During the 1980s, a disenchanted assistant editor at a women’s magazine is devoted to her fiance, a Wall street moneyman who personifies all her yuppie lifestyle fantasies. However, her bubble bursts when she discovers he’s secretly engaged to two other women. Crestfallen, the woman who hates her magazine job becomes devoted to it. Alex Witchel is a New York Times culture writer best known for her theatre industry and fashion columns. Me Times Three is her first novel, soon to be a motion picture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006036/bk_reco_006036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two-time PEN/Faulkner Award nominee Claire Messud is hailed as ´´a writer of enormous skill and stylistic grace´´ by Publishers Weekly. This wonderfully crafted comedy of manners was called a ´´stinging portrait of life among Manhattan´s junior glitterati´´ in a starred review by Kirkus Reviews.Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle´s success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina´s college dropout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making significant changes in their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000899/bk_reco_000899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eine faszinierende Reise durch die bunte Spielewelt des legendären Commodore C64 erleben Sie mit dieser Sammlung. C64 Classix enthält mehr als 500 uneingeschränkt spielbare Vollversionen beliebter Klassiker. Dank des komfortablen Menüsystems können Sie alle Spiele schnell und einfach unter Windows starten. Spielen Sie die besten Spiele aus dem Zeitraum von 1982 bis heute in ihren Originalfassungen. Auszug der enthaltenen Spiele: Turrican 1+2, Paperboy, Katakis, Bomb Jack, Buggy Boy, Ghostsn Goblins, Super Hang-On, Battlefield, Gridrunner, Metal Gear, Revenge of the Mutant Camels, Space Harrier, Rubicon, Sentil, Crime Time, Der kleine Hobbit, Lords of Doom, Mission Schwert und Magie 1-4, Chuckie Egg, Frogger, Hover Bovver, Impossible, Marble Mania, World Championchip Soccer, Crazy News, Yuppies Revenge, Air Ball, Super Space Invaders uvm.
A nameless young woman starts her freshman year of college with one goal in mind: survival. Newly transplanted to the big city of Chicago, she is one of the rare few to leave her small working-class town in Iowa, let alone for a prestigious university. She is not driven by academic ambition, nor is she a social butterfly. Her true gift is an ability to understand the needs of others and to reflect back the version of themselves they wish to see, rendering herself invisible. Deftly, she conceals her deeply troubled past - especially from her charismatic yuppie-in-the-making best friend and roommate. For a while she assimilates, living a new life not in any way her own. But the mask she wears cannot hide her secrets forever, and at some point she will be truly seen, possibly for the first time in her life. Set in the early ´80s, against the backdrop of a city terrorized by the Tylenol Killer, a local psychopath rumored to be stuffing cyanide into drugstore meds, Silver Girl is a deftly psychological account of the nuances of sisterhood. Contrasting obsession and longing, need versus desire, Leslie Pietrzyk delves into the ways class and trauma are often enmeshed to dictate one´s sense of self and how a single relationship can sometimes lead to redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033753/bk_adbl_033753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Shamus Award Nominee for Best Hardcover Private Eye Novel of the Year. Boston PI, John Francis Cuddy, travels to Maine to investigate a gruesome lakeside murder... Steve always forgets to buy groceries on the way to the lake house. Every time he and his wife make a pilgrimage to Maine, his first task is to drive into town and pick up essentials. Today, he leaves his wife at home with their two friends and returns from the store to find a crossbow on the lawn and arrows embedded in the chests of the three people he loves most. During a twenty-minute shopping trip, he has become the chief suspect in a triple murder. The case against him is airtight - fingerprints on the weapon, blood on his shoes - so Steve´s lawyer hires Boston PI John Francis Cuddy to crack it. Steve´s lakeside neighbors had no love for his yuppie pals, but did they hate the city slickers enough to frame him for murder? Cuddy learns quickly that in Maine, even the killers are awfully polite. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011234/bk_adbl_011234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The great California novel been written, in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy.´´-Gore Vidal One of the most highly regarded novels of 1986, Vikram Seth´s story in verse made him a literary household name in both the United States and India. John Brown, a successful yuppie living in 1980s San Francisco meets a romantic interest in Liz, after placing a personal ad in the newspaper. From this interaction, John meets a variety of characters, each with their own values and ideas of ´´self-actualization.´´ However, Liz begins to fall in love with John´s best friend, and John realizes his journey of self-discovery has only just begun. ´´A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness.´´-The New York Times ´´Seth pulls off his feat with spirit, grace and great energy.´´-The New Yorker ´´A marvelous work . . . bold and splendid . . . Locate this book and allow yourself to become caught up, like a kite, in the lifting effects of Seth´s sonnets.´´-Washington Post Book World
Will saving her bar cost him his heart...and his life?After being run over, shot, and stabbed one too many times, Ace Montgomery left law enforcement for private security. When he’s hired as a bouncer in NYC, he’s ready to kiss Kentucky goodbye and leave his painful past behind. How rough can a bar called The Hole in a yuppie Brooklyn neighborhood be anyway?Sailor Kingston, the bar’s rich, gorgeous owner, is an exhausted wreck when he arrives. All Ace has to do is train her useless bouncers, drive out the troublemakers, and make the place safe for high-class patrons. But it isn’t that simple. Something darker is at work that could cost both of them their lives. Ace is drawn to Sailor, but she´s his boss - will his heart be the first casualty?Sailor thought owning and managing her own business would free her from her late parents’ shadow. She thought wrong. The Hole will become her grave if she can’t survive the bitter legacy they have left her. The former cop from Kentucky is the last hope of her business - but the hunk with the scary past soon means more to her than that.Sailor has never trusted anyone but herself before. Can she put her trust in Ace?If you loved Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse, then you´ll love Ace as the kick-ass, battle-scarred lead bouncer who´s just what Sailor´s bar (and Sailor) needs. Listen to this fourth and final book of this hot new series from award-winning author Mysti Parker and co-author MJ Post! Each book is a stand-alone read with no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audra Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125875/bk_acx0_125875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of The Economist´s Books of the YearA candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America´s role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power - from the Middle East correspondent of The New York Times. In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with a new strongman, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has cracked down on any dissent or opposition with a degree of ferocity Mubarak never dared. New York Times correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt with his family less than six months before the uprising first broke out in 2011, looking for a change from life in Washington, DC. As revolution and violence engulfed the country, he received an unexpected and immersive education in the Arab world.For centuries, Egypt has set in motion every major trend in politics and culture across the Middle East, from independence and Arab nationalism to Islamic modernism, political Islam, and the jihadist thought that led to Al Qaeda and ISIS. The Arab Spring revolts of 2011 spread from Cairo, and now Americans understandably look with cynical exasperation at the disastrous Egyptian experiment with democracy. They fail to understand the dynamic of the uprising, the hidden story of its failure, and Washington´s part in that tragedy. In this candid narrative, Kirkpatrick lives through Cairo´s hopeful days and crushing disappointments alongside the diverse population of his new city: the liberal yuppies who first gathered in Tahrir Square; the persecuted Coptic Christians standing guard around Muslims at prayer during the protests; and the women of a grassroots feminism movement that tried to seize its moment. Juxtaposing his on-the-ground experience in Cairo with new reporting on the 1. Language: English. Narrator: David D. Kirkpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004108/bk_peng_004108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.