A barrister, a ´´priest,´´ a detective, a lovelorn Irishman, a handwriting expert, a heinous spiritual medium...the very British bachelors of Muriel Spark´s supreme 1960 novel come in every stripe. First found contentedly chatting in their London clubs and shopping at Fortnum´s, the cozy bachelors are not set to stay cozy for long. Soon enough, the men are variously tormented - defrauded, stolen from, blackmailed, or pressed to attend horrid séances - and then plunged, all together, into the nastiest of lawsuits. At the center of that suit hovers pale, blank Patrick Seton, the medium. Meanwhile, horrors of every size plague the poor bachelors - from epileptic fits to forgeries, spiritualists foaming with protoplasm, and murder - and each horror delights, lit up by Spark´s uncanny wit, at once malicious, funny, and deadly serious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002850/bk_blak_002850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Diese Tour beginnt an der National Gallery am Trafalgar Square und führt Sie an Theatern und der Covent Garden-Oper vorbei zum British Museum. Sie kommen an der National Portrait Gallery und Leicester Square mit seinen Kinos vorbei und gehen über die Charing Cross Road mit ihren zahlreichen Buchläden. Auf dem Weg zum Covent Garden mit seinen Strassenkünstlern, Cafes und Boutiquen erfahren Sie, wo das am längsten gespielte Theaterstück der Welt immer noch Zuschauer fasziniert, wo die erste Fernsehsendung der Welt ausgestrahlt wurde und wo sich das älteste und grösste Landkartengeschäft der Welt befindet. Sie kommen am Londoner Verkehrsmuseum, am Londoner Opernhaus und an Thomas Neil´s Shopping Emporium vorbei.Sie werden mit Edith Cavell und der Geschichte der Londoner Polizei bekannt gemacht, und Sie sehen das Standbild von Shakespeare und das Wohnhaus von Thomas Arne, dem Komponisten der Hymne Rule Britannia. Ihre Tour endet am British Museum mit seinem beeindruckenden Glasatrium und unermesslichen Kunstschätzen.Please note: This audiobook is in German. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Xavier. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/sp/digd/000019/sp_digd_000019_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Award-winning author Steven Gould returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Exo, the sequel to Impulse, blending the drama of high school with world shattering consequences. Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be - sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it´s hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you´re a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn´t easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She´s going to make some changes in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019235/bk_adbl_019235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about your world with iMinds Specialist Series – have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. History Volume One looks at the history of the Whaling industry, the context of the Boston Tea Party, the role of the Rosetta Stone in understanding language, the terror of the Barbary Pirates, the importance of the signing of the Magna Carta and the inferno that changed the face of a city, the Great Fire of London. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000081/bk_imnd_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1960s Britain: When one of his regular snitches is found floating in the lower Thames, Inspector Jerry Carnaby is in a quandary. The dead man had arranged a meeting with him, promising vital information on a new crime. Unfortunately, there are three distinct possibilities to sort out, and the tip could apply to any of them. It could be a large gold shipment due in from Cardiff. It also could involve a pending visit by an important German diplomat. Or it might have to do with the seemingly improbable claim of a scientist that he has discovered a means of transmuting common materials into precious metals. Carnaby is off to a bad start when his superiors divert him from these cases to escort the diplomat´s hyperkinetic daughter around London when she arrives early to do a little shopping. When the man assigned to watch her hotel room overnight is found strangled, the threads begin to come together and Jerry finds himself searching for a faceless master thief who had vanished a decade before.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: 5395 MEDIA LLC. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053235/bk_acx0_053235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to keep you and yours safe from the perils of the modern world. In today´s increasingly hostile climate, people are anxious about how to keep themselves safe. Chris Ryan is an expert in dangerous situations, and here he tells you how to keep yourself and your family safe from the perils of modern urban life. He leads you through a variety of situations, including what to do if: You are walking down the street and think you are being followed You find yourself confronted by a threatening group of people or a gang You find yourself caught in the middle of a riot You hear gunfire or explosions in a crowed place (e.g., a shopping centre) You hear on the radio that Russia has launched nuclear missiles that will land in the centre of London in two hours 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Fenner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001206/bk_hodd_001206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new adventure with the Third Doctor, as told by his companion, Jo Grant. ´´Retrocausation! Events before their cause. Time in reverse.´´ While investigating a temporal anomaly in Central London, the Doctor and Jo Grant meet Professor Harold Saunders, a man who possesses an unstable alien artefact and who is seemingly haunted by the ghosts of dolls. Who is the mysterious Mrs Killebrew? Why is a pack of hounds hunting them in reverse? And can Jo pick up any bargains while backwards shopping on Oxford Street? Directed by Lisa Bowerman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Manning, Jane Goddard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000287/bk_bgfn_000287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London´s first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a ´great cathedral of shopping´, and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman. Selfridge´s talents were for shopping and seduction: and as his shop grew in success, so did his list of mansions, yachts, racehorses - and conquests. He lived through the turmoil of the First World War and the glittering excesses of the 1920s before losing millions at French gaming tables and being ousted from his store in 1939. To this irrepressible man, ´the store was a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o´clock´: Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of what happened before the curtain fell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006437/bk_bbcw_006437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Continue your iMinds Collection with Generalist Volume 3. A compilation of diverse topics across our twelve categories, in Generalist Volume 3 you will learn about: The story behind Lehman Brothers, the theory of the Tragedy of the Commons, the cultural construct of Flash Mobs, the belief of Creationism, the art of Anime, the theory of Evolution, the history of the Bubonic Plague and the Great Fire of London, the belief in UFOs, the mystery of Stonehenge and the story of the New York Yankees. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: iMinds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000075/bk_imnd_000075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of darkly humorous short stories, each with a cunning twist in the tale. When extraordinary events befall some of London´s most ordinary of inhabitants, unexpected turns lead to some witty, strange, sometimes shocking yet ultimately gratifying results. ´´An Honest Mistake´´: Madge has long since surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doled out to her by her belligerent husband, Stan. On this particular evening, however, her fears of a rat beneath the floorboards, combined with her natural absent-mindedness, result in her dishing up Stan not only his evening meal but perhaps his just desserts! ´´A Familiar Face´´: Two elderly Cockney women meet up in a London café shortly after one them, Dora, has been widowed. When Dora calmly removes from her shopping bag a large glass jar containing a human head, discussions over its mysterious identity and how it came to be lodged in the cupboard under her stairs lead to some startling revelations. ´´A Slip of the Tongue´´: Miss Perkins, tired of the constant sexual innuendos of her employer, Mr. Reams, decides to hand in her notice. Mr. Reams, however, attempts to take things one step further. Unfortunately, due to Miss Perkins´ nervous disposition, he soon discovers he´s bitten off more than he can chew or, at least, one of them has. ´´An Embarrassing Odor´´: Ethel, a frail, widowed pensioner, suddenly has her tranquil world turned upside when a burglar breaks into her home. This violent delinquent´s only concern is in getting his hands on her valuables. That, and the unpleasant smell that fills the room. What is that smell? ´´A Stunning Confession´´: As Ron and Jan made themselves comfortable on their sofa, they thought they were settling in for just another quiet night in front of the television. But beneath the surface each was withholding a guilty secret from the other, and on this particular evening one of them found they... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Trueman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058681/bk_acx0_058681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.