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.
The adventures of Captain Midnight came to radio in 1938, originally sponsored by The Skelly Oil Company and later by Ovaltine. Our hero was Captain Jim ´´Red” Albright, a World War One U.S. Army pilot. His ´´Captain Midnight” code name was given to him by a general who sent him on a high-risk mission from which he returned precisely at the stroke of midnight. Albright was recruited by our government to head the Secret Squadron, an aviation-oriented paramilitary organization fighting sabotage and espionage during the period prior to the United States entering into World War Two. Captain Midnight and his Secret Squadron battled enemies including Ivan Shark, Baron von Karp, Admiral Himakito and von Schrecker. The wartime activities were usually outside the continental United States, with adventures in Europe, South America, the Pacific and Asia. Heard in 15-minute installments, Captain Midnight had an audience into the millions. Radio premiums offered by the series included decoders, used by listeners to decipher encrypted messages previewing the next day’s episode. Now, enjoy 24 consecutive episodes from this high-flying radio adventure series! 12/20/39 #213 ´´Footprints” 12/21/39 #214 ´´The Doorway” 12/22/39 #215 ´´The Room” 12/25/39 #216 ´´The Trap” 12/26/39 #217 ´´Water Torture” 12/27/39 #218 ´´Is Escape Possible?” 12/28/39 #219 ´´Ivan Shark” 12/29/39 #220 ´´Battle of the Hacienda” 1/1/40 #221 ´´Questioning Zollinger” 1/3/40 #222 ´´What’s in the River?” 1/5/40 #223 ´´The Perada Treasure” 1/8/40 #224 ´´Ivan Shark Escapes” 1/10/40 #225 ´´The Fiesta” 1/12/40 #226 ´´Voice on the Radio” 1/15/40 #227 ´´The Voice Again” 1/17/40 #228 ´´The Wreckage” 1/19/40 #229 ´´Sick and Injured”... 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010932/bk_brll_010932_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.