Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a former student, lives in a tiny garret on the top floor of a run-down apartment building in St. Petersburg. He is sickly, dressed in rags, short on money, and talks to himself, but he is also handsome, proud, and intelligent. He is contemplating committing an awful crime, but the nature of the crime is not yet clear. He goes to the apartment of an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, to get money for a watch and to plan the crime. Afterward, he stops for a drink at a tavern, where he meets a man named Marmeladov, who, in a fit of drunkenness, has abandoned his job and proceeded on a five-day drinking binge, afraid to return home to his family. Marmeladov tells Raskolnikov about his sickly wife, Katerina Ivanovna, and his daughter, Sonya, who has been forced into prostitution to support the family. Raskolnikov walks with Marmeladov to Marmeladov´s apartment, where he meets Katerina and sees firsthand the squalid conditions in which they live. The next day, Raskolnikov receives a letter from his mother informing him that his sister, Dunya, is engaged to a government official named Luzhin and that they are all moving to St. Petersburg. He goes to another tavern, where he overhears a student talking about how society would be better off if the old pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna were dead. Later, in the streets, Raskolnikov hears that the pawnbroker will be alone in her apartment the next evening. He sleeps fitfully and wakes up the next day, finds an ax, and fashions a fake item to pawn to distract the pawnbroker. That night, he goes to her apartment and kills her. While he is rummaging through her bedroom, looking for money, her sister walks in, and Raskolnikov kills her as well. He barely escapes from the apartment without being seen, then returns to his apartment and collapses on the sofa. Thus begins Crime and Punishment with all the twists and turns and philosophical questions that permeate Dostoyevsky´s writing. A world classi... 1. Russian. Vyacheslav Gerasimov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000033/bk_zaot_000033_sample.mp3.
Instrument : Piano TrioType : score and parts0Content : Anitra´s Dance from Peer Gynt (Grieg) - Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from Pictures at an Exhibition (Moussorgsky) - Elegy - Do Not Tempt Me (Glinka) - Hungarian Dances Nos 2 & 5 (Brahms) - March from The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofieff) - Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition (Moussorgsky) - Romance The Night (Rubenstein) - Russian Dance from Petrouchka (Stravinsky)
Spektakl´ po odnoimennoi piese.Moskovski Khudozhestvenniy Akademicheskiy teatr USSR imeni M.Gor´kovo. Avtor postanovki V.Nemirovich-Danchenko Tri Sestry - odna iz samykh izvestnykh pies A.P. Chekhova. Tri generalskiye dochki - Olga, Masha i Irina Prozorovy, chye detstvo proshlo v Moskve, zabrosheny sud´boy v zakholustniy gorodok. Ponachalu im kazhetsya, chto vperedi - radostnaya i napolnennaya cmyslom zhisn´, schastlivaya lyubov, vozvrasheniye v stolitsu. No postepenno skuka i odnoobraziye provintsial´noi zhisni razbivayut v prakh vse ih mecht. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Anastasia Georgievskaya, Claudia Yelanskaya, Pavel Massalski, Vasily Orlov, Victor Stanitsyn, Angelina Stepanova, Alla Tarasova. http://samples.audible.de/bk/cdcm/000004/bk_cdcm_000004_sample.mp3.
Elemental witch Abigail Drake, third daughter in a magical bloodline, was born with a special affinity for water and the power to communicate with dolphins. Off the coast of Sea Haven, California, she has spent her entire life swimming among the sleek aquatic mammals, studying their fascinating ways. But then her idyll is shattered when she witnesses a gruesome murder along the shore, placing her own life in imminent danger. Now Abigail must seek refuge in the strong arms of Alexsandr Volstov, the Russian Interpol agent who broke her heart years before. New York Times best-selling author Christine Feehan is ´´the reigning queen of paranormal romance´´ (Publishers Weekly). A mesmerizing blend of suspense and sensuality with a mystical twist, Oceans of Fire roars with waves of passion, enhanced by Alyssa Bresnahan´s sultry narration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001681/bk_reco_001681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her - Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it´s his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston´s underworld that interest her most. To find her sister, she´ll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector - but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pinky Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011918/bk_acx0_011918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Late on a foggy November afternoon, a desperate young woman arrives at Baker Street, imploring Sherlock Holmes to help her. She is terrified about what may be going on inside a secretive London refuge for Russian exiles, where her sister works. Thus begins a frightening case which deeply strains both Holmes and Watson because of the dreadful consequences of failure and the mystifying nature of the forces against them. The case leads into strange territory. Into the circles of Victorian radicals and idealists, where early feminists and socialists rub shoulders with exiled foreign revolutionaries. To a utopian anarchist commune in the Essex wilderness, which imitates the Tolstoy farm communes in Russia. Deep into the very dark political world from which so many Russian exiles have fled. The trail leads on - to one shocking discovery after another, as Holmes unravels a conspiracy as evil and twisted as a labyrinth in hell. Narrated by Dr. Watson, The Case of the Russian Chessboard respects Sherlock Holmes traditions and 1890s historical facts. Mingling mystery with gaslight, it offers a gripping, atmospheric and thought-provoking listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057510/bk_acx0_057510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were the Princess Dianas of their day - perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early 20th century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses - Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Romanov - were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore, and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution - the nightmare that would sweep their world away and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I, and the Russian Revolution. Helen Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries, and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001825/bk_aren_001825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Cvet ee glaz´´ - fantasticheskij roman Artema Kamenistogo i Ali Holodovoj, vhodit v cikl ´´S-T-I-K-S´´, zhanr boevaja fantastika. My - luchshie, my jelita mira krasoty. Vysokie steny oberegajut nas ot muzhskoj nazojlivosti i smertel´nyh opasnostej Stiksa. Nashu privlekatel´nost´ shlifujut vydajushhiesja mastera svoego dela, nad nashim obrazovaniem rabotajut luchshie pedagogi. I kazhduju vospitannicu v itoge zhdet odinakovaja uchast´ - stat´ pokornoj izbrannicej vazhnogo gospodina. No, nesmotrja na strozhajshee vospitanie, est´ sredi nas te, kotorye gotovy pojti na nemyslimoe - pomenjat´ bezopasnost´ i komfort Cvetnika na vechnyj risk svobody. Vse, chto dlja jetogo nado - perebrat´sja cherez stenu, preodolet´ ohrannye perimetry, izbezhat´ vnimanija patrulej i sistem nabljudenija, izbavit´sja ot sledjashhego brasleta. I, glavnoe - ne dat´ sebja ubit´, ved´ v mire, gde vsem zapravljaet Smert´, u nas net druzej, zato vragov velikoe mnozhestvo. Odin shag za stenu, i ty sredi nih. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Elena Polonetskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/001014/bk_agen_001014_sample.mp3.
Goldie and Godiva are twins who live in very different worlds. Goldie Silver, an aging flower child, runs the Silver Spoon Antique Shoppe in Juneau, Alaska. Rich, manipulative Godiva Olivia Dubois authors her syndicated advice column, ´´Ask G.O.D.´´, from her Beverly Hills mansion. When Goldie finally receives a lost shipment of antique Russian tea urns, she realizes they are not the ones she ordered. The samovars sell quickly, but murder and mayhem follow each of the new owners. One customer is murdered, and the others are attacked and their samovars stolen. Goldie and Godiva cannot convince the police that the stolen samovars and murder are related and that the local drunk they arrested is innocent. In an effort to protect the last two buyers, the Silver sisters set out on a wild chase that leads them to Seattle and Los Angeles. As usual, their elderly mother and uncle, former vaudeville magicians, get into the act. This wacky family sets a clever trap that backfires, and a zany sequence of events unfolds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000668/bk_bimo_000668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning and critically acclaimed historian Helen Rappaport turns to the tragic story of the daughters of the last Tsar of all the Russias, slaughtered with their parents at Ekaterinburg. On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down 23 steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. The eldest was 22, the youngest only 17. Together with their parents and their 13-year-old brother, they were all brutally murdered. Their crime: to be the daughters of the last Tsar and Tsaritsa of All the Russias. Much has been written about Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their tragic fate, as it has about the Russian Revolutions of 1917, but little attention has been paid to the Romanov princesses, who - perhaps inevitably - have been seen as minor players in the drama. In Four Sisters, however, acclaimed biographer Helen Rappaport puts them centre stage and offers listeners the most authoritative account yet of the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Drawing on their own letters and diaries and other hitherto unexamined primary sources, she paints a vivid picture of their lives in the dying days of the Romanov dynasty. We see, almost for the first time, their journey from a childhood of enormous privilege, throughout which they led a very sheltered and largely simple life, to young womanhood - their first romantic crushes, their hopes and dreams, the difficulty of coping with a mother who was a chronic invalid and a haeomophiliac brother, and, latterly, the trauma of the revolution and its terrible consequences. Compellingly listenable, meticulously researched, and deeply moving, Four Sisters gives these young women a voice, and allows their story to resonate for listeners almost a century after their death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000741/bk_macm_000741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.