The Witches In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an episode in which Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch. Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini (Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend Totò team up with Pier Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed father and son. Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge in The Sicilian s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as Mangano s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches with a stunning homage to Italian comic books. Features: Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original Italian mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) Brand-new audio commentary by film critic and novelist Tim Lucas Interview with actor Ninetto Davoli, recorded exclusively for this release English-language version of Vittorio De Sica s episode, An Evening Like the Others, starring Clint Eastwood Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone and Kat Ellinger
If you are planning to go to Venice for vacation or business, and you only have two or three days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place. The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most-memorable experiences of your life. The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything the city has to offer into 2-3 days. The goal is to show you the best of the city in a short time. I know people like different things, but Venice is such an incredible city that even in a small area you will find a variety of things that will fascinate or interest you. If you are looking for the encyclopedia of travel books, then don't buy this book. This book is for a short stay traveler only! We focus on the best the city has to offer. Here is a preview of what you'll learn... Understanding Modern Venice How Venice Came Into Being An Overview Of The City Transport and Safety Museums and Art Galleries Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife Sample 3 Day Itinerary Extra Time, a bonus section of attractions Much, much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097962/bk_acx0_097962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the prestigious Azorín Prize for Fiction, the best-selling novel about love, sacrifice, and Picasso's mistress, Dora Maar. A writer resembling Zoé Valdés - a Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughter - is preparing a novel on the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising artists in the Surrealist movement, until she met Pablo Picasso. The middle-aged Picasso was already the god of the art world's avant-garde. Dora became his lover, muse, and ultimately, his victim. She became The Weeping Woman captured in his famous portrait, the mistress he betrayed with other mistress-muses, and their affair ended with her commitment to an asylum at the hands of Picasso's friends. The writer's research centers on a mysterious trip to Venice that Dora took 15 years later, in the company of two young gay men who were admirers of Picasso, including the biographer James Lord. After this episode, Dora cut off contact with the world and secluded herself in her Paris apartment until her death. "After Picasso, God," she would say. What happened in Venice? The more the writer investigates, the more she finds herself implicated in a story of passion taken to the extremes. In The Weeping Woman, prize-winning novelist Zoé Valdés narrates the journey of a woman who would do anything and everything for love. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in fiction - novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miranda Cannon, Valerie Hauss, Hess Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025266/bk_adbl_025266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine the kingdom of Asia sifted through the Celtic imagination. Messer Marco Polo is the fictionalized account of the travels of Marco Polo, as told by Malichi Campbell, an Irishman.Young Marco Polo meets Kubla Khan, the King of Siam, and Saint Paul, and he falls in love with Khan's beautiful daughter, Golden Bells. After her magicians save him from death in the desert, he stays and marries her. Following her death, Polo returns to Venice as an old man.Audiobook producer Stefan Rudnicki and acting legend Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., were reminiscing one day about favorite childhood books when they both recalled Messer Marco Polo as one of the best. The result is this collaborative effort - a truly charming audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001756/bk_blak_001756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Could another terrorist attack happen in New York City, and are we ready? Rat Island explores an attempt by three wily, well-funded terrorists to infiltrate New York City and detonate an explosive device at ground zero on 9/11. After buying a yacht in Venice, they proceed up and down the Adriatic, raising money for their task, and eventually sail to City Island, New York. Meanwhile a disgruntled Russian atomic scientist buys deadly Polonium 210 to be injected into four missiles, which are then cleverly placed on a freighter in the port of Gdansk. It sails to New York City and meets up with the yacht. Through devious means,the terrorists are able to place these missiles on a vehicle and into a tunnel under the Hudson River. The good people who are trying to thwart this plot include three former SEALs, one of whom is a vessel examiner with the coast guard auxiliary, and a beautiful undercover Interpol agent aboard the yacht. Scenes shift from Venice to an area in Poland where Polonium has been buried to a secret laboratory where the bombs are assembled and finally to City Island, New York. The bombs are secreted in an abandoned hospital on a small island - Rat Island - until they are transported to ground zero. The major challenge for the SEALs once they discover that missiles are aboard the yacht is to find out where they are hidden and ultimately where and how the bombs are going to be exploded. The climax occurs in a tunnel filled with cars. Will the SEALs be able to thwart this terrorist attack? Jay Kaplan is a retired professor of English and communications from Bronx Community College. He has written three books published by greenleafpublishers.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Sinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030595/bk_acx0_030595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Honeyman made his name cracking a horrific double murder in his hometown of Prosper, New York. He got an international best seller out of it, made a small fortune, and left his newspaper reporting days behind. But was it all based on a lie? Now, more than a decade after his one and only success, Honeyman’s life is in tatters. His wife committed suicide, his daughter hasn’t spoken to him in years, and his books don’t sell. He’s sequestered himself in his wreck of a retreat on an island in Venice, desperate to find the inspiration that will revive his career. But Tom Honeyman is not alone. An unseen stranger tells Honeyman he got it wrong all those years ago. And he has just four days to uncover the real murderer. Tom Honeyman is no longer writing for his livelihood. He’s writing for his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Ramon de Ocampo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000432/or_orig_000432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leaving Concord, Massachusetts, for a six-week sabbatical in Venice, Professor Homer Kelly finds bliss at a rare-books conference while his wife, Mary, sets out to photograph the magnificent churches, palaces, squares, and waterways of the city. Elsewhere, golden treasures, hidden for half a century, lead to a vicious killing. During one of her tourist excursions, Mary snaps a picture of the extremely handsome murderer who befriends and then seduces her. Soon, holy artifacts begin to disappear as the acqua alta rises with the body count. When the streets are flooded and the moon is full, temptation overwhelms, bullets fly, and Homer and Mary learn that even their closest friends are hiding secrets that could end in death. In a city of legendary wonders, the Kellys will need nothing less than a miracle to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006183/bk_adbl_006183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In June 1867, Mark Twain set sail for Europe and the Holy Land. Twain recorded this adventurous trip and later turned it into The Innocents Abroad. This book became so popular overseas that it would propel him into an international star. The Innocents Abroad is Twain’s account of his thoughts of the Old World, including Paris, Venice, Pompeii, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, as well as many other noteworthy cities. His disbelief and wonder are told with humor that endeared Twain to American audiences. Mark Twain referred to this adventure as his Great Pleasure Excursion. His account of this adventure would eventually become one of the best travel books of the 19th century. Mark Twain is a famous American author whose works still enchant listeners today. The Innocents Abroad is one of many classics this great author left behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McCallion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121046/bk_acx0_121046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a dismal evening in the previous century, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door and again admits Constance Rattigan into his life. An aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, Constance is running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge - and vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, leaving the narrator two macabre books: twin listings of the Tinseltown dead and soon to be dead, with Constance's name included among them. And so begins an odyssey as dark as it is wondrous, as the writer sets off in a broken-down jalopy with his irascible sidekick Crumley to sift through the ashes of a bygone Hollywood - a graveyard of ghosts and secrets where each twisted road leads to grim shrines and shattered dreams...and, all too often, to death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Garman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011824/bk_reco_011824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.