Radiohead have been called the Beatles true heirs, a group advancing in such leaps and bounds that their contemporaries are trailing in their wake. For a reputation and status like that you would expect a group to be something out of the ordinary. The band formed when Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Ed O Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway attended a private boys school near Abingdon, near Oxford, UK, broke up whilst they attended University and reformed in 1991 when they signed a recording deal with Parlophone.The band broke in the USA before having UK success. This enabled them to build up a legion of followers who could associate with their music, songs and lyrics. Their third album, in the UK, ´´OK Computer´´ propelled them to international stardom and by 2007 Radiohead had sold in excess of 25 million albums. This is not a music release by the artist or record label and sound qualilty may vary. In this exclusive audiobiography we hear how fame almost caused them to split up, what inspires them in their writing, the relationship they have with their fans and the message they want to give to the world and to then music is the best artform to explain their opinion of society. Fans, music historians and collectors will get a unique insight into Radiohead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Bruen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000051/bk_rock_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´When bad sex happens to good people, there is no recourse like full disclosure,” is the motto of Worst Laid Plans, a comedy show staged at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the highly influential comedy organization co-founded by Amy Poehler. True stories of terrible sex imparted by the brave survivors who lived to tell, Worst Laid Plans is part Vagina Monologues, part car crash, and wholly hilarious. From ´´Trapped in the Closet´´ to ´´IncogNEGRO´´ to ´´The Farting Rapist,´´ this hour-long epic features recordings from live shows in Los Angeles and New York City, including performances by Laraine Newman (Original cast SNL), Mary Lynn Rajksub (24), Casey Wilson (SNL), and other performers who shamelessly take the mic to reveal all. Created by Alexandra Lydon and Laura Kindred, Worst Laid Plans premiered in 2007 and continues to play to sold out audiences to this day.Never was humor so dry.The performers you hear on this audio are not victims, but by and large the architects of their own misfortune. Because of that, a couple have chosen to remain pseudonymous. Others were more brave. Tymberlee Hill (´´IncogNEGRO”), ´´Suz” (´´Trapped in the Closet”), Alexandra Lydon (´´The Farting Rapist”), Laura Kindred (´´You Bet Your Ass”), Casey Wilson (´´Rub a Dub Dub, Thanks for the… Nub?”), Laraine Newman (´´Beef Stroganoff”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (´´My Fast Boyfriend”), ´´Maddow” (´´Tunnel to Nowhere”)For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Casey Wilson, Laraine Newman, Timberlee Hill, Mary Lynn Rajskub. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002283/bk_rand_002283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read—and sung—by Sara Bareilles! With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles - the artist and the woman - and her take on songwriting, soul searching, and what´s discovered along the way. She shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to herself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara´s confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Most recently known for her chart-topper ´´Brave´´, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multiplatinum single ´´Love Song´´. She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talent - this is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Jack Antonoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007199/bk_sans_007199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were number-one New York Times hardcover best sellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind. Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of listeners. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, May yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001511/bk_aren_001511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend, Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he´s made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then the first body appears - tied to a cross, facing the mouth of the fjord. In a chilling, timeless story of love, revenge and desire - deftly interwoven with contemporary issues, in a stunning plot that will leave you gripped to the final page - We Shall Inherit the Wind shows Staalesen at his most thrilling, thought-provoking best. One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1947. He made his debut at the age of 22 with Seasons of Innocence, and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen with his wife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024715/bk_adbl_024715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beautifully performed by Dan Stevens, ´War Horse´ has taken the world by storm. First published back in 1982, the book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre back in 2007. It´s well-deserved success means that it has now gone into it´s third year at the New London Theatre and will be later debuting on Broadway in New York City. At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert´s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He´s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man´s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000501/bk_hcuk_000501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband, Ludo, decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds. Here, in Humble By Nature, Kate shares with us a highly personal account of her journey from London town house to Welsh farm. Along the way we meet Bertie and Lawrence the donkeys, Myfanwy and Blackberry the pigs, and goats Biscuit and Honey, not forgetting a dog called Badger and his unladylike sidekick, Bella. And we are introduced to the tenant farmers Tim and Sarah, the locals who helped (and some who didn´t), and a whole host of newborn lambs. Full of the warmth and passion for the natural world that makes Kate such a sought after presenter, Humble By Nature is the story of two people prepared to follow their hearts and save a small part of Britain´s farming heritage, whatever the consequences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Humble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000227/bk_head_000227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kanye West is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. West´s seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his age. Three of his albums rank on Rolling Stone´s 2012 ´´500 Greatest Albums of All Time´´ list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063835/bk_acx0_063835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James returns - he reveals that a psychiatrist has put him on drugs because he´s shy. Allan Stevens takes the stage and gets friendly with the audience, especially the women. Then he tells Dom and James about the history of L.A. comedy. Then, Cash Levy lets loose with cheeky words of wisdom, and Maz Jobrani unleashes some Middle Eastern-flavored zingers. Allan Stevens Allan Stevens has a long and illustrious career in comedy and has performed alongside many of the greats. Aside from performing stand-up comedy, he worked as a writer on the hit sitcom Roseanne. Cash Levy Cash Levy has been seen on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He can be heard daily on XM Radio, Sirius, and he´s appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. With 15 years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained at sold-out comedy clubs throughout the country. Maz Jobrani In the fall of 1994, while beginning his Ph.D. in political science at UCLA, Maz Jobrani visited the university´s prestigious theater program. He was instantly hooked, and this led him to drop out of the program and pursue his childhood passion of acting and comedy. Maz has become one of the country´s top comedians, and he is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. Their Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first all Middle Eastern show on American TV. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/071002/pf_lafa_071002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as ´´Last Christmas´´ and ´´Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go´´. Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including ´´Careless Whisper´´ and ´´Freedom! ´90´´. He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, with Billboard magazine ranking him the 40th most successful artist to ever live. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards - winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations. Michael, who was gay, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser. In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984-2004. The documentary A Different Story, released in 2005, covered his career and personal life. In 2006, Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In 2016, he announced a second documentary on his life entitled Freedom, set to be released in March 2017. In the early hours of December 25, 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Preece. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088879/bk_acx0_088879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.