A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family´s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. Included with your purchase: Harry Clarke, performed by Billy Crudup An introduction to and performance of Lillian, an Obie Award-winning play written and performed by David Cale An exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversation with Harry Clarke director, Leigh Silverman, and David Cale A post-show discussion with Billy Crudup, David Cale, Leigh Silverman, and Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern. Harry Clarke was originally produced by the Vineyard Theatre, in association with Audible, in New York in 2017. In a rave review of the stage production, The New York Times hails Crudup´s performance as ´´a sly role terrifically suited to his gifts.´´ And The Hollywood Reporter praised Crudup´s ´´tour-de-force performance; effortlessly delineating his multiple characters, switching accents at the drop of a hat.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billy Crudup, David Cale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000147/or_orig_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionFour Christmas carols that capture the distinctive, contradictory and unmistakable choral style of Giles Swayne.Always plain-speaking, challenging, intense and emotionally honest, Swaynes music also brims with wit, melody and a sly playfulness that is both captivating and addictive. The Four Christmas Carols were written over several years. The first three are for unison voices with Piano, and can be performed by the whole assembly. The fourth requires a larger SATB chorus, and is a larger, expressive and impressive setting of The Coventry Carol.This set of carols has it all - from grand unison melodies, familiar tunes and rousing choruses to more poignant, challenging and unusual passages. It represents a hugely satisfying and entertaining addition to any festive performance or carol concert.SonglistJoseph´s CarolStarlightThe Coventry CarolThe Two Nowells
Winner of the Bsfa Award for Best Novel Jack Glass is the murderer. We know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel tells the story of three murders committed by Glass, the listener will be surprised to find out that it was Glass who was the killer and how he did it. And by the end of the book, our sympathies for the killer are fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of golden age sci-fi, Jack Glass is another bravura performance from Roberts. Whatever games he plays with the genre, whatever questions he asks of the listener, Roberts never loses sight of the need to entertain - and Jack Glass has some wonderfully gruesome moments, is built around three gripping whodunits and comes with liberal doses of sly humour. Roberts invites us to have fun and tricks us into thinking about both crime and sci-fi via a beautifully structured novel set in a society whose depiction challenges notions of crime, punishment, power and freedom. It is an extraordinary novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elliot Chapman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oras/000020/bk_oras_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ABOUT ALFRED´S ULTIMATE VOCAL SING-ALONG SERIES Alfred´s Ultimate Sing-Along books give you everything you need to sing with your favorite songs. Each songbook has the lyrics, music notation, and chords to eight great hits, with lyrics-only pages included. There are two versions of every song on the CD: a full-performance track with an amazing sound-alike recording, and a professional accompaniment track so you can sing along. When you use the CD in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ´N´ Tempo) Changer lets you easily change the key and temp to individualize the playback for just your voice and style. Titles (and artists): When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge) * Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) * Don´t Let Me Be Misunderstood (The Animals) * For What It´s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) * Soul Man (Sam and Dave) * Sunshine of Your Love (Cream) * (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson) * Viva Las Vegas.
Across the United Kingdom, streets are lined with Union Jacks in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee — 60 years since she inherited the crown in 1952. But with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee only a decade behind them, a royal wedding last year, and the Olympics coming up this summer, are Britons up for yet another party?Next, Nina Arianda is the it-girl on Broadway — she’s nominated for a Tony for her performance in David Ives’ comedy Venus In Fur. The show is a play within a play: a writer has adapted an erotic novel for the stage, and he’s having a hell of a time casting the lead. Enter Vanda: a sexy, sly actress who is by turns sultry and bombastic, and pretty much takes over the show. Then, in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, a black family buys a house in an all-white neighborhood — and even before they move in, the neighbors are up in arms. Karl Lindner, a member of the Clybourne Park property owners association, visits the buyers, suggesting that ´´Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities.” Following that, the San Antonio band Girl in a Coma formed over a junior high obsession over the tortured music of Morrissey. ´´I loved him so much it hurt,” says singer Nina Diaz, who was only 13 when she joined the band. ´´I turned vegetarian after that, started reading Oscar Wilde, eating yogurt and bagels and trying to be just like him.” Bassist Jenn Alva remembers, ´´We had posters all over the room, and we would talk to them.” After that, according to the Entertainment Software Association, 72% of American households play videogames while, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, 67% of Americans went to the movies. If those figures are both correct, videogames might now be the great American pastime. And finally, WNYC listener Julie Bayley grew up watching daytime talk shows to catch comics like Rodney ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120602/rt_stud_120602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.