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.
By the age of 13, vulnerable Sheffield teenager Samantha Owens had fallen through the cracks in the care system. Bounced around numerous foster carers after her home life became too chaotic, Samantha thought she had found a friend in the streetwise Amanda Spencer. The older girl bought her clothes, styled her hair and found her places to stay. Samantha´s welfare was the last thing on Spencer´s mind, however, as in reality she was grooming the young girl for exploitation of the worst possible kind. Over the course of the next few months, Samantha was plied with alcohol and drugs and pimped out to over 50 men for Spencer´s gain. Raped, abused and with no chance of escape, Samantha was at the mercy of the calculating, ruthless and intimidating Spencer. It took a police investigation of two years to bring her and a small gang of cohorts to justice, and in 2014, Spencer was jailed for 12 years. With her abusers in jail and Samantha bravely rebuilding her life, her shocking story is a stark warning to those who believe child sexual abuse follows any set pattern. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Swan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000091/bk_bonn_000091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the age of 14, Caitlin was completely controlled, repeatedly raped, provided with alcohol, given drugs, sold and passed on to new gangs over and over again. The majority of her abusers were Pakistani men, who were blatant in their attacks upon her, often collecting her from school or home, to be taken to flats they owned, family homes or hotels booked for the day, to be horrifically and systematically abused.At a time when the abuse ring realities of young white women in Rotherham and other major English cities are coming to light, Caitlin´s story will appal listeners - not just because of the degree of horrific attacks which were perpetrated upon her but also because of the ways in which the authorities refused to act. Caitlin speaks openly about what she has suffered and also shows just how unwilling many people are to face up to what is happening in our midst, for fear of being called racist. By bravely speaking out, she will hopefully prove just how deep these problems are and just how the abusers get away with it in plain sight of the authorities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Atkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000121/bk_bonn_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C´est moi Sookie, je suis de retour, mais cette fois, je pars en mission dans la capitale du vice ! La reine des vampires m´a ordonné d´enquêter sur la mort de ma cousine-vampire Hadley. Et quand la reine ordonne... Bonne fille, j´obéis mais l´héritage d´Hadley attise la convoitise. Heureusement, Quinn, mon sublime tigre-garou, m´accompagne dans cette enquête sanglante. ´´ Sookie Stackhouse a quitté le fin fond de la Louisiane pour La Nouvelle-Orléans et utilise ses talents de télépathe pour enquêter sur la mort suspecte de sa cousine, dont la nature des relations avec la reine est encore trouble... De révélation en révélation, Sookie va rapidement regretter la vie paisible et les vampires finalement si peu terrifiants de Bon Temps. La série télévisée True Blood a été librement inspirée et adaptée de cette saga romanesque La Communauté du Sud. Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement. 1. French. Bénédicte Charton. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adfr/000380/bk_adfr_000380_sample.mp3.
Right now, Congress, the Fed, and the Treasury are all gambling with your future and your money. And it´s contagious. Economies around the globe are suffering from the biggest multitrillion-dollar bets ever wagered on big governments and miraculous financial interventions in pretend ´´free markets.´´ One man saw it all coming and told his readers well in advance of today´s crisis. Bill Bonner reports on the true health and well-being of the world´s largest economy to over half a million readers each day in The Daily Reckoning. His newsletter is to the mainstream financial press what the Gnostic Gospels are to the King James Bible. Back in 2000, Bill Bonner sounded like a prophet crying in the wilderness. While everyone scrambled to purchase shares of the latest and hottest dot-com, Bill announced his Trade of the Decade: Sell dollars, buy gold. Back in 2000, you could get an ounce for around $264. Today, you could pay as much as $1,400 for that same ounce. Finally, some of Bonner´s best pronouncements, predictions, and profitable analysis are collected in one place. Dice Have No Memory gathers Bonner´s richest insights from August 1999 through November 2010 to form a chronological narrative of economics in America. Here´s a fraction of what you´ll find inside: Gold says ´´I Told You So´´ Three out of Four Economists Are Wrong Imperial Overstretch Marks Why Debt Does Matter Economic Zombies Shuffle Towards Bankruptcy Bonner´s Dice Have No Memory offers elegies for economists, tips for investors, tirades against wasteful warfare past and present, and practical guides to modern finance with graceful prose, well-earned intelligence, and riotous irreverence. Bill Bonner´s common sense genius rips the window dressing off modern finance - a world normally populated by misguided do-gooders, corrupt politicians, and big bankers empowered by dubious ´´mathematical´´ truth 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Bonner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004720/bk_adbl_004720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the untapped power of the human mind.How do champions like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Usain Bolt suppress their fear of failure and find the belief to win? How did Michael Phelps and Jessica Ennis-Hill visualise their own futures? What exactly is ´The Zone´? And how do you get there?Drawing on over 100 exclusive interviews with the world´s elite stars of sports, ranging from boxing to rugby union, Formula One to the Paralympics, Clyde Brolin sets out to discover the secrets of true success and show how they can be used by all of us in our own lives, whoever we are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Dickinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000067/bk_bonn_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Highway robber.Convict.Runaway.Mother.Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the Devon forest, she becomes a successful highway woman - until her luck runs out.Transported to Australia, pregnant and alone, Jenny must face harsh challenges in an unforgiving land. When famine hits the new colony, Jenny becomes convinced that those she most cares about will not survive. She becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape. Setting sail in a small open boat on an unknown ocean, she will do anything for freedom, but at what cost?A fierce and heartbreaking historical debut, perfect for fans of The Light Between Oceans and based on the incredible true story of convict Mary Bryant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Ball. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000095/bk_bonn_000095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. From being attacked by lions to close encounters with deadly reef sharks, from getting lost in the African bush without water to crawling the precarious tunnels of gold mines, from marlin fishing with Lee Marvin to near death from crash-landing a Cessna airplane, from brutal school days to redemption through writing and falling in love, Wilbur Smith tells us the intimate stories of his life that have been the raw material for his fiction. Always candid, sometimes hilarious, and never less than thrillingly entertaining, On Leopard Rock is testament to a writer whose life is as rich and eventful as his novels are enthralling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000005/bk_bonn_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dragons, mischief and mayhem abound in this wonderful third story in the Boy Who Grew Dragons series.Tomas can´t imagine life without his little dragon, Flicker. He´s become more than a pet - he´s a friend like no other. And growing dragons on the dragonfruit tree in the garden with his friends Ted, Kat and Kai is the most amazing thing ever. But Tomas has promised Grandad something - that he and his friends will let their dragons go back to where they belong. The only problem is - that isn´t such an easy thing to do. Not when they are still having so much fun with dragons Flicker, Sunny, Crystal and Dodger. Not when they still have to work out where the dragons´ home is and how to get the dragons to leave. And not when Tomas is so close to uncovering the true story of the mysterious dragonfruit tree.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ewan Goddard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000061/bk_bonn_000061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.