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Whose Boat Is This Boat?

18 ratings

Summary

100 percent of The Late Show’s proceeds from this book go to hurricane relief.  

Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children's book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster.  

On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal," said President Trump to hurricane victims. "Have a good time!" he told them. The only way his comments would be appropriate is in the context of a children's book - and now you can experience them that way, thanks to the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  

Whose Boat Is This Boat? is an excellent teaching tool for listeners of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy by process of elimination. Have a good time!

©2018 The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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On My Worst Day

3 ratings

Summary

Many of us stumbled into Jesus and discovered the one we'd been searching for all our lives, whether we knew it or not. He told us everything was going to be alright. He was a best friend who whispered that he loved us to the exact extent his father loved him. He saw everything we did yet refused to condemn us ever. He was an incredibly powerful and supernatural God who could actually change the outcome of our horror into beauty. Then enter shame, time, failure, disappointment, and bad teaching. We learned to see him as disgusted that we haven't shaped up by now. We now have a hard time reading the words of Jesus without feeling he's telling us we're not enough and we should be better, after all he's done for us. And we pull back, not as easily daring to trust him with us, less willing to trust his plans, life and destiny for us. What if that voice didn't exist for us? What if we could read his voice, hear his voice, without an artificial, religious filter? And what if we discovered he has been caring about us, speaking to us, wooing us, entering into our daily events, from the very start, long before we took even a hint of interest in him? On My Worst Day allows us to listen to one person's journey to rediscovering that voice of Jesus. We are allowed to imagine what Jesus might be saying to us in our best and worst, our horrid disasters and funniest moments. We will cry, laugh, and find ourselves in every story. And we will walk away changed; drenched with hope, and the best friend we found at the start.

©2013 CrossSection (P)2013 Truefaced

Narrator: John Lynch
Author: John Lynch
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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The International Sales Handbook

1 rating

Summary

In more than 40 years of working as an international salesman, John Lynch has lived and worked on every continent except Antarctica. He has distilled the lessons learned during that time into this audiobook. This book is not a motivational sales book but a practical handbook telling the would-be export salesperson what we do, how we do it, why we do it that way, and what goes wrong when we don't. Chapter 1: International Sales Chapter 2: Things to Be Aware of Before You Sign Up Chapter 3: Corruption Chapter 4: Research Chapter 5: Incoterms and Terms of Payment Chapter 6: Finding Local Representation Chapter 7: Continents and Countries: Specific Issues Chapter 8: Getting There and Staying There Chapter 9: What can go wrong?

©2014 John Lynch (P)2015 John Lynch

Narrator: John Lynch
Author: John Lynch
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection

Summary

The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work.

One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the 10 dramas in this collection.

Roderick Hudson explores how love and obsession intermingle as old and new worlds collide; The American mixes humour and heartache in a tale of a self-made millionaire and an aristocratic young Frenchwoman; and desire and propriety clash in Daisy Miller when Frederick Winterbourne meets the beautiful, free-spirited Daisy. Pursued by two suitors, Isabel Archer longs for freedom in The Portrait of a Lady while a literary editor insinuates himself into the lives of an elderly spinster and her niece in The Aspern Papers.

What Maisie Knew is James’ classic tale of divorce seen through a child’s eyes while Gothic ghost story The Turn of the Screw tells the terrifying tale of a governess who tries to protect two young children from the forces of evil. The Wings of the Dove is a heartbreaking story of a doomed love triangle; dark comedy The Ambassadors features yearning and betrayal in aristocratic Paris; and The Golden Bowl explores two marriages and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.

The casts of these sweeping radio dramas include Kate Hudson, Kate Phillips, Emma Cunniffe, Jodie Comer, Henry Goodman and Toby Jones, with John Lynch as Henry James. Also featured is a bonus programme, The Master, in which Sarah Churchwell discusses James’ life and novels with author Colm Tóibin and biographer Hermione Lee.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Zappa's Mam's a Slapper

Summary

John Lynch has found his literary voice in this life story of disadvantaged soul, Billy McErlane. Having a harlot for a mother doesn't make life easy and nor does going to jail at 14, but when he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, peace enters Billy's heart. Then fate deals a wrecking blow. The book shows Billy through his own eyes and words as he learns to forgive, let go of the bad things in life, accept with grace the good things and finally reach out to others. It's a coming-of-age book that begins in tragedy and ends in hope. A bittersweet story of love, loss, and one young man's refusal to accept what life offers.

©2014 John Lynch (P)2016 John Lynch

Narrator: John Lynch
Author: John Lynch
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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