Looking for a holiday gift for the gardener in your life? Mike McGrath will reconstruct the classic Twelve Days of Christmas to present you with a dozen unique, useful and ecologically sound options. There´s something for everyone, from the hard-core, already chemical-free grower to the newbies you´re hoping to coax away from the bottles and bags with big warnings on them. [Broadcast Date: December 7, 2006] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/061207/rt_gard_061207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CD on SUNDAZED RECORDS by Buck Owens - Christmas Shopping Having trouble finding that ideal Christmas gift´ How about twelve new songs of the season, written and arranged and sung and played by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos! Yes, your Christmas Shopping will be complete when you pick up this 1968 album, Buck´s second seasonal platter. Once again, Buck and the boys come up with a rich and varied mix of new holiday classics, sure to please any merriment maker. Telecasters twang, steel guitars cry and through it all, that Buckaroo spirit shines brighter than tinsel on the tree. Listen as Buck sings the hit title track or polish up the December dance floor as the band plays ´Christmas Schottische.´ Wherever you are, whatever you are doing for the yuletide, let Buck Owens and his Buckaroos provide the perfect holiday soundtrack!
There are nine articles in the first part of this double issue:COMMENT´´Testing the Climate´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: On the climate´s big week.LUMP OF COAL DEPT.´´Who´s Scrooge?´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: A modern-day Scrooge.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´A Buyer´s Christmas´´, by James Surowiecki: Why has retailing gotten so hard?CHECK, PLEASE´´The Frog at Forty-Five´´, by Mimi Sheraton: Arranging the flowers at La Grenouille.JAZZ DEPT.´´Life on Mars´´, by David Remnick: The Coen brothers of jazz.ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Demolition Man´´, by John Lahr: Harold Pinter and The Homecoming.POP MUSIC´´Stairway to Here´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: Led Zeppelin returns.THE THEATRE´´Family Planning´´, by Hilton Als: Tracy Letts and Aaron Sorkin on irreconcilable differences.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Settling Scores´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of the new films Charlie Wilson´s War, Sweeney Todd, and Persepolis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/071219/pe_nyer_071219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Santa comes through big-time for Tom and Ray in their never ending quest to escape difficult callers. They´re now the proud owners of the Get Off the Phone Excuse Machine, and it´s likely to get an early test, thanks to Nancy and the Tupperware-like noise coming from her Volvo. Elsewhere, desperate times call for wacko measures, as Jamie considers plugging a cracked head with oatmeal; Mark ponders giving his Suburban a full drive-train transplant into a new body; and Julie goes shopping for any car that can survive her husband´s aversion to the emergency brake. And, Jan ´´The Waver´´ responds to her husband´s concerns about her overly friendly driving style. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: December 24, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/111224/rt_cart_111224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Risk Factor´´, by George Packer: The lessons of Mumbai.ANNALS OF EDUCATION´´Most Likely to Succeed´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: The trouble with talent spotting.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´Atomic John´´, by David Samuels: The quest to replicate the first A-bombs.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Is There a Problem Here?´´, by Larry Doyle: The joys of holiday shopping.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Ring Cycles´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Wrestler, The Reader, and Doubt 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/081210/pe_nyer_081210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Suzy´s drive across Mexico is off to a rocky start. She hasn´t even crossed the border, and her Vanagon is already making a new noise that could foreshadow the Death of a Transmission. Will Tom and Ray counsel her to turn back, or just to go shopping for a good pair of noise-canceling headphones? Elsewhere, Patricia´s Subaru is having troubles starting, and exacerbating the problem is a large buffalo grazing between her and her car; and Katie´s right leg is showing its displeasure with her new Volvo by going numb when she drives it. Also, does Neil´s son´s decision to play the double bass mean Neil´s on a one-way street to Minivan Land, and is Kelly´s boyfriend nuts for insisting on warming up his truck for 10 minutes in 50 degree weather? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: December 22, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/121222/rt_cart_121222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program: ´´Christmas Shopping´´ (December 12, 1937) ´´Christmas Open House at Jack´s´´ (December 24, 1939) ´´Christmas Shopping´´ (December 22, 1940) ´´Christmas Shopping on a Shoestring Budget´´ (December 8, 1946)For over 20 years, Jack Benny was a star of radio, from its golden age in the 1930s to the 1950s, when he moved to television. Benny, who began his entertainment career in vaudeville with a comic violin act, developed a radio persona as a well-mannered but often comically frustrated - and miserly - eccentric surrounded by a group of oddball characters. The shows feature many hilarious skits. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000003/rt_radi_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from Fibber McGee and Molly: ´´Ringing in the Holidays´´ (December 23, 1941) ´´Early Christmas Shopping´´ (December 7, 1948) ´´Christmas Card from Liz´´ (December 21, 1948) ´´Best Christmas Decorations´´ (December 20, 1949)Fibber McGee and Molly is a prime example of classic radio from the medium´s golden age. The series was wildly popular from its debut in 1935 until its finale in 1959, making it one of the longest-running radio comedies. Revolving around a blowhard husband´s hare-brained schemes, balanced by the common sense of his ever-patient wife, the show featured several regular characters, catch-phrases (´´T´ain´t funny, McGee!´´), and recurring gags. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000005/rt_radi_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains five Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program:´´Jack Buys Don a Wallet for Christmas´´ (December 19, 1948)´´Christmas Tree Decoration´´ (December 23, 1951)´´Setting Up the Christmas Tree´´ (December 21, 1952)´´Cactus Christmas Tree´´ (December 20, 1953)´´Jack Is Christmas Shopping´´ (December 5, 1954)For over 20 years, Jack Benny was a star of radio, from its golden age in the 1930s to the 1950s, when he moved to television. Benny, who began his entertainment career in vaudeville with a comic violin act, developed a radio persona as a well-mannered but often comically frustrated - and miserly - eccentric surrounded by a group of oddball characters. The shows feature many hilarious skits. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000004/rt_radi_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.