This week on Car Talk, Kate and Aaron's long-distance relationship has come to a road block. Aaron is afraid to drive, so Kate's doing all the traveling and it's become a bit of a pain in the butt – figuratively, and literally. Can Tom and Ray help her get Aaron behind the wheel, or is this relationship headed for the crusher? Elsewhere, Erin inherited her Grandpa's Impala, and among its dozen or so problems, the most amusing is that when she turns on her high-beams, the directional signals don't work; Tony's sleeping on the sofa after two unsuccessful repairs to his wife's Subaru, and Strike Three might send him and his sleeping bag to the garage; and, Steve is wondering why his trusty Ford Ranger is suddenly causing boat payments, three at a time. Also, on Stump the Chumps, did Tom and Ray help Sam quiet his Accord long enough to sell it? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: February 23, 2013] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/130223/rt_cart_130223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
December 3, 1972 - The ladies collide professionally with Gary Glitter. The brief emergence of Ruth McCartney and talent! A reprehensible villain enters their lives. Managing Garry Glitter. Prince Charles and Paul McCartney. The explosive end of the ladies relationship with Beatle Paul. Angie loses her home. Angie calls Geoffrey an asshole and means it! Gary Glitter takes the ladies for a ride. Glitter goes bankrupt and the ladies stash his memorabilia in their garage. The ladies are homeless, broke, and forced to sell their Beatles memorabilia. Paul is not amused. Angie applies for the dole and is asked why Paul won’t help. Sleeping on their luggage in a cold water flat. The ladies look bravely to the future. Music by AudioNautix. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159625/bk_acx0_159625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
December 3, 1972 - The ladies collide professionally with Gary Glitter. The brief emergence of Ruth McCartney and talent! A reprehensible villain enters their lives. Managing Garry Glitter. Prince Charles and Paul McCartney. The explosive end of the ladies relationship with Beatle Paul. Angie loses her home. Angie calls Geoffrey an asshole and means it! Gary Glitter takes the ladies for a ride. Glitter goes bankrupt and the ladies stash his memorabilia in their garage. The ladies are homeless, broke, and forced to sell their Beatles memorabilia. Paul is not amused. Angie applies for the dole and is asked why Paul won’t help. Sleeping on their luggage in a cold water flat. The ladies look bravely to the future. Music by AudioNautix. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159627/bk_acx0_159627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second novel from the New York Times best-selling author of If You Were Here takes us back to the hair metal '80's. Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn't understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped...beloved...feared. Present day, not so much. She's been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at 37, she's struggling to start a business out of her parents' garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom. Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it's not like she can go back in time and change who she was...or can she? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jen Lancaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002040/bk_peng_002040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clinching is the technique used to bend a driven horseshoe nail to hold the shoe to a hoof. Rainy Dale is The Clincher, a 20-something high school-dropout turned farrier (horseshoer) who is haunted by a secret she carries. Estranged from her California D-list actress momma and her ranch hand Texas daddy, she tracked down her childhood horse in small-town Oregon - a land full of cowboys and their horses - then stayed to build a life with her tools, steel, and forge. She’s sleeping in a garage and trying not to fall for her landlord, the hapless and hopeful chef, Guy, who is determined to create the perfect soufflé while Rainy would prefer to just stuff her mouth with fuel for her physically demanding job. As the new kid in town, Rainy has an uphill battle to prove herself, especially to her male clients, but when one of her clients turns up dead, Rainy is in over her head as both a suspect and a seeker of the truth.The Clincher is the first in a series of horseshoer mysteries featuring the irrepressible, irreverent, and irresistible Rainy Dale and her loveable and unlikely side-kick (her culinarily inclined boyfriend, Guy). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Tusing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011166/bk_brll_011166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeremy Tuman’s incandescent novel Stereo Killer makes a joke out of the joke, "Let’s get the band back together, man." When the main character’s cynical former front man calls to see if Chet Screamer wants to take a respite from his job as a part-time high-school teacher, head to Europe for a reunion tour, set his SG on stun, and risk screwing up a potential new relationship, even before his undesired stint of celibacy gets broken, he reluctantly says yes. And so, the garage punkers the Stereo Killers are off on a low-budget summer blitz through dive bars, a journey on which the only sure things are dodgy-to-no sleeping accommodations, unpredictable audiences, too much boozing, and searing, primitive rock 'n' roll. This ain’t some rock-star return; this is the ear-busting reality of a band blasting back into the underground of trashy tunes and moments of jagged ecstasy. This audiobook is fierce, true, hilarious, beautiful, tragic, and heavy with earned wisdom. Tuman’s prose is as in-your-face as a kid flung from a mosh pit or a guitar solo thrashed out while the guitarist is falling down. Tuman knows his characters, their musical salvation stories, and their hardships. He also knows what it’s like to be the best kind of losers, meaning those who find what they weren’t even sure was lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Burt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/186662/bk_acx0_186662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains, Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler.Over the years, it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone undiscovered.It is the hunting ground for a serial killer who disposes the bodies in the junkyard behind the rambling, rundown complex.But the long dead victims are not going quietly - their spirits haunt the dingy hallways, sleeping rooms, gift shop, and repair garage, seeking out someone who can solve their horrific deaths.Seeking someone who is a sensitive that can hear their cries for vengeance...that someone turns out to be Roger Dalton, a young rock guitarist, traveling with his seven-year-old daughter, who stops one rainy night at the haunted compound.What begins as a routine stop on his trip to Salt Lake City turns into a horrific nightmare when his daughter suddenly goes missing. As Roger and the handful of truck stop employees desperately search for his daughter, Roger is haunted by the long-dead mutilated victims, all trying to warn him of the serial killer who is in their midst.The tension ratchets higher when deteriorating weather isolates the truck stop and Roger makes a grisly discovery that causes the serial killer to go on a final, desperate killing spree.In the end it all comes down to Roger, racing to find out where the serial killer has taken his daughter before the killer can get to him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Penney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160417/bk_acx0_160417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People you know, with lives you recognize -- that's Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as The Couple Next Door, radio's funny and forthright depiction of the ups and downs of everyday life. Mr. and Mrs. Piper's on-air chemistry mesh perfectly with the understated authenticity of the scripts, and bring the characters to honest life. Madeleine Pierce, Francie Myers, and Margaret Hamilton co-star in these earnest and entertaining vignettes. Here are the first 24 surviving episodes of this classic daytime favorite, created and written by Peg Lynch. Episodes Include: New Year's Resolutions 12-30-57; The Neighborhood Bully 12-31-57; The New Year's Long Distance Call 01-01-58; A Not-So-Neighborly Dispute 01-02-58; Canine Conundrums 01-03-58; Wedding Preparations 01-06-58; Home Movie Night 01-07-58; A Simple Question of Algebra 01-08-58; Did You Lock the Garage Door? 01-09-58; Mrs. Piper's New Hat 01-10-58; A Recipe For Cake 01-13-58; Sleeping in Your Guest Room 01-14-58; Waiting For the Repairman 01-15-58; Ageing Gracefully 01-16-58; Just Call and Say Hello 01-17-58; Who Borrowed Our Books? 01-21-58; Conflicting Dinner Invitations 01-22-58; Remembering the First Date 01-23-58; Explaining the Facts of Life 01-24-58; Do Married Couples Look Alike? 01-27-58; Will Betsy Be a Wallflower? 01-28-58; The Careless Driver 01-29-58; Grandma's 75th Birthday Plans 01-30-58; Ice Carnival 01-31-58 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000909/rt_radi_000909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Single, Carefree, Mellow is that rare and wonderful thing: a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie's lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover's wife and then immediately regrets it. These are the women of Single, Carefree, Mellow, and in these 11 sublime stories they are grappling with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and all manner of love, secrets, and betrayal. In "Cranberry Relish" Josie's ex - a man she met on Facebook - has a new girlfriend he found on Twitter. In "Blue Heron Bridge" Nina is more worried that the Presbyterian minister living in her garage will hear her kids swearing than about his finding out that she's sleeping with her running partner. And in "The Rhett Butlers" a teenager loses her virginity to her history teacher and then outgrows him. In snappy, glittering prose that is both utterly hilarious and achingly poignant, Katherine Heiny chronicles the ways in which we are unfaithful to each other, both willfully and unwittingly. Maya, who appears in the title story and again in various states of love, forms the spine of this linked collection, and shows us through her moments of pleasure, loss, deceit, and kindness just how fickle the human heart can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Rebecca Lowman, Emily Rankin, Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004090/bk_rand_004090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.