In this autobiography, woven from personal pieces composed over the course of a celebrated writing life of more than 50 years, you´ll meet William Buckley the boy, growing up in a family of 10 children; Buckley the daring young political enfant terrible, whose debut book, God and Man at Yale, was a shocking New York Times best seller; Buckley the editor of National Review, widely hailed as the founder of the modern conservative movement; Buckley the husband and father; Buckley the spy and novelist of spies; and Buckley the bon vivant. You´ll also meet Buckley´s friends: Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, Clare Boothe Luce, Tom Wolfe, John Kenneth Galbraith, David Niven, and many others. Along the way, the listener will be treated to Buckley´s romance with wine, his love of the right word, his intoxication with music, and his joy in skiing and travel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William F. Buckley, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001107/bk_blak_001107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exclusively from AudibleIn true Dickensian fashion, The Old Curiosity Shop offers a humorous yet devastating depiction of both the most honourable and most corrupt members of 19th-century English society. Hailed by Queen Victoria as being ‘interesting and cleverly written´, The Old Curiosity Shop introduces listeners to the uniquely colourful characters of Nell Trent, her young friend, Kit, her doting grandfather and the evil moneylender to whom they all fall prey, Daniel Quilp. A gentle and caring young orphan, Nell works in her grandfather’s shop alongside her only friend, the honest and hardworking Kit. Upon discovering that their shop and income have been gambled away and are now in the hands of the wicked and grotesquely deformed Daniel Quilp, Nell and her grandfather are forced to flee from their hometown and throw themselves on the mercy of strangers; forever to be hunted by the malevolent ghosts of their past.First published in 1841 in serial form, The Old Curiosity Shop experienced worldwide success and was praised by the public and critics alike. In this modern and original adaptation, Jessie Buckley delivers an astute and powerful performance which is guaranteed to intrigue listeners from the start. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessie Buckley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050946/bk_adbl_050946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julia Buckley needs a miracle. Like a third of the UK population, she has a chronic pain condition. According to her doctors, it can´t be cured. She doesn´t believe them. She does believe in miracles, though. It´s just a question of tracking one down. Julia´s search for a cure takes her on a global quest, exploring the boundaries between science, psychology and faith with practitioners on the fringes of conventional, traditional and alternative medicine. From neuroplastic brain rewiring in San Francisco to medical marijuana in Colorado, Haitian vodou rituals to Brazilian ´spiritual surgery´, she´s willing to try anything. Can miracles happen? And, more importantly, what happens next if they do? Raising vital questions about the modern medical system, this is also a story about identity in a system historically skewed against ´hysterical´ female patients and the struggle to retain a sense of self under the medical gaze. Heal Me explains why modern medicine´s current approach to chronic pain is failing patients. It explores the importance of faith, hope and cynicism and examines our relationships with our doctors, our beliefs and ourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Brownhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oras/000024/bk_oras_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author Jack Boyle created the modern Robin Hood-like character, Horatio Black, known to friend and foe as Boston Blackie. Blackie was a reformed jewel thief and safecracker, constantly suspected of crimes he did not commit and forced to play the role of detective to clear his name. His girlfriend, Mary Wesley, assisted Blackie from time to time, as did his pal Shorty. Forced to defend himself against the accusations of New York Police Inspector Faraday, Blackie always managed to stay one step ahead of the cops in solving a crime. The wisecracks exchanged between Blackie and Faraday made the program an enjoyable mix of comedy and mystery. Chester Morris played the character in 15 Boston Blackie films for Columbia. When The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show needed a summer replacement in 1944, Chester Morris was lured to the NBC microphone for a short-lived Boston Blackie series sponsored by Rinso. The following year, Boston Blackie was syndicated by Ziv with Dorothy Kilgallen’s husband, Dick Kollmar, in the title role. This syndicated series lasted until 1950 and featured Maurice Tarplin as Inspector Faraday with Leslie Woods and Jan Miner as Mary. In 1951, the series made the leap to television starring Kent Taylor as Blackie, Lois Collier as Mary, and Frank Orth as Faraday. Enjoy 12 of the finest detective adventures of Boston Blackie in this thrilling collection! 5/14/47 ´´The Joe Adams Drowning Murder” 5/21/47 ´´Blackie Breaks into Langley Penitentiary” 6/11/47 ´´Blackie Framed for Killing a Watchman” 6/18/47 ´´The Donald Carver Frame-Up” 6/25/47 ´´The Joe Nelson Murder” 7/2/47 ´´Johnny ´Cash´ Burns Imported Wool” 7/9/47 ´´The Harmonica Man Murder” 7/16/47 ´´The Construction Gang Bank Robbery” 8/20/47 ´´The John Austin Murder” 8/27/47 ´´The Buckley Shakedown Racket” 11/12/47 ´´Murder, Incorporated” 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010745/bk_brll_010745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest - and most celebrated - novels of all time. In recent years, it has been named to ´´best novels´´ lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he´s assigned, he´ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: A man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. Since its publication in 1961, no novel has matched Catch-22´s intensity and brilliance in depicting the brutal insanity of war. This 50th-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller´s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; personal essays on the genesis of the novel by the author; a wealth of critical responses and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers from Joseph Heller´s personal archive; and a selection of advertisements from the original publishing campaign that helped turn Catch-22 into a cultural phenomenon. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay O. Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008079/bk_sans_008079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.