Eighth February 1587, by mid-morning Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots will be dead This is the story of the final 24 hours of the life Mary, Queen of Scots. From the news that after 19 years in prison she would be finally going to her death, to the final moments of drama on the scaffold at Fotheringhay. The story is told in a dramatic minute by minute countdown which ends with the botched blows of the executioner. The tale is told from the viewpoints of the major players in the events: Francis Walsingham - the man´s life over the last 15 years was to gather evidence incriminating Mary Queen of Scots. Finally, his moment of triumph had come. William Cecil - like Walsingham he was fearful of the catholic threat and at the head of that was Mary Stuart... her death would be the end of it all. The Earl of Shrewsbury - Earl Marshall of England and Mary´s longest serving jailor. How would he react when he gave the news to the woman he had fallen in love with that she was going to die? Sir Amyas Paulet - Mary´s final jailor and the man responsible for the preparations for her death. Elizabeth I - the fabled queen whose throne that Mary so desired, and the woman who wanted no responsibility for the death of her cousin. And of course.... Mary, Queen of Scots herself. How did she feel as she walked those final steps to her death? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Ashe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098157/bk_acx0_098157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week, the News of the World scandal unfolded like a high-stakes political thriller — Kurt Andersen talks with a television executive about just how closely reality resembles fiction. The novelist Sapphire´s new book picks up where Push (which became the movie Precious) left off: The Kid tells the story of Precious’s son. And the new film The Clock is a mash-up of more than a thousand movie clips all about time. It´s 24 hours long, and we wouldn’t cut a minute. [Broadcast Date: July 23, 2011] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/110723/rt_stud_110723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hour news-networks, and tight legal frameworks, this introduction investigates the role of journalism in the digital age. With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with ´´infotainment” – driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Aspel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001223/bk_boli_001223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the world gets more frightening, what do you do? Do you hide in your basement, watching 24-hour rolling news about the latest crimes? And what happens when it comes knocking on your door? Do you double-check those locks? Or do what Hamlet did, taking arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them? Pub-doorman-turned-recluse Royston Blake has never heard of Hamlet, but when headless corpses start turning up all over Mangel, he decides to do just that. And what better way to fight evil than by becoming a cop? Who cares if they all say you’re the worst kind of copper a town needs? What matters is results, right? And that means catching a killer. One Dead Hen is the fourth installment in Charlie Williams’ acclaimed Mangel series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Clamp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004431/bk_brll_004431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A vivid, touching and original debut, following the effects of an extraordinary catastrophe on very ordinary people. In the middle of a market in India, a man’s shadow disappears. As rolling 24-hour news coverage tries to explain the event, more cases are discovered. The phenomenon spreads like a plague as people learn the true cost of their lost part: their memories. Two years later, Ory and his wife, Max, have escaped ´the Forgetting´ by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods in Virgina. They have settled into their new reality until Max, too, loses her shadow. Knowing the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to the person most precious to her, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up what little time they have left before she loses her memory completely and desperately follows her trail. On their separate journeys, each searches for answers: for Ory about love, about survival, about hope, and for Max about a mysterious new force growing in the south that may hold the cure. But neither could have guessed at what you gain when you lose your shadow: the power of magic. A breathtakingly imaginative, timeless story that explores fundamental questions about memory and love - the price of forgetting, the power of connection and what it means to be human when your world is turned upside down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Fouhey, Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003973/bk_hcuk_003973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To understand how we got here, we have rewind the VHS tape. 90s Bitch tells the real story of women and girls in the 1990s, exploring how they were maligned by the media, vilified by popular culture, and objectified in the marketplace. Trailblazing women like Hillary Clinton, Anita Hill, Marcia Clark, and Roseanne Barr were undermined. Newsmakers like Monica Lewinsky, Tonya Harding, and Lorena Bobbitt were shamed and misunderstood. The advent of the 24-hour news cycle reinforced society´s deeply entrenched sexism. Meanwhile, marketers hijacked feminism and poisoned girlhood for a generation of young women. Today, there are echoes of ´90s ´´bitchification” nearly everywhere we look. To understand why, we must revisit and interrogate the 1990s - a decade in which female empowerment was twisted into objectification, exploitation, and subjugation. Yarrow’s thoughtful, juicy, and timely examination is a must-listen for anyone trying to understand 21st-century sexism and end it for the next generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allison Yarrow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007473/bk_harp_007473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world is in the midst of the worst financial crisis in recorded history. The 24 hour rolling news stations are struggling to keep up with the number of banks collapsing, companies going into administration, and the wider effects these issues are having on the public.Many experts are trying vainly to explain just what is going on, but in London´s Canary Wharf district computer specialist Kate Meer understands all too well the cause of these seemingly unconnected problems. A new artificially intelligent computer system called C.A.R.L that she designed is out of her control. As events in the world continue to spin out of control and the global financial markets embark on a rollercoaster ride, Kate has to join forces with James Gold, a notorious hacker, to try and regain control of their renegade system before it´s too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eila Ulyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008279/bk_acx0_008279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 7, 2004, Dan Harris had a mental meltdown live on television while reading the news on Good Morning America. As Harris read the news, he began to have a panic attack and lost the ability to form coherent words. Four years earlier, Harris had interviewed for, and received, a job with ABC News after seven years at a television station in Bangor, Maine, and a short stint at a 24-hour cable news channel in Boston. Harris began at ABC News as the new co-anchor of the overnight newscast, World News Now. However, the anchor he was supposed to be replacing, Anderson Cooper, had decided to stay a little longer. Instead, Harris became a reporter on the weekend edition of the evening newscast, World News Tonight. Soon after, he was allowed to present a story on the weekday edition with Peter Jennings. A few weeks after his story aired on the weekday edition of World News Tonight, Harris was asked by Jennings to do a story on Ralph Nader´s presidential campaign. This led to a five-year stint as a regular reporter on the show. Working for Peter Jennings was both enjoyable and frightening. Jennings, who was highly exacting in his expectations, approved all the stories personally and would often make unreasonable demands. Jennings also had a habit of reordering the points in a story for no obvious reason and would often steal the best lines of stories for himself. However, it was clear to Harris from the beginning that Jennings was a professional who cared about the connection he fostered between himself.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: MT Cozzola. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020159/bk_acx0_020159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if I told you it was possible to burn fat 24 hours per day? Revealed! The secrets to mastering your metabolism that will turn you into a fat-burning machine! This is not a ´´fad diet´´ that doesn´t work, it isn´t a ´´dreamers plan´´ to lose weight. These are the real steps to successful weight loss through mastering your metabolism. Have you ever tried to go on a diet to lose weight, only to find that despite the hunger and frustration you didn´t manage to lose any weight? Trying to lose weight is a tough and relentless effort. You starve yourself for days hoping to lose a few pounds, or you cut all carbs and feel weak and lethargic, only to find yourself no better off than before. All that works is sticking to a proven plan without faltering. You need discipline, motivation, and desire and then you will get the results you want. It doesn´t take anything more than that to get into shape. If you´ve been trying to lose weight without much, if any, success, you may have just stumbled upon something that could finally help you shed those pounds for good - without a single day of starvation or any crazy, weird fad diet! Introducing Fat Burning Bible: The Secrets to Mastering Your Metabolism (Burn Fat in 24 Hours). What if I told you, you could burn fat 24 hours a day? What if you combined this all-day fat burning with the perfect style of cardio and strength training to also shred your fat and maximize your metabolism? How do you think you would end up looking? How quickly do you think you could get into the best shape of your life? If your answers to these questions have excited you, I´m here with great news. You can burn fat 24 hours a day. The perfect plan to compliment this 24-hour fat burning with cardio and strength training is also available. And the secrets to both these earth-shattering revelations are here in this guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Dailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060801/bk_acx0_060801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Serial killer as a term can be difficult to define. Different criminal investigation units typically require two, three, or more attributable killings over a period of time before an individual can be considered to have joined the ranks of the serial killers. However, it is not really the numbers which can interest so many people and scare others. Instead, it is the often random nature of the killings. Rather than crimes of passion, crimes of financial reward, or instances when an individual has reached the end of their emotional tether, the crimes of serial killers have often been planned days, weeks, or months in advance. Targets can be random, but the killings are often planned in great detail. From cannibalism to mental health concerns, from ritualistic witchcraft to a simple interest in violence, learning what motivates these people can offer both insight and further confusion. Serial killers are big business. From the countless books, films, and television programs to the 24-hour news networks, there is something about these mass murderers that catches the eye and catches the attention. While many people are familiar with the better-known killers like John Wayne Gacy or Jack the Ripper, this is not the end of the story. There are so many examples of serial killers from around the world that many of them have simply been forgotten about. But that does not make their crimes any less serious. Instead, some of these serial killers committed heinous acts above and beyond those we have come to expect when thinking about the worst psychopaths in living memory. In cases such as these, the truth is often stranger than fiction. For every Hannibal Lecter or Norman Bates, the murders committed by the people detailed in this book are often more extreme, violent, and off-putting than anything you might find in fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076921/bk_acx0_076921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.