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Modern Hippie is a manifesto for aspiring free spirits that encourages listeners to reclaim their power in order to experience a profound level of inner peace and freedom. The audiobook begins with a journey back in time to the '60s, where the original hippies ushered in a societal revolution based on peace and freedom. The modern hippie picks up where the original hippie left off to pursue the sense of freedom that can only come from living a courageous life. The author's insights as an energy coach and spiritual teacher are shared along with her own personal journey to illustrate the winding and sometimes challenging road that is taken when one commits to spiritual freedom. The listener will become inspired to walk the path that only he or she can walk - the path of fearlessness that ultimately sets one free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Kingsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125421/bk_acx0_125421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of Don't Know Jack and the Hunt for Jack Reacher series does it again! Trey Steam believes his mother was wrongfully convicted of murdering his father in 1972. When no-nonsense Federal Judge Willa Carson is presented with the true facts, she's convinced Billie Jo Steam is innocent. Determined to right the wrongs of a justice system that is too often about the system and too seldom about justice, Willa pulls out all the stops, including the use of genetic testing and her most distinguished political connections, to give Bille Jo back her family and her freedom. But Willa's road to hell is paved with her good intentions and wasted justice. The deeper Willa delves into this old crime and the complex relationships that surround it, the more she uncovers pillars of the community, old hippies now in power, friends and coworkers who will do whatever it takes to keep the past buried - even if they bury Willa, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jodie Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024696/bk_acx0_024696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A small man with wild, matted hair, wide eyes, and a swastika tattooed on his forehead, Charles Manson is instantly recognizable as the deranged cult leader who was responsible for the deaths of nine people in the late 1960s. Manson was a career criminal who got his education in the US prison system and learned at an early age that only those who have power over others will survive.You will learn about:Starting the Manson family Seeking fame in Los Angeles The first murder10050 Cielo DriveRosemary and Leno LaBianca Life and death behind barsAnd much more! In less than three years, Manson transformed his followers from a group of freedom-loving, LSD-dropping hippies into a pack of blood-thirsty murderers who carried out acts of astounding brutality at his request. For many, August 8, 1969, the day the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate and her guests, marked the end of the '60s. The Manson family murder spree shocked the world and standing silently at the center of it all was one man, Charles Manson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Zeale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119459/bk_acx0_119459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book shows that small communities of individuals seeking a new way of living can provide a model for the present age. A Place Called Ananda is dedicated to all those who want inner freedom. It proves that such freedom is attainable. Little groups of individuals can accomplish what large social groups have never been able to achieve. The story of Ananda begins simply: Swami Kriyananda only wanted to serve an organization to which he had dedicated more than a decade of his life. He believed in it deeply. However, he would not endlessly compromise his belief. And so he found himself in conflict with his superiors. "My institution, right or wrong," was never his motto. Truth, not institutional priorities, was his guide. This book tells the age-old story of institutional demands versus individual conscience. It will be familiar to anyone who has had dealings with governments and with large corporations of all kinds: economic, educational, religious. In physics, the electron is considered the key to the universe. So also in human affairs: The key to society is the individual. When individuality is respected, society flourishes. When it is ignored, society stagnates and becomes paralyzed. Kriyananda describes the painful journey that led to his founding of a new concept in living: Ananda, whose guiding motto is, "People are more important than things." This story is told with courage and with charity - from the years spent under the great spiritual master Paramhansa Yogananda to years in India, to San Francisco during the 'sixties (era of hippies, the drug culture, the "Hare Krishnas" and Bhaktivedanta, the American Zen movement) and his own encounters with some of the leading figures of the day, to the community he gradually evolved. The Ananda communities, in their history of over 40 years, have demonstrated that attitudes of kindness, sharing, and cooperation actually work. Ananda is a meaningful alternative to greed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Swami Kriyananda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/clar/000028/bk_clar_000028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This true story is told by a radio DJ on sabbatical into the counterculture of hippies, war protesters, and college students warped in a time of free love, wild sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll that was 1971. Adult content. Contains obscene language and graphic descriptions of sexual activity between consenting adults. Birth control brought in by the ‘60s then allowed women to enjoy as much sexual freedom as men. Sexually transmitted diseases had been largely conquered by modern medicine, and AIDS was another 10 year in the coming. Shadows of Cold War nuclear destruction still hung over everybody, and the Vietnam war had spawned a robust counterculture of young people who regarded each other as brothers and sisters. As with any revolution, everything was questioned, but with this one, long-established puritan taboos fell rapidly. For financially strapped college students, sex recreation cost nothing. For us, rock ‘n roll, drugs, and free sex became our great escapes.Into this world drove the Colonel, on leave from his radio gigs to study firsthand the new freewheeling communal society and all its pleasures. His first stop is wild and ribald as he travels to a conservative Western city college and organizes a strip party of very unlikely wide-eyed college students new to these experiences as he.The story begins quite deliberately as an innocent meeting of strangers where the listener gets to know each character, then ends in a wild orgy of pleasure with an unexpected surprise. It is a story of raw passions the teller has never forgotten, and now, you won’t either. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colonel Mason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136772/bk_acx0_136772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Troylyn Ball and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate investor, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their mute, wheelchair-bound son Marshall, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. Nearing 50, Troy thought her chance at adventure had passed. But in this booming little Appalachian Mountain city of hippies, farmers, artisans, and retirees, she unexpectedly discovered a support network and something she'd never had in 25 years of providing round-the-clock care for her special needs boys: the freedom to pursue her own dreams. She struck up a friendship with a legendary 80-year-old raconteur from the mountains, met his friends, and soon found herself in a rickety country shack with an ingeniously inventive retired farmer trying to create the best recipe ever for traditional mountain moonshine. Full of eccentric characters and charming locations - from a "haunted" cabin in the mountains to the last farm in the world to grow heritage Crooked Creek corn - Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect. But when the real estate bubble burst and the collapse of her husband Charlie's new venture in Asheville left them deeply in debt, Troy realized her 10-year business plan for Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey wasn't enough. If she was going to save her family - and she was definitely going to save her family - she needed to become the most successful woman in the legal whiskey business. And she needed to do it fast, before the bank took her house, her business, and everything she'd worked so hard to achieve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005765/bk_harp_005765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1970s, while their contemporaries were protesting the computer as a tool of dehumanization and oppression, a motley collection of college dropouts, hippies, and electronics fanatics were engaged in something much more subversive. Obsessed with the idea of getting computer power into their own hands, they launched from their garages a hobbyist movement that grew into an industry, and ultimately a social and technological revolution. What they did was invent the personal computer: not just a new device, but a watershed in the relationship between man and machine. This is their story. Fire in the Valley is the definitive history of the personal computer, drawn from interviews with the people who made it happen, written by two veteran computer writers who were there from the start. Working at InfoWorld in the early 1980s, Swaine and Freiberger daily rubbed elbows with people like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates when they were creating the personal computer revolution. A rich story of colorful individuals, Fire in the Valley profiles these unlikely revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, such as Ed Roberts of MITS, Lee Felsenstein at Processor Technology, and Jack Tramiel of Commodore, as well as Jobs and Gates in all the innocence of their formative years. This completely revised and expanded third edition brings the story to its completion, chronicling the end of the personal computer revolution and the beginning of the post-PC era. It covers the departure from the stage of major players with the deaths of Steve Jobs and Douglas Engelbart and the retirements of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer; the shift away from the PC to the cloud and portable devices; and what the end of the PC era means for issues such as personal freedom and power, and open source versus proprietary software. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Azevedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086061/bk_acx0_086061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.