Having ended the Edgar Award-nominated Shelter with a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger, Coben picks up Mickey's story right where it left off in this suspenseful new adventure. Mickey and his loyal new friends, sharp-witted Ema and adorably charming Spoon, once again find themselves in over their heads on the hunt for missing pieces to a puzzle they have yet to understand. As the mystery surrounding Mickey's dad's death unfolds, he soon learns that they may be in more danger than they could have ever imagined. Kerry Shale’s stage credits include His Girl Friday (National Theatre) and Frost/Nixon (West End). TV credits include Doctor Who and Life’s Too Short. Recent films include A Fantastic Fear of Everything. He has won three Sony Radio Awards, the APA Award for Best Male Audio Book Reader (UK) and the Audie Award for Best Male Audio Book Reader (USA). His audio books include two winners of the Man Booker Prize, Life of Pi and The White Tiger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerry Shale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000548/bk_orio_000548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of filmIn the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China.Ben Fritz chronicles this dramatic shakeup with unmatched skill, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He dives deeply into the fruits of the Sony hack to show how the previous model, long a creative and commercial success, lost its way. And he looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He shows us, for instance, how Marvel replaced stars with “universes”, and how Disney remade itself in Apple’s image and reaped enormous profits.But despite the destruction of the studios’ traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what our movies will look like in the new era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010798/bk_brll_010798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The funny and poignant autobiography of Jerome K Jerome, who is best known for his comic novel Three Men in a Boat. Author: Jerome K Jerome struggled against poverty and obscurity, not to mention his improbable name, for many years before Three Men in a Boat made him a celebrity and the friend of other celebrities. A man of deep human sympathies and principles, he lived through and engaged with, a time - like our own - of unprecedented changes and inventions, most of which are commonplace now. Much of his writing, especially for the theatre, has now been forgotten, but a year before his death in 1927, he published his autobiography in the popular style he pioneered - still in daily use by journalists. Reader: Brian Wright was born in the East End and, after Oxford, went on to RADA. After several years in repertory, RSC, and the West End, he began writing and has won two Sony Awards, a BAFTA nomination and a fellowship at Bristol University. His books The Canal Children and Penge Papers are published by Heinemann, Souvenir, and Pan. His solo performance Black Snow was presented at the Edinburgh and Cheltenham Festivals and on BBC radio, and his solo performance Shaking Spears for Shakespeare is still touring. Music: The traditional music is arranged and played by Richard and Elizabeth York from their CD Playing for Time, published by Lizard Records, Northampton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000006/bk_crim_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The 5th Wave: The Last Star by Rick Yancey, read by Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette. Now a major film by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz. The 5th Wave is the first book in the best-selling series from award-winning Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now is the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award The 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten An Amazon Best Book of the Year Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), The Last Star (Book 3) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Yannette, Phoebe Strole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000762/bk_pauk_000762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For rookie detective constable Fiona Griffiths, her first major investigation promises to be a tough initiation. A young woman and her six-year-old daughter have been found brutally murdered in a squalid flat, the single clue a platinum credit card belonging to a millionaire businessman who died in a plane crash six months before. For her fellow cops, it's just another case of a low-rent prostitute meeting the wrong kind of client and coming to a nasty end, but Fiona is convinced that the tragic lives and cruel deaths of this mother and daughter are part of a deeper, darker mystery. Fiona, however, has secrets of her own. She is still recovering from a crushing psychological breakdown, and the feelings that haunt her are constantly threatening to undermine the mask of normality she has learned to wear. As she begins to piece together a bizarre and terrifying conspiracy, Fiona finds that what makes her vulnerable also gives her a unique insight into the secrets of the dead, and in solving the murders she can begin to start solving the riddles of her own past. Read by Siriol Jenkins: Siriol was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company and has appeared extensively on BBC Radio 4. She has won several awards including the Radio Times Drama and Comedy Award for Best New Actress for her role as Judy in Unreasonable Behaviour, a Bronze Sony Award for BBC Radio Wales' Comedy Series The Ll Files, and a Mind Media Award for Sunbathing in the Rain by Gwyneth Lewis. She has also read a variety of stories and books for radio including Jon-Jin by Rose Tremain and Nia Wyn's Blue Sky July. She has narrated many documentaries for both BBC and ITV including A Garden in Snowdonia and Bellamy's African Dream. She lives in South Wales with her husband and two children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Siriol Jenkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000509/bk_orio_000509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven't come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd's obituary, he can't keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd's wife he's hoping for...but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she's been married to Todd for more than a decade, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life - a time he has never gotten over - is turned completely inside out. As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can't be found or don't remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake's search for the woman who broke his heart - and who lied to him - soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on carefully constructed fiction. Kerry Shale’s stage credits include His Girl Friday (National Theatre) and Frost/Nixon (West End). TV credits include Dr Who and Life’s Too Short. Recent films include A Fantastic Fear of Everything. He has won three Sony Radio Awards, the APA Award for Best Male Audio Book Reader (UK) and the Audie Award for Best Male Audio Book Reader (USA). His audio books include two winners of the Man Booker Prize, Life of Pi and The White Tiger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerry Shale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000582/bk_orio_000582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scientific Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - General, , language: English, abstract: Sony, Toyota, Samurai and Kamikaze - these words don't seem to have a lot of similarity in common, but they all four symbolize the aggressive Japanese mentality with its urge for expanding the national economy and the nation's glory. 'In the 1980s, Japan pioneered a new kind of superpower. Tokyo had no army to speak of, no puppet regimes to prop up, and no proxy wars to mind. Just an economy. What made Japan a superpower, more than just a wealthy country, was the way its great firms staked claim to a collective intellectual high ground that left competitors, even in the United States, scrambling to reverse-engineer Japanese successes. Seeking guidance on everything from 'quality circles' to 'just in time' inventory management, U.S. corporate executives bought stacks of books on Japanese management techniques. The key to Japan's economic ascendance was not ideology, at least not by Cold War standards; but it was a method, it drove the most dynamic economy of the era, and it was indisputably Japanese. ' Douglas McGray explains it correctly. The continued success of the Japanese companies at the different world markets and especially at the markets in Europe was absolutely impressing and overwhelming and for some people even frightening. With extremely high growth rates, the country developed in only 30 years from a small and nearly unnoticed industrial nation to one of the few leading economic powers in the world. With this paper I want to give an overall view on Japan and try to investigate what exactly stands behind this 'economic wonder'.
Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authors' own lifelong experience with videogames, Vintage Game Consoles explores each system's development, history, fan community, its most important games, and information for collectors and emulation enthusiasts. It also features hundreds of exclusive full-color screenshots and images that help bring each system's unique story to life. Vintage Game Consoles is the ideal book for gamers, students, and professionals who want to know the story behind their favorite computers, handhelds, and consoles, without forgetting about why they play in the first place - the fun! Bill Loguidice is a critically acclaimed technology author who has worked on over a dozen books, including CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer, written with Boisy G. Pitre. He's also the co-founder and Managing Director for the popular Website, Armchair Arcade. A noted videogame and computer historian and subject matter expert, Bill personally owns and maintains well over 400 different systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated materials. Matt Barton is an associate professor of English at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife Elizabeth. He's the producer of the 'Matt Chat,' a weekly YouTube series featuring in-depth interviews with notable game developers. In addition to the original Vintage Games, which he co-authored with Bill, he's author of Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games and Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers.
When a new restaurant with a starred American chef opens in Cherringham, it seems the Spotted Pig has a worthy rival. But a series of disturbing incidents turns that rivalry into something dangerous - perhaps even fatal. Jack and Sarah get involved and soon discover dark secrets about the new chef Anna ... Can they uncover what is really happening before both restaurants go belly-up? Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. You'd like to read a Cherringham story in novel-length? The first Cherringham books DEAD IN THE WATER and THE BODY IN THE WOODS are already available. Or maybe you'd like Neil Dudgeon to read them to you? Purchase Episodes 1-18 as audiobooks! Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.