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The Thousand and One Nights
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Experience the overflowing bounty of the worlds greatest collection of folk myths and fairy tales Shehrzad was a priestess of the psyche secure in her science. The wonderful ease with which she gave not the best of her tales the opening night, yet enough to pique the invalid kings interest, is one of the subtleties of the collection. Her understanding of the paradoxology of fate was transferred to King Shehriyars morbid intellect little by little (never more at a time than a self-righteous tyrant could assimilate), until, in the end, what was there left in the world for him to resist or not to love? - Joseph Campbell, Foreword, The Thousand and One Nights Translated by John Payne and edited by famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, The Thousand and One Nights appears here in its unexpurgated, bountious glory. From well-known tales like The Fisherman and the Jinni and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad to hundreds of less well known stories, Shehrzads entertainments are sure to ravish, awe, and astonish even the most jaded reader. (Arabian and Persian literature, folktales and mythology. 1.2 million words; 116 illustrations)

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Stand: 13.02.2018
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Hearts and Harbingers , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 15...
6,95 € *
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On the very outskirts of polite society, Millicent Harbinger has always found a way to cover the gaming debts of her wastrel brother, Duncan. His most recent losing streak is bound to ruin them, however, and her brother´s solution is to arrange for Mill to marry the odious Lord Wart. In desperation, Mill decides to anonymously sell her virtue at a well-reputed brothel and kill two birds with one stone - she will have enough money to cover the debt, and her status as a fallen woman will dissuade Lord Wart from claiming her as his bride. Jasper Goldeby, Marquess of Holder, takes one look at Mill´s piercing green eyes and purchases her favors at double the asking price - a fortune that could support the Harbingers for life. The night Mill and Jasper share astonishes and transforms them both - and Jasper quickly realizes one night could never be enough. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Lange. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003844de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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Beauty Is a Wound , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 988min
32,95 € *
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The English-language debut of Indonesia´s rising star. The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan´s gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation´s troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders of perhaps a million ´´Communists´´, followed by three decades of Suharto´s despotic rule. Beauty Is a Wound astonishes from its opening line: ´´One afternoon on a weekend in May, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for 21 years....´´ Drawing on local sources - folktales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit and epic scope - and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Kurniawan´s distinctive voice brings something luscious yet astringent to contemporary literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025959de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas
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Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooges name was good upon Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I dont mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Countrys done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I dont know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain. The mention of Marleys funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlets Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night, in an easterly wind, upon his own ramparts, than there would be in any other middleaged gentleman rashly turning out after dark in a breezy spot-say Saint Pauls Churchyard for instance-literally to astonish his sons weak mind..

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Stand: 19.12.2017
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A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas
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MARLEYS GHOST Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooges name was good upon Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I dont mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Countrys done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I dont know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain. The mention of Marleys funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlets Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night, in an easterly wind, upon his own ramparts, than there would be in any other middle-aged gentleman rashly turning out after dark in a breezy spot-say Saint Pauls Churchyard for instance-literally to astonish his sons weak mind. Scrooge never painted out Old Marleys name. There it stood, years afterwards, above the warehouse door: Scrooge and Marley. The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley. Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names. It was all the same to him.

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Stand: 23.01.2018
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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Volu...
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Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs star in three brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast adventures. How many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with a passing reference to a mystery that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, never wrote about in full? In these full-cast original adventures, Bert Coules, the chief dramatist of BBC Radio 4’s celebrated complete Sherlock Holmes canon, has imaginatively fleshed out three such unrecorded cases. ´The Remarkable Performance of Mr Frederick Merridew´: A night at the music hall ends in tragedy. Is it possible that Sherlock Holmes has finally met his match? ´The Eyes of Horus´: How could a priceless Egyptian artefact vanish from a locked casket in a locked safety-deposit box in a locked vault in a locked bank? ´The Marlbourne Point Mystery´: In the bleak beauty of an isolated coastal headland, Holmes and Watson discover death, treachery, betrayal, and a remarkable recluse with an extraordinary friend. Then the enigmatic Mycroft Holmes astonishes his brother as the shocking truth behind the mystery of the politician, the lighthouse and the trained cormorant is finally revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Merrison, Andrew Sachs, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/003415de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 19.03.2018
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The Little Stranger , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 966min
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EXCLUSIVE TO DOWNLOAD: Includes an interview with Sarah Waters giving an insight into the story behind The Little Stranger. A ghost story from one of Britain´s finest and best-loved writers. After her award-winning trilogy of Victorian novels, Sarah Waters turned to the 1940s and wrote The Night Watch, a tender and tragic novel set against the backdrop of wartime Britain. Shortlisted for both the Orange and the Man Booker, it went straight to number-one in the bestseller chart. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. Prepare yourself. From this wonderful writer who continues to astonish us, now comes a chilling ghost story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000231de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible - Hörbücher
Stand: 07.03.2018
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Reservation Road , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 568min
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Here´s a riveting novel of feeling and suspense in which grief and punishment become tragically intertwined. At the close of a beautiful summer day near the quiet Connecticut town where they live, the Learner family - Ethan, Grace, and their children, Josh and Emma - stops at a gas station on their way home from a concert. Josh Learner, lost in a 10-year-old´s private world, is standing at the edge of the road when a car comes racing around the bend. He is hit and instantly killed. The car speeds away. From this moment forward, Reservation Road becomes a harrowing countdown to the confrontation between two very different men. The hit-and-run driver is a small-town lawyer named Dwight Arno, a man in desperate need of a second chance. Dwight is also the father of a 10-year-old boy, who was asleep in the car the night Josh Learner was killed. Now Dwight must decide whether to run from his crime or to pay the price for what he did. Ethan Learner, a respected professor of literature at a small New England college, has seen his orderly world shattered in a single moment, yet he persists in the belief that he can find the unknown man who killed his son. Behind their stories are those of 8-year-old Emma, who can´t stop thinking her brother´s death was her fault, and of Grace, who must find the strength to keep herself and her family together, and to be the mother Emma so badly needs. In a gripping narrative woven from the voices of Ethan, Dwight, and Grace, Reservation Road tells the story of two ordinary families facing an extraordinary crisis. This is an audiobook that sounds like a thriller but opens up a world rich with psychological nuance and emotional wisdom. Reservation Road explores the terrain of grief even as it astonishes with unexpected redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000874de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible - Hörbücher
Stand: 03.01.2018
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Reservation Road, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 175min
17,50 € *
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A riveting novel of feeling and suspense in which grief and punishment become tragically intertwined.At the close of a beautiful summer day near the quiet Connecticut town where they live, the Learner family, Ethan and Grace, their children, Josh and Emma, stop at a gas station on their way home from a concert. Josh Learner, lost in a 10-year-old´s private world, is standing at the edge of the road when a car comes racing around the bend. He is hit and instantly killed. The car speeds away. From this moment forward, Reservation Road becomes a harrowing countdown to the confrontation between two very different men. The hit-and-run driver is a small-town lawyer named Dwight Arno, a man in desperate need of a second chance. Dwight is also the father of a 10-year-old boy, who was asleep in the car the night Josh Learner was killed. Now Dwight must decide whether to run from his crime or to pay the price for what he did. Ethan Learner, a respected professor of literature at a small New England college, has seen his orderly world shattered in a single moment, yet persists in the belief that he can find the unknown man who killed his son. Behind their stories are those of 8-year-old Emma, who can´t stop thinking her brother´s death was her fault, and of Grace, who must find the strength to keep herself and her family together, and to be the mother Emma so badly needs. In a gripping narrative woven from the voices of Ethan, Dwight, and Grace, Reservation Road tells the story of two ordinary families facing an extraordinary crisis; an audiobook that sounds like a thriller but opens up a world rich with psychological nuance and emotional wisdom. Reservation Road explores the terrain of grief even as it astonishes with unexpected redemption: powerful and wrenching and impossible to put down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stanley Tucci, John Shea, and Anne Twomey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000937de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations
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The Queen of Spades I There was a card party at the rooms of Naroumoff, of the Horse Guards. The long winter night passed away imperceptibly, and it was five oclock in the morning before the company sat down to supper. Those who had won ate with a good appetite; the others sat staring absently at their empty plates. When the champagne appeared, however, the conversation became more animated, and all took a part in it. And how did you fare, Souirin? asked the host. Oh, I lost, as usual. I must confess that I am unlucky. I play mirandole, I always keep cool, I never allow anything to put me out, and yet I always lose! And you did not once allow yourself to be tempted to back the red? Your firmness astonishes me. But what do you think of Hermann? said one of the guests, pointing to a young engineer. He has never had a card in his hand in his life, he has never in his life laid a wager; and yet he sits here till five oclock in the morning watching our play. Play interests me very much, said Hermann, but I am not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous. Hermann is a German; he is economical-that is all! observed Tomsky. But if there is one person that I cannot understand, it is my grandmother, the Countess Anna Fedorovna! How so? inquired the guests. I cannot understand, continued Tomsky, how it is that my grandmother does not punt. Then you do not know the reason why? No, really; I havent the faintest idea. But let me tell you the story. You must know that about sixty years ago my grandmother went to Paris, where she created quite a sensation. People used to run after her to catch a glimpse of the Muscovite Venus. Richelieu made love to her, and my grandmother maintains that he almost blew out his brains in consequence of her cruelty. At that time ladies used to play at faro. On one occasion at the Court, she lost a very considerable sum to the Duke of Orleans. On returning home, my grandmother removed the patches from her face, took off her hoops, informed my grandfather of her loss at the gaming-table, and ordered him to pay the money. My deceased grandfather, as far as I remember, was a sort of house-steward to my grandmother. He dreaded her like fire; but, on hearing of such a heavy loss, he almost went out of his mind. He calculated the various sums she had lost, and pointed out to her that in six months she had spent half a million of francs; that neither their Moscow nor Saratoff estates were in Paris; and, finally, refused point-blank to pay the debt. My grandmother gave him a box on the ear and slept by herself as a sign of her displeasure. The next day she sent for her husband, hoping that this domestic punishment had produced an effect upon him, but she found him inflexible. For the first time in her life she entered into reasonings and explanations with him, thinking to be able to convince him by pointing out to him that there are debts and debts, and that there is a great difference between a prince and a coachmaker.

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Stand: 23.01.2018
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