In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime.Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001914/bk_rhuk_001914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later, the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, 16-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Isaacs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000577/bk_rhuk_000577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Walter´s Perspective provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago news business as seen through the eyes of one of its legendary players. From his first news job working as a legman to his later role as a news anchor and political commentator, Jacobson battled along the front lines of an industry undergoing dramatic changes. While it is ultimately Jacobson´s story, a memoir of a long and distinguished (and sometimes highly controversial) career, it is also an insider´s account of the inner workings of Chicago television news, including the ratings games, the process of defining news and choosing stories, the media´s power and its failures, and the meddling by corporate and network executives. As a reporter, Jacobson was regularly contentious and confrontational. Yet it was this gutsy attitude that put him at the top of the news game, enabling him to get inside information on Chicago government and politics, and helped him become the first local television reporter to be granted a visa to visit Communist China. Jacobson recollects his interactions with Chicago mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, and Rahm Emanuel; recounts his coverage of such fascinating news stories as the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention and the execution of convicted mass murderer John Wayne Gacy; and recalls his reporting on and interviews with Louis Farrakhan, governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, and Barack Obama. The book is published by Sourthern Illinois University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048036/bk_acx0_048036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduction Louise Bennetts and Mark Calabria discuss the Dodd-Frank Act four years after implementation. Leszek Balcerowicz on Poland’s radical transformation. Roger Pilon on Bruno Leoni at 101. Kevin Gates on getting mugged by the state. Tom W. Bell on a new libertarian view of copyright. William Easterly on The Tyranny of Experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/140710/sp_cato_140710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
IntroductionMark Calabria and Louise Bennetts discuss the implications of Dodd-Frank.David Boaz on the three key ideas of classical liberalism.Bradley A. Smith on campaign finance after Citizens United.Justin Logan on the U.S. ´´pivot” toward Asia.Neal McCluskey on social cohesion within education.Craig Whitney and Alan Gura on Living with Guns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/130310/sp_cato_130310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
IntroductionThomas Hall and Daniel J. Mitchell on Hall’s new book, Aftermath.Roger Pilon on the doctrine of enumerated powers. Ike Brannon on corporate inversions. Louise Bennetts on populism and cronyism in banking. Jeffrey A. Miron on consequentialist libertarianism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/141010/sp_cato_141010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor Christopher Walken, Reverend Louis Sheldon and Winnie Stachelberg, political director of the Human Rights Campaign on this edition of Fresh Air. Christopher Walken got his start in the business as a tap-dancing kid and went on to play some of the most menacingly evil characters around. His films include At Close Range, The Comfort of Strangers, King of New York, The Dead Zone, and Annie Hall (in which he played Annie´s creepy brother who had an impulse to drive his car into oncoming traffic.) His new film is The Opportunists. In light of the news that Republican V.P. candidate Dick Cheney´s daughter is a lesbian, Fresh Air speaks to two people close to the issue. First: Reverend Louis Sheldon, chairman and founder of the Coalition for Traditional Values. The Coalition for Traditional Values is the largest non-denominational grassroots church lobby in America, founded in 1980. Then, Terry Gross talks with Winnie Stachelberg, political director of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian and gay political organization in the United States. Founded in 1980, it is a bi-partisan lobbying group. (Original Broadcast Date: August 3, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010629/rt_whyy_010629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In ´´West of the Tularosa,´´ Ward McQueen, foreman for the Tumbling K, is accused of killing a nearby rancher and he´s going to need some help to prove his innocence. In ´´Home in the Valley,´´ Steve Mehan can still recoup the money to save five ranches back home if only he can make it from Sacramento to Seattle on horseback and beat the steamer carrying some bad news. In ´´West Is Where the Heart Is,´´ home is still more than 200 miles away when Jim London comes across the burned-out wagon train with only one survivor, a five-year-old girl. He´ll have to take her with him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003604/bk_blak_003604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this candid and revealing interview broadcast journalist Mike Wallace tells stories from his remarkable 60-year career. Included are audio clips of his 1957 interview of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; a poignant interview with First Lady Nancy Reagan concerning her husband´s Alzheimer´s; the story of the Secret Service agent who felt responsible for not saving John F. Kennedy; and Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, speaking out on corruption in Nigeria. Wallace also turns his questioning eye on his own life and career, offering a frank and frequently surprising self-portrait.This event took place on February 1, 2006. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen B. Shepard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000016/sp_nsty_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Chin Music´´, by Louis Menand: The war between the White House and Fox News.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Oracle´´, by David Remnick: Cornel West keeps his promise to Barack Obama.BOOKS´´The Things People Say´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Rumors in an age of unreason.MEDICAL DISPATCH´´Robots that Care´´, by Jerome Groopman: Advances in technological therapy.PROFILES´´Wild, Wild Wes´´, by Richard Brody: A master of high style goes looking for adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091028/pe_nyer_091028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.