Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was 3 years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Also available abridged.
I loved it. I only wish it was real and firms had this type of conscience.
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Consider Facebook - it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives.
Total waste of money. The narrator was like a robot. I could only get through the first disc and had to quit. The premise of good but the writing and performance was terrible.
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A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief - is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with.
Loved this. The reader has a great accent so you feel you are really part of a murder mistery. You will laugh and be on the edge of your seat. Great job. I wanted to just liten to all of it at one time.
K. A. Nuzum - best-selling author of A Small White Scar, delivers clear, crisp prose that's reminiscent of John Steinbeck. The Leanin' Dog tells the bittersweet tale of a girl with agoraphobia, a dog with claustrophobia, and the friendship that saves them both. Dessa really needs a friend. A friend with whom she can confide and share all the joys of Christmas. But with hope almost gone, Dessa hears a scratching sound that changes her life forever.
The book would be great for a 10-12 year old but anyone older will find it boring.
After losing his wife and young daughter in a plane crash, US journalist Fletcher Carson joins the flagging war effort in Vietnam, where he plans to die. But when he rescues a critically wounded Labrador, whom he names Jack, and helps nurse him back to life, Fletcher slowly regains the will to live. But the ceasefire brings with it news that no dogs serving with the US will be transported home. But Fletcher knows that if he abandons Jack, he will be lost too.
Since I grew up with Vietnam and have a huge love of dogs I got the book not expecting the intense read this book delivers. The author gives a good view of life and the intensness of the situation. Many people do not realize what WE did to the animals that saved so many all for a couple of bucks. So many handlers to this day are haunted by the action of the government. Thousands are alive due to the dogs and we as a nation let them down. Hopefully it will never happen again.
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