Wer gerne englischen Hörbüchern lauscht, findet im September Neuerscheinungen von Stephen King, Ken Follett und Robert Harris sowie Millennium 5.
Featuring a conversation with the authors!
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: What might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place....
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
Der Meister des Horrors hat diesmal seinen Sohn mitgebracht: Stephen King und sein Spross Owen King legen gemeinsam ein provokantes Szenario vor: Was passiert, wenn durch eine mysteriöse Epidemie alle Frauen in Kokons in Tiefschlaf verfallen (bloß nicht wecken!!!) und die Männer sich selbst überlassen sind? Alle Frauen, mit einer einzigen Ausnahme: Evie. Und was macht man jetzt mit der? Wir sind gespannt, auch auf den Sprecher, der noch nicht feststeht.
The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness.
Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life.
The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side.
Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.
Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important exposé for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child.
Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life, and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. She cannot stand by as racial and religious conflicts run unchecked amongst the community around her, manipulated by criminal forces far beyond the prison walls.
Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost...
The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.
Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding.
Wer nicht hinter dem Mond gelebt hat, weiß, dass eigentlich Journalist Stieg Larsson die Millenium-Trilogie geschrieben hat und dass der schwedische Autor David Lagercrantz nach Larssons plötzlichem Tod den Mut hatte, die Reihe fortzusetzen. Dieser 5. Teil taucht ein in die schwierige Vergangenheit von Hackerin Lisbeth Salander, der Reporter „Kalle“ Blomkvist auch im Gefängnis noch die Stange hält. Erscheint zeitgleich auch als deutsches Hörbuch.
International best-selling author Ken Follett has enthralled millions of fans with the first two books of his Kingsbridge series, The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. The saga now continues with Follett's magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire.
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love.
Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service, to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.
The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else - no matter what the cost.
Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett's most exciting and ambitious works yet and is perfect both for longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series as well as listeners new to Ken Follett.
Nach Pillars Of The Earth und World Without End kommt hier der 3. Teil der Kingsbridge Novels! Alle spielen sie in derselben englischen Stadt, rund um dieselbe Kathedrale, allerdings zu verschiedenen Zeitaltern. Spielte Teil 1 noch im 12. Jahrhundert, so sind wir inzwischen in der elisabethanischen Ära des 16. Jahrhunderts angelangt. Follett verknüpft wie gewohnt dramatisch und detailreich das persönliche Schicksal der Hauptfiguren mit der zeitgenössischen Politik, Historie und Architektur.
Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: She's homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she's probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can't swim.
Then Emilie's mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj's to halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem. She hasn't told anyone about her epilepsy.
Emilie lives in fear her recently adjusted meds will fail and she'll seize at school. Eventually, the worst happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or follow a dead poet's advice and "dwell in possibility".
From Golden Heart award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes The Thing with Feathers, a story of overcoming fears, forging new friendships, and finding a first love, perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven, Robyn Schneider, and Sharon M. Draper.
Der Titel dürfte Anglisten bekannt vorkommen: Es ist eine Zeile aus einem Gedicht von Emily Dickinson. Viele kleine Bezüge zu dieser wundervollen Dichterin durchweben diesen YA-Roman, der seiner Leserschaft das Leben einer Jugendlichen mit Epilepsie näher bringt, aber in dem es vor allem um eins geht: Ums Heranreifen und Erwachsen werden. Als Sprecherin fungiert Nora Hunter, die sich fast anhört wie Schauspielerin Kristen Stewart aus Twilight.
A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture - a hurtling mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities.
On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of "the Gardens", a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on 20 blocks; and D, at 22 the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife, at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king - a queen in want of an heir.
Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.
Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie's triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention - a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.
Erzählt aus der Sicht eines Filmemachers auf der Suche nach einem Sujet, begleitet Salman Rushdie seine steinreiche Hauptfigur und dessen Familie samt Dreck am Stecken (und russischer Verstrickungen) durch die wirtschaftsängstlichen Obama-Jahre bis hin zur Wahl seines Nachfolgers Trump. Kritiker vergleichen das Werk mit Tom Wolfe’s „Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten“ und F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson.
At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, 10 teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come from all walks of life and were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They've just spent nearly two weeks hiking, working, and learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off 18 miles from camp with no food, no water, and only their packs, and they'll have to struggle to overcome their vast differences if they hope to survive.
Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, the characters in Feral Youth, all complex and damaged in their own ways, are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the tellers than the truth ever could.
Full list of authors includes Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert.
Das Besondere an diesem Roman aus der Feder einer ganzen Kompanie an YA-Autoren ist die formale Anlehnung an Geoffrey Chaucer’s „Canterbury Tales“ aus dem 14. Jahrhundert. Wie auch dort, gibt es bei „Feral Youth“ eine grobe Rahmenhandlung; aber das Wesentliche sind die Geschichten, die jede einzelne der Figuren mit der Aussicht auf einen Preis erzählt. Von noir bis mythologisch, heldenhaft bis rachevoll, enthüllen die teilfiktionalen Geschichten letztendlich mehr über die Erzähler selbst.
A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced.
The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening.
The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally - with a knife to the brachial artery.
Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know...
Die in naher Zukunft in New York spielende Romantik-Krimireihe um Lieutenant Eve Dallas und ihren Ehemann Roarke geht in die 45. Runde! Das Rezept aus Spannung, Liebe und sanfter Futuristik, das J.D. Robb zusammengerührt hat, schmeckt ihren treuen Fans immer noch gut, und ein Ende ist nicht in Sicht. Im neuesten Fall wird Blut in einem schicken Nachtclub in Manhatten vergossen. Sprecherin ist und bleibt Susan Ericksen.
Breakout author Melissa Bashardoust delivers a feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale.
Enchanting and empowering, this magical new audiobook is an updated version of the classic tale.
At 16, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother.
Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she's ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.
Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.
Als feministische Fantasy-Reimagination von „Schneewittchen“ wird der Debütroman der Amerikanerin Melissa Bashardoust angepriesen. Zentral ist die Hass-Liebe-Beziehung zwischen Stiefmutter und Stieftochter – und in diesem Fall hat erstere tatsächlich ein kaltes Herz: eins aus Glas. Aus Sicht beider Frauen erzählt, ist das eine interessante, an junge Erwachsene gerichtete Neuinterpretation des alten Märchens. Sprecherin Jennifer Ikeda kann fantastisch zwischen alt und jung hin- und herswitchen.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré, read by Tom Hollander. This is the first novel in over 25 years to feature George Smiley, le Carré's most beloved character.
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.
Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Secret Service-Agent George Smiley war eine der beliebtesten Figuren in den Spionage-Thrillern von John le Carré (der mit bürgerlichem Namen David Cornwell heißt). Nach mehr als 25 Jahren erlebt Smiley jetzt sein Comeback, als er einem gealterten Kollegen aus der Ära des Kalten Krieges zu Hilfe eilen muss. Gefällt noch besser, wenn man The Spy Who Came In From The Cold schon kennt. Sprecher Tom Hollander performed extrem sauber und gut verständlich.
Praise for Nick Offerman narrating Mark Twain:
“Offerman’s Illinois-raised voice and actor’s talent suit him ideally to channel Mark Twain.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“There’s something about his wry Midwestern merriment that aspires to Twainishness.” (Men’s Journal)
“It’s a melding of sardonic voices: Mark Twain, meet Nick Offerman.” (The Wall Street Journal)
With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed. Trading in the idyllic banks of Twain's Mississippi for medieval England, Offerman regales listeners with one of American literature's foremost satires and the author's most inventive and darkly funny pieces of fiction.
Hank Morgan is the archetype of modern man in 19th-century New England: adept at his trade as a mechanic, innovative, forward thinking. So when a blow to the head inexplicably sends him back in time 1300 years and places him in Camelot, instead of despair, he feels emboldened by the prospect placed before him and sets out to modernize and improve the lives of his fellow citizens. But, in order to do so, he'll need to contend with brash nobles, superstitious nincompoops, and a conniving, blowhard wizard.
While time travel has become a common trope in storytelling today, in Twain's time it was truly a novel idea; all the more imaginative when you consider how it's used for satirical effect. A thinly veiled critique of the political and social institutions that impede progress and a scathing condemnation of the naiveté that allows them to thrive, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court saw Twain's biting wit and sharp tongue honed to a fine point.
Told primarily through Hank's first-person perspective, Offerman effortlessly captures the Yankee's straightforward, matter-of-fact gruffness. Like Offerman - whose woodworking skills are the stuff of legend - Hank is a natural builder of things and his can-do, by-the-bootstraps spirit finds its vocal foil in Offerman's crisp delivery. But it's in Offerman's ability to convey the myriad characters and absurdities Hank faces that makes this an incomparable listening experience: the flowery embellishments and insane braggadocio of knights; the lilting, feathery sing-song of Clarence; the garrulous, long-winded pomp of the aristocracy; the old, dithering windbag pronouncements of Merlin. Offerman plays each of these with a humor and humanity that Twain himself would have enjoyed.
Der satirische Zeitreise-Klassiker von Mark Twain, vorgetragen von Schauspieler und Comedian Nick Offerman. Passt das zusammen? Ja. Und das konnte man schon anlässlich von Offerman’s Performance bei Tom Sawyer feststellen. Der im Mittelalter bei King Arthur gelandete Mechaniker Hank und seine Abenteuer bekommen durch Offerman neues Leben eingehaucht. Klassische amerikanische Literatur und wunderbare Unterhaltung in einem Paket.
From the best-selling author of Fatherland, Conclave and An Officer and a Spy.
September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there....
As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Führer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.
When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?
Es wird historisch: Das Münchner Abkommen im September 1938 sollte die Sudetenkrise lösen – und gilt inzwischen als Auftakt zur Nazi-Herrschaft im Deutschen Reich. Vor diesem Hintergrund und über vier Tage hinweg erzählt History-Spezialist Robert Harris einen Agententhriller um zwei Freunde – einer Privatsekretär des britischen Premierministers, der andere im deutschen Außenministerium und heimlicher Widerstandskämpfer. Geschichte und Spannung in gewohnt präzise recherchierter Kombination!
Twenty-One Days is the first in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, featuring Daniel Pitt, by New York Times best seller and the queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry.
It is 1910, and the century is full of change. Sir Thomas Pitt, Head of Special Branch, has persuaded his son, Daniel, to take on his first case as a newly qualified barrister. Having successfully defended his client and made a lifelong friend, Daniel is summoned to the Old Bailey to assist in the defence of renowned biographer Russell Graves, who is accused of the brutal murder and disfigurement of his wife. When the jury finds him guilty, Graves is sentenced to be hanged in 21 days.
Graves insists he has been framed, and when Daniel discovers that Graves was writing a shocking exposé of Victor Narraway, Thomas Pitt's former friend and mentor from Special Branch, he fears the worst.... This exposé reveals state secrets so damning that someone might have wanted to silence him. And that 'someone' might be Daniel's father. With the reputations of those closest to him at stake, Daniel is in a race against time to uncover the truth and ensure that a man isn't sent to the gallows for a crime he didn't commit.
The next generation: Fans der viktorianischen Police-Romane von Anne Perry kennen Inspector Thomas Pitt noch gut. Inzwischen ist das 20. Jahrhundert angebrochen, und Pitt’s Sohn Daniel tritt in seine Fußstapfen. Im Auftaktband der neuen Daniel-Pitt-Reihe muss der junge Anwalt einen Unschuldigen vor dem Galgen bewahren. Simon Scardifield spricht äußerst lebendig, aber auch sehr schnell. Für geübte Ohren!
Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake.
So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave?
Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.
The one who's being pursued by...something.
So when the mysterious traveler finally reappears, Eli's determined that this time, he's going to get some answers. But his hunt soon yields far more than he bargained for, plunging him headlong into a dizzying world full of competing factions and figures straight out of legend.
To make sense of the mystery at its heart, he must embark on a breakneck chase across the country and through two centuries of history - with nothing less than America's past, present, and future at stake.
Peter Clines wurde 2016 auch bei uns durch seinen ungewöhnlichen Science-Fiction-Roman The Fold bekannt. Jetzt kommt er uns mit einem Steampunkt-Zeitreise-Abenteuerroman, in dessen Zentrum ein seltsamer Reisender in einem 100 Jahre alten Auto steht. Er wird von etwas verfolgt, und Kleinstädter Eli Teague reist mit. Wer absonderliche, genresprengende Science Fiction mag, sollte Peter Clines ausprobieren!
A stunning PC Peter Grant audiobook continues this best-selling series with commuting ghosts, a kidnapping, and a superb new London mystery!
PC Peter Grant is heading west.
There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line. And when commuters start reporting encounters with ghosts up and down the track - encounters which they forget entirely within minutes - Peter Grant gets a call to investigate. And the very first interview leads to a ghost-hunting expedition....
The first ever Peter Grant novella, this is a fantastic London-based mystery.
Offensichtlich hat Doctor Who-Autor Ben Aaronovitch beim Weiterschreiben an seiner Urban-Fantasy-Police-Procedural-Reihe um den Londoner Polizisten und Zauberlehrling Peter Grant etwas zu Papier gebracht, das nicht ins nächste Buch passt, aber viel zu gut ist zum Entsorgen. Das Resultat: Eine amüsant-merkwürdige Peter Grant Gespensternovelle, gelesen vom unglaublichen Stimmenchamäleon Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Überbrückt die Wartezeit bis zu Buch 7 der Reihe.
An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, of the truth behind the headlines and of the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Reveal is Robbie Williams as you've never seen him before.
More than 12 years ago, Robbie Williams and Chris Heath published a groundbreaking memoir, Feel, about Robert P. Williams' rise to fame - a book that was met with worldwide acclaim from critics and fans alike.
Since that time Robbie has released six solo albums, reunited with his old band Take That and, in the wake of his 12th UK number-one album, returned to the stage with a sold-out run at Wembley Stadium.
In Reveal, best-selling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music - a vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty.
Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of the man as you've never seen him before.
Bad Boy, Mädchenschwarm, Entertainer und – inzwischen – braver Familienvater: Robbie Williams, der als gecastetes Mitglied von Take That einst die polierte Welt der Boy Groups aufmischte, erzählt mit Hilfe seines langjährigen Begleiters und Bestsellerautors Chris Heath „unzensiert“ über die Jahre seit seinem Ausstieg bei Take That. Diese tagebuchartigen Memoiren versprechen, ein echter Seelenstriptease zu werden. Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen eines charismatischen Stars.