1-CD digipac - 16-page booklet - 12 tracks . 33min. Arthur Shimkin war ein Spezialist für Kinderschallplatten. 1948 brachte er den New Yorker Verlag Simon und Schuster dazu, sein Label GOLDEN RECORDS zu finanzieren, ein augenblicklicher Erfolg bei den Kindern. Die goldenen Schallplatten wurden au...
As a black college student in the rural West Virginia town of Selah Station, Kenia Dezy already feels out of place. But when an unexplained phenomenon starts transporting her back to pre-civil rights 1953, she finds herself woven into a tapestry of racial triumphs and tragedies. She begins to unravel secrets that powerful men would rather keep hidden, even if it means massacring an entire town through an industrial disaster. At the intersection of race, gender, class, and privilege, Kenia must navigate a community and a country wresting with its past, present, and future identities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Hawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102546/bk_acx0_102546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Money should be used to help others.”“Attachment is the strongest block to realization.” “Love is the strongest medicine.” “All action is prayer.”“Whoever works for God, his work will be done by itself.” “Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank.”Neem Karoli Baba known to his followers as Maharaj-ji - was a Hindu guru, mystic and devotee of the Hindu lord Hanuman. Here is the essence of his remarkable life and teachings. Produced by Devin Lawerence in VrndavanaMixed and assembled by Macc Kay in BangkokMusical consultant Alex Franchi in MilanProduction executive Avalon Giuliano in LondonICON Intern Eden Giuliano in Delhi Dedicated to the sacred memory of two pure devotees, H. G. Srimati Vrndarani Devi Dasi Maharani (1953-2017) and H. G. Srila Bhakti Hirday Mangal Niloy Gosvami MaharajSpecial thanks to author Brandon StickneyMusic By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jagannatha Dasa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/190809/bk_acx0_190809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Light in the Piazza takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson and her beautiful, twenty-six-year-old daughter, Clara, are touring the Tuscan countryside. While sightseeing, Clara meets a good-looking young Italian man, Fabrizio, and quickly embarks on a whirlwind romance with him, despite her mother's stern disapproval. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart, not only because of the cultural differences between the young lovers but also because of a family secret that would be revealed: Clara is not quite all that she appears. Considering whether to inform Fabrizio and his family of the truth about Clara, Margaret realizes that it could possibly spoil her daughter's one true chance for happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001110/bk_blak_001110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan – her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes. Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children's ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital's strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends – including Queenie, the hospital's majestic white cat. Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finty Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006680/bk_bbcw_006680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hovern Bog. People live in terror of it - especially the residents of Fenchurch St. Jude, the little village located at its edge. They think of it as a living being. They've seen it reach out with sinewy tentacles... to take, entangle, and digest. When 2,000-year-old bodies are recovered from the bog, perfectly preserved, it is the discovery of a lifetime for archaeologist David Macauley. But close examination of the corpses reveals a curious fact: all were cruelly, mysteriously murdered, gnawed to death by some unimaginable creature. Soon it becomes apparent that whatever tortured and killed the bodies from ancient times still roams the bog, and no one in Fenchurch St. Jude - especially David and his family - is safe. In The Bog (1986), Michael Talbot (1953-1992), author of the vampire classic The Delicate Dependency and the chilling haunted house novel Night Things, delivers an exciting mix of science and the supernatural that will keep listeners guessing until the horrific climax. "One of the better horror novels.... odd and risky mingling of pure science with fairy lore and gnashed bodies.... terrific." - Kirkus Reviews "Exciting!" - Publishers Weekly "Convincingly original!" - Ocala Star-Banner 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Godfrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103037/bk_acx0_103037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixty years after Mount Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Everest in the summer of 1953 was one of the 20th century’s great triumphs of exploration. George Lowe’s efforts on the mountain were crucial to the endeavour. He was one of the lead climbers, forging the route up Everest’s Lhotse Face without oxygen and later cutting steps for his partners up the summit ridge. In this touching book, read by Dan Stevens, a trove of unpublished letters from the Lowe collection are brought together for the first time, to describe the day-by-day moments of this historic expedition as never before. As often as he could, George wrote letters home to his family. In turn, they could then keep their friends updated with news, frequently before the local newspapers had full accounts of the climb. These rare letters from Everest provide a vivid, behind-the-scenes witness of a climb that would make history. In clear and elegant prose, this is a unique testimony of a superlative human achievement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/plrw/000001/bk_plrw_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reggie Rainbow has found the perfect profession for someone who likes to keep himself to himself: It's his job to make sure that some things stay out of sight and out of mind. Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of down-at-heel theatres for a living. Childhood polio has left him with a limp, but his strong arms and nimble fingers are put to perfect use behind the scenes, helping the illusionist Mr Brookes to "disappear" a series of glamorous assistants twice nightly. But in 1953, bookings for magic acts are scarce, even in London. So when Mr. Brookes is unexpectedly offered a slot at the Brighton Grand, Reggie finds himself back out on the road and living in a strange new town. The sea air begins to work its own peculiar kind of magic, and, as the bunting goes up in the streets outside the theatre for the Grand's forthcoming Coronation spectacular, Reggie begins to wonder just how much of his own life is an act - and what might have happened to somebody who disappeared from that life long ago. Set in the tarnished world of 1950s Variety, The Disappearance Boy is a masterful and dark tale of love lost and found; of blood, sweat - and all the other secrets that are kept hidden away behind those red velvet curtains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Bartlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020333/bk_adbl_020333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"Der 17. Juni 1953 ist ein Schlüsselereignis in der deutschen Nachkriegsgeschichte: Hunderttausende DDR-Bürger lehnten sich damals gegen das SED-Regime auf - vergebens. Sowjetische Panzer walzten den Aufstand nieder und retteten Walter Ulbricht und seine Genossen. Insofern war dieser 17. Juni eine unvollendete Revolution, allerdings mit Langzeitwirkung. Er wurde das Trauma der SED-Führung; seither saß ihr die Angst vor der eigenen Bevölkerung im Nacken und bestimmte weitgehend ihre Politik, die letztlich in den Untergang führte - trotz Mauer und Stasi. Als 1989 die Menschen erneut auf die Straße gingen, blieben die sowjetischen Panzer in den Kasernen. Das Schicksal der DDR war besiegelt.Die Autoren, ausgewiesene Kenner der deutschen Zeitgeschichte, haben sich bereits in der Vergangenheit intensiv mit diesem Thema beschäftigt. Zwei ihrer bisherigen Arbeiten werden hier - aktualisiert und erweitert - vorgelegt. Michael Gehler vertritt die These, dass das Scheitern des Aufstandes allen Gegnern eines Kompromisses zwischen Ost und West nützte und jenen half, die an der Erhaltung ihrer Positionen und am Status quo interessiert waren: Dass der Westen das "keep the Germans down" durch seinen Gegner besorgen ließ und in Berlin zusah, wie dies geschah, ist im Fall des 17. Juni der Machiavellismus des "roll back" gewesen. Tatsächlich wurde mit Blick auf die kommunistische und deutsche Gefahr "doppelte Eindämmung" praktiziert.Rolf Steininger stellt die Thesen in Form von Fragen zur Diskussion, ob der 17. Juni der Anfang vom langen Ende der DDR war und ob die DDR nicht von ihrem Ende her zu deuten ist. Ergänzt wird der Band um eine Reihe noch unveröffentlichter Dokumente und Erinnerungen prominenter Zeitzeugen.