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.
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.
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.
Smart Artt is going to the circus! He loves to point to the animals in his circus book when Poppa reads to him, but today he will be able to point to the real circus animals. If you know Smart Artt, you will know that things don´t always go as intended, but don´t worry - Smart Artt has a plan. Will it work or will things get a little bit out of hand? You will find out when you listen to this book, the fifth book in the Artt of Early Learning series. This series was written to inform parents about the importance of developmental milestones, in the time it takes to enjoy a fun children´s story. This series is written for children, parents, caregivers, and expecting parents. The books are written with simple words that your child will love to hear over and over again. Someday they may even share the benefits and stories of Smart Artt with their own children. Kids love Smart Artt and you will too! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083757/bk_acx0_083757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is designed to promote pre-literacy skills, growth and development, and fun! Welcome Smart Artt is the first book in a series of children´s books that teach parents about growth and development for children ages birth to three. This series provides information that every parent and caregiver should know, in the short amount of time that it takes to enjoy a fun children´s story! Welcome Smart Artt and The Artt of Early Learning Series make excellent baby shower gifts, yet older children love the stories too! Meet Smart Artt. He is loved by all! Since the moment Smart Artt was born, he´s always doing something that makes him even smarter. Unfortunately, his ideas often cause a bit of mischief! He will make you smile. He will make you laugh. He will find a place in your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083126/bk_acx0_083126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The human species is relatively new to the planet in geologic terms. With origins reaching back only a few million years, the rise of humans from primate ancestors is a remarkable evolutionary success story. Early Humans traces the beginnings of the human species, its success and adaptability, and the development of such innovations as human language and culture. In exploring human origins, provocative questions arise concerning the human species: how are we different from each other, is there a biological basis for race, and what does the future hold for human evolution? The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000101/bk_redw_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.