Oswain's sister, Princess Alena, runs away from home wearing the Star Stone. She has no idea of its immense value or importance. Gublak, a sly goblin, wants the mysterious Star Stone for himself. Loathsome pirates and vicious wolves aid Gublak in his greedy quest. Once again Joshue, Sophie and Andrew find themselves in Prince Oswain's world - this time in a desperate race to rescue Alena. How will the children manage to save her, while battling evil forces that want the Star Stone at any cost? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044319/bk_acx0_044319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There was a time during Donald Davis's college freshman year when he wasn't really sure he wanted to claim his hometown of Sulpher Springs, North Carolina. But a boy by the name of Stanley Easter changed Davis's mind. "My sophomore year I did go home for Thanksgiving," he recalls. "In fact, I had now become so proud of where I was from that I could hardly wait to get home. I no longer had to lie about where I was from." This story of accepting one's roots will speak to all who have ever thought twice about admitting where they came from. And Davis, through his sly narration, acknowledges that a whole lifetime of thought and attitudes can be rearranged in a single moment. For Adults and Young Adults 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000051/bk_augu_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment - the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Towards the end of the 18th century, these two brilliant young Germans set out to measure the world. Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat schooled for greatness, negotiates savannah and jungle, climbs the highest mountain then known to man, counts head lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematician since Newton, does not even need to leave his home in Göttingen to know that space is curved. He can run prime numbers in his head, cannot imagine a life without women and yet jumps out of bed on his wedding night to jot down a mathematical formula. Measuring the World is a novel of rare charm and readability, distinguished by its sly humour and unforgettable characterization. It brings the two eccentric geniuses to life, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success.
What's a girl to do when she discovers she's the main course on the menu? Hip, funny Milagro de los Santos thinks she's finally found love and a home at the California ranch of fabulous Oswald Grant and his urbane relatives, who have a rare genetic disorder that some call vampirism. But Milagro is bewildered when she's excluded from an ancient and mysterious midnight ceremony whose participants include Oswald's unfriendly parents, a creepy family elder, and Milagro's ex-lover, the powerful and decadent Ian Ducharme. What skeletons are the vampires keeping in their designer closets? When Milagro's life is threatened by a rogue family member, she flees to the desert to hide. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying heiress, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets - all of which might help her find a way home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Fructuoso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001728/bk_acx0_001728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There was a time during Donald Davis's college freshman year when he wasn't really sure if he wanted to claim his hometown of Sulpher Springs, North Carolina. But a boy by the name of Stanley Easter changed his mind. "The year after that," he recalls, "I did go home from college for Thanksgiving. In fact, I had now become so proud of where I was from that I could hardly wait to get home. I no longer had to lie about where I was from. The world of childhood was quickly becoming a dear place to visit." This story of accepting one's roots endears anyone who has ever thought twice about admitting where they came from. And Davis, in his sly narration, acknowledges that a whole lifetime of thoughts and attitudes can be rearranged in a single moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000121/bk_augu_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are itchy. Not because of fleas, but because it is hot, they’re bored, and they’re out of orangesicles. So when their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, suggests a sightseeing cruise, they’re excited about an adventure. The boat makes them feel free! Plus they get orangesicles! But when it’s time to go home, there’s a little problem with Mrs. Teaberry’s good dog, Zeke. The 19th Mr. Putter & Tabby book has all the sly, sweet humor that has made the series a huge success. Cynthia Rylant’s perfect ear for rhythm and Arthur Howard’s comical illustrations continue to bring to life the quartet of characters readers know and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McDonough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004404/bk_reco_004404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Romp through the wilds on a good old-fashioned adventure, with pals Worthless, Sly Fox, and Otto. Worthless (as he's called by his no-good captor) remains chained to his rickety old doghouse yet longs to be free and loved. His best friends step in and find a way to break his chains, and their quest for a new home takes off. Times get tough, but in the end will they win all the love they are searching for and just maybe a new name for Worthless? Written by Rocky Shepheard, this children's action-adventure is full of excitement and is a rich, magnificent audiobook to thrill your audience and teach a lesson in compassion and humane treatment of man's best friend. Perfect for all kids, young and old, this story is a wonderful way to educate children at home or in schools. Who Chains You Publishing is proud to release books that are fun and educational and are a voice for the animals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Super. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092490/bk_acx0_092490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits? "Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love." - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series "Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.” —MTV.com "Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." - Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author "Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ." - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay "Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and--yes--even hotter. You're in for a very special treat." --Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Peace, Love and Baby Ducks and Let It Snow
A heartwarming stand-alone novella from New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Hoyt! Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday - and Adam loves his grandmother, so he'll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But when their carriage wheel snaps, they're forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.... Sarah St. John really rather loathes rakes. The self-satisfied smirks. The sly predatory gazes. Oh, and the constant witty banter rife with double meaning. But in the spirit of the season, she'll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount into her home. But as the snowstorm rages, the Yule log crackles, and the tension rises, Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery, passionate kiss. If love is the true meaning of Christmas, it's the one gift this mismatched pair can't wait to unwrap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashford McNab. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003584/bk_hach_003584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.