Erscheinungsdatum: 18.12.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Uhr ohne Zeiger, Originaltitel: Clock without Hands, Autor: McCullers, Carson, Übersetzung: Schnack, Elisabeth, Verlag: Diogenes Verlag AG // Diogenes, Sprache: Deutsch, Schlagworte: Amerikanische Belletristik // Roman // Erzählung, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 405, Herkunft: SCHWEIZ (CH), Reihe: Diogenes Taschenbücher, Gewicht: 294 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
In the second edition of the Jack Carson thrillers we find Jack up against the wall as he races against the clock to find out who is behind turning people into zombies before it's too late and the zombie apocalypse begins and the world is destroyed. Can Jack stop the apocalypse from happening or will he fail? Find out in the second book of the Jack Carson series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Adam Fakih. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104544/bk_acx0_104544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lost, bedraggled stranger walks up to large animal vet Dr. Joshanne Ryan's cabin on Carson Hill Ranch in the middle of the night. Romney Jens has been wandering for three days since his car broke down, and Joshanne knew she couldn't just send him on his way. After his first food and drink in days, the stranger is allowed to spend the night in the barn until someone from the main ranch can come take him to his car. When Joshanne learns that Romney will just have to sit tight for a few days until help can arrive, what does she do? She puts him to work! With her research into a disease that plagues the herd of Carson Hill on the line, there's no time for playing games. But the more Joshanne and Romney learn about each other, the more they learn about themselves. It's a race against the clock to see if love really does overcome all obstacles, especially when disaster awaits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carina Kretschmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084476/bk_acx0_084476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amazon top 100 best seller - Contemporary RomanceFormer ballerina Gracie Hart is now known as the Diva of Romance in small town Franklinville, KY. The owner of a successful, sophisticated boutique called Romantically Yours, she lives a quiet life, healing from the tragedy that took not only ballet from her, but her fiance, as well. Who would have guessed that she has no intention of ever falling in love again, no matter how loudly her biological clock keeps ticking?That is, until her new tenants, Carson Price and his six-year-old daughter Izzie, arrive on the scene and proceed to wreak havoc in her life, and her heart. And when that happens, she has not only to face her past, but the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017881/bk_acx0_017881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a brilliant historian at the Harvard Business School, here is a masterful, in-depth portrait of five extraordinary figures - Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson - that illuminates how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail. Ten years in the writing, Forged in Crisis, by renowned Harvard Business School historian and Davos and Aspen Institute speaker Nancy Koehn, presents five remarkable life journeys - those of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their stories speak to us so powerfully today? Koehn begins each of the audiobook's five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe with no hope of rescue; Lincoln on the verge of the collapse of the Union; Douglass threatened with a return to enslavement; Bonhoeffer agonizing on what a man of faith should do when faced with absolute evil; Carson racing against the clock - and the cancer ravaging her - in a bid to save the planet. Koehn then reaches back to each person's early years to show the individual blooming into the force he or she would ultimately become. Through their confronting of obstacles, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. In a time when the highest offices in the land are occupied by the inexperienced and untested, the great question pressing on all of us is: what set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Whether it's read as a repository of great insight or as exceptionally rendered human drama, the riveting Forged in Crisis stands out as a towering achi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Koehn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001298/bk_hodd_001298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fans of David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, John Sanford, Stieg Larsson, and Lee Child will enjoy this new book from international best-selling author Jack Patterson. How can someone be murdered in plain sight in front of thousands of people - and nobody even knows it was happening? When popular stock car racer Carson Tanner dies on the track and stuns the motorsports world, reporter Cal Murphy witnesses the event in disbelief. Something seems off to Cal - and his suspicions are confirmed with a cryptic handwritten note stuck into his pocket. As the race circuit moves to Phoenix, Cal races against the clock to uncover who sabotaged Tanner's car - and all upstream against wealthy team owner Ned Davis, who wants to suppress the information; an uncooperative crew full of suspects; and an upstart driver who refuses to let his debut be ruined by such a report. In an effort to expose the killer and help Tanner's grieving widow, Cal faces his greatest fear and must decide how far he's willing to go in order to get justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051248/bk_acx0_051248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by best-selling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois. From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs' Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain" to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis' Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth's next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in golden-age science-fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright-blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amid the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century's space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so too did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don't despair! This new anthology of 16 original stories by some of science fiction's best writers - edited by number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois - turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Featuring all-new stories by: Eleanor Arnason Elizabeth Bear David Brin Tobias S. Buckell Michael Cassutt Joe Haldeman Matthew Hughes Gwyneth Jones Joe R. Lansdale Stephen Leigh Paul McAuley Ian McDonald Garth Nix Mike Resnick Allen M. Steele Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner Dozois 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Rigg, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004078/bk_rand_004078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten years in the writing, Forged in Crisis, by renowned Harvard Business School historian and Davos and Aspen Institute speaker Nancy Koehn, presents five remarkable life journeys-those of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, President Abraham Lincoln, legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their stories speak to us so powerfully today?Koehn begins each of the book's five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe with no hope of rescue, Lincoln on the verge of the collapse of the Union, Douglass threatened with a return to enslavement, Bonhoeffer agonizing on what a man of faith should do when faced with absolute evil, Carson racing against the clock-and the cancer ravaging her-in a bid to save the planet. Koehn then reaches back to each person's early years to show the individual blooming into the force he or she would ultimately become. Through their confronting of obstacles, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us.In a time when the highest offices in the land are occupied by the inexperienced and untested, the great question pressing on all of us is: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Whether it's read as a repository of great insight or as exceptionally rendered human drama, the riveting Forged in Crisis stands out as a towering achievement.
When The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was published in 1940, Carson McCullers was instantly recognized as one of the most promising writers of her generation. The novels that followed established her as a master of Southern Gothic. This Library of America volume collects McCullers's complete novels for the first time in a single-volume edition that reveals the power and breadth of her haunting vision. 'McCullers's gift,' writes Joyce Carol Oates, 'was to evoke, through an accumulation of images and musically repeated phrases, the singularity of experience, not to pass judgment on it.' McCullers effortlessly conveyed the raw anguish of her characters and the weird beauty of their perceptions. Set in small Georgia towns that are at once precisely observed and mythically resonant, McCullers's novels explore the strange, sometimes grotesque inner lives of characters who are often marginal and misunderstood. Above all, McCullers possessed an unmatched ability to capture the bewilderment and fragile wonder of adolescence. In The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), one of the most extraordinary debuts in modern American literature, an enigmatic deaf-mute draws out the haunted confessions of an itinerant worker, a young girl, a doctor, and a widowed owner of a small-town café. The disfiguring violence of desire is explored with shocking intensity in two shorter works, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) and The Ballad of the Sad Café (1943). The Member of the Wedding (1946), thought by many to be McCullers's masterpiece, hauntingly depicts a young girl's fascination with her brother's wedding. In 13-year-old Frankie Addams, confused, easily wounded, yet determined to survive, McCullers created her most indelible protagonist. Clock Without Hands (1960), her final novel, was completed against great odds in the midst of tremendous physical suffering. Set against the background of court-ordered school integration, it contains some of McCullers's most forceful social criticism. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.