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Down Among the Jocks: Hardman, Book 5 , Hörbuch...
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“Ralph Dennis has mastered the genre and supplied top entertainment.” The New York TimesBefore Spenser & Hawk, Elvis Cole & Joe Pike, and Hap & Leonard, there was Jim Hardman & Hump Evans, author Ralph Dennis' legendary 1970s PI team. They're back in the fifth adventure in the beloved and acclaimed series that influenced generations of crime writers.Retired pro football star Ed Cross did most of his scoring between bed posts with other player's women, including Hump's ex-girlfriend. That was bad enough. But, just to rub it in, Cross sends Hump an x-rated birthday skin flick of him celebrating in bed with two women. Hump goes looking for blood...and finds it. Cross is murdered, and Hump becomes the prime suspect. Hardman works to clear Hump and discovers there's plenty of murderous hate for Cross out there...from the top of the sports world to the pits of Atlanta's illegal gambling scene...and revealing it could get them both killed.  This new edition includes an Afterword from Ben Jones, the Dukes of Hazzard actor and former U.S. Congressman from Georgia. PRAISE FOR THE HARDMAN NOVELS "Like Chandler and Hammett before him, Dennis was trying to do something different with what was thought of as throwaway literature.” Joe R. Lansdale, New York Times bestselling author of the Hap & Leonard series “The Hardman books are by far the best of the men’s action-adventure series.” Mother Jones Magazine “Among the best series books around.” Philadelphia Daily News 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Compton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156552/bk_acx0_156552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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They Came and Ate Us: Armageddon Trilogy, Book ...
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It is the year 2060 and oh no! The world is going to end again! In 1977 Elvis Presley faked his own death and set off on a journey into the future with his best friend Barry the Time Travelling Brussels Sprout. Mr Presley’s mission: seek out and destroy The Antichrist and save civilisation as we would one day know it. Good old Elvis! Things, however, do not go quite to plan. There is a boy genius whose intention is to rule the world. The demon hoard known as Legion that has taken up residence in the internet. And the matter of the Big Flywheel, the clockwork mechanism at the Earth’s core that keeps the planet running on course. The Big Flywheel is grinding to a halt. Meanwhile in 2060 Rex Mundi seems happy enough. He is married to Jesus Christ’s twin sister Christeen, has a talking hippy dog named Fido and a very nice house in the country. If it wasn’t for that great big spaceship that someone has parked on his lawn, Rex would have very little to complain about. And so begins They Came and Ate Us, Armageddon Two: The B Movie, probably one of the most ground-breaking books Robert Rankin has ever written. A heady mix of extreme sex, violence, madness and mayhem, and like the first book in the sequence - Armageddon: The Musical - it is years ahead of the zeitgeist, this time in its use of Steampunk motifs. Strictly for the over-eighteens and not something to give your granny for Christmas. This is the novel that introduced one of Rankin’s most loved characters, Hugo Rune and his Book of Ultimate Truths to the world and is a work of literature where the “fourth Wall” is not just removed but thoroughly demolished. Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales. The Morning Star describes him as 'The Master of Silliness', and his publisher describes him as ‘The Master of Far Fetched Fiction’. He is the author of more than thirty novels, of which he has sold millions of copies, and h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014462/bk_adbl_014462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Love's Forever Changes (33 1/3 Series)  , Hörbu...
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Forever Changes may be 36 years old at the time of this writing, but its hermetic fusion of the personal and the political feels more relevant than ever. It speaks to the present in ways that, say, a Jefferson Airplane record never could, whatever the parallels between the late '60s and our contemporary morass. Conceived as the last testament of a charismatic recluse who believe he was about to die, Forever Changes is one of the defining albums of an era. Here, Andrew Hultkrans explores the myriad depths of this bizarre and brilliant record. Charting bohemian Los Angeles' descent into chaos at the end of the 60's, he teases out the literary and mystical influences behind Arthur Lee's lyrics, and argues that Lee was both inspired and burdened by a powerful prophetic urge. Andrew Hultkrans is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. He is the former editor-in-chief of Bookforum magazine.33 1/3 is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an artist's entire output, the books dispense with the standard biographical background that fans know already, and cut to the heart of the music on each album. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives - often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. (A task which can be, as Elvis Costello famously observed, as tricky as dancing about architecture.) What binds this series together, and what brings it to life, is that all of the authors - musicians, scholars, and writers - are deeply in love with the album they have chosen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000418/bk_adbl_000418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Nick Drake's Pink Moon (33 1/3 Series) , Hörbuc...
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Did it take suicide to make Nick Drake compelling to a mass market? "I think the failure of his music to be successful in his lifetime was Nick's tragedy and the source of his unhappiness," Joe Boyd tells me, when asked about the irony of Drake's considerable posthumous success. It certainly seems likely that Drake's commercial failures goaded his depression. Which makes what happened to Pink Moon in the new millennium all the more dizzying. Pink Moon is one of the sparest, quietest albums ever to have become a "hit" in any sense of the word. Here, Amanda Petrusich investigates the album's creation, reception, and peculiar history. The result is a bewitching book about art, commerce, and the flourishing of fame. Amanda Petrusich is a writer for Pitchforkmedia.com and a senior contributing editor at Paste magazine. She is the author of It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music, a travelogue about early Americana music forthcoming from Faber and Faber in 2008. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 33 1/3 is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an artist's entire output, the books dispense with the standard biographical background that fans know already, and cut to the heart of the music on each album. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives - often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. (A task which can be, as Elvis Costello famously observed, as tricky as dancing about architecture.) What binds this series together, and what brings it to life, is that all of the authors - musicians, scholars, and writers - are deeply in love with the album they have ch 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Remeaka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000421/bk_adbl_000421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (33 1/...
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Sir Duke is one of the most easily recognized songs in Wonder's catalog, even if most casual listeners don't know its name; the title is uttered once in a verse, while the "you can feel it all over" chorus gets the more hallowed transcendent repetition treatment. One of its most endearing qualities is how self-consciously it documents the thrill of good music; it's embedded in the melody and arrangement, and further emphasized by the lyrics. Call it meta-pop, a dictated blueprint of the very sensation it evokes; like a cigarette, part of the Sir Duke addiction is concealed in its design. In the autumn of 1976, when Stevie Wonder unveiled Songs in the Key of Life to the world, it was immediately apparent that this was an album of considerable genius and undeniable scope. Here, Zeth Lundy tells the compelling story of the album's background, creation and enduring influence.Zeth Lundy is Music Columns Editor at online magazine PopMatters.33 1/3 is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an artist's entire output, the books dispense with the standard biographical background that fans know already, and cut to the heart of the music on each album. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives - often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. (A task which can be, as Elvis Costello famously observed, as tricky as dancing about architecture.) What binds this series together, and what brings it to life, is that all of the authors - musicians, scholars, and writers - are deeply in love with the album they have chosen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000426/bk_adbl_000426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country M...
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For more than 50 years, Bill C. Malone has researched and written about the history of country music. Today, he is celebrated as the foremost authority on this distinctly American genre. This new collection brings together his significant article-length work from a variety of sources, including essays, book chapters, and record liner notes. Sing Me Back Home distills a lifetime of thinking about country and Southern roots music.Malone offers the heartfelt story of his own working-class upbringing in rural East Texas, recounting how in 1939, his family’s first radio, a battery-powered Philco, introduced him to hillbilly music and how years later, he went on to become a scholar in the field before the field formally existed. Drawing on 100 years of Southern roots music history, Malone assesses the contributions of artists such as William S. Hays, Albert Brumley, Joe Thompson, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Gimble, and Elvis Presley. He also explores the intricate relationships between black and white music styles, gospel and secular traditions, and pop, folk, and country music.Author of many books, Malone is best known for his pioneering volume County Music, U.S.A., published in 1968. It ranks as the first comprehensive history of American country music and remains a standard reference. This compilation of Malone’s shorter - and more personal - essays is the perfect complement to his earlier writing and a compelling introduction to the life’s work of America’s most respected country music historian. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135349/bk_acx0_135349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Armageddon: The Musical: Armageddon Trilogy, Bo...
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From the point of view of 2050, you're history. Theological warfare. Elvis on an epic time-travel journey - the Presliad. Buddhavision - a network bigger than God (and more powerful, too). Nasty nuclear leftovers. Naughty sex habits. Dalai Dan (the 153rd reincarnation of the Lama of that ilk) and Barry, the talkative Time Sprout. Even with all this excitement, you wouldn't think a backwater planet like Earth makes much of a splash in the galatic pond. But the soap opera called The Earthers is making big video bucks in the intergalactic ratings race. And alien TV execs know exactly what the old earth drama needs to make the off-world audience sit up and stare: a spectacular Armageddon-type finale. With a cast of millions - including you! Don’t touch that dial - it’s gonne be one helluva show… Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales. The Morning Star describes him as 'The Master of Silliness', and his publisher describes him as ‘The Master of Far Fetched Fiction’. He is the author of more than thirty novels, of which he has sold millions of copies, and he makes people laugh around the world. Robert loves going on tour, signing books for readers, and his appearances at signings and conventions are legendary, often including a stand-up routine, a song (accompanied by his 'air-ukulele'), and an always-entertaining question-and-answer session. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014461/bk_adbl_014461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Roman's Choice: Saddles & Second Chances, Book ...
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Five brothers. One ranch. Hold on...things are about to get rough and dirty. Roman Jericho and his brothers are known in Texas for their striking good looks and skill as ranchers - among other things that keep the ladies hot on their tails. The last thing Roman wants, or needs, is another marriage that ends with an empty bank account and bed, so he steers clear. Relationship Guru, Pippa Wilder, is at the top of her career. Two best-selling self-help books and speaking engagements all over the country, she offers advice that saves marriages. But if only her fans knew how upside down her own love life is. Relationship after relationship fizzled. When she sees tall, strapping, and handsome stroll into the lobby at the Vegas casino, she drops all logic into the slot, pulls the lever and watches her life spin in front of her. She's lost in smoky blue eyes and callused hands - and that husky Texas twang. After falling in lust, they do something real crazy. They find themselves drunk on hormones, standing before an Elvis impersonator getting hitched. When all hell breaks loose in the media, to save her career Pippa must save her marriage. Roman has always been the 'go-with-the-flow' type so when his 'wife' shows up on his ranch needing his help he's more than willing to oblige - especially if it means they'll be husband and wife in every way. He's got it bad for the petite spitfire and can't seem to get enough. Finding themselves smack-dab in the spotlight and on the cover of trash magazines, Roman isn't sure he's cut out to be in the public eye - he wants his wife, but he refuses to be called Mr. Pippa Wilder. Roman realizes it's time to make a choice or take the lead. This could be fun, or very messy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Wiens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072581/bk_acx0_072581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean...
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The best critic of popular culture in America considers the attraction of the Doors, which has endured despite the band’s short life, sampling the lasting songs and legendary performances that made Jim Morrison and his band rock ’n’ roll legends. A fan from the moment the Doors’ first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock ’n’ roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, one could drive from here to there, changing from one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four of the Doors’ songs in an hour - every hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison - and the era he was made to personify - and focus solely on the music. All these years later, it is a new story. Griel Marcus is the author of Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus, When That Rough God Goes Riding, The Shape of Things to Come, Mystery Train, Dead Elvis, In the Fascist Bathroom, Double Trouble, Like a Rolling Stone, and The Old, Weird America. With Werner Sollors he is the editor of A New Literary History of America. Since 2000 he has taught at Princeton and Berkeley, in Minnesota, and at the New School in New York. His column Real Life Rock Top 10 appears regularly in the Believer. He has lectured at University of California, Berkeley, the Whitney Museum of Art, and Princeton University. He lives in Berkeley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004603/bk_blak_004603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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