In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps the most popular heroine in English literature. Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the Alice books-with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.-by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children's literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps, as Dodgson might have said, Alice is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up-or down, or all turned round-as seen through the expert eyes of a child.
Roll up, roll up! Meet the Incredible Book Eating Boy... Henry loves books…but not like you and I. He loves to EAT books! This immensely popular picture book follows the trials and tribulations of a boy with a voracious appetite for books. Henry discovers his unusual taste by mistake one day, and is soon swept up in his new-found passion - gorging on every delicious book in sight! And better still, he realises that the more books he eats, the smarter he gets. Henry dreams of becoming the Incredible Book Eating Boy; the smartest boy in the world! But a book-eating diet isn't the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Broadbent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001558/bk_hcuk_001558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling author Elizabeth George (nearly 4 million books sold) comes a work born of her desire to help others through difficult times. Finding God's Path Through Your Trials acknowledges the hard times we all face and reveals how people can "count it all joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth George. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000305/bk_oasi_000305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two women, the ailing Abigail Boyles and exuberant, wealthy Lauren Durough, are brought together by their love of books and the discovery of a diary written by a young woman, Mercy Hayworth, who was burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials. Her inspiring, yearning, romantic diary proves to be an inspiration to both Abigail and Lauren, teaching them to cherish friendships, love, and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000198/bk_hove_000198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Laing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003463/bk_howe_003463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone's favorite neurotic second-grader is back, with a complete collection of the funniest and most touching Alvin Ho books to date. Lenore Look’s touching, drop-dead-funny audiobook about an Asian American second-grader has tons of boy appeal and is great for reluctant readers/listeners. The previous books in the series, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters, have received rave reviews. “Alvin’s a winner,” declares the New York Post, and Newsday says, “The novel... shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from the hero’s Herculean efforts to manipulate the world around him in his favor, without all the facts at his disposal.” Perfect for beginning and reluctant readers/listeners alike, Alvin Ho perfectly captures the trials and tribulations of boyhood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Everette Plen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001378/bk_lili_001378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through 70 years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark D. White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001505/bk_adbl_001505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of the loveable but flawed heroines from Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicholson Books, Kathleen O'Dell's Agnes Parker novels, and Lois Lowry's Anastasia Krupnik books comes Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Kat Roberts. All Kat wants is to be normal, or at least to look that way to students at her new school. But her mother is a medium, and not the kind that fits in between small and large; Kat's mom is the kind of medium who sees spirits and communicates with them. And, even worse, Kat has just discovered that she can see spirits too. In fact, she seems to be the only one capable of helping a spirit at her school cross over successfully. The question is can she do it without needing to switch schools herself? In this the first of three Suddenly Supernatural books, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel brings humor, heart, and a little supernatural charm to the trials and tribulations of finding out who you are and who you want to be - all while surviving the seventh grade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000954/bk_lili_000954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Classified files from the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and the second book, The Scorch Trials, will soon be a movie and hits theaters September 18, 2015! Also look for James Dashner's newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001887/bk_lili_001887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.