At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.
The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.
All four episodes, plus the pilot episode, of the BBC Radio sitcom about an alien invasion of a small village.
The episodes are “Taking Overs”, “Minimum Volume”, “Power Block” and “Little Green Lights”. Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is written by Eddie Robson, and stars Hattie Morahan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jan Francis, Peter Davison, Hannah Murray, John-Luke Roberts, as well as Katherine Parkinson, Dave Lamb and Don Gilet.
"In this fifth and final (I swear!) audiobook in my saga of secrets, a class trip to the local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly - and I don't mean in the bored-to-death way - when Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to atone for this "crime" of vandalization, Cass and her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji go to work for the mummy exhibit's curator, only to be blamed when the mummy disappears."
"Great End To A Great Series"
Cass finds herself alone and disoriented, a stranger in a dream-like, medieval world. Where is she? Who is she? With the help of a long-lost relative, she begins to uncover clues and secrets--piecing together her family's history as she fights her way back to the present world. Meanwhile, back home, Cass is at the hospital in a deep coma. Max-Ernest knows she ate Time Travel Chocolate - and he's determined to find a cure. Can our expert hypochondriac diagnose Cass's condition before it's too late?
""Books 1, 3, 4, and 5, but NO BOOK #2???""
An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered.Bowles' s short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.
"Mesmerizing and beautifully produced"
When passionate professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he’ll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma’s sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover? You’ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man’s sexuality the same way again.
"An Erotic Eye-Opener!"
"Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious!"
"Good...Cass's voice irritating."
Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last 56 years of Salinger’s life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, listeners will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger’s meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century.
"Good biographical details marred by over analysis"
In this brilliant narrative, Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen different participants. Through an unflinching narrative of the battle of Bull Run, human faces begin to emerge from the faded pages of history. Read by a varied cast of narrators, the characters on both sides spring to vivid life as they share their feelings as the battle of Bull Run rages around them.
A young divorcee named Keiko moves from Hiroshima to America to start a new life with her ambitious husband. But when he takes a mistress and leaves her, Keiko takes drastic and irreversible actions to preserve her dignity and that of her children.
As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist. With the advent of the Nazis he was forced from both job and home. In 1943, in hiding in France, Scheyer began drafting what was to become this book. Tracing events from the Anschluss in Vienna, through life in Paris and unoccupied France, including a period in a French concentration camp, contact with the Resistance, and more.
Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close... It is a time of chaotic hormones. Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release. During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game's secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path.
"As it said on the tin.. Geek love story"
Ein von seiner Ehefrau verlassener Mann sitzt allein in der Wohnung und probiert Geschichten an wie Kleider. Oder ist auch das schon eine der Varianten? In diesem Hörspiel erschließt sich der Kosmos von Max Frischs facettenreichstem Roman neu...
From the producers of the Number One bestselling CD The Wit of Cricket, here is a brand new collection of the funniest cricket stories at home and abroad, recorded live at Great Brickhill Cricket Club in Bedfordshire. Join in the laughter at hilarious anecdotes about the Ashes, overseas tours, sledging, Test Match Special, and much more!
Recorded live by Peter Alliss, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Robert Powell in front of an enthusiastic audience at Hindhead Golf Club in Surrey, here are dozens of hilarious stories about legendary players such as Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods – and also caddies, club golf, pro-celebrity tournaments, and commentary gaffes!
Diese einmalige Geschichtensammlung gehört unter jeden Weihnachtsbaum. Im festlichen Geschenkschuber versammeln sich beliebte Weihnachtsklassiker wie u. a. Friedrich Wolfs "Weihnachtsgans Auguste", "Es ist ein Elch entsprungen" von Andreas Steinhöfel oder "Der Weihnachtspapagei" von James Krüss. Ein tolles Geschenk für die ganze Familie! Gelesen von Rufus Beck, Walter Kreye, Stefan Kaminski, Gustav Peter Wöhler und Peter Kaempfe.
Ganz London steht Kopf: Das rätselhafte Ableben Lord Ashburys erschüttert die feine Gesellschaft der englischen Metropole. Es gibt nur einen Mann, der jetzt noch Licht ins Dunkel bringen könnte. Doch selbst der legendäre Meisterdetektiv aus der Baker Street 221 B sieht sich jähen Hindernissen gegenüber, die unüberwindlich scheinen: Liegt am Ende doch ein tödlicher Fluch über dem Haus Ashbury?
Die Geschichte beginnt damit, dass Schubiduu...uh sich schrecklich langweilt. Vor lauter Langeweile fängt das Schlossgespenst schon damit an, die Fliegen an der Decke im Schloss zu zählen. Doch bald darauf geht's richtig rund im alten Gemäuer: Eine gespenstische Geburtstagsparty soll gefeiert werden! Was Schlossherrin Olga Petrowa aber unbedingt verhindern will! Wie gelingt es Schubiduu...uh und seinen Freunden, die Museumsleiterin zu überlisten? Und wie kommen plötzlich Max und Moritz und der große Indianer-Häuptling Winnetou ins Schloss Ahrensburg? Außerdem erscheint ein Vampirmädchen aus der Heimat des Grafen Dracula zur Geburtstagsparty. Also: Lasst Euch überraschen!
Das ist die Sensation in der kleinen Stadt Ahrensburg: Schubiduu...uh ist wieder da! Vor vielen, vielen Jahren war das Schlossgespenst mit einem Zirkus fortgezogen und nun ist der gute Geist der Stadt plötzlich zurückgekehrt in das alte Schloss. Hier findet Schubiduu...uh zwei neue Freunde: Miriam und Paul. Und im Schloss herrscht inzwischen Olga Petrowa als Museumsleiterin. Diese neue Schlossherrin ist gar nicht begeistert über die Rückkehr von Schubiduu...uh. Und deshalb verbietet sie allen Kindern das Mitbringen von Popcorn.