Since his death in 1993, Vincent Price´s legacy as a Hollywood legend has only grown in stature. His lengthy and distinguished career - as the voice of The Saint on the radio; as an actor in such unforgettable horror films as House of Wax and The Fly, in classic movies such as Laura and The Song of Bernadette, and on popular TV shows such as Batman and The Brady Bunch; and as a star on the Broadway stage - spanned 65 years. In addition to being an icon of stage and screen, Price was an art historian and collector who did much to popularize the visual arts in the United States, as well as a gourmet chef and author of best-selling cookbooks. Widely revered for his elegance and erudition, this Renaissance man left his mark on many areas of American culture during the twentieth century. Vincent Price was also a loving father to his daughter Victoria, who was born shortly before he turned 51, at the height of his popularity. Though the star´s busy film schedule took him in and out of his young daughter´s life, he was always a larger-than-life presence and, simply, her father. The deep bond between father and daughter managed to survive the machinations of Price´s third wife, the elegant British actress Coral Browne, who resented the close relationship between Price and his children and grandchildren. After Browne´s death, Price and his daughter spent over a year taping conversations that would form the basis of this compelling biography-cum-memoir. In writing about the father she adored, Victoria Price reveals a man complex, human, and humorous. An actor of range, less than one-third of the movies in which he appeared were in the horror genre. As a pre-war anti-Nazi sympathizer, he was greylisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s until, in a desperate gesture, he signed a secret oath that saved his career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020407/bk_adbl_020407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes: the deadly comedy, based on a story by Adriano. The disfigured criminal genius Dr Phibes rises from the dead once again to torment his arch-enemy, Scotland Yard Inspector Harry Trout, with another macabre murder. Phibes has murdered a famous stage actor in a bizarre and grisly fashion, but this is only the first stage of his twisted plan to rid himself of his enemies and achieve his black heart´s deepest desire—immortality for himself and his late wife, Victoria. ´´Welcome to the Family of the Night´´: based on a story by Chad Helder. Children are kidnapped and taken to a secluded compound where they are given new names and then wait to be ´´adopted´´ by parents who are vampires. A very scary episode of Vincent Price Presents! ´´Rue the Day´´: based on a story by Chad Helder. A high school English class studies Edgar Allan Poe´s macabre masterpiece ´´The Murders in the Rue Morgue´´. Inspired by the horrific tale of a razor-blade-wielding orangutan, the brightest and most insane student in the class uses his secret psychic power to carry out a hideous and unimaginable revenge against his classmates. ´´The Tell-Tale Tape´´: based on a story by Brent Schoonover. Popular radio-show couple Benny and Betty have hit a snag in their off-air relationship. Low ratings and a new romantic interest threaten to put Benny out of a job for good. With the stress building, Benny´s inner turmoil finally surfaces in a horrific fashion. Will this be enough to silence the voices in Benny´s head for good? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/brll/003297/rt_brll_003297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2000In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor. Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of self-worth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world. Without television, radio, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, he could enjoy the simple things, endure the long commitments, and find true meaning in his life.Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition.Here is Poitier´s own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, price and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man in the face of limits - his own and the world´s. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sidney Poitier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001401/bk_harp_001401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Breathtaking, pulse-pounding adventures that would put Indiana Jones on edge! Buckle up for adventure in these action-packed tales that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines. Featuring award-winning Hollywood actors and unprecedented cinematic sound, each audiobook provides the listener with a true ´´theater of the mind´´ experience. The Exciting Explorations Audio Collection, Volume 2 includes nine stories: ´´Destiny´s Drum´´, ´´Hurricane´´, ´´Hell´s Legionnaire´´, ´´While Bugles Blow!´´, ´´Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead´´ (Earphone Award), ´´The Barbarians,´´ ´´The Squad that Never Came Back,´´ ´´Price of a Hat´´, and ´´Starch and Stripes´´. The complete list of narrators includes Gino Montesinos, Erin Reitel, and Michael Yurchak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Thomas Silcott, Christina Huntington, Corey Burton, Josh Robert Thompson, Jim Meskimen, Phil Proctor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000087/bk_gala_000087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Soak the Very, Very Rich´´, by James Surowiecki: Building a smarter tax code.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Dry Run´´, by Mimi Sheraton: America’s hope preps for the culinary Olympics.´´Graphic Novel´´, by Samantha Henig: Artists reimagine Richard Price´s Lush Life.DOWNTOWN CHRONICLES´´Sleeping with Weapons´´, by Tad Friend: Why did John Lurie disappear?A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Queen of Crime´´, by Joan Acocella: How Agatha Christie created the modern murder mystery. POP MUSIC´´The Dotted Line´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: What do record labels do now? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100818/pe_nyer_100818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a tumultuous period of crisis, Victoria Price rebuilt her life by embracing a daily practice of joy, healing childhood wounds, and reconnecting to the example set by her father, the famed actor Vincent Price. Her journey involved stepping away from externalities and into her father´s legacy: his love for people and his compassion for others, his generosity of spirit and his simple kindnesses, his enthusiasm for new experiences, and his love of life. She observes that as I´ve gotten older, I´ve come to understand that every day, in everything we do, we have a choice-between expanding into our lives or contracting into our fears, into saying ´´Yes! to life´´ . . . or saying ´´No.´´ This intimate and inspiring book shares the stories, experiences, and lessons that led her back to her truest self, including her lifesaving daily practice of joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003514/bk_drms_003514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lawyers and art and kisses, oh my! As a lawyer for A-list Hollywood actors, Jillian Price´s job is soul-sucking, and she needs a way out. She may have found one - at a yard sale. Across a junk-strewn lawn, she spies a painting that makes her heart stop. It looks to be a lost masterpiece! With that painting she could have it all: the new job, her own gallery, and even the guy - gorgeous banker Aero Jantzen. However, the last person she would expect to start throwing a wrench into her plans is the guy who inspired her to chase the painting in the first place. Keeping a grip on her acquisition might just require a merger. Mergers & Acquisitions is the third book in Jennifer Griffith´s Legally in Love series. Each book is a stand-alone clean romance with a guaranteed HEA, lots of swoony kisses, and a legal twist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janine Granda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118330/bk_acx0_118330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.