Treasured Moments with Mother Graham: Rose Adams, Donna Lee Toney
She was light and he was darkness The two loneliest people in the world are just about to find each other. But are they ready to rely on one another when they have been independent themselves for far too long? Fate had a funny way of meeting two people in a strange place and circumstances. After all, what is love without all the trouble, right? Casandra Mathews was bent on fulfilling her dreams for her family and herself by getting a scholarship. The last thing she needed was the complication that comes with Vincent Count, a wealthy man ladies would kill to be with. She just hopes that she will survive to the end of the deal. Vincent Count will do everything in his power to possess her even if it means hiding a beautiful rose under the shadow until it withers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynnae Stanwick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070441/bk_acx0_070441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His Little Princess:Treasured Letters from Your King Sheri Rose Shepherd
Georgie Burgess has known only neglect and abuse during his seven and a half years of life. His alcoholic mother does little to prevent the bruises and scars inflicted on Georgie by her brutal boyfriend. With each blow, the little boy withdraws further into his dreams. When he wins a small rose bush in a lottery, it seems as if one of his dreams has finally come true. But after a particularly savage beating, he is taken from his mother and placed in a home for boys. Surrounded by strangers, and with the rosebush as his only link to the world, both the boy and his treasured plant must learn how to grow and thrive. Irene Hunt has written many books for young people; she has won both a Newbery Honor and a Newbery Medal for her work. Drawing on her professional background in psychology, she creates a heartwarming tale of emerging trust and hope in The Lottery Rose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002584/bk_reco_002584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of some of Burns´ most famous and treasured poems, brilliantly read by Scotland’s Alex Norton, famous for his role as Taggart. For all those who’ve ever had trouble reading the great poet on the page, for those who love Scotland and for all the rest who like whisky, raise a mouthful of haggis to the Rabbie Burns. Featuring ‘Adress to a Haggis’, ´Tam o´Shanter´, ´My Love Is Like a Red, Red, Rose´, ´Holy Willie´s Prayer´, and ´To a Mouse´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Norton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/spki/000008/bk_spki_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As an innocent girl, Madeline Sedgewick learned that nothing comes without a price - even desire. Five years later, now widowed and deeply in debt, she´s certain that the stranger who bought her last husband´s notes of credit will demand swift, steep repayment. But she never imagines her creditor will be Brock Taylor, her baseborn former stable-hand turned newly wealthy entrepreneur - the man who stole her virginity and her heart. She´s even more stunned when he says that he´ll forgive her debts only if she becomes his wife. Brock´s memories of their parting are no less bitter than Maddie´s, and his plans for their future are hardly a rekindling of their blissful first love. But seeing Maddie again - just as spirited, strong, and beautiful as ever - reawakens a desire he thought long dead. When she refuses his proposal, they strike a dangerous wager, with Brock´s self-made fortune and Maddie´s treasured independence at stake. It´s a wager only one of them can win - as long as they resist the other´s passionate seduction...and falling in love again. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carmen Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008950/bk_tant_008950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to the sound of English as it was meant to be heard. This collection of timeless British and American poems is an experience to be treasured. The readings, by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher, are presented in the order they appear in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, and are selected for their ability to delight. The poetry is also among the most anthologized verse in the English language. Included are such best-loved works as Shakespeare´s ´´Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer´s Day?´´, John Donne´s ´´Go and Catch a Falling Star´´, Robert Herrick´s ´´To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time´´, Robert Burns´ ´´A Red, Red Rose´´, John Keats´ ´´Ode on a Grecian Urn´´, Walt Whitman´s ´´O Captain, My Captain´´, and William Butler Yeats´ ´´The Wild Swans at Coole´´, a total of 81 major poems from 39 poets. It is simply a collection of the best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, Bramwell Fletcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000175/bk_part_000175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but at least Nicci has one last chance to make a difference before she goes. She´s decided to leave letters, giving her most treasured possessions to her closest friends. To her single friend Mona she bequeaths her husband David. To childless Jo, Nicci leaves the care of her three-year-old twin daughters. To Lizzie she leaves her prized garden. But Nicci didn´t always know best, and she couldn´t have imagined the changes and challenges her letters set in motion for the loved ones she´s left behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ros Stockwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001176/bk_howe_001176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
October 1982: ABC, Culture Club, Shalamar and Survivor dominate the top twenty when the Pogues barrel out from the backstreets of King´s Cross, a furious, pioneering mix of punk energy, traditional melodies and the powerfully poetic songwriting of Shane MacGowan. Reviled by traditionalists for their frequently fast, often riotous interpretations of Irish folk songs, the Pogues rose from the sweaty chaos of backroom gigs in Camden pubs to world tours with the likes of Elvis Costello, U2 and Bob Dylan and had huge commercial success with everyone´s favourite Christmas song, ´Fairytale of New York´. Yet the exuberance of their live performances coupled with relentless touring spiralled into years of hard drinking and excess which eventually took their toll - most famously on Shane but also on the rest of the band - causing them to part ways seven years later. Here their story is told with beauty, lyricism and great candour by James Fearnley, founding member and accordion player. He brings to life the youthful friendships, the bust-ups, the amazing gigs, the terrible gigs, the fantastic highs and the dramatic lows in a hugely compelling, humorous, moving and honest account of life in one of our most treasured and original bands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Fearnley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021742/bk_adbl_021742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) rose from the ranks of chorus girl to become one of Hollywood´s most talented leading women-and America´s highest paid woman in the mid-1940s. Shuttled among foster homes as a child, she took a number of low-wage jobs while she determinedly made the connections that landed her in successful Broadway productions. Stanwyck then acted in a stream of high-quality films from the 1930s through the 1950s. Directors such as Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang, and Frank Capra treasured her particular magic. A four-time Academy Award nominee, winner of three Emmys and a Golden Globe, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy. Dan Callahan considers both Stanwyck´s life and her art, exploring her seminal collaborations with Capra in such great films as Ladies of Leisure, The Miracle Woman, and The Bitter Tea of General Yen; her Pre-Code movies Night Nurse and Baby Face; and her classic roles in Stella Dallas, Remember the Night, The Lady Eve, and Double Indemnity. After making more than eighty films in Hollywood, she revived her career by turning to television, where her role in the 1960s series The Big Valley renewed her immense popularity. Callahan examines Stanwyck´s career in relation to the directors she worked with and the genres she worked in, leading up to her late-career triumphs in two films directed by Douglas Sirk, All I Desire and There´s Always Tomorrow, and two outrageous westerns, The Furies and Forty Guns. The book positions Stanwyck where she belongs-at the very top of her profession-and offers a close, sympathetic reading of her performances in all their range and complexity. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004690/bk_acx0_004690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.