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  • Edge of Eternity

  • Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • Autor: Ken Follett
  • Sprecher: John Lee
  • Spieldauer: 36 Std. und 51 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zu viel von Allem

  • Von holly Am hilfreichsten 15.01.2015

Wonderful

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.11.2016

Well, I have been there in Berlin at the F*** wall in Nov 1989 and was again deeply moved by KF's story. His description of the political and by means of the Iron Wall physical division of the world and especially Europe brings to mind a few of those tragedies that arouse from this non-humane pride of the right political concept on both sides. Thank God nothing even worse developed from it...

  • Winter of the World

  • Autor: Ken Follett
  • Sprecher: John Lee
  • Spieldauer: 31 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Das Buch ist super, der Sprecher ebenfalls

  • Von V. Schwarz Am hilfreichsten 05.08.2018

High quality Mk.2

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 24.10.2016

Eine wunderbare Fortsetzung des ersten Teils; wie zuvor detailversessen und vorurteilsfrei. Hervorragend vorgelesen und sehr gut verständlich!

  • Fall of Giants

  • Autor: Ken Follett
  • Sprecher: John Lee
  • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 36 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ein langes Hörbuch!

  • Von Gryffindor Am hilfreichsten 12.07.2012

Great, eye-opening story, even greater reader!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 24.09.2016

An unusual though very precise look back to the happenings leading to World War 1, the development of that war itself and the following years throughout Europe, Northern America and Russia, all told from the points of view of two handsful of people. An amazing and moving story, very gripping! Topped by a really superb reader!!

  • Combat Crew

  • The Story of 25 Combat Missions over Europe from the Daily Journal of a B-17 Gunner
  • Autor: John Comer
  • Sprecher: Patrick Lawlor
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943, when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80 percent. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occurred. Comer vividly creates his experiences as top-turret gunner/flight engineer in a B-17 squadron that was thrown against the best pilots the Luftwaffe could offer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authentic WW2-Diary

  • Von Cycas Am hilfreichsten 16.08.2016

Authentic WW2-Diary

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.08.2016

Very interesting und detailed first-hand report from a B-17 turret gunner and flight engineer about his (first) 25-missions tour when he was based in Southern England in 1943/44. As Mr Comer was somewhat older than his crewmates his diary is maybe more deeply thought through than usual reports, even kind of respectful against his former opponents.

The reading by Mr Lawlor is really great and helps visualising the situations and emotions perfectly!

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • Autor: Rachel Joyce
  • Sprecher: Jim Broadbent
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A moving journey through country and soul

  • Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 16.05.2014

Sehr bewegender Lebensrück- und -ausblick

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 02.08.2016

Ein älterer Herr stolpert mehr oder weniger in ein Wander-Projekt, das ihn aus seinen eingefahrenen Lebensbahnen reißt und ihm die Muße gibt, seine Lebens-Altlasten aufzuarbeiten. Kein träger Roman, sondern überaus lebendig, authentisch, bewegend und herausragend einfühlsam vorgelesen. Eins der besten Bücher überhaupt, das ich kenne!

  • Bomber Command

  • Autor: Max Hastings
  • Sprecher: Barnaby Edwards
  • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 5

With an introduction read by Max Hastings. Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War. More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes, and Mosquitoes razing whole cities in a single night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and well-balanced insight into bomber war

  • Von Cycas Am hilfreichsten 25.03.2016

Detailed and well-balanced insight into bomber war

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.03.2016

Max Hastings' BOMBER COMMAND gives excellent insight into the development and historical facts of the gruesome bomber offensive against Germany in the second world war. The speaker presents this book very skilfully and vividly. Highly recommended!

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