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Rockmusiker schreiben ihre Biografien oder Memoiren meist schon mit Mitte 20, und die Bücher strotzen vor Belanglosigkeit. Anders bei Marilyn Manson. Der Star der US-amerikanischen Heavy-Metal-Szene spiegelt in seinem von der Kritik hochgelobten Buch die Bigotterie des amerikanischen Mittelwestens, die Prüderie des Bible Belt und die Verkorkstheit einer Gesellschaft wider, die ihr Heil in Bibelfestigkeit und Moralismus sucht. ´´The Long Hard Road Out of Hell´´ ist darüber hinaus ein Road-Movie: eine Sammlung von Bekenntnissen aus den Exzessen des Rock´n´Roll. Und es ist eine Heavy-Metal-Inszenierung: mit Musik von Marilyn Manson. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Felix Flaucher. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/pf/rhde/000036/pf_rhde_000036_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Once upon a time a girl said, ‘In India, real people don’t become movie stars’. The same girl became the biggest crossover star. That very girl can’t walk around in New York City now ‘without being mobbed’. That’s Priyanka Chopra for you. The quintessential ‘Girl Uninterrupted’. She came from a small-town middle-class family in North India. During the Miss India contest, she was grilled by none other than Shah Rukh Khan. She prevailed and won the hearts of millions. There was no looking back after that. Bollywood happened, and years later she crossed over to America as a pop singer, as a television star and as a Hollywood actress. Soon, New York City was plastered with posters of her from Quantico, a major television show in the US. Films like Baywatch followed. This biography of Priyanka Chopra explores everything that led to her phenomenal success - in Bollywood and Hollywood. Peppered with anecdotes and events from her life behind the screen, her real story is too a blockbuster. This is her incredible story, told with much flourish and detailing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanket Mhatre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051163/bk_adbl_051163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Battle of Thermopylae is without doubt the most famous battle in European ancient history. It has inspired many poems, stories, and movies, most recently Frank Miller´s 300. Vastly outnumbered Greek soldiers fought with all their might and held off the Persian army for seven days, before the rear-guard was annihilated in one of history´s most famous last stands. This battle is a perfect example of tactical optimization and a stunning demonstration of the advantages of training and equipment to maximize an army´s potential. Discover the epic story of the Spartan soldiers who became a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds; relive the tale of treachery that lies behind the military feat, and understand the advantage freedom gives to an army when it is forced to become legendary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000566/bk_cids_000566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Meineckes neuestem Buch ´´Jungfrau´´ arrangiert der Musiker, DJ, Buch- und Hörspielautor eine ganze Handvoll seiner Lieblingsthemen umeinander herum: Feminismus, Musik, Religiosität, die Parallelen zwischen spiritueller und sexueller Hingabe und B-Movies der 50er Jahre. Zwischen seinen Protagonisten wimmelt es von Querverweisen auch auf Heilige und Philosophen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Über Fleisches- und Geisteslust, über exzessiven Bücherkonsum, Altersvorgaben bei der Popmusik und Gedächtnistraining wird Homestory-Moderatorin und Heiligenbildchenallergikerin Jenni Zylka mit dem Kulturschaffenden Meinecke sprechen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Thomas Meinecke, Jenni Zylka. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wdrm/000040/bk_wdrm_000040_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In these delightfully candid musings about his life and his cinema, RGV reveals the man behind pioneering Telugu and Hindi films such as Shiva, Rangeela, Satya, Sarkar, Bhoot and Company. Discussing a wide range of subjects, from the influences and circumstances that drew him to films to his cinematic techniques, his successful and unsuccessful films, his Bollywood idols, his relations with the media and the controversies dogging him, Guns & Thighs is as much about RGV´s life and philosophy of life as about his films and the Indian film world. Characteristically, he pulls no punches, whether he´s talking about movies, women or the media. Even when it comes to his own films, he embraces his failures as much his successes and dissects them with rare honesty and humility. Refreshingly contrarian and politically incorrect, this book discloses a perspective as colourful and larger than life as Indian films. It is not for RGV fans alone but for all those passionate about cinema and the people associated with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shriram Iyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028607/bk_adbl_028607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So you love the spotlight and drama of Bollywood and want to make it your life. But what is the right time to become a professional actor? What sort of hindrances are you likely to face as you make your way through the film and television industry? Where will this road take you? And, most importantly, how do you make it happen? In Cracking the Code, Ayushmann Khurrana - actor, singer and television personality - tries to answer these questions and outlines a step-by-step guide to making it big in Tinseltown, drawing on his personal experiences as a rising star in Bollywood. Supported by anecdotes from his own life - his transition from a reality TV star to a distinctive voice on Big FM; from getting a break in soap operas to becoming the highest-paid host of reality shows on television; from dealing with failed auditions to finally landing the coveted lead role in the hit film Vicky Donor; and struggling to juggle his newfound success with his family life - Ayushmann identifies and shares the patterns he has noticed on the road to becoming a successful movie star. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Manish Dangardive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028596/bk_adbl_028596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Una trentina d´anni fa negli Stati Uniti si scopriva che spingendo una DeLorean a 88 miglia orarie, senza dimenticare di azionare il flusso canalizzatore, si poteva coronare un vecchio sogno dell´uomo mai tramontato, quello del viaggio nel tempo. Il 3 luglio 1985 era infatti arrivato nelle sale americane il primo capitolo della saga Back to the Future, una delle trilogie cinematografiche più amate degli ultimi anni. A sottolineare il peso che ha avuto la saga di Zemeckis nella vita americana basterebbe riprendere il ´´Discorso sullo stato dell´Unione´´ del 1986, una delle tappe fondamentali della vita politica statunitense. Quando l´allora presidente degli Stati Uniti, l´ex attore Ronald Reagan, inserì una citazione tratta proprio dal film: ´´Non c´è mai stata un´epoca più entusiasmante di questa in cui vivere, un tempo di crescenti meraviglie e di progressi eroici. Come dicono in Ritorno al futuro: Strade?! Dove stiamo andando non c´è bisogno di strade!´´ Some 30 years ago in the United States, a man discovered that pushing a DeLorean up to 88 miles per hour, without forgetting to activate the flux, could crown an old dream of a man that never waned, that of time travel. On July 3, 1985 the first chapter of the saga Back to the Future arrived in theaters, one of the most popular movie trilogies in recent years. To underline the importance the saga had in American life, it was enough to take on the ´´State of the Union´´ of 1986, one of the milestones of US political life. The then US president, former actor Ronald Reagan, inserted a quote right from the movie into his speech: ´´There´s never been a time more exciting than this in which to live, a time of increasing wonders and progress heroic. As they say in the Back to the Future: ´Roads? Where we´re going , we don´t need roads.´´´ Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Piero Di Domenico. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000255/bk_area_000255_sample.mp3.
The Bengalis are the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the world, after the Han Chinese and the Arabs. A quarter of a billion strong and growing, the community has produced three Nobel laureates, world-class scientists, legendary political leaders and revolutionaries, iconic movie stars and directors and an unending stream of writers, philosophers, painters, poets and musicians of the first rank. But, bald facts aside, just who are the Bengalis? What is the community all about, stereotypically and beyond stereotype? In order to find the answers to these and related questions, the author (a Bengali born and steeped in his own culture but objective enough to give us a balanced reckoning of his fellows) delves deep into the culture, literature, history and social mores of the Bengalis. He writes with acuity about the many strengths of the community but does not flinch from showing us its weaknesses and tormented history. He points out that Bengalis are among the most civilized and intellectually refined people on earth but have also been responsible for genocide and racism of the worst kind. Their cuisine is justly celebrated, but few remember the cause and effect of millions of Bengalis dying of famine. Renowned for their liberal attitudes, they are also capable of virulent religious fundamentalism. Argumentative and meditative, pompous and grounded, hypocritical and wise, flippant and deep - Bengalis are all this and much, much more. With erudition, wit and empathy, this book manages to capture their very essence. Unarguably, it is the definitive portrait of one of the world’s most vibrant and distinctive communities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anindya Chakravorty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/034031/bk_adbl_034031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.