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/004137/bk_brll_004137_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/000100/bk_pctr_000100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The King´s Favorite is a mystery thriller set during one of the most spirited, scandalous, and memorable periods in English history - the Restoration - when the son of an executed king brought monarchy back to England after the repressive years of the Commonwealth. Following the coronation of Charles II came a reopening of the theaters, with the first women performing on the English public stage. What follows is a devastating London plague and fire, a monarch who openly indulged his sexual proclivities, a series of plots against the crown, and the first true collection of female celebrities - as actresses, mistresses, and even orange girls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129934/bk_acx0_129934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Renowned voice actor Jim Weiss presents Dickens´ beloved story of miserly Scrooge, ghostly visitors, and human compassion. The O. Henry and Bret Harte masterpieces also included here will make holiday literature year-round favorites on this masterful recording. Includes three stories: ´´A Christmas Carol´´, ´´The Gift of the Magi´´, and ´´Dick Spindler´s Family Christmas´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128070/bk_acx0_128070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning, NPR Holiday Favorites is full of unexpected pleasures and evergreen delights:lilSusan 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/000428/bk_high_000428_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/000060/bk_pctr_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may have noticed that I speak of pocket computers. The story was written in 1957 before there were any pocket computers, and now there are. So, it´s a little prediction that I managed to make. Of course, the pocket computers I thought of weren´t quite like the ones they have now, but that´s a detail.´´ - Isaac Asimov More than 50 years after publishing his first story, Hugo Award-winning author Asimov remains one of the great names in science fiction. Almost single-handedly he transformed the field from the romantic and Gothic legacy of Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs into the rational, clear-minded genre that exists today. In such classics as The Foundation Quartet, Asimov captured imaginations with tight, intricate plots set in distant but believable futures. Many of his innovations, such as the Three Laws of Robotics, are now stock devices in science fiction writing and films, and his ability to tap into his extensive knowledge of science and technology gives his fiction a veracity unmatched by any other writer in the field. This selection of some of Asimov´s most enduring and unforgettable stories is read by the author himself. These vintage tales encompass the full range of Asimov´s versatility, while displaying his puckish sense of humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isaac Asimov. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000091/bk_rhau_000091_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/000677/bk_bbca_000677_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/001338/bk_lili_001338_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/000090/bk_pctr_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.