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Twilight 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 17:32 English Language Комментариев: 1   
Twilight

Description: Number one New York Times best-selling author of the Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot knows the difficulties (real or otherwise) of awkward teenage years. In Twilight, Cabot continues her series about Suze Simon, the teenage mediator with an other-worldly boyfriend, Jesse de Silva. But when fellow mediator Paul Slater threatens to send Jesse back to where he came from, can Suze stop him in time?
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Meg Cabot Просмотров:  1992

Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 20 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 17:25 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 20

Description: With his swashbuckling adventures, best-selling novelist Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of old, where privateers lurk in the mist, and great ships fight to control the waterways. Blue at the Mizzen hoists the excitement to new heights as British frigate commander Jack Aubrey stakes everything on a desperate raid against the mighty Spanish fleet. Ever since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Captain Aubrey's prospects in the new peacetime navy have looked dim. Even worse, his frigate Surprise was badly damaged in a nighttime collision. While Aubrey waits for repairs, ship's doctor Stephen Maturin brings him intriguing information about the New World. Soon Aubrey is leading a bold expedition that will determine the fate of a rising South American nation, and his own. Critically-acclaimed author Patrick O'Brian blends authentic period atmosphere, rich humor, and elegant language in each of his seafaring yarns. You can almost hear the thunder of the waves and smell the salty sea air as you listen to Patrick Tull's dramatic performance.
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Patrick O’Brian Просмотров:  2565

The Hundred Days: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 19 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 17:15 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Hundred Days: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 19

Description: For years, critics have celebrated best-selling author Patrick O'Brian's seafaring adventures for their magnificent blend of swashbuckling excitement and historical accuracy. With The Hundred Days, he transports you to the high seas of the Napoleonic era when the French demagogue is making a desperate attempt to control the European world. While Napoleon pursues the British across Europe, rumors fly about him forging a secret link with the forces of Islam. Soon an ominous horde of Muslim mercenaries gather. In a desperate attempt to avert disaster, ship's doctor Stephen Maturin navigates oriental politics to uncover the truth. And blustery Commodore Jack Aubrey launches a daring mission to destroy the growing French-Muslim menace. Patrick O'Brian packs this brilliantly executed tale with elegant language, rich humor, and authentic period atmosphere. With his deep, rumbling voice, narrator Patrick Tull brings storm-tossed seas and gallant navy warships colorfully to life.
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Patrick O’Brian Просмотров:  2415

The Yellow Admiral: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 18 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 17:05 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Yellow Admiral: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 18

Description: While surviving life-threatening adventures at sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin find life on land to be even more perilous. Aubrey has dimmed his prospects of an admiralty by his erratic voting in Parliament. He is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, when his mother-in-law ferrets out a trove of old personal letters. Fortunately, Maturin brings news that the Chileans need the two seafaring friends to train their navy. Fresh, dynamic, and breathtakingly alive, The Yellow Admiral continues O'Brian's reign as king of historical fiction. Narrator Patrick Tull's accents enhance O'Brian's elegant language, eccentric characters, and authentic nineteenth-century atmosphere.
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Patrick O’Brian Просмотров:  2418

The Voyage of the Armada 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 16:52 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Voyage of the Armada

Description: In May of 1588, on the order of Spain's King Philip, 30,000 soldiers and sailors armed with arquebus and musket set out to sea. A larger fleet had never before been assembled. In the Voyage of the Armada, David Howarth brilliantly conveys the drama of the Spanish Armada's progress and brings to life the personalities of the men who influenced its course, from the dogmatic and irrational Philip II to Don Juan Martinez de Recalde to Don Pedro and Don Diego de Valdes, who were cousins but also bitter enemies, to the Spanish soldiers and sailors who unquestioningly ventured into unknown seas to confront their fates. Basing his narrative on previously unexplored Spanish sources, David Howarth shows that there is always another side to every conflict. The Voyage of the Armada recounts the adventures of these brave men as they go from battles to storms to wrecks and then finally - for the lucky ones - return home.
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David Howarth Просмотров:  1709

Sagan om konungens återkomst [The Return Of The King] SWEDISH 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 16:44 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Sagan om konungens återkomst [The Return Of The King] SWEDISH

Description: Den onde trollkarlen Saurons öga sveper spejande över världen, som hans skräckinjagade härar dragit ut för att erövra. Ringens krig rasar. Marken skälver av stridslarm och oro. Men utgången av denna väldiga kraftmätning ligger i den tappre hoben Frodos hand. Endast han kan bryta ondskans makt. Med sitt lilla följe drar han allt närmare Domedagsberget, genom mörka skogar, över svartbrända slätter, förbi stinkande träsk och ut i mörka bergspass där fiender och faror lurar överallt. Sagan om konungens återkomst är den tredje delen i trilogin om Härskarringen - en av vår tids märkligaste, mest lästa och älskade litterära storverk.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Просмотров:  1797
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Sagan om de två tornen [The Two Towers] SWEDISH 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 16:31 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Sagan om de två tornen [The Two Towers] SWEDISH

Description: Den lille hoben Frodo och hans följeslagare är på väg mot Mordor för att förgöra den ödesdigra ringen som kan förvandla gott till ont. På äventyrliga stigar når de allt längre in i Skuggornas rike och möter både vänner och fiender. Samtidigt rustar den onde trollkarlen Sauron till krig. Hans armé av orcher, vålnader och monster är redan på marsch medan de vita trollkarlarna, de stjärnsjungande alverna och de godmodiga hoberna samlar sig till förtvivlat motstånd.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Просмотров:  1640

Idealisten 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 14:12 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Idealisten

Description: En rafflande uppföljare till spänningsdebuten 'Rymmaren' som avslöjar spelet mellan politiker, advokater, poliser och åklagare. En ung politker med invandrarbakgrund, Carlos, startar ett upprop mot rasismen tillsammans med en äldre kollega. Det blir ett uppmärksammat initiativ eftersom man jobbar över partigränserna. När Carlos brutalt skjuts ner utanför sin villa i Nacka går misstankarna direkt mot Sverigedemokraten Carl Struwe och hans rasistiska anhängare. När ytterligare ett politikermord sker skakas landet i sina grundvalar. Även i detta fall möts polischefen Susanne och advokaten Mattias igen.
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Thomas Bodstrom Просмотров:  1401

This Is Where I Leave You 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 14:06 English Language Комментариев: 0   
This Is Where I Leave You

Description: Judd Foxman has not had a good year. Shortly after catching his wife in bed with his boss (a Howard Stern-like DJ whom he works for as a producer), he learns that his father has died. Not only must Judd attend the funeral, he then has to honor his dad's dying request — sitting shiva for seven days with the rest of his eccentric family, including his sex therapist mom, older brother Paul (who's married to Judd's high school sweetheart), sister Wendy, and youngest brother Phillip, who leads a carefree life of hedonism. While a few of the storylines ring cliché (namely catching your wife with your boss), this book is anything but. The dialogue between the family members is realistic, witty, and caustic. And just when you're hysterically laughing at a scene, the next one sucker punches you with the vulnerability and authenticity of Judd's emotions.
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Jonathan Tropper Просмотров:  1947

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 14:01 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

Description: Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck", three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty", a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk", a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.
Once again David Sedaris shows us the most outrageous, tender, absurd sides of ourselves in his "profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love...."
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David Sedaris Просмотров:  1542

La Princesse des glaces 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 13:55 French Language Комментариев: 1   
La Princesse des glaces

Description: Erica Falck, trente-cinq ans, installée dans une petite ville tranquille de la côte ouest suédoise, découvre le cadavre d'une amie d'enfance perdue de vue. À la conquête de la vérité, Erica, enquêtrice au foyer façon Desperate Housewives - rejointe par l'inspecteur Patrik Hedström, amoureux transi - plonge dans les strates d'une petite société provinciale et de ses secrets. Comme le faisait Simenon, Camilla Läckberg, sait à merveille croquer des personnages complexes et mettre à jour une petite communauté dont la surface tranquille cache des eaux bien plus troubles qu'on ne le pense.
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Camilla Lackberg Просмотров:  3015

The Time Traveler's Wife 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 13:51 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Time Traveler's Wife

Description: Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing. Clare and Henry's story unfolds from both points of view, depicting the effects of time travel on their marriage and their passionate love for each other. They attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals: steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
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Audrey Niffenegger Просмотров:  1781
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