Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.
"Use an audiobook to really enjoy Satanic Verses"
Fourteen years ago Aasmaani's mother, Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - that drives her.
"Beautiful story, not for audio"
When I am grown to man’s estate. I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys. Not to meddle with my toys. Thus reads the whimsical, “Looking Forward,” of this delightful collection. From the sweetness of “Land of Nod,” to the imaginative dreams of “Pirate Story” and “Travels,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its simplicity and joy.
In this illuminating audio experience, Deepak Chopra invites listeners to experience the therapeutic power of sound through language and music. In Volume I, Deepak explains how language forms our material reality and shapes our beliefs and behavior. Listeners are treated to a selection of sacred verses from the Bhagavad Gita that spontaneously generate insight, intuition, and inner harmony.
"Give it a chance..."
Rumi's Spiritual Verses is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture - and of all time. Rumi examines our human separation from reality, love, and truth. He shows how love - neither erotic nor sentimental but divine, by which the universe is held together - enlightens ignorance and dissolves suffering. The first book of the Masnavi is the key to the whole work: It takes off from simple, amusing tales into realms unimaginable, but wholly familiar to the human heart.
"Should be listened to by all spiritual seekers"
Intimacy with Jesus is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Song of Songs by Madame Guyon. She beautifully describes the advance of a soul into god by expounding on this most intimate book of the Bible. Surely our relationship with god goes beyond the church walls, and our journey in god does not stop when we accept Jesus as our savior.
"Book is great but narrator is opposite to helpful"
In A Child's Garden of Verses, Stevenson catches the spirit of childhood in such charming poems as "At the Seaside", "Foreign Lands", "Bed In Summer", "The Land of Counterpane", and many more. Recipient of a 1983 Parents Choice Award.
Grace has grown up in slavery. As difficult as life on the Virginia plantation is, at least she has her family: Momma; her younger brothers, Thomas and Willy; Aunt Sara; and Uncle Jim. When she overhears Master and Mistress plotting to sell her brothers, she and her family decide to run away that same night. But without time to plan their escape and go north along the Underground Railroad, their only choice is to head deep into the woods of the Dismal Swamp.
In this volume of nonsense verse, you’ll find many favourites to take you back to the time and place where most things are a little upside down or back to front, including favourites from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and quite a few others to giggle along with.
Johnson transformed memories of the sermons he heard in the late 1800s by renowned African American preachers into this now-classic work of original poetry. Basis for a PBS documentary on Johnson titled Lift Every Voice and Sing.
"Index of the poems"
This is a story from the Canterbury Tales II: Modern Verse Translation collection.
This essential Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation tool will help you to develop your trust and confidence in God starting with 31 key portions of Scripture featured in full text in four popular translations. It includes my personal testimony in the introduction, a note of encouragement, what is scripture meditation, and the benefits of scripture meditation. From Day 1 to Day 31, you have your Daily Scripture Readings in four translations, Thought for Today, and Prayer for each day!
"Very well done & excellent narration!"
The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides listeners with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.
From the vast and colorful imagination of Mary Engelbreit springs a Mother Goose world bursting with warmth and humor. All the favorite time-honored characters are here: Little Bo-Peep, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Jack and Jill, and many, many more, along with such treats as a mouse running up the clock, piggies going to market, and children dancing round the mulberry bush.
"great for kids"
This essential daily scripture reading and meditation tool will help you to experience God's healing in your body if you are sick and enable you to continually walk in divine health - starting with 31 key portions of scripture featured in full text in four popular translations (The King James Version, The Message, The Amplified Bible, and The New American Standard Bible).
Sri Sarada Devi, wife and spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna, became the spiritual guide of the Ramakrishna Order. Her disarming practicality simultaneously conveys the steady stream of her wisdom, compassion, selfless service, and unwavering devotion to God. For those who want liberation and pure love for God, she is the eternal light which illumines the well-chosen and well-defined path to reality and the perfect exemplar of that precious way as well.
Bitesize Inspirations of God's Love For You! #1 Amazon Bestseller in Christian Meditations (August 2013 & March 2014) This essential Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation tool will help you experience God's Unconditional Love for you starting with 31 Key portions of Scripture featured in full text in 4 popular translations (The King James Version, The Message, The Amplified Bible and The New American Standard Bible).
This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection.
Hay algo que tienen que contarte Abbey C, Holden Centeno, Irene G Punto, Karmelo C. Iribarren, Luis Ramiro, Miguel Gane y Mikel Izal. ¿Eres de los que se apunta a los recitales de poesía? ¿Te apetece disfrutar de un buen relato? ¿Te gustaría poder escuchar siempre que quieras a tus autores favoritos?Cuéntame un verso, la antología de textos de Verso&Cuento, te acerca a las voces de la colección en una emotiva selección con la que disfrutarás y con la que descubrirás nuevos autores.