Written by his wife of 20 years, The Magnificent Elmer is the first book about Elmer Bernstein, a seminal figure of movie music. Elmer wrote music for more than two hundred films, including the scores for Hawaii, The Carpetbaggers, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven,The Man with the Golden Arm, The Sweet Smell of Success, The Ten Commandments, The World of Henry Orient, To Kill a Mockingbird, True Grit, and Walk on the Wild Side, just to name a few. He was nominated for fourteen Oscars and won for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie. He also won two Golden Globes and was nominated for two Grammys. In this book, Elmer´s former wife Pearl tells in vivid anecdotes of their move from a fifth-floor Manhattan walk-up to the red carpets of Hollywood - not an entirely timely move, as Joe McCarthy was at the peak of his powers and the studios were in their death throes. Pearl participated in the ups and downs of McCarthy, Will Hays, and Otto Preminger. She presents an array of Hollywood´s leading men, warts and all, from Sinatra to Odets, from DeMille to Elmer´s eponymous rival, Leonard Bernstein. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorna Raver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007162/bk_blak_007162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every child in Ms. Mallory´s class held their breath in anticipation as they waited to get their tests back. The test was by far the hardest test any of the children in her class had taken in their entire lives. Understandably, most of the children did not comprehend the material, and, as a result, failed or did poorly on the test...except for one child named Elmer Dyson. When the teacher was grading his test, she was completely astounded.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva R. Marienchild. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098253/bk_acx0_098253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tilly and Elmer have been married nearly 50 years, and by now their holiday celebrations typically conform to long-standing traditions. This is especially true for major holidays such as June 14, ´´National Bourbon Day”! They have learned by trial and error that the festivities should begin with the ´´Celebration”, and that they should save the consuming of whisky until afterward. The rainy weather threatens at first to dampen their preferred plans, but after 50 years together, they’ve learned to adapt their affection to the situation. ´´Bottoms up!” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154092/bk_acx0_154092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A modern classic, Elmer the Colourful Patchwork Elephant has been a nursery favourite since his creation in 1989 and has sold over four million copies around the world. Elmer is not your normal grey elephant - his colourful exuberance cannot be contained for long! With his trademark cheeky humour, Elmer shows us that it´s okay to be different. This audiobook collection features eight of the best-selling Elmer books, including: ´Elmer´, ´Elmer’s Christmas´, ´Elmer and the Monster´, ´Elmer and the Flood´, ´Elmer and the Lost Teddy´, ´Elmer and the Rainbow´, ´Elmer and Aunt Zelda´ and ´Elmer and Rose´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002668/bk_boli_002668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award, Literary Fiction, 2009Elmer Gantry is the portrait of a silver-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church, yet lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence. The title character starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Throughout the novel, Gantry encounters fellow religious hypocrites. Although often exposed as a fraud, Gantry is never fully discredited.Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark American novel and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. It portrays the evangelistic activity that was common in 1920s America as well as attitudes toward it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002547/bk_blak_002547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For me it all goes back to that night, the dark corroded hinge between before and after, the slipped-in sheet of trick glass that tints everything on one side in its own murky colours and leaves everything on the other luminous and untouchable. One night changes everything for Toby. A brutal attack leaves him traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his uncle´s rambling home, the Ivy House, filled with cherished memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.But not long after Toby´s arrival, a discovery is made. A skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden. As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past and himself.A spellbinding stand-alone from a literary writer who turns the crime genre inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we´re capable of, if we no longer know who we are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Nugent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001785/bk_pauk_001785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named a New York Times notable book of 2018 and a best book of 2018 by The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Elle, Slate, Vulture, Vox, Bustle, Real Simple, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Electric Literature.´´French’s best book.... Her most intricately nuanced novel yet.” (The New York Times)A brilliant new work of suspense from ´´the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years.´´ (Washington Post) From the writer who ´´inspires cultic devotion in readers´´ (The New Yorker) and has been called ´´incandescent´´ by Stephen King, ´´absolutely mesmerizing´´ by Gillian Flynn, and ´´unputdownable´´ (People), comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out. Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who´s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family´s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we´re capable of, when we no longer know who we are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Nugent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004037/bk_peng_004037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eugene O’Neill’s tale of Ephraim Cabot, greedy and hard like the stone walls that surround his farm, the family patriarch brings home his new young bride, Abbie. His grown sons dissaprove; one leaves but the other stays to fight for the family fortune. What follows is a tragedy of epic proportions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Adelstein, Orson Bean, Amy Brenneman, Dwier Brown, Maurice Chasse, Charlie Kimball. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000233/pf_latw_000233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Legend of Vanx Malic continues with Book Three, Saint Elm´s Deep.After finding a map on a grueling hunt, Vanx and his new companions decide to travel deep into the Bitterpeaks, where a fabled hoar witch´s crystal palace supposedly sits hidden in a valley called Saint Elm´s Deep. The story deepens, as we delve into Vanx´s past and the future of as unlikely a group of heroes as you will ever find. Action and adventure, drama and thrills, and a barrel keg full of fantasy adventure await readers in Saint Elm´s Deep, the third installment of The Legend of Vanx Malic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Silva. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028514/bk_acx0_028514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.