Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, 2015Meet U. - a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments, and, to this end, expect their ´corporate anthropologist´ to help decode and manipulate the world around them - all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project is in the offing. Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades. Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together - a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific cargo cults or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not. As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Garnon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002194/bk_rhuk_002194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Med bogen ´´Sebastian: Gøgleren, Knud og de andre´´ giver Torben Bille et indblik i den elskede musiker Sebastians opvækst, skoletid og musikkarriere fra omkring 1970 og frem til bogens udgivelse i 1984. Der bliver lagt særlig vægt på Knud Christensens (Sebastian) kunstneriske side, og derfor også på hans forbindelser til periodens musikere og solister. Torben Bille (1949-2013) var især kendt for sin rolle i kulturlivet som musikanmelder og havde en varieret karriere for mange danske blade, aviser og magasiner i flere forskellige roller, blandt andet som redaktionssekretær, redaktør, redaktionschef, men var måske primært kendt som musikanmelder. I dette erhverv arbejdede han blandt andet for avisen Politiken. Udover dette udgav Torben Bille både faglitteratur og op igennem 1970´erne udgav han tre digtsamlinger. 1. Danish. Niels Vedersø. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/000973/bk_lind_000973_sample.mp3.
New York Times best seller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. ´´A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) ´´A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll.” (Booklist) ´´Many readers will identify with Blade’s struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider.” (Publishers Weekly) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001735/bk_zond_001735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the inside story of the man who was known as the White Tornado in Rolls-Royce Bristol aero engines, for he outlines the work he and others carried out over 21 years during the early concept, development, and service stages of the Panavia Tornado engines. He went on to project manage Rolls-Royces first production single-crystal turbine blades and then worked on control systems for several years, describing these works as the story proceeds.A whistle-blower, he enjoyed Gilbert and Sullivan, hang gliding, and motorsport, and he eventually left RR to work with several charities, particularly Headway and Remap, where he describes his experience as an inventive carer of disabled people of all sorts. Many years were spent maintaining and renovating church turret clocks, and some of this is reported here.As a humanist, he has experience of and interest in many things, and the book thus contains a variety of challenging thoughts, including the nature of biological evolution (extraterrestrials too), a proposal to reverse engineer formal methods software, a proposal for a suitable UK Constitution because nobody knows the hidden one, many other proposals for government, and thoughts about the European Union and nuclear weapons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Vande Brake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146580/bk_acx0_146580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex, blood and rock ´n´ roll Immortal Dilemma is the hottest band in the Las Vegas vampire rock scene. They draw insatiable fans from around the globe, thanks to a supernatural attraction called Bloodlust. Tristan craved such an opportunity to fill his empty mortal life, and now he has eternity to earn his place among the legends of rock ´n´ roll debauchery. Callie always feared that Tristan’s excesses would get him into trouble, but she never thought they’d lead him to immortality. To reconnect with him, she must weave her way through a world not only that she had no idea existed, but that does not welcome her. Blade turned down a spot in Immortal Dilemma after learning what he must sacrifice for that lifestyle. He finds Callie a refreshing change from the girls in the vampire rock scene. When Callie drags Blade back into the world of Immortal Dilemma, his resistance drives her into the waiting arms of Tristan, who shows her the true meaning of Bloodlust. But the very things that Callie fights so hard to save are the very things that fight to destroy her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017582/bk_adbl_017582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.