The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages. In The Story of English in 100 Words, an entertaining history of the world’s most ubiquitous language, David Crystal draws on one hundred words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word—‘roe’—was written down on the femur of a roe deer in the fifth century.
Colleagues, friends, and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn’t let rules get in his way—in his private life as well as his professional one. If he breaks a heart, or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so without hesitation or apology. That’s why he’s the first person Caroline King—who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams—asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter ...
This novel is based on a 19th Century novel and explores notions of relationships and literature, with three alternate endings to the story.
Tells the story of Charles Smithson's infatuation with the unusual Sarah Woodruff, whilst being engaged to a young lady of a good family and a considerable dowry. John Fowles re-creates the feel of a Victorian novel. He also wrote "The Collector" and "The Magus".
Unabridged and read by Paul Shelley. 17 hours 7 mins duration. 14 CD's
The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. He dreams of the land of death, of his wife who died young and longs to return to him so much that she kissed him across the low stone wall that separates our world from the Dry Land, where the grass is withered, the stars never move, and lovers pass without knowing each other. The dead are pulling Alder to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea.
Robert Sheckley - Warm Narrator: Matthew Wayne Selznick Format: mp3 Bitrate: 128 kb/s Size: about 16 mb Publisher: TimeTravelerShow Review: "Robert Sheckley is one of the great funny writers." -- Douglas Adams Plot: A man hears a voice in his head claiming to be trapped and asking for help, and is guided towards his petitioner as he learns to see the truth behind the world.