‘Nabendu Ghosh’s perfect characterisation enabled any director to shoot the film with ease. He had the rare ability to pen the pulse of a character.’ (Dilip Kumar)In this collection - ranging from stories of love found and lost to tales of the supernatural - Ghosh masterfully traces the inscrutable ways of the human heart. The reigning queen of Bombay cinema allows a younger leading man to fall in love with her to spite her husband. A schoolmaster’s ravishing wife joins him in the small town where he works, inspires him to build a garden for her and sets about wrecking his life. An impoverished student sits across a purdah from a nawab’s begum; she dictates letters to her husband, and, as the student takes down her words, he falls into forbidden love with the voice from across the screen. And an unbending priest from Noakhali finds all the principles of his life upended after Muslim rioters kidnap his daughter. Marked by psychological insight, keen observation and vivid prose, That Bird Called Happiness brings to listeners the work of one of the greats - not only of Bengali literature but of the Indian literary canon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zubin Balaporia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050695/bk_adbl_050695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´ A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it.´´-Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn´t an accident-or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court. Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan´s unceasing expansion-all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret-one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life-or rescue it from annihilation. A fascinating space opera debut novel, Arkady Martine´s A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure. ´´The most thrilling ride ever. This book has everything I love.´´ -Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Ainsley doesn´t have much experience with pets, especially with fluffy, feathered ones that want to sleep in her bed and eat her breakfast. When she finds a cockatoo in her yard, she is unaware of the adventures that will result from his accidental landing. After locating his owner, she is introduced to an entire cast of fascinating characters. But there is someone after the bird. From a search for a lost piece of valuable artwork to a trip with a pirate, Ainsley´s life has taken a turn toward danger. Gabe, the cockatoo´s owner, has his hands full trying to keep them safe from whoever is after his inheritance. Can anyone blame Ainsley for losing her head, and her heart, to the adorable pair? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betsie Bush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122432/bk_acx0_122432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen Cushman´s Newbery Honor-winning book tells the story of a medieval girl who works to avoid the marriage her father has arranged for her during her 14th year. Contained in this program is Catherine´s diary - Catherine, called Little Bird or Birdy, daughter of Rollo and the lady Aislinn, sister to Thomas, Edward, and the abominable Robert. ´Begun this 12th day of September in the year of Our Lord 1290... I am commanded to write an account of my days. I am bit by fleas and plagued by family... Tangled my spinning again. Corpus bones, what a torture... Spent two hours embroidering a cloth for the church and three hours picking out the stitches after my mother saw it... Picked off twenty-nine fleas today.´ Catherine´s mother wants to teach her the skills of the lady of the manor and to prepare her to be a gentle and patient wife. Her father wants only to see her married off, and profitably. Catherine fancies herself a painter, a Crusader, a maker of songs, a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer... Of all the possibilities, she has ruled out only one: being sold like cheese to the highest bidder. Against a vivid backdrop of everyday life on a medieval English manor, Catherine´s earthy, spirited account of her 14th year is a richly entertaining story with an utterly unforgettable heroine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Maberly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001420/bk_lili_001420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mysterious suicide.An airbus A380 heads over the Colorado mountains, before crashing through the snow clouds.The only bridge over the River Styx is taken out.No phones, no internet, no communication with the outside world.Then things start to get strange.Welcome to a town called Hell. This collaborative collection of short stories takes place over the last seven days in Hell. Poisonous green slime, murderous rampages, talking trees, rogue wolf-packs - the residents of Hell are having a bad week.Featuring: James Jobling, Ryan Fleming, Edward Breen, Shawnee Luke, Christopher Law, Jacob Prytherch, Justin Zimmerman, Em Dehaney, David Court, EC Robinson, Dion Winton-Polak, Ian Bird, Richmond A Clements, Matthew Cash, Duncan P Bradshaw, John McNee, and Paul M Feeney. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160801/bk_acx0_160801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn´t like coincidences. When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco - as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks - Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie´s controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories...and all the victims were her patients. As Frost and Frankie carry out their own investigations, the case becomes increasingly personal - and dangerous. Long-submerged secrets surface as someone called the Night Bird taunts the pair with cryptic messages pertaining to the deaths. Soon Frankie is forced to confront strange gaps in her own memory, and Frost faces a killer who knows the detective´s worst fears. As the body count rises and the Night Bird circles ever closer, a dedicated cop and a brilliant doctor race to solve the puzzle before a cunning killer claims another victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008664/bk_brll_008664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Called by the Los Angeles Times ´´one of the most imposing novels of the decade´´ it was eventually translated into more than 30 languages. A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is the first, and the most famous, novel by one of the most important and original writers of this century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman, Michael Aronov. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000532/bk_high_000532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.