First published in 1908, The Wind in the Willows belongs to a golden age of children’s book. These charming tales of the riverbank, describing the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger, and their irrepressible but conceited friend, Toad of Toad Hall, have become classics loved as much, perhaps, by adults as by children. 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: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000672/bk_naxo_000672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was named ´´Sham´´ for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco´s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was as swift as the desert winds, Sham´s proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners. This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France and, finally, to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned ´´Godolphin Arabian´´ whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior Thoroughbred. Sham´s speed - like his story - has become legendary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McCallum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000822/bk_lili_000822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Generations of young readers continue to fall in love with Marguerite Henry’s ´´horse stories.” In one of her most famous, King of the Wind, the author traces the ancestry of the great Kentucky Derby winner, Man o’ War, whose mysterious pedigree is linked to the noble line leading from the Godolphin Arabian. Born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables, under the watchful eyes of the mute stable boy, Agba, the golden-coated foal seems both a blessing and a curse. On its chest it bears a cross-hatching of hair believed to be a sign of ill luck. But on its hind heel is a small white spot, the emblem of swiftness. After its mother’s death, the foal is nursed by the affectionate Agba who names him Sham, for the sun. Two years later, Agba is called to the Sultan’s court and ordered to accompany Sham, and five other horses and their stable boys to France, where the six steeds are to be made a present to the King. Agba and the other boys are given one command: ´´Each boy will care for the horse in his charge as long as that horse shall live.” With this promise to strengthen him, Agba makes the arduous journey across the Sahara to France and the court of Louis XV. Little could he know what heartache and glory his loyalty to the noble Sham would bring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Davina Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007858/bk_reco_007858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Butch Faro´s gang of merciless killers threatens the sleepy Texas town of Sandy Creek, it will take the performers of Professor Phineas Proctor´s traveling circus, their golden hued robot-gunfighter, and a brave Mexican blacksmith to thwart their plans and save the town. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brendan T. Stallings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055874/bk_acx0_055874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Pierce Phillips, green, naïve, self-assured and with little money, finds himself in Dyea, Alaska. He is soon parted from his money by smooth-talking gamblers. Now, penniless, hungry, and with no means to reach the Klondike, he is forced to accept a job hauling supplies for other would-be prospectors over the perilous Chilkoot Pass. During one such expedition he meets Countess Courteau, who plays a major role in his future. His Yukon adventures change Pierce from youth to a man, a seasoned veteran who has learned that love can be a stronger desire than Gold Fever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001425/bk_bimo_001425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
GOLD/1ST PLACE AWARD WINNER, 2018 FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS(ADULT FICTION category)Miles Foster is a newly minted teacher who dreams of getting a teaching job in the highly respected and financially stable Portland, Oregon, school system where everything is available, and where he and his wife call home. But the only opening for his talents is in a remote lumber mill town in central Oregon, 200 miles away. It is a poor school with 40 students, and is controlled by a jealous superintendent and school board who tolerate no thinking outside the box, and who conspire to destroy his teaching career.Miles must find a way to educate students who have been passed along regardless of what they learned, and defeat the damaging control of the school board and superintendent without losing his marriage or his job, or both. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edison McDaniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154571/bk_acx0_154571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five years ago, Lee Jordan was nearly killed on the job. Now blind, deaf and mute, he´s recovered enough to live a routine but silent life. However, now, LAPD needs him back... When the cases of many missing persons are tied together with the same M.O., this remarkable deaf and blind ex-cop is called in to help locate people who seemingly walked away from their everyday lives. But did they? When one of them surfaces, the forensic evidence makes it clear that this man did not stay gone as willingly as he disappeared. Lee´s only assets are his guide dog, 14 years of experience as a homicide detective - and an intriguing American Sign Language translator named Rachel. Just as Lee begins to discover something remarkable about himself, he must engage in a battle of wits with a murderer he can´t see or hear. With no weapons but his own mind - and a guide dog with a heart of gold - he sets off alone in Los Angeles to investigate the disappearances. It´s only a matter of time before more people may die under nefarious circumstances. And the manner of death could put the entire city at risk from...something even more dangerous. Lee Jordan knows there is more to fighting crime than meets the eye, or ear, or voice. But will he survive his courageous solo pursuit of a twisted killer on the mean streets of L.A.? And can he really stop a madman by himself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037118/bk_acx0_037118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Was passiert, wenn ein kleiner goldener Sonnenstrahl heimlich bei einer Hochzeit zuschaut? Und wie kommt ein Sonnenstrahl plötzlich zu vielen, vielen Patenkindern? Der Wind weiß das alles. Hört ihm nur mal zu! 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Wolfgang Hess, Gerhard Acktun, Veronika Faber, Eva Kinsky. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xsky/001379/bk_xsky_001379_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
You Never Heard of Her - but You Should Have! Her name is Frances Deegan. She wrote 21 stories and 35 articles under her own name for the science fiction pulps between 1944 and 1952, when few other women were selling to them at all. Yet you won´t find her listed in any book about science fiction. Not The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, A Reader´s Guide to Science Fiction, Pamela Sergeant´s Women of Wonder, Roger C. Schlobin´s comprehensive listing of women science fiction authors, Urania´s Daughters, Alexei and Cory Panshin´s The World Beyond the Hill, or David Hartwell´s Dark Descent. In fact, in the years since her death, Frances Deegan has become the forgotten woman of the golden age of pulp science fiction, and none of her stories have ever been reprinted. The only place you will find Frances Deegan´s name is buried among the plethora of male authors in the table-of-contents listings for old sf magazines. Yet at a time when only a handful of women were writing or reading science fiction, Frances Deegan was one of the field´s most popular authors, if the letter columns of the period are to be believed. And that popularity was deserved, as this first-ever collection of her stories shows. And what stories they are! Set against backgrounds that are often rustic (´´The Radiant Rock´´), peopled with characters who are decidedly not urban (´´The Wizard of Blue Gap´´), and frequently humorous, with comic touches in even the most straightforward scientific puzzle story (´´The Third Bolt´´), they blazed new trails for science fiction when first written and still stand out as vigorous, idiosyncratic work even today, a half century after they were written. It is hoped that this collection will introduce the work of this forgotten woman to new generations and help, in some measure, to rescue the name and reputation of Frances Deegan from obscurity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114342/bk_acx0_114342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.