1-CD mit 20-seitigem Booklet, 29 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 66 Minuten. Melvin Endsley - einer der großartigen und weniger bekannten Künstler in unserem Katalog! Er schrieb u.a. ´Singing The Blues´, mit welchem Marty Robbins und Guy Mitchell in die oberen Country- und Pop Charts kamen. Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Songschreiber war er aber auch ein passionierter und unterschätzter Sänger,der u.a. Aufnahmen für die Labels RCA und MGM gemacht hatund die alle auf dieser Zusammenstellung zu Finden sind. was nur wenige wissen, ist, dass Melvin Endsley querschnittsgelähmt und Zeit seines Lebens an den Rollstuhl gebunden war. Diese CD enthält u.a. seine Originale von ´I Like Your Kind Of Love´ (von Andy Williams gecovert), ´I´d Be Just Fool Enough´ (gecovert von Johnny Cash, den Browns, usw.) und viele mehr. Enthalten sind aber auch einige der schönsten und weniger bekannten Perlen des Country Rock der Fünfziger, wie z.B. ´Bringing The Blues To My Door´, ´I Ain´t Getting Nowhere With You´, ´Is It True´ und ´Getting Used To The Blues´. Bitte, nicht übersehen!
Never one to shy away from difficult subjects, in Love, of a Kind Dennis brings awkwardness, pain, and intimacy together in an inimitable and pithy way. In over 50 new poems, accompanied by woodcut engravings, not only does Dennis present us with a different kind of love, but he also presents us with a different way of talking about love. With his work admired by the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Stephen Fry, and Benjamin Zephaniah, Love, Of a Kind is an invaluable and indispensible collection of poetry for any poetry lovers´ shelf and, for that matter, any lover´s shelf.All poems are read by Felix himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felix Dennis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001682/bk_rhuk_001682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written in 1987 and recently discovered by his widow, H. R. F. Keating´s A Kind of Light is an homage to Joseph Conrad, a writer he greatly admired. It is from that author´s Heart of Darkness that the title is taken. Conrad´s African jungle is the setting, and it has two interwoven stories. The first concerns a young Victorian gentlewoman who sets out into the heart of the Dark Continent, accompanied only by native bearers, in search of a plant which she has been told is the cure for the ravaging disease typhoid. She keeps diaries, six of which resurface a century later. Excerpts of these, together with a firsthand narration of her physically hazardous and mentally disturbing journey, give us a glimpse of Africa 100 years ago. Alongside this, but set in present-day 1987, when Keating wrote the book, a young couple, having learnt of the existence of the diaries and the possibility that a further six were written and were preserved in Africa, determine to make a documentary film following in her footsteps, and they, too, set off into the unknown, hoping to discover the remaining notebooks. Keating, as usual, manages to underscore these gripping narratives with provocative philosophical arguments on such topics as savagery versus civilisation, innocence versus corruption and atheism versus divinity as well as exploring the moral dilemmas facing the young in the mid-1980s. Five years after his death, there is no doubt that Keating would have been delighted that A Kind of Light is surfacing as an original audiobook - he was passionate about the spoken word. http://www.hrfkeating.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Mitchell, Michael Holroyd, Simon Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027874/bk_adbl_027874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This classic novel is about young Rebecca who moves to live with her aunt to improve her future opportunities in life. Kind and creative, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an inspiring story. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy-to-understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom background music. This adventure tale is appropriate for children and adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edcn/000043/bk_edcn_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce is famous for playing the lovably self-important Dr. Niles Crane in the hit TV series Frasier. Now, he brings the same wit and charming arrogance to his Signature Classics performance of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. More than just a mock travel book and fabulous adventure, Gulliver’s Travels is a character study and social satire that skewers politics, science, religion, philosophy, and pretentiousness with a bite and resonance that remains as fresh today as the day it was published. Maybe that’s why it hasn’t been out of print in nearly 300 years. Set sail with David Hyde Pierce for a smart, fun, new Gulliver’s Travels experience that’s unlike any other. And stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Leelee Sobiesky, Casey Affleck, Tim Curry, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Hyde Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002575/bk_adbl_002575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Gustave Flaubert set the bar for scandal, adultery, and financial catastrophe with Madame Bovary. Now, Audible Signature Classics presents two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Leelee Sobieski (Joan of Arc) in a singular new performance that highlights the ambiguity behind a brilliantly crafted character: was Emma Bovary depraved or just a victim of circumstance?This is the story of a beautiful woman who marries a devoted, provincial doctor, but believes she was meant for something more—a life of luxury, leisure, and, above all, true and passionate love. She throws herself headlong into a reckless series of doomed affairs, with tragic consequences, and plunges her family into financial ruin.Sobieski’s Emma is sultry but vulnerable, offering a sympathetic rendering of the feckless madame and her plight in this cautionary tale of love, passion, and desperation. Will you condemn the madame?Listen to more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Elijah Wood, Kenneth Branagh, David Hyde Pierce, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leelee Sobieski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002572/bk_adbl_002572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This version of Charles Dickens´s A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it´s back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Elijah Wood, and Heart of Darkness with Kenneth Branagh. Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun. A Christmas Carol has constantly been in print since its original publication in 1849, and has been adapted for stage, television, film, and opera. It has often been credited with returning the jovial and festive atmosphere to the holiday season in Britain and North America, following the somber period that emerged during the Industrial Revolution. The story opens on a bleak and cold Christmas Eve as Ebenezer Scrooge is closing up his office for the day. As the story progresses and Christmas morning approaches, Scrooge encounters the unforgettable characters that make this story a classic: Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Curry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/fr/adbl/001842/fr_adbl_001842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prose that demands to be read aloud requires a special kind of narrator. For the Audible Signature Classics edition of Joseph Conrad’s atmospheric masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, we called upon four-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh. Branagh’s performance is riveting because he reads as though he’s telling a ghost story by a campfire, capturing the story’s sense of claustrophobia, while hinting at the storyteller Marlow’s own creeping madness. Heart of Darkness follows Captain Marlow into the colonial Congo where he searches for a mysterious ivory trader, Kurtz, and discovers an evil that will haunt him forever. With this landmark work, Conrad is credited with bringing the novel into the twentieth century; we think Branagh brings it into the twenty-first. Stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors David Hyde Pierce, Leelee Sobieski, Tim Curry, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Branagh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002553/bk_adbl_002553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exclusively from Audible The Secret Agent is based on an actual attempt made in 1894 to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. A labyrinth of greed, corruption, and betrayal, it is the most darkly humorous of all Conrad´s tales. It follows a European secret agent, Adolf Verloc, ´a London shop owner´ with anarchist leanings who becomes reluctantly involved in a plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. Full of great characters, melodramatic irony and psychological intrigue the tale is far from simple, involving politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London´s fashionable society. This classic was written at a time when terrorist activity was increasing. Due to its themes of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism, the book still retains great interest from its audience and was regularly cited by the American media after the September 11 attacks. The New York Times described it as acquiring ´a kind of cult status as the classic novel for the post-9/11 age.´ Though the story did not attain popularity during Conrad´s lifetime it is still considered to be one of his finest novels. Narrator Biography Having studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, David Horovitch has had a television career spanning over 40 years. One of his most notable roles was in 1984 as Detective Inspector Slack in the first BBC Miss Marple adaptation The Body in the Library. Due to the success of his character, he returned for four Christmas specials. He has had roles in other shows such as Just William (1994), Foyle’s War (2002) and Wire in the Blood (2005) as well as film appearances in The Young Victoria (2009), 102 Dalmatians (2000), The Infiltrator (2016) and Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner (2014). A long time star of the stage, in 2015 he played the role of George Frideric Handel in All the Angels by Nick Drake at the Sam Wanamaker Play... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Threlfall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002318/bk_bbcw_002318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.