A number-one best seller in women´s detective fiction! Homeless, mistreated, and tired of making up the difference for her alcoholic mother, a 15-year-old girl from the foothills of North Carolina leaves home with no destination in mind - she just wants to get away from the crushing burden of abuse and unwanted responsibility. Thanks to the kindness of a stranger, she finds herself in Nashville, Tennessee, with a place to live and a job at a local café. She develops a sense of belonging at the café, and her coworkers and customers become her family. One of the regulars at the café is fascinated by this young girl, never suspecting that one day she will change his life completely - both as a music mogul and as a man. Twenty-five years later, two detectives arrive in Nashville for much the same reason - to escape a repressive past and begin a new future. When they open their doors for business, to their surprise, one of their first customers is the reigning ´´queen of Nashville´´ - one of Nashville´s longstanding megastars, who places her past in their hands and trusts them to keep her secrets. Will they be able to solve the mysteries of her life? Will they be able to protect her good name and reputation in the process? 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048288/bk_acx0_048288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this third title in the Faithgirlz Glimmer Girls series by Natalie Grant, Miracle in Music City, the Glimmer Girls are at it again - looking for a mystery to solve. Gloria wants her daughters to learn they aren´t too young to make a difference, so she gets them involved in her annual benefit and auction. But as things often do with the trio of smart and sassy sisters, they get themselves and their nanny, Miss Julia, involved in a lot more than just helping Mom raise money for a worthy and wonderful cause. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simona Chitescu-Weik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001662/bk_zond_001662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danny Kelly cares only for rock ´n´ roll and fast cars. Too bad he´s stuck in the capital of country music and he´s banned from driving until he turns twenty-one. Plus he likes other boys, a secret that he´s vowed to keep until he graduates high school. When his stepdad´s new truck roars off on its own, Danny discovers a secret that is endangering cars and drivers across America. It almost kills Danny, too, until he´s saved by seventeen-year-old Kevin Clark. Kevin´s gay, handsome, and confident, but working with his dad´s secret government organization has left him lonely. It´s going to take a weekend of car chases, fiery explosions, and country-western singing to save the citizens of Nashville from certain death - but can Danny protect his heart and secrets as well? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Hurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013087/bk_adbl_013087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´It´s not a matter of if you get hurt but of how bad and when.´´ I can´t say they didn´t warn me. Right now, I realize: I probably should have listened. Because if there´s anyone who has no business playing a sport that requires a helmet, pads, and a liability waiver, it´s this girl. The same girl who once knocked herself out during a game of backyard baseball. I stepped up to the plate, pulled the bat back a little too far to swing, and clocked myself in the back of the skull. Boom. Lights Out Lucy. That´s how I got my roller derby name. So yeah. Maybe I should have known better. But what doesn´t kill you makes you stronger, right? That´s the whole reason I laced up a pair of skates to begin with. Well, that and this other little confession I need to make. Amid all the estrogen and girl power that fuels the world of women´s roller derby, this insanity may have started because of a guy. Eyeroll, I know. Sadly, today on the oval track, it´s about to come to a very bloody end. And all this slow-motion introspection might be part of my life flashing before my eyes. I´m going down hard and fast, with a set of Atomic Turquoise wheels aimed right at my face. Lights Out Lucy, indeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Callie Dalton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033523/bk_adbl_033523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His name is Prescott. He is a survivor. Two years ago an event known as The Descent swept the nation and transformed the majority of the population into raging, destructive beings, known as FREAKS. During that time Prescott has been searching for his sister Emily, who went missing in the early days of the catastrophic event. Prescott enters The 88, a bar which all his gathered intelligence has led him to believe, he will finally find his missing sister. What he discovers will shock him to his very core. Choosing to run instead of facing his emotions Prescott lands in Nashville, TN, where a vicious war lord named Kade, rules the destroyed city with his congregation of Freaks. It is here where Prescott will learn that family can grow from the ashes of devastation, love is still possible, and hope is eternal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nik Magill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074378/bk_acx0_074378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later, a judge´s son is convicted of the crime. Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secret file related to the case and with the help of some of the world´s top forensic experts - including forensic psychologist Richard Walter (aka ´´the living Sherlock Holmes´´) - he uncovers the truth. What really happened is completely different from what the public was led to believe. Now, for the very first time, Bishop reveals the true story. In this true-crime page-turner, the author lays out compelling evidence that a circle of powerful citizens were key participants in the crime and the subsequent cover-up. The ne´er-do-well judge´s son, who was falsely accused and sent to prison, proved to be the perfect setup man. The perpetrators used his checkered history to conceal the real facts for over half a century. Including interviews with the original defense attorney and a murder confession elicited from a nursing-home resident, the information presented here will change Nashville history forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey M. Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012515/bk_tant_012515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens to someone who can´t hear the music in a City of Music? A city where deaf means something is broken and needs to be fixed? Where the home of the great Johnny Cash has never heard of Beethoven´s Nightmare? The deaf children in the City of Music are screaming to be heard. The moral behind the Joe Paterno case has not yet been learned from that grim tale. This is not a gripe session, but an awakening to the abuse and neglect of thousands of deaf American children. Americans who shop in our stores, sit in our classrooms, die in our hospitals, and waste away in our prisons. This is a call to arms. This is a story of too many deaf children in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Dorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061234/bk_acx0_061234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The never-before-told true account of the serial killers who terrorized Nashville’s music scene for decades - and the cold-case Murder Squad determined to bring an end to their sadistic sprees. Nashville - a haven for aspiring musicians and a magnet for country-music fans. By the time Pat Postiglione arrived there in 1980, it was also the scene of an unsolved series of vicious sex slayings that served as a harbinger of worse to come. As Postiglione was promoted from street-beat Metro cop to detective sergeant heading Music City’s elite cold-case Murder Squad, some of America’s most bizarre, elusive, and savage serial killers were calling Nashville home. And during the next two decades, the body count climbed. From Vanderbilt University to dive bars and out-of-the-way motels, Postiglione followed the bloody tracks of these ever-escalating crimes - each enacted by a different psychopath with the same intent: to murder without motive or remorse. But of all the investigations, of all the monsters Postiglione chased, few were as chilling, or as game changing, as the Rest Stop Killer: a homicidal trucker who turned the interstates into his trolling ground. Next stop, Nashville. But Postiglione was waiting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010904/bk_brll_010904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Which is more important to New York City´s economy, the gleaming corporate office--or the grungy rock club that launches the best new bands? If you said ´´office´´, think again.In The Warhol Economy, Elizabeth Currid argues that creative industries like fashion, art, and music drive the economy of New York as much as - if not more than - finance, real estate, and law. And these creative industries are fueled by the social life that whirls around the clubs, galleries, music venues, and fashion shows where creative people meet, network, exchange ideas, pass judgments, and set the trends that shape popular culture.The implications of Currid´s argument are far-reaching, and not just for New York. Urban policymakers, she suggests, have not only seriously underestimated the importance of the cultural economy, but they have failed to recognize that it depends on a vibrant creative social scene. They haven´t understood, in other words, the social, cultural, and economic mix that Currid calls the Warhol economy.With vivid first-person reporting about New York´s creative scene, Currid takes the listener into the city spaces where the social and economic lives of creativity merge. p>The book has fascinating original interviews with many of New York´s important creative figures, including fashion designers Zac Posen and Diane von Furstenberg, artists Ryan McGinness and Futura, and members of the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.The economics of art and culture in New York and other cities has been greatly misunderstood and underrated. The Warhol Economy explains how the cultural economy works-and why it is vital to all great cities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001051/bk_adbl_001051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music - and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production - was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and music-loving fans the chance to enjoy César Miguel Rondón´s celebrated ´´El libro de la salsa.´´ For this first English-language edition, Rondón has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Birdseye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015585/bk_adbl_015585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.