Where There Are Dragons: Benjamin Anthony/ Donald Armfield/ Maxwell Bauman/ Melanie Bowling/ Dani Brown
A mixed-breed offspring of Marley and Me and All Creatures Great and Small, His Name Was Brownie is your next book for fun. Peopled with multiple Marley dogs (and Marlas as well), nearly all listeners will recognize their dog or cat, son or daughter, spouse - maybe even themselves - as the featured characters barrel their way through their laughable adventures.Collies and Irish wolfhounds bound through the story; but they have many companions, including a tuxedo cat, a mastiff, a demented border collie, two Siamese cats, two 25-pound attack cats, the monkey from hell, a Labrador retriever nicknamed ´´Blockhead” because of his habit of getting his head stuck in plastic milk cartons, black witch moths, and a bufo. Their escapades take them through beautiful areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii before the clan finally lands in Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River.Dr. Judi Roller has been breeding and showing collies and Irish wolfhounds for many years, garnering AKC championships for her dogs and several group placements along the way. She has also enjoyed judging multiple AKC matches. Her previous book, The Politics of the Feminist Novel, won an Outstanding Academic Book award, and she has published literary criticism as well as book reviews and occasional poems and a short story.Her BA cum laude was earned at Bowling Green State University, and her doctorate came from the University of Michigan, even though she is a homegrown Ohio State Buckeye, which became a challenge while she was teaching freshman English during her graduate work at Michigan. Now retired from university administration, she has more time for dogs, golf, travel, bridge, and reading. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicia Elenum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151453/bk_acx0_151453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge, shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. ‘Cept there’s no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they´re vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby wants to be a blood sucking fiend, too, but right now she’s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there’s that vampire cat Chet, who’s getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non.´´ Before you can say ´´OMG! WTF?” Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby’s gay Goth friend Jared, and SF’s finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that’s when the fun really begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002135/bk_harp_002135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miffy returns in more delightful adventures. Follow Miffy as she embarks on more adventures, big and small - exploring the exciting world around her, with her friends and family. Featuring 10 episodes of exciting adventures from the beloved animated Miffy series, including: ´Miffy and the Bird´ ´Miffy and the Fairy´ ´Grunty the Ballerina´ ´Miffy Goes Bowling´ ´Miffy and the Butterfly´ ´Miffy and the Star´ ´Miffy´s New Bicycle´ ´Miffy´s Concert´ ´Miffy Helps Out´ ´Snuffy the Sheep Dog´ The classic Miffy stories by Dick Bruna have sold more than 85,000,000 copies worldwide. These brand new episodes feature a cast of children´s voices, fun songs and delightful stories. Recommended for children three years and over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Chambers, Arisha Choudhury, Bert Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002848/bk_boli_002848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry is invited to a sleepover at his friend Patrick´s house. His big, slobbering dog Mudge is invited, too. In fact, all the boys are bringing their dogs. Everyone will stay up late. Best of all, Henry says, there will be popcorn. Mudge gets very excited because popcorn is one of his favorites. When the night comes, the boys and dogs gather in Patrick´s attic and have a great time. They play all kinds of games, but nobody can play with the bowling set, because a bulldog keeps stealing the pins. They eat pizza and watch a movie about giant lizards. There is still lots of popcorn to eat before everybody falls asleep. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant has sold more than two million copies of her Henry and Mudge adventures, which comprise one of the most beloved beginning reader series of all time. Each story available from Recorded Books is warmly narrated by AudioFile Golden Voice George Guidall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002199/bk_reco_002199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader´s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! ´´Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.´´-San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father´s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas´s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?-a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?-an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh´s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don´t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing-without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi ´´Heartfelt and hilarious-in any language.´´-Glamour ´´A joyful success.´´-Newsday ´´What´s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It´s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.´´-Los Angeles Times Book Review ´´Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.´´-The Providence Journal ´´A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love-of family, country, and heritage.´´-Jimmy Carter ´´Delightfully refreshing.´´-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ´´[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.´´-San Jose Mercury News