In an extraordinary saga of nations locked in war, master storyteller Harry Turtledove tells the story of World War II, which begins over Czechoslovakia rather than Poland, eleven months earlier than it really came. Now comes the final installment in Turtledove´s landmark World War II series. Hitler´s Plan A was to win in a hurry, striking hard and deep into France. There was no Plan B. Now the war grinds on, and countries have been forced into strange alliances. For the United States, the only enemy is Japan. Then Hitler becomes desperate and declares war on the United States. But is it too late? His own people are rising up in revolt. The German military may have to put down the violence - even perhaps bomb its own cities. In this epic drama, real men and women are shaped by the carnage, and their individual acts in turn shape history. Drawing on the gritty, personal reality of war and on a cast of unforgettable characters, Turtledove has written an alternate history that intrigues, fascinates, and astounds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003966/bk_tant_003966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most everyone has heard of H. H. Holmes as America´s first serial killer. He truly was a diabolical and evil individual. The intention of writing this book is not to declare anyone as America´s first serial killer, but rather to reveal that serial killers existed very early in America´s growth. America´s Early Serial Killers contains in vivid detail the murderous activities of five serial killers starting back in the 1790s and continuing through to the 1890s. In one case, the killer has never been identified. Given that these cases occurred so long ago, there will certainly be differing accounts as to what happened and who did what. The research was as thorough as possible though the conclusions may differ from other resources. The serial killers included in this book used different tactics and methods than current day serial killers though the atrocities were as bad if not worse. Included are the cases of: The Harpe Brothers who slaughtered up to 40 people, including some of their own children Felipe Espinosa who murdered many settlers in the Colorado territory The Murderous Bender Family who killed travelers for their money The still unsolved Servant Girl Murders of Austin, Texas, and finally The story of H. H. Holmes himself. If you enjoy reading about true crime that´s a bit unusual, this book will certainly satisfy and at the same time also reveal some facets of early American life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Aulridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026443/bk_acx0_026443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is dedicated to the many opponents who would like to see Trump defeated and the end to his presidential campaign. They feel Trump´s campaign has been based on insults, humiliation, and inciting his followers to violence. He has been called a bigot and racist and compared to Hitler. Some have considered him a dangerous evil monster. In the past, many dangerous and scary beasts have gone extinct, so this book has been created in this spirit of comparing Trump to many now extinct beasts, including early humans and a new Trump species that is sure to go extinct, as many hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Diepenbrock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058073/bk_acx0_058073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ability to accurately recognize letters will help your child when it is time to learn more about letter sounds and the spelling of words. The fun rhymes in this book will keep your child coming back for more. Your child will have fun while learning at the same time! Don´t forget to check out the other fun books in the Early Ed series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084155/bk_acx0_084155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Berry opens this latest installment of the Port William series with young Andy Catlett preparing to visit a place he´d been to many times before, though this would be an adventure he will take very seriously. Nine years old, Andy embarks on the trip by bus, alone for the first time. He decides it will be a rite of passage and his first step into manhood. Sometimes a handful at home, Andy was a good boy when visiting his Grandparents´ houses, and he looked forward to the little spoiling certain to come his way. A beautiful short novel, this book is a perfect introduction into the whole world of Port William and will be as well a new chapter for those already familiar with this rich unfolding story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000112/bk_hove_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A selection of the stories that Jane wrote for her family when she was between the ages of 12 and 15. AUTHOR: Jane Austen was born in 1775 in her father’s Rectory in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. By the time of her death in 1817 she had written 6 major novels, left two others unfinished and was the author of a considerable amount of correspondence. Most people know Jane Austen for ´´Pride and Prejudice” ´´Emma” ´´Persuasion” and the other novels. Less well known is the fact that she started writing at the age of 8 and many of her early stories were dedicated to her family and friends. The six pieces in this collection were all written when she was between the ages of 12 and 15 and they show a light-hearted, humorous approach to storytelling that may surprise those who only know her adult work. READER: Teresa Gallagher has performed many leading roles in plays and musicals across the country, in London’s West End and Off Broadway. She is a well-known voice to listeners of BBC radio drama, having recorded hundreds of plays and readings over the years, as well as many audio book readings such as the Biography of Jane Austen, the Emily Windsnap series, The Treasure Seekers and Bleak House. Her work on film includes Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy and The Jacket with Adrian Brody. On TV she presented the children’s series, Playdays, along with roles in Footballers Wives, Casualty and Thackeray’s Women. She also works extensively in voice-overs and animation. MUSIC: The music is played by Peter White on a Clementi square piano which stands in Jane Austen’s house in Chawton, Hampshire. All the music played on this recording is taken from music books owned by Jane Austen herself. ILLUSTRATION: The picture is of Jane Austen’s niece, Fanny Knight, and was drawn by Jane’s sister, Cassandra. It is used by courtesy of the Jane Austen Memorial Trust. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teresa Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000020/bk_crim_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Empire of Liberty, one of America´s most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. As Wood reveals, the period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life - in politics, society, economy, and culture. The men who founded the new government had high hopes for the future, but few of their hopes and dreams worked out quite as they expected. They hated political parties but parties nonetheless emerged. Some wanted the United States to become a great fiscal-military state, like those of Britain and France; others wanted the country to remain a rural agricultural state very different from the European states. Instead, by 1815 the United States became something neither group anticipated. Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empire of Liberty, part of The Oxford History of the United States series, offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era when America took its first unsteady steps as a new and rapidly expanding nation. The Oxford History of the United States is considered the gold standard for serious historians and general readers (and listeners) alike. Three of the titles have won the Pulitzer Prize for history; two have been Pulitzer Prize finalists, and all of them have enjoyed critical and commercial success. Please note: The individual volumes of the series have not been published in historical order. Empire of Liberty is number IV in The Oxford History of the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001780/bk_adbl_001780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lemon Tart is book three in The Artt of Early Learning series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to hear a fun children´s story. Smart Artt is at it again! It is his first day at nursery school. Smart Artt uses his advanced skills to help the other children while creating a little bit of mischief along the way. Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age-related developmental milestones for 13-month-old children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083352/bk_acx0_083352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Fish Named Bart is book two in The Artt of Early Learning series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to listen to a fun children´s story. Smart Artt is at it again! After hearing Grandpa read a bedtime story, Bart the fish has a wish. Smart Artt uses his advanced skills to help Bart get his wish, while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for eight-month-old children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083586/bk_acx0_083586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don´t Touch That Dart is book four in The Artt of Early Learning series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to hear a fun children´s story. Smart Artt is at it again! He is starting to get into everything and Momma wants to keep him safe. Will that be possible when Aunt Kaye comes to visit? Smart Artt tries to help while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 18-month-old children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083351/bk_acx0_083351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.