The story of Cambridge is one of curious conflict: an unrelenting struggle for independence by a squalid fenland settlement, which entirely changed its purpose as, down the centuries, a great University grew in its midst. Yet it was this unwelcome intruder, seen today as an island of ancient glory in a surge of modern expansion, that makes the City of Cambridge known to the world. The coming of the ´´clerks´´; the early hostels and colleges; the problem of the King´s Ditch; the limitations of a medieval education, and of learning itself until recent years; the ´´rod´´ and its application; the tremendous religious emphasis, and compulsion, that endured until the last century; the dissolution of the religious houses; the Reformation and its martyrs; the threats to the University´s very existence; Cambridge and Cromwell, himself a pensioner of Sidney Sussex; the seemingly unending strife between town and gown, and the hazardous office of Mayor; the unending procession of poets and scientists, headed by Milton and Newton, and of great men in every walk of life; the colleges, and their independence, in the modern age of reform, not least in architecture; and even the tidal phenomenon of the undergraduates´ hair, once restricted by clerical tonsure: It is in terms of these factors, grave and gay, that the story of Cambridge is told. Mr. C. R. Benstead, a graduate of Cambridge University, has been both soldier and sailor. In the First World War he was mentioned in despatches after the controversial Passchendaele battle in 1917, and won the Military Cross in the fighting near Amiens that followed the great German offensive in 1918. His book Retreat, written against the background of the ill-fated British Fifth Army, created worldwide interest. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was Meteorological Officer of the aircraft carrier Furious, in which he continued to serve for over two years and he finished the war on the staff of the Co 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009370/bk_adbl_009370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He didn´t think he had a heart. Until he lost it. St. Bride´s College, Cambridge, England, 1905. Jonty Stewart is handsome and outgoing, with blood as blue as his eyes. When he takes up a teaching post at the college where he studied, his dynamic style acts as an agent for change within the archaic institution. He also has a catalytic effect on Orlando Coppersmith. Orlando is a brilliant, introverted mathematician with very little experience of life outside the university walls. He strikes up an alliance with Jonty and soon finds himself heart-deep in feelings he´s never experienced. Before long their friendship blossoms into more than either man had hoped. Then a student is murdered within St. Bride´s. Then another...and another. All the victims have one thing in common: a penchant for men. Asked by the police to serve as their eyes and ears within the college, Jonty and Orlando risk exposing a love affair that could make them the killer´s next target. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Mayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051660/bk_acx0_051660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Cambridge University witches have been meeting for as long as the university has been around. They meet mainly to discuss books, though they do so on the roofs of the colleges. Only those invited can join; this includes Kat (a great spell caster and professor) and Cosima, Kat´s sister, café owner and witch. However, when Cosima begins casting spells to attract a mate, everything starts to go wrong - she sets off a chain of events that turns each witch´s world upside down.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002997/bk_howe_002997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DC Gary Goodhew is intelligent, intuitive, and the youngest detective at Cambridge´s Parkside Station. He is the first on the scene when the body of a young woman is discovered on Midsummer Common and for the first time in his career is given the chance to work on a murder investigation. Soon there is an identity for the victim: Lorna Spence. Richard Moran, her boyfriend and employer, has reported her missing and is distraught to discover that she has been killed. He claims she was loved by his staff and his sisters, reserved Alice and vulnerable Jackie. He says she had no enemies but it isn´t long before Goodhew discovers plenty, including her high maintenance colleague Victoria and Goodhew´s reckless former classmate Bryn. They both swear that they have nothing to do with Lorna´s death but Goodhew knows someone is lying. Then there is another brutal murder and Goodhew knows it is time to use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering the truth about the one person he hopes will be innocent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Broadbent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010293/bk_adbl_010293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1976, The Cambridge Liturgical Psalter is a modern English-language version of ´´The Book of Psalms´´, prepared for public and private worship by a panel of eight Hebrew specialists drawn from various Christian traditions, working over a period of six years and in collaboration with a single literary scholar who was conversant with the long tradition of translations into English of this ancient Biblical text. It is here read by the maker of the English version, Professor David Frost. Excerpted in a Penguin classic, ´´The Psalms in English´´ (1996), as one of only two versions chosen to represent the best of the twentieth century, it went into six national prayer books, was bound up as The Liturgical Psalter in ´´An Alternative Service Book 1980´´, and was authorized for use in various Churches world-wide. It remains a version licensed for use in the Church of England. The Cambridge Liturgical Psalter (so re-named to distinguish it from an American Roman Catholic version of the same name which had its imprimatur withdrawn) represents the best modern understanding of what is on occasions a very difficult Hebrew text. It is recognized by Jews and Christians alike as an honest and reliable translation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Frost. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020604/bk_acx0_020604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Res Gestae Christiani: My Time as the President of the Cambridge University Korean Society 2002-2003by Christian Kim is a heart-warming real-life account of the struggle of Korean students at Cambridge University to empower themselves against all odds. At the helm of this endeavor is Christian Kim, who was the President of Cambridge University Korean Society from 2002 to 2003. Christian Kim, a PhD candidate in Hebrew, Jewish, and Early Christian Studies, sets out major objectives to achieve Korean empowerment. First, Christian Kim seeks to disseminate Korean culture and help non-Koreans understand the Korean experience. Thus, Kim invites one of the major literary figures from South Korea to discuss Korean literature. Kim also invited the Ambassador of South Korea, who is now the primary expert on North Korea for the South Korean government, for a special lecture, sponsored together with the Centre for International Studies of Cambridge University. Besides his efforts to help others to better understand Koreans, Christian Kim spearheaded many ´´firsts´´ for Koreans in Cambridge University. Kim organized the first ever Cambridge University Korean Society Formal Hall at Jesus College, Cambridge. This is a historic event in the history of Cambridge University and the history of the Korean people in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Christian Kim organized the first ever all-Chinese get together. This is a historic event for the Chinese people of Cambridge University and an important step in the history of China. Another critically important ´´first´´ was the joint program between Cambridge University Korean Society and the Interdisciplinary Japanese Forum. It is the first time that a major Korean Society in higher education in the European Union sponsored a joint program with the Japanese society at the university. It has historic ramifications. This book contains important documentation for the study of British history, the history of the Korean 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra G. Haag. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008177/bk_acx0_008177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Cambridge, UK by Jennifer Baines offers the inside scoop on the city of Cambridge in England. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. From this audiobook, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other travel books or audiobooks. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Angelo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117113/bk_acx0_117113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma’s son, who ultimately influences his uncle’s fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret will answer all these questions, but once again, pose so many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000644/bk_macm_000644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kat Roberts has a plan. Love doesn´t fit into it.Move to England.Study at Cambridge.Become a history professor.See? No room for dating or love. Life is going exactly according to plan….until she met him one snowy night in an English pub. Tristan Kingsley, the future Earl of Pembroke. He´s as gorgeous as a god, funny, sweet, and oh-my-god that accent...With a chiseled jaw, bewitching eyes, and a voice as smooth as a glass of brandy...he´s every woman´s dream. He tempts Kat to leave her carefully laid plans behind as she falls head over tea kettle for this British playboy.Tristan Kingsley went into the bar that night to avoid the duties of his future as a titled lord. When a gorgeous American girl kisses him on a dare from her friends, that kiss turns his world upside down. Oh, he´s used to having exactly what he wants: women, money, notoriety. But now he wants Kat. In his arms, in his bed - and the more time he spends with her, the more he wants her in his life. Tired of shallow, social climbing English debutantes, Tristan can´t get enough of his brilliant, sweet Yank.But not everyone is happy with the situation. His father, the Earl of Pembroke, has other plans for Tristan, and getting rid of Kat is number one on the list.If you thought this was a fairy-tale of a girl finding her Prince - er, Earl, and living happily ever after...then prepare yourself for one heck of an American Revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150124/bk_acx0_150124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.