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.
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.
A Zuni Indian boy dies in a bizarre ritual slaying - and his best friend, a Navajo youth, is missing. Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn tracks the friend from Zuni village to Navajo hogan, from anthropological dig to hippie commune, across the desert of New Mexico and Arizona. In his search, Leaphorn discovers the ancient secrets of the Zunis and the hidden crimes of white men. Narrator Michael Ansara´s experience with American Indian roles on stage and screen lends authenticity to his resonant reading of this Edgar-winning tale of murder and deception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ansara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000019/bk_part_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band´s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group´s core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead´s evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead—from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn ´´Mountain Girl´´ Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you´re part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Fred Berman, Oliver Wyman, Arthur Bishop, Eliza Foss, Helen Litchfield, Cynthia Hopkins, David Gans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002134/bk_aren_002134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.