You've seen him as Sir Gwaine in the BBC's TV series Merlin, now Eoin Macken steps behind the camera to direct The Inside, featuring Czech starlet Tereza Srbova (Sirens, Eastern Promises) alongside the cream of Irish acting talent that includes Emmett J. Scanlan (fan favourite Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks, Charlie Casanova), Sean Stewart (Occi, Coward), Natalia Kostrzewa (The Clinic) and Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones). While in a pawnshop a young man comes into possession of a second hand video camera; discovering a tape still inside he plays back the footage and witnesses a horrific series of events involving a group of teens in an undisclosed location. Using the footage as a guide he retraces the steps to where the events seemingly occurred. Deciding to investigate he discovers to his horror not only the truth of the events on the tape but comes face to face with a supernatural terror from which he may not escape... The Inside is a hard, violent, visceral psychological horror, which gets into your belly, and leaves an unnerving disturbed feeling after watching it. Shot mostly in alarming first person perspective this evocatively realistic story of five girls breaking into an abandoned warehouse for excitement - then finding themselves subject to a terrifying human attack before succumbing to a supernatural terror - will leave you shaking with fear! The film shows the worst side of humanity and contrasts it with the horror of the supernatural, which has no compunction between good and evil. But what is worse - the fear of the unknown, or the known fear of man? Shot and directed by Eoin C Macken, with additional cinematography by David Laird, and also featuring Eoin Macken, with sound by Greg French of Irish band The Brilliant Things and a chilling score from Kevin Whyms of Whymsonics, The Inside will re-invigorate the Irish horror genre. Special Features: Exclusive feature length picture in picture commentary with Director Eoin Macken Trailers 'Making of' Documentary
The award-winning series Dead Ringers is back with highlights from its second television series. A huge hit on BBC Radio 4, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell star once again in the best impression comedy on TV. In this startling and hysterical alternate universe, David Dickinson is 'Auction Man', Mastermind gets 'sexed up', and Simon Schama and David Starkey battle it out - literally - in order to become television's leading historian. In other wicked moments Delia Smith demonstrates How to Spectate, Ellen MacArthur tries her hand at some mundane chores, and Carry On Matron gets a Hollywood makeover. Others joining Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Ozzy Osbourne, Gandalf and Greg Dyke include card-playing comedy duo Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. So take a ringside seat for another TV swipe at the famous - and infamous - courtesy of Dead Ringers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry, Phil Cornwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002535/rt_bbcw_002535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although the Romans gained the upper hand over Carthage in the wake of the First Punic War, the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal brought the Romans to their knees for over a decade during the Second Punic War. While military historians are still amazed that he was able to maintain his army in Italy near Rome for nearly 15 years, scholars are still puzzled over some of his decisions, including why he never attempted to march on Rome in the first place. Regardless, Hannibal was such a threat that the Romans responded in an unprecedented nature when the Carthaginians resumed the campaigning season in the spring of 216 BCE by capturing the city of Cannae, a crucial supply hub, and placing themselves along the line that convoys from the ports and warehouses of the south needed to travel to reach Rome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078454/bk_acx0_078454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sequel to The Lightning-Struck Heart Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice, Sam of Wilds, got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. His parents are happy, Gary and Tiggy still eat sass for breakfast, Randall is somehow alive despite being older than the gods, the King rules with a gentle hand, Kevin the dragon is as gross as ever, Morgan sighs a lot, Ryan continues to be dashing and immaculate, and Sam is close to convincing Prince Justin they will be best friends forever. Life is good. Until it’s not. Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars: a man of shadows is rising and will consume the world unless Sam faces his destiny and gathers the five dragons of Verania at his side. And she brings along her second-in-command, a man named Ruv. Ruv, who Vadoma says is Sam’s true cornerstone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lesley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101029/bk_acx0_101029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Second chances are possible but only if the lies and compromises are gone. Martin had lost his first wife and daughter in a horrible car accident and it took him years to fight the sadness he woke up with every day. When he met Elaine everything changed. He married her and their new life made Martin forget all the pain. Once again life was good. After feeling such happiness the second time around Martin never expected tragedy to once again be knocking at his door, but it had. If Martin had known the truth about Elaine's past he would have been able to help her but her fear of the truth became her reality and the fact that they loved each other didn't seem to be enough. Elaine came up with a solution she thought would be for the best. Martin went along with her plan but it put him in a compromised position and very unhappy, but he loved his wife so much he agreed to live her lie. The stakes were very high but Martin thought in time he could change her mind but as the years passed the only thing that changed was Elaine. She became withdrawn and uneasy and finally when things got out of hand and Martin couldn't control anything that happened it was a downward spiral and everything they had worked to achieve began to crumble. Could Martin save his wife from herself? Would Elaine let that happen? For love, Martin would do anything and Elaine loved him for that, but would that be enough? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Iggens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086141/bk_acx0_086141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harrison Raines is caught in no-man's-land - and suspected of murder. The messenger finds Harrison Raines in one of the finest gambling halls in Washington. As usual, Raines is losing. Union intelligence demands his presence immediately - it's a matter that could affect the outcome of the Civil War - but Raines delays. He's holding four eights, and as a Southern dandy who renounced his family to serve the Union government as a secret agent, Raines can't resist a bet. But as soon as he finishes this hand of poker, Raines will be gambling with more than cards - he'll be wagering his life. Abraham Lincoln is a close friend of Colonel Baker, and he orders Raines to guard the colonel on the battlefield. But in the chaos of Ball's Bluff, Baker refuses to take cover from enemy fire. When Baker is cut down by a Confederate riding a white horse, Raines is a prime suspect in the murder and must clear his name or risk being a fugitive from both sides of the Civil War. A Killing at Ball's Bluff is the second book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025871/bk_adbl_025871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wickedly funny impressions show arrived on television in 2002, having made waves and become an incredible success as a BBC Radio 4 series. BBC Radio Collection's volumes of episodes from the radio series have been incredibly successful, and now this volume collects the best moments from the first BBC1 TV series. Enter a surreal universe where David Dickinson goes looking for weapons of mass destruction in "Weapons Hunt", the Queen sells off the royal jewels on the QVC shopping channel, and Delia Smith turns homicidal and starts cooking up the competition. Elsewhere, Anne Robinson votes off The Weakest Disciple and Professor Sam Ryan from Silent Witness joins Rolf on Animal Hospital. Also in the mix are an oddly threatening Michael Buerk, Saddam Hussein advertising Werther's Originals, and familiar favourites Tony Blair, Greg Dyke, and Kristy Wark. Obi-Wan Kenobi visits a second-hand car salesman, Ozzy Osborne takes over the role of Dumbledore in the new Harry Potter movie, and Doctor Who spends a weekend with the Cybermen family in Living with the Enemy. Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, and Mark Perry prove that the ersatz can be even better than the real thing in these six sensational episodes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alistair McGowan, Full Cast, Jon Culshaw, Kate Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000115/rt_bbcw_000115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, we hear from Craig Venter, widely regarded as one of science's leading innovators. Venter, who's come as close as anyone has to creating life in a test tube, tells Steve Paulson what drives him. Next, University of Wisconsin geochemist Nita Sahai talks with Anne Strainchamps about how life might have begun on Earth.Then, on the other hand, maybe the Earth itself is alive. That’s the remarkable idea behind the Gaia hypothesis. James Lovelock came up with it in the 1960s and at first no one would take him seriously. Lovelock, now in his nineties and one of our most celebrated scientists, tells Steve Paulson where the Gaia theory came from and how it’s evolved.After that, Kevin Kelly is one of the founders of Wired magazine. He’s also the author of a provocative book called What Technology Wants. Kelly tells Jim Fleming that the sum total of our technology - what he calls “the technicum” - is taking on the properties of life itself.Following that, anthropologist Tom Boellstorff takes us on a tour through the virtual world of Second Life.Finally, astro-biologist Paul Davies chairs the SETI Post-Detection Task Group and is the author of The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence. He tells Steve Paulson that alien intelligence might be stranger than anything Hollywood has dreamt up. [Broadcast Date: August 5, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/110805/rt_tbon_110805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Cecelia Ahern spins a witty, warm, and wise modern-day fable of love, regret, hope, and second chances. Extremely successful executive Lou Suffern is always overstretched, immune to the holiday spirit that delights everyone around him. The classic workaholic who never has a moment to spare, he is always multitasking while shortchanging his devoted wife and their adorable children. And ever since he started competing for a big promotion, he has barely seen his family at all. One frigid morning, in an uncharacteristic burst of generosity, he buys a cup of coffee for Gabe, a homeless man huddled outside his office building. Inspired by his own unexpected act of kindness, Lou decides to prolong his charitable streak and contrives to get Gabe a job in his company's mailroom. But when Gabe begins to meddle in Lou's life, the helping hand appears to be a serious mistake. Gabe seems to know more about Lou than Lou does about himself, and, perhaps more disturbingly, Gabe always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can he help him fix what's broken before it's too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005433/bk_harp_005433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.