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Englisch hören? Neuerscheinungen im Okt 2017

26.10.2017

Wer gerne englischen Hörbüchern lauscht, findet im Oktober Neuerscheinungen von u.a. John Green und Russel Brand.


I Am Watching You (Unabridged)

I Am Watching You (Unabridged)

Author:
Teresa Driscoll
Sprecher:
Elizabeth Knowelden
Spieldauer:
8:24 Std., ungekürzt

What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she's not the only one who can't forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters - letters that make her fear for her life.

Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna's friends and family might have something to hide. Anna's best friend, Sarah, hasn't been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night - and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.

Someone knows where Anna is - and they're not telling. But they are watching Ella.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Der richtige psychologische Thriller für alle, die multiple Erzählperspektiven, unzuverlässige Erzähler und Rätselraten bis zum Schluss mögen. Autorin Teresa Driscoll war BBC-Nachrichtensprecherin, bevor sie zunächst Frauenromane schrieb und dann mit diesem Thriller an Platz 1 der Kindle Bestseller schoss. Ihr Puzzlespiel um ein verschwundenes Mädchen im Zug ist perfekt für Fans von Girl On The Train.

Origin: A Novel (Unabridged)

Origin: A Novel (Unabridged)

Author:
Dan Brown
Sprecher:
Paul Michael
Spieldauer:
18:8 Std., ungekürzt

Where do we come from?

Where are we going?

The stunningly inventive new novel from the world's most popular thriller writer.

Bilbao, Spain

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement - the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a 40-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon's first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough...one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch's precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain's Royal Palace itself...and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face to face with Kirsch's shocking discovery...and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origin is Dan Brown's most brilliant and enter...

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Der fünfte Fall für Robert Langdon beinhaltet weniger Rätsel für den Symbologen und beschränkt sich in der Haupthandlung auf Spanien, dafür schraubt Autor Dan Brown die Spannung geradezu schamlos in die Höhe und drückt dem Abenteuer einen futuristischen Stempel auf. Wieder packt Brown das heiße Eisen Kirche gegen Wissenschaft an, und mit „Winston“ erschafft er eine der besten Nebenfiguren der ganzen Serie. Mit erhöhtem Action-Faktor und perfekt für eine Verfilmung geschrieben.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions (Unabridged)

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions (Unabridged)

Author:
Russell Brand
Sprecher:
Russell Brand
Spieldauer:
7:54 Std., ungekürzt

This program is read by the author.

A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery.

"This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud.... My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse." (Russell Brand)

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his 14 years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not "why are you addicted?" but "what pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running - into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person's arms?"

Russell has been in all the 12-step fellowships going, he's started his own men's group, he's a therapy regular and a practiced yogi - and while he's worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous best sellers, he's never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

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

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Russel Brand ist ein britischer Schauspieler, Komiker, Sänger, Moderator und Aktivist. Zwischenzeitlich war er mit US-Sängerin Katie Perry verheiratet. Selbst jemand, der immer wieder mit verschiedenen Suchterkrankungen gekämpft hat, ist dieses Selbsthilfebuch eine Mischung aus 12-Schritte-Programm zur Suchtüberwindung und ehrlicher (mit F-Worten gespickter) Autobiografie. Er liest selbst, und das so vollkommen unverblümt, wie man ihn kennt.

Manhattan Beach: A Novel (Unabridged)

Manhattan Beach: A Novel (Unabridged)

Author:
Jennifer Egan
Sprecher:
Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind, Vincent Piazza
Spieldauer:
15:16 Std., ungekürzt

The long-awaited novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles.

Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career as a Ziegfield folly, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered.

Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine, and the clash of classes in New York, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America, and the world. Manhattan Beach is a magnificent novel by one of the greatest writers of our time.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Jennifer Egan hat für ihren Roman A Visit From The Goon Squad 2011 den Pulitzer Preis gewonnen. Jetzt kommt ihr erster historischer Roman, der in den 30er Jahren während der amerikanischen Wirtschaftskrise seinen Anfang nimmt und bis in den zweiten Weltkrieg reicht. Egan erweckt mit ihrer Prosa den Militärhafen von Brooklyn zum Leben und die Bedeutung New Yorks während des Krieges. Drei Erzähler teilen die Handlungsfragmente unter sich auf.

All the Crooked Saints (Unabridged)

All the Crooked Saints (Unabridged)

Author:
Maggie Stiefvater
Sprecher:
Thom Rivera
Spieldauer:
9:9 Std., ungekürzt

From best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Auf einer Ranch in Texas spielt dieses dem magischen Realismus zugehörige Märchen von Maggie Stiefvater, Bestseller-Autorin der Raven Cycle-Serie. Mit den Wundern, die auf der Ranch bewirkt werden, ist das so eine Sache: Sie enthüllen die jeweilige persönliche Dunkelheit, der es dann zu begegnen und sie zu überwinden gilt. Mysteriös, mit stilisiertem Schreibstil und von Thom Rivera mit Märchenstimme erzählt, richtet sich Stiefvater auch diesmal wieder primär an Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene.

Turtles All the Way Down (Unabridged)

Turtles All the Way Down (Unabridged)

Author:
John Green
Sprecher:
Kate Rudd
Spieldauer:
7:12 Std., ungekürzt

The wait is over! John Green, the number one best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back.

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Das vermutlich persönlichste Buch von John Green, der mit The Fault In Our Stars zum derzeit bekanntesten YA-Autor wurde. So wie Hauptfigur Aza, lebt Green selbst schon lange mit einer psychischen Erkrankung: Eine Zwangs- und Angststörung droht immer wieder, sein Leben zu bestimmen. In diesem Jugendroman lässt er uns anhand einer Detektiv- und Liebesgeschichte tiefen Einblick nehmen in die Realität dieser Erkrankung. Von Kate Rudd jugendlich und hochsensibel vorgelesen.

Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Unabridged)

Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Unabridged)

Author:
Tom Hanks
Sprecher:
Tom Hanks
Spieldauer:
10:1 Std., ungekürzt

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

Featuring additional performances by Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari, Cecily Strong, Holland Taylor, and Wilmer Valderrama on "Stay With Us".

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Schauspielgröße Tom Hanks ist unter die Schriftsteller gegangen: Sein Erstling ist eine Sammlung von 17 Kurzgeschichten, die von ersten Kritiken als „überraschend, warmherzig und einnehmend“ bezeichnet werden. Die Verbindung zwischen allen Erzählungen: In jeder Geschichte kommt irgendwo eine Schreibmaschine vor. Ein Fall, wo das Hörbuch eindeutig der Printversion vorzuziehen ist: Tom Hanks liest selbst und schauspielert sich dabei durch sein eigenes Werk, dass es eine Freude ist.

A Plague of Giants (Unabridged)

A Plague of Giants (Unabridged)

Author:
Kevin Hearne
Sprecher:
Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
Spieldauer:
22:12 Std., ungekürzt

From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology - complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts

Mother and warrior

Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd's two sons - all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.

Scholar and spy

Dervan is a historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he's drawn into intrigue when he's hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.

Rebel and hero

Abhi's family has always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all - if it doesn't destroy him first.

Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

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

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Kick-off einer neuen Fantasy Serie von Iron Druid Chronicles-Autor Kevin Hearne. Die Schicksale einer Mutter (und Kämpferin), eines Historikers und eines Rebellen verknüpfen sich zu einer Saga um Krieg und Mut, in der auch Formwandler und Giganten nicht fehlen. Die Sprecher sind erste Liga: Der kraftvolle und hier sehr dramatische Luke Daniels wird mit Xe Sands‘ brüchiger Sinnlichkeit reizvoll gepaart.

It Devours!: A Night Vale Audiobook (Unabridged)

It Devours!: A Night Vale Audiobook (Unabridged)

Author:
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Sprecher:
Cecil Baldwin
Spieldauer:
9:37 Std., ungekürzt

From the authors of the New York Times best-selling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the number one podcast of the same name comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.

Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town.

This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.

Darum solltet ihr es hören: Welcome To Night Vale ist ein kultiger Podcast, der in Form einer Radiosendung über unheimlich-schräge Geschichten aus einer sehr mysteriösen Stadt im Südwesten der USA berichtet. Dies ist der zweite, in der Welt von Night Vale spielende Roman, in dem sich Wissenschaft und Religion die Stirn bieten, ausgestattet mit dem für den Podcast typischen tiefschwarzen Humor. Natürlich ist der Sprecher Cecil Baldwin, „Radiosprecher“ von Night Vale. Bei einer Live-Tour war der Podcast gerade erst in Deutschland zu Gast.

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Author:
Philip Pullman
Sprecher:
Michael Sheen
Spieldauer:
13:13 Std., ungekürzt

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series.

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

Darum solltet ihr es hören: „Lang erwartet“ ist untertrieben: Nach anderthalb Jahrzehnten führt uns Philip Pullman endlich zurück in die Welt von His Dark Materials. Der erste Teil der La Belle Sauvage-Trilogie ist ein Sequel und spielt ca. 10 Jahre vor dem Rest der Serie. Lyra ist hier noch ein Baby, und muss von Hauptfigur Malcolm gerettet werden. Auch erwachsen gewordene Fans der Reihe finden in diesem Abenteuer tiefe, allegorische Untertöne – und dürfen die atemberaubende, völlig vereinnahmende Performance von Sprecher Michael Sheen genießen. Ein Familienhörbuch!


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