BUZZSomething´s wrong above the usually tranquil waters of Rainy Lake in this science-fiction comedy. The mosquitoes of Minnesota are legendary. But could they carry away lifestock? Two kids and one very dumb secret agent need to figure it all out before it´s too late. Starring Steve Sinclair, Veryan Erwin and Jessica Liggins. ´´TALL BEARS´´ All across Northern Minnesota, towns in search of a way to separate themselves from the crowd build landmarks. Huge statues of fish, twine balls and other attention-getters dot the landscape. In International Falls, Smokey Bear graces the city center in all his 30-foot glory. But one summer, with drought chocking the landscape and the fire danger in the nearby national park high, Smokey disappeared. While the police chief searched for logical explanations, his 12-year-old daughter (and paranormal expert) Heather went to work on finding out the TRUE story with nearly deadly results. Starring Rachel Adams. ´´THE TRUNK´´ When you live along an international border, the temptation to smuggle a small item or two (Cuban cigars, illicitly caught fish) across can be quite strong. When two women are asked to smuggle a box of steaks across, they readily agree. But the night is Halloween, and when the ´´steaks´´ end up eating a customs guard, there appears to be no way out in this comedy sketch from the Icebox of the Nation. Recorded before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Sinclair, Veryan Erwin, Jessica Liggins, Rachel Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: ´´The Benevolence of Black Holes´´: The matter-eating beast at the center of the Milky Way may actually account for Earth’s existence and habitability. ´´The Joyful Mind´´: A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression - and even to a new science of happiness. ´´New Life for Ancient DNA´´: Biotechnology has revealed how the woolly mammoth survived the cold and other mysteries of extinct creatures. ´´Deadly Rays from Clouds´´: The common thunderstorm can emit powerful blasts of gamma rays and x-rays – and even antimatter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/120801de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The moment arrived when Terry Holt realized that he was simply holding the bag for Jimenez y Cia.- Jimenez and Company - in the city of Manila. He wasnt getting anywhere, himself. So, painfully, he prepared to wind up the companys affairs and his own, and start over... Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 - June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American writer of science fiction and alternate history literature. He wrote and published more than 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.
A) The Ugly Creatures ´Creatures of The Earth´ B) The Ugly Creatures ´Exit To Artist Exist´ The Ugly Creatures (by Baby Doeseb) The band Ugly Creatures was formed as a high school musical outfit at the Martin Luther High School, near Okombahe, a small settlement about 70km west of Omaruru in Namibia in 1971. Interests in music surfaced strong as the entire founding members of the group attended the Martin Luther High School. The band featured in its founding casts, Joni Adams (vocals), August !Uiseb (vocals), Ben Togolo !Naobeb (drums), Moses !Ome (drums), Axali J Doeseb (guitar), Jefta !Noabeb (guitar), Emil Keister (keyboards) and Dantago N !Hoabeb (Bass). Musically things started to move in the right direction and the school band soon started jamming in the city and towns during school holidays, doing gigs on main halls and gospel music on Sundays in Lutheran churches around Namibia. . By mid 70´s the Ugly Creatures had garnered a well-deserved reputation as the premier local band. By then the Band formation was changed, more founding members gave way to styled players and the Ugly Creatures sound was born featuring Axali Doeseb, Baby Doeseb, Elvis Afrikaner, Jefta !Noabeb, Nicro !Hoabeb, Joni Adams and Jomo !Haoseb. The band started to work on their own compositions and three albums, Generation, !Nosa !Keis (Gospel) and The Ugly Creatures were released. Axali Doeseb and Joni Adams were the main songwriters for the group and at a later stage, Baby Doesebalso added his talent. Some tracks were topping the local top 20 programs on black radio stations. Tracks like ´//Khowa am dao-amte´(Creatures) and ´Eyes of ice´(Generation) were banned from the local stations. Top hits such as Shirley, Creatures of the Earth, Not Tonight, Sas xa ≠aihase, Friends of Mine, Give your Heart and !Erere had the longest standing on the local radio stations, out lasting imports. The lack of a Recording company and music promoters, together with the inexperience of the band members themselves, contributed towards the band not earning much from their recordings Their songs may have been popular but record sales were not. In the late 70´s, the Late Thlabanello and Tjongarero took the Band under their wings as the SWAPO Party band. The playing field was broadened, more gigs and more appearances at the SWAPO Party Rallies, the result was the ´Peoples Band´, but the name Ugly Creatures remained with the band throughout though. This combination also cost the band dearly. Being an up-front Band for a banned political party led to a stand-off with the South African rulers and their dreams of reaching out internationally were dash. No band never would been awarded a passport to leave the country. Over the years some members left for further education, some got job transfers outside Windhoek, some died, etc. and the distinct style, performance, sophisticated sound known and appreciated by the Namibians started to decline. The line-up on the Creatures of the Earth album that was recorded in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa was: Joni Adams(lead vocals/saxophone), Axali Doeseb – (keyboards/vocals) Peter L. Karon (manager), Baby Doeseb (lead guitar/vocals), Elvis Afrikaner (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jomo !Haoseb (drums/vocals) and Jephta !Noabeb (Bass guitar/vocals).
Experience one of television’s greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone - fully dramatized for audio! Featuring a full cast, music and sound effects and today’s biggest celebrities in modern radio dramatizations. An unknown creature hidden in the shadows, apparently monstrously large and immensely powerful, terrorizes a young woman and a state trooper. But is this gargantuan invader really what it seems to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacy Keach, Jane Seymour, James Keach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/falc/000065de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka´s famous story of man-turned-insect, Metamorphosis. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile After a night of troubled dreams, Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a huge, monstrous, cockroach-like creature, with an armour-plated back and multiple limbs. Gradually, he comes to terms with his new state - but his parents and sister are horrified and increasingly revolted. To them, Gregor is unclean, verminous and entirely repellent, and as he becomes more and more of a burden, their horror turns to a terrible indifference.... First published in 1915, Kafka´s surreal existential novella explores concepts such as the absurdity of life, alienation and the disconnect between mind and body. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek, The Imitation Game), this tale - often described as one of the greatest in the history of fiction - is chilling, captivating and darkly comic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002920de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six strangers are lured to the luxurious Cogston Manor one rainy night by a host who has ulterior motives for inviting his specific guests. Things get out of control when the host introduces his guests to an otherworldly creature that is destined to destroy them all. Will anyone make it out alive? Tune in to find out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Matuszewski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059482de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a timid scientist builds a device that transports a grotesque beast from another dimension, he quickly learns the unsightly visitor has a kind, gentle nature. The scientist must thwart his greedy wife´s efforts to exploit the creature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006111de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Love Came to Louie PolanskiIn this Valentine´s Day special, young Louie Polanski, a Wisconsin teen growing up in the early 1960s, travels down the eternal path of his first crush. But can Louie ask out the girl of his dreams without being murdered by the huge, athletic competition for her affections? Recorded before a live audience on Valentine´s Day, 2008. Starring Veryan Erwin, Rachel Adams and Justin Kapla, and written by David Finney. ´´The Mermaid´´Louis Jordan never really liked the lake shore. It was his wife, Madelyn, who loved his family cabin. After she dies tragically, Louis forces himself to the dilapidated little shack along the rocky shore to try and figure out how his life could possibly go on without her. Then, a mysterious creature appears at Louis´ dock, promising the possibility of magic by her very existence. Louis falls under the spell of the Rainy Lake Mermaid, only to discover that she does not have his best interests at heart, and that the path to a new life was within his reach all along. Recorded in front of a live audience. Starring Gene Gee and Aela Nordrum. ´´In from the Cold´´When two ice fishermen come in from the cold for ´´a steak and a beer´´, they discover their favorite restaurant transformed for Valentine´s Day. In a room dedicated to couples, two fishing buddies discover they have more in common with the lovers than they originally thought. A little slice of the Northland comedy for the Day of Love. Recorded before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veryan Erwin, Rachel Adams, Justin Kapla, Gene Gee, Aela Nordrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Included in this volume: ´´The Tinglers´´, from an original story by Mark L. Miller. In this sequel to the Vincent Price classic The Tingler, Dr. Chapin and his crew search for a primitive tribe with ties to the elusive creature that is spawned from fear with a grip like iron. What they find in the dark jungle gives new meaning to the word terror! ´´Fade Away´´, from an original story by Nick Lyons. Private Eye Frank Wood is investigating the mysterious break-ins at the home of a wealthy old man named Jack Leonard. Is there really an intruder, or is Jack losing his mind - seeing someone, or something, that isn´t really there? ´´Canus´´, from an original story by Chad Helder. In this macabre tale, in which gothic horror meets the perversions of science, a young boy must survive a bizarre rite of passage: he must confront a creature deep within a mad scientist´s dungeon! ´´Road Rage´´, from an original story by Darren G. Davis and Paul J. Salamoff. An advertising executive involved in a little fender-bender must suffer through a nightmare: the retribution of a sinister adversary with a twisted mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/brll/002961de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.