A senior American security adviser is missing, presumed kidnapped for his top-level military intelligence. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein needs to track him down before classified information gets into the wrong hands. She needs Jon Reznick on board. The former black-ops assassin is supposed to be on vacation with his daughter, but when Meyerstein calls, it doesn´t pay to keep her waiting. Her elite team is convinced that the missing diplomat´s expertise in the Persian Gulf points to an Iranian terrorist cell, but Reznick isn´t so sure. His gut instinct tells him they´re all wrong. Never one to play by the rules, he finds himself working alone, following a lead that everyone else has dismissed. But to Reznick, the suspect seems a little too clean... When the team comes under attack, the kidnapping is exposed as part of a much wider conspiracy, one far more dangerous than Meyerstein feared. Nothing and nobody is safe - and only Jon Reznick stands between national security and a campaign of unprecedented terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008447/bk_brll_008447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his own inimitable style, Terry Jones leads you through Chaucer´s filthy and very funny tale of adultery, the feared coming of the second flood and burnt bums. The Canterbury Tales broke the literary mould in many ways. It established English as an acceptable language for literature, where previously it had been almost exclusively Latin or Norman French. It was also one of the first books to create a link between all the pieces of work in a literary collection. Before that an author had merely put together a group of pieces that he considered interesting, in no particular order and with no connecting narrative. Chaucer chose a meeting between pilgrims at the Tabard Inn on the road to Canterbury to provide the linking narrative for his Canterbury Tales. A group of pilgrims swap their tales, with a thoroughly human competitiveness and retaliatory jousting. The choice of pilgrims for his characters allowed Chaucer to put together types that wouldn´t usually associate let alone talk. This recording of The Miller´s Tale is a translation from the Middle English into modern language by the leading Chaucerian scholar, Terry Jones - yes, the Python one - who adds to his truly scholarly rendition of the text a smattering of highly useful and fascinating notes, recorded as he read. He also, of course, adds a particular dimension all his own to a tale of wicked bawdiness and bare asses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000033/bk_slks_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist Jon Cohen and South African journalist Charlene Smith on this edition of Fresh Air. Cohen has just written a book called Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS vaccine. He is a leading AIDS reporter who covers science and medicine for Science Magazine. He´ll talk about the work that is being done to develop the AIDS vaccine, trials, funding issues, and the future of AIDS prevention. Charlene Smith writes about the spread of AIDS in Southern Africa. In 1999, she was raped and feared the man who raped her could have given her HIV/AIDS. Smith had a hard time obtaining the drugs that could lessen the potential of her getting HIV. Smith then wrote about her experience and helped spread awareness about rape and HIV in South Africa. Statistics say every 26 seconds, a woman is raped in South Africa - the country with the fastest growing HIV rate. Smith continues to speak about her experience and is pushing for legal and medical reforms in South Africa. Her website is www.speakout.org.za. (Broadcast Date: June 21, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010621/rt_whyy_010621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY 2017 ´A deeply original and illuminating account of Marx´s journey through the intellectual history of the nineteenth century... a profound reappraisal and a gripping read´ Christopher Clark, author of The Sleepwalkers As the nineteenth century unfolded, its inhabitants had to come to terms with an unparalleled range of political, economic, religious and intellectual challenges. Distances shrank, new towns sprang up, and ingenious inventions transformed the industrial landscape. It was an era dominated by new ideas about God, human capacities, industry, revolution, empires and political systems - and above all, the shape of the future. One of the most distinctive and arresting contributions to this debate was made by Karl Marx, the son of a Jewish convert in the Rhineland and a man whose entire life was devoted to making sense of the hopes and fears of the nineteenth century world. Gareth Stedman Jones´s impressive biography explores how Marx came to his revolutionary ideas in an age of intellectual ferment, and the impact they had on his times. In a world where so many things were changing so fast, would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the events which had brought this world into being, or to those who feared and loathed it? This remarkable book allows the reader to understand as never before the world of ideas which shaped Marx´s world - and in turn made Marx shape our own.
This acclaimed novel, newly repackaged, introduces Sophie, resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared Wizard Howl. An ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (Wall Calendar 2019 DIN A4 Landscape):Raptor: The most feared aircraft in the world. (Monthly calendar 14 pages ). 3. Edition 2018 Jon Grainge
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (Wall Calendar 2020 DIN A3 Landscape):Raptor - The most feared aircraft in the world. (Monthly calendar 14 pages ). 4. Edition 2019 Jon Grainge
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (Wall Calendar 2020 DIN A4 Landscape):Raptor - The most feared aircraft in the world. (Monthly calendar 14 pages ). 4. Edition 2019 Jon Grainge
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Last by Hanna Jameson, read by Anthony Starke. BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington.BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead.BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm.Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn´t ignored his wife Nadia´s last message. Twenty people remain in Jon´s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive. Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It´s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer....As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn´t want to be found? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Starke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001894/bk_pauk_001894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.