The one with the difficult aunt The no.1 lady detectives of Botswana travel to a safari lodge in the Okavango Delta to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest. It is a beautiful place full of dangerous, untamed creatures - some of them human. As Mma Ramotswe investigates, it becomes clear that there is another mystery right under her nose that needs solving: Mma Makutsi is troubled by her fiancé Phuti Radiphuti´s reluctance to set a date for their wedding. In such matters at least, Mma Ramotswe is on familiar terrain. ´Wise, funny´ The Times ´Gentle´ Guardian Discover the world of Alexander McCall Smith and his other books at alexandermccallsmith.co.uk [Facebook logo]
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.
The one where Mma Ramotswe´s husband plays detective At the No.1 Ladies´ Detective Agency there are many new cases for Precious Ramotswe to attend to, including thefts at Teenie Magama´s printing works and the grave matter of three suspicious deaths at the hospital. But her attention is distracted by domestic problems, for the engagement of Mma Makutsi to Phuti Radiphuti is threatening their friendship. And unknown to them both, the good husband of Zebra Drive, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, has been tempted into some detective work of his own, with disastrous results. ´Delicious, light-hearted´ The Lady ´Charming´ Guardian Discover the world of Alexander McCall Smith and his other books at alexandermccallsmith.co.uk [Facebook logo]
The one where Mma Makutsi has a love rival Mma Makutsi´s engagement to Phuti Radiphuti has progressed smoothly so far but suddenly there is trouble in the form of glamorous, empty-headed Violet Sephotho, who has set her sights on her former classmate´s fiancé. Solving the amorous problems of her neighbours and clients is where Mma Ramotswe excels, but the world of football is decidedly less familiar - however, when the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers comes asking for the help of the No.1 Ladies´ Detective Agency, she promises to find the traitor among the team´s ranks. ´Witty´ Guardian ´Charm´ Independent Discover the world of Alexander McCall Smith and his other books at alexandermccallsmith.co.uk [Facebook logo]
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.