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Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Nov 2017

26.11.2017

Wer gerne englischen Hörbüchern lauscht, findet im November u.a. Neues von Andy Weir (“Marsianer”) und das Original Hörspiel eines Klassikers.

Wer gerne englischen Hörbüchern lauscht, findet im November u.a. Neues von Andy Weir (“Marsianer”) und das Original Hörspiel eines Klassikers.

Artemis (Unabridged)

Artemis (Unabridged)

Autor:
Andy Weir
Sprecher:
Rosario Dawson
Spieldauer:
8:58 Std., ungekürzt

The best-selling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

Bringing to life Weir's brash, whip-smart protagonist is actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel's The Defenders, Sin City, Death Proof). With the breathless immediacy of one realizing they're one cracked helmet visor away from oblivion, Dawson deftly captures Jazz's first-person perspective – all while delivering sarcastic Weir-ian one-liners and cracking wise in the face of death. And with a cast of diverse characters from all walks of life calling Artemis home, Dawson tonally somersaults to voice Kenyan prime ministers, Ukrainian scientists, and Saudi welders. It's a performance that transports listeners right alongside Jazz, matching her step for step on every lunar inch of her pulse-pounding journey.

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Mit dem Sensationserfolg „Der Marsianer“ hatte Sci-Fi-Autor Andy Weir sich die Latte außerirdisch hoch gelegt. Sein neues Weltraumabenteuer „Artemis“ steht dem Vergleich nicht ganz stand, ist aber trotzdem hörenswert. Hauptfigur und Schmugglerin Jazz ist eine Art weiblicher Mark Watney, die in der Stadt Artemis auf dem Mond lebt und dort in ähnlich wissenschaftdurchsetzte Überlebenssituationen rutscht. Sprecherin Rosario Dawson kennt ihr aus verschiedenen Marvel-Serien auf Netflix.


What Girls Are Made Of (Unabridged)

What Girls Are Made Of (Unabridged)

Autor:
Elana K. Arnold
Sprecher:
Amy Melissa Bentley
Spieldauer:
5:16 Std., ungekürzt

When Nina Faye was 14, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she's worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. What is she if not a girlfriend? What is she made of? Broken-hearted, Nina tries to figure out what the conditions of love are.

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Bis in die Finalrunde des diesjährigen National Book Award schaffte es der YA-Roman von Elana K. Arnold, in der Hauptfigur Nina mit frisch gebrochenem Herzen sich fragt, welche Bedingungen die Liebe stellt. Wann wird man geliebt? Wie muss man dafür sein? Ist das Ertragen von Leid eine Voraussetzung? Jugend und Schönheit? Amy Melissa Bentley liest jung, neugierig und hinterfragend.

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Unabridged)

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Unabridged)

Autor:
Joe Biden
Sprecher:
Joe Biden
Spieldauer:
8:52 Std., ungekürzt

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor 15 months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word.

Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad - "Joe, I need your help" - he responded. For 12 months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama.

Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows listeners to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days whe...

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Joe Biden war unter Barack Obama von 2009 bis Anfang 2017 Vizepräsident der USA. In „Promise me, Dad“ erzählt Joe Biden (auch selbst als Sprecher) Memoiren-ähnlich und sehr ergreifend von den Jahren 201415, als sein ältester Sohn gegen einen tödlichen Hirntumor kämpfte. Es geht auch um die turbulente Politik dieser Zeit, vor allem aber um Joe Biden als Vater und Freund von Barack Obama in der wohl schwersten Zeit seines Lebens. Hinterlässt Eindruck.

Oathbringer (Unabridged)

Oathbringer (Unabridged)

Autor:
Brandon Sanderson
Sprecher:
Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
Spieldauer:
55:4 Std., ungekürzt

The eagerly awaited sequel to the New York Times best-selling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game.

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times best-selling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar's blood-soaked past and stand together - and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past - even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Der Amerikaner Brandon Sanderson ist einer der bekanntesten High Fantasy-Autoren unserer Zeit – bei uns vor allem für seine „Mistborn“-Reihe. Er gewann mit dem Hugo und dem David Gemmell Legend Award bereits die wichtigsten Fantasy-Preise. In Teil 3 der „Stormlight Archive“-Serie bedroht der titelgebende, losgetretene Sturm das von den Alethi und Pashendi umkämpfte Land Roshar mit völliger Zerstörung. Kate Reading und Michael Kramer sprechen die Reihe seit Beginn und haben stark dazu beigetragen, dass „Oathbringer“ schon vor Erscheinen ein Vorbesteller-Bestseller wurde.

Murder on the Orient Express: An Audible Original Drama

Murder on the Orient Express: An Audible Original Drama

Autor:
Agatha Christie
Sprecher:
Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, Walles Hamonde, Paterson Joseph, Rula Lenska, Art Malik, Eddie Marsan, Sophie Okonedo
Spieldauer:
5:46 Std., ungekürzt

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. On board is the famous detective Hercule Poirot, and one man who, come morning, will be found dead, his compartment locked from the inside.

This Audible Original dramatisation follows the train as it's stopped dead in its tracks at midnight. The train's stranded passengers soon become suspects as the race to uncover the murderer begins before he or she strikes again.

This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti (The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo (After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast and even sound effects recorded on the Orient Express itself.

Starring: Tom Conti as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo as Mary Debenham, Paterson Joseph as Colonel Arbuthnot, Walles Hammonde as Hector Macqueen, Jay Benedict as Monsieur Bouc, Jane Asher as Mrs Hubbard, Rula Lenska as Princess Dragonioff, Ruta Gedmintas as Countess Andrenyi, Eddie Marsan as Ratchett and Art Malik as the Narrator.

Also featuring: Marie Rabe, John Chancer, Cedric Cirotteau, Andreas Karras, Barnabas Reti, Cristina Catalina, Greg Canestrari, Harry Hadden-Paton, Christope Delesques, Atilla Akinci, Hakan Silahsiz and Jeff Gerard.

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Pünktlich zur aktuell im Kino laufenden Neuverfilmung mit Kenneth Brannagh gibt’s einen der berühmtesten Hercule Poirot-Krimis von Agatha Christie jetzt auch als Audible Original Hörspiel. Schauspieler Tom Conti als Poirot hört man mit seinem wunderbar gespielten französischen Akzent den Schnurrbart geradezu an. Fun fact: die Zuggeräusche stammen vom tatsächlichen Orient Express, mit dem der Sound-Ingenieur letztens selbst unterwegs war. Ein klassisches „locked room“ Mörderrätsel von der britischen Krimikönigin zum wiedererleben.


The Noel Diary (Unabridged)

The Noel Diary (Unabridged)

Autor:
Richard Paul Evans
Sprecher:
Richard Paul Evans
Spieldauer:
4:55 Std., ungekürzt

A man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to rewrite the past.

Jason Chercher is not doing well in love or life. Just two weeks after his wife leaves him, he receives a phone call that his estranged mother has passed away, days before Christmas - leaving her home and all her belongings to him. Frankly, he would like to see everything just burned. But curiosity about his past and anxiety about his future fuels him to make the drive from Salt Lake City to her home in Medford, Oregon. Maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching reruns of Christmas classics.

While going through her things, he comes upon her diary and the record of his childhood. He learns that his mother suffered from severe depression and that during that difficult time, he was taken care of by a young, unwed mother who was living with his family. The only clue he has to the woman's identity is her name: Noel, which is an eerily fitting discovery on Christmas Eve. As Jason reads the diary, he begins to uncover the source of his pain in relationships and understands that what he believed to be the truth of his past was actually a lie. That's when he begins a journey to find Noel, wondering if she might hold the truth he needs to bring him peace and love.

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Schon mal ein bisschen in Weihnachtsstimmung kommen kann man mit diesem kleinen Roman von Richard Paul Evans, der in den 90ern ebenfalls mit einer Weihnachtsgeschichte über Nacht zum Bestseller-Autor wurde. Diesmal erfährt ein Schriftsteller beim Ausmisten der Wohnung seiner frisch verstorbenen Mutter kurz vor Weihnachten, dass er seine Vergangenheit umschreiben muss. Die richtige Mischung aus bedeutungsvoll und unterhaltsam. Der Autor liest selbst, nicht so professionell, dafür aber dicht an seinen eigenen Gedanken.

Otherworld: Otherworld, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Otherworld: Otherworld, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Autor:
Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
Sprecher:
Jason Segel
Spieldauer:
10:31 Std., ungekürzt

For fans of Black Mirror and HBO's Westworld, Otherworld is the first book in New York Times best-selling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller's new YA sci-fi-thriller series.

The future is now. And the future is terrifying.

There are no screens. There are no controls. You don't just see and hear it - you taste, smell, and touch it, too. In this new reality, there are no laws to break or rules to obey. You can live your best life. Indulge every desire.

It's a game so addictive you'll never want it to end. Until you realize that you're the one being played.

Welcome to Otherworld, where reality is dead. Step into the future. Leave your body behind.

The frightening future that Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller have imagined is not far away. Otherworld asks the question we'll all soon be asking: If technology can deliver everything we want, how much are we willing to pay?

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An Gamer und Sci-Fi-Fans richtet sich dieser Auftakt einer Trilogie: Spieler können die reale Welt und ihren Körper zurücklassen, um die virtuelle Welt von „Otherworld“ zu betreten. Aber etwas stimmt ganz und gar nicht mit dieser süchtig machenden künstlichen Wirklichkeit. Das richtige Hörbuch für „Life Is Strange“-Fans und definitiv an Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene gerichtet. Von einem der beiden Autoren selbst vorgelesen. Ein Profisprecher hätte das besser gemacht, aber Jason Segel ist auch okay.

Into the Drowning Deep (Unabridged)

Into the Drowning Deep (Unabridged)

Autor:
Mira Grant
Sprecher:
Christine Lakin
Spieldauer:
17:15 Std., ungekürzt

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

More from Mira Grant

Newsflesh

  • Feed
  • Deadline
  • Blackout
  • Feedback

Rise: A Newsflesh Collection

Parasitology

  • Parasite
  • Symbiont
  • Chimera

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Meerjungfrauen existieren. Und – wie eine Schiffscrew aus Wissenschaftlern und Reportern bald herausfindet – sie haben spitze Zähne. Und einen Killerinstinkt. Mira Grant, Autorin der Zombie-Blogger-Reihe „Feed“, schafft mal wieder einen unterhaltsamen Mix aus Horror, Medienroman und Thrill mit Nerdfaktor. Wie ein richtig gut gemachter B-Movie. Tipp: Vorher noch schnell die Novelle „Rolling In The Deep“ hören, die sowohl Trigger als auch Prequel zu diesem full-size-Hörbuch war.

Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Unabridged)

Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Unabridged)

Autor:
Molly Harper
Sprecher:
Amanda Ronconi
Spieldauer:
9:26 Std., ungekürzt

Beloved author Molly Harper launches a brand-new contemporary romance series, Southern Eclectic, with this story of a big-city party planner who finds true love in a small Georgia town.

Nestled on the shore of Lake Sackett, Georgia, is the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. (What, you have a problem with one-stop shopping?) Two McCready brothers started two separate businesses in the same building back in 1928, and now it's become one big family affair. And, true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody's business.

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

As Margot finds her footing in a town where everybody knows not only your name but what you had for dinner last Saturday night and what you'll wear to church on Sunday morning, she grudgingly has to admit that there are some things Lake Sackett does better than Chicago - including the dating prospects.

Elementary school principal Kyle Archer is a fellow fish out of water who volunteers to show Margot the picture-postcard side of Southern living. The two of them hit it off, but not everybody is happy to see an outsider snapping up one of the town's most eligible gentleman. Will Margot reel in her handsome fish, or will she have to release her latest catch?

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Die Südstaaten-Romanze von Molly Harper hat die richtigen Zutaten für Wohlfühlstunden an grauen Novemberabenden: Aus Chicago verschlägt es die Event-Planerin Margot in eine Kleinstadt in Georgia, wo sie im Familienbetrieb ihrer Tante unerwartet findet, womit sie nicht gerechnet hat: Familie, ein Zuhause – und natürlich die Liebe. Witzig, süß, romantisch und am besten mit einem gezuckerten Eistee zu genießen. Oder den ersten Weihnachtsplätzchen.

Leonardo da Vinci (Unabridged)

Leonardo da Vinci (Unabridged)

Autor:
Walter Isaacson
Sprecher:
Alfred Molina
Spieldauer:
17:0 Std., ungekürzt

The author of the acclaimed best sellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs delivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius.

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius.

Now Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life, showing why we have much to learn from him. His combination of science, art, technology, and imagination remains an enduring recipe for creativity. So, too, was his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His relentless curiosity should remind us of the importance of instilling, in both ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it - to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Auf der New York Times Bestsellerliste steht derzeit diese Biographie von Leonardo Da Vinci, Künstler, Erfinder und kreatives Rundum-Genie. Gerade erst wurde eines seiner Gemälde mit 450 Millionen Dollar zum teuersten jemals versteigerten Kunstwerk. Von Alfred Molina in sorgsamem Singsang vorgelesen, kann man sich mit diesem Hörbuch einem erstaunlichen, als Außenseiter geltenden Menschen annähern, der seiner Zeit weit voraus war und uns bis heute fasziniert und inspiriert.


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