(BBNC) Sly & The Family Stone: One of the most innovative groups popular music has ever known, a band that instigated a musical revolution! Led by Sylvester ´Sly Stone´ Stewart, The Family Stone´s personnel was black and white, and male and female, and black and white, making it likely the first fully integrated group in the history of popular music. Starting in 1966, their sound was a unique, unknown fusion of soul, jazz, rock, R&B and psychedelia. Sly himself was a master musician who wrote, arranged and produced all the group´s material, fashioning ingenious musical arrangements filled with syncopated rhythm, pop melody and unexpected harmony. This book covers the entire discography of Sly & The Family Stone. It is a complete career overview, from the first gospel recording by the Stewart Four, through to Sly´s most recent releases, as well as each members solo work in the years before and since, illustrated with vinyl releases from all over the world. It´s the book all Sly fans have been waiting for. As a special bonus, copies come with a 45 reproduction of the hyper-rare Stewart Four 78 from 1952.
In Sly Moves, the man behind legendary screen characters shares never-before-told stories about his childhood, his early days at the gym, the long and winding road to success, and the many movie parts that demanded intense physical training. Drawing on the various health regimens he used for different roles throughout his acting career, Sly has created a unique training plan that will have you feeling healthier, more alive, and ready to rise up to any challenge. Inside, you´ll find: Four tailored workouts that focus on fitness fundamentals Advice on how to structure your workouts, day-by-day, week-by-week The truth about good and bad carbs So get ready to build your body right, go the distance, and become a contender with Sly Moves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robb Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001068/bk_harp_001068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Internationally best-selling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels - including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless fans to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures - told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the ´60s psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003935/bk_harp_003935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In this story of evil cunning perverting a once noble mind, radio captures Iago´s sly hints and boasts to the audience with shocking clarity. The listener is led along an emotional path that grips with fascinating horror until the play´s inevitably tragic conclusion. Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Fearon, Anastasia Hille, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/bbcw/000409/pf_bbcw_000409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ishmael is an utterly unique and captivating spiritual adventure which redefines what it is to be human. We are introduced to Ishmael, a creature of immense wisdom. He has a story to tell, one that no human being has ever heard before. It is the story of man´s place in the grand scheme, and it begins at the birth of time. This history of the world has never appeared in any schoolbook. ´´Does the earth belong to man?´´ Ishmael asks. ´´Or does man belong to the earth?´´ Author Daniel Quinn is the first winner of the prestigious Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, awarded for fiction providing creative and positive solutions to global problems. Sly, witty, and profound, Ishmael is a tour de force of the mind and spirit, an extraordinary intellectual adventure that listeners will never forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000226/bk_bant_000226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds - clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first-century economy. A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting, and full of current fears, Horrorstör delivers a high-concept premise in a unique style. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tai Sammons, Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006946/bk_blak_006946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the latest thriller from number one New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington´s newest foe has a short fuse...and it´s just been lit. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity and who require a man of Stone´s skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. He´s the sort of man who prefers force to finesse and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult. And when Stone´s sly cunning collides with his adversary´s hair-trigger temper, the results are sure to be explosive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003011/bk_peng_003011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A glass-eyed Jazz Age artist bounces between pre-talkies Hollywood and sinful New York City, dealing with nudes and demons while in pursuit of the perfect model - who had killed herself. This historical novel takes a rollicking ride through one-eyed Mahlon Blaine´s adventures and experiences as an early 20th-Century illustrator. Exploring his friendships with the famous and infamous in bohemian San Francisco, pre-talkies Hollywood and other-worldly New York City, this (self) portrait paints the struggles and triumphs of an artist truly committed to his unique singular vision. Mahlon Blaine, 1920s book illustrator and pen-and-ink maestro, campaigned for ´´freedom of art´´ against ´´dysenteric hypocrites´´ who proclaimed ´´beauty is obscene.´´ He mixed his commercial success with an underground vocation of creating ´´playful drawings - sly dancing thoughts that would delight all men blest with the godly gift of laughter.´´ This bohemian Rabelaisian, with 2,000 published illustrations ranging from children´s books to erotica, fought ´´for the beautiful and imaginative - conceptions beyond all limits of time and morality.´´ John Steinbeck was one of his best friends, and Blaine illustrated two of his early novels. The actor John Carradine knew Blaine during his Hollywood career, as did Tina Modotti. Infamous booksellers and art dealers like Jake Zeitlin, Jack Brussel, and Bernard Guerney promoted his work. He painted world-famous ballerina Lydia Lopovka, and God knows who else. Did he win a Caldecott Award? A Newbury? Maybe not, but there were rumors. Did he know Woody Guthrie, and was Bob Dylan an acquaintance? Perhaps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roland Trenary, Paul Chada, Morgana Wallace Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062071/bk_acx0_062071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first ever collection of poems by the acclaimed author of the Aubrey/Maturin series of Napoleonic naval adventures. As we have stood with Jack and Stephen on the deck of the Surprise and other ships, listeners around the world have been transported to a place and time at once familiar and exotic, routine and dramatic. At all times, Patrick O’Brian’s deep knowledge of the period and profound empathy with the landscape of the sea has ensured there is always a firm hand on the tiller. The writer’s command of language is combined with the poet’s eye for visual detail to remarkable and unforgettable effect. In The Uncertain Land and Other Poems, those same strengths are vividly displayed as O’Brian leads us on a journey through his own life. Here, we see a writer full of a young man’s spirit, challenging life, and here an author reflecting an old man’s melancholy at youth gone; in between, as he describes the places that he lived and people that he encountered, are poems of sly observation, wry humour and delicate beauty. Through more than 100 poems, O’Brian reveals insights into the world that captivated him while he was at work on a succession of novels that would reach its apotheosis in the Aubrey/Maturin adventures, which would secure his reputation as ‘the Homer of the Napoleonic Wars’. Intensely personal, allusive and unique, this is the work of a lifetime, published now for the very first time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seán Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004401/bk_hcuk_004401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It´s all I´ve ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me. Or so I thought.... It turns out: I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted - and dangerous. Now, I don´t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell. I´m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning. Warning: This book is a reverse harem. It also contains violence, sex, bad language, and content which some readers may find triggering. ´´One of my favourite reads this year!´´ (Jaymin Eve, USA Today best-selling author) ´´This is the reverse harem book you´ve been waiting for....´´ (Rebecca Royce, best-selling author of The Westervelt Wolves) ´´Sly like a fox, Tate James lures you into this Reverse Harem thriller full of twists, turns, and tempting men!´´ (A&E Kirk, best-selling author of The Divinicus Nex Chronicles) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marnye Young, Matt Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109580/bk_acx0_109580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.