The Rider is a GFL novella co-written by Scott Sigler and Paul E Cooley. It is the story of The Roughland Ridgebacks captain, Poughkeepsie Pete, and his favorite mount, Old Bess the Tyrannosaurus Rex. They play dinolition, and they are the best team in the game.
"So good you will not want it to end."
In the India of 1942, two rapes take place simultaneously - that of an English girl in Mayapore, and that of India by the British. In each, physical violence, racial animosity, the coercion of the weak by the strong all play their part, but playing a part too are love, affection, loyalty, and recognition that the last division of all to be overcome is the colour of the skin.
"Great Audio Book!"
The second novel in The Raj Quartet: the arrest by British police of Mohammed Ali Kasim, who is known to sympathise with the Quit India movement, signifies a further deterioration in Anglo-India relations. For families such as the Laytons, who have lived and served in India for generations, the immediate social and political realities are both disturbing and tragic. With growing confusion and bewilderment, the British are forced to confront the violent and often brutal years that lie ahead.
"Timeless classic, disastrous narrator choice"
Tusker and Lily Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return ‘home’ when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, they chose instead to remain in the small hill town of Pankot, with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire. Only the tyranny of their imposing landlady threatens to upset the quiet rhythm of their days.
"A Pleasant Meander"
This volume follows the fates of the Laytons and a retired missionary teacher, all of whom can foresee the end of the Raj - and both welcome and lament its passing.
"Comment on narration"
The first volume in Paul Scott's historical tour-de-force opens in 1942 as the British fear both Japanese invasion and Indian demands for self-rule. In the Mayapore gardens, Daphne Manners, daughter of the provincial governor, leaves her Indian lover, who will soon be arrested for her alleged rape.
"Superb writing, subverted by spiritless narration"
After exploiting India's divisions for years, the British depart in such haste that no one is prepared for the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1947.
Against the backdrop of the violent partition of India and Pakistan, this volume sketches one last bittersweet romance, revealing the divided loyalties of the British as they flee, retreat from, or cling to India.
"A long story"
Analyzing the movement's deep-seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds and most incisive cultural commentators capture the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory. They give listeners an on-the-scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought, and recommending reform.
"Interesting, but uneven."
While playing hooky from a conference in Boston a few years back, three former colleagues from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management hopped in a car and headed on a road trip. They pulled into a shoe store in Maine and noticed that the sales help was unusually pushy. After a few questions, they discovered the store had a "secret shopper" program, in which employees would be marked down if they were not sufficiently aggressive with customers. A lightbulb went off.
An eclectic compendium of the finest short fiction of the last 150 years, featuring works by Paul Theroux, Joseph Conrad, James Ellroy, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Aldous Huxley, Philip Roth, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"Probably better to read"
November 23, 1936 was a good day for recorded music. Two men - an ocean apart - sat before a microphone and began to play. One was a cello prodigy who had performed for the Queen of Spain; the other played guitar and was a regular in the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta. But on that day, Pablo Casals and Robert Johnson both made recordings that would change music history.
Join transtemporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme (Katy Manning) for a series of eight brand-new half-hour episodes as she travels through time and space aboard her trusty double-decker bus, accompanied by her new friend, Captain Turner!
In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a degree of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out class tensions among the British of the Raj and give voice to the loneliness, rage, and stubborn affection in their marriage.
From his school days in Stoke -on-Trent to his years in Take That, his battle with drink and drugs and the song that 'saved his life', this is the most intimate and well balanced portrait of this excitingly unpredictable showman to date. This Sunday Times bestseller has become the definitive account of Robbie Williams life.
Despite their adulation and success, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift's lives were both cut short and their potential likely not fully realized. Unfinished Lives 2 envisions their lives in our world if these two most beloved, 20th century celebrities had lived. Each penned by a professional entertainment journalist, these vividly imaginative "biographies" are thoughtful, honest, heartfelt... and entirely within the realm of possibility.
"Fake News on Facebook? In Foreign Elections, That's Not New." is from the November 18, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Paul Mozur and Mark Scott and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Fake News on Facebook? In Foreign Elections, That’s Not New." is from the November 17, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Paul Mozur and Mark Scott and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Neue Energie mit Supermans Abenteuern! Der intergalaktische Western-Verbrecher Terra-Man sucht in einer Geisterstadt nach einem verlorenen Gegenstand, um seine teuflischen Kräfte wieder aufzuladen. Außerdem kehren aus der verbotenen Phantom-Zone die Superschurken Jax-Ur und Mala zurück, um sich die Erde endgültig Untertan zu machen. Und auch der Weltraum ist nicht sicher. Dort treiben der tyrannische Kanjar Ro und seine Weltraumpiraten ihr Unwesen. Superman muss alle seine Superkräfte aufbringen, um für Frieden im Universum zu sorgen.