Musical Chairs explores one family´s history of mental health diagnoses and searches to define the cusp between a ´90s working-class childhood and the trouble of adapting to a comfortable life in the suburbs. In order to understand her restlessness, Jennifer reflects on years of strip-dancing, alcoholism and estrangement. Inspired by the least likely source, the family she left behind, Jennifer struggles toward reconciliation. This is a story about identity, class, family ties, and the elusive nature of mental illness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008375/bk_acx0_008375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Domina was a very special kitten. She had a talent that no other cat had. She inherited from her mother but she wanted to keep it a secret from everyone. One day, she was playing on a window´s ledge and someone heard her. Who was it? What was Domina´s secret? Who does she meet? Listen on and find out for yourself! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074430/bk_acx0_074430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Panchtantra are the stories that were told to young princes in ancient times in India to make them wiser. Literally meaning five sections, the wisdom they impart today is as relevant as it was years ago. The stories are short and have animal characters which appeal to children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ishita Garg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065450/bk_acx0_065450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fable/folktale from India from the Panchatantra. Dhondu, the donkey, thinks he is a wonderful singer. His friend, Juno the jackal, thinks otherwise. Find out how Dhondu´s irresistible urge to sing lands him in big trouble one night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr Saeed Jaffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kara/000005/bk_kara_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Akbar was one of the most admired and also one of the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the wisest men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are the stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066509/bk_acx0_066509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Das Kleine Ich bin ich - das Musical ist die musikalische Hörspiel-Bearbeitung des beliebten Kinderbuch-Klassikers von Mira Lobe und Susi Weigel mit Musik von Martin Hörster. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Daria Nitschke. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/005252/bk_edel_005252_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Famed singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester stars in her new musical about romance and longing in small-town America in the 1950s. Based on the novel by Bernice Rubens, with music by Melissa Manchester, book by Jeffrey Sweet, and lyrics by Jeffrey Sweet and Melissa Manchester. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Manchester, Stephen Bogardus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000010/pf_latw_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Die kleine Paula geht auf eine Traumreise durch wundersame Welten, in denen strenge Gesetze herrschen: So gerät sie ins bunte Land der Kreise, wo sie von der Kugelpolizei ergriffen und der kugelrunden Landschaft angepasst wird. Es gelingt ihr zwar zu fliehen, doch auch im Tausend-Ecken-Land, im Land der roten Töne und im Land Kopfunter passt sie den Bewohnern überhaupt nicht ins Konzept. Aber zum Glück findet Paula jedes Mal einen Ausweg, bis sie endlich im Land der weichen Betten landet. Ein fantastisches Orchesterhörspiel über Toleranz und Mut zum Anderssein. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Konstantin Wecker, Guibee Yang, Christina Haas, Marko Cilic, Tareq Nazmi. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/igel/001003/bk_igel_001003_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean. Sondheim´s brilliant array of work, including such musicals as Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, has established him as the preeminent composer/lyricist of his, if not all, time. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical places Sondheim´s work in two contexts: the exhaustion of the musical play and the postmodernism that, by the 1960s, deeply influenced all the American arts. Sondheim´s musicals are central to the transition from the Rodgers and Hammerstein - style musical that had dominated Broadway stages for 20 years to a new postmodern musical. This new style reclaimed many of the self-aware, performative techniques of the 1930s musical comedy to develop its themes of the breakdown of narrative knowledge and the fragmentation of identity. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical offers close readings of all of Sondheim´s musicals and finds in them critiques of the operation of power, questioning of conventional systems of knowledge, and explorations of contemporary identity. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stifel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089319/bk_acx0_089319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.