This audiobook describes the design and significance of the Vietnam Memorial located in Washington DC built to honor the American soldiers who served in Vietnam. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rour/000036/bk_rour_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Patrick K. O´Donnell has made a career of uncovering the hidden history of World War II by tracking down and interviewing its most elite troops: the Rangers, Airborne, Marines, and First Special Service Force, forerunners to Americas´s Special Forces. These veterans were often the first in and the last out of every conflict, from Guadalcanal and Burma to the Philippines and the black sands of Iwo Jima. They faced a cruel enemy willing to try anything, including kamikaze flights and human-guided torpedoes. As O´Donnell explains in the introduction, most of the men in this book were at first reticent to talk. Over the course of the war, they had spearheaded D-Day-sized beach assaults, encountered cannibalism, suffered friendly-fire incidents, and endured torture as prisoners of war. Heroes among heroes, they include many recipients of the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and other medals of battlefield valor, but none bragged about it. As one soldier put it, ´´When somebody gets decorated, it´s because a lot of other men died.´´ By telling their stories, these men present an unvarnished look at the war on the ground, a final gift from aging warriors who have already given so much. Only with such accounts can the true horror of the war in the Pacific be fully known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000672/bk_blak_000672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Noah serves as the teacher in this series and helps educate us on a variety of topics and social issues. The Noah Teaches Series is an exciting new series to help teach about knowledgeable topics in a colorful, fun, easy way! Noah and his friend Tabby the Tablet educate readers with an abundance of facts and content with each topic. These books are great for children as an introduction, as well as adults for a refresher on things already learned or even finding out things you didn’t know! These books are great for children of all ages! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Hercher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107601/bk_acx0_107601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the summer of 1942, a band of citizen soldiers were brought together by the desire to be better than the other guy. At its peak, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 through Utah Beach, Market-Garden, the Bulge, and Hitler´s Eagle´s Nest, WWII historian Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and the men of Easy Company kept getting the tough assignments, from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to capturing Hitler´s Bavarian outpost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cotter Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000068/bk_sans_000068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Teens, 2014 It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn´t even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he´s able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it´s been up to Jeremy to support the family. But it hasn´t been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But when the provocative local girl Ginger Boultinghouse takes an interest in Jeremy (and his unique abilities), a grim chain of events is put into motion. And as anyone familiar with the Grimm Brothers know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.... Young adult veteran Tom McNeal (one half of the writing duo known as Laura & Tom McNeal) has crafted a novel at once warmhearted, compulsively listenable, and altogether thrilling - and McNeal fans of their tautly told stories will not be disappointed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: W. Morgan Sheppard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001617/bk_lili_001617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From twenty-year veteran storyteller Pleasant DeSpain - known for reducing folktales to their essence - twenty ´´retellable´´ folktales from around the world. Folktales captivate generation after generation because they remind us that our forebears overcame seemingly insurmountable odds - and we can, too! Folktale characters show us the best in ourselves - our sense of humor, our perseverance, our resilience that overcomes giant hurdles, and our innate sense of fair play.For Ages 5 to Adult 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pleasant DeSpain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000049/bk_augu_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heather Forest, a twenty-year veteran professional storyteller, says,´´I became a storyteller as a direct extension of singing old folk ballads which contained tales.´´ Early in her career, she began to creat contemporary versions of traditional folktales from around the world. Forest created The Animals Could Talk for family audieinces - ´´This [collection] has many levels, from simple plot to catchy melodies, to underlying political commentary. It can be enjoyed by adults and children together.´´ Among the 19 Aesop´s Fables included are - ´´The Ox and the Frog,´´ ´´The Oak and the Bramble,´´ ´´A Father, a Son, and a Donkey,´´ ´´Look Before You Leap,´´ ´´A Bundle of Sticks,´´ and ´´Beautiful as You Are.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Forest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000016/bk_augu_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From 4-time Mom´s Choice Award winner Steve Burt and veteran middle-school teacher Jolyn Joslin comes this exciting book for kids that´s also a fabulous tool for parents, grandparents, and teachers: 13 ghost stories and weird tales to help kids read, learn, and write their own stuff. These are the thought-provoking stories young readers love. A boy approaches an old woman tending a grave garden. On a dare a brother and sister enter a bone yard on Halloween to free a sea captain´s earthbound spirit. A pup returns to life after 50 years in a tomb. Four school kids battle a giant worm that crosses from its tunnel into theirs. Two girls discover a puppet shop run by a puppet. A drowned corpse pursues six summer campers who have taken the war canoe out for a late-night ride. Each story has discussion questions followed by a writing prompt to help turn readers into writers. Works well with adult supervision or with self-directed students. And the stories are perfect for teachers to use as 15-minute activities at the end of the day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Piotrasch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027778/bk_acx0_027778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five favorite fables, retold by veteran storyteller Rand Whipple. These versions of Aesop´s stories have a modern twist and a unique sense of humor. Includes ´´The Milkmaid and her Pail´´, ´´The Wind and the Sun´´, ´´The Crab and its Mother´´, ´´The Monkey and its Shadow´´, and ´´The Fox and the Crow´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rand Whipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012968/bk_acx0_012968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the stunning story of a young man´s psychological reactions to combat. It is a realistic picture of a youth´s emotional journey from greenhorn to bloodied veteran of the American Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbk/000091/bk_adbk_000091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.