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Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna and writer James Gavin on this edition of Fresh Air. Rohan Gunaratna's new book is Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. Gunaratna spent five years conducting interviews with Al Qaeda, doing field research and monitoring the group's infiltration in communities in North America and Europe. He is a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrew's, Scotland. He's lectured worldwide on terrorism and served as consultant to many governments. James Gavin's written Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker. It's a biography of the jazz trumpeter and vocalist. Baker came from Oklahoma in the 1950s to become the "prince of cool jazz" on the West Coast. His death in Amsterdam in 1988 seems to have been drug-related. Gavin is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020626/rt_whyy_020626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a much-needed lesson for the intermediate guitar player. Most six-string slingers have a hard time communicating with other musicians. Even simple jazz stuff seems mysterious to some. This is why guitar players stick together and form noisy bands. You need a little theory to get you over this hump. This lesson will help you unlock some basic stuff you have to know to get you to the next level. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Kovar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079949/bk_acx0_079949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There’s a new jazz singer on Sandhill Island. Billie Stone, named for the late jazz great, Billie Holiday, has her own set of pipes. She grew up on Sandhill Island and has come back home to heal her psyche after a tragic accident took her family. Billie’s mother falls ill, and now, she has a new role as caregiver. Once again, her mental health takes a back seat. Joe Franks, drunk and on the wrong side of the road late one night, crashes into the minivan that comes out of nowhere. But after a year in jail and penniless, he thinks he deserves another chance. No one will hire a jail bird, and he’s not cut out for pizza delivery.Just when Billie seems to be on the cusp of healing - and finding a new love - Franks’ rage spirals out of control. Have Billie’s losses made her strong enough to overcome once more, or will this final disaster be her undoing? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Bond Bird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127001/bk_acx0_127001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America, 1959. With two young children she adores, loving parents back in London, and an admired husband, Charlie, working at the British embassy in Washington, the world seems an effervescent place of parties, jazz, and family happiness to Mary van der Linden. But the Eisenhower years are ending, and 1960 brings the presidential battle between two ambitious senators: John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. When an American newspaper reporter called Frank Renzo dramatically enters the van der Lindens' lives, they are forced to confront the terror of the Cold War that is the dark background of their carefree existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sebastian Faulks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000045/bk_rhuk_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cynny Barlow is just eighteen when she falls helplessly in love with the dashing Ralph Clinton, an ambitious and talented actor visiting her home town for the summer. However, when Ralph is talent-spotted by a film producer, he puts everything behind him and leaves for the big time, with no idea that Cynny is already pregnant. Whilst her daughter Suzie is a toddler, Cynny can see no way out of her life of drudgery, working at the grocer's during the day, and as a barmaid in the evenings to make ends meet. Her one friend in the village, the vicar's wife Kate Bainbridge, is sympathetic, but has her own problems. Although the face she shows the parishioners is one of contentment, Kate yearns for more passion in her life than her husband Richard seems able to give her. Lately, she has been charmed by Richard's old friend, Perry Sylvester, a famous jazz pianist. But so far, there is nothing in his behaviour to suggest that he feels the same way. But everything is set to change for all concerned, for when Perry makes Cynny's acquaintance, he recognises in her a rare singing talent, one that would perfectly match the jazz he plays in the nightclubs of London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Willow Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000497/bk_twuk_000497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evie, a rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art and adventure in jazz-age Paris, where her grandmother lives. But on arrival, her grandmother’s sudden death leaves Evie compelled to carry out her dying wish: to find a man from her past called Zhenya. The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris. With Jean, a liberal Russian writer by her side, Evie finally seems to have found the passion and excitement she’s yearned for. But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya, or the heartbreak of her grandmother’s past? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Lefkow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000525/bk_oakh_000525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's 1926: Joe Sandilands is back from India enjoying the frantic pleasures of Jazz Age London. But post-war gaiety soon wears off when Scotland Yard asks Joe to conduct a swift enquiry. Dame Beatrice Joliffe, a much-respected member of the British establishment, has been bludgeoned to death in her suite at the Ritz. It seems that death dogged the footsteps of Dame Beatrice, and Joe finds himself investigating the apparent suicides of three young women who had been close to her. When his superiors unexpectedly tell him to close the case and surrender the file, Joe is forced to battle on alone against pressure from unseen government forces, through to a shattering solution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Wale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001175/bk_isis_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First, she predicts your death. Then, you die. Usually, writhing in pain. Is she a fortune-teller or something much, much darker? Nobody tells the police, not for a long time, because, well, nobody in Chicago’s Little Warsaw wants to cross Tillie Klimek.The body count racks up as Jazz Age Chicago’s most notorious female poisoner takes down husband after husband and some other relatives while she’s at it. Few, it seems, can resist Tillie’s cooking. But is this Mrs. Bluebeard working alone? Or is she part of a bigger, more diabolical "poison trust"? And can Chicago’s finest get to her before her latest husband, already mortally ill, dies? Poison Widow is a true-crime aficionado’s feast, arsenic-laced and stuffed with tasty noir morsels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145269/bk_acx0_145269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.