Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy. Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she´s had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic´s doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes. Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others - including the gallant Midwestern tycoon - are not so lucky. On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period´s glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love. From the Hardcover edition 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Duerden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002877/bk_rand_002877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hailed as his greatest work ever, Stephen Donaldson´s best-selling Gap series is rapidly attaining the status of a classic. Now, one of the most exhilarating space epics ever told comes to a shattering climax in a thrilling tale of high adventure, powerful emotion, and labryrinthine intrigue. As the conflict between humankind and the Amnion aliens heads for crisis, Morn Hyland, cyborg Angus Thermopyle, and the survivors on board the crippled starship Trumpet must return from deep space to Earth. Only they can prevent the titanic struggle between UMCP director Warden Dios and Holt Fasner, the corrupt head of the UMC, from precipitating all-out war with the Amnion - and leaving humanity to pay a terrible price. As Dios in Earth´s orbit and Morn in deep space both make far-reaching decisions, the Amnion act with swift fury, and suddenly Earth stands threatened with fiery destruction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003979/bk_adbl_003979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bruno Berger, Connie Amores and Lucy Brentwood are demon children (vindictive abused children) in Johannesburg, South Africa and are fanatical about taking revenge on those that they believe have wronged them. By the time they reach the age of sixteen they have committed multiple crimes including parricide, attempted murder, armed robbery, vehicle and weapons theft, kidnapping and escaping from custody. But after they have committed all these deeds they realise that they haven´t been healed. Why are these children so different from other children? And can they be cured? One of them, Lucy, believes that they can be cured, and struggles to overcome her affliction. Connie gives up and Bruno refuses to believe that he can be cured. He is consumed with hatred and revenge and sees compassion, empathy and love as weaknesses. Lucy begins to see these emotions as the cure for her debilitating affliction. She falls in love with Bruno and sets out to transform the boy. But can a fifteen-year-old girl achieve the seemingly impossible task of changing a boy who is totally immersed in hatred and revenge into someone who can express compassion, empathy and love? The enemy of love isn´t hate; it´s indifference: the turning away from those in need. A titanic struggle between love and indifference ensues. Although these three children live in South Africa the scourge that creates demon children is worldwide.
DescriptionAnother bumper selection of classics from the final decade of the 20th century! Featuring a total of 70 rad Rock tunes and pukka Pop classics by artists that broke away from the materialism and shameless exuberance of the 80s to bring us a more hedonistic, yet introspective take on the pop and rock genres. This is superb bunch of nineties greats, with every song presented in the key of the original hit recording and arranged with full lyrics and guitar chords. Songlist...Baby One More Time [Spears, Britney]2 Become 1 [Spice Girls, The]7 [Prince And The New Power Generation]A Girl Like You [Collins, Edwyn]Ain´t It Fun [Guns N´ Roses]All Apologies [Nirvana]Been Caught Stealing [Jane´s Addiction]Can You Dig It? [Mock Turtles, The]Can´t Do A Thing (To Stop Me) [Isaak, Chris]Creep [Radiohead]Crucify [Amos, Tori]Cryin´ [Aerosmith]Dance The Night Away [Mavericks, The]Do You Remember The First Time? [Pulp]Don´t Look Back In Anger [Oasis]Down By The Water [Harvey, PJ]End Of A Century [Blur]Friday I´m In Love [Cure, The]Get The Message [Electronic]Gone Till November [Jean, Wyclef]Good Enough [Dodgy]Govinda [Kula Shaker]Groovy Train [Farm, The]Hallelujah [Buckley, Jeff]Hard To Handle [Black Crowes, The]How Bizarre [OMC]Inside [Stiltskin]Jeremy [Pearl Jam]Kelly´s Heroes [Black Grape]Kinky Afro [Happy Mondays]Let Me Entertain You [Williams, Robbie]Loser [Beck]Love Spreads [Stone Roses, The]Message In The Box [World Party]Mrs. Robinson [Lemonheads, The]My Favourite Game [Cardigans, The]My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) [Dion, Celine]My Weakness Is None Of Your Business [Embrace]Nancy Boy [Placebo]National Express [Divine Comedy]No Rain [Blind Melon]Novocaine For The Soul [Eels]One Of Us [Osborne, Joan]Peaches [Presidents Of The United States Of America]Praise You [Fatboy Slim]Ray Of Light [Madonna]Road Rage [Catatonia]Semi-Charmed Life [Third Eye Blind]Seven Days [Sting]She´s A Star [James]Size Of A Cow [Wonderstuff, The]Slow Emotion Replay [The The]Stupid Girl [Garbage]Supersonic [Oasis]The Life Of Riley [Lightning Seeds, The]The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get [Morrissey]The Only One I Know [Charlatans, The]There´s No Other Way [Blur]Twisterella [Ride]Under The Bridge [Red Hot Chili Peppers]Viva Las Vegas [ZZ Top]Weak [Skunk Anansie]Welcome To Paradise [Green Day]What Can I Do [Corrs, The]Where´s The Love [Hanson]Wind Of Change [Scorpions, The]You And Me Song [Wannadies, The]You Don´t Love Me (No, No, No) [Penn, Dawn]You Learn [Morissette, Alanis]You´re Still The One [Twain, Shania]