From the first landings at Casablanca straight through to the crossing of the Elbe River and V-E Day, this book tells the gripping story of the European theater of operations battles of World War II that American soldiers, sailors, and airmen took part in and of the strategy behind them. The book´s core is its account of such famous and dramatic episodes as the landings in North Africa, Kasserine Pass, Salerno and Anzio; D-day; the liberation of Paris; the Battle of the Bulge; the crossing of the Rhine; and the race across Germany. It also tells the story of the conflicts between American and other Allied leaders over how to pursue the war and of convoys, U-boat wolf packs, the aerial war over Germany, the bombing of Dresden, and the final surrender of the Nazis. MacDonald takes the listener back to the build-up to war, looking at the circumstances of the American decision during the early 1930s to concentrate, if war should come, on victory in Europe first; and he describes in detail the ways that America forged a disciplined fighting force when war broke out. MacDonald´s portrayal of major military figures - George S. Patton Jr., Mark W. Clark, and J. Lawton Collins, among others - is both fair and penetrating, and he pays particular attention to other leaders whose accomplishments are not as well known. His sources include official US Army records and direct interviews with noncommissioned officers, privates, and top-level participants such as Generals Eisenhower and Bradley. His account also reflects intensive work with original documents and with many newly available sources as well as his own experiences in the war as the commander of an infantry rifle company. The Mighty Endeavor is a thoroughly researched history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009442/bk_blak_009442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring: Kevin Fugaro as Benvolio Miles Fletcher as Paris Fajer Al-Kaise as Tybalt Mikkie Fritz as Balthazar Joe Wegner as Peter Jimmy Garcia as Samson and Viejo David Salsa as Abraham, Friar John, and Soldier Danielle Chavez as Valentina Heath Koerschgen as Gregorio and Soldier Brittany Brook as Rosaline Shadee Vossoughi as Ensemble Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen. A love to die for… When you are passionately, purely in love, nothing else matters - not even life itself. Shakespeare’s consummate tragedy of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets, and fate is set in 1840s Alta California, a vibrant and conflicted time in our history. Romeo and Juliet, the son and daughter of two landed families locked in an old feud, are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can - and must - be together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Jose Molina, Alejandra Escalante, Isabell O´Connor, Tony Bruno, Elijah Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005540/bk_blak_005540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In diesem Dialektlustspiel muss Walter Roderer alias Hansruedi Hungerbühler, Angestellter beim Spielwarengeschäft Fischer, beruflich nach Paris, um mit der Firma Ronsard, Ronsard, Ronsard & Frères über die Exklusivrechte ihrer halbautomatischen Zwerge zu verhandeln. Er reist mit den besten Absichten in die französische Metropole und erliegt dem Charme der aufregenden Großstadt. Auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Parfum für die Tochter seines Chefs, die er heimlich verehrt, gerät der anständige Hungerbühler immer tiefer in die Fänge des Pariser Nachtlebens und seiner schillernden Gestalten. Über den Autor: Kurt Früh (1915–1979) prägte als Autor, Theater-, Fernseh- und Filmregisseur mehr als 30 Jahre lang das kulturelle Leben in der Schweiz. Mit Spielfilmen wie ´´Bäckerei Zürrer´´ oder ´´Dällebach Kari´´ begeisterte er Kritik und Publikum. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Ruedi Walter, Monika Gubser, Walter Roderer, Fritz Schäuffele, Germain Müller, Cordelia. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/meri/000113/bk_meri_000113_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
This is the best guide for freebies and discounts available in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris. And probably the most expensive. So, if you need to stretch your budget and get the most of this wonderful city, this audiobook is for you. You´ll find exciting things to do in Paris: Free Things. Cathedrals, Churches & Cemeteries Park, Gardens & Neighborhoods Music Attractions Markets Show & Rides Museums Accommodations Festivals Food and Drinks DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Museums Theater Food and Drinks Hotels Cruises and Tours Markets Download your copy today and start saving now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valerie Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050417/bk_acx0_050417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paris 1942: Der deutsche Soldat Karl hat eine Romanze mit der Französin Marie. Karl muß nach Rußland zurück. Hier wird er verwundet, er erblindet. Eine Lazarettschwester liebt ihn trotz seiner Entstellungen. Ein hervorragend gesprochenes Hörspiel und ein Zeitdokument. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Ernie Wilhelmi, Hans-Christian Blech, Agnes Fink. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xnoa/000011/bk_xnoa_000011_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Barbara (Ernie Wilhelmi), eine kreatürliche, blutvolle Schönheit, bringt Verwirrung und Aufregung über die in der düsteren Welt der Färöer-Inseln verwurzelten Menschen. Sie trägt in Ihrer unersättlichen Lebens - und Liebesgier Glück und Unglück in das Dasein der ihr verfallenen Männer. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Ernie Wilhelmi. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xnoa/000012/bk_xnoa_000012_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In Erotic Exchanges, Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in 18th-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. In this demimonde, these dames entretenues exchanged sex, company, and sometimes even love for being ´´kept´´. Most of these women entered the profession unwillingly, either because they were desperate and could find no other means of support or because they were sold by family members to brothels or to particular men. A small but significant percentage of kept women, however, came from a theater subculture that actively supported elite prostitution. Kushner shows that in its business conventions, its moral codes, and even its sexual practices, the demimonde was an integral part of contemporary Parisian culture. Kushner´s primary sources include thousands of folio pages of dossiers and other documents generated by the Paris police as they tracked the lives and careers of professional mistresses, reporting in meticulous, often lascivious, detail what these women and their clients did. Rather than reduce the history of sex work to the history of its regulation, Kushner interprets these materials in a way that unlocks these women´s own experiences. Kushner analyzes prostitution as a form of work, examines the contracts that governed relationships among patrons, mistresses, and madams, and explores the roles played by money, gifts, and, on occasion, love in making and breaking the bonds between women and men. This vivid and engaging book explores elite prostitution not only as a form of labor and as a kind of business but also as a chapter in the history of emotions, marriage, and the family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029874/bk_acx0_029874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melt Away´s romantic, short audio stories include passionate tales of new beginnings, giving and adoring husbands spoiling their busy wives, not so chance meetings, and more, so much more. Each sensual story excites the imagination and provides a quick respite from the stress of living in today´s hectic world. The professional writers create engaging characters brought to life by the soothing, sexy signature voices of Sounds Publishing. This collection includes: ´´Spellbound´´ ´´Ice Cream Sundae´´ ´´Cafe in Paris´´ ´´A Night at the Theater´´ ´´Company Party´´ ´´All Broken Up´´ ´´Change of Address´´ ´´Bath, Bed, and Beyond´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sero/000006/bk_sero_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.