A new edition of the bestselling novel which won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction in 2007, published to tie in with a new film adaptation. The movie stars Thandie Newton, Dominic Cooper and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the book has sold more than 550,000 copies in paperback in the UK. ´Heartbreaking, funny, exquisitely written and, without doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic.´ ´´Daily Mail´´ *Also appeared in July Buyer´s Notes*
The song White Christmas is undoubtedly the most famous and popular of all the Christmas songs. Berlin wrote the song in early 1940, and it was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942 musical ´Holiday Inn´. Crosby had to re-record the song in 1947 because the orignal tapes of 1942 had literally worn out! This 1947 single of White Christmas is recognized as the best-selling single in any music category and Crosby´s recording has sold millions of additional copies as part of numerous albums. The 2007 Guinness Book of Records lists Crosby´s recording as the biggest selling single of all time with an estimated 50 million copies sold thus making it the best selling record in history!
´´When bad sex happens to good people, there is no recourse like full disclosure,” is the motto of Worst Laid Plans, a comedy show staged at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the highly influential comedy organization co-founded by Amy Poehler. True stories of terrible sex imparted by the brave survivors who lived to tell, Worst Laid Plans is part Vagina Monologues, part car crash, and wholly hilarious. From ´´Trapped in the Closet´´ to ´´IncogNEGRO´´ to ´´The Farting Rapist,´´ this hour-long epic features recordings from live shows in Los Angeles and New York City, including performances by Laraine Newman (Original cast SNL), Mary Lynn Rajksub (24), Casey Wilson (SNL), and other performers who shamelessly take the mic to reveal all. Created by Alexandra Lydon and Laura Kindred, Worst Laid Plans premiered in 2007 and continues to play to sold out audiences to this day.Never was humor so dry.The performers you hear on this audio are not victims, but by and large the architects of their own misfortune. Because of that, a couple have chosen to remain pseudonymous. Others were more brave. Tymberlee Hill (´´IncogNEGRO”), ´´Suz” (´´Trapped in the Closet”), Alexandra Lydon (´´The Farting Rapist”), Laura Kindred (´´You Bet Your Ass”), Casey Wilson (´´Rub a Dub Dub, Thanks for the… Nub?”), Laraine Newman (´´Beef Stroganoff”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (´´My Fast Boyfriend”), ´´Maddow” (´´Tunnel to Nowhere”)For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Casey Wilson, Laraine Newman, Timberlee Hill, Mary Lynn Rajskub. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002283/bk_rand_002283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read—and sung—by Sara Bareilles! With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles - the artist and the woman - and her take on songwriting, soul searching, and what´s discovered along the way. She shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to herself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara´s confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Most recently known for her chart-topper ´´Brave´´, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multiplatinum single ´´Love Song´´. She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talent - this is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Jack Antonoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007199/bk_sans_007199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were number-one New York Times hardcover best sellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind. Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of listeners. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, May yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001511/bk_aren_001511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, ´Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die´. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who´s counting?), and been translated into thirty-seven languages. In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer´s Disease. He died in 2015.
It´s 1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend, Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he´s made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then the first body appears - tied to a cross, facing the mouth of the fjord. In a chilling, timeless story of love, revenge and desire - deftly interwoven with contemporary issues, in a stunning plot that will leave you gripped to the final page - We Shall Inherit the Wind shows Staalesen at his most thrilling, thought-provoking best. One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1947. He made his debut at the age of 22 with Seasons of Innocence, and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen with his wife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024715/bk_adbl_024715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A suspenseful memoir from the real life American gangster, Frank Lucas ´´In his own words, Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. From being taken under the wing of old time gangster Bumpy Johnson, through one of the most successful drug smuggling operations, to being sentenced to seventy years in prison, ´´Original Gangster ´´is a chilling look at the rise and fall of a modern legacy. Frank Lucas realized that in order to gain the kind of success he craved he would have to break the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York. So Frank cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin into the United States directly from his source in the Golden Triangle by using coffins. Making a million dollars per day selling ´´Blue Magic´´--what was known as the purest heroin on the street--Frank Lucas became one of the most powerful crime lords of his time, while rubbing shoulders with the elite in entertainment, politics, and crime. After his arrest, Federal Judge Sterling Johnson, the special narcotics prosecutor in New York at the time of Lucas´ crimes, called Lucas and his operation ´´one of the most outrageous international dope-smuggling gangs ever, an innovator who got his own connections outside the U.S. and then sold the narcotics himself in the street.´´ This powerful memoir reveals what really happened to the man whose career was dramatized in the 2007 feature film ´´American Gangster, ´´exposing a startling look at the world of organized crime.
Beautifully performed by Dan Stevens, ´War Horse´ has taken the world by storm. First published back in 1982, the book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre back in 2007. It´s well-deserved success means that it has now gone into it´s third year at the New London Theatre and will be later debuting on Broadway in New York City. At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert´s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He´s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man´s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000501/bk_hcuk_000501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.