The drive-in is dying. People can blame the demise on cable television, luxury theaters with sound systems so technical NASA engineers are needed to install them, or on a host of other modern conveniences and distractions. In reality, the drive-in operator of the Sulpher Springs Big-Screen Drive-In Theater hired a young Donald Davis to work his high school summers there. Employment at the Sulpher Springs Big-Screen Drive-In Theater consisted of working the concession stand, catching ´´slip-ins,´´ and patrolling the back row to learn about love and life. The theater survives Davis and his friends´ summer hijinks - until Labor Day. When the last movie, The Guns of Navarrone, is almost over, and the theater could be closed for the winter, Davis and his crew find a way to close it down forever. For Ages 10 to Adult 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000060/bk_augu_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On July 20, 2012, 12 people were killed and 70 wounded at a mass shooting in a movie theater in Colorado. In 1999, 12 kids and one teacher at Columbine High School were murdered by two students. In 2012, 20 children and seven adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Thirty-two were killed at Virginia Tech. Twelve killed at the Washington Navy Yard. In May 2014, after posting a YouTube video of ´´retribution´´ and lamenting a life of ´´loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires,´´ a lone gunman killed six and wounded seven in Isla Vista. All of these acts of violence were committed by young men between the ages of 18 and 30. Mass violence committed by young people is now an epidemic. In the first 14 school days of 2014, there were seven school shootings, compared to 28 school shootings in all of 2013. The reasons behind this escalating violence and the cultural forces that have impugned a generation is the subject of this important new book. New York Times best-selling author Stephen Singular has often examined violence in America in his critically acclaimed books. Here he has teamed with his wife, Joyce, for their most important work yet - one that investigates why America keeps producing twentysomething mass killers. Their reporting has produced the most comprehensive look at the Aurora shooting yet and draws upon the one group left out of the discussion of violence in America: the twentysomethings themselves. While following the legal proceedings in the Aurora shooting, The Spiral Notebook is full of interviews with Generation Z, a group dogged by big pharma and antidepressants and ADHD drugs, by a doomsday/apocalyptic mentality present since birth, and by an entertainment industry that has turned violence into parlor games. Provocative and eye opening, The Spiral Notebook is a glimpse into the forces that are shaping the future of American youth, an entire generation bathed in the violence committe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taylorson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007687/bk_blak_007687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tour of the life of Abraham Lincoln from childhood to a fatal theater visit. This is a digest format biography of a President whom many believe to be among America´s best. For all ages. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000399/bk_mike_000399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Nell Gwynne sells oranges in the pit at London´s King´s Theater, newly reopened after the plague and the Great Fire devastated the city. Soon, her quick sense of humor and natural charm get her noticed by those who have the means to make her life easier. But the street-smart Nell knows a woman doesn´t get ahead by selling her body. Through talent, charm, intelligence, and sheer determination - as well as a keen understanding of how the world operates - Nell works her way out of the pit and onto the stage to become the leading comedic actress of the day. Her skills and beauty quickly win the attention of all of London - eventually even catching the eye of King Charles II. Their attraction is as real as it is unlikely, and the scrappy orange girl with the pretty face and the quick wit soon finds herself plunged into the confusing and dangerous world of the court, where she learns there are few she can trust - and many whom she cannot turn her back on. From the gritty streets of 17th-century London, to the backstage glamour of its theaters, to the glittering court of Charles II, The Perfect Royal Mistress is a love story for the ages, the rags-to-riches tale of a truly remarkable heroine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angele Masters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000721/bk_acx0_000721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A self-help guide - with jazz hands! Life Is Like a Musical features 50 wry, witty tips on getting ahead in life and love - all learned in the showbiz trenches. Before Tim Federle became a best-selling author and a Broadway playwright, he worked as a back-up dancer at the Super Bowl, a polar bear at Radio City, and a card-carrying chorus boy on Broadway. Life Is Like a Musical features 50 tips learned backstage, onstage, and in between gigs, with chapters such as ´´Dance Like Everyone´s Watching´´ and ´´Save the Drama for the Stage´´. This charming and clever guide will appeal to all ages and inspire listeners to step into the lead roles of their own lives, even if they´re not recovering theater majors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Federle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003470/bk_hach_003470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not all magic is from the ancients.... Hannah and Cameron are determined to have a day of normal amidst all this fantastic madness. A visit to the town´s restored old theater, the Venetian, should be just the fun they need. Unless, of course, Mom´s ancestors get tired of letting Dad´s forefathers steal the show! ´´Clang, clang, clang: The sword against the golden gate. The treasure waits within.´´ Click now to join the Troyers in Book One of the Gates of Aurona series! Recommended for ages 8-12. ´´Macalino weaves together our world with mythic reality artfully, and the illustrations are perfect for the tale.´´ (Elizabeth Metz, Amazon Vine Voice) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Marcin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120687/bk_acx0_120687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Snake Charmer explores a very special moment in India´s history through words and music. It is the year 1607 in Agra, India. Shiba, the snake charmer, lives in a grass-roofed hut with his mother and his cobra Bonji. One day, as Empress Mumtaz Mahal is strolling through the marketplace of Agra, she is captivated by Shiba´s performance and invites him to play at the palace. His success arouses the jealousy of another artist endangering Shiba´s life. Kim Maerkl´s original music for clarinet, guitar, and tabla reflects the passion of the snake charmer and the vibrancy of India. The trios energetic playing combines with Calvin E. Burke´s dynamic storytelling to enchant listeners of all ages. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, composer, and producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: Calvin E. Burke is an actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He has appeared in theater productions, television series, feature films, musicals, and international films. Since the beginning of his artistic career, he has starred in more than 100 stage and screen productions. youtube.com/watch?v=vvLwbXcklrQ&feature=youtu.be PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Calvin E. Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001352/bk_naxo_001352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Song of the Torero tells of the passion Bernardo´s grandfather has for the guitar. Bernardo loves to visit his grandfather, who lives in a stone house perched on a hilltop near Barcelona. The boy adores hearing stories from his grandfather´s childhood and is mesmerized by his music. One day, while strolling through the hills, Grandfather reveals an amazing secret. The Song of the Torero is an unforgettable story that embraces the extraordinary beauty of the guitar. The internationally celebrated guitar duo Gruber & Maklar convey the drama and excitement of the Spanish guitar repertoire as they combine with the narration of acclaimed actor Calvin E. Burke to create a story that will fascinate listeners of all ages. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, a composer, and a producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany, and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: Calvin E. Burke is an actor, a singer, a film producer, a screenwriter, and a director. He has appeared in theater productions, television series, feature films, musicals, and international films. Since the beginning of his artistic career, he has starred in more than 100 stage and screen productions. youtube.com/watch?v=6bsFCFMM6V0&feature=youtu.be PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Calvin E. Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001359/bk_naxo_001359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A funny and evocative coming-of-age memoir by Robert Klein, the beloved and award-winning comedian who has entertained audiences for more than four decades. Best known for his unique brand of observational humor - seen on Broadway, in film, and on television - Klein details his life from ages nine to 25 as viewed ´´through the gauze of time´´. Klein´s theme park of memories alternates dark moments with sunlit humor. Teenage frustrations prompted a visit to a Harlem prostitute, which filled Klein with ´´shame and triumph and guilt´´. He encountered individual and institutional anti-Semitism at Alfred University yet led the frat-house fun, moving on to the Yale School of Drama, Chicago´s Second City, New York theater, and a variety of romances. Along the way Klein had successes and failures, both in bed and onstage. Probing not only his own psyche but also the evolution of sexual mores during the 1950s and ´60s, he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Klein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008291/bk_blak_008291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With diabolical wit, the author of Tantalize revisits a deliciously dark world where vampires vie with angels - and girls just want to have fangs.At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess´s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl´s soul and plan the Master´s fast-approaching Death Day gala. In alternating points of view, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat eternal aristocracy as they play out a dangerous and darkly hilarious love story for the ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Ryan, Jesse Bernstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001052/bk_lili_001052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.