What do the Secret Service, Detroit Lions, TSA and the large husband of a beautiful hula dancer have in common? They all want answers from the seemingly innocent Mr. Beam. Mr. Beam cannot seem to stay out of trouble. Whether he is conducting a yard sale, traveling or celebrating holidays with his family, things just happen that could only happen to the amazing Mr. Beam. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Harrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092896/bk_acx0_092896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout the 21st Century, our world (at least for those of us inside the NAU) has become increasingly connected. So much so that we really are now thinking as a single fluid organism, changing not just how we live our daily lives, but who we are as a species. In Sterling Gibson´s newest thoughtful exploration, one of the NAU´s most renowned thinkers explores and illuminates how hyperconnectivity and The Beam have changed us forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blaine Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017994/bk_acx0_017994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe. Jennifer Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Orlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007396/bk_reco_007396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
See how deep deception goes…in the sci-fi political thriller that has readers screaming for more. Two weeks after the end of The Beam´s first groundbreaking season, one thing is abundantly clear: the more the world changes, the harder those in power work behind the curtain to keep it all the same. With Shift, the NAU´s national election, now just days away, the country´s political parties fight even harder to win the citizen´s minds—minds that are almost all permanently connected to The Beam, addicted to connectivity more deeply than any drug. Only those with the courage to think for themselves can work to change what seems like a certain future. Meanwhile, using the screaming pundits on ubiquitous viewscreens as cover, an organization advances human enhancements further than they were ever meant to go—further than the struggling, crumbling NAU can hope to survive. Doc is still on the run after his near-fatal case of mistaken identity. Kai wants to help him, but not as much as she wants to protect herself—a job that´s becoming harder and harder. Leah is stuck with old man Crumb, who has emerged from madness into lucidity with sudden, almost frightening speed. And Nicolai wants nothing more than to cut ties with the Ryans, who have controlled his life since long before he knew their true purpose … but politics is a dirty game, and no one gets away clean. Shift is heating up. All the petty games played around it have had their stakes raised to lethal levels. And in the face of its relentless, implacable advance, not everyone will make it out alive. Continue the thrilling series that readers are calling the greatest thing to hit sci-fi in decades. Download the second season of The Beam NOW! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Fulginiti, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, Tara Sands, Ralph Lister, Johnny Heller, plus a full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000129/bk_podm_000129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harriet Beamer, an aging, recent widow, insists she’s getting along fine with her dog, Humphrey, in Philadelphia… until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move if they’re right. Four x-rays later, Harriet’s ankle - and her heart - are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt and pepper collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows. The only catch? She’s doing it her way. Just wait till her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harriet discovers that, although her family thinks it’s time for her to be put out to pasture, God has a different plan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001266/bk_zond_001266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the shadow world, nothing is as it seems. Detective Sydney Marr is having a very bad day. Her boss is on the warpath, she´s being treated for a werewolf bite, and her current case has hit a dead end. When her friend, Erika, talks Syd into going with her to Club Beam, she jumps at the chance, even if it means spending an evening without her spell arsenal. A high-class vampire bar and fetish club, Club Beam is fantasy made real. Club owner and Dom Gideon Raines spies the red-haired beauty and is transfixed. A fight against a skillful murderer brings war for fae and vampire alike. Sometimes when you play with monsters, the monsters play back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045832/bk_acx0_045832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sci-fi political thriller set in a terrifyingly real future When all of humanity is connected, the center of the web is the seat of true power. The world´s old political borders have dissolved. The NAU is civilization´s carcass, a nation ruled by two political parties: Enterprise, the sink-or-swim party where each party member has no one else to blame for their starvation or astronomical wealth; and Directorate, whose members have a guaranteed safety net but can never rise above their station. Every six years, an election determines the NAU´s future. The process is called Shift, and the next one is approaching. With humanity intertwined by way of the Beam—a hyper-advanced version of the Internet that serves every whim and need—Shift is the be-all and the end-all. More than an electoral method, it is the future´s political discourse. In the midst of tumultuous politics, some players are making their own moves. Doc, a black-market nanoenhancement vendor, discovers a disturbing trend of upgrades among his clientele. Nicolai, political speechwriter for the head of Directorate, struggles to find his independence in a life that is supposed to be devoted to the Party, all the while unaware of his own terrifying connection to the Beam. And Kai, an escort and assassin as lethal as she is flexible, becomes embroiled in the machinations of her top clients—because after all, the political elite choose only the best to warm their sheets at night. And through it all, a shadowy group is pulling strings behind the scenes, guiding Shift exactly where they want it to go. Their identities are unknown to all but a few, and anyone who stumbles upon them by accident—or, worse, learns their true goal—is swiftly disposed of. But if their power goes unchecked, they will shape the fate of millions for years to come … Plug your mind into The Beam. It´s been waiting for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller, Tara Sands, Ralph Lister, Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Jeffrey Kafer, Chris Patton, Rachel Fulginiti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000112/bk_podm_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Was wird aus einem Mann, der eine erotische Beziehung zu einer Dauerwurst eingeht? Warum sollte man quadratischen Putzfrauen mit Asperger-Syndrom aus dem Weg gehen? Wie kommt ein dicker Vater in die Sprunggrube bei den Bundesjugendspielen? In welchem Verhältnis steht das Telefonbuch von Castrop-Rauxel zur Kapazität eines Enddarms? Warum ist bei einem stümperhaft gehäuteten Meerschweinchen immer Verwechslungsgefahr gegeben? Vor allem aber: Was spricht eigentlich dagegen, mit bulgarischen Hammerwerferinnen seine Gewichtsprobleme zu erörtern?Bohrende Fragen unserer Zeit, auf die dieses literarische Sechs-Gänge-Menü nicht minder bohrende Antworten liefert. Ein aberwitziger Streifzug durch die adipöse Gedankenwelt eines Unbelehrbaren, in der Phantasie und Wirklichkeit nicht selten eine schonungslose Allianz eingehen. Und die selbst vor dem Weltall nicht halt macht... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Christian Michael Donat. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/007507/bk_edel_007507_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
An insider´s look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam, Straight Up is the first audiobook by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world´s best-selling bourbons. This audiobook features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred´s storied youth ´´growing up Beam´´ in Bardstown, Kentucky; his transition from the bottling line to renowned global bourbon ambassador; and his valuable business insights on how to maintain and grow a revered brand. Includes details of Fred Noe´s life on the road, spreading the bourbon gospel. Describes Fred´s journey to becoming the face of one of America´s most iconic brands. Shares a simple primer on how bourbon is made. Offers cocktail and food recipes. For anyone wanting a behind the scenes look at Jim Beam, and an understanding of the bourbon industry, Beam, Straight Up will detail the family business, and its role in helping to shape it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005801/bk_adbl_005801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.