Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Okt 2016

Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Okt 2016

Die neuen englischen Hörbücher im Oktober 2016 bilden einen ungewöhnlichen Mix: Wenig Thriller, dafür Biographien, Romane und Klassiker.


Ann Patchett
Hope Davis
10:34 Std.

The acclaimed best-selling author - winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize - tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

When, in her 20s, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.

Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

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Okay, das ist ein bisschen geschummelt: Ann Patchett's sich über fünf Jahrzehnte erstreckender Familienroman ist bereits seit September online. Aber dieser immer komplexer werdende, allegorische Roman über Gemeinschaft und Unabhängigkeit hat sich inzwischen verdient zum Bestseller gemausert. Achtung: Es gibt zwei englische Versionen, und diese hier, mit Hope Davis als Sprecherin, ist die bessere!

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The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

Colson Whitehead
Bahni Turpin
10:43 Std.

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2017

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

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Was Oprah Winfrey für ihren berühmten Buchclub auswählt, wird meist ein Bestseller. Dieser Roman über eine fliehende Sklavin geht seither durch die Decke. Die Untergrundbahn aus dem Titel ist dabei wörtlich gemeint - als geheimes Bahnnetzwerk in die Freiheit. Schauspielerin Bahni Turpin hat schon in The Help mit authentischem, afro-amerikanischem Südstaatentonfall überzeugt.

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The Dispatcher

John Scalzi
Zachary Quinto
2:18 Std.

Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Original Work

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi.

One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.

Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher - a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge a supposed wrong.

It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late...before not even a Dispatcher can save him.

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Zuckerstückchen für Sci-Fi-Fans: exklusiv als Hörbuch hat John Scalzi (Lock In) eine Novelle mit gewohnt eigenartiger Prämisse geschrieben und sie wird gelesen von niemand anderem als Zachary Quinto, der in den neuen Star Trek Filmen Commander Spock verkörpert. Aufgepasst und Daumen drücken: Wird eventuell auch in Deutschland für kurze Zeit kostenlos zu haben sein!

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Yesternight: A Novel

Cat Winters
Xe Sands
8:42 Std.

From the author of The Uninvited comes a haunting historical novel with a compelling mystery at its core.

A young child psychologist steps off a train, her destination a foggy seaside town. There she begins a journey causing her to question everything she believes about life, death, memories, and reincarnation.

In 1925 Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There she expects to do nothing more difficult than administer IQ tests to a group of rural schoolchildren. A trained psychologist, Alice believes mysteries of the mind can be unlocked scientifically, but now her views are about to be challenged by one curious child.

Seven-year-old Janie O'Daire is a mathematical genius, which is surprising. But what is disturbing are the stories she tells: that her name was once Violet, she grew up in Kansas decades earlier, and she drowned at age 19. Alice delves into these stories, at first believing they're no more than the product of the girl's vast imagination. But slowly Alice comes to the realization that Janie might indeed be telling a strange truth.

Alice knows the investigation may endanger her already shaky professional reputation, and as a woman in a field dominated by men she has no room for mistakes. But she is unprepared for the ways it will illuminate terrifying mysteries within her own past and, in the process, irrevocably change her life.

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Eine nebelige Stadt im Oregon der 20er Jahre. Ein siebenjähriges Mathematik-Wunderkind, das behauptet, schon einmal gelebt zu haben. Eine Frau in einer von Männern dominierten Profession, die rätselhafte Vorgänge erkundet. Dieser historische Mystery-Roman ist wie gemacht für die ätherische, geheimnisvolle Stimme von Sprecherin Xe Sands (Euphoria).

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Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Margaret Atwood
R. H. Thomson
8:11 Std.

It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.

Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan.

Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge.

After 12 years revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

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Der nächste Wurf im Hogarth Shakespeare Project: Diesmal ist die kanadische Bestseller-Autorin Margaret Atwood mit einer modernen Roman-Adaption des Barden dran und sie hat sich mit The Tempest sein letztes, vielleicht schwierigstes Stück auserkoren. Clever, das ganze als Stück-im-Buch aufzuziehen mit einem betrogenen Theater-Regisseur als Prospero-Ersatz. Ein Muss für William Shakespeare-Fans!

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So, Anyway...: The Autobiography

John Cleese
John Cleese
13:33 Std.

Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend.

En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python.

Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.

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John Cleese, legendäres Monty Python-Mitglied, hat diese Memoiren zwar schon 2014 veröffentlicht. Aber jetzt kann man sie auch hören - und zwar von ihm selbst vorgetragen! Wer ihn aus Film (Life Of Brian, A Fish Called Wanda) und Fernsehen (Fawlty Towers) kennt, weiß, dass das brilliante, ebenso alberne wie geniale Hörstunden bedeutet.

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Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz
Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
15:48 Std.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s.

As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway....

But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.

From Sunday Times best seller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel, brought bang up to date with a fiendish modern twist.

Read by Samantha Bond and Allan Corduner.

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Sowohl Sherlock Holmes als auch James Bond hat Anthony Horowitz in seinen Hommage-Romanen (Moriarty, Trigger Mortis) die Ehre erwiesen. Jetzt ist Agatha Christie dran. Nicht explizit, aber dieser klassisch eingefärbte Krimi verbeugt sich deutlich vor Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot und Kollegen. Gepflegt englisch, und mit dem vollen Resonanzkörper von Allan Corduner und der eifrigen Samantha Bond gelungen besetzt.

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Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries

Helen Fielding
Samantha Bond
4:04 Std.

8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time.

Before motherhood before marriage Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated however by a crucial but terribly awkward question - who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable decent notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming witty notable fuckwit?

9.45 P.M. It's like they're two halves of the perfect man who'll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it's all enacting itself in my stomach.

In this gloriously funny touching story of baby-deadline panic maternal bliss and social professional technological culinary and childbirth chaos Bridget Jones - global phenomenon and the world's favourite Singleton - is back with a bump.

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Um der Verwirrung vorzugreifen: Buch 4 der Bridget Jones-Reihe ist zeitlich VOR Buch 3 angesiedelt und basiert auf dem Skript des im Oktober anlaufenden Kinofilms Bridget Jones's Baby. Nicht umgekehrt. Alles klar? Jedenfalls geht unser geliebter Tollpatsch auf die Vierzig zu und wird ungeplant schwanger. Zu unserem großen Amüsement kommen zwei Väter in Frage. Und wir fragen uns: Erst Hörbuch, dann Kino? Oder umgekehrt?

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Monster 1983: An Audible Original Drama

Ivar Leon Menger, Anette Strohmeyer, Raimon Weber
Marc Warren, Callum Blue, Anastasia Griffith, Lorelei King, Stuart Milligan
7:18 Std.


Callum Blue (Dead Like Me), Anastasia Griffith (Damages) and Marc Warren (Hustle) star in new audio-drama from Germany's master of thriller.

Catalysing the surge of interest in classic 70s and 80s sci-fi thrillers, and just in time for Halloween, Audible today exclusively debuts Monster 1983, an original audio-drama from Berlinale-winning director Ivan Leon Menger. Directed by multiple-Audie and RPA winner Cherry Cookson, the chilling tale stars Callum Blue (Dead Like Me), Anastasia Griffith (Damages) and Marc Warren (Hustle) amongst others.

Drawing influences from Poltergeist, Stand By Me and E.T. and other Spielberg classics, the story unfolds in the small coastal town of Harmony Bay, Oregon. Still reeling from a sudden and profound family tragedy, Sheriff Cody uproots his elder son Michael, and younger daughter Amy, from the chaos of Orlando to begin a new, more relaxed life in the Beaver State. Soon after their arrival however, this new-found tranquillity is disturbed by a succession of brutal but mysterious deaths. As the plot twists and turns its way through small-town secrecy, psychiatry wards and the supernatural, Cody comes under increasing pressure to solve each new case whilst keeping his family safe from harm.

Ivar Leon Menger, author of Monster 1983, said: 'Having been raised on Spielberg, King and Kubrick I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't watching some kind of horror, sci-fi or psychological thriller. I think the legacy of 70s and 80s horror cinema runs quite strongly through Monster 1983, and that's part of the reason I decided to create an audio-only story, it emphasises both the nostalgia and suspense for listeners.'

Steve Carsey, Director of Original Programming at Audible, said: 'After the enormous success of Alien, Out of the Shadows we knew there was a huge appetite for compelling sci-fi audio fiction. Ivar's stories have been immensely successful in Germany so we're really excited to introduce his work to UK listeners.'

Monster 1983 is a Wireless Theatre production for Audible Studios. Written by Ivar Leon Menger, translated by Guy Meredith and directed by Cherry Cookson with music scoring by Ynie Ray.

Monster 1983 Cast:

Callum Blue (Sheriff Cody), Anastasia Griffith (Deputy Taylor Dunford), Marc Warren (Deputy Landers), Rachel Atkins, Barbara Barnes, Andrea Browne, Nicholas Boulton, Philip Bulcock, Sophie Cartman, Amy Cash, Lobo Chan, Charlotte Christie, Trevor Cuthbertson, Stephen Critchlow, Sean Delaney, Jessica Dennis,Tom Gregory, Adam Hall, Will Howard, Gerran Howell, Nicky Henson, Madeleine Kasson, Lorelei King, Stuart Milligan, Harry Myers, Nathan Osgood, Chris Rogers, Martin T Sherman, Thomas Stroppell and Trevor White.

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Ja, ihr ~~seht~~ hört richtig: Das erfolgreiche deutsche Retro-Grusel-Krimi-Hörspiel Monster 1983 gibt es jetzt auf Englisch, produziert von den Audible Studios UK. Und jetzt sind wir alle gespannt, ob Schauspieler Marc Warren die Hauptfigur so gut performed wie David Nathan und vor allem, wie man "Mückenpisse" übersetzt hat. Kurz vor Erscheinen der zweiten deutschen Staffel eine schöne Überbrückung.

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What Light

Jay Asher
Mandy Siegfried
6:45 Std.

From Jay Asher, number one New York Times best-selling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart but soon have you believing in love again....

"A beautiful story of love and forgiveness." (Stephen Chbosky, New York Times best-selling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon - it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: Years ago he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and maybe redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

What Light is a love story that's moving and life affirming and completely unforgettable.

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2007 hat uns Jay Asher mit dem Suizid-Jugendroman Thirteen Reasons Why einen Schlag in die Magengrube verpasst und wurde zum Bestseller-Autor. Sein Neuer ist ganz anders: Eine vorweihnachtliche Romanze und auch wenn Sierra's mysteriöser Schwarm Caleb eine dunkle Vergangenheit hütet, ist das hier keine schwere Kost. Ein YA-Roman für's Teenager-Herz.

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Not Dead Yet

Phil Collins
Phil Collins
12:13 Std.

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

Revered as a drummer, he's the only performer of distinction to have appeared at both the UK and US original Live Aid concerts, the creator of numerous worldwide hits, and an Oscar winner for the song 'You'll Be in My Heart' from the Disney film Tarzan.

Phil Collins' life has also been rich with experience outside of music, starting with his career as a child actor, appearing aged 13 as the Artful Dodger in the stage production of Oliver!, through Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miami Vice and The Band Played On. In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career and what it is like to work with other rock legends, from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.

Published to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds.

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Phil Collins. Wer hat bei diesem Namen nicht die dräuenden ersten Takte von In The Air Tonight im Ohr? Viel hat er hinter sich: viel Musik, viel Leben. Beruflicher Erfolg und private Tragödien geben sich bei diesem Ausnahmemusiker die Hand. Darüber und über seine Begegnungen mit berühmten Kollegen erzählt er in seiner Autobiographie. Und zwar mit seiner eigenen Stimme! Authentisch.

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Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Carla Corvo, Steve West, full cast, P.J. Ochlan
12:33 Std.

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times best seller that critics are calling "out-of-this-world awesome".

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout best seller Illuminae continues onboard the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren't just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia - and possibly the known universe - is in their hands.

But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling listeners into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

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Wenn euch die Inhaltsangabe verwirrt, seid ihr gut beraten, zunächst den Auftaktband Illuminae zu hören. Habt ihr das schon, werdet ihr euch fiebernd auf die Fortsetzung dieser imaginativen Young Adult Sci-Fi-Trilogie stürzen, die in Form von "gehackten Dokumenten" wie Emails, Berichten etc. erzählt wird - diesmal aus der Sicht zweier neuer Charaktere, die sich gegen die BeiTech Angriffe zur Wehr setzen. Funktioniert erstaunlicherweise auch als Hörbuch sehr gut!

Serie: Illuminae Files #2

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