Jimi speaks out on his otherworldly music, poverty-stricken early years, and unparalleled rise to superstardom in the late 1960s. Hendrix was far too busy recording and performing to grant many interviews, but the ones he did we have for you here! A must have for any serious Hendrix fan or pop culture afficionado. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166475/bk_acx0_166475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armistead Maupin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002009/bk_harp_002009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tranquility reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003335/bk_harp_003335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event. An acquaintance of D's from the streets, Ice, turns out to be the courier. During the exchange, a robbery is attempted and Ice is wounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but, now in possession of the illicit merchandise, finds himself being chased by two gunmen. When D and his pursuers run into a corrupt detective, a bloody shootout ensues. D, who has just moved back to Brooklyn after decades in Manhattan, finds himself involved in multiple mysteries. Who were the gunmen? Why were they after the guns? Who was being set up - Asya Roc or Ice? Meanwhile, he gets a much-needed paying assignment to track down the rarest soul music single ever recorded. With gentrifying Brooklyn as the backdrop, D works to unravel various mysteries - both criminal and musical - while coming to terms with the failure of his security company and the ghosts of his childhood in "oldBrooklyn". Like its predecessors The Accidental Hunter and The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B uses pop music as the backdrop for a noir-flavored big-city tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shayna Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007124/bk_blak_007124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Marshall Hendrix, known to the world as Jimi Hendrix, was from a bruised and battered, poverty-stricken family from the wrong side of the tracks in Seattle, Washington. Of all of the iconic musicians who have sprung from the soil of the great Northwest, Jimi Hendrix is, without doubt, the greatest of them all. In fact, one might even go further and say that Hendrix was, and is, the unparalleled, most phenomenal musician composer since, perhaps, as far back as Beethoven himself. Of this I can confidently assure you; four Beatles, five Rolling Stones, four Led Zeppelin‘s do not ONE Jimi Hendrix make! Given the opportunity, if you asked them all, they would most certainly agree. This one-of-a-kind audiobook from heralded author actor and narrator Geoffrey Giuliano is the last word in the phenomenal music, myth, and mystery of the great guitarist, singer, composer. A must-have audiobook for every true fan, pop historian, philosopher, and enlightened school and university system. We miss you Jimi! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161036/bk_acx0_161036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself. It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde - fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer - like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontës - but without the dying-young bit. By 16, she's smoking cigarettes, getting drunk, and working for a music paper. She's writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all the kinds of sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realizes she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar - written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Brealey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004124/bk_harp_004124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An enchanting novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters as they search for love, music, and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia. Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still mourning the recent death of her mother, and caring for her grief-stricken father, she doesn't realize that on the eve of Christmas Eve, she is about to have the most extraordinary day - and night - of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she's determined to make her on-stage debut. On the same day, her fifth-grade teacher, Sarina Greene, who's just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat's Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it. Together, Madeleine, Sarina, and Lorca will discover life's endless possibilities over the course of one magical night. A vivacious, charming and moving debut, 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out loud. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Goethals. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003892/bk_rand_003892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating myths of the Greek gods and heroes! Although the Greek gods and goddesses were powerful immortal beings, they were in many ways still very like the humans who worshiped them. The gods and goddesses are stricken with jealousy; they fall in love; they get angry when they feel slighted; and bestow gifts when they are honored. Likewise, the heroes are larger than life: they’re stronger, faster, and more skilled than ordinary mortals, but they are still subject to pain, illness, and death. This audiobook on Greek mythology will take you on a captivating journey, so you can experience the enjoyment of the entertaining stories while also learning about the Greek myths that lie at the roots of Western language, culture, and civilization. Within this audiobook, you'll find the following Greek myths and topics covered The Creation of the Titans The birth of the Olympians and the downfall of the Titans Prometheus and Epimetheus The birth of the Muses The Olympian gods and goddesses Hera, queen of the gods Hermes, Trickster, and messenger of the gods Grey-Eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy Hephaestus, god of fire and smithcraft Artemis, virgin goddess of the hunt Apollo, god of music and healing Dionysus, god of wine and ritual madness Ares, god of war, and Aphrodite, goddess of love The story of Demeter and Persephone Demigods, heroes, and monsters The story of Perseus Heracles Theseus and the Minotaur Get the audiobook now and learn more about Greek mythology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114940/bk_acx0_114940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself. It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde - fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer - like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontes - but without the dying young bit. By 16, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk, and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realises she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease, with a soundtrack by My Bloody Valentine and Happy Mondays. As beautiful as it is funny, How To Build a Girl is a brilliant coming-of-age novel in DMs and ripped tights, that captures perfectly the terror and joy of trying to discover exactly who it is you are going to be. Please note: This audiobook contains explicit language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Brealey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001787/bk_rhuk_001787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.