(Late Night) 25 tracks - Although the statement that ´they´re not writing songs like they used to´ has been toroughly disproved many times, there´s sometimes that old songs can do that new songs have to wait to do (until the´re old songs, of course), and that is to become revived. More and more, stoday´s top artists are dipping into the great oldies, trying to come up with ways to present them in today´s musical idiom. When it works, credit is due twice; first, to the song for its adaptability and second, to the artist and arranger for giving the song its new life. Certainly one of the best examples of this been the phenomenon of Vic Dana´s recording of ´Red Roses For A Blue Lady´´. However this wasn´t Vic´s first venture into the area of bringing songs back. His vocal recording of the old instrumental number ´Shangri-La´ already established him as having the ability to communicate yesterday´s song to today s listening audience. This album brings to the fore Vic ´s way with the oldies; all the songs here are standards-which means that each and every one has proven itself to be a hit. Now, a new generation has a chance to hear them the way they like to hear songs sung. And that means the Vic Dana way.
Set in an off-the-map British Colony in Central Africa in the early 1930´s, The Governor´s Lady portays a host of interesting characters: young Harold Stebbs, bachelor, newly appointed to the Governor´s secretariat in Amimbo; the Governor, Sir Gardnor Hackforth, already something of a Pro-consular legend in the Service, and tipped by The Times for the next Viceroyship; Mr. Frith, the passed-over Acting Chief Secretary, a rather too familiar figure at the bar in the Milner Club; Tony Henley, the A.D.C., who has ultimately to be disowned; Old Moses, the trusted Mimbo butler and key figure in the Residency; the socially irresistible Mr. Ngono; Mr. Talefwa, left-wing editor of the African Independence newspaper, War Drum; and Mr. Das, itinerant legal Counsel called in by the Defence. Then there is the Governor´s Lady herself; twenty years younger than Sir Gardnor; somewhat withdrawn from Government life because of an incident that occurred before Harold Stebbs arrived; and already the subject of gossip in European, African and Asian circles alike. There is also Lady Anne´s lady-in-waiting, Sybil Prosser, who has her own reasons for discretion. Norman Richard Collins (1907 - 1982) was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. In his early career he worked in publishing while also writing and publishing several successful novels. In 1941 Collins began working at the BBC. During this time he became known for his innovative programming which included Woman´s Hour which still airs today on BBC Radio Four. He rose to Controller of the BBC Television Service, later leaving to co-found what is now ITV after deciding a competitior to the BBC´s monopoly was needed. Collins continued to write fiction throughout his busy working life. Although never a full-time writer he was a fluent and prolific author with sixteen titles and two plays to his credit between 1934 and 1981. An autograph edition of twelve of his novels was published during the 1960s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Armatrading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009235/bk_adbl_009235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Life and Letters´´, by Roger Angell: The U.S. Postal Service ends next-day delivery.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Zuccotti 101”, by Andrew Marantz: OR Books publishes ´´Occupying Wall Street.”´´Second Act”, by Tad Friend: Heather Donahue, after The Blair Witch Project.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Delayed Gratification”, by James Surowiecki: Christmas shopping, credit cards, and layaway. LETTER FROM BANGALORE´´Drug Test´´, by Ariel Levy: One woman’s challenge to the West. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Stumptown Girl´´, by Margaret Talbot: The indie rocker behind ´´Portlandia.”THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Battle Stations´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Iron Lady, War Horse and Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111228/pe_nyer_111228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Theresa Jennings strayed from the path of propriety as a younger woman, though now she´ll do anything to secure her child´s eventual acceptance on the fringes of polite society. Theresa will even make peace with the titled brother who turned his back on her when she needed him most. Matthew Belmont is a widower who´s been lonely too long. He sees Theresa as a woman paying far too high a price for mistakes long past, and as a lady given too little credit for turning her life around. Theresa is enthralled by Matthew´s combination of honorable intentions and honest passion, but then trouble comes calling, and it´s clear somebody wants to ruin any chance Theresa and Matthew have for a happily ever after. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007913/bk_tant_007913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After her mother’s savage murder, Kate Teague becomes the killer’s next target....Ash falls on the cemetery like grey snow, blown in from a wildfire that burns a mile off. A crowd has turned out to watch Kate bury her mother, not because they loved her - nobody loved her - but out of curiosity. This town has never seen a murder so brutal. Suspecting a mugging gone wrong, the police comb the area for drug addicts. But then they find the rich old lady’s purse, full of cash and credit cards. The purse surfaced on the beach of Kate’s family home three days after the attack, which means the murderer is nearby - and heiress Kate appears to be the next target. After the first attempt on her life fails, Kate starts her own investigation. Everyone in town had a reason to hate her mother, but why would anybody try to kill Kate Teague? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006034/bk_adbl_006034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series. Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball - where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins’ bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess - Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard’s prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck’s pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turns up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor’s name is to discover which of Nepommuck’s many enemies is the real killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of Hamlet at Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to upstage a murderer. This reimagining of George Bernard Shaw’s beloved characters is sheer pleasure. Wouldn’t It Be Deadly transports listeners to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End. Eliza and Henry steal the show in this charming traditional mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021123/bk_adbl_021123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Figrin Da´n and the Modal Nodes - bopping Bithians and members in good standing of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians - were under exclusive contract to Jabba´s Palace. They were hoofing it up when Jabba´s arch rival sent E522, a recycled assassin droid, to make them an offer they couldn´t refuse. Figrin Da´n didn´t do weddings. But Lady Valerian had imported herself a Whipid mate from her homeworld and was dead set on getting hitched in high style. And what with Figrin Da´n´s gambling debts, three thousand credits could set him up just fine. But before they could cut the cake, Lady Val´s bounty hunter bridegroom took Jabba´s bait, skipped town to find Han Solo, and the party exploded into murderous mayhem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001019/bk_rand_001019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Une sélection de 40 memorable thèmes de film d´époque. Partitions pour piano.Titres :Adagio / Vanity Fair (Mychael Danna); Adela / A Passage To India (Maurice Jarre); An Adoring Heart / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Andante / Vanity Fair (Mychael Danna); Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds / The Draughtsman´s Contract (Michael Robbins); Closing Credits / Howards End (Richard Robbins); Dawn / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Did My Heart Love ´Til Now? / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Distilling Roses / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); Earnest After All / The Importance Being Earnest (Charlie Mole); End Credits / The Portrait Of A Lady (Wojciech Kilar); First Impression / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Front Titles / The Importance Being Earnest (Charlie Mole); Georgiana / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Juliet / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Ladies / Tea With Mussolini (Alessio Vlad / Stefano Arnaldi); Lady Gresham / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Leaving Netherfield / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Love Theme / Elizabeth (David Hirschfelder); Love Theme / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Love Theme / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Main & End Titles / Cyrano De Bergerac (Jean-Claude Petit); Main Titles / Dangerous Liaisons (George Fenton); Main Titles / The Age Of Innocence (Elmer Berstein); My Father´s Favourite / Sense And Sensibility (Patrick Doyle); Orchard House / Little Women (Newman, Thomas); Pelle Eroberen / Pelle The Conqueror (Stefan Nilsson); Perfume - Distilled / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); Romeo / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Runaways / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Sarah´s Theme / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Selbourne Wood / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Stepping Stones / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Streets Of Paris / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); The Feast At The House Of Capulet / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); The Road To The Workhouse / Oliver Twist (Rachel Portman); Valley Of The Shadow / Little Women (Thomas Newman)
American presidents have shaped the course of global affairs for generations. But as the saying goes, behind every great man there´s a great woman. While the first ladies often remain overshadowed by their husbands, some have carved unique niches in their time and left their own lasting legacy. Dolley Madison helped establish the role of the first lady in the early 1800s. Eleanor Roosevelt gave voice to policy issues in a way that made her a forerunner of first ladies like Hillary Clinton. And Jackie Kennedy created glamorous trends that made her more popular than her husband. In Charles River Editors´ First Ladies series, listeners can get caught up on the lives and legacies of America´s most famous first ladies in the time it takes to finish a commute. And they can do so while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. If Dolley Madison was instrumental in molding the role of first lady in the 19th century, credit can be given to Eleanor Roosevelt for revolutionizing the political nature of the role in the 20th and 21st centuries and making it possible for presidents like Bill Clinton to enlist their wives to handle political duties. At the same time, history might remember Eleanor more for what she did outside of the White House, as she became a critically acclaimed and world-famous international author, and an advocate of civil and women´s rights. By the time she had finished working for the United Nations, and working on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, President Truman rightly called her ´´the first lady of the world´´. Eleanor is one of her country´s most famous and admired first ladies, an ironic fact considering she was worried that being the wife of a successful politician would force her to take on what she considered to be irrelevant ceremonial roles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035189/bk_acx0_035189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for ages 7-10. In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. Franklin Delano Roosevelt might be America’s greatest 20th century president, but there’s no question that he was the most unique. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New York politics to reach the White House just as the country faced its greatest challenge since the Civil War, beginning his presidency with one of the most iconic lines ever spoken during an inaugural address. For over a decade, President Roosevelt threw everything he had at the Great Depression, and then threw everything the country had at the Axis powers during World War II. Ultimately, he succumbed to illness in the middle of his fourth term, just before the Allies won the war. If Dolley Madison was instrumental in molding the role of first lady in the 19th century, credit can be given to Eleanor Roosevelt for revolutionizing the political nature of the role in the 20th and 21st centuries and making it possible for presidents like Bill Clinton to enlist their wives to handle political duties. At the same time, history might remember Eleanor more for what she did outside of the White House, as she became a critically acclaimed and world famous international author and advocate of civil rights, women’s rights. By the time she had finished working for the United Nations, working on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, President Truman rightly called her ´´The First Lady of the World." Eleanor is one of her country’s most famous and admired first ladies, an ironic fact considering she was worried being the wife of a successful politic... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Zarbock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104284/bk_acx0_104284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.