In Raymond Chandler's favourite novel, Mr Bowling buys the newspapers only to find out what the latest is on the murders he's just committed.... Mr Bowling is getting away with murder. On each occasion he buys a newspaper to see whether anyone suspects him. But there is a war on, and the clues he leaves are going unnoticed. Which is a shame, because Mr Bowling is not a conventional serial killer: he wants to get caught so that his torment can end. How many more newspapers must he buy before the police finally catch up with him? Donald Henderson was an actor and playwright who had also written novels as D. H. Landels, but with little success. While working for the BBC in London during the Second World War, his fortunes finally changed with Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper, a darkly satirical portrayal of a murderer that was to be promoted enthusiastically by Raymond Chandler as his favourite detective novel. But even the author of The Big Sleep could not save it from oblivion: it has remained out of print for more than 60 years. This Detective Club classic is introduced by award-winning novelist Martin Edwards, author of The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, who reveals new information about Henderson's often troubled life and writing career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Frances. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003267/bk_hcuk_003267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to 603 Bowling Avenue, a lush, empty Colonial Revival house tucked away in a leafy Nashville neighborhood. Who's that in the ratty attic bedroom, holed up like a squirrel, writing real estate ads as fast as she can? Delia Ballenger, former Nashvillian. She's back in town to sell the house that her tender-hearted big sister inexplicably left her after dying in a car crash. Delia needs to get back to Chicago as fast as possible. But uninvited people keep showing up at the front door: Her mother, Grace Ballenger. Brilliant federal judge and the number-one reason Delia lives in another state. A patrician and poorly socialized neighbor, Angus Donald. Shelly Carpenter, the watchful housekeeper who raised Delia. Brother-in-law Bennett Schwartz, a wretched surgeon, along with his girls Cassie and Amelia-the nieces she's never known. And, most vexing, a charming real estate agent, Henry Peek. Delia finds herself up to her eyeballs in a flood of mysteries, secrets, and the sort of love that sneaks up on you. For everyone who has muttered "You can't go home again," here's what happens when you go anyway. You'll laugh. You may cry, if you're the weepy type. And you'll cheer for Delia even as you wonder how she can eat a Pop-Tart as an entree. Like The Descendants, Bowling Avenue is a story of learning how to let go, and hold on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Shayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009438/bk_acx0_009438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to better play badminton, bowling, handball, and rugby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Zadia Audio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121399/bk_acx0_121399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Macat audio analysis of Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Social capital - the relationships between people that allow communities to function well - has long been recognized as the grease that oils the wheels of society. It facilitates trust, creates bonds among neighbors, and even helps boost employment. In his 2000 book, Bowling Alone, American sociologist Robert Putnam argues that Americans have become disconnected from one another and from the institutions of their common life and investigates the consequences of this change. Looking at a range of indicators, from membership in formal organizations to the number of invitations being extended to informal dinner parties, Putnam demonstrates that Americans are interacting less and creating less "social capital". Putnam did not invent the notion of social capital, but he was the first to take a broader view, looking at the social capital generated by people's engagement with the civic lives of their towns or cities. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of Bowling Alone, one of the most frequently cited social science publications of the last half century. You can find out more about how Putnam's ideas have been challenged and applied - and how his work has impacted thinkers in other academic disciplines - by exploring further in the Macat Library. Macat. Learn better. Think smarter. Aim higher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051593/bk_acx0_051593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nolan Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, on October 8, 1939, seven years after his cousin, Johnny. The bi-racial product of a rape by a black man of a 16-year-old Christian girl in America's conservative Bible Belt, he experienced extreme prejudice growing up during the racially divided '50s. His opportunity for country music stardom beckoned when he witnessed an event that inspired him to write the song that would change his life - the church massacre at Bowling Green. What happened next might have come straight from the pages of a Hollywood political thriller. Nolan was charged with treason and hidden in the prison system with a new identity, his secret about that event in Bowling Green buried with him. Only the 50-year disclosure on official secrets - CIA documents recently released - enabled the facts to finally emerge. Here, then, is the story of Nolan Cash, collateral damage in America's struggle to move away from racist division. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Brel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105014/bk_acx0_105014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most beautifully designed, comprehensive and authentic racing game is back. Forza Motorsport 7 will carry you away, often pushing your body deep down into the seat. Thanks to its marvellous graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR, the motorsport world was never so close!Setting the standards for racing gamesDeveloped since 2005, the Forza Motorsport series shows how to create best-selling titles acclaimed as some of the most realistic racing games in the world. Its constantly increasing group of fans cherishes the unmistakable atmosphere and authenticity, visible in everything from the scratch on your rear light, through the gearbox’ work, to the faithfully reflected racetracks.Everything originally licensed, everything prepared in accordance with experts’ guidance. Explore 700 cars, each having its own unique way of handling. Check out 30 famous locations where you will stand up against your opponents.Legendary Le Mans, challenging Nurburgring or exotic Laguna Seca and Dubai are ready to host the best drivers from all over the world. Be ready to test your skills on different types of surface, noticing different traction depending on the weather and time of day. Come rain or shine be the one who reaches the finish line first, and enjoy being in the limelight.Take a close look at every inch of your car in Forza Motorsport 7Thanks to the new special ForzaVista feature you will be able to look closer at each of the 700 machines, and see even the slightest details. The mode enables the player to walk around the car, scrutinise the bodywork, check what’s under the hood or inside the trunk, as well enter the car and turn on the engine. You can have your own car showroom at your fingertips!Create your racing alter egoTaking into account all the possibilities of customizing your driver, you can literally create your virtual alter ego. For the first time in the franchise history, Forza Motorsport 7 features not only tools which will improve the performance of your machine, but also ways in which you can modify your racing champion’s appearance. Browse hundreds of options comprising the best years of race history and pop culture.Find your favorite game modeFrom a classic career, through various challenges, single races and tournaments, ending on a comprehensive multiplayer mode, with the e-sport Forza Racing Championship league, Forza Motorsport 7 gameplay is designed to keep players engaged players for long hours.Join the ultimate competition and find out who rules the game. Check if you can beat Ken Block in one of the challenges or play the wacky car bowling. Go up the ranks in Forza Racing Championship, gaining international recognition.Xbox Play Anywhere requires digital purchase. Features may vary between Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of game. Xbox One game disc for use only with Xbox One systems. Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required for online multiplayer on Xbox One. Cross-device play only in Xbox Live-supported countries; see http://www.xbox.com/live/countries. Some music features may not be available in some countries. Visit http://forzamotorsport.net for additional information.PHOTOSENSITIVITY SEIZURE WARNING: A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Visit Xbox.com for more information.
Something very strange is going on in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A masked terrorist attacks a local politician and a news reporter at a minor league baseball game. A Gay Pride parade is bombed. A veteran's home is invaded and taken over by new ownership, and every resident that is not Caucasian has suddenly...disappeared. Krump Enterprises, run by Ronald Krump and his assistant, Race Scanlon, have begun a systematic takeover of the city, spreading rumors about immigrant violence, tearing down horse farms to build a country club, blackmailing the mayor, and much, much worse. It's up to Police Chief Hannity, Dr. Abner Brody, a reporter named Lauren Kelly, a stoner named Walt, and Frederick Douglass, time traveler, to track down the truth, and stop Krump before the city falls under his sway, and even darker days prevail. Remember Bowling Green is a cautionary tale, first in the Crossroad Press series of Alternative History novels. Though we are not directly affiliated with the ACLU, 80 percent (our normal author share) of proceeds from this book will go to the ACLU to help fight for our rights and freedoms. Let no one forget Bowling Green! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086470/bk_acx0_086470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, pothole season is in full swing. After her Toyota was almost swallowed by one crater, Sara's wondering what happens to the departed asphalt. Elsewhere, Steve drove over a bowling ball outside a topless bar, which sounds like a great joke set-up, but the punch line could be very expensive. Also, Shanthi is ready to buy a car, but has no place to park it. Does she need to move, or should she forget about the car and keep mooching rides from her friends? And, how can Johanna make sure her summer of teepee living doesn't start with her car getting washed away by spring flooding? All this and more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: March 15, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140315/rt_cart_140315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work - but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement". Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures - whether they be PTA, church, or political parties - have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe. Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam's Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007716/bk_sans_007716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.