Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories About Herding-Breed Dogs is a heartwarming, thought-provoking compilation of more than 50 true stories that address the cruelty of animal neglect and abuse and the joy rescued dogs bring to their new homes. This book is a must listen for fans of Australian Cattle Dogs (ACDs, aka Blue Heelers and Red Heelers), Border Collies, Collies, Shelties (aka Shetland Sheepdogs) and Corgis! This audiobook is perfect for those looking to bring a dog into their lives, too, as it is a great way to learn about life with these breeds. A significant portion of the proceeds from every sale is donated back to herding breed rescue groups. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary F. Dominiak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011967/bk_acx0_011967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hunter. Worker. Legend. The untold story of the dog's role in building a nation. The Dogs That Made Australia pays tribute to the dogs that gave their all for our prosperity: the fearless hounds that saved fledgling colonies from famine; the courageous heelers and tireless collies that powered the rise of beef and wool; the tough little home-grown terriers that protected the homestead and garden; and the extraordinary police dogs, ahead of their time, loved by the nation. The selfless exploits of our heroic dogs are writ indelibly in our nation's heritage and identity. The Dogs That Made Australia is a vivid and meticulously researched history of Australia told from the perspectives of the dingo and of the dogs that were imported and developed here, as well as the humans who loved, feared and worked them.Praise"A highly readable book about Australia's dog heroes and their contribution to Australia's development. This is a book for the ages. I loved every page!" (Tony Parsons, OAM, author of The Kelpie)"This should be on every school list for every primary school. It is a fantastic Australian history reference." (Narelle Hammond, Secretary, Australian Cattle Dog Society of NSW) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Hull. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007674/bk_harp_007674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is there room for love in a heart full of secrets? One year ago, before Fate took a wrecking ball to his life, Nichol was happily working on his doctorate in linguistics. Now he's hip deep in sheep, mud, and collies. His late brother and mother had been well-suited to life on Seacliff Farm. Nichol? Not so much. As lambing season progresses in the teeth of an icy north wind, the last straw is the intruder Nichol catches in the barn. He says his name is Cam, and he’s on the run from a Glasgow gang. Something about the young man's tired resignation touches Nichol deeply, and instead of giving him the business end of a shotgun, he offers Cam a blanket and a place to stay. Somehow, Cam quickly charms his way through Nichol's defenses and into his heart. Even his grandfather takes to the cheeky city boy, whose hard work and good head for figures help set the farm back on its feet. As the cold Scottish springtime melts into summer, Nichol finds himself falling in love. When tragedy strikes, Cam's resolutely held secret is finally revealed and Nichol must face the truth. He's given his heart away, and it’s time to pay the price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Gormley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021370/bk_adbl_021370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of "quickened" - dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come. Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim's work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort. Lance's hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He's concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he's not satisfied with the boy's story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance's inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032352/bk_acx0_032352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Beth Kendrick comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about bad dogs and the women who love them.... Lara Madigan has a gift. She can help you find your soul mate - your canine soul mate, that is. As a dog trainer with a soft spot for strays, she's found the perfect home for sulky Shih Tzus, broken-down Border collies, and diabolical Dalmatians. But while she'll always make room for one more rescue mutt, she's not sure she's ready to commit to another human being - especially after her long-term boyfriend drops the bomb: He's not a dog person. Horrified and temporarily homeless, Lara and her furry pack move in with her mother, a wealthy fashionista who forbids even a single drop of drool. As word gets around the exclusive gated community, Lara is overwhelmed with demands for her services. A model wants personal training for her overweight "flabrador"; an aging socialite preps her pedigreed puppy for dog show domination. If Lara can survive the breakup, the outrageous requests of her high-maintenance clientele, and her dogs' systematic destruction of her mother's McMansion, she might finally find the rescue dog who rescues her in return - by leading her straight to the guy who could be her perfect match. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/idel/000034/bk_idel_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, a must-have collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenged conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer dazzled readers for decades with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column was a must-read in Washington and across the country. Don’t miss the best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition, and wit collected in one volume. Listeners will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a passionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views - on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example - defy ideological convention.Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer’s major path-breaking essays - on bioethics, on Jewish destiny and on America’s role as the world’s superpower - that have profoundly influenced the nation’s thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused reflections on everything from border collies to Halley’s Comet, from Woody Allen to Winston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist.With a special, highly autobiographical introduction, in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensable chronicle takes the listener on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003700/bk_rand_003700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28. Perhaps you’re like me. Perhaps you originally came to Jesus and felt great freedom as He eased your load. But maybe, over the course of the journey with Him, your burdens piled up and you lost your joy. It happens so easily: we unconsciously lose our focus on Christ and begin to look to ourselves. We distractedly go through the routines of the “Christian life,” whatever that is, depending on our own strength, discipline, and works. When that happens, the world goes gray. The bright colors and fun vitality of an intimate relationship with Jesus fade to an anxious, resentful, weary, and burdened religious life: the very thing Jesus came to free people from. Yet, embedded within Jesus’ call to “Come to Me” is a progression of verbs that actually lead to the result of rest. Wonderful, real rest for our souls. And if you have a strange brain like me, these verbs happen to sound a lot like dog commands. I’m not suggesting that we’re all retrievers or poodles or border collies . . . but I am saying that there is a certain frisky love, power, and freedom in obedience that is unleashed when we respond to Jesus’ invitation and learn to obey the commands of the Master. Come. Sit. Stay. When we obey these commands, the rich result is rest. This rest can change our lives." - author Ellen Vaughn 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Richardson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001078/bk_oasi_001078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mixed-breed offspring of Marley and Me and All Creatures Great and Small, His Name Was Brownie is your next book for fun. Peopled with multiple Marley dogs (and Marlas as well), nearly all listeners will recognize their dog or cat, son or daughter, spouse - maybe even themselves - as the featured characters barrel their way through their laughable adventures.Collies and Irish wolfhounds bound through the story; but they have many companions, including a tuxedo cat, a mastiff, a demented border collie, two Siamese cats, two 25-pound attack cats, the monkey from hell, a Labrador retriever nicknamed “Blockhead” because of his habit of getting his head stuck in plastic milk cartons, black witch moths, and a bufo. Their escapades take them through beautiful areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii before the clan finally lands in Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River.Dr. Judi Roller has been breeding and showing collies and Irish wolfhounds for many years, garnering AKC championships for her dogs and several group placements along the way. She has also enjoyed judging multiple AKC matches. Her previous book, The Politics of the Feminist Novel, won an Outstanding Academic Book award, and she has published literary criticism as well as book reviews and occasional poems and a short story.Her BA cum laude was earned at Bowling Green State University, and her doctorate came from the University of Michigan, even though she is a homegrown Ohio State Buckeye, which became a challenge while she was teaching freshman English during her graduate work at Michigan. Now retired from university administration, she has more time for dogs, golf, travel, bridge, and reading. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicia Elenum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151453/bk_acx0_151453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Farmer and His Dog by Adam Henson, read by Nicky Henson. 'For me, the bond I have with Peg, my Border Collie sheepdog, is priceless. I know how very lucky I and thousands of other shepherds and farmers are to have these extraordinarily bright, enthusiastic dogs at our sides. But we who work the land and our flocks are not the only beneficiaries of the extraordinary relationship between man and dog....' In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson explores the unique relationship between a farmer and his most loyal friend. Sheepdogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a distant relative of the dingo). Not only are they essential to the running of a farm, but they are also fiercely intelligent and exceptionally devoted companions, having evolved over millennia to make the work of a shepherd possible. But it is not just the farmer working the land who benefits from the extraordinary relationship between man and dog. Beginning by introducing us to the dogs who have been faithful companions to the Henson family over the years, Adam goes on to explore the impact made by the UK's hardest working breeds. From traditional herding dogs and gundogs - such as the Labradors he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive, who live with him now - to the assistance dogs, sniffer dogs and even search and rescue dogs whose stories have reinforced Adam's belief that we humans owe an enormous debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicky Henson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002976/bk_rhuk_002976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.