Monday, March 28, 2011

74 Digital Discs


The Wire: the complete series. 23 discs covering all four seasons. An engrossing crime drama set in modern Baltimore. I've never seen the show and there are 60 episodes.

When I Rise: let your voice be heard featuring Barbara Smith Conrad. Conrad was a co-ed at the University of Texas when she was cast as the lead in a school opera. But, since this was 1956 and Conrad is black trouble ensued. The story hit the national papers, attracted attention of Harry Belafonte who called her at her dorm, and Conrad's career took off into international fame. Fifty years later Conrad returned to Austin.

Remember this incident, Crider? You must have been a teenager so maybe you were too busy reading Amazing Stories.

Audio Books

Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse. 5 CDs at 5.5 hours. WWI vet traveling in the Pyrenees in 1928 is caught in a blizzard and shares his story with a local girl.

Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman. 10 CDs at 12 hours. That's Jonathan without the "h".

Bad Business by Robert B. Parker. 5 CDs at 6 hours. Spenser.

A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer. 9 CDs at 11 hours. A biological weapon attack during the State of the Union leaves the President and the Congress quarantined.

The Sentry by Robert Crais. 7 CDs at 7.5 hours. Joe Pike wears sunglasses, sleeveless shirts, shows no emotion, and wreaks violent vengeance.

Against All Odds by Scott Brown. 8 CDs at 9.5 hours. Junior Senator from Massachusetts writes a memoir.

New Adventure's of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Vol. 3 with Stacy Keach and a full cast. 2 CDs at 2.5 hours. "Original radio novel by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. That's Allan with two "l"s.

Mercy Kill by Lori Armstrong. 9 CDs at 10 hours. Former girl sniper is permanently home after Iraq and gets involved in another murder case.

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