Radio Talking Book – June 2009

Books Available Through Faribault
All books broadcast on the Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network are available through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library in Faribault. The library is currently experiencing difficulties and books are not being duplicated. When this changes it will be announced. Listen to the Minnesota Radio Talking Book, either live or archived programs from the last week, on the Internet at www.mnssb.org/rtb. Call the staff for your password to the site. Access Press is one of the publications read at 9 p.m. Sundays during the program It Makes a Difference.

Books Available Through Faribault
All books broadcast on the Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network are available through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library in Faribault. The library is currently experiencing difficulties and books are not being duplicated. When this changes it will be announced. Listen to the Minnesota Radio Talking Book, either live or archived programs from the last week, on the Internet at www.mnssb.org/rtb. Call the staff for your password to the site. Access Press is one of the publications read at 9 p.m. Sundays during the program It Makes a Difference

Chautauqua,  Tuesday – Saturday 4 a.m.
The Watercooler Effect, Nonfiction by Nicholas DeFonzo, 2008. Why do we believe rumors, including outrageous ones? The process is the same at the world level as at the company one. Read by June Prange. Eight broadcasts. Began June 1. Outliers, Nonfiction by Malcolm Gladwell, 2008. The myth is that people succeed because of intelligence and ambition. The truth is morecomplex than that. Read by Marylyn Burridge. Nine broadcasts. Begins June 30.

Past is Prologue, Monday – Friday 9 a.m.
This Republic of Suffering, Nonfiction by Drew Gilpin Faust, 2008. During the Civil War, 620,000 soldiers died. Today’s equivalent would be six million. The many deaths changed our understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Read by Alvin Apple. 11 broadcasts. Begins June 23.

Bookworm, Monday – Friday 11 a.m.
Sit, Ubu, Sit, Nonfiction by Gary David Goldberg, 2008. Gary was a kid from Brooklyn who never imagined he’d end up in Hollywood, let alone become an award-winning writer and producer. Read by John Hagman. Seven broadcasts. Began June 4. Carrot Cake Murder, Fiction by Joanne Fluke, 2008. The unexpected guest at the family reunion is popular Uncle Gus. But the next morning, he’s found with an ice pick in his chest. Read by Diane Ladenson. Eight broadcasts. Begins June 24.

Potpourri Monday – Friday 2 p.m. 
I Am Potential, Nonfiction by Patrick Henry Hughes, 2008. Patrick was born with a rare genetic disorder giving him arms that couldn’t straighten, legs that couldn’t walk, and no eyes. But he grew up determined to be all that was possible. Read by Scott Ford. Seven broadcasts. Begins June 22. 

Choice Reading, Monday – Friday 4 p.m.
The Konkans,Fiction by Tony D’Souza, 2008. Francisco is half American, half Indian Catholic. His father wants him to deny his Indian heritage; his mother wants to preserve it. L,S – Read by Peter Danbury. 10 broadcasts. Began June 9.

PM Report ,  Monday – Friday 8 p.m.
In a Time of War, Nonfiction by Bill Murphy, Jr., 2008. When the West Point class of 2002 began their senior year, terrorists attacked America. At their graduation, they knew they would be going to war. V,L – Read by Dan Sadoff. 15 broadcasts. Begins June 24.

Night Journey, Monday – Friday 9 p.m.
 A Most Wanted Man, Fiction by John LeCarré, 2008. Issa appears in Hamburg in the dead of night. A Muslim Russian, his case is taken on by Annabel, an idealistic German civil rights lawyer. Soon Issa’s survival becomes more important than her career or safety. L – Read by Neil Bright. 14 broadcasts. Began June 2. Killer View, Fiction by Ridley Pearson, 2008. What starts as a simple winter search-and-rescue mission, ends with a death, a disappearance, and the realization that there may be a very large-scale crime playing out in the neighborhood. L – Read by Dan Kuechenenmeister. 11 broadcasts. Begins June 22.

Off the Shelf, Monday – Friday 10 p.m.
The Enchantress of Florence, Fiction by Salman Rushdie, 2008. At the height of power of the Mughal Empire, and also the height of Florence during the High Renaissance, there was a woman of great beauty, said to possess powers of enchantment, who journeyed from the capitol of the Mughals to the city of Florence. L,S – Read by Isla Hejny. 12 Br. Began June 1.

Evening Odyssey, Monday – Friday 11 p.m.
Heat Lightning, Fiction by John Sandford, 2008. Virgil Flowers, of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is called in to investigate a murder in Stillwater. The victim had a lemon in his mouth, just like the body found the week before. V,L,S – Read by Ray Christensen. 10 broadcasts. Began June 1. South of Shiloh, Fiction by Chuck Logan, 2008. Minnesota re-enactor Paul Edin is killed at a mock battle in Mississippi. Though his death is ruled an accident, his widow discovers the bullet was meant for the man next to him. She enlists the aid of her former lover to find the killer. L – Read by Bert Gardner. 16 broadcasts. Begins June 15.

Good Night Owl, Monday – Friday midnight.  
Remember Me? Fiction by Sophie Kinsella, 2008. Lexi Smart wakes up in a hospital and discovers she’s lost the last three years of memory – during which time, she’s become rich and married. She’s determined to be the person she seems to be until an adorable man drops a bombshell. L – Read by Ann Hoedeman. 11 broadcasts. Begins June 10.

After Midnight, Tuesday – Saturday 1 a.m.
Little Brother, Fiction by Cory Doctorow, 2008. Marcus is used to skipping school. But one day, he and his friends are caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, and are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security. When finally released, Marcus finds his city is a police state, and he decides to take down DHS. V,L – Read by Peter Danbury. 12 Br. Begins June 11.

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