Midnight Riot: Ben Aaronovitch
Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody - it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi´s protégé and the political leader of India, believed that Indians were an inherently nonviolent, peaceful people. Pakistan´s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was a secular lawyer, not a firebrand. But in August 1946, exactly a year before Independence, Calcutta erupted in street-gang fighting. A cycle of riots - targeting Hindus, then Muslims, then Sikhs - spiraled out of control. As the summer of 1947 approached, all three groups were heavily armed and on edge, and the British rushed to leave. Hell let loose. Trains carried Muslims west and Hindus east to their slaughter. Some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in modern history erupted on both sides of the new border, searing a divide between India and Pakistan that remains a root cause of many evils. From jihadi terrorism to nuclear proliferation, the searing tale told in Midnight´s Furies explains all too many of the headlines we read today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005119de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Banner is 20 years old the night Dakota Shane stands center stage while six bullets ring out through the stadium. Five deaths occur from those shots, although only four ever go on record. All four are women. It happens in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena. The show is a sellout. Twenty-two thousand seats gone in less than four hours. For the eight days leading up to the concert, a handful of disparate lives intertwine as their world unravels. Their sanity, their relationships, their work, their children, the law, and even death hangs in the balance. Among them are: the learning-disabled black kid from East St. Louis trying to move past having his little sister die in his arms when she and his Momma become collateral damage during a drive-by; the quick-witted black man who, after losing control of his car on his way to visit family in Portland, finds himself duct-taped to a chair, a hostage to a meth-addled lunatic wanted for a double homicide; the Latino son now desperately struggling to rise above his abusive father and help his mother and sister move on to a better life, while unable to let go of the tremendous guilt he bears over the fate of the other sister he once had; the slash-punk singer who manages to score her band the best gig of its career, only to learn she may not have a band left to play it; the Korean psychiatrist finally confronting how much of her life has slipped by her - how many years she lost - while focussing on far less important things; the ex-LAPD detective now working for the Portland PD finally facing the ghosts that still linger from the time of the Rodney King riots - a past that forced him to drag his family up out of LA; the bitter ex-wife of a disc jockey who still secretly listens to her ex-husband´s midnight radio show as she drinks herself into a whiskey coma; the out of control daughter having unprotected sex with strangers hoping that pregnancy might draw the attention of parents una... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070365de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Considered by many to be the foremost author of the traditional ghost story, M. R. James was a distinguished scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic atmospheres of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the trepidations of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash ghastly forces, often in enclosed confinements and nighttime settings where the imagination runs riot. From isolated country houses to remote inns, ancient churches and vast libraries... These locations deliver intolerable menace from malevolent spirits seeking vengeance and harm. Eighty years on, these stories have lost none of their power to unnerve and disturb. This new volume includes four tales which have been adapted for audio, expertly narrated by actor David Troughton: ´Number 13´, ´The Tractate Middoth´, ´Lost Hearts´ and ´A View from a Hill´. About the reader: an established stage and television actor, David Troughton´s credits include Father Brown, The Café, Outnumbered, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Fingersmith, Born and Bred, Casualty 1907, All the King´s Men, Trevor´s World of Sport, Drop the Dead Donkey, Kavanagh QC, Cider with Rose, Ted and Alice, Paradise Heights, Chips with Everything, Crime and Punishment and The Last Detective. David´s association with Doctor Who is vast and varied; he is probably best remembered as King Peladon in the Third Doctor adventure ´The Curse of Peladon´ and as Professor Winfold Hobbes in Midnight, alongside David Tennant. He has also appeared in two other television serials, The War Games and The Enemy of the World, as well as voicing a huge variety of audiobooks and plays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Troughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000060de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionThe Little Black Book Of 5-Chord Songs follows on from the successful 4-chord Little Black Book and featuring songs such as The Scientist, A Good Heart, Mad World and Take A Chance On Me, to name a few.(I´m Not Your) Steppin´ Stone [Monkees, The] (Marie´s The Name) His Latest Flame [Presley, Elvis] A Good Heart [Sharkey, Feargal] All Or Nothing [Small Faces] Are You Gonna Be My Girl [Jet] Boulder To Birmingham [Harris, Emmylou] Brown Eyed Girl [Morrison, Van] California [Phantom Planet] Cast No Shadow [Oasis] Cathy´s Clown [Everly Brothers, The] Crossroads [Cream] Danger! High Voltage [Electric 6] Every Day Is Like Sunday [Morrissey] Farewell To The Gold [Jones, Nic] Fight Test [Flaming Lips, The] Flowers On The Wall [Statler Brothers, The] Girl From Mars [Ash] Girls And Boys [Blur] Graham Greene [Cale, John] Hallelujah [Cohen, Leonard] Hard To Handle [Black Crowes, The] Heartattack & Vine [Waits, Tom] Honky Cat [John, Elton] I Can´t Stop Loving You [Charles, Ray] I Saw Her Standing There [Beatles, The] If It´s In You [Barrett, Syd] I´m Yours [Mraz, Jason] In Between Days [Cure, The] In My Hour Of Darkness [Gram Parsons] In The Ghetto [Cave, Nick And Bad Seeds, The] In The Midnight Hour [Pickett, Wilson] Into Your Arms [Lemonheads, The] Jamming [Marley, Bob] Keep The Faith [Bon Jovi] Let Her Go [Passenger] Little Deuce Coupe [Beach Boys, The] Mad World [Tears For Fears] Matthew & Son [Stevens, Cat] Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard [Simon, Paul] Men´s Needs [Cribs, The] Monkey [Low] Moonlight Shadow [Oldfield, Mike feat. Reilly, Maggie] More Than This [Roxy Music] Move Closer [Nelson, Phyllis] No More Heroes [Stranglers, The] No Particular Place To Go [Berry, Chuck] One Track Mind [Knickerbockers, The] Pretty Vacant [Sex Pistols, The] Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) [Florence + The Machine] Raspberry Beret [Prince] Reason To Believe [Hardin, Tim] Red Morning Light [Kings Of Leon] School Of Rock [Black, Jack] Sharp Dressed Man [ZZ Top] She Bangs The Drums [Stone Roses, The] Should I Stay Or Should I Go [Clash, The] Solitary Man [Cash, Johnny] Sound And Vision [Bowie, David] Stop Your Sobbing [Pretenders, The] Substitute [Who, The] Sultans Of Swing [Dire Straits] Take A Chance On Me [Abba] Telegram Sam [T. Rex] Thank U [Morrisette Alanis] That’s Entertainment [Jam, The] The Days Of Pearly Spencer [McWilliams, David] The Dolphins [Buckley, Tim] The Passenger [Iggy Pop] The Scientist [Coldplay] The Sound Of Silence [Simon & Garfunkel] To Love Somebody [Bee Gees, The] What I Am [Edie Brickell And The New Bohemians] What Makes You Think You´re The One [Fleetwood Mac] When You´re Gone [Adams, Bryan feat. Mel. C] White Riot [Clash, The] Why [Byrds, The] You Wear It Well [Stewart, Rod] Your Cheatin´ Heart [Williams, Hank]
A GOOD HEART|ALL OR NOTHING|ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL|BOULDER TO BIRMINGHAM|Brown eyed girl / Morrison Van|CALIFORNIA - PHANTOM PLANET|CAST NO SHADOW / Oasis|CATHY´S CLOWN|CROSSROADS|DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE|The Days Of Pearly Spencer|THE DOLPHINS|EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY|Farewell to the Gold|FIGHT TEST|FLOWERS ON THE WALL|GIRL FROM MARS|GIRLS AND BOYS|Graham Greene|HALLELUJAH|HARD TO HANDLE|HEARTATTACK AND VINE|HONKY CAT / John Elton|I CAN´T STOP LOVING YOU|I SAW HER STANDING THERE|If it´s in you|I´M YOURS / Mraz Jason|Steppin´ stone|IN BETWEEN DAYS|IN MY HOUR OF DARKNESS|In the Ghetto|IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR|INTO YOUR ARMS|JAMMING / Marley Bob + The Wailers|Keep The Faith|Let her go / Passenger|LITTLE DEUCE COUPE|MAD WORLD / Tears For Fears|MARIE´S THE NAME OF HIS LATEST FLAME|MATTHEW AND SON / Stevens Cat|ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD / Simon Paul|Men´s needs|MONKEY|MOONLIGHT SHADOW|MORE THAN THIS|MOVE CLOSER|NO MORE HEROES|NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO|ONE TRACK MIND|THE PASSENGER / Pop Iggy|PRETTY VACANT / Sex Pistols|RABBIT HEART|RASPBERRY BERET / Prince|REASON TO BELIEVE|RED MORNING LIGHT|SCHOOL OF ROCK|THE SCIENTIST / Coldplay|THE SOUND OF SILENCE / Simon + Garfunkel|Sharp dressed man / ZZ Top|SHE BANGS THE DRUMS|SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO / Clash|SOLITARY MAN|SOUND AND VISION / Bowie David|STOP YOUR SOBBIN´ / Pretenders|SUBSTITUTE / Who|SULTANS OF SWING / Dire Straits|TAKE A CHANCE ON ME / Abba|TELEGRAM SAM|THANK U|THAT´S ENTERTAINMENT|TO LOVE SOMEBODY|WHAT I AM|WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU´RE THE ONE|WHEN YOU´RE GONE / ADAMS BRYAN + MELANIE C|WHITE RIOT / Clash|WHY / BYRDS|YOU WEAR IT WELL / Stewart Rod|YOUR CHEATIN´ HEART