There are times when I feel like a stranger in this country. I am not complaining and it´s not for lack of opportunity. But it is something of a disappointment. I never would have imagined that after having spent 35 years in the United States I would still be a stranger to so many. But that´s how it is. Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision´s longtime anchorman and widely considered the ´´voice of the voiceless´´ within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration. In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. With current research and statistics, a journalist nose for a story, and his own personal experience, Ramos shows us the changing face of America while trying to find an explanation for why he, and millions of others, still feel like strangers in this country. ´´It is precisely this pattern of confrontation...that has won Ramos the trust of so many Hispanics. They know that in many countries south of the United States, direct questions can provoke not simply a loss of access but also a loss of life.´´ - Marcela Valdes, The New York Times 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorge Ramos, Ozzie Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006000/bk_rand_006000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The last time Jesse Stone, chief of police of Paradise, Massachusetts, saw Wilson ´´Crow´´ Cromartie, the Apache Indian hit man was racing away in a speedboat after executing one of the most lucrative and deadly heists in the town´s history. Crow was part of a team of ex-cons who plotted to capture Stiles Island, the wealthy enclave off the Paradise coast, by blowing up the connecting bridge. Residents were kidnapped, some were killed, and Crow managed to escape with a boatload of cash, never to be seen again. Until now. So, when Crow shows up in Jesse´s office some 10 years after the crime, it´s not to turn himself in. Crow is on another job, and this time he´s asking for Jesse´s help - by asking him to stay out of his way. Crow´s mission is simple: find young Amber Francisco and bring her back to her father, Louis, in Florida. It should be an easy payday for a pro like Crow, but there are complications. Amber, now living in squalor with her mother, Fiona, is mixed up with members of a Latino gang. And when Louis orders Crow to kill Fiona before heading back with Amber, he can´t follow through. Crow may be a bad guy, but he doesn´t kill women. It´s up to Jesse to provide protection. Meanwhile, Jesse´s on-again, off-again relationship with his ex-wife, Jenn, picks up steam as Jenn investigates the gang problem for her TV station. As they dig deeper, the danger escalates. The life of a young girl hangs in the balance, and saving Amber could be the miracle Jesse and Jenn need for themselves, too. Solve another case with Jesse Stone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001359/bk_rand_001359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hay veces en que me siento como un extraño en el país donde he pasado más de la mitad de mi vida. No es por falta de oportunidades, ni una queja. Es, más bien, una especie de desilusión. Jamás me imaginé que después de 35 años en Estados Unidos iba a seguir siendo un stranger para muchos. Pero eso soy. Jorge Ramos, periodista galardonado con premios Emmy, reconocido presentador del Noticiero Univisión y considerado ´´la voz de los sin voz´´ de la comunidad latina, fue expulsado de una rueda de prensa del candidato presidencial Donald Trump en Iowa en el año 2015 tras cuestionar sus planes sobre inmigración. En este manifiesto personal, Ramos explora qué significa ser un inmigrante latino, o simplemente un inmigrante, en los Estados Unidos de nuestros días. Mediante datos y estadísticas, su olfato para encontrar historias y su propia memoria personal, Ramos nos muestra el rostro cambiante de America y explora las razones por las que él, y muchos otros millones de inmigrantes, aún se sienten como strangers en este país. ´´Es precisamente su estilo de confrontación...el que le ha ganado a Ramos la confianza de tantos hispanos. Ellos saben que en muchos países al sur de Estados Unidos las preguntas directas pueden significar, no solo perder el acceso, sino también perder la vida´´. (Marcela Valdes, The New York Times) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Jorge Ramos, Harold Leal. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033677/bk_adbl_033677_sample.mp3.
Hay veces en que me siento como un extraño en el país donde he pasado más de la mitad de mi vida. No es por falta de oportunidades, ni una queja. Es, más bien, una especie de desilusión. Jamás me imaginé que después de 35 años en Estados Unidos iba a seguir siendo un stranger para muchos. Pero eso soy. Jorge Ramos, periodista galardonado con premios Emmy, reconocido presentador del Noticiero Univisión y considerado ´´la voz de los sin voz´´ de la comunidad latina, fue expulsado de una rueda de prensa del candidato presidencial Donald Trump en Iowa en el año 2015 tras cuestionar sus planes sobre inmigración. En este manifiesto personal, Ramos explora qué significa ser un inmigrante latino, o simplemente un inmigrante, en los Estados Unidos de nuestros días. Mediante datos y estadísticas, su olfato para encontrar historias y su propia memoria personal, Ramos nos muestra el rostro cambiante de America y explora las razones por las que él, y muchos otros millones de inmigrantes, aún se sienten como strangers en este país. ´´Es precisamente su estilo de confrontación...el que le ha ganado a Ramos la confianza de tantos hispanos. Ellos saben que en muchos países al sur de Estados Unidos las preguntas directas pueden significar, no solo perder el acceso, sino también perder la vida´´. (Marcela Valdes, The New York Times)Please note: This audiobook is in Castilian Spanish. 1. Spanish. Xavier Borras. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051099/bk_adbl_051099_sample.mp3.
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a moving novel about two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear. Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Crouch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011779/bk_brll_011779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Colonel makes the first pick from the secret warehouse, ´´something from the Southwest”. In response, a large, strange wire contraption wrapped in an old ´´Indian blanket” arrives. Because of his Native American/Latino heritage, the Colonel is interested in identifying the old blanket. Virgil and Mandy test the wire contraption to an unexpected conclusion. Irina and Cynthia investigate the 18,000 year old book from the Marsala expedition and reveal some of its secrets. Cynthia’s drunk mother meddles into her work life, intent on Cynthia returning to Brandeis and more prestige. Mike attends a Men’s Rally he agreed to before the Institute. The Rally forces him to face and resolve his conflict between his ´´hippy” values and the military. The Men’s Rally also erupts into a riot in front of Mike and his University of Michigan friends. Rick tests classified equipment for the military. Mandy grapples with trying to understand why she feels disconnected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Goldstein, Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000465/bk_bigh_000465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A great adventure in search of the First Emperor´s treasure. The book was second place for the International Latino Award. Over 1,000,000 copies sold worldwide by the so-called ´´Queen of the Spanish Adventure Fiction´´, one of the top writers in the Spanish language, and author of the best seller The Last Cato. Set during the 1920s, Elvira De Poulain, a Spanish painter based in Paris, receives news that her estranged husband, now running the family textile business in China, has died in his house in Shanghai under strange circumstances and that she must make appropriate funeral arrangements. Accompanied by her niece, she leaves Marseille by boat to retrieve Rémy´s body and claim her share of his worldly goods, unaware that this journey is the beginning of a compelling quest through China in search of the First Emperor´s treasure. After an eventful voyage, they finally arrive, and Elvira and Fernanda soon find themselves immersed in an underworld of gangsters, opium dens, and political intrigues. The book has been successfully published in seven countries: US, Italy, Brazil, Holland, Greece, Romania, and Portugal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022686/bk_adbl_022686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Banner is 20 years old the night Dakota Shane stands center stage while six bullets ring out through the stadium. Five deaths occur from those shots, although only four ever go on record. All four are women. It happens in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena. The show is a sellout. Twenty-two thousand seats gone in less than four hours. For the eight days leading up to the concert, a handful of disparate lives intertwine as their world unravels. Their sanity, their relationships, their work, their children, the law, and even death hangs in the balance. Among them are: the learning-disabled black kid from East St. Louis trying to move past having his little sister die in his arms when she and his Momma become collateral damage during a drive-by; the quick-witted black man who, after losing control of his car on his way to visit family in Portland, finds himself duct-taped to a chair, a hostage to a meth-addled lunatic wanted for a double homicide; the Latino son now desperately struggling to rise above his abusive father and help his mother and sister move on to a better life, while unable to let go of the tremendous guilt he bears over the fate of the other sister he once had; the slash-punk singer who manages to score her band the best gig of its career, only to learn she may not have a band left to play it; the Korean psychiatrist finally confronting how much of her life has slipped by her - how many years she lost - while focussing on far less important things; the ex-LAPD detective now working for the Portland PD finally facing the ghosts that still linger from the time of the Rodney King riots - a past that forced him to drag his family up out of LA; the bitter ex-wife of a disc jockey who still secretly listens to her ex-husband´s midnight radio show as she drinks herself into a whiskey coma; the out of control daughter having unprotected sex with strangers hoping that pregnancy might draw the attention of parents unable 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070365/bk_acx0_070365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.