The Texas Talking Book Program is justifiably proud its recording studio in Austin.
The quality of the audio books produced by our studio is evident in the number of their titles that are available to download on the National Library Service’s BARD (Braille and Recording Download) service. Patrons throughout the United States are able to enjoy these books.
The following six Texas titles were recently added to the BARD collection. Give them a listen!
ARGONAUTAS DE LA SELVA: LOS DESCUBRIDORES DEL AMAZONAS
Benites Vinueza, Leopoldo
More than a historical biography, the book attempts to give life to a character, an adventure, and an era. Novel and drama, and yet true and rigorously documented history, it relives the life of one of the greatest captains of the era of conquest and one of the most singular adventures in history: the life of Don Francisco de Orellana and the adventure of the discovery of the Amazon River. Spanish language.
AROUND THE WORLD WITH LBJ: MY WILD RIDE AS AIR FORCE ONE PILOT, WHITE HOUSE AIDE, AND PERSONAL CONFIDANT
Cross, James U. (James Underwood)
LBJ’s personal pilot–one of the few to fly Air Force One and simultaneously hold a full-time job in the White House–offers vivid recollections of the thirty-sixth president. Some strong language.
DUEL OF EAGLES: THE MEXICAN AND U.S. FIGHT FOR THE ALAMO
In a comprehensive history that removes the myths from the battle for Texas, the author gives us the true story of what led to the Alamo and what followed it by examining accounts from both sides.
HAUNTED TEXAS: FAMOUS PHANTOMS, SINISTER SITES, AND LINGERING LEGENDS
Williams, Scott Allen
Texas history buffs and travelers have an eerie need for this book, which offers an unusual twist to seeing the sights in the Lone Star state. Organized by region–Gulf Coast, Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Central Texas, North Texas, and West Texas—this book is the complete guide for both hardcore ghost hunters and more earthly tourists seeking to add some spirited fun to their travels.
JESS SWEETEN, TEXAS LAWMAN
Lindquist, Allan Sigvard
Known as the “Law East of the Trinity,” Jess Sweeten served as sheriff between 1929 and 1954, an era when violence was the order of the day.
NOCHEBUENA. EL PAÑO DE LA VERÓNICA
The author recalls two stories told by her grandmother, one short tale on the birth of Christ and a longer story concerning Veronica’s veil. Spanish language. For grades 4-7.