In this new version, Jane Bussmann not so much reads as brilliantly performs her supreme comic history of British youth culture, acid house, and nightclubbing. A book so wonderful, it featured in Jeremy Deller’s winning submission to the Turner Prize. A Muzik Awards Book of the Year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Bussmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tkmu/000012/bk_tkmu_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy November day in 1997, in Flint, Michigan, police found the body of 45-year-old waitress Nancy Billiter. Her corpse had survived a botched attempt to burn it. An autopsy revealed that she´d been bound, beaten, sexually violated, and then injected with a lethal mixture of battery acid and heroin. Police suspected Nancy´s friend, Carol Giles, 26, and Giles´ boyfriend, Tim Collier, who had often boasted of a murderous gangland past. As the law´s noose tightened around Giles and Collier, each fingered the other for the murder. Collier tried to hang another crime on Giles - the murder of her 500-pound, diabetic husband. But investigators soon learned the shocking truth: that the cold-blooded couple had killed Jessie Giles with a heroin-laced insulin ´´hot shot´´ and that Nancy, who had been in the wrong place at the wrong time, became the next to die. Convicted of the twisted murders, both killers are spending the rest of their lives behind bars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Vargus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022067/bk_adbl_022067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history.Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister, Donna, introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on 12-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: ´´This is sacrament. You are one of us now.” After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tuscon to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the West. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels - from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence - it is a miracle he is still alive. The Light Years is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy’s story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Lodato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/004145/bk_aren_004145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hilarious, confrontational and moving story of one woman´s attempts to navigate her way through the challenges of mid-life, for lovers of How to Be a Woman and I´m Not with the Band. Claire Dederer´s youth was wild, an endless cascade of beer and rock and acid and sex that left her benumbed and adrift. But then, after two decades of disciplined transformation, she´d become a successful writer, a faithful wife, and a mother - a real adult. That is, until one morning at 44, she found herself overcome by the same sexual cravings and ineffable sadness of her younger years. The hedonistic girl, ´that crazy bitch´, was back - or had she never left? Frank and disarming, seductive and hilarious, Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning is Dederer´s attempt to reckon with those urges, and to reconcile the girl she´d been with the woman she´s become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Dederer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000596/bk_head_000596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Brett. I´m a college-educated man who was once a husband of 26 years with two children, three businesses, and a large home with an actual white picket fence. I´m also a drug addict. And I have a tale to tell. My story has everything: sex, death, pain, atheism, God, jail, marriage, divorce, heresy, homosexuality, physics, traffic fatalities, computer science, video games, cinnamon toothpicks, Barry Manilow, Nine Inch Nails, pornography, breasts, used tampons, strippers, venereal disease, abortion, prostitutes, AIDS, racism, suicide, infidelity, public nudity, anti-Semitism, marijuana, alcohol, pawn shops, drug dealers, needles, acid, ecstasy, crack, heroin, pain pills, withdrawal, interventions, rehabs, product tampering, road rage, vandalism, elderly abuse, grave desecration, arson, identity theft, burglary, armed robbery, and murder. But more importantly, it´s about the despair of addiction and the absolute certainty that it can be overcome. Recovery is not simply abstinence, but a process of growing up. I spent my entire life searching for the key to long-term sobriety. I would like to share with you what I have learned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010682/bk_tant_010682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard-opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order. For Melba Beals and her eight friends those steps marked their transformation into reluctant warriors - on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don´t Cry, drawn from Melba Beals´s personal diaries, is a riveting true account of her junior year at Central High-one filled with telephone threats, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, fireball and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and, finally, a price upon Melba´s head. With the help of her English-teacher mother; her eight fellow warriors; and her gun-toting, Bible-and-Shakespeare-loving grandmother, Melba survived. And, incredibly, from a year that would hold no sweet-sixteen parties or school plays, Melba Beals emerged with indestructible faith, courage, strength, and hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002260/bk_tant_002260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katie Piper´s extraordinary story of strength and recovery after a brutal rape and acid attack has captivated Britain. In this powerful sequel to her bestselling memoir, Katie tells the remarkable story of what´s happened in the years since she bravely left the safety of her parents´ home. With her trademark honesty, humour and heartfelt emotion, Katie shares the highs and lows she has faced as her life changed in ways she never thought possible. She reveals the dark thoughts and genuine fears she continues to overcome behind closed doors, and the realities, both physical and emotional, of her ongoing, painful recovery. Katie is now a successful charity campaigner, TV presenter and inspirational speaker, but her career highs have often brought her face-to-face with her biggest demons. Her story is still dark at times, but it will also delight and surprise; despite fears of a life alone, she has found her Prince Charming, and Katie reveals both the wonder and anxiety of becoming a mother. This is the no-holds-barred, witty and utterly engaging next chapter in the life of a remarkable young woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Orrock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000156/bk_qpuk_000156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.