David Copperfield is one of a series of retellings of classic world literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original in style as well as in character, plot and themes, these retellings make an excellent introduction to these classic tales. Intelligent, lively and enjoyable, they are, in themselves, a real read. When David´s mother marries the malevolent Mr Murdstone, David´s childhood happiness is destroyed forever. Can one lonely little boy show the strength and determination to survive the dangers that lie ahead? Travelling along the rocky road from boyhood to manhood, how can David learn who to trust and who to love? Will David´s friends bring him happiness or heartache? In this inspiring tale of trust, betrayal and courage, Dickens presents a world of colourful characters to amuse us, astonish us, disgust us and move us to tears. Once encountered, David Copperfield´s friends and enemies will never be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Bill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rlrd/000003/bk_rlrd_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford. Narrators include David Foster Wallace, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, Will Forte, Malcolm Goodwin, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Dennis O´Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Shenkman, Joey Slotnick, and Cory Stoll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis O´Hare, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Meloni, David Foster Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000332/bk_hach_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the internationally best-selling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring ´´Detective Galileo´´. In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and listeners alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular best-selling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as ´´stunning´´, ´´brilliant´´, and ´´ingenious´´. Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa - Detective Galileo - returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect - except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi’s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied - she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation for a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001496/bk_aren_001496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Houdini. Penn and Teller. David Copperfield. Marcus Millian the Third. Okay, so Marcus isn´t a famous magician. He may not even be a great magician. But his great-grandfather, the once-legendary and long-retired Zachary the Stupendous, insists Marcus has true talent. And when Grandpa Zachary boasts that he and Marcus are working on an illusion that will shock, stun, and astonish, Marcus wishes he could make himself disappear. The problem? Marcus also has stage fright - in spades. It´s one thing to perform elaborate card tricks in front of his best friend, Kimberly, but it´s an entirely different feat to perform in front of an audience. Then Grandpa Zachary dies in his sleep. To uphold his great-grandfather´s honor, the show must go on. It would take a true sorcerer to pull off the trick Marcus has planned. But maybe he´s the next best thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle McCarley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007979/bk_tant_007979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 20 years, a vanished space voyager returns to Earth bearing a dangerous truth that will alter the universe in this powerful, thought-provoking science fiction classic from one of the golden age greats. Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished somewhere in the star system 61 Cygni, an inaccessible corner of the universe that humankind has thus far been unable to explore. Now Asher has returned to Earth, having impossibly survived catastrophic damage to his spacecraft. But the star traveler is not the same man he was when he began his journey two decades earlier. He is, in fact, no longer completely human. And he isn´t alone. But he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy conquerors who consider themselves almost gods and for the nearly human androids they create, enslave, and oppress. It is Asher´s destiny to change everything. His mission has made him a hero to some, a pariah to others - and a target for determined time-traveling assassins from the future whose mission it is to silence him at all costs before everything they cherish is obliterated. A true science fiction visionary, SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak infused thrilling stories of time travel, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and alien contact with powerful, thought-provoking ideas. An enthralling masterwork of speculative fiction that astonishes while exploring humanity in all its disparate aspects, Time and Again can be counted among the prolific, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author´s most brilliantly imagined and successfully realized creations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023177/bk_adbl_023177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling collection of 21 original stories by an all-star list of contributors - including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart - and yet leave you all the richer for it. INTRODUCTION: EVERYBODY LOVES A ROGUE, read by George R. R. Martin TOUGH TIMES ALL OVER, read by Gwendoline Christie WHAT DO YOU DO?, read by Julia Whelan THE INN OF THE SEVEN BLESSINGS, read by Roy Dotrice BENT TWIG, read by Phil Gigante TAWNY PETTICOATS, read by Ron Donachie PROVENANCE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard ROARING TWENTIES, read by Janis Ian A YEAR AND A DAY IN OLD THERADANE, read by Gwendoline Christie BAD BRASS, read by Gil Bellows HEAVY METAL, read by Scott Brick THE MEANING OF LOVE, read by Conleth Hill A BETTER WAY TO DIE, read by Roy Dotrice ILL SEEN IN TYRE, read by Gethin Anthony A CARGO OF IVORIES, read by Ron Donachie DIAMONDS FROM TEQUILA, read by David Greenlee THE CARAVAN TO NOWHERE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE DEAD WIVES, read by Harriet Walter HOW THE MARQUIS GO... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Donachie, Phil Gigante, Julia Whelan, W. Morgan Sheppard, Gwendoline Christie, George R. R. Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003917/bk_rand_003917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.