Lights! Microphone! Action! Hilarious Hollywood spoofs were a beloved feature on many classic Jack Benny radio shows. Regular cast members and guest stars alike were recruited to send up cinema classics like Casablanca, High Noon, and Sunset Boulevard. Celebrities could count on large laughs - and, looking good next to Jack´s lovably vainglorious and miserly self - while poking fun at their most famous films. Even without guests, the movie mockery continued. Jack would simply announce a sketch and proclaim that he would be playing the lead! The rest of the cast, of course, was not to be out done - note Rochester´s rendition of As Time Goes By and Mel Blanc´s ´´Sleepy Mexican´´ routine. A treasure trove for both Benny-philes and film fans, this set includes 12 digitally restored and remastered episodes, performances by the likes of Bob Hope and Edward G. Robinson. Episodes Include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 03-17-40 Mr. Benny Goes to Washington 01-24-43 Casablanca 10-17-43 The Killers 11-24-46, It´s a Wonderful Life 02-02-47 Dark Passage 11-02-47 The Treasure of Sierra Madre 05-01-49 Sunset Boulevard 03-25-51 Captain Horatio Hornblower 09-23-51 High Noon 09-28-52 Road to Bali 01-11-53 The Snows of Kilimanjaro 03-08-53 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000841/rt_radi_000841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hilarious Hollywood spoofs were a beloved feature on many classic Jack Benny radio shows. Regular cast members and guest stars alike were recruited to send up cinema classics like Casablanca, High Noon, and Sunset Boulevard. Celebrities could count on large laughs - and, looking good next to Jack’s lovably vainglorious and miserly self - while poking fun at their most famous films.Even without guests, the movie mockery continued. Jack would simply announce a sketch and proclaim that he would be playing the lead! The rest of the cast, of course, was not to be outdone - note Rochester’s rendition of ´´As Time Goes By´´ and Mel Blanc’s ´´Sleepy Mexican” routine.A treasure trove for both Benny-philes and film fans, this set includes 12 digitally restored and remastered episodes, performances by the likes of Bob Hope and Edward G. Robinson.Episodes Include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 03-17-40; Mr. Benny Goes to Washington 01-24-43; Casablanca 10-17-43; The Killers 11-24-46; It’s a Wonderful Life 02-02-47; Dark Passage 11-02-47; The Treasure of Sierra Madre 05-01-49; Sunset Boulevard 03-25-51; Captain Horatio Hornblower 09-23-51; High Noon 09-28-52; Road to Bali 01-11-53; The Snows of Kilimanjaro 03-08-53. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Old Time Radio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/radi/001868/bk_radi_001868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In March 2012, a serial killer provokes terror in South Bend, Indiana, near the University of Notre Dame. The notorious FBI agent Jack Savage is hunting the serial killer, desperately trying to stop another brutal murder in the town where he ´´Woke up the Echoes´´ and led the fighting Irish to a national championship in 1977. The serial killer brutally tortures his victims while always keeping one heart-pounding step ahead of law enforcement.As the frantic race comes toward a conclusion, Agent Jack Savage finds himself in the toughest case of his life and maybe his last case with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the pursuit of the killer, Jack Savage uses his primitive instincts for solving these hideous crimes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152435/bk_acx0_152435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Told with the deadpan humor of Nick Hornby, this is a wonderful novel about a boy genius whose brother may, or may not, be a murderer. It´s 1967. Jack Witcher is a 12-year-old boy genius living in a Virginia suburb at an address the entire neighborhood avoids. Jack´s father has lost his job - again - and he´s starting fights with other fathers. Jack´s mother, sweet but painfully ugly, works as a cashier at a local market. Jack´s older brother is a long-haired, pot-smoking hippie. If all of that isn´t bad enough, Jack´s brother suddenly becomes the main suspect in the disappearance of the town´s golden boy. And to make matters even worse, Jack is in love with the missing boy´s sister, Myra. Mr. Gladstein, the town jeweler and solitary Jew, is Jack´s only friend; together, they scheme to win Jack Myra´s love. But to do that, Jack must overcome the prejudices, both the town´s and his own, about himself and his family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001779/bk_peng_001779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four Jack Tales from the Appalachian oral tradition - recorded by a nationally accalimed storyteller. In this collection, Jack has a little trouble adjusting to the workaday world and to personal financial management. Eventually he works hard enough, but his fortunes do not seem to parallel his productivity. Jack finally has to go a bit out of his way to prove himself, meanwhile dealing with a prospective father-in-law who plays hard to get. For Adults and Young Adults 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000041/bk_augu_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack takes a break from practicing ´´The Bee´´ on his violin so that he and the gang can go meet Phil´s mother and sister who are visiting from Mobile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000940/rt_radi_000940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On his way to rehearsal, Jack runs in to Ed Wynn. He´s happy to see his old friend - until he learns that his cast thinks that Wynn is funnier than he is! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000941/rt_radi_000941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before McDonald´s and Holiday Inn, Jack was on the road with his friends, when interstate highways were a novelty and going coast to coast was just for fun. Jack was pre-Vietnam, more 1950s edgy than 1960s politically correct. He loved Keats and Eliot as he sang the praises of the Odes and ´´The Wasteland´´, bars and saloons, writers and barkeeps - all about equally, according to the author, who narrates about his short time with Jack on the road. Jack was open to all subjects, more a fan than critic, and didn´t see the point in being critical. ´´If you don´t like it, why bother?´´ Said Jack. The few nights detailed here relate to a Harvard College event honoring Jack. He went to high table at Lowell House, at Harvard, but clearly felt more comfortable in a South Boston style old hangout like Cronin´s across the tracks... the MBTA tracks from Harvard, a 100 yards and a thousand miles. Jack takes a trip with his young rider, and the author, up to New York to see some of Dreiser´s landmarks from An American Tragedy. They get to the Adirondack area, where the actual crime happened, and Jack talks about the little glove factory still abandoned on Lake Cayuga. True? The author doesn´t know, but he did know there was a glove factory and years later he went to visit it. The author comments that many people doubted what Jack said. But upon closer inspection, found him to be truthful. Jack just had a way of saying things that made the conventional nervous. Good listening for readers and listeners, not academics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000117/bk_smag_000117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen-year-old Jack Bellows is a happy and content young man. He has two parents who love him, a twin brother as his best friend, and a simple life in the country. Then, one night at the dinner table, everything changes in an instant and the family that Jack loves and adores is changed forever. Jack Bellows is a story of love and loss, of heartbreak and hope. It is also one you won´t soon forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005997/bk_acx0_005997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.