A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....
"Absolutely Perfect Casting"
For sustained dramatic intrigue and sophistication of plot, William Shakespeare's sonnets are at least the equal of his greatest plays. Throughout the centuries since their first publication in 1609, critics, psychologists and curiosity-seekers alike have pondered the nature of the poet's relationships with the mysterious young man, "Mr. W.H.", and the "ill-coloured" Dark lady.
Authors Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, David Hewson, and Jim Fusilli discuss the creation of The Copper Bracelet, the sequel to the Audiobook of the Year, The Chopin Manuscript. The conversation was recorded at ThrillerFest 2009 in New York City.
"Not worth a credit!"
When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so embedded in the culture as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler who had served eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. Forest Whitaker narrates the story of this remarkable man who, while serving tea and supervising buffets, was also a witness to history.
"Not what I was expecting"
John March runs a struggling bookshop with just one regular customer - Mr. Hill. His life is defined by routine until the day he discovers he is sole beneficiary of a will worth £5 million thanks to the eccentric Mr. Hill's untimely death. But Mr. Hill also leaves behind something else - a lock of hair, a finger bone and a tooth in a jar of water. It's certainly not the worst day of John's life...until the rain comes and the dying starts.
New Saucerian presents one of the rarest of all Gray Barker titles, Selected for Abduction. Here Barker covers the best UFO sightings from 1981, including gripping "abductions" and "MIB attacks". In traversing this artifact, one senses Barker was perhaps the first serious UFO publisher to give credence to "alien abduction". Following his death soon after the publication of this book, several high-profile abductees and hypnosis-based researchers filled the vacuum.
TOP DOG RADIO talks with Bud Konheim, a New York-based fashion guru who’s never at a loss for words, and three other leaders in the U.S. garment industry. Konheim is a partner with Nicole Miller, a leading designer (and company) based on Madison Avenue in New York City. Also taking part is Harold Lopato of Majestic Shape, Inc., which makes shoulder pads and other clothing accessories, and David Lee of KD Dids Inc., which specializes in dance and sportswear.
"Read the description"
On May 2, 1964, Klansman James Ford Seale picked up two black hitchhikers and drowned the young men in the Mississippi River. Seale spent more than 40 years a free man, before finally facing trial in 2007. But there could have been two defendants in the resulting case: James Ford Seale for kidnapping and murder, and the State of Mississippi for complicity - knowingly aiding, abetting, and creating men like Seale.
The city streets are a carnival, they are burlesque. The city moves like an insect. It scurries. Neon beats against the window like a probe, even in the day. And somewhere, buried deep within this crazy world, are two killers who call this place home. One of them, a man whose birth given name was Kenneth Bianchi but whom his friends know as Ken, waits in the shadows sipping beer and smoking a cigarette and watching the show with delightful glee.
"Not the best."
Johnny Rames awakens in a field on the outskirts of a music festival in Maine, covered in someone else's blood and unable to remember the events of the night before. As his lawyer, Len Gibson, strives to defend him against the charge of murder, Johnny discovers not only the truth of what happened that night but also the shocking secrets of his family history. Blue Lobster is an interwoven tale of three generations.
Of One Blood is a poignant and disturbing play about the infamous murder of three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner - in Mississippi in 1964. The broadcast includes an interview with Rita Bender, Michael Schwerner's wife in 1964.
The stories in this collection examine the ways we use imagination to set aside human anguish and move on with our lives. Here, baseball opens a passageway to life after death, obsession transforms romantic complexities into a corrupted form of happiness, conquest and empire begets guilt and a healing sacrifice, and the recipients of medical technology deal with the well-meant horrors inflicted on them.
Aspiring comedian Lee Parrish thought the worst thing to happen to him was his recent divorce. Until, that is, he discovers Earth has secretly been invaded by a race of technologically challenged aliens who are hell-bent on taking over the entire planet one person at a time.