Four episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Goon but not forgotten! Here is a chance to enjoy more surreal clowning from one of the greatest comedy teams on radio. During the course of these four digitally remastered episodes, London is beseiged by birds, and Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. The episodes included are: "The Starlings" - Series 4 Special (31 August 1954) "The Missing Scroll" - Series 5, Episode 19 (1 February 1955) "Nineteen Eighty-Five" - Series 5 Episode 20 (8 February 1955) "The Man Who Won the War (AKA Seagoon MCC)" - Series 6, Episode 1 (20 September 1955). Please note: "Nineteen Eighty-Five" is a remake of the same titled episode from 4 January 1955, previously available on The Goon Show Volume 5. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002043/bk_rhuk_002043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five years before the events related in O´Shaughnessy´s first Nina Reilly novel Motion to Supress, Nina is living in Carmel, California, with Bob, her toddler-age son, and working as a paralegal at a law firm while attending law school at night. Additional stress comes from Nina´s former boyfriend, Richard Filsen, who thinks she is a bad mother and sues her for custody of her son. Nina´s life whirls out of control when her mother, Margaret Reilly, decides to sue a local acupuncturist, Dr. Wu, for medical malpractice. Margaret´s health is declining rapidly due to the injury she suffered from Dr. Wu and when she dies, she wants to leave some money to Nina and Nina´s brother, Matt, a recovering drug addict. Nina knows the emotional cost of a lawsuit but her mother is determined, so Nina recommends that she consult Remy Sorensen, a brilliant lawyer who is everything Nina aspires to be. Then a woman falls to her death from Bixby Creek Bridge at Big Sur. Is her death an accident or a suicide? The authorities seem satisfied that there´s no evidence of foul play, but Nina is convinced it is an act of murder and embarks on her own quest for the truth. Stirring up trouble, Nina catches the killer´s attention, witnesses die, and the only ´´official´´ help Nina gets is from homicide cop Paul Van Wagoner. Nina´s investigations lead nowhere until she recognizes a crucial, overlooked fact: sometimes people keep their true feelings and desires secret, even from the people who love them. Providing fascinating new insight into the character of Nina Reilly, this new novel keeps listeners on the edge of their seats as it explores the hidden mysteries of the heart and positions Perri O´Shaughnessy as one of the most original and powerful thriller authors writing today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dagmara Dominczyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001712/bk_sans_001712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When his little brother, Arthur, asks Stanley to be his Show-and-Tell item for class, Stanley agrees. It could be fun, and he just might see the prettiest teacher in school. But disaster strikes during Show-and-Tell - Miss Plum´s ring disappears! It´s up to Flat Stanley to save the day! This story brings Jeff Brown´s classic character to the world of I Can Read! With simple text, young listeners will flat-out love Flat Stanley! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vinnie Penna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004027/bk_harp_004027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Monopolists, the incredible story of Olympic sailor Kevin Hall and the psychiatric syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life. Meet Kevin Hall, brother, son, husband, father, and Olympic and America´s Cup sailor. Kevin has an Ivy League degree and a winning smile, and throughout his adult life he has been engaged in an ongoing battle with a person that doesn´t exist to anyone but him: the Director. Kevin suffers from what doctors are beginning to call the ´´Truman Show´´ delusion, a form of psychosis named for the 1998 movie, where the main character is trapped as the star of a reality TV show. When the Director commands Kevin to do things, the results can lead to handcuffs, hospitalization, or both. Once he nearly drove a car into Boston Harbor. His girlfriend, now wife, was in the passenger seat. In the tradition of Kay Redfield Jamison´s An Unquiet Mind, journalist Mary Pilon´s The Kevin Show reveals the many-sided struggle by Kevin, his family, and the medical profession to understand and treat a psychiatric disorder whose euphoric highs and creative ties to pop culture have become inextricable from Kevin´s experience of himself. Interweaving his perspective, journals, and sketches with police reports, medical records, and interviews with those who were present at key moments in his life, The Kevin Show is a bracing, suspenseful, and eye-opening view of the role that mental health plays in a seemingly ordinary life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Sellon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011930/bk_reco_011930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tyrell Brothers Circus was rolling during the 1986 season. With dozens of cities to cover between spring and fall, Rick Tyrell and his brother, Buck, had their hands full just managing the staff, the equipment, and all the animals. What they didn´t need was the person responsible for sabotaging their show. Two performers were dead, as was the biggest African elephant in any circus. Ring acts were sabotaged, and someone has a score to settle with the Tyrell Brothers. But who could it be? The circus was supposed to be like one big happy family. Apparently, someone´s not so happy, and more lives may be lost before the season comes to an end. This is a work of fiction, based on real-life stories told to me by lifelong circus performer Pete Lindemann, whose family started the Seils-Sterling Circus in Wisconsin. Names have been changed, but most of the occurrences described in the story are based on truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033953/bk_acx0_033953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans have loved traveling circuses for generations, and none represent the country´s love for entertainment quite like the most famous of them all, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The five brothers who started a circus in Wisconsin, as well as P.T. Barnum, have had their names become synonymous with the circus, so it´s only fitting that the manner in which these men entered the business and the merging of their traveling circuses together also make for great stories. Circus promoters have long been viewed as somewhat shady hucksters, but none could top P.T. Barnum, who used a blend of traditional circus entertainment, freak show exhibits, and outright hoaxes to create ´´The Greatest Show on Earth´´. Around the same time that Barnum was operating the Barnum and Bailey´s circus, the Ringling Brothers were engaging in more traditional circus activities in Wisconsin. As their traveling circus became better known in the late 1880s, it was advertised as the ´´Ringling Brothers United Monster Shows, Great Double Circus, Royal European Menagerie, Museum, Caravan, and Congress of Trained Animals´´. The Ringling Brothers were eventually successful enough that they were able to buy Barnum´s circus after Barnum had already died, and they merged the traveling circuses together in 1919. The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus examines the origins of the famous circuses, the background of the important individuals involved, and their merger into the most famous circus of all. You will learn about ´´The Greatest Show on Earth´´ like never before, in no time at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Oosterwyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034537/bk_acx0_034537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, celebrating the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America´s most iconic television programs. Andy Griffith and Don Knotts met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy went to Hollywood to film a TV pilot about a small-town sheriff, Don called to ask if the sheriff could use a deputy. The comedic synergy between Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife ignited The Andy Griffith Show, elevating a folksy sitcom into a timeless study of human friendship, as potent off the screen as on. Andy and Don - fellow Southerners born into poverty and raised among scofflaws, bullies, and drunks - captured the hearts of Americans across the country as they rocked lazily on the front porch, meditating about the simple pleasure of a bottle of pop. But behind this sleepy, small-town charm, de Visé´s exclusive reporting reveals explosions of violent temper, bouts of crippling neurosis, and all-too-human struggles with the temptations of fame. Andy and Don chronicles unspoken rivalries, passionate affairs, unrequited loves, and friendships lost and regained. Although Andy and Don ended their Mayberry partnership in 1965, they remained best friends for the next half century, with Andy visiting Don at his deathbed. Written by Don Knotts´ brother-in-law and featuring extensive unpublished interviews with those closest to both men, Andy and Don is the definitive literary work on the legacy of The Andy Griffith Show and a provocative and an entertaining listen about two of America´s most enduring stars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007274/bk_sans_007274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take one wife, calm and level headed. Add a pinch of sarcasm. Fold in one husband, suitably dense. Stir until fully blended. Sprinkle with wisecracking children, a goofy sidekick, a volcanic boss, and an annoying brother-in-law. Cook until half baked. Phil Harris, the swaggering, cocky cornball, is in top form. Alice Faye delights as the glamorous yet grounded retired movie star. Elliott Lewis lives it up as Frankie Remley, Phil´s best friend and provocateur, along with costars Walter Tetley, Robert North, Gale Gordon, Jeanine Roos, and Ann Whitfield and guest Sheldon Leonard. Episodes include: ´´Indians Don´t Pay Income Taxes´´ 11-25-51, ´´Frankie´s TV Show´´ 12-02-51, ´´Mr. Scott´s Clock´´ 12-09-51, ´´Phil´s Easy Chair Must Go´´ 12-16-51, ´´Stolen Christmas Presents´´ 12-23-51, ´´Need Tickets to the Rose Parade´´ 12-30-51, ´´Pebble Beach Golf Trip´´ 01-06-52, ´´Surprise Present for Phil´s Birthday´´ 01-13-52, ´´Fund Raising for the March of Dimes´´ 01-20-52, ´´Phil Is in Charge of the House´´ 01-27-52, ´´The Day After Mr. Scott´s Dinner Party´´ 02-03-52, ´´A Wife for Frankie?´´ 02-10-52, ´´Seeing Phil´s New Movie´´ 02-17-52, ´´Phil´s Band to Play for Mr. Scott´s Daughter´´ 02-24-52, ´´Frankie Is Not Going with Phil to Las Vegas´´ 03-02-52, ´´Children´s Costume Party´´ 03-09-52, ´´Choosing Where to Go on Vacation´´ 03-16-52, ´´Phil Is Made Honorary Colonel´´ 03-23-52, ´´Grogan Wants a Party at Phil´s House´´ 03-30-52, ´´Is Alice Broke?´´ 04-06-52. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001229/rt_radi_001229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when your best friend calls and says she´s getting married in a matter of days on a different continent? You hop on a plane and go to be with her, of course. Lu Osborne was doing precisely that. She boarded a flight that was headed for Ireland on only a few days´ notice despite the fact that she had a lot of irons in the fire. Other than witnessing a fairytale wedding and maybe doing a little sightseeing, Lu didn´t expect anything to come from the trip. She certainly didn´t expect to fall in love with her best friend´s brother, Joe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098709/bk_acx0_098709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having saved virtually every letter her father wrote to her between the years 1938, when she was 11 years old, and 1967, Miriam Marx´ letters from her famous father Groucho show an extraordinary father-daughter relationship. The ups and downs of Groucho´s film, radio and television careers, two divorces and two remarriages, and Miriam´s often tumultuous young adulthood reveal many facets of a man many know only through his film roles and as the quipping quizmaster of You Bet Your Life. Groucho is revealed as a man deeply concerned with holding his family together and as a sometimes firm, always loving father who never hesitated to say exactly what he thought. Featuring a forward written and narrated by Dick Cavett. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Ferrante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mill/000020/bk_mill_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.