At a pre-wedding party for his daughter Sarah, Moe Prager is approached by his ex-wife and former PI partner Carmella Melendez. It seems Carmella´s estranged sister Alta has been murdered, but no one in New York City seems to care. Why? Alta, a FDNY EMT, and her partner had months earlier refused to give assistance to a dying man at a fancy downtown eatery. Moe decides to help Carmella as a means to distract himself from his own life-and-death struggle. Making headway on the case is no mean feat as no one, including Alta´s partner Maya Watson, wants to cooperate. Moe chips away until he discovers a cancer roiling just below the surface, a cancer whose symptoms include bureaucratic greed, sexual harassment, and blackmail. But is any of it connected to Alta´s brutal murder? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003345/bk_adbl_003345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recently retired due to a freak accident, NYPD officer Moe Prager is lost. In pain and without the job he loves, Moe relunctantly settles on the notion of going into the wine business with his brother. But when Patrick Mahoney, a suburban college student, vanishes off the streets of Manhattan, Prager´s universe is turned upside down and his life changed forever. Hired by the student´s desperate family, Moe plunges deep into the world of New York´s punk underground, sex clubs, and biker bars. Politicians, journalists, and crooked cops seem hell-bent on stopping him in his tracks. Set on the gritty city streets of the late 1970s and the present day, Walking the Perfect Square 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002021/bk_adbl_002021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ralph Branca is best known for throwing the pitch that resulted in Bobby Thomson´s "Shot Heard ‘Round the World"; the historic homerun that capped an incredible comeback and won the pennant for the Giants in 1951. And so Branca was on the losing end of what many consider to be baseball´s most thrilling moment, but that notoriety belies a profoundly successful life and career. A Moment in Time is the remarkable story of a man who could have been destroyed by a supreme professional embarrassment, but wasn´t. Branca came up as a young phenom, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers during their heyday. He was a staple of the Dodgers´ teams in the late 40´s, dominating the National League. New York City itself was immersed in post-war optimism, and the three teams produced passionate rivalries. It´s no stretch to say that New York baseball was the center of the sporting universe. In those days, the players were part of the fabric of the neighborhoods, of the city itself. It´s a world populated by legendary characters like Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, and Walter O´Malley. This is the world that Branca´s memoir evokes. The infamous homerun is, of course, still deeply ingrained in that story. Seven years ago, Joshua Prager reported in the Wall Street Journal that the Giants had cheated, illegally stolen signs, and that Bobby Thomson knew a fastball was coming on that fateful pitch. Prager´s story made international headlines and produced a best-selling book, but it wasn´t news to Ralph Branca, who found out from a teammate in 1954. Over the years, Branca has always declined to comment on the scandal, out of respect for his friendship with Thomson. He is finally ready to tell his story, which is as entertaining and inspiring as any classic baseball tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000594/bk_high_000594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.