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Das Audible-Team empfiehlt: englische Hörbücher

10.07.2015

Das Audible-Team empfiehlt: englische Hörbücher. Hier findet ihr eine Übersicht der besten Hörbücher, die euch bisher vom Audible-Team empfohlen wurden. Frische Hörbuch-Tipps gibt es in der aktuellen Hitlist der Audible-Kollegen.
Always Looking Up

Always Looking Up

Autor:Michael J. Fox Sprecher:Michael J. Fox

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Sandra (Marketing): "2015 ist bekanntlich das Jahr, in dem Marty McFly aus Zurück in die Zukunft landet. Für mich ein guter Zeitpunkt, sich mit seinem Darsteller Michael J. Fox zu beschäftigen. Always looking up ist eine ehrliche und persönliche Schilderung von Fox Parkinsonerkrankung und seines Kampfes für neue Forschungsmethoden. Fox spricht das Hörbuch selbst und man hört ihm durchaus an, dass einige Situationen auch nach Jahren noch bewegend für Fox sind."

 

Always Looking Up is a memoir of Michael's past decade, told through the critical themes of his life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's. With the humor and wit that captivated fans in his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life. Jetzt online


Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel

Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel

Autor:Lauren Graham Sprecher:Lauren Graham

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Ola (Kundenservice): "Die Hauptdarstellerin von Gilmore Girls hat ihr erstes Buch geschrieben. Das kann ja heiter werden!"

 

It's January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing "important" work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates - her best friend, Jane; and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer - are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn't exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she's not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols, Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. Jetzt online


I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, on the Stage, and in the Movies

I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, on the Stage, and in the Movies

Autor:Danny Aiello, Gil Reavill Sprecher:Danny Aiello

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Scott (Audio Conversion): "Danny Aiello has led an interesting life and he pulls no punches while providing plenty of great anecdotes in his memoir. He also does a fantastic job narrating the details of his life."

 

Beloved stage and screen actor Danny Aiello's big-hearted memoir reveals a man of passion, integrity, and guts - and lays bare one of the most unlikely success stories ever told. Danny Aiello admits that he backed into his acting career by mistake. That's easy to see when you begin at the beginning: Raised by his loving and fiercely resilient mother in the tenements of Manhattan and the South Bronx, and forever haunted by the death of his infant brother, Danny struggled early on to define who he was and who he could be. Jetzt online


The Mime Order

The Mime Order

Autor:Samantha Shannon Sprecher:Alana Kerr Serie: The Bone Season, Teil 2

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Luise (Marketing): „Es ist die Fortsetzung von „The Bone Season“, besser bekannt unter dem deutschen Titel „Die Träumerin“ und knüpft direkt an die Ereignisse des letzten Bandes an. Hauptprotagonistin Paige schafft es aus Sheol 1 zu fliehen und steht direkt vor einem noch größeren Problem: Sie ist die meistgesuchte Person in London.“

 

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Jetzt online


1Q84

1Q84

Autor:Haruki Murakami Sprecher:Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Adrian (Kundenservice): "Murakami is a painter of intimate images. Little leitmotivs that lead the listener deeper and deeper into the feelings and perceptions of the characters. The main protagonists represent forces that are converging through a mosaic of small moments, pushing back against a cosmic amount of resistance."

 

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question.... Jetzt online


Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood

Autor:Erin M. Evans Sprecher:Dina Pearlman Serie: Forgotten Realms: Brimstone Angels, Teil 3

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Robert (Kundenservice): „Fans des Genres: schlagt zu! Alle anderen hören vielleicht lieber nochmal Probe.”

 

In a direct follow-up to the third book in the Sundering series, The Adversary, young warlock Farideh falls into the midst of a battle for the throne of Cormyr. As the war brought on by the Sundering rages across Faern, princes and princesses, wizards and rogues scheme to capture the seat of power of the Land of the Purple Dragon - with Farideh and her allies caught squarely in the middle. Jetzt online


Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

Autor:Kevin Hearne Sprecher:Marc Thompson

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Robert (Kundenservice): "Endlich neues Futter für Fans, das zum überarbeiteten Kanon der Saga dazu zählt und zwischen den Filmen 'A New Hope' und 'The Empire Strikes Back' spielt. Ich kann den neuen Film Ende des Jahres kaum erwarten, dieses Hörbuch hilft bis dahin aus."

 

Luke Skywalker's game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he's a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there's no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot--and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there's no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. Jetzt online


Rivers of London

Rivers of London

Autor:Ben Aaronovitch Sprecher:Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Serie: Peter Grant, Teil 1

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Timo (Website-Team): "Ben Aaronovitch nimmt uns mit in eine Welt, in der Mordfälle mit übernatürlichen Figuren nicht so ungewöhnlich sind. Die Charaktere sind wunderbar gezeichnet, nebenbei gibt es vieles über London und die britische Kultur & Gesellschaft zu erfahren. Und immer wieder finden sich schöne Anspielungen auf Harry Potter, Herr der Ringe und andere magische Figuren. Und ja, es gibt auch Einhörner (in einem der späteren Bücher). Am besten zu Hören im Original, da Kobna Holdbrook-Smith grandios unterschiedliche Charaktere sprechen kann."

 

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Jetzt online


The Axeman\'s Jazz

The Axeman's Jazz

Autor:Ray Celestin Sprecher:Christopher Ragland

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Jan (Marketing): "Das Buch ist zwar zeitweise ein harter Thriller, der nichts für sanfte Gemüter ist, aber vor allem ist es eine tolle Beschreibung des New Orleans der 20er Jahre, mit Rassenkonflikten, ein wenig Voodoo und natürlich - dem Jazz! Die Atmosphäre wird super wieder gegeben, auch von dem Sprecher, der den schwarzen Slang perfekt umsetzt."

 

New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him. As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim. And as the case builds to its crescendo, the sky will darken and a great storm will loom over the city. Jetzt online


De Niro: A Life

De Niro: A Life

Autor:Shawn Levy Sprecher:Mark Deakins

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Scott (Audio Konversion): "This is a great audiobook for film fans as it provides an in-depth examination into each of the actor’s movies – which is rare – given the amount of movie’s De Niro has appeared in. "

 

In this elegant and compelling biography, best-selling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros - the characters and the man - seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Jetzt online


Foxglove Summer

Foxglove Summer

Autor:Ben Aaronovitch Sprecher:Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Katja (Eigenproduktionen): "Foxglove Summer von Ben Aaronovitch ist eine meiner englischen Lieblingsserien. Immer gute Unterhaltung was die Story angeht und der Sprecher Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ist einfach ein genialer Sprecher, der den Büchern etwas Besonderes gibt."

 

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Jetzt online

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Autor:Jonathan Safran Foer Sprecher:Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone, Jeff Woodman

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Marcus (Programm-Abteilung): "Das Buch wird aus der Perspektive eines 9-jährigen Jungen erzählt. Das macht der Sprecher Kerry Shale ganz wunderbar und sehr glaubwürdig. Gleichzeitig spricht er ebenso authentisch die deutschstämmigen Großeltern mit jiddischem Akzent. Er verleiht jeder Figur eine eigene Stimme, wodurch das Buch zu einer Art 1-Personen-Hörspiel wird."

 

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, great explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies, Beatles memorabilia, miniature cacti and coral. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks, his inward journey towards some kind of peace takes him on an odyssey through the five boroughs of New York, as he attempts to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet.... Jetzt online


The Peripheral

The Peripheral

Autor:William Gibson Sprecher:Lorelei King

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Adrian (Kundenservice Frankreich): "Again, William Gibson proves his talent for a precise and very acute sense of synthesis. He extrapolates on current trends and delivers a believable and yet bewildering near future vision of our world. A real page turner."

 

Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do - a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. Jetzt online


The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Autor:Paula Hawkins Sprecher:Clare Corbett, India Fisher, Louise Brealey

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Silvia (Social Media & PR): "Ich bin mir sicher, dass das Hörbuch im Gegensatz zum ebook oder dem Buch gewinnt, weil es von drei unterschiedlichen Sprecherinnen gesprochen wird. Die Stimmen sind sehr unterschiedlich, weshalb man sich sehr schnell und gut in die jeweilige Person versetzen kann. Es ist ein unglaublich mitreißender psychologischer Thriller, so spannend, dass ich alles um mich rum vergaß, auch an der richtigen S-Bahn-Station auszusteigen. Ich bin noch nicht ganz durch, doch durch die vielen unvorhergesehenen Twists bin ich immer noch nicht hundertprozentig sicher, wie die Geschichte ausgeht. Für Freunde von „Gone Girl“ sehr zu empfehlen!"

 

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Jetzt online


The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

Autor:Patrick Lencioni Sprecher:Charles Stransky

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Stephan (Katalogmanagement): "Lencioni verpackt Management-Themen in unterhaltsame Business-Geschichten – inspirierend und lehrreich."

 

As CEO, most everything that Rich O'Connor did had something to do with at least one of the four disciplines on his famed "yellow sheet." Rich never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm. Best selling author Lencioni brings us a fable that focuses on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization. Jetzt online


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Autor:Haruki Murakami Sprecher:Ray Porter

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Marie (Kundenservice): "Die Sonne zeigt sich öfter und die Kleidung wird luftiger. 
Ich möchte mich zum Laufen motivieren und verstehen, warum man sich das antut. Also, ich sehe gewisse Vorzüge darin in der frischen Lust Sport zu machen. Oft fühle ich mich jedoch unter all den stylischen, locker-leichten Joggern etwas verloren, dieser selbst auferlegte Schmerz und das Durchhalten sind mir unverständlich und fremd. Murakami hilft mir zu verstehen, dass es normal ist Durchhänger zu haben und schmerzende Muskeln. Ich sehe das Laufen nun auch als Charakterübung für mich und denke, dass ich motivierter und stärker daraus hervor gehen kann. Das Hörbuch ist in verständlichem amerikanischen Englisch gesprochen, kein klassischer Ratgeber, sondern beschreibt Murakamis persönliche Reise und individuelle Lauferfahrung in seinem wunderbaren Erzählstil."

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Jetzt online


Survival of the Beautiful

Survival of the Beautiful

Autor:David Rothenburg Sprecher:Kris Koscheski

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Daniel (französischer Kundenservice): "Das Hörbuch gibt einen schönen Einblick in die Entwicklung der Kunst durch die Jahrhunderte und durch die verschiedenen Evolutionsstufen. Besonders interessant finde ich die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Sinn für Ästhetik in der Tierwelt."

 

Survival of the Beautiful is a revolutionary new examination of the interplay of beauty, art, and culture in evolution. Taking inspiration from Darwin's observation that animals have a natural aesthetic sense, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg probes why animals, humans included, have innate appreciation for beauty - and why nature is, indeed, beautiful. Jetzt online

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

Autor:T. C. Boyle Sprecher:Graham Hamilton

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Sibylle (Programmabteilung): "20 years after The Tortilla Curtain, Boyle yet again uses the stark natural beauty of California as a backdrop for the crumbling American Dream. Boyle's a masterful story teller, and while none of the characters are particularly likeable, I find myself gripped by their struggle to do the right thing and make sense in an increasingly confusing world (and, fail terribly.)"

 

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people - an aging ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover - as they careen toward an explosive confrontation. Jetzt online


The Land of Laughs

The Land of Laughs

Autor:Jonathan Carroll Sprecher:Edoardo Ballerini Spieldauer:08:47 Std., ungekürzt

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Paulina (Studentin Programmabteilung): "Jonathan Carroll loves to mix humor and horror. It makes his works special. If you like books with a little thrill and unexpected ending, you are going to love this one."

 

Thomas Abbey is a man stuck in a rut. To kick-start his life, he takes a sabbatical to work on a biography of his favorite writer, the mysterious Marshall France. Although Abbey has been warned that France's daughter, Anna, has blocked all previous attempts at her father's biography, he is surprised to find her the soul of small-town hospitality and quite excited about Abbey's proposal. Even stranger than Anna's behavior, though, is the town itself. The people seem to know what their future holds - freak accidents and all - down to the hour Jetzt online


The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

Autor:Ted Gioia Sprecher:Bob Souer Spieldauer:21:43 Std., ungekürzt

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Adrian (Kundenservice Frankreich): "Ted Gioia knows. He knows about the musicians, he knows about the anecdotes and most of all he knows about the songs. In an alphabetically ordered compendium of the best jazz standard, he presents each gem with eloquence and a twinkle in the eye. The wealth of information includes a chronological set of recommended performances including the name of the artist, of the records and the place and date of the performance."

 

Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Autumn in New York" to "God Bless the Child," "How High the Moon," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Gioia includes Broadway show tunes written by such greats as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and classics by such famed jazz musicians as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane. Jetzt online


The Starling Project

The Starling Project

Autor:Jeffrey Deaver Sprecher:Alfred Molina Spieldauer:04:10 Std., ungekürzt

Aktuell auf dem Smartphone von Christian (Marketing): "Eine völlig neue Dimension von Storytelling. Muss man gehört haben."

 

An aborted raid targeting a major arms dealer. A hostage standoff at a bank that may not be what it seems. A plot to spring a former African dictator from prison. What is the threat that connects them all? And just who is the mysterious mastermind, The Starling? From Mexico to Washington - from London to Marseille to Prague - war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his team of Volunteers risk their lives to follow the trail of clues. But how can they stop The Starling - when he always seems one step ahead? Jetzt online


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