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Any Human Heart: A Novel , Hörbuch, Digital, 1,...
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Best-selling author William Boyd—the novelist who has been called a “master storyteller” (Chicago Tribune) and “a gutsy writer who is good company to keep” (Time)—here gives us his most entertaining, sly, and compelling novel to date. The novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, and man of the world—through his intimate journals. It covers the “riotous and disorganized reality” of Mountstuart’s 85 years in all their extraordinary, tragic, and humorous aspects. The journals begin with his boyhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, then move to Oxford in the 1920s and the publication of his first book, then on to Paris where he meets Joyce, Picasso, Hemingway, et al., and to Spain, where he covers the civil war. During World War II, we see him as an agent for naval intelligence, becoming embroiled in a murder scandal that involves the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The postwar years bring him to New York as an art dealer in the world of 1950s abstract expressionism, then on to West Africa, to London where he has a run-in with the Baader-Meinhof Gang, and, finally, to France where, in his old age, he acquires a measure of hard-won serenity. This is a moving, ambitious, and richly conceived novel that summons up the heroics and follies of 20th-century life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004375/bk_blak_004375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Around Harvard Square , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 53...
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Tosh Livingston, superstar student-athlete from small-town USA, thinks he's made it big as a rising freshman at Harvard University. Not so fast! Once on campus, he's ensnared in a frenzied competition to win a spot on Harvard's legendary humor magazine, the Harpoon. Tosh soon finds that joining the Harpoon is a weird and surprisingly dangerous pursuit. He faces off against a secret society of super-rich kids, gets schooled by a philosophy professor who loves flunking everyone, and teams up with a genius student-cartoonist with an agenda of her own. Along the way, Tosh and his band of misfit freshman friends unearth long-buried mysteries about the Ivy League that will rock the Ivory Tower and change their lives forever...if they can survive the semester. With its whip-smart humor and fast-paced narrative, Around Harvard Square will appeal to listeners of all ages interested in exploring the complicated roles that race and class play in higher education. "In his new novel, Around Harvard Square, Farley writes about a scandal strikingly similar to how Singer helped parents and coaches allegedly exploit athletic programs of schools like Yale, Georgetown, and USC." (Fox 5 (New York)) "In this throwback coming-of-age novel, an ensemble of freshmen on the margins struggle for self-definition amid the race and class complexities of Harvard.... Through the whirlwind of their journey, they begin to question the purpose of jokes and the consequences of laughter - when it's not just about the joke, but also about who's making it and why (a significant, timely exploration as comedy culture today struggles to demarcate ethical boundaries).... The diverse ensemble of core characters defy and refuse reductive stereotypes.... For those who would like to take a trip through the hallowed Harvard halls of the past, this goes out to you...." (Kirkus Reviews) "Wry, sly, and ferociously funny, Around Harvard Sq 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052044/bk_adbl_052044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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A Betrayal at Eastwick (The Eastwick Mansion My...
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When a scheming socialite is murdered at his company launch party, ex-footballer Daniel Becker must find out the truth-even if it means implicating himself.***After leaving his football career in disgrace, Daniel "Becks" Becker is finally ready to start a new chapter, opening a financial services firm with his high school friend. Never mind that his mind hasn't been quite right over the past few months, ever since that infamous tackle (the one he swears he didn't mean to make) that started all of the rumors about whether his head was right. Becks knows that one slip-up at the firm's opening party could mean the flight of any investors the firm so desperately needs, and the end of all of Becks' hopes to still provide a living for his wife and their future family.At the party, Becks does his best to make his way through. He speaks with old footballer friends who seem to have their own secrets. He listens to his friend and new partner give a speech about the future, only to be interrupted by a drunk socialite hinting at secrets of her own and spewing insults at his wife. When his head finally hurts too much, Becks walks off for a nap and wakes up to the presence of a sly journalist prodding him with questions.But while they're talking, someone raises the alarm-the socialite has been murdered.Now, Becks must piece together what happened that night, and figure out who he can trust. Because at the party, everyone seems to be hiding something-and Becks starts to wonder what he has been hiding from himself.A BETRAYAL AT EASTWICK is the first third in the mystery trilogy "The Eastwick Mansion Mysteries." Each novel in the trilogy is a complete standalone, featuring a different story taking place in the Eastwick mansion in St. Clair. The complete trilogy includes:A DEATH AT EASTWICK (Book 1)A SCANDAL AT EASTWICK (Book 2)A BETRAYAL AT EASTWICK (Book 3)Praise for L.C. Warman's works:"Captivating" -Kirkus Reviews"An intriguing blend of realism and reflection, unsettling discoveries and natural consequences" -Foreword ReviewsAboutL.C. Warman is the author of the St. Clair mystery series. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldn't back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 23.01.2020
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A Betrayal at Eastwick (The Eastwick Mansion My...
4,49 € *
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When a scheming socialite is murdered at his company launch party, ex-footballer Daniel Becker must find out the truth-even if it means implicating himself.***After leaving his football career in disgrace, Daniel "Becks" Becker is finally ready to start a new chapter, opening a financial services firm with his high school friend. Never mind that his mind hasn't been quite right over the past few months, ever since that infamous tackle (the one he swears he didn't mean to make) that started all of the rumors about whether his head was right. Becks knows that one slip-up at the firm's opening party could mean the flight of any investors the firm so desperately needs, and the end of all of Becks' hopes to still provide a living for his wife and their future family.At the party, Becks does his best to make his way through. He speaks with old footballer friends who seem to have their own secrets. He listens to his friend and new partner give a speech about the future, only to be interrupted by a drunk socialite hinting at secrets of her own and spewing insults at his wife. When his head finally hurts too much, Becks walks off for a nap and wakes up to the presence of a sly journalist prodding him with questions.But while they're talking, someone raises the alarm-the socialite has been murdered.Now, Becks must piece together what happened that night, and figure out who he can trust. Because at the party, everyone seems to be hiding something-and Becks starts to wonder what he has been hiding from himself.A BETRAYAL AT EASTWICK is the first third in the mystery trilogy "The Eastwick Mansion Mysteries." Each novel in the trilogy is a complete standalone, featuring a different story taking place in the Eastwick mansion in St. Clair. The complete trilogy includes:A DEATH AT EASTWICK (Book 1)A SCANDAL AT EASTWICK (Book 2)A BETRAYAL AT EASTWICK (Book 3)Praise for L.C. Warman's works:"Captivating" -Kirkus Reviews"An intriguing blend of realism and reflection, unsettling discoveries and natural consequences" -Foreword ReviewsAboutL.C. Warman is the author of the St. Clair mystery series. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldn't back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Dusty Roads & Faded Signs
21,90 CHF *
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'If poetry was basketball, Ryan Clark's humor would be a flawless ankle breaking crossover move. If you've heard his all-star work you already know 'he's got game!' This book is well worth the price of admission.' - Frank X Walker, author of Affrilachia and Buffalo Dance ***** 'I have to pee. Bad.' So begins 'American Standard,' a poem about a teenage boy who wants to grow up, but isn't quite ready. Welcome to Ryan Clark's world. Known for his sly wit and entertaining journalistic style, Clark fills his first book of poetry with a mixture of gut-busting humor, tear-jerking anecdotes and expertly crafted historical fiction. Follow Clark as he spins tall tales about the Devil, Exorcists and his own young daughter. Read his rants about negative people, teenagers who text too much, and the information that baby classes conveniently do not teach. But pay attention as Clark gets serious too. He devotes one section of the book to the most controversial political scandal of our time. Poems are told from, among other perspectives, that of a stained dress, an eager microphone, and an idealistic young campaign volunteer. Clark's first book of poetry is sure to be remembered.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Mirrors on which dust has fallen
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Set against a backdrop of public scandal and private dilemma, Mirrors on which dust has fallen presents the quotidian concerns of the average and the not-so-average inhabitants of the fictitious Bowmount, the province featured in Bursey's precursor Verbatim: A Novel. The varied cast of characters examine and defend their spiritual beliefs, from God to evolution; their views on art, as painting battles photography for supremacy; and their sexuality, from confusion to pagan flagrancy. While Verbatim depicts the politics of the elected, Mirrors on which dust has fallen reveals the motives of the electorate, using pitch-perfect dialogue interjected with sly media snippets and elegant, subtle prose, to paint a darkly humorous and deeply telling tale of the late twentieth century in Canada. 'The writing is bawdy, heady, profane, often funny, and full of energy. Fans of Bursey's distinctive first publication, Verbatim: A Novel, will be pleased, as will readers in search of something punchy and new-fangled.' - Joan Sullivan, The Telegram 'Mirrors on which dust has fallen [is] an explosively unconventional, deeply disturbing, and relentlessly original work. . . . He is equally comfortable writing about the logistics of clothing wholesalers and the challenges of running a small radio station as he is about the quotidian detail of Catholic ceremonies and the grit needed to keep a seedy pub afloat.' - Mark Sampson, Numero Cinq 'I felt like I was looking at swarming bacteria in a petri dish, everything felt so up close and I was so deep into it. I had to put the book down in order to gain sufficient distance to see the relationships of everyone intertwined in this microcosm, to feel the outlines of the story again. . . . It's a really unique and unusual novel, quite unlike anything else I've read.' - Victoria Best, Litlove: Tales from the Reading Room

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Dusty Roads & Faded Signs
11,99 € *
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'If poetry was basketball, Ryan Clark's humor would be a flawless ankle breaking crossover move. If you've heard his all-star work you already know 'he's got game!' This book is well worth the price of admission.' - Frank X Walker, author of Affrilachia and Buffalo Dance ***** 'I have to pee. Bad.' So begins 'American Standard,' a poem about a teenage boy who wants to grow up, but isn't quite ready. Welcome to Ryan Clark's world. Known for his sly wit and entertaining journalistic style, Clark fills his first book of poetry with a mixture of gut-busting humor, tear-jerking anecdotes and expertly crafted historical fiction. Follow Clark as he spins tall tales about the Devil, Exorcists and his own young daughter. Read his rants about negative people, teenagers who text too much, and the information that baby classes conveniently do not teach. But pay attention as Clark gets serious too. He devotes one section of the book to the most controversial political scandal of our time. Poems are told from, among other perspectives, that of a stained dress, an eager microphone, and an idealistic young campaign volunteer. Clark's first book of poetry is sure to be remembered.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Mirrors on which dust has fallen
23,99 € *
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Set against a backdrop of public scandal and private dilemma, Mirrors on which dust has fallen presents the quotidian concerns of the average and the not-so-average inhabitants of the fictitious Bowmount, the province featured in Bursey's precursor Verbatim: A Novel. The varied cast of characters examine and defend their spiritual beliefs, from God to evolution; their views on art, as painting battles photography for supremacy; and their sexuality, from confusion to pagan flagrancy. While Verbatim depicts the politics of the elected, Mirrors on which dust has fallen reveals the motives of the electorate, using pitch-perfect dialogue interjected with sly media snippets and elegant, subtle prose, to paint a darkly humorous and deeply telling tale of the late twentieth century in Canada. 'The writing is bawdy, heady, profane, often funny, and full of energy. Fans of Bursey's distinctive first publication, Verbatim: A Novel, will be pleased, as will readers in search of something punchy and new-fangled.' - Joan Sullivan, The Telegram 'Mirrors on which dust has fallen [is] an explosively unconventional, deeply disturbing, and relentlessly original work. . . . He is equally comfortable writing about the logistics of clothing wholesalers and the challenges of running a small radio station as he is about the quotidian detail of Catholic ceremonies and the grit needed to keep a seedy pub afloat.' - Mark Sampson, Numero Cinq 'I felt like I was looking at swarming bacteria in a petri dish, everything felt so up close and I was so deep into it. I had to put the book down in order to gain sufficient distance to see the relationships of everyone intertwined in this microcosm, to feel the outlines of the story again. . . . It's a really unique and unusual novel, quite unlike anything else I've read.' - Victoria Best, Litlove: Tales from the Reading Room

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Any Human Heart
38,99 € *
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Bestselling author William Boyd's most entertaining, sly, and compelling novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart--writer, lover, and man of the world--through his intimate journals. The journals begin with his boyhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, then move to Oxford in the 1920s and the publication of his first book, then to Paris where he meets Joyce, Picasso, Hemingway, et al., and to Spain, where he covers the civil war. During World War II, he is a naval intelligence agent embroiled in a murder scandal. The postwar years bring him to New York as an art dealer, then on to West Africa, London, and, finally, to France where, in his old age, he acquires a measure of hard-won serenity. This moving, ambitious, richly conceived novel summons up the heroics and follies of twentieth-century life.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 23.01.2020
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