Presents mail-order novelty products that were advertised in comic books during the ´60s and ´70s, with photographs, original ads, item descriptions, buyer´s preconceptions, actual functions, and satisfaction rankings for each item.
Tras la Verdad, la Desaparición. SOLO DICKER PODÍA SUPERARSE A SÍ MISMO. Más de 4.000.000 de lectores la están esperando. Por el ganador del Premio Goncourt des Lycéens, del Gran Premio de Novela de la Academia Francesa, del Premio Lire, del Premio Qué Leer y del Premio San Clemente. #AdictosaDicker «Seiscientas cincuenta páginas que nos harán adorar el insomnio.» Valérie Trierweiler, Paris Match La noche del 30 de julio de 1994, la apacible población de Orphea, en la región de los Hamptons, asiste a la gran apertura del festival de teatro. Pero el alcalde se retrasa... Mientras tanto, un hombre recorre las calles vacías buscando a su mujer, hasta hallar su cadáver ante la casa del alcalde. Dentro, toda la familia ha sido asesinada. Jesse Rosenberg y Derek Scott, dos jóvenes y brillantes policías de Nueva York, resuelven el caso. Pero veinte años más tarde, en la ceremonia de despedida de la policía a Rosenberg, la periodista Stephanie Mailer lo afronta: asegura que Dereck y Jesse se equivocaron de asesino a pesar de que la prueba estaba delante de sus ojos, y afirma poseer información clave. Días después, desaparece. Así se inicia este colosal thriller, que avanza en el pasado y el presente a ritmo vertiginoso, sumando tramas, personajes, sorpresas y vueltas de tuerca, sacudiendo y precipitando al oyente sin freno posible hacia el inesperado e inolvidable desenlace. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Raúl Llorens, Gemma Ibáñez, Nerea Alfonso, Víctor Velasco, Masumi Mutsuda, Núria Mediavilla, Juan Carlos Gustems. http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhsp/000804/bk_rhsp_000804_sample.mp3.
Die Bekanntgabe bezüglich der Beweismittel an Taylors Kleidung sorgt für großen Wirbel. Unverzüglich veranlassen die Eltern der Basketballspieler und die Leyland School eine ausführliche DNA-Analyse am gesamten Team. Schließlich zwingen die anstehenden Tests Eric zu einer schmerzhaften Offenbarung. Unterdessen sucht Taylor den Weg zurück in die Normalität, indem er sich wieder bei einer öffentlichen Schule in der Umgebung einschreibt.
The beloved American Girl History Mysteries features intrepid girls faced with intriguing situations. The author of this installment, Kathryn Reiss, has received the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award. In Riddle of the Prairie Bride, it´s 1878 and Ida Deming and her papa are looking forward to meeting his mail-order bride. But is this woman really who she claims to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000717/bk_reco_000717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unemployed man receives an anonymous letter full of cash in the mail. His problems are just beginning.... AnonMan is set in the near future when the water runs out in Las Vegas. An American city is dying, though the people don´t know it yet, or care. Bobby is in a rut. He´s an unemployed, degenerate gambler trudging through an unsatisfying life. Some things never change - the water can disappear, but the thirst for gambling never evaporates. His hen-pecking wife constantly hassles him about finding a job, which only exasperates his excessive gambling. At his wit´s end, Bobby finds an anonymous letter in the mail. It´s full of cash. A cryptic letter alludes to the cash as payment for a murder. Bobby didn´t commit the crime, but he takes the money anyway and blows it at the sportsbook. Bobby returns home to a marriage in a state of irreconcilable disrepair due to unpaid bills. Yet, there´s a glimmer of hope. Another anonymous letter waits in the mailbox. Only this one has no cash. Just a note...and a proposition: Kill a man and receive more money. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118262/bk_acx0_118262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society - and his own past - takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the ´´momentous catastrophe´´ of the Kennedy assassination. All the while, Hubbard is haunted by women who were loved by both his godfather and President Kennedy. Featuring a tapestry of unforgettable characters both real and imagined, Harlot´s Ghost is a panoramic achievement in the tradition of Tolstoy, Melville, and Balzac, a triumph of Mailer´s literary prowess. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008331/bk_brll_008331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo on his upper arm, and a severed female head in his marijuana stash, he has almost no memory of the night before. As he reconstructs the missing hours, Madden runs afoul of retired prizefighters, sex addicts, mediums, former cons, a world-weary ex-girlfriend, and his own father, old now but still a Herculean figure. Stunningly conceived and vividly composed, Tough Guys Don´t Dance represents Mailer at the peak of his powers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008566/bk_brll_008566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s been 101 days since Felix Hoffmann´s girlfriend, Celine, left Berlin in a humanitarian convoy carrying aid to Kurdish northern Iraq. Now her coffin returns home. With the Iraq War all but begun, the story coming from Baghdad is that the young woman orchestrated the very bomb attack that killed her. But a devastated Felix, doctor at South Berlin Hospital, cannot believe that Celine would willingly participate in such an act, and certain clues - as well as questioning from German, Iraqi, and American agencies - raise the good doctor´s suspicions. A cryptic e-mail propels Felix to seek out the truth of what really happened to his lover. He discovers that part of the transported ´´humanitarian aid´´ was not actually humanitarian at all, leading him to believe that Celine´s fateful mission bore a far more dangerous purpose…and a far different outcome. And when the truth surfaces, Felix must fight for his life - or become another casualty of war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005575/bk_brll_005575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fast-paced thriller ensnares intelligence agents, drug cartel overlords, and politicians in a twisted web of deceit and deception. Camila Sanchez, an Argentinian garbage sifter, finds a partially shredded confidential CIA document among her overnight collection of refuse. This document describes a program to hack into the Argentine Intelligence agencies´ databases, including e-mails, and to glean details of their relationship with the powerful Mexican Gulf cartel. Camila considers this find as treasure and sells the information to the Argentine Intelligence Secretariat. Armed with this knowledge, the Argentines begin to feed misinformation to the CIA. Crusading anti-drug activists are falsely portrayed as being secretly in the pay of the cartel leading to numerous arrest warrants. Information and misinformation flows freely on the corrupted e-mail system but one Gulf Cartel directive surprises both the Argentines and the Americans: ´´Activate Rosario 5.´´ Rosario 5 proves to be a highly effective sex stimulant that threatens to overwhelm the youth of America and Argentina. ´´Paradise Parties´´, mimicking the San Francisco sexual orgies of the past, become commonplace and pervasive. Both societies are deeply threatened. A cooperative effort between the two countries to eradicate the curse ensues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny L. Oringderff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067139/bk_acx0_067139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: ´´ You have something I want. You´re the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don´t hear from you, you will be childless.´´ His horrified ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone´s bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria. A cradle of historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious ideas, the ancient lbrary of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But 1,500 years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend. Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls is desperate to breach the library´s hallowed halls, and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed. Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, to the highest levels of the American government, and to a shattering outcome will have worldwide repercussions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000997/bk_rand_000997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.