An African American nun challenges the beliefs of her second-grade students in this thought-provoking book set in the 1960s. (Publishers Weekly) Sister Anne’s hands are brown, and Anna’s hands are white. It’s the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first, she is afraid of her new second-grade teacher. But Anna quickly finds there’s no reason to be scared. Sister Anne is wonderful. She likes jokes, and she makes math and reading fun. But then someone sails a paper airplane to her, with a cruel message written on its wings. Sister Anne’s wise way of turning a painful incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna and her classmates. This moving, timeless tale is perfectly adapted for audiobook, with narration by Alyson Silverman. ´´With humor and understanding, Lorbiecki writes about a young girl’s coming to terms with racial differences and about the pain that ignorance can cause.´´ (The Horn Book) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyson Silverman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003386/bk_lili_003386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional - and nearly forgotten - young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy and would break with her family for love. Encouraged to be ´´winners´´ from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy´s children were the embodiment of ambitious, wholesome Americanism. Yet even within this ebullient group of overachievers, the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Moving across the Atlantic when her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick - the ´´nicest Kennedy´´ - quickly became the family´s star. Despite making little effort to fit in to British high society, she charmed everyone from the beau monde to Fleet Street with her unconventional attitude and easygoing humor. Growing increasingly independent, Kick would also shock and alienate her devout family by falling in love and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family - William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. But the marriage would last only a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, just four years before Kick´s own unexpected death in an airplane crash at 28. Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman´s life in detail as never before, from her work at the Washington Times-Herald and volunteerism for the Red Cross in wartime England to her love of politics and astute, opinionated observations to her decision to renounce her faith for the man she loved. Sympathetic and compelling, Kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family´s history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antonia Beamish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005314/bk_harp_005314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Noah Adams´s adventure in search of Wilbur and Orville Wright is a journey that takes him across the country as he follows in the footsteps of the famous brothers in an attempt to know them more deeply, not just as inventors and pilots but as individuals as well. Adams, one of our most distinctive and talented storytellers, traveled thousands of miles and interviewed scores of experts and individuals to piece together his story. He finds a local boat captain to ferry him to Kitty Hawk, along the same route that Wilbur took in 1900, and spends several days talking with descendants of the families who first welcomed the Wright brothers a century ago and helped them conduct their gliding experiments. To experience first-hand the thrill of being in the air, Adams himself goes hang-gliding in the Outer Banks. To understand the aerodynamics of lift and drag and how the famous 1903 plane was constructed, he visits the Virginia pilot and vintage aircraft builder who is creating the world´s most accurate reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer. He also travels to France to visit the old racetrack at Le Mans where Wilbur startled the European aviation community with his demonstration flights in 1908. In Adams´s book we encounter the Wright brothers in a way that no writer has introduced them before. Through the lens of his own experiences as well as original reporting, letters, diaries and other primary source material, he helps us understand the talent and intensity of the brothers and their family, including the fascinating, deeply complex, and at times tragic bond between Orville and Katharine, his younger sister. The Flyers is a wonderfully rich narrative that brings an unprecedented spirit of immediacy to one of history´s most dramatic stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000322/bk_rand_000322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His wife´s sister is real cool in most situations. So, Vic is shocked to learn that Loretta has a deep fear of flying. Just the thought of getting on an airplane terrifies her. Not this time though. She has her brother-in-law there to give her aid and comfort during her moment of weakness. Little do they both know, but once the plane is airborne and all the lights are dimmed, Vic will be giving Loretta more comfort than anyone ever dreamed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Strong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078113/bk_acx0_078113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world has ended, the dead walk the earth, and a profound silence has fallen over the land.There are no more cars to be heard chugging down the dirt road at the foot of the driveway. There are no more airplanes painting vapor trails across the sky. No more air-conditioners thrumming in windows, no more dogs barking in the distance. The world is getting settled once again.Two children, brother and sister, survive together on an isolated Montana farm. Their days are simple - find food, avoid the dead. They are the remnants of civilization, refugees from a vanished world.Whispers of a new civilization in the New Mexico desert and a chance encounter with a band of renegade soldiers convinces them to strike out on the open road, to abandon the relative safety of the farm and fall in with strangers.But the living may be worse than the dead.Part 1 of a continuing series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119937/bk_acx0_119937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With airplanes falling out of the sky and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash, skills instilled by Jackson´s marine father move front and center. With a fierce determination to keep his 13-year-old sister, McKenzie, and nine-year-old brother, Cooper, safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW airport. Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he´s guided by an ever-changing cryptic note that leads his growing troupe along the King´s Highway in search of their grandparents. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gangbangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever find a safe place? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John R Bedingfield Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095468/bk_acx0_095468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionA seventh fantastic collection of great songs, all arranged for easy guitar. Features top artists including Kings of Len, U2, Elliot Smith and Foo Fighters.Songlist1973 [Blunt, James]Alive [Pearl Jam]All These Things That I´ve Done [Killers, The]America [Razorlight]Australia [Manic Street Preachers]Band On The Run [Mccartney, Paul] [Wings]Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) [Sinatra, Nancy]Better Together [Johnson, Jack]Black Hole Sun [Soundgarden]Blaze Of Glory [Bon Jovi]Born To Be Wild [Steppenwolf]Bright Side Of The Road [Morrison, Van]Can´t Get You Out Of My Head [Minogue, Kylie]Cocaine [Cale, J.J.]Cold Turkey [Lennon, John]Cry Me A River [Timberlake, Justin]Days [Kinks, The]Dear Prudence [Beatles, The]Don´t Look Back In Anger [Oasis]Don´t Stand So Close To Me [Police, The]Don´t Stop Now [Crowded House]Don´t You (Forget About Me) [Simple Minds]Downtown [Clark, Petula]Dream Catch Me [Faulkner, Newton]Dreams [Fleetwood Mac]Drive [Cars, The]Eternal Flame [Bangles, The]Folsom Prison Blues [Cash, Johnny]Give A Little Bit [Supertramp]Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) [Plant, Robert] [Krauss, Alison]Grace Kelly [Mika]Graceland [Simon, Paul]Happy Together [Turtles, The]Hard To Handle [Redding, Otis]Heaven [Adams, Bryan]Hold On [Tunstall, KT]Hot Fun In The Summertime [Sly And The Family Stone]Human Nature [Jackson, Michael]I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man [Prince]I Got You (I Feel Good) [Brown, James]I Predict A Riot [Kaiser Chiefs]I Still Haven´t Found What I´m Looking For [U2]I Want You [Dylan, Bob]If You Could Read My Mind [Lightfoot, Gordon]In Between Days [Cure, The]Jack And Diane [Mellencamp, John]Jersey Girl [Waits, Tom]Last Goodbye [Buckley, Jeff]Learn To Fly [Foo Fighters]Life On Mars? [Bowie, David]Love In Vain [Rolling Stones, The]Love Is The Drug [Roxy Music]Many Rivers To Cross [Cliff, Jimmy]More Than A Feeling [Boston]Naive [Kooks, The]Nights In White Satin [Moody Blues, The]Novocaine For The Soul [Eels]One [Metallica]One Night [Presley, Elvis]Panic [Smiths, The]Paranoid [Black Sabbath]Paranoid [Black Sabbath]Plug In Baby [Muse]Pump It Up [Costello, Elvis and Attractions, The]Red Morning Light [Kings Of Leon]Red Right Hand [Cave, Nick]S.O.S. [Abba]Salute Your Solution [Raconteurs, The]School´s Out [Cooper, Alice]Sisters Of Mercy [Cohen, Leonard]Somebody To Love [Jefferson Airplane]Song To The Siren [Buckley, Tim]Summer In The City [Lovin´ Spoonful, The]Sunday Morning [Velvet Underground, The]Sweet Caroline [Diamond, Neil]Talk [Coldplay]Teach Your Children [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young]Teardrop [Massive Attack]Tears In Heaven [Clapton, Eric]The Boys Are Back In Town [Thin Lizzy]The Girl From Ipanema [Gilberto, Joao And Astrud]The Model [Kraftwerk]Tiny Dancer [John, Elton]Tired Of Being Alone [Green, Al]To Love Somebody [Bee Gees, The]Town Called Malice [Jam, The]Train In Vain [Clash, The]Turn It On Again [Genesis]Union City Blue [Blondie]Vincent [Mclean, Don]Waiting In Vain [Marley, Bob And The Wailers]Walk Of Life [Dire Straits]Walk This Way [Aerosmith]Waltz #2 (Xo) [Smith, Elliott]What A Wonderful World [Armstrong, Louis]Whole Lotta Rosie [AC/DC]Who´ll Stop The Rain [Creedence Clearwater Revival]Won´t Get Fooled Again [Who, The]Wouldn´t It Be Nice [Beach Boys, The]You Got It [Orbison, Roy]You Turn Me On I´m A Radio [Mitchell, Joni]You´re Still The One [Twain, Shania]
In the summer of 1985, in his exclusive Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, Robert Bierenbaum, a prominent surgeon and certified genius, strangled his wife Gail to death. He then drove her body to an airstrip in Caldwell, N.J., and dumped it into the Atlantic Ocean from a single-engine private plane. The next day he reported her missing. Gail´s parents had been thrilled to learn she was marrying Robert Bierenbaum. He seemed to be the perfect match for their daughter. He was from a well-to-do family, a medical student who spoke five languages fluently, a skier, and he even flew an airplane. But Gail would come to learn of her husband´s dark side. On one occasion when Robert had tried to choke Gail because he caught her smoking, she filed a police report. She also alleged that he tried to kill her cat because he was jealous of it. For years, her sister pleaded with Gail to run for her life. Even her therapist warned his vulnerable patient that she could eventually die at the hands of the man she married. Fifteen years after this unspeakable, unfathomable crime, a jury found Robert Bierenbaum guilty of murder - and stripped the mask off of this privileged professional to reveal a monster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009718/bk_brll_009718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.