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The Protector , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 559min
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Embracing the solitude of the Blue Ridge Mountains, former Navy SEAL Ike Calhoun thought he'd left the War on Terror far behind, until he's contacted by an old friend. Now Ike's stuck shielding Eryn McClellan from ambitious federal agents and crazed jihadists. Worse, the charming, blue-eyed beauty is shattering his much-needed isolation. As Ike's restraint erodes like a mountain in a mudslide, and the FBI keeps trying to use Eryn as bait, Ike wages a one-man war to protect the woman whose passion and faith fuels him to rise above his past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Brenin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012222/bk_acx0_012222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 01.12.2020
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Foreign Gods, Inc.
15,90 CHF *
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Praise for Foreign Gods, Inc. A NPR Great Read of 2014 A Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of 2014 The Root 15 Best Novels by a Black Author of 2014 A Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Books of 2014 Selection 'Razor-sharp . . . Mr. Ndibe invests his story with enough dark comedy to make Ngene an odoriferous presence in his own right, and certainly not the kind of polite exotic rarity that art collectors are used to . . . In Mr. Ndibe’s agile hands, he’s both a source of satire and an embodiment of pure terror.' —Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'A story of sweeping cultural insight and absurd comedy . . . rendered with a stoic power that moves the reader more than histrionics possibly could.' —The Washington Post 'Unforgettable . . . Ndibe seems to have a boundless ear fo' the lyrical turns of phrase of the working people of rural Nigeria . . . The wooden deity 'has character, an audacious personality,' says one non-African who sees it. So does Ndibe's novel, a page-turning allegory about the globalized world.'  —Los Angeles Times 'A hard look at the American dream, which seems to be receding further and further into the distance these days.' —GQ Magazine 'This is precisely the kind of novel that makes one anti-social. If you find it today, sprint home, throw away your cellphone, bolt the front door and don’t worry too much if you are not up in time for church tomorrow.' —Daily Nation (Kenya) “We clearly have a fresh talent at work here. It is quite a while since I sensed creative promise on this level.” —Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “An entertaining, witty adventure . . . Foreign Gods, Inc. is an intelligent, satirical novel that comes highly anticipated and does not disappoint.” —The Root 'A morality tale for our time . . . With subtle hints at moral turmoil, a gift for dark humour, and characterisation that is perceptive and neatly observed, Ndibe manages to persuade the reader to root for Ike, even as his haphazard plans begin to unravel.' —The Guardian (UK) 'Brims with warmth, vibrancy and color . . . Just about perfect.' —Paste Magazine 'Ndibe is a writer’s writer, and this book is a lesson in the art of the novel.' —New York Journal of Books 'Ndibe writes of cultural clash in a moving way that makes Ike’s march toward disaster inexorable and ineffably sad.' —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review 'If you’ve ever sat in the back of a cab silently—or not so silently—wondering where your cab driver is from and what his life is like (and really hasn’t everyone?) then you will be captivated by Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe’s new novel.' —Metro New York 'Wonderfully colorful . . . There's more than a touch of Poe, or perhaps The Twilight Zone, in the surreal conclusion of this story.' —The Hartford Courant

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.12.2020
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My Pilgrim's Progress
18,90 CHF *
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In My Pilgrim's Progress, George W. S. Trow gives us a brilliantly original and provocative look at what's happened to America in our time -- a guided tour of the media, the politics, and the personalities of the last half-century by one of our most persuasive social critics. This new book by the author of Within the Context of No Context might be subtitled 'A son of Roosevelt reads newspapers, goes to the movies, watches television, and tells us how 1950 got to be 1998.' Trow takes 1950 as the year the Old World gave way to the New: Winston Churchill had just been named The Man of the Half-Century by Time magazine; George Bernard Shaw was still alive, and so was William Randolph Hearst. But before the next half-decade was out, the world represented by these powerful old men had disappeared. To illustrate his points, Trow takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the New York Times of February 1950, from the thundering front pages where the terror of the H-bomb is making its first appearance to the early, sketchy, amateur television listings. He finds a piece of Television Personality Reportage in the paper -- a kind of proto-People magazine profile -- of the TV 'hostess' and 'guest' Faye Emerson, and notes: 'As to World War II, the Germans lost, and Faye Emerson won.' The son of a tabloid journalist from an old New York brownstone family, Trow was brought up in the Deepest Roosevelt Aesthetic -- half FDR and half Walter Winchell. But he soon succumbed to the spell of Dwight David Eisenhower and the extraordinary/ordinary qualities of Ike's era. It is the thrust of Trow's book that both the Roosevelt authority and the Ike decencies are completely gone -- and where are they now that we need them more than ever?

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.12.2020
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Foreign Gods, Inc.
14,99 € *
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Praise for Foreign Gods, Inc. A NPR Great Read of 2014 A Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of 2014 The Root 15 Best Novels by a Black Author of 2014 A Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Books of 2014 Selection 'Razor-sharp . . . Mr. Ndibe invests his story with enough dark comedy to make Ngene an odoriferous presence in his own right, and certainly not the kind of polite exotic rarity that art collectors are used to . . . In Mr. Ndibe’s agile hands, he’s both a source of satire and an embodiment of pure terror.' —Janet Maslin, The New York Times 'A story of sweeping cultural insight and absurd comedy . . . rendered with a stoic power that moves the reader more than histrionics possibly could.' —The Washington Post 'Unforgettable . . . Ndibe seems to have a boundless ear fo' the lyrical turns of phrase of the working people of rural Nigeria . . . The wooden deity 'has character, an audacious personality,' says one non-African who sees it. So does Ndibe's novel, a page-turning allegory about the globalized world.'  —Los Angeles Times 'A hard look at the American dream, which seems to be receding further and further into the distance these days.' —GQ Magazine 'This is precisely the kind of novel that makes one anti-social. If you find it today, sprint home, throw away your cellphone, bolt the front door and don’t worry too much if you are not up in time for church tomorrow.' —Daily Nation (Kenya) “We clearly have a fresh talent at work here. It is quite a while since I sensed creative promise on this level.” —Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “An entertaining, witty adventure . . . Foreign Gods, Inc. is an intelligent, satirical novel that comes highly anticipated and does not disappoint.” —The Root 'A morality tale for our time . . . With subtle hints at moral turmoil, a gift for dark humour, and characterisation that is perceptive and neatly observed, Ndibe manages to persuade the reader to root for Ike, even as his haphazard plans begin to unravel.' —The Guardian (UK) 'Brims with warmth, vibrancy and color . . . Just about perfect.' —Paste Magazine 'Ndibe is a writer’s writer, and this book is a lesson in the art of the novel.' —New York Journal of Books 'Ndibe writes of cultural clash in a moving way that makes Ike’s march toward disaster inexorable and ineffably sad.' —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review 'If you’ve ever sat in the back of a cab silently—or not so silently—wondering where your cab driver is from and what his life is like (and really hasn’t everyone?) then you will be captivated by Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe’s new novel.' —Metro New York 'Wonderfully colorful . . . There's more than a touch of Poe, or perhaps The Twilight Zone, in the surreal conclusion of this story.' —The Hartford Courant

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.12.2020
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My Pilgrim's Progress
15,99 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

In My Pilgrim's Progress, George W. S. Trow gives us a brilliantly original and provocative look at what's happened to America in our time -- a guided tour of the media, the politics, and the personalities of the last half-century by one of our most persuasive social critics. This new book by the author of Within the Context of No Context might be subtitled 'A son of Roosevelt reads newspapers, goes to the movies, watches television, and tells us how 1950 got to be 1998.' Trow takes 1950 as the year the Old World gave way to the New: Winston Churchill had just been named The Man of the Half-Century by Time magazine; George Bernard Shaw was still alive, and so was William Randolph Hearst. But before the next half-decade was out, the world represented by these powerful old men had disappeared. To illustrate his points, Trow takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the New York Times of February 1950, from the thundering front pages where the terror of the H-bomb is making its first appearance to the early, sketchy, amateur television listings. He finds a piece of Television Personality Reportage in the paper -- a kind of proto-People magazine profile -- of the TV 'hostess' and 'guest' Faye Emerson, and notes: 'As to World War II, the Germans lost, and Faye Emerson won.' The son of a tabloid journalist from an old New York brownstone family, Trow was brought up in the Deepest Roosevelt Aesthetic -- half FDR and half Walter Winchell. But he soon succumbed to the spell of Dwight David Eisenhower and the extraordinary/ordinary qualities of Ike's era. It is the thrust of Trow's book that both the Roosevelt authority and the Ike decencies are completely gone -- and where are they now that we need them more than ever?

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.12.2020
Zum Angebot