Reprising his film role in this memorable classic James Stewart has a perfect life. A loving wife, Mary (Donna Reed), four young children, and his own business, which he inherited from his father. Facing a financial crisis one Christmas Eve he contemplates suicide. This being Hollywood he is saved at the last moment by the intervention of his guardian angel who takes him on a tour of how the world would be without him. His friendly Main Street America town is sad, impoverished and bleak. Convinced by this to return his guardian angel brings him back to the present and he finds the whole town has rallied round to save his business. A rightful American classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of an event in the life of ballerina Margot Fonteyn, written by Frances Byrne and starring Sophie Jerrold and Richard McCabe. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 22 May 2008 and repeated on 19 November 2010.An Unchoreographed World explores a dramatic formative event in the life of one of the truly great dancers of our time, the young Margot Fonteyn. It´s May 10th 1940, and she is trapped in Holland during the German invasion with her older lover, the composer Constant Lambert, and the fledgling Sadler´s Wells Ballet. Frances Byrne´s drama draws on contemporary accounts to evoke a time when, her life threatened, Fonteyn discovers who she really is, and what her destiny might cost her.Starring Sophie Jerrold as Margot Fonteyn, Richard McCabe as Constant Lambert, Kate Littlewood as Ninette de Valois and Oliver Millingham as Robert Helpmann. Also featured in the cast are Anne-Marie Piazza, Maria Askew, Ffion Jolly, Ben Ashton and Coen de Groot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Jerrald, Richard McCabe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004527de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Falkner´s gripping tale of mystery and high adventure in a Dorset smuggling villlage. When 15-year-old John Trenchard discovers a secret passage into the vault of the powerful Mohune family, his peaceful life in the Dorset village of Moonfleet is at an end. It is said that Captain Mohune, the notorious Blackbeard, haunts the place with wild and bloodcurdling cries, forever seeking his hidden treasure. As John sets off in a search of that treasure, a fabled diamond, he becomes caught up in the dangerous coastal smuggling runs and is forced to flee the country in the company of Elizevir Block, the man who is to become like a father to him. From echoing vaults and stormy seas to dank dungeons and deep wells, John´s search for hidden treasure is thrillingly evoked in this fully dramatised classic adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Glenister, James Laurenson, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002108de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
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.
The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatizes the reign of King John of England (ruled 1199 - 1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623. Performed by The Marlowe Society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Marlowe Society. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000149de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If only I could remain young while the picture grows old. For that I’d give anything.... When Dorian Gray, a handsome young man about town, makes this wish, he can hardly guess that it will mark the beginning of a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough his webs of deception and deceit catch innocent victims, some of them his closest friends, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic.... Oscar Wilde’s notorious novel is presented in this tense, full-cast audiobook adaptation, dramatised by David Llewellyn. The release also includes the first episode of ´The Confessions of Dorian Gray: This World Our Hell´ and a selection of James Dunlop’s music from the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, Marcus Hutton, Aysha Kala, James Unsworth, Ian Hallard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000031de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.