American women were first allowed to vote in 1920. The quest to secure that right began in 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others held the Seneca Falls Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Over the decades that followed, Stanton tirelessly wrote, petitioned, and lectured on behalf of securing not just the ballot, but also equality for women in the workplace, in schools, and within America´s legal system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Myers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000338/bk_adbl_000338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light. Drawn in with them are the three Drew children, who are mortal, but have their own vital part in the story. These six fight fear and death in the darkly brooding Welsh hills, in a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles and that brings Susan Cooper´s masterful sequence of novels, The Dark Is Rising, to a satisfying close. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000012/bk_lili_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will tiny Anton Stanton - guitar freak and champion ping-pong player - survive Smith Street Secondary College? Anton´s pretty doubtful and so is Mr Barrington but heroes of all sizes can rock! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stig Wemyss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001697/bk_boli_001697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight. This book is a rare act of creative imagination in which the listener will be equally moved by the warm happy village life Will shares with his large family and the nearly overwhelming danger he encounters, often in other centuries and places, while he seeks the Signs and learns their power. Interweaving ancient Celtic and English traditions with the legends of the Buckinghamshire hills and valleys where she grew up, Susan Cooper has written a superlative dramatic fantasy of the eternal conflict between good and evil out of which all myth is made. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000016/bk_lili_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stanton City, Arkansas is being stalked by a serial killer. The psychopath has been named the Thief of Hearts by the press because of his MO of killing women and stealing their hearts. This murderer is especially sadistic, terrorizing and torturing innocent victims. The police think bicycle deliveryman Robert Kinney is their guy. Robert, however, wouldn´t hurt anyone. He may be down on his luck at the moment, but Robert is a hard worker who wants to make a difference. His dreams of becoming a police officer were ruined by a stupid accident when he was 18. He knows that there is another way to help people. He just needs to find it. First, Robert has to clear his name - fast! The only one who believes in him is his friend and coworker Noelle. To stop this psycho and prove his own innocence, Robert develops an alternate persona - ´´The Cyclist´´ - and he won´t stop until the Thief of Hearts is brought to justice. Robert has the compassion to be a superhero, but does he have the intelligence and courage needed to outwit a sinister villain? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090229/bk_acx0_090229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will´s task to wake with the golden harp the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000601/bk_lili_000601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest. Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of disturbing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000602/bk_lili_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Road to Oz: In Which Is Related How Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow´s Daughter Met on an Enchanted Road and Followed it All the Way to the Marvelous Land of Oz is the fifth of L. Frank Baum´s Land of Oz books. It was originally published on July 10, 1909, and documents the adventures of Dorothy Gale´s fourth visit to the Land of Oz. The book was dedicated to Joslyn Stanton Baum, the author´s first grandson, the child of Baum´s eldest son, Frank Joslyn Baum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pierre Moreau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arpb/000557/bk_arpb_000557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of number one best seller Funny Kid for President! Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. As he and his classmates head off on a camping trip, the new boy, Tyson, decides to play some jokes of his own. Max is the funny kid...and now there´s a prank war to be won! Monsters in the lake, smuggling ducks, dig-your-own toilets, capsizing canoes, absolutely not falling in love and beans that give you the runs are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new adventure. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates, Funny Kid is the mega-best seller from author-illustrator Matt Stanton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Panting. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003972/bk_hcuk_003972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The riveting story of the brave and passionate women (and men) who risked everything to gain the women´s right to vote and change history in America. ´´Women´s rights are human rights.´´ The words are relevant today, but they could just as easily have been used by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Seneca Falls in 1848. Or Susan B. Anthony when she was arrested for voting in 1872. Or Alice Paul when she was imprisoned and tortured for peacefully protesting outside of the White House in 1917. The story of women´s suffrage is epic. For over 70 years, heroic women risked their lives for the cause knowing they likely wouldn´t live to cast a vote. At a time when sexism was inherent in daily life, these women (and a few men) created a movement and fought for it passionately until the vote on the 19th amendment was finally called in 1920. It passed by a single vote. This under-explored history resonates now more than ever, and will remind listeners that ordinary citizens and peaceful protest can affect lasting change in this country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002434/bk_lili_002434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.