Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family´s farm on Nagawaukee Lake, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. But very soon, Amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge - she has carried her troubles with her. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda´s husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Wry and guarded, Amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt´s secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered. Guiding us through the lives of the Starkey women, Christina Schwarz´s first novel shows her compassion and a unique understanding of the American landscape and the people who live in it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000001/bk_rhau_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
À Fordham, par une nuit d´hiver, Ruth, la jeune apprentie de Mrs Mason n´a pas le temps de s´ennuyer : demain, c´est le grand bal de la ville et toutes les couturières sont mobilisées ! Choisie pour sa beauté, elle se tiendra dans le vestibule de la salle de bal afin de réparer les accrocs aux robes des danseuses et fera la connaissance de M. Bellingham. Ils sympathisent puis naît une relation qui vaut à Ruth d´être congédiée. Malgré le jugement de la société, ils passent des jours heureux dans le pays de Galles. Mais M. Bellingham tombe gravement malade et sa mère vient à son secours, l´emmène, ignorant Ruth. Enceinte, celle-ci sera sauvée du suicide par le pasteur d´une église dissidente, M. Benson, qui la recueille et, cachant sa ´´faute´´, la fait passer pour une jeune veuve. Mais cette nouvelle respectabilité est fragile et, comme souvent, les secrets finissent par être dévoilés. Que fera Ruth confrontée à son ancien séducteur ? Comment supportera-t-elle l´opprobre des bien-pensants à son égard et celui de son fils ? 1. French. Emmanuelle Lemée. http://samples.audible.de/bk/emle/000025/bk_emle_000025_sample.mp3.
Exclusively from Audible The orphaned heroine Ruth, apprenticed to a dressmaker, is seduced by wealthy Henry Bellingham who is captivated by her simplicity and beauty. Their affair causes her to lose her home and job to which he offers her shelter, only to cruelly abandon her soon after. She is offered a chance of a new life though shamed in the eyes of society by her illegitimate son. When Henry reappears offering marriage she must choose between social acceptance and her own pride. Ruth ultimately finds a path that affirms we are not bound to repeat our mistakes. A social audiobook of love, family and hypocrisy, it examines the Victorian views about sin and the social stigma of illegitimacy. Gaskell is compassionate in her portrayal of Ruth who would normally be outcast from respectable society. Ruth was the first mainstream novel to cast a ´fallen woman´ in the role of heroine and inevitably caused controversy when published. It predates Hardy´s own such heroine in Tess of the d´Urbervilles by nearly 40 years. Gaskell was an accomplished writer and had much of her work published in Charles Dickens´ magazine Household Words. She was also friends with Charlotte Brontë and after her death, her father, Patrick Brontë, chose Gaskell to write The Life of Charlotte Brontë. Narrator Biography As well as a substantial portfolio of voiceover work, Eve Matheson´s career spans audiobooks, theatre, television, film and radio. She has narrated several audiobooks, including Tracy Chevalier´s Falling Angels and Erica James´ Act of Faith, and documentaries including Fermat´s Last Theorem (1996) which won several awards including a BAFTA. On screen, she is best known for her roles as Becky Sharp in the 1987 BBC adaptation of the novel Vanity Fair and as Zoe Angell in May to December (1989-1990). She has frequently appeared at the Royal National Theatre and in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Matheson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001890/bk_bbcw_001890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fascinating story of redemption, beginning in ancient times, breaks all time barriers foretelling the exact story, in detail, of the modern-day redemption of the Gentiles. Only God Himself could construct the prophecies of these romantic events in the life of the wealthy Boaz in Bethlehem, falling in love, and redeeming Ruth, the young foreign Moabite for his bride. This story is bursting with hidden truths tying together the Old and New Testaments in extremely accurate detail. You cannot separate them, as both Testaments are part of the same Word, intertwining and interpreting each other, allowing God, the author, to be the interpreter of His own Word. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (II Peter 1:20)It was in the town of Bethlehem the romance of Boaz and Ruth began. Their lineage traces down to the birth of our Lord Jesus, with the angels announcing the news of His birth in the same place it all began hundreds of years earlier. The prophetic story of Ruth brings you and me into the reality of the Living God, working in and through our daily lives, even when we are unaware. The story reveals the person of Christ and His love for us, which forms a very personal and unmistakable intimate relationship for whosoever will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard milligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156940/bk_acx0_156940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Un niño que descubre fascinado que el hermano mayor de uno de sus amigos es un asesino; un padre que obliga a su hijo a acompañarlo a vender droga; una adolescente que trabaja clasificando restos de seres humanos en una fosa común en los Balcanes; un maestro de escuela enviado a las minas bolivianas que aprende que tiene por vecino a un minero violento; un estudiante latinoamericano en una universidad del Sur de los Estados Unidos, enamorado de Billie Ruth, una chica perturbadoramente desprejuiciada. Los magníficos relatos que componen este libro de Edmundo Paz Soldán son un catálogo del horror contemporáneo: la violencia de sus personajes descubre el intenso desasosiego existencial que los anima.Billie Ruth muestra de manera contundente ?tanto en cuentos breves como en relatos de corte más tradicional, en paisajes urbanos como en espacios alejados de la civilización, en registros realistas como en otros con un toque fantástico? por qué Edmundo Paz Soldán es considerado una de las referencias imprescindibles de la narrativa hispanoamericana contemporánea. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Albert Cortés. http://samples.audible.de/bk/edit/000189/bk_edit_000189_sample.mp3.
In 1950, after her father passes away, Ruthie Stein knows she will continue to take care of their family´s dairy farm, as she has always done, while also looking after her mother. But when her mother falls and breaks her hip less than two years later, Ruthie soon finds she cannot get by on her own.Her neighbors, the Packers, recommend that their cousin Ruth, who is single and unemployed, come and assist Ruthie with her mother in exchange for room, board, and a small amount of money. The two women soon become close friends and then discover that their relationship goes even deeper than friendship, into an unexpected romantic love. Although they must be very careful while together in public, the two women blend their lives together over the course of the next decade and manage to find true happiness in one another. But when Ruthie suffers a bad fall, they must reevaluate how theyll proceed in their future.In this novel, set in rural upstate New York in the 1950s and 1960s, two women meet, fall in love, and build a life together, in spite of the secrecy that society of the time requires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Richardson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136557/bk_acx0_136557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Claire Bloom reads one of the shorter books of the Old Testament. It´s name comes from the heroine of this beautiful and compelling story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Bloom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000158/bk_slnd_000158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A despondent woman loses interest in life followning the death of her husband. As she slowly recovers from her grief, facts come to light revealing that he was not the man she thought he was. And now that she has found the will to live, there are those who wish to see her dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wanda Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/003126/bk_edel_003126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Holy Bible is the most influential and widely published book ever written. It has been translated into over 2,000 languages and still the world´s best-selling book every year. English speakers around the world are acclaiming this new recording of the King James Bible by British narrator Christopher Glyn, who draws on 35 years’ experience as a Christian narrator and broadcaster to bring you this expressive reading which captures the beauty and power of God´s word and makes the King James English clear and easy to understand. The New Testament was completed last year, and we are very pleased to announce that the recording of the Old Testament has been finalised just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Glyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mybk/000138/bk_mybk_000138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.