Morgan Jones has always had a knack for setting people up. In a world of swiping pics on dating apps, she wants to give the dating scene a much-needed personal touch. This is why she started the Date Maker, a matchmaking service for local college students. If only Declan Adams didn´t ruin everything!What’s the worst that can happen when you’re running a dating service? Turns out, there’s a lot! Follow Morgan, Declan, and a host of fun characters as they attempt to find love in less-than-ideal circumstances. Disastrous Dates: The Complete Collection is a bundling of four novellas that were originally published as a serial, and it includes the following titles:The Date MakerMeet Your MatchThe Grudge MatchThe Maker´s Match 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sabrina Schloss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139316/bk_acx0_139316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guest host Molly Ringwald sits in for Kurt Andersen this week. She interviews author Lauren Groff, whose novel ´´Fates and Furies´´ tells the story of a marriage twice — once from each spouse´s perspective. And boy, their versions do diverge. Then, we hear a live performance from the cabaret legends Kiki and Herb, the characters brought to life by Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman. They´ve been on hiatus for almost a decade, but they haven´t mellowed a bit. [Broadcast Date: March 26, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/160326/rt_stud_160326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guest host and New Yorker critic Hilton Als interviews Toni Morrison, one of the greatest novelists of our time. Even though she´s won nearly every award in literature, the 83-year-old Morrison still rises before the sun to write. And we hear from Khandi Alexander, a dancer and choreographer (she worked on Whitney Houston´s tours) who became an actress, scaring the crap out of us on Scandal. [Broadcast Date: September 27, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140927/rt_stud_140927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guest host Alan Cumming interviews Cyndi Lauper, whose career has taken unforeseeable twists since she exploded into the pop firmament in 1983 with She´s So Unusual. While pop cognoscenti thought she´d burn out fast, 30 years later she´s just won a Tony Award. And the photographer John Dugdale tells Cumming why blindness hasn’t overcome his drive to create indelible images. [Broadcast Date: September 20, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140920/rt_stud_140920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When one host insists that cars are made to be junked while the other won’t drive anything not equipped with an AARP card, it´s time for an intervention. So this week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray explore new ways of politely calling each other ´´jerk.´´Meanwhile, John needs to weigh his love for the family heirloom Chevelle against the dental bills its sensitive power brakes are causing.Elsewhere, Anwen´s mechanic was one fuel pump short of diagnosing her Volvo’s noise; Andrew´s Corolla howls, but only at 30 miles per hour; and Craig ponders the age old question, why are gas filler doors not all on the same side?Also, John´s wife and a friend are planning to drive from Buffalo to San Diego in a Cabriolet. Do they needs to take breaks every 10 hours, or every 90 minutes? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: December 15, 2018] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/181215/rt_cart_181215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, have Tom and Ray found a more productive way to settle their disagreements than, ´´You moron´´? Find out as they differ over whether John should dump his family´s beloved Chevelle before its hyper-sensitive brakes send the family dental bills into seven figures. Elsewhere, Phil´s wife thinks she´d be less paranoid about her car breaking down if she was married to a mechanic; Dennis is looking for a non-combative gesture to let other drivers know he´s sorry for cutting them off; and after a year of listening to her Volvo moan, Alice has decided it´s finally time to figure out what´s ailing it. All this, plus some gift ideas straight from the floors of Car Talk Plaza, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: December 13, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/141213/rt_cart_141213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Click and Clack attempt to decode cryptic personal ads. And, sticking with relationship advice, they weigh in on Nancy´s dispute with her husband. Spoiler alert: Will Nancy ever let her hubby live down his bogus A/C theory? Meanwhile, Bob´s Fiat is having issues ever since he got it painted and disturbed the car´s ´´delicate´´ nature. Will his Fiat end up in a box just like Tommy´s? And is something really wrong with Dana´s starter motor or are her parents just sick of her lounging on their couch? Prepare yourself for another hour of automotive-relationship conundrums, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: June 4, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/160604/rt_cart_160604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Is This The One?, Steve Arterburn - an award-winning author and the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, the largest faith-based broadcast counseling and treatment ministry - has created a ´´how-to´´ plan for happier, stronger marriages. He contends that living in a ´´no regrets´´ relationship can be as simple following this spiritually solid and personally drawn plan before the first ´´I do´´ is even spoken. Host of the number one Christian radio broadcast, New Life Live!, Arterburn draws a painfully personal portrait of the devastation divorce has on a family. Rather than aiming at marriages already in jeopardy, Arterburn focuses attention on the beginning of relationships - before the commitment, before the emotional investment, and before the children. He prescribes three sets of ten carefully devised dates designed to help couples reveal their true colors and clarify whether or not they are a compatible match. This practical, personal, and positive plan can impact marriages - and ground the skyrocketing divorce rate - as no other book has. Is This The One? is a must read for engaged or dating couples, happy singles, concerned parents, and anyone who wants to make better decisions about who to marry and who to leave behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001324/bk_zond_001324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.