One of The Economist´s 2011 Books of the Year The true but unlikely stories of lives devoted - absurdly! Melancholically! Beautifully! - to the Russian classics No one who read Elif Batuman´s first article (in the journal n+1) will ever forget it. ´´Babel in California´´ told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford University during a conference about the enigmatic writer Isaac Babel. Over the course of several pages, Batuman managed to misplace Babel´s last living relatives at the San Francisco airport, uncover Babel´s secret influence on the making of King Kong, and introduce her readers to a new voice that was unpredictable, comic, humane, ironic, charming, poignant, and completely, unpretentiously full of love for literature. Batuman´s subsequent pieces - for The New Yorker, Harper´s Magazine, and the London Review of Books - have made her one of the most sought-after and admired writers of her generation, and its best traveling companion. In The Possessed we watch her investigate a possible murder at Tolstoy´s ancestral estate. We go with her to Stanford, Switzerland, and St. Petersburg; retrace Pushkin´s wanderings in the Caucasus; learn why Old Uzbek has 100 different words for crying; and see an 18th-century ice palace reconstructed on the Neva. Love and the novel, the individual in history, the existential plight of the graduate student: all find their places in The Possessed. Literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite authors, Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians, from Pushkin to Platonov, with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence - including her own. Jacket Illustration © 2017 Roz Chast 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elif Batuman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003072/bk_peng_003072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ready to learn Russian? Whether this is your first time learning Russian, or if you already know some basic Russian and just want to improve your speech and expand your vocabulary, our SPEAKIT Russian course will make speaking and understanding Russian much easier than you ever imagined! In this course, you´ll learn basic words and common sentences, so that you´ll be able to understand what people are saying to you and even chat a bit - or at least say the right thing at the right time. That´s something, isn´t it? Tell me, how does it work? Choose a topic and start listening! Simple as it sounds - simple to learn! The course is divided into topics taken from everyday life, making it suitable not only for tourists but also for all those interested in understanding and expressing themselves in basic situations without having to delve into the fundamentals of grammar and syntax. You´ll listen to the language and repeat each word or sentence you hear - not just once, but twice! This gives you a chance to listen... to absorb... and to speak! And, hey, if it doesn´t work for you the first time, it will work the second time or maybe the third. Practice as many times as you want, whenever you feel like it! The most important thing to remember is that you should never to be afraid to speak. OK, so others will guess it´s not your native tongue. So what? Language brings people together, and people always appreciate it when you try to speak their language, even if you make a few mistakes.... Each SPEAKIT language-learning course includes the following topics: Preface and Introduction 1. Things You Need to Know 2. Starting to Speak 3. How Much, How Many? 4. Common Questions 5. Important Words 6. Adjectives 7. Numbers 8. Colors 9. Days of the Week 10. Telling the Time 11. Personal Details 12. Hotels p 1. Language: English. Narrator: PROLOG´s Native Narrators. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004348/bk_acx0_004348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family´s bakery. He´s the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison - or worse. There´s nothing Dimitri won´t do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it´s not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he´ll stop at nothing to make her sell. Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri´s strong arms - and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go - and he´ll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her. Listener´s Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak - and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little...restraint. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pinky Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018275/bk_acx0_018275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Нейр - фантастический роман Андрея Ливадного, жанр боевая фантастика, LitRPG. Все, что осталось за рамками ´´Призрачного Сервера´´ случится здесь - в киберпространстве Земли, где стремительно набирает популярность новая фантомная вселенная ´´Хрустальная Сфера´´. Мир замер на пороге вторжения Алчущих, - предвестников цифровой катастрофы цивилизации, но об этом еще никто не знает. Их было двадцать: тех, кто первыми шагнул за грань реальности, на ком испытывали нейроимплантаты, дающие стопроцентный реализм ощущений. Из трилогии вы узнаете как сложились их судьбы... Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Vadim Pugachov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/001061/bk_agen_001061_sample.mp3.
While clawing her way out of Houston´s worst neighborhood, Lena vowed to never let any man have power over her. After a lifetime of broken promises from her criminal father and a mother who abandoned her, Lena believes that love makes you vulnerable. She´s never been tempted to test that belief... until Yuri. Sexy as sin and with a dark reputation, Russian billionaire Yuri Novakovsky survived a miserable childhood of poverty and neglect to ascend the pinnacle of success. He enjoys the perks of his massive wealth without much thought to the consequences... until Lena. When Lena´s father and cousin blunder into an international art theft operation, Yuri seizes his chance to be her protector. But when past misdeeds catch up with him and threaten Lena´s safety, Yuri puts her love and trust in him to the test. He´ll show Lena he can be the man she needs - a man she can trust and depend upon - one sensual, wicked kiss at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pinky Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027389/bk_acx0_027389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a brush with death as a juvenile delinquent, Vivian swore she´d never stray across that line again - but there´s just one problem with her plan to stay on the right side of the law. She´s completely, irrevocably and unabashedly in love with Nikolai, the Russian mob boss who saved her life. From the moment Vivian appeared in his life on that tragic April night, Nikolai felt himself inextricably bonded to her. She´s the bright light in his dark world and the only thing that keeps him from sliding deeper into a life of crime and violence - a mobbed-up life he can´t escape no matter how hard he tries. After Vivian is ripped from his arms in a brazen blitz attack, Nikolai will stop at nothing to get her back - but rescuing her and keeping her safe in his arms isn´t enough. Suddenly, Nikolai´s only chance to keep her safe is to do the one thing he vowed never to do - he´ll drag her deeper into his shadowy world and bind her to him forever. Because their tangled pasts are about to collide and the shockwave threatens to bring Houston´s criminal underbelly to its knees.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pinky Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031884/bk_acx0_031884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Izdanie soderzhit polnyj tekst samogo znamenitogo proizvedenija ´´Kniga dzhunglej´´ i prodolzhenie - ´´Vtoraja kniga dzhunglej´´ velikogo anglijskogo pisatelja - prozaika i pojeta, laureata Nobelevskoj premii po literature (1907) Dzhozefa Red´jarda Kiplinga (1865-1936). Obe knigi vkljuchajut v sebja neskol´ko rasskazov v pouchitel´noj manere. Glavnye geroi - zhivotnye. Maugli - rasskaz o mal´chike, kotorogo vospitala staja volkov. Dejstvie proishodit na rodine pisatelja v Indii. V skazochnoj, uvlekatel´noj forme on rasskazyvaet o blagorodstve i podlosti, hrabrosti i trusosti, ljubvi i nenavisti. Chitateli vsego mira - vzroslye i deti - uzhe mnogie gody perezhivajut prikljuchenija Maugli, vozhaka volch´ej stai Akely, pantery Bagiry, pitona Kaa, kovarnogo i podlogo tigra Sher Hana i ego vechnogo sputnika, l´stivogo, hitrogo i umnogo shakala Tabaki... Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arkady Bukhmin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000697/bk_agen_000697_sample.mp3.