Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage. In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement - or, worse, a desk job - Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service - with himself as the bait. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John le Carré. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002558/bk_boli_002558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Live Bait by P. J. Tracy, read by Sarah Borges. When elderly Morey Gilbert is found, lying dead in the grass by his wife, Lily, it´s a tragedy, but it shouldn´t have been a shock - old people die. But when she finds a bullet hole in his skull, the blood washed away by heavy rain, sadness turns to fear. It looks like an execution....Soon a whole city is fearful as new victims are found, killed with the same cold precision. All elderly. All apparently blameless.Detectives Gino and Magozzi, race to uncover a connection and their best hope of doing so may be Grace McBride, beautiful, damaged survivor of an earlier killing spree. And the answers, it seems, are buried in a terrible past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Borges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001792/bk_pauk_001792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Bucharest, Romania´s capital, Kaplan discovered that few Westerners were reporting on the country - one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War. In an intense and cinematic travelogue, Kaplan explores the history and culture of the only country in the West where the leading intellectuals have been right-wing rather than left-wing; a country that gave rise to the dictator Ion Antonescu, Hitler´s chief foreign accomplice during WWII; a country where the Latin West mixes with the Greek East, producing a fascinating fusion of cultures. In Europe´s Shadow is a deep and vivid immersion into one place, a country that is a metaphor for Europe´s current challenge in confronting Vladimir Putin´s Russia. With the brilliant, insightful Kaplan as our narrator and eyewitness, this book is a shorthand masterpiece about imperialism and a country critical to our understanding of the last century in Europe. Robert D. Kaplan is the author of 16 books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, Balkan Ghosts, and Warrior Politics. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over three decades. In 2011, Foreign Policy magazine named Kaplan among the world´s ´´100 Top Global Thinkers´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001033/bk_high_001033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 15, Rayen Vasu is a free-spirited young girl. But after being involved in several life-changing events, she grows into a cold, calculating, and callous young woman. As the years pass, she protects herself by fending off any and all intimate situations. She has no time for love or anything else that has to do with relationships, not even with Margaret and Angela Taylor, the only family that she has left. She ultimately travels to Michigan to assist in the restructuring of her father´s declining company. There she meets two men who change her life forever. First is the charming architect Joshua Manning who gives her something no other man has dared to attempt. For the very first time, she experiences feelings she never imagined possible. Then there is the forceful, ambitious detective Blake Pierce. He pursues Rayen, trying to win her over. But she has a secret that could ruin his future in law enforcement in a way he would never suspect. The last thing she needs is a detective in her immediate circle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyndsay Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063292/bk_acx0_063292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ian Cormac was raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and the vicious arthropoid race the Prador. In Neal Asher´s Shadow of the Scorpion, Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn´t remember. In the years following the war, he signs up with Earth Central Security and is sent out to help either restore or simply maintain order on worlds devastated by Prador bombardment. There he discovers that though the old enemy remains as murderous as ever, it is not anywhere near as perfidious or dangerous as some of his fellow humans, some of them closer to him than he would like. Amidst the ruins left by wartime genocides, he discovers in himself a cold capacity for violence, learns some horrible truths about his own past and, set upon a course of vengeance, tries merely to stay alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001158/bk_macm_001158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Outcast and exiled, the demon Tarrik Nal-Valim has long been forgotten by the world of humans. At least, so he thinks. But when he is summoned as a last resort by a desperate sorcerer, it seems as though his past has caught up with him. The sorcerer is Serenity ´´Ren” Branwen, the daughter of Tarrik’s former master - and friend. Though she seems cold, driven, and ruthless, Tarrik can tell Ren has her back against a wall, and he is compelled by ferocious powers to obey her. As their world sinks into a terrifying maelstrom of murder, intrigue, and insurrection, Tarrik is forced to serve Ren’s arcane designs - plans that, if they were to succeed, would resurrect unimaginable power and could destroy Tarrik’s entire race. But as events unfurl, the lines between demon and master become blurred, and Tarrik realizes Ren is not what she seems. To prevent utter devastation, Tarrik may have to surrender what he values most: a chance at redemption and an end to his exile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032541/bk_adbl_032541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the ´´cemetery of lost books´´, a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out La Sombra del Viento by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax´s works in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Wilby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000001/bk_orio_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the ´cemetery of lost books´, a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out ´La Sombra del Viento´ by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax´s work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Philpott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000430/bk_orio_000430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History for busy people. The Cold War: History in an Hour gives a brilliant overview of the unusual and non-violent war between East and West that lasted nearly fifty years.From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the world lived within the shadow of the Cold War. Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility. World War Two was too recent to be forgotten and a nuclear Third World War remained a distinct possibility. Post-war Europe was being rebuilt and Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt had to find a way to work together for peace.The Cold War: History in an Hour will help you understand the dynamics of the politics of the time and how Europe and the rest of the world rebuilt themselves after World War Two.Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000984/bk_hcuk_000984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.