The Bayou Trilogy [Audiobook]
02 July 2012, 01:51
Blackstone Audio | 2011 | ISBN: 1441780386 | MP3@128 kbps | 15 hrs 07 mins | 826.8 MB
Collected in a single volume for the first time, Woodrell's three stellar novels featuring Det. Rene Shade, an ex-boxer turned cop, provide entrée into the Louisiana swamp town of Saint Bruno, a place where "tempers went on the prowl and relief was driving a hard bargain." Woodrell (Winter's Bone) injects Shade's life and various cases with both humor and brutal violence. In Bright Lights (1986), the investigation into a city councilman's murder mushrooms into a corruption scandal, with Shade feeling pressure from above for a quick—and predetermined—result. Muscle for the Wing (1988) finds Shade up against a gang of ex-cons, hell-bent on wrestling control of Saint Bruno's less-than-legal action. Shade and his two brothers—bar owner Tip and district attorney Francois—are reunited with their long-absent paterfamilias, John X., in The Ones You Do (1992), in which John X. returns to Saint Bruno with a 10-year-old daughter and a killer on his trail. There's poetry in Woodrell's mayhem, each novel—and scene—full of gritty and memorable Cajun details.
Praise for Daniel Woodrell:
''Compactly written, wringing with wet local color.'' -- New York Times Book Review on Under the Bright Lights
''Woodrell does for the Ozarks what Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles or Elmore Leonard does for Florida.'' -- Los Angeles Times on Muscle for the Wing
''[Woodrell's] writing sure goes down smooth and easy.'' -- Washington Post on The Ones You Do
Smart Thinking [Audiobook]
02 July 2012, 00:46
Gildan Media | 2012 | ASIN: B006TEWJ3M | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 11 mins | 198.05 MB
Think smart people are just born that way? Think again.
Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing listeners how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for listeners to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives.
Smart Thinking gives listeners:
• The means to replace self-limiting habits with new behaviors that foster smart thinking
• An understanding of the mind itself as well as memory
• The ability to define and solve problems by finding and applying relevant knowledge
• Ways to present and process information effectively