From the provocative and hilarious EGOT winner, best-selling author, and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, comes the perfect antidote for all those outdated relationship advice books in the world, weighing in on why marriage isn´t for everybody and how the life you want shouldn´t be the life everyone else expects you to have. Whoopi Goldberg has been an electrifying, envelope-pushing public figure of many stripes: acclaimed actor, comedienne, singer, songwriter, author, political activist, and talk show host. In If Someone Says ´´You Complete Me,´´ RUN!, Whoopi will speak openly about why marriage isn´t for everyone, how being alone can be satisfying, and how what´s most important is understanding who you are and what makes you happy. Wise, funny, and conversation starting, Whoopi´s message is sure to resonate with the millions of people who struggle with relationships every day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whoopi Goldberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002276/bk_hach_002276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smart, savvy and sassy, Whoopi Goldberg exploded onto the show-biz scene in 1985, when her one-woman Broadway show wowed live audiences and, later, HBO subscribers. One of the worlds most beloved and honored acting and comedy stars - the multiple award-winning Goldberg performs in her first solo HBO special in over 13 years. Recorded before a live audience at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City (the same venue for her historic 1985 inaugural HBO special). The 20th anniversary features a refreshing mix of familiar and new Goldberg creations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whoopi Goldberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/laff/000042/pf_laff_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: Before you even consider listening to this, understand that this is a story about a guy that is large, feels he is in charge, and is ready to kick some butt. In truth, he is essentially deaf, almost blind, socially handicapped, and has little sense of smell to boot. Add to that his basic disregard for proper attire and you have one humorous, heartfelt, and, at times, moving story. Okay maybe not that heartfelt or moving, but it may all depend on how you look at things. If you can get past the loud Hawaiian shirts, shorts, and glaring white knee socks and sandals, then you can get to the meat and potatoes of what is coming at you. It is a diverse and respectful viewpoint of life, both in and out of the Amish community, and how the Plain Folk and English view each other. In the first volume, The Whoopie Affair, listeners will meet G, the erstwhile suburban hit man, and Eli, the Amish blacksmith. Two totally different men. Two totally different families. Two entirely separate worlds. One destiny. What happens when this unlikely dynamic duo go about solving the mystery of the missing whoopie pies? Plenty of mirth, merriment, malevolence, and muck, but above all, good clean family fun. This is a story that can be listened to by anyone of any age, from 9 to 99. So saddle up, get in the SUV or horse and buggy, put on your wrap around shades, tighten up those suspenders, fix your ball cap or straw hat on top of your head, and get your sandals - or boots - on! It is time to roll and party with Eli the blacksmith and G the hit man in an adventure you are not soon to forget. You will never look at a horse and buggy the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Big Daddy Abel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005084/bk_acx0_005084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we´ll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim´s creations. We´ll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired. This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim´s magical world. With chapters titled Dynamite Determination; Listen to Your Heart; Together We Can Do It; It Starts When We´re Kids; and A Part of Everything and Everyone, It´s Not Easy Being Green is by turns entertaining, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminding us that every day counts. Readers young and old will cherish this collection. Culled from The Jim Henson Company archives, program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews, along with some of Jim´s never-before-published writings, It´s Not Easy Being Green is a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the way we see the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lithgow, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000035/bk_hype_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let´s put on our travelin´ shoes and start thinking vacation spots. From Amish Country to Tuscany, Italy we´ll discover some out-of-the-way get-a-ways and find some regional dishes worth the trip. Taste New England´s changing cuisine and find out what a whoopie pie is. Plus a trip back in time to the history of the ´´Big Oyster´´ with food historian Mark Kurlansky. Finally, a destination wedding in Las Vegas and feeding the NASCAR crews. (Original Airdate: 6/21/06) [Broadcast Date: March 22, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070322/rt_chef_070322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Across the United Kingdom, streets are lined with Union Jacks in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee — 60 years since she inherited the crown in 1952. But with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee only a decade behind them, a royal wedding last year, and the Olympics coming up this summer, are Britons up for yet another party?Next, Nina Arianda is the it-girl on Broadway — she’s nominated for a Tony for her performance in David Ives’ comedy Venus In Fur. The show is a play within a play: a writer has adapted an erotic novel for the stage, and he’s having a hell of a time casting the lead. Enter Vanda: a sexy, sly actress who is by turns sultry and bombastic, and pretty much takes over the show. Then, in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, a black family buys a house in an all-white neighborhood — and even before they move in, the neighbors are up in arms. Karl Lindner, a member of the Clybourne Park property owners association, visits the buyers, suggesting that ´´Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities.” Following that, the San Antonio band Girl in a Coma formed over a junior high obsession over the tortured music of Morrissey. ´´I loved him so much it hurt,” says singer Nina Diaz, who was only 13 when she joined the band. ´´I turned vegetarian after that, started reading Oscar Wilde, eating yogurt and bagels and trying to be just like him.” Bassist Jenn Alva remembers, ´´We had posters all over the room, and we would talk to them.” After that, according to the Entertainment Software Association, 72% of American households play videogames while, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, 67% of Americans went to the movies. If those figures are both correct, videogames might now be the great American pastime. And finally, WNYC listener Julie Bayley grew up watching daytime talk shows to catch comics like Rodney 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120602/rt_stud_120602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uplifting stories of innocent people who survived the ordeal of incarceration and were eventually set free. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Kurtis with stories, chapters and poetry performed by Roxane Assaf-Lynn, Della Brown, Wren T. Brown, Eugene Byrd, Christine Ebersole, John Forté, LisaGay Hamilton, Ashley Judd, Paige Kaneb, John Kessler, Ricki Lake, Courtney Lance, Edward Lance, Linda Garcia Merchant, Laraine Newman, Esai Morales, EJ Murray, Nikki Pope, Maurice Possley, Richard Steele, Eibur Stepney, Lynch Travis, and Lisa Zane. Imagine you are in prison for a crime you did not commit. You cannot believe what has happened to you and you´re certain the system will correct the error - yet years later you´re still behind bars. In Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope those who have been wrongfully convicted tell stories of hope, redemption, and how they continued to believe that the system that put them behind bars would eventually find them innocent. Get a glimpse of life inside some of America´s prisons and discover how each exoneree survived, and in some cases thrived and prevailed against overwhelming odds. Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope is a collection of true stories told by wrongfully convicted men and women as well as their families and friends. Each former inmate reveals what gave them the hope that they would be exonerated; how they continued to sustain hope, sometimes for more than 20 years; and what they did to keep their humanity in one of the most inhumane of all places. Exoneration is only the beginning for these brave men and women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Kurtis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069774/bk_acx0_069774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sparks fly when Ruthie enters her whoopie pies in the bake-off at the harvest festival and discovers a local bakery owner used her recipe to enter the same bake-off. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arden Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140344/bk_acx0_140344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this humorous African folktale, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Koi wants the villagers to honor him as befits the son of a chief. But unless he can accomplish three impossible tasks, he will end up in the cooking pot instead. His problems begin with a scrawny kola tree, and they end when three unlikely new friends - a snake, an ant and an alligator - save his life and help him find his rightful place in the world. This powerful adaptation captures the rich textures and folk imagery of African culture. Musical accompaniment by Herbie Hancock. Ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, We All Have Tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whoopi Goldberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070285/bk_acx0_070285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.