This release combines two of Victor Borge´s finest albums, ´´Caught In The Act´´ and ´´Comedy In Music´´. All the well-loved classics are featured among the 32 tracks, including ´´Inflation Language´´, ´´Phonetic Punctuation´´, ´´A Mozart Opera By Borge´´ and ´´Bizet´s Carmen´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Borge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fine/000182/bk_fine_000182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sound of Music is a classic film cherished in the hearts of millions. It won five Oscars, including Best Picture, upon its release in 1965. This tribute to a Hollywood classic is sure to thrill everyone who´s ever sung along to ´´My Favorite Things´´ at one of the many screenings that still take place today. Through interviews with the cast and crew, in-depth access to memorabilia and personal scrapbooks, and archival research at Fox Studios, author Julia Antopol Hirsch reveals the lively human story behind the making of the von Trapp family film. Fans will learn what motivated Christopher Plummer to take the part of the Captain, the challenges Julie Andrews faced filming the iconic opening scene, and what life was like on an Austrian set for the seven children actors. This engaging celebration is the ultimate insider´s guide to America´s favorite movie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Postel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010717/bk_tant_010717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was 24. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the world´s greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music describes how Costello´s career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. The memoir, written entirely by Costello himself, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and coconspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elvis Costello. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002666/bk_peng_002666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An charming selection of classic bedtime tales and lullabies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicki White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000494/bk_slnd_000494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A selection of gentle lullabies and classic children´s stories to listen to at bedtime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicki White, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000486/bk_slnd_000486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a delightful collection of classic nursery tales including The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen and The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes by Beatrix Potter complemented by favourite songs such as ´´Baa Baa Black Sheep´´ and ´´Hush Little Baby´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicki White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000499/bk_slnd_000499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Music critic Steven Hyden explores 19 music rivalries and what they say about life. Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually - what do these endlessly argued about pop music rivalries say about us? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Through Hendrix vs. Clapton, Hyden explores burning out and fading away while his take on Miley vs. Sinead gives listeners a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young. Funny and accessible, Hyden´s writing combines cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and music history - and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002479/bk_hach_002479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lost Waves of Time (TLWOT) is one of those truly unique books that can alter your world-view. Unlike anything you have read before, it reveals an amazing history of ancient cultures, where music was wielded as a secret weapon. You will find a wealth of specific information - detailing how masters and leaders across the ages utilized sound energy in the form of exquisitely precise music. The ultimate achievement of this secret was the ancients´ ability to shape their people - their emotional, intellectual and value decisions - and as a result control the entire culture via their culture´s signature music. We see this power - the manipulation of the sound vibrational environment of a civilization - used to remarkable effect again and again, from ancient Sumeria and China to Egypt and India. We travel through all ages and even discuss the role of music in modern times. The Lost Waves of Time is tremendous in scope, presenting a clear account of how spirit first involved into the material world. A constant theme explains how subtle energy connects the realms of body, mind and spirit. The volume is well researched and lists an impressive of references. It is filled with secret knowledge, unassumingly shared, so we common mortals can know these ancient secrets. The wisdom from our past is made vibrant using today’s nomenclature; not an easy task. This book is sure to become a classic in many fields of study: music, math, healing, human potential, frequency, ancient knowledge, sound, light, architecture, and more. The book can be enjoyed as a history of ancient civilizations with unique facts and theories. It is also a course in the history of music and probably most importantly an attempt to connect many religious and spiritual traditions; in the process a wonderful new paradigm for our spiritual heritage and ultimate destiny is presented. Prepare for a ride through history in a way that will move you to your core. You wil... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074133/bk_acx0_074133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is The Pepsodent Radio Show, starring Bob Hope, for Christmas 1953! Filled with comedy, music, and warm Christmas cheer, it´s a nostalgic look back at one of America´s great entertainers in the process of establishing what became a true American tradition for many many years: The Bob Hope Christmas Specials. Special guest Frank Sinatra is heard in comedy sketches, singing novelty duets with Bob and in a featured performance of ´´South of the Border´´ with Les Brown and His Band of Reknown. Here are two of the greatest entertainers in show business, in one great classic old time radio (OTR) program, performing live for the nation´s radio listeners on Christmas Eve. The show is preceded by a short introduction from OTR fan and aficianado Bill Mills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Sinatra, Bill Mills, Bob Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/rebb/000025/rt_rebb_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the vein of the classic Johnny Cash: The Life, this groundbreaking work explores the wild life and extraordinary musical career of ´´the definitive country singer of the last half century´´ (New York Times), who influenced, among others, Bob Dylan, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Garth Brooks. In a masterful biography laden with new revelations, veteran country music journalist/historian Rich Kienzle offers a definitive, full-bodied portrait of legendary country singer George Jones and the music that remains his legacy. Kienzle meticulously sifted through archival material, government records, and recollections by colleagues and admirers, interviewing many involved in Jones´ life and career. The result: an evocative portrait of this enormously gifted, tragically tormented icon called ´´the Keith Richards of country´´. Kienzle chronicles Jones´ impoverished East Texas childhood as the youngest son of a deeply religious mother and an alcoholic, often-abusive father. He examines his three troubled marriages, including his union with superstar Tammy Wynette, and looks unsparingly at Jones´ demons. Alcohol and later cocaine nearly killed him until fourth wife Nancy helped him learn to love himself. Kienzle also details Jones´ remarkable musical journey from singing in violent Texas honky-tonks to Grand Ole Opry star, hitmaker, and master vocalist whose raw, emotionally powerful delivery remains the gold standard for country singers. The George Jones of this heartfelt biography lived hard before finding contentment until he died at 81 - a story filled with whiskey, women, and drugs but always the saving grace of music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005074/bk_harp_005074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.