Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.
"Interesting Listen for WWII Buffs"
One morning in July 1974, Anita Andrews, the owner and bartender at Fagiani's Cocktail Lounge in Napa, California was found dead in her bar - raped, beaten, and stabbed to death in a bloody frenzy. She'd last been seen alive the night before talking to a drifter who sat at the end of the bar, playing cards and flirting with her. But the stranger, along with Anita's Cadillac, had disappeared. Unable to locate a suspect, police investigators sadly watched the case grow cold over the years.
"There's a Special Place in Hell for Him"
Although the mission school bans all that is Navajo, Ned secretly clings to his native language and culture. Proudly joining the U.S. Marines in 1943, he becomes a top-secret Navajo Code Talker. During bloody battles for Japanese islands, Ned and his brave band of code-talking brothers save thousands of lives using Navajo encryption the enemy never cracks.
Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels.
Tate Walker's past is too painful to just disappear, even if his dream boy, Brian Cooper, is there to hold his hand. Brian does his best, but Talker—always good at avoiding his own pain—is having a hard time facing the truth about what happened when he trusted the wrong man at the wrong time. When that truth resurfaces and lands Brian in the hospital, Talker is forced to make a choice.
When you get past the basics of survival, what next? Brian Cooper recovered from the attack that almost killed him, and Tate Walker faced down his own demons. Now all that’s left is... each other. Growing up together and growing into their love is everything but easy. Talker’s eternal optimism and Brian’s quiet faith just might be able to conquer the obstacles, big and small, in their way—as well as overcome the complications of having all their dreams come true.
An angry poltergeist is stirring up trouble at Buffalo Bill's grave, and Clare and Zach have been hired to investigate. Assisting them on the case, as usual, is their ghost dog, Enzo, but they're also aided by the restless ghost of Bill's friend, Texas Jack. Meanwhile, the most well-known psychic in Denver is angered by Clare's involvement in the case and will do whatever it takes to stop her. Of course, facing threats both living and undead are nothing new for Clare and Zach. Their relationship has weathered many storms.
Tate "Talker" Walker has spent most of his life hiding his scars under a bright punk facade, and until he sat next to Brian Cooper on a bus, it worked. But Brian has spent his whole life being the invisible man, and he's used to looking below the surface. What he sees in Talker is a fragile and lovable human being. Brian is outwardly straight, but Talker is desperate for love, and when Talker's behavior leads to some painful consequences, Brian is forced to come out of his closet—in dramatic fashion.
"Good High School Gay Story"
Surely Aunt Ida couldn't really have meant it what she said: "I only hope I will be taken before my mind fails. Fairies in the woods, indeed!" But when Laurie and her brother Doug visit her at Idlewood, they discover that Aunt Ida may indeed have something to fear in the woods.
"Not her best"
In a city ravaged by crime and corruption, 13-year-old orphan Caw's only friends are the murder of crows he has lived with since his parents flung him from their house aged only five…. Caw lives in a tree house in an abandoned city park, surviving on scraps of food and communicating only with his three crows. But a jailbreak at the prison forces him into contact with other humans - particularly a girl called Lydia, who is attacked by the escaped prisoners and is saved by Caw.
A bigmouthed loser from St. Louis is murdered, and Michael Waring is forced to come up with a false alibi. Les Damon, Ken Lynch, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Bernard L. Schubert (producer).
You've been speaking all your life. Now, you can learn how to improve your voice and speech with assistance from nationally respected voice coaches. This "toolkit for talkers" includes instructions on improving the sound of your voice, speaking more clearly and effectively, and much more.
"Decoding Shelf Talkers: A Wine Buyer’s Guide" is from the April 13, 2016 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lettie Teague and narrated by Paul Ryden.
A gentle guide to living a full life applies the author's experiences as a performer and fitness instructor and shares her thoughts on home life, raising children, divorce, and death.
"In Heaven while reading this audiobook"