Tallulah Bankhead was known just as much for her off-stage presence as she was for her on-stage performances. Fearless from birth, Tallulah charted her own course in life. She trudged off to New York to make it big in theater when she was still a teen. She then saw opportunity calling on the other side of the Atlantic and didn’t hesitate to hop on a steamship and head to England, chasing her dreams until they became a certain reality.You will listen about:Early Life and DiscoveryThe Road to EnglandThe Suicide AttemptTallulah’s Return to AmericaHollywood SuccessLate Life and DeathAnd much more!Tallulah Bankhead was a legendary stage performer, a strong voice in both radio and television, and an occasional blockbuster at the movie house. But more than any accolades from theater or film critics, Tallulah is celebrated for her personality and no-holds-barred approach to life. She was someone who refused to conform to anyone’s standards, determined to live life to its fullest, and on her own terms. The life and legacy of Tallulah Bankhead is an impressive one by anyone’s standards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162970/bk_acx0_162970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unlock your inner Sherlock! Discover intrigue and bloodcurdling suspense in tales 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. The Murderous Mysteries Audio Collection, Volume 2 includes nine stories: ´´False Cargo´´, ´´Mouthpiece´´, ´´The Phantom Patrol´´, ´´Inky Odds´´, ´´Brass Keys to Murder´´, ´´Grounded´´, ´´Flame City´´, ´´Calling Squad Cars!´´, and ´´The Grease Spot´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Jock Ellis, Edoardo Ballerini, Corey Burton, Phil Proctor, Josh Robert Thompson, Tait Ruppert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000088/bk_gala_000088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After working on his Southern accent in Oklahoma for most of his youth, comedian-actor Brandon Vestal discovered stand-up comedy as his calling and took his talents on the road, quickly establishing himself as one of the best comic talents in the country. Ultimately landing in Los Angeles, he says he loves the sun and the beaches, but not the congestion. ´´It’s not even being in traffic in LA that ticks me off,´´ he pines. ´´It’s the guy on the radio that tells you about the traffic you’re sitting in.´´ Vestal has made his mark in the world of comedy competitions and festivals, duking it out on the competitive comedy scene. He was the winner of the Hollywood Comedy Festival, crowned ´´Best of the West´´ at the Detroit Comedy Festival, a finalist at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. After his years in the trenches, this insightful storyteller’s work has really begun to pay off. Brandon has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Man Up Stand Up, and Comedy Time TV. He can also be heard on XM/ Sirius’s ´´Blue Collar´´ and ´´Raw Dog´´ channels as well as ´´The Bob & Tom Show´´. When Mr. Vestal is not blazing through the comedy or college circuit, he is working with his comedy troupe, Almost Mediocre, which he co-founded. Their website www.AlmostMediocre.com , named ´´Best of the Web´´ by National Lampoon, showcases the group’s hilarious original content, including blog posts and sketches. Brandon Vestal’s low-key, deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite in the comedy world, a ´´Don’t Miss´´ for college audiences, and a club favorite. He puts on an amazing show and is a definite must listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Vestal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000159/pf_roar_000159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is read by the author. Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common? Curtis Armstrong. A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career onstage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early, and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there´s more to Curtis´ story than that. Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood were spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness. With whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes us on a most unlikely journey - one nerd´s hilarious, often touching rise to the middle. He started his life as an outcast and matured into...well, an older, slightly paunchier, hopefully wiser outcast. In Hollywood, as in life, that counts as winning the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Curtis Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002580/bk_aren_002580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poignant and searingly honest memoir about love and life with Andy Whitfield, breakout star of the television phenomenon Spartacus. When you meet the love of your life, the one person you want to spend the rest of your days with, what do you do when they´re ripped away? Vashti and Andy Whitfield fitted together like the missing pieces of a perfect jigsaw. From the moment they met, they were inseparable. Vashti inspired Andy to fight fearlessly to achieve whatever he dreamed, and he gave her a love so deep that they both knew their life together would be nothing less than extraordinary. When Andy was talent-spotted on a Sydney beach, life changed forever. The shy engineer found his calling as an actor, landing the lead role in the hit Hollywood TV series Spartacus, while Vashti achieved her own dream, becoming a highly sought after executive coach. The arrival of their two beautiful children made their world complete. But then Andy was diagnosed with cancer. Miraculously he recovered and went back to his starring role. But as Andy fought gladiators in the ring, the cancer was waging its own war inside his body, and this time it wasn´t going to be beaten. Despite the shocking inevitability of his illness, Andy and Vashti were determined to leave a meaningful legacy and bravely chose to share their journey to the end in the award-winning documentary Be Here Now. Now Vashti has rebuilt her life, and in this honest, heartfelt and at times hilariously moving story, she tells of life, love and overcoming loss - and the legacies we can all leave behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vashti Whitfield, Kate Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002971/bk_boli_002971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you deal with the most difficult moments in your life?Every experience that we go through changes us and helps us grow. As we learn to laugh and cry, win and lose, share and care, the meaning of life and true happiness unfolds before us. Known for his bold forays into Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi walks us through his memories that have shaped him - from a confused teenager who dabbled in a variety of things to finding his calling to the suave, smart, and unorthodox actor he has become today. At the heart of his story lies the most important and transformative experience of his life - the period when his son, Ayyan, was battling with cancer. It reveals the man behind the limitless charm of Emraan Hashmi and how he dealt with his son’s illness. Honest, personal, bold and heart-warming, The Kiss of Life is about an actor and a father’s trials and triumphs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Akshay Ghildiyal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006608/bk_rand_006608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling romance author Lexy Timms brings you a new billionaire contemporary romance series that´ll steal your heart and take your breath away. Life has changed radically for Leslie. Her husband has finally succumbed to his terminal cancer and it´s time for a change of scenery. Moving across the country and setting up shop, Leslie takes the months to rebuild her life and figure out what she wants in the future. Pouring herself into her successful mystery book series she´s written, she is a reclusive global sensation writing under a pen name. Leslie realizes that her life is missing the romance she so desperately craved and now she´s on the hunt to live her life beyond her grief. Sooner than she realizes, cupid comes calling in the form of a handsome actor who has no clue she´s a successful author. However, he comes with his own personal set of baggage. Is new love possible after you´ve laid true love to rest? Unknown Identity Series: Book 1 - Unknown Book 2 - Unpublished Book 3 - Unexposed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kylie Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065151/bk_acx0_065151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated. Many bemoan the decay of culture. But we all have a responsibility to care for culture, to nurture it in ways that help people thrive. In Culture Care artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we become generative and feed our culture´s soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. We serve others as cultural custodians of the future. This is a book for artists, but artists come in many forms. Anyone with a calling to create - from visual artists, musicians, writers, and actors to entrepreneurs, pastors, and business professionals - will resonate with its message. This book is for anyone with a desire or an artistic gift to reach across boundaries with understanding, reconciliation, and healing. It is a book for anyone with a passion for the arts, for supporters of the arts, and for ´´creative catalysts´´ who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come. Culture Care includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002078/bk_hove_002078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In recent years, many have buzzing about the emerging phenomenon that are web series. Some say they are the future of the entertainment industry while others feel they are nothing more than a fad. What will become of web series is anyone’s guess. Yet this book contains insight into past, present, future, and what it may mean for web series: Overview of the careers of Walt Disney, Rod Serling, and Alfred Hitchcock – how their own TV anthologies from the 1950´s-1960´s may have paved the way for current web series. Insight into the ongoing and multi-layered debate between the age old calling card of short films and the emerging medium of web series. Interviews with independent filmmaker Phil Calderone, actor and producer Don Kress, and DreamWorks animator Ben Rush are included. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert B. Rees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017380/bk_acx0_017380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.