By Peter Souter. Hugh and Bella, are running to the same timetable, the timetable you´re on if someone you love has just died, and they keep running into each other. They visit the same undertakers at the same time; Hugh´s Mum is cremated immediately after Bella´s husband; and they even end up in the same bereavement-counselling group. But Hugh and Bella are dealing with very different types of grief. Hugh´s heart is like a toy that has never been taken out of the box, Bella´s is like a beautiful crystal glass that´s been dropped from a 30 storey building. Starring Alex Jennings, Juliet Stevenson, and Lizzy Watts. Directed by Gordon House. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings, Juliet Stevenson, Lizzy Watts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005438/bk_bbcw_005438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comic book writer Stan Lee and evolutionary biologist and journalist Olivia Judson on this edition of Fresh Air. Stan Lee was the leading creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics and is responsible for many of the best-known comic book heroes. Forty years ago, he co-created the character Spider-Man. He also helped create The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and The Incredible Hulk. He is Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, and was Executive Producer of the recent film, Spider-Man, which is now out on video. Lee´s new book is called Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee. In Olivia Judson´s new guide to the evolutionary biology of sex, she explores the sex lives of animals and insects. Posing as Dr. Tatiana, sex-advice columnist, she answers ´´letters´´ posted by such creatures as the fairy wren, the stalk-eyed fly, and the African elephant. Her new book is Dr. Tatiana´s Sex Advice to All Creation. (Original Broadcast Dates: June 4, 2002 and August 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021115/rt_whyy_021115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson and explorer Barry Clifford on this episode of Fresh Air. Olivia Judson, in her new guide to the evolutionary biology of sex, explores the sex lives of animals and insects. Posing as Dr. Tatiana, sex-advice columnist, she answers ´´letters´´ posted by such creatures as the fairy wren, the stalk-eyed fly, and the African elephant. Her new book is Dr. Tatiana´s Sex Advice to All Creation. JUDSON has also written for The Economist, Nature, and Science. Writer, explorer, and deep-sea diver Barry Clifford´s new book is The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy. The lost fleet was a group of French ships that sank in 1678 on the reef of Las Aves Island, 100 miles off the Venezuelan coast. The fleet, as well as a small pirate army, was shipwrecked. The event launched ´´the golden age of piracy´´ that plagued mariners for 50 years. Clifford researched the disaster and was part of the team that located the armada. Clifford´s previous book is Expedition Whydah. His explorations have been the subject of documentaries by the BBC, the National Geographic Society, and PBS. (Broadcast Date: August 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020813/rt_whyy_020813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poetic. Patriotic. Petrifying. Arch Oboler, the prominent radio writer, producer and director, was a man possessed of noble ideals and a knack for the nefarious - capable of stoking both the fires of fear and the passion of national pride to a fever pitch. His way with words often led listeners deep inside a character´s mind, following their stream-of consciousness straight to the heart of a universal truth. His pioneering work in narrative techniques and sound effects raised radio from mere medium to genuine art form. Oboler was deeply devoted to the war effort, producing plays of men and women answering the call in spite of everything, and inspiring citizens on the home front to do the same. But, in a frightening world, perhaps he made people brave by poking a bit of fun at fear itself with his terrifying tales of the undoing of misguided souls. This 10-hour tribute featuring many recordings available here for the first time, includes 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, performances by James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Irene Dunn, Ronald Colman, Dinah Shore, Mary Astor, Olivia De Haviland, Boris Karloff, and more. Episodes Include: Arch Oboler´s Plays: ´´Bathysphere´´ 11-18-39 ´´Nobody Died´´ 12-16-39 ´´Johnny Got His Gun´´ 03-09-40 ´´Strange Morning´´ 04-05-45 ´´Love, Love, Love´´ 05-03-45 ´´An Exercise in Horror´´ (A Peculiar Comedy) 05-24-45 ´´Lust for Life´´ 08-16-45 ´´Rocket from Manhattan´´ 09-20-45 ´´Lights Out: Cat Wife´´ 04-06-38 ´´What the Devil´´ 10-06-42 ´´Knock at the Door´´ 12-15-42 ´´Valse Trieste´´ 12-29-42 ´´Everything For the Boys: Knuckles´´ 01-25-44 ´´The House I Live In´´ 05-30-44 ´´Everyman´s Theater: I´ll Tell My Husband´´ 11-08-40 ´´The Ugliest Man in the World´´ 03-14-41 ´´Free World Theater: The Last Will and Testament of T 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Dinah Shore, Mary Astor, Boris Karloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000875/rt_radi_000875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to unlock the true potential of your Fire stick - plus quick tips and tricks! This book describes all the aspects of Fire TV stick, including how to install it, its use, and its very versatile streaming options, and it provides you with some additional tips and tricks to get the best out of this mini gadget. All of the streaming capabilities and customization options of Fire stick are discussed in detail. Further, how it widens the dimensions of your TV in terms of its functionality is described. In nutshell, all is discussed about how it introduces you to the new world of streaming technology. This book includes the following chapters with practical explanations: Getting started with Fire stick How to manage subscriptions and parental controls Streaming options with Fire stick Hacks to enhance the usability of Fire stick Turn your fire stick into a media center. 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091176/bk_acx0_091176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Armando Iannucci and his guests return with a heady mix of topical sketches, chat, and lots of lies, in front of a live audience. Armando Iannucci´s Charm Offensive is a topical, events-driven radio comedy hosted by comedy guru Iannucci. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armando Iannucci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001585/rt_bbcw_001585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, Harry Enfield, Ben Elton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000017/bk_rbet_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. On Volume 1, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie can be heard alongside Lee Evans and Jo Brand. This was her TV debut whilst Lee Evans was also just starting his own phenomenal career. Also included is a great comic performance from Julian Clary - his famous ‘Leader of the Pack’ sketch which became a hit single. This volume also includes Ben Elton, the Scottish pair Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter and Josie Lawrence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Evans, Hugh Laurie, Jo Brand, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Stephen Fry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000016/bk_rbet_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time ever BBC Radio Collection release a live comedy show on audio: The Fast Show Live! All the favourite characters plus new sketches are included in this hilarious collection taken from the live stage performance of BBC TV´s top comedy show. ´´Aaah the Theatre! Gielgud, Richardson, Rodney Bewes, the thrill of the spotlight, the gasp of the audience....But who would have expected to see these chaps: Arthur Atkinson, Brilliant, Suit You, Jazz Club, Rowley Birkin, Swiss Show fellows in a ripping stage show....And who would have expected to find me, the 13th Duke of Wybourne, in the Royal box with a magnum of fizzy, a box of havanas, and a clutch of the finest fillies from the chorus line....´´ Recorded in February 1998 during the show´s month-long run at the Labatt´s Apollo Hammersmith, The Fast Show Live used 52 wigs, 84 costumes, 48 people to physically make the show happen, and 47 different scenes. 115,000 people came to see the show, and 30,000 bottles of lager, 2,000 bottles of water, 14 bottles of vitamin B12 mix, 196 Nurofen Plus, and four packs of Diocalm were consumed backstage throughout the run. The set needed seven articulated trucks to transport it, and there were three backstage romances! Catchphrases featured include ´´Oh Bugger´´, ´´Anyone fancy a pint?´´, ´´You ain´t seen me, right?´´, ´´Where´s me washboard?´´, and ´´Put your knickers on and make me a cup of tea.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000162/rt_bbcw_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.