Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
"A Great 'Read'"
All six volumes of The Essential Letters from America, brought together for the first time in this definitive chronological collection of Alistair Cooke's finest broadcasts. Alistair Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents and a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over 50 years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running show in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance.
Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won't.
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
In this issue, stories by Orange Prize winner Zadie Smith, National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner, and New York Times journalist Luke Mogelson; poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashbery, Frederick Seidel, and Dorothea Lasky.
Table of Contents: Ottessa Moshfegh, "A Dark and Winding Road"; Kevin Prufer, "How He Loved Them"; Jenny Offill, "Magic and Dread"; Susan Stewart, "Pine"; Hilda Hilst, "From Alcohologues"; J.D. Daniels, "Empathy"; Charlie Smith, "Bus to Tuxtla"; Monica Youn, "Two Poems"; Nell Freudenberger, "Hover"; Sylvie Baumgartel, "Two Poems"; Emily Moore, "Ghazal"; Rachel Cusk, "Outline: Part 1"; Linda Pastan, "Last Rites"; Lydia Davis, "The Seals"; and Ben Jahn, "Reborn."
In this issue, stories by Chilean novelist Alejandro Zambra, David Gates, and Atticus Lish; an essay by David Searcy; and poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn, Karen Solie, and National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner.
In this issue, stories by Orange Prize winner Zadie Smith, Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh, and J. D. Daniels; an essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrea Barrett; and poetry by United States Poet Laureate Charles Simic, Whiting Writers' Award winner Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips.
"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' Podcast, Gets a Retrial in Murder Case" is from the June 30, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Jonah Engel Bromwich and Liam Stack and narrated by Kristi Burns.
The aim of this audiobook is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with prices attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...From the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the best and the worst, the most amusing and amazing words are here.
We track these cosmic phenomena through their births, lives, and fiery deaths. The first article tells us about the appearance of the very first stars in the universe. Then, we will learn about the early days in the life of a star, as we track it's progression from dust to giant flaming ball of gas. Also, contrary to conventional wisdom, scientists have discovered that stars can, and often do, collide with each other.
"Not Scared" by Adam Gopnik, "A Farewell to Alms?" by James Surowiecki, "My Dog Is Tom Cruise" by Noah Baumbach, "Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh, "Bloodsuckers" by John Colapinto, "Awaiting Orders" by Tobias Wolff, and "Making Mischief" by Anthony Lane.
"'Design Thinking' for Better Habits" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Tara Poker Press and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Go Play Outside, Pokémon Said. Throngs Did" is from the July 11, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Nick Wingfield and Mike Isaac and narrated by Caroline Miller.
The July/August 2016 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
"An eight hour rant"
With U.S. hegemony waning and no successor waiting to pick up the baton, the current international system will likely give way to a larger number of power centers acting with increasing autonomy. The post-Cold War order is unraveling, and it will be missed.