´´The White Cat´´ is an old French fairy tale written by the Comtesse d´Aulnoy in 1698. It is a variation on an old German tale, ´´Puddocky´´, and ´´Cherry´´, another tale collected by the brothers Grimm in the nineteenth century. A king has three sons and sets them tasks to perform so that he can decide who gets the kingdom after his passing. The tasks are increasingly difficult, but the youngest prince encounters the aid of a mysterious white cat, who seems to have been human at some time but will not tell its sad story... Madame d´Aulnoy is the first author credited to have used the term ´´fairy tale´´, and has been a source of inspiration for Charles Perrault and countless other storytellers. This lesser-known tale is a charming example of her fantastic imagination and feminine elegance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001567/bk_cids_001567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Une veille de Noël, après une folle traversée nocturne dans les montagnes enneigées, Tom est propulsé dans le royaume improbable des ´´Cats´´, chats de toutes races et de toutes couleurs, qui ne sont peut-être pas nés félins... Mais alors, d´où viennent-ils ? Sont-ils vraiment matous et minettes ? Et pourquoi vivent-ils enfermés dans ce château à supporter la tyrannie d´un Roi-Chat si différent de ses congénères ? Un monde étrange illustré au piano par la musique de George Gershwin. Après Claude Debussy et ses Children´s Corners dans Le voyage de Chouchou, Serge Prokofiev et ses Visions Fugitives dans Julie et les sortilèges, la pianiste écrit un nouveau conte et choisit Georges Gershwin pour mettre en valeur ces vies de chats pleines d´ombres... et avec ce compositeur, Anacrouse propose de faire découvrir aux enfants une musique jazzy d´inspiration populaire américaine, toujours d´une grande modernité. Ce 1er tome nous plongera dans un mystère qui appellera un second tome !! Voilà donc une histoire à suivre... 1. French. Anne-Marie Le Bé, Paul-Adrien Aubault, Racky Dia-Becan, Alain Aubault, Alexandra Dia, Gilles Roggia. http://samples.audible.de/pf/nacr/000005/pf_nacr_000005_sample.mp3.
This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now. Also in this collection of Poe´s tales of mystery and imagination: ´´The Black Cat´´, ´´The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar´´, ´´The Cask of Amontillado´´, ´´Ligeia´´, ´´The Tell-Tale Heart´´, ´´The Masque of the Red Death´´, ´´The Premature Burial´´, and ´´The Raven´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000968/bk_naxo_000968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fun listen for cat lovers everywhere: a lighthearted self-help guide to help you live more like your cat. Let your cat be your life coach. Do cats worry about their pension? Nope. Do cats take on work they don´t want to do? As if! Do cats rush around hectically when they´d rather be licking their paws and looking out of the window? Please. Cats are free. They are calm, observant, wise, elegant, charismatic and proud. In fact cats have found nothing less than the secret of how we should all live, whatever species we are! And in this book, Stéphane Garnier will show you what he´s learned over 15 years of closely observing his cat and teach you all the ways in which you, too, can apply the secrets of cats to your own life - at work, at home and with your friends. Unplug your laptop. Throw away your alarm clock. It´s time to live like your cat! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003152/bk_hcuk_003152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have a cat. His eyes are bright shiny green. He´s the naughtiest cat I´ve ever seen. What about your cat? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Omri Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104620/bk_acx0_104620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An American classic with a refrain that millions of kids love to chant: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats. Wanda Gág´s enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic, widely recognized as the first modern picture book. First published in 1928, it was a recipient of the 1929 Newbery Honor Award and has gone on to sell over a million copies. With its charming rhythmic, singsong refrain, Millions of Cats remains as beloved today as it was when it first appeared almost a century ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melba Sibrel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003030/bk_lili_003030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws. In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see? 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. Ryder Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009717/bk_reco_009717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´ve ever wondered what a cat thinks then this classic story is for you. The commentary is engaging and often humorous. You may never see your cat in the same way again. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000349/bk_mike_000349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William James Wintle (1861-1920) was a Welsh writer who established himself as an author before becoming an Oblate for the Abbey of Caldey Island in Wales. It was there that he wrote a series of horror stories for the enjoyment of eight boys who attended the abbey. Wintle noted that the stories were originally told on Sunday nights while ´´crouching over a wood fire on a wind-swept island off the Western shore´´. ´The Black Cat´ tells the story of a man who hates cats and finds himself haunted by a mysterious spectral black cat which gradually becomes more powerful and threatening. Before long he realizes that the cat aims to kill him and in an exceptionally horrific fashion.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000758/bk_redd_000758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.