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.
Legendary music producer LA Reid - the man behind artists such as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Usher - changed the music business forever. Now he tells his story, taking fans on an intimate tour of his life. Sing to Me is a fascinating journey from Reid´s small-town R&B roots in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his work as a drummer to his fame as a Grammy Award-winning music producer and his gig as a judge on the hit reality show The X Factor. Reid takes listeners behind the scenes of the music industry, charting his rise to fame and sharing stories of the countless singers he´s met, nurtured, and molded into stars. Part music memoir, part inspirational business guide, Sing to Me is full of Reid´s trademark passion and ingenuity and introduces a multifaceted genius who continues to shape pop culture today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004902/bk_harp_004902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The next highly anticipated novella in the Searching For series, a romantic spin-off of the Marriage to a Billionaire series from New York Times best-selling sensation Jennifer Probst. When Isabella MacKenzie tries to move on from her disastrous past, Officer William Devine is determined to show her that love is the only way to heal. This sexy novella, the final installment in Jennifer Probst´s heartwarming Searching For series, follows the high-powered women of the popular matchmaking agency Kinnections, located in the small, picturesque town of Verily, New York. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007657/bk_sans_007657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you getting the spiritual nourishment you need? We have all experienced times when we have not eaten a balanced diet or have eaten too many sweets. We feel sick, light-headed, and occasionally depressed, or we become irritable and edgy. It´s the body´s way of letting us know that it´s lacking sufficient nourishment. Optimal health requires optimal nutrition. The same is true spiritually speaking. Without sufficient and regular biblical nutrition, our inner life begins to suffer the consequences. We become shallow and selfish, more demanding and less gentle, and quick to react impatiently, rashly, and angrily. These are telltale signs of inner malnutrition. In Searching the Scriptures, respected Bible teacher Charles Swindoll shows us how to dig deep into Scripture and uncover its profound truths for our lives. He outlines the principles of Bible study that will help you understand God´s word, apply it, and communicate it clearly to those around you. Too many people try to go it alone, without a guide for this life and the next. Swindoll explains how we can fix our own spiritual meals and then invites us to feast on nourishing truths we can discover in God´s word. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009118/bk_blak_009118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No matter what he does, his wife continually nags him. He feels unloved and is looking for something new. Enter the sexy college girl next door who is looking for something new as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pepper Laramie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018134/bk_acx0_018134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates. In fact, she´s been writing to hers each year on her birthday since she was 16. Now, at 34, she´s still holding out hope of finding Mr. Right, even though he´d be fighting an uphill battle to gain her trust thanks to a traumatic experience years before that´s left her unable to commit. When Annabeth meets a handsome literature professor named Alex on her 34th birthday, she thinks her quest may finally be at an end. Things don´t quite go as planned, so Annabeth resolves to do everything she can over the next year to find the unknown recipient of her letters. But blind dates, meetup events and online singles sites have nothing on what fate has in store for her when a co-worker unexpectedly quits and Annabeth finds herself working in close quarters with both Alex and her long-ago ex, Nick. Fighting her attraction to one and loathing for the other, Annabeth is forced to face all of her old insecurities while keeping an eye on a scheming frienemy who may derail her hopes and dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059237/bk_acx0_059237_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Next Elvis:Searching for Stardom at Sun Records LSU Press Barbara Barnes Sims
Electrical transformers will burn and a smoke filled night will fall with ominous portents when the next mega solar geomagnetic storm hits. Uncontrolled fires will dance and light up the horizon nationwide as crimson and green auroras fill the skies with dread. Hogan predicts that Atlanta will burn again someday. He knows that the power grid will go down and stay down also some day from the effects of a solar storm EMP. The hero of the story, a business continuity planner has tried to prepare as best he can to escape the city and avoid the nightmare inferno and societal collapse he predicts, but will his preparations be enough? He and his friend Annie cannot escape by highway because of the horrible snarls of traffic jams and the mayhem of panicked people fleeing the encroaching flames. Perhaps the fires will not be as bad as Hogan thinks. Perhaps what fires that are burning and smoldering can be controlled if the city can keep the emergency diesel generators pumping water for the brave firemen still on duty. Annie and Hogan live in the same Apartment complex next to the Chattahoochee River. They think that their boats might end up being the key to their survival to escape the city if the fires do drive them out. It is either flee from this shore or fry they decide. With 24 hours´ notice from the Space Weather Bureau, they begin to put a plan together to do just that, bug out by boat! Get out on the river and get away from the chaos! But what then, how will they survive? What will they eat? How will the nation ever have a chance to come back to a modern society after such devastating destructive events destroyed more than just the basic infrastructure? Where will He and Annie end up at once they get out on the water? The River runs down to Apalachicola Florida but it´s not a straight shot, there are white water rapids and Dams and Locks and other things blocking the river to contend with before you reach the safety of the bay./ 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Warai. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101407/bk_acx0_101407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jess Lawson, a forty-five-year-old healthcare consultant, wife, and mother of two, has spent most of her adulthood fostering the illusion of having a perfect life. Her impending empty-nest syndrome as her youngest child prepares to start college is troubling enough, but when her doctor husband, Arthur, announces his intention to take a prestigious new job on the other side of the country?and relocate with-out Jess?her world quickly crumbles. Amid their acrimonious divorce, revelations about Arthur´s infidelity come to light; and at work, instead of the revitalized ca-reer Jess is hoping for, she uncovers surprising financial corruption that threatens a scandal for her client?and the well-being of the many unsuspecting patients and physicians they serve. Ultimately, this superwoman is forced to acknowledge that her put-together veneer can´t hold up under the weight of these new burdens. She also, however, refuses to wallow in victimhood. So what now? A smart, relatable story for every woman who?s gone bold to sort out her next chapter, A Better Next shows how?with a little soul searching and a supportive circle of friends and colleagues?it?s possible to redefine happiness and establish a liberating, new normal at any stage of life.