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The Oresteia

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The classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice, as heard on BBC Radio 3 – plus a bonus documentary exploring Aeschylus' seminal Greek tragedy. A chilling tale of homecoming, violent death and bloody vengeance, The Oresteia dates back to the fifth century BC, but its themes still resonate today. At once a family saga, morality tale and courtroom drama, it recounts how two generations of the cursed House of Atreus become locked into a deadly cycle of atrocities. To break the chain, their private vendetta must become public, as questions of guilt and justification are decided in the first ever homicide trial.... Agamemnon The Trojan War is over, and conquering hero Agamemnon arrives home to Argos. But victory came at an appalling price – the sacrifice of his eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Now, his wife Clytemnestra is determined to take a grisly revenge … The Libation Bearers Returning from exile, Agamemnon's son Orestes vows to avenge his father’s death by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. But where can he find the strength to carry out such a horrific deed? The Furies Having committed matricide, Orestes flees to Delphi. But the remorseless Furies, ancient deities of vengeance, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena save him from a terrible fate? Adapted by three of Britain’s most imaginative writers, Simon Scardifield, Ed Hime and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, these contemporary versions of Aeschylus’ trilogy are atmospheric, fast-moving and superbly accessible. The star casts include Lesley Sharp as Clytemnestra, Hugo Speer as Agamemnon and Will Howard as Orestes. Each of the plays is introduced by Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at Kings College London. Also featured is an episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how The Oresteia has fired the modern imagination, inspiring artists ranging from Richard Wagner to T. S. Eliot. Agamemnon The Chorus – Arthur Hughes, Philip Jackson and Carolyn Pickles Clytemnestra – Lesley Sharp Agamemnon – Hugo Speer Cassandra – Anamaria Marinca Calchas – Karl Johnson Aegisthus – Sean Murray Iphigenia – Georgie Fuller Herald – John Norton Guards – Steve Toussaint and Harry Jardine Adapted by Simon Scardifield Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Singer: Adriana Festeu Sound design by Colin Guthrie First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 12 January 2014 The Libation Bearers Orestes – Will Howard Electra – Joanne Froggatt Clytemnestra – Lesley Sharp The Chorus – Sheila Reid, Amanda Lawrence and Carys Eleri Aegisthus – Sean Murray Cilissa – Carolyn Pickles Pylades – Joel MacCormack Servants – David Seddon and John Norton Iphigenia – Georgie Fuller Adapted by Ed Hime Directed by Marc Beeby BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Singer: Adriana Festeu Sound design by Cal Knightley and Colin Guthrie First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 19 January 2014 The Furies Narrator – Niamh Cusack Alecto – Polly Hemingway Megaera – Maureen Beattie Tisiphone – Carolyn Pickles Orestes – Will Howard Athena – Chipo Chung Apollo – Joel MacCormack Clytemnestra – Lesley Sharp The Pythia – Priyanga Burford Girl – Carys Eleri Judge – Sean Murray Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Sound design by Colin Guthrie First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 26 January 2014 In Our Time Presented by Melyvn Bragg With Edith Hall, then Professor of Greek Cultural History at Durham University; Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge; Tom Healy, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London Produced by Charlie Taylor First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 29 December 2005

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Daily Show (the AudioBook)

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The complete uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie are chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers - including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Larry Wilmore - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the listener behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart's long reign to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics - a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, Jon Stewart's emotional monologue in the wake of 9/11, his infamous confrontation on Crossfire, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, the Indecisions, Mess O'Potamia, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blowups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows. Full cast of narrators includes Ryan Vincent Anderson, Graham Halstead, Cheryl Smith, Christian Coulson, Tommy Harron, and Elece Green. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Chris Smith (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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McLevy, The Collected Editions: Series 5 & 6

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Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.

Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy.

'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.

'The Chosen One': the Princess of the Occult is a sell-out success, but McLevy thinks she's a fraud.

'The Reckoning': as Jean prepares for a wedding, death stalks McLevy.

'A Bolt from the Blue': a corpse is found floating in Leith docks.

'End of the Line': two ladies discover the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat at Waverley station.

'Jack O'Diamonds': Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client, but he is not a man to cross lightly.

'Queen of Spades': Jean's battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences.

Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.

©2016 David Ashton (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Short Film Structure Secrets: Creating Film Festival Ready Short Films

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Short Film Structure Secrets - Short Films - There's no secret that structuring a short film can be a difficult process because of how condensed short films can be in relation to a feature film.  Author Chike Camara has done it again. This book demystifies the process and gives you a breakdown of some of the most common short film types, how their structures work, why their structures work and how to take your own short film idea to the next level. In a way, it teaches you how to create a short film as well.  Enjoy, let us know what you think :)

©2013, 2016 Akachi LLC (P)2018 Akachi LLC

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Drinking and Dating

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On the heels of her New York Times best-selling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly entertaining relationship book. Drinking and Dating chronicles Glanville’s misadventures stumbling through today’s dating world. From social media blunders to bedroom escapades, Brandi withholds nothing. Each chapter is inspired by a relationship encounter she has had since her sensational divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian. Hilarious, surprising, vulnerable, and outspoken, Glanville’s unexpected take on dating after heartbreak - and life in general - is as unique as she is. Just like Brandi herself, Drinking and Dating is sexy, funny, and eyebrow-raising.

©2014 Brandi Glanville (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Film Studies, Second Edition

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Film Studies is a concise and indispensable introduction to the formal study of cinema. Ed Sikov offers a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active listener and critic. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative.  His description of mise-en-scene helps listeners grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. Film Studies is designed for courses on film history, film theory, and popular culture. Its straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects anchor the listener's understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film and the techniques of film analysis.   The second edition of this best-selling book adds two new chapters: "Film and Ideology," which covers how to read a film's political and social content, and other key topics in film theory, and "Film Studies in the Age of Digital Cinema," which explores the central problems of studying film when "film" itself is no longer the medium.

©2020 Columbia University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Author: Ed Sikov
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

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This is a behind-the-scenes audio documentary, recorded on the set of the movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. “This film is a different beast.” (Eddie Redmayne) Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.   Over 100 hours of interviews with the cast and crew have been used to create this unique audio adventure that’s sure to be loved by fans of filmmaking and the Wizarding World. Across its nine chapters, you will explore themes such as what’s next for Newt Scamander, whether we’ve seen every side of Albus Dumbledore, what makes Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald so dangerous, and what connects the worlds of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.   With unrivalled access to the film’s cast, directors, producers, and makers, hear what it takes to build 1927 Paris on a lot just outside London, discover what influenced the design of the Elder Wand, meet the individuals who constructed iconic wizarding world locations including Hogwarts’ Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom - and mastered the craft and artistry required to fill it with authenticity and excitement.      With contributions from actors including Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), and Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) as well as director David Yates and producer David Heyman.    Give your eyes a rest and your ears a treat. Take a trip behind the scenes of the Wizarding World like never before.   Produced by Pottermore Publishing and Audible Originals. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald characters, names, and related indicia are copyright and trademark of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. Publishing rights copyright of J.K. Rowling.

©2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., 2018 (P)2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., 2018

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Inside the Star Wars Empire

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Bill Kimberlin may refer to himself as "one of those names on the endless list of credits at the close of blockbuster movies." In reality though, he's a true insider on some of the most celebrated and popular movies and franchises of the past century. Jurassic Park. Star Trek. Jumanji. Schindler's List. Saving Private Ryan. Even Forrest Gump. And perhaps most notably, Star Wars. Inside the Star Wars Empire is the very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades Kimberlin spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

©2018 Bill Kimberlin (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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How Game of Thrones Will End

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As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads. Modern readers find parallels with politics, the corporate world, and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Will the story end like Lord of the Rings or completely invert it? How about King Arthur? Pop culture and parody author Valerie Estelle Frankel examines the sources and predicts a Game of Thrones ending for each one. What will the Ragnarok ending look like? Or the Narnia ending? Who will live, who will die, and how goofy can the war of ice and fire possibly get?

©2014 Valerie Estelle Frankel (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups

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Do you use your voice for work? Do you want to become a better voiceover actor, singer, or public speaker? This book, written by well-known and respected voice talent Rodney Saulsberry, contains fun and challenging tongue twisters and vocal warm-ups that prepare you to read commercial, promo, narration, trailer, and animation copy with the proper energy and vocal dexterity. Learn how to deal with mouth clicks and sibilance issues, breathe correctly, control plosive words, and master microphone technique. Plus, get great tips on everyday vocal care from other professionals as well as tips on how to succeed in the voiceover industry. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Rodney Saulsberry (P)2016 Rodney Saulsberry

Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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Oedipus Rex

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Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.

©2009 Saland Publishing (P)2009 Saland Publishing

Author: Sophocles
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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The Complete Talking Heads

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The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors.

The Talking Heads monologues are widely regarded as one of Alan Bennett's finest dramatic achievements. First broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s and 1990s, they won a host of awards and huge popular acclaim and remain among his most admired works today.

This collection includes all twelve Talking Heads, plus the precursor of that series, 'A Woman of No Importance'.

Beautifully crafted and full of compassion and wry observation, each tale is ripe with the quirky, insightful detail that has become Bennett's trademark. The monologues are: 'A Woman of No Importance' (Patricia Routledge); 'A Chip in the Sugar' (Alan Bennett); 'A Lady of Letters' (Patricia Routledge); 'Bed Among the Lentils' (Anna Massey); 'Soldiering On' (Stephanie Cole); 'Her Big Chance' (Julie Walters); 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' (ThoraHird); 'Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet' (Patricia Routledge); 'The Hand of God' (Eileen Atkins); 'Playing Sandwiches' (David Haig); 'The Outside Dog' (Julie Walters); 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain' (Penelope Wilton) and 'Waiting for the Telegram' (Thora Hird).

Intensely moving, deeply engrossing and highly entertaining, these spellbinding soliloquies are essential listening.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Alan Bennett
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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The Union War

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Even 150 years later, we are haunted by the Civil War---by its division, its bloodshed, and perhaps, above all, by its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gary W. Gallagher shows in this brilliant revisionist history, it is an anachronistic judgment. In a searing analysis of the Civil War North as revealed in contemporary letters, diaries, and documents, Gallagher demonstrates that what motivated the North to go to war and persist in an increasingly bloody effort was primarily preservation of the Union. Devotion to the Union bonded nineteenth-century Americans in the North and West against a slaveholding aristocracy in the South and a Europe that seemed destined for oligarchy. Northerners believed they were fighting to save the republic, and with it the world's best hope for democracy. Once we understand the centrality of union, we can in turn appreciate the force that made Northern victory possible: the citizen-soldier. Gallagher reveals how the massive volunteer army of the North fought to confirm American exceptionalism by salvaging the Union. Contemporary concerns have distorted the reality of nineteenth-century Americans, who embraced emancipation primarily to punish secessionists and remove slavery as a future threat to union---goals that emerged in the process of war. As Gallagher recovers why and how the Civil War was fought, we gain a more honest understanding of why and how it was won.

©2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Mel Foster
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Nazeem Hussain: Rogue Son

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Nazeem Hussain is a grown man whose Mum won't let him go to Sri Lanka. At least, not without her by his side. But he's just had a kid, and he's started thinking ahead to the questions his son might ask him one day, like, 'why are we brown?' So Naz flies to Sri Lanka with the echoes of his Mum's protests in his ears. Naz tours Sri Lanka at a pivotal time for the country, politically and culturally. A new government is elected while Naz is in the air, so he lands in a strange atmosphere of confusion and change. Under this government's previous reign, disappearances of minorities were rife, and as a minority Muslim in this country, Naz's Mum has good reason to be scared of what's coming for him. And in the face of a mountain climb, a battle with a lethal martial arts guru, the forces of black and white magic and a deathly curse, Naz should really be scared too. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

©2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd

Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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The Camera Lies

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Alfred Hitchcock is said to have once remarked, "Actors are cattle", a line that has stuck in the public consciousness ever since. For Hitchcock, acting was a matter of contrast and counterpoint, valuing subtlety and understatement over flashiness. He felt that the camera was duplicitous and directed actors to look and act conversely. In The Camera Lies, author Dan Callahan spotlights the many nuances of Hitchcock's direction throughout his career, from Cary Grant in Notorious to Janet Leigh in Psycho. Delving further, he examines the ways that sex and sexuality are presented through Hitchcock's characters, reflecting the director's own complex relationship with sexuality. Detailing the fluidity of acting, Callahan examines the spectrum of treatment and direction Hitchcock provided well- and lesser-known actors alike, including Ingrid Bergman, Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Robert Walker, Jessica Tandy, Kim Novak, and Tippi Hedren. As Hitchcock believed, the best actor was one who could "do nothing well" - but behind an outward indifference to his players was a sophisticated acting theorist who often drew out great performances. The Camera Lies unpacks Hitchcock's legacy both as a director who continuously taught audiences to distrust appearance and as a man with an uncanny insight into the human capacity for deceit and misinterpretation.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: George Newbern
Author: Dan Callahan
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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#31Days

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Imagine immersing yourself in a world of unimaginable horrors for a month. Now imagine doing it every year for 16 years. Horror critic Robert J. Gannon does it ever year. The #31Days challenge is to watch and review a different horror property - film, TV series, book, game, play, etc. - every day for the month of October. In this newly revised and expanded collection of essays, Robert J. Gannon celebrates the horror genre with a focus on film and television. #31Days features 65 essays and reviews covering everything from Don Coscarelli's Phantasm series to the anthology horror show Masters of Horror. This nonfiction collection follows the spirit of Sketching Details, Robert's long-running entertainment media criticism website. Horror deserves the same level of respect and analysis as any other genre. Robert J. Gannon has built a career out of analyzing and sharing a passion for genre fiction - horror, sci-fi, and fantasy - and he's ready to show the world in his debut nonfiction collection.

©2020 Robert Gannon (P)2021 Robert Gannon

Narrator: Robert Gannon
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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The News Quiz: Series 98

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The complete 98th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp.  Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Guests include; Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Andy Hamilton, Lucy Porter, Susan Calman and Desiree Burch.  Each week, the panellists discuss the week's top stories including Vladimir Putin's suggestion to log off from the World Wide Web, Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. Produced by Richard Morris.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury

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A bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games. The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 36 hilarious editions, collected together for the first time. He presides over regular players Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton, plus guests including Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton, Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy. Hear them having their wicked way with favourite rounds, including One Song to the Tune of Another, Limericks, Sound Charades, Cheddar Gorge and Swanee Kazoo. The teams are helped along by lively audiences from a variety of British towns and cities, and, as is customary on Clue, Colin Sell is at the piano, and the lovely Samantha sits on Humph's right hand. Also included is a special episode, 'Everyman's Guide to Mornington Crescent', which reveals the full and unexpurgated history of the greatest game on earth; and Willie Rushton's last show, featuring an introductory tribute from Ned Sherrin. A feast of unrestrained revelry and inspired ad-libs, this is the authentic, award-winning antidote to panel games. Accept no substitutes! Duration: 18 hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling

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Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling reveals an Altman barely glimpsed in previous critical accounts of the filmmaker. This re-examination of his seminal work during the "Hollywood Renaissance" or "New Hollywood" period of the early 1970s (including M*A*S*H, Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Images, The Long Goodbye, Thieves Like Us, California Split, and Nashville) sheds new light on both the films and the filmmaker, reframing Altman as a complex, pragmatic innovator whose work exceeds, but is also grounded in, the norms of classical Hollywood storytelling rather than someone who rejected those norms in favor of modernist art cinema. Its findings and approach hold important implications for the study of cinematic authorship.  Largely avoiding thematic exegesis, it employs an historical poetics approach, robust functionalist frameworks, archival research, and formal and statistical analysis to demystify the essential features of the standard account of Altman's filmmaking history and profile-lax narrative form, heavy reliance on the zoom, sound design replete with overlapping dialogue, improvisational infidelity to the screenplay, and a desire to subvert based in his time in the training grounds of industrial filmmaking and filmed television.

©2021 Oxford University Press (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Author: Mark Minett
Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
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Notes to an Actor

8 ratings

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"Do you have any notes for me?" Actors always ask for notes on their performance, and they will take them from just about anyone. Ron Marasco's Notes to an Actor grew out of the actor's profession. In his years as an actor, scholar, and teacher of acting, Mr. Marasco found that most acting books were either outdated classics that were rarely read, or quasi-textbooks that actors only "skimmed." So he developed Notes to an Actor, a compact, user-friendly audiobook geared specifically to the way actors work. The book is based on the innovative idea that notes, given one on one, are the essential tool of creative learning.

©2007 Ron Marasco (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ron Marasco
Author: Ron Marasco
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Save the Cat!

59 ratings

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Here's what started the phenomenon: This book has been a best seller for over 15 years and has been used by screenwriters around the world! Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny, and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying. Others include these:  The four elements of every winning logline  The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics  The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by - and why they're important to your script  Why your hero must serve your idea  Mastering the 15 beats  Creating the perfect beast by using the board to map 40 scenes with conflict and emotional change  How to get back on track with proven rules for script repair  This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

©2005 Blake Snyder (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: George Newbern
Author: Blake Snyder
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Sanford Meisner on Acting

12 ratings

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Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This audiobook follows one of his acting classes for 15 months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential listening for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout this audiobooks, Meisner is a delight - always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges.  With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods." (Arthur Miller) "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book." (Gregory Peck) Read by Jason Culp, Arthur Morey, and Mark Bramhall

©1987 Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell, Sydney Pollack (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Wordaholics: The Complete Series 1-3

3 ratings

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All 18 episodes of Radio 4's word-obsessed comedy panel game hosted by Gyles Brandreth, where stars from across the world of wordplay come together to guess the meanings of now-obsolete words, invent their own clichés and cockney rhyming slang, discuss their own favourite words and phrases - and suggest words they would like to ban. This witty and unexpected show brings you toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang and Greek gobbledegook. Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches; the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache; hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced from writers varying from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice; and spend time laughing and learning with some of the finest Wordaholics in the business. With top guests including Stephen Fry, Jack Whitehall, Michael Rosen, Susie Dent, Alex Horne, Paul Sinha, Robin Ince, Josh Widdecombe, Natalie Haynes, Dave Gorman, Richard Herring, Ed Byrne, Jenny Eclair and Milton Jones. Written by Jon Hunter and James Kettle. Produced by Claire Jones.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Limited (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Story Movements

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Only a few years after the 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Blackfish - an independent documentary film that critiqued the treatment of orcas in captivity - visits to SeaWorld declined, major corporate sponsors pulled their support, and performing acts canceled appearances. The steady drumbeat of public criticism, negative media coverage, and unrelenting activism became known as the "Blackfish Effect". In 2016, SeaWorld announced a stunning corporate policy change - the end of its profitable orca shows. In an evolving networked era, social-issue documentaries like Blackfish are art for civic imagination and social critique. Today's documentaries interrogate topics like sexual assault in the US military (The Invisible War), racial injustice (13th), government surveillance (Citizenfour), and more. Artistic nonfiction films are changing public conversations, influencing media agendas, mobilizing communities, and capturing the attention of policymakers - accessed by expanding audiences in a transforming media marketplace. In Story Movements, producer and scholar Caty Borum Chattoo explores how documentaries disrupt dominant cultural narratives through complex, creative, often investigative storytelling.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Romy Nordlinger
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Shit, Actually

28 ratings

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Your favorite movies, rewatched. New York Times opinion writer and best-selling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence. In Shit, Actually, Lindy returns to those roots, reexamining beloved and iconic movies from the past 40 years with an eye toward the big questions of our time: Is Twilight the horniest movie in history? Why do the zebras in The Lion King trust Mufasa - who is a lion - to look out for their best interests? Why did anyone bother making any more movies after The Fugitive achieved perfection? And, my god, why don't any of the women in Love, Actually ever f--king talk?  From Forrest Gump, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Bad Boys II, to Face/Off, Top Gun, and The Notebook, Lindy combines her razor-sharp wit and trademark humor with a genuine adoration for nostalgic trash to shed new critical light on some of our defining cultural touchstones - the stories we've long been telling ourselves about who we are. At once outrageously funny and piercingly incisive, Shit, Actually reminds us to pause and ask, "How does this movie hold up?", all while teaching us how to laugh at the things we love without ever letting them or ourselves off the hook. Shit, Actually is a love letter and a breakup note all in one: to the films that shaped us and the ones that ruined us. More often than not, Lindy finds, they're one and the same.

©2020 Lindy West (P)2020 Hachette Books

Narrator: Lindy West
Author: Lindy West
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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An Actor Prepares

2 ratings

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"One of the most inspired and inspiring manifestos of our art that I know." (Richard Monette, Stratford artistic director) Constantin Stanislavski (1863-1938), arguably the most influential director in the history of the theater, was the founder of the renowned Moscow Art Theater. A pioneer of psychological realism and improvisation on the stage, he devoted his life to developing the performance techniques now emulated throughout the world. In this first-ever audio edition of his classic work, Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help listeners not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. An Actor Prepares is brilliantly narrated by Mike Fraser.

©1989 Constantin Stanislavski (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Mike Fraser
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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The Science of Storytelling

3 ratings

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How do master storytellers compel us? There have been many attempts to understand what makes a good story, but few have used a scientific approach. In The Science of Storytelling, Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can tell better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers - and also our brains - create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories. With chapters such as "The Dramatic Question" and "Plot, Endings, and Meaning" and a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to "The Sacred Flaw Approach", The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.

©2020 Will Storr (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: James Clamp
Author: Will Storr
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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The 99p Challenge: Series 1-5

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Starring the cream of UK writer/performers and comedians over its lifetime, including Simon Pegg, Sue Perkins, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Bill Bailey and Armando Iannucci, this is the complete and utter award-winning silly panel game that's not about music, sport, advertising or hats.

The show was written by the writers of Friday Night Armistice and Black Books and was described by The Guardian as “good enough to be the successor to I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue".

Plus bonus series King Stupid that launched the whole thing, starring Sue Perkins, Simon Pegg, Morwenna Banks and Peter Baynham, the brains behind I'm Alan Partridge and Sacha Baron-Cohen's cowriter.

Hear them as they spend a whole series trying to decide which stall they'd like to see at a village fete and decide it's a toss-up between Paint the Face of a Child on a Tiger stall and a Get the Angry Bear Down from the Cross competition. Meanwhile, they'll be discussing such vital issues as how to beat crime and how to sip coffee through a sausage, and they'll also be pondering the question "if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what does a watermelon a minute do?"

©2018 Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies

6 ratings

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In the perfect companion piece to his first book, Blake Snyder delivers even more insider information gleaned from a 20-year track record as one of Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriters. Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, this book gives listeners key breakdowns of the 50 most instructional movies from the past 30 years. From M*A*S*H to Crash, Alien to Saw, and 10 to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Snyder reveals how screenwriters in the past tackled the same challenges faced by screenwriters today.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: George Newbern
Author: Blake Snyder
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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I'm Dying Up Here

6 ratings

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I'm Dying Up Here chronicles the collective coming of age of the standup comedians who defined American humor during the past three decades. Born early in the Baby Boom, they grew up watching The Tonight show, went to school during Vietnam and Watergate, migrated en masse to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and created an artistic community unlike any before or since. They were arguably the funniest people of their generation, living in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams, and laughter. For one brief shining moment, standup comics were as revered as rock stars. It was Comedy Camelot but, of course, it couldn't last. In the late 1970s, William Knoedelseder was a cub reporter assigned to cover the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He wrote the first major newspaper profiles of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, and others. He got to know many of them well. And so he covered the scene too when the comedians--who were not paid for performing at the career-making-or-breaking venue called the Comedy Store---tried to change an exploitative system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. Now Knoedelseder has gone back to interview the major participants to tell the whole story of that golden age and of the strike that ended it. Full of revealing portraits of many of the best-known comedic talents of our age, I'm Dying Up Here is also a poignant tale of the price of success and the terrible cost of failure - professional and moral.

©2005 William Knoedelseder (P)2009 Tantor

Narrator: William Dufris
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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The New Comedy Bible

2 ratings

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The New Comedy Bible is a step-by-step, no excuses manual for writing, performing, and launching your career as a stand-up comic. Written by Judy Carter, the author of The Comedy Bible (2001), which was called by The Washington Post and Forbes as a “Comedy Essential”. This new book, penned in classic Carter’s style - part career coach and part comedy dominatrix - has 100 percent new content where you will: Partake in 48 new exercises to turn your problems into punchlines. Create 60 minutes of new material. Discover your authentic comedy persona. Conquer stage fright and slay hecklers. Push part procrastination and get booked. Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or a pro looking to create new material for your next Netflix Comedy Special, Carter’s proven methods are legendary among today’s top performers. Alumni of her workshops include: Seth Rogan, Hannah Gadsby, Sherri Sheppard, and Maz Jobrani, among others. As Lily Tomlin says, "Judy Carter helps others find their authentic persona and communicate in a way that makes audiences laugh." Interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, she said, “Judy Carter can show you how to make your sense of humor pay off.” The exercises in this book will get you off the couch and onto the stage, helping you develop the skills necessary to envision, and achieve, a successful career in comedy.

©2020 Indie Books International (P)2020 Judy Carter

Narrator: Judy Carter
Author: Judy Carter
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Sarah Millican's Support Group

3 ratings

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Award-winning comedian Sarah Millican plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt in the collected first two series of this BBC Radio 4 comedy.

Solving the nation's problems with her support group, she wants you to live life to the utmost, and she's got tons of ideas of how to help. In the same way as the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything, and supported by her team of experts (local cabbie Terry and self-qualified counsellor Marion), Sarah dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not and tackles the nation's problems head-on, dishing out real advice for real people.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

10 ratings

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When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented filmmakers such as Scorcese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including DeNiro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme.

©1999 Peter Biskind (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dick Hill
Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
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John Badham on Directing

4 ratings

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Veteran director John Badham explains the elements of action and suspense and dissects the essentials of any good scene from any genre. Badham's list of "12 Questions You Must Ask Before Stepping on Set" is an absolute must in any filmmaker’s toolbox. Whether actor, director, cinematographer, production designer, or any other creative, Badham gives you the tools to deconstruct and solve scenes that either don’t work or need sharpening. Continuing the work begun in his best-selling book I'll Be in My Trailer, Badham shares more insights into working with difficult actors, rehearsal techniques, and getting the best performance from your cast.

©2013 John Badham (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John Badham
Author: John Badham
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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The Shawshank Redemption Revealed

1 rating

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A 25th anniversary history and celebration of The Shawshank Redemption, one of the most cherished American films of the late 20th century and one of the finest movies made from a Stephen King story. The movie not only boasts a great story, it has a great backstory, starting with the dollar deal that eventually led King and co-stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman to put their trust in a largely untested director making his first feature film. Although the film received mostly positive reviews on its release in September 1994, the box office was disappointing and it failed to win many awards. But as Andy tells Red in the film, “no good thing ever dies”. The movie found new life, reaching an ever-growing audience on cable and home video (through word of mouth, it became one of the top-rented movies of 1995). Each year, The Shawshank Redemption rises in polls asking film fans to name their favorite movies. It has become nothing less than this generation’s The Grapes of Wrath, an inspiring story about keeping hope alive in bleak times and under the most horrendous conditions.

©2019 Mark Dawidziak (P)2019 Mark Dawidziak

Narrator: Stephen Wojtas
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Acting

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Get the definitive edition that has taught generations of actors and actresses. This audio edition includes a supplemental PDF with bonus acting exercises.  In his beloved classic, Acting: The First Six Lessons, master acting teacher Richard Boleslavsky presents his acting theory and technique in a lively and accessible narrative form. Widely considered a must-have for beginning as well as established actors, Boleslavsky's work has long helped actors better understand the craft of acting and what it takes to grow as an artist. This enhanced edition includes additional exercises from Samuel Seldon's First Steps in Acting, which provide further opportunity to practice the techniques discussed in Acting: The First Six Lessons. Richard Boleslavsky's knowledge of the theater was based on an impressive depth and breadth of experience. A member of the Moscow Art Theater and director of its First Studio, he worked in Russia, Germany, and America as an actor, director, and teacher. He was a leading Hollywood director in addition to producing plays and musical comedies on Broadway.  The audio edition is skillfully narrated by Melissa Epp.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Martino Fine Books (P)2019 Martino Fine Books

Narrator: Melissa Epp
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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iGod (BBC Radio 4: Comedy)

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David Soul ('Starsky and Hutch') narrates and Simon Day ('The Fast Show') stars in this fantastical BBC Radio 4 comedy series looking at the most entertaining apocalypses on parallel Earths. Originally broadcast from 15 December 2010 - 19 January 2011.We all worry about the end of the world, as economists and environmentalists speak in apocalyptic terms every day.iGod says that trying to predict the end of the world is as pointless as moisturising an elephant's elbow. In each episode, an unnamed, all-seeing narrator (David Soul) shows us that it is stupid to be worrying, as he looks back at some of the most entertaining apocalypses on parallel Earths. Each week our case study is a normal bloke called Ian (Simon Day) who manages to accidentally initiate the apocalypse of a different parallel world through a seemingly harmless single act (telling a lie, being lazy, cooking some lamb shanks).A succession of comic vignettes ensue that escalate to the end of a parallel world. With a full-range of sound effects and wonderfully funny and surreal twists, 'iGod' is a highly original aural extravaganza. Written by Sean Gray, one of the head writers of the BAFTA award-winning 'The Thick of It', and produced by Simon Nicholls ('Ed Reardon's Week', 'News at Bedtime'), 'iGod' stars Simon Day, David Soul, Rosie Cavaliero, Alex MacQueen and Dan Tetsell.

©2011 Simon Nicholls (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Narrator: David Soul
Author: Sean Gray
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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Saturday Night Fry

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This six-part comedy series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988. Hosted by Stephen Fry, accompanied each week by Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, and a selection of guests including Phyllida Law, Robert Bathurst, Julia Hills, and Alison Steadman, the show takes the form of a roundtable discussion, interspersed with sketches that veer tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Old Harry's Game

3 ratings

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Andy Hamilton's complete 4th Series of this comedy winner from Radio 4.

Satan's got the health inspector in and it seems that the lighting in hell isn't up to scratch but that's the least of his worries, with bad Feng-Shui, no sleep and some atrocious poetry not even Helen of Troy can perk up his day. Another hex-allent series from one of the writers of Revolting People and Trevor's World of Sport.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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How to Write Funny

14 ratings

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The definitive joke-writing handbook Learn comedy writing and how to write a joke with a simple comedy-writing and joke-writing formula you can use right now to write your own jokes. See why Amazon reviewers call How to Write Funny "one of the best books on humor writing." Author Scott Dikkers will tell you how to write jokes. He’s a master joke writer, founder of the world’s most popular humor site TheOnion.com, number one New York Times best-selling humor author, professional public speaker, and successful cartoonist. Scott created and leads the “Writing with The Onion” training center at the famed Second City in Chicago. His students have been hired for the top comedy writing jobs in TV and won dozens of Emmy Awards. He’s consulted with top entertainment companies like NBC, Comedy Central, and Pixar. This easy-to-follow guide lays out a clear system and simple formula for how to write a joke that will get big, milk-coming-out-of-your-nose laughs, reliably and repeatably. You'll learn... The three sure-fire ways to generate funny text The 11 different “Funny Filters” and how to use them to write jokes The secret to getting rid of writer's block - permanently And many more humor writing tips, tricks, and techniques Create any joke using the Funny Filters, the 11 fundamental building blocks of humor: Funny Filter 1: Irony Funny Filter 2: Character Funny Filter 3: Shock Funny Filter 4: Hyperbole Funny Filter 5: Wordplay Funny Filter 6: Reference Funny Filter 7: Madcap Funny Filter 8: Parody Funny Filter 9: Analogy Funny Filter 10: Misplaced Focus Funny Filter 11: Metahumor If you've wondered how you can start writing jokes, how to tell jokes to your friends, how to add humor to your writing, how to add jokes in a speech, or how to add humor to your presentation, this book spells out the simple joke writing formula professionals use. How to Write Funny is for you whether you want to find a comedy writing job or just want to learn how to tell a joke.

©2014, 2018 Scott Dikkers (P)2018 Scott Dikkers

Narrator: Scott Dikkers
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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Game of Thrones Revealed

Summary

The Game of Thrones TV series has taken the world by storm. Get to know each character more deeply than you ever imagined, with this in-depth, personal and to-the-point character analysis. You will not only get to know your favorite characters, but you will learn how they fit into the TV show, their upbringing, their purpose, their likes and dislikes.

©2016 Smartbios (P)2016 Smartbios

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The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1

5 ratings

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The official companion to the critically acclaimed Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background. Starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, Netflix's original series The Crown, created by Peter Morgan and growing out of his Oscar-winning movie The Queen starring Helen Mirren, paints a unique and intimate portrait of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. This official companion to the show's first season is an in-depth exploration of the early years of Elizabeth II's time as queen, complete with extensive research and additional material. One of the show's most powerful themes is that royals do not choose their duty; it is thrust upon them. Princess Elizabeth never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her not only a throne to fill but a global institution to govern. Crowned at 25, already a wife and mother, follow the journey of a woman learning to become a queen while facing her own challenges within her own family. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of strength and British reserve to deal with crises not only on the continent but at home as well. Written by best-selling historical biographer Robert Lacey, who also serves as the show's historical consultant, this official companion provides an in-depth exploration from behind the palace gates.

©2017 Robert Lacey (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Author: Robert Lacey
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

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How have films like Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator, or even a satire like Monty Python’s Life of Brian created our popular perceptions of ancient Roman history? In what ways have they led us astray? And why, despite the occasional box-office flop, do movies set in ancient Rome still have the power to captivate us, and to turn each of us into theater-going history buffs?  In these 12 lectures, an award-winning historian gives you a front-row look at the great movies that have shaped ancient Rome’s role in popular culture and memory. Packed with insights into both history and filmmaking, this series immerses you in the glory and grandeur (and, sometimes, the folly) of classic and contemporary films featuring over 50 years of cinematic talent, including directors like Stanley Kubrick and Ridley Scott and actors such as Elizabeth Taylor and Russell Crowe.  You’ll investigate portrayals of ancient Roman life on the big screen and small screen; learn how to tease out fact from fiction in some of Hollywood’s most stunning spectacles; and deepen your appreciation for films that, when made right, can be thrilling time machines into the past. Some films you may already be a fan of; other films you might have only heard of in passing. But all of them are essential to a well-rounded understanding of the intricate relationship between the world of ancient Rome and the world of the movies.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 The Great Courses (P)2020 The Teaching Company, LLC

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How to Write Dazzling Dialogue

5 ratings

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There is one sure-fire way of improving your novel fast... You may know the fundamentals of how to write fiction. You may be more than competent in plot, structure and characters. But if your dialogue is dull it will drag the whole story down. On the other hand, if your dialogue is crisp and full of tension it immediately grabs the reader. And if that reader is an agent or editor, sharp dialogue will give them instant assurance that you know what you're doing as a writer. Writing a best seller or hot screenplay is no easy task, but dazzling dialogue is an absolute essential if you want to get there. The best part is, the skills of the dialogue craft are easy to understand and put into practice. Number one best-selling writing coach James Scott Bell has put together and expanded upon the dialogue lectures from his popular writing seminars. In How to Write Dazzling Dialogue you'll learn: What fictional dialogue is...and isn't The 11 secrets of crafting memorable dialogue The 5 essential tasks of dialogue 5 ways to improve your dialogue ear 4 can't-miss methods to increase conflict and tension in any dialogue exchange The top 10 dialogue issues, and how to resolve them You'll also see dazzling dialogue in action with examples from hit novels and screenplays. Don't sabotage your chances of selling your work to readers or publishers because the dialogue is unexceptional. Dazzle them with what the characters say. How to Write Dazzling Dialogue will give you the tools to do it.

©2014 James Scott Bell (P)2019 James Scott Bell

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (Dramatised)

2 ratings

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Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s second Philip Marlowe mystery. Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In ‘Farewell My Lovely’, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian’s nightclub. Just released from prison, Moose Malloy is looking for his old flame, red-haired Velma Valento, who he last saw eight years ago. Before Marlowe can blink, Malloy has smashed up the club, broken the manager’s neck and headed out of the door. Marlowe knows this mess is none of his business, but he has a hunch that he can find Velma. He just has to hope that curiosity doesn’t get him killed as well...Starring Toby Stephens, this fast-paced dramatisation is full of wisecracks and colourful characters, and retains all the charm and humour of Chandler’s stylish, suspenseful novel.

©1940 Raymond Chandler Limited (a Chorion company) (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 2

2 ratings

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David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in the complete second series of their critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show.

Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4's "Peep Show", That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter. In addition, there's Numberwang!, the maths quiz that makes very little sense, plus thrilling coverage of people you don't know buying houses and living in them, and thinking where to go on their holiday and then booking it.

Zany and original, this consistently funny and imaginative series highlights the absurdity of reality TV, politics, chat shows, and milk helplines.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

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Making a Noise

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In almost 60 years of professional life, John Tusa has fought for and sometimes against the major arts and political institutions in the country. A distinguished journalist, broadcaster and leader of arts organisations, he has stood up publicly for the independence of the BBC, the need for public funding of the arts and for the integrity of universities. He has made enemies in the process. From the battles to create the groundbreaking Newsnight in 1979 to six years of defending the BBC World Service from political interference, Tusa's account is etched with candour. His account of two years of internecine warfare at the top of the BBC under the Chairman, 'Dukey' Hussey, will go down as a major contribution to BBC history. His recollections of a hilarious and petty-minded few months as head of a Cambridge college will be heard as a case study of the absurdities of academic life; while running the rejected and maligned Barbican Centre, Tusa led its recovery into the major cultural centre that it is today. Often based on personal diaries, Making a Noise is a fearless and entertaining memoir of life at the top of the arts and broadcasting.

©2018 John Tusa (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: John Tusa
Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
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Ode to Saint Cecilia

6 ratings

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The story of a holy muse. She dedicated her mind to beauty and truth. She offered her heart to her faith. She sacrificed her body to Christ. Ode to Saint Cecilia tells the dramatic story of a modest young woman from Rome whose life has transcended time to influence poets, composers, sculptors, and painters. A patron saint to some, a muse to others, Cecilia has inspired George F. Handel, John Dryden, Henry Purcell, Stefan Maderno, John Waterhouse, Paul Simon, and scores of other artists over the past 20 centuries. Augustine Institute Radio Theatre's Ode to Saint Cecilia includes cinematic sound, original music, and the award-winning talents of highly-acclaimed British actors, including: Hayley Atwell, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, and Dame Siân Phillips. Set against the backdrop of the great sacrifice of her martyrdom, Ode to Saint Cecilia is ultimately a celebration of the important role of the arts in showing us the love of God through profound beauty. The cast includes: Hayley Atwell, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Dame Siân Phillips, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Vit, Chris Larkin, Gwilym Lee, Harry Lloyd, Jeremy Clyde, Justin Butcher, Jamie Parker, Peter Moreton, and Tamsin Greig

©2017 The Augustine Institute (P)2017 The Augustine Institute

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Jongleurs Live, Volume 1

Summary

To celebrate 25 Years of Jongleurs Comedy, enjoy the Jongleurs experience with the freshest and funniest comedy acts, recorded live at Jongleurs clubs. Jongleurs Live, Volume 1, features Sean Collins, Mark Maier, Gary Delaney, and Sinck.

©2008 Jongleurs (P)2008 Jongleurs

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The Gods of Game of Thrones

1 rating

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Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the world of Ice and Fire, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look is a thorough examination of the deities and demigods of Westeros and Essos. While HBO’s blockbuster has omitted many intricacies of religious affiliations in A Song of Ice and Fire, this audiobook will delve deep into the story woven by George R.R. Martin to explore the many facets of religion in Game of Thrones. Is there only one God or many? Is magic real or just a shadow of religion? Are prophecies a lie or do they come from the gods in some ethereal plane, positioning their pieces to vie for supremacy? And what makes one think that these are truly gods to be worshiped, and not demons to be feared?  A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look serves as both an introduction and an accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the world of Ice and Fire came to be, or what might happen next, this is the place to be!

©CraftWrite Publishing 2017 (P)2017 2017

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Hitting Your Funny Bone

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This step-by-step comedy writer's guide is for the budding stand-up comedian to develop fresh original material and craft it into great performance. Become clear on what your comedy special powers are. Edit and secretly test your material. Craft your set into a streamlined performance, and become a better comic out of the gate! Now you can get rid of your writer's block! How can your elbow's anatomy can help you grow your funny? Learn to write to your own sense of humor, perform, and assess yourself. Now you have an edge in entering the comedy world! Hitting Your Funny Bone was created to get you over mimicking others and lead you to hilarity. It's about finding your own unique humor, and making it a whole lot bigger! If you don't have a lot of time, that's okay! This book gives you exercises at the end of each chapter that are easy and you can accomplish at your own pace. A novice will get over seven minutes of edited, vetted, hilarious material in six weeks.

©2015 Geoffrey Neill (P)2015 Geoffrey Neill

Narrator: Geoffrey Neill
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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We'll Always Have Casablanca

5 ratings

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Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. Featuring a pitch-perfect screenplay, a classic soundtrack, and unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and a deep supporting cast, Casablanca was hailed in the New York Times as "a picture that makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap". We'll Always Have Casablanca is celebrated film historian Noah Isenberg's rich account of this most beloved movie's origins. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, film critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca's production, exploring the transformation of the unproduced stage play into the classic screenplay, the controversial casting decisions, the battles with Production Code censors, and the effect of the war's progress on the movie's reception. Finally, Isenberg turns to Casablanca's long afterlife and the reasons it remains so revered. From the Marx Brothers' 1946 spoof hit, A Night in Casablanca, to loving parodies in New Yorker cartoons, Saturday Night Live skits, and Simpsons episodes, Isenberg delves into the ways the movie has lodged itself in the American psyche.

©2017 Noah Isenberg (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Perkins
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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The Secret History of Star Wars

13 ratings

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Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn't start out that way. In this thorough account of one of cinema's most lasting works, Michael Kaminski presents the true history of how Star Wars was written, from its beginnings as a science fiction fairy tale to its development over three decades into the epic we now know, chronicling the methods, techniques, thought processes, and struggles of its creator. For this unauthorized account, he has pored through over 400 sources, from interviews to original scripts, to track how the most powerful modern epic in the world was created, expanded, and finalized into the tale an entire generation has grown up with.

©2008 Michael Kaminski (P)2014 Novel Audio

Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
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Taking Shape II

2 ratings

Summary

Authors Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins are back to bring you an inside look at 24 lost Halloween sequels you never saw on the big screen! Learn about these fascinating unmade visions direct from their creators, many of whom have never spoken publicly on the subject before. With a running time of over 24 hours, Taking Shape II is brimming with untold franchise history. The journey begins with an insightful foreword by Halloween: 25 Years of Terror producer Anthony Masi. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the candy corn and settle in for the lost Halloween sequels! Taking Shape II covers: An alternate Halloween 3 pitched decades after the first one Three unused versions of Halloween 4 - one with Laurie Strode! Exclusive details on an early Halloween 5 - with evil Jamie Lloyd! The Halloween 6 nearly produced by Quentin Tarantino! An early version of Halloween 7 before it became H20! Three different sequels to Halloween: Resurrection! Insight into how a crossover with Hellraiser almost came to be! Two different stabs at a 3D sequel in the Rob Zombie era! A reboot with two shapes! (And another with 100!)  A reboot that introduced the Halloween multi-verse!

©2020 Dustin McNeill (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

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Toast on Toast

13 ratings

Summary

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio. He also reveals the dangers of typecasting, describes the often ruthless struggle for 'top billing', and shares many awesome nuggets of advice. The end result is a book that will inspire and educate anyone who wants to tread the floorboards. It will also inform (and entertain) anybody who simply wants to discover what a jobbing actor's life is actually like.

©2015 Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd

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Invisible Ink

10 ratings

Summary

Acclaimed by successful screenwriters and authors, Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling. Brian McDonald, an award winning screenwriter who has taught his craft at several major studios, supplies writers with tools to make their work more effective and provides readers and audiences a deeper understanding of the storyteller's art. When people think of a screenplay, they usually think about dialogue-the "visible ink" that is readily accessible to the listener, reader, or viewer. But a successful screenplay needs Invisible Ink as well, the craft below the surface of words. Invisible Ink lays out the essential elements of screenplay structure, using vivid examples from famous moments in popular movies as well as from one of his own popular scripts. You will learn techniques for building a compelling story around a theme, making your writing engage audiences, creating appealing characters, and much more.

©2010 Brian McDonald (P)2013 Open Book Audio

Narrator: Matt Armstrong
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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The Gilmore Girls Companion

1 rating

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Since we first peeked into Stars Hollow, Connecticut in October 2000, Gilmore Girls has delighted people worldwide. Combining unparalleled writing with endearing characters and a respect for the complexities of life, the series continues to bring people together today. The Gilmore Girls Companion takes you behind the scenes of this television classic, from the first glimmer of the idea to the making of the series finale, based on more than 40 interviews with cast and crew, including Edward Herrmann, Kelly Bishop, Michael Winters, Sean Gunn, executive producer Gavin Polone and writer Jane Espenson. Go inside the writers room, the wardrobe trailer, and the editor's office as an episode comes together in a scant eight days. Along the way, relive your favorite Gilmore moments with a full program guide, complete with behind-the-scenes recollections from many of the people who made it all possible.

©2018 A.S. Berman (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Nat Segaloff
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
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The Voice Over Startup Guide

5 ratings

Summary

The Complete Guide to Making Money from Voice Acting   • Have you gone down the voice-over online video and blog rabbit hole? • Finding it hard to know just what to do first? • What if you had a simple, step-by-step guide to working in the lucrative voice over industry? There are plenty of people earning great money from home as professional voice-over artists, but if you’re not already in the business, it can seem impossible to break in.   The Missing Link to Paid Voice-Over Acting In this book you’ll gain access to the exclusive world of professional voice-over in seven simple steps. Voice-over actor Chris Agos walks you through the most effective ways to earn money in today’s professional voice-over industry. You’ll gain a clearly-defined map of the industry that will open up opportunities you’d never have thought possible. What’s more, we’ve included sample scripts and audio tracks of every important voice over style, so you can hear how the professionals do it. What You’ll Learn: • The 10 ways voice actors earn money from home • The most effective ways to develop your voice-over acting skills • The two essential resources that all voice talent should never be without • How to perform the 14 essential voice-over styles that dominate the industry • How not to get a talent agent • How to create a voice over demo that converts into paying jobs • Bonus 1: A complete list of 25 free actionable steps you can take right now to advance your progress. • Bonus 2: A full glossary of VO industry terms. No matter where you live, how much time you have or what gear you use, The Voice Over Startup Guide: How To Land Your First VO Job takes you from your first steps in recording, to getting full-time paid work as a voice-over actor.

©2019 KTPR, Inc. (P)2019 KTPR, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Agos
Author: Chris Agos
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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The Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4

3 ratings

Summary

The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds.  Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson, Bettany Hughes, Ben Elton, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Alain de Botton, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Alistair Fothergill, Ruth Padel, Jonathan Miller, Lucie Green, Marcus du Sautoy, Sara Wheeler, Brian Eno, Shappi Khorsandi, John Hodgman, Chris Addison, Roger Law, Tim Minchin, Philip Pullman, Richard Wiseman, Victoria Finlay, Simon Singh, Jimmy Carr, Graham Linehan, Sarah Bakewell, Robin Ince, David Eagleman, Natalie Haynes, Brian Blessed, Alan Davies, Gareth Edwards, Martha Reeves, Harry Enfield, Helen Scales, Admiral Alan West and many more.  In addition to all the episodes from the first four series, a previously unbroadcast pilot episode, The Professor of Curiosity, is also included. Running time: 12 hours approx.  Audio updated as of August 2018. 

©2017 John Lloyd, Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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TV Trivia Champion 1980s

Summary

Highlight of our road trip was having fun with this audiobook! Run out of things to talk about with your friends and family? If they watched TV in the '80s, this audiobook will get the party going!  Organized into fun categories like cars, pets, actors, and theme songs, TV Trivia Champion 1980s quickly gets the competitive juices flowing. Expect lively debates about favorite shows and actors. You'll be shocked how much you remember from your favorite shows of the 1980s.  Fletcher Malone spent hundreds of hours researching more than 70 TV shows to bring you all original questions. Many of the answers include bonus facts and behind-the-scenes information to add to your enjoyment.  In TV Trivia Champion 1980s, you’ll discover: Fascinating secrets about your favorite actors, shows, and characters The onscreen connection between Fantasy Island and The Love Boat Over 3.5 hours of TV trivia questions in 14 categories including pets, catchphrases, cars, spin-off shows, and many more The cop show that starred Bruce Jenner, long before he became Cailtlyn Jenner of Kardashian fame A free bonus preview of TV Trivia Champion 1990s (so stick around till the end of the audiobook!) P.S. TV Trivia Champion 1980s is: The ideal gift for anybody who grew up in the '80s Perfect for quiz nights, road trips, and rainy days

©2020 Fletcher Malone (P)2020 Fletcher Malone

Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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Save the Cat! Strikes Back

18 ratings

Summary

The only Save the Cat! book on audio! This is the unabridged audiobook, which runs six hours and three minutes and includes a PDF of supplementary material. The book is read by MacLeod Andrews and was produced and directed by Arthur G. Insana. Blake Snyder, author of Save the Cat! and Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies, has delivered the audiobook countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened to you and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate: The seven warning signs that you might have a great idea - or not Two surefire templates for can't-miss loglines The difference between structure and formula The Transformation Machine that allows you to track your hero's growth step by step The five questions to keep your story's spine straight The Five-Point Finale to finish any story The Save the Cat!® Greenlight Checklist that gets to the heart of every development issue The right way to hear notes, deal with problematic producers, and dive in to the rewrite with the right attitude Why and when an agent will appear How to discover the potential for greatness in any story How to avoid panic, doubt, and self-recrimination...and what it takes to succeed and dare to achieve your dreams Get ready to face trouble like a pro...and strike back! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Estate of Blake Snyder (P)2014 Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC

Narrator: Macleod Andrews
Author: Blake Snyder
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Slash of the Titans

5 ratings

Summary

Place Your Bets, Winner Kills All! From the author of Phantasm Exhumed comes Slash of the Titans, a revealing look at why it took New Line Cinema nearly 10 years and four-million-dollars to find the right screenplay for Freddy vs Jason. Featuring new interviews with the original writers and filmmakers, Slash details the production's troubled history from the surprise ending of Jason Goes to Hell all the way to the crossover’s red carpet premiere. Hear about the many rejected storylines and learn how the project was eventually able to escape from development hell. This is the story of one film, two horror icons and 17 screenwriters!

©2017 Dustin McNeill (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Leverage (BBC Radio 4: The Saturday Play)

Summary

A fast-paced psychological thriller from BBC Radio 4's 'Saturday Play' slot, originally broadcast 26 March 2011. A city banker is found dead in an opulent apartment. At the funeral, his former girlfriend Helen is unexpectedly questioned about when she last saw him. Did he mention computer files, or give her anything as a keepsake? Helen's suspicions mount as she retraces his last movements. Her discoveries put her in the firing line…

A taut, character-driven conspiracy thriller, writhing with twists and heavy on menace, by one of radio's leading writers of thrillers, Simon Passmore. 'Leverage' stars Claire Foy, Blake Ritson, Charlie Cox, Sally Orrock, Joanna Monro, Nyasha Hatendi and Sean Baker.

©2011 Simon Passmore (P) 2011 AudioGO Ltd

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An Audience with Billy Connolly

5 ratings

Summary

One of the great Billy Connolly's finest performances and one very fondly remembered by thousands of fans. It was one of the tv shows that really made him into a superstar- and with good reason. From Scottish parties and folk singers to visits from the Priest to those woderful ads for the Big Slipper and do it yourself haircuts, and of course incontinence knickers! Truly one of the funniest shows ever recorded and rightly considered a classic.

©2012 Billy Connolly (P)1985 London Weekend Television

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Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers: Turbo-Charge Your Writing

Summary

Are you ready to raise your writing game? Discover advanced creative writing techniques to take your fiction, drama, and poetry to a new level! Dramatic techniques are all about bold, clear, high-impact writing. Once you discover the craft concepts used by screen and stage writers to bring stories to life, you’ll never look back.  Dramatic techniques work. They’ve survived the bearpit of live audiences. They cut through the mud. They make it super-easy to edit, because they’re built on an underlying structure.  Authors who don’t have a firm grasp on these powerful strategies are missing out! Because dramatic techniques are core narrative skills, and they’ll supercharge your writing and editing.  This practical guide to dramatic concepts will give you confidence in structure, plotting and character, and may even blow your mind. At the very least, you’ll kick yourself for not discovering them sooner.  I wrote fiction for years. Then I started writing scripts professionally. I was gobsmacked by how little I knew. All the craft techniques I was missing. Why? Because dramatic, prose and poetry writers move in different worlds. So they don’t share professional secrets. Things like: Dramatic action and how to use it to drive a scene  How to write subtext to create tension How to use status shifts to create more dynamic characters How to use objects to focus character relationships  How to use space for impact and tension How transformations can make your storytelling more dynamic The difference between private and public settings in story dynamics How the ribbon of time can help tight, powerful editing How to use rituals to shortcut exposition This audiobook is packed with advanced writing craft concepts from the world of film, stage, and professional storytelling. If you want to move your writing up a gear, this is for you.  If you've ever wrestled with showing and telling, dramatic techniques will turbo-charge your skills. If you've ever written flat scenes with no tension, Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers will tighten the screw. If you've published novels for years and still aren't seeing sales, it's time to step up a level with this advanced, powerful writing advice. Jules Horne is an award-winning fiction writer and playwright from Scotland. She teaches creative writing students at a UK university where she co-wrote the MA script strand. She’s an experienced teacher and editor and works across the writing craft disciplines (multimodal and multimedia). She writes the books she wishes she’d had when she was starting out as a writer with ambitions: Practical, professional how-to's that cut to the chase, and the pro secrets no one tells you, till you join the writing industries. Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers is just the jolt your creative writing needs!

©2018 Jules Horne (P)2020 Jules Horne

Narrator: Jules Horne
Author: Jules Horne
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 4

3 ratings

Summary

The fourth BBC 4 radio series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The pair have also starred in Channel 4's Peep Show and won numerous BAFTAS, national comedy awards, and Chortle awards.

Sketches and biting satire are featured, with a cast of four, including David and Robert, performing in front of a live audience. Topics covered in previous series have included 'Numberwang', 'Big Talk', 'Dinner Guests' and the snooker commentators.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Commercial Voice Over Strategies

1 rating

Summary

The complete handbook for anyone wanting to book more commercial VO jobs. Voice actors across the globe rely on commercials as a good source of income, but success in this area of the voice over industry can be tricky. VO talent need a strong understanding of the many elements involved in delivering captivating, original commercial reads. Commercial Voice Over Strategies: Tell a Story, Land the Job is the answer. Veteran voice talent Chris Agos walks you through a step-by-step way of ensuring your reads will resonate with talent buyers. You'll learn: The eight commercial styles dominating today's advertising How an advertiser's industry, sector, or history should influence your reads How to use the psychology of each script to your advantage A way of making your auditions come alive through world-building How to know the advertiser's intent behind the spot before you read a word of it One thing ad copywriters don't want when they listen to auditions You'll get: A simple, step-by-step way of analyzing, interpreting, and delivering commercial scripts Scripts modeled after actual commercials that have aired An easy but effective copy-marking system An understanding of the many elements that must align in order for a voice actor to book a job A detailed look into the commercial casting process To be competitive in today's commercial marketplace, you need to be a commercial copy master. Give Commercial Voice Over Strategies a listen today!

©2020 Chris Agos (P)2020 Chris Agos

Narrator: Chris Agos
Author: Chris Agos
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Desperate Networks

Summary

In the executive offices of the four major networks, sweeping changes are taking place and billions of dollars are at stake. Now Bill Carter, best-selling author of The Late Shift, goes behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the television industry, capturing the true portraits of the larger-than-life moguls and stars who make it such a cutthroat business. In a time of sweeping media change, the four major networks struggle for the attention of American viewers increasingly distracted by cable, video games, and the Internet. Behind boardroom doors, tempers flare in the search for hit shows, which often get on the air purely by accident. The fierce competition creates a pressure-cooker environment where anything can happen.

©2006 Bill Carter (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Dean Olsher
Author: Bill Carter
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Behind the Horror

Summary

Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-century Japanese folktale? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killer who inspired Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs.  Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.  Lee Mellor, PhD, is a criminologist, lecturer, musician, and the author of seven books on crime. He received his doctorate from Montreal's Concordia University after specializing in abnormal homicide and sex crimes.  As the chair of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases' academic committee, he has consulted with police on cold cases in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, and London, Ontario. He resides in Ontario, Canada. 

©2020 Dr. Lee Mellor (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Adam Sims
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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Behaving Ourselves

4 ratings

Summary

David Mitchell sets out on a vigorous but impeccably polite investigation into the confusing world of manners. Are they really in decline, as many would have us believe? Or are we just throwing off the shackles of the Victorian obsession with etiquette? 

Over the course of the series, David eats his lunchtime sandwiches with children in a primary school and later goes to a street market to see manners - good and bad - in action. He explores where our manners come from with Professor Steven Pinker from Harvard University and the author Henry Hitchings. What do we mean by 'civility' and 'good manners' in public places? Why are people still pinching vicars' bottoms, and what can the state do to improve standards of public behaviour? And, David asks, how is the digital age changing our sense of public space?

Produced by Chris Ledgard.

©2018 David Mitchell (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: David Mitchell
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Finish the Script!

7 ratings

Summary

Finish The Script! is a screenwriting audiobook for anyone who wants to be a writer. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into audiobook form that will take novice writers from concept through rewrite. Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance.

©2013 Scott King (P)2013 Scott King

Author: Scott King
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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The Hero

2 ratings

Summary

The enduring myth that makes us human.  What makes a hero? Who better to answer that question than Lee Child.... In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world - arguing that we need them now more than ever. From the Stone Age to the Greek tagedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling?  Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, The Hero is essential listening for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we’ll always need heroes. 

©2019 Lee Child (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Jeff Harding
Author: Lee Child
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Down and Dirty Pictures

4 ratings

Summary

Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines - the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films - that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles the people who took the independent movement from obscurity to the Oscars, most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax an indie powerhouse.

Candid, penetrating and controversial, Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world.

©2004 Peter Biskind (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Phil Gigante
Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
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Game of Thrones: Secret Love Affairs

1 rating

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Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the world of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones: Secret Love Affairs delves deep into the most riveting stories of covert romances between characters of Westeros, Essos, and beyond. While R+L=J is quickly becoming common knowledge among the fandom and the characters themselves (excluding Jon Snow, who, of course, knows nothing) - that's just scratching the surface of the hidden desires and secret love that have filled up the annals of the Seven Kingdoms. Exploring fan theories, rumors, and hypotheses built on substantial evidence abound on throughout the long history of A Song of Ice and Fire, this book will provide you with a wholly changed perspective on the events that shaped the politics and culture of Westeros and Essos. A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, Game of Thrones: Secret Love Affairs serves as both an introduction and an accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the World of Ice and Fire came to be or what might happen next, this is the place to start!

©2017 CraftWrite Publishing (P)2017 CraftWrite Publishing

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The Lucid Body

3 ratings

Summary

A step-by-step program guides actors through the phases of self-awareness that expand emotional and physical range, not only on stage, but in daily life. Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis, this program shows how to use physical training to create characters from all walks of life - however cruel, desolate, or neurotic those characters may be.  Rooted in the exploration of the seven chakra energy centers, The Lucid Body reveals how each body holds the possibility of every human condition. Learn how to analyze the character, hear the inner body, dissect the self into layers of consciousness, and more.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012, 2008 Fay Simpson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Scott
Author: Fay Simpson
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Il cinema italiano

Summary

È il 20 settembre 1905. Davanti a Porta Pia si proietta "La presa di Roma" diretto da Filoteo Albertini. Nasce così il cinema italiano. Evento pubblico che chiama in causa memoria storica, coscienza civile e passioni contrapposte: dai tempi eroici del muto all'ibridazione dei media, l'autore ci spiega cosa è stato il cinema nel nostro paese e cosa oggi ancora è. Ne evidenzia i caratteri originali - attraverso la tipologia dei generi, degli attori e delle opere - e le linee di tendenza, tratteggiando un profilo dell'industria cinematografica come capitolo importante nella storia della formazione dell'identità italiana.

©2013 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2019 Audible Studios

Narrator: Dario Dossena
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Alan Bennett: Plays

3 ratings

Summary

A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett.

The titles are:

40 Years On

A Visit from Miss Prothero

Say Something Happened

Kafka's Dick

Two in Torquay

The Madness of George III

The History Boys

An Englishman Abroad

A Question of Attribution

The Lady in the Van

Cocktail Sticks and the Last of the Sun

The cast includes John Gielgud, Patricia Routledge, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Judi Dench, Thora Hird, Alex Jennings and many more.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Tower of Basel

5 ratings

Summary

Tower of Basel is the first investigative history of the world’s most secretive global financial institution. Based on extensive archival research in Switzerland, Britain, and the United States, and in-depth interviews with key decision-makers including Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve; Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England; and former senior Bank for International Settlements managers and officials. Tower of Basel tells the inside story of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS): the central bankers’ own bank. Created by the governors of the Bank of England and the Reichsbank in 1930, and protected by an international treaty, the BIS and its assets are legally beyond the reach of any government or jurisdiction. The bank is untouchable. Swiss authorities have no jurisdiction over the bank or its premises. The BIS has just 140 customers but made tax-free profits of $1.17 billion in 20112012.Since its creation, the bank has been at the heart of global events but has often gone unnoticed. Under Thomas McKittrick, the bank’s American president from 19401946, the BIS was open for business throughout the Second World War. The BIS accepted looted Nazi gold, conducted foreign exchange deals for the Reichsbank, and was used by both the Allies and the Axis powers as a secret contact point to keep the channels of international finance open. After 1945 the BIS still behind the scenes for decades provided the necessary technical and administrative support for the trans-European currency project, from the first attempts to harmonize exchange rates in the late 1940s to the launch of the Euro in 2002. It now stands at the center of efforts to build a new global financial and regulatory architecture, once again proving that it has the power to shape the financial rules of our world. Yet despite its pivotal role in the financial and political history of the last century and during the economic current crisis, the BIS has remained largely unknown until now.

©2012 Adam LeBor (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John Mawson
Author: Adam LeBor
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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The Idea

8 ratings

Summary

Most screenwriting books tend to focus on story structure, scene writing, navigating the business, and other parts of the craft that come after the initial choice of the central concept for a story. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning writer/producer Erik Bork (HBO’s Band of Brothers) takes a different approach. His experience in the industry and as a screenwriting professor and coach have led him to recognize that it's the selection of the initial idea that is the most important part of the process - with the most impact on the project's chance of success. And as Mr. Bork knows from experience, this choice takes a lot more understanding and work to get "right" than it might seem. Most screenwriters and fiction writers have difficulty getting their work read and accepted by agents, editors, and producers, mainly because their idea for a story presented in a query or pitch doesn't excite these "gatekeepers" like it would need to, for them to want to engage. And when they do read the whole story, their core reasons for "passing" are usually also about the basic idea (although lack of professional-level execution matters, too). But writers are usually in the dark about this, not realizing that the project they spent months or years on had fundamental flaws on a concept level, in the eyes of the people they most hoped to impress with it. But even the best fiction writing books and screenwriting experts tend to move quickly past the crucial step of choosing a viable idea, to get to the specific plotting and composition of it, because there is so much to master in those later parts of the process - which feel a lot more like "writing" than developing and mulling over potential story concepts. Professionals, though, tend to understand the primacy of "the idea", and learn that there are certain key elements in story or series premises that really work, and which are worth investing time and energy in. And that's what The Idea focuses on - laying out what those specific elements are, and how to master them. While its concepts originate from the author's screenwriting experiences, they apply equally to commercial fiction writing, playwriting, and other forms of "story" - because the focus is on what makes an underlying concept compelling enough to appeal to a substantial audience or readership. The "Seven Elements of a Viable Story" in The Idea form an acronym for the word PROBLEM, since every story is really about one, at its core. Each chapter focuses on one of these seven deceptively simple-looking aspects of a strong story, which are anything but easy to master. Mr. Bork highlights his own struggles as a writer, and his arrival at an understanding of how each of these elements works -- and how to know if one's idea really succeeds at each of them. A special section devoted to television writing (and its unique attributes) ends each chapter. Whatever your education and background in writing or story, this book and its unique focus contributes foundationally useful information not covered elsewhere - which may be the missing piece that leads to greater results, both on the page and in the marketplace.

©2018 Erik Bork (P)2019 Erik Bork

Narrator: Erik Bork
Author: Erik Bork
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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Are Zombies Real?

Summary

Go to any movie shelf in a DVD store, book store, on demand video, and you are sure to stumble upon at least a dozen different zombie-themed offerings. Grotesquely rotten corpse remains, moving in staggering stuttered walks, terror inducing facial growls, hands like claws held out to catch the unwary, and strategically placed blood splotches all over their bodies - This is the common media interpretation when it comes to the modern myth of the zombie. Why are these renowned creatures so popular and sweeping in mainstream as a whole? Let's take a look at this undying (pun intended) urban legend! Chapters are: Where did the 'Zombie' come from? Where there is legend, there is conspiracy theory The Living Dead in popular culture-Romero's impact and the apocalypse The undead are big business Fans! Fans! Fans!

©2015 Paul Perez (P)2015 Paul Perez

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The Secret History of Twin Peaks

19 ratings

Summary

From the cocreator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years. A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series and will prep fans for the upcoming SHOWTIME® series like nothing else out there. Four original Twin Peaks cast members who are appearing in the new Twin Peaks for SHOWTIME® - Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, and David Patrick Kelly - join three new actors - Amy Shiels, Robert Knepper, and James Morrison - to voice the audiobook edition of the novel along with cocreator Mark Frost and original cast member Chris Mulkey. Additional actors Annie Wersching (Bosch) and Len Cariou (Blue Bloods) are also featured, as is narrator Mat Hostetler. Of the audiobook, creator Mark Frost says, "I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this other aspect of the world of Twin Peaks to life." This program includes a bonus PDF of images from the book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Mark Frost (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock

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The uncensored and long-awaited life story of radio’s most notorious shock jock, Anthony Cumia. Today, Anthony Cumia is the co-host of the wildly popular “Anthony Cumia Show,” which live-streams to a huge following of paid subscribers; however, Anthony is most well-known from the legendary, nationally syndicated “Opie and Anthony Show.” Permanently Suspended is an all-access pass to the controversial mayhem that ensued on-and-off the air. A must-listen for all diehard O&A fans, Permanently Suspended finally answers the questions that everyone has been waiting for: What really happened between Opie and Anthony? What was the reasoning behind the multiple firings? What prompted the tweeting about the Times Square NYC incident? What is the true account of the controversial allegations? What are the never-before-revealed details of Anthony’s stint in rehab? What does the future hold for his livestream podcast? These questions, and many more, will be answered. Permanently Suspended is a humorous, no-holds-barred account of the legendary career and life of Anthony Cumia - a blue collar guy who made his dreams come true, rising above all obstacles to become one of the most well-known and successful personalities in radio history.

©2018 Anthony Cumia (P)2018 Anthony Cumia

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Old Harry's Game

2 ratings

Summary

Andy Hamilton's hell-ariously entertaining complete third series of this most excellent Radio 4 award-winning comedy.

Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him. Amongst them is the Professor, who is convinced that societies evolve and mature until Satan introduces him to Bill Clinton.

There's also Scumspawn, with his large expanse of nothingness between the ears, as was always expected. And as for Satan himself, he is persuaded to attempt to improve his image on Earth, to remake Casablanca (with Bogart, Bergman, and a mutant alien) and starts a football match in Hell which invokes God to send a couple of Archangels down to see what all the fuss is about.

©2009 AudioGO Ltd (P)2009 AudioGo Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction

Summary

“Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to understand - and ironically, one of the least frequently taught. In this book, New York Times best-selling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing. William Bernhardt is the author of more than 30 books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn), and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

©2013 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2014 Babylon Books

Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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Rough Magic

Summary

Steven Adler examines the dynamic life and workings of the theatre company responsible for some of the world's most compelling performances and influential productions of the last 40 years, including Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Les Misérables, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Nicholas Nickleby. Rough Magic provides a thorough analysis of the many strands of theatrical activity on both sides of the footlights that coalesce in the artistic vigor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Adler traces the company's evolution from its origins in 1879 as a week-long festival presented by Stratford-upon-Avon as a birthday homage to its native son, to its current incarnation as one of the world's most distinguished institutional theatres. He probes the aspirations and achievements of the RSC's four successive artistic directors: Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, and Adrian Noble. He offers a comprehensive view of the design and aesthetics of the RSC's five theatres in Stratford and London, and explores the intricate process of crafting a repertoire at home and on tour that responds to the needs of the artists as well as the demands of the box office. Personal observation, research, and dozens of interviews with current and former members of the Royal Shakespeare Company unite to produce Rough Magic.

©2001 Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Samuel Valor
Author: Steven Adler
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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How to Improve Concentration and Focus

1 rating

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If you're looking to improve your concentration and focus, then this audiobook is for you! Most people today have the attention span and focus of a hyper-caffeinated squirrel chomping down on methamphetamines like Tic Tacs. We hop from unfinished project to unfinished project, flit around piled-up work by giving in to accessible diversions at the drop of a hat, and so on and so forth - until we're left with ever-increasing piles of work and ignored responsibilities and basically as much control over our minds as a junkie going through withdrawal.  But instead of playing slave to our minds, we can wrest back that lost control through a series of simple tips and everyday exercises. After all, curiosity is an excellent trait - in moderation - and if we bend our minds to our will, instead of the other way around, we can amp up productivity, focus, etc., while achieving a calmer mental state. And that is the purpose of this audiobook!  So, are you ready to delve into these secrets, new and old, and gain control back over your mind from these never-ending distractions?  Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Practicing mindfulness and stillness  Breathing exercises  The effects of memory games  Dexterity exercises  Focusing on your own body  Self-policing  Helpful daily routines  Much, much more!

©2018 DreamFISH LLC (P)2018 DreamFISH LLC

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Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Vol. 2

Summary

This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy; Bob Bailey in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly; William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley; Eve Arden as Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks; William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; Edward G. Robinson in a terrifying episode of Suspense; plus many more. You can relive the classic radio shows from yesterday, featuring the legendary stars that made them great, in this incredible collection. Contents include: The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, "The Girl from Pitchfork Corners", starring Gerald Mohr; The Amos 'n' Andy Show, "Kingfish's Brother-in-Law Visits", starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll; Dragnet, "The Big Test", starring Jack Webb; Fibber McGee and Molly, "Merchant Marines", starring Jim and Marian Jordan; Gunsmoke, "The Overland Express", starring William Conrad; Have Gun Will Travel, "The Silver Queen", starring John Dehner; The Life of Riley, "Thanksgiving with the Gillises", starring William Bendix; Our Miss Brooks, "The Auction Mix-Up", starring Eve Arden; Suspense, "My Wife, Geraldine", starring Edward G. Robinson; The Whistler, "Package for Emily", starring Bill Forman; X Minus One, "Nightfall", by Isaac Asimov and starring Bob Hastings; Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, "Rasmussen Matter", starring Bob Bailey.

©2015 Black Eye Entertainment (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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It's A Wonderful Life

2 ratings

Summary

Reprising his film role in this memorable classic James Stewart has a perfect life. A loving wife, Mary (Donna Reed), four young children, and his own business, which he inherited from his father. Facing a financial crisis one Christmas Eve he contemplates suicide. This being Hollywood he is saved at the last moment by the intervention of his guardian angel who takes him on a tour of how the world would be without him. His friendly Main Street America town is sad, impoverished and bleak. Convinced by this to return his guardian angel brings him back to the present and he finds the whole town has rallied round to save his business. A rightful American classic.

©2008 Copyright Group (P)2006 Hollywood Stage

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Screenwriting for Hollywood

4 ratings

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Writers once dreamed of writing novels: now it's screenplays. These selections from the award-winning workshop, Screenwriting for Hollywood, will put you well on your way to writing and selling for television and film. With the expert guidance of screenplay consultant, story editor, and teacher Michael Hauge, you'll learn how to elicit emotion (your primary goal), create strong characters, structure your stories, and conquer the business side of Hollywood. Plus, you'll get groundbreaking information on "feminine mode" movies, a unique approach to character growth and guidance on your life as a screenwriter. Michael Hauge's award-winning book, Writing Screenplays That Sell, is used as a definitive reference guide by industry professionals.

©1998 Michael Hauge (P)1998 Writer's AudioShop

Narrator: Michael Hauge
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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The Walking Dead Psychology

4 ratings

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By understanding the psychological forces that drive The Walking Dead's action, fans can better grasp Robert Kirkman's compelling fictional universe. Which characters suffer PTSD, which show the most hope for recovery, and which instead show post-traumatic growth? Has Rick Grimes lost his mind? What's it like for a kid like Carl growing up during the zombie apocalypse? Is the Governor a psychopath, a sociopath, or something even worse? What does that make Negan? What is the emotional cost of killing a walker or even another living person? What does Terror Management Theory tell us about what it means to fight constantly or survival? What is groupthink and how does it affect the decisions made by the people of Woodbury, Terminus, Alexandria, and Rick's "family"? How do they find hope? In 19 chapters from a range of esteemed contributors, plus "Case Files" sidebars by renowned editor Travis Langley with a foreword by George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead co-creator John Russo, The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead answers these and many other questions in a way sure to fascinate the millions of passionate graphic novel readers and TV viewers. Contributors include:     John Blanchar     Megan Blink     Colt J. Blunt     Josué Cardona     Adam Davis     William Blake Erickson     Frank Gaskill      Jennifer Golbeck      Jonathan Hetterly      Katrina Hill     Alan Kistler      Dana Klisanin      Stephen Kuniak      Martin Lloyd      Stephanie Norman     Patrick O’Connor     Katherine Ramsland     Clay Routledge     Billy San Juan     Janina Scarlet     Steven Schlozman     Lara Taylor     Dave Verhaagen     Mara Wood     E. Paul Zehr

©2015 Travis Langley (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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How Not to Make a Short Film

3 ratings

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Anyone can make a short film, right? Just grab some friends and your handheld and you can do it in a weekend or two before being accepted to a slew of film festivals, right? Wrong. Roberta Munroe screened short film submissions at Sundance for five years, and is an award-winning short filmmaker in her own right. So she knows a thing or two about how not to make a short film. From the first draft of your script to casting, production, editing, and distribution, this is your one-stop primer for breaking into the business. Featuring interviews with many of today's most talented writers, producers, and directors, as well as revealing stories (e.g., what to do when the skinhead crack addict next door begins screaming obscenities as soon as you call "action") from the sets of her own short films, Roberta walks you through the minefield of mistakes that an aspiring filmmaker can make - so that you don't have to make them yourself.

©2009 Roberta Marie Munroe (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Directing Actors

5 ratings

Summary

In this essential guide to acting, internationally renowned directing coach Judith Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, and what directors do wrong. She also goes over script analysis and preparation and how actors work, and she shares important and helpful insights into the director/actor relationship. The Directing Actors audiobook was recorded by Judith Weston in 2019 and is based on the classic best seller from 1996. 

©1996 Judith Weston (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Judith Weston
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Red State Blue State

Summary

SNL alum and sage satirist Colin Quinn is here to take no prisoners. In this hilarious stand-up show, performed live at the Minetta Lane Theatre, no political view is safe. Quinn takes on political division highlighting the truth, absurdity, and humor on both sides of the aisle. This isn’t Colin Quinn vs. liberals or conservatives. This is Colin Quinn deftly roasting liberals, conservatives, and everyone in between.  Written by Colin Quinn Performed by Colin Quinn Set design by Edward Morris Sound design by Sam Kusnetz Note: Red State, Blue State contains adult language. 

©2019 Colin Quinn (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Narrator: Colin Quinn
Author: Colin Quinn
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Old Harry's Game

2 ratings

Summary

The complete sixth series of the fiendishly funny award-winning comedy, starring Andy Hamilton and Annette Crosbie. All six episodes from the sixth series of BBC Radio 4's Sony Award-winning comedy set in Hell.

It's not easy being Satan. There are the long hours (that stretch into eternity), and Hell seems to have more admissions than it can cope with. One of the new arrivals is Edith, a historian, athlete, and humanitarian. And she's trouble: she refuses to believe she's dead, she knows Thomas, and she's not afraid of Satan. But will the Grand Tour, which includes the Pit of Musicians, the Lake of Fire, and the Pit of Health and Safety Inspectors, finally make her realise where she's ended up? At least Satan still knows how to have his fun: he's sneaked more teeth into Cherie Blair's smile.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club

Summary

In this world premiere play, written by and featuring Shakina Nayfack, a vibrant, international group of transgender women band together at a hotel in Thailand to confront the challenges and joys of gender confirmation surgery. Despite the group’s warm welcome, Kina (Nayfack) prepares for her life-altering operation all alone. But a caring nurse (Ivory Aquino), a wise couple (Kate Bornstein and Annie Golden), and a karaoke-loving bellhop (Telly Leung) may be exactly who she needs to ignite her truest sense of self. WTF Associate Artistic Director Laura Savia directs this spirited comedy about a woman who tests the bonds of an unlikely sisterhood. The playwright wishes to thank The Drama League's Beatrice Terry Residency, Daryl Roth, Natasha Sinha, Beehive Dramaturgy Studio, Playwrights Horizons, Rachel Jett, Daryl Roth, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Theatre Institute. Note: This play contains mature themes and language.

©2020 Shakina Nayfack (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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Crew Speak

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Film sets, like most other industries, have a unique language of their own. As the world evolves, so does the work conversation on movie sets. How we once spoke lovingly about 35-milimeter-film making.... is almost gone. Now everything is turning to digital... and that's progressing fast. Basics are still basics, but you have to keep up with the current trends. Crew Speak does just that. A perfect blend of old jargon and slang along with the new terms. Michael G. Uva, author of the Grip Book not only walked the walk for over 33 years, he talks the talk. Now you can and will, "Speak like you have worked on a film set for years!"

©2014 Michael G. Uva (P)2015 Michael G. Uva

Narrator: Forris Day Jr.
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Gabacho

Summary

Gabacho is the true tale of youthful angst, crime, misunderstandings, love, friendship, and redemption. Over Christmas break of his senior year, a University of Utah theater student, disenchanted with his conservative Mormon upbringing, took off for Mexico with a college friend seeking a wild adventure. If the adventure hadn’t included smuggling drugs it might have been another college road trip. But after a disastrous encounter with a drug cartel, they ended up being arrested by Mexican Federales while trying to make it to the US border. Jewkes and friend are tossed into a Mexican prison, where they find themselves anticipating torture, rape, and even death. A fight with a notorious killer, struggles with tormenting guards, and the difficulties of foreign prison lead to a disastrous escape attempt. To survive, Jewkes starts a theater group with a rag-tag bunch of Mexican convicts.

©2019 Richard Jewkes (P)2019 WildBlue Press

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King Stupid

1 rating

Summary

King Stupid is a new Radio Four panel game in which four panellists are funny. It's not the News, sport, adverts, other panel games, or anything!

It has a chairman called William Vandyck; he's a writer performer and also a barrister, but he's got more hair than Clive Anderson. He's funny. It's written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley, who are two extremely original and fresh writers who, amongst their many writing credits, have contributed some of the best stuff to Friday Night Armistice. They're funny. Amongst the regular panellists are Peter Baynham, Sue Perkins, Simon Pegg, and Dave Green.

The show is produced by David Tyler for Pozzitive, the people who bought you Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation and The Very World Of Milton Jones. King Stupid: the show that likes to dumb up. This download contains all six episodes.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Powder River - Season Six

3 ratings

Summary

In Season Six of Powder River, Etta and Jacob discover a 10-year-old boy, Levi Curtis, chopping wood at their home, acting as if he lived there. Britt soon discovers he is the sole survivor of an Indian attack on the Conestoga wagon he's traveling in with his family. Britt realizes Levi has no relatives and prepares to take him to the orphanage in Sheridan. When the telephone line arrives in Clearmont, Millie hires Etta to work the switchboard. Etta soon begins hearing things she shouldn’t: other people’s conversations. Season highlights include "Doc’s Peril", where a man is murdered, money is stolen, and Doc is the prime suspect, and "The Fond Farewell", as Chad leaves Clearmont to join the Texas Rangers. Episodes include: "Out of the Blue", "Changes and Tall Tales", "Challenges", "The Ghost", "The Fight, Pt. 1", "The Fight, Pt.2", "The Thanksgiving Story, Pt. 1", "The Thanksgiving Story, Pt. 2", "The River Romance", "This Modern Age", "The New Hat", "The Silent Night", "Conversations", "Doc’s Peril", and "The Fond Farewell".

©2013 Jerry Robbins (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Wie soll ich sagen...

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Viagra fürs Zwerchfell. Seit 2014 tourt der Altmeister der deutschen Comedy mit seinem Live-Programm und macht jedes Mal die Säle voll bis auf den letzten Platz. Jürgen von der Lippe durchleuchtet unseren Alltag, das komplizierte Verhältnis zwischen Mann und Frau, die oft verwirrende deutsche Sprache - und kitzelt unsere Lachmuskeln dort, wo sie es am allerliebsten haben. Wenn er zur Gitarre greift, zeigt sich: Er kann - auch nach 40 Jahren - immer noch Ohrwürmer. Jürgen von der Lippes 100 %ig wirksamer "Sorgenmalverpissen-Geist" sorgt für ein nachhaltiges Stimmungs-Hoch! Hörbuch rein, Sorgen raus: Das Lippe'sche Gesundheitsprogramm für zu Hause und unterwegs.

©2017 Jürgen von der Lippe (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Women Talking About Cars: Series 1-3

Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell meets some fascinating women to explore the journeys they have made in the cars that they have known - and the sorts of things they shout in traffic. Hear what Dawn wrote on the back of her first car, find out which comedian totalled her beloved Cortina and discover the advantages of the refrigerated glove compartment. Sarah Millican describes a traffic jam that led to some desperate measures, Sheila Hancock explains how the trick of getting older is actually to speed up and Jo Brand recounts how her car became an impromptu counselling couch for comedians (and when you shouldn't risk a roadside wee). Plus you can find out what no driving test examiner should ever say to a successful candidate.  With guests including Dawn French, Germaine Greer, Sarah Millican, Olivia Colman, Sheila Hancock, Jo Brand, Esther Rantzen and Claudia Winkleman. Produced by Gareth Edwards. A BBC Studios production.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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On the Town with The League of Gentlemen

Summary

Welcome to Spent, an isolated and rather odd town somewhere in the North. Its singular inhabitants lead blackly comic lives, from Dr Chinnery, the lethally incompetent vet and Pauline, the monstrous Restart Officer at the Job Centre, to the hideously exacting Dentons who impose their disturbing habits and pet toads upon their visiting nephew Ben.

These and other memorable townsfolk are ferried around by Barbara, a taxi driver half way through his sex change, and served by Mr Iingleby, who brings a whole new meaning to the term 'small shopkeeper'.

Murderously funny and actuely observed, The League of Gentlemen's highly acclaimed brand of comedy shows human nature at its most extreme, and most hilarious.

©1999, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)1999, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Winter is Coming

2 ratings

Summary

Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms. But only the sharpest notice how these houses echo Lancaster and York in the War of the Roses. Druids, Catholics, and even Zoroastrians wander through Westeros, reframing their religions for a new world of fantasy. But how medieval is Westeros? Did lady knights and pirates really battle across Europe? The audiobook Winter is Coming: Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones explores all this and more, from the echoes of history to the symbols and omens our beloved characters. Who is Jon Snow's mother and why is she a secret? What is Daenerys's real power, unknown even to her? Will these two characters share a destiny? Where is the red priestess's real Light bringer and when will it arrive? Through dreams and prophecies, imagery and allegory, the deepest secrets of the series unfold, in an exploration friendly to watchers and listeners alike.

©2013 Valerie Estelle Frankel (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Oliver Wyman
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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The History Plays

Summary

The History Plays is a series of five two-hander plays by Vent author Nigel Smith, which are imagined conversations at key moments in recent history, moments that have permanently changed the British psyche.  Starting with Mick Jagger's conviction for drug possession and the surprising pro-Jagger line taken in a Times editorial through the fragmented morality of John Stonehouse, the Indian summer of patriotism over the Falklands, the death of Diana, and the end of the Blair years, The History Plays are a satirical and thoughtful exploration of huge social forces played out in small human dramas. This is a series about the promises and pitfalls of history, the points of conflict. But what's really significant is what these moments say about our attitudes and assumptions now. 'Jagger in Jail': It is 1967, the summer of love, and Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, is in prison starting his three-month sentence for drug possession. 'Jagger in Jail' imagines the conversation that might have taken place between Mick and a cellmate, Jim, during what turned out to be his only night behind bars. Starring Kayvan Novak (Facejacker) as Mick Jagger and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as Jim. 'Stonehouse in Alice': It's 1974, and Ed Jennings, a cub reporter from a local paper, has stumbled upon the scoop of a lifetime while on holiday in Australia. Leonard has found missing maverick MP, John Stonehouse, who recently faked his death to escape from a sea of debt, the fraud squad, his wife, and a series of misadventures back home in the UK. One that will change both their lives. Starring Tim McInnerny as John Stonehouse and Daniel Rigby as Ed Jennings. 'Maggie Heart Galtieri': Maggie Watkins finds a young Argentinean soldier, Christian Galtieri, in her kitchen, wounded and in need of shelter. As she slowly learns why he is in hiding the pair fall in love, but as their relationship grows the Task Force lands, and it becomes harder and harder to ignore the larger forces at play around them. Starring Josie Lawrence as Maggie and Javier Marzan as Galtieri. 'O Salutaris Hostia, Diana': Martha and Graham look back over their lives together, but their very different views on Diana mask a far more personal conflict, and Graham's dislike of the princess has its roots in his pain over the circumstances of their son Alan's death. Starring Imelda Staunton as Martha and Toby Jones as Graham. 'A History of Blair in 9 1/2 Voices': Tony Blair is lost in the winding corridors of the BBC the day after his resignation. He finds himself sharing a room with Sue, a struggling impressionist who assumes he is a Tony Blair lookalike. Blair enjoys the opportunity to talk about himself in the third person, and to show off a few impressions of his own. Starring Jon Culshaw as Tony Blair and Fiona Allen as Sue. Produced by Gareth Edwards.

©2018 Nigel Smith (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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Super Structure

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Story loves structure...and so do audiences! Super Structure represents over two decades of research on what makes a novel or screenplay entertaining, commercial, original, and irresistible. Contrary to what some may think, structure is not a nasty inhibitor of creativity. Quite the opposite. Properly understood and utilized, structure is what translates story into a form audiences are wired to receive it. And it is only when audiences truly connect with your story that they turn from casual followers into fans. The material in this book greatly expands upon the chapter on structure in Write Your Novel From the Middle. Super Structure can be considered a companion to that book, but it also stands alone in its treatment of the elements of a solid and pleasing plot. Here's more good news: Super Structure will work for any type of writer - those who like to outline, those who just fly by "the seat of the pants", and those who do a little of both. That's because Super Structure stresses the concept of "signpost scenes". There are 14 signpost scenes, or beats, that can be used to create an entire plot, the skeleton of an idea, or a map to help you figure out what to write next. Every signpost is given its own chapter and explanation, along with a section called "Helpful Hints for Plotters and Pantsers", showing you how to apply what you've learned and adapt it to your own style of writing. Never write a weak novel or screenplay again. Super Structure is a proven foundation that never fails. It frees you to add your original voice and vision, all of which adds up to bestselling fiction and hit screenplays. "I need three things before I tackle a new novel: Diet Coke, a laptop, and my dog-eared copies of James Scott Bell's books on writing craft!” (Kami Garcia, number one New York Times and international best-selling author)

©2015 James Scott Bell (P)2020 James Scott Bell

Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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Double Income, No Kids Yet: The Complete Series 2

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David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Liz Carling (Casualty) star in the sitcom about a young couple, Daniel and Lucy, and their circle of friends. In the second series Lucy drags Dan to the gym after yet another night on the tiles and Dan's best mate Andy is surprised to meet Lucy's old school chum. Dan and Lucy's getaway plans are thwarted by other people's problems, Steve and Linda host a dinner party, and with news of another baby for their best friends, Dan takes action over Lucy's reaction. This series was first broadcast in 2002.

©2011 David Spicer (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Author: David Spicer
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Five Came Back

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It was the best of times and the worst of times for Hollywood before the war. The box office was booming, and the studios’ control of talent and distribution was as airtight as could be hoped. But the industry’s relationship with Washington was decidedly uneasy - hearings and investigations into allegations of corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too "un-American" in its values and causes. Could an industry this powerful in shaping America’s mind-set really be left in the hands of this crew? Following Pearl Harbor, Hollywood had the chance to prove its critics wrong and did so with vigor, turning its talents and its business over to the war effort to an unprecedented extent. No industry professionals played a bigger role in the war than America’s most legendary directors: Ford, Wyler, Huston, Capra, and Stevens. Between them they were on the scene of almost every major moment of America’s war, and in every branch of service - army, navy, and air force; Atlantic and Pacific; from Midway to North Africa; from Normandy to the fall of Paris and the liberation of the Nazi death camps; to the shaping of the message out of Washington, D.C. As it did for so many others, World War II divided the lives of these men into before and after, to an extent that has not been adequately understood. In a larger sense - even less well understood - the war divided the history of Hollywood into before and after as well. Harris reckons with that transformation on a human level - through five unforgettable lives - and on the level of the industry and the country as a whole. Like these five men, Hollywood too, and indeed all of America, came back from the war having grown up more than a little.

©2014 Mark Harris (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Andrew Garman
Author: Mark Harris
Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
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Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

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Step-by-Step to Stand-Up Comedy, written and narrated by Greg Dean, is a comprehensive guide for people who are funny, want to be funnier, or have dreams of being a stand-up comedian. This first-of-its-kind audiobook demystifies the craft of comedy by breaking it down to the fundamental skills used by professional funny people. Dean lays out these skills in simple-to-understand lessons that are easy to practice and master. Dean's original joke structure diagram explains how jokes are built around two interpretations of one magical element called the connector. You'll learn how to see both the expected interpretation and the unexpected reinterpretation of the connector. And you'll be writing jokes after just one listening. Dean also teaches "act outs" by explaining points of view (POVs). Act outs are the quick scenes comics act out during a routine. The three POVs inside a scene are the fundamental tools for understanding why act outs are so funny. You'll learn how to form jokes by shifting form one POV that creates an expected interpretation to another POV that reveals an unexpected interpretation. It's fun and easy, and it works. Step-by-Step to Stand-Up Comedy also covers overcoming stage fright, handling hecklers, coping with going blank, dealing with bombing, riffing with the audience, crossing the hurt line, and getting experience. Learn in hours of listening what most comedians learn through years of stage time.

©2000 Greg Dean (P)2008 Greg Dean

Narrator: Greg Dean
Author: Greg Dean
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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We Had a Little Real Estate Problem

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From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (Vice), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy. It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.” In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form.  The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as “if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.”) This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear on The Tonight Show. Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim.  As Ryan Red Corn, the Osage member of the 1491s, says: “The American narrative dictates that Indians are supposed to be sad. It’s not really true and it’s not indicative of the community experience itself.... Laughter and joy is very much a part of Native culture.” Featuring dozens of original interviews and the exhaustive research that is Nesteroff’s trademark, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem is a powerful tribute to a neglected legacy. 

©2021 Kliph Nesteroff. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Kliph Nesteroff
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method

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Want to write a dynamite novel?  The secret to writing a dynamite novel is to first write a dynamite scene. Because if you can write one terrific scene, you can write a hundred. And that's a novel. This is a short book, with just one goal - to teach you the simple principles you can use right now to design a powerful scene before you write it. If you've already written your novel, you can use these same principles to make each scene better.  About the book How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method will give you the power tools you need to write scenes that move your reader's emotions.   You'll learn:   The one thing your reader most desperately wants. And why. How to decide which character should have the point of view. The two kinds of scenes designed to give your reader a powerful emotional experience - and how to know which to use. Five ways to test that your lead character's goal in each scene is perfect. How to end every scene so it leaves your reader wanting more. Why dilemmas are good, and how to know when they're ruining your story. Four ways to know that your character's decision will drive your story forward. How to know when a scene is broken - and how to fix it.

©2018 Randall Ingermanson (P)2018 Randall Ingermanson

Narrator: James L. Rubart
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
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The Glums

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This audiobook contains eight Take It from Here radio episodes from the 1950s, featuring Ron and Eth Glum. Jimmy Edwards stars as the beer-swilling head of the Glum household, with Dick Bentley as Ron and June Whitfield as Eth.

©2012 Frank Muir (P)1996 AudioGO Ltd

Narrator: June Whitfield
Author: Frank Muir
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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Animals

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Lydia (Aja Naomi King) and Henry (Jason Butler Harner)’s dinner guests (Madeline Brewer and William Jackson Harper) are about to arrive when Henry’s spontaneous marriage proposal threatens to burn the evening to a crisp. Wine bottles and years of unspoken tensions are uncorked, and before the evening is through, Lydia must confront her long-held fears and feelings if she’s going to commit to a future with Henry. Directed by Whitney White, Stacy Osei-Kuffour’s world premiere comedy marches into the muddy intersection of romantic entanglement, identity, pride, and survival. Please Note: Animals contains adult language. 

©2020 Stacy Osei-Kuffour (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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Ayoade on Top

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At last, the definitive audiobook about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View from the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.  In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition.  Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.

©2019 Richard Ayoade (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Richard Ayoade
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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Keto Meal Plan: The 15 Minute Keto Meal Plan

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Make delicious and nutritious keto meals in 15 minutes or less! Are you ready for the ketogenic diet? Are you wondering where you’ll find the time for it or enough tasty food to eat while losing those excess pounds? The answer is here! Dieting, especially when we lead busy lives, can often be a frustrating and costly venture. Time constraints, losing faith, and going back to bad habits mean failure and a cycle that is destined to repeat itself. Now, however, there is a solution with The 15-Minute Keto Meal Plan Cookbook: Simple, Delicious, Quick Ketogenic Recipes to Maximize Weight Loss, an audiobook that means you can make great food in less time and includes information like: What the keto diet is How you can benefit from practicing the keto diet What the science says Foods to eat and avoid Recipes for every mealtime Snacks and side dishes Suggested grocery lists And much more! Including relevant information about the keto diet, the foods you should eat and avoid, and what groceries to buy, these great low-carb recipes are easy to make, affordable, and most importantly, tasty. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Connor Thompson (P)2019 Connor Thompson

Narrator: Danny Hughes
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

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Another four compilations of the funniest puns, songs and one-liners from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series. Often imitated but never bettered, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is the only authentic antidote to panel games. This collection finds unflappable chairman Humphrey Lyttelton giving silly things to do to regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, as well as special guests Stephen Fry and Rob Brydon. Highlights include old favourites such as One Song to the Tune of Another, 84 Chicken Cross Road, Sound Charades, New Definitions and of course the brilliantly baffling, fiendishly funny Mornington Crescent. So settle back and laugh yourself silly as Humph and the gang indulge in more organised mayhem and general hilarity, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and the lovely Samantha, who never fails to score.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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A Clockwork Orange [Dramatisation]

3 ratings

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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Anthony Burgess' novel which became a controversial film in the 1970s. In a nightmare world of the near future, packs of teenagers run wild, beyond the control of their families or the police. Alex is a gang leader, addicted to drug-fuelled assault, torture, and rape.

©1997 Anthony Burgess (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Novecento

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Un monologo. Il Virginian era un piroscafo. Negli anni tra le due guerre faceva la spola tra Europa e America, con il suo carico di miliardari, di emigranti e di gente qualsiasi. Dicono che sul Viginian si esibisse ogni sera un pianista straordinario, dalla tecnica strabiliante, capace di suonare una musica mai sentita prima, meravigliosa. Dicono che la sua storia fosse pazzesca, che fosse nato su quella nave e che da lì non fosse mai sceso. Dicono che nessuno sapesse il perché.

©1994 Giangiacomo Feltrinelli editore (P)2017 Emons Italia S.r.l.

Narrator: Stefano Benni
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Radio Christmas Spirits

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Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. Laugh along with comedians like Jack Benny and Red Skelton (in a rare previously not circulated performance), and with funny families on Fibber McGee & Molly, The Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show, Burns & Allen, The Great Gildersleeve, and The Life of Riley. Thrill to the heroics of Sergeant Preston and The Lone Ranger. Ponder the parables presented by Family Theater, and performed by Lionel Barrymore - plus many more holiday favorites. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions. Episodes include: The Jack Benny Program: "A Wallet for Don" 12-19-48 The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show: "The City Hall Christmas Tree" 12-18-49 Fibber McGee & Molly: "White Christmas Tree" 12-18-45 The Great Gildersleeve: "A Puppy for Christmas" 12-24-47 Burns and Allen: "Gracie's Last Minute Christmas Gift" 12-18-47 Red Skelton: "Junior's Christmas Play" 12-24-50 The Life of Riley: "The Christmas Present" 12-17-44 This Is My Best: "The Plot to Overthrow Christmas" 12-19-44 Lum 'n' Abner: "Christmas Story" 12-25-41 Sgt. Preston: "The Man With the Red Coat" 12-22-48 The Lone Ranger: "Christmas Comes to Sandy" 12-24-48 Doctor Six-Gun: "Pony for Christmas" 12-19-54 Have Gun, Will Travel: "The Hanging Cross" 12-21-58 Family Theater: "The Other Wise Man" 12-14-49 Suspense: "The Cave" 12-20-55 Mayor of the Town: "A Christmas Carol" 12-23-42 Radio City Playhouse: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" 12-25-49 Let George Do It: "Santa Claus in Glass" 12-25-50 Night Beat: "Five Days Off for Christmas" 12-21-51 Exploring the Unknown: "The Christmas Cloud" 12-21-47 The Whistler: "Three Wise Guys" 12-24-50

©2010 RSPT LLC (P)2010 RSPT LLC

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Ronald Reagan: Movie Star

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Before Ronald Reagan was President of the United States or Governor of California, he was a movie star. He may not have been a major movie star like Clark Gable or John Wayne, but he kept working - in mostly “B” pictures - from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Certainly his best known films were Knute Rockne - All American (1940), in which he played football legend George Gipp, and Kings Row (1942). Michael B. Druxman’s one-person play, Ronald Reagan: Movie Star, joins the actor in 1949, when he has just lost a major film role to Errol Flynn. Indeed, not much in his life seems to be going well at this time. Divorced from actress Jane Wyman, his recent romance with Patricia Neal has also taken a wrong turn after she discovered Gary Cooper. Will there ever be a light at the end of this tunnel?

©2020 Michael B. Druxman (P)2021 Michael B. Druxman

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Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog

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You’ll already know Greg Davies as Mr Gilbert, the psychotic Head of Sixth Form in 'The In-betweeners' (Channel 4) and 'The In-betweeners Movie', and as the most out-of-shape member of 'We Are Klang' (BBC Three).‘Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog’ is Greg’s hotly anticipated debut stand-up show. A critically lauded sell-out smash hit at the Edinburgh festival where it picked up a prestigious nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier) followed by a 100+ date, twice extended national tour. By spending months packing this show with hilarious content whilst simultaneously paying no attention to his diet or fitness levels Greg has ensured you're about to buy a show that is funny for the right and wrong reasons. Greg Davies has also appeared on 'Live at The Apollo', 'Have I Got News for You', and 'Ask Rhod Gilbert' (BBC One), 'Mock The Week', 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and Frank Skinner’s 'Opinionated' (BBC Two), and '8 Out of 10 Cats' (Channel 4).

©2011 Greg Davies (P)2011 Universal Pictures UK

Narrator: Greg Davies
Author: Greg Davies
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Transhumanism

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Transhumanism is a global intellectual movement supporting the use of science and technology in order to improve human health, well-being, and mental capacities. Many in the Transhumanism movement believe that disability, disease, and even aging are all aspects of the human condition that we shall be able to overcome in the future. Using the very latest technologies, including biotechnology, advocates claim that every ailment and frailty will one day be a thing of the past. Our minds will be improved with the use of Artificial Intelligence and we'll be plugged in 100% of the time. Join professors Noel Sharky and Kevin Warwick as they discuss the implications, technologies, and oppositions to this modern-day sci-fi world. Welcome to YOUR future, the future of all mankind.

©2009 World Wide Multi Media (P)2009 World Wide Multi Media

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Joe Lycett's Obsessions, Series 2

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Joe Lycett returns for a second series of Obsessions, the comedy chat show that celebrates our weird hobbies and eccentric passions. Featuring an exciting array of obsessive celebrity guests and members of the public, Joe uncovers what really makes the great British public tick.  Listen to Holly Walsh's obsession with badgers, Clara Amfo's adoration of trainers, and Mary Berry's love of her dog Darcy. Can Nina Wadia spark an interest in driving holidays? Can Chelsea Norris get you into boxing? And what of Carol Kirkwood's obsession with a cat called Donald?  Guests in this series include Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, actress Nina Wadia, BBC Manchester presenter Chelsea Norris, comedians Elis James, Jack Carroll and Holly Walsh, plus national treasure Mary Berry.  Joe also welcomes members of the public to share their secret passions as well as inviting a weekly VOP (very obsessed person) to introduce their weird and wonderful collections of curiosities!  Written and performed by Joe Lycett, with material from James Kettle and additional material from Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler.  Producer: Suzy Grant  Production coordinator: Damilola Mabadeje A BBC Studios Audio production.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: Joe Lycett
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers

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Whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. But how do you rise above the noise?

In Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, Richard Botto explains how to put crowdsourcing to use for your creative project, using social media, networking, branding, crowdfunding, and an understanding of your audience to build effective crowdsourcing campaigns, sourcing everything from film equipment to shooting locations.

Botto covers all aspects of crowdsourcing: how to create the message of your brand, project, or initiative; how to mold, shape, and adjust it based on mass response; how to broadcast a message to a targeted group and engage those with similar likes, beliefs, or interests; and finally, how to cultivate those relationships to the point where the message is no longer put forth solely by you, but carried and broadcasted by those who have responded to it.

Using a wealth of case studies and practical know-how based on his years of experience in the industry and as founder of Stage 32 - the largest crowdsourced platform for film creatives - Richard Botto presents a comprehensive and hands-on guide to crowdsourcing creatively and expertly putting your audience to work on your behalf.

©2017 Routledge (P)2019 Richard Botto

Narrator: Richard Botto
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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A Propos de mon Film

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Julie a 30 ans et n'a, jusque-là, jamais rien géré de plus que sa petite vie. Alors qu'elle n'attendait plus de réponse de la part de son prod, celui-ci l'appelle pour lui annoncer une grande nouvelle : "je crois qu'on va le faire ton film !" Ni une ni deux, elle se retrouve à la table des lectures, sur le plateau de tournage, toujours en proie aux caprices d'une superstar américaine, mal entourée d'une script borderline, d'un agent hystérique et d'une mère toxique, ou encore en pleine galère promotionnelle avec Augustin Trapenard. Faire un film c'est prendre 10 ans en 6 mois et en même temps elle en avait bien besoin. Liste du casting complet : Avec la participation de Rebecca Zlotovski, Augustin Trapenard et l'équipe du Masque et la plume. Avec Agnès Hurstel dans le rôle de Julie et les voix de Christophe Montenez de la Comédie Française, Pauline Clément de la Comédie Française, Fanny Cottençon, Claude Perron, Antoine Gouy, Nicolas Briançon, Félicien Juttner, Marion Christmann Chloé Berthier, Pauline Devi, Amaury de Crayencourt et Pierre Samuel.

©2020 Audible Studios (P)2020 Audible Studios

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When Broadway Was the Runway

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 When Broadway Was the Runway explores the central and largely unacknowledged role of commercial Broadway theater in the birth of modern American fashion and consumer culture. Long before Hollywood's red carpet spectacles, Broadway theater introduced American women to the latest styles. At the beginning of the 20th century, theater impresarios captured the imagination of their largely female patrons by transforming the stage into a glorious site of consumer spectacle. Theater historian Marlis Schweitzer examines how these impresarios presented the dresses actresses wore onstage, as well as the jewelry and hairstyles they chose, as commodities that were available for purchase in nearby department stores and salons. The Merry Widow Hat, designed for the hit operetta of the same name, sparked an international craze, and the dancer Irene Castle became a fashion celebrity when she anticipated the flapper look of the 1920s by nearly a decade. Not only were the latest styles onstage, but advertisements appeared throughout theaters, in programs, and on the curtains, while magazines such as Vogue vied for the rights to publish theatrical costume sketches and Harper's Bazar enticed readers with photo spreads of actresses in couture. This combination of spectatorship and consumption was a crucial step in the formation of a mass market for consumer goods and the rise of the cult of celebrity. Through historical analysis and dozens of early photographs and illustrations, Schweitzer aims a spotlight at the cultural and economic convergence of the theater and fashion industries in the United States. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press.

©2009 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks

Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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The Nutshell Technique

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"The Nutshell Technique cracks the code behind why we love the movies that we love. It guides you to organically write the story you want to tell." (Callum Greene, producer, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker)  Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don't know how to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the nutshell technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in audiobook form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow descriptions ("nutshells"), she thoroughly explains how the nutshell technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes listeners step-by-step through 30 classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches listeners exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the nutshell technique, and you'll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.  Since its publication in 2016, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting was an instant classic. It is the go-to manual many professionals swear by, and it's on the syllabus at film schools across the world, including the world-renowned screenwriting program at Columbia University. It has also been published in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Italian. This audio edition is wonderfully narrated by Sonja Field. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Jill Chamberlain (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

15 ratings

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If you loved the first three seasons, you'll be just as tickled by this fourth installment of the wonderfully funny Cabin Pressure. Whether you're a fan of the cheeky Douglas or the hopelessly sweet Martin, there's a generous helping of all the bits you've grown to love.

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin.

All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur....

©2013 AudioGO, Pozzitive Television Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

Narrator: AudioGO Ltd
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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The Grip Book

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Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on a movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, cars, and trains. In The Grip Book, Fifth Edition, seasoned Hollywood grip Michael G. Uva teaches you to install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment on a set, such as C-stands, cameras, and any specialty gear needed for a shoot. Guidelines for on-set etiquette and how to succeed as a technical crew member will jump-start your career and make you a valuable asset on any film or television crew. Whether you are a professional grip looking to boost your skills or an aspiring one just beginning to learn the trade, the time-tested tips and techniques for smooth and safe operation on set make this new edition an indispensable reference guide.

©1997 Taylor Francis Focal Press publishing (P)2015 Michael G. Uva

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Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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Top Girls (Dramatized)

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It's the middle of the high-flying, go-getting 80s in Maggie Thatcher's England, and Marlene has something to celebrate: she has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency. But with no friends to speak of, and a past she'd just as soon forget, the guests at Marlene's party are a collection of famous women from history. Soon Marlene discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be. This is a bold, searing comedy from an Olivier Award-winning playwright.

©2006 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2006 L.A. Theatre Works

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Please Be Offended

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Comedian and best-selling author Jim Norton pulls no punches, going after jaw-dropping laughs not intended for the faint of heart. Chief among his targets: the national hypersensitivity epidemic afflicting leading celebrities, talking heads and regular Joes alike to get offended by just about anything. Norton's got a message for those people, and it's in the title.

©2013 Jim Norton (P)2013 New Wave Dynamics

Narrator: Jim Norton
Author: Jim Norton
Length: 55 mins
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Film Making

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Have you ever wanted to make your own film? Is there a story you want to tell? You might even think that this is impossible. "Studios make films, not the little guy." This is probably what you tell yourself. Do you watch films with more than a casual eye? You probably want to know how they were able to get perfect lighting in your favorite scene, or how to write a professional screenplay. Do you watch Inside the Actor's Studio and hang on every word they say? My last question is, do sit in your seat at the movie when it's over watching the credits as everyone else files out the door? I know you have dreamed about it, but have you ever seriously contemplated making your own film? Yes, Virginia, you too can make your own film, all on your own. If you have played with the idea of what it would be like to direct a film, then you have already made an imaginary plan. Why not make it a reality? What else are you doing with your time: going to work at the factory every day? Are you thinking that filmmaking is only for studios and professionals? I believe that independent film has changed all the rules. Doors are opening all over for aspiring filmmakers. Why not give it a try - what do you have to lose? With a little imagination and a lot of hard work you can do this, but you need the basics to get started. If you feel like you don't know where to start the process, I will show you.

©2016 Nancy Thomas (P)2016 John Okeniyi

Narrator: Stephanie Quinn
Author: Nancy Thomas
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Jumping Off!

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This is a mad, mad world. Our species is growing at an alarming rate; the globe is warming out of control; our food sources are being depleted; a massive energy crisis is looming and the pressure on each and every one of us to earn more, compete with our peers and look cool is so great that suicide rates are growing faster than ever.   It's a world of chaos and corruption but there is a way out. The other choice is to live clean, happy and free without the influence of the world outside. Everyone dies but not everyone truly lives, which will you choose?  Many are finding peace and happiness by simply Jumping Off.

©2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC (P)2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC

Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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Crackanory (Series 1)

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Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. From much-loved funnyman Jack Dee narrating a story of a man who quickly becomes the World’s most-hated after tweeting a celebrity to actress and writer Sharon Hogan telling a story of a political translator getting creative with her interpreting, expect to be amused further by the likes of Hugh Dennis, Sally Phillips and Richard Hammond.

©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV

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Starting Stand-up Comedy!.

Summary

This book offers a variety of articles and interviews regarding the business of stand-up comedy. It especially focuses on the being new to the business, although the insights provided can benefit even an experienced comic.

©2016 Rob Twohy (P)2016 Rob Twohy

Narrator: Paul Bright
Author: Rob Twohy
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2

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The fascinating royal and social history that inspired seasons 2 and 3 of The Crown, written by the show’s historical consultant. In this eye-opening companion to seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer - and the show’s historical consultant - Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political, and personal moments and their effects - not only on the royal family but also on the world around them. From the Suez Crisis and the US-Soviet space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor’s collaboration with Hitler, along with the rumored issues with the royal marriage, the book provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show explores, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama. Extensively researched, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the queen. The Crown is now available to watch on Netflix. The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. 

©2019 Robert Lacey (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Author: Robert Lacey
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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Created and Produced by Total TeleVision Productions

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Here at last is the real story of how TTV was formed! Inside you will find rare production artwork and storyboards, as well as reminiscences from TTV's founders. "Mark Arnold is the guy who the other authorities on comic books and animated cartoons turn to when they're stumped for an obscure tidbit of pop cultural information; he always delivers the goods." - Scott Shaw, cartoonist

©2009 Mark Arnold (P)2016 BearManor Media

Narrator: Jason Sullivan
Author: Mark Arnold
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Three Sisters

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Chekhov’s masterpiece in a full-cast performance starring Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Westfeldt, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long. With their father’s passing, and the ordinary grip of day-to-day life slowly suffocating them, the urge to return to the city with its rich and exciting life rises to a fever pitch. First performed in 1901, The Three Sisters mixes humor and heartbreak beautifully and is a perennial favorite of actors and audiences alike. This is a full-cast performance starring Tessa Thompson as Irina; Jennifer Westfeldt as Masha; Sarah Zimmerman as Olga; Jon Hamm as Vershinin; Josh Clark as Solyony/Rode; Josh Cooke as Kulygin; Dan Donohue as Tuzenbach; Pamela Dunlap as Anfisa; Marc Halsey as Fedotik; Rebecca Mozo as Natasha; Robert Pine as Chebutykin/Ferapont; Reid Scott as Andrei. Directed by Jenny Sullivan. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in April, 2011.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Fire, Ice, and Physics

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Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters. Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science - fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, "But how would it work?" In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation. Thompson starts at the beginning, with winter, explaining seasons and the very elliptical orbit of the Earth that might cause winter to come (or not come). She tells us that ice can behave like ketchup, compares regular steel to Valyrian steel, explains that dragons are "bats, but with fire", and considers Targaryen inbreeding. Finally, she offers scientific explanations of the various types of fatal justice meted out, including beheading, hanging, poisoning (reporting that the effects of "the Strangler", administered to Joffrey at the Purple Wedding, resemble the effects of strychnine), skull crushing, and burning at the stake. Even the most faithful Game of Thrones fans will learn new and interesting things about the show from Thompson's entertaining and engaging account. Fire, Ice, and Physics is an essential companion for all future bingeing. This audiobook includes a bonus PDF of charts, figures, and illustrations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Rebecca C. Thompson (P)2019 Random House Audio

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The Searchers

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In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and re-told over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be adapted into one of Hollywood's most legendary films, The Searchers, "The Biggest, Roughest, Toughest... and Most Beautiful Picture Ever Made!" directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Glenn Frankel, beginning in Hollywood and then returning to the origins of the story, creates a rich and nuanced anatomy of a timeless film and a quintessentially American myth. The dominant story that has emerged departs dramatically from documented history: it is of the inevitable triumph of white civilization, underpinned by anxiety about the sullying of white women by "savages." What makes John Ford's film so powerful, and so important, Frankel argues, is that it both upholds that myth and undermines it, baring the ambiguities surrounding race, sexuality, and violence in the settling of the West and the making of America.

©2013 Glenn Frankel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John McLain
Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
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Hollywood Said No!

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Mr. Show fans rejoice! After all these years, Bob and David are finally back together with a collection of hilarious, never-before-seen scripts, sketches, and ideas that may have just been too good for Hollywood. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put...Hollywood Said No!  Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects - acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads. Hollywood Said No! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray for America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear.  This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said "maybe," but what we mean was "probably not." Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond! 

©2013 Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (P)2013 Hachette Book Group

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Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge

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Aha! Six BBC Radio 4 episodes featuring the king of chat Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) in a series of hysterically excruciating encounters with guests played by Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan. Also included are two bonus programmes: a spoof behind-the-scenes feature, Knowing Knowing Me, Knowing You, and In Conversation with Steve Coogan. Duration: 4 hours approx.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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We Should All Be Mirandas

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A snarky guide to life inspired by the most underrated character on Sex and the City, from the creators of the Instagram sensation @everyoutfitonSATC When Sex and the City premiered, many were hesitant to identify as the Miranda of their social circle - after all, sarcasm, workaholism, and dubious fashion choices are rarely considered aspirational. However, in the two-plus decades since her television debut, our culture has finally caught up with this forward-thinking icon and all she represents. The truth is, Miranda Hobbes is the feminist hero that we deserve - we were all just too busy obsessing over Carrie’s corset tops to notice it at first. We Should All Be Mirandas is a celebration of a certain red-headed lawyer and the legions of fans who relate to her pragmatic, no-bullshit approach to work, love, and sex. Written by two self-proclaimed Mirandas, this humorous manifesto distills Ms. Hobbes’ core principles into a strategic guide for navigating life’s inevitable ups and downs. In it, you’ll learn to: Overcome your internalized Mirandaphobia Cope with humiliating sexual encounters Make Google Docs your bitch Dump that Skipper that you’ve been dating Embrace your bad hair days And much more! With sharp, sardonic humor and fantastic send-ups to the series’ most iconic moments, We Should All Be Mirandas is the perfect gift for fashionistas, pop culture mavens, and every woman who has dared to eat cake out of the garbage.

©2019 Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Narrator: Jessica Rau
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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Holding Back the Tide

Summary

Ronald Pickup, Paul Ritter and Kate Duchêne star in Nick Warburton’s comedy about one community’s attempts to resist change.

When Richard and Clare Wells inherit a clifftop house in Yorkshire, they also inherit a sitting tenant, John Hector, who treats their home as his own and the local town as his own personal fiefdom. But the sea is eroding the land, and John is intent on stopping them all from being evicted, so the Wells’ reluctantly embrace him as an ally. As he entangles them in his conservation battles, Clare and Richard find themselves drawn into the Breck Howe Preservation Society, an unlikely group attempting to defend their town against the worst ills of modernity. Their lives will never be the same again....

North meets South in this comedic clash of cultures, written by award-winning dramatist Nick Warburton. Ronald Pickup stars as John Hector, with Paul Ritter as Richard and Kate Duchêne as Clare.

Written by Nick Warburton

Directed by Sally Avens

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 28 January 2016 (The Vauxgarth Pig), 11-25 August 2017 (Series 1), 16 November-14 December 2018 (Series 2)

Cast:

Richard Wells - Paul Ritter

Clare Wells - Kate Duchêne

John Hector - Ronald Pickup

Lux - Michelle Asante

Penrith - Chris Pavlo

Trafford/Hugh - Gerard McDermott

Mrs Cardabbon - Susan James

Estate Agent - Caolan McCarthy

Ticket Lady - Kerry Gooderson

Guard - Bob Blythe

Tiffany - Louise Brealey

Librarian - Chetna Pandya/Liam Lau Fernandez

Mrs Briggs of Events - Sanchia McCormack/Elizabeth Counsell

Headley - Philip Fox

Norwegian Herring Enthusiast - Simon Ludders

Ralph Bell - Sean Murray

MC/Trevor Butt - Tony Turner

Robust Betty - Emma Handy

Rude Girl/Brandi - Saffron Coomber

Barb/WPC - Jeannette Percival

Mikey/Surly Reader/Tourist - Cameron Percival

Chucker/A Heavy - Don Gilet

Anthony/Wayne/Seasider - Lewis Bray

Himself - Jonathan Agnew

©2020 Nick Warburton (P)2020 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Crackanory (Series 4)

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Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children's TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers. Each episode features a top performer narrating an extended weird and wonderful tale. Bob Mortimer takes on Arnold Widdowson's story of an out-of-work actor who becomes a national treasure in a former Soviet state while Sara O Briain tells the story of a slave in ancient Rome who helps a playwright finish his latest composition. Further episodes feature Sheridan Smith, Anna Friel, Mel Giedroyc, Doc Brown, Mackenzie Crook and Miriam Margolyes. Full author list: Tony Way, Nico Tatarowicz, Arnold Widdowson, Alexander Kirk, Katherine Jakeways, Sarah Morgan, Toby Davies and Kevin Eldon. Full narrator list: Dara Ó Briain, Sheridan Smith, Bob Mortimer, Anna Friel, Mel Giedroyc, Doc Brown, Mackenzie Crook and Miriam Margolyes.

©2017 UKTV (P)2017 UKTV

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Classic Radio's Greatest Christmas Shows, Vol. 1

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This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, Laurence Olivier as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee & Molly, Harold Peary in The Great Gildersleeve, Eve Arden as Connie Brooks on Our Miss Brooks, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley on The Life of Riley, Edmund Gwenn recreating his Academy Award performance as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street, plus many more! Relive these classic Christmas radio shows from yesteryear and the legendary stars that made them great in this incredible collection. Contents include: Fibber McGee & Molly - "Radio Phonograph" The Great Gildersleeve - "Gildy's Christmas Woes" The Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby - "Christmas Program of 1944" My Favorite Husband - "The Sleigh Ride" The Life of Riley - "Embezzled Money from the Family Christmas Club Account" Screen Director's Playhouse - "Miracle on 34th Street" Grand Central Station - "Miracle for Christmas" Our Miss Brooks - "The Magic Christmas Tree" The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe - "The Case of the Slaughtered Santas" The Amos 'n' Andy Show - "Andy Plays Santa Claus" Theatre Royal - "A Christmas Carol" Suspense - "Out for Christmas"

©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (P)2015 Black Eye Entertainment, LLC

Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
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Will in the World

4 ratings

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Award-winning author Stephen Greenblatt is one of the most influential literary thinkers in the world. An acclaimed interpreter of Shakespeare's works, his ideas have changed the way countless people approach the classics. Now Greenblatt's uniquely brilliant voice delivers a magnificent biography of the Bard himself. It is impossible to have any understanding of literature and not be familiar with William Shakepeare. He has influenced Western culture more than any other author. But how were Shakespeare's remarkable accomplishments even possible? How could a man without wealth, connections, or a university education move to London and quickly become the greatest playwright of all time? In this emerging narrative, Elizabethan England is reawakened, and we at last understand how Shakespeare became a legendary figure.

©2004 Stephen Greenblatt (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
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Classic Radio's Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 2

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Relive 12 of the best classic radio comedy shows from yesterday and the legendary stars that made them great in this incredible collection. Here are 12 of the greatest American comedy shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy, Ed Gardner as Brooklyn barkeep Archie on Duffy's Tavern, Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, and Eve Arden as English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks, plus many others, including The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show, The Fred Allen Show, The Great Gildersleeve, Life with Luigi, and Lum and Abner. Contents include: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, "The Antique Vase", starring Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard; The Amos 'n' Andy Show, "Arrested as Spies", starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll; Duffy's Tavern, "Guest: Marie 'The Body' MacDonald", starring Ed Gardner; The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show, "Guest: Martha Ray", starring Edgar Bergen; Fibber McGee and Molly, "Too Much Energy", starring Jim and Marian Jordan; The Fred Allen Show, "Guest: Carmen Miranda", starring Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa; The Great Gildersleeve, "An Old College Chum Visits", starring Harold Peary; The Life of Riley, "Win a Buick Contest", starring William Bendix; Life with Luigi, "Getting Rid of His Cough", starring J. Carrol Naish; The Lum and Abner Show, "Bulldogging Lum", starring Chester Lauck and Norris Goff; My Favorite Husband, "George Attends a Teenage Dance", starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning; Our Miss Brooks, "No Uniforms for Opening Day", starring Even Arden.

Public Domain (P)2015 Black Eye Entertainment, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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McLevy The Collected Editions: Series 3 & 4

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Summary

Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.

Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

'Behind the Curtain': A theatrical landlady receives a chilling death threat.'A Voice from the Grave': Summertime, and the heat is on as McLevy tracks a brutal killer.'The Dark Shadow': A jewel theft brings an infamous criminal within McLevy's grasp.'Servant of the Crown': The detective joins Her Majesty's protection squad to hunt an assassin.'A Piece of Cake': A top chef is the toast of the city - but burglary and murder are on the menu.'The Sea Change': There's something fishy about the Fair's star attraction, the lovely Little Mermaid.'Sins of the Fathers': A runaway bridegroom and a blackmailer spell double trouble for McLevy.'The Devil's Disguise': The devil comes a-calling for the detective on Halloween.'Christmas Special': McLevy stalks a supernatural thief who is haunting the streets of Edinburgh.

Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: David Ashton
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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The XFM Vault

10 ratings

Summary

We're back with even more Best Bits of the Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm! The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history. This programme brings you a selection of Best Bits from archived material of the second series of The Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington and includes classic such as 'Man Moths', 'Do You Need 'Em', and 'Educating Ricky'.

©2001 XFM (P)2009 XFM

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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

8 ratings

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WINNER of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Scripted Comedy (Studio Audience)

The complete third and fourth series of BBC Radio 4’s award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure.

In the third and fourth series of his hit sketch show, John Finnemore examines a typically eclectic range of issues including making friends, the problem with polymath bestselling authors, the colour of posh men’s trousers, and a history of choice.

There’s also a sketch that is much, much too rude, advice on dealing with bullies, the truth behind some famous anecdotes, and the curious tale of a hard-bitten dame.

Intelligent, absurd and laugh-out-loud funny, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme also features Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. Awarded Best Radio Comedy at the Chortle Awards, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme comes from the writer of Cabin Pressure and regular contributor to The Now Show.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned from Joss Whedon

Summary

Joss Whedon has much to teach his fans, as he unfurls epics of sacrifice and heroism for superheroes and ordinary people. Firefly, like Alien: Resurrection, was his anti-authoritarian dystopia, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer emphasized girl power and individuality in a world of monsters. Dollhouse tackled identity, memory and the soul, reaching from fantasy into philosophy, just as The Cabin in the Woods satirized the nebulous "Greater Good." Now, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers explore heroism, teamwork, and personal responsibility. Whedon has independent works too, all explored from the paranormal romance film In Your Eyes to his feminist skits for Equality Now. In comics, such as X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock, and Buffy, he explores unconventional teams and chosen families. From Angel's quest for faith and redemption in a world of nihilism to the smaller stories of family and friendships in The Office, Glee, Parenthood, and Roseanne, not to mention Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon offers lessons to improve the world and our roles within it. This book compares themes, motifs, and archetypes across all his works, teasing out the common threads and the messages within.

©2015 Valerie Estelle Frankel (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Emily Caudwell
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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The Grip of Film

3 ratings

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You SLUG the guy. You KISS the dame.  You TOTAL the car. That's movies. And I love 'em. Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all, he loves talking about film, and how they'd be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure. The voyage of this audiobook can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a shot of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.

©2018 Chicken Leg Ltd (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Game of Thrones

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A Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful fantasy fiction series in the world to date. With the success of the novels came a widely loved television series. While you might be a loyal fan of the books, the show, or both - do you know all about the history of the leading families? These books aim to thoroughly detail the early history of the houses Targaryen, Stark, Lannister and many more. You can explore how they first rose to power, and what happened in the years leading up to the beginning of the Game of Thrones story.

©2016 Brian Green (P)2016 Brian Green

Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 1

3 ratings

Summary

More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, including what James Bond is really like as a party guest, and the rather too exciting world of Rabbit Newsnight. Their distinctive and lopsided view of the world includes the worst possible name for a dry cleaning shop; the brave and dangerous work of Hairdressers Sans Frontiers; and the tragic consequences when a stray piece of ham goes unchecked. Mitchell and Webb's gallery of peculiar characters is populated by misfits, eccentrics, the occasional talking animal, and a few stray Radio 4 arts programme presenters. Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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WFMT Chicago Radio Interview 1963

Summary

In the spring of 1963, a 22-year-old Bob Dylan was introduced to Studs Terkel's Chicago radio listeners. The up-and-coming musician sheds some insight into his life, ideas, and songwriting process.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Narrator: Bob Dylan
Author: Bob Dylan
Length: 36 mins
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Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, and Then You Are!

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Before his 1-hour Netflix special and autobiographical book, Moshe Kasher was just an Oakland, CA comic who was getting roasted and toasted by the internet - and returning the favor. Kasher delves into the dark world of YouTube comments and offers the unique perspective of a Jewish kid raised by deaf parents in crack-ridden Oakland, CA. The results are both unique and astonishing. Hold onto your seats and enjoy the ride as Moshe Kasher makes you second guess any and everything you've ever believed.

©2009 Moshe Kasher (P)2009 Rooftop Comedy Productions

Narrator: Moshe Kasher
Author: Moshe Kasher
Length: 55 mins
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Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

38 ratings

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The crucial sequel to the New York Times best-selling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this audiobook bridges the two series and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series. The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will flock to see Mark Frost and David Lynch's inimitable vision once again grace the screen. Featuring all the characters we know and love from the first series as well as a pantheon of high-powered actors in new roles, the show will be endlessly debated, discussed, and dissected. While The Secret History of Twin Peaks served to analyze the mysteries of the town and place the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier tells us what happened to key characters in the 25 years between the events of the first series and the second, offering details and insights fans will clamor for. The audiobook also adds context and commentary to the strange and cosmic happenings of the new series. For fans around the world begging for more, Mark Frost's final thoughts, as expressed in this audiobook, will be required listening. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Mark Frost (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Annie Wersching
Author: Mark Frost
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Answers in the Form of Questions

1 rating

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What is the smartest, most celebrated game show of all time? In this insider's guide, discover the rich history of Jeopardy! - the beloved game show that has shaped our culture and entertained audiences for years. Jeopardy! is a lot of things: record-setting game show, beloved family tradition, and proving ground for many of North America's best and brightest. Nearly four decades into its current edition, Jeopardy! now finds itself facing unprecedented change. This is the chronicle of how the show became a cross-generational touchstone and where it's going next. Answers in the Form of Questions dives deep behind the scenes, with longtime host Alex Trebek talking about his life and legacy and the show's producers and writers explaining how they put together the nightly game.  Listeners will travel to bar trivia showdowns with the show's biggest winners and training sessions with trivia whizzes prepping for their shot onstage. And they'll discover new tales of the show's most notable moments - like the time the Clue Crew almost slid off a glacier - and learn how celebrity cameos and Saturday Night Live spoofs built a television mainstay.  Answers in the Form of Questions looks to the past - and the future - to explain what Jeopardy! really is: a tradition unlike any other.

©2020 Claire McNear and Ken Jennings (P)2020 Twelve

Narrator: Devon Sorvari
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Keto the Complete Guide

Summary

When it comes to dieting, there is nothing better than following the current trends. In fact, in this way, you can learn and discover a lot of dishes and healthy practices that you would not have the opportunity to experience in another way. It also offers the possibility to become healthier. A big part of that means changing your diet and watching your intake of protein, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium - and if you aren’t sure about what all that entails, consider the ketogenic diet. Inside, you will find many different ketogenic-diet-friendly ideas broken down into easy-to-understand and accessible chapters, each containing a complete breakdown of the steps that need to be followed to create a great dish and lose weight at the same time.  In this way, you take the guesswork out of determining the number of key nutrients that come from homemade food. Forewarned is forearmed, and knowing these amounts could very well save your life. Thanks to its health benefits and the incredible tastes it offers, the ketogenic diet is on the rise. It is not a secret that the best chefs in the world are trying and experimenting with this new type of cooking, including adding ketogenic dishes more and more in their practice. Furthermore, it is fun, enjoyable, and available to anyone.  Inside, you will find: Common foods that make up the basis of the ketogenic diet  A wide variety of ketogenic-friendly options when it comes to losing weight while getting in all the necessary nutrients Why the ketogenic diet is the best solution for you 15 examples of ketogenic recipes to help you get started with the ketogenic diet more easily And many more

©2018 Ramos Emmerich Vogel (P)2019 Ramos Emmerich Vogel

Narrator: Carol Weakland
Author: Samara Kelly
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud

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Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This digitally remastered collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all - from first time the pair shared a microphone (in a skit ripe with references to Benny's musical skill), to Stuart Canin's performance of "The Bee," to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all. Join Jack, Fred, and their comical cohorts Portland Hoffa, Harry Von Zell, John Brown, Minerva Pious, Mary Livingstone, Kenny Baker, Don Wilson, Andy Devine, Phil Harris, and all the regulars from both Town Hall Tonight and The Jell-O Program. Includes rare episodes. Episodes Include: Town Hall Tonight 02-26-36 (Excerpt); Town Hall Tonight 12-30-36; The Jell-O Program 01-03-37; The Jell-O Program 01-10-37; Town Hall Tonight 01-06-37; Town Hall Tonight 01-13-37 (Excerpt); Town Hall Tonight 01-20-37; The Jell-O Program 01-31-37; Town Hall Tonight 01-27-37 ( Excerpt); The Jell-O Program 02-07-37; Town Hall Tonight 02-03-37 (Excerpt); Town Hall Tonight 02-10-37; The Jell-O Program 02-14-37; The Jell-O Program 02-28-37; Town Hall Tonight 02-24-37; Town Hall Tonight 03-03-37 (Excerpt); The Jell-O Program 03-07-37; The Jell-O Program 03-14-37; Town Hall Tonight 12-22-37; The Fred Allen Show 12-18-40 (Excerpt)

©2011 Trust "C" under Will of Jack Benny (P)2011 RSPT LLC

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Overcoming Writer's Block

Summary

Every writer struggles with writer's block at some point. It is frustrating, and it prevents many writers from becoming professional authors. In this new guide you will learn how to destroy writer's block and unleash your creativity. Through a concise series of exercises you'll learn to never get "stuck" in your writing again. You will discover how to branch into new writing styles, surprise yourself, and unlock your inner genius.

©2017 Adam Savage (P)2017 Adam Savage

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Author: Adam Savage
Length: 16 mins
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The World of Downton Abbey

2 ratings

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A perfect gift for Downton Abbey fans, a lavish look at the real world - both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama - of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series that's now a feature film. April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will last for another 1,000 years. It won't. Millions of American viewers were enthralled by the world of Downton Abbey, the mesmerizing TV drama of the aristocratic Crawley family - and their servants - on the verge of dramatic change. On the eve of season two of the TV presentation, this audiobook takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history. 

©2011 Jessica Fellowes (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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The Housewives

Summary

From Brian Moylan, the writer of Vulture’s legendary Real Housewives recaps, a table-flipping, finger-pointing, halter-topping VIP journey through reality TV’s greatest saga...

©2021 Brian Moylan, Zachary Wagman, and Meghan Houser (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Accelerated Learning: How to Learn Like Einstein

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Including DIY-exercises! Become a cognitive learning prodigy, master any skill with ease, develop rapid reader, and never forget anything. Well, sort of.... While no book can ever keep up to such a high-flying promise, a good book should bring you for sure a step closer to your goals. And yes, this book will, for sure, keep that promise! How did we go about it? Simply by modelling the arguably greatest mind in human history of science. While modelling a historical figure can only bring you so far, we continued our research and dug deep into the science behind accelerated learning, cognitive psychology, speed reading, knowledge processing, retention techniques, and much more. Instead of boring you with scientific facts and figures, we then condensed our findings into simple, pragmatic, and actionable advices for you. And yes, following those practical step-by-step advices will bring you a huge step closer towards becoming a cognitive learning prodigy, and master any skill with ease. Discover the Blueprint to Become an Information Processing Machine. Get inside the mind of Einstein and discover simple, yet decisive techniques to sharpen your mental skills and instincts. Cut Thorough Complexity with a Proven Toolbox for Rapid Learning. Learn how to tackle complex topics by focus on the bigger picture and breaking it down into simple and easy-to-memorize pieces. Save Your Valuable Time by Processing Information Faster. Getting things done in half of your time. Double your reading speed and finish books within half of the time. Dramatically Increase Your Memory Retention Capabilities. Develop a memory like an elephant. Discover the most effective hacks to memorize anything in your short- and long-term memory. Because theory without practice is worthless, each chapter incorporates our proven DIY exercises to put your knowledge into action. This book will finally give you the tools and step-by-step advices you always wanted to bring your learning skills to the next level. So, don’t hesitate and buy this audiobook now.

©2019 Patrick Lightman (P)2019 Patrick Lightman

Narrator: R F McCoy
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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Spellbound

Summary

This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Alfred Hitchcock. It originally aired on January 25, 1951. The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the making of the film.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Emotional Intelligence

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"As human beings, we all want to be happy and free from misery...we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear, and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness." - Dalai Lama "In my 35 years in business, I have always trusted my emotions. I have always believed that by touching emotion you get the best people to work with you, the best clients to inspire you, the best partners and most devoted customers." - Kevin Roberts "When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life." - Tara Meyer Robson Are you good at reading the intentions of others? Do you know how to manage your knee jerk reactions when someone insults you? Do you wish you could empathize more with the way others feel? You may know your IQ, and if it is a very high number then you should be very proud of your intellectual ability, but what about your EQ? That's right, do you know your Emotional Intelligence? So, why is it important that we understand emotional intelligence? You've probably noticed that it's not the smartest people that are the most successful or the most fulfilled in life; being clever, talented or skilled is not enough. In fact, emotional intelligence accounts for nearly 90% of the difference between average and highly successful people. In life, we tend to live up to certain values and qualities in order to lead life rightfully and to the fullest. Little did we know some of these qualities are connected in enhancing our emotional intelligence? This book will show you how. Emotional intelligence can help you to gain control over your own emotions, rather than letting them take over you and making you react in a way that you are not proud of later on, as well as recognizing the emotions of others around you.

©2017 Naomi McCullough (P)2017 Naomi McCullough

Narrator: Julie-Ann Amos
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Showtime

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Showtime! is Michael McIntyre at his breath-taking best. Following his two record-breaking shows, Live and Laughing and Hello Wembley, Michael returns with his most hilarious show yet. Recorded during his phenomenal 10 night run at the O2 in London and part of his 71-date arena tour playing to over 700,000 fans, Michael raises the bar once again with his relentless energy and razor-sharp observations that has the crowd roaring with laughter.

©2012 Michael McIntyre (P)2012 Universal Pictures UK

Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Dash Diet + Mediterranean Diet: The Complete Guide for Beginners to Eat Healthy and Lose Weight, a 28-Day Food Plan, Reduce Hypertension, Low Calorie Meals, Diabetes Prevention, and Health Improvement

Summary

Book 1: Dash Diet the complete guide: For Beginners, It Reduces Hypertension, and Blood Pressure, Weight Loss, Healthy ,nd Tasty Recipes, Low-Calorie Meals, Diabetes Prevention, And Improved Health

Book 2: Mediterranean Diet: Tasty and Satisfying Healthy Recipes for Beginners Easy to Prepare, Weight Loss, A 28-Day Food Plan, Low-Calorie Meals, Diabetes Prevention, and Health Improvement

The two best diets right now, in a book!

They are not cookbooks, but real guides for a healthy lifestyle!

Dash Diet + Mediterranean Diet therefore includes:

Dash Diet the Complete Guide:

Do you want to lower blood pressure, prevent cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lose weight at the same time?

If you follow the DASH DIET THE COMPLETE GUIDE, this happens naturally.

You will be able to improve your metabolism, lose weight, and improve your overall health with a few simple steps to follow without suffering from hunger.

It's very simple for beginners.

These are some of the benefits of the dash diet:

Low blood pressure

Cancer prevention

Less risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Minor cardiovascular disease problems.

Mediterranean diet

In this book, you will find:

What is the exact Mediterranean diet?

History of the Mediterranean diet

Benefits of Mediterranean health

Mediterranean food pyramid against traditional food pyramid

Why is the Mediterranean the most healthy diet in the world?

Effects of the Mediterranean diet

Come implement the Mediterranean diet in your lifestyle

Mediterranean diet: a heart-healthy diet

Is the Mediterranean diet really effective for losing a weight?

28-day Mediterranean diet program

And much more....

I'll just show you what you need to do to get the results you want.

What are you waiting for!! Buy a copy of the bundle! You will have the twi best diets in one book! Don't waste time and start eating healthy, make your body feel good!!

©2019 Michelle Sullivan (P)2019 Michelle Sullivan

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Looking for Alibrandi

2 ratings

Summary

Award-winning Australian author Melina Marchetta has created a strong and sassy role model in Josephine, whom girls with growing pains on both sides of the Pacific will love. Josephine Alibrandi is 17 and in her final year of school. Dealing with her mum and the ways of her Nonna are daunting enough as she prepares for her exams. But Josie is about to discover real life gets in the way of her carefully-made plans. She suddenly has to deal with having her father around for the first time in her life, falling in love, and uncovering her family's secret background. Despite all the turmoil, this is the year Josie discovers that emancipation doesn't mean escaping from your past. Sometimes you need to face up to who you are in order to set yourself free.

©1992 Melina Marchetta (P)1998 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Books Australia and Beyond Miall and Kershaw Films Pty Ltd

Narrator: Marcella Russo
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Finding Serenity

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Firefly's early demise left fans with a deep sense of loss and plenty of unanswered questions. From what was wrong with the pilot to what was right with the Reavers, from the use of Chinese to how correspondence between Joss and network executives might have gone, from a philosopher's perspective on "Objects in Space" to a sex therapist's analysis of Inara, Finding Serenity is filled with writing as exciting, funny, and enthralling as the show itself.

©2005 BenBella Books (P)2017 Last Word Audio, LLC

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Wild Minds

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In 1911, famed cartoonist Winsor McCay debuted one of the first animated cartoons, based on his sophisticated newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, itself inspired by Freud’s recent research on dreams. McCay is largely forgotten today, but he unleashed an art form and the creative energy of artists from Otto Messmer and Max Fleischer to Walt Disney and Warner Bros.’ Chuck Jones. Their origin stories, rivalries, and sheer genius, as Reid Mitenbuler skillfully relates, were as colorful and subversive as their creations - from Felix the Cat to Bugs Bunny to feature films such as Fantasia - which became an integral part and reflection of American culture over the next five decades. Pre-television, animated cartoons were aimed squarely at adults; comic preludes to movies, they were often “little hand grenades of social and political satire”. Early Betty Boop cartoons included nudity; Popeye stories contained sly references to the injustices of unchecked capitalism. “During its first half-century”, Mitenbuler writes, “animation was an important part of the culture wars about free speech, censorship, the appropriate boundaries of humor, and the influence of art and media on society”. During WWII it also played a significant role in propaganda. The golden age of animation ended with the advent of television, when cartoons were sanitized to appeal to children and help advertisers sell sugary breakfast cereals.  Wild Minds is an ode to our colorful past and to the creative energy that later inspired The Simpsons, South Park, and BoJack Horseman. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Reid Mitenbuler (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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This Book Will Blow Your Mind

1 rating

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What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time, and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers.   From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain:    Why part of the universe is missing (and how scientists finally found it)  How time might also flow backwards  How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future)  Whether the universe is a hologram  And why we are all zombies   Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this will blow your mind - and then put it back together again.    You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this audiobook.   

©2018 New Scientist (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: David Thorpe
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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The League of Gentlemen TV Series Collection

Summary

Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith star in a compilation from the smash hit BBC TV series.

"This is a local shop for local people. There's nothing for you here!"

Welcome to Royston Vasey! Your visit coincides with:

Herr Lipp's German exchange visit!

Papa Lazarou's freak show!

A nosebleed epidemic!

In a selection of episodes from series two of the award-winning black comedy, Reenie and Vinnie are in charge of the charity shop, Tubbs and Edward are looking to find a 'no-tail' mate for son David and friendly butcher Hilary Briss is holding a soiree for patrons of his 'special stuff'.

In Series Three, Pauline is released from HMP Clitclink and harbours dreams of running her own pen shop, joke peddlar Lance regrets dabbling in the murky world of illegal body parts and Geoff travels to London to become a stand-up comedian.

So welcome to town. You'll never leave....

Note: You may be wondering why we have not included episodes from series one of the TV series in this collection. This is because many of the sketches that formed the basis of the first TV series are published in The League of Gentlemen's original BBC Radio series, On the Town with the League of Gentlemen. Although they were reworked a little for television, the series one audio of these sketches is similar enough to their radio counterparts that we have not included them in this TV series compilation.

©2017 Jeremy Dyson (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 16

Summary

Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith. The antidote to panel games returns with this 16th glorious collection, in which Jack Dee gives regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do. Joining them in this compilation are special guests Rob Brydon, Victoria Wood, Susan Calman and David Mitchell. Highlights include 'Uxbridge English Dictionary', 'One Song to the Tune of Another', 'French Monopoly', 'Swanee Kazoo', 'Sound Charades', 'Pensioner’s Film Club', 'Complete Cats', '84 Chicken Cross Road', 'Hirsute Film Club', 'Unromantic Endings', 'Just a Minim', the delightful 'Add a Word', 'Ruin a Film' and, of course, 'Mornington Crescent'. Get ready to chuckle along with the gang as they deploy the finest wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and the lovely Samantha keeping score.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Author: BBC
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Falling in Love with Romance Movies

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Why have viewers always had a love affair with romance movies? From tragic love stories, like Romeo + Juliet, to feel-good rom-coms, like Sleepless in Seattle, people simply cannot get enough of these movies. Join Professor Eric R. Williams to analyze dozens of titles that fall under the scope of "romance films"—inviting students to see old favorites in a new light and introduce them to elements of romance in movies one might not consider to be part of the genre. Explore traditional romantic titles, such as When Harry Met Sally, West Side Story, and Casablanca; controversial spins on the traditional genre, including Her, Harold and Maude, and Lars and the Real Girl; less conventional "romances," such as Blade Runner, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, She’s Gotta Have It, and yes—even Fight Club. Throughout, Professor Williams draws on a wealth of examples, revealing the DNA of these films. Listeners will understand the difference between a love story and a romance; see how directors manipulate audiences’ emotions from opening credits to the final scene—keeping everyone on the edge of their seat; and be able to decode the underlying storytelling techniques. Students will see cinematic romances from a different point of view, deepening their understanding of the genre.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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The Big Picture

10 ratings

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The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film In the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China. Ben Fritz chronicles this dramatic shakeup with unmatched skill, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He dives deeply into the fruits of the Sony hack to show how the previous model, long a creative and commercial success, lost its way. And he looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He shows us, for instance, how Marvel replaced stars with “universes”, and how Disney remade itself in Apple’s image and reaped enormous profits. But despite the destruction of the studios’ traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what our movies will look like in the new era.

©2018 Ben Fritz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Author: Ben Fritz
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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Friday Night Live, Volume 1

Summary

Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. On Volume 1, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie can be heard alongside Lee Evans and Jo Brand. This was her TV debut whilst Lee Evans was also just starting his own phenomenal career. Also included is a great comic performance from Julian Clary - his famous ‘Leader of the Pack’ sketch which became a hit single. This volume also includes Ben Elton, the Scottish pair Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter and Josie Lawrence.

©1988 ITV Productions Ltd (P)2011 ITV Productions Ltd

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Jean Shepherd

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Have you ever thought about life? Jean Shepherd did, in his inimitable way, and Life Is will please those who can appreciate the thought and the inherent humor therein. The eight shows in this collection include performances pondering forbidden magazines, playing tuba in the school band, his old man’s love of Oldsmobiles, chauffer-driven Ferrari's, home in Hammond, the insidiousness of public relations, and so much more. Digitally Remastered and Restored. Each program is approximately 44 minutes. Total running time approximately 6 hours. The radio programs in this collection include: 1: "Capt. Billy's Whiz-Bang" 2: "Fate" 3: "Public Relations" 4: "Defeated Ex-Kids" 5: "Playing the Tuba" 6: "Automotive Age" 7: "Home" 8: "Life Is

©2006 Hartwest Productions Inc. (P)2006 RSPT LLC

Narrator: Jean Shepherd
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Shadow of a Doubt

Summary

This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie, which also starred Joseph Cotten, originally aired on September 11, 1946. Academy Award Theatre featured the stars of Hollywood recreating some of their most unforgettable roles. A success with critics and audiences alike, this half-hour program presented radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. These high-quality productions often used not only the film's original casts, but their directors as well. The show was first broadcast on March 30, 1946, but unfortunately the high costs of these lavish radio plays limited the show's run to only 39 episodes.

©2006 Radio Spirits, Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

14 ratings

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Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (‘The News Quiz’, ‘That Mitchell & Webb Sound’) Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn’s opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn’s near-idiot son, Arthur...In the first of the complete six episodes - ""Qikiqtarjuaq"" - when MJN Air flies a party of tourists near the North Pole, Arthur goes hunting for polar bears, Carolyn for a rogue lemon and Martin for a believable French accent...

Then we travel to episode 2 - ""Paris"", and when a bottle of highly-expensive whisky goes missing, Martin becomes the Miss Marple of MJN Air with Arthur assisting as his trusty Doctor Watson and Douglas hindering as his untrusty prime suspect. On to part 3, ""Newcastle"", where love is in the air, but also unfortunately in a small airport in Birmingham - and Martin has to choose between career, romance and fixing a very small tail-light. Part 4 finds us on the way to ""Ottery St Mary"". Martin is a Man With A Van, Douglas flies A Plane With An Otter and Carolyn dates A Pilot With A Problem With Sheep. And two mysteries solved - the name of Carolyn’s dog and the rules of “Yellow Car”.

Arriving at episode 5, ""Rotterdam"", it's Lifejacket, Camera, Action as stardom beckons for one of the crew of MJN Air... but who will get to blow the final whistle? And will they look good in a vest? And in the last episode of the series - ""St. Petersburg"" - some vodka and an unwary bird could spell the end of the line for MJN Air, and when Carolyn meets her ex-husband the atmosphere turns even icier.... With special series guests Timothy West, Anthony Head ('Buffy') and Mark Williams ('The Fast Show').

©2011 Pozzitive Television Limited (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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Taking Shape

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Silver Shamrock. Thorn. White Horses. It’s all in here. Join authors Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins for a deep dive into the evolution of Halloween’s vast mythology. Extensively researched, Taking Shape is the ultimate guide to the first 40 years of Haddonfield history. Featuring exclusive interviews with filmmakers from every installment, prepare to gain new insight into Halloween’s iconic boogeyman. Oh, you don’t believe in the boogeyman? You should.  Taking Shape includes: Comprehensive story analysis on the entire series!  A rundown of all deleted and alternate scenes!  A look at what scholars got right (and wrong) about H1!  Exclusive details on Nigel Kneale's original H3 script!  Comparisons of early scripts to the final theatrical films!  A rare interview with H5 screenwriter Michael Jacobs!  An exhaustive account of H6's troubled production!  An examination of H20’s roots as a direct-to-video sequel!  A revealing look behind the grunge of the Rob Zombie era!  Insight into how test audiences and execs shaped the films!  In-depth dissection of the official novelizations!

©2019 Dustin McNeill (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

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The Lady in the Van

3 ratings

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Maggie Smith stars in this BBC radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's highly acclaimed autobiographical stage play.

An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden - where she stays for the next 15 years. This is the fascinating story of the genteel vagrant who found a unique place in Alan Bennett's life and writing.

But the drama is as much about the author himself as Miss Shepherd. Why did Alan Bennett let her commandeer his driveway? Was he acting out of kindness, weakness or hidden guilt over not spending enough time with his own mother? Did he always subconsciously plan to exploit Miss Shepherd for literary profit?

Thought provoking and moving, The Lady in the Van tackles profound questions about social responsibility, homelessness and mental illness with a lightness of touch characteristic of Bennett the master storyteller.

With a full cast including Adrian Scarborough, Marcia Warren and Alan Bennett, this bittersweet comic tale stars Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd.

Now a major BBC feature film starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Harry Potter - The Ultimate Audiobook of Facts

Summary

Are you a big fan of Harry Potter? You’ve probably read the books and seen the films many times over. But how much of the detail behind the series do you really know? This special audiobook collection contains three individual audiobooks: 101 Amazing Facts About Harry Potter, 101 More Amazing Books About Harry Potter and 101 Amazing Facts About J.K. Rowling. Separated into sections for easy listening, there is a huge amount of information that will surprise and amaze you in equal measure! Subjects covered include: Harry, Ron and Hermione. Quidditch. The Ministry of Magic. The Triwizard Tournament. Hogwarts. And much more! If you love Harry Potter and want to expand your knowledge of the series, this is the perfect audiobook for you; the facts within can even be used to make up your very own Harry Potter quiz. Harry Potter: The Ultimate Audiobook of Facts is a great addition to any true fan’s bookshelf.

©2020 Jack Goldstein Books (P)2020 Jack Goldstein Books

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The Last Straw

Summary

Come, quibble about a galaxy far, far away! Once, in a theater long ago and far, far away, young audiences who watched the nostalgic space epic of yesteryear, known then only as Star Wars, were duly enthralled. So much goodwill, so much affection, and so much love has rarely been lavished on any franchise. So much money from so many eager fans was never so readily available. Yet, with one potent death star-like blast of mind-breakingly awful filmmaking, the Disney Corporation has managed to alienate that goodwill, spurn that affection, and lose that money.  Why? What makes The Last Jedi so appallingly bad? What made the filmmaker think he could win over his audience by insulting his audience? Science fiction grand master John C. Wright laments, analyzes, and autopsies the horrific story-telling of a film that, for so many of us, was the last hope for Star Wars, the last dime we will ever spend on this once-beloved franchise, and the last straw that broke our patience.

©2019 John C. Wright (P)2020 John C. Wright

Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Lion: Der lange Weg nach Hause

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Wie ich als Fünfjähriger verloren ging und fünfundzwanzig Jahre später meine Familie wiederfand. Ein modernes Märchen. Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht - und macht sich auf den Weg...

©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Narrator: Frank Stieren
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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Crackanory (Series 2)

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Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. What happens when you unexpectedly become the first cleaner in space? What if it turns out that the local TV weatherman can control the weather? Ten star narrators entertain us with fascinating and amusing stories. This series features Ruby Wax, Emilia Fox, Sue Perkins, Vic Reeves and David Baddiel among others.

©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV

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The Network

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The astonishing story of America's airwaves, the two friends - one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor - who made them available to us, and the government that figured out how to put a price on air. This is the origin story of the airwaves - the foundational technology of the communications age - as told through the 40-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor. David Sarnoff, the head of RCA and equal parts Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and William Randolph Hearst, was the greatest supporter of his friend, Edwin Armstrong, developer of the first amplifier, the modern radio transmitter, and FM radio. Sarnoff was convinced that Armstrong's inventions had the power to change the way societies communicated with each other forever. He would become a visionary captain of the media industry, even predicting the advent of the Internet. In the mid-1930s, however, when Armstrong suspected Sarnoff of orchestrating a cadre of government officials to seize control of the FM airwaves, he committed suicide. Sarnoff had a very different view of who his friend's enemies were. Many corrupt politicians and corporations saw in Armstrong's inventions the opportunity to commodify our most ubiquitous natural resource - the air. This early alliance between high tech and business set the precedent for countless legal and industrial battles over broadband and licensing bandwidth, many of which continue to influence policy and debate today.

©2016 Scott Woolley (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Series 5

3 ratings

Summary

John Finnemore's Double Acts Series 1 is the winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy and the Comedy.co.uk awards for Best Radio Sketch Show!

The complete fifth series of BBC Radio 4's award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme has won a host of awards, including the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for 'Best Scripted Comedy with Live Audience'. Written by and starring John Finnemore, this fifth series of the hit show returns with more witty wordplay and laugh-out-loud sketches.

These six episodes include an unlikely wager, a troubled bluesman, a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas, a new approach to the News; and, well, since you asked him for a tale of espionage....

In addition, the voices in John's head push him to the tipping point, we look back at a career in accounting, hear of an over-rated experience and, we're sorry to say, Patsy Straightwoman returns with an interview sketch.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme also features Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. Duration: 3 hours.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Narrator: John Finnemore
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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Claudio Bisio presenta Comedy Pills: Lella Costa

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"Comedy Pills" è il miglior rimedio contro la noia e la routine delle tue giornate. In treno in metro, mentre ti alleni, mentre cucini, quando ti rilassi, scegli una "pillola" e concediti il piacere della migliore comicità. Ci ha pensato Claudio Bisio, uno che di "comedians" se ne intende davvero, a selezionare per Audible alcuni dei migliori comici italiani per questo nuovo podcast originale. Le "Comedy Pills" non hanno controindicazioni mediche se non l'eccesso di risate in luogo pubblico. Possono essere assunte più volte al giorno, secondo necessità. >> Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.

©2018 Audible Studios (P)2018 Audible Studios

Narrator: Lella Costa
Author: Lella Costa
Length: 25 mins
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The Missing Hancocks: Series 3

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Kevin McNally and Andy Secombe star in five more brand-new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, but several of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. They've now been recreated by BBC Radio 4. In these first three episodes - 'A Holiday in France', 'The Racehorse' and 'The Crown Jewels' - Andy Secombe plays his father, Harry, who himself deputised for an absent Tony Hancock in the original run. In 'A Visit to Swansea' and 'The Three Sons', Kevin McNally resumes the role of "the lad 'imself". Among the supporting cast are Simon Greenall, Kevin Eldon and Robin Sebastian.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Tales From Beyond the Pale, Season 2 LIVE!

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Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed Tales from Beyond the Pale, audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles. Having previously released 10 studio-recorded Tales for Season One, Fessenden and McQuaid decided to up the ante and stage a second season of Tales before a live audience at the performance venue Dixon Place in downtown New York City. Tales Season Two delves even further beyond the pale with eight explosive tales to tickle your fancy and curdle your blood. The series is produced by filmmakers Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid; associate producers Lisa Wisely, Jenn Wexler. Joe Maggio's "Ram King" takes place in a nameless mountain village, just 16 years after the Black Death, in which Lassa, an inquisitive young goatherd, is falsely accused of witchcraft by the child of an all-powerful village elder. Lassa looks to the Ram King for comfort, a mythical beast, half-man, half-ram, with skin of blue flames.…Featuring the voice talents of Vincent D'Onofrio, Owen Campbell, Tobias Campbell, Brenda Cooney, Bonnie Dennison, and Joel Garland.

©2013 Glass Eye Pix, Inc. (P)2013 Glass Eye Pix, Inc.

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Author: Joe Maggio
Length: 33 mins
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Jiste

Summary

Záverecný díl dnes již klasického britského komediálního seriálu vás nenechá na pochybách, že britký britský humor je neznicitelný a jeho dokonalé pointy vám zacloumají bránicí kdykoli a kdekoli. Antony Jay a Jonathan Lynn napsali po triceti letech od vysílání prvních dílu slavného Jiste, pane ministre divadelní komedii, která ve Velké Británii láme divácké rekordy a aspiruje na nejúspešnejší hru desetiletí. V satire ostré jako žiletka, plné vtipných situací, rízných slovních smecu a prívalu nových hlášek jde opet jen o jedno: o politiku. Please note: This audiobook is in Czech.

©1981 Antony Jay Productions Ltd. & Ally Pally Productions Ltd (P)2014 Tympanum

Narrator: Otakar Brousek
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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The 99p Challenge

1 rating

Summary

It's back: the Radio 4 panel game that's not about sport, music, television, advertising, books, hats, or gardening, just funny rounds with funny ideas. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley, who won a BAFTA award for writing Robbie the Reindeer for Aardman Animations, the show is hosted by the glorious Sue Perkins (of Mel & Sue fame). The regulars are Simon Pegg (of Spaced and Big Train), Armando Iannucci (On the Hour and I'm Alan Partridge) and Peter Baynham (writer/performer of Blue Jam, Channel 4's Brass Eye and Steve Coogan's I'm Alan Partridge). Other guests across the series include Peter Serafinowicz (star of World of Pub and Simon Nye's How Do You Want Me?); fast-rising star of Spaced Nick Frost; banned Xfm DJ Tom Binns, star of BBC1's The Savages; Marcus Brigstocke; and writer/performer David Quantick (whose show Junkies is the first-ever sitcom premiered on the Net). The producer is David Tyler, whose radio credits include Radio Active, Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, and The Very World of Milton Jones, and whose TV credits include Spitting Image, Pauline Calf's Three Fights Two Weddings & A Funeral, Absolutely and Coogans Run. The show is a Pozzitive Television production, whose most recent TV credit is Victoria Wood's much-acclaimed sitcom Dinnerladies. Contains all six episodes.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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The Speed of Sound

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It was the end of an era. It was a turbulent, colorful, and altogether remarkable period, four short years in which America's most popular industry reinvented itself. Here is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies, that moment when movies were totally transformed and the American public cemented its love affair with Hollywood. As Scott Eyman demonstrates in his fascinating account of this exciting era, it was a time when fortunes, careers, and lives were made and lost, when the American film industry came fully into its own. In this mixture of cultural and social history that is both scholarly and vastly entertaining, Eyman dispels the myths and gives us the missing chapter in the history of Hollywood, the ribbon of dreams by which America conquered the world.

©1997 Scott Eyman (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Adams Morgan
Author: Scott Eyman
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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The Office

33 ratings

Summary

An instant New York Times best seller The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the 21st century, told by its creators, writers, and actors.  When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired...or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, long after the show first aired, it’s more popular than ever, and fans have only one problem - what to watch, or listen to, next.  Fortunately, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer. In his brand-new oral history, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, Greene will take listeners behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters. Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show, from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine-season run in America, with in-depth research and exclusive interviews. Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from "The Dundies" to "Threat Level Midnight" and "Goodbye, Michael", including behind-the-scenes details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes and the failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell left, spotlighting the incredible, genre-redefining show created by the family-like team, who together took a quirky British import with dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance.  Hilarious, heartwarming, and revelatory, The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front-row seat to the phenomenal sequence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity, changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for decades to come.

©2020 Andy Greene (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Jerry Springer

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Jerry Springer: The Opera is the multi award winning, hit musical filmed live in London's West End. Starring David Soul, the original star of the cult TV show Starsky & Hutch, this theatrical spectacle made theatre history by receiving an unprecedented four awards for Best Musical at the Olivier Awards, the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and the What's On Stage Awards.

©2003 Avalon Television (P)2003 Avalon Television

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Birkett and the Green Bicycle

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The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce or a livid libel action. In this episode, the celebrated advocate deals with a case of murder, pacifism and chocolate. Starring Neil Dudgeon as Birkett, with Bonnie Engstrom, Alun Raglan, Nicholas Jones, James Lailey Cox, Adam Billington, Gerard McDermott, Francine Chamberlain, Christopher Webster and Simon Bubb. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.

©2012 Caroline Stafford (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Dogensuppe Herzogin - ein Austopf mit Einlage

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Die gefühlte Arschlochdichte und Idiotenkonzentration, die Sackgesichtsüberfülle und Kackbratzendurchseuchung, die allgemeine, bimssteinerne Generalverblödung und präsenile Allgemeinabstumpfung, kurz: die cerebrale Fäulnis in diesem Land war, subjektiv gefühlt, immer schon hoch, aber nun läßt sich dieses trübe Faktum nicht mehr nur im Experiment nachweisen, sondern ist für uns alle, die wir über ein entwickeltes humanoides Sensorium, über Geist, Witz, Verstand und Geschmack verfügen, fühlbar im Freiland angekommen. Und dort im Freiland zeltet Jochen Malmsheimer, bereit, sich diesem geradezu enzephalen Unsinn in den Weg zu stellen, gegürtet mit dem Schwert der Poesie, gewandet in die lange Unterhose tröstenden Mutterwitzes und weiterhin unter Verzicht auf jegliche Pantomime. Denn wie schon Erasco von Rotterdam wußte: Wer oft genug an's Hohle klopft, der schenkt der Leere ein Geräusch.

©2017 Wortmeisterei (P)2017 Wortmeisterei

Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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The People's Post

Summary

A 15-part BBC Radio 4 series exploring the origins of the Post Office, how it became a cherished national institution, and how it adapted to globalisation and commercialisation. It’s called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People s Post. Launched in 1516 by Henry VIII, it was intended to support royal communications and bolster intelligence. It was only a rise in literacy, trade and interest that stimulated a demand for a public service, and it wasn’t until the advent of the Penny Black in 1840 that it became affordable to the general public. Over the centuries, the Post Office has become a much-loved social institution, linking people together and extending their vision outward into the wider world. How the people made it their own is a fascinating story that has not been told.

©2012 Dominic Sandbrook (P)2012 Audio GO Ltd

Narrator: AudioGO Ltd
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb

3 ratings

Summary

David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...', a guide talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters discussed are How to Cope with... Being Normal; Pubs; Being Dumped, Parts 1 and 2; Coffee; Malmaison Hotels; Nudists; The Smoking Ban; Actors; Servants; and Getting Older. This recording doesn't need to remind us just how great Mitchell and Webb are as a comedy duo, and will by no means need to even attempt at getting the listener's attention once the play button is pressed, but will simply show us once more everything we know and love about Mitchell and Webb and why their quirky hilarity and foibles work so well together. For example: How to cope with Actors. Try "not be put off by their luvvie-ness" and "do not assume that all actors are all thick...Stephen Fry is an actor and also a world class boffin. David Mitchell's GCSE results are very impressive."

©2009 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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Ink Spots

Summary

Ink Spots is a collection of brief but powerful essays on writing, story structure and filmmaking by award-winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald. With inspiring wit and wisdom, he will not only teach you how to be a better writer, but a more observant person and a better student in any field. You'll find yourself uncontrollably thinking deep thoughts about writing, film or anything else you are passionate about in life. Foreword by Glen Keane.

©2012 Brian McDonald (P)2016 Brian McDonald

Narrator: Matt Armstrong
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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The Actor's Art and Craft

3 ratings

Summary

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for 17 years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book, he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts - it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

©2008 William Esper and Damon Dimarco (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon

3 ratings

Summary

The official, definitive oral history of the blockbuster show from Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd, published with HBO's official support. It was supposed to be impossible. George R.R. Martin was a frustrated television writer who created his best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels to be an unfilmable saga bound only by the limits of his vast imagination. Then a pair of first-time TV writers teamed with HBO to try to adapt Martin's epic. We've all seen the eight seasons of the Emmy-winning fantasy series that came next. But there is one Game of Thrones tale that has yet to be told: the 13-year behind-the-scenes struggle to pull off this extraordinary phenomenon.  In Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, award-winning Entertainment Weekly writer James Hibberd chronicles the untold story of Game of Thrones, from the creative team’s first meetings to staging the series finale and all the on-camera battles and off-camera struggles in between. The audiobook draws from more than 50 revealing new interviews and unprecedented access to the producers, cast, and crew who took an impossible idea and made it into the biggest show in the world.  Game of Thrones and all related characters and elements © & TM Home Box Office, Inc.

©2020 James Hibberd (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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Digital Technical Theater Simplified

Summary

The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This audiobook provides listeners with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical Theater Simplified explains digital technology in the fields of lighting, audio, video, and show control. All chapters contain do-it-yourself examples of how anyone can use these advanced technologies, as well as case studies of "how the pros do it".

©2011 Drew Campbell (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Drew Birdseye
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Doc Brown

Summary

Comedian, musician and actor Doc Brown has produced a quite unique show in Unfamous. His self-deprecating humour fused with some hilarious rapping shows why the critics at the Edinburgh Festival and all around the country have said such positive things about him.

©2012 Doc Brown (P)2012 Redbush Entertainment

Narrator: Doc Brown
Author: Doc Brown
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Game of Thrones: The Masterminds of Westeros: Varys and Littlefinger

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Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the World of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones: The Masterminds of Westeros delves deep into the behind-the-scenes politics of Westeros through the eyes of the kingdoms' most skillful strategists - Lord Varys and Petyr Baelish. The extent to which these characters have shaped the game of Westeros is often misconceived among the fandom. This book aims to walk you through the intricacies and subtleties of their many risky gambles and to extrapolate their hidden motives and desires. Exploring fan theories, rumors, and hypotheses built on substantial evidence from A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones: The Masterminds of Westeros will provide you with a wholly different perspective on the events of the show and the books, bringing the two main players of the Game of Thrones back to light. A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, Game of Thrones: The Masterminds of Westeros serves as both an introduction and accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the World of Ice and Fire came to be or what might happen next, this is the place to start!

©2017 CraftWrite Publishing (P)2017 CraftWrite Publishing

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The Moment of 'Psycho'

Summary

It was made like a television movie, and completed in less than three months. It killed off its star in 40 minutes. There was no happy ending. And it offered the most violent scene to that date in American film, punctuated by shrieking strings that seared the national consciousness. Nothing like Psycho had existed before, and the movie industry, even America itself, would never be the same.In The Moment of Psycho, film critic David Thomson situates Psycho in Alfred Hitchcock's career, recreating the mood and time when the seminal film erupted onto film screens worldwide. Thomson shows that Psycho was not just a sensation in film - it altered the very nature of our desires. Sex, violence, and horror took on new life. Psycho, all of a sudden, represented all America wanted from a film and, as Thomson brilliantly demonstrates, still does.

©2009 David Thomson (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Road Runner

1 rating

Summary

'Wired And Wonderful' was huge... 'XL' was big... 'Big' was even bigger... now the legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date. Roadrunner is Lee's amazing new show with over 60 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this record- breaking tour of the UK and Ireland in 2011 with the show recorded during his 5 nights at the O2.

©2011 Lee Evans (P)2011 Universal Pictures UK

Narrator: Lee Evans
Author: Lee Evans
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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TheatreBook

Summary

If you're preparing to stage a play or musical in your theatre, or you're trying to decide how to upgrade your facility, TheatreBook can help. Whether you're a lover of theatre, a theatre manager or staff member, an instructor, a student, or part of the cast or crew, TheatreBook is for you. TheatreBook is packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes information about everything from marketing to safety, lighting to audio, special effects to costumes. TheatreBook also makes a great textbook or supplemental reading for theatre classes.

©2011 Duffin Creative (P)2013 Duffin Creative

Narrator: Priscilla Finch
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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The Great Book of Pub Trivia: Hilarious Pub Quiz & Bar Trivia Questions

Summary

Have no fear! The Great Book of Pub Trivia Volume 2 is finally here, and it’s the perfect companion for game nights, fun family times, fun evenings with friends, or just reading to brush up on your pub trivia knowledge. These trivia questions will get your brain working, that’s for sure. You’ll get instant access to fun quizzes covering different topics such as film, politics, science, history, fashion, and many more.   You’ll get a taste of quizzes like:   This is a character in Star Wars and one of the villains in the franchise. He was Darth Sidious' first apprentice and a Sith Lord. He has quite a shocking appearance, with black and red skin, yellow eyes, and horns. He survived death in The Phantom Menace, killed Obi-Wan Kenobi's love interest, and formed a group of crime lords called the Shadow Collective.   What was this character’s name? Almost half of the world’s population speaks one of only 10 languages as their mother tongue. Mandarin is the most spoken language with 1.2 billion speakers, Spanish is the second-most spoken language, then followed by English. What is the fourth-most spoken language on the planet? It is the official language of the government of India, and it is also a recognized language in Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname. Name this language.   He is one of the most iconic villains in film and television, who we first met in the 1952 novel Psycho, by Robert Bloch. The character is psychotic and has dissociative identity disorder. He also suffers from visual and auditory hallucinations. His delusions made him think he was his mother and that she was controlling him to kill people. The character was inspired by notorious serial killer Ed Gein.   What is this character’s name?

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Mike Alger
Author: Bill O'Neill
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere: The Complete Series 1 and 2

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A BBC Radio 4 parody of the lives of the Romantic poets by Sue Limb, writer of the hit comedy Gloomsbury. An everyday story of towering genius, set in and around the Lakeland retreat of William and Dorothy Wordsmith. The Wordsmiths have not long settled in their sublime cottage when they are visited by the inebriate Samuel Tailor Cholericke and the lascivious Lord Biro, followed by numerous other romantically inclined writers and leech-pedlars who arrive at the door of Vole Cottage. Dorothy must manage the increasingly chaotic household (assisted by Stinking Iris) while William focuses on his latest masterpiece, 'The Withered Turnip'. Set against an elegant musical background of trilling sheep. Starring Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris and Tim Curry as Lord Biro. Cast:Dorothy Wordsmith: Denise Coffey William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow Stinking Iris: Miriam Margolyes The Leechpedlar: Chris Emmett Lord Biro: Tim Curry Teresa Sanseveria: Helen Atkinson Wood Percy Jelley: Hugh Thomas Mary Godwit: Alison Fiske Charles Lump: Nicholas le Prevost Mary Lump: Julia HillsThomas de Quinine: Nickolas GraceSir Walter Spott: Bill PatersonMary Wordsmith: Iris-Gemma MorlayJohn Sheets: Nicky HensonSara Cholericke: Angela PleasanceWilliam Bloke: John ShrapnelAnnouncer: Eugene Fraser Music by Stephen Oliver, sung by CantabileProduced by Jonathan James-Moore

©2018 Sue Limb (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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A Challenge for the Actor

Summary

Theoretically, the actor ought to be more sound in mind and body than other people, since he learns to understand the psychological problems of human beings when putting his own passions, his loves, fears, and rages to work in the service of the characters he plays. He will learn to face himself, to hide nothing from himself - and to do so takes an insatiable curiosity about the human condition. - From the Prologue Uta Hagen, one of the world's most renowned stage actresses, also taught acting for more than 40 years at the HB Studio in New York. Her first book, Respect for Acting, published in 1973, remains a best seller in print. In this brand new audio edition of her second classic book, A Challenge for the Actor, she greatly expands her thinking about acting in a work that brings the full flowering of her artistry, both as an actor and as a teacher. She raises the issue of the actor's goals and examines the specifics of the actor's techniques. She goes on to consider the actor's relationship to the physical and psychological senses. There is a brilliantly conceived section on the animation of the body and mind, of listening and talking, and the concept of expectation. But perhaps the most useful sections in this audiobook are the exercises that Uta Hagen has created and elaborated to help the actor learn his craft. The exercises deal with developing the actor's physical destination in a role; making changes in the self serviceable in the creation of a character; recreating physical sensations; bringing the outdoors on stage; finding occupation while waiting; talking to oneself and the audience; and employing historical imagination. The scope and range of Uta Hagen here is extraordinary. Her years of acting and teaching have made her as finely seasoned an artist as the theatre has produced. This audiobook is masterfully read by award-winning narrator and actor Barbara Rosenblat.

©1991 Uta Hagen (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Author: Uta Hagen
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
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Fancy Pants

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This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on September 10, 1951. The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series, attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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How to Pitch a TV or Film Series with a Show Bible

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How to Pitch a TV or Film Series with a Show Bible describes what to put in a show bible to successfully pitch a TV or film series. It includes a list of the major sections to include, along with a sample episode. It explains how to find other films in your genre. The audiobook is formatted like a journal, so listeners can write down their ideas for what to do after listening to each tip.  The book is part of a series of short books, in which each book features tips and techniques for becoming more successful in the film industry. About the author: Gini Graham Scott, PhD, is a screenplay writer, indie producer, and TV game/reality show developer, plus a nonfiction writer who has published over 200 books, 50 for traditional publishers and 150 for her own company Changemakers Publishing. She also writes, reviews, and ghostwrites scripts and books for clients. She has written scripts for 20 feature films and has written and executive produced 10 film and TV projects.

©2020 Gini Graham Scott (P)2020 Gini Graham Scott

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Bob Hope Show: Guest Star Grace Kelly

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This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on May 14, 1954. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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The News Quiz: Series 100

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The complete Series 100 of the satirical radio panel show, presented by eight special guest hosts.

It’s the 100th series of The News Quiz - let the centennial celebrations commence! To mark the occasion, each of these eight episodes is presented by a different guest host from the world of comedy, who keeps the chair warm in their own inimitable style (and with their cushion of choice).

Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Patrick Kielty, Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and Nish Kumar lead a panel of guests as they dissect the latest political machinations and round up news stories both big and small. Among the panellists are Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Susan Calman, Lucy Porter and Darren Harriott.

Topics include the prorogation (and subsequent recall) of Parliament, the Amazon rainforest fire and the climate strike. Boris Johnson welcomes a new member of the family (his dog Dilyn) and waves goodbye to another (his brother Jo). Plus, it’s last orderrr orderrrrs for John Bercow, Donald Trump faces impeachment, and we hear about some Supremely relevant interventions. There’s also some feisty animal stories, as seagulls attack and a Russian naval vessel is sunk by a rogue walrus.... 

Providing some welcome light relief are newsreaders Neil Sleat, Alan Smith, Susan Rae and Diana Speed, who read out a selection of humorous press cuttings sent in by listeners.

Production credits:

Chaired by Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Patrick Kielty, Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and Nish Kumar

Produced by Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production

Featuring: Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand, Helen Lewis, Geoff Norcott, Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Simon Evans, Jessica Fostekew, Francis Wheen, Susan Calman, Felicity Ward, Glenn Moore, Lucy Porter, Lloyd Langford, Alun Cochrane, Neil Delamere, Darren Harriott

News items read by Neil Sleat, Alan Smith, Susan Rae, Diana Speed

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 30 August-18 October 2019

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Craft of Scene Writing

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A professional screenwriter's master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element - the individual scene. No one comes out of a movie talking about structure. What audiences love and remember about a movie are great scenes. Marlon Brando in the back seat in On the Waterfront giving his "I could'a been a contender" speech. Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in Katz's Deli in When Harry Met Sally with the climactic punch line: "I'll have what she's having." In Superbad, Jonah Hill professing "I love you" to his friend Michael Cera by touching his nose with a "boop".   Great scenes will elevate your script from ho-hum to extraordinary-and from the slush pile to sellable. In The Craft of Scene Writing, accomplished screenwriter and master writing teacher Jim Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the beats, conflicts, character moments, action, dialogue, and structure that create powerful scenes. Citing examples from scripts old and new, The Craft of Scene Writing breaks down how great scenes reveal character, advance the story, and emotionally connect with audiences, plus demonstrates how to use these techniques in your own scripts. This incredibly detailed exploration of screenwriting technique will help beginning writers to write great scripts and experienced writers to gain a more complete mastery of their craft.

©2019 Jim Mercurio (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Stephen Bowlby
Author: Jim Mercurio
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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Vicar of Dibley 1

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Four classic episodes from the original TV series: Arrival, Songs of Praise, Easter Special and The Christmas Lunch Incident. Welcome to Dibley, a perfect village full of some perfectly peculiar people - including Alice Tinker and her underactive brain, Owen Newitt and his overactive bowels, and Letitia Cropley and her orange cake with Branston pickle icing.

Council ruler David Horton has everything running exactly as he wishes - until 102-year-old Reverend Pottle dies. That's when the trouble begins, for the new vicar of Dibley is Geraldine, a babe with a bob and a magnificent bosom. In these instalments, the vicar increases the church-going public, finds something remarkably attractive about television, learns about suffering by giving up chocolate for Lent, and promises herself too many Christmas lunches with too many people.

Starring Dawn French, with Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Roger Lloyd Pack, Emma Chambers and Trevor Peacock.

©2012 Richard Curtis (P)2013 BBC Worldwide Limited

Narrator: Dawn French
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Producer to Producer

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This is a comprehensive bible to low-budget film production for emerging and professional producers. Structured to guide the listener through production meetings, every aspect of the film-production process is outlined in detail. Invaluable checklists - which begin 12 weeks before shooting and continue through principal (and secondary) photography and postproduction - keep the filmmaker on track and on target.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 Maureen A. Ryan (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Susie Berneis
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition

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Interested in pursuing a career in VO? Curious what goes on behind the scenes in a business where people talk funny for money? This updated edition of the award-winning audiobook offers a fun and comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on, and what it's like behind the mic from two (still) working pros who started from scratch.  In this audiobook you will discover:  The ins and outs of auditioning Vocal warm-ups and exercises Tips for reading copy to maximum effect Hints to help you stand out Advice for setting up your own home studio Keys to marketing yourself Demo to agent to job What to expect when you book the job A bonus workbook to hone your skills that is included in the audio Performance capture, podcasting, and more!  Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition is narrated by authors Lowenthal and Platt and features bonus warm-up tracks.

©2018 Bug Bot Press (P)2018 Bug Bot Press

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War Paint

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Her good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in War Paint. She dissects dating habits and is here to report back on why people go to sports bars, the hassles of getting packs of drunk girls to food, and what ordering lobsters on a date really means.

©2013 Iliza Shlesinger (P)2013 New Wave Dynamics

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 17

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Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith Welcome to the 17th collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games. Jack Dee challenges regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with a series of silly games against which to pit their wits, along with special guests Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp. Highlights include Word for Word, Alien Duets, Swanee Kazoo, Meat Eater’s Songbook, In My Pants, Mornington Crescent, Not My Fault, Pig Farmer’s Songbook, Specialist Greetings Cards, Unsuccessful Charities, Dentists’ Film Club and the ever-popular One Song to the Tune of Another. Enjoy this fine feast of wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and with the lovely Samantha keeping score. Credits In the Chair……………..Jack Dee Round the Table………..Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden With Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp At the Piano………………Colin Sell   Programme consultant: Iain Pattinson Produced by Jon Naismith Compiled by Jon Naismith, Megan Landon and Graeme Garden 

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Shakespeare Observed

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In this lively study of both modern film and stage productions of Shakespeare, Samuel Crowl provides fascinating insights into the ways in which these productions have been influenced by one another as well as by contemporary developments in critical approaches to Shakespeare's plays. Crowl's study demonstrates the surprising resonances between Roman Polanski's 1971 film of Macbeth and Adrian Noble's heralded recent production of the play for The Royal Shakespeare Company; argues that Orson Welles's films of Othello and Cabins at Midnight are not only brilliant reimagining of Shakespeare in another art form but make a powerful contribution to our contemporary understanding of performance as interpretation; and chronicles the impact of Peter Hall's creation of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 1960, on performance approaches to Shakespeare in the past 30 years. Shakespeare Observed provides full interpretative readings of key recent Shakespeare productions in England and includes an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse into the rehearsal process that produced Ron Daniels's emotionally charged version of Romeo and Juliet for the RSC in 1980.The final chapter uses Kenneth Branagh's highly successful film of Henry V as a summary example of the trends and influences Crowl's study traces, seeing the film as gathering its interpretative energies from both Olivier's famous film version of the play and Adrian Noble's stage production featuring Branagh as the king. Written in a style that places a premium on capturing the vivid and often dazzling moments of stage and film performances of Shakespeare, Crowl's study will be of interest to the avid film and theatergoer as well as to the scholar and student. Shakespeare Observed joins a growing list of recent critical works that have significantly expanded and redefined the boundaries of Shakespeare studies in our time.

©1992 Samuel Crowl (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Brian E. Smith
Author: Samuel Crowl
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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NPR More Funniest Driveway Moments

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Most NPR listeners have experienced at least one "driveway moment": You’re so captivated by a story, interview, or essay you’re hearing on the radio that you sit in your driveway, motor running, to hear it all the way through. Even if the ice cream is melting in the trunk. The latest collection of this best-selling series features memorable tales, bits, and commentary from NPR favorites, regulars, and guests. Smartly chosen, sincerely hilarious, this collection will leave you in stitches. Contents: Joan Rivers: "Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever" Harry Shearer: "Now You See It" Harry Shearer: "Sammy the Flame-Resistant Salmon" "Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny" "The (Wacky) World According to John Hodgman" "At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns" "Dave Barry's Science Fair Tricks" Brian Williams on Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! "Snoring Does Not Get in the Way of Love" "Kevin Kling Returns" Carol Burnett: "Still Glad For 'This Time Together" "Tim Conway Delivers Laughs Without an Apology" "Mehlman's Famous Actors Tour of Los Angeles" "A Rejection Letter Template" "What's America's Funniest Joke?" Robert Earl Keen Plays "Not My Job" "Bob and Ray, Masters of the Subtle Spoof" "Powerball Dreams" "Jane Lynch, TV’s New Queen of Mean" "Wedding Season Can Be Trying" "My Child, the Prodigy - and Other Punch Lines" "Advice for New Fathers" Tom Bodett: "You've Been Warned"

©1992-2010 National Public Radio, Inc. (P)2010 National Public Radio, Inc.

Narrator: Robert Krulwich
Author: NPR
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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Inner Sanctum Mystery, Collection 1

Summary

Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mystery debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. Inner Sanctum Mystery featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned and the famous "creaking door" slowly began to open. Every week, Inner Sanctum Mystery told stories of ghosts, murderers and lunatics. Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Claude Rains. What made Inner Sanctum Mystery unique among radio horror shows was its host, a slightly sinister sounding fellow originally known as "Raymond." The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns, and his influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from the Crypt-Keeper to Elvira. Raymond Edward Johnson was the show's host until 1945; Paul McGrath took over as host until the show left the air in 1952. Producer Himan Brown would utilize the creaking door again in the 1970s, when he produced and directed The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. 4/24/45 Song of the Slasher 5/1/45 The Girl and the Gallows 5/22/45 Dead to Rights 5/29/45 Musical Score 6/12/45 Portrait of Death 6/19/45 Dead Man's Holiday 9/18/45 Terror by Night 10/16/45 Till Death Do Us Part 2/12/46 The Man Who Couldn't Die (aka Elixir Number Four) 1/15/46 The Edge of Death 7/5/48 Death Demon 4/4/49 Death Wears a Lonely Smile

Public Domain (P)2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc., all rights reserved

Narrator: full cast
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Burton at the BBC

Summary

Highlights from Richard Burton's finest BBC radio performances from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Richard Burton was one of the most famous British actors of the twentieth century, renowned for his magical, mellifluous voice. Before Hollywood tempted him away, he worked frequently for the BBC and many of his most electrifying performances were recorded there.

This classic compilation features some of the very best of Burton, including his very first radio role in The Corn is Green; the heroic Roland in The Dark Tower; the apocalyptic poem 'Fire and Ice'; Henry V on the eve of Agincourt; the spine-tingling Under Milk Wood and the poignant In Parenthesis. Also included is the complete recording of Emlyn Williams' suspenseful thriller Night Must Fall.

In addition, there are extracts from interviews in which Burton talks about Dylan Thomas, his love of rugby, his deepest ambition and his own feelings about his incomparable voice.

Whether performing Shakespeare, reading Robert Frost or simply talking about his life and career, Burton is never less than compelling, and this unique anthology is a superb tribute to one of the great icons of stage and screen.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: BBC Audio
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901

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The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle.

Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10:

'1702-1760: The First British Empire; the reign of George I; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole; and the first rendition of 'Rule Britannia'.

1760-1792: The Age of Revolution; the Industrial Revolution begins; America declares independence; France is rocked by social and political upheaval.

1792-1815: Nelson, Wellington and Napoleon war in Europe; the introduction of income tax; England is victorious in the Battle of Trafalgar.

1815-1837: regency and reform; the Prince of Wales becomes George IV; Sir Robert Peel creates the Metropolitan Police; slavery is abolished in the British Empire.

1837-1901: the age of Victoria Victoria's 64-year reign encompasses huge social changes; Britain expands her empire; the Labour Party is founded.

Narrated by Anna Massey, with extracts from Sir Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples read by Peter Jeffrey, this is the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation.

©2016 Winston Churchill and Christopher Lee (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Sons and Lovers

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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of D. H. Lawrence's classic story about working class love, loss, and hardship. Sensitive, intellectual Gertrude Coppard married miner Walter Morel for his rich, ringing laugh and colourful character. But now, years later, she finds there is little behind the bluster and their marriage has become riddled with disillusionment. Instead, Gertrude pours all her love and attention into her two sons, William and Paul. Determined that they will not go down the pit and lead the same life as their father, Gertrude encourages the boys to succeed and is rewarded when they both secure jobs as clerks. But then tragedy strikes: William becomes ill with pneumonia and dies. In her grief, Gertrude draws even closer to her surviving son and the bond between the two becomes so strong that, even as Paul is torn between two loves of his own, he cannot fully break away from his mother.

©2012 Michael Butt (P)2013 BBC Worldwide Limited

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TV (the Book)

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Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For 20 years - since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper - critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (the Book). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all-encompassing scoring system, they've created a pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (the Book) brings the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Alan Sepinwall & Matt Zoller Seitz (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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The Pixar Touch

3 ratings

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The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating genius John Lasseter, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Steve Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

©2008 David A. Price (P)2008 Tantor

Narrator: David Drummond
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

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If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors. Tune into the master of entertainment and enjoy this collection of original Orson Welles recordings, including more than 16 hours of radio drama! Content: Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol - December 23, 1938 Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol - December 24, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Ah, Wilderness - September 17, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Algiers - October 8, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Arrowsmith - February 3, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Beau Geste - March 17, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Counselor-at-Law - January 6, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Craig's Wife - March 10, 1940 Campbell Playhouse - Dinner at Eight - February 18, 1940 Campbell Playhouse - Dodsworth - November 26, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Escape - October 15, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - Huckleberry Finn - March 17, 1940 Campbell Playhouse - I Lost My Girlish Laughter - January 27, 1939 Campbell Playhouse - It Happened One Night - January 28, 1940 and many more!

©2011 ABN (P)2011 ABN

Narrator: Orson Welles
Author: Orson Welles
Length: 60 hrs and 40 mins
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Who is My Neighbor

Summary

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the Co-Founding President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Found in the archives at the SCLC were eight never before heard audio works of Dr. King in which he prophetically articulates his vision for a better America and world. These unique messages are the embodiment of his cause of justice, jobs, and freedom. For the first time ever, these messages are being released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The title of this message is "Who Is My Neighbor."

©2013 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Poverty (P)2013 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Poverty

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On the Ceiling (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)

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A BBC Radio 4 play by Nigel Planer about some of the people involved in the decoration of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. On the Ceiling was originally broadcast as the Afternoon Play on 7 February 2009 and repeated on 11 December 2010.

High up on the wooden scaffolding tower of the Sistine Chapel, two fresco plasterers get on with the day’s work preparing the ceiling for their boss, Michelangelo, who has not bothered to turn up for work again. As they do so, they bemoan the uselessness of the great master.

Pope Julius and Cardinal Alidosi visit the chapel to inspect the progress of their commission. They are never very impressed, and the Pope is more concerned about getting Michelangelo to do his funeral monument at a knock-down price.

On the Ceiling is not about great artists; it is about those people whose names don’t go down in history: the ones who do the essential drudge work, their frustration at their lack of genius, and their pride in their own technical expertise. In this version of events, low elements combine to make high art.

Starring Phil Daniels as Lapo, Bryan Dick as Loti, Gary Waldhorn as Pope Julius and Roger Lloyd Pack as Cardinal Alidosi. Directed by Mary Peate.

©2010 Nigel Planner (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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Raymond Chandler: Playback (Dramatised)

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Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s final completed Philip Marlowe mystery.

Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.

In ‘Playback’, Marlowe is awakened early in the morning by a phone call from a lawyer. Clyde Umney instructs him to meet the eight o’clock train from Chicago, and shadow one of the passengers.

The lady in question, Eleanor King, is beautiful, classy and clearly unhappy. Obediently, Marlowe follows her - all the way to Esmerelda, where she’s going under the name Betty Mayfield and being leaned on by a cheap blackmailer.

Stuck doing a sneaky job for people he doesn’t like, Marlowe feels even grubbier than usual: and he’s soon in more trouble than usual too as he comes up against gangsters, hard men and a hitman...

Starring Toby Stephens, this exciting dramatisation retains all the verve of Chandler’s last novel.

©1958 Raymond Chandler Limited (a Chorion company); 2011 AudioGO Ltd

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Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater

6 ratings

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It's anything but Grimm when the Tell 'Em Steve Dave crew gives their hilarious takes on some of the best and least known fairy tales. Join Bryan Johnson, Brian Quinn and Walt Flanagan with special guest Sunday Jeff as they create a magical world of fantasy and wonder, trolls, living plants, and sinful dwarves. It doesn't get any better than this...or funnier. Not for children but definitely for those who are a child at heart.

©2013 Makin Hay Books (P)2013 Makin Hay Books

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Access Accents

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Access Accents bring the highly sought-after voice techniques of top voice coach Penny Dyer to the actor's audio device. They offer a unique opportunity to prepare for auditions at short notice. Included in this programme: A description of the accent and region Examples of resident speakers Penny Dyer and actor Samuel Barnett working on the accent and text Practice sentences The text example Penny Dyer is an internationally renowned Voice and Dialect coach and a leading specialist in her field of theatre, film, and TV work. Gwyneth Strong is an actress known especially for her role as Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses and for a wide range of contemporary theatre and TV work. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2007 Gwyneth Strong and Penny Dyer (P)2007 2007 Methuen Drama

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Just a Classic Minute, Volume 6

Summary

Nicholas Parsons and Paul Merton introduce Ian Messiter's four classic archive episodes of the ever-popular comedy panel game. Just as uproariously funny - and terrifically popular - today as when it first began on BBC Radio 4 in 1967,

Just a Minute challenges contestants to speak for one minute on a given subject without repetition, hesitation, or deviation.

Its mix of irreverent fun and ferocious competition has always attracted stellar names from the world of comedy and theatre, all of whom pit their wits - and their wit - against regular players including Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, and Peter Jones. Guests include Sheila Hancock and Eddie Izzard.

Each episode is preceded by extracts from a fascinating conversation between Nicholas Parsons and Paul Merton, in which they good-humouredly reflect upon the enormous appeal of the game, the various techniques for playing it, the numerous guest players who have taken part over the years, and their favourite moments in these particular instalments.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You

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When we think of '70s cinema, we think of classics like The Godfather and Taxi Driver...but the riches found in the overlooked B-movies of the time, rolled out wherever they might find an audience, unexpectedly tell an eye-opening story about post-Watergate, post-Vietnam America. Revisiting the films that don't make the Academy Award montages, Charles Taylor finds a treasury many of us have forgotten, movies that in fact "unlock the secrets of the times". Celebrated film critic Taylor pays homage to the trucker vigilantes, meat magnate pimps, blaxploitation "angel avengers", and taciturn factory workers of grungy, unartful B-films such as Prime Cut, Foxy Brown, and Eyes of Laura Mars. He creates a compelling argument for what matters in moviemaking and brings a pivotal American era vividly to life in all its gritty, melancholy complexity.

©2017 Charles Taylor (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: A.T. Chandler
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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Domestic Impact of the War

Summary

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the Co-Founding President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Found in the archives at the SCLC were eight never before heard audio works of Dr. King in which he prophetically articulates his vision for a better America and world. These unique messages are the embodiment of his cause of justice, jobs, and freedom. For the first time ever, these messages are being released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The title of this message is "Domestic Impact of the War."

©1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Poverty (P)2013 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Poverty

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Suspense

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Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950's as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis. Suspense was well known for its guest star performers and the shows presented here are no exception, featuring appearances by Dana Andrews, Joseph Cotton, Richard Widmark, Ozzie & Harriett Nelson, Alan Ladd, Dennis Day, Fred MacMurray, Agnes Moorehead, William Bendix, Ronald Colman, Joan Crawford, Phil Harris & Alice Faye, Deborah Kerr and more. We invite you to once more experience "tales well calculated to keep you in… Suspense!" The programs in this collection have been digitally remastered and restored for your listening enjoyment. Episodes Included: Over the Bounding Main 09-14-50, The Crowd 9-21-50, Fly by Night 09-28-50, The Rose Garden 10-05-50, Too Hot to Live 10-26-50, Going, Going Gone 11-23-50, A Killing in Abilene 12-14-50, Christmas for Carol 12-21-50, The Windy City Six 02-08-51, The Death Parade 02-15-51, The Gift of Jumbo Brannigan 03-01-51, A Vision of Death 03-08-51, Three Lethal Words 03-22-51, Death on My Hands 05-10-51, The Case for Dr. Singer 06-28-51, The Report of the Jolly Dead Riders 08-27-51, The Evil of Adelaide Winters 09-10-51, The Hunting of Bob Lee 10-29-51, Rogue Male 12-31-51, Lady Pamela 03-31-52.

©2008 RSPT LLC (P)2008 RSPT LLC

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Great Radio Sitcoms

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It's every kind of laugh for every kind of listener! Here is radio situation comedy at its finest - from the cartoony fun of Fibber McGee and Molly to the well-drawn family humor of The Great Gildersleeve, from the broad gags of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show to the subtle wit of The Couple Next Door, from the double-edged meta-comedy of The Jack Benny Program to the blue collar comedy of The Life of Riley. Spend time with Burns & Allen, Ozzie & Harriet, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Dennis Day, and all the rest of your favorites in 10 big hours of The Great Radio Sitcoms! Episodes Include: The Aldrich Family: Selling War Bonds In A Snowstorm 04-01-43. The Jack Benny Program: Rochester's Horse Runs In The Kentucky Derby 04-25-43; Jack Can't Make Mary's Party and Is Stood Up By His Date 01-01-50. The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show: George Tries to Sing His Way Into Office 05-16-44. A Date With Judy: Dreaming of Frank Sinatra 02-20-45. Vic and Sade: Shake hands With R.J. Konk 09-18-40; Mr. Sludge Grows a Mustache 09-26-40. Fibber McGee & Molly: Fibber Hosts a Card Party 01-29-46. A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day: Dennis Goes To a Marriage Counselor 04-16-47. My Friend Irma: The Lucky Couple Contest 01-12-48. The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show: The Kids Visit Daddy at Work 04-25-48. Ethel and Albert: Teddy Bites Mr. Spritterbock 07-14-47. The Life of Riley: Riley's Old Flame Bertha Visits 01-21-49. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Rivals 04-03-49. The Couple Next Door: Taking Italian Lessons 03-04-59. Blondie: Making Dagwood Jealous 11-03-49. Life With Luigi: The Abraham Lincoln Letter 02-07-50. The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy's Blade 03-08-50. My Favorite Husband: Mrs. Cooper Thinks Liz is Pregnant 05-21-50. Father Knows Best: Jim Inherits a Ranch in Arizona 02-01-51. Our Miss Brooks: Bargain Hats for Mother's Day 05-13-51. Bright Star: The French Dress Designer 01-08-53. Easy Aces: Jane's Heart-to-Heart Talk (Program 399-138); Goody and Jane Make Plans to Elope (Program 400-139). Meet Corliss Archer: The Old Oak Tree (AFRS #101). My Little Margie: Big Moose's Son Visits (AFRS #74). PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Audio programs released under license from series rights holders. ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. (P)2019 Audio programs released under license from series rights holders. ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited.

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Backwards & Forwards

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Summary

This guide to play reading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts. Ball developed his method during his work as Literary Director at the Guthrie Theater, building his guide on the crafts playwrights of every period and style use to make their plays stage worthy. The audiobook is full of tools for students and practitioners to use as they investigate plot, character, theme, exposition, imagery, motivation/obstacle/conflict, theatricality, and the other crucial parts of the superstructure of a play. He includes guides for discovering what the playwright considers the play's most important elements, thus permitting interpretation based on the foundation of the play rather than its details. Using Hamlet as illustration, Ball assures a familiar base for illustrating script-reading techniques as well as examples of the kinds of misinterpretation listeners can fall prey to by ignoring the craft of the playwright. Of immense utility to those who want to put plays on the stage (actors, directors, designers, production specialists) Backwards and Forwards is also a fine playwriting manual because the structures it describes are the primary tools of the playwright.

©1983 The Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Author: David Ball
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Supernatural Psychology

1 rating

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Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. Featuring cast and crew interviews, this collection examines issues at the heart and soul of Supernatural's heroes and foes (fans, too):  The role grief and trauma play in the protagonists' lives The importance of music to the narrative What motivates someone to hunt monsters and why we want to believe in magic How angels relate to humanity and what that has to do with real intergroup conflict How people can cope with tragedy, loss, addiction, and fear to become heroes who do the right thing The dynamics of fandom: how fans relate to the narrative, characters, and actors, and continue to engage with series through fanfic, social media, and other practices

©2017 Travis Langley (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Ma vie rouge Kubrick

8 ratings

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The Shining, de Stanley Kubrick, cette histoire étrange située dans un hôtel où s’installent hors-saison un écrivain, sa femme et leur garçon aux pouvoirs extrasensoriels, a impressionné une foule de spectateurs depuis sa sortie en 1980. C’est à l’âge de dix ans que Simon Roy a découvert ce film, médusé par une réplique: «Tu aimes les glaces, canard?» Depuis, il l’a revu au moins quarante-deux fois, sans doute parce qu’il «contient les symptômes tragiques d’une fêlure» qui l’habite depuis des générations. La relation méticuleuse entretenue avec le maléfique récit lui aura permis d’intégrer les éléments troubles de sa «généalogie macabre», d’en accuser le coup. Un ouvrage singulier, stupéfiant.

©2014 Les Éditions du Boréal (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: Simon Roy
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Down Gilead Lane, Season 11

1 rating

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Opposing forces clash... Down Gilead Lane! With the growing presence of the Peace of Heaven group in Coleraine, lots of new people are moving to town. Some citizens are excited about the promised growth, but others are skeptical. It seems everybody is taking sides! What will become of the idyllic little town of Coleraine - especially Gilead Lane? Will the Morrisons be stretched to their limits? And are the Richters in over their heads? This season contains the answers to these questions and more!

©2010 CBH Ministries (P)2010 CBH Ministries

Narrator: uncredited
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Scummow: Things Washed Up by the Sea

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When a delirious Irishman arrives in a Cornish harbour, baker Mary Kneebone takes him in, and soon the sick and gullible are queuing at her door. A wry comedy about faith, love and redemption from outstanding Cornish playwright Annamaria Murphy. Starring Mary Woodvine, Barbara Jefford, Stephen Hogan, Alison Pettit, John O'Mahony and Charles Barnecut. First broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 25 March 2010.

©2012 Annamaria Murphy (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Mastering Stand-Up

11 ratings

Summary

This entertaining and sharply written guide - for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers - examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C. K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up.   Here, Stephen Rosenfield lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. Including a 12-item "Successful Comedian's To-Do List," Rosenfield states, "Get undeniably good at each of these and you can kiss your day job good-bye. You will be a pro."

©2018 Stephen Rosenfield (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Reading the Silver Screen

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From the New York Times best-selling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium: film. No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the houselights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we're being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts - visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial - to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster's Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. Using the investigative approach listeners loved in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster examines this grammar of film through various classic and current movies both foreign and domestic, with special recourse to the "AFI 100 Years...100 Movies" lists. The categories are idiosyncratic yet revealing. In Reading the Silver Screen, listeners will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love.

©2016 Thomas C. Foster (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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The Directors: Take One

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Today's most acclaimed film directors reveal intimate behind-the-scenes details of their most influential work and their unique approaches to their art. In the companion to the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series, this book offers interviews with 13 top filmmakers. Contains each director's filmography, complete listings of major awards, and cast credits for all films discussed.

©2002, 2012 Big Show Entertainment, Inc (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John Bell
Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
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Absolutely Fabulous

Summary

Patsy and Edina are in full swing in these four BBC TV soundtrack episodes: 'Fat'; 'Birthday'; 'Death'; and 'Happy New Year'. Starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, with Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and others. Duration: 1 hour 40 mins.

©2016 Jennifer Saunders (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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How to Write a Script in 30 Days

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All of the greatest creators, from Beethoven to Edison, had something in common. They didn't just create stuff. They created a ton of stuff. That's why I'm a big believer that producers should produce more, directors should direct more, and, of course, writers should write more. The funny thing is, too many writers I know just can't finish a script. Maybe they have ideas, and maybe they write a few scenes, but they don't get to the end. Or maybe they've never written anything and are too afraid to start! That's why I wrote this book, which guarantees you'll have a finished script, whether or not you've ever written anything before! That's right. In only one month, you can go from a blank page to a completed script, ready to be staged. Just imagine...you'll have a full script in your hands (or a Producer's hands) by the end of this month if you start today! So what are you waiting for?

©2017 Davenport Theatrical Enterprises (P)2017 Davenport Theatrical Enterprises

Narrator: Ken Davenport
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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The Missing Hancocks:

Summary

Kevin McNally stars in five brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Whilst Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, many of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost.

Now, five of them have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally taking the role made famous by Tony Hancock. Among the supporting cast are Simon Grenall, Kevin Eldon and Robin Sebastian.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Round the Horne: Complete Series 2

1 rating

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Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 15 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy.

Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16 weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo.

At its heart was the suave and upstanding Kenneth Horne, around which revolved the multiple naughty personas of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick and Bill Pertwee.

Among the parade of regular characters were Julian and Sandy, the camp couple of resting thespians happy to turn their hands to anything, Rambling Syd Rumbo the musical cordwangler, Fiona and Charles the passionate duo, and J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock the world’s dirtiest man.

Meanwhile regular film parodies, spoof sagas and musical interludes peppered the mix.

Round the Horne earned its place in the annals of comedy history and is fondly remembered today as a groundbreaking series that influenced many more to come.

Here the entire second series can be enjoyed once again, plus the 1966 Christmas episode, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and a special Transcription Services episode, "The Man with the Golden Thunderball".

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

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The Six Shooter - Volume 2

Summary

The American West has always provided larger than life characters, righting wrongs to make the world a better place and all set in a mythic landscape.   In The Six-Shooter, James Stewart starred as Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the sunset years of the Wild West. Episodes ranged from straight Western drama to light and sentimental comedy. Stewart, being one of the reigning stars of Hollywood at the time, also brought his own touches to bear. His use of whispered narration during tense scenes created a heightened sense of drama and then relief when the situation was resolved. The American West that radio, movies, and TV portrayed is the stuff of legends - a fictional concoction usually far from the truth, but The Six-Shooter did something that few other radio shows could provide: entertainment that captivated the listener.  

©2019 Deadtree Publishing (P)2019 Copyright Group

Narrator: James Stewart
Author: Frank Burt
Length: 58 mins
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The Lee Mack Show

Summary

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.

©2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Crackanory (Series 3)

Summary

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. Weird and wonderful tales are brought to life in this series of stories narrated by familiar names. Carrie Fisher tells the story of a young couple checking into a strange B&B; Jimmy Carr takes on the story of Brian, who wakes in a morgue alongside his friend who is being attacked by zombies; Sarah Millican narrates a tale of a woman who can’t bring herself to kill the cows at the abattoir where she works; and Robbie Coltrane shares a story of an amateur dramatic society who have to keep the audience laughing or else.... Full author list: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Laurence Rickard, Jeremy Dyson, Simon Judd, Alex Carter and Holly Walsh, Kevin Eldon, Holly Walsh, Ed Easton, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tony Way, Toby Davies, Dafydd James, Nico Tatarowicz, Alexander Kirk and Melissa Bubnic. Full narrator list: Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front, Kevin Eldon, Harry Enfield, Sarah Solemani, Sharon Horgan, Charlie Higson, Richard Hammond and Jessica Hynes, Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig, Morgana Robinson, Greg Davies, Robbie Coltrane, Sarah Millican, Catherine Tate, Richard Ayoade, Paul Whitehouse, Carrie Fisher, Jimmy Carr, Christopher Lloyd.

©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV

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Story Pitch: The How To Guide for Using a Pitch to Create Your Story

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Struggling to start your story or lost in the middle? You need a story pitch. Building on the lessons taught in The Five Day Novel, Scott King dives in on how to start the pre-writing process for your novel with a special tool called a story pitch! A standard pitch is meant for marketing and selling, but a story pitch is a powerful tool meant to be used when pre-writing and writing. It can help you jumpstart your novel, screenplay, comic, or whatever type of story you are trying to tell and it can be used as a corrective measure if you get off track during the writing process. In this book, you'll learn: The key elements to story How those elements are connected How to construct a story pitch How to use a story pitch for outlining How to use a story pitch to fix character problems How to use a story pitch when lost during writing How to use a story pitch for writing book blurbs If you like honesty, no bull, a bunch of humor, and tons of examples in your writing guides, then you'll love Scott King's Story Pitch. Buy Story Pitch today and start writing your story!

©2017 Scott King (P)2017 Scott King

Author: Scott King
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3

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Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue was also the 1995 winner for Sony's Best Radio Comedy.

Spectacularly clueless as ever are Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, and Willie Rushton (not forgetting the scorer, the lovely Samantha).

©1996, 1999, 2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)1996, 1999, 2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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Just a Minute: Series 62

Summary

Happy birthday, Just a Minute! Nicholas Parsons is joined by a host of panellists for this celebratory series commemorating 45 years of the popular panel game. In the first episode, Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth are all asked to talk on the same subjects that were given out in the very first series in 1967. The next five episodes see guests Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Charles Collingwood, Liza Tarbuck, Josie Lawrence and Kit Hesketh-Harvey battling it out for verbal supremacy. These are followed by two shows recorded in Mumbai, featuring regulars Paul Merton and Marcus Brigstocke alongside Indian comedians Cyrus Broacha and Anuvab Pal.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Ian Messiter
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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Sonst noch was?!

Summary

Sonst noch was?! Von den komischen Dingen und anderen großen Kleinigkeiten. Auch in diesem Programm macht Kai Magnus Sting seinem Unmut nach allen Regeln der Wortkunst Luft. Er versteht die Welt nicht mehr. Im Umkehrschluss bedeutet dies: die Welt versteht Herrn Sting auch nicht mehr. Sonst noch was? Immer auf die Lachmuskeln seines Publikums zielend verzweifelt er meisterlich an den komischen Dingen, den großen Kleinigkeiten und anderen Stückskes seines absurden Alltags. Kabarett vom Allerfeinsten!

©2018 Wortmeisterei (P)2018 Wortmeisterei

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Just A Minute: Complete Series 57

Summary

Nicholas Parsons chairs this complete series of the devious BBC Radio 4 word game. Featuring in these 8 episodes are panellists Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Graham Norton, Jenny Éclair, Sue Perkins, Liza Tarbuck & John Sergeant.

©2011 Nicholas Parsons (P)AudioGO Ltd, 2011

Author: Ian Messiter
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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The Lee Mack Show

Summary

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.

©2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd. (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

Narrator: Lee Mack
Author: Lee Mack
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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Believe Me

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A BBC Radio 4 drama by Stephanie Dale, originally broadcast as the 'Afternoon Play' on 10 January 2011.

When art teacher Rachel, walking home festooned with end-of-term gifts from her pupils, bumps into Tyrone on his first day in London it is the beginning of a passionate love affair. Soon it makes sense for Tyrone, now working as a chef in a local up-market cafe, to move into Rachel's flat. But it's not long before there are tiny bits of grit starting to despoil the love oyster. As things get more serious, issues of control, jealousy, trust and violence rise to the surface in this thriller exploring a lesser-known side of domestic abuse. 'Believe Me' stars Naomi Frederick as Rachel and Alex Lanipekun as Tyrone. Also included in the cast are Leah Brotherhead, Sally Orrock, Lloyd Thomas and Sean Baker. Directed by David Hunter.

©2010 Stephanie Dale (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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Our Miss Brooks: The Ultimate Collection - Over 180 Shows

1 rating

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Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, at the time CBS's West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role. Lucille Ball was believed to be the next choice, but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didn't audition. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on CBS on July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast - blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright - also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-1949, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this [award] two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. For its entire radio life, the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, promoting Palmolive soap, Lustre Creme shampoo, and Toni hair care products. The radio series continued until 1957, a year after its television life ended.

Public Domain (P)2015 BN Publishing

Author: Al Lewis
Length: 79 hrs and 10 mins
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The Last Tycoon

Summary

F Scott Fitzgerald's last and unfinished novel, a gorgeous, excruciating, heady tale based on his painful experiences working as a Hollywood screenwriter.

Haunted by the death of his wife, 1930s studio head Monroe Stahr works 18-hour days, crammed with meetings, set visits, script brainstorms and screenings. The last of the princes, he's making the studio millions and seems bulletproof. Then one day, an earthquake breaks two water mains, sending a river of water through the studio. And with it, the huge head of the goddess Shiva - a film prop. Inspecting the damage, Stahr sees the head float by and on it two women, one of them the mesmerising Kathleen.

It's the beginning of a love affair that will destroy him Stars Aiden Gillen, Jack Shepherd and Charlotte Emmerson. Producer: Laurence Bowen. Adapted and directed by Bill Bryden. Production Associate: John Tams. Sound Design: Mark Smith. A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

© 2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Top of the Rock

1 rating

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Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace… Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history - told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen… and watched it all fall apart. Warren Littlefield was the NBC President of Entertainment who oversaw the Peacock Network’s rise from also-ran to a division that generated a billion dollars in profits. In this fast-paced and exceptionally entertaining oral history, Littlefield and NBC luminaries including Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Julianna Marguiles, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wylie, Debra Messing, Jack Welch, Jimmy Burrows, Helen Hunt, and Dick Wolf vividly recapture the incredible era of Must See TV. From 1993 through 1998, NBC exploded every conventional notion of what a broadcast network could accomplish with the greatest prime-time line-up in television history. On Thursday nights, a cavalcade of groundbreaking comedies and dramas streamed into homes, attracting a staggering 75 million viewers and generating more revenue than all other six nights of programming combined. The road to success, however, was a rocky one. How do you turn a show like Seinfeld, one of the lowest testing pilots of all time, into a hit when the network overlords are constantly warring, or worse, drowning in a bottle of vodka? Top of the Rock is an addictively readable account of the risky business decisions, creative passion, and leaps of faith that made Must See TV possible. Chock full of delicious behind-the-scenes anecdotes that run the gamut from hilarious casting and programming ploys to petty jealousies and drug interventions, you’re in for a juicy, unputdownable read.

©2012 Warren Littlefield (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: Bob Balaban
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Just a Minute: Remembering Nicholas Parsons

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Nicholas Parsons was the host of the Just a Minute for nearly 52 years - from its first broadcast on 22nd December 1967 until his last show on 23rd September 2019, aged 96. He was a comedy 'straight man', West End actor, radio personality, game-show presenter, chat-show host, quiz master supreme and larger-than-life stage superstar. Here we celebrate his life and work with a series of programmes compered by Paul Merton, plus Series 85 of Just a Minute - his final series. In Nicholas Parsons: A Man of Many Parts, Paul Jackson tries to pin down the essence of Nicholas Parsons with the help of Paul Merton, Jean Diamond, John Antrobus, Laura Beaumont, Gyles Brandreth, Jill Sinclair and Adrian Edmondson.  Then Paul Merton selects his favourite episode of Just a Minute, originally broadcast in 2010 and featuring Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth and Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Also included here is Nicholas Parsons' appearance as a castaway on Desert Island Discs. He reflects on his career spanning more than 60 years, despite not being an obvious star in the making. Lastly, this collection includes the complete Series 85 of Just Minute, the panel game that rewards those who can talk the hind leg off a donkey. This is the final ever series hosted by Nicholas Parsons, with panellists including Paul Merton, Stephen Fry, Graham Norton, Jenny Eclair, Sheila Hancock, Phil Wang, Tony Hawks, Pam Ayres, Jan Ravens and Zoe Lyons.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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A Kim Jong-Il Production

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Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi) - South Korea's most famous actress - and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famous filmmaker. Madam Choi vanished first. When Shin went to Hong Kong to investigate, he was attacked and woke up wrapped in plastic sheeting aboard a ship bound for North Korea. Madam Choi lived in isolated luxury, allowed only to attend the Dear Leader's dinner parties. Shin, meanwhile, tried to escape, was sent to prison camp, and "re-educated". After four years he cracked, pledging loyalty. Reunited with Choi at the first party he attends, it is announced that the couple will remarry and act as the Dear Leader's film advisors. Together they made seven films, in the process gaining Kim Jong-Il's trust. While pretending to research a film in Vienna, they flee to the U.S. embassy and are swept to safety. A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, A Kim Jong-Il Production offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today.

©2015 Paul Fischer (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Stephen Park
Author: Paul Fischer
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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The Man That Shocked Britain

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Lenny Bruce was a prominent stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist who heralded the free-speech movement and helped to push culture towards open and honest expression. He was repeatedly arrested for obscenity. Here he performs at the Gate of Horn in Chicago, December, 1962 - a performance that concludes with his arrest.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Narrator: Lenny Bruce
Author: Lenny Bruce
Length: 51 mins
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Fast, Cheap and Written That Way

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“Packed with war stories and savvy advice for beginning screenwriters.” (Larry Gross, Sscreenwriter, 48 hrs., Streets of Fire, True Crime) Learn the inside thinking behind 23 highly successful, classic, low-budget movies and discover techniques for making a little go a long way. Includes in-depth interviews with screenwriters with such credits as the Academy Award®-nominated films You Can Count on Me, Metropolitan, and Capote - plus such classics as Repo Man, Re-Animator, Paris, Texas, Living in Oblivion, Suburbia, Hester Street, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and Eve’s Bayou. “Full of useful nuggets of information!” (Jonathan Lynn, director of Clue, My Cousin Vinny) “This is one of those books you wish you’d read before you made your last film. Fortunately, you can read it before your next.” (Jeffrey Hatcher, screenwriter, Mr. Holmes, The Good Liar) “A well-researched must-read for new screenwriters and filmmakers.” (D.B. Gilles, author of The Screenwriter Within)

©2009, 2020 John Gaspard (P)2020 John Gaspard

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Sunset Boulevard

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Norma Desmond was a silent screen goddess but in fifties Hollywood lives as an isolated recluse in a crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion, demented by her own belief in her incandescent fame and glory. She is protected and humoured by her former husband who had directed many of her pictures and has now taken on the role of her butler and driver. Joe Gillis, with William Holden again playing his film role, is a down on his heels screen writer who by a chance flat tyre stumbles on Norma. He moves into the mansion to supposedly write her comeback movie and becomes her lover. When Joe becomes interested in a young aspiring actress, Norma becomes insanely jealous, leading to a tragic ending in this gripping classic.

©2008 Copyright Group (P)2006 Hollywood Stage

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The Phantom of the Opera

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This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which also starred Nelson Eddy, originally aired on September 13, 1943. The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series, attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Round the Horne

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Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, and Hugh Paddick star in 16 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy.

Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16 weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo. At its heart was the suave and upstanding Kenneth Horne, around which revolved the multiple naughty personas of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee.

Among the parade of regular characters were Julian and Sandy, the camp couple of resting thespians happy to turn their hands to anything, Rambling Syd Rumbo the musical cordwangler, Fiona and Charles the passionate duo, and J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock the world’s dirtiest man. Meanwhile regular film parodies, spoof sagas and musical interludes peppered the mix.

Round the Horne earned its place in the annals of comedy history, and is fondly remembered today as a groundbreaking series that influenced many more to come. Here the entire first series can be enjoyed once again.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Sesame Street, Palestine

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Big Birds are rare in Palestine. After a surprise phone call from Children’s Television Workshop, Daoud Kuttab took the chance of a lifetime to create a Palestinian co-production of Sesame Street. But the challenges of producing a world-famous children’s program quickly escalated beyond just teaching Elmo to speak Arabic. From finding actors and puppeteers in a country starved of training to dealing with a community that considered the production too provocative, the early days were less than easy. Animating hand puppets against a backdrop of the turbulent Palestinian-Israeli peace process drew him into exciting, tense times that made Cookie Monster’s search for sweets seem like child’s play. Days after the first episode aired, Daoud was arrested. Journey into Kuttab’s unusual world, where the signing of the Oslo Accords, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Hollywood star Richard Gere, and the King of Jordan played important roles. Not even Kermit could have imagined this unique, exciting, and undeniably fascinating expansion of America’s most enduring children’s show into a new world bound by the West Bank desert, politics, media, and money.

©2017 by Daoud Kuttab (P)2018 by BearManor Media, Inc.

Narrator: Nat Segaloff
Author: Daoud Kuttab
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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Never Goin' Back

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Al Roker’s aha! moment came a decade ago. He was closing in on 350 pounds when he promised his dying father that he wasn’t going to keep living as he was. That led to his decision for a stomach bypass - and his life-changing drop to 190. But 50 of those pounds gradually crept back until he finally devised a plan, stuck to it, and got his life back. Never Going Back is Roker’s inspiring, candid, and often hilarious story of self-discovery, revealing a (now slimmer) side of his life that no one knows. With illuminating and sometimes painfully honest stories about his childhood (as the "husky" boy in class), his struggle against the odds to make something of himself, and his family life today, Roker reveals the effects that a lifelong battle with weight issues can have on a person - and how, regardless of the frustration and setbacks, you must never lose faith in yourself (just inches). Al is telling his story to inspire others to lose the weight they’ve always wanted to lose, keep it off for good, and regain their health. He knows firsthand that it is a day-to-day process and that unrealistic diets rarely work (he has tried most of them!). And, most important, he knows that losing weight is as much - if not more - a state of mind as of body. That’s why he’s here: to recharge your willpower and see you through it like a friend - with warmth, humor, and a healthy new outlook on life.

©2012 Al Roker (P)2012 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Al Roker
Author: Al Roker
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Ghost Light

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Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy offers useful and entertaining answers to the confounding question: "What, exactly, is dramaturgy, and what does a dramaturg do?" According to Michael Mark Chemers, dramaturgs are the scientists of the theater world - their primary responsibility is to query the creative possibilities in every step of the production process, from play selection to costume design, and then research the various options and find ways to transform that knowledge into useful ideas. To say that dramaturgs are well-rounded is an understatement: Those who choose this profession must possess an acute aesthetic sensibility in combination with an extensive knowledge of theater history and practice, world history, and critical theory, and they must be able to collaborate with every member of the creative team and theater administration.

©2010 Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Brian E. Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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The Picture Man (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

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The writer David Eldridge introduces his BBC Radio 3 full-cast drama, The Picture Man starring Martin Freeman, about a man who despairs of the behaviour he sees around him and decides to take action. Originally broadcast in the ‘Drama on 3’ slot on 6 January 2008.Neil decides he has been pushed too far by the uncaring and often callous behaviour he sees around him. But when he begins to intervene in incidents by taking pictures on his mobile phone, it has disastrous consequences.Starring Martin Freeman as Neil, Heather Craney as Janine, Emil Marwa as Hussein and Peter Marinker as George. Also included in the cast are Jake Harders, Ania Sowinkski, Bailey Pepper, Joseph Tremain, Anna Bengo, Laura Molyneux, Alex Lanipekun and Ben Crowe. Directed by Sally Avens.

©2008 David Eldridge (P)2011 AudioGo Ltd

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Final Cuts

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Critic-producer Nat Segaloff was granted access to private papers, production records, never-before-published interviews, and specialized archives in reconstructing the colorful, touching, and sometimes scandalous stories behind the making of the last films of some of Hollywood's top directors. Winningly listenable and yet meticulously researched, its substantial entries range from Robert Aldrich and Robert Altman to Peter Yates and Fred Zinnemann, and John Ford and Howard Hawks to Otto Preminger and Richard Brooks. Certain to attract controversy because of whom it ignores as well as whom it includes, Final Cuts presents 50 widely varied chronicles of success and failure, inspiration and ennui, elation and heartache, and every other emotion enjoyed or endured by the greatest filmmakers that Hollywood ever knew.

©2013 Nat Segaloff (P)2013 BearManor Media

Narrator: Nat Segaloff
Author: Nat Segaloff
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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The Guide for Every Screenwriter

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Screenwriting made simple. The Guide for Every Screenwriter is one of the most efficient instruction manuals on the craft. This audiobook cuts past the verbose film school expository, and gets straight to work, delivering sample-driven outlines and templates that anyone can follow. It is quick to apply to your work and serves as a side-by-side checklist for the writing process. This is the audiobook for anyone looking to write a screenplay and for any professional needing a refresher. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Geoffrey D Calhoun (P)2019 Geoffrey D Calhoun

Narrator: Jo-Ann E. Hess
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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Jack Benny: No Place Like Home

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Any comedian can be funny in the studio, but domestic comedy is usually considered the province of actors who happen to do comedy. Jack Benny straddled the two roles for most of his career - the suave, witty master of ceremonies standing on stage in front of a curtain one moment; the put-upon householder tormented by a bumptious servant, eccentric friends, and troublesome neighbors the next. Jack, for all his high-flown show-biz pretensions, became everyone's favorite put-upon suburbanite. Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, and Don Wilson all make regular visits to Jack's place, along with favorites like Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Artie Auerbach, and the Sportsmen Quartet - plus, some very special guest stars like Frank Sinatra, Boris Karloff, and Claudette Colbert! The 16 digitally restored and remastered broadcasts include: Jack Opens Swimming Pool for the Season, 04-18-43; Jack Offers Frank Sinatra Dennis' Job, 10-08-44; Jack Tries to Break His Contract with the Sportsmen, 11-03-46; I Was Condemned, 01-19-47; Jack Fixes a Phonograph and Buys a Baseball Team, 04-13-47; Jack and The Gang Listen to the World Series, 10-10-48; Jack Tries to Reach His Advertising Agency, 11-21-48; How Jack and The Gang Spent Thanksgiving, 11-28-48; Don Still Won't Sign His Contract 01-30-49; Don Signs a New Contract 02-06-49; Jack Takes Inventory of His Pantry and Has a Memory Loss, 10-02-49; Jack's Memory Is Lost and Found, 10-09-49; Recovering From a Cold, 10-16-49; Trimming the Tree, 12-25-49; Jack Gets the House Painted, 04-16-50; Beverly Wilshire Health Club, 01-30-55.

©2014 Trust "C" under Will of Jack Benny, under license (P)2014 RSPT, LLC.

Narrator: Jack Benny
Author: Jack Benny
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Joss Whedon's Names

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Doctor Horrible, Jayne Cobb, Oz, Fitz-Simmons, Echo, Pike, Saffron, Kaywinnet, the Groosalugg, Skip, Satsu, Dana Polk, Perfect Jheung, Icarus, the Siphon, Edna Giles, Dandelion Naizen, and especially Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With Whedon's superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint's names, and dozens of British names, he's filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga, delighting fans who look closer. Which names repeat the most? Which characters have secret links? Examining Whedon's naming through his five shows, plus his movie scripts and dozens of comics, reveals fascinating patterns for his dedicated followers.

©2014 Valerie Estelle Frankel (P)2016 Valerie Estelle Frankel

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Women vs Hollywood

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A call to arms from Empire magazine's 'geek queen', Helen O'Hara, that explores women's roles - both in front of and behind the camera - since the birth of Hollywood, how those roles are reflected within wider society and what we can do to level the playing field. The dawn of cinema was a free-for-all, and there were women who forged ahead in many areas of filmmaking. Early pioneers like Dorothy Arzner (who invented the boom mic, among other innovations) and Alice Guy-Blaché shaped the way films are made. But it wasn't long before these talented women were pushed aside and their contributions written out of film history. How and why did this happen? Hollywood was born just over a century ago, at a time of huge forward motion for women's rights, yet it came to embody the same old sexist standards. Women found themselves fighting a system that feeds on their talent, creativity and beauty but refuses to pay them the same respect as their male contemporaries - until now. The tide has finally begun to turn. A new generation of women, both in front of and behind the camera, are making waves in the industry and are now shaping some of the biggest films to hit our screens. There is plenty of work still needed before we can even come close to gender equality in film - but we're finally headed in the right direction. In Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film, Empire's 'geek queen' Helen O'Hara takes a closer look at the pioneering and talented women of Hollywood and their work in film since Hollywood began. Equal representation in film matters because it both reflects and influences wider societal gender norms. In understanding how women were largely written out of Hollywood's own origin story, and how the films we watch are put together, we can finally see how to put an end to a picture that is so deeply unequal - and discover a multitude of stories out there just waiting to be told.

©2021 Helen O'Hara (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Helen O'Hara
Author: Helen O'Hara
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again: Volume Five

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Due to popular demand, and after a long break, here is a fifth volume of episodes from the irreverent radio comedy series that ran between 1964 and 1973.

Starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie, ISIRTA is a mix of quick-fire sketches, bad puns, humorous songs, and TV and cinema parodies. It quickly developed a cult following, and was the forerunner of The Goodies and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

©2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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The Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business

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For decades, hidden from the public eye, William Morris agents made the deals that determined the fate of stars, studios, and networks alike. Mae West, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Thomas, Steve McQueen--the Morris Agency sold talent to anyone in the market for it, from the Hollywood studios to the mobsters who ran Vegas to the Madison Avenue admen who controlled television. While the clients took the spotlight, the agency operated behind the scenes, providing the grease that made show business what it's become. The story begins more than a century ago, when a fiery young immigrant named William Morris opened a vaudeville-booking office on New York's Fourteenth Street and went up against the trust that ruled the leading entertainment medium of the day. Led after Morris's death by the legendary Abe Lastfogel, a cherubic little man who treated agents and clients alike as family, the firm transformed the agent's image from garish flesh-peddler to smooth-talking professional. But when Lastfogel's successor brutally sacrificed his best friend--the man who'd brought Barry Diller and Michael Ovitz out of the mail room--William Morris gave birth to its own nemesis: Ovitz's new firm, CAA. Throughout the '80s and '90s, as the Morris Agency made, and lost, such stars as Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Kevin Costner and Tom Hanks, Ovitz's power grew inexorably as Morris's waned. Lulled by the phenomenal success of Bill Cosby and the upward spiral of the Beverly Hills real estate market, Morris's board failed to act as death and defection thinned its ranks. Finally, with its flagship motion-picture department on the brink of collapse, the board was faced with the stark reality of having to buy its way back into the business it had once owned.

©1995 Frank Rose (P)2013 Frank Rose

Narrator: Marlin May
Author: Frank Rose
Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
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Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten

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More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war why it was fought, what was won, what was lost not from books but from movies, television, and other popular media. In an engaging and accessible survey, Gallagher guides listeners through the stories told in recent film and art, showing how they have both reflected and influenced the political, social, and racial currents of their times. The most influential perspective for the Civil War generation, says Gallagher, is almost entirely absent from the Civil War stories being told today. This lively investigation into what popular entertainment teaches us and what it reflects about us will prompt listeners to consider how we form opinions on current matters of debate, such as the use of the military, the freedom of dissent, and the flying of the Confederate flag.

©2008 The University of North Carolina Press (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Old Harry's Game

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Andy Hamilton's fiendishly funny BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in Hell returns for a two-part festive special. Satan embarks on an epic quest and encounters Queen Victoria, Harpo Marx, a highly intelligent bluebottle, Death, Davina McCall, and St Peter and his rottweilers.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

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Game of Thrones

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This work is the second volume in a series of house histories and cultural profiles of those seen in A Song of Ice and Fire and popularized in HBO's global hit television series Game of Thrones. Volume two explores some of the major players in Game of Thrones. This particular volume covers the history of several noble houses; including the Baratheon, Martell, Greyjoy, Tyrell, Seaworth, and Arryn families. Moreover, it delves into the enigmatic assassin cult of the Faceless Men, as well as covering a fan favorite by discussing the culture of the Dothraki horse lords. It is written in a concise and well-researched manner, with short and easy to understand essays which spell out the high points and areas of importance for each house or culture. It gives the listener a quick reference guide to all the houses they have come to love and hate. Whether one enjoys the original novels, watches the television series, or indeed indulges in both, this volume of house histories, along with the others, are great additions to a Game of Thrones junkie's library.

©2016 Brian Green (P)2016 Brian Green

Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Writing for Emotional Impact

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There are three kinds of feelings when reading a story: boredom, interest, and wow! To become a successful writer, you must create the wow feeling on as many pages as possible, and this requires writing that engages the reader emotionally. In his best-selling book, screenwriter Karl Iglesias explored the working habits of A-list Hollywood scribes. Now, he breaks new ground by focusing on the psychology of the reader. Based on his acclaimed classes at UCLA Extension, Writing for Emotional Impact goes beyond the basics and argues that Hollywood is in the emotion-delivery business, selling emotional experiences packaged in movies and TV shows. Karl not only encourages you to deliver emotional impact on as many pages as possible, he shows you how, offering you hundreds of dramatic techniques to take your writing to the professional level. In this audiobook, you will learn: Over 40 techniques to humanize a character for instant empathy The seven essential storytelling emotions Over 70 techniques to create them Over 50 ways to craft powerful scenes, including the emotional palette Over 30 techniques to shape your words and energize your narrative description The most common dialogue flaws and fixes for each Over 60 techniques to craft dynamic dialogue that snaps, crackles, and pops off the page Not only does Karl Iglesias "get" emotion, but he also shares insider secrets for moving the reader from tears to laughter and everywhere in between.  Praise for the book: "This is a must-have book for every screenwriter, director, and producer." (Rosa Graham, president of Find the Funny) "Reading Writing for Emotional Impact will shake up your world. This is the book that tears through the clutter so that you can write from the heart." (Michael Lent, author of Breakfast with Sharks and co-producer of Hard Scrambled)

©2011 Karl Iglesias (P)2020 IFH Books

Narrator: Karl Iglesias
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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The Wizard of Oz

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This radio dramatization of the classic musical features Judy Garland re-creating the role for which she received an honorary Academy Award. It aired on Dec. 25, 1950, a dozen years after the movie was released. The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. The Lux Radio Theatre began in 1934 featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

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Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth...

Oscar Wilde's dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements still delights audiences over a century after its first performance in 1895. This BBC Radio production, first broadcast in 1977, features Jeremy Clyde as Algernon, Richard Pasco as Worthing, Prunella Scales as Cecily and Maurice Denham as the Rev. 'Canon Chasuble' is the first broadcast of the original four-act version of the play.

"The Classic Radio Theatre" range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

Public Domain (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Foreign Correspondent

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This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie originally aired on July 24, 1946. Academy Award Theatre featured the stars of Hollywood recreating some of their most unforgettable roles. A success with critics and audiences alike, this half-hour program presented radio adaptations of movies that had been nominated for or had won Academy Awards. These high-quality productions often used not only the film's original casts, but their directors as well. The show was first broadcast on March 30, 1946, but unfortunately the high costs of these lavish radio plays limited the show's run to only 39 episodes.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Twelve Books That Changed the World

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When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. In this audiobook, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political, and personal revolution. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton, and Shakespeare, but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes? Married Love, the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft?s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world.

©2006 Hodder & Stoughton (P)2006 Hodder & Stoughton

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Hollywood Trivia

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Hollywood trivia questions. This will be the audio portion of my trivia/coloring book.

©2014 Michael G. Uva (P)2016 Michael G. Uva

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Face Full of Flour

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W. Kamau Bell is one of the most important entertainers and racial commentators performing comedy today. Face Full of Flour does not disappoint. With a blistering wit and a willingness to approach the most delicate of political topics, Bell’s act is nothing less than a tightrope walk of weighty issues and hilarious material. Bell, the star and host of host of the television series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, takes on everything on this album from Glen Beck to Barack Obama; marijuana to slavery; and, yes, Tyler Perry as well. Bell and his Face Full of Flour stands on the shoulders of such legendary political comedians as Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Paul Mooney, but delivers laughs and insight through Bell’s own unique voice and likable humor.

©2010 W. Kamau Bell (P)2010 Rooftop Comedy Productions

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The Complete Pedro's 200 Fables Master Collection

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Perfect for bedtime, car rides, and classrooms, these whimsical tales will delight children of all ages. This entertaining and educational collection features two hundred stories by noted Spanish children's author Pedro Pablo Sacristán. Translated into English and produced with full music and sound effects, The Complete Pedro's 200 Fables Master Collection also includes many never-before-released tales that will charm the entire family. Stories include: "Searching for Stars," "The Magic Tree," "The Day of Silence," "The Funny-Looking Fairy," "The Hair Thief," "The Lion without a Roar," "The Ticklish Kid," "The Grumpy Tree," "The Mocking Tiger," "The Queen's Journey," and many more.

©2013 Pedro Pablo Sacristan (P)2013 AudioGO

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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook, Vol.2

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A second collection of eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations based on the popular books by Alexander McCall Smith.

'How to Handle Men Through the Application of Psychology': Precious Ramotswe sets out to release her fiancé from a terrifying obligation, and a new case sparks a love quest.

'House of Hope': Precious and her assistant visit some bad girls as part of their mission to find a husband for their client, but Precious has some marriage problems of her own.

'The Return of Note': When Precious Ramotswe's ex-husband turns up to cause trouble, she finds an unlikely ally.

'The Ceremony': Precious works her way through a list of her own problems. But will the return of an old love jeopardise her romantic plans?

'There Is No Such Thing as Free Food': Precious is preoccupied both professionally and personally by the subject of food.

'The Best Profession for a Blackmailer': Mr Polopetsi, part-time mechanic and would-be assistant detective, takes on a case of his own while Mma Makutsi finds out if blue shoes are the key to happiness.

'A Very Rude Woman': Precious faces change at the agency while Mr J. L. B. Matekoni meets the rudest person in all Botswana.

'Talking Shoes': A new detective takes on a case for the agency while Mma Ramotswe, among others, has a problem with high blood pressure.

Starring Claire Benedict as Mma Ramotswe and Nadine Marshall as Mme Makutsi, these dramatisations will appeal to all fans of the engaging lady detective.

©2018 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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What You Don't Learn in Film School

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Multi-Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Shane Stanley writes a book anyone and everyone should hear if they want an entertainment industry insider's professional guidance on how to create a movie. This book is an especially invaluable tool for those who have or plan to, attend a college or university film school. It's your complete guide to (independent) filmmaking.  An in-depth, no-holds-barred look at making movies from ‘concept to delivery’ in today’s ever-evolving climate while breaking down the dos and don’ts of (independent) filmmaking. Learn invaluable industry secrets from top to bottom and discover the truth about independent film distribution as the lid is torn off the many myths surrounding sales agents and today’s release platforms that are certain to open listeners' eyes - and ruffle a few feathers!

©2018 Shane Stanley (P)2020 Shane Stanley

Narrator: Ted Jonas
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Frank Skinner Live at The Apollo

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Frank Skinner performs previously unrecorded, uncensored, stand-up comedy material that could never be shown on TV. This performance was filmed at London's Apollo Theatre on September 4th 1994.

© and (P) Avalon Television

Narrator: Frank Skinner
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209, Vol. 1

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Candy Matson was no girl detective...she was all woman. Candy Matson was a response to all the hard-boiled detectives on the radio, like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Pat Novak, and all those other detectives who were beaten up on a regular basis. Candy, played by Natalie Park, was hard-boiled in her own way. She never compromised her femininity, but she did know how to use a gun and didn't hesitate to use it when it was necessary. She didn't take any guff from the guys - the good guys or the bad guys. With a snappy comeback, she could take anybody's head off. Candy was fearless, never hesitating to go wherever she needed to solve a case, from the lowest dive to the classiest nightclub. Candy worked hard to get her goon. Men orbited around her like she was the sun. Her best friend and partner in detection was Rembrandt Watson, a flamboyant photographer. All private detectives need a police detective foil, and in Candy's case that was Lt. Ray Mallard. It didn't hurt that Mallard was easy on the eyes (plus she and the good detective dated). Candy Matson aired on NBC from 1949 until 1951 and was a regional success. Natalie Park Masters starred as Candy, and her husband, Monty Masters, wrote the show. Episodes included are: "Donna Dunham Case", "The Fort Ord Story", "The Devil in the Deep Freeze", "Jack Frost", "Insurance Crash", "Eric Spaulding Concert", "Symphony of Death", "The Movie Company", "The Egyptian Amulet", "San Juan Bautista", "Candy's Last Case", and "Fortune Teller".

©2016 Hollywood 360 (P)2016 Black Eye Entertainment

Narrator: full cast
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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Access Accents

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Access Accents bring the highly sought-after voice techniques of top voice coach Penny Dyer to the actor's audio device. A unique opportunity to prepare for auditions at short notice. Included in this programme: A description of the accent and region Examples of resident speakers Penny Dyer and actor Sheridan Smith working on the accent and text Practice sentences The text example Penny Dyer is an internationally renowned voice and dialect coach and a leading specialist in theatre, film, and TV work. Gwyneth Strong is an actress known especially for her role as Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses and for a wide range of contemporary theatre and TV work. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2007 Gwyneth Strong and Penny Dyer (P)2007 2007 Methuen Drama

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When the Dog Dies: Complete Series 3

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In these six episodes, Sandy makes a new will; has to scatter Auntie's ashes and raids neighbour Ken's garden to find out if he has discovered the secret of eternal youth. In addition, Sandy's watch gets stolen much to the annoyance of son-in-law Blake, who has fitted it with a tracking device and he is haunted by the song 'Green Grow the Rushes Oh' when recent events seem to match its verses. Finally, he and his family catch the gambling bug, and Pompom goes missing.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

Narrator: Liza Tarbuck
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Tutti gli episodi 2018

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Come si dà voce ai personaggi di un audiolibro? Come si entra nello spirito di una trama? Sono alcune delle domande che rivolgiamo a chi gli audiolibri li scrive, li pubblica e, soprattutto, li legge - attrici, attori, doppiatori e speaker -, in questo podcast che ogni 15 giorni racconterà due titoli (una novità uscita da poco e un classico della letteratura, o uno dei libri che hanno appassionato di più gli ascoltatori negli ultimi anni). Da "Il Gattopardo" a "Pastorale americana", da "Le otto montagne" alle memorie di Tiziano Terzani, uno straordinario "dietro lo quinte" di alcuni dei più grandi successi in audiolibro.

©2019 Audible / IlLibraio.it (P)2019 Audible / IlLibraio.it

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Flights of Fantasy

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Author Michael J. Hayde's definitive work about Superman on radio and television. Hayde is well-known for My Name's Friday: The Unauthorized but True Story of Dragnet and The Films of Jack Webb and Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon, and this new treasure trove of information on the Man of Steel covers comprehensive episode logs for the radio series and the original television series, plus the complete story lines for two unproduced television series episodes, and dozens of "deleted scenes" taken right from the scripts.

©2018 Michael J. Hayde (P)2018 BearManor Media

Narrator: Nat Segaloff
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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Further Exhumed

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IT'S A STORY OF BLOOD, SWEAT, AND SPHERES!  The fifth and final PHANTASM took an incredible eight years to go from set to screen. The project began as an experimental short before becoming a 13-part web series and finally a feature length sequel. Shot in secret on a microbudget, RAVAGER reunites PHANTASM's core cast 35 years after the original cult classic. The new sequel filmed not in Hollywood soundstages but in the homes of cast and crew. Visual effects were handled mostly by the director. Decades-old props were taken out of storage and dusted off for reuse. They just don't make movies like this anymore. In fact, they never really did to begin with. Such is THE STRANGE CASE OF PHANTASM RAVAGER!  FURTHER EXHUMED includes:  A thorough chronicle of the journey from web series to feature film  Analysis of unproduced scripts by Roger Avary and Stephen Romano  Examination of RAVAGER’s story, themes and conclusion  Info on deleted scenes and alternate dialogue  Why the film was delayed years after announcement  Details on filming locations and special effects  A breakdown of the Red Credit sequence  Phantasmic Drink Recipes and Trivia Questions from the Hollywood Premiere More tips and tricks for better embalming (still kidding!) 

©2018 Dustin McNeill (P)2021 Mark Alan Miller

Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection

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Series 1 and 2 of the hilarious radio sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series.

Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio.

Here, collected together for the first time, are all 21 episodes from the first and second radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and adapted by Gale Pedrick. Among the classic comic incidents in these timeless episodes, Albert's 65th birthday turns into a disaster; Harold finds love with a French girl; Albert is upset by Harold's plans for a proper bathroom; and the duo get an irresistible offer. Plus, Albert and Harold's creditors arrive seeking payment; two coffins lead to a burst of superstition; Harold regrets taking Albert to the cinema; and Albert disrupts Harold's Labour Party meeting.

The episodes included are 'The Offer'; 'The Bird'; 'Sixty-Five Today'; 'The Stepmother'; 'The Economist'; 'Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat'; 'The Diploma'; 'Steptoe à la Cart'; 'The Holiday'; 'The Bath'; 'The Lead Man Cometh'; 'A Musical Evening'; 'The Bonds That Bind Us'; 'The Siege of Steptoe Street'; 'Pilgrim's Progress'; 'The Wooden Overcoats'; 'Sunday for Seven Days'; 'The Piano'; 'My Old Man's a Tory'; 'Homes Fit for Heroes'; 'Crossed Swords'. Also included are two bonus features: a short 1966 Steptoe & Son sketch from The Ken Dodd Show and a selection of trailers prepared for overseas broadcast. Duration: 11 hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Documentary Superstars

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The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment.... When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman, Al Gore, and more of the biggest names in the field show the impact of the documentary style on mainstream movies and on our society. From cinéma vérité to the inserted narrator, from the “balanced” point of view to the charismatic commentator (à la Fahrenheit 9/11), to the documentarian starring in his own narrative (as in Supersize Me) to filmmakers’ innovative use of cameos, pseudocameos, and archival footage, and much more, Documentary Superstars examines the way in which this evolving art form has changed - and changed us. Newfound box-office clout makes documentaries big business Interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Al Gore, Sacha Baron Cohen, more Includes career advice for new documentary filmmakers

©2008 Marsha McCreadie (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Melba Sibrel
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Round the Horne: Complete Series 4

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Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 17 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy, including the 1967 Christmas special.

Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16 weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo. At its heart was the suave and upstanding Kenneth Horne, around which revolved the multiple naughty personas of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick and Bill Pertwee.

Among the parade of regular characters were Julian and Sandy, the camp couple of resting thespians happy to turn their hands to anything; Rambling Syd Rumbo, the musical cordwangler; Fiona and Charles, the passionate duo; and J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, the world's dirtiest man. Meanwhile regular film parodies, spoof sagas and musical interludes peppered the mix.

In addition to the 16 episodes of series four, this edition also includes the 1967 Christmas special episode 'Cinderfella and the Bona History of Julian and Sandy', in which Maureen Lipman takes a vada at Round the Horne's most flamboyant omipalonies.

Duration: nine hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Limited (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Limited

Author: Barry Took
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Flaws

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Acclaimed comic Mark Watson performs his latest work, Flaws, live in concert. Mark has appeared on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You. 

©2016 Mark Watson (P)2016 Redbush Ent.

Narrator: Mark Watson
Author: Mark Watson
Length: 59 mins
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Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination

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April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage, and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford's Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, "Burn the place down!" This is the untold story of Lincoln's assassination: The forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit. In Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination, historian Thomas A. Bogar delves into previously unpublished sources to tell the story of Lincoln's assassination from behind the curtain, and the tale is shocking. Police rounded up and arrested dozens of innocent people, wasting time that allowed the real culprit to get further away. Some closely connected to John Wilkes Booth were not even questioned, while innocent witnesses were relentlessly pursued. Booth was more connected with the production than you might have known - learn how he knew each member of the cast and crew, which was a hotbed of secessionist resentment. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination also tells the story of what happened to each of these witnesses to history after the investigation was over - and how each one lived their lives after seeing one of America's greatest presidents shot dead without warning.

©2013 Thomas A. Bogar (P)2013 Tantor

Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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How to Build a Comedy Scene from Scratch

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How to Build a Comedy Scene from Scratch is a compelling dissection of the journey from radical vision to functioning reality. Part memoir, part how-to guide, Chris Trew (founder of multiple comedy venues and festivals) delivers an honest and accessible comedy textbook true to its title.

©2020 Chris Trew (P)2021 Chris Trew

Narrator: Chris Trew
Author: Chris Trew
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Atkinson's People

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Rowan Atkinson stars as many different characters in four episodes from the classic comedy series, written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill), which investigates the lives of four great - but imaginary - men. We hear about the life and times of master orator Sir Benjamin Fletcher: writer, statesman, Nobel Prize winner, painter, farmer, diplomat, wit, etc, etc.... There’s France’s greatest thinker and philosopher, George Dupont; and actor, raconteur, and general bore Sir Corin Basin. Barry Good - the ‘Pope of pop’ - also looks back at his life (before he became a rich tax exile).

Produced by Griff Rhys Jones, Atkinson’s People was one of the first radio series ever to star Rowan Atkinson and was a forerunner to the massively successful Blackadder TV series. Rowan Atkinson stars in the spoof radio series, which examined the personalities behind the headlines - co-written by Richard Curtis.

©2010 AudioGO Ltd (P)2010 AudioGO Ltd

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Julian and Sandy

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In this first fantabulosa selection of sketches from BBC radio's classic comedy Round the Horne, we find that two infamously outrageous resting thesps from Carnaby Street are game on for a variety of entrepreneurial endeavours. As Kenneth Horne trolls along in search of some essential service or other, the tinkle of a doorbell invariably brings him to one of Julian and Sandy's bona establishments. In 24 lally-trembling scenarios, Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams run the gamut of human emotion, as Jools and Sand cater for the intimate at'omey in "Bona Caterers", shake hands with a prospective member in "Keep Britain Bona", handle all the top grapplers in "Bona Wrestlers", and have their first ever encounter with Mr. Horne's parquet floor. As Julian says, "If I'd known I would'ave bought me tap shoes." So don't be strange, come on in, rest your lallies, and let your riah down with two of the best pros in the business. It'll make your eyes stand out on stalks.

©1992, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)1992, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Blue-Collar Broadway

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Behind the scenes of New York City's Great White Way, virtuosos of stagecraft have built the scenery, costumes, lights, and other components of theatrical productions for more than a hundred years.  Timothy R. White begins his history of the theater industry with the dispersed pre-Broadway era, when components such as costumes, lights, and scenery were built and stored nationwide. Subsequently, the majority of backstage operations and storage were consolidated in New York City during what is now known as the golden age of musical theater. Toward the latter half of the 20th century, decentralization and deindustrialization brought the emergence of nationally distributed regional theaters and performing arts centers.  Featuring case studies of iconic productions such as Oklahoma! (1943) and Evita (1979), and an exploration of the craftwork of radio, television, and film production around Times Square, Blue-Collar Broadway tells a rich story of the history of craft and industry in American theater nationwide. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. "The fascinating backstage story of the history and evolution of theater craft…" (Kenneth T. Jackson, editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City) "This is a remarkable achievement." (Marlis Schweitzer, York University) "Highly recommended." (Choice)

©2015 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2021 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Doug McDonald
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Collection 1

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First heard on network radio in 1948, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar chronicled the adventures of freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, "the man with the action-packed expense account." For 15 years, it was one of the most popular detective shows on the air, lasting until the final days of network radio drama in 1962. Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive calling on Johnny Dollar to investigate an unusual claim. His investigations usually required Dollar to travel to distant locales and often involved murder. The stories were recounted in flashback, as Dollar listed each line item from his expense account: "Item one, $3.75 cab fare to the airport." Over the years, many actors portrayed Johnny Dollar, including Charles Russell, John Lund and Edmund O'Brien but in 1955, Bob Bailey, took over as the series was switching to a new dynamic format of 75-minute storylines told in five, 15-minute installments Monday-thru-Friday. While other radio shows were waning in the mid 1950s, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was at its peak. Experts include these 75-minute adventures as the best of the best from radio's golden age. 5/14/56 through 5/18/56 The Medium Well Done Matter 5/21/56 through 5/25/56 The Tears of Night Matter 5/28/56 through 6/1/56 The Reasonable Doubt Matter 6/4/56 through 6/8/56 The Indestructible Mike Matter 6/11/56 through 6/15/56 The Laughing Matter 6/18/56 through 6/22/56 The Pearling Matter

Public Domain (P)2017 CBS Broadcasting, all rights reserved.

Narrator: full cast
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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It's a Wonderful Life

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This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Frank Capra, and features James Stewart re-creating his Oscar-nominated role. It aired on May 8, 1949. The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the making of the film.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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NPR Favorite Driveway Moments

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Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope - and cookies. This eclectic collection gathers all-time "Driveway Moment" favorites, including some suggested by listeners themselves. These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don't have to stay in your car. What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it's happened to you as it has to countless others.... You're driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It's a Driveway Moment. The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these "best of" stories so that you are never more than a "play" away from a Driveway Moment. Contents: Introduction by Renée Montagne A Daughter's Dance Brings Dad Joy Robert Krulwich and the 5-Dollar Bill Complexities of Modern Love in the Digital Age Kathy Griffin's Life: All D-List, Even This Interview Murals Depict Power of Law and Justice Former KKK Member Converts to Judaism Growing Up, Aging Out: The End of Foster Care This I Believe: Stray Cat Interrupts Tough Prison Culture Sarajevo Pets On September 11, Paper Memories Fell From Sky Breaking the Color Barrier StoryCorps: Launching a Life with $10 and a Dream Cookie Monster Visits NPR A "Great Rescue" in Heavy Traffic StoryCorps: Andes Or Bust: An In-Flight Wardrobe Malfunction William Wegman's Weimaraners A Big Ballgame for a Small Town Heartbreaking Reports from a Devastated City Re-creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif

©1977-2009 National Public Radio, Inc. (P)2009 National Public Radio, Inc.

Narrator: Renée Montagne
Author: NPR
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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More Napalm and Silly Putty

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A companion to the best selling Napalm and Silly Putty, George Carlin's More Napalm and Silly Putty picks up where the original left off, with: More dog moments ("Life is a series of dogs.") Musings on "have a nice day" ("I'm beyond the nice day.") Questionable expressions ("Legally drunk. If it's legal, what's the problem?") Meditations on the nature of time ("We made the whole thing up.") More laser-sharp observations, tough questions, philosophical musings, linguistic legerdemain, and inspired weirdness in these unabridged excerpts from the thinking man's comic - and three-time Grammy winner!

©2000 Comedy Concepts, Inc. (P)2002 HighBridge Company

Narrator: George Carlin
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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250 Ultimate Funny Pick Up Lines

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A collection of 250 of the funniest pickup lines anywhere! If you love adult humor and a good laugh, then you will enjoy these cute, nerdy, and dirty pickup lines. Many lines can be deployed effectively in real life without the threat of an impending face slap. However, other offensive lines are for entertainment only. You have to decide your level of risk. "On a scale of one to America, how free are you tonight?" "I wish I was your calculus homework. Because then I'd be really hard, and you'd be doing me on your desk." Eighteen chapters include topics such as animals and music, and there's even a chapter just for the girls, to help pick up guys. Also included are chapters for Twitter and Tinder lines, to help you stand out on the latest social networks. Free bonus chapter: Turn Downs: Hilarious Insults to Make Any Creeper Leave You Alone.

©2016 Jack Daytona (P)2016 Jack Daytona

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Jokes for Kids: 300 Funny Jokes for Kids

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With 300 funny jokes for kids like: Q: Why did the man stand behind the horse? A: He was hoping to get a kick out of it Q: What is a rabbit's favorite dance style? A: Hip-Hop! Warning: This book contains jokes for kids that not only will make any grown up burst out in laughter but will make any child's day a good day. Jokes for Kids is scientifically proven to make you and any child happier! Kids jokes are fun no matter what age you're in! Enjoy these jokes and riddles!

©2015 Oscar Johansson (P)2016 Oscar Johansson

Narrator: Wendy McCleskey
Author: Jim Hogan
Length: 33 mins
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Being an Actor

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A little guidebook for those in the acting business, or those who want to be in the acting business, written by Jane Merrow, a professional, nominated actor, active in the entertainment industry for over 50 years.

©2019 Jane J Merrow (P)2019 Jane J Merrow

Narrator: Jane Merrow
Author: Jane Merrow
Length: 57 mins
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The Art of Raising an Artist

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My child wants to be an actor. Now what?  As soon as you know that your child dreams of being in a play or on TV, you start worrying about what might happen if they pursue an artistic career. You can’t help but think of the ruthless rejection, the improbable odds of “making it” and, even worse, those stories about drugs, abuse, and painful experiences you don’t want your kids to suffer.  You have a lot of questions: How will I know which is the right acting, dancing, or music school for my child? Is it going to be very expensive or time-consuming? Are they talented enough to make a career in arts? Are they going to be able to get enough money to make a living?  Actor and director Lilia Sixtos has seen thousands of auditions and taught hundreds of artists. By raising her two creative children, she has learned every possible way a creative person’s journey can be helped or hindered by their parents. Now, in Oh My God, My Child Wants to Be an Actor, she shows you how to:   Identify the best training you can provide for your child within your means Develop a safe and loving space for the challenges of your child’s journey Create the support team your child’s needs Find your child’s niche Fit the needs of your child’s career with the needs of your whole family Help your child explore this acting thing! Invest in your child’s future today.

©2020 Lilia Sixtos (P)2020 Lilia Sixtos

Narrator: Kate Tierney
Author: Lilia Sixtos
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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The Late Shift

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New York Times best seller: A "gripping" true story of late-night comedy and behind-the-scenes drama (Los Angeles Times). When beloved host Johnny Carson announced his retirement after 30 years on The Tonight Show, millions of Americans mourned. But inside the television industry, the news ignited a battle between two amazing talents - Jay Leno and David Letterman - who both yearned to occupy the departing legend's chair. For NBC, it would be a decision with millions of dollars at stake.  Soon these two comedians with strikingly different styles, who had once shared a friendship as they worked the clubs together, would be engaged in a fierce competition for the prize.    Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with those involved, and updated with a new introduction by the author, The Late Shift is a "vivid, behind-the-scenes, blow-by-blow account" of the fight that ensued, as stars, agents, and executives maneuvered for control of the most profitable program in TV history (Chicago Tribune).

©1995 Bill Carter (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Bill Carter
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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Classic Radio Theatre: Private Lives (Dramatised)

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Paul Scofield and Patricia Routledge star in Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Private Lives was written in 1930 and has been a mainstay of British theatre ever since.

This sharply funny play of reversals focuses on Elyot and Amanda, a passionate but feuding couple who divorced five years before. Now, on the first night of their honeymoons with their new partners, they find that they are all staying in the same hotel on the French Riviera. Fireworks are inevitable....

The roles of the two ex-spouses are brilliantly recreated by Paul Scofield and Patricia Routledge, while Coward’s scintillating repartee epitomises all the glamour and sophistication of life between the wars for society’s spoilt darlings.

The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

©1930 Noel Coward (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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The Six Shooter - Volume 1

Summary

The American West has always provided larger than life characters, righting wrongs to make the world a better place and all set in a mythic landscape.   In The Six-Shooter James Stewart starred as Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the sunset years of the Wild West. Episodes ranged from straight Western drama to light and sentimental comedy. Stewart, being one of the reigning stars of Hollywood at the time, also brought his own touches to bear. His use of whispered narration during tense scenes created a heightened sense of drama and then relief when the situation was resolved. The American West that radio, movies and TV portrayed is the stuff of legends - a fictional concoction usually far from the truth, but The Six-Shooter did something that few other radio shows could provide: entertainment that captivated the listener.

©2019 Deadtree Publishing (P)2019 Copyright Group

Narrator: James Stewart
Author: Frank Burt
Length: 52 mins
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The Directors

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The Directors, Take Three offers dozens of masterful insights on the craft of directing from such renowned filmmakers as Robert Altman, Wes Craven, Alan Parker, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, and Barry Levinson. Here are details of their experiences making a variety of classic films from Nashville to Nightmare on Elm Street, Rain Man to Raging Bull, and Pee Wee's Big Adventure to Schindler's List.

©2003 Big Show Entertainment, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steven Menasche
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Summary

This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on June 13, 1949. The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series, attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Chaplin's Vintage Year

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When Charles Chaplin signed a record-setting contract with the Mutual Film Corporation in February 1916, it was the culmination of events that changed the motion picture business. Mutual's founders redefined how films were bought, sold, and distributed. Chaplin redefined screen comedy with a character that leapt into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. Together they established the value of star power and created 12 magnificent comedies that have endured for generations. From the nickelodeon to the Internet, the Mutual-Chaplin Specials have been viewed by more people than any other films in the entire history of cinema. Chaplin's Vintage Year tells the full story of the Mutual-Chaplin Specials, framed within the rise and fall of the Mutual Film Corporation, the worldwide phenomenon known as "Chaplinitis", the famous $670,000 contract, and the various acquisitions and releases these comedies have enjoyed for nearly 100 years.

©2014 Michael J. Hayde (P)2017 BearManor Media

Narrator: Nat Segaloff
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In)

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The inspiring profile brought to life in the major motion picture A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks in theaters Thanksgiving, plus a collection of warm advice and encouragement from America’s favorite neighbor Tom Junod’s Esquire profile of Fred Rogers, "Can You Say...Hero?", has been hailed as a classic of magazine writing. Now, his moving story of meeting and observing the beloved host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is the inspiration for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Here, Junod’s unforgettable piece appears for the first time in audiobook form alongside an inspiring collection of advice and encouragement from Mister Rogers himself. Covering topics like relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more, Rogers' signature sayings and wise thoughts are included here. Pairing the definitive portrait of a national icon with his own instructions for living your best, kindest life, this audiobook is a timeless treasure for Mister Rogers fans. Movie Picture Artwork © 2019 Tristar Pictures, Inc. All rights reserved.

©2019 Fred Rogers (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Doctor Who Psychology

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How does an immortal deal with death? What kind of person makes the best companion? Why does the Doctor say he and Freud "got on very well"? How do the Daleks and Cybermen reflect concerns about losing our humanity? And what can looking at an ancient Time Lord teach us about real human nature? Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box explores these questions and many more. Chapters include:   "Getting to the Hearts of Time Lord Personality Change"  "Who's Who: Interview with Four Doctors and a River on the Core of Personality"  "Post-Time War Stress Disorder"  "From Human to Machine: At What Point Do You Lose Your Soul?"   Doctor Who Psychology explores the alien in us all. This fascinating in-depth collection, edited by Travis Langley, contains 19 chapters and other special features delving into the psychology behind the time-traveling Doctor in his many iterations, as well as his companions and his foes.

©2016 Travis Langley (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Personal From A-Z

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Chester lad Jeff Green returns to his roots with a laughter packed hour of pure stand-up comedy. Personal from A-Z takes us on a whirlwind tour of his life to date: Getting married, fatherhood, his first jobs in North Wales - fairground worker, glass collector, awful gigs, flatulence filled horse-riding dates, and inevitably losing his virginity - in Rhyl(!). This show, enthusiastically received by the sellout Salford Lowry theatre audience is finally topped with the tale of Jeff's disastrous honeymoon. Put simply Personal from A-Z is yet more finely observed human comedy and belly-laugh stories told with warmth and charm by one of our very best comedians.

©2008 Open Mike Productions. (P)2008 An Open Mike Production for Universal

Narrator: Jeff Green
Author: Jeff Green
Length: 58 mins
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Sorry, wir haben die Landebahn verfehlt

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Piloten ohne Orientierung, Kühe auf der Landebahn: So manche Durchsage an Bord von Flugzeugen treibt selbst erfahrenen Passagieren den Schweiß auf die Stirn. Hunderte Leser schickten Anekdoten von ihren schlimmsten und komischsten Erlebnissen über den Wolken an SPIEGEL ONLINE: von Piloten, die brenzlige Situationen mit Humor meistern, und Stewardessen, die mit Turbulenzen aller Art souverän umgehen. Ein urkomisches Hörbuch, das Menschen mit Flugangst niemals hören sollten - beziehungsweise erst dann, wenn sie glücklich wieder gelandet sind. Virtuos umgesetzt von Stimmkünstler Stefan Kaminski.

(c)+(p) 2010 Der Audio Verlag

Narrator: Stefan Kaminski
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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The Ghost Breakers

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This radio dramatization of the classic movie, starring Bob Hope, originally aired on April 3, 1949. The Screen Director's Playhouse featured adaptations of famous movies and called upon the directors to introduce and highlight their work. After each show, the director and stars gathered around the microphones to reminisce about the actual making of the film.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Jews! The Other White People

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This very special Un-Cabaret collection includes four deeply funny stories about Jews and Jewishness:ALAN ZWEIBEL ("The Day I Got Caught Playing with Myself in Hebrew School") has received five Emmy Awards, six CableACE Awards, and three Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which includes Saturday Night Live. His fiction has appeared in such diverse publications as Mad Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. His most recent novel is The Other Schulman.STEPHEN GLASS ("Hitler's Willing Executioner, Me?") is the author of The Fabulist.BETH LAPIDES ("The Ish Factor") is host and curator for Un-Cabaret, "Say the Word", and the "Other Network". She is a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered and The Huffington Post. Her first book, Did I Wake You? Haikus for Modern Living was published in November 2006.ROB COHEN ("Bar Mitzvah Boy") is an Emmy-winning writer for The Ben Stiller Show and The Simpsons and a writer for Saturday Night Live and American Dad.These performances were recorded at Un-Cabaret's reading series, "Say the Word", featuring great comedy writers reading their own original first-person nonfiction. For more information about shows and workshops, go to www.uncabaret.com.ADVISORY: Some content may not be appropriate for minors.

©2006 Un-Cabaret and Artists (P)2006 Un-Cabaret and Artists

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Vampires in Australia

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For generations, vampires in cinema have fascinated us. Our intrigue never seems to die, and whether they enter our dreams, inspire our sense of style, or even fuel our fantasies and desires, make no mistake - vampires never go out of fashion. In this documentary, we speak to various women from the entertainment industry in Australia. We discuss their obsession with vampires and explore the world's beloved vampire genre.   So grab your garlic, a crucifix, and have some holy water on standby as we embark on a journey to talk to the vampires down under!

©2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC (P)2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC

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Ballerina Body

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The celebrated ballerina and role model Misty Copeland shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health. Misty Copeland believes "there has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: What women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines, and words of inspiration. Celebrating the importance of healthy fats and a fitness regimen based on ballet exercises, Misty shares her own time-tested exercises and an eating plan focusing on healthy fats, both of which keep her in top shape. Tips for motivation and words of encouragement as well as tips on how to keep going even when you may want to give up and an inspiring section on the importance of finding mentors, and eventually being one, plus excerpts from Misty's personal journal round out this important book on grace and strength. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Misty Copeland (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls

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Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the popular “Not My Job” segment of the Peabody award-winning NPR radio show. Each week, two million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s dumbest news against some of the best and brightest - panelists including author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson (Ask Amy), Atlantic Monthly journalist P.J. O’Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and other know-it-alls. Always a high point of the show, “Not My Job” features a celebrity guest who must answer questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. Guests must also contend with not-so-helpful interjections from host Peter Sagal and the panelists, with hilarious results. Comedians Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) and Denis Leary (Rescue Me), actors Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Carrie Fisher, musicians Mavis Staples and Moby, Southern cook and restaurateur Paula Deen, and high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Man on Wire) are just a few of the stars who find themselves under the heat of the "Not MyJob" spotlight.

©2007-2009 National Public Radio, Inc. (P)2009 National Public Radio, Inc.

Author: NPR
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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Chicago Death Trap

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On the afternoon of December 30, 1903, during a sold-out matinee performance, a fire broke out in Chicago's Iroquois Theatre. In the short span of twenty minutes, more than six hundred people were asphyxiated, burned, or trampled to death in a panicked mob's failed attempt to escape. In Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903, Nat Brandt provides a detailed chronicle of this horrific event to assess not only the titanic tragedy of the fire itself but also the municipal corruption and greed that kindled the flames beforehand and the political cover-ups hidden in the smoke and ash afterwards. Advertised as "absolutely fireproof," the Iroquois was Chicago's most modern playhouse when it opened in the fall of 1903. With the approval of the city's building department, theater developers Harry J. Powers and William J. Davis opened the theater prematurely to take full advantage of the holiday crowds, ignoring flagrant safety violations in the process. The aftermath of the fire proved to be a study in the miscarriage of justice. Despite overwhelming evidence that the building had not been completed, that fire safety laws were ignored, and that management had deliberately sealed off exits during the performance, no one was ever convicted or otherwise held accountable for the enormous loss of life. Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903 is rich with vivid details about this horrific disaster, captivatingly presented in human terms without losing sight of the broader historical context.

©2003 Nat Brand (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Gary Regal
Author: Nat Brandt
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Refiguring Mass Communication

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This book is a unique inquiry into the history and the ongoing moral significance of mass communication as an idea and social form. Organized around narrative accounts of individuals and their communicative worlds, it strives to refigure mass communication as a concept, illuminate significant but overlooked rhetorical episodes in its history, and call listeners to reconsider their own engagements with it today. Its six chapters map and compare visions of mass communication articulated by Paul of Tarsus, Walt Whitman, Charles Horton Cooley, David Sarnoff, Robert K. Merton, and the author himself. The studies illuminate geographical and social contexts from which visions have emerged, religious and moral horizons against which they have taken shape, and heterogeneous social forms of communication that they point to. Overall, it offers a creative approach to communication history in a clear style.

©2010 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Roger Wood
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Wonder Woman Psychology

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For 75 years, Wonder Woman has served as an inspiration to people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth examines this powerful superhero - who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston - through 20 chapters, including some very special interviews and the previously unpublished memoir of Elizabeth Holloway Marston. This collection analyzes: Marston's important role in the history of forensic psychology How Diana's relationship with her mother and Amazonian sisters shapes her to become a leader and the heroine called Wonder Woman The ways differences in culture and gender can contribute to alienation but also to personal empowerment What roles emotion, strengths, virtues, and culture shock play in heroic behavior And what it truly means to be a wonder

©2017 Travis Langley (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Game of Thrones: A Look at the Knights and Crows

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Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the world of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones: Knights and Crows is a riveting account of the series' most prominent military orders - the Kingsguard and the Night's Watch. While HBO's blockbuster has omitted many intricacies of taking the black or serving in white, this audiobook will delve deep into the myths and legends, customs, and principles behind the two brotherhoods. For while they seem like nothing alike on the surface, the story woven by George RR Martin places special emphasis on the similarity between them - both have become rotten, crumbling from the inside out at the time when the Seven Kingdoms needs them most. But how did we get here? A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, Game of Thrones: Knights and Crows serves as both an introduction and an accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the World of Ice and Fire came to be or what might happen next, this is the place to be!

©2017 CrarftWrite Publishing (P)2017 CrarftWrite Publishing

Narrator: Johnny Robinson
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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It's Not What You Know: Series 1-5

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What would Jonathan Agnew do if he wasn't a cricket commentator? Who would play Romesh Ranganathan in a film of his life? What's the naughtiest thing Sara Pascoe did as a child? It's not what you know but who you know that matters...and, indeed, how well you know them. The show is a bit like ‘Mr and Mrs’, except that it's not played by husbands and wives. Instead, panellists can pick anyone they like: dad, cousin, best friend, mother-in-law.  What is Bridget Christie's worst fear? Or Ainsley Harriott's worst habit? Or Seann Walsh's worst gig?  All these burning questions, and more, will be answered in this BBC comedy panel show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest. Get to know panellists such Rebecca Front, Roisin Conaty, Mark Steel, Tom Wrigglesworth, Ed Byrne, Tony Hawks, Rachel Riley, Richard Madeley, Dave Gorman, Lucy Porter, Richard Osman, Frankie Boyle, Susan Calman, Sara Cox, Katherine Ryan, Alan Johnson and Sarah Millican. Produced by Sam Michell.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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Hollywood Stage - The Awful Truth

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Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as the ‘go-to’ place for entertainment and has been for decades.   When there really did seem to be more stars in Hollywood than in heaven, Hollywood Stage had them performing films as radio plays - on the sponsor's dime, of course.   Classic films now become audiobooks, with many featuring the original stars from way back when. Here's The Awful Truth starring Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert.

©2018 Hollywood Stage Productions (P)2019 The Copyright Group

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Maud (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

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Joseph Millson reads Alfred Lord Tennyson's 1855 dark and lyrical poem 'Maud' in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth in 2009. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the 'Classic Serial' slot on 26 July 2009 and repeated on 1 August 2009.

A disturbed young man roams the windswept hills, haunted by his father's suicide and his mother's early death. He blames his father's old friend, the lord of the Hall, for his ruin. The young man was betrothed to Maud, the lord's daughter, when they were children, but she and her family left the area after the suicide. But now there are workmen up at the Hall - Maud has come home.

Read by Joseph Millson, with Kathryn Nutbeem. 'Maud' features sound design by Christopher Shutt, and was directed Abigail le Fleming.

©2011 AudioGO Ltd (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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The Best of Second City, Volume 1

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Since 1959, Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupe has played a critical role in developing some of the most successful comedians in the United States and Canada. Comedians such as Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, James Belushi, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and Richard Kind, to name a few, have all performed with The Second City. Between 1991 and 1997, L.A. Theatre Works, in conjunction with Chicago Theatres on the Air, had the pleasure of producing a number of Second City performances featuring Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Amy Sedaris, Marsha Mason, Edward Asner and Paul Dinelo. Colbert, Dinelo, and Sedaris went on to create the hit show Strangers with Candy for Comedy Central, and Amy's best-selling book, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence is both witty and hilarious. More recently, both Carell and Colbert have enjoyed immense success, beginning with their supporting roles on The Daily Show. Carell's show, The Office, is a hit on NBC, and his movies are box-office boffos. Colbert has spun his Daily Show character off into his own highly successful The Colbert Report. Hear these budding young comedians in some of their most hilarious work before they became the stars they are today.

(P)2007 L.A. Theatre Works

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Gunsmoke, Season 1

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Set in Dodge City, Kansas, during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s, the Gunsmoke radio show was routinely called by radio drama enthusiasts “the best show of any kind and any time”.  For nine years from 1952 to 1961, Gunsmoke dominated the airwaves as it portrayed the epic legend of the American West. The lead character of Marshall Matt Dillon, as played by William Conrad, was called the “Philip Marlowe of the Old West”. Besides Conrad, the superb supporting cast included Parley Baer as Chester, Howard McNear as Doc Adams, and Georgia Ellis as Miss Kitty.  After ending its nine-year run on radio, Gunsmoke made the transition to television, where it ran for 20 years. (P)2020 Timely Audio from public domain recordings. Gunsmoke is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

©2020 Timely Audio (P)2020 Timely Audio

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Theatre Classics

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London, 1944. Seemingly far from the war in Europe, two schoolboys find they have much more pressing concerns than the fighting on the front-line. Melchior rekindles a passionate love affair with an old flame, but beneath his confident, roguish exterior lies a young boy who finds himself out of his depth. What starts as a romantic chapter in their young lives soon takes a violent turn with disastrous consequences that threaten to tear them apart. For Mortiz however, girls are the last thing he wants to think about. But he cant ignore his natural desires for much longer, especially with the new crowd Melchior introduces him to. And with the expectations of a demanding father on top of the ever-increasing piles of homework, Moritz finds himself struggling to cope with the amounting pressure, and soon becomes to much to bare... Springs Awakening is a story of youth and innocence, and the awakening we all experience one day. It explores the power of friendship and lust, and the role of society in dealing with these childhood traumas. THE CAST: Moritz: Anthony Lewis Wendla: Helen Oakleigh Martha: Victoria Broom Headmaster: Ian Fairbairn Bergman /Rousseau: Tina Rath Rentier / Sean: Neil Summeville Melchoir: Ben Righton Thea: Laura James Ernest: Jeremy Tiang Caines / Sergeant: Keith Ducklin Will: Mike Sani Jenkins / Priest: Andrew McDonald

©2009 Fantom Films (P)2009 Fantom Films

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NPR Driveway Moments: Moms

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Stories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood. Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through - even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms. Heard on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes, and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a mother. What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it's happened to you as it has to countless others.... You're driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It's a Driveway Moment. The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these "best of" stories so that you are never more than a "play" away from a Driveway Moment. Contents: Introduction by Peter Sagal More Messages from Amy's Answering Machine Solving the Mystery of Mother-Daughter Speak Mommy as a Role Model? Get Real Bad Mommy Just Mom and Me and Chuck E. Cheese Surprised by Mom Knitting for Life, and for Life's Milestones Legislator Offers First-Person View of Welfare StoryCorps: Mother's Magic, Stretching a Christmas Dollar Tamale Recipe Proves Hard to Keep Secret "Chickenbutt" and Other Lessons from Grandma Who is Singing Me Lullabies? Mementoes Honor Sons Lost to War In Memoir, Allende Reveals Life to Late Daughter I Love My Kids - But Give Me a Break Mother's Day vs. Fishing Season Opener Hidden Kitchen Mama Mother's Day Recipes StoryCorps: Special Memories of a Final Thanksgiving Meal Young, Single and Raising a Child Rocket Science Mom Remembers Her Olympic Past Turning Into Your Mother Isn't So Bad After All A Partially Empty Nest, with Mixed Feelings Grandmother: A Story of Aging, Decline and Love This I Believe: The Power of Love to Transform and to Heal

©2000-2008 National Public Radio, Inc. (P)2009 National Public Radio, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Sagal
Author: NPR
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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Round The Horne

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Another volume of the best episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series, which took comedy to a new level of outrageousness in the late 1960s. Kenneth Horne is the suave host, whilst around him orbit those no-holds-barred satellites Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee. Regular characters Julian and Sandy and Rambling Syd Rumpo make a number of appearances, in amongst the usual comedy collage of sketches, songs, spoof series, and news reports.

©1965, 1966, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)1965, 1966, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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Cartografias da Teledramaturgia Brasileira [Cartography of Brazilian Teledramaturgy]

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Este audiolivro oferece ao ouvinte a oportunidade de compreender melhor importantes questões da teledramaturgia brasileira contemporânea, relacionadas especialmente à obra do autor e diretor Luiz Fernando Carvalho. Nesse sentido, há o forte investimento em analisar e refletir as rupturas, traduções, criações e transcrições presentes em produções televisivas exibidas ao longo dos primeiros anos deste século em televisão aberta. Cartografias da Teledramaturgia Brasileira é o resultado de uma longa e esforçada trajetória de pesquisa sobre o tema e se materializa em um rico e instigante trabalho analítico, discutindo obras como Hoje é dia de Maria, A pedra do reino, Capitu e Afinal, o que querem as mulheres?  Profa. Dra. Graziela Bianchi Programa de Pós-graduação em Jornalismo da Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa Please note: This audiobook is in Portuguese.

©2018 de Adriana Pierre Coca (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as "an absorbing, watershed revival," by The New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella, O’Hara takes a fresh and visceral look at the emotionally charged relationship between these two iconic sisters. Haunted by her past, Blanche seeks refuge with Stella and Stanley (Ariel Shafir) in New Orleans, where she wrestles with the nature of her sister’s husband, her sister’s denial, and her own unraveling mind.

©1947 Tennessee Williams (P)2020 2020 AO Media LLC

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Worst Laid Plans

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“When bad sex happens to good people, there is no recourse like full disclosure,” is the motto of Worst Laid Plans, a comedy show staged at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the highly influential comedy organization co-founded by Amy Poehler. True stories of terrible sex imparted by the brave survivors who lived to tell, Worst Laid Plans is part Vagina Monologues, part car crash, and wholly hilarious. From "Trapped in the Closet" to "IncogNEGRO" to "The Farting Rapist," this hour-long epic features recordings from live shows in Los Angeles and New York City, including performances by Laraine Newman (Original cast SNL), Mary Lynn Rajksub (24), Casey Wilson (SNL), and other performers who shamelessly take the mic to reveal all. Created by Alexandra Lydon and Laura Kindred, Worst Laid Plans premiered in 2007 and continues to play to sold out audiences to this day. Never was humor so dry. The performers you hear on this audio are not victims, but by and large the architects of their own misfortune. Because of that, a couple have chosen to remain pseudonymous. Others were more brave. Tymberlee Hill (“IncogNEGRO”), “Suz” (“Trapped in the Closet”), Alexandra Lydon (“The Farting Rapist”), Laura Kindred (“You Bet Your Ass”), Casey Wilson (“Rub a Dub Dub, Thanks for the… Nub?”), Laraine Newman (“Beef Stroganoff”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“My Fast Boyfriend”), “Maddow” (“Tunnel to Nowhere”) For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.

©2010 Alexandra Lydon and Laura Kindred (P)2010 Random House

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Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

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Radio was the number one form of family entertainment for a quarter century. In a dazzling step back in time, veteran broadcaster John Rayburn talks about the fantastic era of broadcasting in fascinating interviews with a sterling list of guests, including Durward Kirby (Garry Moore Show), Parley Baer (original “Chester” on radio’s Gunsmoke), Arthur Anderson (Let’s Pretend), Carmel Quinn (Irish singer on Arthur Godfrey), Ezra Stone (Henry Aldrich), Minnie Pearl (Grand Ole Opry), Fred Foy (Announcer on The Lone Ranger), Gale Gordon (I Love Lucy, Our Miss Brooks), Charles Correll (Andy of Amos ‘n’ Andy), Himan Brown (Inner Sanctum, Grand Central Station), Chet Lauck (Lum of Lum and Abner), Frankie Carle (Big-band leader). There are great stories about Red Skelton, Jack Armstrong, Lights Out, Quiz Kids, Little Orphan Annie, Jimmy Durante, Time Marches On, Hindenburg disaster, President Roosevelt’s declaration of war against Japan on December 8, 1941, and many, many more.

©2018 John Rayburn (P)2020 BearManor Media

Narrator: John Rayburn
Author: John Rayburn
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Just A Minute: A Further Classic Collection

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A further delightful collection of 22 previously unpublished episodes of the ever popular BBC Radio four-panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Showcasing five key players from the past five decades - Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary - the collection also includes two bonus editions of the show.

Loved for the verbal dexterity, wicked wit and competitive edge of its participants, Just a Minute has welcomed scores of guest players to the game since it began in 1967. Among the best remembered and most entertaining of them are Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary.

This collection presents four specially selected episodes for each of them, all published for the first time, all highlighting the players at their cleverest and funniest. Two bonus episodes feature guest players who appeared on the programme only once: Una Stubbs and Miriam Margolyes.

With episodes taken from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, there is strong participation from regular players of the game: Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Paul Merton. Others playing include Hugh Dennis, Chris Neill, Linda Smith, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Jenny Eclair, Liza Tarbuck, Kenneth Robinson and Aimi Macdonald. As always, Nicholas Parsons is the capable chairman of the game.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: BBC Audio
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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The Jason Byrne Show

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The complete BBC Radio series from Irish stand-up comedian Jason Byrne.

In three hours of fast-paced comedy, with speedy sketches, audience banter, and lightning-quick improvisation, Jason Byrne shares his experiences across the giant areas of Education, Law, Relationships, Religion, Sport and Medicine.

From going on a first date to the birth of his children, from poo in the school playground and 'When Mediums Have Sex' to getting in trouble with the police, all human life is here.

As first heard on BBC Radio 2, there's top-notch stand-up, madcap sketches, plus special guest DJ Ivan Brackenbury. Jason Byrne is quick and clever. This is a comic genius at work.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Narrator: Jason Byrne
Author: Jason Byrne
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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Woanders is auch Weihnachten. Krippenblues reloaded

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Weihnachten, hat mal ein entfernter Onkel gesagt, sei eigentlich ein Geburtstag wie jeder andere auch, nur komme das Geburtstagskind eher selten vorbei, um einen auszugeben. Weihnachten hat sich für mich persönlich mit der Zeit stark verändert. Früher war ich als Einzelkind das unumstrittene Zentrum des Festes und nahm tonnenweise Geschenke sowie mit Geld gefütterte Umschläge entgegen. Heute, als Vater, bin ich nur noch der Typ, der die Kamera zu bedienen hat - und nebenbei alles bezahlen darf. Auch das Programm Krippenblues hat sich verändert, seitdem ich es 1999 zum ersten Mal auf die Bühne brachte. Und sollte Ihnen am 24.Dezember mal wieder alles über den Kopf wachsen, lauschen Sie diesem Hörbuch. Sie werden feststellen: Sie sind nicht allein! Woanders is auch Weihnachten. Frohes Fest und fette Beute unterm Tannenbaum!

©2010 ROOF Music (P)2010 ROOF Music

Narrator: Frank Goosen
Author: Frank Goosen
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Arthur Smith's Balham Bash: Complete Series One

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Arthur Smith invites an audience into his South London home for comedy, music and entertainment.

There's jamming in the kitchen, chuckles in the front room and poetry on the landing. Pippa Evans is a regular contributor as singer-songwriter Loretta Maine, while special guests include Paul Sinha, Milton Jones, Glenn Tilbrook, Benjamin Zephaniah, Stephen K. Amos, Matt Holness, Micky Flanagan, Nat Luurtsema, Stewart Lee and Reginald D. Hunter. Among the musicians finding a performance space amid the debris that is Arthur’s life are Alabama 3 and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

©2011 AudioGO Ltd (P)2011 Arthur Smith

Narrator: Arthur Smith
Author: Arthur Smith
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Just a Minute: Through the Years

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Ten archive editions of the the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game plus two very special programmes, chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Seasons come and go, and years fly by, but Just a Minute has been a constant ray of sunshine on Radio 4 for over 50 years.  Now, in this new collection of programmes, 10 previously unpublished editions - from the 1970s to the 2010s - are presented alongside two very special half hours: Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes and 50 Years of Just a Minute: Paul Merton in Conversation with Nicholas Parsons.  Among the many guest performers attempting to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject are Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Andrée Melly, Patrick Moore, Kenny Everett, Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Richard Murdoch, Jenny Eclair, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Stephen Frost, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins and Frank Skinner. Who will win enough points to take a commanding lead, who will find themselves trailing a little and who will finish in a strong fourth place? Find out as we play Just a Minute! Please note: The humour in these programmes sometimes reflects the era in which they were first broadcast. Contains strong language and mild innuendo. Due to the archive nature of some of the episodes, sound quality may vary. Published by Penguin Random House Ltd Licensed by BBC Worldwide Ltd © 2018 BBC Worldwide t/as BBC Studios Photographs © BBC Devised by Ian Messiter Chaired by Nicholas Parsons All episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Episode selection by Michael Stevens Music: The Minute Waltz (Waltz in D Flat Major, Op. 64) by Chopin 1. 12 October 1971 Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Andrée Melly, Kenneth Williams 2. 18 April 1978 Featuring Clement Freud, Patrick Moore, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams 3. 5 February 1980 Featuring Kenny Everett, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Kenneth Williams 4. 16 June 1984 Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Tim Rice, Kenneth Williams 5. 16 June 1988 Featuring Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Wendy Richard, Kenneth Williams 6. 28 April 1990 Featuring Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Richard Murdoch, Wendy Richard 7. 2 August 1999 Featuring Jenny Eclair, Stephen Frost, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Jones  8. 19 January 2004 Featuring Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Linda Smith 9. 9 January 2006 Featuring Clement Freud, Stephen Fry, Paul Merton, Tim Rice  10. 18 August 2014 Featuring Gyles Brandreth, Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner 11. 25 December 2017 Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes Featuring panellists from across the years 12. 1 January 2018 50 Years of Just a Minute: Paul Merton in Conversation with Nicholas Parsons

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Raising Hell

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From exclusive interviews with director Ken Russell and new interviews with cast, crew, and historians, comes this examination of the beautifully blasphemous film The Devils. Based on historical fact, this controversial 1971 film is about an oversexed priest and a group of sexually repressed nuns in 17th-century France and the ensuing trials and exorcisms that followed. Detailing the production and the personalities of two of cinema’s great eccentrics, director Ken Russell and star Oliver Reed, Crouse delves deeper to explore the aftermath of the film. Chiefly, the question asked is: How can a movie by one of the most famous filmmakers in the world end up banned, edited, and ignored by the company that owns it?

©2012 Richard Crouse (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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HiBrow: Richard Strange's A Mighty Big If with Peter Capaldi

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Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If' event at The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, London. Writer and adventurer Richard regularly staged entertaining and illuminating conversations with major cultural figures. Peter Capaldi is one of the UK's most loved actors and respected directors. His career has been celebrated with many awards including numerous BAFTAs. Peter talks in-depth to raconteur Richard Strange about his life and his work - a rare opportunity to meet the man behind the characters.

©2018 One Media iP Ltd (P)2018 One Media iP Ltd

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Brave New World (Dramatized)

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For its premiere episodes, The CBS Radio Workshop aired a two-part adaptation of Brave New World, featuring its author, Aldous Huxley, as narrator. The musical score was created by Academy Award-winner Bernard Hermann, whose film credits included Psycho and Citizen Kane. CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956, through September 22, 1957, and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The program regularly featured the works of the world's greatest writers, including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany, and Ambrose Bierce.

©2006 Radio Spirits, Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits, Inc.

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Strollers & Stilettos

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What happens when real life gets in the way of Happily Ever After? Chronic list-making, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux Westhorpe, envisioned a fairytale ending once she married hotel magnate, Alec Westhorpe - complete with a steamy, extended honeymoon and an eventual family. What she didn't expect was a baby on their doorstep and a family-phobic husband. When reformed playboy, Alec Danthers Westhorpe, married the woman of his dreams, he thought he'd finally found his happy ending. But a long-hidden secret threatens to jeopardize what he holds most dear. Can Jaya and Alec reclaim the magic that binds them together? Or will buried secrets tear them apart? Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

©2014 Nana Malone (P)2014 Nana Malone

Narrator: Traci Odom
Author: Nana Malone
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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The Good, the Bad, and the Drugly

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A mind-blowing collection of drug stories, illegal-substance-related rants and raves by a psychedelic posse of progressive performers. Proceeds benefit the Drug Policy Alliance, an awesome group of freedom fighters who believe that you shouldn't be punished for what you put in your own body.This drug-laced comedy includes: Are You Stoned? "We're All in the Rocketship Together" by Greg Behrendt "Stoned or Not Stoned?" by Kevin Nealon "Crazy Haiku Chick" by Beth Lapides "The Little Giant" by Taylor Negron "Flashbacks" by Bob Odenkirk "Are You Ok?" by Laura Kightlinger "Are You Stoned (Again)?" "The Chronic" by Beth Lapides "Blotto in the Grotto" by Andy Dick "Unseemly Behavior" by Judy Toll "I Don't Wear Fur" by Taylor Negron "Where You From, Recruit?" by Blaine Capatch "Turkey" by David Cross "Now I Know What the Kids Are Talking About" by Julia Sweeney "The Revelation Threshold" by Patton Oswalt "Youthful Indiscretions" by Jill Sobule "Mind over Matter" by Rick Overton "It Was a Life" by Jerry Stahl "Role Models" by Beth Lapides "Dangerous Drugs" by Lenny Bruce "Double Team Supreme" by Tenacious D

©2005 Un-Cabaret and Beth Lapides, Kevin Nealon, Laura Kightlinger, Blaine Capatch, Patton Oswalt, Jill Sobule, Jerry Stahl, Lenny Bruce, Tenacious D, Taylor Negron, Julia Sweeney, Judy Toll, Rick Overton, Greg Behrendt, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Dick, and David Cross (P)2005 Un-Cabaret

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Have You Heard the One About

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Have you heard the story about Alan Titchmarsh in the flower bed with Charlie Dimmock? Or Hinge & Bracket at the Edinburgh Festival? Or Richard Digance on his first date?Here is another non-stop feast of jokes, anecdotes and stories from some of Britain's best storytellers and raconteurs: Alan Titchmarsh, Richard Digance, Donald Sinden, Hinge & Bracket and Henry Cooper. There are dozens of stories guaranteed to make you laugh, about the Hollywood legends Grace Kelly and Groucho Marx, the boxing greats Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali, and behind the scenes on the popular TV programme Ground Force. Join the enthusiastic theatre audiences and enjoy storytelling at its very best!

©1994 Donald Sinden, 1995 Hinge & Bracket, Henry Cooper, 1996 Richard Digance, 1999 Alan Titchmarsh (P)2002 BarryMour Productions

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The Bluebird

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This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on December 24, 1939.

©2006 Radio Spirits, Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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Great Radio Private Eyes

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From the darkest, foggiest, most rain-swept streets of your imagination come The Great Radio Private Eyes! Detectives, investigators, shamuses all - here's a legion of radio's best-remembered gumshoes taking on all comers in a wide-ranging collection of thrill-packed cases of crime. They're all here! From Bulldog Drummond to Candy Matson, from the urbane world of The Falcon to the grubby dockside world of Pat Novak - get set for classic radio drama at its most compelling! Episodes Include: Pat Novak For Hire: Shirt Mix-Up At The Laundry 05-07-49. Michael Shayne, Private Detective: Bayou Monster 08-20-49. Richard Diamond: Butchers and Protection Racket 01-07-50. Philo Vance: Scarface Murder Case 02-14-50. Adventures of Christopher London: Price of Sugar 02-26-50. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Pearl Carrasa Matter 04-25-50. Mr. Keen, Tracer Of Lost Persons: The Skull And Crossbones Murder Case 06-15-50. Philip Marlowe: The Final Payment 09-15-50. Let George Do It: Tune On A Triangle 01-15-51. The Falcon: The Case Of The Neighbor's Nightmare 02-04-51. Private Files Of Rex Saunders: A Shocking Still Life 05-09-51. Candy Matson: Candy's Last Case 05-21-51. Barrie Craig: The Tough Guy 07-06-54. Danger With Grainger: Out Of Jail For Christmas 1956. Bulldog Drummond: Dinner Of Death 04-23-45. Sherlock Holmes: April Fool's Adventure 04-01-46. Casebook Of Gregory Hood: South Of The Border 07-15-46. Boston Blackie: Eva Cronin Is Stalked 06-04-47. Jeff Regan, Investigator: The House By The Sea 09-04-48. Sam Spade: The Battles Of Belvedere 05-01-49 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Audio programs released under license from series rights holders. ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. (P)2019 Audio programs released under license from series rights holders. ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited.

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Bikerman 1 - Die Todes-Formel

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Wer in den 80ern Glück hatte und RTL Plus empfing, der konnte "Knight Rider" gucken, den neusten heißen Scheiß mit David Hasselhoff und K.I.T.T., seinem sprechenden Auto. Wer nicht ganz so viel Glück hatte, musste sich mit den Knight Rider-Hörspielen von EUROPA begnügen. Und wer richtig viel Pech hatte, der bekam stattdessen "Bikerman", ein peinliches und plumpes Plagiat mit einem Mann und seinem ebenfalls sprechenden Motorrad. Und das war nicht neu und heiß, sondern NUR Scheiß. Die Todes-Formel ist der Auftakt zu einer der wohl erbärmlichsten Serien überhaupt. Eine Todesformel gibt es trotz des Titels nicht, dafür aber lustlose Sprecher mit österreichischem Dialekt, fehlende oder indiskutabel dämliche Geräusche, ein ebenso nutzloses wie nerviges Motorrad und furchtbare Musik. Und eine Handlung, die sogar Rudolf Leubner als zu schwachsinnig abgelehnt hätte...

©2020 Greenskull Entertainment (P)2020 Greenskull Entertainment

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Dr. Katz's Therapy Sessions

3 ratings

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From the producers of the runaway Emmy Award-winning Comedy Central animated TV series Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist comes Dr. Katz's Therapy Sessions - a hiply hilarious compilation of Dr. Katz's funniest sessions with his all-star cast of "patients". Dr. Katz's Therapy Sessions lets us listen in on the hilarious sessions between the wry, downtrodden Dr. Katz (comedian/actor Jonathan Katz) and his roster of patients, whose voices are provided by such popular comedians as Gary Shandling, Steven Wright, Rita Rudner, Anthony Clark, Janeane Garofalo, Carol Leifer, and more. Therapy has never been this funny! A truly witty audio program, Dr. Katz's Therapy Sessions will bring therapeutic laughter to all who listen!

©1996 Jonathan Katz (P)2004 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Jonathan Katz
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Is the Universe Friendly?

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the Co-Founding President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Found in the archives at the SCLC were eight never before heard audio works of Dr. King in which he prophetically articulates his vision for a better America and world. These unique messages are the embodiment of his cause of justice, jobs, and freedom. For the first time ever, these messages are being released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The title of this message is "Is The Universe Friendly."

©1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Poverty (P)2013 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Poverty

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