Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn´t seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided America. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she´s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel´s help. As Samuel begins to excavate his mother´s - and his country´s - history, the story moves from the rural Midwest of the 1960s to New York City during Occupy Wall Street, back to Chicago in 1968 and, finally, to wartime Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. Samuel will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about his mother - a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she has kept hidden from the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Fliakos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000978/bk_macm_000978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein verarmter Müller begegnet einer Nixe in seinem Mühlenteich. Sie verspricht ihm Wohlstand im Tausch gegen das, was eben in seinem Hause jung geworden sei. Der Müller lässt sich darauf ein, nicht ahnend, dass das sein neugeborener Sohn ist. Der Sohn soll sich seitdem vom Teich fernhalten. Er wächst auf, wird Jäger und heiratet. Eines Tages gerät er bei der Jagd auf ein Reh versehentlich in die Nähe des Teichs, und als er seine Hände darin waschen will, zieht die Nixe ihn hinab. Seine Frau findet heraus, was geschehen ist, wandert in ihrem Schmerz um das Wasser, bis sie einschläft und angeregt durch einen Traum eine weise alte Frau aufsucht. Diese rät ihr, bei Vollmond einen goldenen Kamm, das zweite Mal eine Flöte und zuletzt ein Spinnrad am Ufer des Teichs zu benutzen, worauf erst der Kopf, das zweite Mal der Oberkörper des Mannes erscheint und er schließlich freikommt. Die beiden überleben die Flut des sich erhebenden Gewässers, indem sie in einen Frosch und eine Kröte verwandelt werden, finden sich aber nicht wieder. Schließlich treffen sie sich als einsame Schafhirten in der Fremde.Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm wurde am 4.1.1785 in Hanau geboren, sein Bruder Wilhelm Karl Grimm am 24.2.1786 am gleichen Ort. Der Vater war Jurist. Die Kinder lebten die ersten Jahre ihrer Jugend in Steinau und sie besuchten das Lyzeum im Kassel. Seit 1829 bzw. 1839 waren sie Professoren in Kassel. Aufgrund ihrer Teilnahme am Protest der ´´Göttinger Sieben´´ wurden sie des Landes verwiesen. Seit etwa 1840 lebten beide in Berlin. Jakob Grimm starb am 20.9.1863 in Berlin, sein Bruder am 16.12.1859 am gleichen Ort. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Bettina Reifschneider, Karl Vollmann. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/003260/bk_edel_003260_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Nathan Hill captures the turmoil of the 1960s and the absurdity of contemporary culture with surprising ease in his novel The Nix. He finds humor in the most unlikely places and weaves an intricate series of events into a unified plot that is as entertaining as it is astonishing. This FastReads summary offers supplementary material to The Nix to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book´s content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you´d like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, this FastReads summary is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in less than 20 minutes! What does this FastReads summary include? Executive summary of the original book Detailed chapter-by-chapter synopses Key takeaways from each chapter Exposition and analysis Original book summary overview It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - an embittered professor at a small Chicago university - is battling dragons on his computer screen and unrequited love in his heart. He has not seen his mother since she abandoned her family 23 years ago, and now she is all over the news after committing a peculiar political crime. She has been his Nix all these years, but he must save her from a begrudged judge and, in the process, save himself from a lawsuit that threatens to take away everything he has. Please note: This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, The Nix. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly McGee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115965/bk_acx0_115965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Egil and Nix, the hard-fighting, harder-drinking fortune hunters of The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel, are back to test their mettle and tempt fickle fate. Fantasy fiction has long welcomed adventurous rogues: Fritz Leiber´s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, George R. R. Martin´s Dunk and Egg, and Scott Lynch´s Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen have all made their marks. In his Egil & Nix series, New York Times best-selling author Paul S. Kemp introduces a daring new duo to the ranks of fantasy fame - or is it infamy? Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them - even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change. All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear - including their beloved tavern - in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004942/bk_rand_004942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein witzig-fantasievolles, nicht zu gruseliges Hörvergnügen! Nicolas und seine Stiefschwester Laurie retten eine kleine Nixe, die die beiden Geschwister bittet, sich auch noch auf die Suche nach ihren sechs verschollenen Schwestern zu machen. Die ersten drei finden Nicolas und Laurie schnell, allerdings in schlecht möglichstem Zustand, denn sie sind einem feuerspuckenden Giganten über den Weg gelaufen. Und der ist nun, dem Gesang der Nixe folgend, auch dieser auf der Spur... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Martin Baltscheit. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhde/000717/bk_rhde_000717_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Sammy wird vermisst! Ben, Alea und Lennox machen sich in der magischen Unterwasserwelt sofort auf die Suche nach ihm. Als sie seine Kamera zwischen umhertreibendem Plastikmüll finden, machen sie sich große Sorgen. Wo steckt Sammy nur, und was ist passiert? Mit ´´Alea Aquarius: Die Magie der Nixen´´ von Tanya Stewner und Simone Henning gibt es die spannenden Meermädchen-Abenteuer rund um Alea, Sammy und Lennox nun auch für Hörerinnen und Hörer ab 5 Jahren. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Laura Maire. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oeti/001014/bk_oeti_001014_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Egil and Nix have retired, as they always said they would. No, really - they have! No more sword - and hammer - play for them! But when two recent acquaintances come calling for help, our hapless heroes find themselves up against the might of the entire Thieves Guild. And when kidnapping the leader of the most powerful guild in the land seems like the best course of action, you know you’re in over your head.... A wonderfully fast-paced fantasy adventure in classic swords and sorcery style, from New York Times best-selling author, Paul S. Kemp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005107/bk_brll_005107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling contemporary, new adult romance series. The Custom Culture guys - Nix, Clutch, Dray, and Rett - are back for one final novel, and you´re invited! Nix Pierce has been in love with Scotlyn James since long before he met her, and now he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. But is Scotlyn ready? The Custom Culture series is best heard in order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052968/bk_acx0_052968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To save my son, I would give up my soul. To survive this journey and stop those who face us, I may have to do just that. My son is waiting for me to bring him home, to rescue him from the horrors he’s faced on his own. I won’t take the chance to find him only to fail him again. Which means I must unearth a way to kill his captor, a man who is immortal. A man who made a deal with the devil to attain his power. As it stands, there is only one way to end that monster’s life. A way that is far from simple. With a pair of guns strapped to my hips and an ally at my side, I will finally face down the evil that created me, crossing the world to do so. I can feel death stalking us, waiting for us to slip up. But I am no stranger to death, and I will face him, too, if I must to save my boy. To bring him home. If you thought I was deadly before, it´s nothing to what I will bring in this final round. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104253/bk_acx0_104253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Missing JFK Assassination Film is not the typical JFK assassination book. This book does not attempt to answer the question of who killed John F. Kennedy; instead it addresses why we should question the actions of those involved and why the truth was withheld from the people. Though copies of Orville Nix´s film exist, the original film is missing. Why? The FBI confiscated Orville´s camera for several months, then returned it in pieces. Were these actions sinister, or were they just examples of governmental incompetence? The Missing JFK Assassination Film exposes information about the House Select Committee staff´s involvement in the missing film. Author Gayle Nix Jackson´s interviews with people who were close to Orville and the film will shed light on the government´s involvement with the filmmaker. Gayle Nix Jackson is the granddaughter of Orville Nix. As his eldest granddaughter, Nix Jackson shares experiences growing up with her beloved grandfather and how his views changed after that fatal day. Hearing his story precipitated the quest Jackson is still on to find the film. Her grandfather was there that day for a reason, and if the original Nix film could be located, modern-day technology could determine if there was indeed another person behind the stockade fence or not. Questions still abound today as to whether or not the film was altered. Finding the original Nix film would answer one of the most enduring questions related to this horrific event: Was there a conspiracy to kill John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in history - books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish become... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lydia Mackay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027091/bk_adbl_027091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.