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Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. Beset by financial difficulties, the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom’s trials, suffering, and religious fortitude.
Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the ten stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these immortal stories authorized by A.A. Mile’s son, Christopher Robin.
If you want a family break from TV and movies, get comfy, close your eyes and let this master storyteller stir the imagination. This latest addition to the "Pooh Classics" is a must. On stage and on recordings, Peter Dennis, with the blessing of the Milne estate, has made Milne's world something of a life's work and his whimsical readings, meant for adults and children alike, are captivating." -Lynn Heffley, Los Angeles Times
The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died, unmarried, in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author’s own lost love. After years apart, the book’s heroine, Anne Elliot, encounters the man she was once engaged to when he was a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove. The happy ending is not one in which Austen would ever play a part.
Do you feel discouraged, even defeated, in your battle against habitual sin? Are you dismayed or surprised by the situations that bring out your fear, anger, or distress? Elyse Fitzpatrick delves into the heart of the problem: deep down, we're all idol worshippers who put our loves, desires, and expectations in God's place-and then suffer the consequences of our misplaced affections. Yet God loves his people and can use even our messy lives and struggles for his glory. Fitzpatrick shows us how to better search and know our hearts, long for our gracious Savior, and resist and crush our false gods. Included are questions for further thought.
The Robinson family—a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons— emerge alive from a terrible storm, bringing to land two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, this uplifting tale relates a family’s ingenuity and courage as they struggle to survive on an exotic tropical island.
Huck Finn is an orphaned drifter who loves freedom more than respectability. He isn’t above lying and stealing, but he faces a battle with his conscience when he meets up with a runaway slave named Jim, who provides him with his first experiences of love, acceptance, and a sense of responsibility.
Welcome, once again, to the charming byways of Avonlea and its people, as created by one of Canada’s most beloved authors. In this volume of heartwarming tales, a Persian cat plays an amazing role in a marriage proposal, a young girl risks losing her mother in her quest to find her father, and a foolish lie threatens to make an unattached woman the town’s laughingstock. These fifteen short stories together present a piquant and fascinating picture of life in the villages and country surrounding Avonlea.
The good Doctor Dolittle, accompanied by his animal friends, sets sail once again on an amazing voyage. The jolly party meets with more adventures than they had anticipated, including surviving a shipwreck, exploring a floating island and journeying undersea with the Great Glass Sea-snail.
Elsie Dinsmore is an endearing eight-year-old girl who is very unhappy living at her Uncle’s Southern plantation. As Elsie learns to handle her problems, she begins to learn more about herself and to depend on her faith in her heavenly Father for the peace and happiness she seeks.
A continuation of The Jungle Book, these further adventures of Mowgli the man-cub and his animal companions are sure to delight listeners of all ages. Vibrant and crackling with intensity, these stories present Akela the wolf; Baloo the brown bear; Shere Khan, the boastful Bengal tiger who is Mowgli’s enemy; Kaa the python; Bagheera the black panther; and Rikki-tikki-tavi the mongoose, among others. Kipling vividly describes the jungle world and its peculiar animals, richly evoking an Edenic environment. As Mowgli learns the Law of the Jungle among the animals, he matures into self-sufficiency and wisdom.
While Anne Shirley does appear in these stories of Avonlea and Spencerville, most of the people here are new to listeners. There are “Old Lady Lloyd” and Sylvia Gray, Felix Moore and his grandfather, and many more.