Life at Deacon Smith’s Home for Waifs would be completely dreary if it weren’t for Possum’s best friend, Billy, who “thinks up lies faster than he can talk” and provides plenty of excitement for the other boys. When Billy hears that gold is hidden in the mountains - “Great big chunks of it, some of ’em big as your fist” - he plans to escape, taking Possum with him. The two runaways embark on a journey in search of their dream - the gold that will lead to a better life. To earn enough money for their adventure, they join Professor Alberto Santini, “savant of the healing arts”, and his road show. The professor teaches the boys how “spieling” can make a buck, but it’s only the professor who seems to be earning any money. Just as Possum and Billy realize that they’ve been conned, they get tangled up in a murder. The boys try to keep ahead of the law as they continue their search for gold, but their friendship becomes strained as Possum begins to feel more and more different from Billy. Is the boys’ friendship strong enough to carry them through to the end of their journey? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alston Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001308/bk_bbca_001308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When lifes left you flatter than a steamrolled possum, turn here for a little hope, humor, honesty, and encouragement from the Bible. Roadkill on the Highway to Heaven is the best of Chonda Pierces celebrated Roadkill Reports to her fans, plus lots of new material, and its perfect for reinflating your outlookanytime, anywhere! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Bloomquist. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000364/bk_zond_000364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1970s, Dolly Freed lived off the land dirt cheap and plum easy. Living in their own house on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia for almost five years, Dolly and her father produced their own food and drink and spent roughly $700 each per year. Thirty years later, Dolly Freed's Possum Living is as fascinating and pertinent as it was in 1978. Tin House is reissuing the survivalist classic with a foreword by David Gates and an afterword by the author.After discussing reasons why you should or shouldn't give up your job, Possum Living gives you details about the cheapest ways with the best results to buy and maintain your home, dress well, cope with the law, stay healthy, and keep up a middle-class facade whether you live in the city, in the suburbs, or in a small town. In a delightful, straightforward style, Dolly Freed explains how to be lazy, proud, miserly, and honest, live well and enjoy leisure. She shares her knowledge for what you do need - your own home, for example - and what you don't need, such as doctors, lawyers, and insurance. Through her own example, Dolly hopes to inspire you to do some independent thinking about how economics affect the course of your life now and may do so in the coming "age of shortages". If you ever wondered what it would be like to be in greater control of your own life, Possum Living will show you and help you do it for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dolly Freed, Paige Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002239/bk_adbl_002239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beloved New Orleans storyteller Coleen Salley inspired countless children to embrace the joys of reading with her riotously funny—and distinctly Southern—children’s books. With the fourth book in the series, the late author presents readers with one more romp through the lively world of everybody’s favorite possum. Epossumondas wants to listen to Mama, but it’s so hard to remember everything. So Epossumondas heads into the swamp he was warned about—and there he’ll have to do what possums do best if he is to escape trouble with the legendary loup-garou. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Darlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004489/bk_reco_004489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yamba the pygmy possum sets off to join the Beast Navy submarine service. The first of her kind to leave their home tree in the Australian Alps for 1,000 years, she knows a lot about martial arts, sausages and cupcakes - and not much else. Joining forces with a wombat, platypus, and bandicoot with a little red wagon full of dynamite to join the battle against alien invaders, what could possibly go wrong? Yamba's Army is without a doubt, at least the second best middle grade adventure fiction about wombats in submarines that you are going to find this week. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Uncle Hamster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078968/bk_acx0_078968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four New York Times best-selling Mother Angelica books, Raymond Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet. Here are Mother Angelica's spiritual battles in her cell - including encounters with the devil. Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God - which sheds light on her long silence. Here are the unrevealed episodes of hilarity and inspiration; from playing possum (to avoid undesirable visitors to her room), to undertaking a secret trip to the far East, to blessing her nuns as they leave her care to create new monasteries, Mother Angelica's spunky spirit shines through the narrative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Arroyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sant/000220/bk_sant_000220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program is read by the author. South Toward Home is a wry and humorous audiobook about life and culture in the American South. In thinking about her native land, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here.” These juxtapositions are, for Julia, the soul of the South and in her warmhearted and funny new audiobook, South Toward Home, she chronicles her adventures through the highs and the lows of Southern life - the Delta hot tamale festival, a masked ball, a rollicking party in a boat on a sand bar, scary Christian billboards, and the southern affection for the lowly possum. She writes about the southern penchant for making their own fun in every venue from a high-toned New Orleans dinner party to cocktail crawls on the streets of the French Quarter where to-go cups are de rigeur. And with as much hilarity as possible, Julia shines her light on the South’s more embarrassing tendencies like dry counties and the politics of lust. As she puts it, “My fellow Southerners have brought me the greatest joy - on the page, over the airwaves, around the dinner table, at the bar or, hell, in the checkout line.” South Towards Home, with a foreword by Jon Meacham, is Julia Reed’s valentine to the place she loves best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Reed, Dan Bittner - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003567/bk_aren_003567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a moment children get to leave this noisy and hectic world and submerge their formative imaginations into a timeless world of natural beauty and truth. Meet Johnny Chuck, who finds the best thing in the world while Billy the Mink is having a swimming party. Find out who saves Mrs. Redwing's speckled eggs and why Old Man Coyote has many voices. The stars of our adventures are the jovial Johnny Chuck, rascally Reddy Fox, cautious Bobby Coon, curious Peter Rabbit, wise Grandfather Frog, unhurried Jimmy Skunk, boastful Chatterer the Red Squirrel, dear Danny Meadow Mouse, stout Unc' Billy Possum, bossy Sammy Jay, cunning Blacky the Crow, fun-loving Billy Mink, friendly Jerry Muskrat, and Little Joe Otter - and let's not forget Old Mother West Wind, the Laughing Brook, the Smiling Pool, the Merry Little Breezes, the Purple Hills, and the Lone Little Path winding through the Green Meadows and wise old Mother Nature. Thornton W. Burgess, who shares his deep reverence for mother nature with his young listeners, got it right when he wrote stories about his local forests and meadows, brooks and ponds, and all the little animals that live, nest, and feed there. Through his stories children get to know and love animals and their habitats and learn important lessons from their lives and adventures - from problem solving to conflict resolution to the joy of discovery. They learn about the interconnected nature of community and the value each individual member brings to it. The animals are shown to live in a way rarely witnessed today - in a whole and united world. Their adventures will come alive via audiobooks narrated by prominent and engaging voices and celebrities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Mensah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030781/bk_acx0_030781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.