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.
Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe is a legend in his own time. He cruised onto the TV screens decades ago on his Harley Davidson singing songs about aliens, ghosts, and fairies. Everybody was stunned, and he became an overnight success with his own long-running Fortean TV series.The following years have seen him write dozens of books and become ever more popular among the followers of the genre. He has turned his hands to every subject of the paranormal, from ghosts to the Loch Ness Monster. So what's his take on the world as it is today? What does he think about time travel, psychics and everything that goes bump in the night?Prepare for an enjoyable and funny show as Theo Chalmers from On the Edge interviews Rev. Fanthorpe! World Wide Multi Media brings you quality content from around the globe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theo Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000096/bk_real_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam Duffy loves police TV shows so much he works as a security guard just to get a taste of the action. Sam’s dream is to fight crime and be the hero. In spite of his less than heroic physique, he figures he only needs a chance. This all changes when Sam wakes up inside The Fuzz, his favorite police drama. Unable to escape this fictional world, he is stuck in the body of lead detective Samuel Barnes. Sam discovers that fighting crime is a lot harder than watching TV. Sam does have one advantage: he has seen this episode. A revenge-seeking maniac is strapping bombs to dogs, and letting them loose on the city. The dog bomber has eluded the police, but Sam know exactly who he is. He just has to prove it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucas Strong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146435/bk_acx0_146435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts. Four brilliant comedy sitcoms -as first heard on BBC Radio - and introduced by Paul Merton. Frank Skinner stars in 'You'll Never Walk Alone' Nothing will stop a true football fan from following his team when they reach the Cup Final, not even an eight-month pregnant wife. Mitchell & Webb star in 'Impasse' A narrow country lane has no room for two vehicles to pass. Two vehicles meet head on. But which one is going to back up? Rik Mayall and June Whitfield star in 'I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds' Eric is so sure he's seen Burt Reynolds that he'll go to any lengths to prove it - even calling Hollywood. Paul Merton stars in 'The Blood Donor' Bunclarke does his duty and donates a pint of his rare and precious blood for his country. Little does he know just how rare it is? The original TV recording of 'The Blood Donor' starred Tony Hancock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rik Mayall, Paul Merton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002646/bk_bbcw_002646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else' is a four-part mini-series of short comedic monologues on BBC Radio 4. Written and performed by stand-up comedian Andrew Lawrence, it takes a light-hearted look at various aspects of conventional living and the pressure we feel to conform to social norms and ideals. In these four episodes, all recorded in front of a live audience, Andrew Lawrence examines such questions as 'What lengths do we need to go to to look good?', 'Do we really need to communicate with our fellow men?', 'How important is it to work?' and 'What does it mean to be in a relationship?' Andrew Lawrence is a double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and was a Chortle award nominee for Best UK Headline Comedian in 2010 and 2011. On TV, he has been seen in BBC1's 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.' 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004686/rt_bbcw_004686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No-one was going to replace her. Were they?Carrie is a successful TV producer in a high pressure job. She’s talented, liked, and well-respected. She and her husband, Adrian, an award-winning screenwriter, decided years before that they didn’t want children. But now, just as they’re both at the pinnacle of their careers, she has discovered she is pregnant and is shocked to find that she wants to keep the baby. But in a competitive industry where time off is seen as a sign of weakness, Carrie looks on the prospect of maternity leave with trepidation.Enter Emma, the temp, who is everything she could wish for as her cover: smart, willing and charming. Carrie fears that Emma is manoeuvring her way into Carrie's life, causing turmoil in both her marriage and her work as she does so. The problem is everyone else adores her.... Increasingly isolated from Adrian and her colleagues, Carrie begins to believe Emma has an agenda, or is she just being paranoid? Does Emma want her job, or maybe she’s after much more?The Temp is a twisting thriller about ambition, deception and betrayal by Michelle Frances, the number one best-selling author of The Girlfriend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001941/bk_macm_001941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An original novel by A.L. Kennedy featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker in the BBC TV series. Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch – owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word. Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers' Junior Receptionist Bryony, he'll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction. Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground – and it's starting to wake up.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002125/bk_rhuk_002125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As seen on the Emmy Award-winning TV show - Leah Remini - Scientology & the AftermathNominated by Foreword Magazine as 2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist Marc Headley provides an insider's view of life as a member of Scientology's "Sea Organization". Marc worked at Scientology's secret desert compound, which houses all Scientology management, for 15 years. The 500-acre property is located deep in the California desert. The local townspeople were told lectures and films were made there. But is that all that was happening? It is the location of a multi-million-dollar home for L. Ron Hubbard, built two decades after his death. It is the home of Scientology's current leader, David Miscavige. So what really happens at the Int Base? Are the stories on the Internet true? How does Scientology conduct management of its day-to-day operations? Could stories of armed guards, weapons, staff beatings, and razor-wire fences be true? If so, how could a facility like this exist in modern-day America? Hundreds of staff tried to escape over the years. Some succeeded but were never seen or heard of again; most failed. Why were people kept here? What really went on at the headquarters of Scientology? This is the story of what happened behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology. "...the Scientology cult, is I guarantee you, a thousand times more bizarre than you could have ever imagined." (The John & Ken Show, KFI AM 640) "Headley's book also provides stunning material that has rarely been collected in one place...a damning account of life working for Scientology leader David Miscavige at the secretive desert base...." (Tony Ortega, The Village Voice) "Marc Headley, a former insider at the church, has written a tell-all book, called Blown for Good, about his 15 years of work with Scientology. And folks...you can't handle the truth...." (The Frisky) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Headley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124713/bk_acx0_124713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following a formative encounter with the British pop movie Slade in Flame in 1975, Mark Kermode decided that musical superstardom was totally attainable. And so, armed with a homemade electric guitar and very little talent, he embarked on an alternative career - a chaotic journey which would take him from the halls and youth clubs of North London to the stages of Glastonbury, the London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall.How Does It Feel? follows a lifetime of musical misadventures which have seen Mark striking rock star poses in the Sixth Form Common Room, striding around a string of TV shows dressed from head to foot in black leather, getting heckled off stage by a bunch of angry septuagenarians on a boat on the Mersey, showing Timmy Mallet how to build a tea-chest bass - and winning the International Street Entertainers of the Year award as part of a new wave of skiffle. Really. Hilarious, self-deprecating and blissfully nostalgic, this is a riotous account of a bedroom dreamer's attempts to conquer the world armed with nothing more than a chancer's enthusiasm and a simple philosophy: how hard can it be?PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Kermode. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001867/bk_orio_001867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.