A humorous and poignant story that follows a fictional major league baseball team through a summer season when the team comes together after one of the players is diagnosed with Hodgkin´s disease.This play is based on the novel by Mark Harris. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Harry Shearer, Ed Begley, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000058/pf_latw_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace; from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox’s work was relaunched into the world. Originally published in magazines such as The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper’s, these essays represent 10 years of Bissell’s best writing on every aspect of creation - be it Iraq War documentaries or video-game character voices - and will provoke as much thought as they do laughter. What are sitcoms for exactly? Can art be both bad and genius? Why do some books survive and others vanish? Bissell’s exploration of these questions make for a gripping, unforgettable listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Bissell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006074/bk_rand_006074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The quintessentially English cricket commentator, writer, oenophile, bon viveur, collector, and national treasure, fondly known as ´´Blowers´´, tells his colourful life story. Born in Norfolk and educated at Eton and Cambridge, Henry Calthorpe Blofeld OBE, nicknamed ´´Blowers´´ by the late Brian Johnston, is best known as a cricket commentator for Test Match Special on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. His distinctively rich, cut glass voice and his vividly eccentric observations of life on and off the pitch, have made him a household name, not only in Britain but around the world, wherever cricket is played. Blowers has been close to the heart of the game for over fifty years and his career has taken him to the far corners of the earth. This autobiography, stuffed to the gunwhales with delicious anecdotes, brings his astonishingly colourful story bang up to date. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Blofeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001424/bk_hcuk_001424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally back in print and now in audio - David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello´s exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared ´´an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop.´´ The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom. Signifying Rappers issued a fan´s challenge to the giants of rock writing, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, and Lester Bangs: Could the new street beats of 1989 set us free, as rock had always promised? Available again at last, Signifying Rappers is a rare record of a city and a summer by two great thinkers, writers, and friends. With a new foreword by Mark Costello on his experience writing with David Foster Wallace, this reissue cannot be missed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001304/bk_hach_001304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, the sports page and himself - all at once. The first installation of a series which includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Southpaw is a comic and poignant look at Henry Wiggen´s first season in the majors. This full-cast production features Edward Asner, Kate Asner, Henry Harris, Ron West, Amy Pietz, Earl Brown, Armando Ortega, Rugg Williams, Eric Winzenried, Evan Gore, and Tom Virtue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Asner, Amy Pietz, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000035/pf_latw_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the first episode aired on Nov. 10, 1969, Sesame Street revolutionized the way education was presented to children on television. It has since become the longest-running children´s show in history, and today reaches 8 million pre-schoolers on 350 PBS stations and airs in 120 countries. Street Gang is the compelling and often comical story of the creation and history of this media masterpiece and pop culture landmark, told with the cooperation of one of the show´s co-founders, Joan Ganz Cooney. Sesame Street was born as the result of a discussion at a dinner party at Conney´s home about poor children´s programming and hit the air as a big bang of creative fushion from Jim Henson and company, quickly rocketing to success. This audio is narrated by Caroll Spinney, the voice of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Spinney is the winner of four Emmy Awards and two Grammys, and has received both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Library of Congress´s Living Legend award for his work on Sesame Street. In 2006, Spinney was honored with the National Academy of Telelvsion Arts and Sciences´ Lifetime Achievement Award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroll Spinney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000314/bk_live_000314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Klopp: Bring the Noise by Raphael Honigstein, read by Adam James. ´I like the total intensification, when there are crashes and bangs everywhere, pure adrenaline and no one being able to breathe.´ Jürgen Klopp´s super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield. The appointment sparked hysteria in the city, with fans and club officials delighted to get the coach they´d long admired from afar and eager to see the impact he would have on the club and the Premier League. With exclusive access to Klopp´s friends, family, colleagues and players, Raphael Honigstein goes behind-the-scenes at Liverpool, Mainz and Dortmund to tell the definitive story of Klopp´s career, transformative footballing genius and how he is bringing the noise to Anfield. Klopp´s the manager to turn players into winners, to get that little bit more from them and transform teams like mid-table Borussia Dortmund into title winners and one of Europe´s most acclaimed sides in just two seasons. He´s authentic, approachable and funny, charming media and fans alike. He´s also merciless and exceptionally driven, his quick temper bubbling away barely under the surface. Expectations have been high and even when results haven´t gone their way, Liverpool´s exciting football and Klopp´s pitch-side passion have enthralled, culminating in a triumphant return to Champions League football. Klopp follows his story from its Black Forest beginnings, as a player with ´fifth division skills and a first division brain´, his accidental fall into management and the success at Mainz and Dortmund which paved the way to Anfield. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002999/bk_rhuk_002999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.