Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, the excitement of this momentous event is captured through the eyes of a child in this glorious picture book, reformatted with a new cover design. Mark Haddon is the prize-winning, highly-acclaimed author of the best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Years ago there was a little boy who dreamed of rocketing to the moon, of landing on the crumbly rock and walking across the Sea of Tranquility. He borrowed library books and read how astronauts had orbited the earth and walked in space. And every night he hoped that they would find a way to land on the moon and walk where he had dreamed of walking. And eventually, one cloudless night, they did.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Head. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001417/bk_hcuk_001417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Prince of Camelot is a modified version of Camelot, a never ending place of peace and tranquility both in films and in books, where the legend begins and never ends. This storybook is for children and adults alike. It is a riveting adventure of a prince in finding the magnificent bird, Chrysalis, that would cure his father´s illness. But, its enchanting songs, once heard, would put you to sleep, then into a stone you turn! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Tilyard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061494/bk_acx0_061494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´We have lingered in the chambers of the sea, by sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, till human voices wake us, and we drown.” After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully on her own. But her tranquility doesn’t last long: She receives news that the tribe is on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. The tribe’s cruel queen wants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined to make her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling to the idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signs to the contrary. But when Luce and Dorian meet, they start to wonder if love can overpower the hatred they know they should feel for each other. Luce’s new friendship with an ancient renegade mermaid gives her hope that her kind might someday change their murderous ways. But can Luce fulfill her rightful role as queen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian? Full of miraculous reunions and heart-pounding rescues, this haunting second installment in the Lost Voices trilogy finds Luce eager to attempt reconciliation with humans - as long as war doesn’t break out first. About the author: Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and public school teacher. The Lost Voices trilogy is her first foray into the world of novel writing. She and her husband live in Brooklyn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005064/bk_blak_005064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sworn enemy of the Prince vows to eliminate his Followers. Until the Prince saves his life. For generations the Noble Knights have been in service to the King. Following a strict code of conduct, they preserve the peace in Chessington, the King´s chosen city, and rule its citizenry. Sir Gavin is a young and promising Noble Knight, devoted to King and Code. Then a peasant disrupts the tranquility of Chessington, brazenly challenging the Code while claiming to be the son of the King: a Prince. When it is learned that he is actively training a force of men in defiance of the law, the stranger is arrested and executed. But his Followers continue to defy the Code, and Sir Gavin swears to destroy this threat to Chessington until he himself is grievously wounded in battle. As he faces his own death, Gavin is saved by someone who will transform his heart and change his life Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to eviland one brave man stands against the Dark Knight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Turvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000391/bk_oasi_000391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Unofficial Minecraft Book with New Minecraft Diary Adventures! A New Beginning! Are you a true Minecraft fan? If so, then you probably know about Steve: The fabled miner who defeated the ender dragon. But what about after? What happens after peace is restored to the land, our new hero fades into legend, and a new darkness threatens the world after fifty long years of tranquility? Well, not all heroes make it into the storybooks.... Join Steven, a regular Minecrafter whose only thoughts had been of adventure since childhood, until he finds out just how hard it can be! Mining was just not as simple as he thought. Mobs posed a greater danger than he realized. And now the village he stumbled into is harboring a secret that could bring about a terror that has lied dormant for decades! Will an old legend reappear after a long period of absence or will a new one arise at a moment of crisis?... Peek inside Minecraft Diaries, Untold Stories: ´´My name is Steven. No, not the legendary adventurer and mob slayer Steve, just Steven. I could only wish I´d become that famous. I´m only an ordinary Minecraftian, born and raised, just trying to get by. Recently, I had come of age to leave the house and start my own life out in the wilderness. I´d wanted to be an adventurer! I wanted to spend my days punching down wood with my bare hands, mining for precious minerals deep in the caves, and killing any and all monsters I came across! It´d been my dream ever since I was young. But what had once been a childhood fantasy filled with curiosity and wonder had now become a hair-raising and heart-pounding reality.... Enjoy the rest of this new, unforgettable Minecraft epic adventure! Download this book now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Carleen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055295/bk_acx0_055295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
White Sugar, Brown Sugar is a novel set in Daytona Beach, Florida. An upper middle-class white boy from the peninsula, or beach-side, of the Inland Waterway, and a black boy of lesser means, who lives west of the railroad tracks, where Blacks (who were called Negroes and other names at the time) were required to live, become good friends, in spite of the racial separation in effect in the ´60s in the south. David ´´Jude´´ Armstrong and Roosevelt Harris meet at a basin of a yacht club. Jude, the white boy, fishes from the docks, where stately boats stand. Roosevelt, the black boy, and his family, fish with cane poles on the wall next to the street. The boys meet various times over the years. The tranquility of Jude Armstrong´s safe, upper middle-class white world ends when his alcoholic mother tosses his father out of the house. Roosevelt Harris´ life has never been tranquil. He has grown up with his grandparents. He has never known a father, and his mother is a heroin addict who disappears for weeks at a time, and is incarcerated frequently. Neither boy understands the racial issues of the time. Both boys fully understand the misery and difficulties that arise from abuse of alcohol and drugs, and both swear they will never end up in that situation, yet they both follow the same path. Eventually, Jude´s father, Lansing Armstrong, an attorney, helps the boys escape criminal prosecution for drug-related crimes, and becomes a guiding light for both boys. Roosevelt grasps sobriety much sooner and easier than Jude does. As the founder of a successful restaurant business, Lansing Armstrong eventually places both Roosevelt and Jude in control of the business. Jude and Roosevelt struggle to overcome their prior problems, and eventually lead normal and successful lives. White Sugar, Brown Sugar follows their loss of innocence, submergence to the depths of desperation, and eventual emergence as recovering adults. It is a story of friendsh... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael A. Pyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021985/bk_acx0_021985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.