You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances. In an age when most women stayed home, she traveled the world and forged a new image for American women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000978/bk_peng_000978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keith Carradine adopts the colorful persona of Will Rogers to tell the true story of Annie Oakley. She was an angel in buckskin on a big, spotted horse. With two six guns blazin´, Annie Oakley was the star of Buffalo Bill Cody´s famous Wild West show for almost 20 years. Your entire family will enjoy this spirited tale of a talented frontier woman whose sharp-shooting exploits brought her international fame. The rollicking musical score by Los Lobos provides a decidedly frontier flavor. For ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series American Heroes and Legends. Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations and continue to offer powerful lessons for today´s audiences. Listeners of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long ago legends and discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Carradine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070038/bk_acx0_070038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the story of a grumpy old man who meets a wise oak tree. Through the story of nature, the tree teaches the grumpy man how to live again; to live in a happier place, in his mind. Inspired by true characters and the writings of Ekhart Tolle, this wonderful short story contains a simple secret to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Dayan Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005338/bk_acx0_005338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s, Gunsmoke aired on CBS Radio from April 1952 to June 1961. William Conrad starred as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, and he was joined by three other regulars: Howard McNear as ´´Doc´´ Charles Adams; Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell; and Parley Baer as Chester Proudfoot. This episode originally aired on August 19, 1956. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Conrad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000722/rt_radi_000722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Ladies and gentlemen,´´ the announcer for Buffalo Bill´s Wild West called. ´´Miss Annie Oakley, the little girl of the Western Plains!´´ Oakley galloped into the arena, firing her gun from different angles and hitting even the most difficult targets. Rivaling all other sharpshooters of her day, Annie Oakley, the first female competitive shooter, opened doors for women to new sports and new opportunities. In Annie Oakley: Legendary Sharpshooter, author Jean Flynn explores the life of the Ohio woman who became one of the best known performers and sports stars in the world. Tracing the life of ´Little Sure Shot´, Jean Flynn shows how the romantic myths surrounding Oakley´s life as the ´western girl´ helped create the legend of the American West that survives today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039624/bk_acx0_039624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Oakley was without a doubt the greatest markswoman who ever lived. Born in 1860 in Darke County, Ohio, she built herself from obscure and impoverished beginnings into the best known woman of her time. Courtney Ryley Cooper´s classic biography traces Oakley´s extraordinary journey and separates the facts from the many legends that have sprung up in its wake. We learn of her enduring marriage to Frank Butler and their first meeting, a shooting match in which the seemingly delicate young girl defeated the professional marksman; her association with Buffalo Bill Cody´s Wild West Show and its triumphal tour through Europe and America; the train crash that nearly took her life; and her years as an actress and teacher. Her story remains to this day one of the grandest to have come out of the Old West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Reese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000795/bk_tant_000795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After closing his private investigation firm and moving to a small cabin in the Vermont woods, Oakley Tyler can finally begin his retirement. But his peace is interrupted when Jeremiah Smith visits and asks the ex-PI to help him stop unidentified men from killing his grandson, a local newspaper reporter. Tyler is reluctant to take the case, wishing to get back to a life of leisure, but when Smith is killed in a hit-and-run car accident, Tyler is convinced someone has silenced the old man to protect a secret. Delving into the mystery, Tyler finds himself investigating the world of genetic engineering and its potentially devastating impact on the environment. And after enduring numerous attempts on his life, Tyler begins to wonder if he´ll live long enough to bring the killer to justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Conlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022170/bk_adbl_022170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discusses Annie´s performances and encounters with legends like Buffalo Bill Cody, Sitting Bull, and Queen Victoria. ´´Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time, and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting, for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you´ll hit the bull´s-eye of success.´´ (Annie Oakley) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The Wild West made legends out of many men, who came to be identified with the unforgiving nature and spirit of the frontier. Men like Wyatt Earp have long been celebrated for their toughness, swagger, and fearless courage. So it´s no surprise that the few women who could match the men in toughness and gunplay have also become legends of the West. There was little about the childhood of Phoebe Ann Mosey that indicated that she would grow up to become Annie Oakley, one of the best sharpshooters the world has ever seen, and an icon of the West. Her parents, Jacob and Susan, were Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania to Darke County, Ohio, after a fire destroyed their inn and their livelihood. Their daughter, who would become a national celebrity during her own life for ´´The Little Sure Shot of the West´´, learned her gun skills out of necessity, using them to hunt for food around the Cincinnati area, thousands of miles away from the dusty towns and saloons of the West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Pastoor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036564/bk_acx0_036564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if every memory you´ve ever had will be erased from your mind, and you have no choice but to carry on...powerless to stop it? Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she´s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever. At once beautiful and terrifying, this extraordinary debut novel by Lisa Genova is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer´s Disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Genova. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001715/bk_sans_001715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barbara Oakley shares with listeners how she came to understand how to use these learning strategies. She tells about how she thought she was not good at math or science but as she moved through a bout in the US Army earning her degree in Slavic Languages. She was so good at learning and speaking Russian that she was often mistaken for a native Russian speaker. Once she was in the field, she realized that her degree in languages was not enough. When she left the army, she was able to return to school and learn more about math and science. While writing the book, Oakley interviewed many educators, mathematicians, and scientists to find out how their brains were different. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: How To Transform Your Life By Learning How To Effectively Solve Problems The Reason Why Most People Today Fail On Math And Science Tests Learn How To Stop Feeling Frustrated When You Are Stuck On A Problem 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justin M. Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059772/bk_acx0_059772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.