The Californian man recounting these funny, earthy, heart-touching, and very real stories is a painter, builder, gardener, chef, musician, inventor, songwriter, carpenter, woodcarver, woodworker, toymaker, and barefoot hiker as well as a fine sculptor of stone or sand. Mainly, he's a self-taught master of the enjoyment of life, and he brings that enjoyment to every one of his tales.The delight that Dennis Shives takes in creating stories might have come to him from his grandmother, Emma May Kaske, who taught art until she was 91. Listen to these stories by the light of a campfire or along with a hearthside gathering of friends and relatives of any age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Shives. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166121/bk_acx0_166121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hiker spots a large, ape-like creature walking through the woods. Neighbors discover hoof prints on their roofs. Swimmers see a dark, snake-like shadow moving under the water. Urban Legends: Creatures, part of Full Tilt’s Origins series, examines the origins and reported sightings of four mysterious creatures. Are they simply myths and legends, or could they be real? Many believe that some stories were invented to increase newspaper sales, while some people insist that they have seen and interacted with the creatures. Listeners will explore the evidence for themselves to separate fact from fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Gose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bobu/000001/bk_bobu_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection spotlights the iconic Orson Welles in nine of his works from the golden age of radio. These radio dramas, airing from 1938 through 1951, are among his very best and can be enjoyed for years to come. Armed with the nickname the "Boy Genius", Orson Welles graduated from the New York stage to expand his creative talents in the radio industry, hoping to use the audio medium to promote his stage ventures. Welles followed the practice followed by most stage actors: He played roles in hundreds of radio dramas produced by advertising agencies and the radio networks. After creating a minor panic among radio listeners with his 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, Welles attracted the attention of a movie studio that offered the actor the spotlights of Tinseltown - resulting in Citizen Kane. Making the move to California, Welles continued to appear on radio programs, became established as a Hollywood actor, and made numerous guest appearances on variety, comedy, and dramatic programs. In 1941 and again in 1946, he starred in a chilling story titled The Hitch-Hiker, scripted by Lucille Fletcher, which 13 years later was adapted into a television episode of The Twilight Zone. In the early 1950s, when Welles was temporarily blacklisted, he moved to England and narrated the radio program The Black Museum and starred in The Lives of Harry Lime, a prequel to the classic The Third Man, now regarded as one of the 100 best movies ever made. In this collection: The Mercury Theatre on the Air: "Three Short Stories" The Campbell Playhouse: "Mutiny on the Bounty" Suspense: "The Marvelous Barastro" The Black Museum: "The Champagne Glass" The Lux Radio Theatre: "The Break of Hearts" This Is My Best: "Diamond as Big as the Ritz" The Mercury Summer Theatre: "The Hitch-Hiker" The Lives of Harry Lime: "Art Is 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008364/bk_blak_008364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A huge three story bundle bursting at the seams with sexy men Featuring "Coming Out 1", "Coming Out 2", and "Coming Out 3" "Coming Out" A curious gay man is desperate to lose his virginity. He answers an advert in the back of a magazine looking for new stars with unique abilities, and heads along to the audition, ready to impress. The resulting explosion of intensity is better than his wildest dreams, as his body is explored in ways he never thought were possible. "Coming Out 2" When his heterosexual relationship can't meet his expanding needs, guitar teacher Tom finds his way to a well-known cottaging spot, desperate for hot gay action. The result is a mind blowing first time experience, set to change Tom's life forever. "Coming Out 3" After hiding his homosexuality from his wife for years, Chris finally plucks up the courage to go searching for his first gay encounter. A special website dedicated to outdoor gay experiences between complete stranger directs him to a little used walking trail in Wales, where he meets a young but experienced hiker, gagging for his manhood. In a cave, hidden from view, in the hands of someone almost half his age, he is finally and spectacularly taken. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to tell you any more about these stories. You'll just have to listen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099346/bk_acx0_099346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A driver picks up a hitch-hiker on a dark stretch of highway in the Badlands and starts a cat-and-mouse game to reveal the identity of an escaped killer. Script: Doug Bost. Production: Union Signal. Artwork: Jimmy Dean Horn. Cast: Doug Bost, Jeff Ward, KJ Sanchez, Ken Munch, Chris Hatfield. Union Signal is Jeff Ward and Doug Bost. From their ruined garage, they've been producing radio plays that have been heard on National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, and Bavarian State Radio, as well as local stations across the country and Joe Bevilacqua's The Comedy-O-Rama Hour. Their plays have won awards from the BBC and the Midwest Radio Theater Workshop, as well as the Mark Time and Charles Ogle Awards. Doug Bost's screenplays include Diminished Capacity, Kubuku Rides (This Is It), Focus Group, and Policy of Truth. Radio plays include Dead Man's Hole, Roadkill, The Dan, and The Bride in the Box. His short stories have been heard on KCRW's Unfictional. Jeff Ward writes radio plays and musicals. He is the author of December 17, The Toad, Georgia, and the hard-hitting, impeccably researched documentaries Dorcus and October Surprise. He wrote the musical Take One and has written jokes for SNL's "Weekend Update". Waterlogg Productions is a full service audio/video entertainment company, founded in 2002 by husband and wife creative duo Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. They are the proud distributors of Union Signal, whose plays have graced Joe Bev's The Comedy-O-Rama in its XM Radio incarnation. Together, Joe and Lorie have been responsible for over 150 titles distributed exclusively by Blackstone Audio. Check out their website at www.Waterlogg.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008076/bk_blak_008076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When expat blogger and mother of four Eva Melusine Thieme first harbors the idea of ringing out her three years in Africa on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, it sounds easy. In fact, it has all the trappings of a dream vacation: no cooking, no fighting kids, and an army of porters to lug everything up the mountain. What can go wrong? Tag along as Eva takes you on her journey up the slopes of Kilimanjaro together with her teenage son and a group of hilarious South African friends. From planning the trip to shopping for supplies to trudging uphill wishing with all her heart for an ice cold sip of water untainted by chlorination tablets, you will follow her step by step on her quest to scale the world's highest free-standing mountain. But the list of challenges is long: sub-zero temperatures, blistered feet, long drop toilets (of which, you may learn, the drops are not nearly as long as they had once been, if you get the drift), and the ever-threatening altitude sickness no one can quite escape from. Eva's climb turns into the most difficult test she has ever faced, and ultimately she must make a fateful decision on that mountain. Thieme's debut travel memoir is equally poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Part guide book, part travel memoir, and part history lesson, her story will keep you hooked - whether you're a seasoned hiker nodding your head in recognition, an aspiring Kilimanjaro trekker searching for tips, or an armchair traveler reveling in adventure stories from the comfort of your home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Johansson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013101/bk_tant_013101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is there a barrier that divides the dark unknown from the everyday world around us? If so, is it broken sometimes by the dead returning, by the undead, or by alien creatures? What else could account for the chance meeting (or was it?) between a young student and hitch-hiker who turns out to be so much stranger than she seems? Why else should three successive crews flying a Second World War bomber - Blackham's Wimpey - be driven to madness, despair, even to death, though the plane returns from each mission without a scratch? Who are Fred, Alice and Aunty Lou; the figments of Peter's imagination that become a real life nightmare for Roger and Biddy? There is St Austin Friars, too: a church without a congregation - until a burial service, oddly arranged a month ahead, is attended by a sinister assortment of the living and the dead. And Sergeant Nice, an ordinary policeman in an ordinary seaside town faced with a series of quite extraordinary thefts; the work surely, of no human hand. Chilling, but often humorous as well, these stories creep up on you and take you by surprise.
A terrifying abduction leaves two girls desperate to escape. . .a blizzard howls around a freezing young hiker. . .a twin in a hospital waiting room has never felt so afraid. . ..Where can they turn when it seems that nothing, no one, can help them? The answer is as close as a heartbeat, because God is always there when we need his love--or a miracle. In this extraordinary book, New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury brings together the stories of teens who have faced unbelievable challenges. Each real-life tale contains proof that God cares about us all the time and responds to our prayers, often in surprising ways. Filled with amazing true stories for and about teens, this uplifting collection shows us that we are never alone, not even in the darkest hours when life takes the most astonishing turns.
Little did Arianna know that when the excitement she felt at finding a nesting robin, high up in the big tree, her excitement would soon turn to worry over the robin and her babies safety. Donna Riley was born in Riverdale, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. She is the mother of three grown daughters, and one granddaughter. Donna is an avid outdoors person, where many of her children's stories take place. She is an avid hiker, kayaker, camper and loves to fish. Donna is also an artist, she does nature prints and designs, and has been writing stories and books for over thirty years. 'Bee-lieve Me, God Has a Plan For You!' is the first children's book in a series of Christian children's books. She currently is living in Pennsylvania, where two of her daughters also live and her granddaughter.