DescriptionEasy Piano solo selections from the haunting score by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008´s Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film by the International Film Critics Association for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Painted Veil, and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)SonglistAdrenalineAlmost A KissDreamcatcherEdward LeavesFull MoonI Need YouMarry Me, BellaMemories Of EdwardNew MoonRomeo & JulietThe CullensTo VolterraVolturi WaltzYou´re Alive
DescriptionBig-Note Piano solo selections from the haunting score by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008´s Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film by the International Film Critics Association for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Painted Veil, and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)SonglistAdrenalineAlmost A KissDreamcatcherEdward LeavesFull MoonI Need YouMarry Me, BellaMemories Of EdwardNew MoonRomeo & JulietThe CullensTo VolterraVolturi WaltzYou´re Alive
A fire-eater, a voluptuous masseuse, and a naked game of tag in a forest at twilight: it could only be Best Lesbian Erotica 2007, part of the hottest lesbian erotica series in America. In Andrea Miller´s ´´Heavenly Bodies´´ an adventurous woman sleeps her way through the zodiac; her 12 lovers include romantic Cancer, exhibitionist Leo, and an unforgettably raw, dominant Scorpio. Peggy Munson twists and teases the canon in ´´Subtexts´´, a hardcore butch-femme re-imagining of ´´Little Red Riding Hood´´, ´´Moby-Dick´´, and other tales that already sound dirty. Edited by award-winning author, adult film director, and sex educator Tristan Taormino, and selected and introduced by Emma Donoghue, these fearless stories will stir your senses and test your erotic boundaries. Tristan Taormino is an authority in the field of erotica and sexuality. Along with working as a feminist author, columnist, activist, and educator, she has been featured as Out magazines 100 Gay Success Stories of the Year and The Advocate´s Best and Brightest Gay & Lesbian People Under 30. In addition to all of this, Taormino recently appeared in the E! Special ´´The Real 50 Shades of Grey.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison Vaughn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000472/bk_acx0_000472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are six articles in the second part of this double issue:A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Twilight of the Books´´, by Caleb Crain: What will life be like if people stop reading?BOOKS´´Visual Trophies´´, by John Updike: The history of American snapshots.´´Squall Lines´´, by James Wood: A review of J. M. Coetzee´s Diary of a Bad Year.FICTION´´Alma´´, by Junot Díaz.´´The Arbus Factor´´, by Lore Segal.PERSONAL HISTORY´´I Hit Hamlet´´, by Paul Rudnick: Behind the scenes at a Brooklyn fiasco. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/071226/pe_nyer_071226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch. Hersch´s prodigious talent as a sideman - a pianist who played with the giants of the 20th century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson - blossomed further in the ´80s and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music. Good Things Happen Slowly is his memoir. It´s the story of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player; a deep look into the cloistered jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and groundbreaking; and a profound exploration of how Hersch´s two-month-long coma in 2007 led to his creating some of the finest, most direct, and most emotionally compelling music of his career. Remarkable and at times lyrical, Good Things Happen Slowly is an evocation of the twilight of post-Stonewall New York and a powerfully brave narrative of illness, recovery, music, creativity, and the glorious reward of finally becoming oneself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen, Fred Hersch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005295/bk_rand_005295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from the United States. Barry Meier, an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, draws on years of interviews and never-before-disclosed CIA files to weave together a riveting narrative of the ex-agent´s journey to Iran and the hunt to rescue him. The result is an extraordinary tale about the shadowlands between crime, business, espionage, and the law, where secrets are currency and betrayal is commonplace. Its colorful cast includes CIA operatives, Russian oligarchs, arms dealers, White House officials, gangsters, private eyes, FBI agents, journalists, and a fugitive American terrorist and assassin. Missing Man is a fast-paced story that moves through exotic locales and is set against the backdrop of the twilight war between the United States and Iran, one in which hostages are used as political pawns. Filled with stunning revelations, it chronicles a family´s ongoing search for answers and one man´s desperate struggle to keep his hand in the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001080/bk_high_001080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.