Flying Lessons: Karen Hood-Caddy
Hood:Object Lessons Alison (Freelance Writer, New York, USA) Kinney
Today´s young listeners will truly be enchanted by this version of the Brothers Grimm classic, set in an American frontier. As she sets out to visit her grandmother´s house deep in the woods, Little Red Riding Hood has no idea what is in store for her. She soon suspects that her basket of sweets isn´t the only thing her new friend the wolf is after! With the help of a brave hunter and her grandmother, Little Red learns a valuable lesson about following her mother´s instructions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Yuen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001328/bk_drms_001328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rouge...even if it means putting on a duck bill, flippers, and frilly underwear. He presents no match for the spunky heroine and her quick-thinking cat TeJean, though, as they use some strong Cajun hot sauce to teach Claude a lesson he will never forget! The combination of hilarious rhyme and exaggerated art creates a highly original retelling of the classic fairy tale. This is Little Red Riding Hood as she´s never been seen before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Artell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010761/bk_acx0_010761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enjoy a delightful excursion into the wonderful world of make-believe, where fairy tales and old favorite stories come vividly to life. Narration by expert storytellers, music, exciting sound effects, and dramatic dialogue will inspire children. This classic tale is sure to become a favorite pastime, treating children to a magical fantasy of entertaining enjoyment along with life lessons to which they can relate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imperial Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edcn/000036/bk_edcn_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Nuclear Risk´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Lessons from Japan´s disaster.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Creative Destruction?´´, by James Surowiecki: The economics of natural disasters.LETTER FROM JAPAN´´Aftershocks´´, by Evan Osnos: Living with catastrophe. PROFILES´´Sole Mate´´, by Lauren Collins: What Christian Louboutin sees in shoes.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Just in Time for Spring´´, by Ellis Weiner: An old phenomenon is sweeping the nation.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Into the Woods´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Red Riding Hood and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110323/pe_nyer_110323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Soy Sauce and the Holocaust, Rob Schneider takes on the biggest role of his life: a stand-up comedian, as he learns lessons about love and other cultures. He tells the side-splitting stories of the three hoods: childhood, adulthood, and parenthood. From closet farts to his sex life, Rob isn´t holding back any of the dirty details. Don´t miss this hilarious hour-long special that will leave you wondering how you lived before seeing this! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Schneider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nwep/000014/bk_nwep_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how we can improve the conversations occurring about them. While author D. Watkins is pleased about the number of books exploring issues of race that are being published, there’s one crucial aspect of contemporary black life that doesn’t get enough attention: the hood. The Baltimore native knows firsthand what it means to live in poverty, where violence and drugs are inescapable. As he sees it, the perspective of people who live in poor black communities is largely absent from the work of many of the top intellectuals who speak and write about race.Now, D. Watkins is here to tell his truth. Built upon Watkins´s own experiences, We Speak for Ourselves eases us into the bigger conversation about race and the various issues affecting poor black neighborhoods in America. Unapologetic and eye-opening, We Speak for Ourselves identifies and addresses a range of issues affecting these low-income communities - such as the trouble with misrepresentation and why we need more than one black voice - and sheds light on the harsh realities of daily life. Additionally, Watkins examines various crucial activist movements, including the civil rights movement, and asks what it means to be a model activist in today’s world.Through the personal retelling of his journey, Watkins aims to illuminate the lessons he’s learned navigating through two very distinct worlds - the hood and the elite sanctums of the prominent black thinkers and public figures - in hopes of providing actionable solutions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Watkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009192/bk_sans_009192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, if one car drafts behind another to improve its gas mileage, does the car in front suffer? Tom and Ray´s answer, or lack thereof, may bring the late Physics Professor Tisza back from the grave, just to administer a dope slap. Meanwhile, dope slaps might also be in order for Jessica´s mechanics, who will only discuss her car problems with her boyfriend, while ignoring her. Also, the solution to Nancy´s Miata´s hood problem may lie in her local tanning salon; Melanie is about to learn a very expensive lesson about what her oil pressure light means; and, one listener offers the real definition of ´´primitive´´ four-wheel drive. All this and more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 18, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140118/rt_cart_140118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.