Very short stories for very young children: Animal stories for children: The People´s Words. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Blankenship. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091927/bk_acx0_091927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alaska, 1970. Being a teenager here isn´t like being a teenager anywhere else. This deeply moving and authentic debut is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America´s last frontier introduce a writer of rare talent. Ruth has a secret that she can´t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance with the life she´s always known on her family´s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it´s safer to run away than to stay home - until one of them ends up in terrible danger. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable book is about people who try to save each other - and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed. Narrator cast list: Ruth read by Jorjeana Marie Dora read by Erin Tripp Alyce read by Karissa Vacker Hank read by Robbie Daymond 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie, Erin Tripp, Karissa Vacker, Robbie Daymond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001975/bk_lili_001975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This story is a gem representing the delightful stories from the Indian subcontinent which capture the simple essence of everyday life in rural/urban India. The simple pleasures of life indicate a time gone by, before the advent of cellphones and Facebook, a time which almost stood still, a time where children could revel in the rain, make paper boats and race them down a drain, play marbles, and generally pass time. The once idyllic life almost seems too slow and bear and hence is fascinating to watch unfurl as we listen to the story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hawkes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081063/bk_acx0_081063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twelve-year-old Ryan is CHERUB´s newest recruit. He´s got his first mission: infiltrating the billion-dollar Aramov criminal empire. But he´s got got no idea that this routine job will lead him into an explosive adventure involving drug smugglers, illegal immigrants and human trafficking or that his first mission will turn into one of the biggest in CHERUB´s history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Scardifield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000168/bk_hkid_000168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two new Appalachian stories from the author of the award-winning Listening for the Crack of Dawn - an ideal introduction to contemporary storytelling for adults. Both stories are based upon real people. In the first, a disastrous birthday enables a child to learn more than an adult possibly could. In the second, two unusual people live their conviction that people are more important than things.With "Party People"; anybody who has ever suffered Birthday Party Anxiety will identify with the boy whose story is told. "Otto and Marguerite" is about a mom and pop musical team who refused to accept more than $10 per night for dance hall work. Otto and Marguerite´s ideas on how just about everything should be done will leave you laughing through your tears. For Adults and Young Adults 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000019/bk_augu_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saxso is 14 when the British attack his village. It´s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the British and the French, with the Abenaki people - Saxso´s people - by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso´s village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso´s mother and two sisters, are taken hostage. Now it´s up to Saxso, on his own, to track the raiders and bring his family back home...before it´s too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Rameaka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001025/bk_peng_001025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The moon people are afraid. Something lurks in the darkness. Manifred is assigned to find a human child because only a human child is brave enough to banish what lurks in the darkness. Michael is that child. By the light of the moon, he sails in Manifred´s moonship to help the moon people. What could be hiding in the shadows of the moon? Will Michael be brave enough to help his newfound friends? In this whimsical book, Michael learns that bravery comes from within the heart, and Manifred realizes that often times there is nothing to fear but fear itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer L. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047868/bk_acx0_047868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep in the rain forests of the Amazon jungle, a village of very lazy people wishes to do nothing but lie in their hammocks and think great thoughts. One day, a mysterious man arrives who is able to create monkeys that do absolutely everything for them. Soon, the monkeys multiply and take on every human activity - including complaining. Actor Raul Julia narrates this humorous Colombian fable, with musical accompaniment by Lee Ritenour that perfectly evokes the spirit, rhythms, and imagery of South America. Ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, We All Have Tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raul Julia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069421/bk_acx0_069421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet.... That´s the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don´t really believe it). But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and there´s a new story in the making: the story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened. It´s a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn´t do something about it. If everyone doesn´t do something about it. A hilarious fantasy, co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged 17, and master storyteller Terry Pratchett, aged 43. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000806/bk_rhuk_000806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 100-year-old Doll family, beautifully crafted china dolls passed down through four generations of girls in one American family, meet their new neighbors, the Funcrafts, a doll family made completely of plastic and delivered straight from the factory shelves. Annabelle Doll is eight years old. She has been for over 100 years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll people, day after day, year after year...until the Funcrafts move in. Now Annabelle has a friend. Sure, she´s made entirely of plastic and she´s living in the scariest room in the house, but she´s an adventurer, and after 100 years of boredom, that´s just what Annabelle needs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Redgrave. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000855/bk_lili_000855_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.