The over 800 radio broadcasts summarized in this book combine exciting, high-technology advancements of the 1940s with high adventure - even by today´s standards! This is why Captain Midnight riveted over 20 million people - equally among youths and adults - to their radios around the globe. It´s also why many fans went on to become career aviators. Originally written by military pilot Robert M. Burtt, and recovered by screenwriter and novelist Leonard Zane, these post-WWII thrills are back! So come climb aboard prop and jet planes, and haaaapppyyy laaandiiiings! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonard Zane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bear/000019/bk_bear_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Produced in New York, Murder at Midnight came to ABC Radio in September 1946 and featured horror stories with supernatural twists. Raymond Morgan, a former Long Island minister who had left the cloth for the excitement of radio, was the foreboding host who each week uttered the lines, ´´Midnight, the witching hour, when the night is darkest, our fears the strongest, and our strength at its lowest ebb. Midnight, when the graves gape open and death strikes.´´ Over its six-year run in syndication, Murder at Midnight had a relatively high production budget, which helped it pull respectable audience shares. The supporting players were New York´s best, including Lawson Zerbe, Karl Swenson, Berry Kroeger, Lon Clark, Elspeth Eric, and Raymond Edward Johnson. Anton M. Leader directed the series, and the scripts were by top writers, including Joe Ruscoll, Max Ehrlich, and Robert Newman. Episodes included are ´´The Dead Hand´´, ´´The Man Who Was Death´´, ´´The Secret of XR3´´, ´´Wherever I Go´´, ´´Trigger Man´´, ´´Death´s Goblet´´, ´´The Heavy Death´´, ´´Nightmare´´, ´´The Creeper´´, ´´Murder´s a Lonely Business´´, ´´The House Where Death Lived´´, and ´´The Kabbalah´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Morgan, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008447/bk_blak_008447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on March 16, 1951. Nero Wolfe, featured in 46 novels, movies, and television series, first came to radio on April 7, 1943. The great character actor Sydney Greenstreet played him from 1950-51. Wolfe, the ´´gargantuan gourmet´´, solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes. The overweight detective of Rex Stout´s novels refused to leave his elegant brownstone on business, sending his wisecracking, two-fisted assistant, Archie Goodwin, out to do his legwork. This peculiar private investigator preferred tending to his beloved orchids over solving crimes. In fact, the only reason he worked at all was to keep up his lavish lifestyle. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000134/rt_radi_000134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nikesh Patel stars as Saleem in BBC Radio 4´s epic dramatisation of Salman Rushdie´s Booker Prize-winning novel of love, history and magic. Saleem Sinai is born on the stroke of midnight on 14th-15th August 1947, at the exact moment that India and Pakistan become separate, independent nations. From that moment on, his fate is mysteriously handcuffed to the history of his country. But Saleem´s story starts almost thirty years earlier, when his grandfather, Dr Aadam Aziz, falls in love with a woman concealed behind a perforated sheet. That pivotal moment in Kashmir in 1919 sparks a series of bizarre events that will lead to a cryptic prophecy and the birth of a boy with an extraordinary destiny. As a ´Midnight´s Child´, Saleem has magical powers, and can telepathically tune in to all the other gifted children whose birth coincided with India´s division. However, his strange entanglement with the fate of India will have dramatic repercussions for both him and his country.... Adapted by Ayeesha Menon, this dazzling dramatisation of Rushdie´s many-layered, magical realist masterpiece is both an enthralling family saga and a riveting history of post-colonialism. First broadcast to mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, it features Nikesh Patel as Saleem, with a star cast including Abhin Galeya, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose and Narinder Samra. Also included is an interview with Salman Rushdie, in which the author talks to radio drama director Emma Harding about his multi-award winning novel. Midnight´s Children won the Booker Prize in 1981, and was subsequently awarded the ´Booker of Bookers´ prize in 1993 and ´The Best of the Booker´ prize in 2008. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikesh Patel, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose, Preeya Kalidas, Aysha Kala, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002921/bk_rhuk_002921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the famous detective created by Rex Stout, ´´The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe´´ stars Sydney Greenstreet as ´´the balkiest, bulkiest, smartest, and most unpredictable detective in the world... that brilliant eccentric private detective, orchid fancier and gargantuan gourmet.´´ Nero Wolfe, armchair detective in the classic tradition, and Archie Goodwin, wisecracking hard-boiled investigator, shine in eight radio tales from this classic detective series first broadcast in 1950-1951. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000825/rt_radi_000825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jimi speaks out on his otherworldly music, poverty-stricken early years, and unparalleled rise to superstardom in the late 1960s. Hendrix was far too busy recording and performing to grant many interviews, but the ones he did we have for you here! A must have for any serious Hendrix fan or pop culture aﬁcionado. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000108/bk_ekit_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The novelist Salman Rushdie has always dreamed large. He’s written stories about how nations come into being; how new ideas come into the world and how the modern world connects to the ancient. Midnight’s Children, his second novel, won the Booker Prize in 1981, when Rushdie was in his early 30s. But not many Americans had heard of Rushdie until Valentine´s Day, 1989, when the dying Ayatollah Khomeni of Iran issued the infamous fatwa calling for Rushdie’s head, for the supposedly blasphemous novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie spent most of the next decade in hiding, accompanied by armed British agents. He’s now published his account of that stranger-than-fiction time: Joseph Anton: A Memoir. Then, around 1961, Andy Warhol started painting cans of Campbell´s soup, in all 32 varieties. He liked to tell people that his mother made him Campbell´s soup and that´s why he painted it. The soup cans are probably the most recognizable images in American art, and Warhol intended it that way. He borrowed the Campbell´s brand fame to help make his own; he appeared in Time in 1962 as part of the Pop revolution that was remaking art — destroying the serious, sublime aspirations of artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Warhol was doing Campbell´s soup at the same time he was painting Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor. In his art, Campbell´s was a ´´star´´ like a movie pinup. But as obvious as they look, the paintings are still mysterious today: Why paint something you can buy in a grocery store? What did Warhol mean? Studio 360´s David Krasnow looked for answers. [Broadcast Date: September 22, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120922/rt_stud_120922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you´ll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre): Homicidal Maniac The Tell-Tale Heart Song of the Slasher Murder Comes to Life Death on the Highway The Scream Island of Death Man From Yesterday Color Blind Formula Desert Death Bog-Oak Necklace Dead to Rights Portrait of Death Dead Man´s Debt Terror by Night Lonely Sleep Corridor of Doom Over My Dead Body Death Demon Q Death of a Doll Between Two Worlds Devil´s Fortune Corpse in the Cab Mind over Matter Sorry Wrong Corpse Catch a Killer Image of Death Devil´s Workshop Wish to Kill Skeleton Bay Murder Mansion Beneficiary Death Twice Dead Beyond the Grave Unforgiving Corpse Death for Sale Magic Tile Dead Walk At Night Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam Lost Refrain Island of the Dead Girl and the Gallows The Black Art Dead Man´s Deal Till Death Do Us Part Make Ready My Grave Death´s Old Sweet Song No Rest for the Dead The Creeping Wall Blood of Cain I Walk in the Night Strands of Death Death Is a Double-Crosser You Could Die Laughing 8 Steps to Murder Spectre of the Rose Murder Comes at Midnight Death Bound Don´t Dance on My Grave The Mur... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Old Time Radio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006562/bk_acx0_006562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who´s laughing now? It´s you! Why? Because you´re settling back with a rib-tickling collection of great radio comedy! All of your favorites are here: Jack and Fred, Phil and Alice, Fibber and Molly, Edgar and Charlie, George and Gracie, Lum and Abner, Snooks and Daddy, and many more! Crack a smile as the kings and queens of comedy crack wise. Here are 24 digitally restored and remastered episodes of radio revelry from shows that have kept Americans in stitches for more than 50 years. Episodes include: Phil Harris-Alice Faye Fitch Bandwagon: Interior Decorator 01-19-47; The Jack Benny Program: The Horn Blows at Midnight 02-20-49; The Great Gildersleeve: Gildersleeve Signs Up For Summer Stock 06-14-42; Fibber McGee & Molly: Passenger Pigeon 04-27-48; Burns & Allen: Newlywed Advice 05-23-46; A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis and Mildred Plan to Elope 02-12-49; The Fred Allen Show: Guest Rudy Vallee 01-30-49; Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy: Guest Dick Powell 03-07-54; The Life of Riley: Junior´s Key 10-13-45; Meet Corliss Archer: The Old Oak Tree; The Couple Next Door: Income Tax Forms 04-14-58; A Date With Judy: Guest Frank Sinatra 02-20-45; The Aldrich Family: The Antique Chairs 02-17-49; The Couple Next Door: New Plans For Laundry Room 04-15-58; Jimmy Durante: Guest Lucille Ball 04-28-48; Sealtest Variety Theater: Guests Abbott & Costello and Dick Powell 10-21-48; Baby Snooks: Baseball Game 04-17-41; Lum & Abner: Lum´s Elopement 12-12-48; Life With Luigi: Post Office Breaks Luigi´s Gift 12-06-49; Baby Snooks: In the Kitchen 04-24-41; Drene Time: Danny Thomas and The Bickersons 02-09-47; Our Miss Brooks: Hawking for Hawkins Travel Agency 07-17-55; Duffy´s Tavern: Archie Wants to Marry a Rich Woman 06-01-49; Red Skelton: Dancing 03-04-47. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, George Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001234/rt_radi_001234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.