Read by actress, singer, blogger and author Carrie Hope Fletcher, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s delightful novel The Secret Garden is given new life. Delve in to the tranquil world of Burnett’s story as you follow the journey of her young protagonist, Mary Lennox, on her journey through her childhood. First published in 1911, the novel is a much-cited ‘classic’ of English children’s literature. It is, however, as much for adults as for anyone else. An uplifting and light-hearted listen, this is the ideal summer escape. Mary Lennox starts her life as an unhappy victim of circumstance. After the loss of her parents, she moves to rural Yorkshire to live with a distant uncle where she resents the wildness of the countryside. At first, she struggles to find a place in this new existence. Although unsure about her surroundings and its occupants, through the gentle guidance of the maid she gradually becomes interested in the story of Mrs Craven who apparently used to spend her time in a garden at the house, the key to which has vanished. Mary makes it her quest to find and explore the possibilities it holds. Her journey sees her change, befriending a host of loveable characters as the garden begins to cast its spell on her. About the authorBorn in 1849, Burnett moved to America in 1865 where she would live, on and off, for the rest of her life. She was well travelled, living in Paris for a few years before buying a house in England (where she wrote The Secret Garden) and finally moving to New York. She is best known for her children’s novels such as Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess but was also a prodigious writer of adult fiction. It is this, which perhaps explains how she was able to merge and cater for both audiences with such success in The Secret Garden. About the narratorCarrie Hope Fletcher is an award-winning actress, best-selling author, musical theatre st 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrie Hope Fletcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052582/bk_adbl_052582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fun, colourful and lighthearted travel guide to Japan, taking readers on a tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto. By a noted comic book artist and food blogger.
Whether you live in a country farmhouse or an urban apartment, you will find inspiration for every room in your home. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz´s welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home. In this beautiful book of house and garden photography and DIY inspiration, popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan shares a hundred tips and tricks, budget-friendly hints, and project how-tos to make every room in your house feel like a home you love. Each month hundreds of thousands of readers find design inspiration and DIY ideas on Liz´s blog, where Liz shares stories of life with her veteran husband, their 1800s Michigan farmhouse, and the home décor boutique she co-owns. In Cozy White Cottage , Liz offers her best home décor and design tips to help you create a home you´ll love coming home to. You´ll love Liz´s real-life, easy, and affordable ideas to get the most out of your home and discover things like: The passion and productivity that can pour out of an inspiring, functional workspace or office The conversation and connection that flow out of a warm, well-arranged living room The thoughtful hospitality that can welcome guests, be it for a cup of coffee or an overnight stay The rejuvenation that can happen when we have quiet spaces for reading, prayer, and rest The calming routines and rituals that we can implement into our spaces and our lives The laughter, joy, and learning that can occur in adorable, functional playrooms The life-giving power that beats out of the heart of our homes, the kitchen Cozy White Cottage offers inspiration for every style, from country farmhouse to urban apartment. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz´s welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home.
Sustainable and organic, aquaponics gardening is the most efficient method of raising both plants and fish-cultivate an entire meal with your self-sustaining aquaponics system! Aquaponics is a way to garden by combining fish and plants in a garden with no soil. In this closed system, the water is constantly recycled and the nutrients needed to nurture the plants are derived from the fish waste. This is a great way to grow your own vegetables, without chemicals, in a relatively small space. Feel good about the fish and vegetables you´re eating by harvesting them from your own backyard. The Complete Idiot´s Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is your comprehensive guide to this farming method, from choosing a setup, to selecting fish and vegetables, to maintaining your system. You´ll be pleased with the variety of species that your aquaponic garden can support and how easy it is to maintain. In addition to everything you need to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by-step plans with photos for building the appropriately sized system for your needs. Engineer and blogger Meg Stout expertly explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.
The perfect companion book to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Rebel Allies is the fourth collection of action-packed novellas from Pittacus Lore. Initially published separately as digital originals, these three stories are now together in one print volume. Lost Files: #10: The Fugitive follows Mark James as he tries to track down Sarah Hart, evade the Mogadorians and the FBI, and discover the identity of the mysterious blogger he knows only as GUARD. Lost Files: #11: The Navigator reveals the truth about the crew of the two Loric spaceships who escaped to Earth and shows what happened to the pilots after they arrived and parted ways with the Garde. Lost Files: #12: The Guard tells the story of the hacker who has been aiding the Lorien survivors from the shadows for years. She´s determined to defeat the Mogs-and she just found her secret weapon. You know the truth about the Mogadorians´ invasion of Earth and the Garde who will do anything to defeat them-yet there is still so much to learn. The stories in Rebel Allies will help you get the answers you seek, but they will not help you stop the coming war. Only the Garde can save our planet. But they are not alone. . . . The I Am Number Four series is perfect for fans of science fiction adventures like the Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey and the Beautiful Minds series by Alexandra Bracken.
She is a single, twentysomething, gun-loving, Christian, Republican writer and blogger, the daughter of a senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee. He is a married, 40-year-old, gun-fearing, atheist, Democrat comedian, the son of a lesbian former Social Security employee. Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black barely know each other. But they are about to change the way politics is discussed in America. In the summer of 2011, McCain and Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast-food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other about their differences and their similarities. It´s Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson in a political cannonball run across America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003120/bk_rand_003120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ukraine Travel Guide was created by a local blogger and a great Ukraine lover, Iryna Tverda. She would love to show you the best of her homeland and the most undiscovered country in Europe. This audiobook is for those who know nothing about Ukraine, complete ´´Ukraine beginners” who, hearing the word Ukraine, think of ´´the war, football player Andriy Shevchenko, and Chernobyl”, and who might not even guess Ukraine has so many pristine natural wonders, historical places, architectural gems, and cultural events to offer. The audiobook is full of local legends and folklore stories behind each castle, museum, and mountain, so even if you are not going to Ukraine, at least in this life, you may discover something new about another culture. And of course, the guide definitely may be useful to travelers who are planning a trip to Ukraine, as it provides a certain ´´to-do” list in the country, followed by the information about prices, fares, food, and popular tourist attractions, as well as hidden places even locals are not aware of, cheap hostels, and unique restaurants. Inside the audiobook, you will find: Three separate detailed ´´to-do” guides for Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa: all tourist attractions with the clear description, entrance fee, working time, and how to get there; hidden places worth attention, unusual museums, food tips, accommodation, and useful websites. Ukraine´s top places to visit, including the world´s only botanical phenomenon, Tunnel of Love; medieval castles and knight festivals; thousand-year-old caves full of ghost legends; authentic mountain villages inhabited by Ukrainian highlanders known as Hutsuls; the Cossack island Khortytsya; ancient temples vibrating unbelievable energy; one of the world’s famous garden-park art creations, Sofiyivka Park; picturesque local flea markets; and many others. Chernobyl Zone - why thousands of foreign tourists visit the notorious 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Pipkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119011/bk_acx0_119011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hilarious and touching new installment of Armistead Maupin´s beloved Tales of the City series. Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a television career in New York. Now a pair of personal calamities has driven her back to the city of her youth and into the arms of her oldest friend, Michael ´´Mouse´´ Tolliver, a gardener happily ensconced with his much-younger husband. Mary Ann finds temporary refuge in the couple´s backyard cottage, where, at the unnerving age of 57, she licks her wounds and takes stock of her mistakes. Soon, with the help of Facebook and a few old friends, she begins to reengage with life, only to confront fresh terrors when her checkered past comes back to haunt her in a way she could never have imagined. After the intimate first-person narrative of Maupin´s last novel, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn marks the author´s return to the multicharacter plotlines and darkly comic themes of his earlier work. Among those caught in Mary Ann´s orbit are her estranged daughter, Shawna, a popular sex blogger; Jake Greenleaf, Michael´s transgendered gardening assistant; socialite DeDe Halcyon-Wilson; and the indefatigable Anna Madrigal, Mary Ann´s former landlady at 28 Barbary Lane. More than three decades in the making, Armistead Maupin´s legendary Tales of the City series rolls into a new age, still sassy, irreverent, and curious, and still exploring the boundaries of the human experience with insight, compassion, and mordant wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armistead Maupin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002337/bk_harp_002337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.