The final audiobook in the Claybourne Trilogy. Spanning the years 1925-1945, Lily Claybourne, the Countess of Gloucester, forges her path in the post-World War I era. Despite difficulties with her marriage, her dreams remain intact, and she strives to make them a reality. She enters into a tumultuous time in her life, filled with great achievement and heartbreaking loss. Through it all, Lily continues to grow and refuses to let misfortune block her way. This is the engaging finale to the much-loved trilogy, which began in 1914, at the beginning of the Great War. Lily moves through the 1930s and ´40s with renewed purpose and strength. In the end, the listener learns what becomes of each character, with whom they have become intimately acquainted, in this engrossing chronicle of a British family´s life in the first half of the 20th century. About the author: Mary Christian Payne is an accomplished businesswoman who has held high-ranking management positions with Fortune 500 companies in New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a recipient of the Mayor´s Pinnacle Award in Tulsa, which she received for directing a highly successful program at the Women´s Resource Center at the University of Tulsa. All of these positions involved significant amounts of writing. She has also acted as a speech writer for high-profile political figures and for executives of major corporations. Mary Christian is now a retired career psychologist. She was the founder and president of Transitions Counseling Center, in partnership with her father, the retired CEO of a four billion dollar retail organization. She has taught seminars throughout Oklahoma. Mary Christian is a world traveler and has spent extensive time in England, thus creating an excellent foundation for writing novels set in Great Britain. The era of World War II has always held tremendous appeal for her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036165/bk_acx0_036165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(1992/Avenue-Rhino) 5 tracks - This is the original sealed first CD pressing on the Avenue/Rhino Label from 1992! Performing around the L.A. area during the late ´60s. Lonnie Jordan (keyboards), Howard Scott (guitar), B.B. Dickerson (bass). Harold Brown (drums). Charles Miller (saxophone), and Papa Dee Allen (percussion) were members of The Nightshift, a club act that mixed R&B covers with originals and backed up a rotating cast of singers on stage. Prior to this, most of the musicians had been in The Creators, who had likewise played the local circuit and released a few little-heard singles. The Creators/Nightshift nucleus was not a typical club act. ´Our influences and upbringing made us different,´ says Jordan. ´Howard and I were raised in Compton (south of L.A.). and we heard a lot of mariachi and salsa music from the Latin people there. And I was also listening to ska, jazz organ players, a variety. Sometimes club owners didn´t understand our music —they wanted us to sound like Booker T. & The MG´s or whatever else was happening back then.´ Besides mainstream R&B vocalists. The Creators found themselves backing up psychedelic sax player Jay Contreli in the mid-´60s. an experience that gave them a foretaste of the far-ranging improvisations they would later perform with Burdon. The Nightshift came to the attention of Goldstein, then enjoying considerable success as the head of a rock poster company. Previously, he had compiled an impressive track record as a New York-based bandmember (The Strangeloves), songwriter (for The Monkees and Every Mother´s Son, among others), and producer/writer (of The Angels´ ´My Boyfriend´s Back´ and The McCoys´ ´Hang On Sloopy´). Goldstein was putting such activities on hold when sometime Nightshift bass player Peter Rosen (who also worked for the poster company) told Jerry about his group. ´I thought their music was a real interesting mix of funk and Latin,´ says Goldstein. ´The Nightshift had an interesting direction, but they were still looking for something...´ During late ´68/early ´69. Goldstein became reacquainted with Burdon, who was half-seriously threatening to return to England to shovel coal for a living. Goldstein suggested instead that he check out The Nightshift. then playing a stint as backup band to ex-football star Deacon Jones at a club called The Rag Doll in nearby North Hollywood. One night in early 1969, Goldstein, Burdon, and Oskar stopped by to hear the band laying down the grooves behind Jones´ athletic routines. At the end of the night. Oskar jumped on-stage and jammed up a storm — at the time, the group thought this harmonica wizard was actually Burdon. Events moved rapidly from that point onward. Burdon and Oskar had found their group. though The Nightshift let several horn players go in order to become War. Burdon had the novel idea of creating a horn section with just harmonica and saxophone. According to Jordan, Oskar fit in from the beginning: ´It was natural — we were already used to the harmonica players we grew up with in Compton. so it was very easy to bring Lee in.´ After only a few weeks of rehearsals, Burdon and War began performing live. One of their first gigs was at the Devonshire Downs rock festival before a crowd of 100,000. Months of steady touring took them across the U.S. and Europe. ´They never did Animals songs,´ Goldstein recalls of these early shows. ´Eric was doing something totally different. It was like a jazz band, and Eric could improvise vocals on the spot. Every night, the same song would be different lengths. Sometimes. they´d do three- or four-hour sets — it was just magic.´ This emphasis on spontaneous creation carried over into the sessions for Eric Burdon Declares War. Basic tracks were recorded January 2-4. 1970, at Wally Heider´s studios in San Francisco, with overdubs done at Crystal in Los Angeles. The free-flowing approach of the album starts immediately with ´The Vision Of Rassan,´ a piece that begins with a jaunty gospel/rock feel before sliding into a horn-driven soul-revue sound. ´That song was a tribute to [jazz reed player] Roland Kirk.´ says Harold Brown. ´Eric turned us on to Kirk´s music — he was always sitting us down somewhere and playing different things. He inundated us with music.´
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Fleur McHarg stellt bereits seit mehr als fünfundzwanzig Jahren wundervolle, einzigartige Blumenarrangements zusammen. Mit einem unvergleichlichen Instinkt für Farben und endlos kreative Konzepte ist Fleur die Trend-Floristin für prominente Kunden. Hier bringt sie ihre jahrelange Erfahrung mit, um einzigartige Blumenarrangements für alle erdenklichen Anlässe zu schaffen. Dabei bringt sie ihren einzigartigen Sinn für Farbe und die Persönlichkeit der Blumen zum Ausdruck und erklärt, wieso es einige Dinge zu beachten gilt, die man mit Blumenarrangements niemals tun sollte. Sie erklärt ihre geschickte Blumen-Philosophie, unter anderem mit einer Analyse von mehr als dreißig ihrer Lieblingsblumen und Tipps, wie diese verwendet werden, wieso einige Kombinationen funktionieren und andere nicht und wie man eine Basis und eine Farbmischung für ein Blumenarrangement auswählt.
Ein neues, inspirierendes Reisebuch für Reisende mit einem Interesse an Design mit einer kuratierten Auswahl von Orten in der Provence. Das Buch „Provence by Weekend´´ ist der neue In-Guide, um diese besondere Region im Süden Frankreichs zu entdecken. Das Team des Weekend Journals führte umfassende Recherchen durch und verbrachte Zeit in der Region, um einzigartige und besondere Orte zu finden, von Hotels im Rivera-Stil bis hin zu Restaurants in kleinen Dörfern, welche eine klassische Provence-Küche anbieten, sowie Museen und Geschäfte, welche die Essenz dieser Region erhalten und präsentieren. Das Buch wurde von Milly Kenny-Ryder geschrieben und von Simon Lovell produziert. Die Fotografien stammen von Gabriel Kenny-Ryder und sind exklusiv in Weekend Journals enthalten. Das Team hat eine starke familiäre Verbindung zur Provence und besucht die Region mit ihren Familien seit der Kindheit. Dank dieser Verbindung entdeckten sie auch unbekanntere Orte, welche bei der lokalen Bevölkerung beliebt sind und natürlich kommen auch die bekanntesten Orte und Geschichten der Provence vor. Das Buch enthält mehr als 40 sehenswerte Orte, von Arles im Westen der Provence bis Menton im Osten. Alle Orte wurden persönlich besucht. Das Buch enthält zudem Interviews mit dem Beauty-Unternehmer Frederic Fekkai, dem Fotografen und Influencer Jamie Beck, der Weingut-Besitzerin Madeleine Herbeau und dem mit 2 Michelin-Sternen ausgezeichneten Koch Mauro Colagreco.
Meredith Gaston holte sich ihre Inspiration zur Förderung von Gesundheit und Glücksgefühlen in „The Art of Wellbeing´´ aus der Natur. In vier Kapiteln (Nährstoffe, Wohlbefinden, Energie, Blüte) begibt sich Meredith mit dem Leser auf eine wunderbare Reise, um Frieden, Ruhe, Vitalität und Gesundheit zu finden. Mit regenerativen Rezepten auf pflanzlicher Basis, Meditationen, Yoga-Stellungen und Ideen für Bio-Beautyprodukte, die allesamt in Merediths unverwechselbarem Stil gehalten sind, basiert das Buch auf ihrer Philosophie der Dankbarkeit, mit der sie uns zeigt, wie man ein gesundes und glückliches Leben gestaltet. Dieses wunderschön verpackte Buch ist ein wahrer Schatz.
If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who devoured Babe Walker’s New York Times best-selling novel White Girl Problems or one of the million people who read her blog or follow her on Twitter daily, then you’ve obviously been waiting with bated breath for her hilarious follow-up novel, Psychos. Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her ´´alleged´´ shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air 10 pounds lighter (thanks to a stomach virus), having made amends (she told a counselor with bad skin she was smart) and confronted her past (after meeting her birth mother for the first time - a fashion model turned farmer lesbian). Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change. Not only is she being trailed by an anonymous stalker, but she’s also reunited with the love of her life, a relationship that she cannot seem to stop self-sabotaging. Babe’s newfound spirituality, coupled with her faith in the universe and its messages, leads her all over the world: Shoulder dancing in Paris, tripping out in Amsterdam, and hooking up in the Mediterranean, only to land her back in New York City, forced to choose between a man who is perfect in every way (except for one small detail) and a man who could be The One if only he didn’t drive Babe to utter insanity. Unapologetic and uproarious, Psychos is the send-up of the season - already as timeless as vintage Dior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006664/bk_sans_006664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After his mother dies, rock star Ace White - lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White - is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn´t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place - any place - where he can be alone. Aspiring singer Iris Easton´s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she´s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can´t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there´s something from his past haunting him - something he´s not telling her. Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove, Kristin Watson Heintz, Laurie West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007179/bk_brll_007179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn’t save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban love stories of the year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004622/bk_blak_004622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brianna Nichols hates football. Living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, makes this aversion a difficult one to have, amidst all the diehard football fans. But Brianna has her reasons, and the men in Pittsburgh will have to adjust. So far she hasn´t found a guy who can resist the pull of the game. Nor has she found one interesting enough to overlook that flaw. Until now. For Brandon Campbell the dream of a lifetime has just come true. He´s been traded from Tampa and is about to become the quarterback for his all-time favorite team. Used to the adulation that professional athletes generally receive, Brady is intrigued by Brianna´s apparent hostility to all things football. Brandon and Brianna have pasts they must overcome. Can God take those pasts and make them white as snow? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Kesler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044113/bk_acx0_044113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.