Toy Planes is a short story from the collection Tides from the New Worlds. Caribbean-born novelist Tobias Buckell established himself as a gifted new voice in science fiction with his stunning first novel, Crystal Rain. Now, in his first collection, Buckell demonstrates his strengths in the short form, offering listeners a collection of stories that are compelling, smart, wonderfully imagined, and entertaining. Tides from the New Worlds contains 19 stories that range from multicultural science fiction to magical realism, some in print for the first time. ´´Buckell´s stories, culturally informed and layered, are driven by plot, rather than character or concept; story tends to be centerpiece. He is in this sense a little like a mellowed, more pragmatic, hipper version of Octavia Butler.´´ (Strange Horizons) ´´In Tides from the New Worlds, Tobias Buckell does what the best SF/F writers do: tells stories that touch our minds with wonder and endow our hearts with perception. Reading this collection, for those of us culture-bound West or East, brings science fiction and fantasy to a fresh awakening. And for those of us who miss seeing ourselves in the fiction we so often read, it´s quite moving.´´ (Tor Books) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prentice Onayemi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019633/bk_adbl_019633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nick and Teresa´s family are getting boxes out of the attic as they get ready to decorate for Christmas. They find an old, dusty box that no one remembers… until they open it and Dad remembers one of his childhood Christmases. The surprise in the box and the song that goes along with it make for very special holiday as Dad shares his favorite childhood toy with his children. A story of family and Christmas wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huff/000001/bk_huff_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now a USA Today best seller!A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!LiamThe moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was 14, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last 15 years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.SadieI’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls. I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby, Teddy Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125809/bk_acx0_125809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
W odleglym zakatku Galaktyki ludzkosc odkrywa planete nadajaca sie do kolonizacji. Na jej orbicie czekaja juz statki z grupami kolonistów. Zasada jest prosta: podzielone na sektory lady obejmie we wladanie ten, kto pierwszy wyladuje w okreslonym punkcie. To wlasnie historia jednej z takich grup... Please note: This audiobook is in Polish. 1. Polish. Roch Siemianowski. http://samples.audible.de/bk/hrcl/000283/bk_hrcl_000283_sample.mp3.
Don wakes from a normal manufacturing process as a two-meter, sentient teddy bear sporting purple fur. He learns he is the result of a desperate gamble by an autonomous factory with hashed programming. To protect his home, his way of life, and his creator, Don must lead other killer toys across a harsh alien landscape to battle the native fauna of Rigel-3 and even his own kind. His discoveries change not only his view of the wars, but his own human gods. In spite of these trials, Don´s harshest test may be getting his own brethren to believe his adventures and the soul-churning changes needed to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061030/bk_acx0_061030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Volume II collection. In the last six stories written by Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, the duo face some of their most challenging cases. In ´´The Adventure of the Illustrious Client´´, Holmes puts his own life in danger as he tries to cut short a young girl’s infatuation with the notorious wife-murderer Baron Gruner. Why is Mrs. Maberley offered a handsome price for the Three Gables, provided she leaves at once and takes nothing with her? Even in his retirement, Holmes’s skills are called upon, as he follows a trail of death on the Sussex coast in ´´The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000922/bk_naxo_000922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ihre Chancen, in der feindlichen Großstadt zu überleben, sind minimal. Ihr Wettlauf gegen die Zeit scheint aussichtslos - aber für die Rettung ihres besten Freundes riskieren sie ihr Leben. Die scheinbar ausweglose Mission, Woody vor dem lebenslangen Gefängnis im gläsernen Museumskäfig zu bewahren, kann nur einer anführen: Captain Buzz Lightyear! Er und seine unerschrockenen Spielzeugfreunde machen sich auf, um die wohl spektakulärste Rettungsaktion aller Zeiten durchzuführen. Doch als Buzz, Charlie Naseweis, Slinky, Rex und Specki meinen, sie wären endlich am Ziel, da treffen sie auf das Cowgirl Jessie, das Pferd Bully und Stinke-Piet und müssen feststellen, daß die schwierigste Aufgabe noch vor Ihnen liegt... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Axel Malzacher, Carin C. Tietze, Peer Augustinski, Walter von Hauff. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kidd/000754/bk_kidd_000754_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Andy spielt mit seiner Lieblingsfigur, der Cowboy-Puppe Woody. Kaum ist der Junge aus dem Zimmer, geschieht etwas Wundersames: Die Spielzeuge erwachen zum Leben, zwinkern mit den Augen, strecken sich, fangen an zu reden. Skeptisch betrachtet Woody Andys neues Geburtstagsgeschenk, den Weltraumhelden Buzz Lightyear. Der Space Ranger ist eine tolle Action-Figur mit elektronischem Stimmensimulator und Laserlampe. Woody ist sehr eifersüchtig, da Andy ihn keines Blickes mehr würdigt, sondern nur noch mit Buzz Lightyear spielt. Die beiden Konkurrenten erleben zusammen viele spannende Abenteuer und werden am Ende dicke Freunde. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Peer Augustinski, Hartmut Neugebauer. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kidd/000618/bk_kidd_000618_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Do you like photography? Do you like Legos? Why not combine the two and learn about toy photography? In this second book about toy photography by Pinar Alsac (who is the world´s first author on this topic), the main subject of our photographs is the world famous toy Lego. If you have listened to the first book Toy Photography 101 and looking for more, or if you want to take your toy photography skills to the next level, then this book is for you! Contents include a closer look to camera modes, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation, as well as a little history about how Lego came to life. There are even a few ideas to get you started. And last, but definitely not least, are the interviews with Lego photographers from Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Far East, letting you get a closer look at how they started their photography adventure! Not satisfied? Well, maybe this book is not for you. No no, I´m kidding, it is! Listen to Toy Photography 2.0 today to learn how to take Lego toy photography to the next level! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexia Hodgson Cross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110396/bk_acx0_110396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audiobook description: What is toy photograph and why you should start photographing something other than yourself or the food you eat Who were the first toy photographers and how far the field has progressed since then How to pick a suitable toy to photograph and the pros and cons of different toys What do those fancy photography terms mean and how they can be used to improve your photography How does color affect the mood of the photograph and how you can use it to your advantage What is the difference between photographing indoors and outdoors and how to overcome the difficulties of both How can you make your toy fly without wings or have a bonfire without actual fire What is the importance of posing your toy and why you should do it How toys have ´´feelings´´ and how you can use them to emphasize the feeling of your photograph What to do after taking the photo to tune the image and if it is really necessary What are the benefits of sharing your photographs and various options on who to share them with How simple tricks can make a huge difference in toy photography and why they are useful Born in 1981, Pinar Alsaç spent a significant part of her life playing with toys. She has always been fond of photography, and she started taking pictures as soon as she got her hands on her father´s camera (around the age of 15). After learning of the existence of social media, she decided to combine two of her hobbies and became a toy photographer. She is constantly learning new things about both subjects, and her weapons of choice are her iPhone and her Lego minifigures. She currently lives in Antalya, Turkey, with her father and their three cats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexia Hodgson Cross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112151/bk_acx0_112151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.