Spin - The Audiobook Musical: A witty musical re-imagining of Grimm´s fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin, created by Broadway veterans, narrated by Jim Dale, and featuring a cast of Broadway musical stars. The story takes place in a Nice Little Kingdom, and ignites when a foolish miller brags that his daughter, Jane, can spin straw into gold. Since she cannot perform such a miracle, Jane desperately enlists the powers of a magical being...Rumpelstiltskin...in exchange for a promise with dire consequences. A fun, fractured fairy tale for the entire family. Cast: Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady, Johnny Heller Produced by Hvam Audio and Sammy Smile Music; Music Composed, Orchestrated, and Produced by Neil Fishman; Book and Lyrics by Harvey Edelman; Adapted for the Audiobook by David B. Coe and Harvey Edelman; Directed by Khristine Hvam; Musical Direction by Neil Fishman; Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Charles De Montebello at CDM Studios; Percussion Programming by Sam Fishman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Dale, Johnny Heller, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, John Brady, Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006548/bk_harp_006548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This delightfully musical story theater tale strives to answer the questions: who was Rumpelstiltskin? Did he spin and if he spun was it actually straw he was spinning? Was the king a good king or a bad king? Was the girl´s father a chronic fibber or was he just a victim of his time and socioeconomic standing? Was the girl an innocent dupe and were her broken promises acceptable considering the circumstances? These seemingly complex questions will most likely go unanswered but all – young and old alike – will have a marvelous time reading, listening, and singing along to this wonderfully fractured tale by Parents’ Gold Award Winning musical artist and author Keith Torgan. Hilariously performed on Audible by the author and flutist Barbara Siesel. This is a tale of musically comic proportions about the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth! If you´d like to license the production materials for presentation and performance of this ´Musical Audio Play´ in your community or if you´d like to engage the original stage production, please contact the Green Golly Project www.greengolly.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Torgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108638/bk_acx0_108638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ascolta e scopri il capolavoro della più famosa pittrice messicana! Nel mondo dell´arte, Frida Kahlo è una delle donne più famose, insieme a pochi altri nomi noti come Tamara de Lempicka, Artemisia Gentileschi ed Elisabetta Sirani. Simbolo per eccellenza del suo Paese, il Messico, e della condizione sociale della donna nella metà del secolo scorso, Kahlo visse una vita breve ma molto intensa, tra incredibili sofferenze fisiche, un matrimonio con Diego Rivera che le portò tante gioie quanti dolori e una carriera altalenante. I suoi quadri sono lo specchio della sua anima: un´anima pura e libera, costretta in un corpo spezzato. Rappresentano i suoi stati d´animo, tra colori intensi, iconico simbolismo e un tratto artistico a volte surreale, a volte naif. Questo Audioquadro contiene 25 minuti di audio con intermezzi e sottofondo musicale per accompagnarti nel viaggio all´interno dell´opera. 1. Italian. Elena De Bertolis. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000380/bk_area_000380_sample.mp3.
Stephen Sheerin was born to play on Broadway - or at least, under it. He´s a musician, a conductor, and his dream is to music-direct a big Broadway musical. After years of toiling in the pit of some of the best-loved (and loathed) hits on the Great White Way, he´s just been given his big break. Can life really be going that well? Of course not - his family is driving him crazy, and his boyfriend can´t seem to get rid of his other boyfriend. Add to that an alcoholic diva, the cheapest producing team on Broadway, and a comatose casting director, and you have some of the other characters buzzing around Stephen´s Broadway break. Then there´s Stephen himself - neurotic and bitchy - who realizes that maybe total happiness is overrated. Narrated by Seth Rudetsky, from Sirus radio and Broadway´s The Ritz; Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Award winner, star of Wicked and TV´s Pushing Daisies; James Wesley from the Rosie O´Donnell cruise ship; Jonathan Groff, Tony Nominee from Broadway´s Spring Awakening; Andrea Martin, Tony Award winner, from SCTV, and currently in Young Frankenstein; Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell, and Susan Blackwell from [title of show]; Mary Birdsong (from TV´s RENO 911); Andrea Burns, from Broadway´s Tony nominated In the Heights; Andy Karl, from Broadway´s Legally Blonde and the upcoming 9 to 5; Anika Larsen, from off Broadway´s Zanna, Don´t and Broadway´s Xanadu; Billy Porter, from Broadway´s Grease and winner of Star Search!; Richard Kind, from TV´s Spin City and Broadway´s The Producers. Jim Price, from Les Miserables and Off-Broadway´s Bat Boy; Ann Harada from Avenue Q and the upcoming 9 to 5; Emily Skinner Tony nominee from Broadway´s Side Show; Juli Wesley - Becky´s First Grade Class at PS 98; and Sally Rudetsky (Seth´s ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Rudetsky, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, Ann Harada, Richard Kind, Jeff Bowen, Jonathan Groff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000228/bk_adbl_000228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2017/State Fair) 10 tracks (36:02) - An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians who’d already logged more than a decade in their own punk and folk bands. Together, the guys make a different sound, mixing raw, rough-edged roots music with the focused, fiery storytelling of frontman Joshua Fleming. ´We wanted to approach country music from a rock perspective,´ says Fleming, who fills the band’s debut, Ameri-Kinda, with anthems about hitting the highway, draining beer bottles, rallying against your opponents and, occasionally, dropping acid. Behind him, the guys kick up plenty of fast-moving dust, filling the songs with train beats, gang vocals, blasts of brass and bursts of guitar. Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, Vandoliers pay tribute to Texas by putting their own spin on the state’s musical history. Ameri-Kinda is exactly what its title suggests: a twist on a familiar sound, delivered with a wink of the eye and a bang of the head. It’s twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It’s Vandoliers.
(2017/State Fair) 10 tracks (36:02) - digipac. - An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians who’d already logged more than a decade in their own punk and folk bands. Together, the guys make a different sound, mixing raw, rough-edged roots music with the focused, fiery storytelling of frontman Joshua Fleming. ´We wanted to approach country music from a rock perspective,´ says Fleming, who fills the band’s debut, Ameri-Kinda, with anthems about hitting the highway, draining beer bottles, rallying against your opponents and, occasionally, dropping acid. Behind him, the guys kick up plenty of fast-moving dust, filling the songs with train beats, gang vocals, blasts of brass and bursts of guitar. Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, Vandoliers pay tribute to Texas by putting their own spin on the state’s musical history. Ameri-Kinda is exactly what its title suggests: a twist on a familiar sound, delivered with a wink of the eye and a bang of the head. It’s twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It’s Vandoliers.
When a flood of perfectly faked banknotes hits the market, retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, the Yard´s famed ‘MissEss´, is chosen to investigate a respected Geneva bank. Somehow, the forger is also mixed up in the theft of valuable paintings, so it´s ‘set an artist to catch an artist.´ But Miss S. is new to air travel – surely the names Geneva and ‘Genova´ must be the same place? Bamboozling both the crooks and the police who vainly try to keep tabs on her, innocently humming the fraudsters´ musical password, she trips gaily along the dangerous trail. Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phyllida Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104265/bk_acx0_104265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kurt Andersen talks with Marjane Satrapi, who’s turned her graphic novel Chicken With Plums into a new movie that blends live action, animation, and puppetry. Kurt takes a spin on the turntables with Jace Clayton, a world-class DJ who performs as DJ /rupture. And Janka Nabay, a singer who fled his native Sierra Leone, creates a new musical life with a bunch of indie rockers from Brooklyn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120818/rt_stud_120818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy´s Progress, is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens, and was first published as a serial, 1837 - 39. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who is born in a workhouse, and then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets, led by the elderly criminal, Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. The alternate title, The Parish Boy´s Progress, alludes to Bunyan´s The Pilgrim´s Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake´s Progress and A Harlot´s Progress. In this early example of the social novel, Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labor, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child laborer in a cotton mill, was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens´s own youthful experiences contributed as well. Oliver Twist has been the subject of numerous adaptations for various media, including a highly successful musical play, Oliver!, and the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 motion picture. Disney also put its spin on the novel with the movie called, Oliver & Company, in 1988. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tadhg Hynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093092/bk_acx0_093092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rain of the Ghosts is the first in Greg Weisman´s series about a young girl, Rain Cacique, who discovers she has a mystery to solve, a mission to complete and, oh, yes, the ability to see ghosts. Welcome to the Prospero Keys (or as the locals call them, the Ghost Keys), a beautiful chain of tropical islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle. It´s the last weekend before school starts, and Rain already feels trapped. She works at the bed and breakfast her parents own, making beds, serving breakfast, etc. And it feels to her like her entire life is going to consist of working for tourists on these islands. Sebastian Bohique - her maternal grandfather and the only person who ever makes Rain feel like she could do something important with her life - gives her the gift of an heirloom that´s been in the family for 400 years. It´s an armband, two gold snakes intertwined, clasping each other´s tails in their mouths. But the armband brings gifts of its own: Rain can now see dead people. Starting with the Dark Man, a ghost determined to reveal the Ghost Keys´ hidden world of mystery and mysticism, intrigue and adventure. Rain of the Ghosts is an unabridged full-cast recording of Weisman´s first novel, with an amazing cast of 20 actors playing 30 roles, sound effects, and a full original musical score. Cast: Thom Adcox, Ed Asner, Jeff Bennett, Steve Blum, Daniella Bobadilla, Jim Cummings, Elisa Gabrielli, Bryton James, Josh Keaton, Eric Lopez, Vanessa Marshall, Jacqueline Obradors, Gregg Rainwater, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Deborah Strang, Joel Swetow, Brittany Uomoleale, Jacob Vargas and Greg Weisman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076767/bk_acx0_076767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.