A first-hand account of how Chris DeRose investigated, and finally busted, some of the most heartless and corrupt federally licensed pet-theft rings in the nation. Facts about our federal and local governments´ involvement in the multi-million dollar pet-theft industry. Frontline intelligence to what actually occurs in animal laboratories. Shocking, riveting and moving. Millions of animals are stolen each year and sold for experimentation and ´´human´´ consumption. DeRose doesn´t hold back, exposing the horrible truths of animal research and the newest form of organized crime: pet theft. Well-known celebrities who applaud his efforts and have made their own contributions to this cause including Kim Basinger, John Travolta, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Alicia Silverstone, Brigitte Bardot and John Paul Jones, to name a few. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Pasqualone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076342/bk_acx0_076342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Animal Stars:Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors PhD Robin Ganzert, Allen & Linda Anderson
Get Rid of Your Accent is a speech training manual for mastering British-English pronunciation. The audiobook is based on a tried and trusted method, used in London drama schools, that helps British people with provincial accents learn standard British English. This audiobook helps with clarity of speech. If you are not sure how to pronounce particular English sounds, it will lead to unintelligible speech. We deal with all RP (received pronunciation) English sounds in this speech training manual, which will help you sound educated. It includes humorous sentences, tongue twisters, period verses, and rhyme exercises. Relevant subjects are received pronunciation, elocution, and phonetics. It is recorded by professional actors, and the quality of speech is outstanding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda James, Michael Knowles, Joan Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036897/bk_acx0_036897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Television actor Renato Rizzuti´s first children´s book is a throwback to early 20th century juvenile fiction, when the world knew rhymes from books, not rap, from Dr. Seuss, not Dr. Dre. The stories, told in verse, switch from teaching kids about why zebras have stripes to accepting racial equality amongst peers. Each tale´s length is concise enough for a young one´s short attention span. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Roper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054515/bk_acx0_054515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before. Gates´ investigations take on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries, including Congressman John Lewis, actor Robert Downey Jr., CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, former secretary of labor Linda Chavez, and comedian Margaret Cho. Interwoven with their moving stories of immigration, assimilation, strife, and success is practical information for amateur genealogists just beginning archival research on their own families´ roots. Gates also details the advances in genetic research now available to the public. The result is an illuminating exploration of who we are, how we lost track of our roots, and how we can find them again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Andrew Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006932/bk_blak_006932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Passion and intrigue among the upper classes form the basis of Lady Windermere´s Fan, Oscar Wilde´s first successful play, which displays his trademark wit and wisdom. Beautiful and innocent Lady Windermere finds out that her husband has been keeping company with the scandalous and mysterious Mrs. Erlynne. Her discovery unleashes a host of tensions at her 21st birthday party, where London´s elite have gathered to gossip. Cast Narrator - Noel Badrian Duchess of Berwick - Linda Barrans Mrs. Cowper-Cowper and Rosalie - Tiffany Halla Colonna Mr. Hopper - Denis Daly Lady Windermere - Amanda Friday Lady Agatha - Susan Iannucci Mrs. Erlynne - Elizabeth Klett Lord Darlington - Ben Lindsey-Clark Lady Stutfield - Erin Loutitt Cecil Graham - Chris Marcellus Mr. Dumby - Jeff Moon Lady Plymdale - PJ Morgan Lord Windermere - David Prickett Parker - Peter Tucker Lord Augustus Lorton - Alan Weyman Lady Jedburgh - Leanne Yau The Online Stage is a collective of narrators and actors who have come together to create high quality productions of classic dramatic works in audio format. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noel Badrian, Linda Barrans, Tiffany Halla Colonna, Denis Daly, Amanda Friday, Susan Iannucci, Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001540/bk_mike_001540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. You´ll be entertained, inspired, and moved by this anthology of true stories from women around the world. They each share a mini-memoir about their relationships with shelter dogs, police K-9s, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, service dogs helping returning veterans, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an exuberant welcome at the end of the day.This book was featured in O Magazine and on Oprah.com as one of top 16 dogs books of 2010.´´The rescuing works both ways again in Allen and Linda Anderson´s collection,´´Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration,as canines who´ve suffered abuse, neglect or misfortune seek and comfort humans who´ve endured the same. (Karen Holt, O Magazine)´´When asked, ´Betty, you never remarried! How can you live alone?´ my answer is simple: my golden retriever, Pontiac, is my saving grace.´´ (Betty White, actress and author)´´Perhaps because my older sister was a collie, I am never more myself than when in the presence of a dog. Kudos to Allen and Linda for sharing the myriad ways dogs bring joy, healing, and gratitude into our lives.´´ (Wendie Malick, actor and advocate)´´These heartwarming stories of dogs and the women who love them solidify the fact that the animal-human bond is so unique and necessary for enhancing one´s life. You´ll find a bit of yourself in each tale.´´ (Vanessa Williams, actress and singer)´´Once again the Andersons have produced an inspiring book for women who love dogs, this time packed with stories and meditations that will make you smile, weep and be moved by scenes from Katrina rescues to the dog that dazzled David Letterman on his Late Night show. If you have a special relationship with your dogs, this b... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeannine Jersey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007821/bk_acx0_007821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"I live for myself and I answer to nobody." - Steve McQueen A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In the 1960s and 1970s, no actor personified cool, calm and collected like Steve McQueen, whose suave anti-hero protagonists made men jealous and women swoon. As actor Donald Logue puts it in The Tao of Steve, "Steve is the prototypical cool American male. He´s the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living. He never, ever tries to impress the women, but he always gets the girl." And indeed, that was the case not only in movies like The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, but also in real life. Actress Ali MacGraw, who later became one of his wives, described his effect on women: "I remember seeing him across the swimming pool and my knees were knocking. He radiated such macho energy. Men wanted to be like him. Uptight society ladies and biker molls wanted to be with him." Unlike many actors who become this type of heartthrob, McQueen seemed to have the bona fides. Growing up rough and tough in the Midwest, McQueen was sent to a juvenile facility California because he didn´t get along with his stepfather, and after that there he became a Marine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Van Linda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037317/bk_acx0_037317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she´s dubbed ´´The Great Impersonator,´´ Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown. But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne´s cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details. The retired sheriff warns her to be careful-and they´re all suspects. Soon Suzanne-who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts-is poking holes in everyone´s alibis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Bloom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014080/bk_acx0_014080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dana Andrews (1909-1992) worked with distinguished directors such as John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He played romantic leads alongside the great beauties of the modern screen, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, Maureen O´Hara, and most important of all, Gene Tierney, with whom he did five films. Retrospectives of his work often elicit high praise for an underrated actor, a master of the minimalist style. His image personified the ´´male mask´´ of the 1940s in classic films such as Laura, Fallen Angel, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, in which he played the ´´masculine ideal of steely impassivity.´´ No comprehensive discussion of film noir can neglect his performances. He was an ´´actor´s actor.´´ Here at last is the complete story of a great actor, his difficult struggle to overcome alcoholism while enjoying the accolades of his contemporaries, a successful term as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and the love of family and friends that never deserted him. Based on diaries, letters, home movies, and other documents, this biography explores the mystery of a poor boy from Texas who made his Hollywood dream come true even as he sought a life apart from the limelight and the backbiting of contemporaries jockeying for prizes and prestige. Called ´´one of nature´s noblemen´´ by his fellow actor Norman Lloyd, Dana Andrews emerges from Hollywood Enigma as an admirable American success story, fighting his inner demons and ultimately winning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Stamper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026679/bk_acx0_026679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.