C. S. Lewis wrote of George MacDonald: ´´I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself.´´ Lewis also claimed that everything he wrote was influenced by this Scottish pastor and novelist who lived a century before Lewis. George MacDonald serves as an act of appreciation, with Lewis gathering 365 of the best and most profound lines from his mentor as well as providing a preface detailing the impact MacDonald had on Lewis´ own literary and spiritual career. Ranging from ´´Inexorable Love´´ to ´´God at the Door´´, these words will instruct and uplift, like they did for C.S. Lewis himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003987/bk_harp_003987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
H is for Hawk is a memoir by Helen Macdonald. Macdonald had a lifelong fascination with birds of prey, especially falcons. The goshawk, a large, wild bird of prey, is well-known to bird enthusiasts as being the hardest to train. The audiobook summary tells of her efforts to train the bird and process her grief over the loss of her father.... This companion to H is for Hawk includes: A summary of the book Character analysis A discussion on themes And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Patrick Hopkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036229/bk_acx0_036229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George MacDonald´s stories and sermons have been like a magic pool of rejuvenating waters. Those who wash themselves in his prose cleanse their imaginations. For many, this begins a process of new faith or deeper appreciation of Christ. That was the path the beloved Christian author C.S. Lewis took, when, to use Lewis´ own words, MacDonald ´´baptized his imagination.´´ In this short introduction to the life and works of MacDonald exclusively written for Hovel Audio, renowned scholar Rolland Hein is your guide through MacDonald´s Fairyland. You will explore the symbols, motifs, and themes that run through MacDonald´s stories, such as ´´The Wise Woman´´, ´´The Golden Key´´, and ´´The Princess and the Goblin´´. Moreover, Hein introduces you to MacDonald´s ability to take his own imagination into the pulpit, where he preached many powerfully moving sermons. You are sure to experience a renewed sense of respect for one of Christianity´s best storytellers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000128/bk_hove_000128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-i-e-i-o! And on that farm he had some chickens, E-i-e-i-o! Join Pete the Cat as he learns the sounds of all the different farm animals - chickens, pigs, and even frogs. Everyone´s favorite groovy cat is groovier than ever in this way-cool adaptation of ´´Old MacDonald Had a Farm´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teddy Walsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003826/bk_harp_003826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the downloadable audiobook edition of Old MacDonald Had a Farm and Other Classics Nursery Rhymes. This entertaining downloadable audiobook collection from Ladybird contains 29 of the best-loved nursery rhymes and songs that children know and love from home, nursery and school. With jaunty music and characterful singers, it´s perfect sing-along fun for adults and children alike. Content includes: ´Old MacDonald Had a Farm´ ´The House That Jack Built´ ´The Wheels on the Bus´ ´London Bridge Is Falling Down´ ´Row, Row, Row Your Boat´ ´There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly´ ´Ten in the Bed´ ´If You´re Happy and You Know It´ ´Wind the Bobbin Up´ ´Five Little Speckled Frogs´ ´One Man Went to Mow´ ´This Old Man´ ´Five Little Monkeys´ ´Incy Wincy Spider´ ´Down in the Jungle´ ´Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer´ ´Ten Fat Sausages´ ´Jelly on a Plate´ ´Sleeping Bunnies´ ´The Farmer´s in his Den´ ´One Finger, One Thumb´ ´Five Little Ducks´ ´Baa, Baa, Black Sheep´ ´Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush´ ´The Ants Go Marching´ ´The Grand Old Duke of York´ ´Humpty Dumpty´ ´Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes´ ´Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ladybird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000975/bk_pauk_000975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Betty Bard MacDonald (1907 - 1958), the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children´s books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington´s Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and I sold its first million copies in less than a year. The public was drawn to MacDonald´s vivacity, her offbeat humor, and her irreverent take on life. In 1947, the book was made into a movie starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, and spawned a series of films featuring MacDonald´s Ma and Pa Kettle characters. MacDonald followed up the success of The Egg and I with the creation of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a magical woman who cures children of their bad habits, and with three additional memoirs: The Plague and I (chronicling her time in a tuberculosis sanitarium just outside Seattle), Anybody Can Do Anything (recounting her madcap attempts to find work during the Great Depression), and Onions in the Stew (about her life raising two teenage daughters on Vashon Island). Author Paula Becker was granted full access to Betty MacDonald´s archives, including materials never before seen by any researcher. Looking for Betty MacDonald, the first biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Becker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068094/bk_acx0_068094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.