This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes - from global tourism to undocumented labor - have led to the fact that to some extent, we are all becoming migrants. The migrant has become the political figure of our time. Rather than viewing migration as the exception to the rule of political fixity and citizenship, Thomas Nail reinterprets the history of political power from the perspective of the movement that defines the migrant in the first place. Applying his ´´kinopolitics´´ to several major historical conditions (territorial, political, juridical, and economic) and figures of migration (the nomad, the barbarian, the vagabond, and the proletariat), he provides fresh tools for the analysis of contemporary migration. The book is published by Stanford University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug McDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113361/bk_acx0_113361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A classic fantasy/mystery from critically acclaimed novelist John Bellairs Lewis thought the amulet would bring him good luck - instead, it brought nothing but evil. Lewis is sure that Grandpa Barnavelt´s 1859 lucky coin is really a magic talisman in disguise. With its power, he could do anything he wanted - like get back at bully Woody Mingo. But as soon as he begins wearing the coin around his neck, strange things start to happen. Mysterious letters arrive in the dead of night. A strange, shadowy figure seems to be tracking him. And when Lewis finally gets his revenge on Woody, he feels as if someone else is inside his body, urging him to go even further. Has Lewis awakened a force beyond his control? 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011885/bk_reco_011885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this short crime story, Childs is a son of a bitch and a bastard - literally as well as figuratively - but what he really is, is a small time con man. He´s about to upgrade to the big time and go after the score of his life by bilking the software mogul, Charles Reston, out of every penny he can get. He´s going to do it by convincing Reston that he´s his illegitimate son, which shouldn´t be too hard as the billionaire is his father. However, the problem with the long con is that you get a little too close to your mark - especially when you´re looking for a father figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Busteed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059808/bk_acx0_059808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Figures in Blue is the story of Esteban Espiritu, a young Spanish artist who is commissioned to paint the portrait of Kristena von Lichtenberg, an elderly Baroness living in a deteriorating mansion that overlooks a provincial German village. However, Esteban uncovers a local mystery regarding the disappearance of her brutish husband, the Baron. The novelette is set in the beginning of the 20th century and references classical mythology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Wolinsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018842/bk_acx0_018842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the Wars of the Roses draw slowly to a close, England is a place of turmoil. Edward IV is on the throne but his position is unstable and he finds himself challenged by a man who could become Henry VII. But Isabel, a silk weaver to the court and mistress to Richard III, can cut through the turmoil with her clever ways and her pretty smile. Her sister Jane is mistress to Edward IV. Could they hold the power? Vanora Bennett brings to life a time of passions and politics, a time of turmoil and tension. A world in flux and a country up fro grabs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000172/bk_oakh_000172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two sisters discover passion during the War of the Roses - one in the arms of the king, the other in the world of silk. From the author of the acclaimed novel Portrait of an Unknown Woman comes an epic tale of love and intrigue. The year is 1471. Edward IV, who won the throne with the help of his brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is restoring law and order after years of war. Under Edward IV, life in England begins to improve. Business is booming once more and the printing and silk industries prosper in London.When silk merchant John Lambert marries off his two beautiful daughters, their fortunes are forever changed. Elder daughter Jane Shore begins a notorious liaison with the king while industrious and clever Isabel finds herself married into the house of Claver, a wealthy silk dynasty. Fate delivers Isabel a challenge when her new husband is killed and she is forced into apprenticeship to her mother-in-law, Alice Claver.It is from Alice Claver that Isabel learns to love silk and the exotic and passionate fabrics from Italy, Persia, Spain, Tunisia, and beyond. Isabel learns to make her way in this new world of silk - to find friends and enemies - and she strikes an alliance with her sister´s lover, King Edward IV, that will bring the secrets of silk-making to London.As Isabel grows in power and her plan for a silk industry run by Englishwomen is set into motion, the political landscape shifts in dangerous ways. One sister will fall as the other rises and choices must be made that will change their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001827/bk_harp_001827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Figur-Yoga ist ein sanftes Bodyshaping, das gezielt den Körper strafft und den Geist entspannt - in jedem Alter und ohne Hilfsmittel oder Vorkenntnisse. Mit Figur-Yoga werden Bauch, Beine und Po ganz entspannt trainiert, denn dieses schonende Training kommt aus der inneren Kraft, der Ruhe. Durch eine intensive Bewegungsführung und einen gezielten Atemrhythmus wird der Körper optimal mit Sauerstoff versorgt und Sie fühlen sich erfrischt und entspannt. Dabei geht es beim Figur-Yoga vor allem um eine feste, schlanke Mitte. Ein trainierter Bauch sieht nämlich nicht nur gut aus, er unterstützt auch eine gesunde Körperhaltung. Zusätzlich werden mit Figur-Yoga die Muskeln geschmeidig gemacht und die Beweglichkeit verbessert. Die Deluxe-Version enthält das farbige Anleitungsheft. Darin werden die Übungen ausführlich und mit Fotos beschrieben. Zu diesem Titel erhalten Sie eine PDF-Datei, die nach dem Kauf automatisch Ihrer Bibliothek hinzugefügt wird. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Canda. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/002017/bk_edel_002017_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In this audio program, Jeffery Combs teaches you the skills he has developed and perfected to create a multiple seven-figure income via sales prospecting techniques. Now you can effortlessly create million dollar sales, and much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Combs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/made/000135/sp_made_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. A few words from Neil on Figures of Earth: ´´After a first round of very strong but not quite perfect auditions, I told the actors that ´the most important thing with Cabell is being able to deadpan a joke. The books are written by a Virginia Gentleman who is capable of making the dirtiest of dirty jokes with a straight face, and who is writing High Fantasy and Poetry, too.´ Robert Blumenfeld captured the accent and wit of a man who corresponded with H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, and in his lifetime counted Mark Twain among his fans!´´ Figures of Earth, subtitled ´´A Comedy of Appearances´´, follows the vicissitudes of Dom Manuel the Redeemer from his lowly swineherd origins through his unlikely elevation to the Count of Poictesme, and beyond. Published in 1921, it was the second volume of ´´The Biography of Manuel”, Cabell’s great work about an imaginary land that also managed to skewer the world of his upbringing as a Southern Gentleman of Virginia, and nearly everything else, besides! Poor Manuel starts out life as a lowly swineherd, but rises to become the famous Dom Manuel, the legendary, even mythic, hero of many of Cabell’s novels. He begins, like the simpleton in ´´Jack in the Beanstalk´´ and other folktales, by taking literally his mother’s advice to ´´go out and make a figure in the world” – and makes Figures of clay…. But Manuel turns out to be a master of guile, a trickster hero, if you will. His guiding motto is: ´´The world wishes to be deceived.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001515/bk_acx0_001515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from over 14 years of work, Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances, from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux´s rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces offer a fascinating portrait of the author himself, his extraordinary life and his restless and ever-curious mind. Figures in a Landscape is an essential addition to the wide-ranging Theroux canon, bound together by an extended mediation on the craft of writing itself and driven by Theroux´s constant quest for the authentic in a person or in a place. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004429/bk_howe_004429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.