A sudden interest in the occult swept through the English village of Plummergen, with Ouija boards replacing the best china in many a cozy cottage. It might be quite the thing for maiden ladies and persnickity aunts, but it wasn't Miss Seeton's cup of tea...until Scotland Yard requested she go undercover to investigate some sinister shenanigans in the Kentish countryside. A flim-flam was afoot in the local witches' coven...and magic could be a prelude to murder most foul. Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella, she is at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phyllida Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095105/bk_acx0_095105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By way of introducing my listeners to a special world, often known only to the orthodox Chassidic Jewish community, I have selected to share my experiences as an eight-year-old American boy. I am the third of nine children, the oldest boy and named after my deeply Chassidic great-grandfather, Eliyahu. It was thought that in order for me to give honor to his name I should be exposed to the lifestyle he and his family lived. As a young child I was moved from a modern American orthodox home to my grandparents' home located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. There I met a new type of Jew, Hungarian Jews, refugees from Europe. Many had their children born in "displaced person camps." They had just arrived with their families to New York after a hard-earned escape from the Russian suppression of Hungary in 1957. While living with my grandparents, called Upa and Uma, I learned how to live and dress in a Chassidic lifestyle. I learned to love my teacher, called Rebbe, and my classmates. In the 1950s, almost all of my classmates were children of the infamous Auschwitz deportees from Hungary. Most teachers had branded tattooed numbers on their arm, physical reminders of inhuman cruelties. I remember visiting a family with my Uma, and being told by the mother, "How lucky you are yingela, sonny-boy, that you have a father, a mother, a brother, a sister, uncles, aunts, and even grandparents. The only thing I have left from Germany is this!" She shoved her arm with the blue numbers in front of me. Other times, my Jewish teacher, a survivor of the camps, would cry in class, thinking of the suffering he and his family had experienced. Many of the school children were from second marriages. Either their father's or mother's first spouse had been killed. It wasn't uncommon for children to have half brothers and sisters who were 10 or 15 years older than they. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027356/bk_acx0_027356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ita Doyle: "In all my life I have lived in two houses, had two jobs, and one husband. I'm a very interesting person." Rory and Ita, Roddy Doyle's first nonfiction book, tells, largely in their own words, the story of his parents' lives from their first memories to the present. Born in 1923 and 1925 respectively, they met at a New Year's Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They remember every detail of their Dublin childhoods, the people (aunts, cousins, shopkeepers, friends, teachers), the politics (both came from Republican families), idyllic times in the Wexford countryside for Ita, for Rory, his apprenticeship as a printer. Ita's mother died when she was three ("the only memory I have is of her hands, doing things"); Rory was the oldest of nine children, five of them girls.By the time they put down a deposit of 200 pounds for a house in Kilbarrack, Rory was working as a compositor at the Irish Independent. By the time the first of their four children was born, he'd become a teacher at the School of Printing in Dublin. Kilbarrack began to change ("it wasn't a rural place any more") and Ireland too.Through their eyes we see the intensely Catholic society of their youth being transformed into the vibrant, modern Ireland of today. Both Rory and Ita Doyle are marvellous talkers, with excellent memories, so combined with Roddy Doyle's legendary skill in illuminating ordinary experience, it makes for a book of tremendous warmth and humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Kavanaugh, Kate Binchy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000074/bk_rhuk_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program is read by Cara Mentzel, with a foreword from her big sister, Idina Menzel. Also included is a bonus interview and an exclusive duet of the sisters performing the song "Never Never Land". Voice Lessons is the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister - looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different, and ultimately learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms. As Cara Mentzel studied, explored, married, gave birth (twice), and eventually became an elementary school teacher, she watched her sister, Idina Menzel, from the wings and gives listeners a front row seat to the opening nights of Rent and Wicked, a seat at the Tonys, and a place on the red carpet when her sister taught millions more, as the voice of Queen Elsa in the animated musical Frozen, to "Let It Go". Voice Lessons is the story of sisters - sisters with pigtails, sisters with boyfriends and broken hearts, sisters as mothers and aunts, sisters as teachers and ice queens, sisters as allies and confidantes. As Cara puts it, "My big sister is Tony Award-winning, gravity-defying, 'Let It Go'-singing Idina Menzel, who has received top billing on Broadway marquees, who has performed for Barbra Streisand and President Obama, at the Super Bowl and at the Academy Awards. The world knows her as Idina Menzel, but I call her Dee." Voice Lessons is their story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cara Mentzel, Idina Menzel - foreword. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002602/bk_aren_002602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Geeks and chicks go together like Clark Kent and Kryptonite. I'm a geek. And until this past Comic-Con, I was a typical, loser, fanboy, geeky, super-virgin.This is my story. It works on many levels, but it works. It will work for you too. Because this is my story of how I went from zero to hero and I wrote it like a textbook for you. You will stop watching the jerks get the skirts! You will learn to light the fires that She desires! You will not stumble, but instead you'll tumble into situations where the ladies want you and yes, even in the midst of jocks and jerks all around you!I tell my pitiful story first of how awkward I was at the ripe age of 18 not having ever had a real date. I go into the horrid details because too many men were in reality just weak boys like me. Boys who only fantasize about being men so we dive into fictional lands instead of into real girls' heads and beds. Once I show you that I am your mirror image...After I go into gory detail how painful the thought of asking a female out on a date was...I describe that fateful night at Carlos's Pizza where my best friend George introduced me to being a real man. An Alpha Man. And George was far worse off than I was. Before.George told me why he had no time to spend with me. Geeky, loser, George. George was getting laid.I was staring at my friend George... but looking at a god. George taught me how to get women. He really taught me - and he's a lousy teacher. I mastered it and took it farther than George ever did. I'm a better teacher for you too. Admit it. You are as lonely as I was - surrounded by lots of graphic novels on your bed. You spend Friday nights at role-playing fantasy games with buddies. Not only have you never gotten to third base with a girl you maybe haven't even kissed one if your mother and aunts don't count... and they don't. This is my text 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Banner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011472/bk_acx0_011472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Westfall's life is falling apart--everywhere but in math class. That's the one place where problems always have a solution. But in the world beyond high school, his father is terminally ill, his mother is squabbling with his interfering aunts, his boyfriend is unsupportive, and the career path that's been planned for him feels less appealing by the day. Robert's math teacher, Andrew McNelin, watches his best student floundering, concerned but wary of crossing the line between professional and personal. Gradually, Andrew becomes Robert's friend, then his confidante. As the year progresses, their relationship--in school and out of it--deepens and changes. And as hard as he tries to resist, Andrew knows that he and Robert are edging into territory that holds incalculable risks for both of them. J.H. Trumble, author of the acclaimed Don't Let Me Go, explores a controversial subject with extraordinary sensitivity and grace, creating a deeply human and honest story of love, longing, and unexpected connection. Praise For Don't Let Me Go 'A sexy, vibrant, and heartfelt debut.' --Martin Wilson, award-winning author of What They Always Tell Us 'Deeply moving. . .will be appreciated by adults and teens alike.' --Publishers Weekly, starred review 'A charming story. Trumble's love for the characters is evident on every page, and it's contagious.' --Robin Reardon, author of A Secret Edge
Destined as a landmark in financial and life fitness for American youth, Common Cents Without Dollar Pain is a comprehensive first practical guide for teenagers and young people on how to deal with the economic system that is their life environment. Undoubtedly, current and future generations will rely on this timely reference far beyond their teenage years. Grandparents & parents, aunts & uncles will all want to give this book. The perfect birthday, graduation or incentive gift, it is also bound to be a core resource book for new, cutting edge high school financial fitness courses. It should be in every campus store. The military training establishment, family services, and every base and unit library should have it. It is an ideal sales offering for the military post exchange system and in 'big box' stores. Seeing the serious lack of individual financial literacy exposed in the financial crisis of 2008, long concerned for the lack of youth financial instruction, and hearing demand for this book from all sides, the authors bring a lifetime of global experience in many fields to their mission: guiding young Americans how to earn, save, and not make mistakes. The book is a strong advocate for youth - whether their background has support and advantages, or they've never had a parent, teacher or mentor in their corner. Relevant and timely, the book brings economic tools and understanding so readers can realize the fruits of their labor and participate in the American Dream. Nobody ever gave you a boost? Brodie and Wright will. You never got this course in high school? Here it is. The constant theme is to promote financial skills as a critical avenue to self reliance and personal freedom. Long overdue and uniquely and thoughtfully composed in breadth and depth, the book addresses how to select an education, manage your first credit card, buy and maintain a car correctly, travel internationally without getting into trouble - and dozens and dozens of other building blocks
Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl's hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at home or simply read together by a group of friends. With suggestions for staging, props and lighting. Roald Dahl died in 1990 but his books continue to be worldwide bestsellers. Richard George was an American elementary school teacher when he adapted James and the Giant Peach as a school play. Roald Dahl loved it and wrote an introduction.
Classic magic and mystery from one of Britain's best-loved authors of fantasy adventure. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Eva Ibbotson, Cornelia Funke's Inkheart and Shane Hegarty's Darkmouth. An Academy for magic and special talents. A destiny unfulfilled. A secret legacy. The third instalment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. Charlie's Uncle Paton has dashed off to try to stop the Yewbeam aunts' latest plan, but when Grandma Bone greets the arrival of Belle with delight, could this be what Paton left hoping to prevent? At Bloor's, Emma finds art teacher Mr Boldova is the brother of the mysterious Ollie Sparks, made invisible by the blue boa. Have you collected all of the Charlie Bone series? Midnight for Charlie Bone Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa Charlie Bone and Castle of Mirrors Charlie Bone and the Hidden King Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock Charlie Bone and the Red Knight Also look out for The Snow Spider trilogy. 'Dark, funny, crackling with magic' - author Artemis Cooper on Midnight for Charlie Bone 'A fast moving, dialogue driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter' - Bookseller on Midnight for Charlie Bone Jenny Nimmo is the acclaimed author of the Charlie Bone series. She has won several significant awards for her children's fiction, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Tir na n-Og Welsh Arts Council award for The Snow Spider. She lives in Wales with her husband, David.