With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language´s myriad intricacies and quirks. In animated fashion, Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. He discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization. Much more than a history, Crystal´s work looks forward to the future of language, exploring the effect of technology on our day-to-day reading, writing, and speech. Through enlightening tables, diagrams, and quizzes, as well as Crystal´s avuncular and entertaining style, A Little Book of Language will reveal the story of language to be a captivating tale for all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002052de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Brian Jacques is one of the most popular storytellers in the world. With millions of copies in print, his tales starring the remarkable creatures of Mossflower country have earned him a devoted legion of fans. Now the story continues in Loamhedge, as brave warriors stand tall against evil beasts, and bold explorers journey to faraway lands in search of long-buried secrets.Bound to a wheelchair, young haremaid Martha Braebuck wonders if Loamhedge, the forgotten Abbey, may hold the key to her cure. To find out, Braggon the otter and Sarobando the squirrel head for Loamhedge on Martha´s behalf. As soon as they are gone, Redwall Abbey is attacked by the ruthless searat Raga Bol and his villainous cronies. But what Raga Bol doesn´t know is he is being pursued by a massive badger with a deadly bow, and a taste for revenge.Whether you are a frequent visitor to this colorful world or this is your first expedition, Loamhedge will satisfy your thirst for sweeping adventure and a tale told well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Jacques and full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000374de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur doesn´t think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday, the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur´s family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything; an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, surviving a very weird work camp, befriending a bear-like spirit, fighting the void-like Nithlings, and traveling in the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Corduner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000092de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he can´t refuse. Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up from the hospital...even though his hometown is miles away from any ocean. From hospital room to high seas, Arthur finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder, and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters. Through it all, he is drawn deeper into the central mystery of the House. Arthur must find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Key, not just for himself, but for the millions (if not trillions) who will suffer if he doesn´t. The first step? Surviving life aboard a ship on the Border Sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Corduner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000214de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Say goodbye to boring old ´´A is for apple´´ books and say hello to the exciting, playful world of My Buddy Knows Letters by Keith Wheeler. In My Buddy Knows Letters, children are introduced to our buddy, Josh. This character will introduce the listener to an item with the catchphrase, ´´My Buddy Knows´´, followed by ´´starts with....´´ The listener then decides what letter that item starts with. Once they think they know the answer, they can listen on and see if they´re right. My Buddy Knows the answers...do you? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Marz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097218de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elsie Dinsmore is an endearing 8-year-old girl with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, who died when Elsie was a baby, and she longs for a close, loving relationship with her father. He, however, has sent her off to be raised at Roselands, his brother´s Southern plantation, where her teacher, Miss Day, harshly criticizes her and her cousins tease her relentlessly. As Elsie learns to handle her problems, she begins to learn more about herself. And as her faith in her heavenly father grows, she learns what it means to be a child of God. The result is a story that inspires and challenges, and listeners will delight in how Elsie comes to depend completely upon faith in God for the peace and happiness she seeks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000741de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Junie B. is the bestest spyer in the whole world. That´s ´cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn´t whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lana Quintal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000484de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Louis Proof is an ordinary kid. He loves listening to hip-hop, racing radio-controlled cars, and hanging out with his best friend, Brandon. Then a mysterious letter invites him to visit the local junkyard. There he finds a secret, underground amusement park like no other in existence. This is the best day of Louis´ life. The park even has the most amazing race course for radio-controlled cars. Louis starts racing right away. It´s a close contest; he´s about to activate his nitro boost to take the lead, when...This is the worst day of Louis´ life. Without warning or reason, the 13-year-old falls into a coma due to a virus of a mysterious, celestial origin. When he awakens three months later, the world that he once knew and loved is totally out of control. He will learn that his illness is connected to everything that is wrong, and that it´s not only his responsibility but his destiny to set things right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000620de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few novels have affected audiences (especially young people) like John Green´s The Fault in Our Stars. With this new guide, you will have an even greater understanding of the book. Included in this guide: a biography of author John Green, a look at the book´s context, its literary elements, detailed chapter summaries, analysis, and suggestions for essays. This is the definitive guide to The Fault in Our Stars, concise, easy to understand, and guaranteed to add to your enjoyment of this modern classic, now a major motion picture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christa Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021738de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Twain´s classic and controversial novel weaves together adventure, comedy, and satire as Huck struggles to escape his constricting life and sets off down the river with Jim, a slave. This comprehensive explanation of the novel offers an introduction to Mark Twain´s life, a detailed narrative guide to the book, dramatic readings, and a critical analysis. The author of this study guide is an assistant professor of English at the College of William and Mary with a specialty in American Literature and a guest lecturer at Yale and Harvard. This guide is part of the A+ AUDIO series from Time Warner, an innovative set of study materials that will help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. Look for other A+ titles from Audible in the Education section of Personal Development. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John O´Connell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000027de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.