All The Hippies Are Dead: Keith Henning
Alex Bushnell´s life was bland, carefree, and safe, working for a medium-sized San Francisco newspaper, until one night it went all wrong. A chance meeting with a girl at a party, a single night of excess, and suddenly Alex´s life spiraled out of control. Hooked on heroin and a girl he can´t shake, Alex battles to find himself and the life he so quickly lost. All The Hippes Are Dead is a drug-fueled, sex-crazed coming-of-age novel like no other, placing Henning firmly in the cult-classic district of the literary map. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001672/bk_acx0_001672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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FREE LOVE. DEADLY PRICE. ´William Shaw is one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction´ Peter James ´If you´re not a fan yet, why not?´ Val McDermid ´A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties´ C. J. Sansom The Runaway A nameless young woman is found naked and strangled in an alley on Abbey Road. The Reject DS Cathal Breen, an outcast in the Marylebone CID, struggles to make sense of the case. The Rookie Until new recruit WPC Helen Tozer - the first woman to join the team - makes a breakthrough. And as hippies slam doors in their face, and locals suspect the new African neighbours, Breen and Tozer tread down a perilous path, closing in on a cruel conspiracy that goes far beyond class, colour and creed.
Hailed as The Awl´s 2012 novel to anticipate, this glorious debut stars hippie detectives, a singular city, and an MFA student on the run. On a residential Bay Area block struggling with the collision of gentrifier condos and longtime residents, stymied recent MFA grad Philip Kim is sleeping the night away when bullets fly through a window in his apartment building and end up killing one of his neighbors. Philip only learns about the murder the next day, when bored and Googling himself. But when he gets caught up in the investigation and becomes the focus of an elaborate, violent scheme, he will learn far more than he ever wanted to about his former four-eggs-at-a-time borrowing neighbor, Dolores Stone, aka ´´The Grey Beaver´´, and her shocking connections to an underworld only a city like this one could create. Siddhartha ´´Sid” Finch, a homicide detective bitter about everything (except his gorgeous wife) and his phlegmatic, pock-marked partner Jim Kim land the case. Sid and Jim race after Philip through a menacing, unknowable San Francisco, fending off militant surfers, vaguely European cafe habitués, and aggressive Advanced Creative Writing students as they all try to figure out just who’s causing trouble in this city they love to hate. Unique, pulsing with vigor and heart, and loaded with fierce, fresh language, The Dead Do Not Improve confirms Jay Caspian Kang as a true American original, as obsessed with surfing and surviving as with the power of unforgettable storytelling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Feodor Chin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003208/bk_rand_003208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No longer dismissed as relics of the hippie era, a new generation has lionized the Dead for creating a culture that paved the way for social networking, free music swapping, and the uncompromising anticorporate attitude of indie rock. Now, fifty years after the band first began changing rock ´n´ roll both sonically and psychically, So Many Roads paints the most vivid portrait yet of the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring institutions in American music and culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000934/bk_high_000934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danny Goldberg´s new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school. It is, he writes in the introduction, ´´an attempt at trying to remember the culture that mesmerized me, to visit the places and conversations I was not cool enough to have been a part of.´´ It is also a refreshing and new analysis of the era; by looking at not only the political causes, but also the spiritual, musical, and psychedelic movements, Goldberg provides a unique perspective on how and why the legacy of 1967 lives on today. 1967 was the year of the release of the Beatles´ Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and of debut albums from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, among many others. In addition to the thriving music scene, 1967 was also the year of the Summer of Love, the year that millions of now-illegal LSD tabs flooded America. Muhammad Ali was convicted of avoiding the draft; Martin Luther King, Jr., publicly opposed the war in Vietnam. Stokely Carmichael championed Black Power. Israel won the Six-Day War, and Che Guevara was murdered. It was the year that hundreds of thousands of protesters vainly attempted to levitate the Pentagon. It was the year the word ´´hippie´´ peaked and died, and the Yippies were born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007809/bk_tant_007809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beat The Hip & The Dead by veteran author Antonio Pineda is a fascinating, intelligent look into a time when the written word really meant something and all things - however out there - were possible. Pineda, a proud and original Beatster and Hippie poet/author/actor/bard, tunes into the psychedelic roots of a time that changed the world forever. For all students and fans of everything that was good, true, and colorful in the Summer of Love and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antonio Pineda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000161/bk_ekit_000161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.