David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in the complete second series of their critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show. Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4´s ´´Peep Show´´, That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter. In addition, there´s Numberwang!, the maths quiz that makes very little sense, plus thrilling coverage of people you don´t know buying houses and living in them, and thinking where to go on their holiday and then booking it. Zany and original, this consistently funny and imaginative series highlights the absurdity of reality TV, politics, chat shows, and milk helplines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mitchell, Robert Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000975/rt_bbcw_000975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
June Bloom is 29, broke and an aspiring comedy writer. Hugo Best is a beloved late-night chat show host - and notorious womaniser - who invites her to his mansion for Memorial Day weekend. This is the story of their four days together, a ´zippy...magnificent...devilishly fun ride´ (Vogue). Charting the four days June and TV icon Hugo Best spend together, Stay Up with Hugo Best is both a smart and timely exploration of sexual politics in the #MeToo age and the hilarious and poignant story of one young woman´s stumble into adulthood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Steele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001377/bk_head_001377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen in as Susan Powter, Cal Ripken Jr., Lou Dobbs, Ralph Nader, Dale Chihuly, Charmian Carr, Deepak Chopra, Mablean Ephriam, Michio Kaku, and John Zogby talk to Tara about the subjects of their books, work, memoirs, and adventures. Here are conversations with a diverse mix of personalities on the subjects of politics, spirituality, baseball, physics, art, and more. Online since 1999, Talk To Tara is an Internet radio and TV talk show featuring in-depth interviews with best-selling authors, newsmakers and celebrities. The interviews are presented in an intelligent forum and are designed to be informative as well as entertaining. Tara goes beyond chat and focuses on the core interests of her guest, allowing them to speak freely on the matters that concern them and providing her audience with an experience they can learn from. Susan Powter - ´´The Politics of Stupid´´ Cal Ripken Jr. - ´´Get in The Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference´´ Lou Dobbs - ´´Independents Day - Awakening the American Spirit´´ Ralph Nader - ´´The Seventeen Traditions´´ Dale Chihuly - ´´Glass Artist Extraordinaire´´ Charmian Carr - ´´Forever Liesl: A Memoir of The Sound of Music´´ Deepak Chopra - ´´The Deeper Wound´´ Mablean Ephriam – TV Judge on Divorce CourtMichi Kaku - ´´Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel´´ John Zogby - ´´The Way We´ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Talk To Tara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tara/000002/bk_tara_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An avid, near-six-foot-tall surfer, John Jude Parish cuts a striking figure on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. When he isn´t on water, John lives on wheels, a self-described skate ratgrinding and kickflipping with his friends, and encouraged by his progressive parents. His hero is the great explorer Richard Burton, his personal prophet is Bob Dylan, and his world is wide open to new ideas, philosophies, and religions. Through online forums and chat rooms, John meets a young woman from Brooklyn who spurs his interest in Islam and Arab literature. Deferring Brown University for a year, he moves to the idyllic New York borough to study Arabic. Like Burton, John embraces the experience heart, body, and soul-submitting to Islam, practicing the salaat, fasting and meditating, dancing with dervishes, and encountering the extraordinary. Burton lived the life of a nineteenth-century adventurer, but he also penetrated the ancient wisdom of secret worlds. John will toowith unforeseen consequences. Critically acclaimed novelist Pearl Abraham uses her gifts of psychological acuity and uncommon empathy to depict a typical upper-middle-class family snared by the forces of history, politics, and faith. In American Taliban, she imagines this young surfer/skater on a distinctly American spiritual journey that begins with Transcendentalism and countercultural impulses, enters into world mysticism, and finds its destination in Islam. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002287/bk_adbl_002287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A powerful history of the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power, told in sweeping scope and intimate detail. In the winter of 1936, Franklin Roosevelt remarked in a fireside chat, ´´I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.´´ Certainly apt in the midst of the Great Depression, the idea of a nation in the making still resonates today as we measure the achievements and shortcomings of our democracy. Over the 20th century, Americans have worked, organized, marched, and fought to make the nation´s ideals a reality for all. This shared commitment to achieving an American democracy is the inspiring theme of These United States. Acclaimed historians Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue forge the panoramic and the personal into an authoritative narrative. They give us insightful accounts of the century´s large events - war, prosperity, and depression; astute leadership and arrogant power; the rise and decline of a broad middle class. And they ground the history in the stories of everyday Americans such as William Hushka, a Lithuanian immigrant who makes and loses an American life; Stan Igawa, a Japanese-American who never doubts his citizenship despite internment during World War II; and Betty Dukes, a Wal-Mart cashier who takes on America´s largest corporation over wage discrimination. The history begins and ends in periods of concentrated wealth, with immigration roiling politics and racial divisions flaring. Its arc over those 100-plus years raises key questions: How far has our democracy come? Were the postwar decades of middle-class prosperity and global power a culmination of the American Century or the exception in a long history of economic and political division? Gilmore and Sugrue frame these questions by drawing the illuminating connections characteristic of the best historical writing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying re 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008107/bk_blak_008107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.