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.
When her family is torn apart, can she find her place in the world?Emma is growing up in the beautiful Norfolk countryside with her family. Life seems idyllic, but little does she know things are about to change. Soon she finds her family split. Her younger siblings are destined for the workhouse whilst Emma takes a job as a cook in a wealthy London household. Then she meets a dashing young fireman. As Emma marries and her family grows, so does her happiness. Until tragedy strikes.Will Emma turn her life around once again? And can she finally find her happily ever after? A warm-hearted and nostalgic family saga from the author of The Winter Baby and The Girl with No Home, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Ball. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000088/bk_bonn_000088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.In the midst of war, he found love. In the midst of darkness, he found courage.In the midst of tragedy, he found hope.Nuri is a beekeeper, his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partner, who has started an apiary and is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all - and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face - they must journey to find each other again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Art Malik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000064/bk_bonn_000064_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.