Why are we fascinated by the night sky? With this single question Patrick Moore sets out on a journey of exploration which takes the listener to the edge of the universe and back. Was ever a man more engaged and associated with his subject matter than Patrick Moore? He has become synonymous with astronomy, and we have grown up over the last 50 years with his name and voice becoming comfortingly familiar. His TV programme The Sky at Night is the longest running TV show in the world. In 2007 it celebrated 50 years of broadcasting. He has had countless guests in that time, including recently, astronomy enthusiast Brian May the guitarist in Queen. It is safe to say that he has become a much loved figure and a national icon. His appearance and his distinctive voice have become entwined in our national culture. Appearances in such shows as Have I got News For You, Dr Who and the Morecambe and Wise Show have added to his appeal beyond fans of astronomy. And surely he is Britain’s best known xylophone player? This marvellous recording is no dry science lesson. His enthusiasm for his subject is positively infectious. Aimed principally at the newcomer to astronomy, he makes even the most extraordinary concepts comprehensible. This is a wonderful companion to the night sky. As is the man himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000001/bk_rbet_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times Notable Book. In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527 the conquistador Pnfilo de Narvez sailed from the port of Sanlcar de Barrameda with a crew of 600 men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernn Corts. But from the moment the Narvez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril--navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors: the expedition´s treasurer, lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer named Andrs Dorantes de Carranza; and Dorantes´ Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori, whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers. The Moor´s Account brilliantly captures Estebanico´s voice and vision, giving us an alternate narrative for this famed expedition. As the dramatic chronicle unfolds, we come to understand that, contrary to popular belief, black men played a significant part in New World exploration, and Native American men and women were not merely silent witnesses to it. In Laila Lalami´s deft hands, Estebanico´s memoir illuminates the ways in which stories can transmigrate into history, even as storytelling can offer a chance for redemption and survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021944/bk_adbl_021944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eine 200 Jahre alte Leiche, ein geheimnisvolles Manuskript und die Moorlandschaft des britischen Lake District: Der neue Krimi von Bestsellerautorin Val Mc Dermid! In der Idylle des nordenglischen Lake District geht der Tod um. Innerhalb kurzer Zeit werden fünf Menschen Opfer von Gewaltverbrechen. Die Mordserie hängt offenbar mit dem verschollenen Manuskript eines berühmten romantischen Dichters zusammen. Um in dessen Besitz zu gelangen, schreckt der Täter vor nichts zurück. Aber welcher Fährte folgt der Killer eigentlich? Und was ist so besonders an dem Manuskript? ... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Dietmar Bär. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/argo/000130/bk_argo_000130_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Der Dreißigjährige Krieg ist in vollem Gange - doch davon ist in der einsamen Moorlandschaft im Hohen Venn nichts zu merken. Ganz im Gegenteil, im Kloster Richwinstein ändert sich nichts an dem Alltag, dem dort schon seit Jahrhunderten nachgegangen wird. Jedenfalls bis plötzlich ein gellender und markerschütternder Schrei zu über das nächtliche Moor hallt. Die beiden Helfer, Gastwirt Peter Lallemagne und sein jüdischer Freund Moyses, sehen nur noch eine im Moor versinkende Hand als sie ankommen. Kurz darauf wird das Kloster von fremden Soldaten gefunden und die bisherige Ruhe in dem Moor ist vorbei. Denn es wird zu mehr Toten kommen und eine erschütternde Wahrheit aufgedeckt werden.Hubert vom Venn, dessen bürgerlicher Name Hubert Franke ist, wurde am 12. Oktober 1958 in Monschau geboren. Nachdem er die mittlere Reife abgeschlossen hatte, begann er zunächst als Journalist zu arbeiten. 1986 heiratete er die Soziologin, Journalistin und Kultur-Pädagogin Ingrid Peinhardt-Franke mit der er auch eine Tochter namens Katharina hat. Ab 1981 begann er seine Arbeit als Kabarettist und später auch als Schriftsteller. Heute wohnt er mit seiner Familie in Roetgen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Hubert vom Venn. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/004193/bk_lind_004193_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life. It´s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises that this is no ordinary animal attack. Werewolves are real, and the trail of bodies is just beginning, with young John and his friends smack in the middle of it. Twenty years later, John returns to High Moor. The latest attack involved one of his childhood enemies, but there´s more going on than meets the eye. The consequences of his past actions, the reappearance of an old flame and a dying man who will either save or damn him, are the least of his problems. The night of the full moon is approaching and time is running out. But how can he hope to stop a werewolf, when every full moon he transforms into a bloodthirsty monster himself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095190/bk_acx0_095190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bleak expanse of Vangmoor was a dark, forbidding place. One victim had been found there, blonde, her face disfigured, her head shorn close to the scalp - killed without motive or mercy. Then a second woman went missing on the moor, and a sense of utter dread gripped the fifty local men who searched for her. Someone watched them in that treacherous place. Was he a killer? Or was he merely angry that a killer had usurped him? For he, and only he, was the Master of the Moor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001205/bk_rhuk_001205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Independent beyond what´s good for her, Isabella Moore leaves her brothers and parents in Prairie City in search of her true calling. Traveling to Haines, Oregon, by way of the historic Bourne-Haines Stage Road, she runs across the type of people from whom she´d been sheltered, leading to an accident and a man she´d only dreamed about. Blacksmith Gabriel Stone saw enough of death during the Civil War to last him a lifetime. To him, Isabella is a broken wildflower in need of his care-but caring for her may bring back unwanted memories of his former life as a doctor. And dare he entrust his heart to a woman filled with ideas of gold mining and adventure? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Li. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150516/bk_acx0_150516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Alhambra in Granada, the Mosque in Cordova - these are some of the magnificent physical remnants of Moorish rule in Spain. Their influence on culture, engineering, and civilization has also remained in ways often unacknowledged. Lane-Poole was the first to publish a scholarly history in English about a non-Christian civilization, making this a ground-breaking work. Written with extensive knowledge, wit, and admiration, Lane-Poole’s The Moors in Spain is not to be missed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000836/bk_comm_000836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sherlock Holmes has received a call for help from an old friend. The Reverend Barring-Gould, noted parson and folklorist, wants Holmes to investigate some strange sightings. When Mary Russell realises where their search will take them, however, her blood runs cold. A ghostly coach and giant dog have been glimpsed on Dartmoor - the chilling landscape of the Hound of the Baskervilles. As Holmes and Russell work through a challenging tangle of evidence, gossip, and legend to uncover the truth, the grey mystery of the moor swirls around them. Narrator Jenny Sterlin voices the irascible Holmes and the scholarly Russell with such authenticity that their remarkable affection and intellectual energy fill the air. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Sterlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001137/bk_howe_001137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.