All James wanted was a little solitude at his favorite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share ´´his´´ beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fueled encounter in the dark. Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he´s kept hidden under mountains of denial. However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behavior and makes him see that life needn´t be spent running away from his desires. Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081524/bk_acx0_081524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Branded a Cheat´´, by James Surowiecki: The Tiger Woods scandal may affect his endorsements.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Plummer´s Pad´´, by Ian Parker: The joys of living in a hotel.´´Payout´´, by Rebecca Mead: The second-richest man in Ukraine.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Monkey and the Fish´´, by Philip Gourevitch: Can Greg Carr save an African ecosystem?FICTION´´Diary of an Interesting Year´´, by Helen Simpson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091223/pe_nyer_091223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This companion to the bestselling The Wes Anderson Collection is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Through a series of in-depth interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Anderson shares the story behind the film´s conception, personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and the wide variety of sources that inspired him-from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. The book also features interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, ephemera and artwork lavishly illustrate these interviews and essays. The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel stays true to Seitz´s previous book on Anderson´s first seven feature films,The Wes Anderson Collectionwith an artful design and playful illustrations that capture the spirit of Anderson´s inimitable aesthetic. Together, they offer a complete, definitive overview of Anderson´s filmography to date. Praise for the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel: Nine Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Directing, and Writing - Original Screenplay; Best Film - Musical or Comedy, Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, 5 BAFTA awards, including Best Original Screen Play; Best Production Design, Best Costume Design; Best Make Up & Hair and Best Original Music.
When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. In possession of a run-down B&B that leans more towards the shabby than the chic and is miles from nowhere, he realises he needs to fill the beds - and fast. Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who’s been unexpectedly dumped by her (not-so) weedy boyfriend; and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle. But under Buffy’s watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers find they have more in common than perhaps they first thought. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicky Henson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002186/bk_boli_002186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.