The story of young Liz and her father, who has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember. They begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly.
©2009 Lois Lowry (P)2010 Weston Woods
“I won’t stop listening to this audio until I get a daughter (also a babycat) — just give me a crow. What? No. I won’t eat the crow. Some cats might do, but I don’t. I’m an audiocat. Lois Lowry’s ten-minute monologue is very amiable and cute. She must love cats.” ————Audiocat
The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection
- Written by: Neil Gaiman
- Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
- Length: 48 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.40 (286 ratings)
Four of beloved author Neil Gaiman’s delightfully scary, strange, and hilarious children’s tales read by the author, now available unabridged. This collection includes:
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
An unforgettable story that will take readers on a journey into the murky mind of a young boy and the perils of striking a bargain.
The Wolves in the Walls
Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house, and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it’s all over. Her family doesn’t believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.
This charming fable of an exotic princess who refuses to speak currently exists only on Neil’s official Web site and has never been published in print or any other format.
Bonnie tries to comb the narrator’s crazy hair where gorillas leap and tigers stalk, and is in for a surprise in this delightful rhyming tale.
©1997, 2003, 2004 Neil Gaiman; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
“Just as creepy as it gets. The wolves in the walls. Reminds me of a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, The black Cat. Poor buddy. Btw, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is my favourite too. After all, I ate that two fish.” ————Audiocat
Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tale
- Written by: Beatrix Potter
- Narrated by: Gary Bond, Michael Hordern,Rosemary Leach, Janet Maw
- Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.50 (38 ratings)
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world.
Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemma Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers, including Gary Bond, Michael Hordern, Rosemary Leach, Janet Maw, Patricia Routledge and Timothy West.
©2012 Penguin Books Ltd (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd
“Peter Rabbit should have been as popular as Bugs Bunny, these naughties. Now, why am I still a nobody? ” ————Audiocat
When a storm is raging, David and George are glad to be inside the house, snug and safe. In this spectacular audiobook by Caldecott Honor recipient David Wisener, a fallen tree becomes the threshold to the limitless voyage of the imagination, which David and George share as only true friends–and brothers–can.
©1992 David Wiesner; (P)2009 Houghton Mifflin
“Unlike other cats, I’m not afraid of hurricanes. I even enjoy the thunder, which makes me the cat king for a while. Better still, rats would be all over the place.” ————Audiocat
Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth’s natural beauty.
©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
Green Eggs and Ham
- Written by: Dr. Seuss
- Narrated by: Jason Alexander
- Length: 5 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.50 (136 ratings)
With his unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved Beginner Book has cemented it’s place as a children’s classic. Follow Sam I Am as he tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delectable meal to be savored everywhere and every way.
©1960, renewed 1988 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites
- Written by: Dr. Seuss
- Narrated by: Kelsey Grammer, John Cleese,John Lithgow, Billy Crystal
- Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
- Audible Ratings: 4.40 (586 ratings)
Eleven complete Dr. Seuss stories at a great price, featuring performances by John Cleese, Billy Crystal, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, John Lithgow, and more!
- “The Cat in the Hat” read by Kelsey Grammer
- “Horton Hears a Who” read by Dustin Hoffman
- “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” read by Walter Matthau
- “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” read by John Cleese
- “The Lorax” read by Ted Danson
- “Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories”, “Gertrude Mc Fuzz”, and “The Big Brag” read by John Lithgow
- “Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose” read by Mercedes McCambridge
- “Horton Hatches the Egg” read by Billy Crystal
- “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” read by Kelsey Grammer
(P)2003 Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
“To me, the only flaw of Dr.Seuss’s work is that cats never get the rhyme. Even if I am an audiocat…” ————Audiocat
Great Scientists and Their Discoveries
- Written by: David Angus
- Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett
- Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.80 (8 ratings)
Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording, and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different – quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn – but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. This is a fascinating account for younger listeners.
©2007 David Angus (P)2007 Naxos Audiobooks
“Hmm. I still have no idea whether Schrödinger’s cat is alive or not. Another poor buddy. But it could be good listening material for my son. If I have one.” ————Audiocat
- Written by: E.B. White
- Narrated by: E.B. White, George Plimpton
- Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.50 (468 ratings)
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte’s Web has become one of America’s best-loved children’s books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this class, a 1953 Newbery Honor Book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
Also included is a retrospective essay by noted scholar Peter F. Neumeyer, read by George Plimpton, that gives an additional overview of the development and publication of the novel and its creators.
The Charlotte’s Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition is a keepsake that listeners of all ages will cherish.
©1952, 1980 E.B. White; (P)1970 E.B. White
“To be honest, I never enjoyed E.B.White’s essays. I just adore them. But this book is kinda different. It makes sense to me somehow. I’m gonna ask Charlotte out. What do you think?” ————Audiocat
The Lions of Little Rock
- Written by: Kristin Levine
- Narrated by: Julia Whelan
- Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.40 (15 ratings)
Everything’s changing for twelve-year-old Marlee. Her brother’s gone off to college and her sister’s moved out of the room they’ve shared since Marlee was born. To Marlee, it feels like her whole world’s falling apart.
On top of all that, she’s starting middle school and has to break in new teachers – teachers who don’t yet know Marlee doesn’t talk. At least not until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is she’s brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say, especially to the resident mean girl, Sally. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her fear of speaking. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was really a colored girl caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn’t matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.
©2011 Kristin Levine (P)2011 Listening Library
“Just another tedious soporific story of a family member. No? Sorry. I must have mistaken lions for tigers. I don’t speak English very often so no making fun of me.” ————Audiocat
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- Written by: L. Frank Baum
- Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
- Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.40 (1730 ratings)
Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration – Female, 2013
One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.
Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they get swept away into the magical land of Oz , where they encounter characters and places you may remember from the movie – and several more that never made it to the big screen – on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City.
“It’s such a wonderful book and I was so happy to be a part of bringing it to life”, Ms. Hathaway said. “There are a lot of great voices in it. The more fun you have with it, the sillier and the more free you get with it, the better it is because it’s a story that can handle it. It’s amazing to be able to discover something new about something you feel you know so well.”
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting. For more great books performed by Hollywood’s finest, click here.
Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
“Loved Anne Hathaway’s voice. Also loved her performance in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. She played the Catwoman, remember? Gorgeous.” ————Audiocat
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
- Written by: Jeanne Birdsall
- Narrated by: Susan Denaker
- Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.20 (120 ratings)
This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.
The icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will, won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.
Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day.
©2005 Jeanne Birdsall; (P) Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
“Summer is coming. Get a life.” ————Audiocat
Specially for George Liu and his lovely, promising son.
He is my elder, mentor, friend and partner. We met at Sentosa.‒‒Audiocat
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