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Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year Audiobook

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

From Allie Esiri, editor of the bestselling A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year, comes this beautiful gift anthology of Shakespeare's works. William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, 154 sonnets and a handful of longer poems and you can discover them all here. Each page of this unique collection contains an extract, which might be a famous poem, quote or scene, matched to the date. Allie Esiri's introductions give her readers a new window into the work, time and life of the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is perfect for reading or sharing and brings you Shakespeare's best-known and best-loved classics alongside lesser known extracts. Esiri's entertaining and insightful thoughts on each entry will fill your year with wonder, laughter, wisdom and wit.

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El Día Audiobook

El Día

Author: Tao Mijares Narrator: Juliana Guajardo Release Date: August 2019

Durante todo un día, Lorena va cerrando puertas, haciendo remembranzas de su vida. En este viaje sin retorno, recorre lugares y hace recuentos de desamores. Al encontrar una última puerta, sólo consigue convencerse, eso sí, en plena serenidad y en una decisión auténtica, de que sólo hay, para ella, una única salida, no sin dejar una serie de reflexiones sobre la sociedad, la mujer, el amor y sobre todo, la belleza de la vida misma. 

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Mary Blair Destiny Audiobook

Mary Blair Destiny

Author: Erin L. Richman Narrator: Erin L. Richman Release Date: July 2019

How long can secrets remain undiscovered? What is "destiny?" Mary Blair Destiny is an unforgettable true story of serendipity, discovery, resilience, and healing. Mary Blair Destiny is based on the true story of a young woman, Dorothy, who discovers her birth parents by a series of 'accidents' -- and their affluent yet tragic lives in old Virginia. Fate and chance encounters lead Dorothy to uncover details of her birth and then her surprising circumstances as an infant. Dorothy set forth on an unwavering quest to find answers and bring healing to her life, yet she carried shame to her grave. A prominent politician, a doctor's fastidious records, and a unique name, Mary Blair, solved the puzzle of Dorothy's life. Generations later, more details are unearthed, no longer buried with those that held the deepest family secrets. Dorothy's true story is the product of a different era in American culture, but her strength and resolve remain timeless for all ages.  Following the lessons from the main characters, Richman reveals to readers virtues of looking at life as one moment, and that this present moment is irreplaceable. Richman and the lives portrayed in her story are proof that the richness of life is found in our connections with others-marriages and friendships, the moments in life that we share, and the ways that we become connected. The stories told in Mary Blair Destiny add up to a guide for living well, with inspiration for all of us.  Join author Erin Richman on this journey to resolve and heal the legacy that impacted generations of women and a branch of a family once-unknown. www.maryblairdestiny.com instagram @maryblairdestiny facebook @themaryblairproject

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Let George Do It, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Let George Do It, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

Detective series Let George Do It came to radio in 1946. It starred Bob Bailey as ex-G.I. and detective-for-hire George Valentine. Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, a.k.a. Brooksie (played by Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, and Lillian Buyeff). Other regulars included Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (played by Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley-George's nemesis on the police force (played by Wally Maher), and elevator operator and handyman in George's apartment building Caleb (played by Joseph Kearns). The supporting cast included William Conrad, John Dehner, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Bartell, and Hans Conreid to name a few. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. Sponsored by Standard Oil, Let George Do It was last heard in 1955. Now enjoy sixteen radio adventures of Let George Do It! 10/25/48 - "The Seven Dead Years"11/1/48 - "The Flowers That Smelled of Murder"11/8/48 - "Murder - It's a Gift"11/22/48 - "Who Is Sylvia?"1/24/49 - "Till Death Do Us Part"1/31/49 - "Mayhem By Experts"8/21/50 - "The Treasure of Millie's Wharf"8/28/50 - "High Card"9/11/50 - "The White Elephant"9/25/50 - "Tag! You're It!"10/23/50 - "The Hand in the Coconut"10/30/50 - "Sedan from the City"11/6/50 - "A Visit from Merlin"11/13/50 - "Angel's Grotto"11/27/50 - "Nothing but the Truth"12/4/50 - "And Hope to Die"

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The CBS Radio Workshop, Vol. 2 Audiobook

The CBS Radio Workshop, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956, through September 22, 1957, and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. Creator William Froug launched the series with a powerhouse two-part adaptation of Brave New World and booked author Aldous Huxley to narrate his famous novel. "We'll never get a sponsor anyway," CBS vice president Howard Barnes explained to Time, "so we might as well try anything." The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world's greatest writers, including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Aldous Huxley, Lord Dunsany, and Ambrose Bierce. This collection contains sixteen dramas starring Alexander Scourby, William Conrad, Parley Baer, Mary Jane Croft, Stacy Harris, Alan Reed, Daws Butler, Virginia Gregg, Ben Wright, Howard McNear, Edgar Barrier, June Foray, Hans Conried, Joseph Kearns, and Jeanette Nolan. 5/4/56 - "The Toledo War"6/1/56 - "A Matter of Logic"6/15/56 - "The Stronger"6/22/56 - "Another Point of View, or Hamlet Revisited"7/6/56 - "Portrait of Paris"7/20/56 - "Portrait of London"8/3/56 - "Subways Are for Sleeping"9/21/56 - "The Oedipus Story"10/26/56 - "When the Mountain Fell"11/2/56 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"11/9/56 - "Colloquy No. 4" - Joe Miller's Joke Book11/11/56 - "Report on the Weans"11/18/56 - "Sounds of a Nation"11/25/56 - "The King of Cats"12/9/56 - "I Was the Duke"12/16/56 - "The Big Event"

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The Lux Radio Theatre, Vol. 3 Audiobook

The Lux Radio Theatre, Vol. 3

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

The Lux Radio Theatre was one of the most prestigious and longest-running shows from radio's Golden Age. It featured the greatest stars in Hollywood appearing in hour-long radio adaptations of their biggest motion pictures. Cecil B. DeMille was the host (from 1936-1945) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s. The stars of the movie usually appeared in their audio counterparts, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another actor took the part. The productions were broadcast live, with a full orchestra, in front of a large studio audience. Sponsored by Lever Brothers, the makers of Lux Soap, The Lux Radio Theatre came to radio in 1934 and lasted until 1955 for a total of 926 hour-long broadcasts. It transitioned to TV in thirty-minute weekly installments in 1950 with James Mason as host. This volume includes eight Lux Radio Theatre episodes: 12/11/39 - 'In Name Only' with Cary Grant and Carole Lombard3/5/45 - 'Disputed Passage' with Alan Ladd and Akim Tamiroff3/19/45 - 'Grissley's Millions' with Pat O'Brien and Lynn Bari6/18/45 - 'The Canterville Ghost' with Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien1/21/46 - 'Johnny Eager' with Robert Taylor and Van Heflin2/11/46 - 'Now, Voyager' with Bette Davis and Gregory Peck11/10/47 - 'The Dark Corner' with Lucille Ball and Mark Stevens11/17/47 - 'Nobody Lives Forever' with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

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Philo Vance, Detective, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Philo Vance, Detective, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

Created by S. S. Van Dine, Philo Vance was quite popular in books, movies, and on radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, very intelligent, and cultured private detective-an Americanized Sherlock Holmes-working out of New York. In the movies, William Powell, Warren William, Paul Lukas, and Basil Rathbone starred as Vance. On radio, he was voiced by José Ferrer, John Emery, and Jackson Beck. Not that Vance needed any help solving a crime, he did work closely with his secretary and right-hand woman, Ellen Deering and his pal John Markham, New York County District Attorney. First heard for a brief time on NBC radio in 1945-46, Philo Vance, Detective enjoyed success in syndication beginning in 1948 starring Jackson Beck. Sixteen episodes are included in this volume: 12/28/48 - "The Rhumba Murder Case"1/4/49 - "The Magic Murder Case"1/25/49 - "The Idol Murder Case"2/1/49 - "The Golden Murder Case"2/8/49 - "The Flying Murder Case"2/15/49 - "The Butler Murder Case"2/22/49 - "The Herring Bone Murder Case"3/1/49 - "The Listless Murder Case"3/8/49 - "The Curtain Call Murder Case"3/15/49 - "The Million Dollar Murder Case"3/22/49 - "The White Willow Murder Case"3/29/49 - "The High-Hat Murder Case"11/15/49 - "The Little Murder Case"11/22/49 - "The Nightmare Murder Case"11/29/49 - "The Thundering Murder Case"12/6/49 - "The Birdcage Murder Case"

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A Room with a View Audiobook

A Room with a View

In this original adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel, an encounter in Florence and an offer to exchange rooms brings George Emerson to the attention of Lucy Honeychurch. Their flirtation is cut short by Lucy's chaperone, but when they meet again back home in England, Lucy must negotiate the demands of her station with the desires of her heart. Includes an interview with Julian Sands. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in March, 2019. Adapted and Directed by Kate McAll Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Rosalind Ayres as Charlotte Bartlett Edita Brychta as Mrs. Honeychurch, Miss Lavish, Signora Alastair James Murden as Freddy Honeychurch, Guide, Italian Driver Moira Quirk as Miss Catherine Alan, Miss Teresa Alan, Maid Darren Richardson as Mr. Beebe and Sir Harry Julian Sands as Mr. Emerson Eugene Simon as George Emerson Eleanor Tomlinson as Lucy Honeychurch Matthew Wolf as Cecil Vyse, Shopkeeper, English Driver Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Sound Designer, Recording and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Brian Wallace Production Manager: Jessie Vachiano Editor: Julian Nicholson

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (1991) Audiobook

Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (1991)

The original version of LATW's groundbreaking docudrama about the Pentagon Papers, the infamous classified documents about US involvement in the Vietnam War, and how The Washington Post fought the government to publish them. Includes a 1991 panel discussion with journalists Ben Bradlee, Peter Braestrup, Robert Maynard, Carla Robbins, Robert Scheer, and George Wilson. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in March, 1991. Directed by Tom Moore Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Philip Abbot as Chal Roberts Irene Arranga as Bailiff/Clerk Edward Asner as Ben Bradlee Ed Begley, Jr. as George Wilson Jack Coleman as Eugene Patterson/Carl Coogan Richard Dysart as Narrator Hector Elizondo as Fritz Beebee Bo Foxworth as The Soldier Robert Foxworth as Ben Bagdikian Robin Gammell as Murray Marder Gerrit Graham as Robert Mardian Howard Hesseman as Brian Sullivan Stacy Keach as John Mitchell Darrell Larson as Darryl Cox Nan Martin as Meg Greenfield Marsha Mason as Katherine Graham Richard Riehle as Lamont Vanderhall Harry Shearer as Richard Nixon Joe Spano as Ron Ziegler James Whitmore as Judge Martin Peel Harris Yulin as Henry Kissinger Stage Manager and Sound Effects, Barnaby Harris. Recording Engineer, Steve Barker.

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Medea Audiobook

Medea

Author: Euripides Narrator: Jared Ristau-Hernandez Release Date: June 2019

Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the 'barbarian' kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by murdering Jason's new wife as well as her own children, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life.

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Othello Audiobook

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: May 2019

PASSIONATE LOVE IN A PREJUDICED WORLD In Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch explores racism, religious bias, xenophobia, and the more disturbing aspects of relationships in the context of our society's ongoing struggle with polarizing differences. Consumed by their bigotry, those who praised the Moorish general Othello's military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome all obstacles, but Othello's assignment in an exotic new location draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose resentment and demons know no bounds.

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This Is Shakespeare Audiobook

This Is Shakespeare

Author: Emma Smith Narrator: Emma Smith Release Date: May 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of This Is Shakespeare, written and read by Emma Smith. A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.

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