When Rebel Morgan was the law, Bodie, California, had been a town of hope and promise. To quote the newspaper, Bodie was now ´´the wildest town in the west´´, and ex-sheriff Rebel was the whiskey-soaked town joke. A broken and bitter man since his wife´s brutal murder, Rebel had been unwilling to stem the rising bloody tide of violence and corruption that now threatened to destroy Bodie. But Darby Buckingham is fiercely determined to whip Rebel back up to his former strength and to lend his own muscle to wipe out the town´s savage criminals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Engene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000175/bk_bimo_000175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one wants to be treated like an object, regarded as an item of property, or put up for sale. Yet many people frame personal autonomy in terms of self-ownership, representing themselves as property owners with the right to do as they wish with their bodies. Others do not use the language of property, but are similarly insistent on the rights of free individuals to decide for themselves whether to engage in commercial transactions for sex, reproduction, or organ sales. Drawing on analyses of rape, surrogacy, and markets in human organs, Our Bodies, Whose Property? challenges notions of freedom based on ownership of our bodies and argues against the normalization of markets in bodily services and parts. Anne Phillips explores the risks associated with metaphors of property and the reasons why the commodification of the body remains problematic.What, she asks, is wrong with thinking of oneself as the owner of one´s body? What is wrong with making our bodies available for rent or sale? What, if anything, is the difference between markets in sex, reproduction, or human body parts, and the other markets we commonly applaud? Phillips contends that body markets occupy the outer edges of a continuum that is, in some way, a feature of all labor markets. But she also emphasizes that we all have bodies, and considers the implications of this otherwise banal fact for equality. Bodies remind us of shared vulnerability, alerting us to the common experience of living as embodied beings in the same world. Examining the complex issue of body exceptionalism, Our Bodies, Whose Property? demonstrates that treating the body as property makes human equality harder to comprehend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Farhat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012425/bk_adbl_012425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for FictionPulitzer Prize finalist Cynthia Ozick’s fiction has been awarded multiple O. Henry Prizes. In Foreign Bodies, Ozick crafts a remarkable retelling of Henry James’ The Ambassadors—deftly using its plot, yet boldly infusing the novel with an all new place, time, and meaning. It’s 1952, and middle-aged Bea Nightingale reluctantly agrees to fly to Paris to help convince her estranged runaway nephew to return to his family. But Bea’s experiences abroad will change her forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tandy Cronyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004311/bk_reco_004311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the compulsively listenable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls ´´the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman´´. Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit. Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he´s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can´t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don´t always stay that way. They reemerge like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he´s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn´t want to hurt his new girlfriend - he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he´s done, he may not have a choice.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Santino Fontana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007353/bk_sans_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A unique three-person reading. Vile Bodies is both a celebration of the hedonism of the young and a warning to those who believe that their licence to indulge is infinite and unquestionable. A whole host of characters are introduced throughout Waugh´s thought-provoking and often highly satirical story, which follows protagonist Adam through the perils and pitfalls of securing his marriage to Nina Blount, his fiancée. Roll on an eccentric (verging on senile) father-in-law-to-be; parties at 10 Downing Street; a soiree in a Zeppelin; high times at Shepheard´s hotel, where wine is always flowing; and the shocking and brilliant misbehaviour of Miss Agatha Runcible, who eventually finds drag racing a little ´´too, too, sick-making!´´ Not without pathos and serious undertones, Waugh works a winning formula to produce an accomplished and mature ´´funny´´ novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox, Tobias Menzies, Nathaniel Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000161/bk_csaw_000161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Moving Bodies is a chronicle of the brilliant life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Feynman. From his role in the development of the atomic bomb to his controversial testimony at the investigation of the Challenger disaster, Feynman casts a long shadow across the worlds of physics and mathematics. Through playwright Arthur Giron´s eyes, we see how Feynman became one of the most important scientists of our time. Includes a bonus feature with Ralph Leighton, the co-author of Richard Feynman´s ´´Surely You’re Joking, Mister Feynman!´´, a best-selling collection of autobiographical stories and reminiscences. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Emily Bergl, Jessica Chastain, Jill Gascoine, Matthew Gaydos, Harry Groener, Arye Gross, Kathryn Hahn, Mark Harelick, Katharine Leonard, Mary McGowan, Alec Medlock, Alfred Molina, Jenny O’Hara, Raphael Sbarge, Joe Spano and John Vickery. Moving Bodies is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Molina, Mark Harelik, Jenny O´Hara, Kathryn Hahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000168/pf_latw_000168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the highly acclaimed You [´´Hypnotic and scary.´´ (Stephen King)] comes an equally terrifying and addictive new thriller. Joe came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House, everything suddenly changed. She is like no one he´s ever met before. She doesn´t know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don´t always stay that way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Santino Fontana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007562/bk_sans_007562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ally is intelligent, studious, and engaged in an eternal battle to gain her mother’s approval and affection. Her mother is a religious zealot, keener on feeding the poor and saving prostitutes than on embracing the challenges of motherhood. Even when Ally is accepted as one of the first female students to read medicine in London, it still doesn’t seem good enough. The first in a two-book sequence, Bodies of Light is a poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous 19th-century upbringing set in the world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meriel Scholfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000519/bk_oakh_000519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Costa Book of the Year, 2012UK Author of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards, 2012Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2012By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith´s son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn. This new novel is an audacious vision of Tudor England that sheds its light on the modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001281/bk_howe_001281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, Brian Weiss, M.D., has focused on leading his patients into the past, yet some of them experienced spontaneous pre-cognitive moments. When developing regression into past lives, one man went forward into the future rather than backward. He entered into an idyllic future life - a passage that helped him emotionally. At that moment, Dr. Weiss recognized that past, present, and future are one. What happens in the future can affect the present, just as the past also influences it. Same Soul, Many Bodies illustrates the life-affirming values of empathy, compassion, non-violence, patience, and spirituality, and will prove as utterly fascinating as it is instructive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian L. Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000970/bk_sans_000970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.