At the age of 28, Andrew Lang completed Sons of Cuba over a three-year production. The film received high praise for its even-handed depiction of contemporary Cuba. It also shows the uncertainty that followed in the wake of Castro’s retirement from public office; forming an indelible time capsule of 21st Century Cuban society. Although inspired by Latin American cinema, Lang’s use of the observational camera to show his subjects in their daily life deviated from the old-fashioned newsreel approach of his Cuban crew. His film approached his subjects as individuals and collaborators, as displayed in the film’s interviews with the children, their family and the coach. This accounts for the special quality of Sons of Cuba. Despite being entirely in Spanish, the film remains an outsider’s view of Cuba, attentive to the universal nature of life in a country that has often suffered on account of large-scale misperception and ignorance.
A full cast, fully soundscaped production for the holidays from the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company! Welcome, welcome one and all to our family Christmas! To every family Christmas that ever was or ever will be! Behold the traditional Christmas tree weighted down with ornaments and decorations! Every five-year-old's Christmas morning writ large and come true! Christmas is memories. Come share a few of our favorites, from an elementary school pageant only a parent could love, to a holiday spent overseas in 1915, to office parties where strangers force themselves into festive patterns and sometimes discover that they become what they pretend to be. Learn what goes on behind the beard of a shopping-mall Santa, and what the reaction might have been the first time a family wanted to decorate a tree in the parlor. For one day a year, the Theater of the Mind gives way to a warm hearth and a bowl of gingerbread - and when from the roof there arises a clatter, it's neither a faceless monster nor a Martian. It's Christmas. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Taylor, Trudy Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/artc/000044/pf_artc_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination. But in private, he's as sharp as they come, and keeps a secret history of everything he discovers. Until one day, as one of the few of his family left alive, he's acclaimed Emperor against his will. Can he save Rome from the corruption he's grown to detest? Featuring Derek Jacobi (who won a BAFTA for his performance as Claudius in the acclaimed 1977 BBC television production) as Augustus, and with an all-star cast, this gripping dramatisation will enthral anyone who loves the decadence of Ancient Rome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005578/bk_bbcw_005578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the naval office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world premiere recording of the diary in its entirety; the result of many years of scholarship by Robert Latham (Magdalene College, Cambridge) and William Matthews (University of California). It has been divided into three volumes. Volume I covers the opening years of the Restoration and introduces us to many of the key characters - family, government and royalty. Pepys was there when Charles II returned to England, and he lived through those opening years of the Stuart monarchy, with its revenge on the regicides. He also recorded the reopening of theaters, and how he relaxed from the Puritan way of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leighton Pugh, David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001277/bk_naxo_001277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Original multicast drama piece blends history with fiction to tell the story of Jonah, a young apprentice from London who raises himself from poverty by wit and luck to become one of the most powerful merchants of the age. A true rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London - the Scarlet City - the centre of medieval England, this is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary. London 1348: a brutal time of backstabbing and lethal politics, a world that Jonah Durham is now firmly a part of. Jonah's growing family establishes an export monopoly on cloth, and the honour is bestowed on him to run the office of Alderman. Suddenly an unknown disease breaks out: The Plague manifests in every family and every household. A fierce battle against the disease begins and changes the course of Jonah's life forever. Told in three parts, hear Medieval London come to life in this historical epic, Audible Original's most ambitious production to date. Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, OBE (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Romeo + Juliet, Mulan) and starring Douglas Booth (Riot Club, Loving Vincent, Shelley) as Jonah and Samuel West (BAFTA nominated; Mr Selfridge, Howards End) as Willcox. Also featuring: Daniel Anthony, Josephine Arden, Gareth Armstrong, Clare Buckfield, Elliot Chapman, Trevor Cooper, Oliver Coopersmith, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Barnaby Edwards, Andrew French, Raj Ghatak, Gerran Howell, James Joyce, Joe Jameson, Mack Keith-Roach, Barry McCarthy, Olly McCauley, George Naylor, Matty Norgren, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Pegg, Siobhán Redmond, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Raymond Coulthard, Nigel Planer, Clare Buckfield, Alexander Vlahos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000176/or_orig_000176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The long-awaited conclusion to the series that brought you Nudes ("passionate, emotional, and uplifting!" - number one NY Times best seller Lauren Blakely) and Bare ("heartfelt and sexy!" - USA Today best selling author Kate Meader), a young singer with stars in her eyes falls for a composer whose sordid background might strip them bare. Grant Mercer is on the run from his secrets....This was supposed to be an easy assignment - travel halfway across the globe and compose the musical score for an upcoming Hollywood movie by one of the biggest production companies in Los Angeles. One and done, like dozens of times before. I wasn't supposed to have my entire life crumble around me the moment my plane took off. I wasn't supposed to meet her. Intriguing and covered in ink, Simone enters my life like a storm, leaving only heartbreak in her wake. I should keep my distance. Hell, she should keep hers. Instead, we did the exact opposite. Simone Reynolds is mending a broken heart....Just months after finaling in one of television's most watched singing competitions, I should be riding the high of my life. I should be celebrating starring in a musical film predicted to rock the box office. It's hard to bask in my success when my family is suffering a loss we never saw coming. And then there's Grant - brooding and rugged and an absolute pain in my ass as he messes with my movie. He's as broken as I am, but the perfect harmony is only a leap of faith away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sasha Dunbrooke, Jean-Paul Mordrake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032964/bk_adbl_032964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this study participation in the Jatropha production was determined by a combination of factors. Households in the treated area were more likely to have larger family size, and owned more livestock and proximity to the tarmac road, market places and veterinary services, However, they far from office of agricultural development agents. And also the study shows that jatropha production boosts the calorie-intake of the jatropha producers.
The long and successful cooperation between Porsche and the "Stuttgarter Karosseriewerk Reutter & Co. GmbH" was right from its beginning more than only a marriage of convenience. It was based on mutual sympathy of two unique companies within the automotive industry.Already in 1931 the Reutter coachwork company, founded in 1906, started building first prototypes of the later called Volkswagen on behalf of the Porsche engineering office. In 1949 Porsche gave order to Reutter to produce 500 bodies for the Porsche sports car and around Easter time 1950 the first Porsche 356 ever being constructed in Germany was finished in Reutter's factory I. Porsche bought ground from Reutter within the plot of its factory II in order to build a new construction site for manufacturing motors. At the same time Reutter moved the complete bodywork to factory II in Zuffenhausen and from that moment most of the legendary Porsche 356 were manufactured in intensive cooperation and side by side.Besides those vehicles made by hand in serial-production the book presents a lot of prototypes and special cars made for Porsche up to the point of collective evolution of the later called Porsche type 911.The book's focus is put on the description of the development of a Porsche 356-body, illustrated as colourful and detailed as never before.A lot of material used was taken out of the pool of the Reutter-family archive. So far unpublished documents and pictures were found in several institutional and private archives, especially the archive of Porsche itself. A book highly valuable for all those interested in background information and insider knowledge.
Hippeastrum is newly introduced ornamental bulbous flowering plants in Bangladesh belonging to the family Amaryllidaceae. It is gaining momentum and popularity at a faster rate for its use as cut flower as well as pot plants in window gardening, landscaping, rockery, shrubbery, office premises and green house garden etc. This book provides comprehensive information on growing this plant at sub-tropical region of the world. Care has been taken to give brief description of the plant to facilitate their identification, use, propagation technique and other cultural practices in a lucid manner. Recent developments in the technology of bulb production by in-vitro and bulb cutting for rapid multiplication of hippeastrum and different aspects of gardening have also been included in this book. A comprehensive bibliography of books, magazines, journals and other periodicals has been given to encourage further study. Inclusion of beautiful photographs and graphs of different experimental results add to the interest. It is written with a view to fulfill the long-felt need of the teachers and students of Ornamental Horticulture, Research scholars, Landscape Designers, Gardeners and Amateurs.