Paulie Horvath is never going to be a good student like his brother, John, never going to follow his hardworking father into the plumbing trade, never going to ease his mother´s mind by passing tests or cleaning up his room. But once he hears jazz by accident from the basement of a speakeasy, he knows exactly what he will do: learn that music and make it his life. Jazz is all around in gangland Chicago, but not so easy for a 12-year-old to find, especially when his father disapproves of it. Paulie has to lie, beg, and steal just to get time for lessons, time to practice, time to slip across town to see stars like King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. Lies last only so long until they are found out, and a confrontation is coming. Will he choose home and family or sleazy dives with that wonderful music? To decide, Paulie has to face an even tougher question. What is jazz, after all? Author James Lincoln Collier has played and studied jazz throughout his life. Here is a novel that shows us a great moment in the history of jazz, and points at issues that still trouble us today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001273/bk_bbca_001273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Teacher-approved Unicorn Jazz audiobook series filled with imagination and wonderful lessons for kids! Children´s unicorn books and unicorn picture books are made creative with this story teaching the importance of friendship, the power of being unique, the importance of believing in others, and belonging with this unicorn kids´ audiobook for little girls of all ages! This is a story that children will listen to over and over again. They love the Unicorn Jazz song that is incorporated throughout the story which is also found on UnicornJazz.com.Social-emotional learning is encouraged by teachers, counselors, and school librarians in elementary schools.Unicorn Jazz has a musical note for a tail. In this fairy-tale unicorn fable, Unicorn Jazz moves to a new land filled with horses, geckos, giraffes, elephants, kangaroos, and zoo animals. Hear why Woof the Crow has a name a dog should have and how he believes in her and inspires Jazz´s talent.Sing along to the ´´Unicorn Jazz Friendship Song´´ as this story comes to life with the Audible kids´ book version, also found on YouTube and author´s website. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Marz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153490/bk_acx0_153490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl´s compelling production. Her original compositions combined with the smooth storytelling voice of renowned Austro-American actor August Zirner and the sophisticated playing of the band Fourscore is a musical treat for jazz lovers of any age. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, composer, and producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: August Zirner was born in 1956 in Urbana, Illinois, and is the son of Austrian-Jewish immigrants. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows and is one of the most popular actors in Germany. He co-starred in The Counterfeiters, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. youtube.com/watch?v=O3-6yhFtBJY&feature=youtu.be 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Zirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001353/bk_naxo_001353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For generations the Rabinowitz men have been Cantors in the synagogue but not Jakie. He is passionate about jazz and ragtime and after bitter arguments with his Dad leaves home to make it on his own. He finds opportunities for his career but is faced with difficult decisions to balance his career, his relationship with Mary, and his memories of his family. Here Al Jolson memorably reprises perhaps his greatest filmed moment when he ushered in the sound age with the immortal words ´you ain´t heard nothin´ yet!´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Jolson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000035/bk_copy_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Berlin der 30er Jahre: Die junge Wiener Schauspielerin Elli zieht es in die Metropole. Mit viel Enthusiasmus sucht sie in der von der Wirtschaftskrise gebeutelten Stadt ihren Weg. Zusammen mit Gleichgesinnten gründet sie das Kabarett ´´Jazz´´. Immer in der Hoffnung auf den Durchbruch. Doch das Leben ist hart. Geld ist rar und die Miete steht aus. Aber da ist noch der Jura-Student Robert, der sich als Unterstützer und Tröster anbietet... Die Autorin: Lili Grün, 1904 in Wien geboren, entwickelte früh eine Leidenschaft für das Theater. Nach Abschluss einer kaufmännischen Ausbildung zog es sie nach Berlin, wo sie Mitglied der Kabarettszene wurde. Ihr Romandebut ´´Herz über Bord´´ erschien 1933 und wurde von der Presse bejubelt. 2009 wurde es unter dem Titel ´´Alles ist Jazz´´ wiederveröffentlicht. Ihre finanzielle Situation blieb zeitlebens prekär. Verarmt und schwerkrank misslang ihr die Flucht vor den Nazis, die sie 1942 deportierten und ermordeten. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Katharina Strasser. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xord/000017/bk_xord_000017_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Jeff Davis Swaine digs up evidence for a Raleigh, North Carolina, trial law firm. When a client comes home to find his McMansion burglarized - and his new wife´s dog dead in the kitchen - the man suspects his ex-wife. But this is someone far more dangerous. From a stolen minivan, washed-up jazz bassist Leonard Noblac is performing his ´´perfect jazz album of felonies´´ to punish the zeros in the soulless suburb of Rocky Falls. He composes a series of musical compositions and meticulously plans out symbolic crimes to go along with each one, believing the notoriety from his crimes will finally make him famous for his music. Used to working from the shadow at the back of the stage, and bitter from his failure to make it in the New York jazz world and his move to the suburbs, Leonard puts down a throbbing beat of crime and destruction. As Leonard’s crimes give voice to his rage, he finds himself able to improvise like never before, with terrifying results. Jeff must find Leonard and save the teenager and newborn he has kidnapped before the musician can write them into the fiery crescendo of Leonard’s album. Author Bryan Gilmer teaches news writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former newspaper reporter and radio newsreader, he is also the author of the mystery Kill the Story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Gilmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000351/bk_bigh_000351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1920. Poppy Denby, an aspiring journalist, arrives in London to look after her ailing aunt. She encourages Poppy to apply for a job at The Daily Globe, but on her first day, a senior reporter is killed and Poppy is tasked with finishing his story. It involves the mysterious death of a suffragette seven years earlier - an event some powerful people would prefer forgotten....Through her friend Delilah, Poppy is introduced to the giddy world of London in the Roaring Twenties. Will she make it as a journalist in this fast-paced new city? And will she be able to unearth the truth before more people die? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Keeley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/005317/bk_howe_005317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cassidy ´´Cazz´´ Warner, a smart, sporty, reticent newcomer to the senior class at Claiborne High, unwittingly attracts the attention of its most popular girl: Sarah Perkins, a bright, athletic, charismatic beauty. Just as the two begin to understand how extraordinary their friendship is, another cross-country move wrests Cazz away. Ten years later, Cazz unexpectedly runs into Sarah during a fraud investigation at Sarah´s charitable foundation. The women are inexorably drawn to each other, but Cazz´s investigation into the foundation´s finances limits her ability to be entirely honest with Sarah. Already wary of Cazz for not keeping in touch after Claiborne, Sarah demands the truth. Will Cazz own up to her feelings for Sarah? Or is she too late? And will Cazz´s investigation bring a killer to justice, or will she sacrifice herself to protect Sarah from a man desperate to conceal his crimes? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori Prince. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130381/bk_acx0_130381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe´s wife, Violet, attacks the girl´s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toni Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004116/bk_rand_004116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.