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.
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.
Born into a blue-collar family, John Wells beat the odds and came out a winner. As chief of staff to Patrick Donovan, a US senator and aspiring presidential candidate, he enjoys all the power and privilege of a DC insider. But while riding high on a wave of success, he´s blindsided by a series of betrayals from the people he trusts the most. In the space of a single day, John´s perfect life unexpectedly unravels when his career falters and his marriage implodes. Following a final, devastating blow, John assumes a new identity as ´´Peter´´ and flees to Provincetown, where a tight-knit community of eclectic characters slowly transforms him. Peter finds himself drawn to Danny Cavanaugh, an enigmatic carpenter who is struggling to come to terms with his own troubled past. As they work together to renovate a local landmark, the two men forge an unlikely friendship that blossoms into love and becomes the foundation for a new life they hope to build together. But when a reversal of fortune pulls John back to DC, the treacherous world of politics he thought he´d left behind threatens to destroy his chance at true happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051912de/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.
A former English teacher at Seattle University, Lyons enhanced his love for poetry by studying the great classical poets in the original Greek and Latin. This anthology is not just for connoisseurs. It is for everyone who enjoys poetry.The book is confined almost entirely to poems that rhyme. Of all our books, the fun and inspiration in these pages will probably boost your morale the most, and provide spiritual enrichment to your life. The poems are thrilling, as well as entertaining. Tolle et lege: listen and enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harold N. Cropp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000392de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A charming collection of fairy tale favorites read with warmth, tenderness, and enthusiasm. Included is the much-loved story of ´´Beauty and the Beast´´, wherein a young woman proves that a kind heart overcomes all obstacles; Also, the touching story of ´´Faithful John´´ and his unwavering loyalty to his king; ´´The Goose Girl´´, where a young princess is betrayed by her lady-in-waiting; and the sweet story of ´´Little Bun Rabbit´´, where a shy little bunny is whisked away on a magical journey to the North Pole. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bart Allen Burger , David DuChene , Jenny Day , Catherine Lutz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000075de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A delightful collection of children´s favorites hosted by a hilarious wicked witch and narrated with delightful enthusiasm. Featuring the classic story of ´´Snow White´´, the story of ´´The Seven Ravens´´, the charming ´´Little Ida´s Flowers´´, and the mirthful ´´The Shoemaker and the Elves´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Lutz , David DuChene , Blair Mellow , James Mio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000046de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A charming collection of whimsical children´s favorites narrated with wit, warmth, and wonder. Featuring the mischievous story of ´´Jack and the Beanstalk´´, the tongue-twisting ´´Henny Penny´´, the lethargic ´´Lazy Jack´´, and the scrambled ´´Humpty Dumpty´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Mellow , Catherine Lutz , James Mio , David DuChene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000055de/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.