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Fish and Wildlife Agent Venus's mother is having trouble with her adopted son Timmy, and her fiance has just broken off their engagement. Venus hops to a village having an ecological preserve where blue poppies cultivated for fragrance. A security guard has discovered the body of a lepidopterist. Venus finds someone exploits the preserve for selfish ends who could have popped the butterfly collector for witnessing something he shouldn't have. It's up to Venus to find out which one did the deed.
[From the back cover:] He was acting like a jealous man. But the moment the thought entered her head, Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible. A person had to have feelings in order to be jealous, and Prince Nikolai hadn't earned the name Ice King for nothing. He seemed devoid of all emotion--particularly love. What had happened to him, wondered Tanya, to turn his heart so cold that no woman had been able to thaw it? The answer to the question was shocking, and it turned Tanya's feelings into a confused mixture of pity ... and love.
Through Darkest America is a coming-of-age story set in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone seems to have an agenda and no one can be trusted. A 12-year-old boy named Howie lives with his family on a farm. He is forced to soon become a man and little by little he sees that everything he believed as a child was wrong.
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.