Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing #ownvoices novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers - especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, whom her family can never know about. With Mami´s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school´s slam poetry club, she doesn´t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can´t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent. ´´Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice.´´ (Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Acevedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006508/bk_harp_006508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Three Celebrated Plays of That Excellent Poet Ben Johnson:Viz,, The Fox, a Comedy, The Alchymist, a Comedy, The Silent Woman, a Comedy, To Which Is Added, a Compleat Catalogue of All the Plays That Were Ever Printed in the English Language, to the Ye Ben Johnson
On 6 June, 1944, Britain woke up to a profound silence. Overnight, 160,000 Allied troops had vanished and an eerie emptiness settled over the country. The majority of those men would never return. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours. Using a wealth of first-person testimonies, renowned historian Max Arthur recounts a remarkable new oral history of D-Day, beginning with the two years leading up to the silent day that saw the UK transformed by the arrival of thousands of American and Canadian troops. We also hear the views of the American troops, who quickly formed strong views of both the British military and civilian populations. Then, on that June morning, many British people woke up to discover that vast areas of the country, which had throbbed with life only the day before, were now empty and silent. Civilian workers found coffee pots still warm on the stove but not a soul to greet them. Many women - and children - felt bewildered and betrayed. Then, throughout that day and the days that followed, the whole population gathered around wireless sets, waiting for news. There are powerful testimonies from families of who lost loved ones on the beaches of Normandy, and dramatic personal accounts from young widows who had never had the chance to say goodbye. The Silent Day is an original and evocative portrait of a key event in world history, and a poignant reminder of the human cost of D-Day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000663/bk_hodd_000663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the classic silent film of 1919, this original audio play won the Independent Publishers Award in 1998 for best direct¿to-audio production. John De Lancie stars as a young poet who visits a fair one night with his friend and girlfriend. Entering Doctor Caligari¿s tent, they meet the mysterious Cesare, a kind of zombie, who is neither alive nor dead¿and who forecasts doom for our high-strung protagonist and his friends.Combining the directness of an old-time radio play and the language and themes of high psychological drama, this unique production was written, produced and directed by Peabody and Audie award-winner Yuri Rasovsky and features a superb cast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/blak/000947/pf_blak_000947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Titel: Cafe Del Mar Vol.2 - José Padilla / Sabres Of Paradise / Marc Antoine / A Man Called Adam With Eddie Parker / Silent Poets / The Metaluna Mutant / Deadbeats / Psychedelic Research Lab / Ramp / Paco De Lucia / Format: Audio CDTracks: Disc
Titel: Cafe Del Mar Vol. 2 - José Padilla / D*Note / Mark´s & Henry´s / Sabres Of Paradise / Salt Tank / Silent Poets / Deadbeats / Marc Antoine / A Man Called Adam With Eddie Parker / Various / Format: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. Moment Scal
One of America´s greatest novelists dazzlingly reinvents the coming-of-age story in his most passionate and surprising book to date. Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster´s 15th novel opens in New York City in the spring of 1967, when 20-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University, meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent and seductive girlfriend, Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life. Three different narrators tell the story of Invisible, a novel that travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from Morningside Heights, to the Left Bank of Paris, to a remote island in the Caribbean. It is a book of youthful rage, unbridled sexual hunger, and a relentless quest for justice. With uncompromising insight, Auster takes us into the shadowy borderland between truth and memory, between authorship and identity, to produce a work of unforgettable power that confirms his reputation as ´´one of America´s most spectacularly inventive writers.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Auster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001016/bk_aren_001016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There be pirates in the vast void of space! Does not the poet say: ´´Beware the strangeness of the stranger. Unknown things bring unknown danger?´´ The noble ship Procrustes was silent as a ghost. Warships can be silent if they are slow; only their missiles need speed. And so it was silently, slowly, that the Procrustes approached the stranger´s cold vessel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/atxt/000023/bk_atxt_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.