The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel: Thornton W. Burgess
The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel: Thornton W. Burgess
The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Classic Reprint): Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton W. Burgess was a conservationist and author of children´s stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written over 170 books and 15,000 stories for a daily newspaper column. In this book, Burgess chronicles the antics of Chatterer the Red Squirrel, who´s known throughout the Green Forest as a troublemaker. After nearly being caught by Shadow the Weasel and Redtail the Hawk, Chatterer decides to leave the forest for a new home. His curiosity and carelessness soon get him into trouble when he is caught by Farmer Brown´s boy and becomes his prisoner. He soon realizes that freedom is much more important than anything else and that people are not always what they seem at first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom S. Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001382/bk_mike_001382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know what it feels like to take off and land a Boeing 737 at a busy airport? Or how about flying an F-18 Hornet at more than a thousand miles an hour? Ride with young Chris Galloway in the jump seat of the 737 as the pilot and co-pilot run through their pre-flight checks before jamming the throttles forward and roaring down the runway. Then take a tour of the real Top Gun school and listen to a dogfight over the desert skies. This exciting, fact-filled adventure will help you learn how planes really fly, and what the world looks like from 30,000 feet! There´s cockpit and control tower chatter, authentic sound effects, and exciting music. If you´ve ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at actual flying experiences, don´t miss this flight! 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gwil/000011/bk_gwil_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before the Vietnam War, most Americans would have been hard pressed to locate Vietnam on a map. War broke out between Communist North Vietnam and South Vietnam around the end of the ´50s. Kennedy´s administration tried to prop up the South Vietnamese with training and assistance, but the South Vietnamese military was feeble. Johnson sent fewer than 5,000 Marines to Vietnam in early 1965, but he quickly upped it to 200,000 by the end of the year. There was no going back. By the end of the decade, Vietnam had left tens of thousands of Americans dead, spawned a counterculture with millions of protesters, and destroyed a presidency. And more was still yet to come. The Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial events in American history, and it bitterly divided the nation. It is somewhat ironic that the most famous monument commemorating the war is also on one of the most serene spots in the nation´s capital. The Vietnam Wall is a place of almost eerie silence where even children cease their chatter. Rising out of the ground like an ancient obelisk, it calls upon its visitors to stop talking and to look and gaze upon the magnitude of America´s great mistake, a war that began in whispers and ended in tears. At the same time, the monument speaks volumes not just about the nature of war but the utter catastrophe that occurred in Southeast Asia. Visitors who may have come from the bustling Lincoln Memorial nearby are often struck by the length of the wall, a solemn but powerful reminder that Vietnam claimed nearly 60,000 American lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Diepenbrock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037405/bk_acx0_037405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sammy Jay is a blue jay who, like most blue jays, is mischievous. He delights in making trouble for other creatures of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest. Sammy really doesn´t want to see them hurt, he just wants to make torment them. Enter Chatterer the Red Squirrel, who also lives in the Green Forest and can be as troublesome as Sammy Jay. In The Adventures of Sammy Jay, Chatterer and Sammy Jay match wits and show off their bad attitudes toward one another. As he does in all his books, Thornton Burgess presents younger listeners with good moral values sprinkled throughout the book. Thornton W. Burgess was a conservationist and author of children´s stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written over 170 books and 15,000 stories for a daily newspaper column. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom S. Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001574/bk_mike_001574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 18, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee, she meets the formidable producer Thelma Holt. Within a fortnight Thelma has stolen her, cancelled her audition for RADA, sent her to evening classes to learn to type, organised a miniscule salary and renamed her. From that moment she becomes Sweetpea. Her days are spent in an eccentric office where Alan Rickman or Vanessa Redgrave might pop in at any moment. Evenings are filled with the adrenaline of an opening-night performance or the chatter of a smart restaurant where casting for the next production is discussed. Existing somewhere between glamour and penury, Sweetpea finds herself surrounded by dynamic personalities and struggling to trust her own creative instincts. Over the years her apprenticeship takes in unusual demands, misbehaving actors, divinely inspired directors and a hot-air balloon ride with British theatre´s finest. Get Me the Urgent Biscuits is a keenly observed memoir about the vanishing world of London´s West End in the 1980s and 1990s, in which a young woman is swept into the orbit of a theatrical impresario. Shrewd, poignant and irresistibly funny, above all it is a coming-of-age story about the search for independence and an ode to the beguiling nature of theatre. Read by Sweetpea Slight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sweetpea Slight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001266/bk_orio_001266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Burgess´ Bedtime Story-Books, Vol. 3:The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Sammy Jay, Buster Bear, and Old Mr. Toad Thornton W Burgess
The warmth, whimsy and charm of these animal stories by Beatrix Potter and T. Burgess have made them favorites with generations of children and adults. The stories included on this collection are The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Potter); The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Potter); The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (Burgess); The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Potter); The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (Potter); The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Burgess); The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (Potter); The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Potter); and The Adventures of Reddy Fox (Burgess). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001281/bk_lili_001281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.