A hypnotic and thought-provoking novel inspired by the sensational Lord Lucan case, by the Orange Prize short-listed author of Fred & Edie.Drawing on the infamous Lord Lucan affair, this compelling novel explores the roots of a shocking murder from a fresh perspective and brings to vivid life an era when women´s voices all too often went unheard. In the summer of 1974, Mandy River arrives in London to make a fresh start and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege: Lord Morven is having his wife watched. According to Lady Morven, her estranged husband also has a violent streak, yet she doesn´t seem the most reliable witness. Should Mandy believe her? As Mandy tries to shield her young charges from harm, her friend Rosemary watches from the wings - an odd girl with her own painful past and a rare gift. This time, though, she misreads the signs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellie Heydon, Eilidh Beaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002144/bk_hodd_002144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may have seen these orange breasted birds tugging earthworms out of the ground and heard their cheery song. They appear early in spring and can be seen across towns and villages. This early bird is naturally found in wilder areas including mountain forests. American Robin´s birdsong is a melodious sound of spring. It is often a string of clear whistles, often repeated and described as ´cheerily, cheer up, cheer up, cheerily´. This recording of the American Robin comes from deep wintergreen forests and offers a chorus of other birds forming a beautiful natural soundscape perfect for meditation or mindfulness or as a productivity aid. Here´s a selection of individual birds you may be able to hear in this recording: American Robin, Varied Thrush, Pacific Wren, Vesper Sparrow, Western Kingbird, Northern Harrier, Rufous Hummingbird, Greater Roadrunner, Virginia Rail, Warbling Vireo, American Bittern, Purple Finch, Wilson´s Warbler, Northern Flicker, and a variety of smaller ground and aerial forest creatures and plants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000305/bk_mxbo_000305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the mode of J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees engages poetic language, mythic themes, and childlike perspectives to offer an original approach to a conflict that has become hardened and polarized. These linked stories of an American’s experience in Gaza expose the seven-decade long Palestinian diaspora in a disquieting allegory of the clash between the occupied and the occupier.In a place where political posturing, bloody war, journalistic witness, and even patient negotiation have yielded so little understanding, we enter the cemetery of the orange trees, where urchins kite dead birds, goats utter wisdom, camels and donkeys huddle together, and merchandise magically passes underground through the tunnels of Gaza. But this is no fairy tale or bestiary. In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees is a waking, attentive dream-journal, leading us back to a place where hatred, strife, and even human language itself might sing.Jeff Talarigo is the author of two novels: The Pearl Diver and The Ginseng Hunter. He has lived in Gaza and Japan, and currently resides in Oakland, California. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Klavan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152616/bk_acx0_152616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´I´ve never known such a bear for smelling things out,´ said Mrs Bird. Paddington´s sharp nose and his talent for getting into difficulties lead him to an orange marmalade tasting party. His enthusiasm lands him in a barrel of marmalade, causing an avalanche in the warehouse. And one morning he sniffs out a surprise for himself and discovers that he is about to embark on the greatest adventure of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Bonneville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002491/bk_hcuk_002491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction Sitting in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame he deserved. Back in 1888, after a chance encounter, young Harriet befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when tragedy strikes - leading to a notorious criminal trial - the certainties of this world all too rapidly disorientate into mystery and deception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001096/bk_howe_001096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Saint - the hero of a hundred thrilling yarns of breathless adventure and mystery, the Robin Hood of modern crime, the 20th century´s gayest buccaneer! Vincent Price, Tom Conway, and Denis Green, in a rare, never-before-available audition recording, star as the suave Simon Templar - poised in the presence of ladies, cool when confronted with danger. Well known to both the criminals and the common man, his services are frequently sought, his involvement quickly detected, and his cases promptly solved. In 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, the Saint keeps company with corpses, amnesiacs, publishers, gamblers, and a monkey. He endeavors to discover secret formulas, recover stolen jewels, prevent poisonings, and otherwise preserve justice on behalf of blondes, boxers, buried girls, brides, and a baby boy! Episodes include: The Case of the Blonde Who Lost Her Head 11-13-49; Reflection on Murder 08-13-50; The Chiseling Chimpanzee 12-10-50; Simon Minds the Baby 12-17-50; Ladies Never Lie - Much 01-07-51; The Carnival Murder 02-04-51; The Bride Who Lost Her Groom 02-11-51; Next of Kin 02-18-51; The Big Swindle 02-25-51; The Birds and Bees of East Orange 03-18-51; Formula for Death 03-25-51; Simon Carries the Ivy 04-01-51; The Ghosts Who Came to Dinner 04-08-51; The Lady Who Leaned 04-22-51; Fishes Gotta Eat 04-29-51; The Girl with the Lower Berth 06-03-51; Peter the Great 06-24-51; Death of a Cowboy 07-01-51; No, My Darling Daughter 07-15-51; The Miracle Tea Party (1940 Audition). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Price, Tom Conway, Denis Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001249/rt_radi_001249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Saint - the hero of 100 thrilling yarns of breathless adventure and mystery. The Robin Hood of modern crime, the 20th century´s gayest buccaneer. Vincent Price, Tom Conway and Denis Green, in a rare never-before-available audition recording, star as the suave Simon Templar - poised in the presence of ladies, cool when confronted with danger. Well-known to both the criminals and the common man, his services are frequently sought, his involvement quickly detected, and his cases promptly solved. In 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, The Saint keeps company with corpses, amnesiacs, publishers, gamblers, and a monkey. He endeavors to discover secret formulas, recover stolen jewels, prevent poisonings, and otherwise preserve justice on behalf of blondes, boxers, buried girls, brides, and a baby boy! Episodes Include: ´´The Case of the Blonde Who Lost Her Head´´ 11-13-49; ´´Reflection on Murder´´ 08-13-50; ´´The Chiseling Chimpanzee´´ 12-10-50; ´´Simon Minds the Baby´´ 12-17-50; ´´Ladies Never Lie - Much´´ 01-07-51; ´´The Carnival Murder´´ 02-04-51; ´´The Bride Who Lost Her Groom´´ 02-11-51; ´´Next of Kin´´ 02-18-51; ´´The Big Swindle´´ 02-25-51; ´´The Birds and Bees of East Orange´´ 03-18-51; ´´Formula for Death´´ 03-25-51; ´´Simon Carries the Ivy´´ 04-01-51; ´´The Ghosts Who Came to Dinner´´ 04-08-51; ´´The Lady Who Leaned´´ 04-22-51; ´´Fishes Gotta Eat´´ 04-29-51; ´´The Girl With the Lower Berth´´ 06-03-51; ´´Peter the Great´´ 06-24-51; ´´Death of a Cowboy´´ 07-01-51; ´´No, My Darling Daughter´´ 07-15-51; ´´The Miracle Tea Party´´ (1940 Audition) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Price, Tom Conway, Denis Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000868/rt_radi_000868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zwei Jahre sitzt Reinhard Berkau unschuldig in verschiedenen Gefängnissen der USA - eine unerhörte Odyssee durch ein Justizsystem, das zum Business geworden ist. Während alle Welt über Guantánamo spricht, erlebt der Hamburger Rechtsanwalt hautnah den schockierenden Alltag in den Strafanstalten der Weltmacht. Er beginnt das menschenverachtende Geschäft der Gefängnisindustrie zu durchschauen, kämpft um seine Freiheit - und kehrt am Ende als anderer Mensch zurück. Ungekürzte Ausgabe, ergänzt um drei Musiktitel, die in der US-Haft entstanden.Musiktitel: 1. High Pressure (3´53)/ 2. Orange Trees (3´57)/ 3. Leaving Pecos (3´20) // Dick Bird: vocal, acoustic guitar //Reinhard Berkau: words and musicDie Autoren:Reinhard Berkau, geboren 1952, ist Rechtsanwalt mit dem Schwerpunkt Wirtschafts- und Strafrecht. Er studierte Soziologie, Englisch und Rechtswissenschaften. 1980 gründete er seine Kanzlei in Hamburg-Altona, in der er bis heute als Anwalt praktiziert.Irene Stratenwerth, geboren 1954, ist Dipl.-Pädagogin und arbeitet seit 1984 als freie Journalistin in Hamburg, außerdem als Ausstellungskuratorin und Buchautorin. Seit 2004 ist sie Mitglied der BRIGITTE-Redaktion. 2009 erschien ihr Kriminalroman ´´Entführung am Fischmarkt´´. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Helmut Krauss, Ulrike Johannson. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rabe/000001/bk_rabe_000001_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
No-Work Spanish audiobooks are stories read with each sentence said first in English, then in Spanish. At the end of each chapter, the chapter is repeated entirely in Spanish. But Can You Learn Spanish from No-Work Spanish Stories? Yes! Here is how No-Work Spanish audiobooks work: No-Work Spanish stories are performed by talented bilingual actors and actresses. You´ll want to listen to find out what happens next in the story. As you hear each sentence first in English, then in Spanish, your mind links the two, just as effortlessly as you learn the words to a song you like. Hearing the chapter repeated, entirely in Spanish, after you have absorbed the Spanish vocabulary reinforces the Spanish and greatly improves your ability to listen and comprehend an entire Spanish passage. You do not need to know any Spanish to learn from No-Work Spanish audiobooks. On the other hand, if you already know some Spanish, you will learn that much faster. Poster Girl is the story of a messy, average kid, Paula who wants to show up her goody two-shoes rival, Cynthia. To pull off this feat, she´s got to make a great science poster, better than Cynthia´s. But of course there are problems. Like the fact that Paula waited until the day before the poster was due to begin. Or the fact that any autumn leaves that she tapes on the poster are going to turn brown and crumple up. Paula keeps scrambling as nothing goes quite like she expected. Poster Girl vocabulary covers a wide range of indoor and outdoor concepts, including: Adjectives: better, more, dirty, neat, clean, pretty, beautiful, short, warm, easy, annoying, awful, soft, dry, clever, lovely, big, stuffed, healthy, confused, tall Animals: dog, bird, giraffe, fish Body Parts: skin, cheek, hair, eyebrow, face, hand, stomach, mouth, head, ponytail Colors: yellow, orange, red, white, green, blue, black, brown Days of Week, Season 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Thorson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006283/bk_acx0_006283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.