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The first collection by writer Matthew Hughes, and the perfect companion to his acclaimed novel Black Brillion, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories features nine stories taking place in the universe of The Archonate, as well as four non-series stories. The stories of Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth´s ´´foremost freelance discriminator´´, combine mystery and science fantasy while simultaneously recalling the arch irony of Gene Wolfe and the sly fancies of Jack Vance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013953/bk_adbl_013953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can´t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of Major League teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win.... How can we not cheer for David? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002719/bk_rand_002719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finding laugh-out-loud humor, mischief, and angst in every line, stage and film stalwart Billy Crudup has a wonderful time telling the story of a young Midwesterner who dons a fake English accent and moves to the big city in search of sexual misadventure. Bright and manic, fresh and graphic, playwright David Cale specializes in full-length staged monologues and has garnered quite a reputation in the theater world. As a bonus, Cale performs his own Tony Award-winning play, Lillian. Both monologues are directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman and create a perfect synthesis between the energy of live theater and the intimacy of audiobook listening. Beautifully written. Beautifully performed. A wonderful aural experience. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. (AudioFile magazine)A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family´s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. Included with your purchase:Harry Clarke, performed by Billy Crudup An introduction to and performance of Lillian, an Obie Award-winning play written and performed by David Cale An exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversation with Harry Clarke director, Leigh Silverman, and David Cale A post-show discussion with Billy Crudup, David Cale, Leigh Silverman, and Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern. Harry Clarke was originally produced by the Vineyard Theatre, in association with Audible, in New York in 2017. In a rave review of the stage production, The New York Times hails Crudup´s performance as ´´a sly role te 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billy Crudup, David Cale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000147/or_orig_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This delightful Washington Irving tale, based upon legends and folklore of his day, follows the loveable but lazy Rip Van Winkle´s escape from his constantly nagging wife into the peaceful hills of the Catskill mountains with his squirrel gun and his loyal dog, Wolf. There, he encounters a strangely attired gentleman who gets his help in carrying a huge vessel filled with liquor to a cavernous hideaway in the mountainside. Inside, a group of equally strange and morose men play ninepins as they quaff the liquor. After Van Winkle drinks to excess on the sly, he stumbles his way back to the woods and falls into a deep sleep beneath a tree. He awakens to find it is 20 years later - and the American Revolution has occured as he slept! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ian Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onvo/000059/bk_onvo_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A compact saga of love, duty, family, and sacrifice from a rising star whose fiction is ´´self-assured, elegant, perceptive . . . and unflinchingly honest´´ (New York Times)These incandescent pages give us one fraught, momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a Soviet Jewish dissident who now finds himself a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back down from a contrary but principled stand regarding the settlements in the West Bank, his political opponents expose his affair with a mistress decades his junior, and the besieged couple escapes to Yalta, the faded Crimean resort of Kotler´s youth. There, shockingly, Kotler comes face-to-face with the former friend whose denunciation sent him to the Gulag almost 40 years earlier. In a whirling 24 hours, Kotler must face the ultimate reckoning, both with those who have betrayed him and with those whom he has betrayed, including a teenage daughter, a son facing his own moral dilemma in the Israeli army, and the wife who once campaigned to secure his freedom and stood by him through so much. Stubborn, wry, and self-knowing, Baruch Kotler is one of the great creations of contemporary fiction. An aging man grasping for a final passion, he is drawn inexorably into a crucible that is both personal and biblical in scope.In prose that is elegant, sly, precise, and devastating in its awareness of the human heart, David Bezmozgis has rendered a story for the ages, an inquest into the nature of fate and consequence, love and forgiveness. The Betrayers is a high-wire act, a powerful tale of morality and sacrifice that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001767/bk_hach_001767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story.´´ But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it - before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games? With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar´s Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can´t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Billy paid attention to those numbers, and this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win...how can we not cheer for David? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000286/bk_rand_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deftly spinning genres of his feverish literary invention, Rion Amilcar Scott creates his very own Yoknapatawpha County with fictional Cross River, Maryland. Established by the leaders of America´s only successful slave revolt, the town still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. Among its residents are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God´s last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. Culminating with an explosive novella, these haunting stories of the denizens of Cross River serve to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love-all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism. Shattering rigid literary boundaries, Scott is ´´a necessary voice in American literature´´ (PEN Award citation), a writer whose storytelling gifts the world very much requires.