More than 60 years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, two novice writers at the dawn of their careers, sat down to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. Alternating chapters, they pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and obsession, art and violence. The manuscript, named after a line from a news story about a fire at a circus, was rejected by publishers and confined to a filing cabinet for decades. Now, for the first time, this legendary collaboration between two of the 20th century´s most influential writers is being released. Both a fascinating piece of American literary history and an engrossing, atmospheric novel, it brings to life a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002848/bk_blak_002848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on ´´Travels in West Africa´´ by Mary Kingsley, this is the account of a Victorian lady´s journeys up the rivers of West Africa in the 1890s. AUTHOR: Mary Kingsley was born in 1862. She was trapped by the conventions of her time until her parents died but then, with an income of £500, she was free to travel and in 1893 went to Africa. Travelling alone in small steamers and native canoes, which she learned to handle, she went deep into the jungle, learning about the spiritual lives of the African tribes and collecting specimens of fish for the British Museum. Her books were popular, funny and contentious and her views on missionaries were trenchant. After publishing her first book Mary Kingsley returned to West Africa. During the Boer War she worked in the military hospitals in South Africa where she died of typhus. ADAPTER: Nick McCarty has been a professional writer for forty years and has written for television shows such as Bergerac, The Onedin Line, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Z-Cars and General Hospital. He has also scripted award-winning radio drama adaptations including A Tale of Two Cities, Dan Dare, Hard Times, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dracula as well as many original plays for both the BBC and Commercial Radio. READER: Philippa Urquhart has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She has worked extensively in Repertory Theatres across England and Scotland, and has appeared in London´s West End. Her many TV credits include Lillian Cartland in Tenko, and Miss Briggs in Vanity Fair, for the BBC. Films include Laughter In The Dark and Children Of Men. Her one woman show The Turn Of The Screw, adapted from the famous ghost story by Henry James, continues to tour successfully across the UK and worldwide. MUSIC: The drums are played by children from the Kakua Primary School, Sierra Leone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philippa Urquhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000001/bk_crim_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 20th century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true. Other true things about hippos: They are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. This was a terrible plan. Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008280/bk_tant_008280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A few months ago, Winslow Houndstooth put together the damnedest crew of outlaws, assassins, cons, and saboteurs on either side of the Harriet for a history-changing caper. Together, they conspired to blow the dam that choked the Mississippi and funnel the hordes of feral hippos contained within downriver to finally give America back its greatest waterway. Songs are sung of their exploits, many with a haunting refrain: ´´And not a soul escaped alive.´´ In the aftermath of the Harriet catastrophe, that crew has scattered to the winds. Some hunt the missing lovers they refuse to believe have died. Others band together to protect a precious infant and a peaceful future. All of them struggle with who they´ve become after a long life of theft, murder, deception, and general disinterest in the strictures of the law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008417/bk_tant_008417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s more fun than learning your colors with a bunch of silly hippos? The Hippos of Hippopolis want to help your child learn their colors and several patterns too. Your child will love the rhythmic alliteration and silly hippos. Your child will be asking for this book each night. ´´Preschool learning is meant to be fun, and what is more fun than colorful hippos? With humorous alliteration [and] exciting adjectives...father-daughter duo Brock and Waverly Eastman have created a book that will make learning exciting for parents and children alike!´´ (Ann Hibbard, Senior Editor of HEDUA - Home Educating Family Association) The Hippos of Hippopolis are waiting to meet you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089943/bk_acx0_089943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to count with these fun hippos. Your preschooler will learn their numbers one through 10 with easy rhymes and silly hippos. The book includes several activities to deepen your child´s understanding in a fun but educational way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088883/bk_acx0_088883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Hippos of Hippopolis have teamed up with their friends to bring you an audiobook about learning your letters. Join your favorite hippos and their friends as they have fun learning A to Z. From an autumn afternoon with Alligator to Zebra taking Hippo to Zippy Pizza where the sauce is Zesty. Every minute is a delightful learning moment for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089061/bk_acx0_089061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wake up with Little Hippo and spend the day with the Hippo family. Kids will love the rhythmic flow of the story and relate Little Hippo´s experiences to their own. A delightful listen that takes your kids through emotions they experience each day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia M. Bowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088502/bk_acx0_088502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An assortment of 10 modern day fables starring a variety of animals which include: hippos, sparrows, snow leopards, swordfish, anacondas, moles, ducks, kangaroos, rabbits, penguins, and more. For five-year-olds of any age. These are well worth the listen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rae Dornan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023958/bk_acx0_023958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.