Does Capitalism Have a Future?: Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins, Michael Mann, Georgi Derluguian
A Raggedy Ann For Georgi Anna, is the story of one young woman and her family who decide to leave their Amish community in Pennsylvania and move to Illinois and to a much smaller farm. The entire family enjoys meeting others in the community but Naomi also makes friends with a non-Amish woman and her little daughter, who has bright golden curls. She doesn´t know why she becomes strongly attached to the pair, but then she also meets a young man who will also be a major part of her own future. How all four people interlink with one another is amazing and the theme throughout this emotional story is one of love and understanding God´s will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mona Bella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016360/bk_acx0_016360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Georgie has brought up Huw all by herself. She has nurtured him, loved him, cried with him, and spent sleepless nights worrying about him. Life was tough when Huw was little: Money was tight; Huw asked constantly about his father; and Georgie was desperately lonely. But now things are looking up. Georgie´s got a new boyfriend - a handsome doctor - and her work as a stylist is taking off. Huw is doing well in school and doesn´t mention his father. Georgie has never been happier. Then, one day, out of the blue, 10 years after he left, Huw´s father, David, turns up. He wants his son and will stop at nothing to get him. Will everything that she has built be torn apart by the arrival of this man? A man who wants her son to call him ´´dad´´? ´´Mums, you will need tissues. Lots of them.´´ (The Richmond magazine) ´´Kervin´s writing is shamelessly and explosively hilarious.´´ (Daily Mail) ´´Funny, touching and moving.´´ (Cosmopolitan) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Nicholls. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118058/bk_acx0_118058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The astounding new novel from the best-selling and Costa short-listed author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of 10 and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.When 12-year-old Georgie makes friends with an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual reality, 3-D version of the future.Then a deadly virus threatens to wipe out every dog in the country, and Georgie’s beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. Which is bad - but worse is still to come.As the world is thrown into chaos, Georgie embarks on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth and all of humanity.......without actually leaving the room.An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel - but not as you know it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aysha Kala. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004292/bk_hcuk_004292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Linaria is a world where dragons are revered as gods, where airships rule the skies, and where war is stirring. For Moroda, a former Goldstone, her life of luxury ends following her father´s sudden death. When her city is destroyed by a dragon, she and her sister ally with a sky pirate and narrowly escape the carnage - only to find a vigilante from an exiled race has left a trail of destruction everywhere his growing army has traveled. With compulsion at his fingertips, he strengthens his hold over Linaria´s people by stealing the power of dragons. It´s only a matter of time before Moroda, too, is forced to submit. With war nipping at her heels and danger lurking in her companions and adversaries, Moroda must quickly learn about herself, her world, and the dragons so intent on reducing it all to ash. Moroda is the first novel in an epic six-book saga, a fast-paced, action-packed tale following a group of characters as war rages across their world. With pirates and soldiers, smiths and princes, Linaria is a vibrant land with a deeply unsettled past and an equally ominous future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgie Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112400/bk_acx0_112400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neville ´Pom´ Darling is on the hunt for the perfect photograph. Skye Stewart is searching for her long-lost grandfather. It´s 1939, and Neville, escaping an unhappy marriage and his memories of the Great War, finds himself in Mackenzie Crossing on the day of the terrible Black Friday bushfires. He meets the beautiful Georgie Mackenzie and in an instant knows that she is the subject he has been looking for. As the heat intensifies, Georgie and Pom begin to wonder if they have a future together, but first they must survive the blaze. Almost 60 years later, Sky Stewart returns to the area in search of her grandfather. Did he survive the Black Friday bushfires? Who is the exotic woman in the photograph she found? But when she arrives in Elysian, the closest town to where Mackenzie Crossing used to be, she finds more of her hidden past than she bargained for - a more recent past which she would prefer stayed forgotten.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003033/bk_boli_003033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wind is whispering in Woody Creek. Change is in the air. It´s 1958 and Woody Creek is being dragged kicking and screaming into the swinging ´60s. Jenny´s daughters, Cara and Georgie, are now young women. They have inherited their mother´s hands, but that is where their similarity ends. Raised separately, they have never met. A mistake from Cara´s teenage years looms over her future, but she believes emphatically in the white-wedding and happily-ever-after myth. Georgie has seen enough of marriage and motherhood. She plans to live her life as her grandmother did, independent of a man. But life for the Morrison girls has never been easy, and once the sisters are in each other´s lives, long-buried secrets are bound to be unearthed, the dramatic consequences of which no-one could have predicted.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001402/bk_boli_001402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging story sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yetide Bodaki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/west/000683/bk_west_000683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a stunning follow-up to her best-selling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh returns with Baker Towers, a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II. Born and raised on Bakerton´s Polish Hill, the five Novak children come of age during wartime, a thrilling era when the world seems on the verge of changing forever. The oldest, Georgie, serves on a minesweeper in the South Pacific and glimpses life beyond Bakerton, a promising future he is determined to secure at all costs. His sister Dorothy takes a job in Washington, D.C., and finds she is unprepared for city life. Brilliant Joyce becomes the family´s keystone, bitterly aware of the opportunities she might have had elsewhere. Sandy sails through life on his looks and charm, and Lucy, the volatile baby, devours the family´s attention and develops a bottomless appetite for love. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America´s industrial past and the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. This is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000934/bk_harp_000934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Woody Creek is gearing up for its centenary celebrations - but for many of its townspeople, it´s just another reminder of the old days, when life was more simple, before so-called progress, technology and a growing population roared through the town, altering everything in its wake. Not for Georgie, though. Long encumbered by responsibility for her half-sister, Margot, she´s looking towards the future and more changes. Not having managed to move on from running Charlie´s grocery store yet, as the clock ticks over to 1970, she´s determined that the time has come. She´s not the only one of Jenny´s children who´s grown up and is moving on. As a six-year-old, little Jimmy Morrison was stolen from Woody Creek by his grandfather, and is now farther away than ever from his estranged birth mother and sisters. Having inherited an estate in the United Kingdom, he´s determined to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia.... For Cara, Woody Creek has been the source of the most devastating news of her life, and a terrible mistake that cannot be undone. She´s vowed never to step foot into the place again. But the old timber town has a way of getting under people´s skins. And as it draws the much-loved cast of Woody Creek characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem set to explode in the most dramatic of showdowns.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001925/bk_boli_001925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.