The Show That Never Ends is the behind-the-scenes story of the extraordinary rise and fall of progressive (´´prog´´) rock, epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Emerson Lake & Palmer, and their successors Rush, Styx, and Asia. With inside access to all the key figures, Washington Post national reporter David Weigel tells the story with the gusto and insight prog rock´s fans (and its haters) will relish. Along the way he explains exactly what was ´´progressive´´ about prog rock, how it arose from psychedelia and heavy metal, why it dominated the pop charts but then became so despised that it was satirized in This Is Spinal Tap, and what fuels its resurgent popularity today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rudy Sanda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001300/bk_high_001300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There’s more to Frank than meets the eye…A quirky, witty and utterly brilliant new picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Frank is your typical grandfather, but no one has a grandfather like him…. If you had to stand up and talk, for one whole minute, about a member of your family, who would you pick? Everyone else chooses really cool people, like Tom’s Uncle Marlon who plays drums in a band, or Hannah’s mum with her company car. But there’s nothing cool about grandfather Frank… or is there? In this hilarious, wise and heart-warming story, awesome new picture book talent David Mackintosh shows with a supreme lightness of touch just how much the older generation has to teach us, and how much fun learning from them can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mangan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001024/bk_hcuk_001024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lee Mack, Bafta award winner, stars in the complete second BBC Radio 2 series. Taking part in the manic mix of sketches and stand-up are special musical guests former Spice Girl Melanie C, ABC´s Martin Fry, Erasure´s Andy Bell, Jamelia, Alison Moyet, and Level 42´s Mark King. Lee is also joined by comedians Andrew Maxwell, Phil Nichol, Jason Byrne, John Hegley, Mark Watson, and Will Smith. Ably assisted by long-suffering sidekick Angela McHale and house band leader Steve Brown ( Knowing Me, Knowing You´s Glenn Ponder), Lee Mack brings you a new series, with all-new gags. Includes all six episodes of the second radio series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Mack, Angela McHale, Steve Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001810/rt_bbcw_001810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kids are vanishing in Victorian London. Only Toby knows why. Can he save the city before falling victim himself? After 12-year-old Toby Carter escapes a brutal workhouse at Christmas, he can´t believe his good fortune. Adopted by a band of travelling performers called The Winter Freak Show who put on spellbinding shows each night, he finally believes he´s found the family he always wanted. Then, everything falls apart. Children are disappearing throughout the city. Pretty soon, all evidence points to those Toby trusted the most, and he finds himself caught up in a conspiracy far more sinister than he ever imagined. Defenseless and on the run, he’s confronted with two options: uncover the kidnapper before another child falls victim, or stand by and watch as the shadowy criminal becomes unstoppable. The fate of Christmas rests in the balance. The Winter Freak Show is the first book in Daniel Parsons’s spellbinding Twisted Christmas Trilogy. If you like vivid magic, fantastic creatures, and a race against time, then you’ll love this thrilling fantasy adventure. Pick up The Winter Freak Show to discover this exciting, new series today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112292/bk_acx0_112292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lee Mack, host of BBC One´s They Think It´s All Over, star of ITV´s The Sketch Show and BAFTA Award winner, stars in this hilarious six-part comedy show as heard on BBC Radio 2. Participating in the manic mix of sketches and stand-up are special musical guests Toyah Willcox, Midge Ure, Suggs, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tom Robinson, and Tony Hadley. Lee is also joined by comedians Noel Britton, Mick Miller, Milton Jones, Rhod Gilbert, Mike Wilmot, and Aussie Trevor Crook. Ably assisted by long-suffering sidekick Angela McHale and house band leader Steve Brown (Knowing Me, Knowing You´s Glenn Ponder), Lee Mack brings you a new show for the 21st century. Where else can you hear Tony Hadley playing cops and robbers and Suggs amid ghostly goings-on? Just don´t ask Midge Ure about Band Aid. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Mack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000940/rt_bbcw_000940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Death, Resurrection, and Rock and Roll... Hundreds of alien creatures gather at the Collundrome, an asteroid party venue, for the Pan-Galactic Prom Show, the biggest bash in the known universe. Funk Toast, an Earth band, is slated to headline the event. But Knolar Jex, intergalactic pirate and terrorist, has his own nefarious plans for this year’s extravaganza. Meanwhile…Twana Burch and a few friends bring a cloned version of Bieber - the assassinated intergalactic pop idol - to the Collundrome party venue with the intention of putting him on stage before the Prom Show audience. With enough media attention, Twana hopes to resurrect Bieber’s career and rekindle the hearts of millions of teenage fans. Meanwhile… A special detachment of Ice Beetle soldiers from planet Hull also have their eyes on the Pan-Galactic Prom Show stage. Having left their planet at war and fearing the extinction of their species, they hope to solicit aid to their planet by delivering news of their ominous plight in the form of a rock and roll show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Nybo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026872/bk_acx0_026872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is The Pepsodent Radio Show, starring Bob Hope, for Christmas 1953! Filled with comedy, music, and warm Christmas cheer, it´s a nostalgic look back at one of America´s great entertainers in the process of establishing what became a true American tradition for many many years: The Bob Hope Christmas Specials. Special guest Frank Sinatra is heard in comedy sketches, singing novelty duets with Bob and in a featured performance of ´´South of the Border´´ with Les Brown and His Band of Reknown. Here are two of the greatest entertainers in show business, in one great classic old time radio (OTR) program, performing live for the nation´s radio listeners on Christmas Eve. The show is preceded by a short introduction from OTR fan and aficianado Bill Mills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Sinatra, Bill Mills, Bob Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/rebb/000025/rt_rebb_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hollywood glamour meets handsome goofball. Jack Benny´s irrepressible bandleader and his winsome wife star in this classic sitcom - raising their two daughters, and raising their voices…and, not just to sing. With a wise-guy sensibility that sounds positively contemporary, the chemistry between Phil Harris and Elliott Lewis (as Frankie Remley) is pitch-perfect. They click in a comic rhythm reminiscent of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Add Walter Tetley to the mix (as smart-alecky grocery boy Julius Abbruzio), and the results are glorious. Until recently, only scattered broadcasts from the RCA sponsored years were available. Nineteen of the twenty digitally restored and remastered episodes included in this collection are being introduced for the first time. Episodes Include: ´´Brownie´s Camping Trip´´ 10-22-50, ´´A Sick Phil Harris´´ 10-29-50, ´´Getting Out the Vote´´ 11-05-50, ´´Talking to Mr. Scott About Mentioning Sponsor´s Name´´ 11-12-50, ´´Alice and the Kids Going to Palm Springs Without Phil´´ 11-19-50, ´´The Big Game on a New Television´´ 11-26-50, ´´What Is ´The Thing?´´´ 12-03-50, ´´Watering the Lawn´´ 12-10-50, ´´Buying Alice a Christmas Present´´ 12-17-50, ´´Annual Christmas Show With Andy Devine´´ 12-24-50, ´´Mr. Scott´s New Years Party´´ 12-31-50, ´´Cutting The Band´s Wages´´ 01-07-51, ´´The New Singer´´ 01-14-51, ´´The Pony´´ 01-21-51, ´´Red Cross Blood Drive´´ 01-28-51, ´´Helping Alice With the Household Budget´´ 02-04-51, ´´Are Phil and Alice Legally Married?´´ 02-11-51, ´´U.S.O. Entertaining at an Army Camp´´ 02-18-51, ´´The Golf Game´´ 02-25-51, ´´Waiting For Darryl Zanuck´s Call´´ 03-04-51. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliot Lewis, Walter Tetley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000892/rt_radi_000892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phil Harris was brash, egotistical, and charming as hell. Alice Faye was regarded by George Gershwin and Cole Porter as the best female singer in Hollywood. Together, they starred in one of the most uninhibited and funny comedy series on radio. Benefiting from the likeability of its stars, a wonderfully cast group of supporting players (Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, and Anne Whitfield), and one of the most prolific and clever writing teams of the mid-20th century (Ray Singer and Dick Chevillat), The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show is a complete delight. This collection features 20 digitally remastered programs, 18 of which are available for the first time anywhere. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the misadventures of the Harrises, their two daughters, and one left-handed guitar player. Episodes include: Alice´s Easter Dress 04-13-52; Alice´s Old Boyfriend, George Henderson 04-20-52; Phil Is Directed to Fire His Band - 04-27-52; Helping Alice with Spring Cleaning 05-04-52; The Harris Kids on TV 05-11-52; Julius Is Missing 05-18-52; Alice´s Surprise Party for Mr. Scott 05-25-52; Hotel Harris 10-05-52; The Stolen US Mail 10-12-52; Phil, The Television Star 10-19-52; Baby Alice´s First Date 10-26-52; Phil Helps Get Out the Vote 11-02-52; Surprise Party for Phil 11-09-52; Alice Buys a Business 11-16-52; The Football Tickets 11-23-52; Elliott´s Girlfriend´s Name Is on Phil´s Chest 11-30-52; Julius Is in Jail 12-07-52; An Elephant for Mr. Scott 12-14-52; The Women´s Club Santa Claus 12-21-52; New Year´s Eve Party at the Harrises´ 12-28-52 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Old Time Radio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001918/rt_radi_001918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.