Dave´s carefree life of pranks and stickball in his Lower East Side New York neighborhood ends the day his papa dies. No one wants the 11-year-old rascal, so Dave is shuffled off to the Hebrew Home for Boys, aka the Hell Hole for Brats. There he must contend with a brutal headmaster, bullies, freezing rooms, and institutional slop to eat - all on top of his personal losses. But at least Dave is not alone. The boys in his class are buddies who look out for each other, and soon Dave meets some friends on the outside. Still a rascal at heart, Dave sneaks out of the orphanage at night. There he meets an old gonif named Solly who becomes his guide to the magical, jazz-filled nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance. Solly´s Yiddish and the engaging dialogue that color Dave at Night make it a natural for audio. Narrator Johnny Heller´s boyish tones perfectly capture the drama and the wonder of this heartfelt orphan´s tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008386/bk_reco_008386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2013 Boston, 1926. The ‘20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city´s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa´s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Frangione. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003134/bk_harp_003134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates. In four words - ´´the capital of everything´´ - Duke Ellington captured Manhattan during one of the most exciting and celebrated eras in our history: The Jazz Age. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared. The silver screen took over Times Square as Broadway became America´s movie mecca. Tremendous new skyscrapers were built in Midtown in one of the greatest building booms in history. Supreme City is the story of Manhattan´s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. Nearly all of the makers of modern Manhattan came from elsewhere: Walter Chrysler from the Kansas prairie; entertainment entrepreneur Florenz Ziegfeld from Chicago. William Paley, founder of the CBS radio network, was from Philadelphia, while his rival David Sarnoff, founder of NBC, was a Russian immigrant. Cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden was Canadian and her rival, Helena Rubenstein, Polish. All of them had in common vaulting ambition and a desire to fulfill their dreams in New York. As mass communication emerged, the city moved from downtown to midtown through a series of engineering triumphs - Grand Central Terminal and the new and newly chic Park Avenue it created, the Holland Tunnel, and the modern skyscraper. In less than ten years Manhattan became the social, cultural, and commercial hub of the country. The 1920s was the Age of Jazz and the Age of Ambition. Original in concept, deeply researched, and utterly fascinating, Supreme City transports listeners to that time and to the city which outsiders embraced, in E.B. White´ s words, ´´with the intense excitement of first love.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frangione Jim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007765/bk_reco_007765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set against the turbulence of 1960s Chicago - a city in transformation - and its legendary jazz scene, Last Night at the Blue Angel is a lush and immensely heartfelt mother-daughter tale about a talented but troubled singer´s relationship with her precocious 10-year-old daughter. It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day - segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War and Vietnam - but it is also home to some of the country´s most influential jazz. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly 10 years. But when her big break, the cover of Look magazine, finally arrives, it carries with it an enormous personal cost. Sensual and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet self-destructive woman whose charms tend to hurt those around her, and no one knows this better than her daughter, Sophia. As the only child of a single mother growing up in an adult world, Sophia is wise beyond her years, a casualty of her mother´s desperate struggle for fame and adoration. Unsettled by her home life, she harbors a terrible fear that her world could disappear at any moment, and compulsively maintains a list of everyday objects she might need to reinvent should nuclear catastrophe strike. Her only constant is the colorful and unconventional family that surrounds her and her mother, particularly the photographer, Jim, who is Sophia´s best friend, surrogate father, and protector - but Jim is also deeply in love with Naomi. Weaving between the perspectives of Sophia and Naomi, Last Night at the Blue Angel is a poignant and unforgettable story about what happens when our passion for the life we want is at sharp odds with the life we have. Part stylish period piece, part heartbreaking family drama, it´s a novel rife with revelations, a vivid and propulsive listen - and the major debut of an extraordinary new writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrus Nichols, Caitlin Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004003/bk_harp_004003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The beloved New York Times best sellers and Kickstarter crowdfunding sensations are available on audio for the first time, read by a star-studded fierce female cast including Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marnò, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard, and Samira Wiley! Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring listeners with the stories of 100 heroic women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Painters, scientists, dancers, chefs, astronauts, jazz singers, pharaohs, boxers, writers, political leaders...from every corner of the globe! Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will inspire young girls (and their mothers, their aunts, their cousins...) to be confident, to dream big, to cultivate their strength. Trade in princesses for presidents. Swap out Cinderella for Cleopatra tonight. 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: Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Janeane Garofalo, Phillipa Soo, Esperanza Spalding, Samira Wiley, Mozhan Marnò, Rowan Blanchard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002475/bk_lili_002475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack and Annie are on their second mission to find and inspire artists to bring happiness to millions. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts and discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001047/bk_lili_001047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the dance club of the moment, the best place for a drink, the most romantic choice? You´ll find all that information you need in this ultimate Berlin nightlife guide based on the recommendations of thousands of local night crawlers. In this fundamental traveler´s guide for Berlin, a city that never sleeps, you´ll find information about: nightclubs, coffeehouses, comedy clubs, dancing clubs, jazz clubs, and more! Listen now to get the most out of your nights in Berlin! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ilja Rosendahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053955/bk_acx0_053955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the dance club of the moment, the best place for a drink, the most romantic choice? You´ll find all the information you need in this ultimate New York City nightlife guide based on the recommendations of thousands of local night crawlers. In this fundamental traveler´s guide for New York, the city that never sleeps, you´ll find information about: Nightclubs Coffeehouses Comedy clubs Dancing clubs Jazz clubs Happy hours Cocktail lounges Live music haunts Single bars Swinger bars Lesbian bars Wine bars Karaoke bars Late-night options Exotic food restaurants Local food restaurants LGBT scene Strip clubs Listen to this book to get the most out of your night! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050520/bk_acx0_050520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.