Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Dez 2017

Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Dez 2017

Von Klassikern bis Zukunftsszenarien, von Lyrik bis Thrill: Die neuen englischen Hörbücher im Dezember 2017 sorgen für Stimmung quer durch alle Genres.

Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I: An Audible Original Drama

Rebecca Gablé
Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Finty Williams, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Raymond Coulthard
10:03 Std.

Please note: This title contains explicit language and scenes of a graphic sexual nature.

This Original multicast drama blends history with fiction to tell the story of Jonah, a young apprentice from London who raises himself from poverty by wit and luck to become one of the most powerful merchants of the age. 

A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary. 

London, 1330. Jonah Durham grows up in the household of his tyrannical cousin Rupert, and only his grandmother, the calculating Cecilia Hillock, recognizes his talent and intelligence. After her death he inherits a handsome fortune, bestowing him with both wealth and independence but also the wrath of his increasingly dangerous cousin. However, a fateful encounter with the young King Edward III is set to radically change Jonah's life and the future of English cloth production. 

Told in three parts, hear Medieval London come to life in this historical epic, Audible Original's most ambitious production to date. Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, OBE (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Romeo + Juliet, Mulan) and starring Douglas Booth (Riot Club, Loving Vincent, Shelley) as Jonah, and Alison Steadman, OBE (Gavin and Stacey, Orphan Black, Shirley Valentine) as Cecilia Hillock. 

Also featuring: Daniel Anthony, Josephine Arden, John Banks, Timothy Bentinck, Clare Buckfield, Beth Chalmers, Elliot Chapman, Trevor Cooper, Oliver Coopersmith, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Richard Earl, Andrew French, Helen Goldwyn, James Joyce, Olly McCauley, Tony Millan, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Katarina Olsson, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Pegg, Nigel Planer, Siobhán Redmond, Christopher Ryan, David Schofield, Dan Starkey, Sarah Sutton, Alexander Vlahos, Niky Wardley, Finty Williams, Claire Wyatt. 

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Das Prequel zu Rebecca Gablé’s berühmter „Waringham-Saga“ gibt es jetzt auch als englisches Hörspiel! Damit platziert sich das Mittelalterepos der deutschen Schriftstellerin auch endlich sprachlich dort, wo es eigentlich spielt: in England. Renommierte britische Schauspieler wie Douglas Booth („Die Säulen der Erde“) und Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout in den Harry Potter-Filmen) sowie die gewohnt hohe Qualität aus den Audible Studios sorgen für tiefes atmosphärisches Eintauchen.

Year One: (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)

Nora Roberts
Julia Whelan
12:20 Std.

A stunning new novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling author - an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...

It began on New Year's Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river - or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Nanu? Die Romanzen-Schriftstellerin Nora Roberts in der Science Fiction/Fantasy-Kategorie? In der Tat: Mit dieser post-apokalyptischen, magisch angehauchten Überlebenstrilogie betritt die Amerikanerin komplettes Neuland. Fans ihrer Liebesromane und der „Eve Dallas“-Reihe haben hier ganz schön etwas an Tod und unschönen Bildern zu verdauen. Aber vielleicht geben Freunde von Weltuntergangsszenarien mit Fantasyaspekt Nora Roberts dafür jetzt auch mal eine Chance.

The Vault of Poseidon: Joe Hawke Series, Book 1

Rob Jones
Shaun Grindell
8:23 Std.

What is the oldest, darkest secret in the world? The discovery of an ancient Greek text that could be the final piece of a mysterious puzzle older than time itself leads to a hunt for the truth as Joe Hawke fights to stop dark forces intent on changing the course of history forever.

Former Commando and SBS Special Forces operative Joe Hawke finds himself drawn into the most lethal archaeological treasure hunt in history in this high-stakes action adventure. Hawke races across nations to save the world from an ancient force so deadly its location was hidden forever by the Gods themselves - until now. Packed with fast-paced action and with a dash of humor on the side, this thrilling high-octane race from London to New York to Athens reaches its deadly climax in the caves of Kefalonia, where Hawke must stop an insane enemy from seizing the most powerful force in history and destroying human civilization.

The future of mankind is on a knife-edge...

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Joe Hawke, die erste! Der australische Ex-Special-Forces-Agent ist der Protagonist dieser neuen Action-Abenteuerserie mit weltrettendem Schnitzeljagdcharakter. Ein archäologisches Rätsel tritt in diesem ersten Teil die atemlose Suche durch mehrere Länder und mit einer zusammengewürfelten Heldentruppe in Gang. Es knallt, kracht, kawummt, und der Humor kommt auch nicht zu kurz in diesem Popcorn-Verschnitt aus Indiana Jones und Jack Reacher. Und der (gut verständliche!) australische Akzent von Sprecher Shaun Grindell ist doch auch mal was anderes.

The Wake Up

Catherine Ryan Hyde
Nick Podehl
9:02 Std.

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a hauntingly emotional novel of how one man's life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others.

Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden's "wake up" has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm's length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own.

Sullen and broken from his experiences with an abusive father, Milo has turned to acting out in violent and rebellious ways. Aiden can feel the boy's pain, as well as that of his victims. Now he and Milo must sift through their pasts to find empathy with the innocent as well as the guilty, to come to terms with their deepest fears, and to finally discover the compassionate heart of a family.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Über Empathie wird viel geredet in unseren Zeiten. Was, wenn jemand sich in alles und jeden einfühlen kann, Mensch und Tier? In die Kategorie der nachdenklich machenden, spirituellen feel-good-Romane gehört diese leicht zu hörende Geschichte über einen Rancher mit einer ungewöhnlichen Gabe, seine Liebe und einen Jungen mit Missbrauchserfahrung. Sprecher Nick Podehl, der sonst of YA-Titel vertont, kann hier auch mal seine erwachsene Seite ausleben.

House of Spines

Michael J. Malone
David Elliot
10:40 Std.

Ran McGhie's world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow's oldest merchant families.

Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his newfound home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word - the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall's endless corridors, Ran's grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror...the reflection of a woman....

A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Ein altes Spukhaus. Eine geheimnisvolle Bibliothek. Eine psychisch labile Hauptfigur, die sich möglicherweise (oder doch nicht?) alles nur einbildet. Dieser schottische Mystery-Thriller hat alle Zutaten für eine moderne „gothic novel“ und lässt sich am besten in einer dunklen Winternacht mit einem Whiskey vorm Kamin verschlingen. Sprecher David Elliot hüllt den Hörer mit sachtem schottischem Akzent stimmungsvoll in die Geschichte ein. Vielleicht hört sich das so schaurig-schön an, weil Autor Michael J. Malone auch bereits über 200 Gedichte veröffentlicht hat.

Wuthering Heights: An Audible Exclusive Performance

Emily Brontë, Ann Dinsdale - introduction
Joanne Froggatt, Rachel Atkins - introduction
12:32 Std.

Winner of Audible's 2017 Narrator of the Year Award

In an Audible Exclusive production, Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt gives a powerhouse performance of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë's only published novel. This edition features an exclusive introduction written by Ann Dinsdale, Chief Curator of the Brontë Museum.

About the book

The unapologetic intensity with which Emily Brontë wrote this story ensures that it will forever be considered one of the greatest works of English literature. A passionate tale of a chaotic and often violent love, Wuthering Heights transcends your average romance and, with its Gothic undertones, takes the listener on a journey through one man's lustful hunt for revenge.

Believing he has been spurned by Cathy Earnshaw, the only woman he has ever loved, Heathcliff abandons the wild moors of Wuthering Heights, fervently wishing to reestablish himself as the wealthy gentleman he believes Cathy seeks. Having been successful in his ventures, he later returns to the adoptive family who raised him and hungrily seeks to punish those who once rejected him.

In an exclusive introduction written for this edition by Ann Dinsdale, Chief Curator of the Bronte Museum, discover how critical and public opinion of Wuthering Heights has changed over time.

About the author

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Emily is said to have had the most unusual character of all the Brontë sisters. A reserved character with few close acquaintances outside her family circle, Emily's dark and passionate nature is clearly reflected in her tale. Having been the consummate lover of animals and nature, in this book she also set out to paint an unforgettable picture of the stark and imposing moors that she so enjoyed walking along.

Having developed a highly intelligent writing style, Emily ensures that the listener is emotionally involved throughout and often even a little horrified at the events that take place. A true work of art, Wuthering Heights surpasses expectation with its Gothic love scenes and desolate landscapes. Emily Brontë's only published work, it stands alone and will forever imprint itself upon the listener's memory.

About the narrator

Joanne Froggatt is an English stage, film and television actress who shot to fame after her engaging portrayal of Downton Abbey's Anna Bates. Also celebrated for her roles in Dinnerladies, A Street Cat Named Bob, Murder in the Outback and Liar, Joanne has now been acting for over 20 years and brings a wealth of expertise to her narratives. Having voiced an Alice in Wonderland series as well as Audible's 2017 Thriller of the Year, Silent Child, Joanne succeeds once more in delivering an incredibly engaging performance in this unique and exquisite adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Emily Brontë’s einziger Roman “Wuthering Heights” gilt als DER Schauerroman schlechthin. Der Klassiker um den rachsüchtigen Heathcliff und seine fast dämonische Liebe zu Cathy ist – entgegen landläufiger Meinung – nicht romantisch, sondern düster, von Gewalt und evokativ-dunklen Beschreibungen geprägt. Diese Neuvertonung der Audible Studios wird getragen von Joanne Froggatt, bekannt und geliebt als Dienstmädchen Anna Bates in der TV-Serie „Downton Abbey“.

An Unremarkable Body

Elisa Lodato
Emma Powell
7:54 Std.

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018

When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes her daughter, Laura. 

The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorised, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. To bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemised entry. 

What emerges is a picture of a life lived in the shadows as well as an attempt to discover how and why her mother died. To make sense of her own grief, Laura must piece her mother's body back together - and in doing so, she is forced to confront a woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who felt shackled by motherhood and unable to love freely. 

With the heart of a memoir and the pace of a thriller, An Unremarkable Body reveals the overwhelming desire of those who mourn to protest that an unremarkable body does not mean an unremarkable life. 

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Jedes Kapitel beginnt mit einer Zeile aus dem gerichtsmedizinischen Bericht über Laura’s verstorbene Mutter. Augen, Wirbelsäule, Herz – Stück für Stück setzt sich der Körper, aber vor allem das tragisch geprägte Leben von Katherine im Rückblick zusammen. Natürlich geht es auch darum, wie sie starb, aber vor allem um den Menschen, der sie war. Hat den Sog eines Krimis, ist im Herzen aber die schmerzhafte Zusammensetzung einer Biographie und eines Mutter-Tochter-Verhältnisses.

Far from the Tree

Robin Benway
Julia Whelan
8:54 Std.

National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller!

Perfect for fans of NBC's "This Is Us," Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.

Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: So etwas wie die Young-Adult-Version der US-Fernsehserie „This is us“ ist dieser Roman über drei adoptierte Geschwister im Teenageralter, die im richtigen Moment zueinander finden. Wo gehöre ich hin? Was bedeutet Familie – die, in die man geboren wird, und die, die man findet? „Far From The Tree“ gewann 2017 den National Book Award in der Kategorie „Young People’s Literature“ und hat mit Julia Whelan eine der besten YA-Sprecherinnen derzeit am Steuer.

Killman Creek

Rachel Caine
Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, Dan John Miller
11:55 Std.

Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he's not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text...

You're not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting. She's learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she's up against is beyond any-thing she feared - a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Wer braucht schon Fingernägel? Das fragt man sich, während man an diesem Pageturner-Sequel zu „Stillhouse Lake“ klebt. Im ersten Buch erfuhr Protagonistin Gwen, dass ihr Mann ein Serienkiller ist und geriet selbst unter Verdacht. Jetzt ist ihr Mann aus dem Todestrakt ausgebrochen und Gwen und ihre Tochter sind in höchster Gefahr. Gleich vier Sprecher heizen das Tempo des Thrillers zusätzlich an. Am besten natürlich mit „Stillhouse Lake“ anfangen und dann „Killman Creek“ gleich hinterherschieben!

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Allie Esiri
Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Russell Beale, Damian Lynch, Peter Forbes, Allie Esiri
11:05 Std.

A Poem for Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. The collection is passionately narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and Simon Russell Beale, with introductions read by Allie Esiri and contributions from Damian Lynch and Peter Forbes. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates - funny for April Fool's Day, festive for Christmas - these poems are thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating and empowering! 

Perfect for listening to with all the family, this audiobook is bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries. T. S. Eliot, John Betjeman, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy and Kate Tempest. This soul-enhancing audiobook is the perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to hear every day. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the Track Listing and Acknowledgements can be found on a supplementary PDF which is available to download in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Mehr Lyrik! Das könnte in guter Vorsatz fürs neue Jahr sein, und mit dieser Sammlung von 366 Gedichten berühmter Poeten von Shakespeare bis zur derzeitigen königlichen Hofdichterin Carol Ann Duffy kann das sehr gut gelingen. Jedes Gedicht hat eine kleine erklärende Einleitung, und vorgetragen werden diese Sprachschätze von solchen englischen Stimm- und Schauspielgrößen wie Helena Bonham Carter, Damian Lynch und Peter Forbes.