One might guess this is Miss Hepburn's picture, since she has the title role and has come to it trailing her triumphs from last year's Roman Holiday. And, indeed, she is wonderful in it - a young lady of extraordinary range of sensitive and moving expressions within such a frail and slender frame. She is even more luminous as the daughter and pet of the servants' hall than she was as a princess last year, and no more than that can be said. (Bosley Crowther, movie critic for The New York Times, 1954) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' British Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of Britain's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. For someone whose career ended over 30 years ago, Audrey Hepburn continues to retain her popularity and exert a strong influence over how people view beauty and sophistication. She remains an American icon despite the fact that she did not even move to the United States until 1953 (at the age of 24) and spent the majority of her life living in Europe. Her characters in films such as Roman Holiday (1953) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) are still held up as the paragon of delicate femininity and elegance. After undergoing a revival in popularity throughout the 1990s, her renewed popularity has refused to wane, and even though she acted in just 25 films, Hepburn is viewed in high regard by the entertainment establishment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deborah Fennelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035438/bk_acx0_035438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blazing...casts a spell right from the start. (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) "A timeless and heartbreaking love story." (Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere) "An extraordinary book." (Lauren Groff, author of Florida)Illuminating one of the great love stories of the 20th century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s Italy.In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover, Frank Merlo, meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives.Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day US, until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the 20th-century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004311/bk_peng_004311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hidden, buried deep within the government's archived files of failed military experiments lays a troubling secret. For years, 1953 to 1972 to be exact, a team of doctors and scientists tried unsuccessfully to alter test subjects, hoping to build living, organic weapons for the future. Eventually the project was disbanded, labeled an abject failure - but they were wrong - it just took the passage of time and altered DNA. Now, years later, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the original test pool are different, superior, and dangerous. Project Generations was spawned, a systematic collecting, or scrubbing, of an experiment gone awry. The Generations are hunted, collected, and eliminated before someone discovers the key to controlling them...or perhaps someone already has. Clouded in secrecy, a general is tasked with the daunting assignment of hoarding or wiping out the past by destroying their future. Captain Christina Aarons, a cursed Generation, is dispatched by the general to locate a new partner, Captain Jonathan Cross, himself the recipient of special abilities. Together the duo battle time, the general, and unseen forces, to block the laboratory testing and genocide of their brothers and sisters. A story steeped in plausible rhetoric, Generations Beyond will grip you and not let you go until the final minutes of this series is turned and the truth is revealed. Secure your copy today and discover The Generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack R. R. Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043483/bk_acx0_043483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A family. A firm. A lifetime of secrets. The irresistible new novel from the No 1 bestselling Penny Vincenzi. The Original and The Best. The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands. Enter Bianca Bailey, formidable business woman, mother of three, and someone who always gets her way. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell but it is the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder. Here is a tale of survival...and a kind of promise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Duncan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000359/bk_head_000359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mysteries & Thrillers of Spring 2016 A debut espionage novel in the style of Alan Furst and John le Carré, An Honorable Man is a chilling Cold War spy thriller set in 1950s Washington, DC. Washington DC, 1953. The Cold War is heating up: McCarthyism, with all its fear and demagoguery, is raging in the nation's capital, and Joseph Stalin's death has left a dangerous power vacuum in the Soviet Union. The CIA, meanwhile, is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated, and anti-Communist plots are being cut short in ruthlessly efficient fashion. The CIA director knows any news of the traitor, whose code name is Protocol, would be a national embarrassment and compromise the entire agency. George Mueller seems to be the perfect man to help find the mole: Yale educated; extensive experience running missions in Eastern Europe; an operative so dedicated to his job that it left his marriage in tatters. The director trusts him. Mueller, though, has secrets of his own, and as he digs deeper into the case, making contact with a Soviet agent, suspicion begins to fall on him as well. Until Protocol is found, no one can be trusted, and everyone is at risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007381/bk_sans_007381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reggie Rainbow has found the perfect profession for someone who likes to keep himself to himself: It's his job to make sure that some things stay out of sight and out of mind. Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of down-at-heel theatres for a living. Childhood polio has left him with a limp, but his strong arms and nimble fingers are put to perfect use behind the scenes, helping the illusionist Mr Brookes to "disappear" a series of glamorous assistants twice nightly. But in 1953, bookings for magic acts are scarce, even in London. So when Mr. Brookes is unexpectedly offered a slot at the Brighton Grand, Reggie finds himself back out on the road and living in a strange new town. The sea air begins to work its own peculiar kind of magic, and, as the bunting goes up in the streets outside the theatre for the Grand's forthcoming Coronation spectacular, Reggie begins to wonder just how much of his own life is an act - and what might have happened to somebody who disappeared from that life long ago. Set in the tarnished world of 1950s Variety, The Disappearance Boy is a masterful and dark tale of love lost and found; of blood, sweat - and all the other secrets that are kept hidden away behind those red velvet curtains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Bartlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020333/bk_adbl_020333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Episode 3: How Russia regards the ladies relationship with Paul. Ruth’s impressions of the press. Touring Russia. Pop diva Ruth has her own billboard in Russia. Ruth in space! Bathing in snow in the arctic circle. Beatle Paul is arrested for farming pot in Scotland. Jim goes mad. Macca advocates the legalization of weed in the Times. Dealing with their relationship with Paul. McCartney’s Swedish drug bust. On the death of George’s mum Louise. The McCartneys are moral cowards. Ruth rides horses with Heather McCartney. Heather go to the bathroom! Ruth opines on Paul’s music - not a fan. Paul will not did deep into his emotions thus his music suffers. “Trite pop crap!“ Jim’s profound disappointment in Paul. Angie’s no Beatles fan. John was the backbone of the Beatles. Paul and Prince? Paul was not really close to his dad. Paul bought the Robbins a shop. Mr. McCartney was on a meager monthly budget from Paul. Paul paid just half of Aunty Milly’s nursing home bill. Ruth and Julian Lennon. Jamming with Keith Moon, Rod Stewart, Cat Stevens, Ryan O’Neil, Mark Bolan, and Elton John in London. Mike McGear would cover for Paul even if he murdered someone. Paul is not dead - but he did crash his motorbike. On Tara Brown and his wife (she did not recall her own child’s name!). On Mick Jagger circa 1967. Paul does not challenge himself. Linda did not feed her family properly, so Jim and co., used to sneak food at night. Paul forgets Jim’s birthday. The star-studded funeral of Brian Epstein. LuLu loses her pants. The Beatles loved Brian. Ruth’s real dad - not whom you think! Paul roughs up an old man at Lime Street Station. Linda is abusive to old Jim. Paul kicks the dog! A reporter cons his way into the house. Paul’s a fairly decent carpenter. The day John Lennon died - Yoko is a flake. Paul orders Angie around. Paul was controlling. Contains adult language and mature themes. Not recommended for children. Dedicated to Vrndarani Devi 1953-20 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159631/bk_acx0_159631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waiting for Godot (pronounced / do /) is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait for someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. The play is often considered one of the most prominent works in the Theatre of the Absurd movement.Voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century", Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original French version, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled (in English only) "a tragicomedy in two acts". The original French text was composed between 9 October 1948, and 29 January 1949. The première was on 5 January 1953 in the Théâtre de Babylone. The production was directed by Roger Blin, who also played the role of Pozzo.
"Blazing . . . casts a spell right from the start." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times"A timeless and heartbreaking love story." --Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere"An extraordinary book." --Lauren Groff, author of FloridaIlluminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s ItalyIn July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives.Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U.S., until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play.What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century.