Faye Longchamp-Mantooth, who runs a small archaeological consulting firm, is in Oklahoma so she and Joe can join his father, Sly Mantooth, in dispersing his mother´s ashes. While there, Faye is serving as archaeology consultant on the reopening of a site closed down decades before when an archaeologist disappeared. The Muscogee Creek Nation intends to create a park, if nothing sacred lies in the soil. But the bones that emerge as the backhoe completes its work prove to be those of Dr. Sophia Townsend, killed by a blow to the head. Now tribal police hire Faye to investigate. In so doing, Faye learns that Sly Mantooth knows more about the dead woman than he has admitted. Sophia Townsend had possessed a forceful sexual magnetism that she didn´t hesitate to use to manipulate everyone around her, breaking hearts and destroying marriages. Was she killed by a lover, a wife, or Sly Mantooth? Or was it due to greed or fame? Faye´s obsession with this case tests her professional ethics as well as her marriage. Such was the power of Sophia Townsend that, 29 years after her murder, she wreaks havoc once again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009787/bk_blak_009787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called ´´Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer´´ sends the eccentric detective and his indispensable assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds. The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve the daily mysteries of New Fiddleham, New England - like who´s created the rend between the worlds, how to close it, and why zombies are appearing around town. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby´s resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane´s ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether. The epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Jackaby series features sly humor and a quirky cast of unforgettable characters as they face off against their most dangerous, bone-chilling foe ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010340/bk_reco_010340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience.In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to complex narratives to sly twists of language. Rooted in analytic philosophy, the natural and social sciences, and the observations of thinkers ranging from Aristotle and Jonathan Swift to Sigmund Freud and Robert Latta, these lectures will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.You’ll ponder the possible universality of humor in history and culture, the debate over humor’s objectivity or subjectivity, and the complex relationship between humor and tragedy. You’ll also unpack each of the six existing theories of humor, including the superiority theory (in which to joke is to mock and put someone beneath your level) and play theory (in which humor is a species of the phenomenon of play). You don’t need a philosophy degree to explore the philosophy of humor. All you need is an open mind. (A funny bone or two helps as well.)PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Gimbel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001012/bk_tcco_001012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionA seventh fantastic collection of great songs, all arranged for easy guitar. Features top artists including Kings of Len, U2, Elliot Smith and Foo Fighters.Songlist1973 [Blunt, James]Alive [Pearl Jam]All These Things That I´ve Done [Killers, The]America [Razorlight]Australia [Manic Street Preachers]Band On The Run [Mccartney, Paul] [Wings]Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) [Sinatra, Nancy]Better Together [Johnson, Jack]Black Hole Sun [Soundgarden]Blaze Of Glory [Bon Jovi]Born To Be Wild [Steppenwolf]Bright Side Of The Road [Morrison, Van]Can´t Get You Out Of My Head [Minogue, Kylie]Cocaine [Cale, J.J.]Cold Turkey [Lennon, John]Cry Me A River [Timberlake, Justin]Days [Kinks, The]Dear Prudence [Beatles, The]Don´t Look Back In Anger [Oasis]Don´t Stand So Close To Me [Police, The]Don´t Stop Now [Crowded House]Don´t You (Forget About Me) [Simple Minds]Downtown [Clark, Petula]Dream Catch Me [Faulkner, Newton]Dreams [Fleetwood Mac]Drive [Cars, The]Eternal Flame [Bangles, The]Folsom Prison Blues [Cash, Johnny]Give A Little Bit [Supertramp]Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) [Plant, Robert] [Krauss, Alison]Grace Kelly [Mika]Graceland [Simon, Paul]Happy Together [Turtles, The]Hard To Handle [Redding, Otis]Heaven [Adams, Bryan]Hold On [Tunstall, KT]Hot Fun In The Summertime [Sly And The Family Stone]Human Nature [Jackson, Michael]I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man [Prince]I Got You (I Feel Good) [Brown, James]I Predict A Riot [Kaiser Chiefs]I Still Haven´t Found What I´m Looking For [U2]I Want You [Dylan, Bob]If You Could Read My Mind [Lightfoot, Gordon]In Between Days [Cure, The]Jack And Diane [Mellencamp, John]Jersey Girl [Waits, Tom]Last Goodbye [Buckley, Jeff]Learn To Fly [Foo Fighters]Life On Mars? [Bowie, David]Love In Vain [Rolling Stones, The]Love Is The Drug [Roxy Music]Many Rivers To Cross [Cliff, Jimmy]More Than A Feeling [Boston]Naive [Kooks, The]Nights In White Satin [Moody Blues, The]Novocaine For The Soul [Eels]One [Metallica]One Night [Presley, Elvis]Panic [Smiths, The]Paranoid [Black Sabbath]Paranoid [Black Sabbath]Plug In Baby [Muse]Pump It Up [Costello, Elvis and Attractions, The]Red Morning Light [Kings Of Leon]Red Right Hand [Cave, Nick]S.O.S. [Abba]Salute Your Solution [Raconteurs, The]School´s Out [Cooper, Alice]Sisters Of Mercy [Cohen, Leonard]Somebody To Love [Jefferson Airplane]Song To The Siren [Buckley, Tim]Summer In The City [Lovin´ Spoonful, The]Sunday Morning [Velvet Underground, The]Sweet Caroline [Diamond, Neil]Talk [Coldplay]Teach Your Children [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young]Teardrop [Massive Attack]Tears In Heaven [Clapton, Eric]The Boys Are Back In Town [Thin Lizzy]The Girl From Ipanema [Gilberto, Joao And Astrud]The Model [Kraftwerk]Tiny Dancer [John, Elton]Tired Of Being Alone [Green, Al]To Love Somebody [Bee Gees, The]Town Called Malice [Jam, The]Train In Vain [Clash, The]Turn It On Again [Genesis]Union City Blue [Blondie]Vincent [Mclean, Don]Waiting In Vain [Marley, Bob And The Wailers]Walk Of Life [Dire Straits]Walk This Way [Aerosmith]Waltz #2 (Xo) [Smith, Elliott]What A Wonderful World [Armstrong, Louis]Whole Lotta Rosie [AC/DC]Who´ll Stop The Rain [Creedence Clearwater Revival]Won´t Get Fooled Again [Who, The]Wouldn´t It Be Nice [Beach Boys, The]You Got It [Orbison, Roy]You Turn Me On I´m A Radio [Mitchell, Joni]You´re Still The One [Twain, Shania]
(1996 ´Delmark´) (70:15/13) Eine Benefiz-Veranstaltung für die privat-finanzierte Blues-Radiosendung Steve Cushings. Grundsolider, wenngleich wenig spektakuläre Aufnahmen aus dem ´B.L.U.E.S.´ in Chicago - eine typische Bluesnacht in Chicago For 17 years DJ Steve Cushing has aired Blues Before Sunrise, the ´Blues Heritage Showcase´, over Chicago´s public radio station 91.5FM WBEZ, and for the last six years the rest of the country has also had a chance to hear his show via satellite syndication. Broadcast from midnight to 5 a.m., Blues Before Sunrise has long served an audience that includes loyal home listeners, musicians lounging on break, lovers in their living rooms, cab drivers and other service workers pulling the graveyard, and even teen airwave surfers discovering an entire musical world peopled by cats who were hip before them. Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation, and never is the music presented as kitsch or retro fashion in the way that some music has been exploited and trivialized. For Cushing the blues is a living African-American tradition with deep roots. As a musician himself bearing substantial credentials with Magic Slim and The Teardrops, the Lee Jackson band and Smokey Smothers and The Ice Cream Men, Steve Cushing numbers among his friends and closest associates the artists on this recording-fellow musicians to whom this is a vital, thriving music as well as a means of making a living. Now gone independent and seeking permanent sponsors, Blues Before Sunrise held a benefit concert at Chicago´s B.L.U.E.S. on October 20, 1996 to purchase satellite time to keep the show on the air. The packed-to-the-doors fund-raiser featured artists Billy Boy Arnold, John Brim, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Taildragger, Big Wheeler, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, Willie Buck, Lester Davenport, Dave Myers, Sammy Fender and others&emdash;each an extraordinary practitioner of Chicago blues and together a full-credit, higher education history lesson in the blues. The portion of the show preserved on this CD is hair-bristling proof of among other things the constancy of the post-war sound and of the vitality of the ever-fruitful Chicago scene. Vocalist and harp player Big Wheeler leads off backed by Rockin´ Johnny Burgin, Dave Waldman and Cushing, as he was on his 1993 Delmark release Bone Orchard (Delmark 661), performing three original compositions solidly in the musical style of his other two selections, Muddy´s ´I´m Ready´ and Little Walter´s ´Got To Go.´ Gary, Indiana native John Brim reprises four of his now-classic Chess sides supported by some of the original Ice Cream Men (named by Illinois Slim when they played behind Otis ´Big Smokey´ Smothers who was one, and only coincidently also the name of one of Brim´s numbers) Cushing, Dave Waldman, Slim (Tom Morris), and Sho Komiya on bass, and on the last cut, Martin Lange on harp. Billy Boy Arnold still sounds like the young man he was when he waxed classic 45s ´Ain´t Got You´ and ´I Wish You Would´ in the mid-1950s. ´Streetwise Advisor´, a sly paean to the Bronzeville patter of his youth, is followed by a rock-the-house-down musical pastiche that begins as ´Stormy Monday´ and leads into a medley of verses from his mentor Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson. Johnny Burgin and The Lazy Boys provide crack period back-up with a contemporary freshness behind both Arnold and Jimmy Burns (they were also the studio band in Burn´s recent release Leaving Here Walking (Delmark 694) and they appear with him weekly at Smoke Daddy´s). Burns makes Jimmy Rogers´ ´You´re The One´ sound brand new, then closes out in thrilling fashion with the soulful, minor-key title track to his CD, a fitting end that effortlessly stretches the blues boundaries. These musicians (all of them heard regularly on Blues Before Sunrise) aren´t ´revival´ acts. They´re out there every day playing music that would never occur to them as being ´old´ or ´retro´ but instead is part of an ongoing cultural tradition. Put this platter on and spin your own private Chicago blues festival featuring some of the best current practitioners of the genre, courtesy of Blues Before Sunrise and Delmark Records. Then go out and see them live. And afterwards, tune in to the show. And may the sun never set on Blues Before Sunrise, or the Chicago Blues. --Justin O´Brien