Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Nicolas Cage on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Philip Seymour Hoffman´s one of the stars of Punch Drunk Love. Hoffman also had parts in the films Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Happiness, and Next Stop Wonderland. Actor Nicolas Cage´s latest film, Windtalkers, is just out on DVD and video. A group of Navajo soldiers developed an unbreakable code based on their language for use during World War 2. The film is set in the South Pacific. Cage plays Joe Enders, a Marine guard assigned to protect the Native American code talkers. Cage won an Academy award for his role in the film Leaving Las Vegas. (Original Broadcast Dates: June 30, 1999 and June 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031003/rt_whyy_031003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip Carlson was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier, and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy, and W.H. Macy among many and gifted others. He shares his practical trade secrets in this extraordinarily comprehensive guide on how to get into show business. Topics include: The schools The business Showcases Casting directors Agents Auditions Which coast? Producers Staying real Negotiating 101 Where do I fit? Movies TV: Where the real money is (these days) And more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082442/bk_acx0_082442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Democratic Movements´´, by Steve Coll: The lessons of Tunisia.ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´Going Viral´´, by David E. Hoffman: The Pentagon takes on swine flu. OUR TOWNS DEPT.´´Fox Among the Chickens´´, by Peter J. Boyer: Roger Ailes and an upstate newspaper war. BOOKS´´America´s Top Parent´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Amy Chua´s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Apeman´´, by Nick Liptak: Peter Elliott, the world’s go-to ape actor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110126/pe_nyer_110126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dostoyevsky´s The Used and Abused is a fresh retelling of an early Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel previously translated and published under such titles as Injury and Insult, The Insulted and Injured, The Insulted and Humiliated, and Humiliated and Insulted. Writing while he was serving time in a Russian prison, Dostoyevsky was heavily influenced by the novels of Charles Dickens. A frustrated love affair, an orphan girl in jeopardy, a scheming aristocrat, and an angry father who casts his daughter out of his life are just a few of the ingredients that make this lesser-known Russian novel a delight to hear. More than simply creating a new translation, novelist and playwright Robert Armin has expanded upon and enhanced the characters and dialogue of Dostoyevsky´s original work to give modern listeners a full and engaging listening experience from beginning to end. The audiobook is brilliantly performed by Broadway and television actor Philip Hoffman [Orange Is the New Black, Into the Woods (original Broadway production), Fiddler on the Roof (2004), A Catered Affair, and Cabaret (2014)]. This recording contains the first half of a two-part serialization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057564/bk_acx0_057564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Miller´s play A View from the Bridge is a tragic masterpiece of the inexorable unravelling of a man, set in a close-knit Italian-American community in 1950s New York. Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it´s a privilege to take in his wife´s cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece Catherine begins to fall for one of them, it´s clear that it´s not just, as Eddie claims, that he´s too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong - and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can´t face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by the author and a new foreword by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Reality is stranger than fiction when seven 1960s radicals refuse to behave in Judge Julius Hoffman´s courtroom. Based on actual trial transcripts and starring a cast of top Chicago actors, this play centers on events following the protests and riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Schwimmer, George Murdock, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000004/pf_latw_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Beating of his Wings, the third and final installment in the epic narrative from Paul Hoffman. Read by the actor Sean Barrett. Thomas Cale has been running from the truth. Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose - to destroy God´s greatest mistake, mankind itself - Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco. Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilisation in the world. But Thomas Cale is weak. His soul is dying. As his body is wracked with convulsions he knows that the final judgment will not wait for a sick boy. As the day of reckoning draws close, Cale´s sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darkness - the Sanctuary - and to confront the person he hates most in the world. Finally Cale must recognise that he is the incarnation of God´s rage and decide if he will stand against the Sanctuary of the Redeemers and use his unique skill of laying waste to all things. The fate of mankind rests on Cale´s decision. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000412/bk_pauk_000412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.