He has walked through the valley of death and man’s depravity. Now war photographer Mitch Coltrane is trying to escape his memories. A haunting decades-old photograph of a woman pulls him into the mystery of a beautiful starlet during Hollywood’s golden age. But past and present collide. A living woman, eerily like the woman in the photograph, comes into his life. So does a killer - straight from the war hell that Coltrane survived. Deception, double identities, and murderous revenge will shatter his new life, and force Coltrane to perform the ultimate act of courage - not with a camera, but with a gun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005498/bk_brll_005498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sabrina Miller, a fashion designer in Los Angeles, is stunned when she meets her own double. Her shock turns to terror when she learns that her duplicate was fabricated by a scientist and that there are people intent on killing her to protect their new, secret creation. The CIA wants to study her. The Russians wants to abduct her for the technology. The Japanese don´t care if they have to tear the woman to pieces - they want to know how she was made! Eve has been thrust into a new body and must learn to learn how to act like a normal human woman to evade those hunting her. To complicate matters she is suddenly receiving mature hormones which play havoc with her logical and biologically enhanced brain function. Although Sabrina and Eve look alike, there are enormous differences the people hunting them will do anything to possess. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011876/bk_acx0_011876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To look at one was to see the other. For her family, even the girls´ own father, it was a constant guessing game. For strangers, the surprise was overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, two remarkable young women coming of age at the turn of the century, their bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful -- a secret realm only they inhabited.Olivia and Victoria were the beloved daughters of a man who never fully recovered from his wife´s death bearing them in 1893. Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over the role of mother in their lush New York estate, managing not only a household but her rebellious twin´s flights of fancy.Free-spirited Victoria wanted to change the world. She embraced the women´s suffrage movement and dreamed of sailing to war-torn Europe. Then, in the girls´ twenty-first year, as the First World War escalated overseas, a fateful choice changed their lives forever.It began when Victoria´s life was about to become a public scandal. It led to a painful decision, and brought handsome lawyer Charles Dawson into the Hendersons´ life and family. Hand-picked by the twins´ father to save his daughter´s reputation, Charles was still mourning his wife´s death aboard the Titanic, struggling to raise his nine-year-old son alone, determined never to lose his heart again. Charles wanted to believe that for the sake of his son he could make an unwanted marriage work. But in an act of deception that only Olivia and Victoria could managa, the twins took an irrevocable step, which changed both their lives forever; and took one of the twins to the battlefield of France, the other into a marriage she longed for but could not have. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000315/bk_bant_000315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From acclaimed romance author Ellyn Oaksmith comes a novel of change, challenges, and ultimately kindness.... Being overly kind isn´t in Kylie Harrow´s nature. This has never been more evident than when Kylie vents her frustrations to an innocent employee - and the whole scene is posted online, tanking her career and earning her the dubious distinction of ´´world´s worst boss´´. But when she flees home to the South, Kylie finds her childhood home has changed. The high school quarterback is now the hot and handsome sheriff. Her mother has turned her home into a nudist colony. And, worst of all, having heard about her daughter´s exploits, her mother won´t let her in the door until Kylie completes 50 kind acts in 50 days. The task seems easy enough at first - and may even help repair her media image - but it quickly turns into a hilarious quest that leads Kylie down a bumpy road filled with new challenges. What started as a gimmick to save her career evolves into a mission to save a spunky old woman and her little dog from homelessness. As Kylie learns about the nature of kindness, she finds the path to happiness and, for the first time ever, maybe even love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Rich Stetson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056011/bk_acx0_056011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder. In the midst of the crisis, some High Holders call for repeals of the Codis Legis, taking authority away from the Rex. Once again, Alastar must maintain a careful political balance, but he cannot avoid the involvement of the Collegium when someone begins killing students. Trying to protect his imagers and hold Solidar together for the good of all, Alastar stumbles on to a plot by the High Holders involving illegal weapons, insurrection, and conspiracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006644/bk_tant_006644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six years have passed since the failed uprising of the High Holders, and the man behind the conspiracy is where the rex and Maitre Alastar can keep an eye on him. Charyn has come of age and desperately wants to learn more so that he can become an effective rex after his father - but he´s kept at a distance by the rex. So Charyn sets out to educate himself - circumspectly. When Jarolian privateers disrupt Solidar´s shipping, someone attempts to kill Charyn´s younger brother as an act of protest. Threatening notes follow in the wake of acts of violence against the rex and his family, demanding action - build more ships or expect someone to die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008101/bk_tant_008101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Second Edition What if the government decided to invent a great lie to justify a disastrous war? What would happen to the people who know the truth? Extreme Prejudice delivers an explosive, high tension expose of the real facts surrounding the CIA´s advance warning of 9/11 and an insider´s look at Iraqi pre-war intelligence, told by one of the very few US assets covering Iraq before the war. It reveals the depths of deception by leaders in Washington and London to promote a successful image of their terrorism policy, and the shocking brutality to suppress the truth of their failures from Americans and the world community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098686/bk_acx0_098686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Supreme Court ruled on several landmark cases this week — not only the Affordable Healthcare Act, but also a challenge to Arizona´s controversial, and influential, immigration law. The court ruled that most, but not all, of the law was unconstitutional. It comes on the heels of President Obama’s announcement that his administration would not deport the 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 30 who arrived here as children. Next, the new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero. Hushpuppy lives with her father in an isolated bayou netherworld they call the Bathtub, a tiny community of scavengers separated from the mainland by a levee. When a storm nearly washes the Bathtub away, Hushpuppy struggles to survive and to make sense of her perilous place in the universe.Then, just in time for Canada’s 145th birthday (July 1 is Canada Day, in case you forgot), Studio 360 gives our northern neighbor a brand makeover. For the last several weeks, we’ve been looking at the image challenge After that, Kurt Andersen and Jian Ghomeshi, the host of Q, the CBC´s daily arts and culture show go head to head in a cross-border cultural quiz. The North American showdown is the culmination to our month-long redesign project. While Studio 360 has been rebranding Canada, Q has been redesigning America.And finally, Canadian folk-rock musicians — Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, to name a few — have made it big south of the border while retaining something essentially Canadian in their music. Perhaps it’s a sense of longing born of Canada’s wide, empty spaces. [Broadcast Date: June 30, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120630/rt_stud_120630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cette pièce est une commande de l´association Syntono, écrite pour l´Itinéraire.Marqué par les enseignements tirés de ma résidence dans l´abbaye de Royaumont, je décidais de revoir la forme sur laquelle je travaillais, mais aussi de revenir à une épure qui m´allait définitivement mieux. J´ai toujours été attiré, pendant que je compose, par les bruits périphériques, qui font une grande partie du plaisir d´écrire: bruit de papier frotté, tourné, arraché, jeté, bruits du crayon, etc. J´avais été frappé par la sensualité de ce geste d´écriture dans le film de Michel Deville, La maladie de Sachs - Albert Dupontel jouait un médecin, calmant son insomnie en écrivant la nuit, au feutre sur des feuilles de bristol, appuyé sur une épaisse table de campagne en bois. C´est un court extrait audio de ce moment d´écriture que j´ai utilisé comme matière première à cette pièce: l´acteur prend une feuille sur une pile de bristol, la pose devant lui, la caresse du dos de la main, puis expire avec intensité. J´y ai vu une belle image de l´acte d´écriture.Colin RocheCompositeur/Auteur : ROCHE ColinDiscipline/Instrument : alto et harpeSupport : PartitionStyle/Genre : contemporainDate de parution : mars-05Nombre de pages : 10
For 60 years Baley has kept a secret. One that could get him killed. One that could get everybody killed. You see, Baley is an intelligent machine, what everyone calls an Inn-eye. Humans created Inn-eyes in their own image. They look and act like humans. They even die like humans, at a time set the moment they were built. When that time arrives, each Inn-eye´s energy cell dies and so does the Inn-eye. And 60 years ago Baley´s energy cell died. But Baley did not die. Highram Throttle is the vicious chieftain of the Kill-Them-All movement. He wants to rid the Known of the Inn-eye scourge once and for all. Throttle believes there are Inn-eyes - maybe even just one - who have outlived their programming. If he could find that immortal Inn-eye, humans would rise up with him and kill them all. Fate has a wicked sense of humor. Registration is imposed, and every Inn-eye must return to its place of birth to verify its unique identification code. Baley is put in charge, and he reports directly to Highram Throttle. Baley could thwart Throttle´s plan and save the Inn-eye species by taking his own life. But Baley doesn´t want to do that. Baley wants to live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Tell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098064/bk_acx0_098064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.