Akbar was one of the most admired and also one of the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the wisest men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are the stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066499/bk_acx0_066499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tenali Ramakrishna is more fondly known as Tenali Rama across India. Although he was employed as a Telugu poet at the court of King Krishnadevaraya, who ruled Vijayanagara from AD 1509 - 1529 and wrote many poems, he is well known for his sense of humor which was conveyed very well in his short stories. His constant interaction with King Krishnadevaraya on day to day matters provides a glimpse into his wisdom. This came to the rescue of his king´s life also, when we saved the king in many critical situations using his timely wit and strategy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Howks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068043/bk_acx0_068043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Leila wants is to get through her senior year at her new high school without drawing undue attention. Not that she has any big secret to protect, but her unconventional upbringing has made her very private. At seventeen, she realizes just how odd it was that two men raised her-one black, one white-and no mother. Not to mention they were blues musicians, always on the move. When her father died, he left her with a fear of foster care and a plan that would help her fall between the cracks of the system. Three teachers make that impossible - the handsome track coach, her math teacher from hell, and a jealous gym instructor. Compromising situations, accusations of misconduct, and judicial hearings put Leila´s autonomy and even her dignity at risk, unless she learns to trust an unlikely ally. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Nicely. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026774/bk_acx0_026774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fictionalized portrait of Joyce´s youth is one of the most vivid accounts of the growth from childhood to adulthood. Dublin at the turn of the century provides the backdrop as Stephen Dedalus moves from town and society, towards the irrevocable decision to leave. It was the decision made by Joyce himself which resulted in the mature novels of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Norton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000268/bk_naxo_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Victoria woke one morning at the age of 18 to discover that her uncle had died and that she was now queen. She went on to rule for 63 years, with an influence so far-reaching that the decades of her reign now bear her name - the Victorian period. Victoria is filled with the exciting comings and goings of royal life: intrigue and innuendo, scheming advisors, and assassination attempts - not to mention plenty of passion and discord. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001927/bk_drms_001927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world. This stunning book showcases 20 Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Featured are sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen Rodriguez Trias, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luis Moreno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009108/bk_reco_009108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artistic Shane hoped to spend his vacation looking cool and impressing the cool kids, but instead he´s stuck with his parents in a lakeside house...and being forced to share his room with Chase, a family friend whom he doesn´t remember as anyone interesting at all. But Shane cannot deny that since the last time they met, Chase has become rather handsome. But why is Chase so obsessed with the local frogs? Why can´t he be more normal, more like the other guys? But the boys have a lot more in common than Shane understands at first, and only slowly does he realize they might share something special. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Blue Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044056/bk_acx0_044056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Charlie turns 12 on New Year´s Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King´s portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Russell Beale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000458/bk_lili_000458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This wasn´t the way it was supposed to go. You´re just a typical 15-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can´t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place? There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time´s running out. How did this happen? You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn´t make that lead to his own destruction. In his stunning young-adult debut, Charles Benoit mixes riveting tension with an insightful - and unsettling - portrait of an ordinary teen in a tale that is taut, powerful, and shattering. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002314/bk_harp_002314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.