Twists of Faith is a captivating title for stories of the spiritual life, a phrase that might conjure up people at odds with the world. But these tales are the stellar opposite. In a phrase, they?re thrilling. These twenty-one action narratives, with twists and turns, project our inner struggles: epic accounts of our journey here below?our spiritual saga.
Twist of Gold:Oberon Plays for Young People Michael Morpurgo, Simon Reade
An accurate retelling of Charles Dickens´ timeless classic. One of a series of retellings of classic world literature from publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and theme, this Real Read also reflects the original author´s style and syntax. A brilliant, lively, enjoyable introduction to Dickens. With a hungry, timid request of ´Please sir. Can I have some more?´ nine year old orphan Oliver Twist takes his first step on a terrifying journey. In the dark, dangerous streets of Victorian London, Oliver enters the world of people so poor and desperate that they will take any risk and know no mercy. Relentlessly pursued by the menacing criminal world, who should Oliver trust? Are his true friends strong enough to resist the determined plotting of desperate villains? In this gripping tale of kidnapping, shooting and murder, Dickens explores the threats to a vulnerable boy and asks the eternal question: which is more powerful, good or evil? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Bill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rlrd/000001/bk_rlrd_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oliver Twist sets everything forth in just the title: a twisting and turning of plot events that take the young boy - as well as the listener - on a very emotional journey, from start to finish. The young Oliver is orphaned practically at birth, and when he grows up, he is passed off to several people who simply put him to work without really caring for him. Oliver escapes after being put to work by a coffin-maker, yet his new found freedom leads him right to a few individuals who do not have his best interests in mind. They´re so-called friends who take him in, yet they have the intention of priming him to be a pick-pocket. But with each downturn in his life, there is a corresponding up-swing for Oliver. It´s incredible to note that he is such a young age throughout the story, when many of the tasks he faced and overcame were so mature. Despite his tribulations, his run-ins with people who are trying to harm him, and his brief captivity with a band of criminals, Oliver experiences a happy ending after all, which has made all of the journeying and the searching worth it for him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041919/bk_acx0_041919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When family secrets are unearthed, a woman´s past can become a dangerous place to hide.... After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us. Ava is certain that it´s a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she´d been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she´d been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story, so the questions of her abandonment were left unanswered. For Ava, now is the time to find the roots of her mother´s lies. It begins with the house itself - once the scene of a brutal double murder. When Ava enlists the help of the two people closest to her, a police detective and her best friend, she fears that investigating her past could be a fatal mistake. Someone is following them there. And what´s been buried in Ava´s nightmares isn´t just a crime. It´s a holy conspiracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009829/bk_brll_009829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.