This warm, nuanced, hilarious story about friendship, fortitude - and dancing is impossible not to fall in love with. Jenny´s voice is fresh and convincing, and she handles both darker and lighter elements of the story with equal panache. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020362/bk_adbl_020362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet, Pendle, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre. There have been unpleasant incidents during rehearsals in London, and Max asks Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe to look into them.To everyone’s surprise, the incidents continue at the Oast, and their seriousness escalates until, inevitably, someone is murdered. While the police look into the murder, Libby and Fran wonder why someone seemed so set against the ballet. Were occult forces at work, or was there a more worldly, personal motive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/004119/bk_isis_004119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Budding ballerina, Bethany St.Clair wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and in pain. After celebrating her fourteenth birthday at the Nutcracker ballet with her parents, she remembers beginning the car ride home to unwrap her final birthday present. Her life unravels before her when she realizes she is the sole survivor from the vehicle. With a severely broken leg and a crushed spirit, Bethany is left in the loving care of her aunt Alice, and the young ballerina´s desperate struggles begin. Dealing with unimaginable grief, Bethany embarks on a new chapter in her life, living with her young Christian aunt. A waging war in Bethany´s heart pulls her further away from God, and her only hope of comfort is beyond her reach. How long until she can dance again? One evening, Bethany discovers the unopened birthday present from her parents, but is unable to muster the emotional strength to unwrap it. She buries it beneath her bed; the constant reminder of that fateful night hidden from sight. Every day brings its own mountains for Bethany to climb, and she is forced to choose between old friends and new, forgiveness and bitterness, and ultimately life and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Semida. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012732/bk_acx0_012732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning Karma Wilson, author of Bear Snores On, has created the delightful Hilda Hippo - a hippo who loves to dance despite all the noise she makes while doing so. It’s just that the Ka-bump! Ka-bump! Crash! Crash! Crash! noises disturb her jungle friends. Maybe Hilda could take up knitting? But knitting doesn’t quite suit the would-be ballerina. Perhaps she and her friends can find some sort of compromise! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin R. Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006465/bk_reco_006465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the 1970s, Verdi’s relationship with street-smart Johnson leads her to heroin and the brink of destruction. Rescued by a conservative professor willing to give up everything for her, she lives a quiet, comfortable life for 20 years--until Johnson returns to re-ignite old passions. Pulled uncontrollably toward the reckless appetites of her youth, Verdi struggles to understand her desires and to decide where she wants life to take her next. Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone fills this lush, lyrical novel with the steamy intensity of great jazz music. Myra Lucretia Taylor adds a rich, rhythmic voice to Verdi’s dangerous, intoxicating, and utterly unforgettable dance of self-discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006000/bk_reco_006000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the middle of Cork, in the middle of the day, a fire crackles in a local dance studio. Thirteen women, all promising stars of Irish folk, die in the blaze, their young lives cut short by a tragic accident. But where others see tragedy, DCI Katie Maguire sees murder. This is not the first fire to sweep through Cork. And in one previous case, the victims were dead before the fire was started. As Katie Maguire investigates the strange, obsessive world of competitive Irish folk dancing, she must face her most chilling killer yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deirdre O´Connell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003256/bk_howe_003256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him ´´the master storyteller´´ and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris. In these seven monologues, recorded before live audiences at New York´s Performance Space 122, Daisey tells true stories from his life that range from the terrible beauty of his rural Maine hometown, to shipping weapons to the Middle East, to the unintentionally hilarious dangers of defending free speech. In Yes, There Will Be Dancing, we´re talking about dancing girls and the girls that just won´t dance, and what makes one profoundly different from the other. Freedom is also on the table; freedom of speech, freedom of action, and the hot water Mike gets into when he finds out what you can and can´t say at a micro-Ivy college. Finally, Pentecostal snake charming and the mysterious world of the tent revival come head-to-head with a Baptist girlfriend who won´t dance but will read Cosmo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Daisey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/dais/000007/pf_dais_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Paleo Theater is packed with cheering fans ready for a dance showdown. When the beat drops, can Triceratops win over the judges with his pop and lock? Can Allo´s on-pointe ballet moves dominate the solo category? And will Maia and Stego take home the top prize for their sizzling salsa steps? This prehistoric dance competition will keep you on the edge of your seat! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/001657/bk_lrnr_001657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life - a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It´s ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next. Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer´s identity. That means breaking down the walls of the Willards´ long-guarded secrets and getting to a truth that is darker than he bargained for. Now, to rescue one missing girl, he must first solve the riddles that disappeared with another: Kelsey Willard herself. Dead or alive, she is his last hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels, Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Em Eldridge, Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009734/bk_brll_009734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.