Victims or Actors of Development:the case of the San people of D´Kar Botswana Tshepang Denise Kiil
The Organic Actor is a unique book, combining the technical with the psychological aspects of auditioning for film and television. This book deals with concerns that affect every actor who auditions. It is a must listen if you intend to pursue acting as your career or even if you´d just like to dabble in it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori S. Wyman, Karen-Eileen Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074810/bk_acx0_074810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson and actor Robert Forster on this edition of Fresh Air. Wanda Jackson had several hits in the late 50s and early 60s, including ´´Mean Mean Man´´, ´´Let´s Have a Party´´, and ´´Fujiyama Mama´´. In the 70s she kept recording music, mostly gospel. She´s 65 now and still touring. She´s just released her first studio recording in 15 years, Heart Trouble.Guest musicians, including Elvis Costello and The Cramps, join her for several tracks. In the 1960s, actor Robert Forster starred in films like Medium Cool and Reflections in a Golden Eye. Then, for the next 20-some years, he appeared in B-movies and horror films. His career was resurrected with his role as a bail-bondsman in Quentin Tarantino´s Jackie Brown. Recently, he´s starred in Mulholland Drive, Me, Myself and Irene and Charlie´s Angels: Full Throttle. Now he plays Marshall Sisco in the new ABC series Karen Sisco. (Broadcast Date: November 5, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031105/rt_whyy_031105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen Silkwood, an employee of the Kerr-McGee plutonium processing plant, was killed in a car crash on her way to deliver important documents to a newspaper reporter in 1974. Silkwood was a union activist concerned about health and safety issues at the plant, and her death at age 28 was considered by many to be highly suspicious. Was it Kerr-McGee´s revenge on a troublesome whistle-blower? Or was it part of a much larger conspiracy reaching from the Atomic Energy Commission to the FBI and the CIA? Richard Rashke leads us through the myriad of charges and countercharges, theories and facts, and reaches conclusions based solely on the evidence in hand. Originally published in 1981, his audiobook offers a vivid, edgy picture of the tensions that racked this country in the 1970s. However, the volume is not only an important historical document. Complex, fascinating characters populate this compelling insider´s view of the nuclear industry. The issues it explores - whistle-blowers, worker safety, the environment, and nuclear vulnerability - have not lost relevance today, 26 years after Silkwood´s white Honda Civic was found trapped in a concrete culvert near Oklahoma City. For this second edition, Rashke has added a preface and three short chapters that explore what has been learned about Silkwood since the book´s original publication, explain what happened to the various actors in the drama, and discuss the long-term effects of the events around Silkwood´s death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020745/bk_adbl_020745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A selection of the Akashic Drug Chronicles Series. Featuring brand-new stories by Sherman Alexie, William T. Vollmann, James Franco, Megan Abbott, Jerry Stahl, Beth Lisick, Jess Walter, Scott Phillips, James Greer, Tao Lin, Joseph Mattson, Natalie Diaz, Kenji Jasper, and Rose Bunch. Speed: the most demonized - and misunderstood - drug in the land. Deprived of the ingrained romantic mysticism of the opiate or the cosmopolitan chic of cocaine or the mundane tolerance of marijuana, there is no sympathy for this devil. Yet speed - crystal meth, amphetamines, Dexedrine, Benzedrine, Adderall; crank, spizz, chickenscratch, oblivious marching powder, the go-fast - is the most American of drugs: twice the productivity at half the cost, and equal opportunity for all. It feels so good and hurts so bad. From its dueling roots of pharmaceutical miracle cure and Californian biker-gang scourge to contemporary Ivy League campuses and high school chem labs, punk rock clubs to the military-industrial complex, suburban households to tin-can ghettos, it crosses all ethnicities, genders, and geographies - from immigrants and heartlanders punching double factory shifts to clandestine border warlords, doctors to bomber pilots, prostitutes to housewives, T-girls to teenagers, Academy Award-nominated actors and the mansion on the hill to the poorest Indian on the rez - making it not only the most essentially American narcotic, but the most deceivingly sundry literary matter. The subject of speed is so innately intimidating, yet so undeniably present that it begs to be written about. It is no secret that the drug has historically tuned up the lives of writers, including Jack Kerouac, Susan Sontag, Philip K. Dick, and scores more. Too rarely, though, has it been written about, and its jolt to the bones of the American landscape continues to peak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris, Scott Aiello, Therese Plummer, Christina Delaine, Carol Monda, Edoardo Ballerini, Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014660/bk_adbl_014660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Blast From the Past Ex-cop, security guard and sometime actor Jack Dwyer feels a familiar buzz when, after fifteen years, he sees Karen Lane, his old high school flame. But things are going so well with his girlfriend Donna, that he´s pretty sure Karen is not what he needs right now. Still, he agrees to retrieve a suitcase for her which she´d left with her last lover, Glendon Evans, a psychiatrist. When Jack goes to Evans´s ritzy house, he discovers the doctor out cold. Jack helps him come to, and they talk about the suitcase. Evans says he suspects its contents are important, but the suitcase has disappeared. Jack must warn Karen, and he knows he´ll find her at their high school reunion. But Jack´s little trip down memory lane doesn´t last long, for murder will prevent one of his classmates from ever leaving the reunion.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Frierson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010329/bk_acx0_010329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 2014 Locus Awards finalist, nonfiction category.Wonderfully narrated by Karen Chilton, Afrofuturism is an engaging, hip, and accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism. Author Ytasha Womack introduces listeners to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works. She writes engagingly about the innovators from the past and the wide range of subjects they explore - from the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. K. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, to the visual and multimedia artists inspired by African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities. The audiobook’s topics range from the ´´alien” experience of blacks in America to the ´´wake up” cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. With an aim to both entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves.Karen Chilton is an experienced, warm, and dynamic actor who has narrated many excellent audiobook recordings. She was the reader of the 2017 Audiofile Earphones Award-winning The March Against Fear. She was also the narrator of Michelle Alexander’s much acclaimed The New Jim Crow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Chilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135682/bk_acx0_135682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although known to an audience of millions the world over for his portrayal of The Doctor´s arch nemesis The Master in Doctor Who during the 1980s, Anthony Ainley had a prolific career which encompassed starring roles in Spyders Web and It´s Dark Outside as well as appearances in renowned dramas such as The Pallisers, Elizabeth R, Nicholas Nickleby, Upstairs, Downstairs, and cult films including Blood on Satan´s Claw and The Land That Time Forgot. But the dramas in Anthony´s real life were far more fascinating than any of the many parts he played onscreen. Born the illegitimate son of actor Henry Ainley and taken into care at the Actors´ Orphanage at the age of four, the hidden story behind one of the most enigmatic characters in Doctor Who is brought to life by author Karen Louise Hollis. Using exhaustive interviews with friends and colleagues from every aspect of Anthony´s life, including his best friend from school, fellow children from the Actors´ Orphanage, cricketing friends, colleagues, and those who remained close to him until his death in 2004, this book aims to uncover the real Anthony Ainley - The Man Behind The Master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000043/bk_lbrk_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen Jones The petite blonde married a Hollywood star, yet she’s the one who spends every day playing a part: the part of a happy wife. A year ago, she agreed to wed a famous actor to defuse rumors about his personal life. Now, her divorce sits just around the corner, along with a five million dollar payout. However, as she prepares to exit her fake marriage gracefully, her drop-dead-gorgeous brother-in-law walks through the door…and into her heart. Dark-haired, blue-eyed hunk Zach crashes Michael and Karen’s fancy one-year anniversary party, determined to meet the wife his brother hid from their family. But sparks fly the moment he and Karen see each other. When the famous couple decides to visit the whole Gardner clan, Karen must keep Michael’s secret under wraps in front of his questioning relatives…including Zach, the man who could be the real love of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005676/bk_brll_005676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.