Long before the picturesque village of Little Marlow became a well-known location for filming episodes of popular television crime shows such as Inspector Morse, Miss Marple and Midsomer Murders, the tranquil Thameside hamlet was the site of a real-life murder that would have taxed the imagination of even the most inventive TV screenwriter. In the immediate aftermath of the Great War, Little Marlow was thrown into a state of great excitement by the discovery of the body of a young married woman named Kate Lilian Bailey. The scene of the tragedy was Barn Cottage, a pretty countryside residence; the weapon of choice was poison, and the man accused of the murder was local milkman, George Bailey - Kate´s husband. Who was George Arthur Bailey? What drove this seemingly harmless milkman to murder his wife? Who, or what, sealed his fate? Almost a century later, through exhaustive research, author Quentin Falk brings to light the extraordinary and colourful facts of this strangely under-reported crime to reveal not just one astonishing story, but an intriguing crime and compelling weave of several stories. The Musical Milkman Murder paints a vivid picture of rural society in early 20th century England, reveals the grisly tale of a star-crossed couple torn apart by poison - that subsequently lead to an execution and the suicides of a judge and a hangman - and the tragic story of a daughter who would take half a lifetime to discover the terrible truth behind her parentage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynsey Frost. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000061/bk_pros_000061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Picture of Dorian Gray uscì originariamente nel luglio del 1890 sul Lippincott´s Monthly Magazine. Nell´aprile 1891 Wilde fece stampare in volume il romanzo, unendovi la propria prefazione. In questa occasione la pubblicazione originale fu ampliata con l’aggiunta di alcuni capitoli, operazione che forse appesantì l’opera, invece che migliorarla. Nei capitoli, però, in cui non accade ´´niente”, se non le chiacchiere di qualche salotto si ha però lo specchio di una società annoiata che è il terreno, secondo Wilde, in cui nascono i peccati, pertanto, in questo audiolibro, sono stati mantenuti. Cornice musicale di Gustav Mahler. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Silvia Cecchini. http://samples.audible.de/bk/glip/000176/bk_glip_000176_sample.mp3.
Imagine a blind painter! So said Richard Wagner when describing the effect of deafness on a composer. Yet Ludwig van Beethoven was a man with the character to overcome this seemingly incapacitating disability and produce some of the most powerful and beautiful music ever written. This fascinating programme selects the words of Beethoven and his contemporaries, and includes excerpts from his best known and loved works. Together with an informative and illuminating commentary, it conveys to the listener an exciting and colourful picture of a musical giant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/berg/000023/pf_berg_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001496/bk_drms_001496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001495/bk_drms_001495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gruffalo´s Child returns with her very own song to introduce a truly monster musical session! As well as being the UK´s most successful picture book author and the 2011-2013 Children´s Laureate, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. This volume contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo´s Child, Nut Tree and The World inside a Book, as well as a number of other fun-filled action songs. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia´s hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Donaldson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000594/bk_macm_000594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guys & Dolls...The Boyfriend...How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying...Can-Can... These are just a few of the many Broadway shows produced by the legendary Cy Feuer, who, in partnership with the late Ernest H. Martin, brought to life many of America´s most enduring musicals. Cy Feuer was at the center of these creations, as well as the films based on two of Broadway´s most exceptional musicals, Cabaret and A Chorus Line. He was the man in charge, the one responsible for putting everything together, and - almost more important - for holding it together. Now, at age 92, as Cy Feuer looks back on the remarkable career he had on Broadway and in Hollywood, the stories he has to tell of the people he worked with are fabulously rich and entertaining. There´s Bob Fosse, a perfectionist with whom Feuer did battle over the filming of the movie Cabaret. There´s Frank Loesser, the brilliant and explosive composer of Guys & Dolls, Where´s Charley?, and How to Succeed... There´s Liza Minnelli, star of both the movie Cabaret and the Broadway musical The Act, whose offstage activities threatened to disrupt the show. There´s the contentious George S. Kaufman, the librettist and director whose ego was almost as great as his talent. Add to the list such glamorous figures as Cole Porter, Julie Andrews, Abe Burrows, Gwen Verdon, John Steinbeck, Martin Scorsese, and George Balanchine, and you have a sense of the unbeatable cast of characters who populate this fabulous story of a young trumpet player from Brooklyn who became musical director for the Republic Pictures film studio, then feverishly tackled Broadway, back when ´´putting on a show´´ did not require the support of major corporations, and when dreams of overnight success really did have a chance of coming true. Funny, witty, and immensely entertaining, I Got the Show Right Here is a treat for anyone who loves show bus... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013053/bk_adbl_013053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
West Side Story began on the Broadway stage and was immediately recognized as one of the most creative musical productions of the 20th century. Its success as a motion picture was equally spectacular. A classical story with a modern setting, it still stands as one of the major contributions of the American theater. West Side Story is a musical adapted from Shakespeare´s play and was first performed in 1957. Both are stories of unrequited love that end tragically, but there are many elements that make them very different. West Side Story, a tragic love story of Tony and Maria, touches all in many ways. Set in New York City, it introduces two groups, The Jets: an American gang and The Sharks: a Puerto Rican gang. Both gangs attend a community dance in which they plan a fight. Things take an interesting twist when Tony, the former leader of the Jets, falls for Maria, Bernardo´s sister. Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks, doesn´t want his sister involved with his rival. This is an urban equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. The stories are very similar, but West Side Story has an irresistible urban appeal, an appeal that has been capturing audiences and listeners for many decades. If you´re in the mood for a timeless love story, listen to West Side Story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Levar Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028455/bk_acx0_028455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early 20th century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood. David Thomson provides fascinating and original interpretations of Warner Brothers pictures from the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer through black-and-white musicals, gangster movies, and such dramatic romances as Casablanca, East of Eden, and Bonnie and Clyde. He recounts the storied exploits of the studio´s larger-than-life stars, among them Al Jolson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Doris Day, and Bugs Bunny. The Warner brothers´ cultural impact was so profound, Thomson writes, that their studio became ´´one of the enterprises that helped us see there might be an American dream out there´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thomson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032210/bk_adbl_032210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So far this year isn´t going the way she planned, but it´s undeniably memorable. Kelsey Finkelstein is starting her freshman year of high school and she´s determined to begin with a clean slate. Her arch-nemesis moved away this summer, finally giving her the chance to stand out on the soccer team and possibly catch the eye of her long-time crush. But things don´t go as smoothly as Kelsey hopes and she finds herself navigating a series of increasingly hilarious situations. From mortifying pictures in the school paper to an unconventional lead role in the musical, all while avoiding her soccer captain´s bad temper, Kelsey has her work cut out for her if she´s going to survive freshman year. Produced by Carly Robins. Edited by Stacia Newcomb. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Zeitlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041304/bk_acx0_041304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.