The explosion violently blew the windows out of the building. Screaming students darted across the lawn, barely escaping the shards of glass raining down on them. All of the students except Stevo, who still stood below the gaping hole in the wall, oblivious to the blood running down his face and arms. "Coach, Coach," he screamed. "I'm here, Coach. Coach, I'm here." Mary O'Reilly investigates the death of a beloved high school coach while she tries to overcome the repercussion of solving Jeannine's murder.
"This is the one that made me give up."
Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives. But that didn't stop him from taking risks - whether he's scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can't stop looking for the next thrill.
"Love these characters!"
Is your child / teenager in danger of losing control of their anger? Are you searching for a solution to their angry outbursts? If so, this relaxing, calming recording for 10-16 year olds could be your answer. Lynda helps them learn to cope with anger without feeling overwhelmed and losing control. In a safe and gentle environment the recording helps them release tension and understand better the triggers for their uncontrolled angry reactions.
A hilariously funny, touching, and revelatory book from one of America's preeminent humorist. In his plays, his screenplays, and his writing for The New Yorker and Premiere, Paul Rudnick has established himself as a comic master whose talents transcend genre. Now, in I Shudder, he trains his wickedly perceptive eye on everything from his New Jersey family to Hollywood to demented alcoholic Broadway stars waving swords.
"Beautiful and funny"
Artist Mia Kearney has the perfect life: A successful career, a home she loves, amazing friends... until her world explodes one hot August morning. Lone survivor of a nuclear accident, Mia awakens in a government facility, faced with Homeland Security agent Nicholas Price, a man who wants answers she knows she doesn’t have. When Mia escapes, Nick has a choice to make. The CIA wants him off the case, but instinct tells him not to let Mia out of his sight.
Paramedic Anneliese Ashmore's routine shift takes a startling turn when she answers the call she was never meant to hear - a call to a crime scene where her sister, Sydney, is the victim of an apparent overdose suicide. The evidence says otherwise. In the midst of a heated divorce, motive implicates Sydney's soon-to-be ex-husband. While the police focus on the single lead, Ana makes her own discovery.
If there’s anyone who can prevent a bar or restaurant from going belly-up, it’s Jon Taffer. Widely considered the greatest authority in the food and beverage, hotel, and hospitality industries, he runs the biggest trade show in the business and has turned around nearly 1,000 bars and at least that many restaurants.
"Wish Jon was the narrator!!"
The connections between seemingly disparate people can run deep, as Gillian White demonstrates in this gripping novel. Her chain of homebuyers, sellers, and occupants includes a frail woman whose best days are behind her, the upper-middle-class Middleton family and their suspicious neighbors, a pop star, and a sliver of the British nobility. When the Middletons’ son is accused of a dreadful crime, the hidden ties among the characters start to tangle and warp, changing their lives forever.
The wildfire virus has caused irreversible damage to the UK, and fleeing looks like the only option left. For Michael Evans that represents a serious problem. Wheelchair-bound, and with the other survivors at the castle taken hostage by a maniac and her murderous followers, Michael alone must find a way to escape, and he will have to do it fast. Because the end is inevitable. And the clock is ticking....
Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why, in short, are problems that should be easy for universities to solve so intractable? The answer, Louis Menand argues, is that the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education have remained the same for 100 years.
"Prepare to be lectured"
Former Chicago Detective Jordan Pierce put his life on hold in order to protect America's secret weapon against the Nazis - The Manhattan Project. But he can't protect himself against the disease eating away at his humanity. Jordan discovers how much of his soul this infection has devoured when he falls in love with the woman who could destroy America. Choosing her means choosing the monster he's becoming, making him the most powerful man he's ever known.
"Gritty mix of fact and fiction."
Chain Reaction is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after.In this fifth series, guests (and hosts) include Jenny Éclair, Jimmy Carr, Matt Lucas, Johnny Vegas, Stewart Lee, Alan Moore and Brian Eno.
"J.K. Rowling on the Reaction to a Black Hermione: 'Idiots Were Going to Idiot'" is from CNET.com, published on June 6, 2016. It was written by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and narrated by Rex Anderson.
Emma Wakefield has had a crush on the handsome and brilliant botanist, Dr. Ian Rudolph, ever since she began working for him, but he barely notices she's there. But when he brings back an unclassified plant from an expedition in Peru with a strange power over men, Emma must decide if she's willing to put everything on the line to find out exactly Dr. Rudolph feels, and how far she's willing to go for just one night with the man of her dreams.
Chain Reaction’ is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after. In this seventh series, guests (and hosts) include Marcus Brigstocke, Clive Anderson, John Lloyd, Phill Jupitus, John Hegley, Jack Dee and Jeremy Hardy.
Reveals the truth behind the controversial issue of vaccine-related injuries. Proponents declare that vaccines have saved millions of lives. Critics claim that the success is overstated and that vaccines may even be dangerous. Many consider mandatory vaccinations a violation of individual rights or religious principles. Many in public health argue that vaccine mandates are critical and justified and that antivaccination sentiment has resulted in outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses.
"Exposes Facts Not Supposed to be Public"
"Anonymous Hackers Fight Islamic State, but Reactions Are Mixed" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Katie Rogers and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
In this discussion, Simpson advises that when giving feedback, it is important to balance weaknesses and drawbacks with strengths and accomplishments.
Millions of people suffer from allergies. Pets, dust, pollen, pollution - allergens are all around us. It's hard to get away from them, inside or outside. Drugs are often ineffective, uncomfortable, or loaded with side effects. And they only mask the symptoms temporarily. It's time to give allergies the elbow - with help from hypnosis.
In the third Quarterly Essay of 2001, Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing blank cheques for America's War on Terror. This is a brilliant account of John Howard's dominant ideas, his concerted "dreaming" with its emphasis on unity and national identity that reveals him to be the most reactionary PM we have ever had.
"Good essay, but not read by rundle"