The South Pole’s Amundsen Scott Research Station is like an outpost on Mars. Winter temperatures average 100 degrees below zero; weeklong hurricane-force storms rage; for eight months at a time the station is shrouded in darkness. Under the stress, bodies suffer and minds twist. Panic, paranoia, and hostility prevail. When a South Pole scientist dies mysteriously, Hallie arrives to complete crucial research. Before she can begin, three more women inexplicably die. As failing communications and plunging temperatures cut the station off from the outside world, terror rises and tensions soar. Amid it all, Hallie must crack the mystery of her predecessor’s death. In Washington, D.C., Don Barnard, director of a top secret government agency, detects deeply troubling signs of shadowy behavior at the South Pole - and realizes he may have sent Hallie right into the thick of it. Soon, a horrifying act of global terror, launched from the station, will change the planet forever - and Hallie herself will be the unwitting instrument of destruction. As the Antarctic winter sweeps in, severing contact with the outside world, Hallie must trust no one, fear everyone, and fight to keep the frigid prison from becoming her frozen grave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003426/bk_rand_003426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas. The year 1936 is drawing to a close. Winter grips Wetmoreland and causes a rare phenonmenon: The lakes freeze. For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices long-estranged siblings and children to return home for the holiday season. Some are aware of what is happening in Europe; others don´t want to know. Everyone´s keen to put aside their troubles - money worries, love tangles, career problems, domestic rifts - and enjoy themselves skating while they can. But one visitor carries the seed of violence, and not even the redoubtable matriarch of the Richardson clan can prevent the carefully buried secrets of the past from reappearing and transforming everything. A compelling blend of family closeness and strife, dazzling passion and the dark influence of history, this is an enthralling listen to curl up and savour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026179/bk_adbl_026179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The trail from a major theft at the Banco Central de Chile in Talcahuano following the Great Chilean Earthquake of May 22, 1960 leads to Base Bernardo OHiggins, a wind- and snow-swept Chilean Army outpost on the North Antarctic Peninsula. When Chilean Army 1SGT Leonardo Rodrguez fails to return from a seal hunt in the waters around the base, two Chilean Navy non-commissioned officers, CWO Raul Lucero and CPO Eduardo Bellolio, become LCDR Cristian Barbudos´ prime theft and murder suspects. Fearing he will die, Barbudo reveals the identity of his two suspects to visiting scientist Ted Stone, thereby placing Stones life in jeopardy. But who can Stone trust with this information, if it comes to that, to see justice done? This story is a work of fiction based on real events that took place between 1958 and 1965. It is a tale of greed, betrayal, and murder - one in which the listener is given a window into the frozen world at the bottom of the Earth that few people ever will hear about, much less experience. Among other things, it explores why, though seemingly unfair, bad things happen to good people; how the battle between good and evil can change forever even the most innocent person; and most of all, the role deception plays in nature, man, and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Pond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130767/bk_acx0_130767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Race to the Top of the World comes around once in a lifetime. The prize? Your heart´s desire. Shen and Sika can´t resist the chance to win. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don´t have: 66 pugs. That´s a 264-paw-powered sled. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Sanderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002726/bk_howe_002726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enjoy these original, full-cast tales of terror set in the frigid Northland, including: The Demon: Four people are trapped in a church basement. Outside, a somehow strange, almost supernatural thunderstorm rages. There is no phone service, there is no sign of human life outside. And when they try to leave the church they are greeted with strange, other-worldly fog filled with terrifying visions. Their only choice is to remain inside, and face what each of them have become. But how long before the creature outside decides to come in? The Woods: Steven and Dawn awake in their car on a lonely country road, having stopped to take a rest in the middle of a long journey. Except nothing seems quite right. The radio is dead. The road seems devoid of houses and farms. Then, even though their phones indicate there is no service, Dawn´s cell rings and a woman screams for help. Will Steven and Dawn keep driving? Stop to help? Will they ever make it out of... The Woods? The Monster in the Ashes: Andy is returning to his home town for a funeral. There´s little sorrow, however, as the dead man was an infamous pedophile, and Andy one of his victims 20 years earlier. But to achieve final closure, Andy drives into the woods to the cabin where the deeds were done. He intends to burn it to the ground. What he finds there defies all logic and will push him to the very limit of sanity. And more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Bement, Jeffrey Adams, Aela Mackintosh, James Yount, Karen Shickell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000008/rt_iceb_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In diesem Winter wird uns warm ums Herz. Denn mit dem neuen Disney Wintermärchen Die Eiskönigin - Völlig Unverfroren kommt nicht nur ein erfrischendes und spannendes Abenteuer in die Kinos, sondern auch zahlreiche neue wunderschöne Songs nach Hause. Tony-Gewinner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon) und Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit) schrieben acht bezaubernde Songs, die das Eis schmelzen lassen und die Story von Die Eiskönigin musikalisch untermalen. Der Score stammt aus der Feder von Erfolgskomponist Christophe Beck (Pitch Perfect, Die Muppets), der letztes Jahr mit der Musik zum Kurzfilm Im Flug erobert den Oscar gewann. Entstanden ist eine einzigartige Compilation, die beide Seiten des Kino-Abenteuers - die emotionale Geschichte sowie den unvergleichlichen Humor - vereint. Neben der Musik aus dem Film ist auch die offizielle Single zu Die Eiskönigin Let It Go von Chartstürmerin Demi Lovato (Demi, Unbroken) enthalten. Fans der deutschen Version können sich unter anderem auf Hape Kerkeling freuen, der dem Schneemann Olaf auch gesanglich seine Stimme leiht. Songs: 1. Kaltes Herz 1:44 EUR 2. Willst du einen Schneemann bauen? 3:26 3. Zum ersten Mal 3:44 E 4. Liebe öffnet Tür´n 2:04 5. Lass jetzt los 3:43 6. Rentiere sind besser als Menschen 0:51 7. Im Sommer 1:43 8. Zum ersten Mal - Reprise 2:29 9. Aufpolieren 3:01 10. Let It Go 3:44 11. Vuelie [feat. Cantus] 1:35 12. Elsa And Anna 2:43 13. The Trolls 1:48 14. Coronation Day 1:14 15. Heimr Àrnadalr 1:25 16. Winter´s Waltz 0:58 17. Sorcery 3:15 18. Royal Pursuit 1:02 19. Onward And Upward 1:53 20. Wolves 1:44 21. The North Mountain 1:32 22. We Were So Close 1:53 23. Marshmallow Attack! 1:42 24. Conceal, Don´t Feel 1:07 25. Only An Act Of True Love 1:05 26. Summit Siege 2:32 27. Return To Arendelle 1:35 28. Treason 1:35 29. Some People Are Worth Melting For 2:05 30. Whiteout 4:15 31. The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) 2:28 32. Epilogue 3:04
Armed American soldiers stand in the stone window frames of a ruined building in Berlin, curious and disturbing echoes of those classical statues that so often were used to add portentous significance to a facade; but here in a 1961 photograph by Don McCullin, they are overlooking, with some intensity, the East German military on the other side - the Wall has just been built. Chronicling another painful divide in 1964, McCullin photographed a distraught, silently screaming widow, a Turkish Cypriot victim of that civil war, restrained and held by other women, in an oddly dignified frozen tableau. In a 1968 photograph a US Marine pauses for thought, inadvertently echoing those renaissance paintings of meditating scholars, holding his helmet rather than a book - but this is a quiet moment in the battle for Hue. It is McCullin´s photographs which helped to define the savage war in Vietnam for Britain, and beyond. Some is unbearably sad: a young North Vietnamese soldier, a casualty of Hue, stares sightlessly at the photographer, his hands outstretched to the detritus of his pockets, scattered on the earth beside the body - bullets and photographs of his family, wife, and babies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Brewer Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094728/bk_acx0_094728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This big idea is smaller than you´d think.Meet The Gap: The Little Space Between What You Know and Don´t Know. It´s the thing sitting between you and what you want; it´s a small thing that amounts to everything.Are you stuck in your career, relationship, education, or business? Maybe you´re frozen by the same old habits and opinions, or trapped in the story you´ve been telling yourself for the last 20, 30, or 50 years? That´s okay. It´s normal. We only know what we know. We´re all stuck on something.In a world overflowing with competing information, knowing who to turn to, what to watch out for, and what to focus on has never been more difficult. The Gap will help you turn obstacles into opportunities by identifying hidden forces and blind spots that prevent you from achieving your goals. Drawing on real-world examples, Douglas Vigliotti empowers listeners with thought-provoking questions and simple strategies to cut through the noise of the information age, challenging you to look at the world from a whole new perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Vigliotti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156072/bk_acx0_156072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We all have visions of who we want to be and what we would like to achieve. Yet our culture bombards us with the message that only great leaders get to reach their dreams and make impacts. Many of us have been frozen in our tracks and are intimidated by the pressure to be in charge. Most of us are not visionary leaders, but we do have the ability to make a big difference. If you´re weary of poring over leadership texts and self-help guides, The Power of Following is for you. The wait is over - now is the time to become the difference maker you were created to be. In this book you will discover the 12 Keys to Following. Through the trial-and-error experiences and observations of the author, you will learn where to begin your journey of following. The Power of Following is filled with hysterical real-life stories and practical guidance. Are you ready to unleash your power as a Follower? After all, you don´t have to be a leader to change the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Freedom Kongvold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058229/bk_acx0_058229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.