C. S. Lewis may be most famous for his fiction, including children's books like the Chronicles of Narnia series. But in his 1952 book Mere Christianity - originally printed as three separate pamphlets in 1942, 1943, and 1944 - this eclectic and learned man documents his complex journey from atheism to faith. Lewis' fresh, lively, and often humorous presentation of Christian doctrine led some to label him the greatest defender of Christianity of the 20th century. Originally written as World War II raged, Mere Christianity is a groundbreaking text challenging the modernism and naturalism of Lewis' day. It demonstrated that an "amateur" theologian, with his simple and straightforward style, could bring to life the fundamentals of Christian doctrine - even in a culture that increasingly dismissed the value of faith and the church. In 2000, the magazine Christianity Today named Mere Christianity top of its list of the best religious books of the 20th century. Accessible to people from all walks of life, the work remains as relevant today as it was during Lewis' own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062517/bk_acx0_062517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the Civil War rages, 15-year-old Thomas Beck longs to fight for his country. He's underage, but his brother, Robert, claims there's another reason he can't fight: There's no such thing as a Chinese Yankee. Assumed a slave because of his odd appearance - including his traditional Chinese queue (long braid) - Thomas soon discovers that giving battle with his regiment isn't enough to shed the Chinese label from his Yankee status. It's not until Thomas befriends a runaway slave and the war moves toward a pivotal moment in Gettysburg that he begins to understand the true meaning of freedom in America.Freedom for Me is a historical novel based on the life of a real Chinese Yankee. For ages 10 and up.Skipping Stones 2018 Honor Award winner for multicultural teen books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Chen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139780/bk_acx0_139780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thirteen stories have been compiled as Alec Waugh looks back over his career as an author, and takes from his writing those which he feels are amongst his most personal creations, bringing them together into a panorama. Told in the first person, My Place in the Bazaar represents Waugh's varied experience and view of life as his enchanting stories take place in a variety of world-wide settings. Alexander Raban Waugh (1898-1981) was a British novelist, the elder brother of Evelyn Waugh. Born in London, he wrote a number of diverse books including a guide to wine, of which he was a noted connoisseur. His book Island in the Sun and the Harry Belfonte title track provided inspiration, as well as the name, for the highly successful Island Records record label. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009329/bk_adbl_009329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rupert P. Brown III is a scientist. In his room he has an aquarium experiment, a turtle experiment, and a nutrition experiment (two guinea pigs). But when he starts fifth grade, things happen that he has to label “No known way to prove scientifically.” The new teacher, Miss Switch, has eyes in the back of her head. She can control spitballs and water fountains. Eventually, Rupert discovers her secret: Miss Switch is a witch. When she asks for his help, however, Rupert will need every bit of his scientific skill to find a solution to her spooky dilemma. Barbara Brooks Wallace is author of many popular books for children, including Sparrows in the Scullery. In The Trouble with Miss Switch, she creates an adventurous tale where science and witchcraft join forces - with hilarious results. Parents may remember this story as a popular television Weekend Special. In this lively audio production, narrator Jeff Woodman captures the energy of each spirited moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005758/bk_reco_005758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology. Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency." Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin's philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the Internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin - the Internet of money - is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085524/bk_acx0_085524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can love survive the bright lights of fame? A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she's always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun. But Dylan Monroe isn't a no-strings kind of guy. Charley is beautiful, brainy, and brassy as hell - the kind of girl he's always wanted. When his record label books him an interview on Charley's show, he's determined to find out why he woke up alone, and when he can see her again. With Dylan now the most eligible bachelor in country music, Charley doubts their fling stands a chance, but she's willing to try. Dylan dreams of fame, but he also craves a life offstage with Charley. Can he convince her that both of their dreams are worth chasing, and that love is still possible, even in the spotlight? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Tusing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009377/bk_brll_009377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the sugar rush of Tokyo’s idol subculture to the discordant polyrhythms of its experimental punk and indie scenes, this audiobook by Japan Times music columnist Ian F. Martin offers a witty and tender look at the issues that shape Japanese music today. With insights into the evolution of J-pop as well as its history, infrastructure, and (sub)cultures, Martin deconstructs an industry that operates very differently from counterparts overseas. Based partly on interviews with influential artists, label owners, and event organizers, Martin’s audiobook combines personal anecdotes with cultural criticism and music history. An accessible and humorous account emerges of why some creative acts manage to overcome institutional pressures without quitting their bands. Ian Martin’s writing about Japanese music has appeared in The Japan Times, CNN Travel, and The Guardian, among other places. Martin is based in Tokyo, where he also runs Call and Response Records. As an exclusive bonus for listeners, this audiobook contains over an hour of music from the Japanese underground. This audiobook was directed by Graeme Mick and produced by Awai Books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian F. Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125821/bk_acx0_125821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. A few words from Neil on The Land of Laughs: "I chose The Land of Laughs for Neil Gaiman Presents because I love Jonathan Carroll’s books and want to bring them to as wide an audience as possible. I suspected the character of Thomas Abbey would be both a challenge and an opportunity for the right narrator. Edoardo Ballerini conveys a certain wistfulness and vulnerability underneath Abbey’s grumpiness." Thomas Abbey is a man stuck in a rut. An English teacher in a small Connecticut prep school, Abbey is in a crisis. His career is unfulfilling, he has no social or love life to speak of, and he cannot break out of the shadow of his famous father, the actor Stephen Abbey. To kick-start his life, he takes a sabbatical to work on a biography of his favorite writer, Marshall France. France's books were the only thing that kept Abbey sane during his childhood, and though he was renowned for his lyrical and imaginative children's books, nearly nothing was known about the writer's life. Although Abbey has been warned that France's daughter, Anna, has blocked all previous attempts at her father's biography, he and Saxony Garder - an intense woman also obsessed with France's life - head to Galen, Missouri, with high hopes of breaking down Anna's resistance. They are surprised to find Anna the soul of small-town hospitality and quite excited about Abbey's proposal - even eager to get the project finished as soon as possible. Even stranger than Anna's behavior is the town of Galen itself. On the surface, all is as a small Midwestern town should be. But the people of the town seem to know what their future holds - freak accidents and all - down to the hour and are as 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000211/bk_acx0_000211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, you want to be wealthy? Does it make you a bad person to want to escape the daily grind and struggle? The answer as you would expect from a book like this is a categorical no. The undeniable fact is money and wealth are just an idea; a creation of someone's imagination or perhaps a better label would be that of "an illusion". What you are about to discover is that the amount of money you have is directly linked to your beliefs about how much you deserve to have. Your abundance or lack of cash is limited only by the boundaries of your own imagination. Let's be clear about something quite important, Manifesting Magic is not a course just about "how to attract money". Wealth is the first lesson in the serious because it is where most people want to start this journey and also because it gives you freedom - the freedom to do more, help more, and give more. However, money is not happiness, never make that mistake! Wealth is the merely the byproduct of achieving happiness. Over the course of these books, we are going to discover how to manifest the life of your dreams, to find your true purpose in life and fill that hole inside you that has always been there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056539/bk_acx0_056539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.