Searching for the Castle:Backtrail of an Adoption Barbara Leigh Ohrstrom
The Next Elvis:Searching for Stardom at Sun Records Barbara Barnes Sims
An American institution, Sun Records has a history with many chapters: its Memphis origins with visionary Sam Phillips, the breakthrough recordings of Elvis Presley, and the studio´s immense influence on the sound of popular music. But behind the company´s chart toppers and legendary musicians there exists another story, told by Barbara Barnes Sims. In the male-dominated workforce of the 1950s, 24-year-old Sims found herself thriving in the demanding roles of publicist and sales promotion coordinator at Sun Records. Sims´s job placed her in the studio with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Carl Perkins, and other Sun entertainers, as well as the unforgettable Phillips, whose work made the music that defined an era. Her disarming narrative ranges from descriptions of a disgraced Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable impact and tragic fall of DJ Daddy-O Dewey to the frenzied Memphis homecoming of Elvis after his military service. Collectively, these vignettes offer a rare and intimate look at the people, the city, and the studio that permanently shifted the trajectory of rock ´n´ roll. The book is published by Louisiana State University Press 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038314/bk_acx0_038314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. She discovers that the same elements come up in every human culture throughout history: a love of masking, carnival, music-making and dance. Although sixteenth-century Europeans began to view mass festivities as foreign and ´savage´, Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greek´s worship of Dionysus to the medieval practices of Christianity as a ´danced religion´. Exhilarating in its scholarly range, humane, witty and impassioned, Dancing in the Streets will generate debate and soul searching.
Fifteen-year-old Jackson is different from the other children at the foundling hospital. Scales sometimes cover his arms. Tentacles coil just below his skin. Despite this Jackson tries to fit in with the other children. He tries to be normal for Sister Jerome Grace and the priests. But when a woman asks for a boy like him, all that changes. His name is pinned to his jacket and an orphan train whisks him across the country to Macquarie´s. At Macquarie´s, Jackson finds a home unlike any he could have imagined. The bronze lions outside the doors eat whomever they deem unfit to enter, the hallways and rooms shift and change at will, and Cressida - the woman who adopted him - assures him he no longer has to hide what he is. But new freedoms hide dark secrets. There are territories, allegiances, and a kraken in the basement that eats shadows. As Jackson learns more about the new world he´s living in and about who he is, he has to decide who he will stand with: Cressida, the woman who gave him a home and a purpose, or Mae, the black-eyed lion tamer with a past as enigmatic as his own. The Kraken Sea is a fast paced adventure full of mystery, fates, and writhing tentacles just below the surface, and in the middle of it all is a boy searching for himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Best. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084512/bk_acx0_084512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earth´s Ultimate Conflict is the Science Fiction Award Winner in the following: * National Indie Excellence Book Awards* Best Book Awards* International Book Awards Rosa De Angelo and Ellen McCarthy are about to become two of the newest victims of SEAS - Severe Environmental Allergy Syndrome. Haunted by dreams of orbs in the night, they wake up to news reports of UFO swarms and alien abductions by the thousands. Separated from their families, Rosa and Ellen are ushered into isolation tent cities established to prevent the public from having any further exposure to the growing number of SEAS victims. Ellen, Rosa, and thousands of other victims of SEAS discover that they have been transformed to adjust to life on the alien Grays´ planet. Worse yet, they realize they have been covertly used to create and give birth to the Grays´ hybrid children. Rosa and Ellen, along with all SEAS victims, are forced to make the gut-wrenching decision of whether to flee Earth with their love-starved hybrid children or fight for their freedom and escape, even if only to die with their human families. With Earth headed on a catastrophic course, United States President Barbara Unger is searching for human salvation when she is contacted by two alien species, the Grays and the Guardians, both offering conflicting methods of action to save Earth. The Grays offer to transport one million humans to their planet, Nuur, mostly women of childbearing age as a safety measure to save humanity. The Guardians insist the Grays plan to use humans to create a dangerous hybrid species that the diminished state of Earth is only temporary, and it will survive this crisis. Knowing the Grays have manipulated us while the Guardians ulterior motives are unknown, President Barbara Unger will ultimately have to decide who is friend and who is foe. Will she place the fate of the human race into the hands of the Grays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Jude Ricciardi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081228/bk_acx0_081228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Timothy and Ata were not sure what they would find when they went searching through the old dusty volumes of the true Histories of Earth, but now they seem to have created an unstoppable chain of events, and they and Barbara are now stuck in the middle. The Worlds are not as they should be. There is a new danger brewing that will bring the Light Travelers to the outer reaches of our galaxy and back again. All the Worlds of Men are now at risk, and not just Earth. But will the Light Travelers be able save humanity from this growing force? Will they even be able to save themselves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Vanfleet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156544/bk_acx0_156544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Outside, the wind is howling. Inside the empty house, Taddy is shivering beneath a ragged blanket. He has been alone ever since his aunt and uncle died suddenly from a terrible fever. As his uncle was taking his final breath, he warned of danger in nearby Alexandria. Now Taddy is hiding, afraid of the unknown. When two rough-sounding men sneak in to steal the furniture, they force Taddy into their horse-drawn cart. The next thing he knows, he’s in a tavern in Alexandria, working long hours for crumbs. He wants to run away, but he has nowhere to go—and something frightening waits for him out in the city. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, Barbara Brooks Wallace crafts a suspenseful story of a youngster searching for a new life while battling his own fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003918/bk_reco_003918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.