Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous´s 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, Actors Anonymous is a dark, genre-bending work that mixes memoir and pure invention in an audacious examination of celebrity, acting and the making of fiction. Actors Anonymous is unsettling, funny and personal - a series of stories told in many forms: a McDonald´s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers putting a camera in the hands of a patient obsessed with horror films; a vampire-flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor, who may have killed his father and gone on the run. The book contains profound insights into the nature and purpose of acting. Franco mercilessly turns his ´James Franco´ persona inside out while, at the same time, providing a fascinating meditation on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. ´Hollywood has always been a private club,´ he writes. ´I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.´ Franco´s writing is vivid and disturbing, but what distinguishes his work is the great compassion he extends towards his characters, who he presents in all their raw humanity, while at the same time providing insight into their deeper selves.
Actors Anonymous:Main James Franco
William Shakespeare had nothing to do with the actor and moneylender William Shaksper from Stratford-upon-Avon. The man behind the nom de plume ´´William Shakespeare´´ was, in fact, a very well-educated aristocrat who often frequented the court of Elizabeth and whose real name was Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. The dramas of Shakespeare were not written for the Globe Theatre but for the Queen´s court. The dramatist Ben Jonson published the Shakespearian works and saw to it that a monument, with a bust of the ´´marionette dramatist” William Shaksper was erected in the church of Stratford-upon-Avon. These astonishing theories are not the theme of a fictional work. They are based on a diligently researched academic biography of the author, albeit a biography that could have provided stories for a dozen novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003668/bk_brll_003668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Within the meeting rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, members share their stories, enjoy a sense of fellowship, and begin healing. Living in the Solution welcomes anyone interested in the recovery process into these rooms to experience the struggle and challenges of their inhabitants. This dramatic work was written by John W., an award-winning producer, writer, director, and actor, and a 15-year member of AA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shadoe Stevens, Dan Lauria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dove/001099/bk_dove_001099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten million daily viewers loved her as Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Yet while the cameras rolled and the fictional plotline for Days unfolded each day, Loring was quietly wrestling with her own real-life dramas - the diagnosis of her young son´s diabetes, the unraveling of her marriage, and a nagging inner voice from childhood that told her something was wrong. Coincidence Is God´s Way of Remaining Anonymous is Loring´s spiritual exploration of how coincidence helped her make sense of life´s challenges and uncertainties. Coincidence helped her raise on million dollars for diabetes research; it arrived in the form of mysterious letters during her separation and eventual divorce from actor-writer Alan Thicke; and it helped her discover and then heal from the trauma of long-forgotten childhood sexual abuse. It also brought her a chance encounter with the man she is married to today. With eloquence and humor, Loring takes readers on a quest for a deeper understanding of life´s journey and the role coincidence plays in all of our lives, revealing that even the most difficult circumstances can be beneficial. Her experiences may be just the evidence readers need to begin watching more closely what they are attracting and what they are running from in their own lives. While coincidences may appear to come out of the blue, Loring suggests that we can all play a starring role in their appearance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gloria Loring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010989/bk_adbl_010989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephen King´s fan-favourite thriller, available in audio for the first time, read by Acadamy Award nominee James Franco. The two things that conjured up that horrible night were his run of luck at the Wheel of Fortune and the mask.... Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up, life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men´s souls. He´s had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man.... James Franco is an actor, a director, an artist and a writer. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, Spring Breakers, Howl, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He is the author of the novel Actors Anonymous, the collection Palo Alto, and the memoir A California Childhood. His writing has been published in Esquire, Vanity Fair, N+1, The Wall Street Journal and McSweeney´s, and his art has been exhibited throughout the world, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and MoMA PS1 in New York. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Franco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001017/bk_hodd_001017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FlushedCheeks features sensual, evocative and alluring audio stories for the private listening pleasure of women. They are different because they tap into the cerebral part of the female mind - that part that lets your mind travel, imagine and explore the sensual side. The anonymous narrators have been specially selected and are professional actors with voices so sexy you will feel them move and tingle your body. This is your time. Turn off your phone, shut the door. Let your pleasure begin. Volume 4 begins with a sensual instructive meditation which will relax you, take you away and leave your body at the brink of orgasm. Feeling so turned on now you lie back listening to a very sexy French accent which leads you to Bordeaux, the vineyards, a white cotton dress, a fellow student and a hotel room. Leaving the door unlocked you invite yourself into a sexual adventure like nothing you´ve ever experienced before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: FlushedCheeks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/flsh/000004/bk_flsh_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.