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The Rough Guide to Budapest is the ultimate travel guide to one of Europe´s most fascinating and dynamic cities. In full color throughout, with dozens of color photos to illustrate the finest of Budapest´s great buildings, landmarks and distinctive neighborhoods, The Rough Guide to Budapest will show you the best the city has to offer. Whether you want high culture or a thriving underground club scene - including the city´s unique ´´ruin pubs´´ - or prefer haute cuisine and pampering in spas, Budapest is the place to come. With The Rough Guide to Budapest, you´ll find easy-to-use maps for each neighborhood that make getting around easy. Detailed chapters feature the best hotels, restaurants and cafés, pubs and bars, live music and clubs, shops, theater, kids´ activities, and more. Make the most of your time on Earth(TM) with The Rough Guide to Budapest.
In Nicholas Kilmer´s sequel to Harmony in Flesh and Black, the debut of his mystery series set in the Boston art world, we´re reacquainted with the passionate non-collector Fred Taylor. Fred, prowling the antique and jumble shops of Boston´s Charles Street, enters one of his old haunts, Oona´s, which is run by an unflappable, seen-it-all proprietress as honest about her wares as she is ruthless in her pricing and secretive about acquisitions. Oona offers Fred a painting, the image of a common gray squirrel on a chain, which he discovers has been cut from a larger canvas. Believing it to be the work of an important eighteenth-century American master, he snaps up the fragment and then sets out to find the rest of the painting. Soon, murder, mayhem, and other forms of vandalism join the violence already associated with the painting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Cullen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001303/bk_blak_001303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mr James Conway wants to make money. He wants to build new houses and shops - and he wants to build them on an old graveyard, on the island of Haiti. There is only one old man who still visits the graveyard; and Mr Conway is not afraid of one old man.But the old man has friends - friends in the graveyard, friends who lie dead, under the ground. And when Mr Conway starts to build his houses, he makes the terrible mistake of disturbing the sleep of the dead. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Collingwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oxfr/000049/bk_oxfr_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This charming, old-fashioned story of a girl growing up during the depression will convince you that anything is possible. Against a backdrop of authentic hardship and despair, 13-year-old Virginia Eade discovers the true source of happiness. A doctor´s daughter, Virginia spends her days dreaming of romance with ´´the two Charlies´´ - Charles Lindburgh and Charlie Chaplin. Soon Virginia is forced to give up her room to less fortunate relatives, and failed banks, closed shops, and breadlines crop up in her insulated world. When her father asks her to accompany him as he provides much needed medical care in the notorious hobo village, Virginia´s life is changed forever. The 1930s become poignantly real with the novel´s wealth of period detail, providing a dramatic backdrop for a message of hope and compassion. Kate Forbes´ narration of this best-selling inspirational novel is guaranteed to touch your heart. She so skillfully portrays Virginia and conveys the ambiance of the depression era that the result is truly magical. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002321/bk_reco_002321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal. The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there´s a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease - or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure... Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and heart-pounding suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002055/bk_harp_002055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe´s finest cities. Moravia, Bohemia, the Holy Roman Empire - Prague has been the capital of various countries, territories and empires over the centuries, and each has left its mark on the architecture and customs of this historic city. With styles ranging from Baroque to Cubist and Romantic to Art Deco, Prague is complex, varied, and constantly changing. We´ll show you the bizarre Astronomical Clock - and reveal the tragedy of its creator. We´ll point out to you the home of Franz Kafka, master of suspense and paranoia. Take a stroll with us across the famous Charles Bridge as we show you the most interesting and beautiful statues that line it - and hear why we´ve got the humble egg to thank for this centuries-old historic monument. We´ll show you the main sites of the city and tell you all about them. We´ll also reveal the coolest restaurants, bars, and shops. Most importantly, we´ll help you feel, even after a few hours, that you know Prague and what really makes it - and that famous astronomical clock - tick. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Harry Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/mpcg/000010/sp_mpcg_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best-selling author of The Dante Club takes us deep into a shadowy era in publishing ruled by a forgotten class of criminals. A golden age of publishing on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: Books could be published without an author´s permission with extraordinary ease. Authors gained fame but suffered financially - Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few - but publishers reaped enormous profits while readers got their books on the cheap. The literary pirates who stalked the harbors, coffeehouses, and printer shops for the latest manuscript to steal were known as bookaneers. Yet on the eve of the twentieth century, a new international treaty is signed to protect authors and grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. The bookaneers, of course, would become extinct. In The Last Bookaneer, Matthew Pearl gives us a historical novel set inside the lost world of these doomed outlaws and the incredible heist that brought their era to a close. On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labors over a new novel. The thought of one last book from the great author fires the imaginations of the bookaneers, and soon two adversaries - the gallant Pen Davenport and the monstrous Belial - set out for the south Pacific island. Pen Davenport - a tortured criminal genius haunted by his past - is reluctantly accompanied by Fergins, the narrator of our story, who has lived a quiet life of bookselling before being whisked across the world on his friend´s final caper. Fergins soon discovers the supreme thrill of aiding Davenport in his quest: to steal Stevenson´s manuscript and make a fortune before the new treaty ends the bookaneers´ trade forever. Yet Samoa holds many secrets of its own, and the duo´s bookish concerns clash with the island´s violent destiny. A colonial war is afoot between ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance, J.D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002583/bk_peng_002583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. They come in droves, busloads of tourists shepherded down through modern streets, shops, and stalls, past souvenir stands and hordes of local guides offering insight and spectacle. From all across the world they come to the Italian region of Campania, to walk the cobbles of ancient streets, peer at frescoes, marvel at sculptures, and visit the remnants of historic villas, bath-houses, and even brothels. In 2003, it was estimated these international visitors contributed some $35 million dollars to the Italian economy. A feature of the Grand Tour, an educational rite of passage for wealthy travelers from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s, Pompeii has long been a popular destination for tourists; in 2008, an estimated 2.5 million tourists visited it. The type of tourists also changed over time. In 79 AD, the year Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was actually the equivalent of a resort town for wealthy Romans. Over 1500 years later, it was only the wealthy elite who could afford to travel, trekking through Italy to examine culture, art and the roots of Western civilization. They sought exposure to the relics of classical antiquity while deepening language skills, broadening aristocratic connections, commissioning paintings and generally mingling with the higher social classes of the Continent. In more contemporary times, increases in the technology of transportation allowed the movement of people from multiple social classes, scales of wealth and cultural backgrounds. The style of traveler has altered, but the attractions of Pompeii have not. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089121/bk_acx0_089121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.