Der Bierstädter Theaterkritiker Nello von Prätorius wird entführt und umgebracht. Die Polizei glaubt an einen Racheakt, denn der Journalist hat sich durch seine ätzenden Kritiken viele Feinde gemacht. Reporterin Maria Grappa stößt bei ihren Recherchen auf eine verschworene Gemeinschaft, die die Kulturszene in Bierstadt bestimmt: den Chef einer Wach- und Schließgesellschaft, der gerne Generalintendant werden will, den zynischen Kulturdezernenten, den Kammerschauspieler Paul Pistor und den Bierstädter Betroffenheitsschriftsteller Lazarus Beutelmoser. Sämtliche Mitglieder der ´´Loge´´ hatten einen triftigen Grund, Nello ins Jenseits zu befördern. Grappa erlebt Theaterpremieren, Dichterlesungen und Highsociety-Feten und muss feststellen, dass sie die kriminelle Energie der Glitzerwelt in ihrem erbarmungslosen Kampf um Geld, Prestige und Posten gewaltig unterschätzt hat. Gabriella Wollenhaupt wurde 1952 geboren und arbeitet seit mehr als 20 Jahren als Journalistin im Ruhrgebiet, derzeit als Fernsehredakteurin beim WDR in Dortmund. Mit der Figur der Maria Grappa hat sie eine der originellsten und witzigsten Ermittlerinnen der Krimi-Szene geschaffen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Knut Müller. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003878/bk_lind_003878_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The Complete Guide to Distributing an Indie Film provides a step-by-step guide for setting up distribution for your film. It is designed primarily for independent filmmakers who are distributing their first few films with budgets ranging from under $200,000 to a few million. It is divided into six sections which include: an overview of the distribution process, which describes the many channels for distributing a film, creating a realistic strategy, and approaching and assessing distributors and sales agents creating your printed materials and deliverables, such as creating a poster, screener, trailer, and a complete film in different formats publicizing your film, from working with a publicist to doing it yourself; topics covered include creating press releases, a press kit, and a media portfolio, and contacting the media entering film festivals, including deciding which festivals to enter, upping your chances of getting in, and increasing your ability to get awards and attention arranging for theatrical screenings, from setting up screenings and making deals to building an audience making contacts at the AFM, whether you attend or make connections from afar The audiobook is drawn from the author’s experiences in distributing and promoting her own feature film, attending festivals and conferences, going to the AFM, helping clients who have set up theatrical screenings, and doing research on recent developments and trends in distribution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Sughrue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142895/bk_acx0_142895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finding laugh-out-loud humor, mischief, and angst in every line, stage and film stalwart Billy Crudup has a wonderful time telling the story of a young Midwesterner who dons a fake English accent and moves to the big city in search of sexual misadventure. Bright and manic, fresh and graphic, playwright David Cale specializes in full-length staged monologues and has garnered quite a reputation in the theater world. As a bonus, Cale performs his own Tony Award-winning play, Lillian. Both monologues are directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman and create a perfect synthesis between the energy of live theater and the intimacy of audiobook listening. Beautifully written. Beautifully performed. A wonderful aural experience. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. (AudioFile magazine)A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family´s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. Included with your purchase:Harry Clarke, performed by Billy Crudup An introduction to and performance of Lillian, an Obie Award-winning play written and performed by David Cale An exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversation with Harry Clarke director, Leigh Silverman, and David Cale A post-show discussion with Billy Crudup, David Cale, Leigh Silverman, and Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern. Harry Clarke was originally produced by the Vineyard Theatre, in association with Audible, in New York in 2017. In a rave review of the stage production, The New York Times hails Crudup´s performance as ´´a sly role te 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billy Crudup, David Cale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000147/or_orig_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A post-apocalyptic, poetic dream...an encounter in a land beyond time.... Three young women reside in a beach house, isolated from the rest of the world by sheer strength of will. And three fighter pilots are on an endless routine sweep for anything out of the ordinary. This is an original, full-cast, soundscaped audio dramatization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron N. Butler, Clair Whitworth Kiernan, Fiona K. Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/artc/000006/pf_artc_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the fall of 1943, armed with only his notebooks and pencils, Time and Life correspondent Robert L. Sherrod leapt from the safety of a landing craft and waded through neck-deep water and a hail of bullets to reach the shores of the Tarawa atoll with the US Marine Corps. Living shoulder to shoulder with the marines, Sherrod chronicled combat and the marines´ day-to-day struggles as they leapfrogged across the Central Pacific, battling the Japanese on Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. While the marines courageously and doggedly confronted an enemy that at times seemed invincible, those left behind on the American home front desperately scanned Sherrod´s columns for news of their loved ones. After Sherrod´s death in 1994, the Washington Post heralded his reporting as ´´some of the most vivid accounts of men at war ever produced by an American journalist.´´ Now, for the first time, Ray E. Boomhower tells Sherrod´s story in this intimate account of the Pacific front war efforts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010222/bk_blak_010222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this readily accessible study, political scientist Glenn J. Antizzo identifies 15 factors critical to the success of contemporary US military intervention and evaluates the likely efficacy of direct US military involvement today - when it will work, when it will not, and how to undertake such action in a manner that will bring rapid victory at an acceptable political cost. He lays out the preconditions that portend success, among them a clear and attainable goal; a mission that is neither for ´´peacekeeping´´ nor for ´´humanitarian aid within a war zone´´; a strong probability the American public will support or at least be indifferent to the effort; a willingness to utilize ground forces if necessary; an operation limited in geographic scope; and a theater commander permitted discretion in the course of the operation. Antizzo then tests his abstract criteria by using real-world case studies of the most recent fully completed US military interventions - in Panama in 1989, Iraq in 1991, Somalia in 1992-94, and Kosovo in 1999 - with Panama, Iraq, and Kosovo representing generally successful interventions and Somalia an unsuccessful one. Finally, he considers how the development of a ´´Somalia Syndrome´´ affected US foreign policy and how the politics and practice of military intervention have continued to evolve since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, giving specific attention to the current war in Afghanistan and the larger War on Terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Captain James H. Hammond, II. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076178/bk_acx0_076178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Jonathan Lethem´s wryly funny second novel, we meet a young man named Chaos, who´s living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, drinking alcohol, and eating food out of cans. It´s an unusual and at times unbearable existence, but Chaos soon discovers that his post-nuclear reality may have no connection to the truth. So he takes to the road with a girl named Melinda in order to find answers. As the pair travels through the United States, they find that, while each town has been affected differently by the mysterious source of the apocalypse, none of the people they meet can fill in their incomplete memories or answer their questions. Gradually, figures from Chaos´s past, including some who appear only under the influence of intravenously administered drugs, make Chaos remember some of his forgotten life as a man named Moon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004982/bk_reco_004982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you need some zombies killed, who do you call? The Lucky Thirteen. A few weeks have passed since the events in Aurora, and Bree, Nate, and the gang are back on the road. The odd mall to raid, cattle to herd, provisions to deliver - all no match for our trusty group of scavengers. The world is yours for the taking when killing zombies becomes routine. Yet with temperatures rising in late spring, a new menace appears on the post-apocalyptic theater of war. Roving bands, thousands of zombies strong, are scouring the country, and already the first settlements are going dark. In a world where every human life is valuable, losing hundreds at once is not an option. What makes the zombies band together like that - and, more importantly, why are the tough ones even harder to kill than mere months ago? Bree may wish that she´s just paranoid, but she can´t shake the suspicion that finding a cure may not be the only cause the government is pouring resources into. But to what end? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tess Irondale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063706/bk_acx0_063706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As World War II dawned in Europe, General George C. Marshall, the new Army Chief of Staff, had to acknowledge that American society - and the citizens who would soon become soldiers - had drastically changed in the previous few decades. Almost every home had a radio, movies could talk, and driving in an automobile to the neighborhood soda fountain was part of everyday life. A product of newly created mass consumerism, the soldier of 1940 had expectations of material comfort, even while at war. Historian James J. Cooke presents the first comprehensive look at how Marshall´s efforts to cheer soldiers far from home resulted in the enduring morale services that the Army provides still today. Marshall understood that civilian soldiers provided particular challenges and wanted to improve the subpar morale services that had been provided to Great War doughboys. Frederick Osborn, a civilian intellectual, was called to head the newly formed morale branch, which quickly became the Special Services Division. Hundreds of on-post movie theaters showing first-run movies at reduced prices, service clubs where GIs could relax, and inexpensive cafeterias were constructed. The Army Exchange System took direction under Brigadier General Joseph Byron, offering comfort items at low prices; the PX sold everything from cigarettes and razor blades to low-alcohol beer in very popular beer halls. The great civic organizations - the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the Jewish Welfare Board, and others - were brought together to form the United Service Organizations (USO). At USO Camp Shows, admired entertainers like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frances Langford brought home-style entertainment to soldiers within the war zones. The Special Services Division, PX, and USO were crucial elements in maintaining GI morale, and Cooke’s work makes clear the lasting legacy of these efforts to boost the average soldier’s spirits almost a century ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Teimer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020243/bk_acx0_020243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.