How Newport´s News Got Its Name:Cui Bono? (Classic Reprint) Bennett Wood Green
A grisly discovery in the woods of Redimere, Maine resurrects Police Chief Pete Novotny´s old case of a missing boy - just one of the ghosts that haunts the town in the second of the Bernie O´Dea mystery series. As Pete struggles with demons both old and new, newspaper editor Bernadette ´´Bernie´´ O´Dea´s life is complicated by the sudden appearance of her brother, who has secrets of his own. Everyone in Redimere was hoping things would quiet down after the tragic summer of Cold Hard News, the first in the series, but as late fall fades into winter, Bernie, Pete and the town are once again pulled into a deadly web of deceit and terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trudi Knoedler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070184/bk_acx0_070184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Czechoslovakia, 1939. Snow is falling over the city when the Nazis invade. Before the ice on the roads has a chance to melt, everything has changed for the country - and for Viktor Trn. It isn´t obvious at first. The day-to-day realities of occupation take time to sink in. After losing his job as a history professor, Trn remains optimistic, preserving what little he can of his family´s dwindling freedom. In his family´s small apartment, the radio brings worsening news as Europe surrenders to Germany. Friends are arrested; men are hanged in the local school. Trn must protect his young son, but he understands leaving their homeland could prove too dangerous. In the spirit of Kristin Hannah´s The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr´s All the Light We Cannot See, The Wooden King explores denial, desire, and family drama against the lyrically rendered backdrop of World War II, deftly navigating ´´the simple difference between what we do and what we ought to do´´ in the face of rising totalitarianism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011485/bk_blak_011485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston. But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuels parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001112/bk_lili_001112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An uncanny understanding of both city-council operations and the newspaper business some 50 years ago gave Leonard Sanders the ability to write this powerful novel about a small Texas city and the men who run it. Sanders has combined the struggle for power in a local city government and the human-interest side of its effects on the people close to the inside in an appealing and revealing story centered around an ambitious water project designed to further the city´s growth. Different views about the future of the city arise from the personalities of those who must decide. Some council men, like local businessman Max Berger, put their own agendas before what should be done for the city. Others, like Dr. Travis McNeil and wealthy rancher Cal Masters, have the city´s best interest at heart and must stand their ground to fight for what they believe is right. By working through the plans for city expansion, the men who sit around the horseshoe-shaped council table come to realize the strains that they have been under from their work with the council. City Manager David Hartwell knows that the many hours he spends in the office have affected his family and have caused the problems they are facing. In the same way, newspaper reporter Tom Kencaide finds that his commitment to covering the council and exposing the truth has kept him from committing to his fiancée and reporting the news he feels the people should hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Wallander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046078/bk_acx0_046078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Puppetry´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Glenn Beck´s crusade against George Soros. OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS´´Are You the Messiah?´´, by Lauren Collins: Raj Patel gets a following he wasn’t expecting. PERSONAL HISTORY´´The Fun Stuff´´, by James Wood: My life as Keith Moon. BOOKS´´Dead Certain´´, by George Packer: The Presidential memoirs of George W. Bush.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Nutty´´, by Paul Rudnick: Mr. Peanut gets a makeover, a voice and his first sidekick.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Command Performances´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The King’s Speech and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101124/pe_nyer_101124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.