A first novel about a group of white-collar workers struggling with their lives, this received unprecedented coverage and universal acclaim on its hardback publication. Selected as a summer reading recommendation by ´´The Sunday Times´´, ´´Telegraph´´, ´´Guardian´´ and ´´Observer´´, this edition has a witty and bold new jacket treatment. A major publicity campaign involving national press advertising, Facebook groups and MySpace competition and a podcast is planned. ´Very funny, intense and exhilarating´ ´´Times´´
At 22, the war is over for RAF serviceman Harry Leslie Smith - author of the acclaimed Harry´s Last Stand - but the battle for love and hope rages on. Stationed in occupied Hamburg, a city physically and emotionally ripped apart by Allied bombing, and determined to escape grinding poverty of his Yorkshire youth, Harry unexpectedly finds a reason to stay: a young German woman by the name of Friede. Their love develops uneasily, but gradually they win each other´s trust, Harry taking on the responsibility of finding food for Friede´s near-destitute family. But they must face both German suspicion and British disapproval of relations with ´´the enemy´´. Presenting a street-level view of a city reduced to rubble, populated with refugees, black marketeers, corrupt businessmen and cynical soldiers, Love Among the Ruins is a unique snapshot of a terrible period in Europe´s history, a passionate love letter to a city, to a woman, and to life itself. Harry Leslie Smith´s Guardian articles have been shared almost a quarter of a million times on Facebook and have attracted huge comment and debate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024998/bk_adbl_024998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hele historien om manden, der afslørede den amerikanske stats masseovervågningsprogram, der involverer it-giganter som Facebook, Google og Apple, og er blevet kaldt historiens hidtil største overvågningsskandale. Glenn Greenwald, den undersøgende journalist der først bragte historien om Edward Snowden, NSA og USAs overvågninger af landets borgere i den engelske avis The Guardian, kommer nu med bogen, der gennemgår hele sagen om USA´s massive overvågninger af både egne og udenlandske borgere - herunder den hemmelige overvågning af europæiske politikere. Udover at give overblik over og indblik i hele NSA-skandalen bringer bogen også nye oplysninger frem i lyset - oplysninger, som Edward Snowden eksklusivt har videregivet til Glenn Greenwald, blandt andet omkring omfanget af private virksomheders meddelagtighed i overvågningen. Greenwald, der har dækket NSAs overvågninger og teleselskabernes rolle i over ti år, er den eneste journalist, der har modtaget samtlige af Snowdens dokumenter, som han løbende offentliggør i The Guardian. 1. Danish. Jesper Dein. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002918/bk_lind_002918_sample.mp3.
As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so you can help change it.... In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran, and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith’s Guardian article – ´´This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time´´ – was shared almost 60,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society. Now he brings his unique perspective to bear on NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education – and much more. From the deprivation of 1930s Barnsley and the terror of war to the creation of our welfare state, Harry has experienced how a great civilisation can rise from the rubble. But at the end of his life, he fears how easily it is being eroded. Harry’s Last Stand is a lyrical, searing modern invective that shows what the past can teach us and how the future is ours for the taking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022368/bk_adbl_022368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tessa O´Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come - or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love, Jay Stone, to love her back. What she isn´t prepared for is for Jay´s brother, Cole, to return to town and change the life she´s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell, and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy. But the guy who´s come back is like no one Tessa´s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she´s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity, and, most of all, he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy who infuriates her to the point of no return might just be her guardian angel. Warning: The story comes with a bad boy notorious for making you swoon, inducing hysterical laughter, and making you question whether you could purchase a clone on eBay. Book two, The Bad Boy´s Heart, will be available November 2017. For updates on the series, find Blair on Twitter as @blairholdenx, on Facebook, on Instagram as @jessgirl93, and on her author page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Hopatcong, Douglas Berger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031065/bk_adbl_031065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´The book everyone´s talking about´ The Times ´Titania McGrath is a genius´ Spectator ´Just as Bridget Jones was the embodiment of the anxiety-ridden Nineties feminist, a creation whose diary entries encapsulated all our hopes, fears and failures, so Titania McGrath is her millennial successor, a girl every bit as lost and confused, every bit as accurately observed - and equally, catastrophically, hilarious.´ Sarah Vine, Daily Mail In Woke, Titania McGrath demonstrates how everybody can play their part in the pursuit of social justice. As a millennial icon on the forefront of online activism, Titania is uniquely placed to guide her readers through the often bewildering array of terminology and concepts that constitute twenty-first-century ´wokeness´. These new ideas often leave the general public bemused, particularly if they don´t read the Guardian. Being woke is actually much easier than people think. As Titania demonstrates, anyone can be an activist. By simply adding a rainbow flag to your Facebook profile, or calling out an elderly person who doesn´t understand what ´non-binary´ means, you can change the world for the better. Indeed, social media has now made it possible to show how virtuous you are without having to do anything at all. Timely and indispensable, Titania´s step-by-step guide will help you to become the woke person you need to be in an increasingly progressive world. In a non-patronising manner, Titania will explain why you are wrong about everything and how to become more like her.
A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist. ´´The mental load. It´s incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene--you´re making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails--at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest ´where are my shoes?, ´do we have any cheese?...´´´ --Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma´s comic In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load--about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it´s distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious.. If you´re not laughing, you´re probably crying in recognition. Emma´s comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence. Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been. shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L´Express drew 1.8 million views--a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in THE MENTAL LOAD, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really means to be a woman today.
A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist.´´The mental load. It´s incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene - you´re making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails - at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest ´where are my shoes?, ´do we have any cheese?...´´´ -Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma´s comicIn her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load - about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it´s distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious. If you´re not laughing, you´re probably crying in recognition. Emma´s comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence.Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L´Express drew 1.8 million views - a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in The Mental Load, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden, Kate Rudd, Lauren Ezzo, Jess Nahikian, James Anderson Foster, Braden Wright, Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011225/bk_brll_011225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tension rises in Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series that mixes bad-ass horror with in-your-face attitude. Someone has betrayed Sal, turned her over to the not-so-tender ministrations of Team Two´s Balloon and Stretch. Death seems certain...but the Hand has more tricks up its sleeve. As Father Menchu leads the rest of Team Three to her rescue, will they find a corpse...or something even worse? This episode is brought to you by team writer Brian Francis Slattery, who would like to assure listeners that no actual demons were harmed in the writing of this exorcism. ´´An Excellent Day for an Exorcism´´ continues the 16-part serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments. Follow along as Sal learns the life-changing lesson: Some books have teeth. And don´t forget to share the love! If you´re enjoying Bookburners, help us get the word out by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Tumblr, and telling your friends about us. We´d also love to hear what you think, so please review us on Goodreads or the book review outlet of your choice. Who´s who: Sal - Former NYPD detective and newest member of Team Three Father Menchu - Field leader of Team Three Grace - Team Three´s muscle, a human wrecking ball Archivist Asanti - Archivist and guardian of the Black Archives Liam Doyle - Tech expert, former possession victim, survivor Perry - Sal´s brother, left comatose by the Hand The Hand - Worse than you could possibly imagine Balloon - Team Two exorcist Stretch - Team Two exorcist 1. Language: English. Narrator: XE Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050256/bk_acx0_050256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Until the watershed leak of top-secret documents by Edward Snowden to The Guardian (UK) and The Washington Post, most Americans did not realize the extent to which our government is actively acquiring personal information from telecommunications companies and other corporations. As made startlingly clear, the National Security Agency (NSA) has collected information on every phone call Americans have made over the past seven years. In that same time, the NSA and the FBI have gained the ability to access emails, photos, audio and video chats, and additional content from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, YouTube, Skype, Apple, and others, allegedly in order to track foreign targets. In Spying on Democracy, National Lawyers Guild executive director Heidi Boghosian documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and the future of democracy itself. Boghosian reveals how technology is being used to categorize and monitor people based on their associations, their movements, their purchases, and their perceived political beliefs. She shows how corporations and government intelligence agencies mine data from sources as diverse as surveillance cameras, unmanned drones, iris scans, and medical records while combing websites, email, phone records, and social media for resale to third parties, including US intelligence agencies. The ACLU´s Michael German says of the examples shown in Boghosian´s book, ´´This unrestrained spying is inevitably used to suppress the most essential tools of democracy: the press, political activists, civil rights advocates, and conscientious insiders who blow the whistle on corporate malfeasance and government abuse.´´ Boghosian adds, ´´If the trend is permitted to continue, we will soon live in a society where nothing is confidential, no information is really secure, and our civil liberties are under constant surveillance and co 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026743/bk_adbl_026743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.