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In the space of a few days, Carrie loses her marriage, her career, and her home - all while working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is blindsided by the losses and realizes the story she painstakingly knit together over the past two decades - the story explaining her life and who she is - has unraveled. With no plan for the future and only her deaf cat, Lucy, for company, Carrie decides to remain in Africa until she figures out what has just happened. What happens next is an awkward, amusing, and ultimately inspiring journey as Carrie slowly lets go of who she thought she was and starts from scratch at middle-age: making unlikely friends, acquiring dump trucks, tumbling into an improbable love affair, and eventually learning to listen to the elusive and sometimes annoying voice helping her discover who she is, find the neglected artist inside, and piece together her unexpected new life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheryl May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158649/bk_acx0_158649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DAY 5, MONDAY 23 JULY 2001, 5.53 AM The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for 12 and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; 18 and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of 17 in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting, his first offence, not even convicted, and he is being locked up for 18 and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the 21st century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first 22 days and 14 hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. This is the author's daily record of the time he spent there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000290/bk_macm_000290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Audiobook of the Year We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news. The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are. I'd better start at the beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000350/bk_podm_000350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, in an excerpt from a 1991 interview, Philippe Petit talks about his experience walking on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.Then, Colum McCann, whose novel Let the Great World Spin takes place on the day of Petit's adventure, talks with Steve Paulson. McCann was born in Dublin but lives now in New York. His father-in-law escaped from the first tower hit on 9/11. Let the Great World Spin won the National Book Award for Fiction.Next, Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of several novels and two collections of widely anthologized short stories. Her novel Lark & Termite was also a finalist for the National Book Award. She reads an excerpt and talks with Jim Fleming about her love of children and her interest in communicating our perceptions of the many levels of reality we all live on. After that, Hillary Mantel won Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize for her book Wolf Hall. She tells Anne Strainchamps that Henry the Eighth needed a "fixer" to make his break from the Church of Rome and his many marriages legal in England. That man was Thomas Cromwell and Hilary Mantel tells his story in her book. Following that, Carlos Ruiz Zafon is the author of The Shadow of the Wind and now, The Angel's Game. He tells Jim Fleming that both books are part of a sort of Chinese box set of four inter-related novels involving the same characters and his native city of Barcelona. And finally, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie splits her time between the U.S. and her native Nigeria. She talks with Steve Paulson about her early days as a writer and her experience as an immigrant from Africa. Her latest book is called The Thing Around Your Neck. [Broadcast Date: January 13, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100113/rt_tbon_100113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unforgettable debut novel about a boy who goes missing, a family that is torn apart, and a nation on the brink. During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling town of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family's life is disrupted by the sudden disappearance of 17-year-old Paul Utu, beloved brother and son. As they grapple with the sudden loss of their darling boy, they embark on a painful and moving journey of immense power that changes their lives forever and shatters the fragile ecosystem of their once ordered family. Ajie, the youngest sibling, is burdened with the guilt of having seen Paul last and convinced that his vanished brother was betrayed long ago. But his search for the truth uncovers hidden family secrets and reawakens old, long-forgotten ghosts as rumours of police brutality, oil shortages, and frenzied student protests serve as a backdrop to his pursuit. In a tale that moves seamlessly back and forth through time, Ajie relives a trip to the family's ancestral village where, together, he and his family listen to the myths of how their people settled there, while the villagers argue over the mysterious Company, who found oil on their land and will do anything to guarantee support. As the story builds toward its stunning conclusion, it becomes clear that only once past and present come to a crossroads will Ajie and his family finally find the answers they have been searching for. And After Many Days introduces Ile's spellbinding ability to tightly weave together personal and political loss until, inevitably, the two threads become nearly indistinguishable. It is a masterful story of childhood, of the delicate, complex balance between the powerful and the powerless, and a searing portrait of a community as the old order gives way to the new. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chukwudi Iwuji. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004453/bk_rand_004453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even though it hарреns to be that this is not the first time the Ebola Virus has found its wау thrоugh thе shores оf Africa, іts latest development hаs bееn thаt оf аn alarming оnе. Аs іt stands nоw а handful оf West African countries hаs bееn аffесtеd nаmеlу Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal аnd Sierra Leone. It іs believed thаt Ebola fіrst emerged іn Sudan аnd Zaire іn 1976. Тhе nаmе Ebola wаs named аftеr thе Zaire River called "Ebola River". Тhе fіrst outbreak оf Ebola іs sаіd tо hаvе infected 284 people wіth а mortality rate оf 53%. Тhе second emergence оf Ebola wаs reported іn Yambuku, Zaire. Ebola-Zaire (EBOZ) recorded thе highest mortality rate оf аnу оf thе Ebola viruses (88%) infected 318 people. Тhе third strain оf Ebola, Ebola Reston (EBOR), wаs fіrst identified іn 1989 whеn infected monkeys wеrе imported іntо Reston, Virginia, frоm Mindanao іn thе Philippines. Ebola hаs fоund іts wау іn thе annals оf West Africa аnd thе Africa аt large. Тhе '2014 outbreak' оf thе Ebola hаs bееn а major threat tо nоt оnlу Africa, but thе Wоrld аt large. Ghana іn thіs regard іs nо exception tо thе threats оf Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) tаkіng іntо cognizance thаt wе аrе bounded bу neighboring Ebola stricken Countries. As thе Ebola epidemic frenzies, twо questions hаvе surface: Ноw dіd thе noxious virus escape detection fоr three months? Аnd whу hаs а mammoth global interventions fail tо соntаіn it? In Guinea, thе case started іn а small village (Meliandou) іn thе Forest region оf southern Guinea. Bush meat hаs long bееn а common source оf food fоr thіs village аnd thеу hаd іt іn bounty. Вut іn thе dying days оf December thе ordinary life іn Meliandou саmе tо аn еnd whеn thе Ebola virus gаvе а smooth landing іn thе village mоst lіkеlу іn thе body оf а fruit bat-its natural non-human reservoir, ассоrdіng tо а practical consensus аmоng scientists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039235/bk_acx0_039235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.