The Jungle Book (BBC Children’s Classics) by Rudyard Kipling
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 65 MB
Overview: A full-cast dramatisation of Kipling’s classic animal adventure, starring Eartha Kitt.
Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale tells the story of Mowgli, the "man-cub" rescued from the tiger Shere Khan and adopted by a wolf pack.
As he grows up, Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Kaa the rock python. His life is full of adventure with the jungle creatures, but soon the time comes when he is forced to leave and take his place among his own people.
A kind woman looks after Mowgli, but she can’t protect him from the superstitious villagers who believe his friendship with wolves is the result of sorcery. Mowgli’s only escape is to return to the jungle. But even the jungle has become a dangerous place.
This rich and entertaining dramatisation skilfully blends words with jungle sounds and music, and stars Eartha Kitt as Kaa, Freddie Jones as Baloo, Jonathan Hyde as Bagheera and Nisha K. Mayer as Mowgli.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Classics
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 333.5 mb, 13 hrs and 59 mins
Overview: London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers-including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt’s flamboyant mistress, Katherine Swynford-England’s young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London-catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England’s kings-and among the book’s predictions is Richard’s assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a “burnable book,” a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low. Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king’s court to London’s slums and stews–and potentially implicates his own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may be the last hope to save a king from a terrible fate.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Historical Mystery
The Book of Extraordinary Deaths: True Accounts of Ill-Fated Lives
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Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cook Book by Betty Crocker, Joseph Pearson
Requirements: .PDF reader, 157 MB
Overview: BETTY CROCKER’S NEW PICTURE COOK BOOK. Here is a cook book that is charming, practical and fun to use. It is a complete cooking guide that includes the tried-and-true and the new-as-tomorrow, the simple and the sophisticated, foreign-inspired foods and old-fashioned American dishes. And each of the over 1,850 recipes is easy to find and easy to follow. You’ll find, too: Coordinated plans for delightful dinners, lunches and breakfasts. How to freeze foods. Table setting. Celebrities’ favorite menus and recipes. BETTY CROCKER’S RECIPES are the most thoroughly tested of any now being offered. Each basic recipe in this book has been tested at least 100 times.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
A Death in Brazil: A Book of Omissions by Peter Robb
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.57 MB
Overview: Delving into Brazil’s baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century.
Even today, Brazil is a nation of almost unimaginable distance between its wealthy and its poor, a place of extraordinary levels of crime and violence. It is also one of the most beautiful and seductive places on earth. Using the art, food and the books of its great nineteenth-century writer, Machado de Assis, Robb takes us on a journey into a world like Conrad’s Nostromo. A world so absurdly dramatic, like the current president Lula’s fight for power, that it could have come from one of the country’s immensely popular TV soap operas, a world where resolution is often only provided by death.
Like all the best travel writing, A Death in Brazil immerses you deep into the heart of a fascinating country.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Brazil
The Mammoth Book of Erotic Romance and Domination (Mammoth Books)
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