In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (“Muppets Most Wanted,” the “Hangover” films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred. Special Features: One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie Click Images to Enlarge
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (“Muppets Most Wanted,” the “Hangover” films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred. Special Features: Director and Crew Commentary Deleted Scenes Original Animation Shorts; Dark Hoser, Batman is just not that into You, Cooking with Alfred, Movie Sound Effects: How do they do that?; The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short, One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie, Comic-Con Panel, Rebrick Contest Winners-Frosted Pie, Harley Quinn Robs Gotham Bank, Two Face Chase, Inside Wayne Manor, Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman, Behind the Brick, Me and My Mini Fig, Trailers and Promos. Click Images to Enlarge
Ralph said, "Rain tomorrow." Burt said, "Barley needs it. You're covered with cinders, Ellis." Ralph thought that was funny. "That's funny." He laughed. "That's what we should call him - Cinderellis." Burt guffawed. In this unusual spin on an old favorite, Cinderlla is a boy! He's Cinderellis, and he has two unfriendly brothers and no fairy godmother to help him out. Luckily, he does have magical powders, and he intends to use them to win the hand of his Princess Charming - that is, Marigold. The only problem is - Marigold thinks Cinderellis is a monster! Gail Carson Levine is the author of Ella Enchanted, a spirited retelling of the "real" Cinderella fairy tale and a 1998 Newberry Honor Book. In this fourth of her Princess Tales, Levine brings new life and new fun into a little-known tale and proves that determination, imagination, and kindness can carry the day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015020/bk_adbl_015020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the midst of a wartime evacuation, a British airplane crashes on or near an isolated island in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. The only survivors are boys in their middle childhood or preadolescence. Two boys - the fair-haired Ralph and an overweight, bespectacled boy nicknamed "Piggy" - find a conch, which Ralph uses as a horn to convene all the survivors to one area. Ralph is optimistic, believing that grown-ups will come to rescue them but Piggy realizes the need to organize: ("put first things first and act proper"). Because Ralph appears responsible for bringing all the survivors together, he immediately commands some authority over the other boys and is quickly elected their "chief". He does not receive the votes of the members of a boys' choir, led by the red-headed Jack Merridew, although he allows the choir boys to form a separate clique of hunters. Ralph establishes three primary policies: to have fun, to survive, and to constantly maintain a smoke signal that could alert passing ships to their presence on the island and thus rescue them. The boys establish a form of democracy by declaring that whoever holds the conch shall also be able to speak at their formal gatherings and receive the attentive silence of the larger group. Jack organizes his choir into a hunting party responsible for discovering a food source. Ralph, Jack, and a quiet, dreamy boy named Simon soon form a loose triumvirate of leaders with Ralph as the ultimate authority. Upon inspection of the island, the three determine that it has fruit and wild pigs for food. The boys also use Piggy's spectacles to create a fire. Though he is Ralph's only real confidant, Piggy is quickly made into an outcast by his fellow "biguns" (older boys) and becomes an unwilling source of laughs for the other children while being hated by Jack. Simon, in addition to supervising the project of constructing shelters, feels an instinctive need to protect the "littluns" (younger boys). 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099043/bk_acx0_099043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A miner and his friends get stuck in a mineshaft. Will they be able to get out? Ralph, Melvin, and Garen have been mining for years together. They always return home safely, but this time, two of them are trapped by boulders. Dynamite won't help, so maybe a few explosive monsters could do the trick...mix in a river with a waterfall and the discovery of a valuable treasure, and this diary can be a lot of fun to hear! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098279/bk_acx0_098279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now, the best dad joke book is available on Audible for even more dad jokes fun. Ralph Lane reads his hilarious jokes with all the gusto that made him a local legend, except you get the added bonus of crazy sound effects in addition to Ralph's uproarious narrating style. This audiobook is a hit with both kids and adults. Invite Ralph into your home for some dad jokes hilarity!The Dad Jokes Gift Book was already the funniest joke book on Amazon, and it just got even better. Are you looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, birthday gift, holiday gift, or get-well gift for dad? Look no further. He’ll absolutely love this collection of 135 hilarious jokes, riddles, and puns. Other dad joke books are proud of how bad they are. Ralph's proud of how good his jokes are. You will love them!This is the must-have joke book for everyone but is especially appropriate as a gift for fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. Joke books make great gifts, and this one is the very best dad jokes book that you can buy! It will become the most treasured book in your family library. And every time dad listens to it, he’ll think of you.The Dad Jokes Gift Book contains:Crazy stuff dad saysDad riddlesAnimal jokesFood jokesHalloween jokesDad jokes go to schoolOver 130 illustrated jokes 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150368/bk_acx0_150368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine that you are an Immortal, Omniscient, Omnipotent spiritual being. You have existed through all eternity, and cannot do otherwise. You are Eternally responsible for the existence of everything you can perceive in your Universe. Your every thought and whim materialize instantly, and disappear as soon as you stop. You know the outcome of every action you take before you make a move. Imagine how boring it might become? What price would you pay to be amused by someone other than yourself? What would you be willing to do to solve the problem of perpetual boredom? For an Immortal Being, mortality might be a coveted and convenient relief from eternal loneliness: no sensation, no surprises, no fun. What if a "Mortality Mechanic" could make your existence more exciting and less boring? Are you interested? After billions of years of testing and experimentation solutions to Immortality have been codified in the Mortality Mechanic's Manual. You are the living proof that their job is done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph C. Witt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008246/bk_acx0_008246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three amazing stories in one book. Story 1: The fun story of the boys, Braden and Bracken, includes soccer games, cows, and chess matches. They do all these things together, but because their personalities differ, they both have a different view of what happened. One is happy, the other sad; the one having a blast, the other bored. It goes on and on like this, but they learn to deal with each other in the right way.Story 2: Think of elves, orcs, wizards, and dwarfs all in one book. This short fantasy story is about a vicious group of orcs that invades the homes and towns of the humans. But when the elves find out, they are about to gather every race in the vast lands to win the war and rid themselves of these monstrous orcs. Ciethrael and Alicia are two elven warriors, one with the sword, and another with bow and arrow. They seek out the wise wizard and convince the dwarfs to provide them weapons for war.Story 3: Ralph, Melvin, and Garen have been mining for years together. They always return home safely, but this time, two of them are trapped by boulders. Dynamite won’t help, so maybe a few explosive monsters could do the trick… mix in a river with a waterfall and the discovery of a valuable treasure, and this diary can be a lot of fun to read! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100670/bk_acx0_100670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Video games used to be for kids and geeks. Today, just try to find someone who doesn't play at least one electronic game. Electronic games began as entertainment, but they're fast becoming much, much more. Already we use games to teach kids and to train doctors, to meet friends, and to wage war. Today, how games could transform the world. British writer and game theorist Tom Chatfield is the author of Fun, Inc: Why Gaming Will Dominate the 21st Century. He tells Jim Fleming he believes games also have the potential to revolutionize a field that could use a dose of fun – education. Imagine a game the lets you blast imaginary cancer cells – except they're from a real cancer patient, and your game you play may help save her life. Anne Strainchamps got professors Susan Millar and Kurt Squire to show her a game. Next, if you've ever played one of the big online multi-player fantasy games - like World of Warcraft - you know that in the beginning, there's a certain amount of drudge work. But you can cheat and get someone else to do it for you. Cory Doctorow has written a novel about it, called For the Win, and tells Anne Strainchamps about gold-farming, and why people do it. Commentator Aubrey Ralph understands the pleasure of it. He explains his enthusiasm for the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA. Ethan Gilsdorf also understands. He is the author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks and tells Steve Paulson it began for him when he was 12. Finally, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff says the writing's on the wall: in the future, you can either make the software... or you can BE the software. Rushkoff has a new book – Program or Be Programmed. It opens with a story he told Anne Strainchamps about a recent visit to an Air Force general. [Broadcast date: February 16, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/110216/rt_tbon_110216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.