A beautifully written, timeless tale by Cao Wenxuan, best-selling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn´t spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire. Bronze and Sunflower become inseparable, understanding each other as only the closest friends can. Translated from Mandarin, the story meanders gracefully through the challenges that face the family, creating a timeless story of the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008762/bk_brll_008762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Alison’s first audio title and will no doubt add greatly to her already formidable reputation as both children’s author and as a playwright for Radio 4. Its publication coincides with the new exhibition now showing at the Royal Academy in London – Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement. The young dancers made immortal by the great artist were often just a step away from prostitution – a central feature of this strongly written, powerful, literary novel. At the beginning of a long journey in time and fortune we meet Juliette who as a young woman was a beautiful and wayward prostitute. She became an artist’s model for Edgar Degas and became his famous Femme Assise, a much admired sculpture that was later cast in bronze by master bronze caster, Didier. Now she is an old, raddled and homeless woman. She can’t believe her eyes when she comes face to face with her young and beautiful self – bronze, shining and standing in the front window of Didier’s house. Her life and the lives of everyone in Didier’s household are about to change as she finds new life and a new meaning to her existence as her friendship with a little deaf boy grows, transforming and transcending all that has gone before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkld/000005/bk_bkld_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. ´The Bronze Ring´ is a story in which a princess falls in love with the son of the palace gardener, although her father wishes her to marry the son of his Prime Minister. The King devises a quest for the two suitors and attempts to engineer the situation so that the rich youth will win. But the gardener´s son does a good deed to an old woman, who in return helps him win a magic ring which will grant wishes. But the youth´s adventures are not over when he marries the princess. The ring is stolen, and he must enlist the aid of some very clever mice to get it back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001668/bk_redd_001668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The son of the Gardener to the King and the King´s daughter fall in love. The King wants his daughter to marry the Prime Minister´s son. So the two young men have to enter a contest: Whoever travels to a distant land and comes back first, wins the hand of the Princess. Although the Gardener´s son has not money or fine horses, he befriends an old woman on the way and she tells him how to obtain the Bronze Ring. This ring grants the bearer any wish he wants. The Gardener´s son does get what he wants and, even when the ring is stolen, he finds a way of getting it back, involving a bunch of cats and a mouse inhabited island. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000506/bk_mike_000506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler´s armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana - and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander´s impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects - a secret as devastating as the war itself - as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005038/bk_harp_005038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were Roman soldiers - and they were still alive because there were no better killers in the galaxy. The Galactics need fighters who could win battles without the aid of technology. That´s why, when Rome´s legions suffered disaster at Carrhae, secretive alien traders were waiting to buy them on the Persian slave market. Now, virtually immortal, the Romans fight strange enemies on stranger worlds; and though they win every battle, the spoils of victory never include freedom. If the legionaries are ever to return to Earth, it must be through the beam weapons and force screens of their ruthless alien owners. But no matter the odds, 2,000 years is a long time; the Romans are coming home. At the publisher´s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019749/bk_adbl_019749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Atlantic named this author as possibly Steve Bannon´s contact in the White House (Rosie Gray, The Atlantic, Feb 10, 2017: ´´´Think you should speak directly to my WH cutout/cell leader,´ Yarvin said in an email. ´I´ve never met him and don´t know his identity, we just DM on Twitter. He´s said to be ‘very close’ to Bannon.... Goal is to intimidate Congress with pure masculine show of youth, energy. Trump is said to know, will coordinate with powerful EOs....´´); and a recent Vox article (Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, June 1, 2018) claimed he is the ´´text´´ to Jordan Peterson´s ´´subtext´´ and a ´´distilled´´ form of Peterson. Distilled means purer: yes, so why not listen and understand the purer version? T. I. Burton also adds in this article that this author, Bronze Age Pervert, is a kind of priest-king to thousands on Twitter and outside and is possibly leading a spiritual reawakening. Some say that this work, found in a safe-box in the port area of Kowloon, was dictated because Bronze Age Pervert refuses to learn what he calls ´´the low and plebeian art of writing´´. It isn´t known how this work was transcribed. The contents are pure dynamite. He explains that you live in ant farm. That you are observed by the lords of lies, ritually probed. Ancient man had something you have lost: confidence in his instincts and strength, knowledge in his blood. BAP shows how the Bronze Age mind-set can set you free from this iron prison and help you embark on the path of power. He talks about life, biology, hormones. He gives many examples from history, both ancient and modern. He shows the secrets of the detrimental robots, how they hide and fabricate. He helps you escape gynocracy and ascend to fresh mountain air. Praise be to the Pervert. Praise be to his teaching of peace. Be careful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130615/bk_acx0_130615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In How to Produce Comedy Bronze, legendary TV producer Jon Plowman lifts the hood on the comedy industry so you can peer inside and wonder how any of it ever got made in the first place. In a career spanning 30 years Jon has learned (almost) everything there is to know about comedy and now wants to share his wealth of knowledge, before he becomes completely demented and forgets how to do it. Working with Fry and Laurie, travelling with the cast of Absolutely Fabulous, saying yes to The Office - together these stories combine to tell the uncensored story of how TV comedy works, from the first germ of an idea to the after-party at the Emmys - all through a life in comedy. Listen to this audiobook and, if you´re not careful, learn how to make the world laugh at your ideas, too! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Dennis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000049/bk_bonn_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.