Watchman Prayer:Keeping the Enemy Out While Protecting Your Family, Home and Community Dutch Sheets
The Educated Elite in 1 Corinthians:Education and Community Conflict in Graeco-Roman Context Robert Dutch
Pella Dutch:Portrait of a Language in an Iowa Community, An Expanded Edition Webber Philip E. Webber
Manhattan has long been part of a bustling community, even before it formed the backbone of New York City. Centuries before New York City became a shining city of steel that enthralled millions of immigrants, Lenni-Lenape Indians, an Algonquin-speaking tribe whose name means ´´the People´´, lived in what would become New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. They had lived there for at least 1,500 years and were mainly hunters and gatherers who would use well-worn paths that would one day bear the names of Flatbush Avenue, King´s Highway, and Broadway. The first known European sightings of the island and its inhabitants were made by the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 and by the black Portuguese explorer Estaban Gomez in 1526. After the Englishman Henry Hudson, under the aegis of the Dutch East India Company, sailed by Manhattan in 1609, he returned home with good news and bad news. Like the other explorers before him, he hadn´t been able to find a water route to the Orient. He had, however, returned with maps (confiscated by the British) and beaver pelts. With that, it became clear that the region around the bay that would take Hudson´s name was a very promising new territory for trade and settlement, which would become a serious bone of contention between the Dutch and the British for the rest of the century. 1626 was also the year that the famous ´´purchase´´ of Manhattan took place, a transaction for which no record has survived. Peter Minuit, the Director-General of New Amsterdam, paid out 60 guilders´ worth of trade goods like cloth, kettles, tools. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034324/bk_acx0_034324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen´s couriers scheme: Elizabeth´s Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits - and plots. Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare´s life for ever. Driven on by cold rage, Shakespeare´s investigations will take him from magnificent royal horseraces to the opulent chambers of Black Luce´s brothel, from the theatrical underworld of Marlowe and Kyd to the pain-wracked torture cells of priest-hunter Richard Topcliffe, and from the elegant offices of master tactician Robert Cecil to the splintering timbers of an explosive encounter at sea. As Shakespeare delves ever deeper, he uncovers intricate layers of mystery and deception that threaten the heart not only of the realm, but of all that he holds dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Aris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000309/bk_hodd_000309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a French professor visiting the quiet Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they´re letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer; Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased; and, of course, a notorious local crook. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016166/bk_adbl_016166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author of many novels and short stories, best-selling writer Lee Smith has received numerous awards for her works, including two O. Henry Awards. Fair and Tender Ladies is an epistolary novel that traces the life of Ivy Rowe, born in the isolated Virginia mountain community of Sugar Fork. Twelve-year-old Ivy writes her first letter to a Dutch pen pal, who never replies. She also writes many more to her sister Sylvaney, who is mentally disabled and illiterate. Gaining more from writing than receiving any replies, Ivy continues a colorful stream of letters during her long life. Through births and deaths, marriages and funerals, the decades of Ivy´s life are captured in a rich dialect that carries the sounds and sights of the Appalachians in each syllable. Lee Smith´s genius lies in her ability to create the landscape of a character´s mind with economy and grace. Perfectly complementing Smith´s talent, narrator Kate Forbes provides a unique voice for Ivy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000454/bk_reco_000454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wartime Holland. Whom can you trust? Deep in the Veluwe woods lies Berkenhout, a purpose-built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people. But the Germans can find no proof of its existence. The whole community pulls together to help the Berkenhout inhabitants adjust to a difficult new life and, above all, stay safe. Sofie, a Jewish Dutch girl, struggles to adapt to living in Berkenhout, away from her family and friends. As weeks turn to months, she’s worried they’ll abandon her altogether. Young tearaway Jan likes to help, but he also enjoys roaming the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots. His dream comes true, until he is found out. Henk is in charge of building the underground huts and organizing provisions to Berkenhout, but his contact with the Germans arouses suspicions. Whom can you trust? All it takes is one small fatal slip to change the course of all their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: LIAM GERRARD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117543/bk_acx0_117543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ava Troyer never really considered the possibility of life outside of the warm, protective Amish community. Even during her state-mandated schooling through the eighth grade, she would dreamily fantasize about whether any of the other Amish boys in the history class right after lunch was going to be the father of her children, or if she would meet the man of her dreams from another state, an exciting possibility. But the wreck that killed her father and almost killed Ava, that early Sunday morning, at the hands of an all-night reveler, changed everything. The young man in military fatigues that pulled her to safety spoke Pennsylvania Dutch to her, but he wasn´t Amish. Or was he? And how could she be so powerfully attracted to a young man about to go overseas to war, something she fiercely believed was wrong? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Big Daddy Abel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007596/bk_acx0_007596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WELCOME TO SOMEWHERE, OREGON Nestled in a cove on Oregon´s coastline, the town of Somewhere is charming, picturesque, inhabited by townsfolk who love their community—and teeming with mystery. You are invited to join the heroes and heroines of Somewhere as they solve mysteries, discover romance, experience inexplicable phenomena, and fight injustice—just the usual stuff! SOMEWHERE FOR A HERO TO HIDE Is there somewhere to hide from the past? Dutch Mulvaney, a hero who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, now carves sea creatures from driftwood and signs them as ´´Beach Bum.´´ His relocation from the East Coast to the small coastal town of Somewhere in Oregon was a desperate attempt to salvage his sanity and dignity. Now, after a year of solitude, he finally feels ready to venture back into society. Taylor Jones enjoys her job as a waitress at Mama Pink´s Diner, the most popular eatery in Somewhere. Daily, she thanks the universe for Edna Pink, the owner. Without Edna´s help she could very well be six feet under, with her two precious sons being raised by a crime lord. When a disabled man enters the diner she gets a premonition that her life is about to change. Should she remain in the town she loves, or run yet again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cate Barratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117276/bk_acx0_117276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.