After winning a Tony Award and starring as Disney’s first African-American heroine, Anika Noni Rose just wants to kick butt as a big-budget superhero. A young upstart who rocked Broadway in the 1930s is the subject of a new play by James Lapine, an upstart who rocked Broadway in the 1980s. At age 8, guitarist Julian Lage sat in with Carlos Santana; where do you go from there? Plus, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman on what’s wrong with the September 11 Memorial and Museum. [Broadcast Date: May 31, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140531/rt_stud_140531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can’t outrun your past. If you try, it will chase after you in a silver DeLorean. The last thing Anika Singh wants is to go home to Ohio, but when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, what choice does she really have? She’ll go home if she has to, but she won’t stay long. Because all Marcine, Ohio, has for Anika is bad memories - memories of being an outcast, even within her own family, and memories of a perfect love that was soured by betrayal. Jenny’s betrayal. Anika’s high school sweetheart turned ex-wife. Anika hopes she won’t run into Jenny...or maybe she hopes she will run into her. It’s hard to say. Then there’s Amy, a dark-haired beauty Anika meets on the flight to Cleveland, who happens to be in Marcine for a friend’s wedding. Nothing serious can happen with Amy; she’s only going to be in town for a week. Which means that falling for her would be stupid, especially given the fact that Jenny might be available again. But Anika is famous for doing stupid things. A story flavored with curry and cornbread, family drama, and a whole lot of f-bombs, Anika Takes the Long Way Home up Soul Mountain will have you laughing, crying, and grimacing as Anika gets chased around by a silver DeLorean and attempts to answer the age-old question: Can you ever really go home again? Part of the Rosemont Duology: This is the second book in the Rosemont Duology, following up from To Have Loved & Lost. However, Anika Takes the Long Way Home up Soul Mountain can also be enjoyed as a standalone novel. This lesbian romance is rated R for: A lot of really bad language Sexual content Adult situations 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Rysk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105807/bk_acx0_105807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a trip around the world to discover a wide variety of Earth´s landforms and geological features through the rhythmic verse in This Land Is Your Land. On the journey encounter plains, plateaus, and rolling hills. Find out how a stream can make a canyon or lava creates an archipelago. Listen and discover new terrain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Hilchey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arbd/000011/bk_arbd_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Private property is everywhere. Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot ´´No Trespassing´´ and ´´Private Property´´ signs on trees and fence posts. In America, there are more than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public. Meanwhile, America’s public lands are threatened by extremist groups and right-wing think tanks who call for our public lands to be sold to the highest bidder and closed off to everyone else. If these groups get their way, public property may become private, precious green spaces may be developed, and the common good may be sacrificed for the benefit of the wealthy few. Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes listeners back to the 19th century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country. Today, though, America finds itself as an outlier in the Western world as a number of European countries have created sophisticated legal systems that protect landowners and give citizens generous roaming rights to their countries´ green spaces. Inspired by the United States´ history of roaming, and taking guidance from present-day Europe, Ilgunas calls into question our entrenched understanding of private property and provocatively proposes something unheard of: opening up American private property for public recreation. He imagines a future in which folks everywhere will have the right to walk safely, explore freely, and roam boldly - from California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003946/bk_peng_003946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barbara Ehrenreich´s first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, which was about the Reagan era, was received with best-selling acclaim. The one problem was the title: couldn´t some prophetic fact-checker have seen that the worst years of our lives - far worse - were still to come? Here they are, the 2000s, and in This Land Is Their Land, Ehrenreich subjects them to the most biting and incisive satire of her career. Taking the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory, Ehrenreich finds lurid extremes all around. While members of the moneyed elite can buy congressmen, many in the working class can barely buy lunch. While a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, the poor often go without health care for their children. And while the corporate C-suites are now nests of criminality, the less fortunate are fed a diet of morality, marriage, and abstinence. Ehrenreich´s antidotes are as sardonic as they are spot-on: pet insurance for your kids; Salvation Army fashions for those who can no longer afford Wal-Mart; and boundless rage against those who have given us a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000712/bk_tant_000712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Classic entertainment for all the family, read by Sheila Donald. L. Frank Baum´s sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a delightful account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man, and their strange experiences of the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Animated Saw-Horse, and the Gump. In the Land of Oz, young Tip runs away from his guardian, the witch Mombi, taking with him Jack Pumpkinhead and the wooden Saw-Horse, and flees to the Emerald City, where he learns the incredible secret of his past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Donald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000073/bk_cnon_000073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brutale Kämpfe, tödliche Intrigen und uralte Magie - Klaus N. Fricks düsteres Epos entführt den Leser in eine faszinierende Dark Fantasy-Welt Das Imperium der Eskoher herrscht mit eiserner Hand über das Land Patloren. Als blutige Aufstände ausbrechen, wird der Bauernsohn Sardev in die Kämpfe verwickelt. Er gerät in Gefangenschaft - bei einem der letzten noch lebenden Zauberer. In einem Zeitalter, in dem sich die Magie ihrem Ende zuneigt, wird er zum Opfer eines grausamen magischen Experiments: Sardevs Geist wird mit dem eines Wolfes verschmolzen. Fortan soll er den Eskohern als menschliche Waffe dienen. Der Zauberer allerdings verfolgt ein Ziel, das nur sein eigenes Überleben vorsieht, und Sardev erweist sich als der Einzige, der ihn aufhalten kann. Düster, grimmig, actionreich - eine neue Saga für Fans epischer Dark Fantasy. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Oliver Schönfeld. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adko/003332/bk_adko_003332_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The Marvelous Land of Oz is the sequel to Baum´s first novel, ´´The Wonderful Wizard of Oz´´. The protagonist of the novel is an orphan boy called Tip. For as long as he can remember, Tip has been under the guardianship of a cruel Wicked Witch named Mombi who lives in the northern quadrant of Oz called Gillikin Country. Mombi has always been extremely mean and abusive to Tip. As Mombi is returning, Tip plans to rebel with the help of his friends Jack Pumpkinhead and Scarecrow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Chenevert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001554/bk_lind_001554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land. When injured fighter pilot Connor Bradshaw´s parachute carries him from the war engulfing the 2025 world to her hidden land, his presence threatens her plans, her family, and the survival of her preindustrial society. As Connor searches for a way to return to his squadron, his fascination with life in the Land makes him protective of Lydia and her peaceful homeland, and Lydia´s attraction to Connor stirs desires she never anticipated. Written like a historical, set like a sci-fi, and filled with romance, The Land Uncharted weaves adventure and love in this suspenseful story of a hidden land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032841/bk_acx0_032841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dutch Falke is awaiting the arrival of his bride from Germany, but someone was out to steal his range land from under his nose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003680/bk_isis_003680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.