City sights audio guide with enclosed phrasebook, maps and photos for your city trip in additional PDF file. Berlin, the Millennium City, is a truly multifaceted city which down the ages has been under the close scrutiny of the whole world. It is known as a history book set in stone and this is indeed the case. Take an exciting trip around Berlin with our new ´´Berlin. Discover & Talk´´ audio guide. You get a unique opportunity to hear thrilling stories about the most wonderful city sights, to learn about its intriguing history and to see the Berlin of today. In the PDF file, you will find our Discover & Talk book with photos and maps, locating all sights. Additionally enclosed in the PDF: English-German phrasebook that will allow you to communicate easily in Berlin. It contains more than 2,200 phrases and words, clearly categorized according to the respective topic, such as customs, hotel, service, driving, car services, sightseeing, entertainment, eating and drinking. After the purchase, you can easily add the PDF file into your library. You must get to know the city in person, enjoy its atmosphere, and discover its secrets. Discover Berlin with us! The audio guide will tell you about the 18 most interesting sights: Alexanderplatz Berlin Cathedral Museum Island Unter den Linden Gendarmenmarkt The Brandenburg Gate The Reichstag Republic Square The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe The German Chancellery Berlin Victory Column Bellevue Palace The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church The Kurfürstendamm Berlin Botanical Garden The Jewish Museum in Berlin The Hackesche Höfe Charlottenburg Palace The PDF booklet that accompanies this selection will be automatically added to My Library after the pu... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Hawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jour/000059/bk_jour_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry, and their family as they explore the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities around the world. This series is an informative and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries and customs, history, landmarks, and more - sure to win the hearts of young listeners. Join Bella and Harry as they travel to Edinburgh with their family and see Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy a trip to Loch Ness to search for Nessie! Along the way, local cuisine (such Dundee cake) is introduced to the listener. Then join Bella and Harry as they travel to Rome with their family and see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, and other sites. Along the way, local cuisine (such as antipasti) and basic Italian words are introduced. Lastly, join Bella and Harry as they travel to Berlin with their family to visit the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Charlottenburg Palace, and other fun places. Take a side trip to Potsdam, enjoy some local cuisine (bratwurst), and learn basic local phrases. The comedic and informative adventures of Bella and Harry will stimulate children´s imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008635/bk_blak_008635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nuremberg´s Palace of Justice, 1945, was the scene of a trial without precedent in history, a trial that continues to haunt the modern world. Leading the listener into the palace is Sebastian, a young German-American whose fate is entwined with the lives and deaths of some towering figures of 20th-century history, including Hermann Goering and Adolf Hitler. In a gripping account of war makers who must face the consequences of their actions, Nuremberg: The Reckoning flows through Warsaw, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and finally Nuremberg, as Sebastian comes to terms with his family legacy and his national identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stuart Langston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000999/bk_blak_000999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published in 1964, this is the ´´enthralling...truly remarkable´´ (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks - with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times best-selling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason. In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk toward the center of the Glienicke Bridge, the famous ´´Bridge of Spies´´ that then linked West Berlin to East. With him walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, master spy and for years the chief of Soviet espionage in the United States. Approaching them from the other side, under equally heavy guard, was Francis Gary Powers, the American U-2 spy plane pilot famously shot down by the Soviets, whose exchange for Abel Donovan had negotiated. These were the strangers on a bridge, men of East and West, representatives of two opposed worlds meeting in a moment of high drama. Abel was the most gifted, the most mysterious, the most effective spy in his time. His trial, which began in a Brooklyn United States District Court and ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, chillingly revealed the methods and successes of Soviet espionage. No one was better equipped to tell the whole absorbing history than James B. Donovan, who was appointed to defend one of his country´s enemies and did so with scrupulous skill. In Strangers on a Bridge, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremburg Trials offers a clear-eyed and fast-paced memoir that is part procedural drama, part dark character study, and plays like a noirish espionage thriller. From the first interview with Abel to the exchange on the bridge in Berlin, here is an important historical narrative that is ´´as fascinating as it is exciting´´ (The Houston Chronicle). 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007142/bk_sans_007142_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tawcester Towers, the family seat of the Lyminster family, has suffered an unwelcome injection of distant cousins - so distant that they aren´t even British! Count Igor and Count Lyudmilla Bashusky had to flee Russia after the Revolution and have spent the intervening years building up debts in the hotels of Europe´s capitals and sponging off ever more exasperated (and distant) relatives. The Bashusky´s arrival at Tawcester Towers causes a stir, and it´s up to Blotto and Twinks, that indefatigable duo, to provide a solution to get them back to Russia. Reversing the Russian Revolution and getting a Tsar back into St Petersburg´s Winter Palace is just the sort of challenge the fiercely bright Twinks relishes, though her dim-witted brother, Blotto, shows less aptitude for the subtleties of international politics, despite his commendable bravery. The siblings soon find themselves in Berlin to try to broker a meeting with the White Russian community and swiftly become embroiled in a world of spies, counterspies, conspiracies and counterconspiracies. Just when things seem to be looking up, little do Blotto and Twinks realise that their plans are being monitored by the spymaster Fyodor Vlachko, a former worker on the Bushusky´s estate who has now risen to a senior post in the secret police of the newly formed Soviet Union.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001071/bk_twuk_001071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A kidnapped intellectual and a dead partner take Drum to South America.... When Andy Dineen tires of the FBI, he jumps ship for Langley and joins the CIA to fight the Cold War in Berlin. After years in the spy game, he grows sick of the paperwork, and is considering his options when an old friend, private detective Chester Drum, offers him a job. Drum is surprised when his old academy classmate takes him up on it, and shocked when it gets Dineen killed. Dineen’s first and last case is a stint as a bodyguard for a South American intellectual who’s writing an expos of his nation’s savage dictator. When the strongman’s thugs kidnap the author and bludgeon Dineen, Drum rushes to the hospital just in time to watch his friend die. Avenging Dineen will mean a trip to South America, and infiltrating a palace whose secret police are not half as dangerous as the despot’s daughter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006023/bk_adbl_006023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government an official note stating that unless we heard from them by eleven o´clock, that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and consequently this country is at war with Germany.´´ (Neville Chamberlain) ´´Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic.´´ (Douglas Hurd) Throughout the world there are centers of power and law that also serve as homes for families - sometimes just one, sometimes several. In the United States, the White House is both a residence and an office, and the same is true of a number of palaces around the world. In London much of the United Kingdom´s official business emanates from 10 Downing Street, often referred to simply as Number 10. In fact ´´Number 10´´ has become synonymous with the voice of the government of the United Kingdom itself, much the same way America´s presidential administration is often referred to as the White House. As much as it is a center of power, 10 Downing Street is also a study in contradictions. Though known today as the home of the prime minister, for most of its history it has housed other high-ranking government offices. Seen as a symbol of stability, it has often been physically the opposite; originally built in a swamp on a sandy foundation, it was shorn up again and again for decades. In fact its location and condition were often considered so bad that prior to 1900, only about half of the men offered the home chose to live there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083523/bk_acx0_083523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.