A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book III 

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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book III

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall.
But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world....
But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords....
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George R. R. Martin, Roy Dotrice Просмотров:  1703

The Merchant of Venice (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series) 

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The Merchant of Venice (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series)

Description: The quality of mercy is not strained..." Hear the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best. Pathos and farce combine with moral complexity in this disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the "pound of flesh" owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio, who has fallen into Shylock's debt. The new movie stars Al Pacino.
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William Shakespeare Просмотров:  1664

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 

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The Return Of Sherlock Holmes Volume 1

Description: This four-CD collection contains the first four tales from the anthology The Return of Sherlock Holmes - The Empty House, The Norwood Builder, The Dancing Men and The Solitary Cyclist - all read by Peter Cushing in recordings made in 1971.
Cushing, who played the great detective several times on film and television, seems like a natural choice for narrator. His very precise mode of speech is accentuated for the Victorian setting - though on one occasion during The Empty House I thought at first that he was telling me that Ronald Adair had a passion for cars rather than cards. The narrator provides a variety of voices and accents, especially during The Norwood Builder and The Solitary Cyclist, but unfortunately there is not much distinction between his Holmes and his Watson.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Просмотров:  2210

The Girl At The Lion D’Or 

Добавил vredina 15 июня, 2012 16:57 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Girl At The Lion D’Or

Description: Reading Faulks's second novel (written before Fool's Alphabet, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray), one sees that his preoccupations and choice of genre have been clear from the beginning. Published in the U. K. in 1989, this is another postmodern historical romance, telling the story of a short-lived but intense love affair set in a France decimated by WWI. When Anne Louvet arrives in the village of Janvilliers on a rainy night in the 1930s, she hopes to leave behind a secret history of family disgrace. Her parents are long gone, their deaths shrouded in mystery, and the guardian with whom she lived in Paris has disappeared. In an attempt to make a new life for herself, she works as a waitress at the local hotel, soon finding escape from the watchful eye of manageress Madame Bouin in the arms of Charles Hartmann, a wealthy married veteran, lawyer and landowner. The ill-starred lovers' affair mirrors the general turmoil of the nation. Hartmann is emotionally scarred by his brief service in the Great War. His efforts to rebuild his manor house are stymied by discontented workmen and greedy entrepreneurs, and a politician he tries to help falls victim to scandal. Finally, his betrayal of Anne coincides with Germany's invasion of the Rhineland. Anne herself, with her physical beauty, mournful past and determination to survive, becomes the true symbol of France's spirit. Faulks blends the dramatic yearnings of physical love with a searing realism: the smells that waft from Chef Bruno's kitchen at the Lion d'Or are as immediate as soldiers' stark memories of battle scenes. In both Paris and the countryside, the living standards of the elite contrast sharply with those of the lower classes. Despite moments of overwrought passion and exaggerated guilt, Faulks's smoky cinematic treatment is perfectly suited to his moving tale of a woman and a country unprepared for the cruel consequences of military conflict.
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Sebastian Faulks Просмотров:  1622

Saturday Night Fry 

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Saturday Night Fry

Description: This is Stephen Fry's influential BBC Radio 4 comedy series starring Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent - for the first time on CD. Dive into the complete first series of Saturday Night Fry - the fragrance-free show with no additives or artificial colours - with Stephen Fry and his regular team, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson. So, as the strain of Stephen's last movement gradually fades, get ready for wit, wordplay and some surreal sketches. Remember, regular listeners will have no need of a high bran diet...Now available on CD for the first time, Saturday Night Fry was the precursor to A Bit of Fry and Laurie and is said to have influenced Chris Morris' On the Hour . Six splendid servings of the original 1988 BBC Radio 4 comedy series, includes the pilot episode plus special guests Alison Steadman, Phyllida Law, Barry Cryer, Robert Bathurst and Julia Hills.
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Stephen Fry Просмотров:  1549

Lost Voices: Lost Voices Trilogy Book 1 

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Lost Voices: Lost Voices Trilogy Book 1

Description: Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside a grim Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation: she becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in. All of them, like her, are lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life - until she discovers the catch: mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe - she may even have a shot at becoming their queen - however, her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?
The first book in a trilogy, Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive.
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Sarah Porter Просмотров:  1467
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A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book II 

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A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book II

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.
It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
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George R.R. Martin Просмотров:  1140

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book I 

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book I

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell.
To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow. At the center of the conflict, the Starks of Winterfell hold the key: a reluctant Lord Eddard is summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder both family and kingdom. In this land of extremes, plots and counterplots, soldiers and sorcerers, each side fights to win the deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
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George R.R. Martin Просмотров:  1195

Mariposa: A Quantico Novel 

Добавил renato 14 июня, 2012 13:09 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Mariposa: A Quantico Novel

In an America driven to near bankruptcy with crushing foreign debt, the Talos Corporation stands out as a major success story—training soldiers and security forces from around the world and providing logistics and troops for nearly all branches of the United States government.
But Talos has another plan in mind—the destruction of the federal system and constitutional law. Three FBI agents are all that stands between Talos's CEO Axel Price and the subversion of our nation. Nathan Trace, one of a team of four who created and programmed the thinking machines that are about to help Axel Price in his plans for domination, is the unlikely hero who, with Rebecca Rose, must stop the plan at all costs.
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Greg Bear Просмотров:  1340

The Innocents 

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The Innocents

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, 28-year-old Adam Newman is the prize catch of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been dating Rachel Gilbert since they were both 16 and now, to the relief and happiness of the entire Gilbert family, they are finally to marry.
To Adam, Rachel embodies the highest values of Temple Fortune: she is innocent, conventional, and entirely secure in her community - a place in which everyone still knows the whereabouts of their nursery school classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's role in a warm, inclusive family he loves.
But as the vast machinery of the wedding gathers momentum, Adam feels the first faint touches of claustrophobia, and when Rachel's younger cousin Ellie Schneider moves home from New York, she unsettles Adam more than he'd care to admit.
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Francesca Segal Просмотров:  1548

The Norman Conquests: The Complete Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy (Dramatized) 

Добавил renato 13 июня, 2012 13:27 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Norman Conquests: The Complete Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy (Dramatized)

Ayckbourn's celebrated triology The Norman Conquests - three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies. Table Manners: England's famous seducer of other men's wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first "battle".
A middle-class family trying to have a pleasant country weekend is no match for Norman, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes. Living Together: In the second "battle" Norman gets drunk on homemade wine - and all hell breaks loose. He unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing room rug. Round and Round the Garden: In the third "battle" the setting is Mother's overgrown English garden, where something more troublesome than brambles lurks among the roses. Havoc ensues as this satirical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres as Sarah, Kenneth Danziger as Reg, Martin Jarvis as Norman, Jane Leeves as Annie, Christopher Neame as Tom, and Carolyn Seymour as Ruth.
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Alan Ayckbourn Просмотров:  1337

Reckless Night in Rio 

Добавил renato 13 июня, 2012 13:22 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Reckless Night in Rio

The task should be easy for Laura Parker. After all, Gabriel Santos is outrageously good-looking, it's for one night only, and he is offering her a million dollars....
There are just three things to consider, however:
1. They've already had one steamy, unforgettable night together in Rio.
2. Laura's been in love with Gabriel ever since.
3. Gabriel's never wanted children, but he's not aware he's the father of Laura's baby....
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Jennie Lucas Просмотров:  1584
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