Contested Ethnicities and Images:Studies in Acts and Arts David L. Balch
Espionage and Sedition Acts:World War I and the Image of Civil Liberties Mitchell Newton-Matza
Our One Great Act of Fidelity:Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist Image Ronald Rolheiser
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.
Ein Geschichtenerzähler am Klavier.? ? 3sat Kulturzeit (DE, AT, CH) ?Vollendetes melodisches Spiel. ? The London Times (GB) ?Einfach unbeschreiblich. ? Jazz thing (DE) Virtuoser Trio Jazz, der Humor besitzt. ? Audio (DE) Jazz mit erfrischender Unkonventionalität von seltenem Rang. / Album des Monats ? Piano News (DE) Zwölf Stücke von zwölf verschiedenen Jazz-Pianisten hat der Österreicher David Helbock für das neue Album seines Trios Random Control ausgesucht ? Stücke, die ihn emotional berührt haben, von Instrumentalisten und Komponisten, die ihm als Pianisten Vorbild waren. Dieser ?Tour D?Horizon? des österreichischen Pianisten durch die ältere und jüngere Jazzgeschichte beginnt mit dem ?African Marketplace? von Abdullah Ibrahim, das Helbock, Andreas Broger (Saxofone, Klarinetten) und Johannes Bär (Tuba, Trompete) nah am Original interpretieren, führt über das gleichermaßen sperrig wie sanft gespielte ?In A Sentimental Mood? von Duke Ellington oder Keith Jarretts ?My Song? als eloquent geführten Dialog zwischen Klavier, Trompete und Bassklarinette und endet in einer ungewöhnlichen Fassung des durch Dave Brubeck ?unsterblich? gewordenen Paul-Desmond-Stücks ?Take Five?, das in Helbocks Fassung ganz alpenländisch mit Alphorn und Kuhglocken beginnt und endet, mittendrin aber metrisch um den 5/4-Takt kreiselt. Klasse! Ein Helbock-Double-Feature also ? und das aus dem ganz einfachen Grund, weil ich diesen Musiker mit dem Strickkäppi für einen der besonders aufregenden des jungen Jazz aus Europa halte. Wenn David Helbock spielt, erlebt man Neues. Und es ist nie verkopfte Musik ? sondern eine, die den Kopf und den Körper mitreißt... Roland Spiegel, Bayerischer Rundfunk ...Wären wir hier ein Jazzfestival-Veranstalter, würden wir uns um diesem Act reißen... sound-and-image.de ...Man legt das auf und hat umgehend gute Laune. Eine derart quirlige, quicklebendige Musik war nicht unbedingt zu erwarten von zwei Bläsern und einem Pianisten. Zunächst glaubt man sich im Township eines Abdullah Ibrahim, um dann in einer rasanten Achterbahnfahrt an immer neue Orte katapultiert zu werden... Ulrich Steinmetzger, Leipziger Volkszeitung
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.