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  • Never Caught

  • Autor: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Sprecher: Robin Miles
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 45 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 2

When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation's capital. In setting up his household, he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary, and eight slaves, including Ona Judge, about which little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn't get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Washington decided to circumvent the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and important

  • Von EdP Am hilfreichsten 28.02.2019

Fascinating and important

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

Very interesting, captivating book. The research work and writing by Dunbar is 1st class, and Miles brings it to life.
Important story !

  • The Golem's Eye

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Two
  • Autor: Jonathan Stroud
  • Sprecher: Simon Jones
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 173

Two years have passed since young apprentice magician Nathaniel became famous by foiling the ruthless Simon Lovelace. Now 14, Nathaniel is ambitiously climbing the ranks of the magicians' government. The Prime Minister himself has placed Nathaniel in charge of capturing the Resistance, a group of unruly commoners working to undermine the magicians' empire. But after several failed attempts, Nathaniel is forced to admit he can't do it alone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Es wird noch besser

  • Von aurelia_aurita Am hilfreichsten 04.03.2006

Great book DEFECTIVE AUDIOBOOK

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

I love J Stroud's Bartimaeus books, and S Jones's reading is great. HOWEVER, this edition of the audiobook is defective. I signaled the problem to Audible a year ago (February 2018), and the problem still persists. - The audiobook, as available on the audible streaming service, isn't divided into individual chapters corresponding to the book chapters. - More often than not, the "cut" is made within a chapter (see list below). - There are always several "book chapters" grouped into one "audio chapter" (as a final proof, when one clicks on "chapter 20" in the streaming playlist, one hears "Bartimaeus, chapter 44" !)

  • The Amulet of Samarkand

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1
  • Autor: Jonathan Stroud
  • Sprecher: Simon Jones
  • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 30 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Nathaniel is eleven-years-old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells far beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wunderbar lebendig gelesen

  • Von Amazon-Kunde Am hilfreichsten 09.11.2006

captivating story !

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

Though this book is directed towards young adults and +12 kids, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot is interesting and rich, the characters well developed, the book-universe coherent and believable. The story-line across the whole series is GREAT.

  • Norse Mythology

  • Autor: Neil Gaiman
  • Sprecher: Neil Gaiman
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 29 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient Norse Mythology in Modern Attire

  • Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 27.06.2017

superficial but funny

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

People who are interested in mythology won't learn anything new, but the presentation is entertaining, and the reader is great.

  • The Leftovers

  • Autor: Tom Perrotta
  • Sprecher: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 16 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 7

What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down?That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing story, fascinating characters

  • Von EdP Am hilfreichsten 28.02.2019

Disturbing story, fascinating characters

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

The premises of the book are disturbing, but the story is profoundly human and captivating. I loved how the characters were developed. A very entertaining book - that makes you think !

  • Excellent Women

  • Autor: Barbara Pym
  • Sprecher: Jonathan Keeble, Gerry Halligan
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 11 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'. As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny, observant, sensitive

  • Von EdP Am hilfreichsten 28.02.2019

funny, observant, sensitive

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

I loved this book, and the reader was just perfect ! Barbara Pym's story funny, observant and sensitive. I loved her characters !

  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

  • Autor: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Sprecher: January Lavoy
  • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 1 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 49

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ein Muss für jeden Menschen dieser Erde

  • Von Sabrina Am hilfreichsten 23.03.2019

Crash course !

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

I loved this book. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a wonderful and powerful voice, and I wish she had been the one chosen to narrate this book (though January Lavoy is a good narrator). With much insight, exceptional humanity - and not a little humor ;) - she shares her experiences and thoughts. This book was a balm to my soul.

  • We Should All Be Feminists

  • Autor: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Sprecher: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Spieldauer: 45 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 94

'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....' What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended !

  • Von EdP Am hilfreichsten 28.02.2019

Highly recommended !

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

I loved this book. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a wonderful and powerful voice, both on the page and as a narrator. With much insight, exceptional humanity - and not a little humor ;) - she shares her experiences and thoughts. This book was a balm to my soul.

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  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • Autor: Kevin Hearne
  • Sprecher: Christopher Ragland
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 42 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • schöne neue urban Fantasy

  • Von Silvia Am hilfreichsten 23.12.2013

Thin story, superficial characters

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

Disappointed by this title. The potential was there, but the story/plot was just too thin. The reader was OK, and doing what he could with the material, I guess...

  • Fantastique Maître Renard

  • Autor: Roald Dahl
  • Sprecher: Christine Delaroche, Daniel Prévost
  • Spieldauer: 55 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Dans la vallée, il y avait trois fermiers, éleveurs de volailles dodues... Le premier était gros et gourmand ; le deuxième était petit et bilieux ; le troisième était maigre et se nourrissait de cidre. Tous les trois étaient laids et méchants. Dans le bois qui surplombait la vallée vivaient Maître Renard, Dame Renard et leurs quatre renardeaux, affamés et malins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super ! (French version)

  • Von EdP Am hilfreichsten 08.12.2016

Super ! (French version)

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

Rezensiert am: 08.12.2016

Roald Dahl est fantastique et Fantastique Maître Renard est l'un de ses meilleurs livres. Les lecteurs sont excellents, quoiqu'un peu précipités !