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 centers around the encounter between a visitor from the nineteenth century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future without class segregation and with direct democracy without governmental empowerment. Inspired by the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx; this novel is not only a declaration of egalitarian principles but a great early contribution to the utopian genre. This work could be seen as a kind of utopian counterpart to George Orwell´s renowned and deeply pessimistic, dystopian novel 1984. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Melosh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/011354/bk_edel_011354_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.
Former Army brat Molly Owens is ready to put down roots, and the picturesque seaside town of Britton Bay on the Oregon Coast seems like the perfect place for it. Especially when she lands a job as editor of the local paper. But she´s got one colleague who´s very bad news.... As an experienced journalist, Molly is eager to bring the struggling Britton Bay Bulletin up to speed. But when she pushes Vernon, one of her less welcoming reporters, to dig a little deeper into the story of a prominent local family, the man ends up dead. The fact that he wasn´t well-liked makes finding the killer extra complicated. The lists of suspects range from his ex-wife to his own son to Molly´s boss, who has a secret of his own. But when Molly´s attempts to sleuth out the truth result in her receiving frightening threats, the trouble is just beginning....The one bright spot is Molly´s newfound flirtation with Sam Alderich. The sexy mechanic is used to taking things apart and piecing them back together, and between the two of them, they just might be able to solve this deadly puzzle - if Molly can survive peaceful small-town life long enough.... ´´The news is all good for this cozy mystery! Deadly News will make you want to pack up and move to the seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. The characters are vividly brought to life, there´s a perfect touch of romance, and the mystery has enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Don´t miss out on a charming new series - grab this cozy while it´s hot off the press!´´ (Sarah Fox, USA Today best-selling author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Libby McKnight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/013303/bk_reco_013303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.