Anne Shirley, the mischievous, carrot-topped waif of Anne of Green Gables, has grown into a lovely young woman who leaves the security of Prince Edward Island to enroll at Redmond College. There, she discovers a professor who believes education is wasted on women, ponders the security offered in marriage proposals, and a host of other questions of young adulthood.
"Grown Up, Off to College and Romance"
Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.
"Could not appreciate the story"
Playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it already an instant cult classic.
"Hillarious and fantastic book and great listen"
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century B.C, relied on animal stories to convey his key points to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are now classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern day readers. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand.
"ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER"
When young Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away from Kansas by a tornado, they embark on a journey of self-discovery. As Dorothy and Toto travel through enchanted lands toward the Emerald City, where they will seek the aid of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, they are joined by such colorful characters as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, all the while avoiding opponents such as the Wicked Witch of the West. Ultimately, Dorothy learns to rely on herself, and that "There's no place like home."
"Wrong Narrator Listed!! Great reading!!!"
Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these 20 favorite tales. Although simplified, these lively stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals.
The crew's on holiday, and they turn their energies to mining for gold, aided by pigeon messengers Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho. The adventurers comb the nearby hills for a fabled lost claim, while being shadowed by a mysterious figure they dub "squashy hat." Undeterred by drought, sudden brushfires, and the continuing presence of Squashy Hat, the young prospectors persevere in their quest - with surprising results.
When young Alice follows a White Rabbit down a hole, she plunges into a fantasy land of bizarre adventures. Alice encounters such strange characters as the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Mock Turtle, and the croquet-playing Queen of Hearts. As if that weren't enough, Alice often grows as tall as a house or shrinks to 3 inches. This classic story has delighted children and adults for generations.
"Great Continuing Bedtime Story"
You are probably familiar with the popularized versions of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but have you ever heard the original, unabridged stories by Washington Irving? The skillfully written and colorful original tales have much more meaning and depth. In Rip Van Winkle Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes then happening in America.
"good storys bad reader"
Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there. An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise....
Provocative to some, stimulating to others, boring to jaded sophisticates, this is a book that must be heard - although it can aslo be thrown with great effect.
The St. Charles Players present a new and unique telling of this children's classic performed in exciting Radio Theatre style.
Stylish gentlemen and ladies await their carriages in the Victorian London night. But lurking in the shadows is one of the creatures of the night, one who brings chilling fear to those he encounters, a man who cannot die yet must prey upon the blood of others to prolong his doomed existence...the vampire Dracula.
"No horror to speak of"
A captivating retelling of Mark Twain's classic adventure story. True to the original in plot, character, themes and style, this is an excellent way for any listener to meet Tom Sawyer for the first time. Tom Sawyer is a respectable boy in a little Mississippi River town. Huck Finn is a freedom-loving, neglected outcast. What better playmate could Tom want?One night, innocent games of pirates and Robin Hood turn serious when the boys witness a murder in the graveyard.
This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.
"Okay, but a bit boring."
One of the greatest classic horror stories, Mary Shelley's gothic novel sees Dr Frankenstein manufacture life - The Monster - only to see it go beyond his control. The original novel is more sympathetic to the monster's plight than is generally presented on film, making it an important book to be read.
Biddy's pony becomes trapped in quicksand while she is out riding on a remote beach. The tide is coming in and Biddy is forced to leave her beloved pony. The next day Biddy returns to discover hoof prints in the sand but no Bella. In her search for Bella through rugged country, Biddy makes a remarkable discovery.... Alison Lester's children's books are known and loved by families around the world. Lucy Bell's narration of this absorbing story set in the Australian bush will enthral and captivate the listener.
Whether searching for the buried treasure of Captain Kidd in "The Gold Bug" or seeking revenge in "The Cask of Amontillado," the words of the master storyteller will thrill and envelop the listener.
When shy Mole ventures from his new home on the River Bank, he meets friendly Rat, gruff Badger and rich, crazy Toad. The 4 soon become friends and embark on rollicking adventures, from lazy picnics to wild motor-car rides to war with the Weasels. The Wind in the Willows began as a bedtime story that its author, Kenneth Grahame, told to his 4-year-old son. The tale quickly became one of the best-loved children's stories of all time.
"Terrible Audio Quality"
Tarzan the Untamed brings World War I to Africa and to Lord Greystoke! A company of Huns in East Africa targets the famous Tarzan of the Apes to be captured as a prisoner of war. Lord and Lady Greystoke's estate becomes a battleground, launching this seventh adventure of Tarzan. Savage lions, a lost city, madmen, Huns and an aeroplane play important parts in this potboiler by the master of adventure.