The children who populate these classic stories are heroes and heroines of timeless tales. Their unpredictable antics confound evil and treachery at every turn - and leave listeners of generation after generation transfixed and uplifted. A forced marriage. A dangerous job. A horrible assignment. ´´Character-building experiences,´´ we quip. And that´s the truth. Painful as the truth may be, we cannot achieve our potential without facing force, danger, and horror head-on. Even as our children glibly chime, ´´The truth shall set you free,´´ we adults know that the truth is not easily discerned or wisdom easily won. These six stories remind adults and - through entertaining drama - teach our children that critical lesson. What Bobby Norfolk does with the material makes it so much more than an exercise in wisdom literature. Listening to this collection, one has the sense of being in the presence of a master performer of the oral tradition. Bobby Norfolk´s dynamic pacing, the range of his incredible voice, and his mastery of the story material itself, make this new recording an important and satisfying addition to your storytelling or folklore shelf.For Ages 6 to Adult 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Norfolk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000033de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would you change about your past if you had the chance? What if you didn´t have a choice? Stevie Geller doesn´t do conflict. She likes her job as a successful novelist and playwright because it allows her to peacefully ensconce herself in her New York City loft, avoid human interactions, and leave personal drama for the page and stage. When her agent asks her to return to her hometown of Darlington, Illinois, to accept an award, she agrees only because he promises the process will be quick and easy. One panic attack and concussion later, Stevie is forced to confront her past in ways that seem to defy reality. As if befriending a social outcast and confronting high school bullies weren´t enough, she also finds herself falling for a closeted teacher. Along the way, Stevie must decide if some things are worth fighting for. In her rush to escape the past, will she leave behind a better future, or are some conflicts really timeless? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melody Muzljakovich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093292de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Brianna Forte is made executor of the Clerkwells´ estate, she thinks it´ll be a simple task to catalogue and liquidate their assets. After all, they lived very modestly, their only apparent interest in life being a large collection of eerily lifelike little figurines called Timeless Innocents. Exquisitely crafted yet somehow ominously creepy, the figurines are all different and made of some hard, fleshlike material. When a parade of sinister characters turn up demanding she sell them the figures, Brianna begins to investigate their origin - and what she learns will change her life forever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/000951de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Vines has the Victorian home of his dreams - or so it seems until he discovers an intriguing beauty lurking in the shadows. Stunned, he finds they share the house but live a century apart. The realization leads him to questions so disturbing it changes both their lives forever. She is a prisoner of the past, shrouded in a world of dark mysteries. He holds the keys that will protect their future. But first, he must solve the mystery concealed for nearly 100 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Tusing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009698de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 12 in the multi-author Timeless Hearts (Western Time Travel) Series. Both searching for a place to belong. Ashley Gilbert doesn´t have any problem finding a boyfriend. Meeting someone who admires and respects her is the hard part. After dating a string of losers, she has finally given up on ever having a long-lasting relationship. When she volunteers to look after a hospitalized criminal, the last thing she needs is to fall for those dark and dangerous eyes. Vin is the black sheep in the Kincaid cattle empire. Refusing to bow to his uncle´s wishes and business practices, he finally strikes out on his own. With every intention of staining the family name, the consequences of his behavior soon catch up with him. Escaping an attempt on his life, he awakens in a place beyond his imagination, and is left in the care of an independent woman, unlike any he´s ever known. Coming to the future may be the best thing that´s ever happened to Vin. Here, he can make a fresh start, without the black cloud of his family name. Ashley´s done with men, but a guy like Vin is more than she bargained for. Can two souls who´ve given up on love and family come together and find the kind of happiness and sense of belonging that has eluded them all their lives? Timeless Hero can be listened to as a standalone story. Rated PG - contains some mild swearing and kissing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093979de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is book eight in the Timeless Hearts multi-author western time travel romance series. Lies. They seemed like the best solution at the time. Amber Milligan has the answer to all of her problems, but only one person knows the truth. Picking up a stranded biker along the way wasn´t part of the plan, but the annoying stranger may get in the way and undo everything. The future everyone else has charted for Scott Kincaid does not include his own goals or desires. Being from an affluent family affords him the freedom he craves and the adventures he seeks. Getting thrown into the past with a stubborn, pessimistic beauty may well be the most extreme undertaking of his life. Despite the external dangers of the environment, Scott and Amber must fight the greater struggles within themselves. As they look for a way to get back to their proper time, the wilderness teaches them that their perspectives of life, and attitudes about love, may hold the key to their survival and future happiness. Contains mild language, mild violence, and kissing. Rated PG/ one to two on a heat scale of five. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089420de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book four in the Timeless Hearts Western Time Travel series Day to day life for Francine Eaton means constant hard work, being isolated from her community, and trying to stay one step ahead of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She´s resolved that she has no options to change her miserable existence, but she is determined to protect her unborn child at any cost. Chris Hawley is looking for a way out. Dealing with devastating personal losses, he seeks comfort and a way to escape at the bottom of a pill bottle. As pain, grief, and guilt threaten to drag him further into despair, he is thrown into the past, forced to confront the issues he´s tried to bury so deeply. Frannie seems to know exactly what Chris needs, even before he knows himself. His unexpected arrival at her doorstep seems almost too good to be true. When questions arise about his motives and character, the road to healing broken hearts may require a force greater than time. Contains mild language, mild violence, and kissing. Rated PG/ one - two on a heat scale of five. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088834de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emily has built a wall around her heart, wanting no part of falling in love after witnessing the turmoil it has caused her loved ones. Ever since her mother walked on out them, she´s been the one who has cared for her family. After her cousin goes away again, with no word to her, she goes searching for her so she can finally confront her over feelings she´s kept bottled up for the past five years. Her search sends her back in time, and into the arms of Bradley Stolfi, a lonely cowboy with a shady past and a dark secret, he keeps hidden from the world. Bradley´s secret and past are about to catch up to him, and will drag sweet Emily, the woman who´s haunted his dreams for most of his life, down with it. In order to save her, he will have to give into the darkness he´s spent his life fighting to keep under control. Emily is willing to risk it all, but will Bradley be willing to let her? Or figure out a way to save them both? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099263de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trapped for the past 14 years in a time not his own, Ryder Lucore jumps at the chance to go back to the future to be reunited with the father and brother he left behind. However, when he arrives he discovers the future is not what it´s cracked up to be. People and things have changed, and not in a good way. Now he is stuck here with no way to return back to the time he now misses. Torin Hamilton´s day wasn´t going well - and gets worse when she receives a mysterious 19th century jewelry box. Its contents leave her completely baffled and concerned for her friend´s welfare. What she saw couldn´t be real. Torin´s concern for her friend deepens when she receives a strange phone call that has her rushing to Heartsbridge, Texas, looking for answers. When she arrives, she meets up with Ryder, and together they go on a journey of loss, love and discovery, as secrets are revealed about a past he´d wanted to forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095978de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tainted by scandal, Raven Eyez leaves New York to return to her mother´s hometown of Heartsbridge, Texas, penniless with her reputation and career in tatters. If that wasn´t bad enough, she reads in a celebrity magazine that her childhood sweetheart, who broke her heart five years ago, is getting married. The stress is unbearable, and when she starts hearing voices whispering for her to right a wrong she has no recollection of making, she´s sure she is going mad. Things go from weird to completely unbelievable when an innocent trip to a diner leaves her stranded in Heartsbridge in the year 1880. Lance Thornton suspects his neighbors helped his fiancée leave him at the altar, so he´s determined to ruin them. On his way to the bank to insist they foreclose on them for a loan he made, he bumps into Raven, mistaking her for his runaway bride, Charlotte. He decides he´s not letting her get away this time, and refuses to listen to any of her claims that she isn´t who he thinks she is and that she is from the future. He´s going to make this woman pay for embarrassing him in front of the entire town. Can Raven convince Lance he´s seeking revenge on the wrong woman? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088786de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.