Alec Guinness delivers a selection of passages from Gulliver's Travels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alec Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000128/bk_slnd_000128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of Guinness, one of the world's most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an innovative business. It began in Ireland in the mid-1700s. The water in Ireland, indeed throughout Europe, was famously undrinkable, and the gin and whiskey that took its place devastated civil society. It was a disease-ridden, starvation-plagued, alcoholic age, and Christians like Arthur Guinness - as well as monks and even evangelical churches - brewed beer that provided a healthier alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. This is where the Guinness tale began. Now, 250 years and over 150 countries later, Guinness is a global brand, one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries has power to thrill audiences today: the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith, and the noble beer itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007787/bk_tant_007787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells. Here is the legendary Alec Guinness starring in ‘The Man Who Could work Miracles’ adapted from the original tale by H. G. Wells and Laurence Olivier starring in 'The Suicide Club' adapted from the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood. Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: “vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio) “Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph) “Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph) “Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won't hear their like again.” (Sunday Times) “A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hmld/000016/bk_hmld_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In October 1979, Sir Alec Guinness met a 12-year-old Daniel Henning and asked him to make a startling promise. Twenty years later, Guinness, who is known all around the world as the sage Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi from the original Star Wars, recounted this exchange in his final memoir.Guinness' story has become legendary as it cuts to the heart of his "hatred" of Star Wars, one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. Numerous articles have been written about the exchange and it has even been a meme by Cracked.com. Henning finally tells (and narrates) his side of the fabled meeting in this short memoir piece.The story intertwines with Henning's experiences acting in the Academy Award-winning The Black Stallion and the humorous conversation he had with the film's producer Francis Ford Coppola. It's a young movie lover's journey from sitting in the front row to being in front of the camera. Sweet, funny, and nostalgic, it is expanded from a piece that originally appeared on Buzzfeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174281/bk_acx0_174281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.