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.
After a casual and empty sexual encounter, Don crashes back in time to the 70´s where a group of the sexiest hippies take him in and teach him about free love and LSD. They share every part of their sexy bodies with him. Don fears the possibility of returning back to the present day. CONTENT WARNING: Time Travel Hippie Fling includes blowjobs, threesomes, handjobs, and anal sex. Due to these explicit sequences, the story is meant for adult listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003172/bk_acx0_003172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An enlightening narrative history - an entertaining fusion of Tom Wolfe and Michael Pollan - that traces the colorful origins of once unconventional foods and the diverse fringe movements, charismatic gurus, and counterculture elements that brought them to the mainstream and created a distinctly American cuisine. Food writer Jonathan Kauffman journeys back more than half a century - to the 1960s and 1970s - to tell the story of how a coterie of unusual men and women embraced an alternative lifestyle that would ultimately change how modern Americans eat. Impeccably researched, Hippie Food chronicles how the longhairs, revolutionaries, and back-to-the-landers rejected the square establishment of President Richard Nixon´s America and turned to a more idealistic and wholesome communal way of life and food. From the mystical rock-and-roll cult known as the Source Family and its legendary vegetarian restaurant in Hollywood to the Diggers´ brown bread in the Summer of Love to the rise of the co-op and the origins of the organic food craze, Kauffman reveals how today´s quotidian whole-foods staples - including sprouts, tofu, yogurt, brown rice, and whole-grain bread - were introduced and eventually became part of our diets. From coast to coast, through Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Vermont, Kauffman tracks hippie food´s journey from niche oddity to a cuisine that hit every corner of this country. A slick mix of gonzo playfulness, evocative detail, skillful pacing, and elegant writing, Hippie Food is a lively, engaging, and informative listen that deepens our understanding of our culture and our lives today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006469/bk_harp_006469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no set prayer, or set way, that you have to worship Christ. You do not have to sit in a pew at church to know God. You do not have to wear the right clothing; you do not have to look a certain way; and you do not have to clean your face before you cry to him. You do not have to recite words or sing a particular hymn. Your relationship is yours. Just get alone with him and make your time with him special. If you are unable to speak, he can see your heart. Ask the holy spirit to speak for you. Find that space of worship within. You have to make it your own. Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship. The most important relationship you will ever have is your relationship with Jesus Christ. His eyes are watching over you, even when you fall. The sun was so very bright today as I went into the woods to pray. High above the tallest tree, the sun seems it was shining just for me. I gaze up, and what did I see: The trees and earth were smiling only for me. As I raise my hands high above, I could feel his spirit descend just like a dove. My prayer, my time, he has always been such a good friend of mine. As a child when I would fall, he would still be there through it all. I would look to the sky for peace, and his face I there seek. I hid in the kiss of breeze, as I could feel his love and mercy flow through me. I talk to him; I would sing to him; and I fell in love with him. We have our special place where I almost could see his face. He knew that was our special place. God desires to have a personal relationship with you. We have walked through a painful past. Perhaps, we have faced the monster of abuse: neglect. There is healing. There is freedom. Walk in grace and mercy as you heal. Come with me in the garden, as we pray for the Lord to repair what is broken and give us a new way. Find those quiet moments of worship, as you cry out to your God. He will slowly mend the brokenness. For he offers peace and restoration amon... 1. Language: English. Narrator: CM Sause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118758/bk_acx0_118758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two sensual, hardcore, and immersive erotica fantasies by Sonia Robinson... ´´Magic Carpet Ride´´ - Emila was just a sexy Middle-Eastern woman in a small desert town until Mario spotted her in the marketplace. Even though her veils hid everything except for her sexy, brown eyes, he traded all his goats for her and took her on as his wife. Stuck as the wife of a fat, sexually inexperienced man, Emila plots to escape, finding a magic carpet which takes her into the sky. Join the magic carpet mile high club. ´´Time Travel Hippie Fling´´ - Don hates everything about his generation, from the shallow culture to the trashy women. He longs for a purer, more simple time. After a casual and empty sexual encounter, he crashes back in time to the 70´s where a group of the sexiest hippies take him in and teach him about free love and LSD. With his dreams finally coming true being surrounded by magnetic, beautiful women with real substance, Don wishes he could stay forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002099/bk_acx0_002099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, the Doors, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, CSN, Three Dog Night, and Love, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor, and Carole King, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn´t make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians, and intelligence personnel - the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon. And all the canyon´s colorful characters - rock stars, hippies, murderers, and politicos - happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Fike. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094078/bk_acx0_094078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best seller Walter Mosley´s sizzling new novel pits Easy Rawlins against his greatest challenge ever, a terrifying murder during the Summer of Love. It is the Summer of Love as Cinnamon Kiss opens, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It´s farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend Mouse tells him it´s a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy´s problem without jail time. He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric prominent attorney. His assistant of sorts, the beautiful ´´Cinnamon´´ Cargill, is gone as well. Easy can tell there is much more than he is being told; Robert Lee, his new employer, is as suspect as the man who disappeared. But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Boatman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000404/bk_time_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school -- a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her, but when they married his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence. Like millions of women who discover they´ve married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it secret or report, and ultimately, to live with it or leave. Part gripping story, part warm-hearted look at the ´70s, and part therapeutic journey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Santomasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111510/bk_acx0_111510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Cunningham´s celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city´s erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare´s child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise ´´their´´ child together and create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Blair Brown, Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000496/bk_aren_000496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is May 1971 and Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in a bluebell wood with his daughter Anna and their ageing Labrador, Byron, when they stumble upon a body. Thrust into another murder investigation, Sidney discovers a world of hippies and psychedelic plants, where permissive behaviour seems to hide something darker. This is the first of many disturbing secrets that Sidney unearths: a celebrated photographer is accused of rape; a priceless religious text vanishes from a Cambridge college; and Sidney´s own nephew goes missing. Endeavouring to fit his clerical duties in around the demands of sleuthing, Sidney continues to reflect on the divine mysteries of love, life and faith, while wrestling with the earthly problems of parish scandals, the challenges of parenthood, and a great loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002859/bk_isis_002859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.