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/002921de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/000019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass; Or, The Midnight Call for Assistance:
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/008447de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience one of television’s greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone - fully dramatized for audio! Featuring a full cast, music and sound effects and today’s biggest celebrities in modern radio dramatizations. The Earth´s orbit has suddenly changed, drawing ever closer to the Sun, promising eminent destruction ... or has it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacy Keach, Kim Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/falc/000070de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A short monologue. Scene: the present day. Its nearly ten to midnight on Christmas Eve. A hospital radio studio at a medium-sized community hospital near Wigan. 68 year-old volunteer amateur broadcaster ROLAND GOOLE is finishing his programme before the station frequency switches to BBC Radio 2 at midnight...