A boon for booklovers, this audio set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.
Tony Roberts reads a hilarious Walter R. Brooks story about how Ed - a talking horse - became a voracious reader of adventure tales and mysteries. In a story by Italo Calvino, read by John Shea, a man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same time.
You're on vacation in the Caribbean when you find yourself caught up in a web of intrigue and adventure. Suddenly, it's up to you to save the island from an eccentric local industrialist, and success will depend on your ability to learn enough Spanish to complete your mission....
"Fun, not boring"
Michael Cunningham's celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child.
"This book did stuff to my heart."
You're a doctoral student studying forms of ocean life in the Yellow Sea when you get an unexpected call from the State Department. Suddenly, it's up to you to save a priceless Chinese art treasure from pirates, and success will depend on your ability to learn enough Mandarin Chinese to complete your mission...
"A good program but..."
You've arrived in Japan for a long overdue vacation, when you discover that the amusement park you wanted to visit has been taken over by rebellious fans of a just-cancelled television show. Suddenly, it's up to you to save the park (and worldwide TV broadcasts) from legions of crazed Flower Rangers, and success will depend on your ability to learn enough Japanese to complete your mission....
"So far, so good"
You're on vacation in the Caribbean when you find yourself caught up in a web of intrigue and adventure. Suddenly, it's up to you to save the island from an eccentric local industrialist, and success will depend on your ability to learn enough French to complete your mission....
"Well Worth It"
You're vacationing on an island off the Tuscan coast when you discover that a mad designer is attempting to brainwash its inhabitants to purchase a new clothing line from the runways of Milan. Suddenly, it's up to you to save the world from really bad fashion, and success will depend on your ability to learn enough Italian to complete your mission.
"More fun than the average..."
Deep in the Black Forest, a mad clockmaker is using his world-famous cuckoo clocks in a devious plot to take over the world! It's up to you to get past his minions, find the clockmaker, foil his evil plans, and save the world. That's a tall order! What will you need to complete it? Well, for starters, you'll need a working knowledge of the German language.
Listen closely as each orator mines his or her past for gems of advice. From funny to sentimental, imbued with important social and cultural commentary, these timeless speeches by successful public figures will motivate alumni to move forward with zest as they enter the real world. Speeches include Barack Obama at Notre Dame, Hilary Clinton at NYU, Tony Blair at Yale, Dana Gioia at Stanford, Robert Gates at West Point, Mitt Romney at Regent University, John F. Kennedy at American University, and many more.
"I hated for it to end"
Aprenda el Ingles que quiere aprender en un formato que no se cansara de escuchar...una animada aventura auditiva que lo pondra en el centro de la accion al mismo tiempo que le ensenara el ingles que necesita entender para salir adelante!