Imperial Leader traces the life of one of the most important men in world history at that time: Winston Churchill. Through the 52 episodes, we follow Churchill from his birth in 1874 to his election as prime minister of England, and by the time Imperial Leader reaches its conclusion, we know exactly why the empire stood behind this man in its greatest time of need, why this man was in exactly the right place and time when he was most needed, and what he went through to get there. Imperial Leader is a very powerful serial and an enjoyable way to learn about the private and public lives of one of the most important men in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000895/bk_drms_000895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the heart of New York´s Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the Arch-Criminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things - the Emperor of Vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning against the monster who personified evil incarnate - while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider´s most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Santa Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001099/bk_drms_001099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
October 1930. His Majesty´s airship, the R101, sets off on her maiden voyage to the farthest-flung reaches of the British Empire, carrying the brightest lights of the imperial fleet. Carrying the hopes and dreams of a breathless nation. Not to mention a ruthless spy with a top-secret mission, a mysterious passenger who appears nowhere on the crew list, a would-be adventuress destined for the Singapore Hilton...and a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. There´s a storm coming. There´s something unspeakable, something with wings, crawling across the stern. Thousands of feet high in the blackening sky, the crew of the R101 brace themselves. When the storm breaks, their lives won´t be all that´s at stake.... The future of the galaxy will be hanging by a thread. Written by Alan Barnes. Directed by Gary Russell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul McGann, India Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000098/bk_bgfn_000098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves´ brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination. But in private, he´s as sharp as they come, and keeps a secret history of everything he discovers. Until one day, as one of the few of his family left alive, he´s acclaimed Emperor against his will. Can he save Rome from the corruption he´s grown to detest? Featuring Derek Jacobi (who won a BAFTA for his performance as Claudius in the acclaimed 1977 BBC television production) as Augustus, and with an all-star cast, this gripping dramatisation will enthral anyone who loves the decadence of Ancient Rome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005578/bk_bbcw_005578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:FINANCIAL PAGE´´Twilight of the Brands´´, by James Surowiecki: When consumers smarten up.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Lithuania or Bust´´, by Reeves Wiedeman: Isabella Tobias’s path to the Olympics.ANNALS OF LAW´´Holder V. Roberts´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: Eric Holder takes on voting rights.LETTER FROM ISTANBUL´´Ottomania´´, by Elif Batuman: A hit TV show reimagines Turkey’s imperial past. SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Sign Here´´, by Colin Jost.POP MUSIC´´A New Voice´´, by Sasha Frere Jones: Beck puts it all together. POSTSCRIPT´´The Master´´, by Anthony Lane: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Art and Soul´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Monuments Men and Jimmy P. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140219/pe_nyer_140219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.