Audie Award, Young Listeners, 2016. Welcome to The Little Shop of Monsters! Do you want a SNEEZER? A TICKLER? Or one of the CREEPIEST monsters of all? Come on in and choose your favorite, if you dare (before one of them chooses YOU!).
"15 month old loved it"
Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....
"Jack Sawyer delivers"
Miami attorney Jack Swyteck finds himself in the middle of an international legal battle over a Cuban oil spill that sets him on a deadly mission. Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon environmental catastrophe, oil is spewing into the ocean again, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters just 50 miles from the Florida Keys. The slick is headed straight for the United States, but the Cubans refuse American offers to assist with the cleanup, and threaten to fire on "hostile" U.S. vessels entering their waters.
"A Love Story"
As an immense cloud of gas enters the solar system, it blocks the sun, threatening to wipe out most of life on Earth. In Britain, a team of scientists gathers at a secret location to deal with the crisis. But as the months pass, what they learn will challenge everything they believe about the nature of life and the universe.
"Exceptional old-school British Sci-fi!"
Someone is committing murder in Flint, Michigan, leaving a black Jack of Spades as a calling card. Jack Beauregard, a state trooper Colonel with gubernatorial aspirations, is desperate to solve the case and secure the election. Circumstantial evidence points to a cantankerous old local, John Garrison. Amy Fraser, a beautiful and aggressive defense attorney, is hired to represent him, but Amy has demons of her own. Abused as a child, she is haunted by recurring visions and ghostly apparitions.
It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and 15-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of 40ish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither are prepared for the arrival of Reed’s wife, Sue Jack Hooker, a dangerous beauty who has just been let out of the penitentiary.
"Just what is needed on a cold winter day"
A world expert on crop viruses is brutally murdered, along with two of his colleagues. The murders get the attention thedirector of the Project. The leader Nick Carter suffers with PTSD. He struggles with conflicting thoughts about his lover and teammate, Selena Connor. She's having a hard time dealing with her feelings for Nick and the mayhem that goes with her job. They follow a bloody trail through Greece, Bulgaria and America as they uncover a deadly plan that will kill millions if it succeeds.
"Scary but True"
As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune - until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, William enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business.
"A 'Slow Burn' Gothic Tragedy"
Recklessly, joyously, Black Jack had ridden into town to see his infant son. Then a shotgun fired from a window had blasted him from his horse and flung him to his death in the street.
Jack Williamson, Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, takes listeners to the near future, where humankind's Project Starseed uses faster-than-light quantum-wave technology to send colonists to distant star systems.
Er starb im Krieg - so glauben alle. In Wahrheit lag er 100 Jahre im Kälteschlaf. Nun feiert man ihn wegen seiner Kriegsverdienste als lebende Legende. Er erhält das Kommando über eine Flotte, die im feindlichen Territorium gestrandet ist. Sein Auftrag: Möglichst alle Schiffe lebend nach Hause bringen. Die Realität: Unzählige Feinde auf dem Weg. Und eine Meuterei in den eigenen Reihen, die ihn 40 Schiffe kostet.
Here are 12 radio episodes featuring Jack Benny in different series from the golden age of radio. This collection includes episodes from The Jack Benny Program, Suspense, The Burns & Allen Show, The Bing Crosby Show, The Ford Theatre, and many more.
Set in Los Angeles and starring Jack Webb as the stoic Sergeant Joe Friday, Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama of all time, having made extensive runs on both radio and television. Webb, also the producer of the show, took the series to new highs, insisting on realism in every facet of the program. The dialogue was clipped and sparse, taking its cue from hard-boiled crime fiction à la Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
Jack Irish has no shortage of friends: jockeys and journos, lawyers and standover men, people in nameless occupations who aren't in the phone book. These days, though, the only family he sees are Irish men in faded football team photographs on the pub wall.So when Des Connors, the last link to his father, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason.
"The Irish have an interesting life"
John Norton er afdelingschef i den engelske efterretningstjeneste MI6, leder og koordinator for Mellemøsten og Nordafrika i det, der i daglig tale bliver kaldt "Araberhuset". Han er på en så hemmelig rejse i Sydafrika, at ingen, ikke engang hans chef i MI6, ved det, men nu har nogen forsøgt at slå ham ihjel ved at skubbe hans bil ud over en klippekant. Hvem? Et halvt år før: John er på ferie i Skotland, og et lig, der strander et helt forkert sted i den lille bugt, vækker hans nysgerrighed.
A powerful telling of the first African-American heavyweight champion, this story portrays how a shy, fearful young man learned to fight back and become one of history's more compelling personalities. Children will be awed and inspired by the boxer's energy and drive which is duly reflected through the rhythmic text and excellent narration.
Actor Jack Black on this edition of Fresh Air. He's best known for his scene-stealing performance in High Fidelity as a sarcastic record store clerk opposite John Cusack. He is also the lead singer of the rock-folk comedy group Tenacious D.
Jack Black, superstar clown, rocks out live and sings a cappella in our studio. Diana Krall tells Kurt Andersen how she pulled 78 rpm records out of the closet at random to find material for her new album. Rocky and Bullwinkle make the Cold War kid-friendly. And an art dealer helps Costco.com and other big retailers get into the fine art market.
India was home to one of the oldest, most sophisticated, and widespread civilizations of the ancient world. People always assume that the ancient people of a country resembled the present day inhabitants. In a place like India where people can have the blackest or palest of complexions which color is original to the land? Muller uses linguistic distribution, archaeology, oral tradition, ancient text translations, and art to determine who the builders of that great civilization were and what happened to them.
"Biased. Based on 19th century colonial history"
Beside the Troubled Waters is a memoir by an African-American physician in Alabama whose story in many ways typifies the lives and careers of black doctors in the south during the segregationist era while also illustrating the diversity of the black experience in the medical profession.