Marcus Slater decides to forgo the cold, wet, wintry weather of England to join a walking party in the sunny climes of Morocco. There, against a backdrop of the curious, ancient towns of southern Morocco he meets the enigmatic Sylvia and finds himself embroiled in a game he cannot possibly afford to lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angus Freathy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101166/bk_acx0_101166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A visionary adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, one of Orson Welles’s greatest films, presented in two versions. Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Othello, directed by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), is a testament to the filmmaker’s stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth. Unmatched in his passionate identification with Shakespeare’s imagination, Welles brings his inventive visual approach to this enduring tragedy of jealousy, bigotry, and rage, and also gives a towering performance as the Moor of Venice, alongside Suzanne Cloutier (Juliette, or Key of Dreams) as the innocent Desdemona, and Micháel Macliammóir (Tom Jones) as the scheming Iago. Shot over the course of three years in Italy and Morocco and plagued by many logistical problems, this fiercely independent film joins Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight in making the case for Welles as the cinema’s most audacious interpreter of the Bard. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European one and the 1955 U.S. and UK one, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks Audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel Filming Othello, Welles's last completed film, a 1979 essay-documentary Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello New interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow Souvenirs d' Othello, a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by François Girard New interview with Welles scholar François Thomas on the two versions New interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race and Contemporary America Interview from 2014 with scholar Joseph McBride PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien
To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guide-book, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the repletest sight-seer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbour of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the straits.... A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to that country during World War I. With her characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, traveling by military jeep to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fez, and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way, she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan, and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002808/bk_blak_002808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel Tales Collections: Morocco & North Africa, No. 10, May 2015, is part of Michael Brein's Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories from Michael's huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting similar travel stories on a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually several hundred collections on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available on all the major eReaders. A Morocco or other North Africa travel story is probably somewhere in the news today about something or other that is going on with a traveler in North Africa! And so it goes. There's hardly a day now that someone is not having an incredible North African travel experience of one kind or another. Therefore we're taking a closer look at North Africa, particularly Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and the Sahara travel stories in this issue of Travel Tales Collections. Since North Africa has so much to offer the traveler in regard to the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens to people while traveling in Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa. And so, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that's exactly what I am doing in this current issue of Travel Tales Collections, No. 10 for May 2015. North African travel and life stories include the full range of the human travel experience, including all aspects of what traveling is all about, almost no matter where. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037908/bk_acx0_037908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Road from Morocco recounts the extraordinary life of Saadia and her daughter Wafa. It transports readers back in time to a Middle Eastern society far removed from modern American sensibilities—to Morocco, where Saadia was born and wed against her will at thirteen. Based on recorded history and family memories, the book chronicles Saadia's arranged marriage and hardships as a young mother to Wafa, a French-educated, sexually liberated Muslim woman, who traveled to Europe and then to America, reaching a top position on Wall Street—in theory, the fulfillment of her American dream but in reality an overwhelming experience that threatens everything she holds dear. Like the best of fiction, this is an intensely personal emotional rollercoaster tale full of twists and turns, which make it hard to put down. In the words of a reader: "It's beautiful even in the heartbreaking moments and utterly exquisite in the pleasant ones." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kalisha Fleischmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055344/bk_acx0_055344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this Sam's Travel Guide on Morocco, you will find all the information you need to know: Things you must know about MoroccoBest places to visit in MoroccoFamous architectural wonders to visit in MoroccoBest beaches in MoroccoSouvenirs you must buy in MoroccoMost popular night destinations in MoroccoBest restaurants in MoroccoMost luxurious hotels in MoroccoLocal dishes you must try in MoroccoThings to avoid in MoroccoWhen you download Morocco: Essential Travel Tips - All You Need to Know, you will be well-prepared to visit the country of your dreams! Buy this audiobook today!Would you like to start today? If you do, just scroll up and hit the "Buy Now" button. Enjoy Sam's Travel Guides! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Writing Souls Narrations. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143355/bk_acx0_143355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julia loses herself in the desert of Morocco and reclaims her sexuality, despite a chafing camel ride and a misfire with one of the tour guides.JULIA SWEENEY launched her career playing "Pat" on Saturday Night Live and has gone on to write and star in the acclaimed one-person shows God Said, Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret. This performance was recorded at Beth Lapides' Un-Cabaret, L.A.'s legendary alternative comedy show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Sweeney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/090206/pf_cabc_090206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morocco - it simmers with exotic sounds, smells, flavors, and spices. From its souks (markets) to the medinas (ancient walled cities) to the kasbahs (fortified villages/citadels) to the riads (homes built around a courtyard) and to its unique cuisine. The majesty of the snowcapped High Atlas Mountains; the Palmeraie - acre upon acre of stately date palms; and the pristine, virgin, undulating sands of the Sahara. Journey with me to this exotic land, where ancient medieval sights and traditions thrive and endure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tessa Ingel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084561/bk_acx0_084561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Independent-minded Sibylla Spencer feels trapped in 19th-century London, where her strong will and progressive views have rendered her unmarriageable. Still single at 23, she is treated like a child and feels stifled in her controlling father's house. When Benjamin Hopkins, an ambitious employee of her father's trading company, shows an interest in her, she realizes marriage is her only chance to escape. As Benjamin's rising career whisks them both away to exotic Morocco, Sibylla is at last a citizen of the world, reveling in her newfound freedom by striking her first business deals, befriending locals - and falling in love for the first time with a charismatic and handsome Frenchman. But Benjamin's lust for money and influence draws him into dark dealings, pulling him ever further from Sibylla and their two young sons. When he's arrested on horrible charges, the fate of Sibylla's family rests on her shoulders, as she must decide whether she'll leave him to his fate or help him fight for his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henrietta Meire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008648/bk_brll_008648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.