Listen to the story of how mischievous Tom Kitten got himself into trouble with two very large rats that wanted to turn him into a dumpling. They smeared him with butter, and then they rolled him in dough. Read in English, unabridged.
For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by peace and freedom from fear, the absence of pain, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil; death is the end of both body and soul and should therefore not be feared; the gods neither reward nor punish humans; the universe is infinite and eternal; and events in the world are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms.
Once upon a time, there was a woodcutter and his wife, who had seven children, all boys. The eldest was but 10 years old and the youngest only seven. They were very poor, and their seven children were a great source of trouble to them because not one of them was able to earn his bread. What gave them yet more uneasiness was that the youngest was very delicate and scarce ever spoke a word, which made people take for stupidity that which was a sign of good sense.
Make Us Worthy includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on an original composition of Frederic Chopin. The piano composition includes Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15 No. 3 - Lento. Chopin was inspired by Hamlet in composing this nocturne. The key features of this piece are the irregularity and unpredictability of the phrasing. It is wistful in its outer sections, with a hymnlike passage at its heart.
Twelve Powerful Prayers offers audio recording of prayers from the Bible, great Saints, sacred texts, and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationship with God. Prayers include: Christ Our Morning Star, At the Rising of Your Sun, Prayer of St Columba, I Will be Busy, Prayer of a Breton Fisherman, Close to Me, The Grail Prayer, Knowing Me Better, God in My Daily Life, Sarum Prayer, Healing Our Memories, Psalm 23.
Salutation to Life includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on original compositions of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Piano music includes The Seasons, Les Saisons Op. 37a, May: Starlit Nights. Prayer read in English, unabridged, by Josh Verbae. Music recording by Anton Kingsbury.
Twelve Powerful Prayers offers an audio recording of prayers from the Bible, great saints, sacred texts and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationships with God. Prayers include 'The Thought of You', 'Breathing Deeply in Faith', 'Prayer of Creation', 'Jesus's Prayer', 'Make Us Worthy', 'David's Prayer', 'Deep Compassion', 'A Prayer of St Thomas More', 'The Little and the Great Things', 'A Prayer of William Penn', 'To Give and Not to Count the Cost', 'Day by Day' and 'I Offer It to You'.
Close to Me includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical harp music based on an original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Christian and gifted composer and musician. The Bach composition includes: Prelude in D major BWV 935 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.
There was once a merchant who was very, very rich. He had six children, three boys and three girls, and as he was a man of good sense, he spared no expense in order that they might be well educated and gave them masters of every kind. His daughters were all beautiful, but his youngest one was especially admired, and from the time she was a small child had been known and spoken of only as Beauty. Read in English, unabridged.
Prayer for Trust in Jesus includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on original compositions of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Piano music includes: "The Seasons", "Les Saisons Op. 37a", "March: Song of the Lark". Prayer read in English, unabridged by Josh Verbae. Music recording by Anton Kingsbury.
Praying with Chopin is an audio recording of selected powerful prayers from the Bible, great saints, sacred texts and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationships with God. Each prayer is followed by piano music based on original compositions of Frederic Chopin. Chopin compositions include a selection of his nocturnal piano work performed by Anton Kingsbury.
Once upon a time, there was a gentleman who married, as his second wife, the proudest and most haughty woman who ever was seen. She had two daughters of her own, who were indeed exactly like her in all things. The gentleman had also a young daughter of rare goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world. Read in English, unabridged.
A collection of English fairy tales taking you into a magical world of wit and mystery. Learn about Simpleton and how he succeeded in a tough situation where his older brother failed. Find out how one little piglet outwitted the streetwise old, grey wolf. A crafty cat, Puss, saves the life of his master and befriends the mighty Marquis Carabas. The collection includes some of the most memorable tales, such as 'The Golden Goose', 'The Three Little Pigs', 'Puss in Boots', 'The Three Bears', and 'Tom Thumb'.
Johnny Town-mouse was born in a cupboard. Timmy Willie was born in a garden. Timmy Willie was a little country mouse who went to town by mistake in a hamper. The gardener sent vegetables to town once a week by carrier; he packed them in a big hamper.
Once upon a time there was an old cat called Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit, who was an anxious parent. She used to lose her kittens continually, and whenever they were lost they were always in mischief! On baking day she determined to shut them up in a cupboard. She caught Moppet and Mittens, but she could not find Tom. Read in English, unabridged.
Praying with Bach is an audio recording of selected powerful prayers from the Bible, great Saints, sacred texts, and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationship with God. Each prayer is followed by magical Harp music based on original compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Once upon a time, there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature that ever was seen. Her mother was very fond of her, and her grandmother loved her still more. This good woman made for her a little red riding hood, which became the girl so well that everybody called her Little Red Riding Hood. Read in English, unabridged.
In this collection of beautifully written modern fairy tales, Oscar Wilde does not fail to both entertain with humorous characters and witty dialogue and at the same time deliver a subtle yet very potent message about some of the most human qualities, such as true friendship, true happiness, selfishness, ignorance, playfulness and love. Some of the most famous epigrams of Oscar Wilde come from the characters in these tales.
An iconic collection of fairy tales from the master of storytelling, Charles Perrault, including some of his best work: 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Puss in Boots', 'Little Thumb', 'Cinderella', 'Blue Beard', and 'Beauty and the Beast'. Read in English, unabridged.
In the same neighbourhood as Peter Rabbit live an old cat called Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit and her kittens, Moppet, Mittens and Tom, who was always up for some mischief. Learn how Tom nearly ended up being cooked inside a dumpling and why he does not like rats. Meet another friendly neighbour pussycat, Ribby, who likes inviting friends to tea and offering them delicious pie dishes.