[Contains explicit content] Susie remembers those who lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub. Next, the tale of Ada Menken, the 19th-century stage ingenue who lived fast, died young, and was both lusted after and shamed for it. And finally, it´s ´´What´s on Audible´´: Perhaps it’s time to revisit King Lear. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 750, June 16, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/170616/pf_suzy_170616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in an upper-middle-class Tel Aviv apartment building, this best-selling and warmly acclaimed Israeli novel examines the interconnected lives of its residents, whose turmoils, secrets, unreliable confessions, and problematic decisions reveal a society in the midst of an identity crisis. On the first floor, Arnon, a tormented retired officer who fought in the First Intifada, confesses to an army friend with a troubled military past how his obsession about his young daughter´s safety led him to lose control and put his marriage in peril. Above Arnon lives Hani, known as ´´the widow´´, whose husband travels the world for his lucrative job while she stays at home with their two children, increasingly isolated and unstable. When her brother-in-law suddenly appears at their door begging her to hide him from loan sharks and the police, she agrees in spite of the risk to her family, if only to bring some emotional excitement into her life. On the top floor lives a former judge, Devora. Eager to start a new life in her retirement, Devora joins a social movement, desperately tries to reconnect with her estranged son, and falls in love with a man who isn´t what he seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deepti Gupta, Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001396/bk_high_001396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), spent four years traveling the country and asking economists, futurists, labor leaders, CEOs, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and political leaders to help envision the US economy 25 to 30 years from now. He vividly reports on people who are analyzing and creating this new economy - such as investment banker Steve Berkenfeld; David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell International; and Andy Grove of Intel. Through these stories, we come to a stark and deeper understanding of the toll technological progress will continue to take on jobs and income and its inevitable effect on tens of millions of people. But there is hope for our economy and future. The foundation of economic prosperity for all Americans, Stern believes, is a universal basic income. The idea of a universal basic income for all Americans is controversial, but American attitudes are shifting. Stern has been a game changer throughout his career, and his next goal is to create a movement that will force the political establishment to take action against something that many on both the right and the left believe is inevitable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007353/bk_tant_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Julian Barnes´ novel The Sense of an Ending won the 2011 Man Booker Prize. It´s the story of a man in his sixties who´s forced to confront a traumatic episode from his past. Barnes talks with Steve Paulson about the complications of memory, aging and moral reckoning.Next, Poet Anna Rabinowitz found a shoe box full of old letters and photos of family and friends killed in the Holocaust. She felt compelled to tell their stories, so she wrote the book-length poem Darkling to feature their voices. She tells Anne Strainchamps about the acrostic buried in the poem. We also hear excerpts from the opera Darkling.Then, novelist and essayist Andre Aciman is fascinated by memory , though he says what we remember is rarely straightforward. It´s also tinged by our longing and some of what we remember may have only happened in our imagination. Aciman talks with Steve Paulson about memory and writing and the formative influence of Proust.And finally, as a child, Michael Ondaatje took a long ocean voyage from Sri Lanka to England. He´s now gone back to that experience and used a highly fictionalized account for his novel The Cat´s Table. He talks with Jim Fleming about the fine line between fiction and memoir and his own experience as a young boy who sailed to England. [Broadcast Date: November 22, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/131122/rt_tbon_131122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Welt der Literatur gegen alle möglichen Missetäter zu verteidigen, ist eine ehrenvolle, aber auch nervenaufreibende Aufgabe. Wen wundert es also, dass Thursday Next sich zu ihrem Mutterschaftsurlaub in die tiefsten Tiefen des Brunnens der Manuskripte zurückzieht. Genauer gesagt auf ein gemütliches Flug-Hausboot in einem drittklassigen, unlesbaren Krimi, der wahrscheinlich nie veröffentlicht wird. Aber das Leben hier ist nicht ungefährlich: Gleich am ersten Tag steht Thursday Next einer wilden Meute von Grammasiten gegenüber, Big Martin scheint sie vernaschen zu wollen und eine gruppentherapeutische Sitzung zur Verminderung der Wut in Wuthering Heights wird ihr fast zum Verhängnis... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Elisabeth Günther. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adko/001205/bk_adko_001205_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Fernando Soto dreamed of owning a business. For years he worked and struggled, never imagining that he could have a better life and then one day he woke up and believed that he could. In What´s next for You?, Mr. Soto shares the secrets to the fulfillment of his dream. But guess what? It´s no secret at all. Living your dream is possible through hard work, dedication, and an unrelenting will to succeed. Today, Mr. Soto owns a contract janitorial services company that services a broad range of clients in a variety of industries, from small office clients to automobile dealerships, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, medical practices, and universities. One of his largest clients has annual revenues exceeding $550 million with over 10,000 employees! He built his business from the ground up, taking notes and sketching his ideas on the manufacturing floor where he worked for years as an employee. The company where he last worked is now one of his valued clients. ´´Anything is possible,´´ Mr. Soto says. Just keep your dream front and center and with Mr. Soto´s help, you could be living your dream life, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bodrero. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021796/bk_acx0_021796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this unrequited love story will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven, John Green, and Jesse Andrews. Seriously, how can you see a person nearly every day of your life and never think a thing of it, then, all of a sudden, one day, it´s different? You see that goofy grin a thousand times and just laugh. But goofy grin number 1,001 nearly stops your heart? Right. That sounds like a bad movie already. Matt Wainwright is constantly sabotaged by the overdramatic movie director in his head. He can´t tell his best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; he implodes on the JV basketball team; and the only place he feels normal is in Mr. Ellis´ English class, discussing the greatest fart scenes in literature and writing poems about pissed-off candy-cane lumberjacks. If this were a movie, everything would work out perfectly. Tabby would discover that Matt´s madly in love with her, be overcome with emotion, and fall into his arms. Maybe in the rain. But that´s not how it works. Matt watches Tabby get swept away by senior basketball star and all-around great guy Liam Branson. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough, but screwing up and losing her as a friend is even worse. After a tragic accident, Matt finds himself left on the sidelines, on the verge of spiraling out of control and losing everything that matters to him. From debut author Jared Reck comes a fiercely funny and heart-wrenching novel about love, longing, and what happens when life as you know it changes in an instant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002337/bk_lili_002337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, you are stuck with having to revise Romeo and Juliet, a Shakespearean play about a lovestruck clueless couple with communication issues? In the next 30 minutes, I am going to make this revision process as pain-free as possible. Trust me on this.William Lloydson takes a break from his YouTube day job and adopts an alias to bring you this amusing approach to your English literature revision.There will be a summary section giving you a breakdown of exactly what happens in the play, just in case you glazed over the first time you read it. There will be notable quotes, a section on themes, some character analysis, and finally, a look at some of the exam questions that seem to crop up regularly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Calum Barclay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142867/bk_acx0_142867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.