Behind the Wheel Russian Level 1 covers beginning to intermediate level Russian , providing a strong, yet flexible foundation for speaking, understanding, and creatively expressing yourself in standard Russian. The program features an English speaking instructor to guide you through the lessons and a native Russian speaker to aid with your pronunciation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Frobose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000987/bk_aren_000987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations. EA´s Battlefield games have set the standard for realism and ambition. In Autumn 2011 they´re raising the bar even higher. Battlefield 3 will be the most authentic first person shooter ever. To be published alongside the game, Battlefield 3: The Russian is also best in class - the first time that a games publisher has worked so closely with an internationally bestselling author. Displaying all of McNab´s trademark grit, authenticity and insight, Battlefield 3: The Russian is a scorching top-of-the-line military thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Degas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000455/bk_orio_000455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Jonathan Kellerman, the number-one New York Times best-selling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international number-one best-selling author of ´´The Genius´´, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year. A burned-out L. A. detective... A woman of mystery who is far more than she seems... A grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born. The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a 16th-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer. And for Detective Jacob Lev the mystery of how he spent last night pales in comparison the one he´s about to be called upon to solve. Please note: this audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Elena Sotnikova. http://samples.audible.de/bk/drnr/000011/bk_drnr_000011_sample.mp3.
Sandi Toksvig chairs four sparkling episodes of the ever-popular topical comedy show The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977. In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Mark Steel and David Mitchell take a wry look at the news in all its larger-than-life glory. With guest players including Bob Mills, Sarah Pascoe, Samira Ahmed, Justin Moorhouse, Elis James and Lucy Porter, they tackle issues as diverse as Scottish Independence, commuter train standards, Russian activities in Crimea, dietary health scares, passport delays and black cab strikes. Also included is a special Sport Relief interlude in which the players answer questions whilst clocking up miles on an exercise bike - with a special guest appearance by Duncan Goodhew! Sandi Toksvig chairs proceedings, while Neil Sleat, Kathy Clugston and Diana Speed read a selection of humorous cuttings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001889/bk_rhuk_001889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy´s finest literary achievements. The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled ´´The Year 1805´´, were serialized in the Russian Messenger from 1865 to 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869. Tolstoy said War and Peace is ´´[N]ot a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle´´. Large sections, especially the later chapters, are a philosophical discussion rather than narrative. Tolstoy also said the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. The Encyclopedia Britannica states: ´´It can be argued that no single English novel attains the universality of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy´s War and Peace.´´ (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119640/bk_acx0_119640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the president of the United States himself, in a time when that community´s work has never been harder or more important In the face of a president who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order is teetering on the brink. North Korea is on the verge of having a nuclear weapon that could reach all of the United States, Russians have mastered a new form of information warfare that undercuts democracy, and the role of China in the global community remains unclear. There will always be value to experience and expertise, devotion to facts, humility in the face of complexity, and a respect for ideas, but in this moment they seem more important, and more endangered, than they´ve ever been. American intelligence - the ultimate truth teller - has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden takes up that urgent work with profound passion, insight, and authority. It is a sobering vision. The American intelligence community is more at risk than is commonly understood, for every good reason. Civil war or societal collapse is not necessarily imminent or inevitable, but our democracy´s core structures, processes, and attitudes are under great stress. Many of the premises on which we have based our understanding of governance are now challenged, eroded, or simply gone. And we have a president in office who responds to overwhelming evidence from the intelligence community that the Russians are, by all acceptable standards of cyber conflict, in a state of outright war against us, not by leading a strong response, but by shooting the messenger. There are fundamental changes afoot in the world and in this country. The Assault on Intelligence shows us what they are, reveals ho... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael V. Hayden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003975/bk_peng_003975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes more nonfiction at its very best - and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew. Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russia’s peasants - and their eventual uprising - Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait, complete with compelling primary-source material that brings it all to life. History doesn’t get more interesting than the story of the Romanovs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr, Various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001698/bk_lili_001698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anna Karenina published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn. Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828 - 1910), was a Russian writer and is regarded as among the greatest of novelists. Translated by Constance Garnett from the Russian in 1901. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rnib/000036/bk_rnib_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A prosecuting attorney faces his most formidable opponent: his precocious seven-year-old son. Chekhov´s warm and insightful short story is a meditation on fatherhood and the difficulties of being a single parent. Anton Chekhov is considered among the greatest short story writers of all time. First published in Russian in 1887, Home is one of his most beloved classics, and appears as a text exemplar in the Common Core State Standards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ulf Bjorklund. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022474/bk_acx0_022474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life´s work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia. Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice. A drama of patricide and fraternal jealousy unfolds, involving the questions of anarchism and atheism, and giving a portrait of Russian society in the turbulent 1870s. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881) was a Russian fiction writer, essayist, and philosopher whose works have been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Translated by David Magarshack 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabriel Woolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rnib/000026/bk_rnib_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.