The Victorian era is remembered for many things, but one of the fondest is the wide and varied array of short, ghostly, suspenseful tales...often enjoyed around the fireside at Christmastime. In this new anthology, John Banks performs 12 of the very best, all written by incredibly talented but oft-times overlooked or forgotten authors. Once you tire of Dickens and James, these are the true masters of short-form suspense: ´The Steel Mirror´ by W. W. Fenn ´A Real Country Ghost Story´ by Albert Smith ´The Weird Violinist´ by Anonymous ´Walsham Grange: A Real Ghost Story´ by E. Morant Cox ´Haunted´ by Coulson Kernahan ´Nicodemus´ by Alfred Crowquill ´The Veiled Portrait´ by James Grant ´The Ghost Chamber´ by Anonymous ´The Doll’s Ghost´ by F. Marion Crawford ´How Peter Parley Laid a Ghost: A Story of Owl’s Abbey´ by Anonymous ´The Ghost’s Summons´ by Ada Buisson ´A Terrible Retribution; or, Squire Orton’s Ghost´ by Anonymous About the narrator: John Banks is one of the UK’s most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multivoice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor. He has narrated over 150 audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000617/bk_lbrk_000617_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.
A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to permanent house arrest in Moscow´s grand Hotel Metropol. In something of a literary feat, as the count´s story progresses over three decades, the walls of the Metropol seem to expand, rather than close in around listeners. Brimming with humor and wit, an unforgettable cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this remarkable novel casts a spell as it relates the count´s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. Amor Towles joins us for an evening of conversation with Liesl Schillinger on this thrilling new work. With a reading by Tony Award-winning actor Boyd Gaines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/symp/000113/pf_symp_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to permanent house arrest in Moscow´s grand Hotel Metropol. In something of a literary feat, as the count´s story progresses over three decades, the walls of the Metropol seem to expand, rather than close in around readers. Brimming with humor and wit, an unforgettable cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this remarkable novel casts a spell as it relates the count´s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. Amor Towles joins us for an evening of conversation with Liesl Schillinger on this thrilling new work. With a reading by Tony Award-winning actor Boyd Gaines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/symp/000119/pf_symp_000119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most gorgeously theatrical of all Dickens´s novels, Nicholas Nickleby follows the delightful adventures of a hearty young hero in 19th-century England. Nicholas, a gentleman´s son fallen upon hard times, must set out to make his way in the world. His journey is accompanied by some of the most swaggering scoundrels and unforgettable eccentrics in Dickens´s pantheon. From the dungeon-like Yorkshire boys´ boarding school run by the cruel Wackford Squeers to the high-spirited stage of Vincent Crummles´ extraordinary acting troupe, Nicholas Nickleby is a triumph of the imagination, bursting with color, humor, and poignant social commentary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002118/bk_blak_002118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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David Niven is remembered as one of Britain´s best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood´s finest chroniclers. In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to ´The Great Days of Hollywood´ between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies. Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, Bring on the Empty Horses is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Niven. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000159/bk_head_000159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Versatile actor John Dehner had a long career (1940-1989) playing countless roles in all media. He appeared in more than 250 films and in thousands of radio and television shows. He began his career as an animator for the Walt Disney Studios, but his love for performing found him work at KFWB in Los Angeles as a news editor and disc jockey. Dehner possessed a deep, resonant voice and soon landed supporting roles in radio dramas, including The Whistler, Gunsmoke, and Philip Marlowe. His big break came when he was cast as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun-Will Travel. He also portrayed J.B. Kendall, the lead role on radio’s Frontier Gentleman. Dehner became one of the most sought-after actors during The Golden Age of Radio and worked most days and nights on numerous radio shows. When television beckoned, he made a seamless transition appearing in shows like Gunsmoke, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Playhouse 90, The Zane Grey Theatre, Perry Mason, The Rifleman, The Wild Wild West, Hogan’s Heroes, The Real McCoys, The Texan, three episodes of The Twilight Zone and many more. He also had a very successful movie career, best-remembered as Sheriff Pat Garrett in The Left-Handed Gun opposite Paul Newman as Billy the Kid. We’ve carefully selected 12 of John Dehner’s finest radio performances for this exciting collection, and we hope you enjoy it! Have Gun - Will Travel 8-28-60 ´´For the Birds”Have Gun - Will Travel 9-11-60 ´´Deadline”Have Gun - Will Travel 9-18-60 ´´Nellie Watson’s Boy”Frontier Gentleman 3-2-58 ´´The Lost Mine”Frontier Gentleman 8-10-58 ´´A Wagon Full of Cats”Frontier Gentleman 8-17-58 ´´The Fastest Gun That Never Was”Escape 11-5-50 ´´Earth Abides Pt. 1”Escape 11-12-50 ´´Earth Abides Pt. 2 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011532/bk_brll_011532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.