This is a story from the In the Ravine and Other Stories collection. Anton Chekhov, one of the finest masters of what is acknowledged as a difficult genre. There is the richly comic ´´Oh! The Public´´ about a hassled ticket inspector, a wry look at morals and manners in ´´The Chorus Girl´´, and the melancholic tale of a cab driver in ´´Misery´´. Perhaps the finest of all is the novella ´´In The Ravine´´, a minutely observed look at life in a village through the eyes of one family. All the characters come to life with their foibles, their strengths, and their hopes. Kenneth Branagh uses his natural talent for characterisation to bring this village to life. The other short stories in this collection are: ´´The Trousseau´´, ´´A Story Without a Title´´, ´´Children´´, ´´Fat and Thin´´, ´´The Beggar´´, ´´Hush!´´, ´´The Orator´´, and ´´An Actor´s End´´. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Branagh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000863de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
English radio actors:Sid James, John Cleese, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Horne, Michael Bentine, Bill Oddie, Tony Hancock, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Ronnie Barker, Helena Bonham Carter, Willie Rushton, Jon Pertwee, Betty Marsden, Judi Dench, Hugh Paddick
English radio actors ab 44.99 EURO Sid James, John Cleese, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Horne, Michael Bentine, Bill Oddie, Tony Hancock, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Ronnie Barker, Helena Bonham Carter, Willie Rushton, Jon Pertwee, Betty Marsden, Judi Dench, Hugh Paddick
In this documentary portrait of Kenneth Williams, who died in 1988, the much-loved comedy actor´s diaries are drawn upon to illustrate his life and career. David Benson, who won acclaim for his one-man show in which he portrayed Kenneth Williams, reads extracts from the diaries, while archive audio clips from such programmes as Round the Horne and Beyond Out Ken illustrate the madcap versatility of Williams the performer. This Radio Collection version features material additional to the original Radio 4 broadcast. Language: English. Narrator: Full Cast with David Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001259de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Making of the Great Communicator:Ronald Reagan´s Transformation from Actor to Governor Kenneth Holden
Making of the Great Communicator:Ronald Reagan´s Transformation from Actor to Governor Lyons Press Kenneth Holden
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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Branagh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002553de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kenneth Waltz´s Theory of International Politics created a ´´scientific revolution´´ in international relations, starting two major debates. In the 1980s it defined the controversy between the neorealists, who believed that competition between states was inevitable, and the neoliberals, who believed that states could cooperate with each other. As the debate wound down with the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, a second more fundamental debate began: Is it possible to treat international relations as a science? Waltz aimed to answer the question ´´if changes in international outcomes are linked directly to changes in actors, how can one account for similarities of outcome that persist or recur even as actors vary?´´ Taking a unique approach, Waltz did not look at any one unit within the system, avoiding discussions of any particular state or political leader. Instead he examined the system itself. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060534de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audible is pleased to announce the premiere of an exciting new series, Audible Signature Classics, featuring literature’s greatest stories, performed by accomplished stars handpicked for their ability to interpret each work in a new and refreshing way. The first book in the series is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, performed by Elijah Wood. Ernest Hemingway said, ´´All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn´´. One hundred years after its author’s death, this classic remains remarkably modern and poignantly relevant. In this brand new edition, Elijah Wood reads Huck in a youthful voice that may be the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent. His performance captures the excitement and confusion of adolescence and adventure. Best of all, the immediacy of Wood’s energetic reading sweeps listeners up and makes them feel as though they’re along for the ride, as Huck and Jim push their raft toward freedom. Stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Kenneth Branagh, David Hyde Pierce, Leelee Sobieski, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Elijah Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002340de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.