Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls ´´the Undiscovered Country´´ of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America´s premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out.. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista. ´´The October Country´´ is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man´s most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. ´´The October Country´s´´ inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman´s newborn child can plot murder; and a man´s skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury´s ´´The October Country´´ is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings ofUncle Einar.
Multi-award-winning author China Mieville applies an epic and novel-like scope to the storied road to the Russian Revolution in 1917. The passion, drama and strangeness of these events is presented with a reader new to the subject in mind, while also weighing in authoritatively on aspects of the story that are at the centre of ongoing debates.
Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany´s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he´s quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men - and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. But the rot is still spreading, literally and with the suspect list extending to people born before Frederick the Great solving the case may mean unearthing the city´s secret magical history. . . . so long as that history doesn´t kill them first. ´The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight´ CRIME REVIEW ´Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem´ STARBURST ´Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural´ CRIME SCENE ´Once you start, you´ll find a London that´s just dying to be explored´ DEN OF GEEK
Will Murray´s Pulp Classics line of audiobooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. The Secret 6 audiobook, #1 October 1934 Criminals quaked at the name The Secret 6. And for four glorious issues, this team of six crime fighters took on some of the weirdest and most fantastic antagonists that ever reared their heads in the pulp magazines. It was where weird menace met six normal men with no strange gadgets or outlandish skills. The utterly amazing stories were written by Robert J. Hogan, better known for writing the G-8 and his Battle Aces stories. But after four issues, the over-the-top action came to an end and Popular Publications pulled the plug on the series. These vintage pulp tales are now reissued for today´s listeners as audiobooks. Table of Contents: The Red Shadow by Robert J. Hogan It struck out of the night, a phantom monster whose blood-red shadow brought death to everyone it touched. New York was panic-stricken. Beneath its reign of terror, the police were helpless. But grimly, out of the list of victims, rose six men - six men who vowed to track the scarlet killer to a murder showdown! The Ghost Horse - A Thrilling Short Story by Henry J. Gilcrist What was the white thing that whinnied under the cottonwood trees at midnight? Kiwi Flight - A Thrilling Short Story by John Stark The story of a kid who took a death ride and didn´t know enough to be scared! Shark Bait - A Thrilling Short Story by William Torrel A dramatic true story laid in Florida waters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006610/bk_acx0_006610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most diabolical criminal ever to menace America, Tang-akhmut, the Egyptian, had descended like a blighting plague on Cincinnati. Tang-akhmut, leading a new and terrible army of dwarfed monsters - scourging helpless women with poisoned and barbed whips; who set about systematically to wreck the water supply of the city and then set uncontrollable conflagrations to cover his looting. Richard Wentworth, the Spider, penniless, a man outside the law, once more faces him in single-handed battle! While the Spider borrowed his black slouch hat and cloak from the Shadow, the rest of the character was drastically different. Wentworth is strongly emotional, plumbing the thrills of victory as readily, and as deeply, as the depths of despair during his escapades. His long-suffering fiancée, Nita van Sloan, is a worthy character in her own right, often relegated to the traditional role of hostage-bait. As additional exotic spice, Wentworth maintains a Sikh manservant/warrior companion, Ram Singh, as well as chauffeur Ronald Jackson, the sergeant from his old army days. Rounding out the cast of characters is Commissioner of Police Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth´s staunch friend and the Spider´s greatest adversary; Kirkpatrick himself lives in a state of constant angst for fear that duty will one day force him to send his friend to the electric chair as punishment for the Spider´s crimes. This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! ´´The Devil´s Death Dwarfs´´ originally published in The Spider magazine, October 1936. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Santa Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087232/bk_acx0_087232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General´s Literary Award for Fiction and Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Luc Lévesque is a celebrated Quebec novelist and the anointed Voice of a Generation. In his hometown of Montreal, he is revered as much for his novels about the working-class neighborhood of Saint-Henri as for his separatist views. But this is 2001. The dreams of a new nation are dying, and Luc himself is increasingly dissatisfied with his life. Hannah is Luc´s wife. She is also the daughter of a man who served as a special prosecutor during the October Crisis. For years, Hannah has worked faithfully as Luc´s English translator. She has also spent her adult life distancing herself from her English-speaking family. But at what cost? Hugo is their troubled 14-year-old son. Living in the shadow of a larger-than-life father, Hugo is struggling with his own identity. In confusion and anger, he commits a reckless act that puts everyone around him on a collision course with the past. Weaving together three unique voices, My October is a masterful tale of a modern family torn apart by the power of language and the weight of history. Spare and insightful, Claire Holden Rothman´s new novel explores the fascinating and sometimes shocking consequences of words left unsaid. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jean Brassard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030860/bk_adbl_030860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eine thematische Zusammenstellung (Compilation) als CD-Album mit sehr raren Rockabilly und Rock and Roll Titeln aus den 50er bis frühen 60er Jahren. Die CD-Album Serie Buffalo Bop von Dee Jay Records ist eine hervorragende Ergänzung zu der Bear