This short story from the collection Wild Child was originally published in Playboy. Marita Vallalba is revered in her Venezuelan village, and not just because her son, Aquiles Maldonado, is a big league baseball player in the United States. In fact, it is because of her son and his multimillion-dollar contract that has been splashed across the Venezuelan newspapers that she is kidnapped and held for ransom. Upon returning home, Aquiles is advised against paying the ransom, but he is prepared to go to any lengths to get his motherback. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. C. Boyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006081/bk_blak_006081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
9 d.C., Germania. Vicino al Reno, il centurione romano Lucio Tullo arringa le truppe: sa che la sorte dei suoi uomini non dipenderà solo dalla disciplina e dalla formazione, ma anche dalla sua autorità. Sulla sponda opposta del fiume sono asserragliate le tribù germaniche, in rivolta per i tributi che l´impero pretende da loro. Ma né Tullo, né il suo comandante Varo sanno che a fianco degli avversari si schiererà anche il carismatico Arminio, ex alleato di Roma che da mesi sta tramando per far insorgere i barbari. E mentre le legioni di Varo si preparano a lasciare l´accampamento, migliaia di ribelli si vanno ammassando nelle vicinanze, pronti a sferrare l´attacco decisivo. Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Lorenzo Loreti. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asit/000208/bk_asit_000208_sample.mp3.
Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mkle/000001/bk_mkle_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don´t have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it´s time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Eflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074185/bk_acx0_074185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boy, do I have a lot to learn! Anyone who´s ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I´d been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn´t great. I knew that there was something wrong. ´´Then the teacher showed up. I didn´t ask for him. I didn´t think I needed him. And all he said he could teach me was ´nothing´. ´´What happened next, you may not believe...I sure didn´t...but that didn´t stop him.´´ The Music Lesson is the inspiring story of a young bass player and the lessons he learns about Life, Music, and the Life of Music. Throughout this audiobook is new, original music written by Victor Wooten and a bonus performance by the original supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor L. Wooten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001439/bk_tant_001439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the fascinating story of music. How it started with a song and became one of our most beloved arts. Learn how early composers added modal rhythm to religious chants and turned them into something greater. Discover how the printing press standardized music and helped it spread across the globe. Witness the birth of musical theater, opera, and classical music and the explosion of popular freeform music such as rhapsodies and preludes. See how 20th- and 21st-century composers created a wealth of music and left their mark on music forever. Watch the birth of Jazz and Blues in the deep south of America. Experience the explosion of Rock n´ Roll in America and Europe and its evolution into Punk, Electric, Metal, New Wave, and more. Hear English, Scottish, and Irish folk songs and ballads transform into Country and Western Music. Examine the beginnings of electronic music and watch it spread across the globe. Meet the international superstars that created Pop Music. History of Music: From Prehistoric Sounds to Classical Music, Jazz, Rock Music, Pop Music, and Electronic Music is a quick dip into our relationship with sound and movement through time. You´ll learn how music and songs grew from humble beginnings into an art that enriches, entertains, and relaxes us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099459/bk_acx0_099459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now that Rosa´s grandma is sick, Rosa and her friends play music for her after school. She says their playing makes her feel like a girl dancing at a party - and that gives Rosa an idea. She organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her grandma´s illness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martha Plimpton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001886/bk_harp_001886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poem from Mali´s spoken-word collection Conviction. ´´The evolution of Taylor Mali the poet could be measured in the number of people his poetry has directly inspired to be teachers. Or the increasing cast of high school and college-age students who perform his words in forensic competitions. It could be measured in national poetry slam competitions. But I believe the poet is only as good as his words, and there is no better showcase for the words of Taylor Mali than this incredible collection of live performances. This is Taylor in his element: performing in front of live and writhing audiences demanding and receiving all the rough, raw, and authentic passion of Taylor Mali´s poetry.´´ By Cristin O´Keefe Aptowicz, from the liner notes to Conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taylor Mali. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/wdsm/000017/pf_wdsm_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Screen director Henry Coster appears. A woman bass player with a symphony orchestra expects a baby while her husband is declared killed in action during the war. June Allyson, Henry Coster, Anne Whitfield, GeGe Pearson, Dan Riss, Betty Moran, Herbert Rawlinson, Wilms Herbert, Joseph Kearns, Frank Barton (announcer). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Wallington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001127/rt_radi_001127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.