Glenn Hascall does a beautiful job narrating this classic by Beatrix Potter. It will entertain youngsters, and also provide an object lesson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000187/bk_mike_000187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Was it the pen or the paper that composed such beautiful words? The argument is intense, and even after the poet describes how the beauty was created, the pen and paper still argue about their role in the creation of such beautiful words. A classic narrated by Glenn Hascal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000286/bk_mike_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kew Gardens may not be unlike any beautiful garden you might visit. However, Virginia Woolf, invites us to inspect the minds of a few who visit the garden. This is a place of dreams, an oasis, a hideaway from all that is busy and frantic. Yet, is this a true picture of the garden? Perhaps Kew Garden is a state of mind that can be found in the least likely places after all. A delightful short story narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001195/bk_mike_001195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This beautiful story by Charles Dickens reflects the musings of one looking back at what Christmas has been and what it seems now that the maturity of years has allowed wisdom denied to the Christmas of youth. For the mature there are far more Christmas guests than others may see. People long removed from the breath of life find a home in the remembrances of those who really understand this holiday. The narrator ages as the story progresses as the memories place weight on his own narrative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000741/bk_mike_000741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A brilliant short story demonstrating how a truly balanced set of dilemmas can allow a reader to conclude two different endings. In this case a young man is faced with two doors. One holds a door with a ferocious tiger. The other? A beautiful lady whom he would immediately marry. The struggle comes not so much in defining a choice, but the reasons that brought the young man to the choice, and who helps him make the choice. An acclaimed title narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001085/bk_mike_001085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Statesman, inventor, and humorist, Benjamin Franklin had an alter ego, Richard Saunders. It was this alter ego that would write the Poor Richard´s Almanack. From the pithy sayings found in the many volumes of the almanack Franklin composed this story as a tongue-in-cheek digest of one old man who captured every bit of wisdom he could from Poor Richard and shared it liberally with an audience just before an auction. Sadly his beautiful ´ode to the almanack fell on deaf ears, but we learn at the very end he had another listener who never spoke a word to the old man, but was highly honored. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000526/bk_mike_000526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The movie edition of Madame Bovary, one of the world´s most celebrated, salacious novels. Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, irritated and depressed that life doesn´t live up to her fantasies, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and dives into two affairs. Emma Bovary becomes obsessed with an idealized vision of romantic love. At times, there is passion and fire but it is soon quenched by the realities of life. Depressed and heartbroken, Madame Bovary is also beguiled into debts and she moves recklessly, with tragic results. Many critics say Madame Bovary is the greatest novel ever written and is now considered a seminal work of realism. Enhanced edition with Study Guide, Character analysis & much more. Used by Harvard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Langohr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018021/bk_acx0_018021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Highlights include ´Everything Is Beautiful,´ ´Raindrops Keep Fallin´ On My Head´ and ´America Communicate With Me´.
F. Scott Fitzgerald´s second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, ´´marks an advance over This Side of Paradise,´´ Edmund Wilson wrote. ´´The style is more nearly mature and the subject more nearly unified, and there are scenes that are more convincing than any in his previous fiction.´´ Published in 1922, it chronicles the relationship of Anthony Patch, Harvard-educated aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful wife, Gloria, as they wait to inherit his grandfather´s fortune. A devastating satire of the nouveaux rich and New York´s nightlife, of reckless ambition and squandered talent, it is also a shattering portrait of a marriage fueled by alcohol and wasted by wealth. The Beautiful and the Damned, Fitzgerald wrote to Zelda in 1930, ´´was all true.´´ Lyrical, romantic, yet cruelly incisive, it signaled a new stage in Fitzgerald´s career. With The Beautiful and the Damned, H.L. Mencken commented in The Smart Set, ´´Fitzgerald ceases to be a wunderkind, and begins to come into his maturity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000553/bk_blak_000553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.