Thrown off course by a howling storm, the TARDIS lands in a bleak, desolate stretch of countryside. The Doctor deduces that it has arrived in Hampshire in the 1920s and, sniffing the air, he smells a distinct odour of sulphur - indicating that a spaceship has crashed in the area. While Rory goes to fetch an umbrella, Amy and the Doctor brave the rain to find the stricken craft. It is huge, shiny, silvery-blue - and completely empty. A set of footprints leads to a cosy-looking, old-fashioned cottage: but the house, too, is deserted. However, the Doctor and Amy can distinctly hear people talking - and one of the voices sounds like Rory´s. How could he be in the cottage when he was last seen heading back to the TARDIS? Where are the residents of the empty house? And what has happened to the inhabitants of the spaceship? Raquel Cassidy reads this exclusive audio adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raquel Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006161/bk_bbcw_006161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone has secrets. Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and their marriage is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Florida, Iris´ happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else had he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she receives will shock her to her very core. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009532/bk_blak_009532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most people cannot imagine life without music. We hear it constantly on the radio, TV, and through our computers and iPods. However, as each song tells a story, there is often an even more amazing story behind the song that is the life story of the musician. Explore the life stories of three amazing musicians who reveal their challenges and what inspired them to create the music they did. Elvis Presley´s life has been documented in books and films, but it comes alive in a very different way through this unique audiobook. The life story behind one of the world´s most amazing voices, Louis Armstrong´s, is truly remarkable. Follow him on his journey from poverty-stricken circumstances in New Orleans to the top as one of the world´s most celebrated musicians. The equally amazing career of George Gershwin, who made huge musical contributions to stage and Broadway and composed classics enjoyed all over the world including ´´Rhapsody in Blue´´, is also celebrated in this unique collection. Be inspired by this amazing story as it comes alive through BioViews, a short biographical story similar to an interview. These inspirational audiobooks from Amazing People Worldwide provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crpr/000173/bk_crpr_000173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mistakes so big they seem like fodder for The Onion—but they really happened! From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history’s biggest blunders. Whether it’s a pop culture failure the likes of Dennis Miller’s disastrous run on Monday Night Football, a political one such as John Edwards’ odd decision to run for president while cheating on his cancer-stricken wife, or a technological misstep such as Apple’s Newton OS, Worst Ideas Ever uncovers the ridiculous stories behind mistakes so huge, you’ll have to constantly remind yourself that they actually happened. Moving from Mariah Carey’s ´´performance” in Glitter to the Minnesota Vikings decision to trade away their future for an aging Herschel Walker, Worst Ideas Ever offers the real stories behind some of the dumbest things ever done. Whether it was ego (Michael Jordan leaving basketball for baseball), greed (nobody questioning their impossibly high returns when investing with Bernie Madoff) or simple stupidity (Jay Leno moving to 10 p.m.), Worst Ideas Ever brings it all back in hilarious detail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008489/bk_adbl_008489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vinzel´s home planet of Rhouge has been stricken with a virus, killing off all the women of his species. Now he´s tasked with the impossible: find a human woman to mate with, conceive a child, and bring them both back to Rhouge to see if they´ll survive in his planet´s conditions. It sounds difficult enough, but he´s surprised to discover that he´s actually falling in love with the beautiful woman he´s selected. Erin is 29 years old and struggling to meet deadlines as a freelance writer. Her lack of self-confidence is a huge hindrance. When she meets the handsome Vinzel, his blatant adoration makes her think maybe she´s more special than she thought. Their relationship is based on a lie, though - once Erin discovers it, can she and Vinzel find happiness once again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061373/bk_acx0_061373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened into a huge marble plateau. Upon this stood a stone circle of nine of the largest hunks of polished crystal Tory had ever seen. A turbulent cloud erupted overhead, its core alive with electromagnetic activity. For 20 years the kingdoms of Prydyn, Dumnonia and Dalriada have prospered in peace under the guidance of their High King, Maelgwn of Gwynedd, and his good Queen, Tory. But when the High King is stricken with madness and a mysterious plague, Britain is set to be thrown into the chaos of yesteryear. Tory seeks the advice of an advanced civilisation that thrived long before recorded history, where men of great learning and miracles were abundant. The women of the Otherworld agree to aid Tory to make her passage back through time. But once in Atlantis, Tory must use her own devices to find the cure she seeks and a way to return to her loved ones in the Dark Ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edwina Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002507/bk_boli_002507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights´ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshot pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors, and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy - and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief-stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but for her very being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001068/bk_rand_001068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When General Kim Jong-il was born, the clouds opened up, and he came down from heaven, and then there was a huge snowstorm! When General Kim Jong-il shouts out loud, storms always happen, huge storms always happen! - ´´Dear Leader,´´ a state-issued anthem dedicated to Kim Jong-il North Korea has long been the butt of jokes, and it has been a longstanding target of international criticism, but the startling satellite image was anything but amusing, for it demonstrated the truly catastrophic conditions North Koreans find themselves in. Statistics show that the average South Korean uses up to 10,162 kilowatt hours of power per year, whereas their neighbors in the north consume only 739. This is only one amongst a slew of stumbling blocks affecting the state, impeding it from proper progress. The mismatching network of sprawling, yet lifeless cities and squalid, poverty-stricken provinces stands eerily silent next to the bustling metropolises on either side of it. North Korea is trapped in an impenetrable, soundproof bubble, the entire state frozen in time. Notwithstanding a fractional sliver of the capital, where the Supreme Commander and the North Korean elites resided, the faded Pyongyang skyline and its blocky, monotone buildings - while a vast improvement from the rest of the state - seemed to be lifted straight out of the ´70s at best. So why is North Korea so starkly different from its neighbors when nothing more but mere borders separate them? A tyrannical lineage secured by nepotism. An entire nation indoctrinated by chilling, mindboggling propaganda, molded by fear and forced ignorance. Mass purges doled out seemingly on whims, without fair trials. Unparalleled paranoia and cold-blooded assassinations left and right, seemingly around every curve and corner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103774/bk_acx0_103774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young, cocksure, handsome and absurdly talented, Australian actor Heath Ledger shot to prominence with his first Hollywood film ´´10 Things I Hate About You´´: and a star was born. With huge charisma and smouldering looks lighting up the screen in a series of subsequent films, Heath was soon established as Hollywood A-list, dating a series of beauties such as Heather Graham and Naomi Watts, and living every young man´s dream. But it was his award-winning and controversial role as Ennis Del Mar in ´´Brokeback Mountain´´ that cemented his place in the pantheon of acting greats - he was one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for an Oscar. And it was on the set of this film that he fell in love with his co-star Michelle Williams. Though the relationship wasn´t to last, the couple had a daughter in 2005. With the world at his feet and a film-stealing turn in the new Batman movie, ´´The Dark Knight´´, in the can, there was worldwide shock and disbelief when the news broke that he had been found dead in his New York apartment on 22 January 2008. Prescription drugs, found next to his dead body, were thought to be the cause, but mystery surrounded the circumstances. Was it an accidental death? Or were the pressures of life in the spotlight too great to bear? What is certain is that this young man, who touched the lives of so many people, leaves behind a grief-stricken public and family, including a two-year-old daughter. This is the tragic story of the brilliant actor whose light shone so brightly but all too briefly upon the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sinfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000033/bk_pros_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.