Searching for Summer:A Solved But Unresolved Missing Persons Case Anne Garrett Spry/ Brandy Shipp Rogge
Eleven-year-old Tibby Brawlien has had a crazy summer. With the help of Elock, a strange-looking creature Tibby saw in his dreams, he and his new friend Fogel Jarker rescued a brother, his sister, and their parents from cave people. Tibby - with Elock´s help - made Fogel, who was the meanest bully in school, Tibby´s friend. But was Elock actually a dream? Another adventure begins when Tibby decides Elock exists in the real world. To find him, he and his friends must enter a dangerous cave, contend with the cave people who live there, and get out before a nearby volcano erupts. Tibby believes they can deal with any challenges that come their way - but what will happen when they finally meet Elock face to face? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Raagas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117713/bk_acx0_117713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’re not alone.Hollow words for any tender soul smiling through the day while hiding a deep sense of loneliness.For such a soul - like Dawn Downey - the friendliest encounter is an exercise in alienation. In her essay titled ´´A Traveler´s Tale´´, she describes a stroll through her neighborhood.´´A dust mop of a puppy bounded toward me, her brush tail slicing the air with hello come play and a young woman on the other end of her leash. Straggling behind them was a toddler pushing an umbrella stroller. I knew they lived in the blue house on the corner...in their front yard, a stand of coreopsis whose yellow starbursts surprised me every summer.´´The little girl skipped along in my blind spot, peppering me with questions and her own answers. I fantasized a lifelong friendship between us, taught her to read, gave her sage advice after a teenage spat with her boyfriend.´´I wanted to ask the young woman’s name, but they hurried past, toward their blue house on the corner, dust mop’s yap yap yap fading.´´Through the stories in Searching for My Heart, Downey investigates why she feels left out, returning to themes of alienation, shame, and the self-awareness that leads to love. Downey is a seeker on a quest for closeness. Every step in her search is a homecoming, where she discovers connection begins with herself. An audiobook for anyone with a desire to belong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140761/bk_acx0_140761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a small-town girl with big-city dreams, there is no address more glamorous than New York´s Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate, Dolly, comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel´s rules, rounds out the trio of friends. Together, the girls embark on a journey of discovery that will take them from the penthouse apartments of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City´s Steel Pier - and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030425/bk_acx0_030425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia´s suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock ´n´ roll with an experimental fervor never before heard. In time for the Grateful Dead´s 40th anniversary, Phil Lesh offers the first behind-the-scenes history of the Dead. Lesh chronicles how the Dead´s signature sound emerged, flowed, and swelled to reach millions of devoted fans, from their first gigs at Frenchy´s Bikini-A-Go-Go for an audience of three, to the legendary Acid Tests, to packed stadiums around the world. In San Francisco during the Summer of Love, at Woodstock, Altamont, and the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Grateful Dead have been at the center of some of rock´s defining moments. Phil Lesh recounts what it´s been like to live at the heart of this whirlwind, impressing Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and the Rolling Stones. Lesh describes what it was like to storm heaven night after night, and the price he and others have paid. Bad management, drug addictions, depression, and insecurities persistently plagued the band members and would culminate with the most tragic blow of all, the death of Jerry Garcia. Searching for the Sound is a ruthlessly honest look inside one of the greatest American bands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Lesh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000581/bk_sans_000581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy Sedaris meets Woody Allen in an uproarious memoir of self discovery. In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and Brown University. In this book, she’s ready for love a year later - but not much wiser. Through all of her uproarious capers, she tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship - all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iris Bahr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011885/bk_adbl_011885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´I pictured myself a wine-dark streak in a TV desert, ears too full of the summer wind to hear that ominous ticking in the sky: the sound of a cultural clock counting me out of youth.´ Briohny Doyle turned 30 without a clear idea of what her adult life should look like. The world she lived in, with its global economic uncertainty, political conservatism and precarious employment conditions, didn´t match the one her parents grew up in. Every day she read editorials about how her millennial cohort - dubbed the ´Peter Pan generation´ - were reluctant to embrace the traditional markers of adulthood: a stable job, a house in the suburbs, a nuclear family. But do these emblems of maturity mean the same thing today as they did 30 years ago? In a smart and spirited enquiry, Doyle examines whether millennials are redefining what it means to be an adult today. Blending personal essay and cultural critique, she ventures into the big claims of philosophy and the neon buzz of pop culture to ask: in a rapidly changing world, do the so-called adult milestones distract us from other measures of maturity? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Briohny Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031011/bk_adbl_031011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive audiobook memoir of one of Israel´s most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East. In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel´s history - Ehud Barak - set himself a challenge as daunting as any he had faced on the battlefield: to secure a final peace with the Palestinians. He would propose two states for two peoples, with a shared capital in Jerusalem. He knew the risks of failure. But he also knew the risks of not trying: letting slip perhaps the last chance for a generation to secure genuine peace. It was a moment of truth. It was one of many in a life intertwined, from the start, with that of Israel. Born on a kibbutz, Barak became commander of Israel´s elite Special Forces, then army Chief of Staff, and ultimately, Prime Minister. My Country, My Life tells the unvarnished story of his - and his country´s - first seven decades; of its major successes, but also its setbacks and misjudgments. He offers candid assessments of his fellow Israeli politicians, of the American administrations with which he worked, and of himself. Drawing on his experiences as a military and political leader, he sounds a powerful warning: Israel is at a crossroads, threatened by events beyond its borders and by divisions within. The two-state solution is more urgent than ever, not just for the Palestinians, but for the existential interests of Israel itself. Only by rediscovering the twin pillars on which it was built - military strength and moral purpose - can Israel thrive. A must-listen for anyone interested in international affairs and diplomacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ehud Barak, Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003254/bk_aren_003254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.