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  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Nathan Hill
  • Sprecher: Ari Fliakos
  • Spieldauer: 21 Std. und 42 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a piece of literature!

  • Von Ulrike Heiser Am hilfreichsten 05.02.2017

A thick braid of intertwined life stories

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

Rezensiert am: 06.11.2017

Beginning with the childhood experiences of a young boy, following him to adulthood in our times, the background and life trajectory of all the people who have a major Impact in his life, are slowly, in parallel narrative threads, unfolded. The dilemma of "right" or "wrong" choices (as symbolized in the "choose your own adventure" stories) faces them all. An excellent dramatic reader enhsnces the already rich story.

  • Fatal Pursuit

  • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 9
  • Autor: Martin Walker
  • Sprecher: Peter Noble
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 8 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War II. It was the car used by British racing ace William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in occupied France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Großartige Fortsetzung von den Bruno Romanen

  • Von Angelika Am hilfreichsten 27.04.2017

cherche ... l'auto

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

Rezensiert am: 12.03.2017

A delightfully suspenseful tale full of local color and historical background with Bruno and his web of friendships at the center of it all.

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • Autor: Philip K. Dick
  • Sprecher: Jeff Cummings
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 58 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This well-delivered original story

  • Von read4fun Am hilfreichsten 01.03.2017

This well-delivered original story

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

Rezensiert am: 01.03.2017

...seems rather simplistic and bare-boned if you have seen both seasons (so far) of the more elaborate TV series. Nonetheless one must admire Dick for his Imagination.

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  • Purity

  • Autor: Jonathan Franzen
  • Sprecher: Dylan Baker, Jenna Lamia, Robert Petkoff
  • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 59 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom and The Corrections. Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd use of German accents

  • Von susinicoletti Am hilfreichsten 05.10.2015

The best novel I have read in a long time,

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

Rezensiert am: 05.04.2016

made even better by the excellent readers who capture today's idiom in every phrasing. Franzen has given us a masterpiece that will become a classic in a league with writers like Thomas Mann and Tolstoy.

  • Go With Me: A Novel (P.S.)

  • Autor: Castle Freeman
  • Sprecher: Steven Roy Grimsley
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 56 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A young woman recently relocated to a tiny Vermont logging town, Lillian is menaced by a mysterious stalker named Blackway. This one man - who kills her cat, forces her boyfriend to flee the state in terror, and silently threatens her very existence - is a force little understood by the local figures to whom she turns for help. Yet, in this spare and powerful tale, Lillian enlists the powerful brute Nate and the curmudgeonly Lester to take the fight to her tormenter as a raggedy quartet of town elders ponders her likely fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • Von Gärtner Am hilfreichsten 26.03.2017

wonderful narration

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2016

sorry it ended so soon. A novella set in modern-day rural New England that weaves in allusions to politics, popular culture, generation conflict, the cutting edge between the bigger world and small town life. A philosophical low-key thriller you want to finisj at one sitting.