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.
A hypnotic and thought-provoking novel inspired by the sensational Lord Lucan case, by the Orange Prize short-listed author of Fred & Edie.Drawing on the infamous Lord Lucan affair, this compelling novel explores the roots of a shocking murder from a fresh perspective and brings to vivid life an era when women´s voices all too often went unheard. In the summer of 1974, Mandy River arrives in London to make a fresh start and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege: Lord Morven is having his wife watched. According to Lady Morven, her estranged husband also has a violent streak, yet she doesn´t seem the most reliable witness. Should Mandy believe her? As Mandy tries to shield her young charges from harm, her friend Rosemary watches from the wings - an odd girl with her own painful past and a rare gift. This time, though, she misreads the signs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellie Heydon, Eilidh Beaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002144/bk_hodd_002144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jim Harrison, Tom McGuane, Richard Ford, Tom Brokaw, and more share stories of hunting with man’s best friend. This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about every outdoorsman’s favorite and most loyal hunting partner: his dog. For the first time, the stories of acclaimed writers such as Richard Ford, Tom Brokaw, Howell Raines, Rick Bass, Sydney Lea, Jim Harrison, Tom McGuane, Phil Caputo, and Chris Camuto come together in one collection. Hunters and non-hunters alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of owning dogs: companionship, triumph, joy, forgiveness, and loss. The hunter’s outdoor spirit meets the writer’s passion for detail in these honest, fresh pieces of storytelling. Here are the days spent on the trail, shotgun in hand with Fido on point - the thrills and memories that fill the hearts of bird hunters. Here is the perfect gift for dog lovers, hunters, and bibliophiles of every makeup. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the wild spirit of dogs and those who love them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Brendle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008412/bk_adbl_008412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Statfire Breeze steams its way north toward the Gulf of Alaska, buffeted by crisp sea winds blowing down from the Arctic. Those on board are seeking peace, relaxation, adventure, escape. But there is no escape here in this place of unspoiled natural majesty. Because terror strolls the decks even in the brilliant light of day...and death is a conspicuous, unwelcome passenger. And a former Seattle policeman, a damaged homicide detective who has come to heal from fresh, stinging wounds, will find that the grim ghosts pursuing him were not left behind...as a pleasure cruise gone horribly wrong carries him inexorably into lethal, ever-darkening waters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cotter Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001114/bk_harp_001114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Composer Charles Strouse on this edition of Fresh Air. His Broadway musicals include Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, Applause, It´s a Bird, It´s a Plane, It´s Superman, and Golden Boy, which originally opened on Broadway in 1964 and starred Sammy Davis, Jr. The show will be revived later this month by City Center Encores in New York. Strouse also composed music for film and TV, including ´´Those Were the Days,´´ the theme song for TV´s All in the Family. (Broadcast date: March 5, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020305/rt_whyy_020305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson that upends her image as a plain Jane who was married for her money and mistreated by Lyndon. This Lady Bird worked quietly behind the scenes through every campaign, every illness, and a trying presidency as a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and indispensable therapist. Lady Bird grew up the daughter of a domineering father and a cultured but fragile mother. When a tall, pushy Texan named Lyndon showed up in her life, she knew what she wanted: to leave the rural Texas of her childhood and experience the world like her mother dreamed, while climbing the mountain of ambition she inherited from her father. She married Lyndon within weeks, and the bargain they struck was tacitly agreed upon in the courtship letters they exchanged: This highly gifted politician would take her away, and she would save him from his weaknesses. The conventional story goes that Lyndon married Lady Bird for her money and demeaned her by flaunting his many affairs and that her legacy was protecting the nation´s wildflowers. But she was actually a full political partner throughout his ascent - the one who swooped in to make the key call to a donor, to keep the team united, to campaign in hostile territory, and to jump-start him out of his paralyzing darkness. And while others were shocked that she put up with his womanizing, she always knew she had the upper hand. Lady Bird began the partnership by using part of her nest egg to help finance Lyndon´s first political campaign. Over and over, she kept him from quitting, including the 1948 election when he was so immobilized with self-pity that she had to pick up the phone to solicit donations on his behalf. She was also the one who got him out of bed when he was in a deep funk to go to the 1964 Democratic nominating convention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Carlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007258/bk_sans_007258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From USA Today best-selling author CL Stone, listen to Introductions, the first book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series. With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents´ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends. Only the boys have secrets of their own and they´ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they´ve sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she´s forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she´s traded one house of secrets for another? Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke, and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships, and heart-throbbing intimacy. The Academy, ever vigilant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Eaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009319/bk_brll_009319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a theme. Then imagine that he is able to play half a dozen instruments - not one after another, but almost simultaneously, switching effortlessly between instruments and musical styles with hardly a pause for breath. If you can countenance that, you are halfway towards appreciating the extraordinary song of the nightingale.... Wherever we are, there are birds. And wherever there are birds, there is birdsong. It´s always a pleasure (and a relief) to hear sounds that prove the world´s still spinning: whether it´s the sighing of migrating redwings on a damp October night, the twitter of swallows fresh in from South Africa in April, or the call of the cuckoo in May. Based on the scripts of BBC Radio 4´s beloved year-long series, and distilling two lifetimes´ knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm into this recording, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take you month by month through the year, and the changing lives of our favourite birds. From peregrines swapping sea-cliffs for skyscrapers to swifts spending almost their entire lives on the wing; from charms of goldfinches to murmurations of starlings; from ptarmigans thriving in the Highland snow to the bright-green parakeets thronging London´s parks; this audiobook is packed full of extraordinary insights and memorable facts. Tweet of the Day is a book for everyone who loves Britain´s birds, and this audiobook contains over 150 birdsong recordings to bring them to life. Produced by arrangement with the BBC. Birdsong recordings copyright Geoff Sample and Wildsong. This is the audio version of the expanded book of Tweet of the Day read by the authors, not the radio series itself. This audio book contains 193 birdsong recordings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000660/bk_hodd_000660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Palestinian human rights lawyer Raja Shehadeh and editor and author David Horowitz on this edition of Fresh Air. Shehadeh is the author of the new memoir When the Birds Stopped Singing: Life in Ramallah Under Siege. His previous book is the memoir Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. Shehadeh is a founder of Al-Haq, a pioneering, nonpartisan, human rights organization. David Horovitz is editor of The Jerusalem Report and author of the forthcoming book Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terror. (Broadcast Date: October 28, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031028/rt_whyy_031028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.