This is the captivating story of Xiaomei Martell, who was born in one of China’s most remote regions just two years before Mao launched the Cultural Revolution. The youngest of four daughters her name means ‘Little Sister’ her family had no money or connections, yet they raised her with a thirst for knowledge and a love of food, ranging from the Lion’s Head meatballs her Uncle Deng cooked to the ‘phoenix feet’ that apparently cured wrinkles, by way of hundred-year-old eggs. Xiaomei’s entertaining and inspiring story takes us to a world where children play with painted pig toes, dumplings give you perfect ears and rather than saying hello, you ask ‘chilema’, or ‘Have you eaten?’ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liz Sutherland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003269/bk_bbcw_003269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lion of Mistra is the third in this epic historical series, shaped by the quest for a powerful relic which could save the endangered Byzantine Empire. It´s a different world. Bayezid, leader of the Ottomans, is dead; his heirs, Suleyman and Mehmed, are at war with each other; and the dread Tamerlane, who was on the brink of invading China, is also dead. Luke is now pushed into the role of protector of Mistra. He is determined to create a strong defence for his remaining region of Byzantium and so decides to build a great wall across the land. For this he will need to utilise the fighting skills of his Varangians, both as the base for his army but even more to become a money-raising mercenary troop. And funds for the great wall will drive Luke to at last discover and use the power of the legendary and long-hidden Varangian treasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Maxwell Simpson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000200/bk_qpuk_000200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prophecy is leaping off the pages of today´s headlines. With a foreword by Joseph Farah. From Amazon top 60 best-selling author Carl Gallups. The return of Israel. Increased turmoil in the Middle East. The rise of ISIS. China and Russia´s presence in the Fertile Crescent. The exponentially increasing technological explosion. The ´´Trojan horse´´ refugee crisis. America´s collapsing borders. The rise of the Sodom and Gomorrah spirit. The targeting of Christians around the world and particularly in the Middle East and the United States. These are just a few prophetic fulfillments occurring in our day pointing to significant biblical times to come. The Bible is 100% accurate in regards to the ancient prophecies and ours is the first generation to see these startling events converging - and at lightning speed. Meticulously documented with reliable sources and sound contextual biblical study, When the Lion Roars equips you to understand the gravity of the days in which we are living. In When the Lion Roars, discover what the Bible really says about... The unprecedented demonic outpouring of the Last Days The spirit of the days of Noah The connection of wanton technology growth with biblical prophecy fulfillment The spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah Apostasy in the Last Days´ Church Why Turkey is central to last days´ prophecy Why Israel is the centerpiece of end time prophecy The historical truth about Islam and ISIS The Shemitah effect The mystery of 666 - are we on the verge of the technological fulfillment? How should Christians and the Church respond to these prophetic times And much more We are living in intense but exciting times. We are living in prophetically unprecedented times. Be on guard; prepare your spirit and your mind. Make certain you have a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice England. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002176/bk_hove_002176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fictional novella, by Chen Yuanbin, follows the quest of a pregnant Chinese peasant woman who is searching for a public apology from the authorities to compensate for her husband having been kicked by the head of their rural village. The film of The Story of Qiu Ju, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li in the title role, won the Golden Lion Prize at the 9th Venice International Film Festival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miriam Margolyes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000026/bk_rksw_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Chinese mythology, there is so much symbolism, and there are so many wise lessons to discover. It’s almost criminal that Western civilization studies Greek or Roman myths but leaves all the Chinese gods and goddesses to themselves. In this guide, we’ll delve deeper into these mystical beings and the beliefs surrounding them, whether modern or ancient. You will learn about subtopics like: The intriguing legend of the Monkey King and the journey through China Stories that involve the Chinese goddess of the moon The significance of dragons and lions in China Zodiac signs in the Orient and their meanings The myth about the goddess of compassion and the legend of the white snake And there is more. With this knowledge in the back of your head, you will show greater comprehension of the signs, symbols, and traditions of the Chinese, which have been preserved and developed over centuries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114798/bk_acx0_114798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In China, long ago, there lived an evil demon. He was called Nian. Nian had the jaws of a lion. He had the scales of a snake and razor-sharp claws. All people feared him.Let´s enjoy listening! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Omri Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107039/bk_acx0_107039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Laura Solon won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 with her sensational debut show. She now returns to Radio 4 with a new series of her bittersweet comedy show packed with characters, monologues and sketches from this extraordinary writer and performer. There will be talking, not talking, some stories, and a lion made out of china. Aided by Rosie Cavaliero, Ben Moor and Ben Willbond, Laura Solon is a remarkable talent with an astonishing eye for detail and ear for voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Solon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002525/rt_bbcw_002525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the best-loved children’s stories of all time, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz describes the adventures of young Dorothy, who is swept away from her Kansas farm in a cyclone, and lands in the strange country of Oz. This audiobook is ideal for young listeners (ages 5 to 12) to discover for themselves that a book can contain so much more adventure than a movie. Although the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland was immensely popular, it left out many parts of this story. While this four-hour audiobook edition is faithful to the original novel, it includes much more than just the spoken word. This premium audio edition will also kindle your child’s imagination with mysterious sounds such as winged monkeys hooting and flapping, animals growling, Munchkin bells, a flowing river, castle doors, Toto barking, chopping down trees, magic witches’ music, and even the clunky tinkling of a china cow! It´s not just a narration - it also features in-character stereo conversations between brave and innocent young Dorothy, the lovable Scarecrow without a brain, the sad Tin Man without a heart, the blustery Lion without courage, and many, many others. Although this story is more than a hundred years old, its magic has not faded. The 21st century success of the Broadway musical Wicked (set in the land of Oz) has prompted two new movies for 2013, also based partly on Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. If you or child has seen, or you plan to see any of these Oz shows, then you should also find out how it all began. Set your child off on the original magical trip: this captivating audio journey, along the yellow brick road to see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shane Sody. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sody/000014/bk_sody_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon-to-be 26th president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley´s assassination, the novel positions Roosevelt as a ´´perfect bull in a china shop,´´ a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist who would grow up to be our greatest peacetime president. With an operatic cast, including ´´Bamie´´, his handicapped older sister; Eleanor, his gawky little niece; as well as the devoted Rough Riders, the novel memorably features the lovable mountain lion Josephine, who helped train Roosevelt for his ´´crowded hour´´, the charge up San Juan Hill. Lauded by Jonathan Lethem for his ´´polymorphous imagination and crack comic timing´´, Charyn has created a classic of historical fiction, confirming his place as ´´one of the most important writers in American literature´´ (Michael Chabon). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002437/bk_high_002437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dolphins at Daybreak (#9) It´s sink or swim for Jack and Annie when Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Ghost Town at Sundown (#10) ´´Is this town haunted?´´ Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House takes them to the Wild Wild West. Lions at Lunchtime (#11) ´´Where are the lions?´´ Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister to the vast plains of Africa. Polar Bears Past Bedtime (#12) It´s icicle city...when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Vacation Under the Volcano (#13) Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. Day of the Dragon-King (#14) Who would burn books? Jack and Annie find out when the Magic Tree House takes them back to ancient China. Viking Ships at Sunrise (#15) ´´Beware the Vikings!´´ warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. Hour of the Olympics (#16) Join Jack and Annie as the Magic Tree House takes them to ancient Greece to witness the very first Olympic games! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001359/bk_lili_001359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.