The discovery of forgotten tapes brings back memories of a carefree Belfast before warring factions put an end to peaceful coexistence in that troubled city. The tales, funny and on occasion laugh-out-loud hilarious, reflect a world as seen through the eyes of a pop group performing in Belfast in 1968. The book is constructed skillfully, moving effortlessly from past to present and back again and using the playlist to open the door to memory. Big Hand for the Band is also a social history, seeded with personal experiences that are at times heart-rending but always compelling. The author, Bill Morrison, born in 1942, qualified as an architect and town planner before embarking on a career in public service that included a time in the West Indies and ultimately led to his appointment as city planner for Belfast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111586/bk_acx0_111586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evil has returned to the Buckley farm.... It starts with a dream, a warning. But it´s a warning that arrives too late. The Gypsies aren´t coming; they´re here. His grandmother and nephew are the first to fall to the demonic invaders, leaving Mitch, his grandfather, and his uncle trapped in the barn while occult madness reigns outside. Chaos is the order of the day, and Mitch can only try to cope with the ghostly paranormal attackers. His grandfather, however, remembers the bloody day that first brought the wicked Gypsies to Earth.... June 15, 1961, on an army base in Kentucky, Private Noel Buckley and his platoon, which included a young man named James Marshall Hendrix, were attacked by unseen forces that possessed them to perform wicked, unspeakably heinous acts - what happened to that platoon is still being covered up by the military. But also present that day was another mysterious, magical presence that transformed the very souls of the survivors.... Several years later Hendrix tried to recapture some of that magic, what he referred to as the Electric Lady, through his music but succeeded only in waking the demons once more, so he hid the master tapes.... Now, on the Buckley farm outside of Green River, Michigan, the Gypsies have come to reclaim the Lady no matter who they have to slaughter to do it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quintin W Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031920/bk_acx0_031920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seit Jahrzehnten sind sie der Inbegriff des Rock ´n´ Roll: Über 200 Millionen verkaufte Alben, ausgebuchte Tourneen und eine gigantische Fangemeinde sind Ausdruck einer einmaligen Erfolgsgeschichte, die noch lange nicht zu Ende ist. ´´AC/DC - Die Audiostory´´ gewährt den Fans Einblicke hinter die Kulissen der Band, nimmt die Hörer mit auf eine musikalische Reise - und garantiert Maximum Rock ´n´ Roll. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Thomas Bleskin. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/001898/bk_lueb_001898_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In 1900, aged 22, Charles Stewart Rolls was the best known motorist in Britain, better known than Jeremy Clarkson today, having won the ´´Thousand Mile Trial´´ of that year, the event that launched motoring as a practical popular concept. Rolls followed his success in the Trial by racing in highly dangerous inter-city races in Europe. He drove the fastest time ever achieved in Britain, although this was never ratified. At the same time, Rolls ran a large car-sales and service showroom in London, employing 70 staff with space for 200 cars. In the span of six months, he persuaded the secretary of the Automobile Society of Great Britain and Ireland to join him, and then, shortly after, discovered Henry Royce with whom his name is now forever linked. This triumvirate of talented engineers and businessmen took Rolls-Royce Ltd. to the pinnacle of motor and aero engineering that the company has occupied ever since. Rolls helped create the new sport of hot-air ballooning and raced his balloon for his country. He then joined a select band of intrepid pioneers who risked all to prove the theory of powered flight. He was first to fly the English Channel both ways but weeks later perished at the Bournemouth Air Show. Engineer, salesman, aristocrat, pioneer, and businessman, Charles Rolls offers us a timely reminder of British invention, courage, and ingenuity more than 100 years ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051842/bk_acx0_051842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It´s adventure she wants - and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.It´s time to take a walk on the Wyld side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Fenton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002092/bk_twuk_002092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named a 2011 Top Ten First Novel for Youth by Booklist magazine! Being trapped in a book can be a nightmare - just ask Idea Deity. He´s convinced that he exists only in the pages of a novel written by a malevolent author . . . and that he will die in Chapter 64. Meanwhile, Reacher Mirage, lead singer of the secret rock band Youforia, can´t figure out who´s posting information about him and his band online that only he should know. Someone seems to be pulling the strings of both teens´ lives...and they´re not too happy about it. With Youforia about to be exposed in a national magazine and Chapter 64 bearing down like a speeding freight train, time is running out. Will Idea and Reacher be able to join forces and take control of their own lives before it´s too late? School of Rock meets Alice in Wonderland in this fast-paced, completely unpredictable novel of alternate realities, time travel, and rock n´ roll. If your favorite band does not exist . . . do you? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Leighty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011352/bk_acx0_011352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Postcards From a Rock and Roll Tour is drummer Gordon Marshall´s witty and wry take on life on the road touring with legendary rock band The Moody Blues. Part memoir, part travelogue, it is a candid, unexpected, and often hilarious account of just what it´s like to travel around the world playing to sell-out audiences, living out of a suitcase, and spending days and days on a tour bus. If you thought being in a rock band was all sex, drugs, and rock and roll, then think again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordy Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008272/bk_acx0_008272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story - a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith´s Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the ´60s and ´70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and ´90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music - paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means - and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004272/bk_harp_004272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the decade that spanned the 1970s, teddy-boy draped rock ´n´ roll band Showaddywaddy had a run of chart success unparalleled by any other artist or band. In 2005 they were still touring, but by then the heady days of teenybop hysteria were long gone. Offered a summer run of 33 holiday camp dates, the band took the fast buck and subsequently entered into uncharted territory. From experiencing life in the fast lane, they were about to undergo a breakdown on the hard shoulder. In this bittersweet account, lead singer (and later manager) Dave Bartram candidly recollects the extraordinary occurrences of 10 weeks in the UK´s bucket and spade resorts which strained every emotion to breaking point! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Bartram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000059/bk_lbrk_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.