yes, the book is dramatised and it makes it very interesting to listen. The use of mild music is also soothing and adds to the drama
James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery and starring James Purefoy, this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.
"Very Engaging and though provoking"
The Freemasons are one of the most mysterious organizations known throughout history. Many conspiracy theories have emerged over hundreds of years ranging from the Freemasons being accused of being Satanists who are controlling the New World Order, to manipulating the world's economic systems and food sources, to faking the Moon landings.
UFO Chronicles is an unprecedented and uncensored series featuring the top authorities on the UFO enigma. Pilots, astronauts, government officials, military officials, medical experts, scientists, religious leaders, and more reveal in never before seen interviews the ramifications of the Alien Presence on planet Earth. Sgt. Clifford Stone spent 22 years in the US Army as part of an elite group that was dispatched to crash sites in order to recover UFO or ET craft, bodies, and artifacts.
Endgame. The Hundred Days offensive brought an end to the stalemate in the trenches and saw the collapse of the Central Powers. Should the allies have occupied Germany at the end of the War, and if they had, could they have prevented WW2?Other Voices, Other Battles. Could the Entente powers have survived at the front without the assistance of troops and workers from colonised nations?
A major new series from the makers of A History Of The World In 100 Objects, exploring the fascinating and complex history of Germany from the origins of the Holy Roman Empire right up to the present day. Written and presented by Neil MacGregor, it is produced by BBC Radio 4, in partnership with the British Museum. Whilst Germany’s past is too often seen through the prism of the two World Wars, this series investigates a wider 600-year-old history of the nation through its objects.
UFO Chronicles is an unprecedented and uncensored series featuring the top authorities on the UFO enigma. Pilots, astronauts, government officials, military officials, medical experts, scientists, religious leaders, and more reveal in never before seen interviews the ramifications of the Alien Presence on planet Earth. Charles Hall was a weatherman at Dreamland aka Area 51 in Nevada from 1965 to 1967.
Join us as we unlock the mystery of a family born to rule. We explain their origins as the most aggressive rulers. We unlock the reality of the authority they hold. We delve into who is related to whom and we ask some tough questions about democracy and dictatorship.
Diana Palm is a medium, paranormal investigator, afterlife researcher, and author of Setting Spirits Free. After living in numerous haunted houses, she decided to develop her gifts in working with the spirit world. She became a Theta Healing Practitioner and Instructor to assist others in their own healing and understanding of the spirit realms. Join Diana as she presents information gathered over a lifetime of working within the spiritual dimensions including: crossing spirits over; how to do a proper investigation.
Explore paranormal enigmas and anomalies in the vast American Southwest. The high desert boggles the mind and enchants the soul of anyone who enters its strange dimensions. Having witnessed sacred Hopi ceremonies and rock art, researcher Gary David discusses little known aspects of the indigenous people of the Four Corners region.
"NOT all that"
An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.
"A series that changed my life"
Introducing… Ronald Reagan Live! Listen to live radio broadcast recordings of former President Ronald Reagan at his political best. Spanning several historical decades, Reagan's 1,000+ radio deliveries offered commentary on the spectrum of domestic, national, and international events that occurred throughout his lifetime, both prior to and during his unprecedented three-term presidency.
"This Audio Book is a collection of speeches."
Story of the kung fu master who became a worldwide movie box-office phenomenon, then died a mysterious death. Includes interviews with his widow and his friend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
"its just the audio from the tv show"
Stephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we knowKnowledge. The Google generation thinks it doesn’t need to carry much of it around in its head any more. Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn. But is knowledge less valuable than it used to be?
The visceral impact of history's great speechmakers is at the heart of Say It Plain. This new American RadioWorks documentary highlights a selection of landmark sermons, speeches, and broadcasts by remarkable African-American speakers.
"As a man is, so he sees." These words of mystical poet and artist William Blake are just as relevant now as they were when they were written in 1802 - perhaps more so. Throughout his life, Blake undertook a voyage beyond rationality and materialism to an interior, visionary realm where "all things appear as they are - infinite." Yet all human beings, he believed, are capable of opening their eyes to a fuller experience of life.
Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
"interesting and enjoyable"
This collection of A&E Biography episodes about evildoers includes the following profiles: Attila the Hun, Caligula, Satan, Marquis de Sade, Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible, and Rasputin.
This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
The saga of the incredible journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. On their two-year (1804-1806), 8,000-mile trip, Lewis and Clark drew maps of the wilderness, made contact with Native Americans, studied plants, animals, and minerals, and charted a route to America's West.
The complete second BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, featuring all 20 episodes about some of the strangest insects and creatures from around the world. One of the nation’s most popular presenters examines 20 marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. How did Sir David track down a giant earthworm? Why does he respect rats? What was the first bribe in nature? Why do well known foods often have two names?
There is startling evidence that we were visited by intelligent beings in the ancient past. Why were they here and what was their agenda? Zecharia Sitchin is the author of the hugely successful book series The Earth Chronicles. Join this amazing scholar of ancient mysteries as he makes a scientific and scholarly argument for ancient alien visits to Earth.
It was one of America's most colossal political and military miscalculations: the 1961 Bay of Pigs incident, in which 1,400 anti-Castro Cubans attempted to invade Cuba - with support from the CIA - and failed. It marked the first foreign policy defeat for the new Kennedy administration and was the first CIA covert operation to be exposed to public scrutiny.
The triumphant and tragic story of the great poet, short story writer, and master of the macabre. Blessed by a genius that brought him many successes as a writer, including "The Raven" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", Poe was plagued by alcoholism, gambling debts, and lost loves.
"it's 66 cents"
The program unravels the conspiracy theories brought to light in Dan Brown's novel Angels and Demons. Brown raises questions about the age-old conflict between science and religion in a plot that pits a secret society known as the Illuminati against the Catholic Church.
He lived in an age of superstition and magic, and believed that he could foretell the future. Here is an in-depth look at the prophetic visions of Nostradamus. Some believe that he predicted the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler and WWII, the moon landing, and the space shuttle Challenger disaster, among other events.
This collection of A&E Biography episodes about literary greats includes the following profiles: H.G. Wells. Jules Verne, Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, and William Shakespeare.
Most kinds of cars achieved some measure of success in their day. The DeLorean sports coupe was not one of them. Made famous by the Back to the Future films in the 1980s, the model was launched during a recession and publicly funded with no oversight by the British government. Millions of dollars in public money was lost.