Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.
"Dumas YES, Narrator NO"
This is the story of the conspiracy against the Empire that begins in the mean streets of the Underside and flourishes in the courtly politics of the Palace where Khaavren has loyally served in the Guards this past half-millenium.It is the tale of the Dragonlord Adron’s overweening schemes, of his brilliant daughter Aliera, and of the eldritch Sethra Lavode.
"Darned good Series!"
Still living in the same white farmhouse where she grew up, Curry watched those closest to her leave - her parents by tragic death, her husband to war, and her best friend, Tom, who walked away because he couldn't deal with being left alive. Then one day, without warning, Tom returns. Curry appears as down to earth as she ever was, but her survival has come at a cost, and now it's up to Tom to help Curry reopen her heart to life's joy.
In the fall of 1969, Gary Bray landed in South Vietnam as a recently married, freshly minted second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His assignment was not enviable: leading the platoon whose former members had committed the My Lai massacre--the murder of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians--18 months earlier. In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that terrible event.
"A true year by an unheralded young officer."
The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues - economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue - when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war.
"Excellent history of Eleanor Roosevelt"
One year after Henry Munroe's fatal heart attack at age forty-one, his doting parents, prudish wife, rebellious son, and wayward brother are still reeling. So is Evie Cooper, a bartender, self-proclaimed "spiritual portraitist," and Henry's former mistress. While his widow, Jeanie, struggles with the betrayal, Henry's overbearing mother is making plans to hold a memorial service.
Eighteen-year-old Olivia Lindstrom is ready to start the rest of her life in a world she sees as wide open to accomplish her limitless dreams. A gifted musician, she wants nothing more than to study music, improve her skills, and later pursue a dedicated career. Her biggest concerns about starting college are missing her parents and worrying about her grade point average. That is until she meets Derek Salazar and becomes drawn into a new world.
Rosie Myers watched her husband, Richie, change from a teacher to a tycoon who eventually left her for a beautiful, young, and cerebral co-worker. So, naturally, when Richie turns up dead in Rosie's kitchen, everyone, police included, thinks she did it, forcing her to venture into New York City to search out the true culprit.
About 260,000 such returnees have arrived in the past 15 months, pushed out by Pakistani authorities and encouraged to return by the Afghan government, but lacking official status in either country.
Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven. But after 11 grueling years in the minors, a spot on a major-league roster still seemed just out of his reach, until that fateful call came from the Philadelphia Phillies in May 2006. At age 33 (going on 80), Coste was finally heading to the big time. The 33-Year-Old Rookie is like a real-life Rocky, an unforgettable and inspirational story of one man's unwavering pursuit of a lifelong goal.
Nearly 200,000 Americans have bariatric surgery each year. Yet far more — an estimated 24 million — are heavy enough to qualify for the operation, and many of them are struggling with whether to have such a radical treatment, the only one that leads to profound and lasting weight loss for virtually everyone who has it.
"After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments" is from the December 26, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Bob Harris first became known as the face of the 1970s live music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test and his infectious enthusiasm for music and ability to discover new talent has seen him become a national treasure. He continues to be a household name today and his velvety voice can be heard on Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show and Bob Harris Country. In this fully revised and updated autobiography, with a forward by Robert Plant, Bob tells his story of over 40 years of broadcasting.
During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office, the Department of Homeless Services created 16 new shelters across New York City to house more than 1,000 families and hundreds of single adults.
Then, for eight months, the city stopped opening shelters.
This is a story from the Classic American Short Stories collection.
"Year after Iran Nuclear Deal, Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States" is from the April 07, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by David E. Sanger and narrated by Kristi Burns.
If you are interested in this book, chances are you know that you are in an abusive relationship and want out. You may be looking for help to decide what to do next. You may be looking for information about what you can do about your situation. You may be ready to leave but are unsure how to go about it. You may not even be sure if you are being abused, but you have a feeling that something isn't quite right at home or with your significant other.
"A Year after Obama's Visit, Ethiopia Is in Turmoil" is from the August 09, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Schemm and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Years After 9/11 Chaos, U.S. to Build Wireless Network for Police, Firefighters" is from the March 30, 2017 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Ryan Knutson and John D. Mckinnon and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
Not long ago, there was little confidence in Bogota. The city was once considered one of the most unsavory places in Latin America. A 52-year old civil war between guerilla forces, primarily the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), left Bogota looking like a war zone at times, with bombings killing politicians and civilians. Wealthy Colombians were routinely kidnapped.
"Cosmopolitan Colombia Comes Out After Years of War" is from the February 03, 2017 Travel section of USA Today. It was written by Nancy Trejos and narrated by Mark Ashby.
It was a little more than a year ago that Chipotle was rocked by the first in a brief flurry of food contamination incidents that sent many customers fleeing from the burrito chain. Since then, the company has been trying to win back diners in a variety of ways, ranging from a sweeping overhaul of its food safety measures to adding chorizo to its menu. It even employed gimmicks such as a summer-long rewards program and offering free meals for kids.