Nikesh Patel stars as Saleem in BBC Radio 4´s epic dramatisation of Salman Rushdie´s Booker Prize-winning novel of love, history and magic. Saleem Sinai is born on the stroke of midnight on 14th-15th August 1947, at the exact moment that India and Pakistan become separate, independent nations. From that moment on, his fate is mysteriously handcuffed to the history of his country. But Saleem´s story starts almost thirty years earlier, when his grandfather, Dr Aadam Aziz, falls in love with a woman concealed behind a perforated sheet. That pivotal moment in Kashmir in 1919 sparks a series of bizarre events that will lead to a cryptic prophecy and the birth of a boy with an extraordinary destiny. As a ´Midnight´s Child´, Saleem has magical powers, and can telepathically tune in to all the other gifted children whose birth coincided with India´s division. However, his strange entanglement with the fate of India will have dramatic repercussions for both him and his country.... Adapted by Ayeesha Menon, this dazzling dramatisation of Rushdie´s many-layered, magical realist masterpiece is both an enthralling family saga and a riveting history of post-colonialism. First broadcast to mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, it features Nikesh Patel as Saleem, with a star cast including Abhin Galeya, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose and Narinder Samra. Also included is an interview with Salman Rushdie, in which the author talks to radio drama director Emma Harding about his multi-award winning novel. Midnight´s Children won the Booker Prize in 1981, and was subsequently awarded the ´Booker of Bookers´ prize in 1993 and ´The Best of the Booker´ prize in 2008. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikesh Patel, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose, Preeya Kalidas, Aysha Kala, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002921/bk_rhuk_002921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 36, private detective Jared McKean is coming to terms with his unjust dismissal from the Nashville Murder Squad and an unwanted divorce from a woman he still loves. Jared is a natural horseman and horse rescuer whose son has Down syndrome, whose best friend is dying of AIDS, and whose teenage nephew, Josh, has fallen under the influence of a dangerous fringe of the goth subculture. When the fringe group’s leader—a mind-manipulating sociopath who considers himself a vampire—is found butchered and posed across a pentagram, Josh is the number-one suspect. Jared will need all his skills as a private investigator and former homicide detective to match wits with the most terrifying killer he has ever seen. When he learns that Josh is next on the killer’s list, Jared will risk his reputation, his family, and his life in a desperate attempt to save the boy he loves like a son. Jaden Terrell is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Tennessee Writers Alliance. The former special education teacher is the executive director of the Killer Nashville crime literature conference and a SEMWA Magnolia Award winner. A graduate of the Citizen Police Academy and the FBI/TBI Citizen Academy, Terrell has a red belt in Tae Kwon Do and is certified in equine sports massage therapy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005131/bk_blak_005131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a trip to the small Texas town where only outsiders fit in with the first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris´ paranormal mystery series. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It´s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There´s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There´s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There´s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...
In 2003 Trent Parke began a road-trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity, which although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today. Trent Parke, born in Newcastle Australia in 1971, joined Magnum Photos in 2002 and has been a full member since 2007. Parke has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards including World Press Photo Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2003. His publications include Dream / Life (1999), The Seventh Wave with Narelle Autio (2000), Bedknobs & Broomsticks (2010), and the long-awaited Christmas Tree Bucket, also to be published this season by Steidl.
When thirty-five-year-old Carol Richmond decides to end her seventeen-year marriage, she has no idea what´s in store. Within the first year of the divorce, her ex-husband abandons his children and ignores the court´s orders to pay child support, and despite working sixteen hours a day and seven days a week, Richmond cannot make ends meet. She is forced to sell her home and hawk her jewelry in order to keep her family fed and housed, and more often than not she relies on hired women to kiss her children goodnight and dry their tears. In the decade to follow, Carol´s growing children struggle with individual complexities. One son attempts suicide; another utterly fails academically; and her daughter is sexually abused by a trusted acquaintance. Yet Carol and her children endure-because they must. Haunting yet full of humor and self-effacing wisdom, Notes After Midnight is a story of the invisible binding thread connecting each of us to one another-the thread that helps us find our way along even the most difficult of paths.
Titel: Midnight Blues - Magic Slim & the TeardropsFormat: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. Let Me Love You 2. You Can´t Lose What You Ain´t Never Had 3. Give Me Back My Wig 4. Lonely Man 5. Spider In My Stew 6. Going Down The Road Feeling Bad 7. Full L
The Rogue + The Wolf - Midnight Mug - Tasse, von außen im matten schwarz, von innen ein Nachthimmel-Design - Füllmenge: circa 0,5 Liter - geeignet für die Spülmaschine und Mikrowelle Verleihe Deinem Morgenritual einen Hauch von Nacht und trinke in der unendlichen Stille des Sternenhimmels. Fülle Deinen Mitternachtsbecher mit Deinem gewählten Koffein-Fix, beruhigt in den Arbeitstag zu starten. Oder verwende ihn abends, um dich mit deinem Lieblingsgetränk in einen tiefen, verzauberten Schlaf zu versetzen.
From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that´s how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It´s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There´s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There´s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there´s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he´s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000671/bk_orio_000671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.