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Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this debut novel set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living. In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in-and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the "companionship" program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people-a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will. Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she's able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her. Lilac's act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America. While the novel traces Lilac's journey through an exquisitely imagined Northern California, the story is told from eight different points of view-some human, some companion-that explore the complex shapes love, revenge, and loneliness take when the dead linger on.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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The Companions (eBook, ePUB)
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Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this debut novel set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living. In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in—and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the "companionship" program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people—a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will. Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she's able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her. Lilac's act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America. While the novel traces Lilac's journey through an exquisitely imagined Northern California, the story is told from eight different points of view—some human, some companion—that explore the complex shapes love, revenge, and loneliness take when the dead linger on.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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The Companions (eBook, ePUB)
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Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this debut novel set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living. In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in—and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the "companionship" program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people—a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will. Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she's able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her. Lilac's act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America. While the novel traces Lilac's journey through an exquisitely imagined Northern California, the story is told from eight different points of view—some human, some companion—that explore the complex shapes love, revenge, and loneliness take when the dead linger on.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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Original Sin: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel , Hörbu...
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Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O'Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira's global search has led her to a small California town thats about to become hell on earth. Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he cant explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira's dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins. Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity's last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002184/bk_rand_002184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Breaking into the Movies! From Inglewood to Hol...
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Breaking into the Movies! It is the humorous (true) story of the life of a kid from Inglewood California, who made it up the food chain to become a world famous motion picture key grip! Michael G. Uva is the author of the world-renowned, Grip Book! (also known as The Grip Bible, now in its fifth edition). Why it's even been translated into Korean. Funny thing is, Mike can't spell or type, nor does he have any command of the English language. None of that has held him back. Actually not much holds him back. Not even a one half inch shorter left leg, courtesy of a motorcycle jumping accident while serving eight years in the Marines. After his medical discharge, he became a licensed FAA aircraft mechanic at LAX in California. He later became a state licensed building contractor in California and then became a pretty famous motion-picture key grip in the film industry. Then he decided to author a book. It did well. Then he decided to teach a UCLA extension course. He has been there, seen that, and broke it...all by himself. But you may have never heard of any of the things that he has been part of, spied from behind the movie lights, all closely held and guarded set secrets - until now. He's worked with the Lone Ranger, Elvira, Val Kilmer, Al Pacino, and a few really famous people as well. Why would he give away these secrets you ask? I posed that very question to Mike myself. "Mike, why give away all these secrets that you have had tucked away, upstairs, for over 35 years?" His answer was quite simple:"Ah... What?" (He's a grip!) I rewrote the question, "Why now?" His amazing answer: "It's time!" (I reiterate - he's a grip!) There you have it folks, literally straight from the horse's mouth...or the bull's end! You will just have to listen and decide for yourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hatak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064918/bk_acx0_064918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Bear River Massacre: The History and Legacy...
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From the Trail of Tears to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture. The Shoshone are still remembered for their assistance, especially Sacagawea, and they maintained contact with Americans throughout the 19th century, but unfortunately, the cooperation gave way to conflict as white settlers began to move westward and enter onto lands occupied by the Shoshone. In 1862, California officials sent the Third California Volunteer Infantry under the command of Colonel Patrick Connor to construct a fort (Fort Douglas) in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City, in an effort to keep lines of communication open so pioneers would not be hesitant about settling in the region. Meanwhile, Shoshone Chief Bear Hunter (Wirasuap) led his band on raids against mining camps and Mormon settlements.In January 1863, Colonel Connor led 300 volunteers out of the newly completed Fort Douglas through 140 miles of bitter cold to reach Chief Bear Hunter's camp on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake, culminating in what would become known as the Bear River Massacre at Preston, Idaho. During the fighting, Connor's men trapped and killed an estimated 350 to 500 Northwestern Shoshone, including women, children, and the elderly. According to William Hull, a local settler sent to look for survivors, “After killing most of the men and many of the children, they raped and assaulted the women. In some cases, soldiers held the feet of infants by the heel and beat their brains out on any hard substance they could find. Women who resisted the soldiers were shot and killed. Never will I forget the scene, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135414/bk_acx0_135414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Co-Leaders: The Power of Great Partnerships , H...
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Today’s celebrity CEO is either a figurehead or an egomaniac, too public a personality to get the real work done. That work is done instead by teams of leaders: exceptional deputies who forge great partnerships to maximize both organizational and personal success. Written for CEOs, managers, and anyone else interested in modern organizations, this is the first comprehensive study of co-leaders and their often quiet power. In a growing number of non-hierarchical organizations, talent, not title, is the source of power; boss and subordinate seem more like peers, with the spotlight on great partnerships. Co-leaders understand both the executive and subordinate experience, making them better adapted to the needs of the new millennium, where those who can command and follow will prove to be the greatest assets of any organization. David A. Heenan is a trustee of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the nation’s largest landowners, with assets valued at over two billion dollars. A former senior executive with Citicorp and Jardine Matheson, Heenan has served on the faculties of the Wharton School and the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He is the author of The New Corporate Frontier and The Re-United States of America. Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and a consultant to multinational companies and governments throughout the world. Author of over a dozen books, including the best-sellers Leaders and On Becoming a Leader, Bennis’s insights have fundamentally shaped the way we think about leaders today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000537/bk_blak_000537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Hornblower and the Atropos , Hörbuch, Digital, ...
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Exclusively from Audible: In the year 1805, the young and enthusiastic Horatio Hornblower is given his first command as Captain of HMS Atropos. A 22-gun sloop, it is hardly the biggest ship in the navy, but undeterred, Hornblower boards the Atropos in eager anticipation of the voyages to come. Acting as flagship during the funeral procession for Lord Nelson, Horatio's first endeavour is to pay tribute to the country's fallen hero. However, his peaceful ventures are at an end when he is confronted with the alarming news that a large Spanish frigate is quickly descending upon his considerably smaller ship. Determined to return to land unscathed and triumphant, Hornblower fights valiantly in this next instalment of C.S. Forester's naval series. Hailed by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Sir Winston Churchill for being 'admirable and vastly entertaining,' C.S. Forester became a hugely influential 20th Century author. Born in Cairo, raised in London and buried in California, the metropolitan writer experienced huge success with his Horatio Hornblower series as well as with his later works, The African Queen and The Good Shepherd. His literary genius is perfectly encapsulated within this endlessly entertaining narrative, and his heroic protagonist draws us in to another titillating journey through the Napoleonic wars. Narrator Biography Christian Rodska is an English television and voice actor best known for his role in the 1970's series Follyfoot. From the The Monuments Men and The Eagle of the Ninth to The Likely Lads, Z Cars, The Tomorrow People, Coronation Street, Bergerac and Casualty, his extensive and diverse acting career has led him to become a highly solicited radio and audiobook narrator. He has now voiced over 150 unabridged audiobooks including Winston Churchill's biographi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rodska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005326/bk_bbcw_005326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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El robo del siglo [The Theft of the Century]: S...
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Looking for Spanish Novels? I know how tough it is to find good listens to learn a new language.You don't usually have a large vocabulary or are able to read long and complex sentences.You'd like to go right to the fun stuff, but maybe it's too hard for you now.Learning with Spanish Novels is easy and straightforward. Forget about difficult long texts with English-translations. This audiobook will take you to the next level in less time, with less effort and struggling. Improving your Spanish can be lots of fun.El robo del siglo is the book number 19 of the Spanish Novels Series. It is packed with useful expressions you need in everyday situations. Anyone who has an upper-intermediate command of the Spanish language can take advantage of this audiobook. You need to know conditionals, gerund, pluperfect, and simple past tenses. Besides, you will find longer and more complex sentences and sections. A gang of robbers steal 390 million dollars from the Central Bank in Mexico D.F. They hide from the local police in Tijuana, and then try to go to California. Because of a woman, jealousy and betrayal will creep in and make things even harder for everyone in the gang.This audiobook will show you the most used grammar structures in different situations. You will learn and enjoy it at the same time. It will definitely help you work your way up toward more advanced readings.Why Spanish Novels:Short sentencesShort sectionsEasy vocabularySimple grammarEveryday dialoguesFrom the first chapter:"Los viernes, el Banco Central de México D.F. cierra sus puertas al público a las 3pm. Después de esa hora, ya nadie puede entrar al banco. Los empleados, de todos modos, deben seguir trabajando hasta las 4.30 o 5pm. A nadie le gusta quedarse después de hora, pero la verdad es que no hay otra opción. Todos los días quedan cosas pendientes, y alguien d 1. Spanish. Magali Schwartzman, Gonzalo Juani. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146192/bk_acx0_146192_sample.mp3.

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