Fred Allen specialized in literate wordplay, lacerating satire, and a squinty-eyed critique of the passing scene. His style was entirely his own: the slate-pencil whine of his voice, the ludicrously-named supporting characters, and the small-town-cum-big-city rattle of his dialogue. Join him in a promenade through parody, along with co-stars Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, John Brown, Charlie Cantor, and Parker Fennelly. Even Fred’s guest stars jump into the jest! Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Roy Rogers, Bela Lugosi, Ed Gardner, Norman Corwin, Edgar Bergen, and Charlie McCarthy, and many more give us droll dramas, mock murder mysteries, and legitimate laughs. This digitally restored and remastered collection including the very first walk down Allen’s Alley. Episodes include: First 30 Minute Show with guest Charles Laughton 10-04-42; Les Miserables with guest Orson Welles 10-18-42; Courtin’ Of Jenny Suggs with guest Roy Rogers 10-25-42; Guest: Hugh Herbert 11-08-42; Guest: James Melton 11-22-42; Allen’s Alley Begins with guest George Jessel 12-06-42; Guest: Rise Stevens 12-20-42; Guest: Bela Lugosi 04-25-43; Guest: Ted Lewis 03-19-44; Guest: Ed Gardner 03-26-44; Guest: Norman Corwin 05-14-44; An Audition With Charlie McCarthy 10-07-45; Guest: Frank Sinatra 10-21-45; Charlie McCarthy Sues Fred for Slander 10-28-45; Guest: Monty Woolley 11-11-45; Guest: Boris Karloff 11-18-45; Take It or Leave It 01-06-46; Guest: Arthur Treacher 02-24-46; Guest: Sydney Greenstreet 05-12-46; The Perfect Crime 10-19-47. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, Old Time Radio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/radi/001899/bk_radi_001899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of Bob Hope´s classic NBC radio show originally aired on February 7, 1950. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, ´´Thanks for the Memories´´. His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope´s radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hope, Fred Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000392/rt_radi_000392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of Bob Hope´s classic NBC radio show originally aired on February 17, 1948. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, ´´Thanks for the Memories´´. His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope´s radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hope, Fred Astaire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000380/rt_radi_000380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty contests! Hurricanes! These are all parts of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself The Free State of Galveston. Located at a natural harbor on the northeastern part of a 30-mile-long sand barrier island, the city dates its beginning to the end of the Texas Revolution. Before then the harbor had attracted Jean Lafitte, a pirate from Louisiana, and the revolutionary Texan government fleeing in front of the attack of Santa Anna´s Mexican army. After independence in 1836, Michel B. Menard, along with nine associates, bought the harbor property and founded the town. Galveston grew on the strength of the harbor - the best between New Orleans and Veracruz - and the city became a major entry point for immigrants to Texas. During the Civil War, it was a haven for Confederate blockade runners and the site of one of the major battles of the war in Texas. Afterward it was a center for occupation forces and the point from which Major-General Gordon Granger announced the emancipation of Texas´ slaves on June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth Day). The city later became a major cotton port for the Southwest and the location of the University of Texas Medical School. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042232/bk_acx0_042232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dallas first grabbed the national imagination in 1936 when it hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition. Since then, the fascination with Big D has seldom flagged. If the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 cast a pall over the city, the success of the Dallas Cowboys and the popularity of the television series Dallas revived the image of a glitzy, hustling metropolis at the center of the Sunbelt. In this concise overview, Hazel examines the city´s roots as a frontier market town, its development as a regional transportation center, and its growing pains as it entered the 20th century. Ku Klux Klan dominance in the 1920s is chronicled, as well as the half-century of control by an elite group of businessmen. The narrative concludes with a look at today´s city, struggling with issues of diversity. The author pays special attention to the role of ethnic groups in shaping Dallas: the French colonists of the 1850s; the German, Swiss, and Italian immigrants of the 1870s and 1880s; the Mexican Americans of the early-20th century; and the Southeast Asians of recent decades. He also examines the role of African Americans, who came with the first Anglos and struggled for more than a century to gain equality. Dallas: A History of Big D is based on pioneer letters and reminiscences, as well as the research of recent years. Written in a popular style, it will appeal to scholars and general listeners curious about how Dallas grew to become the nation´s eighth largest city. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Henderson Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047787/bk_acx0_047787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fred Dibnah´s World celebrates the life and work of Britain´s best known steeplejack and national treasure, Fred Dibnah. Before his death in 2004, Fred presented many popular series, including Magnificent Monuments, The Age of Steam and Made in Britain, all of which attracted viewers in their millions. Fred is the companion to the 12-part BBC2 series celebrating the life of this great man, which combines highlights from some of Dibnah´s classic programmes with previously unseen footage. The book can of course go much further than the series, including an extraordinarily account of Fred´s childhood which evokes a lost England and our great industrial heritage. Fred´s passion for the glories of the Victorian age and his fascination with the landscape he grew up in, plus his admiration for the craftsmen and labourers who made it all possible, captivate us on every page. Fred is the personification of everything that made England great in the first place. And this is a glorious tribute to a man whom millions came to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Mantle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000930/bk_rhuk_000930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If your child can feel a little anxious or upset when meeting new friends, then this could be the perfect audiobook story. Small children often feel a little scared when going somewhere strange or even starting a new class at school. This story addresses some of the problems and feelings experienced in a gentle way. Fred the friendly caravan is very upset and filled with longing when his caravan friend Lulu is taken away and replaced by a bigger and newer caravan with all mod cons.When the new caravan arrives next to him in place of Lulu, Fred worries they won’t be friends and that he, too, will be replaced. But things are never as bad as they seem, and there will be a happy ending for Fred.Audiobook stories for children offer a refreshing and entertaining alternative for kids who spend too much time in front of screens. The anticipation of an entertaining story that triggers the imagination is the perfect excuse for switching off that device and getting away from the screen. This lovely audiobook story will have your child wanting to listen again and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Twigg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141437/bk_acx0_141437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true crime best seller about a husband and wife who loved and killed together.New and updated edition. Fred and Rose West are virtually unique in British criminal history: a husband and wife who loved and killed together. Fred & Rose is the definitive account of this infamous case (now with a postscript from the author).During their long relationship, the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their daughter. What was left of Fred West´s eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests´ previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country. Most victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These 12 are just the ones police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located.... Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing Fred & Rose, the definitive account of this infamous case. Beginning with Fred´s and Rose´s bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000738/bk_twuk_000738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fue un novelista, dramaturgo y poeta francés nacido en 1910, cuya obra expresa una profunda rebelión contra la sociedad y sus costumbres, hablando sin pudor de la criminalidad, los prejuicios, el homosexualismo, etcétera, por lo que su lectura fue muy resistida en muchos países, pero alabado en otros. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000233/bk_olst_000233_sample.mp3.