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Books Available for Narration

Thank you for joining the NNELS Narration Program! NNELS is Canada's digital library for people with print disabilities. We make ebooks and audiobooks for Canadian readers, which are freely available to everyone with a print disability via their local library.

Below you can view all the books that are currently available for narration. These books have been requested by individuals with print disabilities from across the country. None of these books are commercially available as audiobooks.

L'initiation by Alain Bergerons

Date of Request: October 20, 2021

Genre: French language materials

Summary: Après avoir subi une initiation particulièrement dégradante, le jeune hockeyeur Alexandre Parent abandonne son sport et quitte l'équipe de son collège. Les autres recrues se plient à la loi du silence en vigueur au sein du club. Alexandre lui-même hésite à dénoncer ces pratiques barbares, de crainte de représailles de la part des vétérans. Le journaliste sportif du journal étudiant, Jocelyn Chauvette, profitant des informations d'une source sûre, révèle toutefois les faits, en dépit des gestes d'intimidation auxquels il s'expose. Une enquête interne est décrétée par la directrice de l'institution. -- S'étant inspiré de témoignages recueillis auprès d'entraîneurs, d'athlètes, de parents, de responsables d'organisations sportives et de journalistes, l'auteur aborde de front, dans une trame diablement directe et efficace, la question des initiations au sein du hockey scolaire. Le roman sensibilisera les jeunes sportifs au caractère anormal de certaines pratiques, bien éloignées des valeurs de respect et d'esprit d'équipe que le sport est sensé incarner.

The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenapes by Professor Mark Harrington

Date of Request: March 23, 2022

Genre: Indigenous Materials

Summary: Here is a story of the Lenape Indians who lived in what is now New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. It describes their culture, crafts, and language as no other book has done. Hunters, fishers, artisans of flint and skins and basketry, tellers of traditional tales, dwellers in a region of hills and barrens, of rivers and forests, they had developed a way of life adjusted to the world around them.

In presenting the lore and heritage of the Lenapes, Dr. M.R. Harrington does so through the eyes of a shipwrecked English boy who became a captive of the Indians, and was eventually adopted into the tribe. The narrative is lively reading, and the facts on which it is based are accurate. With the accompanying Clarence Ellsworth line drawings, the reader can understand and even reproduce many of the objects the author describes: the Lenape bows and arrows, muccasins and mats, baskets and bowls.

This new edition is a reissue of an often asked for an unavailable New Jersey classic, first published in 1938.

Walk With Jesus by Chris Suitt

Date of Request: April 22, 2022

Genre: Religion and Spirituality

Summary: This book was formerly called, A Personal Walk in the Presence of Your God. Jesus wants a personal, life-changing relationship with you! With a mix of personal stories, Biblical examples, and practical steps, this book is a guide to a vibrant faith walk. Throughout the chapters the author includes insights from his own experiences, during hiking and prayer walking, as well as discusses the detours and biblical guardrails believers encounter along the way. An inviting read for anyone who wants to start a personal walk or improve their relationship with God, who doesn't need you to do anything for Him, but simply wants you to do everything with Him.

The Killing School: Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program by Brandon Webb

Date of Request: May 21, 2022

Genre: Biographies and Autobiographies, True Adventure Stories

Summary: As a SEAL sniper and combat veteran, Webb was tapped to revamp the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and ballistics software to create an entirely new course that continues to test the skills and even the best warriors. In this revealing new book, Webb takes readers through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught each dimension of their art. Trainees learn to utilize every edge possible to make their shot--from studying crosswinds, barometric pressure, latitude, and even the rotation of the Earth to becoming ballistic experts. But marksmanship is only one aspect of the training. Each SEAL's endurance, stealth and mental and physical stamina are tested and pushed to the breaking point.

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