Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
"excellent story lovely narration"
Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....
"This series has become an addiction."
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....
"I LOVE IT."
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....
"Thank you Stephen Fry"
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning.... When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward.... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
In the middle of the Enchanted Wood you can hear the trees whispering "Wisha-Wisha" and amongst the thick forest is the most enchanted tree in the world - the magic Faraway Tree. Here, fairy folk live on every branch. Meet Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy, and Saucepan Man, and visit the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree - including the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy, and the Land of Do-As-You-Please where the children ride in a runaway train! Enid Blyton has created a magical journey for children with The Magic Faraway Tree.
"The magic far away tree"
Follow what happens when three children discover their very own enchanted wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face, and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree. Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.
"Enjoyed over and over!"
From the world's favourite author, David Walliams, 10 cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters, all hilariously read aloud by the author himself! Are you ready to meet the world's worst children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV superfan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And don't forget Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help….
"Amazing story and outstanding narating. 😘🐏"
Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orang-utan. He's the wealthiest 12-year-old in the land. But Joe isn't happy. Why not? Because he's got a billion pounds… and not a single friend.
"Entertaining and witty"
"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well….” Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she’s never spoken to him - which isn’t surprising, because he’s a tramp, and he stinks. But there’s more to Mr Stink than meets the eye (or nose), and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed.
Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
National Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure. Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....
"Tedious - not David Walliams best story"
The third fantasy adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio. It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America.
Felix lives in a convent orphanage high in the mountains in Poland. He is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. When Nazi soldiers come to the orphanage Felix decides to escape and make his way home. The journey to find his parents is a long and difficult one, as all of Poland is occupied by the Nazis and a dangerous place for a Jewish boy.
"Enjoyed by my children. Addicted."
Aiden loves adventure, his friends and listening to the tales adults tell.... But most of all he loves books. Reading allows him to set his mind free and enjoy adventures his age won't yet allow. When his friend, Jacob, brings a brand new, beautiful book to the playground, Aiden knows he must read it. But how? Jacob won't share and Aiden won't take it.... Join Aiden as he uses his mind and the skills he has learned to tackle this difficult problem! This book is about two boys and their conversation on the playground.
In this unique series of books - you are the artist. As you listen through this adventure you can draw, sketch, color, make patterns, and create as much as your imagination allows. In this adventure, Oscar experiences Christmas like never before. Who or what is Oscar? What does the adventure Oscar has look like? What does who Oscar meets look like? Create your own illustrations, drawings, and sketches as you enjoy exploring Christmas with Oscar.
David Bellamy expands our minds as he journeys back in time. What happened to the dinosaurs? What were they like? What did the earth look like back then? Join David on his fictitious journey through time, and enjoy learning about some of the largest creatures to ever roam the earth. David James Bellamy OBE is an English author, broadcaster, botanist and environmental campaigner.
Delight in the wonderful story of Puss in Boots, voiced by the marvellous Tony Robinson. Puss in Boots is a European fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his low-born master. Sir Anthony Robinson, known professionally as Tony Robinson, is an actor, comedian and TV presenter among other things. Tony has also written 16 children's books.
On My Way Home from School is a fun adventure of seeing things along the way. From airplanes to helicopters to a mailman and a mouse. You just don't know what you will see next. The story is told in rhyme, with many interesting things to share with your little ones. Young children will get a kick out of this book.
One Stuffed Animal is a very cute and fun way of learning to count to 10. Told in rhyme, this book could very well be your children's favorite counting book.
I Want to Eat a Banana Split is a fun way of sharing information with young children. It is a book about the meals and treats that we eat on a daily basis. Rhymes and cool pictures will help them to stay interested while learning. It is bound to become a bedtime favorite. Fun and easy to hear, everyone is in for a good time.
A story about a star who gets lost trying to find her best friend, the Moon. She travels all over the galaxy while meeting new friends along the way. Will she ever find her friend? Only time will tell.
Storytime with Nana, Volume 1 is a series of children's stories created by Hillary and her Nana. They use their imagination and take turns saying the first word that pops in their head! Totally spontaneous, silly, and fun, most of the stories in this series pertain to animals with human like feelings and emotions.
The Kings Daughter tells the enchanting story of Sophia's passion for the flute. The instrument was a gift from her aunt, and the shimmering silver enchanted her from the moment she opened the case. Sophia quickly learned to play, and her music grew more beautiful with each passing day. One afternoon, her father, the king, marched into her room and said, ''It is not proper for a princess to be making music. I no longer wish to hear your flute in my castle.''
It is the year 1666 in Cremona, Italy. While Raphael is learning the luthier's trade, he secretly yearns to be a performer. His family cannot afford an instrument or music lessons, so Raphael tries his best to be content with working in the violin shop. But his heart cannot let go of his dream. The narration of legendary actor Sir Roger Moore brings Amati's Dream vividly to life. The original music features Key-Thomas Maerkl, in a lyrical performance on a violin made by Amati's most famous pupil, Antonio Stradivari.
Emily Walker hated that they were moving to Collingwood House and became distressed when she read the details on the real estate listing - Haunted House. They moved anyway, 4000 kilometers away from her best friend and to the seaside. The old house creaked and groaned, things went missing, doors banged, shadows moved from room to room, and dead animals were found in unusual places.
This story is a gem representing the delightful stories from the Indian subcontinent which capture the simple essence of everyday life in India. The simple pleasures of life indicate a time gone by before the advent of cellphones and Facebook, a time which almost stood still, a time when children could revel in the rain, make paper boats and race them down a drain, play marbles and generally pass time.
Stradivari's Gift takes the listener on a historical journey to 17th-century Italy and the violin shop of Antonio Stradivari. The story of the violinist Raphael and his gripping encounter with Stradivari brings to life the extraordinary achievements and unique magic of one of the world's most renowned violin makers. The narration of Sir Roger Moore combines with original music for violin and string orchestra to create a powerful listening experience.
The Song of the Torero tells of the passion Bernardo's grandfather has for the guitar. Bernardo loves to visit his grandfather, who lives in a stone house perched on a hilltop near Barcelona. The boy adores hearing stories from his grandfather's childhood and is mesmerized by his music. One day, while strolling through the hills, Grandfather reveals an amazing secret.
A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl's compelling production.
The Snake Charmer explores a very special moment in India's history through words and music. It is the year 1607 in Agra, India. Shiba, the snake charmer, lives in a grass-roofed hut with his mother and his cobra Bonji. One day, as Empress Mumtaz Mahal is strolling through the marketplace of Agra, she is captivated by Shiba's performance and invites him to play at the palace. His success arouses the jealousy of another artist endangering Shiba's life.
Mozart's Magical Night comes alive in the gardens of the king's palace. When Mozart is seven years old, he is invited by Prince Maximilian to perform in the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Captivated by the lakes, waterfalls, and pavilions of the palace gardens, he slips out after the concert to explore the intriguing park. Unexpectedly, he meets a girl who lives on the grounds of the palace and together they discover the wonders of the palace gardens. As they stroll through the park, Mozart reveals secrets about his life and music.
The Cellist of Venice transports us to Italy in the year 1725 and conveys the love a Venetian family has for the music of Bach. Adelina grew up in the Pietá, and orphanage and a magnificent music school for girls. One day, her teacher Maestro Vivaldi gives her the opportunity to perform in a Venetian Palace. After the concert, a German price presents her with a gift, the Suites for Cello composed by his court composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.