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.
John Lahr is The New Yorker´s senior theatre critic.Sir Richard Eyre was the artistic director of the Royal National Theatre in London from 1988 to 1997. He produced more than a hundred plays, including Guys & Dolls, Futurists, The Invention of Love, Richard III, and King Lear, and won numerous awards for his work. Several of his London productions also had Broadway runs, including Skylight, The Crucible, Vincent in Brixton, and Amy´s View. He was knighted in 1997 and received the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for outstanding achievement that year as well. His feature films include Iris and Stage Beauty. He is directing the musical stage adaptation of Mary Poppins for London´s West End, which will open in December. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lahr, Sir Richard Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000011/sp_nyev_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most gorgeously theatrical of all Dickens´s novels, Nicholas Nickleby follows the delightful adventures of a hearty young hero in 19th-century England. Nicholas, a gentleman´s son fallen upon hard times, must set out to make his way in the world. His journey is accompanied by some of the most swaggering scoundrels and unforgettable eccentrics in Dickens´s pantheon. From the dungeon-like Yorkshire boys´ boarding school run by the cruel Wackford Squeers to the high-spirited stage of Vincent Crummles´ extraordinary acting troupe, Nicholas Nickleby is a triumph of the imagination, bursting with color, humor, and poignant social commentary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002118/bk_blak_002118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crying the News: A History of America´s Newsboys is the first book to place newsboys at the center of American history, analyzing their inseparable role as economic actors and cultural symbols in the creation of print capitalism, popular democracy, and national character. DiGirolamo´s sweeping narrative traces the shifting fortunes of these ´´little merchants´´ over a century of war and peace, prosperity and depression, exploitation and reform, chronicling their exploits in every region of the country, as well as on the railroads that linked them.
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.
WordTheatre, the short story performance specialists, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. Recorded live with many of the authors present, these nine exquisitely crafted stories explore the one topic that everyone knows something about: families. Whether through birth, adoption, or marriage, whatever the relationships, they provide rich fodder for our talented authors - at times amusing, at others, achingly painful. Halley Feiffer reading ´´Ask for Pain” by Julie Orringer James Franco reading ´´The Odds It Would Be You” by Alice Mattison Gary Dourdan reading ´´Bug Juice” by Christine R. Lincoln Danielle Panabaker reading ´´The Escape” by Joyce Carol Oates Ian Hart reading ´´Distant Ships” by Simon Van Booy Robin de Jesus reading ´´The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue” by Manuel Munoz CCH Pounder reading ´´Pet” by Deb Olin Unferth Vincent Piazza reading ´´Three Thursdays in the Bronx” by David Prete Nicki Micheaux reading ´´Vacuum” by Brad Watson Produced and directed by Cedering Fox; edited by Sara Bencivenga; mixed and mastered by Theo Mondle; music composed by Greg Chun. WordTheatre gives voice to great writing. We are an innovative, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring empathy, curiosity and conversation through powerful and entertaining performances, both live and recorded, of the world’s best contemporary literature. We aim to ignite a passion for reading, writing and self-expression in our community and in future generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Halley Feiffer, James Franco, Gary Dourdan, Danielle Panabaker, Ian Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wdth/000001/bk_wdth_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.