Heroes Often Fail: Frank Zafiro
Heroes Often Fail (River City, #2): Frank Zafiro
Nobody wants to fail. But maybe we’ve got the idea of failure all wrong. Maybe it´s not something to avoid, but something to strive for. In this hour, Sarah Lewis talks with Anne Strainchamps about her book, The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. Next, Eric Jarosinski talks with Steve Paulson about his transformation from a self-described ´´failed intellectual´´ to Twitter´s lovable and popular misanthrope. Then, Frank Pavich talks about his new documentary, Jodorowsky´s Dune, which chronicles filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky´s failed quest to make what could have been one of the greatest science-fiction movies ever. After that, Nicola Griffith recommends Robin McKinley´s The Blue Sword. Finally, the World Cup is on our minds this week so we revisit Steve Paulson´s conversation with Franklin Foer re his book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. [Broadcast Date: June 11, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/140611/rt_tbon_140611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Luxury Fever:Why Money Fails to Satisfy In An Era of Excess Robert H. Frank
Captain Frank and First Mate Tank are on board their tugboat, the Stinky Sue, when they spot something adrift in the water. When all else fails, Tank dives in to save Inky, a baby mink who is lost at sea. Features read-to-me-audio, perfect for sharing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003039/bk_harp_003039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
College Sophomore Autumn Boyd lies dead on the Charleston Battery. Her Uncle Boyd Tanner is out to solve this murder, on his own. Tanner is on leave from duty in Iraq. Unknown to Tanner, is Detective Frank Jones. Jones is a seven year veteran of Homicide. Fighting personal demons and a Chief who hates him, Jones investigates Autumn´s murder without any leads. The only way he can save his job is to solve this case. Since he re-assigned he has to use the only lead he can find, Autumn´s Uncle, Boyd Tanner. His heart and mind broken, from war and death now at home, both Detective Jones and Boyd pursues answers like men running a marathon. Time is running out before Tanner is duty bound to return to Iraq and keep Frank from turning in his shield. Each lead he uncovers leads to unpredictable choices and consequences. Nothing is as it should be. Tanner´s girlfriend Anne Willow provides physical and emotional tender care. Yet she fails to realize how far deep this case goes down the rabbit hole of Charleston. Yet Boyd has no idea how connected to this case Anne is as she runs from being straight to a Bi-sexual. As Boyd runs a gauntlet of drug dealers, shady police, and political red tape, he realizes he has to act on his own for justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kat Heiser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048021/bk_acx0_048021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the course of the last 10 years, Frank Skinner has toured sell-out stand-up shows, hosted countless TV shows and an award-winning radio programme, written two well-received volumes of memoir, as well as recording a couple of pop songs and learning to play the ukulele. He has been a busy man. Yet, for the last two years, he has also managed to squeeze in a weekly column for The Times. Without fail, he sat down every week and wracked his brain to think of something to write 900 words about. Dispatches from the Sofa is the brilliant result. Alighting on such random topics as the potential demise of Margaret Thatcher, the love-hate relationship with your football club, Mike Read’s musical of Oscar Wilde, fat pop stars, Serbian breakfast banter, the pleasures of air-guitar, the banking crisis and the evil phenomenon of Jedward, this is a thought-provoking, wide-reaching, hilarious and self-deprecating collection - which also includes the first two chapters from his unpublished novel - from one of our funniest, quickest and most beloved comedians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Skinner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001107/bk_rhuk_001107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detective Frank Jones is lost in Heaven; a gay club in London. After catching his wife in the garage fisting his partner, Detective Mary Parker, Detective Jones loses both his job and his wife. Yet his not-by-the-book investigation tactics helps convict the wife of Senator William Stone for the murder of 22-year-old college student, Autumn Boyd. Due to the political influence in Charleston, Frank is forced to take a job as an agent with the new Black Bureau Agency. This new agency is supposed to oversee ethical violations by local, state, and other federal agencies. Thus, before he lands in London though, he becomes a damaged good while working undercover as a gay/lesbian porn movie producer. What He does not count on is Mossad Agents black mailing him while he works undercover in NYC. As a result of their pressure and Jones enjoying his undercover operation too much, Jones fails in NYC. As he receives a death beating, his lesbian partner, Mary Parker, does chose to save his life, and betray him at the same time. Years forward. The second part of his story takes him back home to Charleston, SC. Tiring of federal agencies taking cases away from him, he has a new reason to live and fight; for the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgenders. But the case becomes too personal as his old nemesis, bi-sexuals Vito Corlean and Harry Steinman, try to kill him. As they run an underground child sex slave operation, Frank decides to crash their parties and ruin their international child sex slave operation. However, he does not count on facing an army of security, and his old partner Detective Mary Parker working for Vito and Harry. Before he tackles his old enemies, Jones, goes to London. There, he meets his old friend Mossad Agent Tony Philistine. Tony gives him another offer; try, convict, or kill either Vito or Harry. Both would be ideal. At first, Frank refuses but Mossad guarantees him a dream job wit 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Spadafore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051284/bk_acx0_051284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.