Many great accounts of the fateful night of April 14th and 15th of 1912 have been told about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Over the past one hundred and one years, the stories of the people and the disaster have been explained in art, movies, books, music, and verse. This audiobook begins with two original poems I have written to commemorate the ship´s first, last, and only voyage and the heroics demonstrated by some of those souls on board, some who survived and others who did not. Other wonderful and historic poems from the years immediately following the disaster are included here along with musical tributes. Some of the poems are famous, while others were penned by unknown poets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Palczynski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012783/bk_acx0_012783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician - or so she thinks.When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group ´´performs´´, the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she ´´plays´´ for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake.Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002410/bk_high_002410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It has been 100 years since the Titanic sank. Well-researched and thorough, Titanic: The Most Complete Story Ever Told gives an accurate and up-to-date account of every aspect of the Titanic saga, from its inception and construction to its more recent discovery. Vollbrect explores the impact of the Titanic on society and culture, examines what has changed since Titanic was built, and speaks to the question of whether a similar disaster could ever happen again. Written in an informal and approachable style, Titanic: The Most Complete Story Ever Told is appropriate for anyone interested in the subject, including young listeners. The audio version of this title includes exclusive bonus content, including period-accurate music, special notes from the author, and a complete interview with a cruise-line employee. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000030/bk_open_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors´ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all, heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man´s music is more universal; few men´s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000198/bk_naxo_000198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man’s music is more universal; few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music can be heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven, with the composer portrayed with rugged vividness by Bob Peck. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann, Bob Peck, Neville Jason, David Timson, Elaine Claxton, Karen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000810/bk_naxo_000810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uber-goomba Steve Schirripa shows how being a goomba made him what he is today, offering lessons learned on his own journey from Bensonhurst to Vegas, and to his current gig as Bobby Bacala on one of TV´s most popular shows. Along the way, he shares secrets that will help you get in touch with your own inner goomba. You´ll learn what music to enjoy (Sinatra, yes; Snoop Dogg, no), what movies to watch (Raging Bull, yes; Titanic, never), which sports to follow (baseball is good; golf and tennis, fuhgeddaboudit), and even tips on goomba etiquette. Ever wonder how a real goomba gets the best seat in the house? (Hint: It involves tipping, jewelry, and intimidation.) Schirripa even includes goomba do´s and don´ts (never, ever criticize a goomba´s mother or her gravy; always wear more jewelry than you think you need). With insider information on how to think goomba, speak goomba, cook and eat goomba, and even how to behave at goomba weddings and funerals, A Goomba´s Guide to Life will show any wiseguy wannabe how to sing like a Soprano. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven R. Schirripa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000337/bk_rand_000337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are allowed 3 days... The publication of a mysterious book on the history of witchcraft is at the center of a dark and terrifying mystery. It´s a race against time as Edward Dunning must try to unravel the secret of the ancient runes, and a demonic curse placed upon him by the evil Magnus Karswell - played by legendary film star David Warner (The Omen, Titanic). A classic chiller brought to life in this terrifying adaptation of the M.R. James classic! Cast: David Warner (Karswell), Anthony D.P. Mann (Dunning), Terry Wade (Rhodes), Anne-Marie Bergman (Mme. Somnambula), Steven Spencer (The Professor), Dave Hudson (Cabby #1 / Porter), Nikolas Yuen (Freder / Cabby #2 / The Demon). Music by Brent Holland 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009437/bk_brll_009437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Speeches by Great Entertainment Celebrities is a compilation of contributors to the entertainment industry. From filmmakers, producers, and stars to music icons, book writers, and comedians, this collection features words, talks, addresses, reflections, tips, and speeches about their lives and accomplishments. Alfred Hitchcock speaks of filmmaking (22:58) James Cameron talks about making Avatar and Titanic (16:37) Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Sheen reflect on the making of Apocalypse Now (57:51) Martin Scorsese: making movies and the preservation of film (31:05) Steven Spielberg speaks at the Academy of Achievement (12:18) Bill Haley talks about the early days of rock ´n´ roll (3:48) Elvis Presley: Vancouver, BC, press conference from 1957 (22:35) The Beatles: BBC interview (8:31) Brian Epstein talks about managing the Beatles and the music business (14:32) Jimmy Buffett: 2015 University of Miami commencement address (18:33) Ernest Hemingway: receiving the Nobel Prize (2:08) Ray Bradbury: writing tips (51:45) Tom Clancy speaks on America, government, the private sector, and writing (39:45) John Grisham: 2010 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill commencement (18:30) Katharine Hepburn reads a letter she wrote to Spencer Tracy (6:40) Marilyn Monroe: press conference and ´´Happy Birthday´´ to JFK (2:00) Clint Eastwood: ´´Empty Chair´´ address at 2012 Republican National Convention (11:12) Robert Redford: 2013 Westminster College Commencement Address (16:57) Barbara Walters: Yale Class of 2012 commencement (24:37) Jennifer Lopez: address to the Woman´s Conference 2008 (10:48) Bob Newhart speaks at the Press Club (48:53) Don Rickles: 1985 address at Ronald Reagan´s inauguration party 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009712/bk_blak_009712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry VIII was not born to be king. His birth was treated as an insignificant event and his early years were not filled with the kingly tutorship that his elder brother, Arthur, experienced. Popular myth states that as the second son he was destined to be the Archbishop of Canterbury! At his birth his father was not fully secure on the throne of England. This was a throne that had a habit of changing hands on an alarmingly regular basis, normally with foul means involved. If his father had been toppled and his brother had lived, Henry would have ended up as a nobody - a footnote to history. But that was not the case. Henry VIII remains the titanic figure in English history. His story is the one that every child remembers from their school days. The famous Holbein portraits don’t show an insignificant second son; they show a colossus of a man who appeared to be born to lead a nation. Everyone remembers his wives and mistresses, as well as the bloody and ruthless executions. Yet people forget the gentler side to Henry’s nature, his love of poetry, music, and theatre. He had a generous nature, as well as a strong interest in science and apothecary services. And of course he had a love of physical activity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024198/bk_acx0_024198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.