My Favorite Summer Vacations: Katy James James
My Favorite Husband hit the CBS Radio airwaves in 1948, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz and George Cugat - who later became Liz and George Cooper when confusion with bandleader Xavier Cugat prompted a name change. Set in the fictitious town of Sheridan Falls, the show follows the happily married couple, residents of 321 Bundy Drive, through mischief and various predicaments, from faked illnesses to trouble with exes. George, a banker, and Liz, a housewife, were billed as ´´two people who live together and like it.´´ The beloved series eventually transitioned to television in 1953, recast with Joan Caulfield and Barry Nelson, as Lucille Ball was busy filming the megahit I Love Lucy with her real-life husband Desi Arnaz. Episodes include ´´The Quiz Show´´, ´´Katy and Roscoe´´, ´´Piano and Violin Lessons´´, ´´April Fool´s Day´´, ´´Liz and George Reminisce´´, ´´The Surprise Halloween Party´´, ´´Vacation Time´´, ´´Learning to Drive´´, ´´Selling Dresses´´, and ´´George Is Messy´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucille Ball, Richard Denning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006982/bk_blak_006982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katy´s favorite holiday is Rosh Hashanah, when she gets to pick apples and make applesauce with her mother. But what happens when the tradition is interrupted by the early arrival of her baby cousin? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000536/bk_lrnr_000536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A story about the fight for equal rights in America´s favorite arena: the baseball field! Ten-year-old Katy Gordon loves baseball, and she´s good at it, too. She tries out for the 1958 Little League season in the disguise of a boy, and she gets in easily. But when the coach finds out she´s a girl, he forbids her from playing. ´´Since the beginning of baseball as an organized sport, it has always been the sole province of male athletes, and will remain so´´, says the Little League director. It´s not fair, and Katy, who´s also learning about the Civil Rights Movement in school, recognizes this as another societal injustice. As she sets out to prove that girls can play baseball, she meets some of the little-known women who already have been fighting against that barrier for decades. But will that be enough to overturn Little League´s discriminatory rules so Katy can finally play ball? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Dretzin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003150/bk_lili_003150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2013 Audie Award, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013 Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013 Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, the modern audience hasn´t had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker´s original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we´ve tried something different. By returning to Stoker´s original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we´ve sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power. This production of Dracula is presented by what is possibly the best assemblage of narrating talent ever for one audiobook: Emmy Award nominees Alan Cumming and Tim Curry plus an all-star cast of Audie award-winners Simon Vance (The Millenium Trilogy), Katherine Kellgren (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Susan Duerden (The Tiger’s Wife), John Lee (Supergods) and customer favorites Graeme Malcolm (Skippy Dies), Steven Crossley (The Oxford Time Travel series), Simon Prebble (The Baroque Cycle), James Adams (Letters to a Young Contrarian), Nicola Barber (The Rose Garden), Victor Villar-Hauser (Fun Inc.), and Marc Vietor (1Q84). These stellar narrators have been cast as follows: Alan Cumming as Dr. Seward Simon Vance as Jonathan Harker Katy Kellgren as Mina Murray/Harker Susan Duerden as Lucy Westenra Tim Curry as Van Helsing Graeme Malcolm as Dailygraph correspondent Steven Crossley as Zookeeper’s account and reporter Simon P... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003895/bk_adbl_003895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart. March 1912: 24-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence - sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets - their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive. June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago. Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, Letters from Skye is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a stunning new literary voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elle Newlands, Katy Townsend, Lincoln Hoppe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003556/bk_rand_003556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.