The new Stanley Hastings mystery caper takes the ever-loquacious private detective on safari in Zambia - what could possibly go wrong? Stanley Hastings on safari? I don´t think so. Neither did Stanley, until Alice´s small inheritance - coupled with scrimping on a few luxuries like food and rent - allowed them to book a group trip to Zambia. Now the New York PI is hiking with lions, canoeing with hippos, and having close encounters with elephants and giraffes. It´s a dangerous safari. The leader is a reckless, gung-ho great white hunter who delights in leaping from the jeep with a hearty, ´´Come on, gang, let´s see where this lion is going!´´ And a series of bizarre accidents quickly dwindles the group´s numbers. Why was the guide´s young spotter foolish enough to walk under a sausage fruit tree just as one of the huge fruits fell? And how did the leaves of a poisonous plant wind up in tourist’s salad? Are these really accidents? A stabbing tips the scale. It´s murder, and the only policeman in a hundred miles is a park ranger whose only murder case was that of an ivory poacher shot dead in plain sight. It´s up to Stanley to crack the case - if he can just avoid being eaten by a lion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007080/bk_blak_007080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Another seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas, written and adapted by Alexander McCall Smith from his own best-selling series. A third outstanding collection of stories featuring Botswana’s only female private detective agency, run by the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe. Based on the hugely popular novels and brought to life with music and full casts, these evocative productions return us to Botswana, where Precious has more mysteries to solve. In the first of these seven episodes, Mma Ramotswe helps an adopted child search for her birth family; gets embroiled in the murky world of a football cheat; faces the dangers of crocodiles, hippos and a tiny canoe in the Okovango Δ and investigates some violent, unexplained attacks on cattle. Meanwhile, the countdown to her upcoming wedding begins.... The stories included are: The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, The Seller of Beds, An Exceptionally Wicked Lady, Canoeing for Ladies, A Late Van Just Glimpsed and The Saturday Big Tent Wedding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Benedict, full cast, Nadine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003771/bk_rhuk_003771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A desperate quest begins in the Romano-Egyptian port of Alexandria - site of the great lighthouse, the library, and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams, and hieroglyphics lead the search parties down the Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey? Treasure? Or death? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000223/bk_orio_000223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Augustine of Hippo´s masterpiece The City of God is one of the greatest books ever written, yet its size - nearly 1,000 pages - too often intimidates even serious readers. Composed in the years after the sack of Rome in the fifth century, it ushers you on an astounding historical and theological journey through the final years of the ancient world. What made this book so powerful? What mysteries lie within it? What relevance does the 1,600-year-old text have for our world today? And how should contemporary readers approach this monumental text? Now is your chance to answer these questions and more with this profound survey of one of the world´s truly great books. Over the course of 24 in-depth lectures, Professor Mathewes guides you chapter by chapter through Augustine´s magnum opus, introducing you not only to the book´s key arguments but also to the historical context necessary to comprehend The City of God´s true power. Here, you´ll discover that Augustine was a surprisingly modern man with a clear-eyed outlook on a world in transition - and whose ideas continue to influence us today. Witness how he wrestled with some of the thorniest philosophical challenges of any time, including the problem of evil, faith versus reason, fate versus free will, and the very nature of God. Although there are no easy answers, Augustine´s approach is ultimately therapeutic, helping readers live ´´happy in hope´´, which, he argues, is the only true happiness in a fallen world. Whether you come to this book as a Christian, a philosopher, a historian, a literature lover, or simply someone who wants fresh insight into our world today, Augustine will revolutionize the way you think about politics, religion, history, and our relationship to the divine. Professor Mathewes delivers a magnificent introduction to one of the world´s truly great books. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Mathewes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000451/bk_tcco_000451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.