Badgers in My Vest is a new, darkly funny play by an acclaimed contemporary playwright, based on a true incident in Dylan Thomas´ life. Deemed unfit to fight in World War II, Dylan Thomas spends his time in Newquay in the local pub, cadging drinks, laughing at the Welsh behind their back, and being outrageous. Privately, he is terrified, suffering nightmares and in the grip of writer´s block. Then one night, a soldier comes in. Having found poetry a solace in the face of human brutality, he hopes to exchange views on beauty and truth with Thomas. Instead he is goaded by semi-hysteria and goes for his gun.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sian Phillips, Geraint Morgan, Iestyn Jones, William Thomas, Matthew Rhys. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003600de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Natalya just returned from Yalta, Crimea, and is telling her husband over dinner of all the charms of Crimea. Her husband, delighted, gazes tenderly at her enthusiastic face, listens, and from time to time puts in a question. Natalya´s never-ceasing babble gets her into serious trouble, however. She is eager to expose her friend Yulia for some indiscretion with a local guide, and this leads to revelations of Natalya´s own ´gay´ times with one of the Tatar guides. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Bollinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000295de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a young solicitor, Jonathan Harker, visits the heart of Transylvania - ostensibly to meet reclusive nobleman Count Dracula - he cannot begin to imagine what horrors might lie in store for him there...or the chain of events he will set in motion at Castle Dracula. Soon, Dracula´s bloodlust spreads to England´s shores, and Harker´s fiancée, Mina Murray, becomes embroiled in his affairs. Her best friend, Lucy Westenra, falls victim to the vampire´s thirst, and it is only with the help of an unlikely bunch of allies that the Count might be defeated...but can the undead ever truly perish? Mark Gatiss stars in this chilling three-hour audio adaptation of Bram Stoker´s classic vampire story, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes. This release also includes bonus interviews with Dracula´s writer and cast, plus a selection of James Dunlop´s soundtrack for the production. Directed by Scott Handcock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Gatiss, Joseph Kloska, Deirdre Mullins, Nigel Betts, Rupert Young, Katy Manning, Alex Jordan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000355de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the crew of the Oceanus rescued a man close to death, its captain could barely have guessed at the incredible story that man would come to share. This is the story of Victor Frankenstein: a man obsessed with discovering the secret of life and cheating death; a man who brings to life to a body built from corpses; and a man who rejects this would-be child.... Soon Victor and his creature are entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse across Europe. But who is truly the monster? Arthur Darvill stars in this gripping audiobook adaptation of Mary Shelley’s chilling tale, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes. This release also features a bonus documentary - Behind the Screams - examining the worlds of horror in audio drama, and the full music suite, composed by James Dunlop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Darvill, Nicholas Briggs, Geoffrey Beevers, Georgia Moffett, Terry Molloy, Alex Jordan, Geoffrey Breton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000044de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oscar winning performances contributed to this moving war movie´s status as a classic and once again Greer Garson shows why she deserved such an honour. Based in England, the Minivers are a middle class family who are forced to cope with small inconveniences and great tragedies that emerge at the outbreak of World War II. Through all this, their son courts Lady Beldon´s granddaughter. Lady Beldon enters her cultivated rose in the village competition and normally wins but this year a rose named Mrs Miniver is entered opposing it. Through this episode we get a clear sense of the class system and the quirks of English life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greer Garson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000044de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´History is an account not of what actually happened, but of what people think happened´´. Queen Victoria.Marie Tussaud was a remarkable woman. She escaped the guillotine and survived the horrors of the French revolution. She toured the towns of Britain for thirty-three hard years with her travelling wax cabinet, fighting off competition against a background of fire, riot, shipwreck and betrayal. She personified persistence, fortitude, dedication and self-belief. Why does everyone know of her exhibition but no one knows her story? Judith Paris is a one-time member of both the National Theatre and the RSC, playing roles as diverse as Dottie in Jumpers with Michael Hordern, Valeria in Coriolanus with Ian Mackellen and Celia in As You like It with Charles Dance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Paris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000247de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taken from Alan Bennett: Triple Bill, April 2007 Release A middle-aged man and a middle-aged woman engage in polite conversation in a hotel on the Cornish Riviera. But neither is quite who they appear to be. Who is deceiving whom? 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002895de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no shortage of humour in Broadway, Jeeves?, an elegantly observed journal of a year in the life of the musical play by Jeeves, written and directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn and composed by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, in which Jarvis starred in America. Beginning in January 2001, the listener can enjoy a detailed account of this acclaimed production as it moves from Pittsburgh to Toronto and....Will it ever get to Broadway? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000124de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Broadway star Margo Channing, played to perfection here by Tallulah Bankhead, is at the top of her game and has successful collaborations with her husband, playwright Lloyd Richards and close friend, director Bill Sampson. Enter centre stage, Eve Harrington, a manipulative minx that uses and abuses the lives of Margo and her friends to fulfil her ambitions of theatre stardom. As she manoeuvres her way into taking over Margo´s part in the current Broadway hit, only a cynical theatre critic sees through her sweet, naïve veneer of being Margo´s greatest fan. He writes that Margo is ageing none too gracefully which contributes to Eve winning an important role in a forthcoming production that was intended for Margo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bette Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000038de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This family tragedy, soaked in blood, deceit, and betrayal is at the pinnacle of Shakespeare´s works and a true epic of English theatre. This performance by Sir Alec Guinness and fellow actors from London´s Old vic Company is spellbinding. A rare treat for Shakespeare lovers and the performances of great actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alec Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/copy/000027de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.