Based on Ernest J. Gaines´ National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson´s. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one´s fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000131/pf_latw_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jefferson is an innocent and unwitting party to a deadly liquor store shoot-out in the 1940s. As the only survivor, he is tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, a university-trained teacher at the plantation school, is persuaded to visit Jefferson in his cell. Wiggins is torn between staying in his native Cajun community or moving on. The 2 men gradually form a bond as they jointly discover the simple heroism of resisting - and denying - the expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lionel Mark Smith, Roger Guenveur Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000060/bk_time_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who hanged the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Hallowe´en party? Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn. Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster´s enigmatic wife, but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence. With the help of his restless, enthusiastic daughter, Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn and uncovers a cesspit - of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Mattacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002812/bk_isis_002812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The CliffsNotes study guide on Gaines´ A Lesson Before Dying supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read A Lesson Before Dying. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Gaines´ A Lesson Before Dying. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Gaines´ A Lesson Before Dying, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003764/bk_brll_003764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A coming of age story for Theloneus and an epic journey by the statuesque paternal figure, Sterling. There is no other way to categorize this experience than life. In this volume of the Relationships series, Lessons Before Dying establishes a foundation of learnings rooted in trials, discoveries and triumphs. If you enjoyed the 2016 box office smash movie Moonlight (winner of 2017 Best Picture Academy Award), this is the book for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonard Jenkins, Eugene Bell, Brenda Mitchell, Justin Moore, Rhonda Nembhard, Onik Obu, Rultz Raymond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096425/bk_acx0_096425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this inspired follow-up to her million-selling To Heaven and Back, Dr. Mary Neal shares untold stories about her encounters with Jesus and powerful insights about how the reality of heaven can make each day magnificent. Dr. Mary Neal´s unforgettable account of a 1999 kayaking accident that took her life, and what happened next, has riveted more than a million listeners. But something happened as she shared her story in the years since. Not only did Neal realize she had more to tell, she discovered she had yet to answer the biggest question of all: How does knowing heaven is real change our lives on Earth? ´´I have never finished speaking at a venue, including corporate settings, without people wanting to know more,´´ says Dr. Neal. In 7 Lessons From Heaven, Neal takes listeners deeper into her experience, which includes encounters with angels, a journey to a ´´city of light´´, and what it was like to meet Jesus face to face. Even more, Neal shares how she was sent back with the absolute knowledge that the God we hope for - the one who knows us, loves each of us as though we are the only one, and wants us to experience joy in our daily life - is real and present. She offers practical insights and inspiration for how each of us can experience this God every day and begin living without regret, worry, anxiety, or fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005243/bk_rand_005243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short, but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In what was her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross joined with David Kessler to guide listeners through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment. Many years of working with the dying showed the authors that certain lessons come up over and over again. Some of these lessons are enormously difficult to master but even the attempts to understand them can be deeply rewarding. Here, in 14 accessible chapters, from the ´´Lesson of Love´´ to the ´´Lesson of Happiness´´, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and above all, about the grandness of who we really are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kessler, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006903/bk_sans_006903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life´s most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life´s only certainty. Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality. You´ll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself. With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, Professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do we think about death? How do religions approach death? When (if ever) is it justified to take a life? You´ll also hear a chorus of voices from multiple disciplines, cultures, and ages as they offer sometimes shocking and sometimes refreshing perspectives on death. These voices include the Buddha, St. Paul, Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. ´´Many religious traditions teach that a form of regular death reflection can deepen one´s appreciation for life,´´ Professor Berkson notes. ´´And in some traditions, it can actually lead to spiritual transformation or awakening. As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, ´Whoever rightly understands and celebrates death at the same time magnifies life.´´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Berkson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000430/bk_tcco_000430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What Really Matters chronicles the life transformations experienced by Dr. Karen Wyatt, her patients, and their family members during hospice care. This book of beautiful and uplifting stories about the lessons learned from the dying is also a guidebook for those who are feeling lost or hopeless about their lives in this contemporary world. What Really Matters reveals how the confusing maze of the suffering and pain at the time of death can lead to the ultimate destination of meaning, purpose, and growth for both the dying and the living. Listen to this book - it has the power to change the way you see everything about the meaning of suffering, recognizing life´s priorities, letting go of limiting beliefs and past traumas, the true purpose of existence, the key to unlocking the flow of grace, and transcending fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gia George. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058912/bk_acx0_058912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.