´´The Job of the Wasp is a madcap mystery, a macabre coming-of-age story and an unearthly fantasy - but it feels like childhood, like the world, like life.´´ - Daniel Handler, author of We Are Pirates and All The Dirty Parts A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school´s dark heart. And that´s when the corpses start turning up. A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Ropp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009902/bk_brll_009902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wasp´s job is simple. Hunt ghosts. And every year she has to fight to remain Archivist. Desperate and alone, she strikes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier. She will go with him on his underworld hunt for the long-lost ghost of his partner, and in exchange she will find out more about his pre-apocalyptic world than any Archivist before her. And there is much to know. After all, Archivists are marked from birth to do the holy work of a goddess. They´re chosen. They´re special. Or so they´ve been told for 400 years. Archivist Wasp fears she is not the chosen one, that she won´t survive the trip to the underworld, that the brutal life she has escaped might be better than where she is going. There is only one way to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002129/bk_lili_002129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1984 novels (Book Guide):Neuromancer, Heretics of Dune, The Hunt for Red October, The Wasp Factory, The Tie That Binds, Job: A Comedy of Justice, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, The Big U, The Color of Money, The Rain God, Nights at the Circus
A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created... A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room... An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands... A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods... These are the elements of a mystery that will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann. A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of The Prince of Mist and The Shadow of the Wind. Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader and his titles include The Wasp Factory and Look To Windward by Iain Banks, and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000587/bk_orio_000587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ben Bradlee first came to know John Kennedy well when they were Washington neighbors in 1958. They remained good friends and off-the-record confidants until President Kennedy´s death. They also had a more professional relationship governed by Bradlee´s job covering the capital for Newsweek.Bradlee and his wife Tony participated in the parties at the White House and in more private moments when the president and Jacqueline were relaxing with friends. With Kennedy´s knowledge, Bradlee kept notes of their intimate conversations. These records are the basis for this behind-the-scenes record of the human side of the JFK presidency.For the first time, all the conflicting elements of Kennedy´s personality are seen at the closest possible range. Here was a politician of the South Boston stripe who also was at home among the WASP intellectuals he brought into government, who loved the sick old tiger who was his father and yet would not be dominated by him, who understood his brothers´ every quirk and strength, admired women, and had few illusions about human nature but nursed dreams all the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017618/bk_adbl_017618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.