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 Whistler was one of radio´s top mystery programs, airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. The Whistler was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with, ´´I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.´´ The opening dialog was heard over the echo of footsteps and Wilbur Hatch´s haunting signature 13-note theme, whistled each week by Dorothy Roberts. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person´s criminal acts were typically undone by his or her own missteps. The Whistler narrated, often commenting directly on the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. One of the show´s trademarks was the ironic twist endings that helped serve as a payoff for the listener. Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator the longest. Others who portrayed the Whistler included Gale Gordon, Lucille Ball´s future television costar; Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson on the television series Dennis the Menace; Marvin Miller, soon to be television´s Michael Anthony on The Millionaire; Bill Johnstone, the Shadow on radio from 1938 to 1943; and Everett Clarke. Episodes include: ´´Night Melody´´, ´´Seven Steps to Murder´´, ´´Safety in Numbers´´, ´´A Woman´s Privilege´´, ´´Mavis Cameron Disappears´´, ´´The Lady and the Knife´´, ´´The Blank Wall´´, ´´Backlash´´, ´´The Black Book´´, ´´Fateful Friday´´, ´´Caesar´s Wife´´, and ´´Juggernaut´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Forman, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008152de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dazzling feats of Olympic and professional athletes depend on top-notch performance by their powerfully conditioned muscles. But conditioning can only go so far; recent research suggests that on a biological level, some athletes really are born, not made. Future genetic breakthroughs could change even that. This month´s cover story, ´´Muscles and Genes,´´ addresses the possibilities. Also in this issue: ´´Searching for Shadows of Other Earths,´´ ´´Who Were the First Americans,´´ ´´From Protocols to Language,´´ and James Burke on ´´The Last Word.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dream Makers:Escape from the Shadows of Fear Myron J. Radio
Originally forming as the Shadows in 1964, this band of Chicago high schoolers became the Shadows of Knight after learning of the great UK band already named the Shadows. It was an interesting coincidence, as all four band members, then attending Prospect High School (´Home of the Knights!´), were major British invasion fans. While the English bands were busy crafting their interpretation of American blues, The Shadows of Knight, in their own words, ´re-added a Chicago touch´ to the Brit sound. The resulting music, dubbed ´blues-punk,´ was a high-energy mix of Chess and Cheshire, Chicago meets London in a back alley garage. Lead singer Jim Sohns could snarl like Howlin´ Wolf and move like Mick Jagger, a wicked combination guaranteed to generate pubescent pandemonium. It was clear that this was a band that was going places. For much of 1965, the place they went was the Cellar, a teen club in nearby Arlington Heights. They served as the venue´s house band for a six-month run, drawing hundreds of teenage fans every weekend. It was at one of these shows that Dunwich record executives saw the band performing a potent cover of Them´s ´Gloria´ and subsequently offered the band a recording contract. To circumvent any potential AM radio censorship, the band slightly altered Van Morrison´s original lyric, ´She comes to my room´´ to ´She called out my name.´ This minor change allowed the song to secure airplay on Chicago´s AM powerhouse WLS, where it quickly hit the #1 spot and rapidly spread to other stations in the region. Ultimately, the single sold over a million copies and became an enduring garage classic. Fortunately, their club apprenticeship served them well when it came time to record Gloria!, their debut album. The revved-up versions of Chess Records classics they had worked up for the live set, like Muddy Waters´ ´I´ve Got My Mojo Working,´ Chuck Berry´s ´Let It Rock´ and Bo Diddley´s ´Oh Yeah,´ sounded positively explosive when committed to tape in the studio. Continuing the Chess theme, the album includes three Willie Dixon-composed blues standards: ´(I´m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man,´ ´You Can´t Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover´ and ´I Just Want to Make Love to You.´ Add John Lee Hooker´s classic ´Boom Boom´ and three self-penned rockers and you´ve got one hip-shakin´, rule-breakin´ inaugural LP! Sourced directly from the original Dunwich master tapes for the first time in over three decades, this Sundazed edition of Gloria! sounds more glorious than ever! You´ll hear every drum beat, every guitar lick, every guttural growl in stunning sonic clarity as you peruse the authentic reproduction of the album artwork. C´mon, do I have to spell it out for you´ Okay, here goes: ´G-L-O´´
A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created... A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room... An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands... A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods... These are the elements of a mystery that will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann. A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of The Prince of Mist and The Shadow of the Wind. Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader and his titles include The Wasp Factory and Look To Windward by Iain Banks, and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000587de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on May 11, 1947. ´´Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!´´ From 1930-1954, the wealthy Lamont Cranston was one of the best-known characters on radio, using his mystical powers to fight crime. The only person who knew The Shadow´s true identity was his ´´friend and companion, the lovely Margot Lane´´. Through the years, The Shadow was portrayed by Frank Readick, Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others. As listeners were reminded at the end of every episode, ´´The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay! The Shadow knows!´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bret Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000319de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sequel to Agenda 21, from number-one New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck. ´´I knew those men were our enemies, but they, like everyone else in the Republic, were nothing more than servants. Rule followers. They had no choice. But I did. I had a choice and I made it. I knew then and there that, no matter what happened, I would never go back. Never.´´ It was once named America, but now it is just ´´the Republic´´. Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities. Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut - but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children´s Village? And are the rumors that somewhere out beyond the fence live those who got away during the Relocations - the so-called shadow people - really true? When Emmeline´s questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound with her partner David and their baby Elsa. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they´d only heard stories about from those who´d lived before the Relocations: freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Lowell, January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006941de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scarecrow Collection-Radio Frequency DisasterDisc 11 I Wont Leave You There2 Grateful3 Act That Way4 All The Things5 Faster6 Put You Down7 Dont Ever Change8 Shadows9 Bottle10 Shell It Out11 Sometimes12 Moon Will Always Rise13 Muse
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.