Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don't even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is is one of a kind.
The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in music history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, best-selling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.
It is 1945 in Mississippi's cotton country, and Missy Parker is seven years old, strong willed, and very precocious. Her best friend, Junior Washington, lives across Cat Lake from the Parker's plantation. Missy, her big brother, Bobby, and Junior are inseparable. However, the Parkers and the Washingtons are of differing faiths and different races.
Andrew Bean might be a part of h.e.r.o., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses - his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet - he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. There's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling bar stools than fighting crime. And then there's his best friend, Jenna - their friendship would be complicated enough if she weren't able to throw a Volkswagen the length of a city block.
"A lot of fun"
Mose Washington and his "grandson," Bill, are still on the lam after fleeing Cat Lake, where Bill's mom was brutally slain years earlier. Hiding out under assumed names, Bill is enrolled at North Texas State University and learning to ride bulls, while Mose continues to protect Bill from the evil he knows hunts them incessantly.
Michael Morn might be a villain, but he's really not a bad guy. When you live in New Liberty, known as the City without a Super, there are only two kinds of people: Those who turn to crime and those who suffer. Michael and his adoptive father spend their days building boxes - special devices with mysterious abilities - which they sell to the mob at a price. With Michael's "gift" and his dad's ingenuity, they find a way to get by. They provide for each other, they look out for each other, and they'd never betray each other.
Follow the Money is a harrowing, behind-the-scenes account of how a cabal of powerful, tightly connected Texas Republicans have quietly hijacked American politics for their own personal gain. It tells the story of how the Texas political system came to be hijacked by a sophisticated, well-funded group of conservative Republicans who, once they were able to elevate George W. Bush to the presidency, then went about applying their hardball, high-dollar politicking to Washington, D.C.
"great insight of political warfare"
Fifteen years after the notorious War at Cat Lake, Missy Parker, the child who stood in the center of the demonic war, now lives in Texas with her husband, Pat. But Satan's minions remain at Cat Lake, waiting. On a bleak night in April, 1960, evil is aroused. An innocent black woman is attacked by a mob of white men. Old Mose Washington confronts the men with a 12-gauge shotgun, and people die. When the dawn comes, Mose is a fugitive, diligently pursued by an FBI agent who is unprepared to accept the nature of the forces at work here.
"Storm Warnings" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "High Stakes" by Jane Mayer; "Leaving Desire" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Rites" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Cowboy" by Thomas McGuane; "Come Rain or Come Shine" by John Lahr; "Unhappy Families" by Anthony Lane.
Scared. Shocked. Depressed. These words describe the more than one million women worldwide who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. But they also apply to the husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends to whom cancer sufferers turn for support. Stand by Her is written to help these men be the very best supporters they can be, combining solid practical advice with emotional guidance based both on the author's personal experience and his extensive research.
"‘The Light Between Oceans’ Review: Emotions Amid Artful Grandeur" is from the September 01, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"‘Moonlight’ Review: Searing, Splendid Night Vision" is from the October 21, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"‘Certain Women’ Review: A Fine Web of Loose Ends" is from the October 13, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"‘The Birth of a Nation’ Review: A Struggle to Match Its Fiery Subject" is from the October 06, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"‘Hands of Stone’ Review: A Fistful of Drama" is from the August 25, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"‘Hail Caesar!’ Review: An Unappetizing Salad" is from the Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden .
SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent they sound like movies. Included here are 13 tales from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
Produced by SonicMovie.net, SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent that they sound like movies. Included here are 13 SonicMovies from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
"terrible sound editing"
A woman discovers she has a natural defense against vampires.
A competition between two neighbors to win the town award for the most beautiful flower garden takes a nightmarish turn when one of them discovers a mythical seed.