Why does our favorite knight bake cookies? Why does the Victorian gentleman get bitten by a gnome? Max, Nadia, Danielle, and Ethan enjoy a magical Thanksgiving in England. This book follows the first six books in the Fateful Vampire series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088036/bk_acx0_088036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Railway Children tells the story of a family who move from London to "The Three Chimneys", a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after the father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home, and he tries to help them prove their father's innocence. The family takes care of a Russian exile who came to England looking for his family and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Marti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/011179/bk_edel_011179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'If Robert had a mission, it was to emphasise that life was meant to be fun; he was one of the few men I knew who strode through life instead of circumnavigating it. He died without ever growing old.' Michael Parkinson 'Comic genius' was the uncontested verdict of the International Herald Tribune. But Robert Morley was bigger even than that. While he is remembered for landmark performances such as the first portrayal of Oscar Wilde on stage and screen, and for many more as the epitome of the crusty but lovable English gentleman, Robert Morley is equally remembered for perhaps his finest role: playing himself. Through books, plays and countless radio and television performances, Robert Morley spread his own unique brand of irresistible humour and joie de vivre, generally resembling, to quote one memorable description, 'an indignant elephant'. In this wonderfully entertaining account of a remarkable life, Sheridan Morley reveals the true Robert Morley - actor, playwright, bon viveur, and, not least, father. 'Warm yet unsentimental … a first-rate portrait of a true original and star' Evening Standard 'Affectionate and moving, packed with anecdotes. Above all it is fun' Sunday Express 'Charming and affectionate … What his son's biography sets out to do, and succeeds in admirably, is to celebrate the joyful pleasure that old-fashioned performers took in their art' Times Literary Supplement 'Hugely entertaining, and bulges with very good stories' Mail on Sunday
Five gripping short stories of Arsène Lupin, one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman-thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Spera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000760/bk_cids_000760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1813. The story retains a fascination for modern readers, on the top of lists of "most loved books". The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Marti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/011170/bk_edel_011170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become obsessed with books of chivalry, and believes their every word to be true, despite the fact that many of the events in them are clearly impossible. Quixano eventually appears to other people to have lost his mind from little sleep and food and because of so much reading. Please note this is a live recording 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hans Conried. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000280/bk_slnd_000280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essential learning for any young student of American History, biographies of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln. These stories help us get to know the gentleman as people and then take us through their great accomplishments that make us appreciate their place in American history. James Baldwin (1841 – 1925) was a pioneer of primary education, a teacher for many years and eventually an administrator and finally Editor-in-Chief of the American Book Company, specializing in educational text. James Baldwin's lasting fame is for the children's literature he wrote, over 50 books, selling in the millions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alca/000033/bk_alca_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this classic children's book by E. Nesbit, three children are suddenly uprooted from their happy suburban life to move to the country with their mother. Their new house, "Three Chimneys", is near a railway line, and Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis (Phil), find amusement in watching the trains and waving to the passengers. They become friendly with Albert Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 down train. The children get involved in all kinds of good deeds, while their mother is busy writing children books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cori Samuel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000118/bk_iamb_000118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Prisoner of Zenda" is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown his coronation must go forward. An English gentleman on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation. The books were extremely popular and inspired a new genre of Ruritanian romance, including the "Graustark" novels by George Barr McCutcheon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Minter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001165/bk_lind_001165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.