Poor Cinderella. She would love nothing more than to stay home and read in the evening, but her mother keeps dragging her out to dances and parties. What´s a girl to do? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Lutz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000010/bk_pctr_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this course we´ll explore how Walt Whitman broke with the tyranny of European literary forms to establish a broad, new voice for American poetry. By throwing aside the stolid conventions and clichéd meters of old Europe, Walt Whitman produced a vital, compelling form of verse, one expressive of the nature of his new world and its undiscovered countries, both physical and spiritual, intimate and gloriously public. Passionate democracy is what Whitman called his invention, and like the inventions of Edison, it would transform not only the practices of its field but also the larger dimensions of American life. Whitman named what it was to be American, he catalogued and indexed and sang and scribed it, and his influence on his contemporaries and his descendants transcends the boundaries of poetry and becomes, in many ways, the story of young America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Karbiener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003373/bk_reco_003373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anna and the French Kiss meets TV´s Chopped as Rosie and Henry, both enrolled in an elite cooking program in Paris, balance rivalry and romance in this delicious YA romantic comedy.Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir....Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent´s school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn´t all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.Henry Yi grew up in his dad´s restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent´s school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie´s growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away.Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs.Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love à la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Kate Strohm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003403/bk_lili_003403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix. And the Middle Ages saw the birth of the immediate predecessors of our own ideas about love and marriage as important concerns in their own right, utterly central to a happy and fulfilling personal life.Beyond that, the Middle Ages saw the composition of some of the greatest and most rewarding literary works ever written, the works of Chaucer and Dante no doubt preeminent among them, but by no means are they alone in their surpassing merits.In this course, we will look at some of those other splendid works - Beowulf, the little-known, but utterly splendid Njal´s Saga, and Sir Gawain the Green Knight among them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. Timothy Shutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003375/bk_reco_003375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A modern twist on a classic tale, Ruthella tells an old fairy tale the way we want our children to hear it today. Princess Ruthella Victoria Woodlen is the embodiment of ingenuity, perseverance, and goodness. One day when she is 12, a harsh storm rocks the kingdom, taking her father King James in the process. In the years that follow, her mother is made to marry Jon, a local Duke. Unfortunately Jon is power-hungry and cruel, and his sons are no better. Ruthella tries to use her inner strength, kindness, and patience to influence them but is not successful. Undaunted, she realizes it is the system that can change. But it won’t be easy. Dismantling patriarchy is not light work. Join Ruthella for a journey toward equality unlike any other, and discover if she, too, can live happily ever after. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133743/bk_acx0_133743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Poor Robin Crusoe! Where are you? Where have you been? How come you here?” In Daniel Defoe’s 17th century masterpiece of English literature, hero Robinson Crusoe relates his story of shipwreck, perseverance, hope, and redemption. Full of adventure, suspense, and daring heroics, this celebration of Robinson Crusoe, updated for the modern young reader, retains all of the classic elements of Defoe’s original tale of courage, insight and the power of endurance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000612/bk_hove_000612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 17-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she´s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city´s labyrinthine subway system. But there´s something eerily beguiling about Val´s new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there´s Luis´ brother, timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet. When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming. Best-selling author Holly Black follows her breakout debut, Tithe, with a rich, harrowing, and compulsively readable parable of betrayal, abuse, friendship, and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000357/bk_lili_000357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sydney´s not sure which is worse - the curse that has her trapped in her dreams every night or having to deal with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters while she´s awake. Just before her 17th birthday, her father surprises her with magic camp, and Sydney can´t wait to learn how to use her powers instead of keeping them hidden. Knowing Luke is there to watch out for her only makes camp that much sweeter. But Sydney finds out quickly that the magic world holds its own secrets as her nightmares become reality. When she learns the ultimate plan of her evil captor, Sydney must stop her at all costs, or she will forever be trapped inside her nightmares. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Hilburn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126875/bk_acx0_126875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kurs lekcij dlja shkol´nikov po teme ´´Sovremennaja Rossija´´. Kurs rasskazhet ob istorii stanovlenija rossijskoj gosudarstvennosti, ustrojstve gosudarstvennoj vlasti. Soderzhit informaciju o krupnejshih rossijskih predprijatijah i izvestnyh rossijskih politicheskih i kul´turnyh dejateljah. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Oleg Masychev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000850/bk_agen_000850_sample.mp3.