No smartphones, no internet, no internships, no ambition, no plans, no money. Just lots of pot and cheap beer and a half-baked desire to become a hippie. Welcome to the end of the 60’s era. In 1972, David Noonan dropped out of college for no good reason, worked nights in a gas station and days in a cemetery, then quit both jobs to hitchhike west and meet up with his brother John, a natural-born rambler and a certified member of the counterculture. Attempted Hippie is Noonan’s vivid account of his odyssey from New Jersey to California and back again. It’s a funny, un-romanticized tale of a young man with the wrong glasses and the wrong hair searching for himself…and his next ride. David Noonan is a former Senior Editor at Newsweek and author of the critically acclaimed novel Memoirs of a Caddy. His journalism has been published in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Magazine and other publications. Besides pumping gas, burying people and caddying, he has also worked as a plumber’s helper, a dishwasher, a cab driver, a diamond weigher and a roustabout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Noonan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018921/bk_adbl_018921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Hippie by Paulo Coelho, read by Graham Halstead.In Hippie, his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dream of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order - authoritarian politics, conservative modes of behaviour, excessive consumerism, and an unbalanced concentration of wealth and power. Following the ´three days of peace and music´ at Woodstock, the 1969 gathering in Bethel, NY that would change the world forever, hippie paradises began to emerge all around the world. In the Dam Square in Amsterdam, long-haired young people wearing vibrant clothes and burning incense could be found meditating, playing music and discussing sexual liberation, the expansion of consciousness and the search for an inner truth. They were a generation refusing to live the robotic and unquestioning life that their parents had known.At this time, Paulo is a young, skinny Brazilian with a goatee and long, flowing hair who wants to become a writer. He sets off on a journey in search of freedom and a deeper meaning for his life: first with a girlfriend on the famous ´Death Train to Bolivia´, then on to Peru and later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina. His travels take him further, to the famous square in Amsterdam, where Paulo meets Karla, a Dutch woman also in her 20s. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on a journey in the company of fascinating fellow travellers, each of whom has a story to tell, and each of whom will undergo a transformation, changing their priorities and values along the way. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their own relationship, an awakening on every level that brings each of them to a choice and a decision that sets the course for their lives thereafter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003827/bk_rhuk_003827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy Landry is your average, run-of-the-mill, self-professed hippie waitress. Living out her existence in Spokane, Washington, she strives to reach financial stability in the hopes of pursuing her art full time. Working for a boss who couldn’t be more her opposite, she struggles toward her goal. Her plans change when an adversary has a near death experience on the floor in her section and is whisked away by a very handsome, and very perplexing, paramedic. Slowly her delusions fall away to reveal what kind of life she had been living and how far it is from the life she knows she deserves. The peace-loving pacifist finds herself facing a difficult choice between her ideals and the direction reality wants to send her. With a strong spine, clear outlook, and a healthy respect for Murphy’s Law, Amy must create a fate that she can be proud of when all is said and done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023345/bk_acx0_023345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Helden in Paulo Coelhos neuem Roman sind der junge Rockmusiker Paulo aus Südamerika und die Holländerin Karla. Als sie sich in Amsterdam begegnen, trifft sie die Liebe wie der Blitz. Sie beschließen, gemeinsam aufzubrechen und als Reisende auf dem Hippie-Trail Erfahrungen zu sammeln, nach eigenen Werten zu suchen und danach zu leben. Mit an Bord sind ihre Freunde Rahul, Ryan und Mirthe sowie die Musik, die damals die Welt aus den Angeln hob. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Sven Görtz. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/diog/001012/bk_diog_001012_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
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.
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.
Reisen auf den legendären Hippie-Trails der 60er und 70er Jahre Zweite erweiterte und aktualisierte Auflage! Waren die Globetrotter der 1960er und 1970er Jahre, unterwegs auf dem Landweg von Mitteleuropa nach Marokko, Kreta, via Istanbul und Kabul nach Indien und Thailand wirklich, wie oft behauptet, die Pioniere des modernen Massentourismus? Welchen Legenden folgten diese Rucksack-Reisenden, die mit ihren Touren selbst die Legende vom Hippie-Trail begründeten? Diesen Fragen geht der Autor nach, erzählt dabei sowohl die Geschichte einer abenteuerlichen Reise auf dem Hippie-Trail zum ´´Dach der Welt´´ als auch eine Geschichte des Reisens in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten. Dazu bricht er schließlich eine Lanze für den viel gescholtenen Pauschaltouristen. Fazit: Reisen war schon immer ein Beitrag zur Globalisierung, macht die Welt sicher nicht schlechter, manchmal aber ein kleines Stück besser. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Adam Wittek. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/006479/bk_edel_006479_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
It was a new age, one called the Age of Aquarius, with a restless, ideological generation full of a reverence for new worlds opening up to new ideas. When the Beatles introduced the mystique of India to pop culture, the Hippie Trail was established as hip adventurers traveled overland from Europe to Kathmandu and India. Hunter was not among these hipsters. Still bitter over the way he was treated as a Marine combat veteran home from the Vietnam War, he felt the allure of the open road in America and in Europe. While getting visas in Vienna, he came across a Polish girl, Ewa, whose Politburo father got her unequal privileges she gladly abused to join Hunter on the trek to India to check out the new-age ashrams. Shared experiences and hardships bonded them, but Cold War politics made falling in love the worst hardship of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Lee Farmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126966/bk_acx0_126966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through much of the 20th century, federal policy toward Indians sought to extinguish all remnants of native life and culture. That policy was dramatically confronted in the late 1960s when a loose coalition of hippies, civil rights advocates, Black Panthers, unions, Mexican-Americans, Quakers and other Christians, celebrities, and others joined with Red Power activists to fight for Indian rights. In Hippies, Indians and the Fight for Red Power, Sherry Smith offers the first full account of this remarkable story. Hippies were among the first non-Indians of the post-World War II generation to seek contact with Native Americans. The counterculture saw Indians as genuine holdouts against conformity, inherently spiritual, ecological, tribal, communal - the original ´´long hairs´´. Searching for authenticity while trying to achieve social and political justice for minorities, progressives of various stripes and colors were soon drawn to the Indian cause. Black Panthers took part in Pacific Northwest fish-ins. Corky Gonzales´ Mexican American Crusade for Justice provided supplies and support for the Wounded Knee occupation. Actor Marlon Brando and comedian Dick Gregory spoke about the problems Native Americans faced. For their part, Indians understood they could not achieve political change without help. Non-Indians had to be educated and enlisted. Smith shows how Indians found, among this hodge-podge of dissatisfied Americans, willing recruits to their campaign for recognition of treaty rights; realization of tribal power, sovereignty, and self-determination; and protection of reservations as cultural homelands. The coalition was ephemeral but significant, leading to political reforms that strengthened Indian sovereignty. Thoroughly researched and vividly written, this book not only illuminates this transformative historical moment but contributes greatly to our understanding about social movements. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011568/bk_adbl_011568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.