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The play takes place in Russia in the 1820s, in the house of the old Moscow master Paul Afanasevich Famusov, who has feudal beliefs and is an ardent opponent of education. Suddenly his former pupil Alexander A. Chatsky arrives, who had long been in love with Famusov's daughter, Sophia. He cannot wait to meet her. Please note: this recording is in Russian. 1. Russian. P. Sadovsky, I. Likso, S. Fadeyeva, M. Tzaryov, N. Solovyov, E. Shatrova, N. Ryzhov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000183/bk_agen_000183_sample.mp3.
Everyone always said there was something wrong with Gawthorpe House. That they saw things. Heard noises. That it kept secrets. After being blamed for a horrific accident, Scarlett Gawthorpe is forced to leave her family home. Sixteen, scared, and pregnant, she leaves with her soon-to-be husband, Trev. Not long after, they have a daughter. They spend the next decade barely getting by, without a hint of contact from her parents. Then, after years of being cut off, Scarlett is shocked to learn that when her dad dies, he leaves her two things. One is the house. Another is a letter, with just six cryptic words. With nowhere else to go, Scarlett and her family journey back to Gawthorpe House. Something waits for them there. Not just the house - a presence. Something that lurks just out of view, but always where it can see them. Not only is Scarlett going to have to face her past, but she will have to battle an opponent both terrifying and powerful. She's about to find out what lives in the shadows of the old estate. The house has a terrifying secret, and it could tear her family apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Anne Darling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118719/bk_acx0_118719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You're my first boy, Cooper, my first boy," grandfather says just before he dies. All alone in the world, without even a dog, the only thing that keeps Cooper going is running the dairy farm. Suddenly, black sedans are swarming all around Cooper's small New Hampshire town, driven by mysterious men in dark suits. Cooper's barn is burned to the ground, and his house is broken into and searched during the night. The President of the United States calls on Cooper for a visit, and her opponent wants Cooper to join him on the campaign trail. This fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Berns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000287/bk_lili_000287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An old house + A new computer program = The travel opportunity of a lifetime...to another century. Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. Not a dream job. But it does come with perks. There's John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor who is almost too wonderful to be real. And there's the new computer program Beautiful Houses--also too amazing to be real. No one knows how it works, but with it she can rewind and fast-forward the lives of all the people who ever lived in the house, including Charlotte Miles. In 1858, the house is a train stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. And Charlotte is stuck there serving meals to the passengers, wondering if she'll ever get to have any fun. And then she meets two travelers who change her life forever. There's James McGuire with whom she falls in love. And there's his boss, a young Springfield lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. His debate with political opponent Stephen Douglas catapults him onto the national stage. And it inspires Charlotte to take up the cause of abolition. The House A stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. A stop on the Underground Railroad. Watching the house's history unfold, Abby and Merrideth gain a new perspective on their own lives as time and again they see God's loving hand in the lives of its inhabitants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Babb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019650/bk_acx0_019650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It begins with a single gunshot, and Bishop Lynn Peterson watches in horror as a good friend, who is a member of the New Orleans Saints, collapses on the street. When a medal the player wore - a medal Lynn had promised to return to the man's family - disappears, Lynn is thrust into a suspenseful and fast-moving journey through four assassinations, an attempt on her life, conflicts with a mysterious and ancient society, and a behind-the-scenes conspiracy that reaches all the way to the White House. The turbulent, unstoppable intrigue challenges Lynn mentally, physically, and spiritually as she engages in a desperate battle with an opponent who is just as determined to kill as Lynn is to stop him, even though she has no idea where - or who - he will strike next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Livingston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024972/bk_adbl_024972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when you have to choose between what you want and the love of your life? My name is Jacinta Camden. I'm a US Senator, a fourth generation politician, and the future of the conservative party. I’ve known from the time I could walk that I’d run for office. I've played the game, battled my colleagues, and come out on top. Everything I've ever wanted is within my grasp. Then why did I fall for a man whose touch consumed me to the point of forgetting my goals? Why did he have to be my political opponent for the highest office in the nation? Now, I must decide between a road that is clear and could lead to the White House and another that is unknown and has the potential to leave me in shambles. I am Jacinta Camden. Presidential hopeful and United States Senator. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Addison Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132427/bk_acx0_132427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Palestinian laywer and writer Raja Shehadeh and Israeli correspondent Yossi Klein Halevi on this edition of Fresh Air. Raja Shehadeh's latest book is Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. He is a founder of the nonpartisan human rights organization Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, and author of several books about international law, human rights and the Middle East. Shehadeh lives in Ramallah. Yossi Klein Halevi is the Israeli correspondent for The New Republic magazine. He was born and raised in New York City. He's lived in Jerusalem since 1982. His book Memoirs of Jewish Extremist: An American Story is about his years first as a follower and then as an opponent of Rabbi Meir Kahane. His latest book is A the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God With Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land. (Broadcast Date: February 6, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020206/rt_whyy_020206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding 59 games - more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series. Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil War - a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded, the profession of uneducated, hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win. It is the tale, too, of the woman Radbourn loved, Carrie Stanhope, the alluring proprietress of a boarding-house with shady overtones, a married lady who was said to have personally known every man in the National League. Wonderfully entertaining, Fifty-nine in '84 is an indelible portrait of a legendary player and a fascinating, little-known era of the national pastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ax Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012019/bk_adbl_012019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.