*Please note this audiobook contains explicit language. Nineteen Eighty is set against an evolving backdrop of power, corruption, and lies. The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when the Ripper murders his 13th victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter’s quest becomes personal, as he has nothing left to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other. This third volume of the Red Riding Quartet displays Peace’s unique voice, which places him as one of the UK’s finest crime writers. David Peace (born 1967) is an English author. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta in 2003 and won the 2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is also known for his novels GB84 and The Damned United; the latter was made into a feature film starring Michael Sheen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002598/bk_adbl_002598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete ´´box set´´ of T. H. White´s epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: ´´The Sword in the Stone´´, ´´The Witch in the Wood´´, ´´The Ill-Made Knight´´, ´´The Candle in the Wind´´, and ´´The Book of Merlyn´´. Merlyn instructs the Wart (Arthur) and his brother, Sir Kay, in the ways of the world. One of them will need it: the king has died, leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone. In the second and third parts of the novel, Arthur has become king and the kingdom is threatened from the north. In the final two books, the ageing king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son threatens to overthrow him. In ´´The Book of Merlyn´´, Arthur´s tutor Merlyn reappears and teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is hope. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000662/bk_naxo_000662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intoxicating and transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and their shared muse as they find their way - and ultimately collide - amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s. Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the ´80s: a gritty, quickly gentrifying playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for The New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways; and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason - a small-town beauty and Raul´s muse - and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they´ve lost. As inventive as Jennifer Egan´s A Visit from the Goon Squad and as sweeping as Meg Wolitzer´s The Interestings, Tuesday Nights in 1980boldly renders a complex moment when the meaning and nature of art is being all but upended, and New York City as a whole is reinventing itself. In risk-taking prose that is as powerful as it is playful, Molly Prentiss deftly explores the need for beauty, community, creation, and love in an ever-changing urban landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007380/bk_sans_007380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second volume of Michael Palin´s diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python´s Meaning of Life. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael´s life, culminating in the smash hit A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He wrote much of the dialogue and acted in Terry Gilliam´s Time Bandits and acted in his next film, Brazil. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in The Missionary opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett. For television he wrote East of Ipswich, inspired by his links with Suffolk. With Terry Jones he updated an earlier volume modestly retitled Dr Flegg´s Encyclopaedia of All World Knowledge. His family remains a constant as his and Helen´s children enter their teens. The decade - and this volume - ends with the hugely successful Around the World in 80 Days, which sees the start of a new career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000305/bk_orio_000305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rikosreportaasi Suomesta sisältää monia jännittäviä ja autenttisia poliisiselontekoja Suomesta. Tutkintatyössä mukana olleet poliisit ovat kirjoittaneet selonteot. Kaikki tapaukset on käsitelty loppuun ja niistä on langetettu tuomiot. Reportaasia lukiessa voi vain haukkoa henkeä ja todeta, että todellisuus on tarua ihmeellisempää. Lukija saa seikkaperäisen kuvauksen pohjoismaisen poliisihistorian dramaattisimmista tapauksista ja tutustuu siihen palapeliin, joka liittyy rikollisten löytämiseen. Pohjolan poliisi kertoo -sarja on historiallinen teos. Kertomukset ja kokoelmat on julkaistu, kun ne kirjoitettiin, ja ne voivat joissain yksittäistapauksissa sisältää vanhentunutta tai kiistanalaista materiaalia. Mahdollisesti häiritsevä sisältö ei ole kustantajan kannanotto. 1. Finnish. Aku Laitinen. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/007001/bk_lind_007001_sample.mp3.
Sein Medium war das gesprochene Wort. (Prof. M. Rainer Lepsius)Inhalt:Ich bin Weltbürger;Einmal Emigrant, immer Emigrant;Positivismus heißt Handlung;Demokratie;Der Mensch sträubt sich vor der Freiheit;Was ist Soziologie?Im Berlin der 20er Jahre;Berliner Lehrer: Max Dessoir und Richard Thurnwald;Zürich;Zurück nach Deutschland;Revolution und Masseneinkehr;Religion und Toleranz;Afghanistan;Strukturwandel sozialer Anomien in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft;Jugendlichkeit als Ideal moderner Gesellschaften;Die Institution der Ehe: Versuchsehe - Monogamie - Die Versklavung der Frau - Altersehe;Die Kommerzialisierung der Intelligenz;Grenzen der Erkenntnis. Ein Versuch über die Reichweite des menschlichen Geistes 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: René König. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/supp/000515/bk_supp_000515_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In 1979, the British team was in training for the following year´s Olympics when Russia invaded Afghanistan. President Carter, backed by Margaret Thatcher, urged athletes to boycott the event, and the worlds of politics and sport seemed caught in a deadlock. This fascinating programme sees Sue MacGregor reuniting members of the British Olympic team as they recall that controversial year. Duncan Goodhew, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, and Colin Moynihan faced personal dilemmas about competing in the face of political opposition. Team leader Dick Palmer carried the flag alone into the Olympic stadium, and as the hate mail stacked up coach Frank Dick did his best to shield the athletes from the pressures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sue MacGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005481/bk_bbcw_005481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the most wicked serial killers of the 1980s, one of the worst decades of true crime and heinous serial murderers America has ever known. The 1980s had a booming economy yet the highest homeless rate on record. There was also a lot of crime and a pretty serious drug epidemic. Remember DARE to be drug-free? Or perhaps, ´´This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” This was all a product of the 1980s, and so too were a whole host of bloodthirsty and murderous monsters who were either hopped up on goofballs themselves or just naturally - and criminally - insane. Here in this audiobook, we take you down the dark paths chosen by some of the worst serial killers of the 1980s. From the Green River Killer to the brutally murderous duo of Leonard Lake and Charles Eng. After listening to this audiobook, you will never look back at the 1980s in quite the same way again! Get your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163193/bk_acx0_163193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.