*Please note this audiobook contains explicit language. Nineteen Eighty is set against an evolving backdrop of power, corruption, and lies. The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when the Ripper murders his 13th victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter’s quest becomes personal, as he has nothing left to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other. This third volume of the Red Riding Quartet displays Peace’s unique voice, which places him as one of the UK’s finest crime writers. David Peace (born 1967) is an English author. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta in 2003 and won the 2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is also known for his novels GB84 and The Damned United; the latter was made into a feature film starring Michael Sheen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002598/bk_adbl_002598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete ´´box set´´ of T. H. White´s epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: ´´The Sword in the Stone´´, ´´The Witch in the Wood´´, ´´The Ill-Made Knight´´, ´´The Candle in the Wind´´, and ´´The Book of Merlyn´´. Merlyn instructs the Wart (Arthur) and his brother, Sir Kay, in the ways of the world. One of them will need it: the king has died, leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone. In the second and third parts of the novel, Arthur has become king and the kingdom is threatened from the north. In the final two books, the ageing king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son threatens to overthrow him. In ´´The Book of Merlyn´´, Arthur´s tutor Merlyn reappears and teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is hope. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000662/bk_naxo_000662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intoxicating and transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and their shared muse as they find their way - and ultimately collide - amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s. Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the ´80s: a gritty, quickly gentrifying playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for The New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways; and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason - a small-town beauty and Raul´s muse - and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they´ve lost. As inventive as Jennifer Egan´s A Visit from the Goon Squad and as sweeping as Meg Wolitzer´s The Interestings, Tuesday Nights in 1980boldly renders a complex moment when the meaning and nature of art is being all but upended, and New York City as a whole is reinventing itself. In risk-taking prose that is as powerful as it is playful, Molly Prentiss deftly explores the need for beauty, community, creation, and love in an ever-changing urban landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007380/bk_sans_007380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second volume of Michael Palin´s diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python´s Meaning of Life. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael´s life, culminating in the smash hit A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He wrote much of the dialogue and acted in Terry Gilliam´s Time Bandits and acted in his next film, Brazil. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in The Missionary opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett. For television he wrote East of Ipswich, inspired by his links with Suffolk. With Terry Jones he updated an earlier volume modestly retitled Dr Flegg´s Encyclopaedia of All World Knowledge. His family remains a constant as his and Helen´s children enter their teens. The decade - and this volume - ends with the hugely successful Around the World in 80 Days, which sees the start of a new career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000305/bk_orio_000305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sein Medium war das gesprochene Wort. (Prof. M. Rainer Lepsius)Inhalt:Ich bin Weltbürger;Einmal Emigrant, immer Emigrant;Positivismus heißt Handlung;Demokratie;Der Mensch sträubt sich vor der Freiheit;Was ist Soziologie?Im Berlin der 20er Jahre;Berliner Lehrer: Max Dessoir und Richard Thurnwald;Zürich;Zurück nach Deutschland;Revolution und Masseneinkehr;Religion und Toleranz;Afghanistan;Strukturwandel sozialer Anomien in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft;Jugendlichkeit als Ideal moderner Gesellschaften;Die Institution der Ehe: Versuchsehe - Monogamie - Die Versklavung der Frau - Altersehe;Die Kommerzialisierung der Intelligenz;Grenzen der Erkenntnis. Ein Versuch über die Reichweite des menschlichen Geistes 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: René König. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/supp/000515/bk_supp_000515_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In 1979, the British team was in training for the following year´s Olympics when Russia invaded Afghanistan. President Carter, backed by Margaret Thatcher, urged athletes to boycott the event, and the worlds of politics and sport seemed caught in a deadlock. This fascinating programme sees Sue MacGregor reuniting members of the British Olympic team as they recall that controversial year. Duncan Goodhew, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, and Colin Moynihan faced personal dilemmas about competing in the face of political opposition. Team leader Dick Palmer carried the flag alone into the Olympic stadium, and as the hate mail stacked up coach Frank Dick did his best to shield the athletes from the pressures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sue MacGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005481/bk_bbcw_005481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was the son of an alcoholic shoe salesman. She was the adopted daughter fo a wealthy doctor. Both Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis learned the value of cultivating the right friendships when they were young. Ronnie found his first marriage and political ambitions at irreconcilable odds, but when he met Nancy, one of the most remarkable career-building and romantic partnerships of all time was born. Now comes the definitive portrait of America´s First Couple, in an audiobook that is at once a political saga, a social history, and an unforgettable love story. No one is better equipped to chronicle the Reagans´ remarkable journey than noted journalist and longtime Vanity Fair writer Bob Colacello. With unprecedented access to Nancy Reagan, her personal papers, and the couple´s closest friends (including many who have spoken on the record for the first time) he sheds light on the Reagans´ early years and the development of the future president´s political ideas. Delving into their Hollywood careers, including Ronald Reagan´s marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he reveals how the Reagans perfected their social skills into an art form, rising through fashionable Los Angeles society to the governor´s mansion in Sacramento in 1967 and to the front door of the White House in 1980. Behind them, helping them climb from one peak to the next, was the Group, a clique of wealthy men and glamorous wives that would wield tremendous power throughout Ronald Reagan´s political life. Moving, uncompromisingly honest, and rich with details previously hidden from public view, Ronnie & Nancy reveals the dynamics of an extraordinary marriage and reflects upon its amazing impact not only on American society but also on the cause of freedom around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000360/bk_time_000360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comprised of exclusive interviews with Jets players, coaches, and other figures surrounding the organization, Sack Exchange: The Definitive Oral History of the 1980s New York Jets is an eye-opening account of a memorable era in one team´s history, which also takes a step back and looks at the state of the National Football League as a whole during the 1980s. From the events that shaped the 1980s Jets, such as the legacy of Joe Namath, to their multiple playoff appearances during the decade, each triumph and disappointment is chronicled and supplemented with insider information. Other highlights include examinations of the beginning of the Jets´ rivalry with the Miami Dolphins; the controversial firing of head coach Walt Michaels; the defensive line, given the nickname ´The New York Sack Exchange´ and steroid use by certain players and throughout the NFL. Featured are original interviews with Joe Klecko, Mark Gastineau, Marty Lyons, Abdul Salaam, Wesley Walker, Al Toon, Ken O´Brien, Richard Todd, Pat Leahy, Walt Michaels, and Joe Walton, among many others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008085/bk_adbl_008085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A work of 1980s nostalgia by one who grew up amidst it, this book takes an in-depth look at the entire decade, from the moments that seem like they happened yesterday to those that time forgot. You’ll read about the following… The epic Miracle On Ice, the run of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and how it impacted a nation. The NBA’s greatest individual rivalry, Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson and their finest moments on the NBA’s biggest stage. The NFL decade starts with Joe Montana leading a historic drive that upended the balance of the power. The decade ends with Montana leading another historic drive that sealed the San Francisco 49ers Dynasty. Some of the greatest pennant races in the history of baseball, a one-game showdown that is a forgotten historical treasure and a series of memorable Octobers. NCAA basketball championship games that went down to the wire. You’ll learn further how the 1980s saw the NCAA Tournament transform into the cultural celebration that is March Madness. The greatest college football games of the decade, with a special look at the games that turned a small private college in Miami into a national brand known simply as ´´The U”. Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and the showdowns that made fresh memories through the decade. On the men’s side, you’ll see the biggest matches of John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker and more. Historic moments in horse racing, greatness in pro hockey and thrilling moments in golf. Great 1980s Sports Moments is a sweeping look at an entire decade, both comprehensive and concise, that is a must-have for the library of any serious sports reader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Flaherty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104234/bk_acx0_104234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.