Fun English Book 1:English Through Drawing Adriana Fishta-Bejko
Adriana Barrows returns to Maine following a disastrous intelligence-gathering mission in Pakistan. Unlike the extremely competent and capable woman the listener met in the first book, in Book II the listener meets the entirely ´´human´´ Adriana, one who will need to deal with her own weaknesses and frailties. Once again, the narrator tells her story, believing that from his past experiences, he perhaps alone can help her to heal. But he once more gets to look backward into the depths of his own dark memories of wars fought and lost years before. Eventually, with time and patience he is able to pull Adriana away from the dark abyss of her depressions, but it is mostly a new challenge that can be met by them both that begins to yield a true recovery. But once again there will be a new challenge that will require Adriana´s skills and training to be utilized and as in the first book, she must leave her narrator/lover behind. The difference this time is there is no doubt that she will return to him and their life together. But once she is gone, it also seems to him that the old lesson he thought might be behind them, will be taught once again: that when things seem too good to be true, they usually are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022253/bk_acx0_022253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She’s back. For her 17th birthday, crack high school journalist/sleuth Adriana Hofstetter is taken to the magic castle, a mansion of magic, where she, BFF Billy, and mom Margaret delight in the feats of prestidigitation, from amazing card tricks, to solid rings that magically connect and disconnect seemingly at will, to birds that appear out of nowhere. It’s a world that’s baffling and bewildering, and which people of all ages flock to be fooled and confounded by mysterious illusions. And she thinks it would make a great story for her high school newspaper. But the story takes a different turn when one of the magicians turns up dead, she’s convinced all is not what it seems and, being the dogged and hard-headed person she is, she becomes determined to find out everything she can in this world of smoke and mirrors. Along the way, she has some adventures with her mother and Billy, she visits Detectives Ramirez and Coyne, as well as her elderly friend, producer Patrick Bronstein. And thanks to Billy, she becomes an occasional blogger, letting the blogosphere know of her exploits. But who is it that begins leaving threatening comments and warnings on her blog? Like the other books in the Adriana Hofstetter series, Murder at the Magic Castle is a fun, suspenseful, and sometimes dangerous ride with a young woman who will stop at nothing to get to the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Moira Todd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160152/bk_acx0_160152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on ´The effect of technology´ on the English language. ´Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals´ The Times ´A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment´ THES
´´English Linguistics´´ is a compact and easy-to-use introduction to English linguistics which - is tailored to the needs of students of English at German, Austrian and Swiss universities, - contains graded exercises to motivate students to carry out independent research, and - bridges the gap between linguistics and the literary and cultural-studies components of the typical BA in English Studies. Bachelor-wissen ´´English Linguistics´´ goes beyond the usual introduction in offering accompanying web resources which provide additional material and multi-media illustration.
In ´´Watching The English´´ anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo and many more ...Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.