Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson´s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teenaged Sarah with partial amnesia. Some things are easier to forget. But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-20s ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried. Some things are meant to be buried. Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories - even if it destroys her. Some things are meant to be remembered - at all cost. Set on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Whale Song is an inspiring novel that explores themes of racism, bullying, deception, tragedy, love, and forgiveness. It´s a novel that will change how you view life...and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: April Barrow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085607/bk_acx0_085607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An epic adventure, Ships of Song, A Parable of Ascension, explores the holographic nature of humanity, integrating science, religion, philosophy, and fantasy into a cinematic view of human existence. It reveals the intricate tapestry of a loving universe which orchestrates the delicate dance of oneness with All That Is, offering hope for a brighter future and the realization that we are not alone in the universe.The setting for the Ships of Song is deep within the North Carolina mountains at a date in the not too distant future. The earth has been experiencing violent environmental changes, creating a fragile ecosystem and the collapse of the country´s infrastructure. Elizabeth, the main character, is overwhelmed by the lack of food and the pending winter. She struggles between hope and despair, wondering what will become of herself, her husband, John, and the 150 refugees who have gathered in their once tranquil valley. The story occurs in a single day, with Elizabeth feeling she is called to ´´witness´´ the rising sun from the pinnacle high above the community. During her vigil, she is unaware that she is whisked away between heartbeats to a place beyond time and space. She thought-walks and ´´witnesses´´ the moment of creation, the exploration of the universe, the inhabitation of Earth, their entrapment in consciousness, and the long evolutionary process back to humanity´s origins, which culminates that night in the evening sky. Her day, which began in the fitful sleep of one unable to resolve her life, emerges into a day interspersed with a sense of mystery, magic, and hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cicely Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000317/bk_bigh_000317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maeve Maloney may be nearing 80, but she keeps Sea View Lodge as shipshape as her parents did during Morecambe´s heyday. But now only her employees recognise the heartbreak hidden beneath her spikiness. Until, that is, Vincent shows up. He is the only man alive to have known her twin sister, Edie. If only Maeve could confront the secret past she shares with Vincent, she might finally see what it means to love and be loved - a lesson that her twin may have been trying to teach her all along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003032/bk_howe_003032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection is narrated by distinguished Broadway performers Brian Murray and Suzanne Toren. It contains all 45 poems from two famous works, revealing a child´s unspoiled view of human nature and the corruption and disillusionment awaiting the innocent. Included are such favorites as ´´The Lamb´´, ´´The Tyger´´, and ´´The Sick Rose´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Murray, Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dovr/000024/bk_dovr_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Nominee, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay 21-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a bar by two young men, then savagely beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, and left to die. Five days later, Lesléa Newman arrived on campus to give the keynote speech for the University of Wyoming’s Gay Awareness Week. October Mourning is Lesléa Newman’s deeply personal response to the events of that tragic day and its brutal aftermath. This work of poetic imagination explores the impact of the vicious crime through fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence to which Matthew was tied, the deer that kept watch beside him, and even Matthew himself. This stunning cycle of 68 poems serves as an illumination for listeners too young to remember and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004198/bk_brll_004198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Work Song, tensions between master architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his tempestuous relationships are explored in this uniquely prismatic view of one of the great architects of the modern era. This engaging production includes a panel discussion with Wright biographer Harold Zellman. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jim Beaver, Amy Brenneman, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, Kali Rocha, and Raphael Sbarge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Beaver, Amy Brenneman, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, Charles Janasz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000369/pf_latw_000369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and country music legend Tim McGraw.´´Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo - connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation´s history.” (Doris Kearns Goodwin)Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music - by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From ´´The Star-Spangled Banner” to ´´Born in the USA”, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take listeners on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation. Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the 21st century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Listeners will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006974/bk_rand_006974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read—and sung—by Sara Bareilles! With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles - the artist and the woman - and her take on songwriting, soul searching, and what´s discovered along the way. She shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to herself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara´s confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Most recently known for her chart-topper ´´Brave´´, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multiplatinum single ´´Love Song´´. She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talent - this is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Jack Antonoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007199/bk_sans_007199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.