As the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. But the saying doesn´t go far enough, because truth is much stranger (and more entertaining) than any of us could possibly imagine. And the proof is right here.For almost 20 years, Chuck Shepherd, John J. Kohut, and Roland Sweet have been combing the nation´s newspapers for true stories of bizarre human behavior. This astounding, uproarious, and absolutely factual audio contains the most memorable episodes from their wildly popular books: News of the Weird, More News of the Weird, and Beyond News of the Weird. It´s a phantasmagoria of get-poor-quick schemes, fetishes on parade, felonious foodstuffs, sex gone horribly awry, and much, much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001266de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary American family, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, where amongst locals and three generations of his family, he begins to rebuild his life. Newfoundland is a dreary rock in the north Atlantic beset by lousy weather. Proulx recreates this barren location in her vivid, distinctive prose and populates it with a cast of amusing, richly human characters. The transformation each of the characters undergoes following the move is profound. And Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of Quoyle´s psychological and spiritual growth as he confronts his private demons. Along the way, we catch a glimpse of the maritime beauty of what is probably a fading existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Joy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000090de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she’s hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all her public freedom. The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of refuge, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter with trust issues of his own. Now editing Lake Henry’s local newspaper, John cannot ignore Lily’s appeal or her plight—even at the risk of taking on his former colleagues. Rewarding and unforgettable, a stirring novel of hope and redemption, Lake News offers an intimate look at the complex relationship between an enigmatic man and a vulnerable but spirited woman, both struggling to find a new sense of community in a place they once called home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jen Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005771de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wo immer die Welt brennt - Starreporter Tom Hagen ist an vorderster Front dabei, zu jedem Risiko bereit. Bis er in Afghanistan den Bogen überspannt. In einer einzigen, mörderischen Nacht verliert er alles, Renommee, Geld, Zukunft. Drei Jahre später bietet sich in Israel die Gelegenheit zum Comeback. Doch was ein journalistischer Coup zu werden verspricht, entwickelt sich unversehens zu einer Hetzjagd durch die explosivste Region der Welt. Auf der Flucht vor Geheimagenten und Killern kämpft Hagen ums nackte Überleben - gegen eine Verschwörung, deren Anfänge ins koloniale Palästina zurückreichen, in eine von Mythen durchzogene Epoche, als die Saat für den Nahostkonflikt gelegt wurde... Frank Schätzings atemlose Handlung springt zwischen der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit Israels. Eine packende Jagd durch die Zeiten! Zu diesem Titel erhalten Sie eine PDF-Datei, die nach dem Kauf automatisch Ihrer Bibliothek hinzugefügt wird. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Oliver Stritzel, Hansi Jochmann. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoer/001267de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
John Dortmunder doesn´t like manual labor. So when he gets the offer of money to dig up a grave, he balks . . . then he wonders why Fitzroy Guilderpost, criminal mastermind, wants to pull a switcheroo of two 70-years-dead Indians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003091de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The can´t-miss final installment of beloved author Pseudonymous Bosch´s best-selling Bad Books trilogy! At Earth Ranch, Clay encountered a haunted library, a castaway boy, and a fire-breathing dragon - not to mention incredible magic. Now he faces his most dangerous foes yet: the mysterious white-gloved members of the Midnight Sun, whose scheming leads Clay to a dragon reserve. Up against impossible odds, will Clay and his Secret Series Allies be able to triumph over these villains once and for all? Packed with action, humor, magic, mystery, and dragons, Pseudonymous Bosch answers long-simmering questions as he delivers his most exciting adventure yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003044de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she´s hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all public freedom. The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of refuge, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter with trust issues of his own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Leo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000861de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The May 1, 2017 issue of National Review. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paige McKinney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/natd/000301de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where did all the people go? In a bizarre outpost perched on top of a mountain, the survivors of some cyber-cataclysm ponder the fate of humanity. Although all their needs are taken care of, their memories have been so compromised that they question their very reality. When one of them begins a project that will change everything, the mysterious keepers arrive to restore order.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and has been nominated 10 times for the Nebula Award. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpka/070216de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a hard-edged cyberpunk future, a courier is has stolen a load of the most dangerous, most dazzling drug ever invented and is smuggling it into New York City. Pursued by a hired hit woman disguised as a young girl and a federally-appointed vigilante, he must find his way through the mean streets of Manhattan to his lair. He is ruthless, amoral, and a rat. Not just figuratively, but literally: a two-foot-long, walking, talking rat. Hearing is believing.James Patrick Kelly, author of this Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated story, is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and has been nominated 10 times for the Nebula Award, including for ´´Rat´´ (which was also nominated for a Hugo). His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpka/070202de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.