English, Paperback, 15x23 cm, 240 pages, discography, rare b&w photos - Born in Bentley, Alberta, Dick Damron grew up as a young rodeo rider and rockabilly singer. He first recorded in the late 1950s at CKRD Red Deer, then blazed a trail to Nashville, recording over 50 singles and 20 albums in Music City since 1961. During the 1970s, Damron became a legend as an ´outlaw´: a wildman on stage, his ´Dick Damron Mystery Tour´ laid waste to many a bar and music hall across North America and Europe. In the 1980s he became the resident country artist at Howard Hughes´ Desert Inn in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, where he was joined on stage by members of Reba McIntyre´s band, Mickey Gilley´s band, Ray Stevens´ band - even by James Burton (Elvis) and Jeff Cook (Alabama). Voted Canada´s Country Male Vocalist of the Year four times and Country Music Entertainer of the Year in 1985, Dick Damron has also been named Best Foreign Artist in Europe and Texas. The winner of seven BMI Songwriter Awards, his five Number 1 records include Countryfied, which George Hamilton IV took to the Top Ten worldwide. Dick Damron was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour in 1994, yet maintains he is merely part of the legend and the legacy of country music. -few copies left!
The number one Daily Telegraph book of the year. Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of West of Eden by Jean Stein, read by Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell, Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Kathleen McInerney, Ann Marie Lee, Fred Sanders, Jorjeana Marie, Keith Szarabajka, Will Damron and Bruce Mann. West of Eden is the definitive story of Hollywood told, in their own words, by the people on the inside: Lauren Bacall, Arthur Miller, Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, Ring Lardner, Joan Didion, Stephen Sondheim - all interviewed by Jean Stein, who grew up in the ´40s in a fairy-tale mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The audiobook takes us from the discovery of oil in the ´20s with the story of the tycoon Edward Doheny (There Will Be Blood) and traces the growth of corruption through the syndicates, the mob, and the movie studios - from the beginnings of the film industry to the end, with News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch (who bought the Stein mansion in 1985). West of Eden is about money, power, fame and terrible secrets: the doomed Hollywood of the late ´50s, early ´60s - ´the rotten heart of paradise´. Like her last book, the best-selling Edie, this is an oral history told through brilliantly edited interviews. As this is Hollywood, it´s a book full of sex, drugs and celebrity glamour, but because it´s built from the firsthand accounts of people who were actually there, many of them writers, actors and artists, it´s also strangely claustrophobic, seductive and completely compelling. Full list of narrators includes Kathleen McInerney, Ann Marie Lee, Fred Sanders, Jorjeana Marie, Keith Szarabajka, Will Damron and Bruce Mann. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell, Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002861/bk_rhuk_002861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
French Girl with Mother is a provocative, propulsive thriller that marries the spirit of James Salter with a hint of Patricia Highsmith and the velocity of The Art Forger. Nathan is a young artist traveling across Europe in search of the emotional fire that has been missing from his work. He´s been deemed by his mentors and critics to be technically skillful but uninspired - criticisms he fears to be true. On a Paris street, he witnesses the volatile breakup of a young French woman and her beau. Nathan pursues a meeting with the woman, and it very quickly becomes evident that her provocative charisma and scathing beauty just may conjure the electricity he has been seeking for his work. So when the woman invites him to her parents´ crumbling, centuries-old chateau in the country to allow him to sketch her, he accepts, knowing that this proposition is both ill-advised and thrilling. Once enveloped by this isolated estate, a door opens to a world for which Nathan is not prepared - a world heralded by the arrival of the young woman´s family: her mother, a volatile, voracious former ballerina; her father, a mysterious businessman with secrets of his own; and her uncle, who might be trafficking in art forgeries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009217/bk_blak_009217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The discovery of a lost Caravaggio painting yields centuries of deadly secrets in this pulse-pounding novel of historical intrigue and modern-day suspense…In seventeenth-century Rome, an arrogant and reckless artist named Caravaggio drinks and brawls his way through his violent, insatiable life, all while painting some of the world’s greatest religious works of art. But it is his bitter feud with Giovanni Roero, a brutal knight in the Maltese Order of St. John, that is his fatal error.Now, in the village of Monte Piccolo, a priest claims to have discovered a lost painting by the famed artist in the storage room of an orphanage. Retired professor A. R. Richman believes it’s a delusional dream. But Lucia, a visiting art student, convinces him otherwise and recruits her best friend, Moto, to join in the quest. They think The Judas Kiss is worth investigating. But tracing its provenance back four hundred years could prove to be just as treacherous as the master’s final days.Richman, Lucia, and Moto begin chasing the mystery, uncovering a blood feud hidden for years that has now spilled into the 21st century. As they follow where it leads - down a trail of murder, betrayal, and vengeance - they find a secret history that someone will kill to keep buried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011357/bk_brll_011357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The number one New York Times best seller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, and more. ´´Urgent and important...an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.” (Daniel H. Pink) ´´So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.” (Susan Cain, best-selling author of Quiet) ´´As David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated...a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts.” (Wall Street Journal)A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters, and scientists. He discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see.Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultiva 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004361/bk_peng_004361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Range is the groundbreaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st century, from David Epstein, the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene.What if everything you have been taught about how to succeed in life was wrong?From the ‘10,000 hours rule’ to the power of tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you´ll never catch up with those who got a head start. This is completely wrong.In this landmark audiobook, David Epstein shows that the way to excel is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests - in other words, by developing range.Studying the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, Epstein discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. They are also more creative, more agile and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Range proves that by spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to success rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area.Provocative, rigorous and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience and interdisciplinary thinking in a world that increasingly demands hyperspecialization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/002043/bk_macm_002043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A journey through the attempts artists, scientists, and tinkerers have made to imagine and communicate with the otherworldly using various technologies, from cameras to radiowaves.Strange Frequencies takes listeners on an extraordinary narrative and historical journey to discover how people have used technology in an effort to search for our own immortality. Bebergal builds his own ghostly gadgets to reach the other side, too, and follows the path of famous inventors, engineers, seekers, and seers who attempted to answer life´s ultimate mysteries. He finds that not only are technological innovations potent metaphors keeping our spiritual explorations alive, but literal tools through which to experiment the boundaries of the physical world and our own psyches.Peter takes the listener alongside as he explores:The legend of the golem and the strange history of automataA photographer who is trying to capture the physical manifestation of spiritsA homemaker who has recorded voicemails from the deadA stage magician who combines magic and technology to alter his audience´s consciousnessAnd more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004209/bk_peng_004209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Combining the infectious narration of Nick Hornby´s Funny Girl, the philosophical lyricism of Roberto Bolaño´s The Savage Detectives, and the mesmerizing power of Anna North´s The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, a breathtaking debut, brimming with youthful brio and irresistible humor, that chronicles a young man´s friendship with a most peculiar artist. On a rooftop in Brooklyn on a spring night, a young intern and would-be writer, newly arrived from Copenhagen, meets the intriguing Ana Ivan. Clever and funny, with an air of mystery and melancholia, Ana is a performance artist, a mathematician, and a self-proclaimed time traveler. She is also bad luck, she confesses; she is from a cursed Romanian lineage. Before long, the intern finds himself seduced by Ana´s enthralling stories - of her unlucky countrymen; of her parents´ romance during the worst years of Nicolae Ceaucescu´s dictatorship; of a daylight savings switchover gone horribly wrong. Ana also introduces him to her latest artistic endeavor. Following the astronomical rather than the Gregorian calendar, she is trying to alter her sense of time - an experiment that will lead her to live in complete darkness for one month. Descending into the blackness with Ana, the intern slowly loses touch with his own existence, entangling himself in the lives of Ana, her starry-eyed mother, Maria, and her raging math-prodigy father, Ciprian. Peeling back the layers of her past, he eventually discovers the perverse tragedy that has haunted Ana´s family for decades and shaped her journey from the streets of Bucharest to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and finally to New York City. The Invention of Ana blurs the lines between narrative and memory, perception and reality, identity and authenticity. In his stunning debut novel, Mikkel Rosengaard illuminates the profound power of stories to alter the world around us - and the lives of the ones we love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006591/bk_harp_006591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.