The time is 1953. The world has changed. Richard Curtis Van Loan has been forced to hang up his mask. But The Phantom Detective is drawn out of retirement by the sudden murder of his longtime friend, publisher Frank Havens; and must then face the greatest challenge in his long career, as he finds himself pursued and hounded by a vicious, unseen assailant, ?The Phantom´s Phantom.? The hot, sunny hills of Southern California present a very different problem from the cold, dark-edged streets of the Big Apple. As the bodies begin piling up, Van Loan is driven to the very limit of his resources. Who is The Phantom´s Phantom? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000781/bk_acx0_000781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christine Dadey´s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy´s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she´s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she´s willing to do to cope with it. Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world´s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik´s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he´s lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine. Drawn in by Erik´s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik´s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine´s hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik´s shadowy past jeopardizes Christine´s unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023980/bk_acx0_023980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Phantom of the Opera goes to New York. Forsyth picks up the story following the phantom´s escape to the New World, where he begins his new and secret life in a place where he carves out a kingdom of fortune and power. He builds the most glittering opera house in the world, a place to lure Christine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003720/bk_bbcw_003720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gaston Leroux´s phenomenal novel, which inspired the hit Broadway musical, remains one of the most original suspense stories ever written. Erik, a brilliant but hideously disfigured musical genius, lives in the basement of Paris´s National Academy of Music, where he haunts the opera crowd in his mask and fancy clothes. The Phantom falls in love with Christine Daaé, a beautiful soprano, and gives her music lessons by magically throwing his voice. But Erik is stunned to learn that Christine loves Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, who disappears around the same time his brother, Count Phillippe, is found dead outside the Academy. A haunting tale of obsession, a touching story about internal beauty, and a top-notch detective drama, The Phantom of the Opera is a remarkable novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barrett Whitener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000043/bk_comm_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wer erinnert sich nicht wehmütig an die Schlußszene des Musicals von Andrew Lloyd Webber, als die junge Sängerin Christine dem Mann mit der Maske jenen Ring zurückgibt, den er ihr einst als Zeichen seiner Liebe geschenkt hatte. Das ´´Phantom der Oper´´ verschwindet im Dunkel. Niemand weiß, was aus ihm geworden ist. Bis zu jenem Abend im September 1906, als der Notar Dufour zu einer Sterbenden gerufen wird. Antoinette Giry enthüllt, wie sie einst den entstellten Knaben Erik Muhlheim aus einem Schaustellerkäfig befreite und in der Unterwelt der Pariser Oper versteckte. Dort schuf er sich seine eigene Welt, fernab von den Menschen, die ihn verabscheuten. Als er sich in die schöne Sängerin Christine verliebte und sie zum Star machte, schöpfte er Hoffnung. Doch vergebens. Da rettete Antoinette ihn erneut und schickte ihn nach Amerika. Nur dort konnte diese gequälte Seele zur Ruhe kommen. Nun soll Dufour Erik aufspüren und ihm einen geheimnisvollen Brief bringen. In New York stößt der Notar auf das ´´Phantom von Manhattan´´, einen der reichsten und mächtigsten Männer Amerikas, den jedoch niemand kennt... Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Sascha Schiffbauer. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhde/000552/bk_rhde_000552_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
It is 1880, in the Opera House in Paris. Everybody is talking about the Phantom of the Opera, the ghost that lives somewhere under the Opera House. The Phantom is a man in black clothes. He is a body without a head, he is a head without a body. He has a yellow face, he has no nose, he has black holes for eyes. Everybody is afraid of the Phantom – the singers, the dancers, the directors, the stage workers. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Siriol Jenkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oxfr/000018/bk_oxfr_000018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a Paris Opera House, Chorus singer Christine Daaé develops a relationship with a disfigured Phantom, who she believes to be the Angel of Music, promised to her by her late father. The Phantom tutors Christine, but the relationship breaks down when the Phantom discovers Christine´s love for her childhood sweetheart Raoul. Who will win Christine´s heart and with what consequence? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aqur/000016/bk_aqur_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.... After Pete the Barncat starts a rumor about a Phantom Dog in the machine shed, Hank the Cowdog - the head of ranch security - decides that he better check it out. And sure enough, when Hank takes a peek into the shadows, he sees the meanest, toughest, stupidest dog he´s ever seen. Hank tries all of his tricks to outwit the Phantom in the Mirror - but each time, the phantom dog matches him step for step. Hank´s got to find a way to rid the ranch of this uninvited visitor. But how? Two new songs: ´´Poor Me´´ and ´´Gloria´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John R. Erickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mave/000020/bk_mave_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Howard is a wealthy cat. Under the terms of his late owner´s will, he inherits her mansion and estate, on condition that he provides a home for nine needy cats. The rescued cats soon move in and make themselves at home. Unfortunately, they are haunted by a mysterious ´´Phantom Cat´´. Legend states that when the Phantom Cat is sighted, a tragedy will take place. One-by-one, the cats disappear, kidnapped by the fearsome Phantom Cat of Howard House. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet G. Henke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114671/bk_acx0_114671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.