The author´s artful style of writing coupled with the colorful images he incorporates into the text makes for a thoughtful and emotionally charged listening experience. Truly a practiced poet, Mr. Foley has succeeded in composing a vast collection of feelings and seems to have mastered the art of defining dreams and abstract states on paper, also recorded into voice for others to listen too, and draw from what they wish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allen Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047554/bk_acx0_047554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Walt Whitman said, ´´...poetry is the voice of the nation, expressing its deepest concerns, ambitions and longings,´´ which is certainly true of the great classic poetry of America. This wide-ranging anthology, from the earliest poets of the 16th century to the present day, reflects the changing preoccupations and visions of Americans, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, and more. Enjoy 60 poems from leading classic figures as well as popular anonymous works such as Frankie and Johnny, which are an integral part of American consciousness. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, William Hootkins, Kate Harper, James Goode, Alibe Parsons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000180/bk_naxo_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Mamet´s gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, three men of different generations plan their heist. But their fates, like the nickel´s worn image of the beleaguered buffalo, may have been sealed long ago. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring Rich Hutchman as Donny DuBrow, Josh Stamberg as Walter Cole (Teacher), and Maurice Williams as Bobby. Directed by Brian Kite and recorded before an audience by L.A. Theatre Works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Hutchman, Josh Stamberg, Maurice Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000426/pf_latw_000426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a group of American professors gathers in London to teach a theatre course, the sparks fly as they squabble over academic politics, with egos, reputations, and careers at stake. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production, starring Ken Baltin, William Cain, Tara Callaghan, Lindsay Crouse, Julie Harris, Will Lyman, Kathleen McInerny, Dossy Peabody, Paula Plum, Alan Rachins, Mark Schilling, and Wallace Shawn. Directed by Andreas Teuber. Recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works. The complete list of actors includes Dossy Peabody, Paula Plum, Alan Rachins, Mark Schilling, and Wallace Shawn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Baltin, William Cain, Tara Callaghan, Lindsay Crouse, Julie Harris, Will Lyman, Kathleen McInerny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000384/pf_latw_000384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
L.A. Theatre Works´ exclusive dramatization of Joyce Carol Oates´ best selling novel shows a close-knit group of prestigious scholars in the affluent ´80s blown apart by tragedy and scandal. A sophisticated, witty, and chilling tale. Adapted for audio by Nick Olcott and performed by a full cast featuring Keith Carradine, Frank Muller, Dan Lauria, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Carradine, Frank Muller, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000006/pf_latw_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await female political appointees. On the eve of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes´ nomination as Surgeon General, a witty and dangerous cast of characters stir the calm waters of her Georgetown home. And when sexy ´´post-feminist´´ Quincy Quince enters the picture, even Lyssa´s husband Walter can´t be trusted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary McDonnell, Denise Nicholas, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000015/pf_latw_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and a host of other celebrities read over 100 poems by four of America´s greatest poets. Walt Whitman celebrates the brash and rugged individualism of his country in exuberant language. The spare, precise language of Emily Dickinson conveys her penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths. Robert Frost draws his inspiration from everyday incidents, common situations, and rural imagery. Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg´s poetry embodies a love of and compassion for the common man that earned him the nickname ´´poet of the people´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Pullman, Meryl Streep, Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dove/001073/bk_dove_001073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poem from Mali´s spoken-word collection Icarus Airlines.Taylor´s first live spoken-word collection since 2003, Icarus Airlines, contains 34 poems, including ´´The Miracle Workers´´, ´´Holding Your Position´´, ´´The Mascot of Monterrey´´, ´´Best Conversation on Race´´, ´´The Apologia of Hephaestus´´, ´´Practice Pheasant´´, ´´Depression, Too, Is a Kind of Fire´´, ´´The New Ash on the Roof of Our Building´´, ´´My Mother´s Gardening Journal´´, ´´Remarkable Man´´, ´´I Am Loving You´´, ´´Your Eyes Are My Only Limitless Now´´, ´´Another Preposition Entirely´´, ´´The Lanyard´´ (by Billy Collins), ´´They Don´t Make Loaves of Bread That Big´´, ´´Pizza´´, ´´When Does the Human Heart Rest?´´, ´´Bodhisattva´´, ´´Reading Allowed´´, ´´On Girls Lending Pens´´, ´´Nightfall´´, ´´For Health and Strength´´, ´´Salvation Army´´, ´´The Trusting Time´´, ´´Eight-Hour Spanish Bus Ride´´, ´´Entire Act of Sorrow´´, ´´Healing Orange´´, ´´Maybe For You It Is Today´´, ´´The Gates´´, ´´The Day Is Blue´´, ´´Defending American Interests´´, ´´For the Life of Me´´, ´´That Moment´´ (by Chad Anderson), and ´´The Second Pass´´ (with Emil Brikha). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taylor Mali. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/wdsm/000055/pf_wdsm_000055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, North American Stadiums is an assured debut collection about grace - the places we search for it, and the disjunction between what we seek and where we arrive.´´You were supposed to find God here/the signs said.” In these poems, hinterlands demand our close attention; overlooked places of industry become sites for pilgrimage; and history large and small - of a city, of a family, of a shirt - is unearthed. Here is a factory emptying for the day, a snowy road just past border patrol, a baseball game at dusk. Mile signs point us toward Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Salt Lake City, Chicago. And god is not the God expected, but the still moment amid movement: a field ´´lit like the heart / of the night”, black stars stitched to the yellow sweatshirts of men in a crowd.A map ´´bleached / pale by time and weather”, North American Stadiums is a collection at once resolutely unsentimental yet deeply tender, illuminating the historical forces that shape the places we inhabit and how those places, in turn, shape us.´´[Chambers] records vivid details and creates an engrossing urban pastoral.... These distinctive poems deserve a wide audience.” (Washington Post)´´Exquisite.... Chambers executes a kind of magic that is perhaps unique to poetry: He conjures a moment from nothing, draws the reader inside, and disperses the spell with something as gentle as a shift in the wind direction, or a quiet revelation.... A promising new poet.” (Booklist)´´These are poems of memory and longing - compelling, lyrical, and unsettling. The unsettling feeling comes with the revelation that for all the urban inventory, this is an American pastoral. A spacious glimpse of an old adventure: a poet pushing toward his own frontier. And Grady Chambers is a wonderful poet, equal to the task.” (Eavan Boland)´´This powerful, absorbing first book has the sound and feel 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grady Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arpb/000598/bk_arpb_000598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.