Selections from Reader´s Digest magazine´s most popular series The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met. All of these stories have one thing in common: Somehow, each of the characters featured struck home in the memory of the storyteller. These characters enriched lives through humor, wisdom, adventure, and affection, each possessing a unique regard for humanity, each a gem reflecting its own light. Includes: ´´A Life to Tell´´ by Lowell Thomas, ´´The Brain & I´´ by Jackie Robinson, ´´Lady Chimney Sweep´´ by Rumer Godden, ´´Rare Benchley´´ by Marc Connelly, ´´To the Gates of Troy´´ by Andromache Schliemann Melas, ´´Cole Porter´´ by George Eells, and ´´Old-Timer´´ by Alex Haley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mason Adams, Joseph Campanella, Penny Fuller, Juliet Mills, Blair Underwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000722/bk_pnix_000722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, and Soupy Sales are just some of the legendary ´´funsters´´ that many grew up with in the ´50s and ´60s. Like old-time radio and television with a modern twist, George Bettinger´s Mom & Pop Variety Shop features music and comedy for the whole family. Sketches include: ´´Curly´s Gormet Coffee Fit´´, ´´Whether Prognostication´´, ´´Jerry Bazooka Lewis´´, ´´Laurel & Hardy Partake in a Shake´´, ´´Jack Benny Sings Jeepers Creepers´´, ´´The Professor´s Time Machine´´, ´´Soupy Visits the Shop´´, ´´Joe Fishy and Snowman´´, ´´Laurel & Hardy in the Bronx´´, ´´Jerry Lewis Meets Count Drekula´´, ´´W. C. Fields Health Food and Movies´´, ´´Jackie Mason´s Egg Cream´´, ´´Joe Fishy Sings!´´, ´´Phone Messages to Use at Home´´, ´´George & Gracie Sing ´Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer´´´, and ´´Definitely the End´´. George Bettinger says, ´´Make sure you laugh a little every day; it is important and can change the way you feel.´´ As a lover of the golden days of show business, George Bettinger brings all the greats of the past into the new millennium. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Bettinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008221/bk_blak_008221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dimension X was one of old-time radio´s first adult science-fiction shows. Though it ran for only a short time, the show made its mark by adapting short stories written by some of the best-known masters of the genre - Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut, and others. Writers Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts adapted the stories, occasionally contributing original scripts of their own. The show, promising ´´adventures in time and space, told in future tense,´´ transported listeners from their everyday existence to new worlds and foreign landscapes, where alien encounters and rocket ship adventures were no more unusual than a stroll through a park. Episodes include: ´´With Folded Hands´´ by Jack Williamson, starring PeterCapell and Philip Bourneuf ´´The Report on the Barnhouse Effect´´ by Kurt Vonnegut, starring Santos Ortega and Bob Hastings ´´No Contact´´ by George Lefferts and Ernest Kinoy, starring Wendell Holmes and Lawson Zerbe ´´Knock´´ by Fredric Brown, starring Arnold Moss and Luis van Rooten ´´Almost Human´´ by Robert Bloch, starring Santos Ortega and Rita Lynn ´´The Embassy´´ by Donald Wollheim, starring Joseph Julian and Berry Kroeger ´´The Green Hills of Earth´´ by Robert Heinlein, starring Ken Williams and NelsonOlmsted ´´Beyond Infinity´´ by Villiers Gerson, starring Les Damon and Lotte Stavisky ´´Hello Tomorrow´´ by George Lefferts, starring Nancy Olson and Santos Ortega ´´Time and Time Again´´ by H. Beam Piper, starring Peter Capell and Joe De Santis ´´Universe´´ by Robert Heinlein, starring Mason Adams and Peter Capell ´´Nightfall´´ by Isaac Asimov, starring John McGovern and Staats Cotsworth 1. Language: English. Narrator: various performers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007388/bk_blak_007388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hosted by Cecil B. DeMille and starring numerous icons of the screen, this collection of old-time radio classics includes six episodes of The Lux Radio Theatre - one of the longest running, most extravagant shows from radio´s golden age. The show featured the greatest stars in Hollywood appearing in hour-long radio adaptations of their biggest motion pictures, making this lavish production 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, though sometimes contracts or schedules got in the way. The productions were live, with a full orchestra, and many Hollywood legends were not used to performing in public without the benefit of retakes. Just some of the stars that appeared on The Lux Radio Theatre include Elizabeth Taylor, Ronald Colman, Errol Flynn, Robert Young, Mickey Rooney, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, James Stewart, and Loretta Young. 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 television in 30-minute weekly installments in 1950, with James Mason as host. Episodes include: ´´Kid Galahad´´, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Wayne Morris, with special guest Jack Dempsey ´´The Perfect Specimen´´, starring Errol Flynn and Joan Blondell ´´The Devil and Miss Jones´´, starring Frank ´´Wizard of Oz´´ Morgan and Linda Darnell ´´Only Yesterday´´, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Young ´´The Petrified Forest´´, starring Ronald Colman and Susan Hayward ´´National Velvet´´, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, and Donald Crisp 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cecil B. DeMille, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007305/bk_blak_007305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.