Freeing the Actor:An Actor´s Desk Reference Eric Morris
Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a ´´hatful” of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez. A 2011 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Chris Rock as Ralph D. Bobby Cannavale as Jackie Elizabeth Rodriguez as Veronica Annabella Sciorra as Victoria Yul Vázquez as Cousin Julio Directed by Jace Alexander. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000358/pf_latw_000358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City´s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. She is asked live on air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same broadcast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley´s. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds a suspicious package - possibly a bomb - waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta´s life finds her embroiled in a deadly plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000258/bk_twuk_000258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why did Hitler choose not to invade England when he had the chance? Europe, 1940. It´s late summer, and Belgium has been overrun by the German army. Posing as a friar, a British operative talks his way into the monastery at Villers-devant-Orval just before Nazi art thieves plan to sweep through the area and whisk everything of value back to Berlin. But the ersatz man of the cloth is no thief. Instead, that night he adds an old leather Bible to the monastery´s library and then escapes. London, 2017. A construction worker operating a backhoe makes a grisly discovery - a skeletal arm bone with a rusty handcuff attached to the wrist. Was this the site, as a BBC newsreader speculates, of ´´a long-forgotten prison, uncharted on any map?´´ One viewer knows better: it´s all that remains of a courier who died in a V-2 rocket attack. The woman who will put these two disparate events together - and understand the looming tragedy she must hurry to prevent - is Russian historian and former Soviet chess champion Larissa Mendelova Klimt, ´´Lara the Bookworm´´, to her friends. She´s also experiencing some woeful marital troubles. In the course of this riveting thriller, Lara will learn the significance of six musty Dictaphone cylinders recorded after D-day by Noël Coward - actor, playwright, and secretly, a British agent reporting directly to Winston Churchill. She will understand precisely why that leather Bible, scooped up by the Nazis and deposited on the desk of Adolf Hitler days before he planned to attack Britain, played such a pivotal role in turning his guns to the East. And she will discover the new secret pact negotiated by the nefarious Russian president and his newly elected American counterpart - maverick and dealmaker - and the evil it portends. Oh, and she´ll reconcile with her husband. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011374/bk_blak_011374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jonathan Coe´s brilliant new comic novel Expo 58, read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe´s brilliant comic novel. London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World´s Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War. As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas feels that he has escaped a repressed, backward-looking country and fallen headlong into an era of modernity and optimism. He is equally bewitched by the surreal, gigantic Atomium, which stands at the heart of this brave new world, and by Anneke, the lovely Flemish hostess who meets him off his plane. But Thomas´s new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: the Cold War is at its height, the mischievous Belgians have placed the American and Soviet pavilions right next to each other - and why is he being followed everywhere by two mysterious emissaries of the British Secret Service? Expo 58 may represent a glittering future, both for Europe and for Thomas himself, but he will soon be forced to decide where his public and private loyaties really lie. For fans of Jonathan Coe´s classic comic bestsellers What a Carve Up! and The Rotters´ Club, this hilarious new novel, which is set in the Mad Men period of the mid 50s, will also be loved by readers of Nick Hornby, William Boyd and Ian McEwan. Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. Expo 58 is his tenth novel. The previous nine are all available in Penguin: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up! (which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000417/bk_pauk_000417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This version is professionally mastered, produced, and recorded by John Marshall Cleary, and performed/read by Peter Stormare, the classically-trained, globally popular actor. So you want to work in PR? Does the idea of glamorous parties, open bars, and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous sound like an exciting career for you? Then neither this book nor a career in Public Relations are for you. This book will teach you all you need to know about public relations, from what to do on your first day at your desk to how to start your own PR agency. You´ll learn the core skill of the business: pitching. It´ll also tell you how to avoid becoming a buzzword-spitting automaton that the media will hate. Written by a PR veteran who has done it all - and made every mistake along the way - This Is How You Pitch is an honest, direct guidebook to Public Relations, how to survive your first years in the business, and how to turn it into a prosperous, fulfilling career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Stormare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051571/bk_acx0_051571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class. This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone, himself included, could even dream he´d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today. I´m sure I don´t need to tell you who Trip Wiley is. But on the off chance you´ve been living under a rock for the past decade, just know that these days, he´s the bad boy actor found at the top of every casting director´s wish list. He´s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable. And not just to casting directors, either. I can´t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept. I should know. I was one of them. And my life hasn´t been the same since. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003736/bk_tant_003736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Disgrace, the second instalment from Scandinavia’s new best-selling crime writing sensation. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won’t rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted. So why is the file of a closed case on Carl’s desk? Who put it there? Who believes the case is not solved? A police detective wants to talk to Kimmie and someone else is asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep. But Kimmie has one of her own. It’s the biggest secret of them all. And she can’t wait to share it with them…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000269/bk_pauk_000269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.