What explains Putin's enduring popularity in Russia? In The Red Mirror, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova uses social identity theory to explain Putin's leadership. The main source of Putin's political influence, she finds, lies in how he articulates the shared collective perspective that unites many Russian citizens. Under his tenure, the Kremlin's media machine has tapped into powerful group emotions of shame and humiliation-derived from the Soviet transition in the 1990s-and has politicized national identity to transform these emotions into pride and patriotism.
Come to Venice, they shot me the Count telegraphs to his future wife Olga. It is October 4, 1906. It's a shame that she really was, the irresistible Russian Seductress, the instigator of his murder: She wanted to collect the insurance money. That crime starts to a morbid process. But thanks to the first Freudian expertise, the Countess is sentenced to only 7 years in prison. First: Never put your life insurance on a girlfriend or wife who betrays you! Second: If you do it, then watch your back! The Count ignored both rules, and on October 4, 1906, in Venice, he paid with death his shallowness. In fact, the woman he wanted to marry, convinced one of his lovers to kill him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mara Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184683/bk_acx0_184683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes the street takes away the people we love. Dr. Pamela Krupin is back in the neighborhood that she left in poverty and shame when she was a teenager. Working at a progressive, private hospital as a psychologist and a reiki professional, one of her clients is a Russian mob boss, named Nikolai. Detective Drake Logan is working undercover to stop a gang related murder spree, when he saves the gorgeous, if a bit flaky, doctor from goons who are looking to question her on what his godfather, Nikolai, might have slipped up and told her during their sessions. When her jail bird brother shows up and Nikolai is murdered, Pamela is still being targeted. Drake is determined to protect her, even if it means blowing his cover and ruining the sizzling attraction they feel for each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Francona. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173667/bk_acx0_173667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miguev, a married, intelligent collegiate assessor, is haunted with anxiety and worry. Miguev has a secret that he doesn't want his wife, the town, or his colleagues to discover. His mistress, after becoming pregnant and having his child, has recently tried to extort money from him in exchange for her silence. She threatens to ruin his reputation and divulge his secret shame to everyone unless he pays her. In the height of his fear and worry about his present situation, his fears seem to come alive when he discovers a baby bundled in a blanket on his porch.... Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer and playwright, considered by many to be one of the best writers of short stories in the history of literature. Chekhov was also a successful physician, but writing was his true passion. He was quoted as saying, "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Courvoisier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000879/bk_gdan_000879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret. An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome "thirty-ish" William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the Earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe. But long ago, William Barrow had another name...one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot. Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, William/Judas is on a quest to reclaim the 30 silver shekels paid to him in exchange for Jesus Christ. Twenty-one coins have now been recovered-thanks in large part to the help from his latest son, the esteemed Georgetown University history professor Alistair Barrow. Ever hopeful the complete coin collection will buy him a full pardon from God and end his banishment from heaven, William plans a visit to a remote village deep within Iran's Alborz Mountains to retrieve "silver coin number 22". But the CIA has a different objective for this trip, one that pits both father and son against an unscrupulous Russian billionaire searching for something else that's just as precious within the ancient mountains of Iran...something that threatens peace in the modern world if William and Alistair fail to reach it first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003785/bk_acx0_003785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: Two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams. When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night. In the aftermath, Kristin and Richard's life rapidly spirals into nightmare. The police throw them out of their home, now a crime scene; Richard's investment banking firm puts him on indefinite leave; and Kristin is unsure if she can forgive her husband for the moment he shared with a dark-haired girl in the guest room. But the dark-haired girl, Alexandra, faces a much graver danger. In one breathless, violent night, she is free, running to escape the police who will arrest her and the gangsters who will kill her in a heartbeat. A captivating, chilling story about shame and scandal, The Guest Room is a riveting novel from one of our greatest storytellers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mozhan Marno, Grace Experience. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004416/bk_rand_004416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I’m a good girl. I live by a code that can’t be bent or broken. It is my duty to my family to stay innocent and pure. To marry an Italian man. The stars are already aligned. But Nikolai Kozlov re-writes my destiny with five simple words. You belong to me now. He's Russian mafiya. A thief. A skilled liar with no moral boundaries. He is everything I have been taught to hate. A man who stands for nothing. A man who takes what he wants without a second thought. And what he wanted was me. He thinks he controls my fate, but what he doesn’t know is that sometimes it’s the good girls you have to watch out for. I’m a dangerous man. I live by a code. The Vory code. It is my duty to my family to protect the brotherhood. To destroy anyone who threatens what we stand for, including her. She’s a dancer. A beautiful little doll. My prisoner and my new favorite puppet. This mafia princess thinks she has me under her spell, but in the end, she is simply collateral. It’s a shame to destroy precious things. But this is what bad men do. Note: This book contains dark subject matter, please listen at your own discretion. This is a full-length standalone that can be read in any order within the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Marks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112972/bk_acx0_112972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A breathtaking fantasy set in an extraordinary fairy-tale world, with deceptive twists and an addictively adorable cast who are illusory to the end. Just when I thought I'd figured each out, Sara Ella sent me for another ride. A wholly original story, Unblemished begins as a sweet melody and quickly becomes an anthem of the heart. And I'm singing my soul out. Fans of Once Upon a Time and Julie Kagawa, brace yourselves.” (Mary Weber, award-winning author of the Storm Siren Trilogy) Eliyana can't bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection - one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength? Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved. But one night her mother doesn't come home, and that's when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you've gone from weird to otherworldly. Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she's ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can't even save herself? 9780785214786 N N ©2016 Sara Ella;(P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers http://www.audible.de/pd/B072L364QN?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B072L364QN?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Noteworthy (Unabridged) 26.95 AVAILABLE Noteworthy (Unabridged) Noteworthy (Unabridged) Riley Redgate It's the start of Jordan Sun's junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts..... Bailey Carr Audible Studios 2017-05-02 07:00:00 666 B072L49K7T English - Kids & Young Adults English 2017-04-30 00:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/adbl/029194de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029194/bk_adbl_029194_sample.mp3 It's the start of Jordan Sun's junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she's an Alto 2, which - in the musical theatre world - is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody's falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it's no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington's elite a cappella octet. Worshiped...revered...all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for. UNKNOWN N Y ©2017 Riley Redgate;(P)2017 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B072L49K7T?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B072L49K7T?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Put Screws to the Test (Unabridged) 5.95 AVAILABLE Put Screws to the Test (Unabridged) Put Screws to the Test (Unabridged) Roseann Feldmann, Sally M. Walker What do jar tops and water-bottle lids have in common? Both of them are screws! Screws are simple machines.... Intuitive Lerner Publishing Group 2017-04-27 09:58:27 10 B071V82TD6 English - Kids & Young Adults English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/lrnr/000139de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000139/bk_lrnr_000139_sample.mp3 What do jar tops and water-bottle lids have in common? Both of them are screws! Screws are simple machines. They help us to do jobs more easily. But don't take our word for it. Put screws to the test with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on a key science question - how do simple machines work? Hands-on experiments will help you find the answer! 9781467755665 N N ©2012 Roseann Feldmann,Sally Walker;(P)2012 Roseann Feldmann,Sally Walker http://www.audible.de/pd/B071V82TD6?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B071V82TD6?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: The Irregular, Book 1 (Unabridged) 25.95 AVAILABLE The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: The Irregular, Book 1 (Unabridged) The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy (Unabridged) H. B. Lyle London, 1909: the British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the War Office, knows better.... Gareth Armstrong Hodder & Stoughton 2017-05-18 07:00:00 560 B0722QJJJ5 English - Mysteries & Thrillers British English 2017-03-06 00:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/hodd/001156de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001156/bk_hodd_001156_sample.mp3 As a boy, he spied for Sherlock Holmes. As a man, he must save the empire. London, 1909: the British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters, he needs proof of a threat - and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. The playing fields of Eton may produce good officers but not men who can work undercover in a munitions factory that appears to be leaking secrets to the Germans. Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell's old friend Sherlock Holmes - he led a gang of urchin investigators known as the Baker Street Irregulars - Wiggins is an ex-soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a born street fighter. 'The best,' says Holmes. Wiggins turns down the job - he 'don't do official'. But when his best friend is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins sees that the role of secret agent could take him towards his sworn revenge. Tracking the Russian gang, Wiggins meets a mysterious beauty called Bela, who saves his life. Working for Kell, he begins to unravel a conspiracy that reaches far beyond the munitions factory. Fast paced, action packed, full of twists and violent, sometimes poignant shocks, The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy marks the arrival of a brilliant new writer. 9781473663251 N N ©2017 H. B. Lyle;(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton http://www.audible.de/pd/B0722QJJJ5?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B0722QJJJ5?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Naomi's Sexy MILF Stories: Hot and Sexy Older Women Ready for Action: Five MILF and Cougar Erotica Stories (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE Naomi's Sexy MILF Stories: Hot and Sexy Older Women Ready for Action: Five MILF and Cougar Erotica Stories (Unabridged) Naomi's Sexy MILF Stories: Hot and Sexy Older Women Ready for Action (Unabridged) Naomi Hicks With plenty of experience behind them, the MILFs in this collection have incredible times with FFM ménage a trois extravaganzas, first lesbian sex, first anal sex, and more.... 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UNKNOWN Y N ©2016 DigiSmith Press;(P)2017 DigiSmith Erotic Audio http://www.audible.de/pd/B072BHCV4X?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B072BHCV4X?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Baltimore Boys (Unabridged) 28.95 AVAILABLE The Baltimore Boys (Unabridged) The Baltimore Boys (Unabridged) Joël Dicker, Alison Anderson - translator Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel.... Robert Slade MacLehose Press 2017-05-18 07:00:00 849 B071DW9T3S English - Fiction British English 2017-03-08 00:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/qpuk/000318de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000318/bk_qpuk_000318_sample.mp3 Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus' first love. All at once memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin. The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus and his cousins, Hillel and Woody. Three brilliant young men with their whole lives ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the real story of the Baltimore Boys. Translated from the French by Alison Anderson. 9780857057549 N N ©2015 Editions Fallois;(P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited http://www.audible.de/pd/B071DW9T3S?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B071DW9T3S?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true It's About Time: Science Harmonized with Religion (Unabridged) 26.95 AVAILABLE It's About Time: Science Harmonized with Religion (Unabridged) It's About Time: Science Harmonized with Religion (Unabridged) David W. Allan It's about time we became aware of the ideas that bind us to the eternal. This is the most exciting time in the history of the planet, and we are living it.... Nathan T. Dunford Dunford Strategies, LLC 2017-05-05 09:10:48 1022 B07196JN81 English - Religion & Spirituality English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/085910de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085910/bk_acx0_085910_sample.mp3 Is there a realm known as God's time or an eternity-domain? What about man's time? What about transcendental time? Where are we in time? The concept of time is one of those things we humans take entirely for granted. Few people ever dedicate the effort to learn what time is? David W. Allan has been measuring time for over 54 years as an atomic clock physicist. He has sliced the second into billionths, quadrillionths, and even smaller. Such precision has enabled developments like GPS and cellular communication, something we all are aware of. The author's devotion to learning and the pursuit of truth has revealed a surprisingly strong connection between things spiritual, scientific, physical, political, historical, and mental. It's about time we became aware of the ideas that bind us to the eternal. This is (according to the author) the most exciting time in the history of the planet... and we are living it! Note: David W. Allan is one of the most renowned scholars in the world of horology (the study of time). His writings come from a decidedly LDS/Mormon perspective. While he does not recruit or admonish listeners in any way, he sites his tradition and occasionally makes reference to the scriptures that inform his belief system. Along with Glenn Beck, David (and some 14 million others) have discovered that there is far more common ground between Latter-day Saints, Christians, and Jews that most would have imagined. This book is witness to that truth. He encourages all to listen to it and see if it does not true to your heart. He encourages those of his own faith to explore the book for the very same reasons, truly it is a new exploration for all. UNKNOWN N N ©2016 David W. Allan;(P)2017 David W. Allan http://www.audible.de/pd/B07196JN81?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07196JN81?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of JEB Stuart (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of JEB Stuart (Unabridged) The World's Greatest Generals (Unabridged) Charles River Editors Despite the fact that the Civil War was fought nearly 150 years ago, it remains a polarizing topic for the country to this day.... Mark Norman Charles River Editors 2017-05-05 14:49:09 118 B0725D3NXK English - History English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/085980de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085980/bk_acx0_085980_sample.mp3 Despite the fact that the Civil War was fought nearly 150 years ago, it remains a polarizing topic for the country to this day. But among the most popular perceptions of the Civil War is the Lost Cause", which romanticized the war's toughest and most famous fighters and continues to fuel the popularity of generals like Robert E. Lee. Alongside Lee, no one epitomized the chivalry and heroism celebrated by the Lost Cause more than JEB Stuart (1833-1864), the most famous cavalry officer of the Civil War. Stuart was equal parts great and grandiose, leading the cavalry for the Confederacy in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia until his death at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in May 1864. Stuart was a throwback to the past, colorfully dressing with capes, sashes, and an ostrich plumed hat, while sporting cologne and a heavy beard. But he was also brilliant in conducting reconnaissance, and he proved capable of leading both cavalry and infantry at battles like Chancellorsville. As the eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee's army, none were better, despite the fact that he was only in his late 20s and early 30s during the Civil War, far younger than most men of senior rank. Nevertheless, Stuart's tough fighting was and still is eclipsed by his reputation for audacious cavalry movements. He embarrassed the Army of the Potomac by riding around it twice, making him famous and embarrassing Union generals like George McClellan. However, Stuart's role at Gettysburg was far more controversial. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hayley Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000681/bk_tnwd_000681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
O'Clery takes us into the hidden heart of Soviet Russia... An arresting and evocative story.' Keggie Carew, author of Dadland 'A tour de force ... Love, politics, murder, wars, and the fracturing of ties, personal and ethnic. O'Clery is a gifted writer.' Luke Harding, bestselling author of Collusion The Soviet Union, 1962. Gifted shoemaker Stanislav Suvorov is imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit. On his release, social shame drives him and his family into voluntary exile in Siberia, 5,000 kilometres from home. In a climate that's unfriendly both geographically and politically, it's their chance to start again. The Shoemaker and His Daughter is an epic story spanning the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union, taking in eighty years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin. Following the footsteps of a remarkable family Conor O'Clery knows well - he is married to the shoemaker's daughter - it's both a compelling insight into life in a secretive world at a siesmic moment in time and a powerful tale of ordinary lives shaped by extraordinary times.