Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait... Don´t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week´s news. In the popular ´´Not My Job´´ segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed. Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive games played; the Wait Wait team pitches him stumpers about sports´ real streakers - those without clothes. Jane Goodall, who studies wild chimpanzees, is met with questions about actor Nicolas Cage. And so on. Twisted and tricky, it´s all in good fun for panelists, celebrities, and especially the audience. Contents: Introduction by Peter Sagal Neko Case Henry Winkler Cal Ripken, Jr. Tavi Gevinson Mike Rowe Brian Williams Jane Goodall George Porter, Jr. Susan Orlean Vince Gill 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000720/bk_high_000720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the popular ´´Not My Job” segment of the Peabody award-winning NPR radio show. Each week, two million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s dumbest news against some of the best and brightest - panelists including author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson (Ask Amy), Atlantic Monthly journalist P.J. O’Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and other know-it-alls. Always a high point of the show, ´´Not My Job” features a celebrity guest who must answer questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. Guests must also contend with not-so-helpful interjections from host Peter Sagal and the panelists, with hilarious results. Comedians Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) and Denis Leary (Rescue Me), actors Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Carrie Fisher, musicians Mavis Staples and Moby, Southern cook and restaurateur Paula Deen, and high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Man on Wire) are just a few of the stars who find themselves under the heat of the ´´Not MyJob´´ spotlight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000708/bk_high_000708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman´s epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for over a decade. The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress had agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter had said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal, she surveyed her fellow cast members, as one does, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning, the thought struck her: No dice. Moving on. Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher. Then fired a love rocket (not a euphemism). The players were Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and the resulting romance, once it ignited, was... epic. Beyond epic. It resulted in a coupling that has endured to this day; a sizzling, perpetual tryst that has captivated the world with its kindness, athleticism, astonishingly low-brow humor, and true (fire emoji) passion. How did they do it? They came from completely different families, endured a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits. Eighteen years later, they´re still very much in love, and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they´ve learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they´ve completed, in an audiobook. Featuring anecdotes, hijinks, interviews, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery, t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004035/bk_peng_004035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wrangle with some of the finest renegades, outlaws, and dangerous desperados in the Wild West! Saddle up for excitement with these riveting tales of the Old West that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines. Featuring award-winning Hollywood actors and unprecedented cinematic sound. Each audiobook provides the listener with a true ´´theater of the mind´´ experience. This Wild Westerns Audio Collection, Volume 2 includes 14 stories (10 hours): ´´Baron of Coyote River´´, ´´Shadows from Boot Hill´´, ´´Death Waits at Sundown´´, ´´The Toughest Ranger´´, ´´The Magic Quirt´´, ´´Reign of the Gila Monster´´, ´´The Gunner from Gehenna´´, ´´Gunman!´´, ´´Ride´Em, Cowboy´´, ´´Boss of the Lazy B´´, ´´Silent Pards´´, ´´The Ranch That No One Would Buy´´, ´´Vengeance Is Mine!´´, and ´´Stacked Bullets´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Martin Kove, Bruce Boxleitner, Bob Caso, Fred Tatasciore, Shannon Evans, Taron Lexton, Josh R. Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000090/bk_gala_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One night at bedtime, Rory´s mummy tells him all about the magic sky. Rory is so excited to see it. But how long will he have to wait? Actor Danny John-Jules reads this magical story about the wondrous Nothern Lights. This sweet and sparkly polar adventure also includes a soundtrack and songs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny John-Jules. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/egmt/000001/bk_egmt_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry. In ´´Murder in High Places´´, the sixth Bunburry book, Oscar will brave the Cotswolds for the first time! Alfie has tried for months to convince his best friend to visit him - but when a glamorous High Society Party in honour of celebrated actor Dorian Stevens is announced, Oscar just can´t resist. He is - after all - Dorian´s greatest fan and can´t wait to meet his hero. But the evening at the lovely Saville mansion takes a murderous turn ... Helena Marchmont is a pseudonym of Olga Wojtas, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher, Iona M. Cameron. Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015, has had more than 30 short stories published in magazines and anthologies and recently published her first mystery Miss Blaine´s Prefect and the Golden Samovar.
This is a collection of 12 songs primarily for the classical singer to perform in recital with piano accompaniment. The songs are in a medium voice range, and could probably be performed by any voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, etc.), although mezzo-sopranos will find them most suitable. The music has quite a theatrical flair, although it is in a contemporary classical style. Distinctive repertoire with a twist. Arnold Weinstein´s texts are as pithy as Bolcom´s settings of them.* The Actor* Amor (Amor, Amor, Amor)* Fur (Murray The Furrier)* George* He Tipped The Waiter* Oh Close The Curtain* Over The Piano* Places To Live* Song Of Black Max* Surprise!* Toothbrush Time* Waitin
Sometimes, love is found in the least expected place with the least expected person. Bryce Montgomery is Manahattan Magazine’s number-one most eligible bachelor - but he’s not thrilled about it. He was talked into doing an interview by a self-serving friend and ended up at the top of the list, drawing all sorts of unwanted attention. Jaded by a failed engagement, all he wants to do is focus on growing his business, Titan Enterprises, but when he has a chance encounter with a woman at a restaurant, he is instantly intrigued by her. Lana Collins moved to New York to pursue her dreams of being an actor, but it sure doesn’t pay the bills. To support herself, she waits tables at The Spot, a posh restaurant on the upper west side of Manhattan. She is taken by surprise when she accidentally bumps into a handsome stranger while headed to work. Come to find out, he’s a billionaire, but she’s not interested and pushes him out of her mind. That is, until a couple days later when he ends up being seated in her section and he turns out to be her boss. Though Bryce and Lana are from completely different worlds, their connection is undeniable. Despite his friends, her job, and their pasts, can they find a way to make a relationship work? From international best-selling author Jenna Brandt, enjoy a clean billionaire romance filled with epic romantic moments, faith-inspiring characters, lots of laughs, and even a few twists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chantelle Theocharidis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146213/bk_acx0_146213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All was not well in Middle-earth.... After the third Lord of the Rings movie premiered in 2003, fans of the series eagerly anticipated production and release of its prequel, The Hobbit. It turned out they had a while to wait, as a series of troubles delayed production for years. Then, in September 2010, when almost everything seemed resolved, U.S. and international actors unions issued a pub-lic alert advising their members ´´not to accept work on this non-union production.´´ Warner Bros. threatened to rip the troubled production from the country and events quickly spiraled out of control. New Zealand plunged into crisis. Saving The Hobbit was do or die for the local film industry, and the government scrambled to avoid disaster. Protests and rallies erupted and the island nation´s currency fell on the possibility of losing the half-billion dollar project. Director Peter Jackson vowed to ´´fight like hell´´ to keep the shoot in New Zealand. But then studio executives flew in from Los Angeles like colonial masters ready to bring down the hammer. What happened next was almost unbelievable - and proved, if nothing else, that not all Hollywood drama is on the screen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004688/bk_acx0_004688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.