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Our American West: Volume 2 , Hörbuch, Digital,...
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Our American West, Volume 2 begins with America’s first colonizers, the prairie dogs, and how out on the ranges they were so hated by ranchers that they were almost made extinct. Conestoga Wagons were once called “prairie schooners” crossing America long before the famed Pony Express. The indomitable courage of Sarah Winnemucca, the “Prairie Princess” rivals that of a tall Swede named Showshoe Thompson who skied the snowy river passes of the Sierra Nevadas for over twenty years packing the mail and saving lives. Almost no one knows of Esther Hobart Morris, but Wyoming proudly claims her as its Mother of Women’s Suffrage. Marvel at the transcontinental railroad race between the Union Pacific’s Chinese laborers and the predominately Irish Central Pacific Railroad crews and about how a one-armed Civil War hero named John Wesley Powell was the first explorer to run the mighty Grand Canyon deep within its corridors of stone. Doctors called “sawbones” struggled to save their patients with little more than poultices and prayers. Tom Horn was a tall, handsome hired gun but did he hang for a crime he did commit? Are mules smarter than horses? Clay Allison was every bit as deadly as Billy the Kid. Native American stories featuring Chief Sitting Bull. Buffalo Soldiers, The Ghost Dancers and Mark Twain, Frederick Remington and The Infamous Bandit Queens round out Our American West, Volume 2. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001312/bk_bimo_001312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Let George Do It, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 592min
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Bob Bailey stars as detective George Valentine, a likable guy who is confident in his abilities and willing to give just about anything a shot. Frances Robinson gives life and allure to the character of Claire Brooks, George's girl (and girl Friday). Rounding out the regular trio is Lt. Riley, Valentine's reluctant right-hand man down at police headquarters, played to the hilt by Wally Maher, with an endearing mix of frustration and admiration. Receiving urgent requests by mail each week, the words "Dear Mr. Valentine" are followed by invitations to investigate missing person cases, robberies, cover-ups, family secrets, love triangles, suicides, and so-called accidents. George and Brooksie oblige, busting up murder plots, rackets, and romances. The plights of the wrongly accused, wrongly convicted, and wrongly intentioned are handled with humor, charm, and daring in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Episodes include: "Friendship Club (aka Island in the Lake)" 05-31-48, "Have Some Excitement" 06-07-48, "A Piece of Publicity (aka Hired for a Bodyguard)" 06-14-48, "Problem Child (aka Unfit Mother)" 06-21-48, "Mr. Korawski - American (aka The Racket)" 06-28-48, "Murder Me Twice (aka The Man Who Was Murdered Twice)" 07-05-48, "A Close Call" 07-12-48, "Cry Murder (aka A Deadman Who Was a Murderer)" 07-19-48, "The Money Maker" 08-02-48, "The Perfect Specimen" 08-09-48, "The Ghost on Bliss Terrace" 08-16-48, "The Corpse That Took a Powder" 08-23-48, "A Minor Case of Murder" 08-30-48, "The Impatient Redhead" 09-06-48, "The Father Who Had Nothing to Say" 09-13-48, "The Hearse Was Painted Pink" 09-20-48, "Death Wears a Gay Sport Jacket" 10-18-48, "The Flowers That Smelled of Murder" 11-01-48, "Murder - It's a Gift" 11-08-48, "Stand-In for Murder" 11-29-48. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001227/rt_radi_001227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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All You Need Is Love: Ten Romances, Past & Present
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Contains: Renaissance Faire AND The Ghost Mariner AND Lola & Isaac's Story: A Mail Order Bride Romance PLUS Finding The Perfect Costume For The Halloween Dance AND The Smallest of the Orphans PLUS The Second Chance Town: A Mail Order Bride Romance AND The Lounge Singer PLUS Named After Halloween AND The Detective and the Mystery Next Door PLUS The Great American Theatre Halloween Movie Night. Complete synopses are at the beginning of each story.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Red Birds
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Praise for Red Birds: “Hanif, Booker-longlisted for A Case of Exploding Mangoes, dives headfirst into an unnamed desert in the present day…Hanif’s portrait of the surrealism and commonplaceness of America’s wars in Muslim countries is nearly impossible to put down. The camp in particular crackles with humanity, bizarreness, and banality…The novel manages to remain delightful and unpredictable even in its darkest moments, highlighting the hypocrisies and constant confusions of American intervention abroad.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Red Birds is a piercingly laugh-out-loud novel in a genre that doesn’t often abide comedy. But Hanif pushes his narrative beyond mere irony, expanding his critique of America’s military interventions to include satire, ghost stories and absurdist touches — up to and including a canine narrator that’s usually smarter than any human in the room.” —Washington Post 'An incisive, unsparing critique of war and of America’s role in the destruction of the Middle East...Hanif is dexterous and ambitious with the literary tools of both east and west...Combine this with humour as cutting as Heller or Evelyn Waugh...and you have something wildly original.' –Guardian “Funny, fresh, and not afraid to draw blood, this is an unusual gem of a book.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hanif has written a splendidly satirical novel that beautifully captures the absurdity and folly of war and its ineluctable impact on its survivors. At turns funny and heartbreaking, it is a memorable contribution to the literature of conflict.” —Booklist (starred review) “Red Birds is a fresh marvel, describing with cool wit and steely yet tender intelligence the interlinked fates of antagonists in a forgotten war-scape – and the complicity of our own sheltered lives in remote conflicts.” —Guardian “[A] wonderfully strange exploration of the effects of war on civilians. Mohmmed Hanif's Red Birds is part Catch-22, part Slaughterhouse-Five, part Kafka's The Castle, and all Hanif's darkly satirical wit and wildly creative imagination.” —BookBrowse “An impressive multi-voiced performance that straddles bitter tragedy and pungent black comedy, grounded realism and flighty absurdity … Red Birds thrums with rambunctious energy… this is writing with guts, satire with bite” —National “An acutely observed refugee tale … Both achingly realistic and elusively metaphysical … dripping with exuberant disdain for the way in which western power has corrupted the world … an effective satire that reminds us that everybody— refugees, distraught mothers, unthinking airmen, well-meaning aid workers, dogs and ghosts – has a need to love, and be loved” —Observer “A blistering, savage, tragicomic satire about the cruelty of war and the impossibility of peace … Hanif writes of violence and bitterness with flashes of hilarity that underline his anger and his humanity.” — Times “Hanif has a talent for taking the most serious subjects…and, in a style indebted to Joseph Heller's Catch-22, emphasising their fundamental absurdity through satire. Hanif's authorial gifts are undeniable and Red Birds is written with ambition and powerful satirical anger.” —Literary Review 'Deploying a relentlessly grim gallows humour, Hanif skewers the entrenched insanity of conflict … Hanif’s bleak, formidable use of irony burns deeply.' —Daily Mail Praise for Mohammed Hanif: “Mohammed Hanif is a brave, gifted writer.” —Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West “Witty, elegant, and deliciously anarchic. Hanif has a lovely eye and an even better ear.” —John le Carré, on Case of the Exploding Mangoes “An insanely brilliant, satirical first novel . . . Belongs in a tradition that includes

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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Short People
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'A near-magical collection. . . . This is a book that will stay with you for a long, long time.' – The Miami Herald “Sharp, funny, generous-minded. . . . Joshua Furst has an abiding interest in what kids do, and what they’re thinking when they do it.” – The Washington Post '[Furst] captures the utter joy and wonder of the formative years, making real the awe we long ago forgot, along with time's bleak and nefarious sides. . . . Furst makes it all explicit–the cruelty, the astonishment, the treachery, the rapture–and in doing so creates a thoughtful if disturbing portrait of what it means to be a child. Or, more to the point, what it means to be human.' – Los Angeles Times “[A] charged debut collection. . . . Like children, each story has its own way of demanding the reader's attention. . . . Furst’s attention to his characters, his allegiance, remains constant. There's real humor here, and terror, and an enormous sense of all that can be lost.' – Chicago Tribune “Complex and compassionate . . . a literary and social force that challenges the preconceptions of what it is truly like to be a kid today.” – The Hartford Courant ' Short People is a remarkable collection of stories, a wide-ranging, unsentimental exploration of the lost worlds of childhood and adolescence, where the angles are all slightly askew and the logic is more rigorous than our own. These are scary, funny, brilliantly observed narratives; Joshua Furst is a terrific writer.' –Jay McInerney 'A subtle, richly textured book.' – Daily Mail '[These] stories are must reading. . . . Joshua Furst has a real knack for these childhood and adolescent traumas; his stories capture this sensitive and often-forgotten time of transforming human experience.' – Richmond Times-Dispatch 'Both stomach turning and heart wrenching. These powerful stories are unnerving and scary.' – The Boston Globe 'Joshua Furst's debut collection is a book about childhood, not war, yet it has the feel of a letter from the front written to a soldier just graduating from boot camp and dreading what's to come. Its message is heartbreakingly mature: it doesn't matter what the conflict's about. Once the fighting has started, you have no choice but to see it through.' –Dale Peck 'Raymond Carver-esque. . . . Like fairy tales, Furst's fables are full of hazards and temptations.' – Newsday 'Any one of these stories is enough to break your heart. . . . Joshua Furst's debut is both enjoyable and important. It succeeds not only in questioning the behavioral norms of America, but also in reawakening our understanding of what it feels like to be a child.' – The Times Literary Supplement (London) 'Joshua Furst writes about the world of young people with a complexity and lack of sentimentality that is rarely, if ever, explored in American literature. To read these stories is to enter into some dark worlds, but the magic here lies in Furst's affection for his characters and, moreover, his almost parental desire for them to turn out okay. Short People is, at its core, a book about caring, and no one has taken more care than the author himself.' –Meghan Daum “Arresting. . . . As chilling as ghost stories–which, as the penultimate story reveals, they are in a way.” – The Observer '[Furst] examines childhood and its discontents with utmost empathy, refusing to sentimentalize the harrowing process of growing up. . . . Wonderful, a reminder of the chaos of youth that makes you relieved you never have to go through it again.' – New City Chicago 'The tragedy for many of the children in Furst's stories is their inability to see beyond the frail boundaries of their own restricted domains. . . . Furst's prose is precise and controlled. He is very good on the anomalies and misnomers revealed from a child's perspective, and these stories amount to a powerful and moving commentary on our society's often cynical and contradictory attitudes to childhood.' – The Daily

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All You Need Is Love: Ten Romances, Past & Present
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Contains: Renaissance Faire AND The Ghost Mariner AND Lola & Isaac's Story: A Mail Order Bride Romance PLUS Finding The Perfect Costume For The Halloween Dance AND The Smallest of the Orphans PLUS The Second Chance Town: A Mail Order Bride Romance AND The Lounge Singer PLUS Named After Halloween AND The Detective and the Mystery Next Door PLUS The Great American Theatre Halloween Movie Night. Complete synopses are at the beginning of each story.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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