Maverick risk-taker and onetime star professor Fritz Tullis has been exiled from academia after a passionate affair with the wrong man´s wife. When he retreats to his family´s estate in southern Maryland, he refurbishes a run-down sharecropper´s shack on the edge of a swamp and spends his time musing and photographing the area´s abundant bird life. Most important, he vows to never again get involved with events he can´t control. But one morning while photographing birds, he sights a plane with his telephoto lens as it touches down on an airstrip across the bay. It´s an open secret that this area, with its multitude of hidden waterways, is becoming a hub for illegal arms and drug trafficking. Fritz witnesses the first in a string of murders involving high-ranking government officials and before he knows it, and against his better judgment, he is digging for the truth. Fritz is about to learn how dangerous ´´being involved´´ can be. For as his quiet life gets more complex, people - including some who are near and dear - start to die. And as his involvement in solving these crimes deepens, Fritz senses that he himself is being scrutinized through a telescopic lens, and that someone, somewhere, is plotting his death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000242/bk_time_000242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada declares war against Germany in World War II, she joins the British Women´s Auxiliary Air Force as an aerial photographic interpreter. Working with intelligence officers at RAF Medmenham in England, Rose spies on the enemy from the sky. When her commanding officer, Gideon Fowler, sets his sights on Rose both professionally and personally, her prospects look bright. But can he be trusted? As she becomes increasingly disillusioned by the destruction of war and Gideon´s affections, tragedy strikes, and Rose´s world falls apart. Rose struggles to rebuild her shattered life and finds that victory ultimately lies within herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francine Brody. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002803/bk_isis_002803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bird-watching is not only an ecofriendly hobby, but it is also definitely enjoyable. It is addicting and educational. Bird-watching is not only for professionals and ornithologists; it is also recommended for all people who love nature. As easy as it may seem, bird-watching has certain requirements, such as skills, patience, strategy, and basic knowledge of birds and their behavior. There are certain tools necessary to make this activity more fun and more fulfilling. Birds can be very interesting to watch. Each species is different from one another, and these all exhibit varying physical characteristics and behaviors. According to experts there are at least 970 species of birds found in the United States and Canada, and there are about 10,000 bird species in the world. If you are aiming to be a good birder, your backyard may give you at least 30 species (that is if you are really fortunate). America is known for numerous bird species, and this audiobook will help and guide you on how to identify different kinds of birds that thrive in America. So if you want to be a certified birder, this audiobook will make it happen in no time. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn... Introduction to Bird-Watching Tools and Equipments Bird-watching Tips for Beginners Tips on How to Identify Bird Species Ten Most Popular Bird Species in America Much, much more! Purchase your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032679/bk_acx0_032679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lamott takes a conventional approach and uses personal narratives to convey lessons on writing in her time-tested book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. She paints elaborate pictures of her family, friends and personal struggles. For Lamott, writing and life go hand in hand. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to Bird by Bird to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book´s content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you´d like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary & Analysis Include? Executive summary of the original book Key Takeaways from each chapter Chapter-by-chapter summaries Exposition & Analysis Original Book Summary Overview Anne Lamott sets out to make the listener a better writer by narrating her experiences as an author and her observations as a writing coach. She emphasizes that to improve their writing, budding writers must make a commitment to write more. Lamott asserts that writers can develop great stories by beginning with small details, observing their surroundings, exploring their memories, and following their intuition. Before You Buy: The purpose of this FastReads Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it’s worth the time, money and effort listener the original book (if you haven’t already). FastReads has pulled out the essence—but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Bird by Bird. Please Note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly McGee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098149/bk_acx0_098149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You sit at your window and watch the birds in the yard. You watch them search for food. They flit and fly around. You find yourself very relaxed. It is important to maintain your bird feeders properly. Keep them clean and full of fresh food at all times. You can hang your feeders from trees or purchase a specially-made hanger. You can attach them to porch railings as well. You can tailor your feeders to certain species of birds. Thistle will generally attract finches and small birds. Sunflowers seeds will attract red birds. And peanuts attract blue jays. Don´t forget about the humming birds and orioles. They like a feeder filled with sugar water. Relax and have fun with the birds! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara H. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030464/bk_acx0_030464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Follow along with Little Bird as you get settled in for the night. This sweet little poem will keep the imagination burning bright. Grab some hot cocoa or tea, listen to the audiobook, and enjoy this cute quirky journey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liz Krane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120612/bk_acx0_120612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How many of us who have read of the skylark and the nightingale since our school days actually have ever heard their songs? And how many of us realize the extent to which birds have appeared in the work of leading English and American poets? The songs and calls of 50 of the more common birds of England and North America are paired with such classic poems as ´´The Raven´´ by Edgar Allan Poe, ´´The Oriole´s Secret´´ by Emily Dickinson, ´´An Essay on Man´´ by Alexander Pope, ´´Roadless Area´´ by Paul Brooks, ´´To a Skylark´´ by Percy Bysshe Shelley, ´´The Birds of Killingworth´´ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ´´The Princess´´ by Alfred Lord Tennyson, ´´The Oven Bird´´ by Robert Frost, ´´Thoreau´s Flute´´ by Louisa May Alcott, and ´´The Wasteland´´ by T. S. Eliot. No effort was spared in obtaining the best field recordings to supplement those used from the Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick G. Marcham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002562/bk_blak_002562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Among the creatures that find the food, water, and shelter they need in our gardens, birds are the ones we notice the most, partly because the majority are active in the daytime. Of course, they can be a welcome distraction for us, as they go about their lives and we briefly escape from ours. From the Robin to the Blackbird, Starling and Chaffinch, this illuminating publication helps you identify common garden birds and reveals fascinating facts about them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Southworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053391/bk_acx0_053391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The British countryside is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife and any walk, whether it be in woodland, wetland or open country, is always accompanied by the varied songs and calls of our birdlife. This identification guide presents the sounds of 65 species that call the British countryside home, from songbirds such as the Yellowhammer, Skylark and Reed Warbler to game birds such as the Pheasant and Red-legged Partridge and birds of prey such as the Kestrel and Buzzard. Each track includes a spoken introduction giving the name of the species. Track listing: 1. Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus 2. Tawny Owl, Strix aluco 3. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major 4. Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes 5. Robin, Erithacus rubecula 6. Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos 7. Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus 8. Blackbird, Turdus merula 9. Mistle Thrush, Turdus viscivorus 10. Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos 11. Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla 12. Garden Warbler, Sylvia borin 13. Wood Warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix 14. Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita 15. Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus 16. Goldcrest, Regulus regulus 17. Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata 18. Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus 19. Great Tit, Parus major 20. Coal Tit, Periparus ater 21. Nuthatch, Sitta europaea 22. Jay, Garrulus glandarius 23. Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus 24. Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris 25. Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs 26. Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris 27. Siskin, Carduelis spinus 28. Red Grouse, Lagopus lagopus 29. Red-legged Partridge, Alectoris rufa 30. Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus 31. Buzzard, Buteo buteo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cookie Weymouth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brlb/000017/bk_brlb_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to identify the voices of 50 coastal birds with this fascinating audio guide from the British Library. Species that are regularly found along the shores of the British Isles have been selected and include a range of seabirds, waders, wildfowl, and even a couple of songbirds. Some species such as the Oystercatcher and Ringed Plover are permanent residents on the British coastline and can been seen throughout the year. Others, such as the Puffin, Storm Petrel, and Arctic Tern only return to these shores for a limited time in order to breed. For certain species such as the Knot and Turnstone, British waters offer a safe haven in which they can see out the winter before heading back to more northerly nesting grounds in the spring. Coastal Birds presents a comprehensive collection of vocalisations that can be used during any visit to the coast. We hope that being able to identify these birds by voice will add to your enjoyment of the beautiful British coastline and the wide variety of species that can be seen and heard there. Each track includes an announcement giving the name of the species. Track listing: 1. Barnacle Goose 2. Brent Goose 3. Shelduck 4. Wigeon 5. Eider 6. Teal 7. Long-tailed Duck 8. Fulmar 9. Gannet 10. Manx Shearwater 11. Storm Petrel 12. Leach’s Petrel 13. Cormorant 14. Shag 15. Oystercatcher 16. Avocet 17. Ringed Plover 18. Grey Plover 19. Knot 20. Sanderling 21. Purple Sandpiper 22. Dunlin 23. Turnstone 24. Black-tailed Godwit 25. Bar-tailed Godwit 26. Whimbrel 27. Curlew 28. Spotted Redshank 29. Greenshank 30. Redshank 31. Great Skua 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cookie Weymouth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brlb/000016/bk_brlb_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.