Meza Azul Correctional Facility in Arizona is designed to hold the worst criminals. So it is with mixed horror and disbelief that Governor James Blaine discovers ´´lifer´´ Timothy Driver has managed to take control of the prison. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001955/bk_bbcw_001955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his trio of critically acclaimed, best-selling novels - The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ Faulkner-winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - Richard Ford, in essence, illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation, through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe, who is certainly one of the most indelible, provocative, and anticipated characters in modern American literature. Here, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now 68, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived - seemingly if not utterly - in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy´s devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford´s guiding spirit is the old comic´s maxim that promises if nothing´s funny, nothing´s truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford - and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash - the tumult of the world we live in. Through Bascombe - wry, profane, touching, wise, and often inappropriate - we engage in the aspirations and sorrows, longings, achievements, and failings of American life in the morning of the new century. Whether you´ve been a Bascombe insider since The Sportswriter or are encountering Ford´s unforgettable inventions newly here, Let Me Be Frank with You is a moving, wondrous, extremely funny odyssey, showcasing the maturity and brilliance of a great writer working at the top of his talents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Poe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004189/bk_harp_004189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wer glaubte, Frank Bascombe hätte die literarische Bühne verlassen, hat sich glücklicherweise geirrt. Da ist er wieder, dieser unvollkommene, wandlungsfähige und in seinem Witz und Gerechtigkeitssinn sich selbst doch immer treu bleibende literarische Chronist des modernen Amerika. Es sind die Tage nach den Verwüstungen durch Hurrikan Sandy. Der Anruf eines Freundes, dem er vor Jahren sein Haus an der Küste New Jerseys verkauft hat, zwingt den inzwischen 68-jährigen Bascombe dazu, sich vor Ort mit der Katastrophe auseinanderzusetzen. Die Kulisse zerstörter Häuser wird zum Hintergrund, vor dem Richard Ford mit der Stimme seines berühmtesten Helden über die Beschädigungen des Lebens räsoniert: über das Alter und Krankheiten, über Erlösung und letzte Dinge. Und wie nebenbei beschreibt er dabei abermals die Lages des Landes. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Christian Brückner. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xpar/000086/bk_xpar_000086_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
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.
Two Western stories. Ben Sutton is summoned to intervene in violence between ranchers and homesteaders accused of rustling. Frank Brokaw is chasing a bank robber on a silver-mounted saddle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003668/bk_isis_003668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
L. Frank Baum´s sequel to The Wizard of Oz is a delightful account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman 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: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000990/bk_blak_000990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new book from the best-selling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. There’s plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It’s a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and now and then surprisingly appealing. It’s the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late ´60s and early ´70s. Let’s break the news now: they didn’t have avocado. It’s a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn’t fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were not so long ago. Most of all, it will make you realise just how far we’ve come - and how much further we can go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004199/bk_boli_004199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.