Daymon Runyon was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. To New Yorkers of his generation, a ´´Damon Runyon character´´ evoked a distinctive social type from the Brooklyn or Midtown demi-monde. The adjective ´´Runyonesque´´ refers to this type of character, as well as to the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicted. He spun humorous and sentimental tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by ´´square´´ names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as ´´Nathan Detroit´´, ´´Benny Southstreet´´, ´´Big Jule´´, ´´Harry the Horse´´, ´´Good Time Charley´´, ´´Dave the Dude´´, or ´´The Seldom Seen Kid´´. His distinctive vernacular style is known as ´´Runyonese´´: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. He is credited with coining the phrase ´´Hooray Henry´´, a term now used in British English to describe an upper-class, loud-mouthed, arrogant twit. Runyon´s fictional world is also known to the general public through the musical Guys and Dolls based on two of his stories, ´´The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown´´ and ´´Blood Pressure´´. The musical additionally borrows characters and story elements from a few other Runyon stories, most notably ´´Pick the Winner´´. The film Little Miss Marker (and its two remakes, Sorrowful Jones and the 1980 Little Miss Marker) grew from his short story of the same name. Fifty-two half-hour episodes. Digitally remastered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045784de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Minnie Billings, Come HomeWith nowhere to go after the death of her husband, an old woman returns to the tiny town she left decades earlier. As the strain of living in an unfamiliar climate, and trying to reconnect with her daughter-in-law, builds, Minnie begins to hear voices in the large house she lives in. Soon, she must confront the demons of her past or fall victim to the harsh, Minnesota winter. Recorded in front of a live audience. Starring Lynda Faith.´´The Dunes´´When a bitter, repressed woman buys an isolated old house reputed to be haunted, she attempts to hide behind her faith as means of overcoming the strange things going on around her. But as the tension mounts and the danger increases, she is forced to choose between reality and the carefully arranged world she has created for herself. Until reality plays a hand. This spooky drama was originally produced as part of a Halloween special starring Liane Lehtinen.´´The Ravenibrt´´ Artistic Director Jeffrey Adams offers his own interpretation of the classic poem by Edgar Allen Poe, with original sound effects and music. Recorded before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynda Faith, Liane Lehtinen, Jeffrey Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000003de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE CABIN NEXT DOORWhen the Regal family moves into a idyllic lake home for a few weeks of family fun, they don´t think much of the dilapidated and obviously abandoned cabin next door. But as mysteries begin to pile up around the ancient structure, the Regal kids decide to do a little sleuthing to pass the time. Starring Brock Krahnke and Anna Remus. The first production ever by the Icebox Radio Theater. ´´SUMMER PEOPLE´´ And now, a word from our sponsor! A movie trailer for a film NEVER coming to a theater near you. ´´THE ICEBOX PROPERTY´´ A Texas woman comes to her husband´s home town, Icebox Minnesota to get some Northland flavor, and check out the possibility of inheriting a piece of prime property. But when neighbors challenge ownership on the beautiful lakeshore land, tempers flare and bullets fly in this borderland mystery. Written by Kenna Clayton, and starring Karen Schickle. ´´THE CUSTOMS GUARD´´ Written especially for a fundraiser at Backus Community Center in International Falls, this short playlet features a different look at an ordeal all border dwellers frequently face: Going through customs 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Remus, Brock Krahnke, Karen Schickle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000002de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua, The New Stories of Old Time Radiois a collection of radio dramas and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows. The New Stories of Old Time Radioe: Volume One, Set One Produced, directed, and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, with Lorie Kellogg, this is the first anthology of new fiction based on the beloved old-time radio characters and shows. The New Stories of Old Time Radio: ´´Fibber McGee” and ´´Duffy’s Tavern” A follow-up to the first volume, this radio theater production features two new old-time radio stories, complete with sound effects and music. Old Time Radio Parodies: The Best of Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Season Two Producer Joe Bevilacqua parodies some of the most beloved old-time radio shows, including The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and War of the Worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005795de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ghost Radio is a terrifying novel about a ghost-story call-in radio show that inadvertently opens a doorway into the paranormal, giving voice to the dead and instigating an epic battle for the souls of the living.From the cramped bowels of a dimly lit radio station, Ghost Radio is beamed onto the airwaves. More than a call-in show to tell scary stories, Ghost Radio is a sanctuary for those sleepless denizens of the night, lost halfway between this world and the next. Joaquin, the hip, melancholy host, fields calls from believers and detractors alike. He is joined in the booth by his girlfriend, Alondra, and his engineer, Watts. When a huge radio conglomerate offers to syndicate the show, neither Joaquin, Alondra, nor Watts is remotely prepared for what is about to happen.Joaquin remains a skeptic, even as he begins to feel himself drawn further and further into the terrifying stories he solicits on the radio. Slowly, he finds himself unable to distinguish between the real world and the world populated by the nightmares on Ghost Radio. He is forced to confront his past and his own mortality in order to save that which is most precious to him and repair the crumbling wall between the living and the dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pedro Pascal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001716de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are radio waves? How are they able to travel through empty space? Who discovered ´´side sparks´´ and ´´etheric force´´? Despite searching the Universe for signals from other sapient beings we have yet to hear from anyone - why so? This essay takes a look at how radio has transformed society and on the topic of contact with extra solar civilizations it asks the question - what if? The work contains some reference to the basic physics of radio and also alludes to other pertinent work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rieman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020484de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An entertainment legend, Al Jolson was and remains a towering figure of musical theater. Jolson took over the venerable Kraft Music Hall in 1947 - a series he had headlined briefly in the early 1930s. This classic program was a masterpiece of careful planning and careful understanding of how to package a performer like Jolson to his best advantage. This collection features 30 Kraft Music Hall programs, all newly restored to the highest audio quality using equipment that was not available when the first collection was produced. In addition, this volume features other classic Jolson radio appearances, including three Lux Radio Theatre episodes. Jolson on the Radio is the most comprehensive, best sounding collection of this fantastic performer´s classic radio appearances, showing clearly why Al Jolson deserves every single accolade given him. Jimmy Durante; Boris Karloff; Madeleine Carroll; Lucille Ball; Walter O´Keefe; Ed Archie Gardner; Edward Everett Horton; Edward G. Robin son. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Jolson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000910de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Janie Johnson´s life has been in turmoil ever since she discovered she was kidnapped as a young child. Visiting and getting acquainted with her birth family was difficult. As the story spread throughout high school, facing her curious classmates was even worse. Maybe this year will be better now that she´s no longer the focus of attention and she will be a mature junior. But late one night she hears her friend Reeve hosting a call-in program on a college radio station. To her horror, he reveals her story to his fans. Suddenly Janie´s world is turned upside down again. The Voice on the Radio continues the enthralling tale of Janie Johnson that started with The Face on the Milk Carton and followed in its sequel, Whatever Happened to Janie?. Award-winning novelist Caroline B. Cooney explores betrayal, love, and the power of words in this gripping listen that can be enjoyed alone or as part of a series. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan´s dramatic performance enhances the growing suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007297de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a futuristic society run by an all-powerful Gov, a bender teen on the cusp of adulthood has choices to make that will change her life - and maybe the world. Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? What are you? People ask, and Kivali isn´t sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she´s in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she´s ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift - the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the ´´knowings´´ inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her? A coming-of-age story rich in friendships and the shattering emotions of first love, this deeply felt novel will resonate with teens just emerging as adults in a sometimes hostile world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007365de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.