´´What is with you lately?” Lenny’s wife would like to know. ´´You’ve been acting like everything is one big joke.” And it’s true - unemployed TV writer Lenny Sullivan has been having trouble seeing his life and times as anything more than fodder for edgy wisecracks. But when he bolts to Key West to refresh his lighter side, things suddenly turn serious. Well, sort of serious. A bullying businessman in league with a pair of bumbling mobsters is plotting to burn down his best friend’s struggling comedy club. The pill-popping star of his last best chance at a hit show is under a death threat from a very sore loser in a love triangle. And Lenny’s staunchest ally in the fight to keep the club, the star, and the laughs alive happens to be a 90-something named Bert the Shirt. Fortunately, Bert has a soft spot for comedians and is the savviest if not the most grammatical guy in town.... Deftly balancing suspense and humor, mayhem and romance, Key West color and showbiz glitz, One Big Joke uproariously entertains while making a sly but impassioned argument for the saving grace of comedy in tough times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jem Matzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108340/bk_acx0_108340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Annotated Marx Brothers:A Filmgoer´s Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details Matthew Coniam
The Giant Chinchilla of Oz is an exciting, funny, thought-provoking and clever mixture of L. Frank Baum, Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth), and Lewis Carroll´s Alice in Wonderland. Eleven-year old Jason Brandt meets Harvey the Squid (a retired cab driver) and Button-Bright (who can´t remember his real name), and acquires a pet Expanding Giant Chinchilla (for use in emergencies). Together this foursome must overcome The Two Weevils (Less and Greater, of course), The Spin Doctor, the weird inhabitants of Stationery City, and other dangers to bring a warning to the Emerald City before it´s too late. Filled with jokes and sly commentary on everything from our Internet-obsessed society to the world of fashion design, The Giant Chinchilla of Oz has something for listeners of all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112071/bk_acx0_112071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.