Multi-award-winning comedian Frank Skinner reveals an array of life secrets in a one-off special, from career highs and lows, to relationships with women, alcoholism, and losing his virginity to a prostitute. Based on his critically acclaimed autobiography. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Skinner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/avtv/000078/rt_avtv_000078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his trio of critically acclaimed, best-selling novels - The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ Faulkner-winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - Richard Ford, in essence, illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation, through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe, who is certainly one of the most indelible, provocative, and anticipated characters in modern American literature. Here, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now 68, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived - seemingly if not utterly - in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy´s devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford´s guiding spirit is the old comic´s maxim that promises if nothing´s funny, nothing´s truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford - and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash - the tumult of the world we live in. Through Bascombe - wry, profane, touching, wise, and often inappropriate - we engage in the aspirations and sorrows, longings, achievements, and failings of American life in the morning of the new century. Whether you´ve been a Bascombe insider since The Sportswriter or are encountering Ford´s unforgettable inventions newly here, Let Me Be Frank with You is a moving, wondrous, extremely funny odyssey, showcasing the maturity and brilliance of a great writer working at the top of his talents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Poe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004189/bk_harp_004189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein Tagebuch, eigenhändig verfasst im jugendlichen Alter und dennoch ein Stück Weltliteratur - wer könnte das von sich behaupten? Nur jemand, der unter besonderen Umständen lebt und sie in aller Eindringlichkeit zu schildern weiß. Gut zwei Jahre nach Beendigung des Zweiten Weltkriegs ist das Buch erschienen, was nicht bedeutet, dass die Autorin ihn überlebt hätte. Das galt nur für ihren Vater, der vor dem Zugriff gerettete Aufzeichnungen an eine Öffentlichkeit weitergab, die massives Interesse daran zeigte. Darin festgehaltene Eindrücke geben bis heute ein lebendiges Zeugnis dafür ab, was ihr geschehen ist. Über den Zeitraum von 25 Monaten und ein paar Wochen hinweg hielt sie sich mit Angehörigen und Freunden zunächst in einer Wohnung und anschließend im heutigen Amsterdamer Anne-Frank-Haus verborgen, zu finden im rückwärtig gelegenen Teil des Gebäudes an der Prinsengracht mit der Nummer 263. Die Dreizehnjährige bekam zum Geburtstag, was ein Poesiealbum werden sollte, doch anderweitig Verwendung fand. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Michael Freio Haas. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kope/000477/bk_kope_000477_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Al Franken´s Al Franken: Giant of the Senate includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed ´´About the Author´´ section. Preview: Al Franken: Giant of the Senate is an autobiography written by Minnesota Senator Al Franken. It gives background on Franken´s career as a comedy writer, on his campaigns for office, and on the workings of the Senate. Franken´s father was the child of German Jewish immigrants. He moved from New York to Minnesota to start a quilting factory, which quickly failed. He then became a printing salesman, and Franken, who was born in 1951, grew up in middle class suburbs. His family became Democrats during the Civil Rights era, in part because, as Jews, they identified with marginalized people and believed in equality for all. Franken´s family wanted him to be a scientist. However, Franken discovered from an early age that he loved comedy, and he and a friend, Tom Davis, who was a year behind him at a private school, began to write skits and comedy for the school. When they became older they performed regularly at the local comedy club. Franken went to Harvard, where he met his wife, Franni, who came from a poor family. Franni was able to go to college thanks to government assistance. Franken sees the Democrats as the party of civil rights and of economic opportunity, giving people like Franni a chance to succeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097653/bk_acx0_097653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs. Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the 20th century - infinitely charismatic, lionized, and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles, Tina Brown for Diana, and Peter Guralnick for Elvis, James Kaplan goes behind the legend and hype to bring alive a force that changed popular culture in fundamental ways. Sinatra endowed the songs he sang with the explosive conflict of his own personality. He also made the very act of listening to pop music a more personal experience than it had ever been. In Frank: The Voice, Kaplan reveals how he did it, bringing deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument. We relive the years 1915 to 1954 in glistening detail, experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra’s journey from the streets of Hoboken, his fall from the apex of celebrity, and his Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra - as man, as musician, as tortured genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002430/bk_rand_002430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the Famous People in History collection. Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katinka Wolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001110/bk_naxo_001110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stakes are high as Private Detective Frank Rozzani races against time to save the love of his life. Will Frank rescue her from the terrible man in the trench coat or will this man end the life of yet another person that Frank is close to? Find out who survives in the new Frank Rozzani Detective Mystery - Frank Incensed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Knecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154523/bk_acx0_154523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There’s more to Frank than meets the eye…A quirky, witty and utterly brilliant new picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Frank is your typical grandfather, but no one has a grandfather like him…. If you had to stand up and talk, for one whole minute, about a member of your family, who would you pick? Everyone else chooses really cool people, like Tom’s Uncle Marlon who plays drums in a band, or Hannah’s mum with her company car. But there’s nothing cool about grandfather Frank… or is there? In this hilarious, wise and heart-warming story, awesome new picture book talent David Mackintosh shows with a supreme lightness of touch just how much the older generation has to teach us, and how much fun learning from them can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mangan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001024/bk_hcuk_001024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.