Manhattan, New York: Gemeinsam mit einem Freund entwickelt Computer-Freak John Intercon-X, eine Website, bei der sich die Kunden zu erotischen Live Chat-Sessions einloggen können. Zu dieser Cyber-Community gehören Typen wie Al Fleming, der nie sein Appartment verlässt, Jordan Nash, eine junge attraktive Frau, die ihren Lebensunterhalt als Internet Fantasy Girl verdient oder die leicht depressive Künstlerin Moira Ingalls. Doch als John sich in Jordan verliebt, beginnen sich Fantasie und Realität langsam zu vermischen...
From best-selling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a 20-something New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future - perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to Night Vale. Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded website with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies. He´s also making a lot of high-powered enemies, from the president of the United States and a nationally prominent televangelist to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. Legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the Site - as it´s come to be called - and the best man hunters money can buy are deployed not only to unmask the Oracle but to take him out of the game entirely. With only a handful of people he can trust - including a beautiful journalist - it´s all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world. Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule´s audacious debut novel takes listeners on a rollicking ride where it´s impossible to predict what will happen next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Thurston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006286/bk_harp_006286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime? How Music Got Free is a riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It´s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention, and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes music store. Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3 to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly 2,000 albums over the course of a decade to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap and finally into the darkest recesses of the Internet. Through these interwoven narratives, Witt has written a thrilling audiobook that depicts the moment in history when ordinary life became forever entwined with the world online - when suddenly all the music ever recorded was available for free. In the pause-resisting tradition of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt´s deeply reported first book introduces the unforgettable characters - inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers - who revolutionized an entire art form and reveals for the first time the secret underworld of media pirates that transformed our digital lives. An irresistible, never-before-told story of greed, cunning, genius, and deceit, How Music Got Free isn´t just a story of the music industry - it´s a must-listen history of the Internet itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Witt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002576/bk_peng_002576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Swept away from Louisiana bayou country as a child, Miranda Miller is a woman without a past. She has a husband and child of her own and a fulfilling job in a Manhattan museum, but she also has questions - about the tragedy that cut her off from family and caused her to be sent away and about those first five years of her life, which were erased from her memory entirely.Summoned to the bedside of Willy Pedreaux, the old caretaker of her grandparents´ antebellum estate, Miranda goes back to Louisiana at last, hoping to learn the truths of her past and receive her rightful inheritance. But Willy´s premature death plunges Miranda into a nightmare of buried secrets, priceless treasure, and unknown enemies.Follow one woman´s search through the hidden rooms of a bayou mansion, the enigmatic snares of an ancient myth, and the all-consuming quest for a heart open enough for love - and for God.´´Intricately plotted and exquisitely detailed, Clark´s latest novel is fantastic. There´s a gothic feel throughout, and the outcome of the mystery is fascinating.... Mystery lovers should move this to the top of their purchase lists.´´ (RT Book Reviews)Mindy Starns Clark is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous honors, including Christy Awards, Inspirational Readers Choice Awards, and RT Book Review´s Career Achievement Award.Visit her website at mindystarnsclark.com, or find her on Facebook at facebook.com/MindyStarnsClark. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120508/bk_acx0_120508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lonely Planet: The world´s number one travel guide publisher Lonely Planet´s Best of New York City is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Delve into the past in the Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian collections of the Metropolitan Museum; walk over the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk, as skyscrapers begin to light up the night; and pick your venue for the hippest pre-show cocktails. All with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of New York City and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet´s Best of New York City : Full-color images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, food, wine, sport, politics Covers Lower Manhattan & the Financial District, Soho, Chinatown, East Village, West Village, Chelsea, Meatpacking District, Union Square, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Central Park, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet´s Best of New York City is filled with inspiring and colorful photos, and focuses on New York City´s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the country? Check out Lonely Planet´s USA guide. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ ? New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ ? Fairfax Media (Australia) Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
Lonely Planet: The world´s number one travel guide publisher Lonely Planet´s New York City is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Food truck, deli, pizza parlor, pub - eat your way through a world of food; take a sunset stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge for romantic views of amber skies; and take in a spectacular show on Broadway - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New York City and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet´s New York City : Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Lower Manhattan & the Financial District, SoHo & Chinatown, East Village & Lower East Side, West Village, Chelsea & the Meatpacking District, Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy, Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side & Central Park, Harlem & Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet´s New York City is our most comprehensive guide to the city, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket New York City , our handy-sized guide featuring the best sights and experiences for a shorter trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia) Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
Saatbomben, Tomatenpflanzen auf Abrissplätzen, Moosbilder an Betonmauern: Eine besondere Form des Gartenbaus, unter dem Namen »Guerilla Gardening« erstmals im Manhattan der Siebzigerjahre bekannt geworden, ist zu einer weltweiten Bewegung angewachsen und gewinnt immer mehr Anhänger. Gärtnern ist cool geworden! Guerilla-Gärtner sind heimlich unterwegs: Bei Nacht und Nebel bepflanzen sie Verkehrsinseln, besetzen brachliegende Flächen, indem sie sie fruchtbar machen oder gehen mit Blumen gegen die Verwahrlosung des eigenen Wohnblocks vor - denn der öffentliche Raum gehört allen, und nicht dem Grünflächenamt. Der Londoner Richard Reynolds, selbst seit fünf Jahren im Einsatz als urbaner Gartenguerillero, bietet mit seiner Website www.guerillagardening.org einen virtuellen Treffpunkt für diese internationale Community von Botanik-Aktivisten, die sich darüber auch zu gemeinsamen Begrünungsaktionen verabreden. Als Inhaber eines Diploms der Royal Horticultural Society betreibt der 32-Jährige das Gärtnern mit ebensoviel botanischer Leidenschaft wie Willen zum zivilen Ungehorsam und ist heute Europas bekanntester Guerilla-Gärtner. In seinem Buch beschreibt er das politische/soziale/künstlerische Phänomen von den Ursprüngen des Guerilla-Begriffs bis zu aktuellen Beispielen für die blühenden Spuren, die Outlaw-Gärtner in aller Welt hinterlassen haben. Mit 64 Fotoseiten und vier großen Kapiteln zu Taktik, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und natürlich praktischer Beratung im Umgang mit den botanischen Waffen. Ein Buch für alle, denen etwas an der Welt außerhalb der eigenen vier Wände liegt und die daran glauben, dass wir sie selber gestalten können.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.´´ -Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist-´´a writer of rare talent´´ (Cheryl Strayed)-a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets--secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman´s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in--a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.
How ya doin? With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and more than a million times on their website) with his hilarious, profane, and touching tales from his 20 years serving as an NYPD street cop. Steve Osborne is the real deal, people, the tough, streetwise New York cop of your dreams, one with a big, big heart. Kojak? NYPD Blue? Law & Order? Fuggedaboutem! The Job blows them out of the water with this unpauseable book. Steve Osborne has seen a thing or two in his 20 years in the NYPD - some harmless things, some definitely not. In ´´Stakeout´´ Steve and his partner mistake a Manhattan dentist for an armed robbery suspect and reduce the man down to a puddle of snot and tears when questioning him. In ´´Mug Shot´´ the mother of a suspected criminal makes a strange request and provides a sobering reminder of the humanity at stake in his profession. And in ´´Home´´ the image of his family provides the adrenaline he needs to fight for his life when assaulted by two armed and violent crackheads. From his days as a rookie cop to the time spent patrolling in the Anti-Crime Unit - and his visceral, harrowing recollections of working during 9/11 - Steve Osborne´s stories capture both the absurdity of police work and the bravery of those who do it. His stories will speak to those nostalgic for the New York City of the 1980s and ´90s, a bygone era of when the city was a crazier, more dangerous (and possibly more interesting) place. Includes two live stories from The Moth - ´´Hot Dogs´´ and ´´Dentist´´. Stories from The Moth courtesy of The Moth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004125/bk_rand_004125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.