Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche. And Torak´s quest is far from over. A strange, creeping sickness, silent and deadly, is threatening the Ravens, whose leader Finn Kedinn has told Torak something of his history. Word arrives that the Seal Clan have the cure and Torak must face a lonely journey across treacherous terrain alive with menace and danger to find it. He must search for the rare herb which is part of the cure and find it by Midsummer. On the Seal´s Island he stumbles into a world utterly unlike his own. And here Torak is welcomed by the kindly Seal Mage, Teneris, and kinsman, Bale. But all is not as it seems, Torak must keep his wits about him to judge who might be friend or foe, to face the dark art of the Soul Eaters, who haunt him even in his dreams, and to master his fears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sir Ian McKellen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000024/bk_orio_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her plan was simple. She´d get a teeny, tiny bit of a toxic herb and feed it to the herd´s doctor, her dad. Only she would know this nasty herb was now in his breakfast. Luckily, she would just happen to have the cure at the ready. She´d save her beloved father and be a hero. Cloud, on the other hand, would look like she´d make a very incompetent doctor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088218/bk_acx0_088218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Avery is a single dad, but his only daughter’s life is in danger. When his daughter, Denise, gets sick, the doctor tells Gary that his only hope is to find a medicinal herb down in the depths of the dangerous Nether realm. Gary heads down there and is confronted by a bunch of magma monsters, who threaten to jump on him and kill him. Moreover, his search for the cure doesn’t seem as easy as it looked at first. And what is up with that strange neighbor of his, who won’t tell what kind of profession he has? Find out more about Gary’s adventures in this fun and somewhat dramatic story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104260/bk_acx0_104260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the day Zachery Morely´s mother asks him to fetch herbs from the garden, he never expected to find himself face to face with a demon. A demon who has planted the seed of a sinister tree that feeds off the living. Zachery and his father George request the help of the king to figure out what this tree means. Only when the tree consumes its first human being and takes it true, human-like form and hear its warnings do they realize their world is in serious danger. Zachery sets off on an epic journey with the king and the king´s guard through lands of men, dwarves, and elves. He confronts elven wizards and dragons, and acknowledges he is more powerful than he thinks, in order to help find the champion of light and save his world from evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Streu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085296/bk_acx0_085296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folktale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing. A king with a son and a king with a daughter decided it would be great if their children married. The prince loved the idea, but the princess made a demand. She wanted three rings - one from the stars, one from the moon, and one from the sun. Otherwise she was not interested. No one knew what to do. The prince´s father offered half his kingdom for a solution. The wise ones offered nothing of use. The prince was in despair. He wandered into the woods. There he met an old woman. She knew his troubles, offered him some herbs, and asked him to brush her hair until the sun went down. He did. She told him to hold up an herb to the first star that appeared and sing for a ring. He did. A ring descended from the star and dropped into his hand. Same with the moon. As the sun came up, she told him to sing out through her hair. The sun gave him the third ring. He asked if she wanted the reward. She only wanted him to pray for her, for she said she had not been such a good person in her life. He promised he would. The wedding was wondrous - a three-ring ceremony. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Gordh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018013/bk_adbl_018013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
6,000 years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunters and gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a world steeped in enchantment, menace, and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malignant force conjures up a demon; a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear; a demon so hungry for death that it slays everything it sees; a demon with the potential to destroy the world. Only Torak and his wolf companion can save the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sir Ian McKellen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000023/bk_orio_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dié bundel met klassieke verhale vir kleintjies is nou ook as luisterboek beskikbaar!´n Bundel van vyf-en-twintig stories vir kleintjies van so vier tot sewe jaar. Dit bevat klassieke feëverhale soos Wolf en die drie ottepotte, Jan en die boontjierank, Die skoenmaker en die kabouters, Drie rammetjies-rof, Doringrosie, Die lelike eendjie, Gouelokkies, Aspoesterjie, e.a. Daar is ook heerlike inheemse verhale soos O likkie, o lalie, Sipho en die ryprooi Amathungulu, Doederomandro, Die ploempserige, plompserige ding, e.a. Die stories is verwerk deur die bekende en bekroonde Linda Rode, wat as die doyenne van kinderliteratuur bekend is. Elke storie is net vyf-minute lank. Dus baie geskik vir aandstories en of beginner-lesers. Please note: This audiobook is in Afrikaans. 1. Afrikaans. Roelien Daneel, Anrich Herbst, Susanne Beyers. http://samples.audible.de/bk/nbps/000016/bk_nbps_000016_sample.mp3.
There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O’Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister’s skin. She realizes that Maren is becoming a mermaid—and knows that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, Clara and O’Neill place the mermaid-girl in their gypsy wagon and set out for the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. Ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, Clara and O’Neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening mermaid. And always, in the back of her mind, Clara wonders, if my sister is a mermaid, then what am I? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006771/bk_brll_006771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city saved by the magic woven into its walls when a devastating plague swept through the world years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the Earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow, who spends his days in the dark cellar of his master´s shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island. Oscar´s world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it. But it´s been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill; something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it. Anne Ursu has written an unforgettable story of transformation and belonging - a spellbinding tale of the way in which the power we all wield, great and small, lies in the choices we make. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003629/bk_harp_003629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lyrical yet unsentimental, The Midwife´s Apprentice won the coveted 1996 Newbery Medal. Filled with striking characters, it paints unforgettable pictures of village life in the Middle Ages, the midwife´s craft, and a very remarkable girl´s growing independence and pride. Brat has no name, no home, and no shelter against the 14th-century English winter except the foul warmth of a dung heap. So when Jane the Midwife wakes her with a kick and takes the half-starved creature to her cottage, a curious relationship begins. Jane teaches Brat to gather herbs and make the poultices used to ease the pain of childbirth for the village women. The skinny young girl quickly learns to obey the sharp-tongued midwife, and secretly watches Jane practice her art whenever she can. But Jane is also teaching Brat unspoken lessons that will take longer - maybe a lifetime - to master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Sterlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001870/bk_reco_001870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.