Alec Guinness reads a selection of his favourite poetry including works by Longfellow, Crashaw, and Vaughan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alec Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000350/bk_slnd_000350_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.
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.
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 this issue: THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Living by Default´´, by James Surowiecki: The difference between American Airlines’ debt and yours. PROFILES´´Higher, Faster, Madder´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Living the Guinness World Records life. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Great Oasis´´, by Burkhard Bilger: A plan to combat desertification. BOOKS´´Reality Effects´´, by James Wood: The essays of John Jeremiah Sullivan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111221/pe_nyer_111221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Back to the Square´´, by Wendell Steavenson: Egypt at the polls.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Birds and Bankers´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Henry Paulson, bird-watching in Central Park.´´Puppet Reboot´´, by Michael Schulman: Jason Segel writes The Muppets.ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´The Power of Nothing´´, by Michael Specter: Do placebos work?THE SPORTING SCENE´´Monday Night Lights´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: Jon Gruden coaches the audience.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´I Spy´´, by Anthony Lane: John le Carre’s spies.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Double Dare´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Adventures of Tintin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111207/pe_nyer_111207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Full cast stage drama of Shakespeare´s Macbeth recorded in the 1950s and starring Alec Guinness and Pamela Brown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alec Guinness, Pamela Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000127/bk_slnd_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of C.S. Lewis and Oswald Chambers, internationally renowned author and thinker Os Guinness has produced a classic work on life´s purpose. With his usual incisiveness, Guinness goes past your superficial understanding to the very heart of what calling means. Far bigger than you job, deeper than your personal accomplishments, higher that you wildest ideas of self-fulfillment, calling addresses the very essence of your existence. In these messages, Dr. Guinness sets out the principles for all who seek their life´s central purpose. How do I discover my calling? What does it have to do with identity and personal growth? Is calling only a spiritual idea or does it cover work, career, and ideas of success? Os Guinness says...´´calling is not what it is commonly thought to be. It often flies directly in the face of our human inclinations. But no idea short of God´s call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Os Guinness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000016/bk_tnwd_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.