Life is a minefield for the unsuspecting protagonists of nine wide-ranging tales. Take the Moura family, in the title story, set in Portugal during the Salazar dictatorship. Working-class folk, the Mouras have a small summer cottage on the estate of the C
Coffee House Stories: Annabelle Garcia
´´The Houses of the Favored´´ originally appeared in Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts, published by Ulysses Press. The late Jay Lake was the author of 10 novels and more than 300 published stories. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Over his long career he was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and many other awards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017662de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marty Mouse is a confused and lonely rodent that isn´t wanted by anybody. He finds that he is not wanted in his home and decides to go out one night on a journey to find a new house. Full with adventure and surprise Marty Mouse Finds A House is a fun and exciting bedtime story with a rhyming narration. Marty Mouse bumps into other little creatures in the dark wood and is caught by surprise from a hungry owl. Full of amusing rhyme and whimsical illustrations that will delight every family member in your household! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027260de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Short stories for very young kids: The conflict between the House fly and Red ant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Lavengood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092459de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a young, Hawaiian street cat named Percy befriends and becomes separated from a vacationer named Barry, he spends years traveling the United States trying to catch up with his friend. Armed with the knowledge that the young boy´s mother lives in a big white house, a cast of characters from the animal kingdom point Percy in the direction of Washington, DC, where he will find a ´´Big White House´´. Percy arrives on the final day of Richard Nixon´s presidency and makes himself at home in the most famous white house of all-time, becoming a staple of life in the home of the First Family spanning the administrations of seven presidents. Written and produced by filmmakers Richard Sirianni and Scott Davis, Percy the Cat and the Big White House is an entertaining and educational audiobook for kids ranging from eight to 80. Listen along to this full-cast tale of an enduring, loyal friendship and learn many historical facts about the home of the president as Percy interacts with many notable presidential pets, and their famous owners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066263de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear possible listener of this audio,I want to be a writer, just like my Uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote It Came from Beneath the Bed!. It’s about a wirehaired dachsund puppy named Howie who saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named . . . oops, that would give away the story!After I wrote my first book, my editor asked me to write another one. In Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!, the lovable and smart (not to mention talented) Howie and his friend Delilah face their biggest challenge yet. Along the way Delilah gets turned into a squirrel and has to beg for acorns.Then my editor asked me for a third book–and did I have trouble getting started! But faster than a writer can say ´´What if?” I came up with Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom. When Howie is mysteriously invited to attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers, he and Delilah discover they must fight a sinister foe.I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write a book again after Canine Quarterly said I would never win the Newbony Award! Luckily, Delilah’s read a lot of Newbony books, and she helped me write Screaming Mummies of the Pharaoh’s Tomb II. Things get exciting when Howie and his best friend Delilah find a time machine and travel back to ancient Egypt where they uncover....the mystery of the Pharaoh’s tomb!Uncle Harold says the books are exciting. Delilah says I have a lot to learn about writing girl characters. I have no idea what they are talking about. I just hope you like the stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Grifasi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001458de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mouse is rarely seen without one of his beloved pet mice. He is never far from his mystery solving best friend, Rebekah, and now he has started his very own secret club. Join him, Rebekah and 3 other classmates as they set out to have a little fun creating practical jokes and magic tricks while hopefully staying out of trouble in the process. Mouse, along with the rest of the members of his secret club, is determined to win the prize for the best fundraising idea. What lengths will they go to in order for the adults to say yes to their project and which adult is deathly afraid of clowns? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018294de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emily Walters is a sharp, inquisitive fourteen-year-old north Florida girl who loves maps, her rusty old bike, and the forest behind her house. Sometimes her dreams tell her the future and sometimes her waking hours bring wise birds and other spirits into her life. In these three short stories, join Emily in her adventures and mysteries. When her family vacations in the mountains in ´´High Country Painter,” a wise Pine Siskin tells her she must quickly learn how to paint dreams into reality to prevent an afternoon hike from becoming a tragedy. In ´´Map Maker,” she´ll need her skills-and the help of a Chuck-will´s-widow-to a fight a developer´s plans for from bulldozing the sacred forest behind her house and replacing it with a subdivision. In ´´Sweetbay Magnolia,” she´ll learn the secrets of her grandmother´s favorite tree, the crumbling almost-forever house down on the river, and why some ghosts would rather visit than haunt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006313de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen years ago, when an interviewer for The Austin American-Statesman asked what it takes to be a writer, William Browning Spencer said, ´You have to be willing to ruin the rest of your life.´ Mr. Spencer notes that the willingness is more important than the actual result, and that his life is not in ruins. But he does believe that risk-taking is part of the process, not only for the author but for his characters. This is certainly the case for the characters in this collection of stories. There are people in peril here (a therapist, a wife and daughter, a friend) and there are those who would save them by venturing into the unknown. In ´The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness´ a virtual reality addictions counselor is on the run with his zoned-out client, pursued by the relentless architects of a seductive virtual game called Apes and Angels. In ´The Oddskeeper´s Daughter´ a marriage made in a heaven of parallel worlds is tested by impossible luck, both good and bad. In ´Downloading Midnight´ a computer technician must make a dangerous journey into virtual reality in an attempt to save his colleague and prevent the entire web from collapsing. Join us for a mind-bending tour through the imagination of William Browning Spencer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/eloq/000010de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.