This week on Car Talk, Romauldus in Connecticut is preparing for his mid-life crisis by readying bids on two heaps, either of which could have come from Tommy´s driveway. Will Tom and Ray help him keep the whole transaction a secret from the Missus? Meanwhile, English teacher Mike is preparing for a 13-day, 5,000 mile road with nine students in a Chevy van, prompting Ray to recall a memorable trip North with dear Uncle Dodo. Also, black tape over a flashing Check Engine light doesn´t seem to fix a Voyager´s fuel problem, and a team of janitors go to work under the floor of a Grand Cherokee. All this plus a new Puzzler from the Forces of Nature series, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: March 6, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/100306/rt_cart_100306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most daring series ever to emerge from Harry Steeger´s Popular Publications was when he converted Battle Birds magazine to Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds back in 1934. Not content to tell tales of World War I, the new title focused on forecasting the next war! Set in an indeterminate future, the new series was out-and-out-science fiction built around the popular aviation genre. Flying the futuristic Silver Flash aircraft, backed up by wingmen Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, Captain Dusty Ayres strove every month to beat back the forces of the modern Genghis Khan called Fire-Eyes, who had conquered all but North America. In this, the first series outing, the assault on America commences. With Europe in the grasping hands of the Black Invaders and the US Naval Fleets split by the destruction of the Panama Canal, the future looks bleak for the nation. But the Black Dart warplanes of the enemy were about to strike a wall of screaming steel - Air Group #7, commanded by Dusty Ayres! The wonderful thing about Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is that when Popular decided to end the series, Bowen penned a concluding chapter, trying up all loose ends, and bringing the glorious conflict to a satisfying conclusion. So fasten your seat belts! Here starts the wildest ride in pulp aviation history! Black Lightning is read with dazzling urgency by Alan Taylor. This audiobook also features two additional Robert Sidney Bowen stories of the war against the forces of Fire-Eyes, ´´The C.O.´s Coffin´´ and ´´The Smoke-Screen Ace,´´ read by Milton Bagby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060617/bk_acx0_060617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The murderee is Nicola Six, a ´black hole´ of sex and self-loathing who is intend on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts; or the rich, honourable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. And as Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London - and, indeed, the whole world - seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002341/bk_bbcw_002341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first volume in a series of true stories from ´´[a]n extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless´´. In Kim DeLozier’s world, when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his car as he’s driving down the highway, or in his office while he’s talking on the phone, it’s just another day in the park. You’ll love seeing Kim and a fellow ranger tested as they bravely take on the task of relocating 77 live skunks by sedating them with darts from homemade blowguns, especially when the pickup truck load of stinkers wakes up while still in transit. A hilarious, heartwarming, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the number-one most popular family vacation destination in the USA, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For over 30 years, Kim DeLozier acted as a referee in the wild, trying to protect millions of park visitors from one of the densest populations of wild black bears in America - and the bears from tourists who get too close. Written with Wall Street Journal best-selling author Carolyn Jourdan, who has several highly-regarded number-one Amazon best-sellers about the Smoky Mountains and Appalachia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carey Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023580/bk_acx0_023580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You decide to waste another perfectly good hour getting bogus car advice from the Car Talk guys when what should happen but some remark from the caller launches either Tom or Ray off topic and onto a story about The Sleek Black Beauty, their most recent wife, or their days at MIT. The Greatest Stories Ever Told gathers the tallest tales, the deepest digressions, and the most fabulous fabrications, revealing life for the Tappet Brothers, both in and out of the garage. Besides telling you more than you ever wanted to know about Tom and Ray, The Greatest Stories Ever Told will answer mysteries such as ´´whatever happened to Tommy´s Dart?´´ and ´´why is Doug the subway fugitive?´´ Regardless of the answers (or their veracity), this collection from Car Talk is sure to make you laugh - and should explain, once and for all, why you shouldn´t ´´drive like my brother´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000993/bk_high_000993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever swipe left on a billionaire? A hot tech billionaire? Gigi did. Well, mentally, she did.Damien Black: I meet him at this over-the-top party he throws. For himself. Please. He’s gorgeous and knows it. And so very good at being bad. Models, actresses, all his for the taking. He gives me a look. It won’t work, buddy. Not gonna fall for it. Nope, not one bit. So get your bulging biceps outta here. And stop smelling so good.Gigi Stevens: She’s brainy and beautiful. And she has a tongue as sharp as an ice pick. Ouch. Who needs it?I run a multibillion-dollar tech company. I’m the face of SXz, the king of music streaming. I’ve got to keep up my rep - superficial arm candy. That’s not her. That’s not her at all. Is she really worth all the eye darts? Her hourglass body is telling me yes. Hey, I’m always up for a little challenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Vasquez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146735/bk_acx0_146735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I loved it. (Ann Patchett)The best-selling author of American Housewife - ´´Dark, deadpan and truly inventive.´´ (The New York Times Book Review) - is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern lady.Helen Ellis has a mantra: ´´If you don´t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way.´´ Say ´´weathered´´ instead of ´´she looks like a cake left out in the rain´´. Say ´´early-developed´´ instead of ´´brace face and B cups´´. And for the love of Coke salad, always say ´´Sorry you saw something that offended you´´ instead of ´´Get that stick out of your butt, Miss Prissy Pants´´. In these 23 raucous essays, Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a $795 Burberry trench coat, witnesses a man fake his own death at a party, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left her home in Alabama, married a New Yorker, forgotten how to drive, and abandoned the puffy headbands of her youth, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread and offering listeners a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.Several pieces in this collection originally appeared in the following publications: ´´Making a Marriage Magically Tidy” in the New York Times column ´´Modern Love” (June 2, 2017); ´´How to Stay Happily Married” in Paper Darts (Winter 2017); ´´Tonight We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1979” in Eating Well (November/December 2017); ´´How to Be the Best Guest” as ´´An American’s Guide to Being the Best Guest” in Financial Times (March 2016); and ´´When to Write 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006481/bk_rand_006481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.