In the mid-60s, Joe from the Bronx and Beth the orphan escape New York City for Canada, hoping to leave their past lives - and American politics - behind them. At a peace march on their way north, their fortunes intertwine with the fate of Dick, a Royal Military College Officer Cadet. Armed with naïveté, optimism, and a little weed, the three homestead on Nova Scotia´s North Mountain. Unlike many of the fair-weather hippies of summer, they make it through the first winter with a little help from their hardier neighbors. Steve, a man damaged by the Vietnam War, shatters their peaceful existence in one night of rape and violence. When he disappears, the Mountain folk hope that peace will return to their little world. Birth, marriage, death, divorce, and fresh relationships complicate their lives. But even as they gradually resolve the consequences of their own pasts, they become increasingly aware that Steve may return to destroy all they have achieved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seymour Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098959/bk_acx0_098959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young hippie couple reach both enlightenment and social fame via their ´´material pragmatism´´, supported by both Western and Eastern religion - and with some help from an American Indian named ´´Little Bird´´. They triumph, both materially and spiritually, after almost hitting rock bottom. This eclectic novel, described by the author as borrowing from all genres of fiction, features kidnapping, mental illness, psychedelics, folk-rock, radicals and liberals, good hippies, a hippie terrorist, amateur telescope makers, ecological power companies, gurus, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000039/bk_bigh_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Universal) 21 Tracks, (65:49) mit 12-seitigem Booklet. ,- Superb! Sammlung von Monsterhits und selten gehörten LP-Seiten, aus den 60er Jahren Hippie Wurzeln zu den 70er und 80er Jahren Mega-Sellern. (Bear Family Records)
San Francisco grew from a tiny burg of 1,000 persons in 1848 to its present-day population of 825,863. The city was founded in 1776 when Spain built a fort at the site of Golden Gate Park. After World War II, San Francisco became a magnet for America´s counter-culture. Hippies flocked to Haight-Ashbury in 1960 and peaked out with the Summer of Love in 1967. San Francisco´s China Town is the oldest and largest in North America. The city´s famous cable cars carry riders up and down the steep inclines and to Fisherman´s Wharf below. People watch as the fishermen bring in their daily catch each day at the piers of Fisherman´s Wharf. There´s little that can´t be found in San Francisco. The city´s ethnic makeup is diverse. It´s made up of whites, Asians, Afro-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics. San Francisco has developed an international character that began with its founding and continues today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079844/bk_acx0_079844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress - a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright - he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.’s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip. We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander ´´Little Green´´ Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley’s signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Boatman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003507/bk_rand_003507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Magic Hat:The Adventures of the Little Hippie-Witch, Volume 1 Ueli Sonderegger
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.
Managing a criminal enterprise isn´t all it´s cracked up to be. Little has changed in Nick Grady´s secretive marijuana growing business since the late ´60s, which is just the way the aging hippie would like it to remain. However, Nick´s complex past comes full circle, thrusting his new manager, Evan Powers, in a scramble to decipher the truth behind the chaotic lives of the people he holds dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117556/bk_acx0_117556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards The setting: suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area´s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways ? from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) ? but once you´ve got it, that´s it. There´s no turning back. As we inhabit the heads of several key characters ? some kids who have it, some who don´t, some who are about to get it ? what unfolds isn´t the expected battle to fight the plague, or bring heightened awareness to it , or even to treat it. What we become witness to instead is a fascinating and eerie portrait of the nature of high school alienation itself ? the savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety and ennui, the longing for escape. And then the murders start. As hypnotically beautiful as it is horrifying, Black Hole transcends its genre by deftly exploring a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it- back when it wasn´t exactly cool to be a hippie anymore, but Bowie was still just a little too weird. To say nothing of sprouting horns and molting your skin...
When everything sucks,change everything...and that´s exactly what Hannah Friedman set out to do in an ambitious attempt to bust out of a life of obscurity and absurdity and into an alternate world of glamour, wealth, and popularity.Being dubbed ´´That Monkey Girl´´ by middle-school bullies and being pulled out of sixth grade to live on a tour bus with her agoraphobic mother, her smelly little brother, and her father´s hippie bandmates convinces Hannah that she is destined for a life of freakdom. But when she enters one of the country´s most prestigious boarding schools on scholarship, Hannah transforms herself into everything she is not: cool. By senior year, she has a perfect millionaire boyfriend, a perfect GPA, a perfect designer wardrobe, and is part of the most popular clique in school, but somehow everything begins to suck far worse than when she first started. Her newfound costly drug habit, eating disorder, identity crisis, and Queen-Bee attitude lead to the unraveling of Hannah´s very unusual life.Putting her life back together will take more than a few clicks of her heels, or the perfect fit of a glass slipper, in this not-so-fairy tale of going from rock bottom to head of the class and back again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Friedman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001372/bk_adbl_001372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.