The King in Love is an all-embracing account of the loves of that celebrated royal womanizer, Edward VII - as prince of Wales and as king. It is also a study of the three women with whom the king was most deeply in love - his "official" mistresses, Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, and Alice Keppel.
"good read, bad listen"
Entertaining and different, this is an enjoyable study of a flawed yet characterful Prince of Wales seen through the eyes of the women in his life. Edward Vll, who gave his name to the Edwardian Age and died in 1911, was King of England for the final 10 years of his life. He was 59 when at last he came to the throne. Known as Bertie, the eldest son of Victoria and Albert, he was bullied by both his parents.
"cannot fault this audiobook"
I know why I was taken. How much does that change things? I cannot say. I still have a weakness for Jeremy - when he is Jeremy. But when he's Stonehart? Well, that's when all of my hatred comes back. I have to make myself detached, indifferent, and emotionally removed to make the proper decision on what to do next. Jeremy makes detachment hard. Stonehart makes it easy.
"Why not combine the last three or is there more???"
Sawyer Walker has never had an issue with women. The female population tends to swarm toward him, in fact, and he's never had a complaint. But there's one woman Sawyer has always had his eye on - one woman who won't give him the time of day. In recent months, it would seem that Kennedy Endsley is opening up to Sawyer, but she's got a few surprises in store for him. As hard as she finds it to resist the handsome Walker brother, she's not willing to give in easily. Not when her heart is on the line.
"Horrible female narrator!!"
Bob talks with Sister Helen Prejean about her 2005 book titled The Death of Innocents which laid out the stories of two men who she believed were wrongly executed. Sister Helen also wrote Dead Man Walking which was turned into an award-winning movie by Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. Prejean, a Catholic nun, has been fighting for the past 30 years against the death penalty.
Logan and Samantha McCoy--attractive, ambitious, and married--are also looking for a polyamorous relationship. Logan and Samantha spent the last year and a half avoiding a very specific desire of which neither of them can quite let go. They aren't interested in a casual fling with a stranger, so they've been holding back. Is it possible the three of them have stumbled upon something that just might be the answer to all of their desires?
"Something is Missing"
Housebreaking your puppy is possible in seven days! Having a puppy can be a wonderful experience until they start pooping, misbehaving and making things difficult. Imagine being about to housebreak your puppy in just seven days! Would that seem impossible? Not at all! If you have the techniques and steps it is achievable.
The Life of Super-Earths is a detailed tour of current efforts to answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov, the founding director of Harvard University’s Origins of Life Initiative, takes us on a hunt for habitable planets and alien life forms.
As you pack lunches for the kids and begin to think about your Thanksgiving menu, think about this. New York Times reporter Michael Moss won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2010 investigation into the dangers of contaminated meat.
In 2011, author and SiriusXM Symphony Hall host Martin Goldsmith traveled through Europe to piece together the tragic tale of his grandfather and uncle, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt. Passengers on the doomed MS St. Louis, the father and son made it back to France only to be shipped to Auschwitz. Goldsmith weaves their path into his contemporary journey in his new book Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance.
No one has a voice like Ken Nordine, and there’s nothing quite like Word Jazz, the audio art he created. It mixes atmospheric sound effects, free-form jazz and Nordine’s unique rumbling bass voice, pondering philosophical questions, plumbing the depths of his id, or simply wondering what’s in the fridge.
Today marks the 200th anniversary of writer Charles Dickens’s birth. The author of A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities and others, Dickens was the Victorian era’s most beloved writer. Biographer Claire Tomalin’s new book Charles Dickens: A Life sheds light on the life of this famous writer.
On November 18, 1978, 909 people killed themselves in a jungle in Guyana. A new book titled A Thousand Lives: the Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown tells the story of five of those who willingly followed pastor Jim Jones to South America and to their own demise. Author Julia Scheeres joins Bob to discuss the tragedy.
Mark Frauenfelder is co-founder of the most popular blog in the world boingboing.net and Editor in Chief of Make magazine, a high profile advocate for America to re-engage with the physical world. Bob talks to Frauenfelder about the new Do-it-yourself movement and its promise to reinvigorate traditional American values like resourcefulness, creativity and thrift. He also has some good ideas about how to have fun making cool stuff and reducing the amount of disposable items in our lives.
Carl Kasell just retired from anchoring NPR newscasts, a job held for more than 30 years. For nearly 25 of those years, Bob and Carl worked together on NPR's Morning Edition. We'll hear them swap stories and revisit highlights from Carl's long radio career.
In his book, Hallucinations, neuroscientist Oliver Sacks tells stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to explain what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains. He argues that hallucinations have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and the potential to experience them is present in us all. Then, Bob talks with Rhett Miller, the founder and lead singer of the Old 97’s, about the band’s two decades together and about the music from their latest album. Their CD is titled Most Messed Up.
Bob talks to novelist and memoirist Pat Conroy about his newest book, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.
In America today, SWAT teams violently break into private homes more than one hundred times a day, and armored vehicles designed for battlefields are common in police department fleets. These are just two examples Huffington Post investigative reporter Radley Balko gives to make his case that this country’s police forces are becoming more and more militarized. His new book is titled Rise of the Warrior Cop.
Following World War II, the United States secretly brought over a number of former Nazi scientists, notwithstanding their crimes against humanity. Best-selling author Annie Jacobsen details this covert plan in her new book Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America.
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Next, award-winning reporter Jeremy Scahill joins Bob to discuss Dirty Wars, his most recent book and documentary. Since 9/11, the US has fundamentally changed the rules of engagement. Instead of making a formal declaration of war on a given country, now we use drone strikes, night raids, and government–condoned torture. Scahill explains how the “ghost militias” began under President Bush and have expanded under President Obama. And finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.