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The Other Americans
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2019'A provocative and gripping novel by a gifted writer' JOHN BOYNE'Remarkable, timely ... Impeccably written' ROXANE GAY'A deftly constructed account of a crime and its consequences' J.M. COETZEE'A writer of uncommon conviction and tremendous insight' VIET THANH NGUYENThere wasn't anything I could do. All I saw was a man falling to the ground.Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good, his widow Maryam, who still pines after her life in the old country, Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward, Jeremy, a former classmate of Nora's and now a veteran of the Iraq war, Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets, Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family, and Driss himself.As the characters - deeply divided by race, religion and class - tell their stories in The Other Americans, Driss's family is forced to confront its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies and love, in all its messy and unpredictable forms, is born.

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The Other Americans
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2019'A provocative and gripping novel by a gifted writer' JOHN BOYNE'Remarkable, timely ... Impeccably written' ROXANE GAY'A deftly constructed account of a crime and its consequences' J.M. COETZEE'A writer of uncommon conviction and tremendous insight' VIET THANH NGUYENThere wasn't anything I could do. All I saw was a man falling to the ground.Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good, his widow Maryam, who still pines after her life in the old country, Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward, Jeremy, a former classmate of Nora's and now a veteran of the Iraq war, Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets, Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family, and Driss himself.As the characters - deeply divided by race, religion and class - tell their stories in The Other Americans, Driss's family is forced to confront its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies and love, in all its messy and unpredictable forms, is born.

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Hellraiser
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Peter 'Ginger' Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he did much to popularise world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing, a critically-acclaimed musician who has enjoyed global success with not one but several supergroups to his name, including Cream and Blind Faith. He has also lived a life that has been more rock'n'roll than most. Ginger tells his story for the first time and without any self-censorship. It's an often harrowing, but honest journey from his humble beginnings in war-torn south London to his adopted home in South Africa's beautiful Western Cape - complete with polo club. Along the way he tells of his life-long love of jazz, how he discovered the drums and African music for himself, life on the road and he confesses to the heroin use that should have killed him in his colourful 1960s' prime, working and playing with the biggest names of the time. In the 1970s, he came up with a trans-Saharan trucking scheme, was a successful rally driver and built an ill-fated recording studio. He also discovered a consuming passion for playing polo. He talks candidly of the loss and recovery of his fortune, his three marriages, Cream's induction into the rock'n'roll hall of fame in 1993, their subsequent successful reunion in 2005 and his hopes for the future.

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Hellraiser
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Peter 'Ginger' Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he did much to popularise world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing, a critically-acclaimed musician who has enjoyed global success with not one but several supergroups to his name, including Cream and Blind Faith. He has also lived a life that has been more rock'n'roll than most. Ginger tells his story for the first time and without any self-censorship. It's an often harrowing, but honest journey from his humble beginnings in war-torn south London to his adopted home in South Africa's beautiful Western Cape - complete with polo club. Along the way he tells of his life-long love of jazz, how he discovered the drums and African music for himself, life on the road and he confesses to the heroin use that should have killed him in his colourful 1960s' prime, working and playing with the biggest names of the time. In the 1970s, he came up with a trans-Saharan trucking scheme, was a successful rally driver and built an ill-fated recording studio. He also discovered a consuming passion for playing polo. He talks candidly of the loss and recovery of his fortune, his three marriages, Cream's induction into the rock'n'roll hall of fame in 1993, their subsequent successful reunion in 2005 and his hopes for the future.

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Studio 360 (English): American Icons: Uncle Tom...
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This week we bring you three American Icons, stories from our series on works of art that changed the way we think about America. In myth and song, John Henry was a railroad worker who raced the machine that was going to steal his job. He won the race, but it killed him. What does that say about the American work ethic? Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin spurred the abolitionist movement — but the title character is now a vicious slur used against African-Americans. How did that happen? And we find out why Miles Davis’s "Kind of Blue" became the one jazz record that even non-jazz fans own. [Broadcast Date: February 21, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/150221/rt_stud_150221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Dead Like Ted: Undertaker Mysteries, Book 2 , H...
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Death wears pumps. And that isn't even the worst part of her day. Being a reaper isn't nearly as easy as flipping hamburgers, but Jazz has never been one to shrug off responsibility. Still, she isn't happy about visiting the state penitentiary to reap the soul of a serial killer. Years ago, Theodore Salazar killed two people near the Eastwood River, but that's all over and done with. With the infamous serial killer dead, the city can breathe a sigh of relief. That relief doesn't last long. The morning after Salazar's death, the killings start up again. The police think they are copycat killings, but Jazz knows better. There's a killer on the loose in Eastwood, and it isn't a copycat or Salazar's ghost. Eastwood is about to discover that the legend of the Chain Man is real, and deadly. Brock Logan, president of the Death Dogs MC, is still chasing Jazz, and she's very tempted to let him catch her, but then the leader of the Shadow Riders reveals something that makes her doubt Brock and the Death Dogs. If that isn't enough chaos, Sir Edward suddenly develops an addiction to TV game shows. It's all part of life when you are Jazz the Reaper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064558/bk_acx0_064558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fade to Blue: An Evan Horne Mystery, Book 7 , H...
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San Francisco jazz pianist Evan Horne takes a gig in Los Angeles, where he’s offered his most unusual job yet. Movie megastar Ryan Stiles hires Evan to teach him to look like he’s playing piano for an upcoming role. Evan stays at Stiles’ lush Malibu home for the tutoring, but things suddenly go wrong for the arrogant, spoiled star. Stiles’ adversarial relationship with the paparazzi explodes when a photographer is killed. Was it an accident, or is Stiles himself a suspect? Evan wants out, but Stiles’ manager entices him to stay by dangling the opportunity to score the film. Stiles is cleared, but when the film begins, another mysterious death occurs, and somebody is blackmailing the star. With help from his FBI girlfriend, Andie Lawrence, and Lieutenant Danny Cooper, Evan launches his own investigation to help clear Stiles. But now, to further complicate things, a serial killer has escaped from prison - and it’s Gillian Sims, Evan’s old nemesis. About the author: Bill Moody is a mystery author and professional jazz drummer who has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, Junior Mance, Jon Hendricks, and Lou Rawls. He lives in northern California, where he hosts a weekly jazz show, and is the author of a dozen short stories in various collections and several Evan Horne mystery novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005233/bk_blak_005233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Dead at the Altar: An Undertaker Mystery: Under...
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Will it be wedding bells or funeral bells?Trouble is brewing in Eastwood. Jazz can’t help but wonder if the bride that haunts Bridal Falls might be behind the strange deaths of two men, both of which were about to walk down the aisle. When Lyndy is left standing at the altar, and her groom is nowhere to be found, the disappearing groom drama gets personal.And then things take a really bad turn. Brock is falsely accused of murder, but the police don’t stop there. Now they think Lyndy might have killed her husband to be. Sir Edward is acting very strange. He stays in his room for hours on end. Lucy is sure her brother is up to no good. Jazz just hopes it’s something harmless and not another game show addiction. Oh, and then there’s the stalker.Someone has been leaving flowers at Jazz’s front door, but is her secret admirer among the living or one, of the dearly departed?It’s all just another day in the life of a reaper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Assouad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130336/bk_acx0_130336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Creole Nights , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 351min
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If you are desperate enough, terrified enough, there is a jazz club in the French Quarter of New Orleans where you might find help. Might. You might also find Rind, the Angelus of Death, already waiting for you. Meilori's is that kind of club. Its owner, Samuel McCord, is that kind of man. The man with the blood of Death in his veins, who finds some small measure of peace in easing the pains of others, though he cannot ease his own. After Katrina, all of New Orleans stands in need of help. Even the Angelus of Death, Rind, whose presence is a heavy, anguished weight upon Sam's adopted city, needs help. But Sam is just the shadow of the man he was before his wife left him seven years ago. But having a supernatural jazz club has its perks. He arranges for a pay per view internet concert of both the dead and the living giants of jazz to help pour money into a fund to repair all of New Orleans. McCord's friends, both undead and living, help him arrange the "live" concert. But the club also has its downside: For the dead musicians to be able to appear in his club, the undead, usually not the most amiable of creatures, can also pay a visit. And visit they do, along with DayStar, an old enemy who entered this plane of existence from beyond what we think of as Time. But alongside DayStar in this strange club on the outskirts of known reality, McCord discovers that there is a worse fate than being killed by DayStar's plan. It is surviving it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009653/bk_acx0_009653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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