Civilization and Its Enemies is an extraordinary tour de force by America´s reigning philosopher of 9/11, Lee Harris. In it, Harris focuses on the next great conflict: the war between the civilized world and the international terrorists who wish to destroy it. Harris´s brilliant tour through the stages of civilization, from Sparta to the French Revolution to the present, demonstrates that civilization depends upon brute force, properly wielded by a sovereign. Today, only America can play the role of sovereign on the world stage, by the use of force when necessary. Lee Harris´s articles have been hailed by thinkers from across the spectrum. His message is an enduring one that will change the way readers think about the war with Iraq, about terrorism, and about our future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barrett Whitener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001022/bk_blak_001022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sergey Mikhaylovich Solovyov (1820 – 1879) was one of the greatest Russian historians whose influence on the next generation of Russian historians (Vasily Klyuchevsky, Dmitry Ilovaisky, Sergey Platonov) was paramount. He was favored by the Russian royal family and became a history tutor to the Crown Princes Nicholas and Alexander. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Leontina Brotskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000084/bk_agen_000084_sample.mp3.
Sergey Mikhaylovich Solovyov (1820 – 1879) was one of the greatest Russian historians whose influence on the next generation of Russian historians (Vasily Klyuchevsky, Dmitry Ilovaisky, Sergey Platonov) was paramount. He was favored by the Russian royal family and became a history tutor to the Crown Princes Nicholas and Alexander. The oprichnina is the period of Russian history between 1565 and 1572, during which Tsar Ivan the Terrible instituted a domestic policy of secret police, mass repressions, public executions, and confiscation of land from Russian aristocrats. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Leontina Brotskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000082/bk_agen_000082_sample.mp3.
Robert Conquest has been called by Paul Johnson ´´our greatest living modern historian´´. As a new century begins, Conquest offers an illuminating examination of our past failures and a guide to where we should go next. Graced with one of the most acute gifts for political prescience since Orwell, Conquest assigns responsibility for our century’s cataclysms not to impersonal economic or social forces but to the distorted ideologies of revolutionary Marxism and National Socialism. The final, sobering chapters of Reflections on a Ravaged Century concern themselves with some coming storms, notably that of the European Union, which Conquest believes is an economic, cultural, and geographical misconception divisive of the West and doomed to failure. Winner of the Ingersoll Prize; winner of the Richard M. Weaver Prize; a New York Times Notable Book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015122/bk_adbl_015122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The insider knowledge London City Walking Tour. The listener is guided through the streets with stories and secrets intertwined and immersed in a world of music, interviews, and sound effects from those in the know.Take to the streets with Robert Elms to explore Camden Town, an area famous for being different. Where music lives and markets thrive. A place where million pound houses can sit next to homeless shelters. Camden Town has many stories to tell; from its famous live music pubs to secret underground shelters. Get the ultimate guided tour of the area that will forever wear its heart proudly tattooed on its arm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Elms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smap/000003/bk_smap_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jewish State must end, say its enemies, from intellectuals like Tony Judt to hate-filled demagogues like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even average Israelis are wondering if they wouldn´t be better off somewhere else. A country which once restored hope to Jews world-over now feels itself slipping. Increasingly, Israelis wonder how much has really been accomplished and whether they ought to persevere. Can Israel win the next military war for survival, whomever the foe? Can Israel defuse the demographic time bomb of a growing Arab population? Can Israel, a country that´s come so far and sacrificed so much, keep up the will to fight? Daniel Gordis is confident his fellow Jews can renew their faith in the cause, and in Saving Israel, he outlines how. Gordis has written many popular personal essays and memoirs in the past, but Saving Israel is a full-throated call to arms. Never has the case for defending -- no, celebrating -- the existence of Israel been so clear, so passionate, or so worthy of wholehearted support. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001562/bk_adbl_001562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Madame Nashatyrin is fed up with violent behaviour and foul language emanating from an abusive male guest next door. She has two grown-up daughters and is concerned about their well-being when complaining to the hotel-keeper. ´Either give me other apartments, or I shall leave your confounded hotel altogether! It´s a sink of iniquity! Why don´t you get rid of the scoundrel?´ But as soon as the marital status of the scoundrel is revealed, she meditates and concludes that there´s something good in everyone after all. ´Why, whatever he may be, we ought not to despise him. Perhaps your fate is here. Change your dresses anyway,´ says Madame Nashatyrin to one of her daughters. Read in English, unabridged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Bollinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000298/bk_mxbo_000298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frequent claims of foiled plots; tighter monitoring of suspects and stronger global terror laws. On the flip side, a new safe haven emerging for terrorists in Pakistan; stories of terror cells springing up throughout North Africa; numerous recruits from Europe´s leading universities willing to sign up to the cause. Are Al Qaeda and its affiliates, responsible for the horrific attacks in New York, London and Madrid, finding it hard to be the force they once were, or should we be bracing ourselves for the next outrage? Al Qaeda: the current threat weighs up the facts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis, Richard Lyddon, Lisa Coleman, Stephen Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pckt/000009/bk_pckt_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains a classic tale of army life from the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Set in the early 1800s, this short novel poignantly portrays the day-to-day lives of Hussars. Tolstoy expertly evokes the tensions between the values of one generation and the next. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Alexey Aptovtsev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000093/bk_agen_000093_sample.mp3.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is generally considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history.The Chorus Girl tells the tale of a mistress who is confronted unexpectedly by her lover´s wife. In the meantime the cheating husband is hiding in the next room. The dialogue between the two women is classic of Chekhov´s genius... he captures a person´s entire character and soul within a few paragraphs and then catapults them into a crisis from which they emerge changed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000368/bk_redd_000368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.