Tennessee, 1871: Nach den Grauen des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges durchlebt das Land einen neuen Albtraum. Die Untoten steigen aus ihren Gräbern und streifen rastlos durch die dichten Wälder. In diesen trostlosen Zeiten trifft der desillusionierte Soldat Edward in einem verlassenen Dorf auf Isaac. Dieser will seine Schwester aus den Fängen des gewissenlosen Südstaaten-Generals Williams befreien. Schnell stellt sich heraus, dass Williams und seine Crew gefährlicher sind als die monströsen Zombies: Auf der verzweifelten Suche nach einem möglichen Gegenmittel schreckt der General nicht davor zurück, wahllos Menschen zu opfern ...
Edward Young hat im amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg für den Süden gekämpft und dafür mit dem Verlust von Heimat und Familie bezahlt. Jetzt zieht er auf der Suche nach seinem vermissten Sohn durch das verwüstete Land, immer auf der Hut vor den allgegenwärtigen Zombies, die ihn und jeden anderen Lebenden bedrohen. Ein versprengter Kamerad erzählt ihm von dem kaputten General Williams, der an der Zombieplage schuld sein soll. Gemeinsam wollen sie ihm das Handwerk legen, doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Exit West written and read by Mohsin Hamid. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 This is Nadia. She is fiercely independent, with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night. This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for stargazing. This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it. Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope - a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mohsin Hamid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001611/bk_pauk_001611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Exit 9, the second book in the Project Eden thriller series. Before, it was just a test, a little demonstration to see if the virus worked. It did, and so much better than its creators could have ever hoped. But the testing phase is over. It’s time for Project Eden to take the next step. If its members have their way, humanity is about to get a reboot. It’s up to Daniel Ash and the others in the outnumbered resistance to keep the Project from severely downsizing mankind. But can their small force succeed in the face of a plan decades in the making? The human race had better hope so, because if Ash and his friends can’t…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003349/bk_adbl_003349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murdered teen is resurrected to walk the earth for more than a century in the second and final book in the sweeping epic that Entertainment Weekly called ´´utterly riveting´´. Zebulon Finch has faced more violence, lust, and heartbreak than any other 17-year-old in history. But nothing can prepare him for what is coming next. Half a century has passed since Zebulon Finch was gunned down and then inexplicably resurrected to experience a second life. Picking up his tale where he left off, Zebulon heads to Nazi Germany on a top-secret mission. From there he escapes to the shiny new world of the suburbs - a tidy neighborhood hiding dark secrets. He will exchange the pains of this world for what he believes will be peace among the stars. He will march for social change all the way to Woodstock, go raving mad in the desert, and finally exit from humanity the only way he knows how. We first met Zebulon sealed in a tomb beneath the World Trade Center - might he yet crawl from the rubble to discover a different America? Enthralling and gut-wrenching, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 2: Empire Decayed is the conclusion to the epic saga of one young man´s journey down the long road to redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002180/bk_lili_002180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Refugees from the violence of wars and the brutality of famished lives have knocked on other people´s doors since the beginning of time. For the people behind the doors, these uninvited guests were always strangers, and strangers tend to generate fear and anxiety precisely because they are unknown. Today we find ourselves confronted with an extreme form of this historical dynamic, as our TV screens and newspapers are filled with accounts of a ´migration crisis´, ostensibly overwhelming Europe and portending the collapse of our way of life. This anxious debate has given rise to a veritable ´moral panic´ - a feeling of fear spreading among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society. In this short book Zygmunt Bauman analyses the origins, contours and impact of this moral panic - he dissects, in short, the present-day migration panic. He shows how politicians have exploited fears and anxieties that have become widespread, especially among those who have already lost so much - the disinherited and the poor. But he argues that the policy of mutual separation, of building walls rather than bridges, is misguided. It may bring some short-term reassurance but it is doomed to fail in the long run. We are faced with a crisis of humanity, and the only exit from this crisis is to recognize our growing interdependence as a species and to find new ways to live together in solidarity and cooperation, amidst strangers who may hold opinions and preferences different from our own.