Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im April 2018

Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im April 2018
24.04.18

Sagenfiguren, Theaterbösewichte, Zombiejäger, Feministinnen, Entdecker, Liebende und untote Haustiere: Die neuen englischen Hörbücher im April warten mit einem schillernden Cast auf!

The Broken Girls

Autor:
Simone St. James
Sprecher:
Rebecca Lowman
Spieldauer:
11:12 Std.

The "clever and wonderfully chilling" (Fiona Barton) suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare....

Vermont, ...

The Broken Girls

The "clever and wonderfully chilling" (Fiona Barton) suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare….

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming - until one of them mysteriously disappears….

Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can't shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past - and a voice that won't be silenced….

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Ein 20 Jahre altes Verbrechen. Zwei Zeitebenen – eine in den 50ern an einem Internat für „schwierige“ Mädchen, eine am selben Ort in der Gegenwart, wo eine Journalistin den Tod ihrer Schwester recherchiert. Und: ein Geist, der eben jene Mädchenschule heimsucht. Dieser Thriller mit übernatürlichem Gespenster-Element funktioniert und ist tatsächlich stimmungsvoll gruselig. Eine Art moderne gothic novel, von Rebecca Lowman einlullend gelesen

The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel

Autor:
Elizabeth George
Sprecher:
Simon Vance
Spieldauer:
22:48 Std.

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth George returns with another character-driven crime drama featuring beloved characters Barbara Havers and ...

The Punishment She Deserves

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth George returns with another character-driven crime drama featuring beloved characters Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal detective sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but listeners new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time.

Both a gripping listen and a deeply complex story of revenge and redemption, this novel will be remembered as one of George's best.

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Das erste Mal machten sich Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, der 8. Earl von Asherton, und seine Kollegin Barbara Havers von Scotland Yard 1989 an die Lösung eines Kriminalfalles. Jetzt bearbeiten sie ihren 20.! Den Erfolg der Reihe von Elizabeth George verdanken die Bücher ihren sorgfältigen, komplexen Plots und Charakteren, die man sehr gerne durchs Leben begleitet. Auch mal über 700 Seiten oder 23 Stunden, von denen bei diesem Fall im historischen Städtchen Ludlow nicht eine Minute langweilig wird. Simon Vance mit seiner adligen Stimme veredelt das Hörbuch.

Pet Sematary

Autor:
Stephen King
Sprecher:
Michael C. Hall
Spieldauer:
15:41 Std.

Never before available on unabridged audio! Dexter's Michael C. Hall reads this classic horror story described by Publishers Weekly as ...

Pet Sematary

Never before available on unabridged audio! Dexter's Michael C. Hall reads this classic horror story described by Publishers Weekly as the "most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written".

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers…like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

Behind the "pet sematary", there is another burial ground, one that lures people to it with seductive promises…and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there - one more terrifying than death itself and hideously more powerful. An ominous fate befalls anyone who dares tamper with this forbidden place, as Louis is about to discover for himself….

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Michael C. Hall spielte im Fernsehen den ambivalent sympathischen Serienkiller „Dexter“ und zuvor einen Bestatter in „Six Feet Under“. Wer könnte besser geeignet sein, um einen der verstörendsten Horror-Romane von Stephen King neu einzulesen? Einfache Antwort: niemand. Hall liest die Geschichte um die Familie Creed und einen Tierfriedhof, dessen „Bewohner“ wieder zurückkommen, mit tollen Maine-Akzenten und leise ansteigendem Grauen. Achtung: im Dunkeln hören ist keine gute Idee…!

Dread Nation

Autor:
Justina Ireland
Sprecher:
Bahni Turpin
Spieldauer:
11:56 Std.

New York Times best seller, six starred reviews

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning ...

Dread Nation

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar - a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

But there are also opportunities - and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society's expectations.

But that's not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn't pay much mind to the politics of the Eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.

And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

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In einem alternativen Amerika nach dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg werden Afro-Amerikaner und Indianer-Abkömmlinge zwangsweise in Akademien trainiert, um Untote zu bekämpfen, die nach der Schlacht von Gettysburg aus ihren Gräbern gestiegen sind. Justine Ireland’s Jugendroman enthält alle Elemente einer düsteren und spannenden Zombie-Geschichte, gemischt mit rassistischer Unterdrückung samt Parallelen zur heutigen Zeit. Bahni Turpin ist eine afro-amerikanische Geheimwaffe unter den Sprechern.

The Female Persuasion

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Interestings, a big, electric, multilayered novel about women and power and the three intense relationships that determine the course of one young woman's life.

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at 60 and a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, is a figure who inspires others to change the world and make the most of themselves. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer - madly in love with her devoted boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place - is awestruck.

As Faith leads Greer down the most purposeful path of her life - and as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and interferes with her postcollege bond with her female best friend - Greer must question whether her idolatry is founded. Where is the line between the personal and the public? Where does Faith end, and where does Greer begin?

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer returns with a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the spark we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time) and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

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Als „feministischen Blockbuster für unsere Zeit“ bezeichnet der Kirkus Review den neuen Roman von Meg Wolitzer („The Interestings“). Die passenden Themen – sexuelle Belästigung, Karriere, Macht, Feminismus – sind alle da und von besorgniserregender Aktualität, und präsent sind auch Wolitzer’s ausgefeilte Charaktere und ihre schweifende Prosa. Politischer als Wolitzer’s Vorgängerromane, aber davon sollte man sich nicht abschrecken lassen. Das gilt hoffentlich – oder gerade – auch für männliche Hörer.

Scourged

Autor:
Kevin Hearne
Sprecher:
Luke Daniels
Spieldauer:
8:58 Std.

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid ...

Scourged

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles.

Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

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Das ist jetzt schwierig. Erste Kritiken zum großen Finale der „Iron Druid Chronicles“ sprechen von Enttäuschung, von einer predigenden Hauptfigur, und anscheinend liest der ansonsten großartige Luke Daniels das Ganze auch noch relativ uninspiriert. Aber es ist der Abschluss einer großen Fantasy-Reihe: Ragnarok ist da und kulminiert in einem epischen Kampf gegen die Götter von Asgard. Wenn man alle 8 Bände vorher gehört hat, dann muss man das jetzt zu Ende bringen und sich selbst ein Urteil bilden. Kopfhörer auf und auf ins Gefecht!

The Terror

Autor:
Dan Simmons
Sprecher:
Tom Sellwood
Spieldauer:
28:26 Std.

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Terror by Dan Simmons, read by Tom Sellwood.

Stephen ...

The Terror

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Terror by Dan Simmons, read by Tom Sellwood.

Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' best-selling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror', and it's now a chilling 10 part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott.

The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage had every expectation of triumph.

But for almost two years his ships, HMS Terror and Erebus, have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness are beginning to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn’t from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying.

There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition’s nemesis….

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Nein, dieser historische, übernatürliche Horror-Roman über die Arktisexpedition von Sir John Franklin im 19. Jahrhundert ist nicht neu. Er stammt von 2007, aber jetzt gibt es eine brandneue TV-Serie zur eisigen Tour de Force von Thriller-Autor John Simmons, und die hat es ebenso in sich wie der Roman. Im Eis gefangen, drohen den Schiffen nicht nur Kältetod, Skorbut und Verhungern, sondern da draußen lauert noch etwas ganz Anderes… Das wieder neu aufgelegte Hörbuch wird von Tom Sellwood packend performed. Ein klarer Fall von Hören-vor-dem-Gucken. Oder umgekehrt.

Macbeth

Autor:
Jo Nesbo
Sprecher:
Derek Riddell
Spieldauer:
17:5 Std.

He's the best cop they've got.  

When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's up to Inspector Macbeth ...

Macbeth

He's the best cop they've got.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.
He's rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They're all within reach. But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it.

Schottisches Englisch

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Für das Hogarth Shakespeare Project verwandeln Bestseller-Autoren die Stücke des Barden in moderne Romane. Der skandinavische Krimiautor Jo Nesbo hat sich jetzt Macbeth vorgenommen. Der ist in seiner Version ein tätowierter schottischer SWAT-Team Cop mit Drogenvergangenheit, seine Lady eine Casino-Besitzerin in einer runtergekommenen Stadt. Eine passend düstere Adaption, die von Derek Riddell in ebenso passendem Schottisch gelesen wird. Mehr Stimmendifferenzierung wäre schön gewesen, aber man muss bei diesem komplexen Drama sowieso konzentriert zuhören.

The Fates Divide

Autor:
Veronica Roth
Sprecher:
Austin Butler, Emily Rankin, Erin Spencer, MacLeod Andrews
Spieldauer:
13:49 Std.

Number one New York Times best seller!

In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally best-selling Divergent author ...

The Fates Divide

In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally best-selling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives.

The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra's family. And when Cyra's father, Lazmet Noavek - a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead - reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may - or may not - be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

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Teil 1 dieser Duologie von Veronica Roth, „Carve the Mark“, löste Diskussionen unter ihren Fans aus. Man sprach von Rassismus, von Vergewaltigung, andere einfach von Langeweile. Und das bei der Bestseller-Autorin der verfilmten „Divergent“-Trilogie! Teil 2 sollte man dennoch eine Chance geben. Die Charaktere gewinnen an Kontur, und die Romeo-und-Julia-Story in einer fantastischen Welt im All wird zuvor enttäuschte Fans doch noch zufrieden stellen. Zumal vier tolle Sprecher richtig Gas geben!

Circe

Autor:
Madeline Miller
Sprecher:
Perdita Weeks
Spieldauer:
12:8 Std.

The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times best seller The Song of Achilles 

One of ...

Circe

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur; Daedalus and his doomed son, Icarus; the murderous Medea; and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and pause-resisting suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, and love and loss as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

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Die alten Götter sind die Bestseller von heute. Mythologie ist en vogue. Nachdem Madeline Miller mit ihrem Debüt „The Song of Achilles“ 2011 Begeisterung entfachte, legt ihre fiktionalisierte Nacherzählung über das Leben der griechischen Göttin und Zauberin Zirze eins drauf. Mit weiblicher Raffinesse und verzaubernder Sprache wickelt uns die Figur aus Homers „Odyssee“ genauso ein wie Odysseus‘ Gefährten und mehr noch: Wir bekommen Zugang zu Zirzes Seele. Perdita Weeks liest mit lyrischem Understatement.


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