A mysterious diary links modern-day Laura to Sara, a young Jewish girl fighting to stay alive during World War II. Laura has just three weeks to go before her Jewish ´´coming of age´´ ceremony, called a Bat Mitzvah, when she is assigned a special project. She is to read the diary of Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Sara never had the chance to celebrate her coming of age, so Laura is to learn about Sara´s life and then share her Bat Mitzvah with her ´´twin´´ by speaking of her at the ceremony. Reluctant to undertake the project at first, Laura quickly becomes caught up by Sara´s struggle to survive. Sara´s diary unfolds with the details of her daily life in the ghetto, a world full of fear, confusion, tragedy, and, above all, courage. From Sara´s brave story in the past, Laura learns how to find her own courage to confront the possibility of a friend´s current involvement in the desecration of a Jewish cemetery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyson Silverman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001379/bk_adbl_001379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Laura Kettleton, three months shy of turning 16, lives in Cranbrook, Oregon. It´s early December and she already has her Christmas wish list written down. These include wishing that Martin Walker would like her as more than a friend; that her best friend, Saba Knight, had not moved to Alaska; and that her parents were not on the verge of getting a divorce. She didn´t believe for one second that some silly wishes would change the misery in her life. But when the science teacher, Mr. Packard, calling himself the Wizard of Wishes at the Wish Upon a Star school dance, talks her into making her wishes to a fake star, Laura soon finds that her life has turned upside down as her wishes suddenly come true. Is she imagining it or really living December over again, only this time in ways she couldn´t begin to comprehend? Would she wake up one day to find her life has returned to normal? Or had this become the new norm with no turning back? Laura´s fantasy holiday tale will warm hearts and resonate with teenagers as she experiences the magic of having one´s wishes come true in the spirit of the Christmas season. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Keister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000250/bk_acx0_000250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Solving crime never takes a vacation! While off on a summer visit to Red Gate Farm, Nancy becomes suspicious of a secret society gathering near the ranch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000161/bk_lili_000161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000160/bk_lili_000160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000159/bk_lili_000159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000157/bk_lili_000157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy Drew´s keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000063/bk_lili_000063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy believes her friend´s guardians are trying to steal her inheritance. As she investigates, she has a perilous experience near the deserted bungalow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000158/bk_lili_000158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue, and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble. The first clue is an anonymous diary, its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Who dropped the diary? Was it the stranger Nancy saw running away from the fire? What was he doing there? Finding out how Nancy discovers the answers to these questions makes for another exciting Nancy Drew mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Linney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000162/bk_lili_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The number one New York Times best-seller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, ´´In Conversation´´, with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001753/bk_lili_001753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.