From his remarkable debut The Hawk in the Rain (1957) to his death in 1998, Ted Hughes was a colossal presence in the English literary landscape. He was also admired as a performer of his own work. Crow is one of his most significant collections, focusing on the central figure of the crow - predatory, mocking and indestructible. Crow is read here by the author in its entirety and with narrative links not included in the published text. Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. The Hawk in the Rain was published by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children, including Moortown Diary (1979). He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for both Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fabe/000038/bk_fabe_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children´s stories: The Crow with the Pebbles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Brauner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091597/bk_acx0_091597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was tall and broad-shouldered, and it was plain to see that in his younger days, he had been a handsome man. Now...his hair had greyed a little, and his eyes, though still very bright and observant, bore the imprint of many a year spent exploring - and often, I guessed, discovering - along rarely trodden paths of mysterious, obscure learning. Mysterious, obscure learning.... To many thousands of listeners world-wide, Titus Crow is the psychic sleuth - the cosmic voyager and investigator - of Brian Lumley´s Cthulhu Mythos novels, from The Burrowers Beneath to Elysia. But before The Burrowers and Crow´s transition, his exploits were chronicled in a series of short stories and novellas uncollected in the USA, except in limited editions. Now these stories can be told again. From Inception, which tells of Crow´s origins, to The Black Recalled, a tale of vengeance from beyond the grave, here in one volume, from the best-selling author of the epic Necroscope series, is The Compleat Crow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047696/bk_acx0_047696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All day long, you’re on the go. You don’t have time to watch a crow. But we’re here...and here...and there. We poke our beaks in everywhere. Crows can be noisy. They can be nosy and bold, too, which some people find annoying. But if you are lucky enough to live in a place where crows roost, you know they can also be funny, ingenious, and beautiful. Fun to listen to, this book created by Sheila Keenan will make imaginations soar as high as the crow flies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001586/bk_aren_001586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the simple setting of his own barber shop, Jayber Crow, orphan, seminarian, and native of Port William, recalls his life and the life of his community as it spends itself in the middle of the 20th century. Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000162/bk_hove_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ramsey Hunt is caught in a spiral no one can save him from, and he’s taking his entire Clan of crow shifters down with him. A broken mating bond has him going insane, and all he can do is try to hold onto his alpha position as long as possible. But when a spirited beauty comes waltzing into his MC’s clubhouse demanding an audience with him, he can’t help but think he’s dreaming her up. She’s got paperwork saying he’s her mate, and this shifter has one serious stubborn streak in her. All he wants to do is go insane in peace, but she isn’t having it. And now the real work begins. He’s got to sever one mating bond completely if he wants a shot at survival. And if this crazy plan works, he might just have a second shot at happiness, too.Vina wants a crow. She doesn’t care who they are, as long as their shifter animal is a crow. They mate for life, and she’s tired of being pushed around by the men she dates. So when a crow comes up on the shifter matchmaking service she applied for three years ago, she has a good feeling her stars are about to change. That is, until she meets Ramsey. The half-crazed Alpha of the biggest, baddest Clan of crow shifters in existence isn’t going to make pairing up easy. And the more Vina gets to know him, the more she thinks it wasn’t him who signed up for a mate after all.And now Vina has two choices - cut and run from the storm coming for the Red Dead Mayhem Clan, or dig her heels in and rip that old mating bond out of Ramsey. Up until now, no one has appreciated her, but what if...just what if...she could be the one to save the crows?Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathryn Lynhurst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051178/bk_adbl_051178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While on holiday in Montana, Hope meets local boy Cal Crow, a ranch hand. Caught in a freak accident, the two of them take shelter in a mountain cabin where Hope makes a strange discovery. More than a 100 years earlier, another English girl met a similar fate. Her rescuer: a horse trader called Nate. In this wild place, both girls learn what it means to survive and to fall in love, neither knowing that their fates are intimately entwined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Avita Jay, Caitlin Thorburn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002670/bk_howe_002670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samantha Weller, a forensic scientist turned paranormal novelist, owes her life and writing career to a crow that saved her from certain death. When she buys an old bookend that looks like her avian muse, her world begins to resemble the plots of her novels. Determined to find the mate to her bookend, Samantha and her antiquarian sidekick, Liz, go on a search leading them to the beautiful and wealthy Gwen Laraway. Samantha is instantly smitten, but the age difference has Gwen second-guessing Samantha’s interest. Meanwhile, Liz is crushing on Gwen’s niece, Isabel. As clueless as she is sensuous, Isabel hasn’t had a date since her high school prom 10 years ago, and she’s petrified to act on her sudden attraction to Liz. Romance seems to be blooming all around, but problems arise when a restless ghost emerges from the ether to roam the dark corners of this haunting tale that explores the possibility of immortality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittni Pope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135425/bk_acx0_135425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The curious flight patterns of crows lead a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance.Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she´s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows.Speaking of anomalies, why is Gin so disappointed that Felix isn´t a match for her in the dating app she´s designing with local gamers?As she enters Felix´s world and digs further into the data behind crow behavior, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. The wrong decision could equal disaster squared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012779/bk_blak_012779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.