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Checkmate Run , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 638min
9,95 € *
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Checkmate Run is a real-life thriller that chronicles the author's life as a writer, medical student, and physician in Moscow during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s and his struggle to survive the brutal Soviet regime. Alex Loevsky is a medical student and an inspiringly rebellious poet who becomes enmeshed in a battle against the rampant cruelty of the communist rule, where the simple desire to think freely is a crime on par with treason, and being born Jewish is more than a mere hindrance. When Alex witnesses the murder of a dissident who seeks to expose to the Western world the tortuous reality of life in the Soviet Union, it leads him to the core of the human rights activists' underground. Alex's life becomes a death-dealing game of chess, where in order to survive he must remain one step ahead of his ruthless opponent - the KGB's second chief directorate. The KGB agents are vicious and closing in, and Alex's odds of escaping are bleak. The inevitable checkmate will either bring him freedom...or death. Checkmate Run is an adrenaline rush of a novel that examines the value and fragility of life, love, and freedom, which most of us take for granted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007740/bk_blak_007740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Kaavl Conspiracy , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1026min
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A suspicious truce. An unsolved murder. To clear her name, she'll need more than the skills of her ancestor.... Methusal is willing to work harder than any man for the sport she loves. The 18-year-old has trained for years for a chance to win the Kaavl Games and bring victory to her hometown. But before the competition against the worthy Behran can begin, her best friend is tragically murdered. When all clues point to her, Methusal is determined to find out exactly who framed her.... Her kaavl arch rival Mentàll is the chief of her town's longtime enemy. And his dubious offering of peace comes at the exact same time Methusal's supernatural senses begin stirring. But she knows her abilities only manifest in times of war.... To catch her friend's killer and save her community, Methusal must uncover Mentàll's devious plans...even if it means teaming up with her upcoming kaavl opponent. Even with the power of teamwork by her side, Methusal's training still may not be enough to keep her village alive.... Kaavl Conspiracy is the first imaginative fantasy novel in the Kaavl Chronicles. If you like engaging characters, brand new worlds and spellbinding mysteries, then you'll love Jennette Green's fantasy sports adventure. Buy Kaavl Conspiracy to join the team for a pulse-pounding listen today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dani George. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098217/bk_acx0_098217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 22.10.2020
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The Briton and the Dane: Legacy (Second Edition...
9,95 € *
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Whispered by the wise and the learned. Talked of in hushed tones around luminous firesides. Engraved by awestruck scribes in the scriptoria of the chronicles. Against all the odds, great King Alfred defeated a vastly superior Danish army outside Chippenham. This victory, the sages prophesied, would guarantee peace throughout the land. Or so they thought. Two years later, Rigr the Bastard, vengeful and seeking to claim his birthright, was defeated in the wilds of East Anglia. His blood-smeared berserker warriors vanquished; no quarter asked for - no quarter given. Now, a further two years later, the Vikings return. Noble Prince Sven instigates a seaborne invasion, fueled partly by blind rage when he discovers that his brother, Prince Erik, has sworn fealty to the Anglo-Saxon king. His own brother: a traitor and a fool. Erik’s love, Lady Gwyneth, attempts to stop the invasion before it starts by uniting the two estranged brothers, but her scheming only succeeds in making matters worse. Indeed, her interference guarantees the death of thousands of warriors in the freezing, tumultuous North Sea.  So when the horns of Sven’s monumental fleet of warships are heard off the fogbound coast of Britannia, King Alfred - outnumbered, outshipped, and weary of the fray - must rouse his jaded Saxon warriors and lead them to sea to repel his most formidable enemy yet. A host motivated by the spilled blood of the fallen, the spirit of black vengeance, and the delights of a warrior’s reward in Valhalla is the most fearsome opponent of all.   Alfred. Sven. Erik. Gwyneth. Amidst the ferrous reverberation of a battle royale - one or all must die, and the fate of a nation hangs in the balance one final time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sebastian Lockwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121507/bk_acx0_121507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Georgian Myths and Folktales
22,80 € *
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This publication intends to show the distinct character of Georgian folk narratives that are as diverse as the country’s geography itself. It offers the translation of the selected myths and folktales, many of which represent the Georgian regional dialect versions and linguistically complicated texts, some of which quite differ from the present-day standard Georgian. Every attempt has been made to preserve the original essence of the texts and the cultural context. The publication includes original translations of forty Georgian folk tales and fifteen myths. The latter are stories representing mythologized chronicles of “holy wars” of old times, once carried out on the border of Europe and Asia by the ancestors of the Georgian highlanders. These mythological narratives may be considered as unparalleled examples of mythologizing real events that have taken place in the past, as well as incomparable representations of demonizing the opponent image. The introduction, notes and glossary of the publication help the reader to better understand the cultural and historical contexts of the traditional Georgian folk narratives.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Nameless Serenade
18,10 € *
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The ninth Commissario Ricciardi Neapolitan mystery is "noir with a heart, haunting and beautiful . . . A literary thriller of exceptional quality" (NB Magazine).Years ago, Vinnie Sannino left Naples on a ship bound for America, where he found fame and fortune as a boxer. But his gilded life in the new world came to an abrupt end when, during a fight, with a heavy punch to the head of his opponent, Vinnie killed a man in the ring.Now, Vinnie's back in Italy, pining for the woman he left behind. Cettina, however, is now a married woman. She was, at least, until her husband was recently found dead, killed by a single blow to the head. For Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most faceted cops in fiction, and his partner Maione, it is a going to be a long, rainy, week in Naples."Deep melancholy infuses the crafty whodunit plot of de Giovanni's superior ninth mystery set in 1930s Italy . . . Ricciardi, who's literally haunted by visions of the dead, continues to be one of the most nuanced and intriguing sleuths in contemporary crime fiction."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)"De Giovanni is one of the best historical crime writers out there. His Commissario Ricciardi novels, set during the fascist period in Italy, are intelligent and totally engrossing. Nameless Serenade is a perfect addition to the series, a really satisfying murder mystery, an insight into 1930s Naples and a thrilling chapter in the life of the Commissario. Lyrical prose and intriguing rounded characters contribute to making this one of the finest in the Ricciardi chronicles."-NB Magazine

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Flight to Finland: A Noveramatry
8,40 CHF *
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Flight to Finland: A Noveramatry is a combination of novel, drama and poetry all in one line on the issue of immigration to Finland. The work starts with the narrator's doctoral defense session and his or her lectio when he or she addresses custos, opponent and audiences and ends with the concluding remark of the custos and in between the narrator moves back and forth to recount his or her narratives of living and studying in Finland while every now and then he or she answers the opponent's questions. The author has also employed some characters from different eras of Finnish culture and history, including The First Woman Voter, The First Finnish Immigrant, The Finnish Refugee, King Charles Frederick, The Finnish Finn and The Swedish Finn, etc., to recount their chronicles. The language is mainly English but the author uses some Finnish, Swedish and German based on the backgrounds of characters. The book should be read by all Finns, especially by those who serve in the government such as cabinet ministers, members of parliament, politicians, etc., as well as all immigrants residing in Finland. It helps Finns to see themselves from a different perspective and offers immigrants a review of Finnish culture and history along with five year experience of living in Finland.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Ric Flair: To Be the Man
16,20 CHF *
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Throughout the years, there may have been equally charismatic performers, comparable athletes, and even better interviews, but none were blessed with the same combination of talents to manage to stay on top for over three decades. To wrestling fans, the Nature Boy is a platinum-blond deity, a sixteen-time world champion who accurately boasted that he could have a five-star match with a broom. No matter how limited the opponent, Flair had the skill and determination to bounce all over the mat, transforming his rival into a star. When the camera light went on, 'Slick Ric' could convince viewers that, if they missed an upcoming match, a momentous life experience would pass them by. Flair's opponents were challenged with this simple taunt: 'To be the man, you have to beat the man.' Away from the arena, Richard Morgan Fliehr spent years struggling with his own concept of what it meant to be a man. He suffered periods of crushing self-doubt, marital strife and—in a profession where there was room for only one Ric Flair—broken friendships. Ric Flair: To Be the Man, cowritten with Keith Elliot Greenberg, chronicles the anguish and exhilaration of Flair's life and career—in painfully honest detail. In addition to his own words, Flair's story is enriched by anecdotes from ring greats like Superstar Billy Graham, Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat, Harley Race, Sgt. Slaughter, David Crockett, Arn Anderson, Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, 'Mean' Gene Okerlund, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. To Be the Man traces the rise of one of wrestling's most enduring superstars to the pinnacle of the sports entertainment universe, and is a must-read for every wrestling fan.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Ric Flair: To Be the Man
15,78 € *
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Throughout the years, there may have been equally charismatic performers, comparable athletes, and even better interviews, but none were blessed with the same combination of talents to manage to stay on top for over three decades. To wrestling fans, the Nature Boy is a platinum-blond deity, a sixteen-time world champion who accurately boasted that he could have a five-star match with a broom. No matter how limited the opponent, Flair had the skill and determination to bounce all over the mat, transforming his rival into a star. When the camera light went on, 'Slick Ric' could convince viewers that, if they missed an upcoming match, a momentous life experience would pass them by. Flair's opponents were challenged with this simple taunt: 'To be the man, you have to beat the man.' Away from the arena, Richard Morgan Fliehr spent years struggling with his own concept of what it meant to be a man. He suffered periods of crushing self-doubt, marital strife and—in a profession where there was room for only one Ric Flair—broken friendships. Ric Flair: To Be the Man, cowritten with Keith Elliot Greenberg, chronicles the anguish and exhilaration of Flair's life and career—in painfully honest detail. In addition to his own words, Flair's story is enriched by anecdotes from ring greats like Superstar Billy Graham, Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat, Harley Race, Sgt. Slaughter, David Crockett, Arn Anderson, Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, 'Mean' Gene Okerlund, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. To Be the Man traces the rise of one of wrestling's most enduring superstars to the pinnacle of the sports entertainment universe, and is a must-read for every wrestling fan.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 22.10.2020
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Flight to Finland: A Noveramatry
6,99 € *
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Flight to Finland: A Noveramatry is a combination of novel, drama and poetry all in one line on the issue of immigration to Finland. The work starts with the narrator's doctoral defense session and his or her lectio when he or she addresses custos, opponent and audiences and ends with the concluding remark of the custos and in between the narrator moves back and forth to recount his or her narratives of living and studying in Finland while every now and then he or she answers the opponent's questions. The author has also employed some characters from different eras of Finnish culture and history, including The First Woman Voter, The First Finnish Immigrant, The Finnish Refugee, King Charles Frederick, The Finnish Finn and The Swedish Finn, etc., to recount their chronicles. The language is mainly English but the author uses some Finnish, Swedish and German based on the backgrounds of characters. The book should be read by all Finns, especially by those who serve in the government such as cabinet ministers, members of parliament, politicians, etc., as well as all immigrants residing in Finland. It helps Finns to see themselves from a different perspective and offers immigrants a review of Finnish culture and history along with five year experience of living in Finland.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 22.10.2020
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