Dominio do Bibei gehört zu jenen strahlenden Sternen der Iberischen Halbinsel, die eindrucksvoll beweisen, wie genial man uralte Tradition wiedererwecken kann und gleichwohl alle Regeln des modernen Weinbaus einhält. Schon die Tatsache, dass man hier antike Terrassenlagen restauriert hat, ist bemerkenswert. Auch der strikte Einsatz autochthoner Rebsorten und der biodynamische Anbau weisen den Weg in die Zukunft des Weinbaus. Dominio do Bibei besteht aus 80% Brancellao und 20% Mouratón, die Trauben werden in kleinen Kisten von Hand geerntet. Fermentiert, in offenen 500-Liter Fässern aus französischer Eiche reifte der Wein weitere 14 Monate in Barriques, ebenfalls aus französischer Eiche und zusätzlich 6 Monate in 1500-Liter Fudern. Luis Gutiérrez von Robert Parker Wine Advocate vergibt stolze 95 Punkte: „The 2015 Dominio Do Bibei blew my mind. It's is a blend of 80% Brancellao and 20% Mouratón from different vineyards, and it has a super elegant, aromatic and ethereal profile within the power and earthy character of the wines from the zone. This fermented and aged in barrels and had an extra élevage in 1,500-liter oak foudre, but the oak is perfectly and neatly folded into the wine, which is nuanced perfumed and really captivating. The palate also reveals great harmony and balance, good freshness and very fine tannins, and the way all of the elements seem to complement each other suggests that this is going to continue evolving slowly in bottle. A great Ribeira Sacra expressing the character through the traditional varieties of yesteryear.” (Luis Gutiérrez, Feb. 2019)
This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more! Narrators include Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, Robert Fass, Bronson Pinchot, and other talents, for a superb listening experience! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, Robert Fass, Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/000597/bk_bbca_000597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Terroir al Límit... Bei dem enthusiatischen Weinmacher Dominik Huber ist der Name Programm, denn hier wird die hohe Kunst des Terroir-Weins geradezu zelebriert. Alle Weine stammen von hochgelegenen Kleinst-Parzellen, während der gesamten Vegetationsphase greift man so wenig in den Weinberg ein, wie es nur irgend geht. Strikte Handlese in 10-Kilo-Boxen, manuelle Auslese der besten Trauben, Gravitationspresse, schonende Vinifizierung und Ausbau im Fass sind hier selbstverständlich. So entstehen einige der schönsten Priorats überhaupt , nur vergleichbar mit großen Burgundern und den Einzellagenweinen von Mas Martinet. Der Les Tosses stammt von alten Carineña-Reben aus einer 1,2 ha großen Südostlage mit rotem Schiefer 600m ü.d.M in Torroja del Priorat. Ein konzentrierter und kraftvoller Rotwein, aus der Cariñena-Traube von fast 100 Jahre alten Reben, der mit sehr viel Eleganz und Feinheit ausgestattet ist. Mineralische Anklänge von Graphit, betonen die Frische. Moschus, Gewürze, Lakritze und florale, sowie balsamische Noten geben einen ersten Eindruck von der Komplexität und Intensität des Weines. Am Gaumen kraftvoll, mit superfeinen Tanninen und sehr langem, aromatischem Finale. Luis Gutiérrez von Robert Parker's WineAdvocat vergibt stolze 96 Punkte für diesen Wein: \"The top Cariñena is the 2013 Les Tosses, which for Dominik Huber is the pure expression of graphite and cherries, from an ancient plot on black slate soils fermented with full clusters and a short maceration and matured in oak foudres for two years. There was a volatile whiff and that sensation of warm slate that really transported me to the character of the roads in Priorat. There's also something that made me think of iron and raw meat. It's all relative of course, because compared to most other Priorats, this would feel extremely elegant and floral. The palate has even more of that tactile sensation of the graphite, with abundant, albeit extremely fine tannins and showing great balance....
In the early 1970s, literary journals that contained Andre Dubus' short stories were passed around among admiring readers. When his debut collection, Separate Flights, arrived in 1975, it was immediately celebrated and won the Boston Globe's Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award.The collection includes the novella We Don't Live Here Anymore, which served as the basis for the 2004 film of the same title (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival); the novella also introduces Dubus' writer-protagonist Hank Allison, a character who continues to appear throughout his work.Two years later, the title story of Dubus' sophomore collection Adultery and Other Choices continued the exploits of Hank Allison. "The title story alone will make it worth your while to go out and get the book", wrote the New York Times Book Review.While the collection's opening stories focus on the fragile nature of youth, later stories shift to darker struggles of adulthood, such as in "Andromache" - Dubus' first story to appear in The New Yorker (1968) - which traces the aftermath of a tragic death during wartime.The complete list of narrators includes Robert Fass, Joe Barrett, Bronson Pinchot, Cassandra Campbell, Hillary Huber, Traber Burns, and Andre Dubus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett, Robert Fass, Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011960/bk_blak_011960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this groundbreaking audiobook, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves as least as much energy as any other in our lives.Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can begin to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. With its revelatory lessons and exercises, Happiness is an eloquent and stimulating guide to a happier life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004931/bk_hach_004931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a postapocalyptic, dying landscape. A world where humans wander, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. A dying world of no children and no art, where reading is forbidden. And a strange love triangle: Spofforth, who runs the world, the most perfect machine ever created, whose only wish is to die; and Paul and Mary Lou, a man and a woman whose passion for each other is the only hope for the future of human beings on Earth. An elegiac dystopia of mankind coming to terms with its own imminent extinction, Mockingbird was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass, Nicole Poole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005733/bk_tant_005733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two never before published novellas from some of our very best crime writers, compiled and edited by Ed McBain. Forever by Jeffery Deaver Talbot Simms is an unusual cop, a statistician with the Westbrook County Sheriff Department. When two wealthy couples commit suicide one right after the other, he suspects it isn't suicide, but murder. He must find out who was behind it, and how they did it. The Resurrection Man by Sharyn McCrumb During America's first century, doctors used any means necessary to advance their craft, including dissecting corpses. Sharyn McCrumb brings the pre-Civil War South to life in this story of a man who is assigned to dig up bodies to help those that are still alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass, Carrington Macduffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000468/bk_aren_000468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No event in American history was more pivotal---or more furiously contested---than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once." Other books have been written about the Declaration of Independence, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes listeners from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost. At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002043/bk_tant_002043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived", now recorded and including a foreword from Jane Leavy. The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star? Plimpton's inspired idea - to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues - begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. This honest and hilarious tale features Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford, Ralph Houk, and other baseball greats and is "a baseball book such as no one else ever wrote, and one of the best ever". (New York Herald Tribune) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002541/bk_hach_002541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young Republic's great chief justice who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation. In the political turmoil that convulsed America after George Washington's death, the surviving Founding Fathers went mad - literally pummeling each other in Congress and challenging one another to deadly duels in their quest for power. Out of the political intrigue, one man emerged to restore calm and dignity to the government: John Marshall. The longest-serving chief justice in American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevant appeals court into the powerful and controversial branch of government that Americans today either revere or despise. Drawing on rare documents, Harlow Giles Unger shows how, with nine key decisions, Marshall rewrote the Constitution, reshaped government, and prevented Thomas Jefferson from turning tyrant. John Adamscalled his appointment of Marshall to chief justice his greatest gift to the nation and "the pride of my life". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006952/bk_blak_006952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trick I - The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop. Then, in the twinkling of an eye, goes its rich and elderly owner. And, for the grand finale, both reappear - each as dead as the other. Trick II - From the House of Darkness issues more bafflement. In total darkness and from a distance of 12 feet, four bullets are pumped within an inch of each other into a spectator's back - a feat utterly impossible to perform yet brazenly and undeniably done. Trick III - The piece de resistance. This time it's an entire house, a real house, a solid house, which Ellery Queen had been in only the day before...vanished from the face of the Earth. And in its place emerges one of the most incredible conundrums ever to face the master crime solver. Encores - The New Adventures of Ellery Queen is a classic collection of eight short mysteries and a remarkable short novel. First published in 1940, it has sold more than one million copies and continues to be "as good as they come" (New York Times). Stories include "The Lamp of God", "The Treasure Hunt", "The Hollow Dragon", "The House of Darkness", "The Bleeding Portrait", "Man Bites Dog", "Long Shot", "Mind over Matter", and "The Trojan Horse". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008220/bk_blak_008220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.