America is famously a nation of immigrants, a melting pot of cultures. And yet, few subjects will be debated as passionately this year as immigration reform. What are we really talking about, when we argue about immigration? And, what´s it like to be ´fresh off the boat´´ in a country that sometimes doesn´t seem to want you? We´re sharing stories from the crossroads, here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130306/rt_tbon_130306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody´s stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that´s not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry´s been kidnapped by whoever nicked their magical car. There´s only one solution. The Tootings must find the Potts - the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action.... Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a registered trademark of Danjaq LLC and United Artists Corporation, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tennant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ianf/000003/bk_ianf_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In True Believers, Kurt Andersen—the New York Times best-selling and critically acclaimed author of Heyday and Turn of the Century—delivers his most powerful and moving novel yet. Dazzling in its wit and effervescent insight, this kaleidoscopic tour de force of cultural observation and seductive storytelling alternates between the present and the 1960s—and indelibly captures the enduring impact of that time on the ways we live now. Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968—an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret—as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions. As junior-high-school kids back in the early sixties, Karen and her two best friends, Chuck and Alex, roamed suburban Chicago on their bikes looking for intrigue and excitement. Inspired by the exotic romance of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, they acted out elaborate spy missions pitting themselves against imaginary Cold War villains. As friendship carries them through childhood and on to college—in a polarized late-sixties America riven by war and race as well as sex, drugs, and rock and roll—the bad guys cease to be the creatures of make-believe. Caught up in the fervor of that extraordinary and uncanny time, they find themselves swept into a dangerous new game with the highest possible stakes. Today, only a handful of people are left who know what happened. As Karen reconstructs the past and reconciles the girl she was then with the woman she is now, finally sharing pieces of her secret past with her national-security-cowboy boyfriend and Occupy-activist granddaughter, the power of memory and history and luck become clear. A resonant coming-of-age story 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003137/bk_rand_003137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.