Exclusively from Audible Hardy´s first major literary success, here brought to life by narrator Nathaniel Parker, is the story of the independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle´s farm, the largest estate in the area. She surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself rather than hire a manager. Attracted to this bold young woman are three very different suitors all vying for her affections. They include the lonely gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the young and handsome but inconsiderate Sergeant Troy and the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak. Serving to unsettle and complicate her life, the three contrasting men show the many facets of love. But Bathsheba´s indecision and inability to commit leads to some disastrous consequences. The first of Hardy´s works set in Wessex (south-west England), Far from the Madding Crowd presents evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes. Thomas Hardy was an English writer and poet in the Romantic era who was greatly influenced by Charles Dickens and William Wordsworth. Narrator Biography Screen and stage actor Nathaniel Parker, trained with LAMDA before becoming a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. On stage, he has co-starred alongside actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Dame Helen Mirren. In 2014 he played King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies for the Royal Shakespeare Company. This earned him an Olivier Award for the London production and a Tony Award nomination when the show moved on to Broadway. On screen, Nathaniel Parker is widely known for starring in period dramas but is best known for playing Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (2001-2007). Most recently he has appeared in the TV series Of Kings and Prophets (2016), and The Outcast (2015). Over the years he has lent his voice to a large number of classic and contemporary audiobooks including John Wyndham’s The 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathaniel Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002465/bk_bbcw_002465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner´s; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her 40-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world.With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles listeners with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she’s learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting. An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and artists of every stripe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Turner, Dustin Morrow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050957/bk_adbl_050957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What makes a life truly interesting? Is it the people you meet? The risks you take? The adventures you remember? Jonathan Goldsmith has many answers to that question. For years he was a struggling actor in New York and Los Angeles, with experiences that included competing for roles with Dustin Hoffman, getting shot by John Wayne, drinking with Tennessee Williams, and sailing the high seas with Fernando Lamas, never mind romancing many lovely ladies along the way. However, it wasn´t all fun and games for Jonathan. Frustrated with his career, he left Hollywood for other adventures in business and life. But then, a fascinating opportunity came his way - a chance to star in a new campaign for Dos Equis beer. A role he was sure he wasn´t right for, but he gave it a shot all the same. Which led to the role that would bring him the success that had so long eluded him - that of ´´The Most Interesting Man in the World´´. A memoir told through a series of adventures and the lessons he´s learned and wants to pass on, Stay Interesting is a truly daring and bold tale and a manifesto about taking chances, not giving up, making courageous choices, and living a truly adventurous and always interesting life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003154/bk_peng_003154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Sheldon was directing the radio show We, The People when it became the first commercial CBS network program to telecast nationally on June 1, 1948. Since then he has experienced the technological changes from live to electronic tape to film, from black and white to color, and from a few hundred thousand to the multimillions of television sets in use today. His early live credits include dramatic series like Robert Montgomery Presents and Studio One, comedies like Mister Peepers and musicals like Don Ameche´s Holiday Hotel. He was part of the move from New York to Los Angeles as television production shifted west in the mid 50´s. Credits during that period: The Johnny Carson Show, West Point Story, Harbor Command, and Dick Powell´s Zane Grey Theater. In the ´60s, he directed many episodes of 87th Precinct, Naked City, Route 66, The Millionaire, My Three Sons, The Twilight Zone, Walt Disney´s Wonderful World of Color, and Gunsmoke. In the ´70s, M*A*S*H, The Virginian, Sanford & Son, Rock Hudson´s McMillan & Wife and Raymond Burr´s Ironside. In the ‘80s, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Cagney & Lacey, and The Equalizer. Included in the list of the many actors whose careers he helped start are James Dean, Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Carroll O´Connor, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Lee Remick, Tony Randall, and Tyne Daly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Sheldon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bear/000012/bk_bear_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unconstitutional proposition. An unprecedented decision. An all-star cast. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Martin Sheen, 8 is written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. The play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial´s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial. A full-cast performance featuring: George Clooney as David Boies Brad Pitt as Chief Judge Vaughn Walker Martin Sheen as Theodore B. Olson Kevin Bacon as Charles Cooper Jamie Lee Curtis as Sandy Stier Christine Lahti as Kris Perry John C. Reilly as David Blankenhorn Jane Lynch as Maggie Gallagher Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Dr. Ilan Meyer Matthew Morrison as Paul Katami Chris Colfer as Ryan Kendall Yeardley Smith as Dr. Nancy Cott Matt Bomer as Jeff Zarrillo George Takei as Dr. William Tam Rory O’Malley as Dr. Gregory Herek Cleve Jones as Evan Wolfson James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Gary Segura Jansen Panettiere as Elliott Perry Bridger Zadina as Spencer Perry Vanessa Garcia as Clerk Campbell Brown as Broadcast Journalist Directed by Rob Reiner. Recorded before a live audience at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles, on March 3, 2012. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000327/pf_latw_000327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.