Jedadiah Crow has been passed a legacy of valor, both from his father - a mountain man - and a Crow war chief.While finding his way in life, Jedadiah builds his own reputation of leadership during the American Civil War, displaying integrity and courage.After the war, Jedadiah leads a group of former soldiers to California, setting the stage for The House of Crow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Floyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171830/bk_acx0_171830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
After mountain man Isaiah Crow and his companion, Jacques LeRue, arrive in Alta, California, they intervene and save a group of people from local bandits.As luck would have it, they are family and Vaqueros from the rancho of Don Hernando Batista, one of the most powerful families in Southern California - and very anxious to take their new friends to meet the Patron.After Señor Batista introduces his daughter Francisca to Isaiah, the two soon fall in love. From this union a child - Jedadiah - is born. He will learn not only how to read and write but also the art of war, and through Jedadiah the House of Crow will become one of the most powerful families in the country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Floyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139246/bk_acx0_139246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vietnam took his legs. A murderer took his father. Somehow, Jason Crow has to take a stand. Jason Crow comes home to Texas on clumsy prosthetic legs, struggling with his lost dreams and the pitying curiosity of friends and strangers. But there's no time for him to brood, because his father has just been shot to death. Unable to convince the police that his father was murdered, Jason begins his own investigation. In the process he uncovers family secrets that shake him to his core and make him question everyone and everything around him, including the love of Michiko, the beautiful Eurasian-American nurse he met in Japan. While fighting his own insecurity as a double amputee, Jason must challenge forces capable of destroying him and those he loves to pursue the person who robbed him of his greatest hero: His dad. This debut book in Ken Casper's Jason Crow West Texas Mystery Series treats readers to a powerful new voice in mystery fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003324/bk_acx0_003324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Titus Crow novels are full of acts of nobility and heroism. Titus Crow and his faithful companion fight the forces of darkness - the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of H.P. Lovecraft - wherever they arise. The powerful Cthulhu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth - or destroying it - yet time after time, Titus Crow drives the monsters back into the dark from whence they came. In the Moons of Borea is the fifth book in the Titus Crow series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079866/bk_acx0_079866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if good & evil were related? We first meet our hero in a mountain top village where the peace is bound come to an end... "The grass dances in the warm breeze in celebration, back lit by the waning light of an afternoon sun. "Today is special. After a long drought, the thirst is finally quenched with the blood of a dove. "A lone crow picks at the dying dove. It stands on the dove's broken wing, pinning it down with its crude, reptilian feet. "The crow openly rejoices at the dove's misery, it had arrived to the carnage first and it had even beaten the flies that would have invaded such a prize. The crow swallows a morsel, simling in its own way to the dove's shrieks of pain. 'Thought you could soar with eagles, did you?' cajoles the crow. 'Apparently old Thoragil didn't agree, eh?' "Thoragil was the eagle chief and he had in deed knocked the dove from the skies." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lamont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007296/bk_acx0_007296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's 1555. Calling Crow is haunted by his recurring dream of the Destroyer who will one day lay waste to his village. Then Spanish colonial slavers from the island of Hispaniola arrive on the shores of the Southeast, lands that have been home to the Muskogee people for generations. Calling Crow and another brave are taken and bound into slavery. Life in the gold pits and slave camps is humiliating and brutal, but Calling Crow refuses to let them break his spirit. Aided by a kindly priest, Calling Crow vows to learn the language and ways of an overwhelmingly powerful enemy in order to eventually save his own people. But first he must regain his own freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Arthur Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041877/bk_acx0_041877_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.
C. Vann Woodward, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was America's most eminent Southern historian, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut's Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South. Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward's most influential work, The Strange Career of Jim Crow. The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr. called it "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement." The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s. Woodward convincingly shows that, even under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s. In fact, during Reconstruction, there was considerable economic and political mixing of the races. The segregating of the races was a relative newcomer to the region. Hailed as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century, The Strange Career of Jim Crow has sold almost a million copies and remains, in the words of David Herbert Donald, "a landmark in the history of American race relations." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015534/bk_adbl_015534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.