Russian Angst:Einblicke in die postsowjetische Seele Thomas Franke
On Upper Maslovka´´ is a pattern of women´s prose from Dina Rubina. Anna Borisovna is an 87-year-old yet vigorous woman with a stingy, sarcastic tongue, who used to be a famous sculptor, ´´the old woman is rude as a drunk pathologist´´. Peter is a young theatre director, failing to make it big in the art world. Their creativity brought the two together, but their love is far from platonic. It´s a case of people falling in love despite age disparity, cynicism and existential angst of both, and Peter´s unfulfilled ambitions as well. Please note: this audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Dina Rubina. http://samples.audible.de/bk/drnr/000034/bk_drnr_000034_sample.mp3.
Amazon #1 Best Seller Rumored to be joining the coveted marvel comics franchise, the Scion Saga is an exhilarating young adult series of adversity, bravery, and determination. The adventure primarily chronicles the lives of 16-year-olds Adam Caspian, Carly Wit, and their clan - all of whom are Descendants of seven ancient Russian Bloodlines. These bloodlines carry unique genetic markers that, when active, grant the host various supernatural abilities. Descendants can be easily identified by their glowing Limbal Rings. The Descendants are under constant threat of extermination at the hands of The Iksha - an elite,but murderous society of scientists. The series includes a veritable myriad of familial situations that create stronger bonds between the Bloodlines as they band together to fight for their existence. ´´A...rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance.´´ (Kirkus Reviews) ´´No casual coming-of-age story. Opaque is laden with angst, psychological power, and is a tale of dysfunction in a world where supernatural abilities can thwart mental illness, where a mysterious Afro-Russian girl who holds the power to divert Adam from the apocalypse he´s preparing for the future.´´ (Donovan Literary Services) ´´A tense page-turner that does more than present a teen´s world. It pulls the reader in to an evolutionary process that is far more than one of transition points, but embraces moral and ethical conundrums..´´ (Midwest Book Review) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chase Bradley, Claira Jordyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083283/bk_acx0_083283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the Internet. It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there´s no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what´s left. Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her license got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics - carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people´s bank accounts - without having too much guilt about any of it. Otherwise, just your average working mom - two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst, life as normal as it ever gets in the neighborhood - till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown. She soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler´s aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys, and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course. With occasional excursions into the Deep Web and out to Long Island, Thomas Pynchon, channeling his inner Jewish mother, brings us a historical romance of New York in the early days of the Internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we´ve journeyed to since. Will perpetrator 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeannie Berlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002184/bk_peng_002184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.