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The complete uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today´s most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show´s behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie are chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers - including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Larry Wilmore - plus some of The Daily Show´s most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the listener behind the curtain for all the show´s highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central´s underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart´s long reign to Trevor Noah´s succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics - a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, Jon Stewart´s emotional monologue in the wake of 9/11, his infamous confrontation on Crossfire, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O´Reilly and Fox, the Indecisions, Mess O´Potamia, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show´s seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Jay Snyder, Kevin T. Collins, Chris Lutkin, Robert Fass, Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002865/bk_hach_002865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel...One of the best books I´ve read in a while.´´ — Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author of Hunger A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn´t normally do. But there´s something about Drew Nichols that´s too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex´s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she´s the mayor´s chief of staff. Too bad they can´t stop thinking about the other... They´re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century — or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janina Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003372/bk_peng_003372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Blue Notes Novel World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can´t translate the music in his head into notes on paper. When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex´s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex´s soul. David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he´ll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed; and congenial-everything David is not - and soon makes dents in the armor around David´s heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable. David´s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather´s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David´s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex´s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter B. Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043340/bk_acx0_043340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For cult audiences, Phil Willmott is best remembered as ship´s science officer Finbow Lewis in 150 episodes of the satellite-television sci-fi soap Jupiter Moon. He is now an influential director - having directed over 40 productions around the UK, from Shakespeare to musicals - as well as a cutting-edge writer.Willmott is the artistic director of his own multi-award-winning theatre company, The Steam Industry, and an associate director of The Kings Head Theatre. As an arts journalist and critic, he hosts his own weekly arts show, Capital Eyes, on Resonance 104.4FM. For two years he was a theatre correspondent for BBC London´s television news and website, and also for lastminute.com. He has been a regular critic for What´s On in London magazine and BBC Radio´s ´´The Lavender Lounge´´, as well as appearing as a guest on many other BBC radio shows, including Ned Sherrin´s ´´Loose Ends´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Willmott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/fntm/000006/sp_fntm_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.