Adventures, battles, best friends, and a happy ending, too!The Tale of a Champion is a story based on the biblical account of David and Goliath. Children will walk hand in hand with young David through the exciting adventures of his life.While singing, all who listen will learn an important lesson: “It’s okay to be afraid. But when you trust God, you can step out in faith, in spite of your fear. That is where the battle is won!"Children and adults will be touched by this heartwarming story narrated by a lovable donkey (Chico Holiday) with the help of musical artists Roby Duke, Peter Jacobs, and Michael Sewell.This 43-minute audio story includes seven original songs. The Tale of a Champion is not only great for families, but a valuable teaching tool for Sunday school curriculum. There is a discussion guide included with the audiobook that includes important topics such as faith, bullying, and trust. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finneas the Lovable Donkey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/202716/bk_acx0_202716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Jane Austen's lighthearted lesson in what you get for reading too many gothic novels. It is a mark of the astonishing talent of the woman, however, that even a flippant swipe at the trashy reading of the day turned out to be an elegant if extremely funny classic. Catherine Morland is another one of those Austen girls who, in spite of her gloriously ironic portrait as a romantic heroine in training, ends up being someone whose story you'd follow to the end of the world, or at least until the end of the book. And the villains and suitors of the piece somehow acquire those extra 16 layers that Austen cannot help herself from writing. This is as blithe and merry a piece of gothic horror as you’ll get, and at the same time as you're grinning at the terrifying manuscript Catherine finds in her bedroom turning out to be the laundry lists, you’ll be delighting in the sheer brilliance of the first of Jane Austen's great novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Redgrave. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000035/bk_slks_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something. Spencer's police chief, David O'Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer's mountaintop - even though he owns the property. It doesn't take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out! Topping the list of the 10 top haunted places in America, Astaire Castle is associated with two suicides, three mysterious disappearances, and four murders since it was built almost a century ago - and Mac Faraday owns it! In spite of David's warning, Mac can't resist unlocking the gate to see the castle that supposedly hasn't seen a living soul since his late mother had ordered it closed up after the double homicide and disappearance of Damian Wagner, a world-famous master of horror novels. What starts out as a quick tour of a dusty old castle turns into another Mac Faraday adventure when Astaire Castle becomes the scene of even more murders. Mac is going to need to put all of his investigative talents to work to sort out this case that involves the strangest characters he has run into yet - including a wolf man. No, we're not talking about Gnarly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022489/bk_acx0_022489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep in the mountains of Appalachia, Billy May Platte learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be gay: "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange."' In 1945, when Billy May was 14 years old and alone, three local boys witnessed an incident in which Billy May's sexuality was called into question. Determined to teach her a lesson she would never forget, they orchestrated a brutal attack that changed the dynamics of the tiny coal mining village of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia forever. Thirty years after the brutal attack, living in solitude on top of Crutcher Mountain, Billy May discovers the hideout of a young girl - a girl who just happens to be the daughter of one of the boys who attacked Billy May so long ago. No one knows better than Billy May the telltale signs of abuse, and she must quickly make a decision. Will she withdraw into the solitude in which she has lived since the horrific attack, or will she risk everything to save the girl from a similar fate? In spite of the heartbreaking incidents that take place in the novel, the book is ultimately a tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit and a celebration of the beauty of second chances. Underneath it all, Appalachian Justice is also a powerful love story, though certainly not a conventional one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Covington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007133/bk_acx0_007133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
self-inflicted wound (n): a spectacularly humiliating, and often hilarious, incident entirely of one's own making. see also: you did it to yourself. Have you ever made a decision you instantly regretted? Humiliated yourself in a room of your peers, or shamed yourself in front of your massive crush? Ever blown a job interview, frozen during a presentation, acted like a total idiot on a date? Ever said the wrong thing at the wrong time, unable to keep your tongue from flapping out the stupidest words you've ever said in your life, ever? If you are a human being, the answer, of course, is yes. Take heart. You're not alone. This is known as the self-inflicted wound, and every one of us bears a scar. Or several. Here, Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally. Through it all, Aisha's triumphs haven't come in spite of the failures, but because of them. Because with every failure comes a lesson learned, a strength revealed, a fear overcome, or an adventure braved. Self-Inflicted Wounds isn't just about surviving failure. It's about embracing failure - pursuing it, even - on the winding path to success. And after you've failed a time or three, hopefully you'll have learned something. Or at the very least have a really killer story. Because to err is human, but to fail epically is hilarious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aisha Tyler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003529/bk_harp_003529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street. And the trillions of dollars in federal bailouts? Our politicians' ham-handed attempts to fix the problems they themselves created will only make things much worse. Woods, a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and winner of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award, busts the media myths and government spin. He explains how government intervention in the economy---from the Democratic hobby horse called Fannie Mae to affirmative action programs like the Community Redevelopment Act---actually caused the housing bubble. Most important, Woods, author of the New York Times best seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, traces this most recent boom-and-bust---and all such booms and busts of the past century---back to one of the most revered government institutions of all: the Federal Reserve System, which allows busybody bureaucrats and ambitious politicians to pull the strings of our financial sector and manipulate the value of the very money we use. Meltdown, which features a foreword by Congressman Ron Paul (R - Texas), also provides a timely history lesson to counter the current clamor for a new New Deal. The Great Depression, Woods demonstrates, was only as deep and as long as it was because of the government interventions by Herbert Hoover (no free-market capitalist, despite what your high-school history teacher may have taught you) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (no savior of the American economy, in spite of what the mainstream media says). If you want to understand what c 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000933/bk_tant_000933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book Wind in the Flute is a collection of tales of giving and lessons learned from stories of real lives. These stories are in prose and prose poetry form. It speaks of opportunities of being generous with ourselves and with people who come into our lives. It is often for reason or a lesson that we come in contact with certain people in our lives.These stories are based on reality, and the characters' names and places of interactions have all been changed to keep their confidentiality. The narration draws out the characters and the scenarios which appear comical and entertaining at times, and somber and serene on other occasions. The listeners will have a good time through the journey, that some might call exotic. The stories again have an underlying theme of giving, generosity, gestures of care and hope, and looking past tragedies to learn from them.The book follows previously successful book Of Myriad Paths by Saal Baraan where the messages were facing hopelessness and death in the face and cataloging heroes who brave lives in spite of hopelessness. Wind in the Flute is an easy listen, entertaining and based out of the concept that a flute is just a piece of wood albeit with a better shape. It has no voice and no life unless wind (the air through our wind pipes) flows through it, and then, it is the matter of person who plays it that it can make sounds of incredible variations and create notes that make the music alive.The lives of some people touched through the wind brought forth by generous people helped create the music in the lives. This, in short, is a book on giving, doing, and doing anything by being aware of people who just bump into you or live next door to you or come across in your travels. I would call them "global stories" as it collides people from four continents and seven countries with great variations in financial, educational, and social health. The doers in these stories are ne 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ivan Busenius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/188929/bk_acx0_188929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fate of teachers in areas of war is left to themselves, the problems they encounter in their professional activities are not easily noticed by the public. Consequently they become ineffective. As professionals, teachers in most cases remain committed to their profession and continue teaching in spite of the fighting. However, apart from poor living conditions such as accommodation and other public services noticeable to the public, it is hard for people to notice the problems pertinent to their professional activities. How do they manage lesson preparation and getting teaching facilities? How do they conduct classroom teaching, supervision, and learning assessment/evaluation normally? This book is about Northern Uganda insurgency on the effectiveness of secondary school teachers' teaching and supervision. It is targeting Northern Uganda, Gulu District and Gulu Municipality in particular, an area that has seen war for more than twenty years. The book has a genuine problem to present to the public.
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