Now, in this collection of interconnected short stories, Jennifer Haigh returns to the vividly imagined world of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town rocked by decades of painful transition. From its heyday during two World Wars through its slow decline, Bakerton is a town that refuses to give up gracefully, binding - sometimes cruelly - succeeding generations to the place that made them. A young woman glimpses a world both strange and familiar when she becomes a live-in maid for a Jewish family in New York City. A long-absent brother makes a sudden and tragic homecoming. A solitary middle-aged woman tastes unexpected love when a young man returns to town. With a revolving cast of characters - many familiar to fans of Baker Towers - these stories explore how our roots, the families and places in which we are raised, shape the people we eventually become. News from Heaven looks unflinchingly at the conflicting human desires for escape and for connection, and explores the enduring hold of home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer, Alexander Cendese, Cynthia Darlow, Christian Baskous. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003258/bk_harp_003258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Titel: The Game of Life - T-ConnectionFormat: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. The Game Of Life 2. Love Odyssey (Love Shines Forever) 3. Superstar 4. Is It Real 5. Closer To Home 6. Tonight´s The Night 7. I´ve Got News For You 8. Time Is Short 9. Say Tha
If scientists had sacred objects, this would be one of them: a single, closely guarded 137-year-old cylinder of metal, housed in a vault outside of Paris. It is a prototype that precisely defines a kilogram of mass everywhere in the universe.´´Constant Connections´´ is from the November 12, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020328/pe_bosn_020328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Two Nations Under God, American missionary Tom Doyle presents reasons why the U.S. should show concern for Israel. Part one, ´´Why Should America Care?” is a biblical and historical primer on Israel with fascinating insights into connections between American and Middle East culture. Part two, ´´Sorting Out the Middle East Maze,” presents more facts about Islam and the spiritual roots behind the Middle East conflicts. Part three, ´´Maximizing the Moment,” is a call to action and prayer for the American church regarding the future of Israel. Best of all, readers will learn throughout that, despite the headlines, there is plenty of good news coming from the Middle East. Doyle reports on the increasing number of Muslims converting to Christianity, profiles local disciples and church planters, and provides helpful timelines, comparison charts, photographs, and more to keep every detail concerning Israel in perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000891/bk_oasi_000891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before Barbara Walters, before Katie Couric, there was Nancy Dickerson. The first female member of the Washington TV news corps, Nancy was the only woman covering many of the most iconic events of the 1960s. She was the first reporter to speak to President Kennedy after his inauguration, and she was on the Mall with Martin Luther King, Jr., during the march on Washington; she had dinner with LBJ the night after Kennedy was assassinated and got late-night calls from President Nixon. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, she dated senators and congressmen and got advice and accolades from Edward R. Murrow. She was one of President Johnson´s favorite reporters, and he often greeted her on-camera with a familiar ´´Hello, Nancy´´. In the ´60s, Nancy and her husband, Wyatt Dickerson, were Washington´s golden couple, and the capital´s power brokers coveted invitations to swank dinners at their estate on the Potomac. Growing up in the shadow of Nancy´s fame, John Dickerson rarely saw his mother. This frank memoir - part remembrance, part discovery - describes a freewheeling childhood in which Nancy Dickerson was rarely around unless John was in trouble or she was throwing a party for the president and John was instructed to check the coats. By the time John was old enough to know what the news was, his mother was no longer in the national spotlight and he didn´t see why she should be. He thought she was a liar and a phony. When he was 14, his parents divorced, and he moved in with his father. As an adult, John found himself in Washington, a reporter covering her old beat. A long-delayed connection between mother and son began, only to be cut short by Nancy´s death in 1997. In her journals, letters, and yellowed newspaper clippings, John discovered the woman he never knew - an icon in television history whose achievement was the result of her relentless determination to reinvent herself and excel. On Her Trail is a fascinating picture of the early days 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009000/bk_sans_009000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having inside access to the Trump White House, Jack Steiner tells the inside story of the Donald’s administration. Within months of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, it set off a wildfire of controversies, comedy, and bewilderment. Now, best-selling author Jack Steiner takes you deep inside the Oval Office like you have never seen or heard before, telling you a true story of how Donald Trump was able to become victorious as the POTUS. In this explosive book, Steiner provides new and sizzling first-hand accounts of the West Wing. Here is what you will find out: How the administration of Trump really views him Why did Trump accuse President Obama of illegal wiretaps? Russia, Putin and the Republican Party, what is the connection? Tweet Man and Trump conspiracies The truth behind the firing of FBI director James Comey and more Why Trump and chief strategist Steve Bannon had a fallout: ´´he lost his mind´´? Who is really behind the Trump strategies after Bannon was fired What Trump really says behind closed doors How the Trump Tower secret meetings in 2016 were treasonous How The Producers movie mimics Trump in real life Trump and the $18 billion wall Twitter and Trump secrets Trump and World War 3 With a country as divided as ever, many want answers. The debut book is a new addition to the juicy insider information of Michael Wolff, Corey R. Lewandowski, and David N. Bossie. Jack Steiner is known for revealing the truth of conspiracy theories and more. Fire, Fury and Fake News will take you there.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Drean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107960/bk_acx0_107960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rousing call to action for those who would be citizens of the world - online and off. We live in an age of connection, one that is accelerated by the Internet. This increasingly ubiquitous, immensely powerful technology often leads us to assume that as the number of people online grows, it inevitably leads to a smaller, more cosmopolitan world. We’ll understand more, we think. We’ll know more. We’ll engage more and share more with people from other cultures. In reality, it is easier to ship bottles of water from Fiji to Atlanta than it is to get news from Tokyo to New York. In Rewire, media scholar and activist Ethan Zuckerman explains why the technological ability to communicate with someone does not inevitably lead to increased human connection. At the most basic level, our human tendency to ´´flock together” means that most of our interactions, online or off, are with a small set of people with whom we have much in common. In examining this fundamental tendency, Zuckerman draws on his own work as well as the latest research in psychology and sociology to consider technology’s role in disconnecting ourselves from the rest of the world. For those who seek a wider picture - a picture now critical for survival in an age of global economic crises and pandemics - Zuckerman highlights the challenges, and the headway already made, in truly connecting people across cultures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ethan Zuckerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013561/bk_adbl_013561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cassie Sheridan, KEY News justice correspondent, has all a television news reporter could want: talent, ambition, an important beat in Washington D.C., and a skyrocketing career. But then, she makes a critical mistake. Suddenly, her career is in shambles, her credibility is questioned, and her teenage daughter makes her realize just how much time she hasn´t spent with her. Cassie is transferred to Miami to wait out the end of her contract - separated from her family, her friends, and Washington. But in an unsuspecting South Florida town, a killer is watching...and waiting. While covering a hurricane that´s moving up the Florida west coast, Cassie meets eleven-year-old Vincent, who has just made a grisly discovery on the beach. Cassie traces the connection between Vincent´s ´´treasure´´ and a secret operation in the dark shadows of sunny Sarasota - a story that has national significance and maybe, just maybe, will win back her reputation. But nobody knows how fierce the coming storm will be. Nobody knows how far a psychopath will go in pursuit of twisted pleasure. Nobody knows if a young woman´s murderer will stop at nothing to keep the crime a secret. And nobody knows if Cassie will get out alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fran Tunno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000324/bk_aren_000324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.