Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot´s outlaw years. Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into a thrill-filled dope run, smuggling two kilos across the border in his car door. He became a member of the Hippie Mafia, traveling the world to keep America high, living the underground life while embracing the hippie credo, rejecting hard drugs in favor of marijuana and hashish. With cameos by Whitey Bulger and Norman Mailer, Smuggler´s Blues tells Stratton´s adventure while centering on his last years as he travels from New York to Lebanon´s Bekaa Valley to source and smuggle high-grade hash in the midst of civil war, from the Caribbean to the backwoods of Maine, and from the Chelsea Hotel to the Plaza as his fortunes rise and fall. All the while he is being pursued by his nemesis, a philosophical DEA agent who respects him for his good business practices. A true-crime story that sounds like fiction, Smuggler´s Blues is a psychedelic road trip through international drug smuggling, the hippie underground, and the war on weed. As Big Marijuana emerges, it brings to vivid life an important chapter in pot´s cultural history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Stratton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027099/bk_adbl_027099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Attention ladies! Are you tired of being ignored, not taken seriously, feeling like a victim, and saying yes when you want to say no? Instead, would you like to know how to get your way, be heard, and handle every situation with calm assurance and authority? You need to listen to this book! Learn how to say no, artfully and effectively, without anyone getting upset. Define and protect your boundaries without anyone noticing. Project a calm, confident energy that will make the Dog Whisperer jealous. Shut down bullies and passive-aggressive catty types with style and wit. Learn the body language that will ensure you are heard and taken seriously. Discover how to keep yourself safe - both physically and emotionally. You will absolutely adore the feeling of stepping into your power. It’s a trip! About the author: Margaret Nash, life-coach, business trainer, NLP master practitioner, self-help writer, aging brat, hippie at heart, shares her experience with clients, family, friends, dogs, and cats, honing her assertiveness skills. (OK, she totally failed with the cats.) She grew up in the States, lived in England for several decades, and now resides in San Miguel de Allende, a lovely, artistic, alternative haven in the central highlands of Mexico. She has been a successful practicing NLP coach and trainer for nearly 20 years. She enjoys her semi-retirement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121958/bk_acx0_121958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I´ve never held a saint before,´´ Ernie said as he cradled the 100-year-old carving of the Santo Nino de Atocha, the Holy Child. When the long-cherished statue of the Santo Nino de Atocha disappears, village leaders decide to keep the news from the Church hierarchy for fear of reprisal. They suspect the culprits are among local hippies, Protestants, drug dealers, Anglos, and other outsiders. But when the statue mysteriously reappears and their beloved chapel sacristan is attacked, favorite son Jay Sierra and his pal, Ernie Lucero, team up to investigate. Long-forgotten facts about the little statue take everyone by surprise and lead to the cozy conclusion of this delightful crime mystery set in an elbow of time during the 1970s, in a high mountain valley in northern New Mexico. This audiobook is filled with music, sound effects, and the northern New Mexico dialect referred to by linguists as the Rio Arriba dialect. Code-mixing of Spanish and English terms is characteristic of the area. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Amador. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brok/000017/bk_brok_000017_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.
Sofia, 12 Jahre alt, reist mit ihrem Vater Giò im Zug nach New Mexico. Großvater Luigi ist gestorben, und Giò will sich der Vergangenheit stellen. In den 40ern kam Luigi als kleiner Junge aus dem Tessin in die USA und wird von der Mutter, die in Hollywood ihr Glück versucht, in ein Freiluftinternat abgeschoben. Viele Jahre später geht er selbst nach Hollywood, um Produzent zu werden. Seinen Sohn Giò lässt er bei dessen Mutter zurück, die als Hippie-Aussteigerin die freie Liebe probt. Und auch sie lässt Giò in der Kommune zurück, um sich woanders selbst zu verwirklichen. Der neue Moser-Roman ist ein kluges und fesselndes Familiendrama um tief verwurzelte Schuld, Abhängigkeit und Freiheit.
The ´´annual” Saint Patrick’s Day party hosted by Tim and Jamie Malone in their small northern New Mexico community is their first in many years. But it also marks their last as they prepare to move to the Midwest. For Albuquerque attorney Neil Hamel, going to the party is a reunion of sorts with various old friends she spent a year carousing with in a small town in Mexico in the late 1960s. Just about everyone seems to have made some move from hippie to mainstream except Lonnie Darmer, who - as in the old days - gets too drunk to drive home. Neil drives them both to Lonnie’s little house in Santa Fe and wakes the next morning to discover her missing. Lonnie is found dead in an Anasazi ruin in the mountains near Santa Fe, her body unscathed. The police immediately conclude Lonnie committed suicide, and her friends seem almost relieved to concur - all except Neil. As she investigates her friend’s death, suspects suddenly abound. Even Neil herself comes under suspicion, as the real killer draws ever closer, eager to satisfy a newfound appetite for killing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001326/bk_bbca_001326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a combination of reverence and humor, Panther-Yates takes us on a tour of the Four Corners´ world-renowned - and lesser known - ancient sites. Originally published in the Santa Fe Sun-News, these columns testify to New Mexico´s undeniable power and mystery. In addition to the usual Native American dances, kiva mysteries and petroglyphs, the author introduces us to the offbeat spiritualities of the Muslim-like Penitentes of Abiquiu, Chimayo´s santeros and a teaching coven of witches in Taos. We visit a Sikh temple, study the Phoenician Hebrew Ten Commandments Stone in Los Lunas and explore the hippie nirvana of Santa Fe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Crankshaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019068/bk_acx0_019068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams? When 90-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother´s ashes, lost there 70 years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently shed husbands, and have a secondary agenda: they´d like a little action. And they get it. Alternating narratives weave together Feather and Bubbles´ odyssey. The two women head south from Canada to Mexico, where Bubbles´ long-dead mother, grandmother, and grandfather turn up, enlivening the narrative with their hilarious antics. In Mexico, where reality and magic co-exist, Feather gets a new sense of her mother, and Bubbles´ quest for her mother´s ashes - and a new man - increases her zest for life. Unlike most women her age, fun-loving Bubbles takes risks, believing she´s immortal. She doesn´t hold back in any way, eating heartily and lusting after strangers, exulting in her youthful spirit. Has Bubbles discovered a fountain of youth that everyone can drink from? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Crowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065343/bk_acx0_065343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody would´ve figured the kids from the sleepy beach town of Coronado, California, for criminal masterminds. They were just some hippie surfers, high school friends who´d come up with the idea of swimming bundles of marijuana across the border from Tijuana during the summer of 1969. Within a decade, however, the Coronado Company had become the largest pot-smuggling operation on the West Coast, a $100 million empire with outposts from Mexico to Morocco to Thailand. And sitting at the top of it all was the most improbable of kingpins: Lou Villar, a former Spanish teacher and swimming coach at Coronado High School. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Villar and his partners in crime, Joshuah Bearman - author of the Wired article that became the film, Argo - tells the inside story of the Coronado Company´s unlikely rise and the intrepid DEA agents who brought its principals to justice. Coronado High is an epic saga of daring escapades, hedonistic excess, and friendships betrayed, played out across the era when the innocence of the Summer of Love curdled into the paranoia of the Drug War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Gelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011800/bk_acx0_011800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2 Ozeane, 4 Zeitzonen, 25 Bundesstaaten in 100 Tagen 5-teilige Dokumentarserie auf Doppel-DVD We sind DIE AMERIKANER? Was denken sie und was bestimmt ihr Leben? Ein faszinierender Reisebericht über ein Land, dessen Menschen sich neu orientieren müssen. Viele meinen Amerika genau zu kennen: Für die einen ist die Supermacht, ein multikultureller Melting Pot, ein rettender Hafen für Emigranten und Einwanderer. Amerika steht für Carepakete und die kulturelle Befreiung Westeuropas, Hollywood-Film und Jazzmusik, Marilyn Monroe und Elvis Presley, Hippies und Mondlandung. Aber Amerika ist auchmit dem Vietnamkrieg und der Besetzung des Iraks verbunden, mit Watergate oder der Levinsky-Affaire, Finanz- und Immobilienkrise. 3 Monate lang ist die Regisseurin Petra Haffter mit ihrem Team durch die USA gereist. Von Küste zu Küste, durch die Industriegebiete des Nordens zu den traditionsreichen Farmen des alten Südens, durch die Wüsten des Südwestens an die Grenze zu Mexico. Die Filmemacherin ist dabei ganz normalen Menschen in ihrem Alltag begegnet und lässt sie erzählen über ihren amerikanischen Traum. Was denken sie? Was sind ihre Sorgen, Hoffnungen, Probleme und Freuden? Was beschäftigt sie?