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.
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.
Neal Conan, host of NPR´s Talk of the Nation, on this archive 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. (Original Broadcast Date: May 8, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031024/rt_whyy_031024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´ll be on your patio at four o´clock. If you aren´t there, I´ll understand.... This is the gist of the mysterious plea for help that Conan Flagg finds lying on the counter of his Holliday Beach Book Shop. The writer is beautiful Isadora Canfield, a concert pianist and daughter of the late Oregon Senator John Canfield, in whose will she would become a millionairess. Isadora wants Conan to find out who is keeping her under 24-hour surveillance, but she becomes strangely quiet when asked for details of her father´s death and of how she had spent the weeks following. In fact she is disinclined to talk about the family at all - not her blind stepmother or her irrepressible stepbrother or her sadly altered stepsister, Jenny, who had once been a promising artist. Conan soon realizes that he and his gifted client are sitting on dynamite. He thinks he knows who has the matches, but he can´t be sure. And proving it, is dangerous work, even for a pro like Flagg. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018326/bk_adbl_018326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) will always be remembered for the character of Sherlock Holmes. But he was a prolific writer - of short stories, of science fiction and historical fiction. In his comprehensive biography, Hesketh Pearson considers how his life is reflected in his books - including his background as a doctor, and his enduring (and public) belief in spiritualism. 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: Tim Pigott-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000211/bk_naxo_000211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The celebrated author Ravin Gould, his equally celebrated actress wife, the media, the locals, and as many tourists as can cram themselves into Conan Flagg´s bookstore are all on hand for that electric moment when Cady MacGill, the sheriff´s son-in-law, threatens to cut off a vital portion of Gould´s anatomy with a chain saw. Less than 24 hours later, Ravin Gould is dead, and Cady MacGill has been charged with his murder. But bookstore owner and private investigator Conan Flagg doesn´t read the situation that way. Not with an election for sheriff coming up. Not when a covey of hotshot New York publishing executives wings into town, lured to the quiet Oregon beach resort by word of the tell-all autobiographical novel that Gould had just finished writing. A novel worth millions, which has vanished without a trace... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018331/bk_adbl_018331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.