An eccentric schoolteacher and a widow-lady babysitter are the heroines in these new digital studio recordings of Donald Davis´ two all-time most-requested stories. ´´It was the forty-second year she had taught fourth grade,´´ yet there was nothing routine about Miss Daisy or her methods. Rather than settle for textbook work - Miss Daisy left textbooks in the big closet - she took her class on a year-long imaginary world tour. In ´´Miss Annie, when two boys need watching until their school teaching mom gets home after work, they find themselves entrusted to a widow who is so much fun the whole town is sure she´s C-R-A-Z-Y. For Adults and Young Adults 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000031/bk_augu_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running With Scissors. Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features. But then Dario’s estranged brother invites him home to a mysterious, shocking ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film - The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a onetime visit. A way for him to get closure on his past - and reunite with Hayley, his first love and the costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a Moldavia production fraught with real-life tragedy - and then say good-bye for good. But then the unthinkable happens - Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there. With only months to rescue the sinking studio, and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past - and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bittner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007642/bk_harp_007642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her wonderful storytelling abilities and endless array of gorgeous clothes and toys, little Sara Crewe seems to everyone at her boarding school like the luckiest girl in the world - a ´little princess´. no less. But one day disaster strikes, and she is moved into an attic and turned overnight into a drudge. All but a little cluster of her most loyal friends turn their backs upon her. Constantly cold, with barely enough to eat, and reduced to wearing the outgrown tatters of her former wardrobe, how will she cope? Will she remain a true princess - a girl capable fun, kindness and unselfishness even in misfortune? Above all, does what Sara calls ´The Magic´ truly exist? Created over a century ago, A Little Princess is still of contemporary relevance, being essentially a story of childhood and survival. Along the years it has delighted and moved by turn adults and children alike. In 2012 it was ranked number 56 among all-time children´s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with a primarily US audience. Finally, I am sure Frances Hodgson Burnett would not have found it amiss to mention here that Zada, the studio cat who has listened to every word of this book and quietly overseen its editing, gave birth to three kittens at the very same time that this edition was completed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Magda Allani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slbr/000003/bk_slbr_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it’s her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who’s been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001290/bk_aren_001290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jay, Kelvin, and Cia are The Lunar Ticks, a dedicated band who are convinced they are on their way up. They hope to win an upcoming battle of the bands where the first prize is a full day in a recording studio. Jay is struggling to write new material but finds he lacks the experience to come up with a truly original song. Going up against Indigo Daze, a band from another school, Jay finds himself falling for Rowan, the leader of the other band. When Rowan´s guitar is trashed right before the contest, The Lunar Ticks are the prime suspects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iambic Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104375/bk_acx0_104375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Arrietty. Anna hasn´t a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn´t all she seems.... Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes. She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn´t judge Anna for being ordinary and not-even-trying. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Francis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001998/bk_hcuk_001998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nelson shares his entertaining stories of living on the streets of London and how he survived. He has a few scars and scratches and has a damaged eye and an injured nose but it doesn´t stop the loveable cockney blue staffie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Studio78 Audio Solutions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088935/bk_acx0_088935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a wintry tale about Jack wondering why Lilly is hungry all the time and wants to sleep in the wardrobe. All becomes clear when six surprises arrive! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Studio 78 Audio Solutions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085834/bk_acx0_085834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the astonishing conclusion to The Delta Girls series, the mystery that has haunted the Delcarta sisters will finally be answered, but discovering the truth may be the last thing they learn. When Talia and her sisters take part in a live studio audience for a television show, the last thing the eldest Delta Girl expects is for her psychic gift to be unwillingly broadcast to the nation. Now the media are hounding her, and the sisters´ secret life and the power they hold threatens to become public knowledge. As Talia seeks refuge in a sculpture class, she meets mysterious loner and talented artist Marco Rodriguez. He seems to be the only person who doesn´t treat her differently after discovering her apparent supernatural ability. But someone else has heard about Talia´s gift - someone dangerous - and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants from her. Talia realizes that the evil threatening her may be linked to her father´s disappearance. She is thrust into a conflicting dilemma of wanting to free herself from danger, but knowing that doing so may mean she never gets to find out the truth about her dad. When her investigations lead her to become unintentionally separated from her sisters, how will The Delta Girls use their gift without each of the five sisters being present? Talia will have to decide how much she is prepared to risk in order to bring about justice and put an end to the mystery that has haunted their entire family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022588/bk_adbl_022588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Francine lives down the street from a Hollywood film studio, adores screen dreamboat Montgomery Clift, and sometimes sees her home life as a scene from a movie: Dinner at the Greens. She wishes she really were a movie star, brave and glamorous and always ready to say the right thing. In reality, she´s a ´´pink and freckled´´ 13-year-old, and she doesn´t always speak up because she´s afraid she´ll get in trouble. She´s comfortable following her father´s advice: ´´Don´t get involved´´. That is, until Sophie Bowman transfers into her class at All Saints School for Girls. Fearless, articulate, and passionate, Sophie questions authority and protests injustice. She not only doesn´t care about getting in trouble, she actually seems to be looking for it. And she´s happy to be Francine´s best friend. The nuns think Sophie is a bad influence on Francine. Francine thinks just the opposite. Because of Sophie, Francine finds herself worrying about things that never bothered her before: the atom bomb, free speech, Communists, the blacklist...and deciding, for the first time, that she wants to be heard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anaka Shockley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000405/bk_lili_000405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.