There are seven articles in the June 5, 2006 issue:COMMENT´´Citizens´´ by Steve Coll: The official report on the London bombings last year raises domestic questions of immigration and integration.TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Room´´ by Tad Friend: A graduate level comedy writing class.´´Meg and Jason´´ by Rebecca Mead: Two bloggers find love.PROFILES´´Stringer´s Way´´ by Mark Singer: Sony´s C.E.O. and the battle to save a brand. POP MUSIC´´Blighted´´ by Sasha Frere Jones: When British pop crosses the pond. ON TELEVISION´´All in the Game´´ by Nancy Franklin: Making money the Jim Cramer way. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Violent Times´´ by David Denby: X-Men: The Last Stand and The Cult of the Suicide Bomber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/060531/pe_nyer_060531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1947: Humans were visited by extra-terrestrial beings of an unknown origin. Worldwide governments covered it up. 1992: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life (SETL) received a message from deep space. This was never disclosed publicly. 2015: The unknown alien lifeforms were heading back toward Earth and would enter our atmosphere on June 21. Three months prior to the date, world leaders decided to go public. I was a journalist and a blogger reporting on the species-altering events that year. Please follow my account of how society reacted and ultimately changed forever as a result of the truly historic revelations. My aim? To ensure human beings of the future are made aware of what we went through during the year 2015 - the year we made contact...again. My name? Tristan Lafferty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106761/bk_acx0_106761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in Campden Hill, Kensington, on May 29th, 1874.Originally, after attending St Paul´s School, he went to Slade to learn the art of illustration. In 1896 he joined a small London publisher and began his journalistic career as a freelance art and literary critic before going on to writing weekly columns in the Daily News and the Illustrated London News.In 1901 he married Frances Blogg, to whom he remained married for the rest of his life.For many he is known as a very fine novelist and the creator of the Father Brown Detective stories, which were much influenced by his own beliefs. A large man - 6’ 4” and 21st in weight - he was apt to be forgetful in that delightful way that the British sometimes are, such as a telegram home to his wife saying he was in one place, but musing where should he actually be.He was prolific in many other areas; he wrote plays, short stories, and essays, loved to debate and wrote hundreds of poems. It is on his poems that we concentrate this volume. They range from the virtues and vices of England and the English to his worldview and religious beliefs.G. K. Chesterton died of congestive heart failure on 14th June, 1936, and is buried in Beaconsfield just outside of London.This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialised imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/001116/bk_copy_001116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an audio summary of Ready Player One, a 2011 LitRPG science-fiction debut novel by American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopian 2040s, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit the game creator´s fortune. Teenager Wade Watts lives with his aunt in Oklahoma City in the ´´stacks´´, a poverty-stricken district constructed of trailer homes piled on top of each other. He spends his spare time as a ´´gunter´´ (´´egg hunter´´), logging on to the OASIS as an avatar under the moniker Parzival, reading Halliday´s journal Anorak´s Almanac, and researching details of the 1980s pop culture, mainly classic video games and movies that Halliday loved. One day, he realizes that the first key is located on the same virtual world as his own online high school, in a recreation of the Dungeons & Dragons module Tomb of Horrors. He meets Art3mis, a famous female gunter and blogger who has been exploring the place, and advances further than she does when he defeats the AI Acererak at the video game Joust. He is awarded the Copper Key, and Parzival appears on the ´´Scoreboard´´, attracting the world´s attention. Parzival completes the gate´s puzzles by playing through the Dungeons of Daggorath video game and then role-playing Matthew Broderick´s character in the film WarGames. Art3mis clears the gate shortly afterwards as does Wade´s friend Aech. Wade´s fame enables him to make a living by endorsing virtual products. Note: Author Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June, 2010, in a bidding war to Crown Publishing Group. A film adaptation, screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed by Steven Spielberg, was released on March 29, 2018. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115133/bk_acx0_115133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.