The Old Curiosity Shop follows the story of Little Nell who lives with her grandfather in his magical shop of curiosities in London. Her grandfather´s attempts to secure an inheritance for Nell lead them into financial trouble with the evil dwarf Quilp. Nell manages to flee and lead her grandfather to safety, but with considerable cost to her health. 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: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000465/bk_naxo_000465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. ´The Magic Shop´ is the story of a small boy and his father who go into a shop which appears to sell magic tricks. But the proprietor insists that all the tricks are really genuine magic, and the longer they stay in the shop, the stranger the tricks become. Then the shopkeeper performs one truly terrifying trick...and what happens next is very peculiar.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000868/bk_redd_000868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens. The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London. Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Hagan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rnib/000055/bk_rnib_000055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"The Magic Shop" by H.G. Wells is a classic tale that has withstood the test of time. You listen and it stays with you. Read by award-winning narrator, Mike Vendetti, you too can be transported into that magic shop where the magic is just too real. Only to be left wondering could that be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Vendetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002331/bk_mike_002331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little Nell and her grandfather are forced to leave their curiosity shop and live as beggars. Peopled with such unforgettable characters as Daniel Quilp, Dick Swiveller, Thomas Codlin, Kit Nubbles, and Sampson and Sarah Brass, this Dickens classic is a real tearjerker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flo Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbk/000154/bk_adbk_000154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Death, innocence, sacrifice and corruption - The Old Curiosity Shop is vintage Dickens. Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost? Part tragedy, part allegory, this is Dickens at his most intense; drawing on his own experiences, he weaves a story of extraordinary emotional power. 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: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000537/bk_naxo_000537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Colorado, a pop star and her entourage are brutally murdered. At first the lead assassin, ex-Navy SEAL Cyril Landry, has no qualms about the killings - it´s just another job for The Shop, a shadowy organization that has hired him to execute people across the country. But Landry begins to wonder why these people had to die, transforming from mercenary to hunter as he delves into the depths of The Shop. Thousands of miles away, in a seedy motel in Florida, a local police chief is found shot to death. As Detective Jolie Burke works to find out why, the tangled threads of evidence lead to a disturbing place: the heart of the powerful Haddox clan, led by US Attorney General Franklin Haddox. As Jolie pursues the truth, she quickly discovers that Haddox will do anything to protect his country´s ugly secrets - even kill. Landry´s quest to uncover The Shop´s motives throws him into the dark currents of Jolie´s investigation, and they find themselves working as an unlikely duo: a cop and a killer, joining forces to expose a shocking conspiracy that ascends to the highest offices in the land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Postel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003889/bk_brll_003889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
”A man oughta be able to walk home drunk without some damn fool running him off the road, you know.” The hub of life in the islands is the local rum shop and though life in the Windward Islands in the Caribbean might be a little different, move at a slower pace than in other places, the problems of life are pretty much the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norbert Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024986/bk_acx0_024986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop. Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled. It´s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt´s wedding shop in Heart´s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet. More than 80 years later, former air force captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart´s Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love. As Cora´s and Haley´s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windy Lanzl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001680/bk_zond_001680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some family secrets can´t be unseen. Marcus and his twin sister, Ellie, live in the loft above their grandparents´ magic shop - the one all the rumors are about. He´s all too familiar with the hand buzzers, card tricks, and fake vomit kits. He thought he had seen it all until he stumbles upon his grandfather hiding something in a secret room behind the family tapestry. Now Marcus and Ellie must unravel a dirty laundry list of family secrets, and are thrown into a sinister world that has been hidden from them their entire lives. Not only is the family business a front, but Marcus has to develop his powers before the Dun-Bahr find him and assimilate the magic he was born to protect. How will Marcus evade his enemies, and save his family? It all comes down to what´s hidden at the Magic Shop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070799/bk_acx0_070799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.