Radio Talking Book – March 2010

Books Available Through Faribault Books broadcast on the Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network are available through the Minnesota Braille and […]

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Books Available Through Faribault

Books broadcast on the Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network are available through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library in Faribault. The phone is 1-800-722-0550 and hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5: p.m. Monday through Friday. The catalog is also online. Access it by going to the main Website,  and then clicking on the link. Persons living outside of Minnesota may obtain copies of books by contacting one’s home state’s Network Library for the National Library Service.

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Tuesday – Saturday 4 a.m.

The Marriage-Go-Round, Nonfiction by Andrew J. Cherlin, 2009. Marriage in the U.S. is different than in other Western countries. Marriage is seen as a cultural ideal, with the U.S. government spending money to promote its continuation. Read by Wally Vavrosky. 10 broadcasts. Begins March 29.

Past is Prologue
Monday – Friday 9 a.m.

The Industrial Revolutionaries, Nonfiction by Gavin Weightman, 2009. The Industrial Revolution was the period
with the most dramatic, profound, and rapid change in the history of the world. A world of stone and wood was remade into one made of steel and iron. Read by Leila Poullada. 17 broadcasts. Began March 4.

Monday – Friday 11 a.m.

Gourmet Rhapsody, Fiction by Muriel Barbery, 2009. The world’s greatest food critic is dying in Paris. During his final hours, he is seeking that once sampled flavor, just one last taste. Read by Judith Johannessen. Four broadcasts. Begins March 23.

Monday – Friday 2 p.m.

Going Blind, Nonfiction by Mara Faulkner, OSB, 2009. Mara Faulkner grew up in a North Dakota family shaped by ancestry and the secret of her father’s blindness. His retinitis pigmentosa was inherited by her. Read by June Prange. Seven broadcasts. Begins March 18.

Choice Reading
Monday – Friday 4 p.m.

The Song Is You, Fiction by Arthur Phillips, 2009. Julian’smusic obsession loses its hold on him when his family falls apart. Then he sees Cait performing in a bar, and he starts communicating with her via computer. Read by Jodi Furness. 11 broadcasts. Begins March 23.

PM Report
Monday – Friday 8 p.m.

“What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?” Nonfiction by Kevin Mattson, 2009. In the summer of 1979, President Jimmy Carter gave a speech that should have changed the country. Instead it led to his downfall and the rise of the conservative movement in America. Read by Wally Peters. Eight broadcasts. Begins March 22.


Night Journey
Monday – Friday 9 p.m.

Wicked Prey, Fiction by John Sandford, 2009. The Republican convention is coming to St. Paul. Professional stick-up men have arrived, too. But a criminal with a grudge decides to take this opportunity for revenge on Lucas Davenport. L – Read by Ray Christensen. 10 broadcasts. Began March 8.

Off the Shelf
Monday – Friday 10 p.m.

Pilgrims, Fiction by Garrison Keillor, 2009. Margie goes to Rome to place a photo on the grave of a Lake Wobegon native who died there in 1944. She is accompanied by others from the town. L – Read by Dan Kuechenmeister. Nine broadcasts. Begins March 30.

Evening Odyssey
Monday – Friday 11 p.m.

The Brothers Boswell, Fiction by Philip Baruth, 2009. As James Boswell and Dr. Samuel Johnson travel to Greenwich, they are stalked by James’ younger brother, recently released from an asylum. L – Read by John Schmidt. 11 broadcasts. Begins March 22.

Good Night Owl
Monday – Friday midnight

Six Suspects, Fiction by Vidas Swarup, 2009. Vivek Rai, a rich playboy, murdered a bartender because she refused to serve him a drink. Now celebrating his acquittal, he is killed by one of his party guests. L – Read by Dan Sadoff. 18 broadcasts. Begins March 15.

After Midnight
Tuesday – Saturday 1 a.m.

The Easter House, Fiction by David Rhodes, reissued 2009. The Easter family grew up with a father who was a fiery minister. When his sons return home, they create a lucrative business out of the family home. Read by Del Adamson. 10 broadcasts. Begins March 16.

Abbreviations: V – violence, L – offensive language, S – sexual situations.

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