Was wäre, wenn... Jeremiah Cotton und Philippa Decker schon im 19. Jahrhundert gelebt hätten? Dem Jahrhundert des Goldrausches, des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs und des Eisenbahnbaus? Cotton geht seinem Dienst als einfacher Streifenpolizist in New York nach. Gleichzeitig findet die Pinkerton-Agentin Philippa Decker heraus, dass eine Reederei chinesische Arbeiter, die für die Eisenbahn angeworben werden, zum Schmuggeln von Rohopium benutzt. Sie verfolgt die Fährte bis New York, wo Cotton auf eigene Faust den Mord an einer Chinesin aufzuklären versucht... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Tobias Kluckert. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002398/bk_lueb_002398_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001199/bk_naxo_001199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The land of Terre d´Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman pricked by Kushiel´s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has been strange and dangerous, and through it all the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side. Her very nature is a torturous thing for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never violated his vow: to protect and serve. But Phèdre´s plans put Joscelin´s pledge to the test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe. She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture, a bargain he struck with the gods - to take Phèdre´s place as a sacrifice and save a nation. Phèdre cannot forgive - herself or the gods. She is determined to seize one last hope to redeem her friend, even if it means her death. The search will bring Phèdre and Joscelin across the world, to distant courts where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world.And to a power so mighty that none dare speak its name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000944/bk_tant_000944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power, the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead, a much more complicated patchwork of influences created New Orleans Voodoo, allowing it to move across boundaries of race, class, and gender. By employing late 19th and early 20th-century first-hand accounts of Voodoo practitioners and their rituals, Roberts provides a nuanced understanding of who practiced Voodoo and why. Voodoo in New Orleans, a mélange of religion, entrepreneurship, and business networks, stretched across the color line in intriguing ways. Voodoo rituals and institutions also drew inspiration from the surrounding milieu, including the privations of the Great Depression, the city s complex racial history, and the free-market economy. Money, employment, and business became central concerns for the religion s practitioners: to validate their work, some began operating from recently organized Spiritual Churches, entities that were tax exempt and thus legitimate in the eyes of the state of Louisiana. Practitioners even leveraged local figures like the mythohistoric Marie Laveau for spiritual purposes and entrepreneurial gain. All the while, they contributed to the cultural legacy that fueled New Orleans s tourist industry and drew visitors and their money to the Crescent City. The book is published by Louisiana State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083716/bk_acx0_083716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author´s own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon - from child to determined young adult to loving mother - she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose. Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004273/bk_tant_004273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Neihardt, celebrated for his cycle of epic poems about the American West and for Black Elk Speaks, was in his nineties when he wrote this engaging book about growing up in the Midwest. All Is but a Beginning describes the people and events instrumental in shaping his later distinguished career as a poet; historian, and authority on Indians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Neihardt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014571/bk_acx0_014571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This auiobook contains short stories by the outstanding Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000122/bk_agen_000122_sample.mp3.
Here is the brilliant novella The Eyes of My Brother, Forever by the Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist, and biographer Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000125/bk_agen_000125_sample.mp3.
Alexander II was Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He is remembered as Alexander the Liberator, as he led the emancipation of Russia´s serfs; during his reign, he kept seeking peace, although the context of the surrounding countries was proving more and more difficult. Although he went down in history as a reformer, his actions were too little too late for the revolutionaries of late imperial Russia, who managed to assassinate him in 1881. This concise presentation will help you understand this part of Russian history and the particular struggles this careful pacifist had to put up with in a troubled country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001583/bk_cids_001583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a short audio biography of the 20th president of the US. Garfield was raised in humble circumstances on an Ohio farm by his widowed mother and older brother. Before he was elected president as the Republican party nominee, he was first elected to Congress in 1862 as a representative of Ohio´s 19th District then to the Senate in 1880. His presidency lasted just 200 days, from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, when he was assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Frierson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113591/bk_acx0_113591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.