Two encounters with polio in one lifetime is no laughing matter. But actor/comedian Bob Noble overcomes both by trusting in God to ´´turn lemons into lemonade´´. In this audiobook, Bob takes us on his exciting journey through the world of show business as an entertainer in motion pictures, television, and theater in Hollywood and beyond. You will also enjoy an overview of Bob´s one-man comedy show, ´´Humor Under the Steeple´´, including over 60 family-friendly jokes and humorous stories. At the age of 85, Bob can no longer stand or walk but continues to perform as a ´´sit-down comedian´´ from the comfort of his handy power scooter. WowDatsFunny! is a great listen. Your funny bone will love it! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106238/bk_acx0_106238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the unabridged, digital audiobook edition of St John Greene´s heart-warming memoir, Mum´s List, read by the actor Peter Kenny. ´´Kiss boys two times after I have gone.´´ ´´Please teach the boys to say what they mean.´´ ´´Mummy loved orange Club biscuits, jam and jelly and lemon curd.´´ On her deathbed, Kate Greene´s only concern was for her two little boys, Reef and Finn, and her loving husband, Singe. She knew she´d be leaving them behind very soon. Over her last few days, Kate created Mum´s List. The couple talked and cried together as she wrote her thoughts and wishes down, trying to help the man she loved create the best life for their boys after she was gone. It wasn´t the first time Singe and Kate had faced the spectre of death. Four years earlier, doctors discovered a large lump in baby Reef ´s abdomen. Kate, pregnant with Finn, was so distressed that she gave birth dangerously early. Both boys pulled through, but afterwards Kate received the diagnosis that every woman dreads. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000263/bk_pauk_000263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A classic BBC compilation of nursery rhymes, with light-hearted commentary from two BBC presenters.In this popular collection, actors Andrew Branch and Anne Rosenfeld perform over 50 fantastic nursery rhymes, from familiar favourites to lesser-known gems, speaking the rhymes aloud and chatting about their meanings. As they listen, children are encouraged to think about and appreciate the words, increasing their communication skills as they join in and play. Among the favourites included are: Humpty Dumpty; Sing a Song of Sixpence; Hickory Dickory Dock; Hey Diddle Diddle; Little Jack Horner; Polly Put the Kettle On; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Little Miss Muffet; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; Goosey Goosey Gander; The Queen of Hearts; Boys and Girls Come Out to Play; Oranges and Lemons; Wee Willie Winkie; The House That Jack Built and Little Bo Peep.This unique collection brings to life traditional nursery rhymes with music and sound effects to thrill a new generation, and is ideal for preschool children who can listen and follow along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001252/bk_bbcw_001252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the great tradition of David Sedaris, David Rakoff, and Augusten Burroughs, memoirist Eric Poole recounts his quirky childhood years in utterly hilarious and painful detail. In 1977, Eric Poole is a talented high school trumpet player with one working ear, the height-to-weight ratio of a hat rack, a series of annoyingly handsome bullies, and a mother irrationally devoted to Lemon Pledge. But who he wants to be is a star…ANY star. With equal parts imagination, flair, and delusion, Eric proceeds to emulate a series of his favorite celebrities, like Barry Manilow, Halston, Tommy Tune, and Shirley MacLaine, in an effort to become the man he’s meant to be - that is, anyone but himself. As he moves through his late teens and early 20s in suburban St. Louis, he casts about for an appropriate outlet for his talents. Will he be a trumpet soloist? A triple-threat actor/singer/dancer? A fashion designer in gritty New York City? Striving to become the son who can finally make his parents proud, Eric begins to suspect that discovering his personal and creative identities can only be accomplished by admitting who he really is. Picking up at the end of his first acclaimed memoir, Where’s My Wand?, Poole’s journey from self-delusion to acceptance is simultaneously hysterical, heartfelt, and inspiring. Cover design by Christian Fuenfhausen.´´Oh, my.... Eric Poole´s journey of self-delusion and self-discovery had me laughing one minute, crying the next, and rooting for him every second. This charming book is a TV series waiting to happen!´´ (George Takei, author, actor, and activist)´´Punctuated with highly effective humor, this book could easily serve as a resource for any closeted individuals looking to read another success story. A magnetic collection of real stories that sheds a new light on life in the Midwest.´´ (Kirkus, starred review)´´A touching and RIOTOUSLY funny story about one boy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050306/bk_adbl_050306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.