The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel: 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.
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.
This book follows the adventures of Bunny Brown, a six year old lively little boy, and his Sister Sue, a happy five year old little girl. You will enjoy learning of their adorable antics and delightful chatter. The Bunny Brown and His ´´Sister Sue´´ series were published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916 to 1930. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abigail Rasmussen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001479/bk_lind_001479_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.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond - sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine - between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as ´´Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.´´ This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom - with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism - would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go home. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the house where she was raised, her mother’s voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003737/bk_rand_003737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.