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Hominids

85 ratings

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Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. A computerized guardian spirit, however, doesn't eliminate cross-cultural confusion; permanent male-female sexuality, rape, and overpopulation are all alien to Ponter. Nor can it help his housemate and fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder. BONUS AUDIO: Author Robert J. Sawyer explains why Ponter Boddit is his favorite among all the characters he's created.

©2002 by Robert J. Sawyer (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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The Adventure Collection

22 ratings

Summary

This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations. Gulliver’s Travels is Jonathan Swift’s comic tale of an Englishman who journeys to four fantastical and exotic lands filled with unforgettable characters, from the pint-size Lilliputians to the giant Brobdingnagians. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood takes us to Sherwood Forest, where the brigand and his band of “merry men” rob from the rich to give to the poor — to the consternation of the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Jungle Book transports readers into a wondrous world where danger lurks behind every drooping vine and the law of the jungle is the key to survival. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island follows young Jim Hawkins as he learns the ways of the buccaneer from a group of seafaring miscreants, including the nefarious peg leg, Long John Silver. White Fang by Jack London recreates the forbidding world of the Yukon Gold Rush, where a wild dog must endure violence, hardship, and bitter cold on his journey from savagery to civilization.

Public Domain (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

10 ratings

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Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprised by this favorite story. Russell Crowe will star in the November 6, 2009 movie Nottingham.

Public Domain (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Howard Pyle
Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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Summary

Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of Outlaws who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor, and deserved misdeeds for the pompous and haughty rich. Table of Contents Author's Preface Chapter 01: How Robin Hood Came to Be an Outlaw Chapter 02: Robin Hood and the Tinker Chapter 03: The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town Chapter 04: Will Stutely Rescued by His Companions Chapter 05: Robin Hood Turns Butcher Chapter 06: Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair Chapter 07: How Little John Lived at the Sheriff's Chapter 08: Little John and the Tanner of Blyth Chapter 09: Robin Hood and Will Scarlet Chapter 10: The Adventure with Midge the Miller's Son Chapter 11: Robin Hood and Allan a Dale Chapter 12: Robin Hood Seeks the Curtal Friar Chapter 13: Robin Hood Compasses a Marriage Chapter 14: Robin Hood Aids a Sorrowful Knight Chapter 15: How Sir Richard of the Lea Paid His Debts Chapter 16: Little John Turns Barefoot Friar Chapter 17: Robin Hood Turns Beggar Chapter 18: Robin Hood Shoots Before Queen Eleanor Chapter 19: The Chase of Robin Hood Chapter 20: Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne Chapter 21: King Richard Comes to Sherwood Forest Epilogue Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar AudioWorks

Narrator: David Thorn
Author: Howard Pyle
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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In Merry England, in the time of old when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham Town a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood. No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. But most important, Robin Hood and his band of merry men offer young audiences more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them listening intently. Filled with action, villains, and surprises, who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue?

Public Domain (P)2008 Tantor Media

Narrator: Simon Vance
Author: Howard Pyle
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Men of Iron

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This is a story of the days of chivalry in England and of young Myles Falworth, son of a lord unjustly disgraced for treason, who was forced to make his fortune as best he might in the days when men seemed made of iron. How he entered the service of a powerful lord, rose to knighthood, defeated his father's old enemy in thrilling combat, and at last won the friendship of the king is told against a background of the dangerous times of the 14th century that makes them live again.

(P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks

Author: Howard Pyle
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

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From the sword in the stone and the founding of Camelot to the famed Round Table and the Lake of Enchantment, the legend of King Arthur will never lose its magic. Though simpler, this version includes all the wonderful stories - such as King Arthur’s winning of Guenievere and Merlin’s tragic downfall at the hands of the evil Vivien. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2019 Oasis Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

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Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous Knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the Magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting, and knightly jealousies played out in grand style. Even in our present day, these stories last and challenge us to be our best, truthful, brave, and always wanting to right wrongs to those who cannot speak up for themselves. Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.-Amazon.com

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar AudioWorks

Narrator: David Thorn
Author: Howard Pyle
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

Summary

Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date), comes a dazzling series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve.  He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, and had escapades enough to please any adventure-loving child. Now even the youngest listeners can have the chance to enter Sherwood Forest with Robin's band of merry men, and meet such unforgettable characters as Friar Tuck, Little John, Allan-a-Dale, the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, and wicked King John. Every moment of the story is filled with action and excitement. Adapted from the Howard Pyle original by John Burrows.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2005 John Burrows (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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Tales from Robin Hood

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As a young man Robin is tricked into committing a crime against the King of England. Forced to live the life of an outlaw, Robin soon becomes the nemesis of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Join Robin in these tales of his early days as he gathers his band of Merry Men and foils the wicked Sheriff's attempts to capture him. Howard Pyle's telling of Robin Hood's adventures captures the spirit of merry old England for listeners of all ages.

Public Domain (P)2005 Flowerpot Press a division of Kamalu LLC and Mitso Media Inc.

Author: Howard Pyle
Length: 58 mins
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Murder on the Red River

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A murdered man in a field. The sheriff needs Cash - a 20-something tough, smart Indian woman with special seeing powers. Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother's wrecked car when she was 3. He's kept an eye out for her ever since. It's a tough place to live - northern Minnesota along the Red River. Cash navigated through foster homes, and at 13 was working farms. She's tough as nails, 5 feet, 2 inches, blue jeans, blue jean jacket, smokes Marlboros, drinks Bud Longnecks. Makes her living driving truck. Playing pool on the side.  Wheaton is big lawman type. Maybe Scandinavian stock, but darker skin than most. He wants her to take hold of her life. Get into junior college. So there they are, staring at the dead Indian lying in the field. Soon Cash was dreaming the dead man's cheap house on the Red Lake Reservation, mother and kids waiting. She has that kind of power. That's the place to start looking. There's a long and dangerous way to go to find the men who killed him. Plus there's Jim, the married white guy. And Long Braids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement.

©2017 Marcie R. Rendon (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Favorite Children's Stories, Volume 2

Summary

This second delightful collection of children's stories contains the following titles: "The Three Goblins", by Mabel G. Taggart; "Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp", edited by Andrew Lang; "Cinderella", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Griffon and Minor Canon", by Frank Stockton; "Beauty and the Beast", by Madame de Villeneuve; "The Frog Prince", by The Brothers Grimm; "Goody Two Shoes", a traditional tale; "How Fear Came", by Rudyard Kipling; "Jack and the Beanstalk", a traditional tale; "Spindle, Shuttle and Needle", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Minotaur", by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "Thumbelina", by Hans Christian Anderson; "Tiger, Tiger", by Rudyard Kipling; "The Velveteen Rabbit", by Margery Williams; "Lazy Jack", a traditional tale; "The Dragon of the North", edited by Andrew Lang; "King Grisley Beard", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Girl Who Owned a Bear", by Frank Stockton; "The Apple of Contentment", by Howard Pyle; and "Wondering Jack", by James Baldwin.

Public Domain (P)2012 Jimcin Recordings

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