There are nine articles in this issue:COMMENT´´Ghostbusters´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: On Hillary Clinton´s health-care plan.AT SEA´´The D Dock Curse´´, by Seth Hettena: Washington scandals on the water.DANCE PARTY´´Aunt Janny´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Janet Reno plays a jukebox.THE PICTURES´´Books in Bulk´´, by Austin Kelley: What does Indiana Jones read?OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS´´The Mannahatta Project´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Re-creating the island of 1609.SHOUTS AND MURMURS´´Proclivities´´, by Jeffrey Frank: Politics in the Romney household.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Drive, He Wrote´´, by Louis Menand: Jack Kerouac´s On the Road revisited.BOOKS´´A Boston Fable´´, by John Updike: A review of Ann Patchett´s Run.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Outlaws´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Kingdom and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070926/pe_nyer_070926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In which our intrepid correspondent investigates the delicate dance around the question of who receives our blessing for developing nuclear weapons and who doesn´t. [Broadcast Date: November 13, 2007] Every Wednesday, comedian and commentator Will Durst gets 90 seconds to speak his mind (often from the left side of the political equation). Click here to subscribe to Will Durst 0:90, only at Audible®. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/will/071113/pf_will_071113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Durst is away during the month of July. Here´s a favorite commentary from our archive, in which our intrepid correspondent investigates the delicate dance around the question of who receives our blessing for developing nuclear weapons - and who doesn´t. [Original Broadcast Date: November 13, 2007] Every Tuesday and Friday, comedian and commentator Will Durst gets 90 seconds to speak his mind (often from the left side of the political equation). Click here to subscribe to Will Durst 0:90, only at Audible®. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/will/080730/pf_will_080730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel’aran’rhiod and find a way - at long last - to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways - the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn - have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men’s lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost. This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan’s number-one New York Times best-selling series - the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007 - brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near. Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. It’s time to toss the dice.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001158/bk_aren_001158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To stop a blackmailer and achieve her dreams, she has to do only one thing: seduce the enemy. Shanna York is set to achieve her glittering ballroom dreams and become a dance champion - until her dance partner gets tangled up in scandal and blackmail. With the clock ticking and all her ambitions at stake, the last thing she needs is the gorgeous owner of a sex club tempting her with the forbidden. Or maybe that´s the very thing she needs. Alejandro Diaz has sizzled for Shanna since he set eyes on her months ago. Her repeated rebuffs will make her surrender that much sweeter. She´s ambitious and driven...but so is he. When she asks for his assistance to ensnare a voyeuristic blackmailer with a video fetish, he doesn´t hesitate to help her stage a bedroom trap. But neither is prepared to face scorching, endless passion, the blackmailer´s real identity - or the undeniable love that grows between them. This title is a reissue of a 2007 release. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sasha Dunbrooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040495/bk_acx0_040495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age 31. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were ´´You be good. I love you.´´ What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex´s case, headline news. Over the 30 years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous - two pioneers who opened an unprecedented window into the hidden yet vast world of animal minds. Alex´s brain was the size of a shelled walnut, and when Irene and Alex first met, birds were not believed to possess any potential for language, consciousness, or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Yet, over the years, Alex proved many things. He could add. He could sound out words. He understood concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none. He was capable of thought and intention. Together, Alex and Irene uncovered a startling reality: We live in a world populated by thinking, conscious creatures. The fame that resulted was extraordinary. Yet there was a side to their relationship that never made the papers. They were emotionally connected to one another. They shared a deep bond far beyond science. Alex missed Irene when she was away. He was jealous when she paid attention to other parrots, or even people. He liked to show her who was boss. He loved to dance. He sometimes became bored by the repetition of his tests, and played jokes on her. Sometimes they sniped at each other. Yet nearly every day, they each said, ´´I love you.´´ Alex and Irene stayed together through thick and thin - despite sneers from experts, extraordinary financial sacrifices, and a nomadic existence from one university to another. The story of their 30-year adventure is equally a landmark of scientific achievement and of an unforgettable human-animal bond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001755/bk_harp_001755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as ´´Last Christmas´´ and ´´Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go´´. Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including ´´Careless Whisper´´ and ´´Freedom! ´90´´. He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, with Billboard magazine ranking him the 40th most successful artist to ever live. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards - winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations. Michael, who was gay, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser. In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984-2004. The documentary A Different Story, released in 2005, covered his career and personal life. In 2006, Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In 2016, he announced a second documentary on his life entitled Freedom, set to be released in March 2017. In the early hours of December 25, 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Preece. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088879/bk_acx0_088879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was called the London Season, and for three centuries it had been a time of fashionable suppers and brilliant balls that introduced England´s most aristocratic and eligible girls to society. Though by 1939 the stately gavottes and minuets had long since given way to waltzes and fox-trots, the cream of young womanhood still curtsied low before the Queen and then went out to dance the night away with the young men they would one day marry. But the Season of 1939 was different: it was to be the last. And like many a finale, it lives on in memory as a lovely, enchanted dream, all the more beautiful for the horror and destruction that would follow so soon. Based on a wealth of first-hand reminiscences, press clippings, and memorabilia, 1939: The Last Season of Peace is a fascinating portrait of this fairy tale about to end. It captures the end of an era as it recreates a world whose inhabitants still believed in empire and tradition. It is a vivid picture of a generation suspended in a brief moment of sunlit summer glory, before the gathering storm of World War II swept it all away. Angela Lambert (1940 - 2007) was a British journalist, art critic and author, best known for the novel A Rather English Marriage. Born as Angela Maria Helps to a civil servant and a German-born housewife, she was unhappy when sent to Wispers School, a girls´ boarding school in Sussex, where by the age of 12 she had decided that she wanted to be a writer. She went to St Hilda´s College, Oxford, where she read politics, philosophy and economics. She began her career as a journalist in 1969, working for ITN before joining The Independent newspaper in 1988. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Birch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009199/bk_adbl_009199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Levi Vogue, chairman of the powerful Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, is gunned down in the driveway of his home as he returns from a late evening tryst with Sue Ann Winkler, an exotic dancer at a Salt Lake City strip club. Sam Kincaid, chief of the Special Investigations Branch of the Utah Department of Corrections, is assigned to help Salt Lake City Police Department homicide detective Lieutenant Kate McConnell solve Vogue´s murder. The investigation soon leads Kincaid and McConnell into the seedy world of prostitution and strip clubs. The investigation focuses on Charles ´´Slick´´ Watts, a violent ex-convict with a long criminal history and a score to settle with Vogue. Then a body is discovered at an abandoned military base in Wendover, Nevada, and the medical examiner concludes that it was a homicide elaborately staged to look like a suicide. Kincaid and McConnell are forced to turn their attention to a complex conspiracy behind the killings. Ultimately, the investigation leads Kincaid and McConnell to a small elite group known as the Commission. As the police close in, the suspects turn first on each other and then on Kincaid. About the author: Michael Norman is a former police officer, state parole board member, and professor of criminal justice. His novel The Commission was one of Publishers Weekly´s Best Books of 2007. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005146/bk_blak_005146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.