News from Nowhere (1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor from the 19th century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future. Set over a century after a revolutionary upheaval in 1952, these ´Chapters from a Utopian Romance´ recount his journey across London and up the Thames to Kelmscott Manor, Morris´s own country house in Oxfordshire. Drawing on the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Morris´s audiobook is not only an evocative statement of his egalitarian convictions but also a distinctive contribution to the utopian tradition. Morris´s rejection of state socialism and his ambition to transform the relationship between humankind and the natural world, give News from Nowhere a particular resonance for modern readers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012035/bk_adbl_012035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/001266/bk_peng_001266_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/005771/bk_sans_005771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/003091/bk_rand_003091_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/000861/bk_sans_000861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On November 13th 2001, John Simpson and a BBC news crew walked into Kabul, and the liberation of the Afghan capital was broadcast to a waiting world. It was the end of a sustained campaign against the Taliban, a campaign that Simpson had covered from the beginning, despite appalling difficulties and, often, great danger. In this, his third riveting volume of autobiography, John Simpson focuses on how journalists set about finding the stories that make the headlines. It is quintessential Simpson: vivid, utterly absorbing, and written with all the care and lucidity of his reporting style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Simpson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000065/bk_macm_000065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything the Bible has to say about the Gospel is simply an exposition of its central message: Jesus Christ lived and died to save sinners. The Gospel is about him, and it answers Jesus’ key question: ´´Who do you say that I am?” It is good news. In Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Dr. John MacArthur examines the Bible’s revelation of Christ and encourages Christians with the vast implications of all that Christ accomplished for them. This is a book to rekindle love and awe for the Savior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003488/bk_hove_003488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It all started in 1927 when a group of animals on a farm in Upstate New York decided to travel to Florida in search of warmer weather - and faithful fans of the Freddy books have been joyously lapping up each book in the 26 book series ever since! Why is Freddy such a popular pig? Most readers and listeners will tell you it´s because he´s a pig for all seasons: a detective, a pilot, a magician, an explorer, a poet, a politician...you name it, and Freddy will give it a shot! In Freddy and the Bean Home News, Freddy´s friend Mr. Dimsey, the editor of the Guardian, is ousted for publishing news of Bean Farm in the local newspaper. To ensure that those who are interested might still learn of all the goings-on, Freddy takes it upon himself to found a newspaper of his own and calls it The Bean Home News, the basis for the current Freddy fan club newsletter. But it turns out that being a newspaperman isn´t quite as easy as Freddy thought it might be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McDonough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003398/bk_reco_003398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embark on a powerful journey through the miracles of Jesus and his disciples. Stories about Jesus´ miracles have enthralled men and women for the past 2,000 years. Now you can take a closer look at these miraculous stories in the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the letters of Paul. Your guide is renowned New Testament scholar Fr. Raymond Collins, STD. You will begin by studying the nature of miracles, the different types of biblical miracles, and how miracle workers were understood in biblical times and early Christianity. Then you will journey through Scripture, gaining a fuller picture of Christ and his disciples. First you will look at each of the Synoptic Gospels, gaining an appreciation for how Matthew and Luke developed the stories in Mark. Then you will explore the Gospel of John, looking at its unique treatment of miracles, the wedding miracle at Cana, and the notion of a Johannine ´´sign´´. After exploring John, you will examine the only miracle story told in all four Gospels: the feeding of the multitudes. You will also encounter the works of the apostles, who were commissioned by Jesus to ´´work miracles´´. The miracles of Jesus portray Christ in action, and the works of the apostles show how we are all called to follow the lord. Experience the power of miracles today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Raymond F. Collins STD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000067/bk_nykm_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A reporter hires Cuddy to investigate her source’s suspicious death. According to its daily paper, Nasharbor is an idyllic seaside hamlet. But reporter Jane Rust knows better. Investigating a raid on a child pornography ring, she uncovers a web of police corruption built to protect the sickos behind the camera. She writes a story that should blow the lid off the Nasharbor police, but her editors scrub it clean of any reference to corruption, calling her accusations unfounded. Soon after, the cop who tipped her off to the story is dead. Rust hires Boston PI John Francis Cuddy to look into the murder and the cover-up. But prodding small-town cops is like kicking a hornet´s nest. By the end of his investigation, more good people will die, and Cuddy will wish he had never heard of sunny, tranquil Nasharbor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011265/bk_adbl_011265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.