Alain de Botton was given unprecedented, unrestricted access to wander around Heathrow, one of the world’s biggest airports, having been appointed its Writer-in-Residence. He spoke with everyone from airline staff and senior executives to travellers passing through, and based on these conversations he produced this extraordinary account of life at an airport and what it says about modern existence.
In this audiobook, our Italian-American couple - Carla and Mauro Bianchi - is about to land at Fiumicino Airport, in Rome, Italy. We will follow them through Customs, at the baggage claim area and at the car rental. We will learn useful sentences and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.
Remember when an unattended package was just that, an unattended package? Remember when the airport was a place that evoked magical possibilities, not the anxiety of a full-body scan? In the post-9/11 world, we have become focused on heightened security measures, but do you feel safer? Are you safer? Against Security explains how our anxieties about public safety have translated into command-and-control procedures that annoy, intimidate, and are often counterproductive.
"A brilliant analysis of security and design."
For a businesswoman who spends so much of her time traveling, she's really tired of airport personnel who can't tell the difference between a terrorist and a professional in a pencil skirt. So, she's aggravated when the Transportation Authority guard decides she needs to be searched more thoroughly. She's about to discover he wants a whole lot more than that, however, because before she knows it she's right in the midst of her first bondage experience.
The bathrooms at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal are the site of some questionable behavior - not by the public, but by undercover cops. Bewildered, innocent men are challenging many recent arrests for lewd behavior. A New York Times article found that the plain-clothes officers have been busting men at the urinals for indecent exposure. Susie reads from the story, which may make you guys rethink using the urinal - and maybe head for a stall instead.
"At a New Dominican Port, Cruising With a Conscience" is from the March 15, 2016 Travel section of The New York Times. It was written by Sandra E. Garcia and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Chinese Lease at Australian Port Troubles U.S." is from March 20, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jane Perlez and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Attack at Istanbul Airport Leaves at Least 31 Dead" is from the June 28, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ceylan Yeginsu and Sabrina Tavernise and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Explosion Wounds 4 at Airport in Shanghai" is from the June 12, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Attack at Istanbul Airport Kills at Least 36" is from the June 28, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Emre Peker and Ayla Albayrak and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Kerry's in Cairo, and Where Are Reporters? Back at the Airport" is from the May 18, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David E. Sanger and narrated by Kristi Burns.
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"An iPad, Misplaced at an Airport, Takes Its Own (Trackable) Vacation" is from the May 01, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Nick Wingfield and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
When Sharon's online lover finally arrives and they meet face to face, Sharon can't resist. She wants him right then and right there. She had no idea he'd enjoy it, too - with someone watching while she gives Sharon her first ever anal sex!
Francie Swidler performs a comedic story about being late for a flight home for Thanksgiving, before a live audience for The Narrators, at The Deer Pile in Denver, CO on April 17, 2014.
Isn't it funny what little children think based purely on what they see? In Annie J. King's Granny Annie Lives at the Airport, Ava is sure she knows something her sister Sarah does not. This charming tale is a great discussion-starter that will have the whole family remembering the hilarious things they imagined when they were young.Annie J. King is a very proud grandmother who works hard to keep up with her grandchildren across the country.
"Sniffer Dogs at Manchester Airport Are Great at Finding Sausages. Heroin, Not So Much" is from the April 15, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"False Reports of Gunfire at LAX Airport Prompt Panic and Evacuations" is from the August 29, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Jonah Engel Bromwich and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"At Least 10 Killed in Suicide Attack at Istanbul's Airport, Officials Say " is from the June 28, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erin Cunningham and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Belgium Attacks Renew Criticism of Security at European Airports" is from the March 31, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Bilefsky and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.