Summary: Jumping, barking, digging, chewing and house soiling are just a few of the....+
Jumping, barking, digging, chewing and house soiling are just a few of the topics covered in these two, easy-to-understand compact discs. * Leader of the Pack * Good House Manners * The Art of Housebreaking * My Destructive Dog. The first step in establishing a healthy, happy relationship with your dog is understanding why he behaves the way he does. This entertaining audio program--designed for all ages--will teach you about "dogs being dogs." Experts from St. Hubert’s Dog Training School in Madison, New Jersey--one of the largest dog training schools in America--share simple and humane techniques for gently but effectively training your four-footed friend. Hear directly from the dog’s mouth the straight scoop on canine motives and how he perceives your behavior. Learn how to communicate to your dog what you want him to do and what behaviors are acceptable. Helping your dog become a well-behaved member of your household can be fun and rewarding--for both of you! About the Author: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is a nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering and neglect of companion animals. Our animal shelters provide safe refuge and compassionate care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused, and unwanted dogs and cats every year. Founded in 1939 by Geraldine R. Dodge, St. Hubert’s serves the animals and people of the community with a wide variety of programs that nurture the human-animal bond and foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures. Many of our innovative programs for animals and people serve as models for other organizations across the country.
Summary: This wonderful program, with eight magical folktales read by stage and screen's....+
This wonderful program, with eight magical folktales read by stage and screen's most talented actors, and music by renowned composer Laura Hall will delight listeners from 5 to 95. The multicultural rhythms and tales of Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic reflect the spirit of these words offered in 1854 by Chief Seattle, "... if all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit..." About the Author: Amy Friedman (writer and co-producer) writes the popular widely syndicated newspaper feature, Tell Me A Story, and has also written numerous books, articles and stories for adults. Amy teaches writing in Los Angeles and Cleveland, and hopes to continue to produce more CDs of the more than 750 stories she has written for the Tell Me A Story series.
Summary: This wonderful CD with eight magical folktales read by stage and screen's most....+
This wonderful CD with eight magical folktales read by stage and screen's most talented actors, and music by renowned composer Laura Hall will delight listeners from 5 to 95. From the banks of the mighty Mississippi to a sparkling stream in Kyoto, from the misty moors of Scotland to Africa's folktale forests, listeners will be transported as legendary heroes, mythical maidens and talented tricksters weave their magic. The compilation is funny, wise, and richly compelling. About the Author: Amy Friedman (writer and co-producer) writes the popular widely syndicated newspaper feature, Tell Me A Story, and has also written numerous books, articles and stories for adults. Amy teaches writing in Los Angeles and Cleveland, and hopes to continue to produce more CDs of the more than 750 stories she has written for the Tell Me A Story series.
Summary: Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic.....+
Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England. Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style reminiscent of all that is finest in the children’s story-telling tradition. This is the second section of that work and will carry you from the convoluted and bloody ‘Wars of the Roses’ up to the death of Queen Victoria and the resolution of the Boer War. Please be advised that this book was written in the early years of the 20th century and there will be words and phrases used then, in all innocence, that are considered politically incorrect in this age. It’s perfectly fine for children to listen to but please ensure there is someone on hand who can explain these terms in a mature fashion.(Summary by Jim)
Summary: H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration....+
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You’ll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox’s short story collections and short horror story collections. (adapted from Wikipedia)
Summary: A great civilization’s fate lay in Dick Barrow’s hands as he led his courageous....+
A great civilization’s fate lay in Dick Barrow’s hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead–what dangers awaited them–or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: “Are you a brave man?” (Summary from the text).
Summary: Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning....+
Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states. Richly illustrated with drawings by the author. Winner of the first Newbery Award in 1922, The Story of Mankind has introduced generations of children to the pageant of world history. (Summary from mainlesson.com)
Read along and see the original illustrations at: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=vanloon&book=mankind&story=_contents.
Summary: This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress....+
This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like the discovery of Asteroids and Neptune, a treatise on the tides and others. (Summary by Availle)
Summary: This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a ‘locked room mystery’,....+
This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a ‘locked room mystery’, in which an attempted murder takes place, but with no obvious way for the perpetrator to have escaped. The author, Gaston Leroux, is better known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera: prepare to feel the hairs standing up on the back of your neck…
(Summary by Stuart Bell)
Summary: An old theatre under new management; a diva who thinks she can sing; a young....+
An old theatre under new management; a diva who thinks she can sing; a young ingenue who really can; a masked man who wreaks havoc if he doesn’t get his own way. Secrets, intrigues, falling chandeliers! The Phantom of the Opera is here! (Summary by Karen Savage)
Summary: A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator....+
A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more substantially in the next. But after legal objections from Conan Doyle, the name was changed to “Herlock Sholmes.”
(Summary adapted from Wikipedia by a.r.dobbs)
Summary: Arsène Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course....+
Arsène Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course treasure. Once again, Lupin crosses paths with the famous Holmlock Shears. But this time Arsène matches wits with Isidore Beautrelet, Sixth-form Schoolboy. Every step that Lupin takes has Beautrelet right on his heels. Has Lupin finally met his match? Will Beautrelet discover the secret of the Hollow Needle? And has the gentleman burglar met another match as well, one who will lead him away from his life of crime forever? (Summary by Alex Patterson)
Summary: The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection....+
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity. (summary by Laura Caldwell)
Summary: Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the....+
Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the turn of the century. He was particularly well-known for his comparisons of early Christianity to its Jewish roots. He also wrote several distinguished histories of Israel, the Jewish people, Torah studies, and the development of oral Torah. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri)
Summary: The Monkey’s Paw was written in 1902 by W.W. Jacobs. It’s a dark brooding....+
The Monkey’s Paw was written in 1902 by W.W. Jacobs. It’s a dark brooding tale which promises from the start that the light you see at the end of the tunnel is actually an oncoming train. Mr and Mrs White of Laburnum Villas step out toward that light by taking up the three wishes granted to the owner of the Monkey’s Paw. Terrible things have happened to previous owners of this artifact but surely the Whites will fare better than those who have gone before…
(Summary by Jim Mowatt.)
Summary: The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version....+
The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume’s masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, Hume explains his theory of epistemology, and argues against other current theories, including those of John Locke, George Berkeley, and Nicolas Malebranche. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri)
Summary: Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 - March 22, 1921) was an English author.
Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 - March 22, 1921) was an English author.
Hornung was the third son of John Peter Hornung, a Hungarian, and was born in Middlesbrough. He was educated at Uppingham during some of the later years of its great headmaster, Edward Thring. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years where he working as a tutor at Mossgiel station. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush published in 1899, to Old Offenders and a few Old Scores, which appeared after his death.
After he returned from Australia in 1886, he married Constance Doyle, the sister of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1893. (Wikipedia)
Summary: During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous....+
During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as “Brutus”, “Centinel”, and “Federal Farmer”. Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman)
Summary: All mythology and/or Hawthorne lovers unite!
Here is a delightful collection....+
All mythology and/or Hawthorne lovers unite!
Here is a delightful collection of charming stories from Greek Mythology. This collection features some very popular characters like our beloved Jason, Ulysses, King Pluto and Theseus (and of course, our favorite, Mr. Minotaur, too). Written in Hawthorne's interesting and beautiful style, these stories will be a great delight to read AND listen to. (Summary by Neeru Iyer)
Summary: “Hints for Lovers” is a thorough analysis of relationships between men....+
“Hints for Lovers” is a thorough analysis of relationships between men and women, about everything that lovers should know, and delves deep into the psychology of men and women, and the philosophy of courtship, engagement, kissing, making love, marriage, etc, in a light-hearted tone, with refreshing humor. (Summary by Neeru Iyer)