Originally published in 1950, this account of life among female Free French soldiers in a London barracks during World War II sold four million copies in the United States alone and many more millions worldwide. The novel is based on the real-life experiences of the author, Tereska Torres, who escaped from occupied France. She arrived as a refugee in London and joined other exiles enlisting in Charles de Gaulle’s army, then stationed in Britain awaiting an invasion of their homeland by Allied forces. But Women’s Barracks is no ordinary war story. As the Blitz rains down over London, taboos are broken, affairs start and stop and hearts are won and lost. Women’s Barracks was banned for obscenity in several states. It was also denounced by the House Select Committee on Current Pornographic Materials in 1952 as an example of how the paperback industry was promoting ´´moral degeneracy´´. But in spite of such efforts - or perhaps, in part, because of them - the novel became a record-breaking best seller and inspired a whole new genre: lesbian pulp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Wilds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005758/bk_adbl_005758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Audrianna Foster lies recovering in the sumptuous manor of her nemesis, Maria, she mourns the idyllic life she has lost with her lover, Kendis. When she awakens from a drunken evening in Kendis´s bed, her memories are hopelessly fragmented. What has happened, and what is real? In the dangerous web of intrigue spun by opposing groups of the Children of Gavrilek, nothing less than the fate of the world hinges on Audrianna unlocking the key to her memories. Who is her ally, and who is waiting to betray her? Is her growing attraction to Maria founded in genuine emotion, or is it the fatal flaw that will shatter her world? Set against the sinister backdrop of Germany´s rise to power in the Second World War, Chasing the Mirror is the riveting third installment in the phenomenally innovational Children of Gavrilek series, where science fiction and romance fuse to form a gender-bending and compulsively listenable audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tess Irondale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062072/bk_acx0_062072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By Cecile depicts post-World War II France as it reels from war and recovery. In Paris, an orphan girl, Cecile, finds refuge with an older man. He introduces her to nightclubs, intellectuals, artists (Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eartha Kitt!), and non-monogamy. When she falls for his mistress, she begins to live a life she deems worthy of writing about...but only under the pseudonym of her husband. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005756/bk_adbl_005756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the dynamic double sequel to Shield of Justice and A Matter of Trust, Det. Sgt. Rebecca Frye struggles to return to duty after a near fatal shooting. Joining forces with enigmatic computer consultant J.T. Sloan, Rebecca accepts a temporary assignment with a Federal task force investigating an Internet child pornography ring. Rebecca´s obsession with finding her partner´s killer and her involvement in the multi-jurisdictional investigation threaten both her life and her new relationship with Doctor Catherine Rawlings. When Catherine becomes professionally involved and an attempt on the life of a task force member ensues, the pursuit of justice becomes a deadly race against time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betsy Zajko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018247/bk_adbl_018247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart? When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother´s house, they surprise few people by deciding to move in together. But they´ve always got on well and the London house is large enough to split down the middle. There´s just one thing they´ve not taken into account though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover to the house? When Andrew´s partner, James, moves in, and immediately picks a fight about the treatment of gay men, the balance is altered - with almost fatal consequences. The Child´s Child is both an intriguing examination of betrayal in families, and a taut, thrilling listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finty Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006743/bk_bbcw_006743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A child of the sixties, desperately holding on to the dreams of that generation, the girl whole stole his heart, and the songwriter who touched his soul. These three are drawn together as they become reluctant fugitives, but from whom? The deaths of his friends, the gay cell of the CIA, 22 British scientists meeting with fatal accidents, the royal family´s own Secret Service, a schizophrenic cockney knight, and whole countries being run by organized crime. This jigsaw eventually forms a frightening picture; but have the pieces been put together correctly? This contemporary thriller is integrated with 14 songs - necessary to the full appreciation of the novel. The songs drive the narrative. Or is it the other way around? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Filbrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077125/bk_acx0_077125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taeko, elegante e avvenente donna di trentanove anni, conduce una vita agiata e godereccia, destreggiandosi tra l´atelier d´alta moda di cui è proprietaria, le amiche con cui condividere racconti piccanti ed eventi mondani cui partecipare. Stereotipo della donna divorziata e indipendente, immersa nell´alta società nipponica del dopoguerra, ove il desiderio di occidentalizzazione si contrappone a vecchie tradizioni e pregiudizi, Taeko non vuole rinunciare al proprio stile di vita né alla libertà. Poi, una sera, scorge il giovane Senkichi in un gay bar e l´attrazione è fatale. Una magia che scaturisce dalla carne fresca e virile del ragazzo, i muscoli ben tesi, i lineamenti fieri del viso. La vita di Taeko cambia in un batter d´occhio: proprio colei che aveva sempre voluto avventure di poco conto, si ritrova irrimediabilmente in balia di un giovane tanto bello quanto misterioso. Ne scaturisce un gioco perfido e ossessivo. Ma chi è davvero la vittima? Chi il carnefice? Insieme a questo titolo potrai ricevere un documento PDF con contenuti extra. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Davide Marzi. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asit/000264/bk_asit_000264_sample.mp3.
David Boaz and David Kirby discuss the Libertarian vote. Robert A. Levy on the cornerstones of the U.S. Constitution. Brian Domitrovic on inequality research and its fatal flaw. Christopher Preble on the Founders´ ambivalent view of military power. David Lampo on why voters should support gay rights. Robert McDonald on the power of George Washington´s restraint. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/121010/sp_cato_121010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Child´s Child is the new crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine, pen-name for the late bestselling author Ruth Rendell What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart? When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother´s house, they surprise few people by deciding to move in together. But they´ve always got on well and the London house is large enough to split down the middle. There´s just one thing they´ve not taken into account though. What if one of them wants to bring a lover to the house? When Andrew´s partner James moves in, and immediately picks a fight about the treatment of gay men, the balance is altered - with almost fatal consequences. Barbara Vine´s is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and The Child´s Child is the first book she has published under that name since The Birthday Present in 2008. It´s an intriguing examination of betrayal in families, and of those two once-unmentionable subjects, illegitimacy and homosexuality. A taut, thrilling read, it will be enjoyed by readers of P.D. James and Ian Rankin. ´The Rendell/Vine partnership has for years been producing consistently better work than most Booker winners put together´ Ian Rankin ´She deploys her peerless skills in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the murky impulses of desire and greed. Ruth rendall has published fourteen novels under the Vine name, two of which, Fatal Inversion and King Solomon´s Carpet , won the prestigious Crime Writers´ Association Gold Dagger Award. Also available in Penguin by Barbara Vine: The Minotaur , The Blood Doctor , Grasshopper , The Chimney Sweeper´s Boy , The Brimstone Wedding , No Night is Too Long , Asta´s Book , King Solomon´s Carpet , Gallowglass , The House of Stairs , A Dark-Adapted Eye .
Ein skandalöser Fall, ein kontroverses Buch, eine verstörende Lektüre. Gerald Foos hat eine Obsession: Er will alles über das Sexleben anderer Menschen wissen. Zu diesem Zweck kauft er ein Hotel in Colorado. Jahrzehntelang observiert er seine Gäste und notiert akribisch, was er sieht, den Wandel sexueller Sitten von den späten 1960er Jahren bis heute: Sex mit Ehefrauen oder Geliebten, Gruppensex, gleichgeschlechtlichen Sex, Sex mit sich selbst - oder auch gar keinen Sex. Und er beobachtet nicht nur, er greift auch ins Geschehen ein, mit fatalen Konsequenzen ... In den achtziger Jahren wendet sich Foos schließlich an einen der berühmtesten Journalisten unserer Tage: Gay Talese. Foos, der sich selbst als Soziologe sieht, will seine Erkenntnisse über die menschliche Natur endlich mit jemandem teilen. Talese ist sofort fasziniert, aber es wird noch Jahrzehnte dauern, bis die Geschichte von Gerald Foos an die Öff entlichkeit gelangt - und einen veritablen Skandal verursacht. Gay Talese, geboren 1932 in Ocean City, gilt als Mitbegründer des literarischen Journalismus. In den frühen Sechzigern arbeitete Talese zunächst für die New York Times . Seine berühmtesten Artikel aber, u.a. Porträts über Joe DiMaggio und Frank Sinatra, sind im Esquire erschienen. Mit seinen Reportagen und Büchern, darunter der Bestseller Ehre deinen Vater über einen Mafia-Clan und Du sollst begehren über die sexuelle Revolution, gehört er neben Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson und Truman Capote zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des New Journalism. Gay Talese lebt mit seiner Frau Nan in New York.