Fortunes of Africa:A 5, 000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour Martin Meredith
Here is the first novel of the famous Balkan Trilogy, previously successfully adapted for BBC television, starring Emma Thompson and Kenneth Brannagh. The book is perfectly suited to audio. Charting the experiences of a young couple caught up in the politics of war when living abroad, it is a compelling story of love, loss and reconciliation.Harriet and Guy Pringle, husband and wife, are in Bucharest, where Guy works, at the outbreak of World War II. Throughout the Fortunes of War series, they are forced to leave the country, travelling through Greece and ending up in North Africa.This audiobook has everything: suspense, tension, laughter, tears, travel, and a good dose of action. A detailed account of love against the odds, it makes compulsive listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000156/bk_csaw_000156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne (1866-1944) was a British writer of popular adventure fiction and fantastic literature. ´Fortunes Adrift´ is the story of a small trading steamer than comes across a broken down passenger liner off the coast of Africa just as a hurricane is bearing down on the two vessels. Never one to miss a commercial opportunity, the captain of the steamer strikes a deal. For £100,000, to be paid by the wealthy cruise passengers, he will attempt to tow the liner to safety. But will their groaning engines hold? And if not...will they even survive the storm? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001046/bk_redd_001046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Africa´s New Oil:Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes Zed Books. 1. Auflage Celeste Hicks
Sultans of Africa is a novel from Barry Gifford´s Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels. On the 20th anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford´s international best seller Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d´Or-winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, ´´the Romeo and Juliet of the South´´: Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor¿s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo¿s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016150/bk_adbl_016150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amazon top 100 For African travel For African history For Nigeria Thrill and Learn. You need to listen to this audiobook if you want to understand the backdrop of history that created the fertile soil for today’s homegrown terrorist group-Boko Haram-to literally spring up overnight and within half a dozen years bring the most populous country in Africa to the greatest crisis in its history. The story is told through the eyes of fortune seeking engineer Paul Jeffries-out to make millions on a state of the art telecommunications project in Nigeria-who must confront his own demons by agreeing to search for the American ambassador’s daughter, Maureen Cahill, who has fled the relative safety of the embassy in Lagos to the besieged and shrinking rebel enclave of Biafra to help refugees in the mid 1960’s civil war. The journey will take them both to the darkest and most dangerous mangrove infested corner of one of Africa’s bloodiest civil wars. The trek will test their commitment to aiding the country, their dreams for nation building, and their growing love for each other. You need to hear this audible book if you want to have an insight on how the events taking place in Nigeria today are a microcosm of the turmoil taking place today across Africa and the Middle East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022105/bk_acx0_022105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The biography of acclaimed 20th-century journalist Clare Hollingworth, who scooped the outbreak of World War II. After an illustrious career spanning the 20th century, legendary journalist Clare Hollingworth died in Hong Kong, age 105, in January 2017. She was famous for getting ´the scoop of the century´: the outbreak of the Second World War. From witnessing the first aerial bombings against England in the First World War through Hitler´s Blitzkrieg, Clare´s résumé included desert war in North Africa, civil war in Greece, terrorism in Jerusalem, naming Philby as the Third Man, and guerrilla warfare in Vietnam and Borneo. She had an uncanny ability to make headlines throughout her century-long life. And although her style of journalism was very different from the 24-hour breaking rolling news we have today, the need for detailed eyewitness reporting seems even more important today as we face an onslaught of fake news and alternative facts. The story is not just about news and war, however: through access to family papers and personal accounts, her great-nephew Patrick Garrett is able to show Clare in three dimensions, explain her life and loves and show how she dealt with the pressures of life as a correspondent - decades before women were routinely accepted in this role. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001190/bk_hodd_001190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jamie McGregor founded a family empire on diamonds stolen from South Africa - and a ruthless need for revenge. As control of McGregor´s fortune falls into the capable hands of his granddaughter Kate, his business expands into a worldwide conglomerate. The cunning Kate proves herself a true master, using her own son and granddaughters as pawns in a game where the stakes are bigger than life or death. Roddy McDowall captures the suspense and surprise in this story of lust for wealth and power - and the price that people pay to get it. This title is also available in Spanish as El Amo del Juego. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roddy McDowall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dove/000483/bk_dove_000483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune, and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered, his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean´s son Dirk, the jealous, violent, and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000141/bk_macm_000141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of young boys across Africa, looking for soccer´s next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi´s career and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the program chooses just a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals; the process is one thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard University. In an extraordinary work of reporting, international politics, and sports science, Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of the boys as they are discovered on dirt fields across Africa, join the glittering Football Dreams academy in Doha, and fight for the chance to gain fame and fortune at Europe´s top clubs. Weaving together the drama of the boys´ determination to chase their dreams with the latest ideas on talent spotting and predicting sporting success, Abbot memorably explores why some of the boys succeed and chronicles the heartbreak of those who don´t. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002011/bk_high_002011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.