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Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn why a family in Borneo shares their garden with a black spitting cobra and about an eleven-year-old schoolgirl who names our newly discovered ninth planet, along with other stories about world cultures and world history. Stories include: A Cobra in the Garden, A Danish Christmas Remembered, A Day to Remember Family, A Head-Balancing Act, A Light for Lena, A May Basket for Grandma, A Plate Full of Freedom, A Prehistoric Mystery, A Super-Secret Not-So-Secret Valentine Surprise, All of Spain Celebrates Three Kings' Day, An Alarm Clock That Crows!, and many more!Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn how the Horsehead Nebula got its name and shape and what astronauts have to wear in space, along with other stories about outer space. Stories include: Any More Earths Out There? by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein, Brandon's Experiment in Space by Amy Cattapan, Catching Andromeda's Light by Ken Croswell, PhD, Driving on Mars by Ken Croswell, PhD, Evening Star, Morning Star by Dan Guynn Jr., Farming in Space by Amy Hansen, Merry Christmas from the Moon! by Edmund A. Fortier, Roommates in Space by Jack Myers, PhD, Space Junk by Tony Helies, What to Wear in Outer Space by Caroline Tung, and more!Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn how and why pinecones protect and release seeds and about how wind and water have shaped desert sandstone into giant rock formations, along with other stories about science and scientists. Stories include: Arctic vs. Antarctic: Poles Apart by Tim Davis, Clues in the Skulls by Evelyn Edwards, Dueling Dinosaurs by Sharon Pochron, High Arctic Journey by Susan E. Quinlan, How I Became a Backyard Biologist by Dan Kriesberg, Rescue Robots by Andy Boyles, Spring Weather by Sarah Smith, The Mighty Volcanoes of Mars by Ken Croswell, PhD, What a Pro Knows: Bubble Science by Carly Schuna, When Kids Hunt Fossils by Gail Jarrow, and more!Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn the secrets of stone-skipping champions and about a blind skier, along with other stories about sports and games. Stories include: A Coaching Legend by Paul Robert Walker, Blind Ambition by Rachelle Burk, Changing-Up Your Pitching by C. G. Morelli, Dedicated to the Goal by Marty Kaminsky, Fishing for a Living by Sara Matson, Having a Ball by Jen Bryant, Inuit Games by Nicole Lapointe, Making a Splash by Carla C. Engelbrecht, Marathon Man by Randy Stowell, On Your Mark Get Set Pedal by Natasha Wing, and more!Show more
In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse- art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma-Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. With original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers and edited by the daughter of Lolita's original publisher in America, Lolita in the Afterlife is a vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on this perennially provocative book. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins Audiobook Table of Contents: Witness for the Defense: My Father and Lolita - by Emily Mortimer, read by the author Véra and Lo - by Stacy Schiff, read by Marisol Ramirez On the Road with Humbert and Lolita - by Ian Frazier, read by Paul Bellantoni Ugly Beautiful - by Roxane Gay, read by the author Badge of Honor - by Susan Choi, read by Rebecca Lowman Watching the Detective - by Laura Lippman, read by the author Lolita Diary - by Alexander Chee, read by Vikas Adam Delectatio Morosa - by Lauren Groff, read by Rebecca Lowman Lolita, #MeToo, and Myself - by Morgan Jerkins, read by Marisol Ramirez Lolita, Chamonix, France, 2018 - by Andre Dubus III, read by the author The Showgirl Who Discovered Lolita - by Sarah Weinman, read by the author Fashion's Lolita; Fragile, Subversive, and a Paean to White Femininity - by Robin Givhan, read by Marisol Ramirez Lolita and the Empathetic Imagination - by Jim Shepard, read by the author How Lolita Freed Me from My Own Humbert - by Bindu Bansinath, read by the author Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury - by Christina Baker Kline, read by Rebecca Lowman Charmed - by Victor LaValle, read by Vikas Adam They Stay the Same Age - by Sloane Crosley, read by the author Dear Sugar - by Cheryl Strayed, read by the author What We Talk About When We Talk About Lolita - by Lila Azam Zanganeh, read by Marisol Ramirez Nabokov's Rocking Chair: Lolita at the Movies - by Tom Bissell, read by the author Lo and Behold - by Jill Kargman, read by the author Acquiring Lolita's Language - by Aleksandar Hemon, read by Paul Bellantoni Charlotte's Complaint - by Jessica Shattuck, read by the author Lolita in the Time of Trigger Warnings - by Erika L. Sánchez, read by Marisol Ramirez Maison Nymphette - by Kate Elizabeth Russell, read by the author A Living Story of Lolita in Iraq - by Zainab Salbi, read by the author The Lollipop Room - by Kira von Eichel, read by Rebecca Lowman The Anti-Monster - by Claire Dederer, read by Marisol Ramirez Lolita in Lockdown - by Dani Shapiro, read by the author I Cannot Get Out Said the Starling - by Mary Gaitskill, read by Rebecca LowmanShow more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn about life on a small farm during the Great Depression and about the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner," along with other stories about US history. Stories include: 1800 and Froze to Death by Lois Fuller Lewis, A Brick to Cuddle Up To by Barbara Cole, Abraham Lincoln Has His Neck Shortened by Harold Holzer, Braving the Darkness by Joann Walker, Changing the Face of History by Sonya Nichols Burton, Flag Day by Cecily Johnson, How Cars Have Changed! by Judy Reis, Justice for All by Lynn Rymarz, Merci, America! by Heather Bode, One Thanksgiving or Two? by Shannon Baker Moore, and more.Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn why wood frogs make a dangerous journey each spring and how the people of Amherst, Massachusetts, helped spotted salamanders, along with other stories about lizards and amphibians. Stories include: A Weird Little Crocodile by Andy Boyles, Big-City Frogs by Kathleen Bookbinder, Don't Eat Me! by Martha L. Crump, PhD, Hide-and-Seek by Cindy Breedlove, How to Find a Tortoise Nest by Alexandra Wells, Living with Lizards by Cecil Dzwowa, Meet the Marine Iguana by Sherry Shahan, Night of the Spotted Salamanders by Shirley Vernick, Really Fast Food by Sue Smith-Heavenrich, The Famous Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Chris Dietel, and more!Show more
Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten's inspiring parable of the importance of music and the threats that it faces in today's world. We may not realize it as we listen to the soundtrack of our lives through tiny earbuds, but music and all that it encompasses is disappearing all around us. In this fable-like story three musicians from around the world are mysteriously summoned to Nashville, the Music City, to join together with Victor to do battle against the 'Phasers,' whose blinking 'music-cancelling' headphones silence and destroy all musical sound. Only by coming together, connecting, and making the joyful sounds of immediate, 'live' music can the world be restored to the power and spirit of music. Read by the author, with: Odelphis Davis as Mom Keb' Mo' as Dad Jonathan Chase as Jonathan Cameron Wooten as the Record Store Owner & Truck Stop Employee Sam Lutomia as Ali Ryoko Suzuki as Seiko India Arie as the music & Isis Singing voice Brian Edwards as Sifu Michael Kott as Michael Chuck Rainey as Uncle Clyde Radmila Bowers as Isis Daniel J. Levitin as Phaser Brandon Blake as Brandon Dave Welsch as Larry and Jeff Coffin as the Saxophone playerShow more
A collection of suspenseful radio dramas hosted by Christopher Lee that will take listeners through thrilling perplexities set in the era of the forties and fifties. Suspense, originally aired 02/06/1947 "End of the Road" with Glenn Ford A fast-talking car salesman falls for a wealthy man's wife and runs away with her...and finds out that she's not what she seems. The Screen Guild Players, originally aired 01/25/1943 "Across the Pacific" with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet An army officer is court-martialed in an attempt to infiltrate a Panamanian spy ring. Let George Do It, originally aired 10/31/1952 "There Ain't No Justice" with Bob Bailey When the jail burns down in the town of Melody, goofy Abner accuses the chief of police of setting the fire! Then there's Walter Smith, who seems to have died in the fire...with his $200,000 missing. Rocky Jordan, originally 12/19/1948 "Up in Flames" with Jack Moyles Rocky Jordan is a banished American detective who owns a lower-class establishment in Egypt: the Cafe Tambourine. Then his Cafe goes up in flames. Rocky smells a rat... Strange Wills, originally aired 06/22/1946 "Black Interlude" with Warren William, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, and Marvin Miller Blair showed his hatred for his son by driving him mad after his death. The boy saves himself with a unique therapy...writing radio scripts! Dangerous Assignment, originally aired 07/26/1950 "Elusive Guerrillas" with Brian Donlevy Steve Mitchell flies to the Orient to find a guerilla leader and prevent a civil war when a barge full of supplies is attacked by the evil Dr. Mao. Box Thirteen, originally aired 08/29/1948 "Insurance Fraud Scheme" with Alan Ladd A doctor who has been dead for almost seven years is suspected of still being alive...and with good reason! Escape, originally aired 07/21/1947 "The Diamond As Big As the Ritz" with Jack Edwards, Jr. The fascinating story about the homelife of the richest family in the world. The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, originally aired 06/20/1948 "The Caper With Two Death Beds" with Howard Duff Dan Starbuck hires Spade to witness a deathbed statement by his brother Gordon. But his brother accuses him of murder! Gang Busters, originally aired 09/10/1949 "The Case of the Red-Hot Readers" with Santos Ortega Pops and his teenaged thieves forge and cash money orders. Mystery Is My Hobby, originally aired 1947 "Dude Ranch" with Glenn Langan While staying at a dude ranch, Bart and Inspector Danton are hired to find a dangerous bank robber. The Big Story, originally aired 01/07/1948 "Manhunt In Manhattan" with Ernest Chappell & Bob Sloane The "big story" of Ted Prager of The New York Daily News.Show more
A collection of suspenseful radio dramas hosted by Christopher Lee that will take listeners through thrilling perplexities set in the era of the forties and fifties. Gang Busters, originally aired 12/18/1948 "Appointment with Death" with Lesley Woods A policeman traps a cop-killer. The Weird Circle, originally aired 01/30/1944 "The Tell-Tale Heart" with with Erik Bauersfeld A man tries to keep from going insane while admitting to killing an old man. Dimension X, originally aired 04/15/1950 "With Folded Hands" with Phillip Bourneuf & Alexander Scourby The perfect "mechanicals" from another planet make humans unnecessary, and they are always "at your service." Suspense, originally aired 12/05/1947 "The Clock and the Rope" with Jackie Cooper A man is sentenced to be hanged for murder…because the only witness to his innocence has disappeared. Sherlock Holmes, originally aired 10/26/1947 "The Laughing Lemur of Hightower Heath" with John Stanley & Alfred Shirley A Halloween story of witchcraft and the supernatural. The Mysterious Traveler, originally aired 02/27/1944 "The Good Die Young" with Maurice Tarplin and Betty Jane Tyler Young Sondra detests her new stepmother and is determined to get rid of her as soon as possible. Dangerous Assignment, originally aired 07/09/1949 "Relief Supplies" with Brian Donlevy Steve Mitchell's first assignment is to find out who is stealing the shipments of the Throp Foundation. This involves a trip to Sicily...and a tangle with Laranzo the Bandit. Escape, originally aired 07/14/1947 "Operation Fleur de Lys" with Jack Webb A wartime thriller about a resistance guerilla band behind the enemy lines in occupied France. Richard Diamond, Private Detective, originally aired 05/22/1949 "Stolen Purse and Counterfeit Ring" with Dick Powell A little old lady gives Diamond a seemingly valueless black purse. Everyone wants it very badly...bad enough to kill for it. Boston Blackie, originally aired 07/02/1946 "Uncle Frank Murdered By Joe Parker" with Dick Kollmar Joe Parker kills Uncle Frank Miller on Tuesday, but sets up a beautiful alibi. Farraday knows Parker did it, but can't prove it. It's up to Blackie to crack the alibi. X Minus One, originally aired 07/14/1955 "Dr. Grimshaw's Sanatorium" with Bill Lipton & Peter Capell Take missing bodies in a mental hospital and add a mad scientist or two-stir well for horror! This Is Your FBI, originally aired 04/27/1945 "Escaped Prisoners of War" with Stacy Harris and Frank Lovejoy There are several million Nazis across the sea, and each of them is a threat to the security of this country.Show more
A collection of suspenseful radio dramas hosted by Christopher Lee that will take listeners through thrilling perplexities set in the era of the forties and fifties. Suspense, originally aired 11/18/1948 "Sorry, Wrong Number" with Agnes Moorehead An invalid woman battles the frustrations of the telephone system after she overhears a plot to murder someone. Boston Blackie, originally aired 06/23/1944 "The Jonathan Diamond" with Chester Morris Blackie is arrested in Chicago. He's accused of taking $10,000 from a woman's grandfather. Then he learns it's all part of the woman's plan to help her recover 'The Jonathan Diamond.' The Humphrey Bogart Theatre, originally aired 09/17/1949 "Dead Man" with Humphrey Bogart A drama about a young runaway who commits murder, then catches a bad case of conscience. The Whistler, originally aired 01/27/1947 "Night Melody" with Bill Forman and Joseph Kearns A man kills his wife and stuffs her body in the elevator, from which she promptly disappears. Richard Diamond, Private Detective, originally aired 05/15/1949 "The Ralph Chase Case" with Dick Powell Ralph Chase hires Diamond about a problem with his stepdaughter, but gangster Murray Lang takes a shot at him first. Murder By Experts, originally aired 06/13/1949 "Summer Heat" with John Dickson Carr A newly graduated lawyer awakes with a dead body in his bed and has a very difficult time getting rid of it. The Crime Club, originally aired 01/24/1947 "Mr. Smith's Hat" with Raymond Edward Johnson A man calls the police to say he's going to be murdered. Ten seconds later, the man's daughter calls to say she just found his body. I Was A Communist For the FBI, originally aired 05/27/1953 "The Innocent Club" with Dana Andrews "The Party" becomes interested in a government clerk framed for stealing secrets, and they form a committee to see that he gets justice. Mystery Is My Hobby, originally aired 07/28/1946 [GB2] "Snowbound" with Glenn Langan Mystery writer Barton Drake finds himself snowbound during a freak blizzard with a group of friendly strangers. They wake up in the morning to discover a suicide. But was it suicide? Mystery In the Air, originally aired 08/07/1947 "The Marvelous Barastro" with Peter Lorre The classic about the circus magician and his blind wife...and her ultimate horror. Box Thirteen, originally aired 08/22/1948 "The First Letter" with Alan Ladd Dan Holiday's first client is Carla Williams-who has him framed for murder! The Whistler, originally aired 02/03/1947 "Seven Steps to Murder" with Bill Forman and Howard Duff What are the seven steps that could progress a cordial acquaintanceship toward murder? A drama critic and a playwright find out…Show more
By turns dark and light, funny and poignant, this unforgettable collection of stories takes us right to the heart of what it means to be young in today's world, from a CBCA award-winning author. We ran and slipped and swore and bumped into each other. Nick's phone beeped like a dying bird. If it died, we'd be in total darkness. Getting lost, falling in love, pushing boundaries, exploring the world - powerfully honest stories to make you think and feel, from the award-winning author of The Dead I Know and Changing Gear. 'Off The Map is a stunning smorgasbord of short stories - each one a treat to be savoured. These are stories that stroll through the Australian landscape with measured, confident steps that never miss a beat. Walking with Gardner is a delight - you're in for a wild, funny and profoundly moving journey.' - Barry Jonsberg, author of My Life as an AlphabetShow more
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