From woman¿s suffrage to Babe Ruth¿s home runs, from Louis Armstrong¿s jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt¿s four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games aplenty. But alongside this post-WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever-present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip-flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country¿s greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades ¿ full of optimism and despair, progress and Depress, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz - forever changed the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000522/bk_reco_000522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smarter in sixty minutes. Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written non-fiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20% of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each. Wealth, indulgence, and a Gatsby-like aesthetic: This is what comes to mind when one thinks of the Roaring Twenties. This revolutionary decade marked the end of the American Gilded Age, a period of sustained economic growth which led to a booming marketplace. After World War I, Americans had more money to spend, and mass production rose to meet the emerging wealth. This was the era of Broadway and bootleggers, new cars and Al Capone, mass culture and money, money, money. However, it was also the prelude to the Great Depression. Dive into this fascinating history of America’s Jazz Age to unveil the vulnerable underbelly of this time of great indulgence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117853/bk_acx0_117853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her name was RayLee. They called her the Acid Jazz Singer, her sultry voice mesmerizing human and demon alike. She´d been running for three years from her maker and only Travis McKenzie stood between her and the darkness that had become her life. Travis hunted the hit squads of demons and paid lip service to the sheriff of the city. The half-blood had gifts of the magic shifting kind - and something more. It made him a stone cold killer and the only thing that mattered in his life was safeguarding the woman he was falling in love with. The singer and the protector had a history. But that history changed when a southern bigot vamp turned Travis´ friend into a travesty - neither man, nor woman - but both. Travis fell hard for the trans known as RayLee. He was having a harder time dealing with his best friend, Ray. Then the game changes, and Travis and Ray have to rely on an assassin with a secret agenda and uncertain loyalties. Vladimira was the oldest of her kind, an enforcer - a gun for hire to the highest bidder. Vamp, human, demon. It didn´t matter. It was all about the job - until the stakes changed and she found a reason to care. When the demon comes to claim Ray, Travis must walk through the bowels of hell to save the only being on earth he cares about. The problem is - who is going to save Travis from himself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095770/bk_acx0_095770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times best-selling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy´´Gatsby-era noir at its best.” (Erik Larson)In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he´s a multi-millionaire. The press calls him ´´King of the Bootleggers´´, writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt´s bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming she´d pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It´s a decision with deadly consequences. With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government - and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive.Praise for The Ghosts of Eden Par 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro, Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/007222/bk_rand_007222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, jazz drummer Gabe is tired of schlepping his kit from gig to gig on the New York subway. Is the solution one new car, or six new drum kits? Elsewhere, Sharon´s friends at the retirement community are getting a little over-stimulated by her Taurus´ lurid groan; Cathy and David are arguing over whether it´s better to drive down Mount Washington with a screaming transmission or burning brakes; Max has a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a free Mustang—that´s been sitting underwater for the last 7 years; and can Sarah´s Saturn haul her belongings from Illinois to Arizona without dying in Nebraska? All this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: October 24, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/151024/rt_cart_151024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lieutenant Jazz Perry finds a young girl wandering the downtown streets alone late at night. As the child becomes attached to her, Jazz is reminded of her own experiences in foster care and takes a personal interest even when she knows she should maintain professional distance. Social worker Emory Blake is good at her job helping children in challenging situations. She believes in the system and knows it works if you let it. When Jazz starts interfering in the case and bypassing the rules, Emory is torn between her responsibilities and an unwelcome attraction she can’t deny. When on the job responsibilities collide with desires of the heart, becoming personally involved is the only choice. A Fairview Station novel of love and suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis Elizabeth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137070/bk_acx0_137070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From international best-selling and award-winning author Sibel Hodge, The See-Through Leopard is an inspirational coming-of-age novel... Most 16-year-old girls are obsessed with their looks, but Jazz Hooper´s obsessed for a different reason. After a car accident that kills her mum, Jazz is left with severe facial scars and retreats into a dark depression. Fearing what will happen if Jazz doesn´t recover, her dad makes a drastic decision to move them from England to a game reserve in Kenya for a new start. And when Jazz finds an orphaned leopard cub, it sets off a chain of events that lead her on a two-year journey of discovery, healing, and love. ´´A percentage of the royalties from the sale of this book will be contributed to Panthera, a leading international conservation organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world´s big cats, plus other wildlife conservation groups.´´ (Sibel Hodge, author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rada Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029675/bk_acx0_029675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume one of the Crescent City trilogy.The year is 1998. This story is about three friends: Elizabeth, a Cajun from the swamps; Emma, an uptown Jew, and Marianne, a Mississippi girl. These ladies will have a year that will change their lives. They will meet the men who love them and the men who will break their hearts. It will be a time of love and friendship, trials and tribulations, tragedy and murder.But it is also about a fourth lady, one that is known by many names. Isle d´Orleans. The Paris of the Americas. Queen City of the South. The City That Care Forgot. Birthplace of Jazz. The Big Easy. Crescent City. New Orleans - what she was, and what she may be again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Kay Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153880/bk_acx0_153880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Name: John Rain. Vocation: Assassin. Specialty: Natural Causes. Base of operations: Tokyo. Availability: Worldwide. Half American, half Japanese, expert in both worlds but at home in neither, John Rain is the best killer money can buy. You tell him who. You tell him where. He doesn´t care about why… Until he gets involved with Midori Kawamura, a beautiful jazz pianist—and the daughter of his latest kill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Eisler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005816/bk_brll_005816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.