Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn and Ian Lavender star in a collection of rediscovered Dad's Army gems. Published for the first time, these four instalments of Dad's Army have been brought together from a variety of archive sources and in each case represents something unique. 'A Stripe for Frazer' is the surviving TV soundtrack from an episode whose film recording has long been missing in action; 'Santa on Patrol' and 'The Cornish Floral Dance' are two mini episodes produced in 1968 and 1970 for BBC TV's Christmas Night with the Stars; finally, 'The Boy Who Saved England' is a mini episode written by Jimmy Perry and starring Ian Lavender, recorded as part of BBC Radio 2's Last Night at the Paris programme in 1995. With a supporting cast including Arnold Ridley, John Laurie, James Beck, Bill Pertwee and Frank Williams, this is a fine quartet of episodes you're not likely to have seen or heard before. Don't panic! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002207/bk_rhuk_002207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five episodes from the hugely popular animated series featuring Samuel, Rudy, and Muffin, as seen on BBC TV. Includes 'A Chorus for Us', 'Rolling Along', 'To Play or Not to Play', 'The Muffin Express', and 'Samuel's Dance'. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003035/bk_bbcw_003035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike Gunn is one of the UK's top stand-up comedians. You might well have seen him on TV in shows such as The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs or Harry Hill's TV Burp. You might have, but you probably didn't. You might have seen him in any one of countless TV appearances he'd rather he'd never made. They were probably the ones you caught; channel-surfing aimlessly at half past three in the morning and staring at some obscure cable station, wondering what the bald bloke was talking about. You were probably too pissed to care... This is what Mike Gunn does best. Knocking audiences dead in the world's greatest comedy club. Live, on stage at The London Comedy Store, he storms through 45 minutes of the funniest stuff you're ever likely to hear, and tackling everything from the Middle-East crisis to why some people should never be allowed to have children, he's guaranteed to upset almost everyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Gunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cmst/000003/pf_cmst_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We've all seen the ads on TV and in magazines - "50 is the new 30!" or "60 is the new 40!" A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. Fifty is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it. In Disrupt Aging, Jenkins focuses on three core areas - health, wealth, and self - to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. Here, she chronicles her own journey and the journeys of others who are making their marks as disruptors to show listeners how we can be active, healthy, and happy as we get older. Through this powerful and engaging narrative, she touches on all the important issues facing people who are 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last. This is a book for all the makers and doers who have a desire to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the best life there is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Ann Jenkins, Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004571/bk_rand_004571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the book I wished I'd had to turn to.' Gary Barlow Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work, depressed. Food for him had become an addiction, a means not only of comfort but almost of self-medication as he grappled with the cruel twists of fate of musical stardom. In 2003, as he struggled with the disappointment of an underperforming solo career alongside the tireless media taunts; Gary turned to food. Relentlessly. In the space of nine years he had been on 20 diets in the hopes of a resolution to all his woes. After asking the doctor what the 'cure' for obesity was, it sunk in that he was the only one who could take control of his health. Gary describes this realisation and the task that lay ahead - 'it was like being at the foot of a massive mountain'. So how did he go from an obese, out-of-work and depressed pop icon, to a superstar of music and TV and an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier and more successful than ever before. What happened? In his extraordinarily honest memoir A Better Me, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success and mental and physical health. From reforming Take That to critical and commercial acclaim and reigniting his own legendary songwriting career; to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food; to TV judging panel stardom on The X Factor and Let It Shine and at last finding balance in both his personal and professional life. A Better Me is a remarkably frank memoir of Gary's life as he battled with weight, stress, fitness and depression, and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, he recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating honesty and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars open, honest and raw and as we've never seen him before.
Off the ice and into the fire. Liam Hometown boy makes good. High school hero becomes NHL star. All of my dreams came true. So why don't I feel happy? I'm on the road a lot, with a new groupie in my bed at a different luxury hotel every night. But all I can think about is my sister's best friend, Maddie. She's the only woman who ever meant something to me. And, God, was she sexy back in the day. I can still feel her wrapped around me. Maddie It feels like everyone left me behind. All my old friends have families and impressive careers. I've seen Liam's games on TV since he went pro. Of course, he's as scorching hot as ever. I just can't get him out of my skin. I'm still working my high school gig at the local greasy spoon, plus another job to support my daughter. Don't get me wrong. Bridget is my world. But I wish I had a strong man to share my life with. I don't know if I can do it alone anymore, or keep the secret I've been hiding for four years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067247/bk_acx0_067247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. Recent decades, however, have seen the rise of a therapeutic ethic that views Americans as emotionally underdeveloped, requiring the ministrations of mental-health professionals to cope with life's vicissitudes. Today, having a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every problem degrades one's native ability to cope with life's challenges. Drawing on established science and common sense, the authors reveal how "therapism" and the burgeoning trauma industry have come to pervade our lives. Topical, provocative, and wryly amusing, One Nation Under Therapy demonstrates that "talking about" problems is no substitute for confronting them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dianna Dorman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002344/bk_blak_002344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First, Mat Horowitz talks relationships, and then tells Dom about working for Craig Kilborn. Then, Tom Papa sets the record straight about online medical advice and other assorted weirdness. Next, Bangladesh's own Gerry Bednob talks about low life expectancies and more in rapid-fire style. Club owner Jamie Masada then confronts him with an old, saucy story. Also, Dean Edwards makes fun of his English wife and horror movies.Mat HorowitzMat found a foot in the door by writing for comedians, as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, and as a Junior Writer for The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. He was hired as a writer on Spike TV's Oblivious, for Dane Cook on The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, and Head Writing/ Co-Executive Producing E!'s The Soup. Mat is currently writing on the WB hit show Blue Collar TV. Tom PapaTom Papa is known throughout the country for his many appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. TV audiences also know Tom as the star of his own sitcom on NBC, Come to Papa. Gerry BednobGerry Bednob is the world's #1 Bangladeshi comedian. Aside from being a favorite performer at the Laugh Factory, Gerry has been seen in Seinfeld, Undeclared and The 40 Year Old Virgin. Dean EdwardsBorn in the Bronx and raised throughout various parts of New York, Dean's travels have made it easy for him to communicate with all walks of life. His first big break was on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy, and he is most recognized for his two seasons on Saturday Night Live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Papa, Mat Horowitz, Gerry Bednob. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/070904/pf_lafa_070904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Hollander stars in the complete award-winning comedy series, as seen on BBC TV. Tom Hollander (‘In the Loop’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’) stars as the Rev Adam Smallbone. He’s a Church of England vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the inner-city world of St Saviour’s in east London. It is a world he has little experience of, and it shows. In this series, Adam’s church gets a makeover, complete with plasma screens and a smoothie bar, Adam researches some poledancers and then succumbs to envy when he hears an old rival on ‘Thought for the Day’. Adam’s new ‘bromance’ with Leon comes to a crashing halt at an embarrassing vicarage dinner party. Adam also has a crisis of faith and then gets drunk at a Vicars and Tarts party... Co-created by Tom Hollander and James Wood, this divine comedy soundtrack also stars Olivia Colman (‘Peep Show’), Miles Jupp (‘Mock the Week’), Lucy Liemann (‘Reggie Perrin’), with guest appearances by Hugh Bonneville and Alexander Armstrong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, Miles Jupp, Lucy Liemann, Simon McBurney, Ellen Thomas, Jimmy Akingbola. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004925/rt_bbcw_004925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bullet-ridden body is unearthed from a buried WW2 plane - but the body isn't from WW2. Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist, must discover who the victim was, and who put him there.'An almost gothic plot, involving family feuds and a crumbling stately home . . . one of the most vivid novels in a delightful series' Sunday TimesWhen DCI Harry Nelson calls Ruth Galloway in to investigate a body found inside a buried fighter plane, she quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot. DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. Events are further complicated by a TV company that wants to make a film about Norfolk's deserted air force bases, the so-called Ghost Fields, which have been partially converted into a pig farm run by one of the younger remaining Blackstocks. Then human bones are found on the farm and, as the greatest storm Norfolk has seen for decades brews in the distance, another Blackstock is attacked. Can the team outrace the rising flood to find the killer?
This is the story of a woman who some claim is a myth, someone who never existed at all—a character made up from a composite of representative metaphysical personalities prevalent in occult groups at the turn of the last century.And yet...there are others, many others, perhaps millions who have seen her face on hundreds of UFO and paranormal websites and TV shows. They have gazed at images of the enigmatic woman called Maria and are convinced she is real and her story is real too.Real or myth, her story is compelling and as strange and incredible as the times in which she is purported to have lived. A time when events, inconceivable and unbelievable in our own rights, happened while deluded self-proclaimed messiahs and dictators plunged the world into a conflagration of war that could have ultimately destroyed all life on this planet.Perhaps that’s why we have always felt, in our desire for answers, compelled to explore the edges of the impossible, and in doing so bur and redefine the eternally wavering line between myth and reality. For the purpose of this fascination story, that’s exactly what has been done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyn Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125032/bk_acx0_125032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know how to make a movie on a tight budget? How to make a movie: Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems: Not enough money for crews Over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie Can’t get the attention of an indie studio Should have started with a short film to gain attention Cheap Movie Tricks: Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing, at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48 percent of all film schools are in the US and UK. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs, and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and have been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals, and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B-list actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn from this audiobook: How planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow Everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget Tips 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116976/bk_acx0_116976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.