Summer´s done and it´s back to school. We´ll start packing lunches - a pediatrician gives us some healthy tips. But what do you do when the nest empties and there are no more lunches - or dinners - to make? Find out how to manage the Empty Nest kitchen. We get a lesson from the Monell Institute on smell and memory. And, we meet a woman keeping Syrian Jewish traditions alive in a new homeland. Also, Faith Willinger on life in Italy, Princess Diana´s personal chef, and his recipes and memories. [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070906/rt_chef_070906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Donald and Teresa Yates spent a month in Yucatan in 2007. This day-by-day account of their travels there is the result. From Ek Balam, the country´s ´´newest ruin´´, where their guide is the grandson of one of the ´´knowledge people´´ who once ruled it, to Mayapan, the last Mayan city to be abandoned, inhabited now only by the howler monkeys that were the patron gods of its poet kings, they give us their impressions and present their favorite images of a culture that is very much alive if you know where to look and the right questions to ask. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137880/bk_acx0_137880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To market, to market, we go today, with three great chefs and cookbook authors: Suzanne Goin, Darina Allen, and Joan Nathan. It´s the time of year when farmer´s markets are coming alive again with fabulous fresh produce. Later in the show, one man´s existential battle with a plot of land to grow a tomato. And if your garden drives you to drink, we´ve got the history of cocktails! Plus, how much water do you really need to consume in a healthy diet? The new guidelines are out, and our regular nutritionist stops by to fill our glass. [Broadcast Date: May 10, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070510/rt_chef_070510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a wife goes missing, her husband is often the prime suspect in her disappearance. But what happens when she is never found? These are the stories of 30 missing women. Fascinated by missing persons reports and cold cases for as long as she can remember, JJ Slate´s debut true crime audiobook highlights 30 shocking true stories of wives that have mysteriously vanished, presumably at the hands of her husband. Countless cases like these have played out under the public spotlight, and many of them have been solved after the wife´s remains have eventually been found. But some of these women remain missing years later, denying the families their right to bury their loved ones. Many of these families continue the gruesome search for the remains of their daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, or mother years, even decades, later. Missing Wives, Missing Lives focuses on 30 unique cases in which the wife has never been found and the undying efforts of her family as they continue the painful search to bring her home. The audiobook covers decades older cases, such as Jeanette Zapata, who has been missing since 1976, to more recent and widely known cases, such as Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Keeping these women´s stories alive may be the key to solving the mystery and bringing them home to their families. Someone out there knows something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Roman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021203/bk_acx0_021203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Called ´´our finest black-humorist” by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Written to be sold under the pseudonym of ´´Mark Harvey,” Basic Training was never published in Vonnegut’s lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonnegut’s first ever novella. It is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood, and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family. Haley Brandon, the adolescent protagonist, comes to the farm of his relative, the old crazy who insists upon being called The General, to learn to be a straight-shooting American. Haley’s only means of survival will lead him to unflagging defiance of the General’s deranged (but oh so American, oh so military) values. This story and its 30ish author were no friends of the milieu to which the slick magazines’ advertisers were pitching their products. When Vonnegut passed away in 2007, he left his last novel unfinished. Entitled If God Were Alive Today, this last work is a brutal satire on societal ignorance and carefree denial of the world’s major problems. Protagonist Gil Berman is a middle-aged college lecturer and self-declared stand-up comedian who enjoys cracking jokes in front of a college audience while societal dependence on fossil fuels has led to the apocalypse. Described by Vonnegut as, ´´the stand-up comedian on Doomsday,” Gil is a character formed from Vonnegut’s own rich experiences living in a reality Vonnegut himself considered inevitable. Along with the two works of fiction, Vonnegut’s daughter, Nanette shares reminiscences about her father and commentary on these two works - both exclusive to t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Hanks, Oliver Wyman, Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006750/bk_adbl_006750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young girl makes a bizarre sacrifice. Buried alive in a pyramid, she waits for a mystical experience. You will not guess the ending of the story, which was selected as one of the best fantasies of 2002.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkd/080404/bk_jpkd_080404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionEasy Piano solo selections from the haunting score by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008´s Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film by the International Film Critics Association for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Painted Veil, and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)SonglistAdrenalineAlmost A KissDreamcatcherEdward LeavesFull MoonI Need YouMarry Me, BellaMemories Of EdwardNew MoonRomeo & JulietThe CullensTo VolterraVolturi WaltzYou´re Alive
DescriptionBig-Note Piano solo selections from the haunting score by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008´s Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film by the International Film Critics Association for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Painted Veil, and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)SonglistAdrenalineAlmost A KissDreamcatcherEdward LeavesFull MoonI Need YouMarry Me, BellaMemories Of EdwardNew MoonRomeo & JulietThe CullensTo VolterraVolturi WaltzYou´re Alive
Back in 2007, I stepped on stage for the first time at a conference to deliver a presentation on a subject I knew full well, but that didn´t stop the anxiety and the panic. I did make it out alive, but it wasn´t easy. I´m happy to report that more than 30 speaking opportunities later (at conferences alone) scattered over the past 10 years have helped me get over my fear of public speaking. Join me as I share with you tips and tactics you can apply to conquer your own fear and ways in which you can practice without standing in front of a large audience. I´m excited to share my lessons learned with you so you, too, can apply the same strategies in raising your confidence and becoming the next speaker everyone can´t wait to come see! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl H Martens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136053/bk_acx0_136053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.