Our Orange Opponents (Classic Reprint): E. P. S. Counsel
A new full-length collection of high fantasy by Dave Smeds. A lover spun from moonlight. A wife banished for carrying the child of a demon. A queen, beheaded ten years ago, whose sage counsel may still save the realm. Here are tales of swords, of magic, of romance. And of the struggle to be splendid of heart whether the opponent be within or without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014536/bk_adbl_014536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring follows the historic legal challenge mounted against California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a remarkable lawsuit that forced the issue of marriage equality before the highest court in the land. For nearly five years Becker embedded with the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, was given free rein within the legal and political war rooms where strategy was plotted, and attended every day of the trial and every appellate argument. Based on singular access to the internal workings of this momentous trial - and enlivened by original interviews with the participants on both sides of the case, many speaking for the first time - Forcing the Spring offers a gripping behind-the-scenes narrative with the lightning pace of the greatest legal thrillers. Forcing the Spring begins with California’s controversial ballot initiative Proposition 8, which banned gay men and lesbians from marrying the person they loved. But this electoral defeat galvanized an improbable alliance of opponents to the ban, with political operatives and Hollywood royalty enlisting attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies - the opposing counsels on the Supreme Court’s infamous Bush v. Gore ruling - to join together in a unique bipartisan challenge to the political status quo. Despite stiff initial opposition from the gay rights establishment, the case against Proposition 8 would ultimately force the issue of marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court, transforming same-sex marriage from a partisan issue into a modern crisis of civil rights. Shuttling between the twin American power centers of Hollywood and Washington - and based on access to all the key players in the Justice Department and the White House - Becker offers insider coverage on the true story of how President Obama "evolved" to embrace marriage equality, the Obama administration’s surp... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Leonhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002347/bk_peng_002347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katy Sinclair made it to the brink of partnership at her high-powered law firm with hard work, dogged determination, and the ruthless self-discipline to cultivate a conservative public image. But when she follows an evasive witness into a sex club, she can´t deny herself a red-hot sexual encounter with the seductive bartender who sets her body on fire. She´s sure that no one will ever know about her indiscretion - that is,until she walks into the courtroom to find that her dirty little secret is the opposing counsel in the most important case of her career. As the managing partner in a struggling law firm, hot-shot attorney Mark Richards can´t afford any mistakes that might cost him his biggest client. Like getting involved with his beautiful, determined opponent - the mystery woman he hasn´t been able to forget. But when Katy´s quest for justice leads to death threats, Mark will sacrifice everything to protect her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005329/bk_tant_005329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.