Kabloona is a true story of a journey into the North. This extraordinary classic has been variously acclaimed as one of the great books of adventure, travel, anthropology, and spiritual awakening. In the summer of 1938, the Frenchman Gontran de Poncins traveled beyond the "Barren Lands" north of the Arctic Circle to Kind William Island, an island of 10,000 square miles. The entire population of the island consisted of 25 Eskimos, their primitive lives untouched by the civilization of the white man. For 15 months Gontran de Poncins lived among the Inuit people of the Arctic. He is at first appalled by their way of life: eating rotten raw fish, sleeping with each others' wives, ignoring schedules, and helping themselves to his possessions. But as de Poncins' odyssey continues, he is transformed from Kabloona, The White Man, an uncomprehending outsider, to someone who finds himself living, for a few short months, as Inuk: a man, preeminently. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001048/bk_blak_001048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Moray Firth of Scotland has a fine maritime history. This audiobook introduces the nearly forgotten sealing and whaling industry of the 19th century. It includes ships, masters, men, and anecdotes from Fraserburgh and Banff, with a year-by-year breakdown of the industry.A recognized expert on the Scottish whaling industry, Malcolm Archibald has authored a number of books on the subject, including Whalehunters (Mercat Press, 2004), Ancestors in the Arctic (Black and White, 2013), and The Dundee Whaling Fleet (Dundee University Press, 2013). He has appeared on the BBC on whaling-related subjects and has worked as a researcher in the Dundee Whaling Research Project. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171124/bk_acx0_171124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These are the stories of a girl who lives far away in the arctic wilderness, in a tiny one room cabin far from roads and towns, except that sometimes she travels to a faraway big city to make her living as an independent escort. Hear her journal as she makes her last trip as an escort and embarks on a new life. This book has less sex, more school, and more angst in it than any of the other books in the series. These nine short stories are hard to put down. You may find yourself listening to the whole thing in one sitting. These stories contain: Thoughtful descriptions of the prostitute-client dynamic. Raw truth, intense humanity, and insight into a lifestyle you've probably never considered. Explicit call girl sex stories. Feminist storytelling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: DeAnna Dailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063729/bk_acx0_063729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Freddy is certainly an extraordinary pig by all accounts. Although he spends his time oversleeping and overeating just like a normal pig, he also finds the time to daydream, enterprise, and even write poetry! Always full of new ideas, he proposes that the animals of Bean Farm start a tour company. Promoting himself to president of Barnyard Tours, Inc., Freddy arranges an expedition to the frigid Arctic. Freddy, Jinx the cat, Eeny the mouse, Robert the dog, Charles the Rooster and a host of other animals travel all the way to the North Pole. Unfortunately, their plans freeze as they encounter a pack of polar problems--but at least they get to visit Santa Claus! Between 1926 and 1958, Walter R. Brooks wrote 26 books on the adventures of Freddy the Pig. Considered to be one of the greatest characters in American children's literature, Freddy still enjoys enormous popularity today, and his timeless tales are considered to be the American equivalents of the Pooh stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McDonough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003390/bk_reco_003390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children's book author Eoin Colfer and British comedy duo Sean Foley and Hamish McColl on this edition of Fresh Air. Eoin Colfer is the creator of the Artemis Fowl series, featuring a twelve-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind. Two of the three books in the series have been on the New York Times best seller list. The books are a combination of science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, and thriller. They are Artemis Fowl, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident and Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. Colfer lives in Ireland. Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, together known as "The Right Size," are the actor/ writers of the Broadway comedy, The Play What I Wrote. One critic described it as "full of music hall tricks, in jokes and surreal goonery." It was a hit in London before coming to New York. The duo's work is heavily influenced by Vaudeville and the sight gags of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. Their plays Stop Calling Me Vernon and Baldy Hopkins were hits at the Edinburgh Festival. Their play Do You Come Here Often? was a Olivier award winning comedy in England. Foley and McColl met in Paris nearly 20 years ago when they were learning to be clowns at the feet of Philippe Gaulier. (Broadcast Date: May 15, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030515/rt_whyy_030515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea. While the politicians haggle over a situation which could hold the seeds of full-scale war, Commander Jermain must keep his faith in himself and in his new ship's potential - even when ordered to take the Temeraire to the edge of a catastrophe. Douglas Reeman joined the navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea and later served in motor torpedo boats. Douglas Reeman has written over 30 books under his own name and over 20 best-selling historical novels featuring Richard and Adam Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017985/bk_adbl_017985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old. The fourth book in Arthur Ransome's classic series, Winter Holiday takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorethes Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an ‘Arctic’ expedition. But unforeseen events separate the travellers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole. Arthur Ransome was a prolific writer of children's books. Born in Leeds in 1884, it was his father, a nature-loving history professor, who inspired his love of the outdoors and nurtured a passion for fishing. As a child he enjoyed active, outdoor holidays: sailing, camping and exploring the countryside. He used many of these holiday settings for his children's stories, notably the much-loved Swallows and Amazons, a book that sits comfortably in the category of ‘timeless classic’. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for the sixth book in the Swallows & Amazons series, Pigeon Post. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011953/bk_adbl_011953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’s off to experience an incredible adventure around the world. What amazing surprises await him along the way? Adventure-loving Arthur is a dog on a mission. He can’t wait to experience the 10 mind blowing world wonders. He is all packed and ready for this experience of a lifetime. From camel rides through the pyramids, to snorkeling in the ocean, nothing can stop Arthur from discovering what our planet has to offer. But with so many wonders in store, he’s sure to have many unbelievable stories to bring back home! What incredible destinations will Arthur uncover on his sight-seeing quest? 10 World Wonders will delight you with colorful words and impressive facts. Visiting the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and the Arctic, you’ll go on an unforgettable multi-continent journey. 10 World Wonders is the fur-tastic first installment in the Kids Books for Young Explorers series for ages three to nine. If you and your child like discovering new places, learning about nature’s marvels, and fetching historical info, then you’ll love Gene Lipen’s paw-mazing children’s adventure. Buy 10 World Wonders to take a fun trip with a barking buddy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trista Shaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157190/bk_acx0_157190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Primary Threat (The Forging of Luke Stone, Book 3), a ground-breaking action thriller by number one best seller Jack Mars, elite Delta Force veteran Luke Stone, 29, leads the FBI's Special Response Team as they respond to a hostage situation on an oil rig in the remote Arctic.Yet what at first seems like a simple terrorist event may, it turns out, be much more.With a Russian master plan unfolding rapidly in the Arctic, Luke may have arrived at the precipice of the next world war.And Luke Stone may just be the only man standing in its way.Primary Threat is a standalone, un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you listening late into the night. The precursor to the number one best-selling Luke Stone thriller series, this series takes us back to how it all began, a riveting series by best seller Jack Mars, dubbed "one of the best thriller authors" out there.Also available is Jack Mars' number one best-selling Luke Stone thriller series (seven books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book 1), which has over 800 five-star reviews! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Gorman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180110/bk_acx0_180110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.