The year is 1941.Shortly after the United States declares war on Japan in response to Pearl Harbor, Japan’s Tripartite Treaty allies, Germany and Italy, declare war on America.The United States finds itself in a two-theater war.President Franklin Roosevelt sets as America’s first priority the defeat of Nazi Germany, electing to wage a more-or-less holding war in the Pacific.In the beginning, the only force opposing the Japanese onslaught in the Pacific is the U.S. Submarine Service.Jake Lawler begins his war as executive officer aboard USS S-49, an aged S-class submarine, with orders to conduct unrestricted warfare against the enemy in the Pacific.When a freak mid-sea grounding causes the loss S-49, Jake assumes command of another boat, USS Orca, a new Gato-class submarine, under construction in Groton, CT.As Jake prepares a new boat and a freshly-assembled crew for war, the conflict in the Pacific is going badly for the Allies.This is the story of Captain Lawler’s eleven war patrols, including an ongoing conflict with Imperial Japanese Navy Captain Hiriake Ito of the destroyer Atsukaze.The crew of the Orca is made up of grizzled veterans and wet-behind-the-ears youngsters, all working together for a single purpose: to bring an implacable enemy to its knees.Along the way, friendships are forged, and love affairs and marriages are created - and destroyed.Pour yourself a favorite libation, grab a comfortable chair, and enjoy a tale that’s sure to hold your interest in Silent Warriors by Gene Masters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tweet Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152193/bk_acx0_152193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths - the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and the Wild West gangsterville that was the city of Chicago itself.The tale of a young woman who murders her departing lover and then tricks the jury into letting her off, Chicago seemed too blunt and cynical at first. Everyone agreed it was show biz at its brilliant best, yet the public still preferred A Chorus Line, with its cast of innocents and sentimental feeling. Nevertheless, the 1996 Chicago revival is now the longest-running American musical in history.As author Ethan Mordden looks back at Chicago´s various moving parts - including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical - we learn how the American theater serves as a kind of alternative news medium, a town crier warning the public about the racy, devious interior contradictions of American society. Opinionated, witty, and rich in backstage anecdotes, All That Jazz brings the American musical to life in all its artistry and excitement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012466/bk_tant_012466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wrangle with some of the finest renegades, outlaws, and dangerous desperados in the Wild West! Saddle up for excitement with these riveting tales of the Old West that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines. Featuring award-winning Hollywood actors and unprecedented cinematic sound. Each audiobook provides the listener with a true ´´theater of the mind´´ experience. This Wild Westerns Audio Collection, Volume 2 includes 14 stories (10 hours): ´´Baron of Coyote River´´, ´´Shadows from Boot Hill´´, ´´Death Waits at Sundown´´, ´´The Toughest Ranger´´, ´´The Magic Quirt´´, ´´Reign of the Gila Monster´´, ´´The Gunner from Gehenna´´, ´´Gunman!´´, ´´Ride´Em, Cowboy´´, ´´Boss of the Lazy B´´, ´´Silent Pards´´, ´´The Ranch That No One Would Buy´´, ´´Vengeance Is Mine!´´, and ´´Stacked Bullets´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Martin Kove, Bruce Boxleitner, Bob Caso, Fred Tatasciore, Shannon Evans, Taron Lexton, Josh R. Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000090/bk_gala_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A convention-defying novel by best-selling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional history professor - while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows.At 12 years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father´s job at a silent film theater in New York´s East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself - as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman´s teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox Southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and they might know something about the facts of his hidden past.Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman is a compulsively listenable, deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011910/bk_blak_011910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wilhelm Buschs Geschichte von Max und Moritz gehört zu den beliebtesten Bilderbüchern der Welt. Busch gilt als der Erfinder eines neuen Mediums, als der geniale Urvater des Comics. Auch seine beißenden Satiren wie ´´Die fromme Helene´´ oder ´´Plisch und Plum´´ finden bis heute ein großes Publikum.Über den einsamen Junggesellen aus Wiedensahl wird bis heute gestritten: War er Menschenfeind oder Menschenkenner?Obwohl sein gewaltiges Oeuvre gut erschlossen ist, fehlte es bisher an einer kritischen Biographie, die den Autor der Bildergeschichten genauso würdigt wie den Zeichner, Maler und Verfasser tiefschwarzer Prosatexte. Die aktuelle Biographie von Eva Weissweiler schließt diese Lücke - und lässt uns den vermeintlichen Spaßmacher aus einer Fülle unbekannter Briefe und Dokumente neu verstehen.Der Sprecher:Bastian Pastewka, Komiker, Schauspieler, Synchronsprecher, 1972 in Bochum geboren, in Bonn aufgewachsen, wurde ab 1996 mit der ´´Sat.1-Wochenshow´´ einem Millionenpublikum bekannt. Ab 2002 entwickelte er mit Olli Dittrich ein gemeinsames Bühnenprogramm, das bis 2004 in diversen Theatern und Comedy-Clubs gastierte. Für RTL drehte er die Silent-Comedy ´´Ohne Worte´´ (2003/2004) und die Reiseberichte ´´Pastewka in...´´ (2003-2005). 2005 und 2006 war er mit seiner neuen Comedy-Serie ´´Pastewka´´ bei Sat.1 zu sehen. Im Herbst 2007 startet die dritte Staffel dieses mehrfach ausgezeichneten Formats (u.a. Deutscher Fernsehpreis als beste Sitcom 2006). 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Bastian Pastewka. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/roof/000093/bk_roof_000093_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed ´´child freak,´´ she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004447/bk_adbl_004447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During World War II, the army established 107 evacuation hospitals to care for the wounded and sick in theaters around the world. An evacuation hospital was a forward hospital accepting patients from the battlefield. It was where the wounded first received definitive care. Formed at Camp Breckenridge, the 95th Evac arrived in Casablanca in April 1943, with 7,000 troops, 30 doctors, and 40 nurses. First pitching their tents at Oujda, they moved eastward toward Algeria before making a D-Day landing on the beaches of Salerno, Italy, on September 9, 1939. Shortly thereafter, they entered Naples and then set up shop at Anzio before moving on to become the first American hospital to penetrate Nazi-occupied Europe. After the guns were silent, records show that these doctors and nurses had treated more than 42,000 Americans in almost all the critical battles of the European theater: Salerno, Monetcassino, Anzio, Southern France, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland, and finally, the invasion into Germany.Hospital at War is the story of the 95th Evac Hospital as told by Zachary Friedenberg, a young surgeon at the time, fresh out of his internship. He tells the story of how the men and women of the 95th survived the war. He describes how they solved problems and learned to treat the war-wounded in the extreme heat of North Africa and during the frigid winters of the Rhineland. He tells how they endured shelling and a bombing of the hospital and how they adjusted to the people and the countries in which they worked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Chappell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132653/bk_acx0_132653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part three of a multi-part series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. The popularity of the Drive-In Theater peaked in the ´60s with over 4000 in operation across the U.S. Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman, and others made films like I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Reform School Girl and Teenage Caveman specifically for teens at the Drive-In Movie Theater. In the same time frame, Hammer Films became known for a series of Gothic ´´Hammer Horror´´ films made from the mid-´50s until the ´70s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, Film noir, comedies and in later years, television series. Hammer made stylized movies utilizing quality British actors and cleverly designed sets. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Christensen, Forrest J. Ackerman, Roger Corman, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/real/000383/rt_real_000383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.