Un viaggio affascinante nel mondo del tango argentino. La storia, i protagonisti, la fama. Dalla voce di Carlotta Santandrea, artista poliedrica e versatile che balla il tango dall´età di 16 anni, quando è volata in Argentina e si è innamorata della sua atmosfera e della sua danza. ´´Passione tango´´ è la serie di audiobook di Area51 Publishing che ti guida nel mondo di uno dei balli più apprezzati, sensuali e famosi di tutto il mondo, simbolo di un´intera nazione e patrimonio dell´umanità. Attraverso brevi e appassionati ritratti delle vicende e dei protagonisti del tango seguiremo la sua storia, le personalità che l´hanno reso celebre anche all´estero (come il grandissimo Astor Piazzolla) e i segreti che si celano dietro al suo incredibile successo. In questo primo audiobook si ripercorrono le radici del tango, dalle origini avvolte nel mistero fino alla diffusione a Buenos Aires, capitale argentina divenuta poi la culla per eccellenza di questa danza. Potrai approfondire i generi musicali che gli hanno dato vita (la milonga, il candombe e l´habanera cubana) e la storia del bandoneon, lo strumento icona del tango. L´audiobook contiene anche aneddoti sul rapporto tra tango, cinema, cultura e società. ´´Il tango esprime allegria e tristezza, festa e lutto, fedeltà e tradimento... perché il tango è vita vissuta intensamente e con le sue melodie, il suo ritmo e le sue possibilità armoniche sta incedendo sempre più nel cuore di ogni popolo, perché possiede l´incanto di un fiore profumato e mai appassito, la persistente evocazione del primo amore e l´affascinante sorpresa dell´ultimo.´´ (l´autrice) Contenuti dell´audiobook in sintesi: Storia ed etimologia del tango, Evoluzione e diffusione del tango in Argentina e poi in Europa, Musica e protagonisti, Rapporti con la cultura e la società, Il ruolo della donna nel tango. 1. Italian. Carlotta Santandrea. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000297/bk_area_000297_sample.mp3.
Interrogation Tango is an anti-detective story, based on real events and people, about an assassin who drove the Gestapo crazy because they could not explain him away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010705/bk_adbl_010705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From one of the leading lights of contemporary Latin American literature - a lush, lyrical, deeply moving story of a young woman whose passion for the early sounds of tango becomes a force of profound and unexpected change. February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, carrying only a small trunk and her father´s cherished violin, leaves her Italian village for a new home, and a new husband, in Argentina. Arriving in Buenos Aires, she discovers that he has been killed, but she remains: living in a tenement, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. Still, she is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. Leda eventually acts on a long-held desire to master the violin, knowing that she can never play in public as a woman. She cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and becomes ´´Dante,´´ a young man who joins a troupe of tango musicians bent on conquering the salons of high society. Now, gradually, the lines between Leda and Dante begin to blur, and feelings that she has long kept suppressed reveal themselves, jeopardizing not only her musical career, but her life. Richly evocative of place and time, its prose suffused with the rhythms of the tango, its narrative at once resonant and gripping, this is De Robertis´s most accomplished novel yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolina De Robertis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007211/bk_brll_007211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year of her 50th birthday, Mary Moody ran away from home, family, and work for six months to live in a remote French village. Her book is about these experiences, Au Revoir, struck a chord with tens of thousands of readers across Australia. Yet those experiences were to mark a beginning rather than an end. To her surprise, Mary found herself grappling with the intense emotion of an affair, and its consequences on her marriage and family. Amid this turmoil, Mary also rediscovered a sister not seen by the family for nearly 50 years. Last Tango in Toulouse is Mary’s compelling account of these tumultuous upheavals in her life, and an affirmation of the power of family in overcoming the greatest challenges. Written with humour, warmth and passion, and an often searing honesty, Last Tango in Toulouse shows that life really can begin again at 50. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie-Louise Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001337/bk_boli_001337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Florida´s Tango Key has never been so hot. Especially now with multimillionaire and amateur archaeologist Doug Cooper turning up headless behind his beach house. It seems a number of people stand to gain from his demise, including a stunning young widow, an adulterous son, and two gold diggers from Cooper´s South American exploits. Detective Aline Scott knows a scandal like this could turn the wealthy island paradise into a no-man´s land. But when she starts to sift through the facts, she unearths a startling new mystery...one that leads to a missing and priceless archaeological treasure - and the unsolved murder of Aline´s closest friend three years before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Novotny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002575/bk_acx0_002575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On their first day of training with the Metropolitan Police, new recruits Jamie, Bunny, and Tina are asked to join a team of undercover detectives, a secret unit involved in the long-term penetration of criminal gangs. Their target? One of the world’s biggest drug dealers: Den Donovan, alias ´´Tango One´´. To close in on their quarry, the three must go back into the outside world and become criminals themselves. But someone within the Met is pursuing an alternative agenda. Someone who has deliberately put their lives on the line.… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Greif. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002016/bk_isis_002016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler crafts a near-future thriller about the evolution of empathy. Hard to say when the human species fractured exactly. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn is the first of his kind - an empathy tracker, an emotional soothsayer, with a felt sense for the future of the we. In simpler terms, he can spot cultural shifts and trends before they happen. It’s a useful skill for a certain kind of company. Arctic Pharmaceuticals is that kind of company. But when a routine em-tracking job leads to the discovery of a gruesome murder, Lion finds himself neck deep in a world of eco-assassins, soul hackers, and consciousness terrorists. But what the man really needs is a nap. A unique blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional cyberpunk, Last Tango in Cyberspace explores hot topics like psychology, neuroscience, and technology as well as ecological and animal rights issues. The world created in Last Tango is based very closely on our world about five years from now, and all technology in the story either exists in labs or is rumored to exist. With its electrifying sentences, subtle humor, and an intriguing main character, listeners are sure to find something that resonates with them in this groundbreaking cyberpunk science fiction thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Vincent Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/004189/bk_aren_004189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything in Bill Shaw´s life changed the moment he met the beautiful actress Nora Reyes. But as a writer, he feared their love story would have a tragic ending. Fifteen years after that fateful encounter, Bill is in the DA´s crosshairs: his research for a novel has eerie parallels to the circumstances surrounding Nora´s death. In a harrowing progression of events, a murder trial ensues. What exactly did happen between Bill and Nora the day she died? And what constitutes truth? Fiction and fact coalesce, as the lines between fantasy and reality, guilt and innocence are blurred. The Lovers´ Tango, a story of deeply abiding love, culminates in a shattering conclusion addressing devotion, commitment, and the meanings of truth and justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073957/bk_acx0_073957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.