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'"
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.
"Just superb.....all of science without any jargon"
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.
"Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Visits DC to Talk Bias, Immigration and the next Phase of Lean In" is from the June 23, 2016, Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Hayley Tsukayama and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Reflecting on John Paul II's greatness, drawing on first-hand interviews to paint an intimate portrait of the new Pope, and boldly assessing the Church's current condition, God's Choice is an invaluable book for anyone seeking to understand the Catholic future and the larger human future the Church will help to shape.
"Leave out the politics"
The coming revolution in genetic engineering will be exciting to some, frightening to others, and challenging for all. If not adequately addressed, it will also likely lead to major conflict both within societies and globally.
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"
The November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.
This event was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Hugh Grant Contemplates the Complexities of a Film Actor's Life" is from the August 12, 2016 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Peter Marks and narrated by Jill Melancon.
In this issue: "To Serve or Not to Serve" by Amy Davidson; "Aftermath": "A Democratic Opposition" by George Packer; "Health of the Nation" by Atul Gawande; "Bryant Park: A Memoir" by Hilary Mantel; "Four-Cornered Flyover" by Peter Hessler; "Mourning for Whiteness" by Toni Morrison; "The Dark-Money Cabinet" by Jane Mayer; "On Saying No" by Evan Osnos; "The Highest Court" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Donald Trump, Poet" by Mary Karr; "Wars Within" by Jill Lepore; "Dystopia" by Gary Shteyngart; "Radical Hope" by Junot Díaz; "Esmé in Neverland" by Jill Lepore; and "Predators" by Anthony Lane.
In her long career, Connie Lawn has had a knack for showing up at memorable moments in history.
"Facing 'Brexit' and Hoping to 'Make Britain Great Again'" is from the October 14, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Erlanger and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"How Hillary Clinton Met Satan" is from the October 30, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Susan Faludi 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.
"'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.
Web surfing patterns of people who are reading financial news can be used to make accurate predictions of stock movements up to a couple hours in advance, a new study suggests. The technique may one day help financial authorities monitor markets and fend off emerging crises.
"French Election Hints at a European Shift Toward Russia" is from the November 29, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Max Fisher and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Russia Extends Aleppo Cease-Fire and Urges Rebels to Leave" is from the November 02, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ivan Nechepurenko and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.