flair for suspenseful storytelling to look at wealth creation up close. For two years, Stross gained unprecedented access to the venture capitalists at Benchmark, an upstart firm founded by thirtysomething renegades whose average height happens to be 6´5. Since Benchmark´s founding in 1995, each partner´s net worth has increased, on average, $100 million annually. Stross was present as the Benchmark boys debated which businesses to support, and by recounting their conversations in testosterone-rich detail, he offers listeners the most precise and enlightening account of the ways in which venture capitalists think, evaluate prospects, and wield influence. The author also gained access to a number of the Benchmark-backed start-ups, including a small, privately held San Jose company called eBay. The value of the company grew from $20 million to more than $21 billion within two years of Benchmark´s investment, an increase of 100,000 percent. Business Week called it ´´probably the best venture capital investment of all time.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000002/bk_rhau_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hiring Your First Employees and Contractors emphasizes the benefits of starting with contractors and only evolving to hiring employees when absolutely required. The entrepreneur and small firm manager is provided concrete benchmarks and approaches for hiring contractors and employees, with the emphasis always on how to extend the entrepreneur´s reach so as to focus on improving core values and core competencies. If an employee does not extend one´s reach, they are an expensive risky, distraction - so listen to this first before hiring your first employee. As the author says, there are shelves of books on hiring exactly because it is so complicated and perilous. This is the first book the author knows of that addresses hiring contractors, which suggests it is a far less risky business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000121/bk_smag_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I had just graduated college and need to find my first job. There is not much going on in this tiny town where I grew up, so I pack up my stuff and move to the city. As luck would have it, I end up working for the managing partner of a huge law firm. What I never expected was just how badly she wanted to...hire...me. When one thing led to another, I got the surprise of my life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Jean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056866/bk_acx0_056866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tabitha has a secret, and the secret is named Jewel, her stripper alter ego. Forced by financial pressures, she´s had to take a second job dancing for horny men at Jameson´s strip club, and it´s all working out. One night, though, a man from her law firm comes in and sees her! Worse, it´s the man she´s had a big crush on, Trevor, and he recognizes her. It´s not long before they end up at his place, and this paralegal stripper gets screwed hard, even having her first anal sex encounter! Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity during a first anal sex encounter. It includes deep throat, rough sex, semen swallowing, and first anal sex. It is intended for mature listeners who will not be offended by graphic depictions of sex acts between consenting adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016702/bk_acx0_016702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three first time MM erotica short stories: ´´King Sized´´ When Tad and Daine are sent on a week-long business conference, they assumed they´d be staying in separate rooms. Their penny-pinching boss had different plans. Now, one king-sized bed is all that separates the two. Tad, the newest member of the team, wanted to test the waters at his boys-club work place before he came out. Being shoved into a room with the hunkiest partner in the firm wasn´t part of the plan. Completely unaware of the effect he´s having, Daine strips down and hops in the shower. Hot steam isn´t the only thing heating up the room. Will Daine turn down a new business venture or will Tad give him an offer he can´t refuse? ´´Father Forgive´´ Graduation is tomorrow, and Alex will take his vows of priesthood Monday morning. His friend takes him out for one last wild night on the town. Problem is, Alex has never been into the octane lifestyle of dance clubs and fast women. He´s never been that into women at all. It´s exactly why he´s a good fit for the priesthood, right? And then Hank showed up. He was every bit the man his old-school name warranted. And he understood. This wasn´t his kind of place, either. Hank takes the reigns and leads Alex down a new path. Which calling will Alex follow? ´´Punished by Coach´´ When Scott´s flagrant foul loses his team the big game, he knows he has a lot to make up for. He´s used to hitting it fast and hard on the field, but is he ready for Coach´s brand of down and dirty discipline in the locker room? Scott is sure his hot and hunky Coach will have some hard and rough words for him when he gets called into his office. Scott is ready and eager to please his coach. Can he make up for his error, or will Coach show Scott just how hard it is to play for his team? 1. Language: English. Narrator: La Petite Mort. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062125/bk_acx0_062125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He turned my head to face him. I was beyond any resistance now - not that I had hesitated at all during this little interlude. My eyes closed as his open mouth covered mine. I didn´t hesitate to kiss this man back. His lips were a little rough, but felt good pressed against mine. His tongue swirled around my own, and I could taste myself on him. He removed his hand from my cheek, and moved it back to my firm breasts where he began to kneed and pinch once again. I began to arch my back, reacting to his petting and wishing he would give me more than his fingers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sierra Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083981/bk_acx0_083981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In everyday life Christians are faced with moral dilemmas. When those circumstances come up, what do we do? Where do we find the answers? Who in the Bible can relate to these moral dilemmas? 1 Peter relates to moral choices in a fallen world by showing us how to live out God´s values, even as they clash with the world´s values. Peter faced many difficult situations and shows how to overcome them. His experiences provide inspiration for Christians to hold firm in a world that constantly asks us to conform. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chip Ingram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001410/bk_hove_001410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.