The author narrates and dramatizes this audio version of her illustrated book, using music and sound effects to heighten the experience. The characters really come alive! Listen while you read along, or just listen and enjoy! Set in the present, this richly illustrated magical realism novel is a coming of age tale in the digital age. Harnessing the power of creativity in words, stories, music, and art the heroine, a 12- year- old girl named Jean, learns important life lessons after her grandmother dies. Growing up in this fast-paced era of the Internet and technology has particular challenges, especially for girls. Women have come so far, yet where are they? Is there any time to look back? Have we thrown out the baby with the bathwater? In the novel, the heroine Jean unwittingly stumbles into the alluring web of tradition while trying to hang on to the last threads of childhood and cope with her feelings after the unexpected death of her beloved grandmother. With guidance from mythological and imaginary female characters, with support from her parents, her teacher, her aunt and uncle, and from books and the Internet Jean gradually pieces together her understanding of what is means to be female. She learns skills in the fiber arts, gains confidence and discovers key stories from the past told from a new point of view. Alone in her room, she encounters Dust Bunnies representing the Three Fates, a few special goddesses in animal form, plus folk, fairytale and biblical heroines, including Grandmother Spider, Isis, Brigit, Athena, Rachel and Psyche. She liberates Arachne, the mortal condemned by Athena to the life of a spider, hidden and feared. Over time Jean sees that she is part of the evolving family of women on earth stretching back centuries through many cultural traditions. Jean learns about caring, questioning, expressing her deepest concerns, listening to others and appreciating the wonders and mysteries of nature and of language. She finds inne 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Nebesar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003898/bk_acx0_003898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 19th century, the Brothers Grimm published 200 fairy tales which, to this day, form the most famous collection of fairy tales worldwide. Part 5 of 8 contains 25 unabridged fairy tales like ´´Bearskin´´, ´´The Willow-Wren and the Bear´´, ´´Wise Folks´´, ´´The King´s Son Who Feared Nothing´´, ´´The Seven Swabians´´, ´´The Three Apprentices´´, ´´The Devil and His Grandmother´´, and many more. PLEASE NOTE: when you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Jürgen Fritsche. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xbae/000160/bk_xbae_000160_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
What do you do when your marriage is so unhappy that you begin to fantasize about your husband’s funeral? That’s how bad it got for Alisa Bowman.... So she launched a last-ditch effort to save her marriage. Project: Happily Ever After is her fearlessly honest and humorous account of how she went from being a ´´divorce daydreamer´´ to renewing her wedding vows - and all of the steps in between. From bikini waxes to erotica, romance instruction manuals to second honeymoons, the silent treatment to power struggles, she goes where many marriage-improvement gurus have feared to tread. Equal parts funny, poignant, and most importantly, useful, Bowman’s story will give other miserably-married folks courage and hope. And in addition to telling her own story, she packs straightforward prescriptive guidance, including a ´´10-Step Marital Improvement Guide´´. Listeners will laugh. They’ll cry. And they can start on the road toward their own happy ending! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017159/bk_adbl_017159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blue beard (French: La Barbe bleue) is a very famous classic fairy tale written by Charles Perrault. Bluebeard is a wealthy aristocrat, feared and shunned because of his ugly, blue beard. He has been married several times, but no one knows what became of his wives. He is therefore avoided by the local girls. When Bluebeard visits one of his neighbours and asks to marry one of his two daughters, the girls are terrified, and each tries to pass him on to the other. Eventually he talks the younger daughter into visiting him, and after hosting a wonderful banquet, he persuades her to marry him. After the ceremony, she goes to live with him in his castle. Very shortly after, Bluebeard announces that he must leave the country for a while; he gives all the keys of the château to his new wife, telling her they open the doors to rooms which contain his treasures. He tells her to use the keys freely and enjoy herself whilst he is away. However, he also gives her the key to one small room beneath the castle, stressing to her that she must not enter this room under any circumstances. She vows she will never enter the room. He then goes away and leaves the house in her hands. Immediately, she is overcome with the desire to see what the forbidden room holds; and, despite warnings from her visiting sister, Anne, the girl abandons her guests during a house party and takes the key to the room... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000475/bk_cids_000475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Worst New Year’s resolution...ever. Of course, Cinderella Charming, C. C. to the world, had heard of ´´marriages of convenience´´. After all, her parents had named her and her siblings after fairy-tale characters, even though she resembled one of Cinderella’s cute mice friends rather than a princess. She was also an avid romance reader. But when her boss, the insanely handsome star quarterback and playboy, Michael Campbell, proposed the fake marriage plan, her rational self screamed its objections. True, she’d be given a generous bonus when the marriage was annulled so she could open her own restaurant. True, the fake marriage would help improve Michael’s image. True, she was in Scotland, one of her favorite places of all time. But C. C.’s main objection, and this was a big one, was that she feared she’d already fallen in love with Michael, and they would be spending New Year’s Eve together...alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glen Pavlovich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110238/bk_acx0_110238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.