Junior Bonner is Jeb Rosebrook´s masterpiece, subtly understated and richly rewarding. In 1972, it provided director Sam Peckinpah with a unique opportunity to return to his roots and deliver a portrayal of the modern American West. In this wonderfully written memoir, Rosebrook captures the creative conflicts that are inevitable as words become images. It depicts a classic confrontation between a talented young screenwriter and tyrannical director whose personal visions merge to make a classic motion picture. A must-read for anyone interested in the reality behind great moviemaking. (Garner Simmons, author of Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage)´´Junior Bonner (1972) is the best rodeo film that´s ever been made. It was the best script Sam ever got his hands on.... Junior Bonner is truer to the human element behind the sport than any other rodeo film. It´s Sam´s one Western film where the protagonists survive the transition - at least for another day. The wreck might still be coming for Junior Bonner another mile or so down the road. That was the story of Sam, too.´´ (Max Evans, author of Goin´ Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends)´´Without the pressure of being commercially successful, the film is one of McQueen´s and Peckinpah´s finest films, dealing with the human heart. The combination of deft performances, inspired writing and directing, and the authentic feel of the locations resulted in a rare experience. In the words of McQueen´s next co-star Ali MacGraw, who proclaimed, ´Such a beautiful, perfect film!´´´ (Andrew Antoniades and Mike Siegel, authors of Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films)´´Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook´s memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film. It´s an inside-the-scenes account of a turning point in his own life, of a dangerous moment in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nat Segaloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012879/bk_blak_012879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People´s Literature. Anna-Marie McLemore´s debut novel, The Weight of Feathers, was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple ´´best YA novels´´ lists. Now McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic. To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel´s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel´s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they´re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. Atmospheric, dynamic, and packed with gorgeous prose, When the Moon Was Ours is another winner from this talented author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raviv Ullman, Bailey Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026969/bk_adbl_026969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An epic Medieval romance written in the same old-world vein as ´Ivanhoe´, this is a tremendously powerful story of Sir Bose de Moray and the Lady Summer du Bonne. Bose was the Captain of the Guard for King Henry III until Bose´s wife´s untimely death in childbirth. Blaming himself and wanting to be free of the memories, he resigns his post and joins the tournament circuit to compete for money and fame. But dark rumors follow Bose; his mother-in-law is a vicious woman who blames Bose for her daughter´s death. She starts nasty rumors that Bose murdered his wife, and everyone on the tournament circuit is fearful of this dark, frightening knight. Enter the Lady Summer du Bonne. A beautiful woman with a stammering problem, she has been kept hidden away from the world by her embarrassed father and protective brothers. Summer meets Bose at a tournament hosted by her brothers and for Bose, it is love at first sight. But the terrible rumors plague his attempts to get to know the lady, who is attracted to him as well. Summer´s drunken father eventually pledges his daughter to Bose, but Bose´s mother-in-law interferes and Summer´s father decides to pledge Summer to an unscrupulous knight who has shown interest in her, and who would like nothing better than to see de Moray come to ruin. With so many forces working against them, Bose and Summer elope but they are captured and Bose is brought up on charges of thievery. A massive trial ensues and with a death sentence hanging over his head, only a miracle can save Bose and restore his honor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018043/bk_acx0_018043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her extraordinary novels Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, award-winning writer Sara Donati deftly captured the vast, untamed wilderness of late-18th-century New York and the trials and triumphs of the Bonner family. Now Donati takes on a new and often overlooked chapter in our nation´s past - and in the life of the spirited Bonners - as their oldest daughter, the brave and beautiful Hannah, comes of age with a challenge that will change her forever. Masterfully told, this passionate story is a moving tribute to a resilient, adventurous family and a people poised at the brink of a new century. It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah´s half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth´s school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides - one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk - and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing. After a long night spent attending to a birth, Elizabeth and Hannah encounter an escaped slave hiding on the mountain. She calls herself Selah Voyager, and she is looking for Curiosity Freeman - a former slave herself, one of the village´s wisest women and Elizabeth´s closest friend. The Bonners take Selah, desperately ill, to Lake in the Clouds to care for her, and with that simple act they are drawn into the secret life that Curiosity and Galileo Freeman and their grown children have been leading for almost 10 years. The Bonners will do what they must to protect the Freemans, just as Hannah will protect her patient, who presents more than one kind of challenge. For a bounty hunter is afoot - Hannah´s childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001948/bk_rand_001948_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the saying goes, you can´t pick your friends. If you could, Mac McCorkle would disown Padilla. They owned a bar together in Bonn, the West German capital, and stayed partners even after Padilla´s sideline as a CIA operative got the bar blown up. Padilla was thought to be dead and erased from the CIA’s files - but now he´s back on the agency´s turf. Mac moved to Washington, D.C., after the trouble in Bonn, to get married and open his bar anew. His new bride is beautiful, the bar is a success, and Padilla´s reappearance threatens everything. A group of African terrorists want Padilla to assassinate the prime minister of their small sub-Saharan republic - and they’ve kidnapped Mac´s wife to use as leverage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000693/bk_high_000693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An old friend draws barman Mac McCorkle into a deadly international game... As the saying goes, you can’t pick your friends. If you could, Mac McCorkle would disown Padilla. They owned a bar together in Bonn, the West German capital, and stayed partners even after Padilla’s sideline as a CIA operative got the bar blown up. Padilla was thought to be dead and erased from the CIA’s files - but now he’s back on the agency’s turf. Mac moved to Washington, DC, after the trouble in Bonn to get married and open his bar anew. His new bride is beautiful, the bar is a success, and Padilla’s reappearance threatens everything. A group of African terrorists want Padilla to assassinate the prime minister of their small sub-Saharan republic - and they’ve kidnapped Mac’s wife to use as leverage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005899/bk_adbl_005899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 3 of the Nighthawks Motorcycle Club When the members of the Nighthawks Motorcycle Club go for a ride to New Orleans, they´ve got Ace’s brother Kieran and friend Pavel in tow. It´s time they went together for a long-awaited and much-needed vacation. But their world is suddenly rocked by violence and a kidnapping that goes horribly wrong. All in a strange city the Nighthawks don’t really know at all. So, can Ivy, Ace, and the gang find allies to help their cause? It´s important that they discover the truth and detrimental that they find a terrible traitor within their ranks as well. They´ll also need to focus so that they can help their beautiful Ivy to find love again long the way.... The love of a gang is concrete and loyal, but the love of a man is mind-blowing and insatiably surreal. It´ll take a lot to set Ivy´s heart on fire this time. But it´s her time now - time to light up her desire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Curt Bonnem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114345/bk_acx0_114345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two Owls at Eton - a classic British tale of eccentricity, education and owls. Witty, poignant and nostalgic, this best-selling memoir continues to find new fans and delight young and old alike. Now available for the first time in audiobook. When Jonathan Franklin takes two baby tawny owls back to Eton, he has no idea how chaotic the following months will be. The birds show no respect for Etonian routine and tradition. They trash his room and rule his daily life and are known throughout the school as ´Dum´ and ´Dee´. Although a keen naturalist, Jonathan struggles to understand his charges and to find the right food for them: at first meat and feathers, soon mice and rats. Even so, they nearly die of malnutrition on two occasions. Frantic, he searches for natural food. How to keep them alive is a constant worry. He watches them grow from ugly balls of fluff into beautiful adults, every change of plumage and behaviour noted. They play truant; they shock others and lead Jonathan into hilarious adventures. They charm his housemaster and everybody who meets them. Best of all is seeing them flying about over those famous playing fields. All the time, Jonathan works to train them for eventual return to the wild. Will that be possible? He is never sure whether he will succeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000058/bk_bonn_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This story is a lie.You know Lara King. The top billing of the showbiz pages, you´ve seen her every morning: over your breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you´ve dissected her life. Her perfect relationship with film star Matthew Raine. Her beautiful six-year-old daughter, Ava. And so when a terrible incident shatters the family´s carefully constructed facade, a media frenzy ensues. What happens when the perfect woman begins to unravel? When her whole life is really just a lie? One she will do anything she can to stop you from finding out?A brilliant, dark and beautifully written thriller exploring the dark side of fame and of motherhood, Your Guilty Secret will grip you tight and not let go of you until the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Ragland, Olivia Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000078/bk_bonn_000078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rebecca Neumanner´s marriage is on the brink of collapse as her desire to be a mother becomes an obsession. Then she receives news from her estranged family in Rhodes.Called back to the beautiful Greek island of her birth, she realises how little she knows of the grandmother she has eluded for over a decade. Bubba has never spoken of the Nazi occupation during her youth, but there have always been whispers. What desperate measures did she take that terrible day in 1944 when her family was ripped apart? Can the rumour she had blood on her own hands really be true? But Bubba intends to take her secrets to the grave.However, as Rebecca arrives on Rhodes, bringing the promise of new life, this broken family must come together. The time has come to tell the truth about the darkest of days....If you love The Island and Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop , you will love this perfect summer listen from the author of Island of Secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Paterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000019/bk_bonn_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.