Over the course of three years, Alice Oswald recorded conversations with people who live and work on the River Dart in Devon. Using these records and voices as a sort of poetic census, she creates in Dart a narrative of the river, tracking its life from source to sea. The voices are wonderfully varied and idiomatic - they include a poacher, a ferryman, a sewage worker and milk worker, a forester, swimmers and canoeists - and are interlinked with historic and mythic voices: drowned voices, dreaming voices and marginal notes which act as markers along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Oswald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fabe/000037/bk_fabe_000037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The land of Terre d´Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission...and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel´s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair...and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel´s Dart - a massive tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000910/bk_tant_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the color of the Virgin Mary´s cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the supernatural. It is... SacrÉ Bleu. In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor´s house for help? Who was the crooked little ´´color man´´ Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent´s friends - baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec - who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh´s untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th century Paris. Oh la la, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history - with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure - Sacre Bleu is another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only, Christopher Moore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Euan Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002809/bk_harp_002809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dart - Ein gefährliches Spiel: Jan Zenker
Keith Lee Morris´ The Dart League King has drawn high praise from critics nationwide. Hours before a tense championship dart match in a small Idaho town, five locals must reassess their lives and make fateful decisions. With the sure hand of a master, Morris reveals quiet truths about rural America life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Landrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002961/bk_reco_002961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty years ago, Frank Felson was a baseball-bashing, drum-smashing, rock-n-roll lothario. It was pseudo semi-pro ball, and his band was a much maligned one hit wonder, but for Frank, the world was his oyster, and he was shucking it for pearls. Today, Frank´s life is a steaming pile of excrement. He´s unemployed, his dog has been murdered, and his wife is shacking up with another man. Worst of all, Frank´s current band plays nothing but Jimmy Buffet covers. Most people would assume a 42-year-old day drinker with a penchant for backyard badminton and ditch weed had given up. Not Frank. Frank is convinced he´ll make it back to the top, fall in love, maybe even learn to like himself again. Can man truly do anything he puts his mind to? Or are we all merely dreamers desperately dodging, the perilously sharp...lawn darts of fate? Warning: This book contains drug use, hot sex, swinging, drinking and other hijinx. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Brogadir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056779/bk_acx0_056779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definition of Zen is to be ´´ordinary´´. What? You want to win, and winning is not ordinary! To Zen, winning is ordinary! Losing is also ordinary. How is this so? Again, there are many ways to practice the art of Zen. Meditation (zazen, tai chi, and yoga), riddles (koans), ceremonies (tea ceremony), art (Zen in the art of...), and martial arts (warrior intuition). In order to become ordinary, mustn´t one first become extraordinary? This is the desire to utilize human potential. This is the inner warrior sage spirit. A child is fascinated by the archer or dart thrower who consecutively delivers missiles to the bullseye. Even as adults, we observe seemingly impossible tasks with awe. We feel either inspired or inferior. Is there Zen in it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ethan Froebel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131794/bk_acx0_131794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die unwiderstehliche Verführungskunst einer schieß-wütigen Blondine... Ich sitze, wie jeden Montag, an der Bar und trinke ein Bier. Meistens wird es dann ein halbes Dutzend. Eigentlich macht mir das nichts aus, bis auf den Wirt kennt mich sowieso keiner. Mein Leben war bisher alles andere als erfolgreich. Na gut, ich bin noch nicht alt, dreiundzwanzig, aber es waren enttäuschende dreiundzwanzig Jahre. Seit einem halben Jahr bin ich wieder arbeitslos, eigentlich ein Dauerzustand... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Franz Suhrada. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/002401/bk_edel_002401_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
You´ll be entranced by these 24stories as Nath Jones finds her way into this fun and biting life. This is the third of her books of short stories. She conducts you from the kaleidoscopic moment when a toddler loses her innocence to the last breath an old man takes in a rowboat at sunrise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nath Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024645/bk_acx0_024645_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.