Dal genio di Robert E. Howard, la prima, originale avventura di Conan il Barbaro. Gotico, epico, selvaggio. From the genius of Robert E. Howard, the first, original adventure of Conan the Barbarian. Gothic, epic, wild. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Stefano Volpe. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000049/bk_area_000049_sample.mp3.
If ever a writer needed an introduction, Arthur Conan Doyle would not be considered that man. After all, Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most well-known literary detective of any age. Add to this canon his stories of science fiction and horror, his historical novels, his political campaigning, and his efforts in establishing a Court Of Appeal, and there is little room for anything else. Except he was also a poet. Not perhaps the finest but his distinctive voice is certainly evident amongst his lines and verses. And it’s a voice worth listening to; something very different from what you might expect. So without further ado our readers, including Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe bring you the poems of Arthur Conan Doyle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000323/bk_copy_000323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rich life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is featured here: His work as a doctor, his novels and journalistic writings, his support of Spiritualism and his defense of fairies. This is a unique set for the 150th anniversary of his birth. After his early years in medicine, the writing talents of Arthur Conan Doyle took over. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger were among his successes. David Timson, an actor and director who has read the complete Sherlock Holmes collection for Naxos AudioBooks, has compiled this commemorative collection showing the range of Conan Doyle´s life and work. It includes the 2CD biography by Hesketh Pearson, The Speckled Band, an excerpt from The Lost World and his defense of the Cottingley Fairies. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Carl Rigg, Rupert Degas, Jonathan Oliver, Glen McCready, Crawford Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000509/bk_naxo_000509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the end of the 19th century, perhaps every man wanted to be Arthur Conan Doyle. He had written historical novels, short stories of horror and the supernatural; and displayed huge energy and talent in a variety of fields. He was a fine cricketer (he once took the wicket of the great WC Grace); played football, rugby and golf. He had trained and practiced as a doctor; campaigned for underdogs, like the falsely accused George Edalji; he liked fast cars and the new and dangerous invention of the aeroplane; he had the idea of a channel tunnel; introduced skis to Switzerland; and knew both Harry Houdini and Oscar Wilde. He was an adventurer, a controversialist, war reporter and knight of the realm. But most famously of all, he had created Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective – based on his former medical professor, Joseph Bell. All in all, Doyle was a Boy’s Own dream. Yet for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, all such achievements paled into significance when set against his commitment to spiritualism. Although interested in the subject for many years, he publicly converted to the cause around time of the First World War – much to many people’s amazement: ‘Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has many striking characteristics,’ wrote Ruth Brandon. ‘He is gigantically tall and strong. He is a gifted story-teller. He is a man of strong opinions and considerable political influence. But perhaps the most extraordinary thing about him is the combination of all the attributes of worldly success with an almost child-like literalness and credulity of mind, manifested particularly in relation to spiritualism and its surrounding phenomena.’ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wcrw/000016/bk_wcrw_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Frost-Giant´s Daughter is, arguably the earliest chronological story by Robert E. Howard in terms of Conan´s life. The brief tale is set somewhere in frozen Nordheim, geographically situated north of Conan´s homeland, Cimmeria. Conan is depicted by Howard as a youthful Cimmerian mercenary traveling among the golden-haired Aesir in a war party. Shortly before the story begins, a hand-to-hand battle has occurred on an icy plain. Eighty men (´´four score´´) have perished in bloody combat, and Conan alone survives the battlefield where Wulfhere´s Aesir ´´reavers´´ fought the Vanir ´´wolves´´ of Bragi, a Vanir chieftain. Thus, the story opens.Following this fierce battle against the red-haired Vanir, Conan the Cimmerian, lying exhausted on the corpse-strewn battlefield, is visited by a beautiful, condescending and semi-nude woman identifying herself as ´´Atali.´´ Upon her bodice, she wears a transparent veil: a wisp of gossamer that was not spun by human distaff. The mere sight of her strange nakedness kindles Conan´s lust and, when she repeatedly taunts him, he madly chases her for miles across the snows with the intent of raping her. The excitement continues but I won´t ruin the story for you by saying more. Can Conan deal with this daughter of a frost-giant? And what when her daddy shows up? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009568/bk_edel_009568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conan´s lustful desires again get him into a whole pile of trouble. This time the beautiful, golden haired, noble born Octavia, lures him into a fiendish trap set by his most powerful enemies and from which there seems to be no escape. But on the long deserted island of Xapur where he goes to capture this crafty beauty, it is not just mortal enemies that await him; Khosatral Khel a demon that crawled up from the abyss many eons ago and is of a substance as hard as iron has been awakened and is intent on crushing Conan and the woman like bugs for it´s amusement. Conan is up against a being immensely stronger than he is and which he cannot kill with normal weapons. Will his mighty thews and muscles finally be crushed beneath the iron fists of this devil? Will Conan finally meet his match in this fierce but scantily clad woman or will she finally yield to his powerful kisses? Listen and discover the answer to these questions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009567/bk_edel_009567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conan´s lustful desires again get him into a whole pile of trouble. This time the beautiful, golden haired, noble born Octavia, lures him into a fiendish trap set by his most powerful enemies and from which there seems to be no escape. But on the long deserted island of Xapur where he goes to capture this crafty beauty, it is not just mortal enemies that await him; Khosatral Khel a demon that crawled up from the abyss many eons ago and is of a substance as hard as iron has been awakened and is intent on crushing Conan and the woman like bugs for it´s amusement.Conan is up against a being immensely stronger than he is and which he cannot kill with normal weapons. Will his mighty thews and muscles finally be crushed beneath the iron fists of this devil? Will Conan finally meet his match in this fierce but scantily clad woman or will she finally yield to his powerful kisses? Listen and discover the answer to these questions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009529/bk_edel_009529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neal Conan, host of NPR´s Talk of the Nation, on this edition of Fresh Air. During the summer of 2000, Conan took a hiatus from his duties at NPR to follow the fortunes of the Aberdeen Arsenal, a minor league baseball team. He was pursuing a lifelong dream: to become a baseball announcer. He writes about it in his new book: Play by Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League. (Broadcast Date: May 8, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020508/rt_whyy_020508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conan the Barbarian is employed by one of the civilized countries to help in it´s push to claim lands from the primitive Picts. The Picts are not excited about the idea however. Old gods and mythical creatures are called up by the Pict witches to contest the invading army and Conan finds himself battling for his life amid the blood thirsty hordes that include saber-toothed tigers, 40 foot long venomous snakes and a demon from another dimension who is intent on crushing him. The huge dog Slasher makes an appearance here and distinguishes himself so well in a doomed battle to delay their forces that Conan openly praises his courage and pledges that 7 Pict heads will roll in his honor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009560/bk_edel_009560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a genuine Conan tale, full of barbarian craftiness, magic, fierce fighting and his berserker strength, this meets every criteria and is one of the best. Conan was raiding with the Free Companions when they were trapped and slaughtered by the merciless Shah Amurath the great Lord of Akif. Conan is one of the very few who escape by hiding in the mud of the marshes like a beast living on raw snake and muskrat. Luck, which seems to have deserted him, smiles again and allows him the chance for revenge and he eagerly seizes it, destroying his enemy with fierce strokes. Barely escaping his soldiers with the slave girl Olivia, once a princess of Koth, they reach a deserted island that holds many enchantments and strange dangers. Then the pirates arrive and things become even bloodier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009563/bk_edel_009563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.