Good News, Bad News... a secret agent is trained to try to think of every possible outcome and eventuality. Who could have guessed, though, that a bureaucratic error would send two men to the same ´cover´ job, working in a shabby photo-processing booth, where each must keep his real identity secret from the other, while awaiting orders. Or that those orders would be to assassinate... each other. Thrown together by this apparently ghastly mistake, Charlie and George decide to go on the run together. In the whole world, the only people they can trust are each other. Or can they? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001622/bk_howe_001622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A grisly discovery in the woods of Redimere, Maine resurrects Police Chief Pete Novotny´s old case of a missing boy - just one of the ghosts that haunts the town in the second of the Bernie O´Dea mystery series. As Pete struggles with demons both old and new, newspaper editor Bernadette ´´Bernie´´ O´Dea´s life is complicated by the sudden appearance of her brother, who has secrets of his own. Everyone in Redimere was hoping things would quiet down after the tragic summer of Cold Hard News, the first in the series, but as late fall fades into winter, Bernie, Pete and the town are once again pulled into a deadly web of deceit and terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trudi Knoedler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070184/bk_acx0_070184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are living through the greatest communication revolution since Gutenberg. In Breaking News Alan Rusbridger offers an open, personal and agenda-setting account of how we arrived at the news world of today. The President of the United States regularly lies to the public and accuses anyone who criticises him of being fake. Politicians openly rubbish the views of ´so called experts´, dissemble and mislead. So how do we hold those in power accountable? Fox News, Breitbart Media and the Murdoch papers peddle views not news, pushing politically motivated agendas. So, where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does it mean for democracy? And what will the future hold? Reflecting on his 20 years as editor of the Guardian and his experience of breaking some of the most significant news stories of our time, including the Edward Snowden revelations, phone hacking, wikileaks and the Keep in the Ground campaign, Rusbridger answers these questions and offers a stirring defence of why quality journalism matters now more than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000705/bk_cnon_000705_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.
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.
The summer season on Cape Cod is over - now it´s time for the real fun to begin. Dominick is always just passing through. He is a professional houseguest who follows the sun and the leisure class from resort to resort. But this winter he lingers on a quaint New England island and, in spite of his best intentions, becomes involved in the travails of his eccentric geriatric hosts. An environmental protest against a proposed liquid natural gas terminal turns ugly, and by accident and happenstance Dominick becomes a mistaken suspect in terrorist bombings. But New Jerusalem News is really about its characters - the plot is just to keep them busy as we get to know them. None of them is young - these are white-bearded men and blue-coiffed women busy with aging, dementia, and ungrateful children. But Dominick strives to float above it all in a life of itinerant escape. A New England comedy of sorts, on another level New Jerusalem News is an extended meditation on history, identity, and what it means to drift. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Paul Guimont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022854/bk_adbl_022854_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/000090/bk_sans_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Good News for Those Who Wonder...´´The Biblical Story in Ninety Pages,´´ is a book for those who feel overwhelmed by their attempts to read the Bible and wonder just what is the core story of that large book. In ninety pages, the author takes his reader through the major biblical events and characters, placing them in historical context. Abraham and the Patriarchs, Moses, Saul, David, Elijah and the other Prophets, Jesus and Paul, march across the stage and leave their mark. This book tells the saga of the Bible without elaboration or interpretation. What readers have said: ´´The whole Bible in under one hundred pages! The whole Bible, including all the major characters and events, both human and divine. . .And those wonderful characters and events follow one upon another, the good, the bad, the ugly, in chronological sequence; or more correctly, flow from one to another so that the story is one continuous whole, never disjointed or broken. The language is exquisite, simple, unpretentious and direct, always a vehicle for capturing the essence of the biblical content. No theological or political axes are ground. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Elsbree. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019738/bk_acx0_019738_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.
On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason´s family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna´s life is changed forever. On a dark night 30 years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound. At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency. These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls ´´an absolute must-read´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000162/bk_hach_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.