Constance has always done everything by the book. Follow the rules, be good, and hide. Can this letter to a man she doesn´t know break her out of the shadows? Drake has dreamed of going to sea, but Father´s ultimatum has him sending for a mail-order bride. He´ll take care of her, but she needs to know, he´ll leave for the sea after they´re married. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Cadena. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058207/bk_acx0_058207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, let’s start with a little history about the National Security Agency. In 2003 journalist James Bamford talked with us about his latest book about the NSA. Back then, he said the general public didn’t know much about the National Security Agency, by design.Next, What have the recent leaks about the NSA´s surveillance program have revealed? Computer scientist and independent scholar Susan Landau gives us her perspective, and weighs in on the questions of inquiries, and checks and balances.Then, in 2005, New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau wrote a series of articles about the surveillance – without warrants – of some Americans’ international phone calls and e-mails. The Times won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting. In 2008, Steve asked Lichtblau about covering the NSA’s warrantless wire-tapping program. After that, when is government surveillance appropriate? Shane Harris talks about the rise of American surveillance, cyber warfare and privacy.Finally, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 went through the roof after the latest news about the NSA’s surveillance of Americans’ communications. What would defying state control look like these days? Writer and digital activist Cory Doctorow considered the question in his novel, Little Brother. [Broadcast Date: June 28, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130628/rt_tbon_130628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jessie: Bride of South Carolina is the eighth of 50 in the unprecedented American Mail-Order Brides series. Tired of living under her father´s iron thumb of control, Jessie Wilcox decides to do the unthinkable: run away to Montana as a mail-order bride. The only obstacle in her way: the 100 miles between her home in Williamsburg County and the train depot in Charleston. Joel Cunningham is in utter disbelief when the girl he once loved beyond reason is on his front porch asking him to disobey her father´s wishes and drive her to Charleston. Logic and reason scream no; his lips, however, say yes. Will the 100 miles ahead of them be enough to overcome the five years of painful regrets, or will Jessie follow her dream for a new life in Montana? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margo Trueblood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095149/bk_acx0_095149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite short fiction writers.” (Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and Borne)´´Ballingrud’s work isn’t like any other.” (Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing)A gripping collection of six stories of terror - including the novella The Visible Filth, the basis for the upcoming major motion picture - by Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Nathan Ballingrud, hailed as a major new voice by Jeff VanderMeer, Paul Tremblay, and Carmen Maria Machado - ´´one of the most heavyweight horror authors out there” (The Verge).In his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his ´´piercing and merciless” (Toronto Globe and Mail) portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives - both real and imagined: ´´What Nathan Ballingrud does in North American Lake Monsters is to reinvigorate the horror tradition” (Los Angeles Review of Books).Now, in Wounds, Ballingrud follows up with an even more confounding, strange, and utterly entrancing collection of six stories, including one new novella. From the eerie dread descending upon a New Orleans dive bartender after a cell phone is left behind in a rollicking bar fight in The Visible Filth to the search for the map of hell in ´´The Butcher’s Table”, Ballingrud’s beautifully crafted stories are riveting in their quietly terrifying depictions of the murky line between the known and the unknown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Brill, Danny Campbell, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Rebekkah Ross, Jacques Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009144/bk_sans_009144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot. Jeffrey Eugenides´ best-selling novels have shown that he is an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, sexual identity, self-discovery, family love and what it means to be an American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint continue that tradition. Ranging from the reproductive antics of ´Baster´ to the wry, moving account of a young traveller´s search for enlightenment in ´Air Mail´ (selected by Annie Proulx for The Best American Short Stories 1997), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people´s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in ´Bronze´, a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future. Narratively compelling, beautifully written and packed with a density of ideas that belie their fluid grace, Fresh Complaint proves Eugenides to be a master of the short form as well as the long. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Eugenides, Ari Fliakos, Cynthia Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003116/bk_hcuk_003116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deputy Jacob Anderson wants a wife with some sense in her - he´s not interested in a flighty young thing who´ll distract him from the thing God put him on this Earth to do: catch outlaws. Seamstress Abigail Huxley is in danger of becoming an old maid. Orphaned at 14 and raised by her loving aunt, she can´t offer her new husband a dowry. All she´s got is her skill with a needle and her faith that God has a plan for her. Longing for a family of her own, Abigail prays long and hard before deciding to become a mail-order bride. When Abigail arrives in Salvation, she´s confronted by a reckless young woman named Sarah who´s determined to drive a wedge between Abigail and her new husband. Is Abigail´s faith in God strong enough to protect her from the fears lurking in her own heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Isaacs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043412/bk_acx0_043412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society - and his own past - takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the ´´momentous catastrophe´´ of the Kennedy assassination. All the while, Hubbard is haunted by women who were loved by both his godfather and President Kennedy. Featuring a tapestry of unforgettable characters both real and imagined, Harlot´s Ghost is a panoramic achievement in the tradition of Tolstoy, Melville, and Balzac, a triumph of Mailer´s literary prowess. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008331/bk_brll_008331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her sister gone, her roommates soon to follow, Leora Mitchell must now face the fact that she, along with the others, are mail-order brides. For years, her life revolved around Brown’s Textile Mill, her sister Lottie, and their friends. Now, as mail-order brides, they’d be scattered across the country, ready to start a new life. The only problem was Leora had no idea what that life looked like, nor did she have any idea who she was without the familiar faces she loved so much. Pastor Theron Drake needed a wife, and the crazy folks in his congregation whole-heartedly agreed. So much so, they thought they should have as much access to the new Mrs. Drake as he did! They volunteered her for everything they could think of and made her the director of the annual Christmas Play. Throw in the town bully/busybody who’d rather have her own choice of a Mrs. Drake, and you have a mail-order bride that doesn’t know if she’s coming or going. Will Theron and Leora’s new marriage survive the onslaught of his over-zealous parishioners? Or will she crack under the pressure, turn tail, and run? Find out in this hilarious romp, how two people are forced to discover their true strengths and weaknesses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rahhal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065236/bk_acx0_065236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sweet historical western romance: Daisy Weathers travels to Texas as a mail order bride. The would-be groom takes one look at her scarred face and walks away without her knowing. Finding out she’d been jilted, Daisy is humiliated and despondent. There would be no second chance wedding for her.Sterling, a handsome cowboy is rolled out of the back of a wagon and left. He’s been injured and now it’s life or death. Since the end of the Civil war he’s been busy trying to keep his outlaw brother from hanging. Now when it’s almost too late he wishes he had found a wife, settled down and had children.In this historical christian mail-order bride novel, Daisy is penniless and works to help Sterling heal. Trouble finds her which sends them both on a journey of the heart, doubts, mishaps, and realization.This is the sixth book of the Mail Order Brides of Sweet Water Series by award winning, best-selling, Amazon all-star author, Kathleen Ball.Don’t miss the other american historical western romance books in this series:Tattered HeartShattered TrustGlory’s GroomBattered SoulsFaltered BeginingsFairer Than Any 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159945/bk_acx0_159945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willow: Bride of Pennsylvania is second in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. When a fire destroys the factory where Willow Miller works, her only choice for a secure future comes through becoming a mail-order bride to ex-Amish Amos Stoltzfus and moving to her ancestral home of Pennsylvania. Hope carries her forward into a new life, but guilt over her part in the fire that destroyed the factory threatens to hold her back. Amos Stoltzfus is overjoyed to bring someone as sweet and special as Willow into his life to recapture a sense of family and love that he has been missing. But Amos has a past of his own and unresolved conflict with his neighbor and former best friend, Mark Lapp, that stands in the way of family, happiness, and the community around him. Can Willow help resolve the pain and heal the breach that divides Amos from his community and his culture, or will her troubles stand in the way of her and Amos´ happiness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049667/bk_acx0_049667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California and city-slickers from Cleveland opened their mail to find greetings from Uncle Sam. Most American soldiers of the Vietnam era trickled into the war zone as individual replacements for men who had become casualties or had rotated home. Charlie Company was different as part of the only division raised, drafted and trained for service. From draft to the battlefields of South Vietnam, this is the unvarnished truth from the fear of death to the chaos of battle, told almost entirely through the recollections of the men themselves. This is their story, the story of young draftees who had done everything that their nation had asked of them and had received so little in return - lost faces of a distant war.
Writing is spooky, according to Norman Mailer. ´´There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine words.´´ In The Spooky Art, Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of the writing life, and recommends the tools to navigate it. Addressing the listener in a conversational tone, he draws on the best of more than fifty years of his own criticism, advice, and detailed observations about the writer´s craft. Praise for The Spooky Art ´´The Spooky Art shows Mailer´s brave willingness to take on demanding forms and daunting issues.... He has been a thoughtful and stylish witness to the best and worst of the American century.´´ - The Boston Globe ´´At his best - as artists should be judged - Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure. There is enough of his best in this book for it to be welcomed with gratitude.´´ - The Washington Post ´´[The Spooky Art] should nourish and inform - as well as entertain - almost any serious reader of the novel.´´ - Baltimore Sun ´´The richest book ever written about the writer´s subconscious.´´ - The Philadelphia Inquirer ´´Striking...entrancingly frank.´´ - Entertainment Weekly 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008320/bk_brll_008320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.