Five years have passed since Angie Favorite’s mother, Laura, disappeared without a trace, and Angie still hasn’t recovered. Sure, things look normal on the surface — she goes to school, works her summer job, and argues with her older brother Jason — but she can’t shake the feeling her mother didn’t leave by choice. Angie’s dad does the best he can, but his work as a musician keeps him on the road and away from home, where it’s up to Angie’s grandmother to keep an eye on the kids. She can’t be with them all the time, though, and so Angie is alone when she’s snatched from a strip mall parking lot by Scott Bittner. Angie narrowly escapes, and Bittner is arrested, but he takes his life in jail before he can offer an explanation for his crime. When his mother makes contact, begging forgiveness on her son’s behalf, Angie agrees to meet with her in hopes of finding answers to the seemingly random attack. But when she arrives at the massive Bittner estate, she is overcome by an unshakeable sense of foreboding… Part thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Favorite is an engrossing young adult novel in which nothing — and no one — is as it seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004137de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of fanciful fairy tales feature all of your favorite stories narrated with fun, whimsical delight. Including the story of that rascal Rumplestiltskin and his most mysterious name; the beautiful tale of the Golden Bird, about three princes on a magical quest; the story of a Wond´rous Wise Man whose befuddled wisdom knows no bounds; and the beautiful tale of Snow White and Rose Red, two sisters whose kindness leads them to help a mysterious bear that is much more than it seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Mio, Bart Allen Burger, David DuChene, Catherine Lutz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000100de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A charming collection of classic fairy tales told with wit, charm, and enthusiasm. Featuring the beloved favorite ´´Cinderella´´ and including Hans Christian Andersen´s ´´The Snow Man´´, Perrault´s ´´Puss in Boots´´, and the whimsical fable ´´The Frog Prince´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Day, David DuChene, Shawn Ryskamp, Catherine Lutz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000060de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning, NPR Holiday Favorites is full of unexpected pleasures and evergreen delights:lil>David Sedaris contributes his now classic ´´Santaland Diaries´´, his account of his experiences playing Santa´s little helper at Macy´s in New York.Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law´s recipe for cranberry relish onto the air - again.Storyteller Kevin Kling finds an invitation to participate in a production of The Nutcracker too tempting to resist. Ghanian-born commentator Meri Danquah shares her thoughts on Kwanzaa.Cowboy poet Baxter Black describes a Christmas cookie with ´´the denseness of an anvil and the half-life of a radial tire´´.Robert Siegel goes in search of the correct spelling for December´s Jewish holiday.Adam Gopnik, New Yorker writer and self-proclaimed secularist, celebrates the universal optimism inherent in Christmas.The Thanksgiving tables are turned on unsuspecting Bostonians in ´´When Turkeys Attack´´.Commentator Claudio Sanchez reads ´´The Night Before Christmas, Latin Style´´.Steven Ivory toasts the kindness of strangers in ´´My Annual New Year´s Quandary´´. And more.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Stamberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000428de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This inspiring anthology collects enduring and entertaining stories that have enthralled young and old, by the cherished authors whose tales have captivated children for generations. Perfect for the family car trip or at-home listening, these recordings sparkle with the wit and wonder of time-tested storytelling. Includes: ´´Moni the Goat-Boy´´ by Johanna Spyri; ´´An Adventure on Island Rock´´ by L. M. Montgomery; ´´Tom Thumb´´ by the Brothers Grimm; ´´The Tin-Man and the Scarecrow´´ by L. Frank Baum; ´´The Emperor´s New Clothes´´ by Hans Christian Andersen; ´´How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin´´ by Rudyard Kipling; ´´The Mouse´´ by Saki; ´´Accidental Magic´´ by E. Nesbit; ´´Mermaids´´ by Louisa May Alcott; ´´Little Nell´´ by Charles Dickens; ´´The Little Mermaid´´ by Hans Christian Andersen; and ´´The Sun-Dog Trail´´ by Jack London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass, Kim Hicks, Stephen R. Thorne, Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/000677de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a delightful collection of fairy tales and fables written by the most beloved of all children´s authors and read with charming wit and tenderness. Includes the story of that fleet-footed Gingerbread Man who commences running as soon as the oven door is opened; The charming ´´Tale of Tom Kitten´´, about a little kitten who struggles valiantly to keep his new clothes clean; ´´The Story of Little Boy Blue´´, a hear-warmer about a young boy working hard to take care of his ailing mother; and the hilarious ´´Three Wise Men of Gotham´´, about three bumblers who fancy themselves brainiacs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Mellow, James Mio, Jenny Day, David DuChene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000090de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A beautiful collection of four classic fairy tales told with wit and whimsy. Including the hair raising tale of ´´Rapunzel´´, a young woman locked in a high, lonely tower; the sweet ´´Story of Baa-Baa Black Sheep´´, a sheared little lamb who´s desperately trying to grow more wool in order to help out a friend; the tale of the ´´Fisherman and His Wife´´, all about a poor man who discovers that his wife´s greed runs as deep as the ocean; and the ´´Story of Gilligren and the Song of Sixpence´´, which tells the story behind the famous nursery rhyme. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Lutz, Blair Mellow, Shawn Ryskamp, James Mio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000095de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Nate the Great got an urgent call from Annie. "I lost a picture;" said Annie. "Can you help me find it?" "Of course;" said Nate. "I have found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens. Even a lost goldfish. Now I, Nate the Great, will find a lost picture." "Oh; good;" Annie said. Nate, with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade, immediately plunges into his new and baffling case. Getting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects. Nate, the boy detective who "likes to work alone;" solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit. In the process he also discovers the whereabouts of Super Hex, the missing cat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lavelle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001338de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they´re based. Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe, a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth, and perhaps the entire universe, might end. In this lecture series, Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who directs the nation´s most famous planetarium, makes that understanding available to anyone. Explore how black holes are formed, how asteroids move through space, why the odds seem overwhelmingly in favor of extraterrestrial life, and much more. With the foundation provided by this magnificent course, the realities of the universe will be revealed in stark - and often violent - beauty. 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: Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000437de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000512de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.