In this issue:COMMENT´´Talking for Walking´´, by Laura Secor: Iran’s nuclear negotiations.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´Auto Correct´´, by Burkhard Bilger: Google’s self-driving car.LETTER FROM SEOUL´´The Love App´´, by Lauren Collins: Virtual keepsakes and real romance in Seoul. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Roman Conquests´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Great Beauty and Philomena. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/131120/pe_nyer_131120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Children´s Book About Beer? Yes, believe it or not, but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it´s the work of maverick best-selling novelist Tom Robbins, internationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. Once upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed 36 billion gallons of beer each year (it´s a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned character ;and as charming as it may be subversive, B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Silverman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001843/bk_harp_001843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Courage to Grow tells how a small school in Austin, Texas, sparked a worldwide awakening of families, who believe every child deserves to find a calling that will change the world. In an age where Google shares information, Uber shares cars, and Airbnb shares rooms, Acton Academy turns learning upside down by equipping children to share learning with each other, in a close-knit community with extremely high standards of excellence. Word of Acton´s transformative impact is spreading, family by family. Over 50 Acton Academy affiliates span the globe, with applications pending from more than 6,300 entrepreneurial parents who want to start a learner-driven community. Courage to Grow is not a ´´how to´´ book, but a fast-paced story of courageous families who found more compelling ways to learn and grow. Along the way, parents and children discovered the questions, tools, and frameworks we all need to forge a stronger character and supercharge human potential. Like all good tales, Courage to Grow has a surprise ending, a final lesson you won´t want to miss about parenting and the courage required to live life to its fullest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Sandefer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110631/bk_acx0_110631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you´ve come to expect from NPR. We all have memories of family vacations - some successful, some less so, and some gone terribly awry. When it comes to reporting colorful, compelling tales of family vacations, no one does it better than National Public Radio. The stories gathered on this collection are entertaining, provocative and moving. Like Laura Lorson´s ´´Hard-Earned Lessons from the Family Road Trip´´ in which she recalls endless hours in a hot car, eating junk food and listening to AM radio. And ´´Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow´´, Marion Winik´s account of a not-so-perfect family reunion at sea. And ´´Family Camping´´ in which commentator Joel Achenbach points out that camping is a serious sport. NPR knows that everyone has a dream vacation, but many of us are settling for economic-reality vacations. So Tom Goldman asks, ´´Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You´ve Got Inner Tubes?´´ And when Robert Smith learns the price of Broadway tickets to The Little Mermaid ($121 each!), he takes a more frugal route, piling the family into his Honda Civic and heading to the drive-in. Warmly remembered, richly detailed, these stories invite you to share in the journey of others and may inspire you to plan your own. Contents: Introduction by Noah Adams Hard-Learned Lessons from the Family Road Trip Family Camping Educational Vacations The History of the Vacation The Low-Cost Glories of the Drive-In Theater Pink Jeep Chronicles Taking the Great American Road Trip, Google-Style A Summer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000709/bk_high_000709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.