Reading Planet - Save the Pony! - Purple:Comet Street Kids Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
Jess Adams has always dreamt of owning her own pony, but of course its just a dream. She knows her parents could never afford to buy her a horse and so she is content spending every waking moment at Sandy Lane Stables. But one day, the unthinkable happens and it looks as if her dream will come true. Then Jess has to make a terrible decision which will she choose?
TROUBLE RIDES TALL Bryant Shafter is the trouble marshal. Town leaders call him in when they need a gun to quiet things down. Which is why Bry settled in Pony Wells. But now the town is under control. They don´t need him anymore—more particularly, they don´t need to be paying his salary. Even his young deputy, Zach Adams, thinks it´s time he moved on. So when three businessmen from Gravehead make him an offer to leave Pony Wells to clean up their town, he´s sorely tempted—holding down the law is what Bry does best. Until a young prostitute named Glory is found murdered. Until the town bosses hire their own guns. Until a young buck named Rio, out to prove himself, comes gunning for him. Now Bry´s got a townful of trouble. CROSS THE RED CREEK Jim Gilmore is on the run from the rumors that plague him. When he is mistaken for a bank robber in Kiowa, Wyoming, he decides to take a stand. He knows he´s innocent, so he turns himself in—and is acquitted. But he remains guilty in the eyes of the town folk. Still, Gilmore is looking for a place to settle down, and decides that Kiowa is no worse than anywhere else. People will talk wherever you go. But trouble seems to follow Gilmore, and he is soon accused of another robbery. This time he figures it´s personal, and if he doesn´t find out who´s trying to frame him, he might find himself at the end of noose instead. DESERT STAKE-OUT There is an epidemic at San Carlos, and Blade Merrick is riding the medicine wagon across Apache territory. That´s when he meets up with Hardhead Charley Clinton, his son Billy, and Perch Fisher… and Valerie, headed out West with her husband. They had all just met when they were attacked by Apaches. Merrick leads them to a water hole he knows about. Merrick has been here before—this is where he found the bullet-ridden body of his brother. Now, he has a new problem, because the Clinton gang wants to go to Fort Ambush, in the opposite direction. And they´ve got the guns to back up their request. Merrick finds himself torn between the returning Apaches, the desperation of three hardened men, and the most desirable woman he has ever met in his life.
Nancy Herkness invites listeners back to Sanctuary, West Virginia, in Book Three of the award-winning Whisper Horse series. Fleeing professional scandal and a broken engagement, veterinarian Hannah Linden abandons Chicago for the mountain town of Sanctuary, West Virginia, hoping to put her troubles with men and the media behind her. But when she encounters world-famous chef Adam Bosch, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the charming but darkly complex man and his troubled teenage son, Matt. Adam, a recovering alcoholic, fears he can never be a worthy father to the surly, distant boy he has just come to know, and enlists Hannah’s help in his struggle to connect with his son. Hoping to coax Matt out of his shell, Hannah introduces the boy to an ailing brown pony who has the power to change his view of the world. But can the determined little whisper horse prove to Hannah, Adam, and Matt that they were meant to be a family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006105/bk_brll_006105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Only a few weeks into her new job as a private investigator, Lexi Graves thinks she may have bitten off more than she can chew with her first solo cases. In between going undercover as a plush pony at a ´´Bronie´´ conference and following her cheating brother-in-law, she´s got a saboteur-turned-killer to catch and a missing woman to find. Two of her cases may be connected, but how? There´s no short list of suspects to investigate, but the closer Lexi gets to the killer, the more her life is put in jeopardy. Trying to avoid being framed for a murder she didn´t commit, Lexi knows her luck is running out. To make matters worse, her boyfriend, sexy detective Adam Maddox, thinks she´s out of the PI game faster than she got into it. Her boss, the mysterious Solomon, meanwhile, hopes to get her between the sheets by night, as well as solving cases by day, and Lexi´s ´´just say no´´ resolve might not be as fortified as she believes. All she wants is to be taken seriously and there´s only one way she can do that - solve the cases, no matter what. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009176/bk_tant_009176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We meet race car driver REX TANNER in 1935, after he’s been captured trying to save scientist PENELOPE MULGREW from the clutches of evil Nazi geneticist, DR. JACQUELINE HYDE. Rex affects their escape using the OMNIDIAL: a mysterious device permanently grafted to his skin, which imbues him with temporary super-powers…when it works. Months later, Rex is approached again by his enigmatic employers with a new mission. Find out who is draining American Olympians of their muscle, leaving them shriveled up and weak. Rex travels to the Olympics in Berlin with Penelope and his trusty sidekick MIKHAIL ´´MICK´´ GOLDSTEIN. At a welcoming party, Rex and Penelope meet the British agent also assigned to the case: ALEXANDER TANNER, Rex´s older, smarter, more handsome brother, with whom Rex shares a bitter, life-long sibling rivalry. Rex´s bitterness is exacerbated when he discovers that his brother´s new flame is MARIEL, Rex´s first girlfriend. But, when an attack occurs at the party, and another American Olympian is discovered emaciated, the brothers put aside their rivalry. After an unsuccessful attempt to apprehend the villains, Rex concedes that perhaps the mission is too big for one man and that he may need to team up with his brother, rather than compete with him. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR Katie Leigh has voiced characters in many well-known and award winning animations over the years (My Little Pony, Adventures in Odyssey, Muppet Babies). Now, Katie makes her directorial debut with this action-packed, family adventure. Listen to Katie describe what it was like to direct for the first time in the bonus behind-the-scenes interview included with the feature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Silverstein, Katie Leigh, Andrew S. Bates, Adam M. Drescher, Amy Robinson, Phil Lollar, Dave DeAndrea, Matilda Novak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021548/bk_acx0_021548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billy Collins, U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003, plays a game called, ´´I can feel it coming in the air tonight´´, in which he responds to questions about musician Phil Collins. Al Gore tries to match his former boss’ mastery of the My Little Pony children’s show in a game called ´´Maybe you can beat Bill Clinton at this´´. Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee rhymes with ´´cursy´´, so she is invited to play a game called ´´May Thunder Blast Your Head!´´ about curses from around the world. Of course. Also featuring Eryka Badu, Tony Danza, Jack Gantos, and Jeff Garlin. Panelists Alonzo Bodden, Tom Bodett, Brian Babylon, Luke Burbank, Amy Dickinson, Adam Felber, Peter Grosz, Kyrie O’Connor, P.J. O’Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca, and Faith Salie offer plenty of comic highlights as host Peter Sagal and ´´official scorekeeper´´ Carl Kasell guide their esteemed guests through unpredictable moments under the intense heat of public radio’s glorious spotlight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl Kasell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000859/bk_high_000859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.