Fibber McGee & Molly had a long and successful run on radio (1935-1959). The program showcased terrific comic and musical talent, headlined by its creators and stars, married couple Jim and Marian Jordan. Living in the fictional Midwestern town of Wistful Vista, Fibber was an American teller of tall tales and a braggart, usually to the exasperation of his long-suffering wife Molly. Life in Wistful Vista followed a well-developed formula but was always fresh. Fibber´s weekly schemes would be interrupted, inspired by, and often played upon the people of Wistful Vista, a set of regular players and characters including Mayor LaTrivia, Doc Gamble, Mrs. Uppington, Wallace Wimple, Alice Darling, Beulah, Myrt, the Old Timer and Fibber’s next-door neighbor, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. The program used a series of running gags that would become part of the common language, many treasures can be found in the closet at 79 Wistful Vista. The show began as a comic reflection of Depression-era America, but as time went on and the shadows of war came over the nation, the show again caught the mood of the country. WWII was fought on the home front at Wistful Vista as surely as anywhere else in America, but here they had the benefit of Fibber´s somewhat addled perspective. Now, enjoy 12 of their funniest radio broadcasts. 1/19/43 ´´Is Molly Joining the WAACs?” 1/26/43 ´´Fibber the Author” 2/2/43 ´´Cleaning the Hall Closet” 2/16/43 ´´Looking for Skilled War Workers” 3/16/43 ´´Fibber’s Horoscope” 3/23/43 ´´Collecting for the Red Cross” 4/6/43 ´´Fibber Has No Pep or Energy” 4/13/43 ´´Uncle Sycamore on the Radio” 4/20/43 ´´A Dress for Molly” 4/27/43 ´´Black Market Meat” 5/4/43 ´´Numerology” 5/11/43 ´´New Barometer Indicates Snow” 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010754/bk_brll_010754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jim & Marian Jordan star as Fibber and Molly McGee, holding down the home front in these war-year episodes. Fighting the battle of Wistful Vista involves volunteering for the Red Cross, dealing with shortages, contributing to scrap metal and war bond drives, and sending letters by V-Mail...plus keeping an eye out for spies and an ear out for patriotic songs performed by The King´s Men. Determined to do their part, the McGees even take in munitions-factory worker Alice Darling, played by Shirley Mitchell, as a boarder. Housekeeper Beulah, played by Marlin Hurt, is always on hand along with regular supporting cast members Gale and Virginia Gordon, Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ransom Sherman, Isabel Randolph, and announcer Harlow Wilcox. Includes 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Episodes include: Mileage Rationing 12-01-42; Mrs. Uppington Joins the WACs 01-19-43; Looking for Skilled War Workers 02-16-43; The Washing Machine 03-30-43; Indian Fighter Uncle Sycamore on Radio 04-13-43; A Dress for Molly 04-20-43; Black Market Meat 04-27-43; Fibber´s New Barometer Indicates Snow 05-11-43; Rent the Spare Room to War Worker 10-05-43; Commission for Nitney´s Daughter 10-12-43; Fibber Buys a Diamond Ring 02-01-44; Homemade Ice Cream 02-08-44; Handwriting Analysis 02-15-44; Fibber Makes a Radio Speech for the Red Cross 03-07-44; My Old Mandolin 03-21-44; German Spy 04-18-44; Radio Quiz Show 12-12-44; The Diamond Stick Pin 01-02-45; Shampoo 01-16-45; Fibber Is in Charge of War Bond Concert 05-22-45. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001198/rt_radi_001198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ken serves as an expert witness in a courtroom appearance that leaves many doubting his medical expertise. Dave sews a prom dress for Molly.
Unpredictable travel and runaway dresses create a race against the clock. Will Molly find love at the finish line? Molly Wright is in Paris, in a romantic restaurant, with the moonlight dancing over La Seine, sitting her long term boyfriend Reggie…hoping he doesn´t propose! She´s not sure they want the same things anymore - he wants the big time, all she wants to do is design clothes. Molly gets her wish: Reggie doesn´t propose. Instead, he breaks up with her! Her broken hearted thoughts are interrupted by a frantic message from her sister who needs a teeny tiny favour: she´s getting married in Venice in two days and she wants Molly to pick up the all-important dress from the Parisian designer. But the dress seems determined to get away from her, and transportation keeps letting her down. When film-maker Simon Foss tags along for the ride Molly thinks he´s another Hollywood wannabe, and just one more distraction that Molly doesn´t need. Especially when she finds herself falling for him! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014986/bk_adbl_014986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Molly Appleby is on cloud nine. The talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector´s Weekly just got engaged to the man she loves. When she takes time off to plan her wedding and shop for a vintage gown, the spunky writer with a growing reputation for finding corpses and solving murders vows to her family and fiancé to avoid trouble at all costs - until the wedding photographer she visits turns up dead in his home, the victim of foul play. So when she´s not busy shopping for the perfect dress or sampling endless varieties of cake, Molly once again finds herself attempting to unravel a mystery, and the endless string of women spurned by the playboy photographer leaves no shortage of suspects. When another corpse turns up and Molly discovers that the woman who sold her a gorgeous vintage gown might be the murderer - and that the gown itself may be linked to a decades-old crime - Molly must summon all her sleuthing skills to find the killer before her preparations for the big day become plans for her funeral. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006054/bk_tant_006054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world´s view of us.´ - Virginia Woolf Anna is in her sixties with her dream job and the man to match. Claire is a fourty-six-year-old philanthropist with a picture-perfect family. And then there is Molly, who has seen more strife in her twenty years than anyone should, but has more love to give than most. When their lives are turned upside down, these women must discover how to start over amid a world of pain. Guided by Suitability, a clothing an styling service for disadvantaged women, Anna, Claire and Molly find the courage to rebuild their lives - with a few outfit changes along the way. Inspired by the experiences of the women behind the charity Dress for Success, The Changing Room proves that sometimes losing everything leads you towards freedom, and that hope can be found even in the unlikeliest of places.
In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder—but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated. And look for Alafair Burke´s latest heart-racing novel of psychological suspense, The Wife, coming in January 2018. Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it. Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That´s when Jack´s world falls apart. Olivia Randall is one of New York City´s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife´s murder—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him—and why? For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004874/bk_harp_004874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn.... Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.”Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully kept secret. A writer with an obsession for other people’s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotions.Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tiptoeing around her mother’s raw feelings. Molly needs her mother more than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers about whom she writes. When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people’s stories. And as Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York - a secret that could destroy or save their future.Told in dual narratives between 1918 New York City and 1955 San Jose, California, Between Before and After, by award-winning author Maureen McQuerry, explores the nature of family secrets, resiliency, and redemption. This is an historical coming-of-age young-adult story about the complex bonds between mothers and daughters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison Lawrence, Liz Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/003087/bk_zond_003087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.