Trawler: A Journey Through The North Atlantic by Redmond O'Hanlon
Monday, May 16, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 3, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. O'Hanlon convinced a North Sea Trawler to let him join the crew in January, the worst month of the year for deep-sea fishing. You can find out a lot about your shipmates when the weather is cold, the sea is rough, and there...
The Pacific and Other Stories by Mark Helprin
Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 12:30pm
(Part 2) Tuesday, May 10 through Friday, May 13, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. Mark Helprin is an excellent writer, and these stories explore loss, regret, retribution and time's passage in places all over the world. (Penguin; ISBN-10: 159420036X) Theme: Franz Liszt: Benediction de Dieu dans la...
The Best of the Major by Galen Winter
Friday, May 6, 2005, 12:30pm
Friday, May 6 and Monday, May 9, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. Galen Winter's tales of Major Nathaniel Peabody (U.S. Army, retired) have engaged readers of Shooting Sportsman for years. This collection offers the listener the opportunity to meet the eccentric Major and enjoy some of his more...
The Pacific and Other Stories by Mark Helprin
Monday, May 2, 2005, 12:30pm
(Part 1) Monday, May 2 through Thursday, May 5, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. Mark Helprin is an excellent writer, and these stories explore loss, regret, retribution and time's passage in places all over the world. (Penguin; ISBN-10: 159420036X) Theme: Franz Liszt: Benediction de Dieu dans la...
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Monday, April 4, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 29, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. Another romp from the author of Basket Case. "Biologist by Default? Chaz Perrone thinks his wife has discovered his very profitable scam polluting the Everglades, so he flips her off a cruise ship while they're...
An Unfinished Season by Ward Just
Monday, March 7, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, March 7 through Friday, April 1, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. (Houghton Mifflin; ISBN-10: 0618036695) Theme: String Trio in D Op 2 by Beethoven; Adaskin Trio (Musica Omnia mo0106)
Eventide by Kent Haruf
Monday, January 10, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, January 10 through Friday, February 4, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. The author of Plainsong returns to the people of Holt, Colorado. This time the focus is on the brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron in a story that reveals the heart of the American West. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0375411585) Theme:...
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Monday, December 20, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, December 20, 2004 through Friday, January 7, 2005. Read by Catherine Brand. On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers he is no mortal boy, but the Sign-Seeker, the last of The Old Ones, destined to help in the battle between Dark and Light. (Simon & Schuster; ISBN-10: 0689829833)...
All Fishermen are Liars: True Tales for the Dry Dock Bar by Linda Greenlaw
Monday, November 29, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, November 29 through Friday December 17, 2004. Read by Karl Schmidt. Fishermen do love to tell stories, and Linda Greenlaw loves collecting them. In this memoir she pulls together a variety of stories into an afternoon at the Dry Dock Bar. (Hyperion; ISBN-10: 1401300707) Theme: John Adams:...
His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
Monday, November 1, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 26, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. The "father of our country" comes alive as a man in this rich and readable biography by the author of "Founding Brothers." (Random House; ISBN-10: 1400040310) Theme: Carl Maria von Weber: Invitation to...
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
Monday, October 11, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, October 11 through Friday, October 29, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. They seemed like the perfect couple, but in fact they should never have married. Pauline & Michael were hastily wedded in the passion of the moment during the early days of World War II, and somehow never managed to make...
Jayber Crow by Wendell Barry
Monday, September 27, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 8, 2004. Read by Norman Gilliland. Berry returns to tell another tale of his fictional town Port William, KY, where Jayber Crow is the town barber. The stories he tells reveal the depth of community possible when people care. (Basic Books; ISBN:...
The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw
Monday, September 6, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, September 6 through Friday, September 24, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. This is Greenlaw's memoir of one trip as captain of the Hannah Boden, one of the most well outfitted and successful swordfishing boats in the offshore fleet, and sister ship to the ill-fated Andrea Gail. (Hyperion;...
Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India, and Pakistan by Jeremy Schmidt and Patrick Morrow
Monday, August 23, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, August 23 through Friday, September 3, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. For a few months in 1987 the Chinese allowed relatively unrestricted access to Tibet for Western travelers. Jeremy Schmidt and his photographer friend Pat Morrow, along with their wives Wendy and Baiba, took advantage of the...
Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant
Monday, August 2, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 20, 2004. Read by Karl Schmidt. The former president wrote his memoirs as he was dying of throat cancer, his sole purpose to provide some financial security for his family. The result established him as a giant of American letters. It's not so much a...
A Kind of Flying by Ron Carlson
Monday, July 26, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. Ron Carlson's been writing short stories for years, some wicked, some zany, but always rich. (Norton; ISBN-10: 0393324796) Theme: Miles Davis: Freddie Freeloader from "Kind of Blue" (Columbia CK 40579)
Population: 485 by Michael Perry
Monday, July 12, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 23, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. Michael Perry returns home to New Auburn, WI and connects with his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Esquire magazine calls it "...intimate and disarming and lovely." (Harper Collins; ISBN-10: 0060198524)...
Franklin & Winston: an Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
Monday, June 21, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, June 21 through Friday, July 9, 2004. Read by Karl Schmidt. Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "The Greatest Generation" and this story of their relationship brings both to life. (Random House; ISBN-10: 0375505008) Theme: excerpt from - John...
English Creek by Ivan Doig
Monday, May 31, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, May 31 through Friday, June 18, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. Continuing the story of the McCaskill family, Ivan Doig in English Creek tells of life in Montana in the innocent years before the Second World War. (Penguin; ISBN-10: 0140084428) Theme: "Roxanna Waltz & Scotland,"...