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Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Aug 2017

10.08.2017

Auch im August bekommen wir tolle neue englischsprachige Hörbücher rein - von Robert Webb, Douglas E. Richardson und Greg Cox.


War for the Planet of the Apes: The Official Movie Novelization (Unabridged)

War for the Planet of the Apes: The Official Movie Novelization (Unabridged)

Author:
Greg Cox
Sprecher:
Keith Szarabajka
Spieldauer:
8:1 Std., ungekürzt

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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Seit 3. August läuft auch bei uns Planet der Affen: Survival im Kino. Wer das Ganze noch ausführlicher möchte, sollte zu dieser Romanversion des Kinofilms greifen. Lasst euch vom anders klingen deutschen Titel nicht verwirren: Es ist dieselbe Geschichte, aber natürlich mit allen Vorteilen eines Romans, vor allem mit Blick in die Köpfe der Figuren. Gesprochen wird sie – etwas salopp – von Keith Szarabajka, den ihr vielleicht aus „Star Trek: Voyager“ oder „The Dark Knight“ kennt.

The Secret History of Us (Unabridged)

The Secret History of Us (Unabridged)

Author:
Jessi Kirby
Sprecher:
Erin Spencer
Spieldauer:
6:17 Std., ungekürzt

In this gorgeously written, emotional novel that fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy, a teenage girl must piece together the parts of her life she doesn't remember after a severe collision leaves her with no memory of the past four years.

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can't remember how she got there. She figures it's because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she's lost more than just the last week of her life - she's lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school, the prom, or her steady boyfriend, Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

As Liv tries to sort out her family's and friends' perceptions of her, the one person she hasn't heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who's been keeping his distance and the one person who has made Liv feel like her old self...whomever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can't help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn't remember living.

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Passt vielleicht noch ins Urlaubsgepäck des ein oder anderen gelangweilten Teenagers: Durch einen Unfall verliert in diesem YA-Roman von Jessi Kirby eine Schülerin große Teile ihres Gedächtnisses. Sie beginnt damit, sich selbst wieder zu finden. Und muss sich dabei auch zwischen dem Jungen entscheiden, der sie gerettet hat, und ihrem Freund, an den sie sich nicht erinnern kann. Von Erin Spencer jugendlich-dramatisch gelesen.

Little Boy Lost (Unabridged)

Little Boy Lost (Unabridged)

Author:
J. D. Trafford
Sprecher:
JD Jackson
Spieldauer:
9:7 Std., ungekürzt

In a city divided and broken, this revelation will set it on fire...

Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away.

Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body - and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated.

As simmering racial tensions explode into violence, Justin finds himself caught in the tide. And as he gives voice to the discontent plaguing the city's forgotten and ignored, he vows to search for the killer who preys upon them.

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In St. Louis geht offenbar ein Serienmörder um, der bereits zwölf Kinder auf dem Gewissen hat – alle afro-amerikanisch. Es braucht einen vom Leben gebeulteten, aber engagierten Anwalt, um aufzudecken, was passiert ist, und den rassistischen Rechtsapparat der Stadt aufzumischen. Ein in den USA brennendes Thema, verpackt in einen guten Juristen-Thriller, geschrieben von einem Autor, der selbst lange als Anwalt tätig war. Sprecher JD Jackson besitzt das stimmliche Äquivalent zu einem Kontrabass.

The Cottingley Secret (Unabridged)

The Cottingley Secret (Unabridged)

Author:
Hazel Gaynor
Sprecher:
Karen Cass, Billie Fullford-Brown
Spieldauer:
11:1 Std., ungekürzt

The New York Times best-selling author turns the clock back to a time when two young girls convinced the world that fairies really did exist....

1917: When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, announce they have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when the great novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorses the photographs' authenticity, the girls become a sensation, their discovery offering something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war.

One year later.... When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript and a photograph in her late grandfather's bookshop, she becomes fascinated by the story of the two young girls who mystified the world. As Olivia is drawn into events a century ago, she becomes aware of the past and the present intertwining, blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, will Olivia find a way to believe in herself?

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Wer’s nicht weiß: Arthur Conan Doyle, Schöpfer von Sherlock Holmes, hatte ein Faible fürs Übernatürliche und ging tatsächlich dem Fall der Feen von Cottingley nach. Dieser Roman verknüpft 100 Jahre später die Finderin eines Manuskripts mit den magischen Vorfällen von damals. Ein Roman für Feengläubige, Liebhaber englischer Cottage-Atmosphäre und alle, die sich für den Hintergrund der Cottingley-Feen interessieren.

Infinity Born (Unabridged)

Infinity Born (Unabridged)

Author:
Douglas E. Richards
Sprecher:
Corey Gagne
Spieldauer:
13:56 Std., ungekürzt

A breathtaking near-future thriller. From the New York Times best-selling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times.

When DARPA's billion-dollar program to create artificial superintelligence is sabotaged, US operative Cameron Carr is tasked with finding the culprit. He's been on high-stakes missions before, but this time the stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity. Because the race to evolve a superintelligent computer is on, and power players around the world will stop at nothing to get there first.

In the right hands, artificial superintelligence could lift humanity to towering heights. But in the wrong hands, this technology could represent the greatest threat humanity has ever seen....

Ripped from tomorrow's headlines, Infinity Born is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller that explores the deadly perils and mind-blowing possibilities that await the human race - including both extinction and immortality.

As our phones and computers become ever smarter, Infinity Born takes an unblinking look at a technological tipping point that is just around the corner. One that will have a profound impact on the future course of human history.

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Die Bedrohung durch künstliche Intelligenz ist kein neues Thema. Aber je smarter unsere Technologie derzeit wird, umso näher scheint der Punkt zu kommen, andem sie unsere eigene Intelligenz tatsächlich überholt und vom Helfer zum Feind wird. Genau das ist Thema des in naher Zukunft spielenden Thrillers von NYT-Bestseller-Autor Douglas E. Richardson. Ein skeptischer, hoch spannender Blick voraus, dazu extrem unterhaltsam.

A Kind of Freedom: A Novel (Unabridged)

A Kind of Freedom: A Novel (Unabridged)

Author:
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Sprecher:
Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo
Spieldauer:
8:11 Std., ungekürzt

Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of black society, and when she falls for no-name Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves.

In 1982, Evelyn's daughter Jackie is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie must decide if the promise of her husband is worth the near certainty that he will leave again.

Jackie's son T. C. loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He finds something hypnotic about training the seedlings, testing the levels, trimming the leaves, and drying the buds. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm, and in its wake he was changed too. Now, fresh out of a four-month stint for possession with the intent to distribute, he decides to start over - until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal.

For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake, new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.

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Über drei Generationen, angefangen im zweiten Weltkrieg, zieht sich dieser auch vom Feuilleton gelobte Südstaaten-Roman. Angesiedelt im kreolischen New Orleans, erleben wir, wie sich der Faden ungleicher Behandlung zwischen Schwarz und Weiß durch das Leben von Evelyn, ihrer Tochter Jackie und Enkelsohn T.C. zieht. Unter den drei Sprechern ist die großartige Bahni Turpin (The Underground Railroad, The Help).

Shardlake: Revelation: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Shardlake: Revelation: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author:
C J Sansom
Sprecher:
Jason Watkins, Mark Bonnar, full cast
Spieldauer:
2:9 Std., ungekürzt

Shardlake returns in this atmospheric BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of the fourth novel in C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime series.

Spring, 1543. London's streets are filled with preachers; strange signs and portents are seen everywhere; and young men, maddened by differing interpretations of the Bible, are drawn into dangerous fundamentalism.

The family of one such man, Adam Kite, has sought help from lawyer Matthew Shardlake. Adam is suffering from religious mania, and is being held in Bedlam for his own safety. But Shardlake is distracted from the case when his friend Roger Elliard is found brutally murdered – the victim of a serial killer inspired by the Book of Revelation.

Archbishop Cranmer asks Shardlake to conduct a secret investigation: no word of the bloodshed must reach the King as one of the dead men was close to Catherine Parr, Henry's latest romantic obsession and (like Cranmer) a supporter of religious reform.

With the help of trusty sidekick Barak, Shardlake embarks on his most dangerous investigation yet, as he tries to protect Adam and prevent the killer from fulfilling his unholy mission....

This thrilling fourth instalment of the Shardlake series stars Justin Salinger as Shardlake, with Bryan Dick as Barak.

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Matthew Shardlake arbeitet als Anwalt/geheimer Ermittler im England des 16. Jahrhunderts für Henry VIII. Eine Art Dan Brown der Tudor-Zeit, hat C.J. Sansom seinen historischen Agenten bereits sechs Mal ins Rennen geschickt. Toll ist, das hier mal als Hörspiel zu erleben, zumal es in „Revelation“ um Rache, Mord, dämonische Besessenheit und Hexenwerk geht. Als Shardlake’s treuer Sidekick Barack fungiert stimmlich Schauspieler Jason Watkins aus der TV-Serie Being Human.

The Store (Unabridged)

The Store (Unabridged)

Author:
James Patterson
Sprecher:
Graham Halstead
Spieldauer:
5:8 Std., ungekürzt

Set in a world where one online retail giant dominates all others, a husband and wife infiltrate the inner workings of the store and discover motives that are more sinister than they could possibly imagine.

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Eigentlich ist das jetzt schon Realität: Um etwas zu kaufen, braucht niemand mehr sein Haus zu verlassen. Ein Klick am Computer, und alles wird geliefert. James Patterson lässt in diesem nur leicht zukünftigen Internet-Thriller ein Autorenpaar in die Untiefen und Machenschaften eines gigantischen Online-Stores eintauchen. Es wird gefährlich. Knackig kurz, spannend und nachdenklich machend.

How Not to Be a Boy (Unabridged)

How Not to Be a Boy (Unabridged)

Author:
Robert Webb
Sprecher:
Robert Webb
Spieldauer:
8:52 Std., ungekürzt

Rules for Being a Man:

  • Don't cry
  • Love sport
  • Play rough
  • Drink beer
  • Don't talk about feelings

But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. Hilarious and heartbreaking, How Not to Be a Boy explores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren't the Luke Skywalker of your life - you're actually Darth Vader.

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Robert Webb bildet zusamenn mit David Mitchell ein in Großbritannien sehr bekanntes Komikerduo. In diesen Memoiren beschäftigt er sich auf ebenso witzige wie ernsthafte Weise damit, was es bedeutet, in heutigen Zeiten ein Mann zu sein. Haben die alten Klischees ausgedient? Was erwartet man von heranwachsenden Jungs? Dürfen Kerle inzwischen weinen, oder eben doch nicht? Alle, die sich über blaue Ü-Eier für Jungen aufregen: Bitte hören!

The Burning Girl (Unabridged)

The Burning Girl (Unabridged)

Author:
Claire Messud
Sprecher:
Morgan Hallett
Spieldauer:
6:38 Std., ungekürzt

A bracing, hypnotic, coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children.

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way.

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Kein Jugendbuch, sondern ein hypnotischer Coming-of-age-Roman darüber, wie gut wir uns und andere kennen, und wie sich Freundschaften im Lauf der Zeit (auseinander)entwickeln können. Fabelartig, teils in Flashbacks erzählt, stellt Claire Messud auch zur Diskussion, welche Geschichten wir um und über uns selbst entwickeln, und welche Auswirkungen das aufeinander hat. Ein Roman, in dem es weniger um den Plot als um die übergreifenden Fragen geht, die er aufwirft.


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