Finding laugh-out-loud humor, mischief, and angst in every line, stage and film stalwart Billy Crudup has a wonderful time telling the story of a young Midwesterner who dons a fake English accent and moves to the big city in search of sexual misadventure. Bright and manic, fresh and graphic, playwright David Cale specializes in full-length staged monologues and has garnered quite a reputation in the theater world. As a bonus, Cale performs his own Tony Award-winning play, Lillian. Both monologues are directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman and create a perfect synthesis between the energy of live theater and the intimacy of audiobook listening. Beautifully written. Beautifully performed. A wonderful aural experience. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. (AudioFile magazine)A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family´s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. Included with your purchase:Harry Clarke, performed by Billy Crudup An introduction to and performance of Lillian, an Obie Award-winning play written and performed by David Cale An exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversation with Harry Clarke director, Leigh Silverman, and David Cale A post-show discussion with Billy Crudup, David Cale, Leigh Silverman, and Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern. Harry Clarke was originally produced by the Vineyard Theatre, in association with Audible, in New York in 2017. In a rave review of the stage production, The New York Times hails Crudup´s performance as ´´a sly role te 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billy Crudup, David Cale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000147/or_orig_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clark Gable´s rugged masculinity and casual charm allowed him to play truly memorable villains and heroes in Hollywood. This collection of radio dramatizations features Gable recreating his classic film roles.Included are:A Farewell to ArmsStarring Clark Gable (1937,Lux Radio Theatre)The BuccaneerStarring Clark Gable (1948, Lux Radio Theatre)It Happened One NightStarring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert - Oscar winner for Best Actor and Best Actress (1939, Lux Radio Theatre)The Legionnaire and the LadyStarring Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich - Oscar nominated for Best Actress (1936, Lux Radio Theatre) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000108/rt_radi_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Narrated by award-winning actor Peter Coyote, Unfinished Journey uses journal passages written by expedition members and essays written by top scholars to illuminate the history of the American West from the perspective of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This multi-part series taps the latest scholarship about the Corps of Discovery, the voices of Native Americans, and two centuries of America´s cultural history. Unfinished Journey provides a snapshot of the social relationships of the day in both native and white culture, and a look at how 21st-century Americans are trying to restore some of what has been lost since the expedition sought a water route from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark expert Clay Jenkinson, a Rhodes and Danforth scholar and scholar-in-residence at Lewis & Clark College, guides the programs and concludes each hour with a thoughtful reflection on the subject at hand and its meaning at the 200th anniversary of the Corps of Discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Coyote. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/prin/000002/rt_prin_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1930 William Haines was Hollywood´s #1 box-office draw - a talented, handsome, and wisecracking romantic lead. Off screen, however, protected by a careful collaboration between studio and press, he was openly gay with reporters and studio chiefs alike. Here is Haines´s virtually unknown story - rich with detail, revelations, and scandal - about silent movies and talkies; his lover Jimmie Shields, and their fifty-year relationship (Joan Crawford, their best friend, called them ´´The happiest married couple in Hollywood´´) and the enforcement of the Production Code and establishment of the Hollywood closet, which led to the blacklisting that ultimately doomed Haimes´s film career. Wisecracker sweeps from gay pool parties to the excitement of early talkies to Haines´s infamous encounter with gay-bashing white supremacists in 1936. He survived the scandal to emerge as a top interior decorator to the stars and to such clients as Nancy Reagan and Walter Annenberg, who employed him for the American Embassy in London. With a cast of characters running from Tallulah Bankhead to Betsy Bloomingdale, from Clark Gable to William Randolph Hearst, Wisecracker is an astounding piece of newly discovered gay history, a chronicle of high Hollywood, and - at its heart - a great and enduring love story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bo Foxworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013083/bk_adbl_013083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, features the original stars: Clark Gable, who was named Best Actor, and Best Actress winner Claudette Colbert. It aired on March 20, 1939. The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio´s most popular series, attracting Hollywood´s top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000019/rt_radi_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elizabeth Taylor has never been short on star power, but in this unprecedented biography, the spotlight is entirely on her - a spirited beauty full of magic, professional daring, and wit. Acclaimed biographer William Mann follows Elizabeth Taylor publicly as she makes her ascent at MGM, falls into (and out of) marriages, wins Oscars, fights studio feuds, and combats America´s conservative values with her decidedly modern love affairs. But he also shines a light on Elizabeth´s rich private life, revealing a love for her craft and a loyalty to the underdog that fueled her lifelong battle against the studio system. Swathed in mink, disposing of husbands but keeping the diamonds - this is Elizabeth Taylor as she lived and loved, breaking and making the rules in the game of supreme celebrity. In the 60s, Elizabeth Taylor´s affair with the married Richard Burton knocked John Glenn´s orbit of the moon off front pages nationwide. Yet, despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. William Mann, praised by Gore Vidal, Patricia Bosworth, and Gerald Clarke for Kate, uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on-and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. With unputdownable storytelling he tells the full truth without losing Taylor´s magic, daring, or wit. Listeners will feel they are sitting next to Taylor as she rises at MGM, survives a marriage engineered for publicity, feuds with Hedda Hopper and Mr. Mayer, wins Oscars, endures tragedy, juggles Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton and her country´s conservative values. But it is the private Elizabeth that will surprise - a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio´s treatment of her led to a lifelong battle aga 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013082/bk_adbl_013082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WordTheatre, the short story performance specialists, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. Recorded live with many of the writers present, these nine exquisitely crafted stories guide you through the highs and lows of marriage. From the complications of newfound intimacy to the devastations wrought by death, you will be deeply moved by these authors´ explorations. Michael Zegen reading ´´Grief´´ by Pamela Painter Amy Brenneman reading ´´The Life of the Body´´ by Jane Smiley Adrian Pasdar reading ´´Dancer Horse´´ by Hal Ackerman Ian Hart reading ´´Business Class´´ by Evgenia Citkowitz Emily Bergl reading ´´Damned Spot´´ by Michelle Latiolais Richard Burgi reading ´´Here We Aren´t So Quickly´´ by Jonathan Safran Foer Anson Mount reading ´´Her Favorite Story´´ by Mark Richard Brian Cox reading ´´The Problem of Human Consumption´´ by Steve Almond Sarah Clarke reading ´´Two-Step´´ by Maile Meloy Produced and directed by Cedering Fox; edited by Sara Bencivenga; mixed and mastered by Theo Mondle; music composed by Greg Chun. WordTheatre gives voice to great writing. We are an innovative, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring empathy, curiosity, and conversation through powerful and entertaining performances, both live and recorded, of the world´s best contemporary literature. We aim to ignite a passion for reading, writing, and self-expression in our community and in future generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Zegen, Amy Brenneman, Adrian Pasdar, Ian Hart, Emily Bergl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wdth/000003/bk_wdth_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, radio and comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites to life in a way most strips had never been heard. One amazing aspect of this program is just how many voices were heard each week. The Comic Weekly Man - veteran radio actor Lon Clark - voiced all the male parts, while Little Miss Honey, a young girl, assisted with the female roles. A whole cast of comic strip heroes and villains performed by two actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001514/bk_drms_001514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, radio and comic strips. The Comic Weekly Man brought comic strip favorites to life in a way most strips had never been heard. One amazing aspect of this program is just how many voices were heard each week. The Comic Weekly Man - veteran radio actor Lon Clark - voiced all the male parts, while Little Miss Honey, a young girl, assisted with the female roles. A whole cast of comic strip heroes and villains performed by two actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001515/bk_drms_001515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.