This week on The Best of Car Talk, Teddi's Camry screeches when she starts it. She's developed lots of techniques that seem to avoid the noise, but is she mistaking correlation for causation? Elsewhere, John's wife says he's triggering the Lardbutt Indicator in her Golf causing the horn to blare at random times, only when he's driving it. Also, mobile dog groomer Gwen needs to decide whether to repaint or replace her company van; Wendy's looking for a car she can work on herself to help her meet guys; and can Jeff use his camping stove fuel in his Civic in an emergency? All of this, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: June 3, 2018] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/180602/rt_cart_180602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are We Nearly There Yet? Is here to make your journey to the campsite less boring, whether you're in a car, a boat, a plane or on a hang glider!It's packed full of games, jokes, facts, and stories to keep you entertained on the way. We'll also give you some great ideas for things to do once you’re at the campsite and some cool facts to tell your new camping chums. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Perkins, Hannah McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crte/000002/bk_crte_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, why does the horn in John's wife's Golf start blowing when he drives it? John's wife thinks he's setting off the "lard butt indicator" under the driver's seat. Has VW really come up with something so sophisticated? Elsewhere, Wendy has discovered that giving up her beloved Super Beetle has done great harm to her social life. She used to be able to meet guys while working on its (many) problems. But, her new Toyota is both too reliable and too complicated. Also, Sara learns an expensive lesson in why you shouldn't let a Physics Grad student fix your fuel pump--with you and your dog stuck in the car while it's on the lift; and can Jeff safely use Coleman fuel in his Civic next time he gets stranded while camping? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: June 8, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/130608/rt_cart_130608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Amy's husband is no longer driving a stick shift but is still using both feet, keeping his left foot on the brake. Is this dangerous and can Tom and Ray help Amy find something else for him to do with that foot?Elsewhere, Esther is looking for a Get Out of Speeding Tickets Free card due to her car's stuck idle; Edabeth's Volvo sounds like an airplane readying for takeoff; and Nathan wants to take shade tree mechanic to a whole new level. He's camping out in a redwood tree to protest deforestation, and has noticed that one of the trucks passing by every day is running rough. Can he diagnose this from his leafy perch?All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/190097/rt_cart_190097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you've come to expect from NPR. We all have memories of family vacations - some successful, some less so, and some gone terribly awry. When it comes to reporting colorful, compelling tales of family vacations, no one does it better than National Public Radio. The stories gathered on this collection are entertaining, provocative and moving. Like Laura Lorson's "Hard-Earned Lessons from the Family Road Trip" in which she recalls endless hours in a hot car, eating junk food and listening to AM radio. And "Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow", Marion Winik's account of a not-so-perfect family reunion at sea. And "Family Camping" in which commentator Joel Achenbach points out that camping is a serious sport. NPR knows that everyone has a dream vacation, but many of us are settling for economic-reality vacations. So Tom Goldman asks, "Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You've Got Inner Tubes?" And when Robert Smith learns the price of Broadway tickets to The Little Mermaid ($121 each!), he takes a more frugal route, piling the family into his Honda Civic and heading to the drive-in. Warmly remembered, richly detailed, these stories invite you to share in the journey of others and may inspire you to plan your own. Contents: Introduction by Noah Adams Hard-Learned Lessons from the Family Road Trip Family Camping Educational Vacations The History of the Vacation The Low-Cost Glories of the Drive-In Theater Pink Jeep Chronicles Taking the Great American Road Trip, Google-Style A Summer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000709/bk_high_000709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A pleasure trip to remember. . .Shying away from commitment of any kind, Jenna Fallon's rules in life are to have none. So when her car breaks down en route from California to Vancouver - and she's forced to hitch a ride with a sexy stranger - she's thrilled to discover they share the same no-holds-barred views. As a globe-trotting marine biologist, Mark Chambers is used to changing locations - and women. Yet as he and Jenna make their way up the Pacific coast, camping, skinny dipping, and having scorching hot sex, Mark's not so sure he wants to say goodbye. But is Jenna brave enough to meet the challenge of a man who may be perfect for her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Fielding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013654/bk_adbl_013654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drive to live, ride to die. On the dusty highways of the near future, Mark and Caitlin go on a camping trip with several other college kids, though what starts as a vacation swiftly becomes a nightmare, as they are assaulted by members of the Royal Barons, a violent road gang. The Barons are living out the Grail Quest of Arthurian legend across the backroads and lonely highways of this land, looting and murdering everyone who crosses their path. Caitlin is kidnapped and at the mercy of their depraved leader, while Mark, left for dead, finds himself in the company of a gunslinging stranger hellbent on getting revenge from behind the wheel of her muscle car. The hunt is on. A high-octane tale of violence and horror on the merciless highway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Persephone Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094489/bk_acx0_094489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The look on their faces was the perfect reflection of what they now seen - death and destruction. Mouths were dropped almost to the floor as they rolled through the neighborhood on their way back home. Before they even made it all the way back to the house, the regret for having left for a weekend camping trip was immediate. No one even knew what to say initially. Dante was able to mutter the word "what" but nothing came out after that. Weaving through debris everywhere, the fully packed car rolled up to the trashed house. Ivan was the first one inside but the other three were right behind him. The place was absolutely destroyed and from the looks of most of the other houses on the block, this house got off easy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kane Prestenback. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084440/bk_acx0_084440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We started out with very little. We had low paying jobs and one old used car, and rental house that had seen its better days. We were young, in love, and all that mattered to us was being together. We spent summer afternoons at the lake. Our idea of a great Sunday was taking a long car ride. Life continued and we found better-paying jobs. Then we discovered credit. We soon had a nicer house, a couple of nice cars and two pretty cool kids. And we were struggling. We wanted to look successful, but we were barely paying the bills. Minor issues, like a sick child causing one of us to miss a day's pay, were a catastrophe! Working as much as possible became our only focus. We used one credit card to pay the bill on another and it was an unending circle. We looked at our friends and found most of them in the same situation. One couple we knew had an amazing house in the best of neighborhoods, but except for a couch and an air mattress, had no furniture. Another couple we knew drove very nice cars but each worked two jobs and they rarely saw each other. We were miserable. However, we still didn't know why. We thought we needed more "stuff". We bought (financed) two ATV's. We loved to ride. We began taking our children riding on our off days, which were rare. After a while it got to be too stressful, so we decided, we needed to go to the mountains to ride. So we invested in all new camping gear, which we bought with our new Sears credit card. (That we applied for in case of an emergency) We began camping and riding every chance we got, but the chances were fewer and fewer since we could not afford to turn down any extra hours to earn money. As it always does, it began to crumble around us. We had everything we thought we needed to be happy, but we were miserable. We looked at our children and realized they were miserable too. They just wanted time with us. It didn't matter how fine their rooms looked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Colby Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044625/bk_acx0_044625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.