One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.
"Ruined by Narration"
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"
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.
It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand.
"Why didn't I read this stuff sooner"
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.
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."
After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens - as he later put it, "It was clear my people needed me." They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.
"How strange! Not as recently written as described."
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.
"5 Years After Nuclear Disaster, Fukushima Keeps Fighting Radioactive Tide" is from the March 10, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jonathan Soble and narrated by Caroline Miller.
This is a story from the Classic American Short Stories collection.
"After 125 Years, Hipsters Have Deemed This Brewery's Beers Cool" is from the October 11, 2015 Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fritz Hahn and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"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.
Today's show features some juicy and complex correspondence from Susie's "Try This at Home" mailbag. There are two letters, both of which are from a married couple who want to change their monogamous relationship into an open marriage. They each sent Susie a letter separately, detailing their concerns and desires. You'll hear why the wife wants more, and then about the husband's excitement but nervousness about going from vanilla to raspberry chocolate pistachio and butter brickle with a cherry on the top.
"How Cuba Is, and Isn't, Changing, One Year after the Thaw with the U.S." is from the Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Nick Miroff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
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.
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.
Two friends decide to meet again after a 20-year separation - with very unexpected results.
In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. This is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century."
"20 Years after the Million Man March, a Fresh Call for Justice on the Mall" is from the October 11, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and Hamil R. Harris and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Aamer Is Released from Guantánamo Prison after 13 Years" is from the October 31, 2015 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Steven Erlanger and narrated by Kristi Burns.