Wrangle with some of the finest renegades, outlaws, and dangerous desperados in the Wild West! Saddle up for excitement with these riveting tales of the Old West that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines. Featuring award-winning Hollywood actors and unprecedented cinematic sound. Each audiobook provides the listener with a true ´´theater of the mind´´ experience. This Wild Westerns Audio Collection, Volume 2 includes 14 stories (10 hours): ´´Baron of Coyote River´´, ´´Shadows from Boot Hill´´, ´´Death Waits at Sundown´´, ´´The Toughest Ranger´´, ´´The Magic Quirt´´, ´´Reign of the Gila Monster´´, ´´The Gunner from Gehenna´´, ´´Gunman!´´, ´´Ride´Em, Cowboy´´, ´´Boss of the Lazy B´´, ´´Silent Pards´´, ´´The Ranch That No One Would Buy´´, ´´Vengeance Is Mine!´´, and ´´Stacked Bullets´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Martin Kove, Bruce Boxleitner, Bob Caso, Fred Tatasciore, Shannon Evans, Taron Lexton, Josh R. Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000090/bk_gala_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cannes 1966 - and Vince is on the Riviera mixing with movie stars, drug barons and assassins alike. But who the actors are and who are the real villains and thieves is often unclear... When Vince Treadwell spots a famous jewel thief in Soho one night, and the next day reads about a daring robbery at the Ritz, he takes it upon himself to investigate the case, as the missing jewels belong to the beautiful French movie star Capucine, with whom Vince is smitten. But it soon leads to murder - and he is the chief suspect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002131/bk_howe_002131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The transcontinental railroads of the late 19th century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the US economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged space and time, and remade the landscape of the West. As wheel and rail, car and coal, they opened new worlds of work and ways of life. Their discriminatory rates sparked broad opposition and a new antimonopoly politics. With characteristic originality, range, and authority, Richard White shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011369/bk_tant_011369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hughie Erskine drops in to see his artist friend Alan Trevor who is painting what appears to be a street beggar. Feeling sympathy for the poor wretch, Erskine gives him money. What he does not realize is that the ´´beggar´´ is merely posing for the artist and is actually one of the richest men in the world, Baron Hausberg, who does not reveal his identity until Erskine has made a complete fool of himself. Renowned vocal actor David Ian Davies performs Oscar Wilde´s classic short story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ian Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onvo/000001/bk_onvo_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maurice Leblanc, a writer of detective fiction during the same period as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, created Arsene Lupin, a sort of French Robin Hood. An inventive genius, a master of disguise, and an accomplished actor, Lupin operates in the choice chateaux and salons. He scorns sham and with great disdain leaves his card in a baron´s residence. The card reads, ´´Arsene Lupin, gentleman-burglar, will return when the furniture is genuine.´´ The stories include, ´´The Arrest of Arsene Lupin´´, ´´Arsene Lupin in Prison´´, ´´The Escape of Arsene Lupin´´, ´´The Mysterious Traveller´´, ´´The Queen´s Necklace´´, ´´The Seven of Hearts´´, ´´Madame Imbert´s Safe´´, ´´The Black Pearl´´, and ´´Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Covell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000043/bk_jimc_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Calling All Cars was a popular crime drama heard from 1933 to 1939. One of radio´s earliest and most durable police procedural shows, the series´ stark and gritty realism is strongly reminiscent of Warner Brothers´ gangster films of the 1930s - particularly with the presence of real-life LAPD dispatcher Jesse Rosenquist, whose unique voice and name became the show´s trademark. Rosenquist contributed to the American lexicon the program´s title and the now time-honored phrase ´´that is all´´. None of the actors on the series ever received on-air credit, but sharp-eared radio fans can hear the likes of Elvia Allman, Jackson Beck, Charles Bickford, Gale Gordon, John Bigson, Richard LeGrand, and Hanley Stafford. Episodes include: ´´Meet the Baron´´, ´´The Oakland Payroll Train Holdup´´, ´´The Human Claw´´, ´´Opium Den´´, ´´Escape´´, ´´Fire! Fire! Fire!´´, ´´Murder for Insurance´´, ´´Lieutenant Hugh Crowley Murder´´, ´´Catching the Louse Kid´´, ´´Invitation to Murder´´, ´´Paroled!´´, ´´The Corpse by the Road´´, ´´The Polly Moran Jewel Robbery´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001085/bk_drms_001085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fascinated by the supernatural, Charles Dickens had a passion for the macabre and the afterlife that spawned a fascinating collection of short ghost stories. Dickens´ unique blend of fantastic credibility and paranormal absurdity made his form of ghost story an instant success - one that keeps on chilling our spines nearly 200 years later. Volume 2: ´The Ghosts of the Mail´, ´Christmas Ghosts´, ´To Be Read at Dusk´, ´The Baron of Grogzwig´, ´The Queer Chair´, ´Mr Testator´s Visitation´. Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and created some of English literature´s most iconic characters, including Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield. About the reader: Phil Reynolds is an experienced stage actor. Recent credits include Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men and Freddy in Steve Martin´s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Recent film projects include So What? and The Limes (a story set in the cutthroat world of ice cream men, inspired by Shakespeare´s Hamlet). Phil can also be heard on several computer games, theme park rides and guided tours! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000071/bk_lbrk_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer and director Terry Gilliam and British actor Simon Russell Beale on this edition of Fresh Air. Terry Gilliam´s new film is Lost in La Mancha. It´s a documentary about Gilliam´s failed attempt to adapt the story of Don Quixote to the screen. The film Gilliam was supposed to make was titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Jean Rochefort. Gilliam is a former member of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe and was responsible for the Monty Python TV show´s quirky animation. He went on to write and direct such films as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, an adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel. Simon Russell Beale is currently performing in the Brooklyn Academy of Music´s concurrent productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya. Beale is a member of London´s acclaimed Donmar Warehouse company. Beale has won a number of Olivier Awards (the most prestigious London theater honor) and has appeared in several films, including An Ideal Husband and The Temptation of Franz Schubert. (Broadcast Date: January 30, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030130/rt_whyy_030130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 007 goes to Harlem it’s not just for the jazz. This is the kingdom of Mr Big, master of crime, voodoo baron and partner in SMERSH’s grim company of death. Those who Mr Big cannot possess, he crushes – like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her would-be saviours James Bond and Agency man, Felix Leiter. All three are marked out as victims in a trail of terror, treachery and torture that leads from New York’s underworld to the shark-infested island in the sun that Mr Big calls his own. Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Rory Kinnear, a renowned theatre actor, won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performances as Angelo in Measure for Measure and the title role in Hamlet, and gained an Olivier Award for his portrayal of Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man of Mode. His TV credits include Count Arthur Strong, Lucan, Women in Love and Black Mirror, and he played Bill Tanner in the Bond films Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rory Kinnear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006179/bk_bbcw_006179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.