In this issue:COMMENT´´Pride and Prejudice´´, by Margaret Talbot: Recent hostilities toward gays.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Mad Men´´, by Ben McGrath: Awkward misappropriations of popular culture in politics. ´´A Way Out´´, by Adam Gopnik: Chilean miner madness grips New York.U.K. JOURNAL´´All Together Now!´´, by Lauren Collins: What is the Big Society? A REPORTER AT LARGE´´A Fish Out of Water´´, by Ian Frazier: The Asian carp´s infiltration of American waterways. FICTION´´The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934´´, by David Means.THE THEATRE´´Watching the Detectives´´, by Nancy Franklin: A review of ABC’s new police procedural Detroit 1-8-7. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101020/pe_nyer_101020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listening to stories gives you many lives, telling them dims loneliness. (Marcela Serrano) Nine Chilean women from vastly different backgrounds have been brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to talk about their lives and help each other heal. From a teenage computer whiz confronting her sexual identity, to a middle-aged recluse who prefers the company of her dog over that of most humans, the women don’t have much in common on the surface. And yet as they tell their stories, unlikely common threads are discovered, bonds are formed, and lives are transformed. The women represent the many cultural, racial, and social groups that modern Chile is composed of - from housekeeper to celebrity television personality - and together their stories form a pastiche that is at times achingly sad, and at other times funny and inspiring. This is an intricately woven, beautifully rendered tale of the universal bonds between women from one of Latin America’s most celebrated novelists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisol Ramirez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005846/bk_brll_005846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The trail from a major theft at the Banco Central de Chile in Talcahuano following the Great Chilean Earthquake of May 22, 1960 leads to Base Bernardo OHiggins, a wind- and snow-swept Chilean Army outpost on the North Antarctic Peninsula. When Chilean Army 1SGT Leonardo Rodrguez fails to return from a seal hunt in the waters around the base, two Chilean Navy non-commissioned officers, CWO Raul Lucero and CPO Eduardo Bellolio, become LCDR Cristian Barbudos´ prime theft and murder suspects. Fearing he will die, Barbudo reveals the identity of his two suspects to visiting scientist Ted Stone, thereby placing Stones life in jeopardy. But who can Stone trust with this information, if it comes to that, to see justice done? This story is a work of fiction based on real events that took place between 1958 and 1965. It is a tale of greed, betrayal, and murder - one in which the listener is given a window into the frozen world at the bottom of the Earth that few people ever will hear about, much less experience. Among other things, it explores why, though seemingly unfair, bad things happen to good people; how the battle between good and evil can change forever even the most innocent person; and most of all, the role deception plays in nature, man, and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Pond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130767/bk_acx0_130767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.