What is love? Great minds have been grappling with this question throughout the ages, and in the modern era, they have come up with many different answers. According to Western philosopher Pat Benatar, love is a battlefield. Her paisan, Frank Sinatra, would add the corollary that love is a tender trap. Love hurts. Love stinks. Love bites, love bleeds, love is the drug. The troubadours of our times agree that they want to know what love is, and they want you to show them. But the answer is simple: love is a mix tape. In the 1990s, when ´´alternative´´ was suddenly mainstream, bands like Pearl Jam and Pavement, Nirvana and R.E.M. - bands that a year before would have been too weird for MTV - were MTV. It was also a time when a shy music geek named Rob Sheffield met a hell-raising Appalachian punk-rock girl named Renee, who was way too cool for him but fell in love with him anyway. They had nothing in common, except that they both loved music. Music brought them together and kept them together. And it was music that would help Rob through a sudden, unfathomable loss. In Love is a Mix Tape, Rob, now a writer for Rolling Stone, uses the songs on 15 mix tapes to tell the story of his brief time with Renee. From Elvis to Missy Elliott, the Rolling Stones to Yo La Tengo, the songs on these tapes make up the soundtrack to their lives. This is Rob´s tribute to music, to the decade that shaped him, but most of all to one unforgettable woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Sheffield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000994/bk_rand_000994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Going undercover, playing the part of a disgraced former Marine, is easy for Chase Westin - until a Christmas Eve mission takes him back to his hometown and face to face with his estranged brother. When KC, an undercover FBI agent, flies into Chase´s life with her Doc Martens, purple, punk-rock hair, and Hollywood-hype leather and chains, Chase realizes that falling in love is more dangerous than catching bullets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jung. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006301/bk_acx0_006301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s a certain kind of lost a boy feels in this world without a father. Tim felt it. I felt it. And we realized our only way out would be together. In an openhearted memoir of faith on the fringe, Roger Thompson meditates on the life and premature death of his best friend and business partner, Tim Garrety, cofounder of Skate Street Ventura. Roger and Tim´s 25 friendship was forged in the surf and on the streets of 1980s California. Together they hazarded countless waves and every rite of passage - from guitars to girls to God - and influenced the lives of thousands of skateboarders, musicians, surfers, and otherwise disconnected youth in the process. With unrestrained honesty and a punk-rock soundtrack, My Best Friend´s Funeral is a memoir of friendship, doubt, surfing, and the complex relationships between fathers and sons. If life has ever left you feeling abandoned - or if you simply prefer a rock show to a sermon - My Best Friend´s Funeral is a memoir you won´t want to miss, and a confirmation that you are never alone. In an openhearted memoir of faith on the fringe, Roger Thompson meditates on the life and premature death of his best friend and business partner, Tim Garrety, cofounder of Skate Street Ventura. Roger and Tim´s 25 friendship was forged in the surf and on the streets of 1980s California. Together they hazarded countless waves and every rite of passage - from guitars to girls to God - and influenced the lives of thousands of skateboarders, musicians, surfers, and otherwise disconnected youth in the process. With unrestrained honesty and a punk-rock soundtrack, My Best Friend´s Funeral is a memoir of friendship, doubt, surfing, and the complex relationships between fathers and sons. If life has ever left you feeling abandoned - or if you simply prefer a rock show to a sermon - My Best Friend´s Funeral is a memoir you won´t want to miss, and a confirmation that you are never alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001179/bk_hove_001179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life - and finding yourself - in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as ´´America´s best rock band´´ by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations and redefined notions of gender in rock. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era´s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest, and heartfelt, this audiobook captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer, and an outsider and ultimately finding one´s true calling through hard work, courage, and the intoxicating power of rock and roll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrie Brownstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002701/bk_peng_002701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Halloween, and life is grim for twenty-three-year-old Dimitri Petrov. It´s the one-year anniversary of his parents´ deaths, he´s stuck on page one thousand of his Rasputin zombie novel, and he makes his living writing obituaries. But things turn from bleak to terrifying when Dimitri is assigned to cover a séance at the reputedly haunted Aspinwall Mansion. There, Dimitri meets Lisa, a punk-rock drummer he falls hard for. But just as he´s about to ask her out, he unwittingly unleashes malevolent forces, throwing him into a deadly mystery. He wakes up in the morgue - icy cold and haunted by a cryptic warning given by a tantalizing female spirit. As town residents begin to turn up gruesomely murdered, Dimitri must unravel the connections among his family, the Aspinwall Mansion, and the secrets held in a pair of crumbling antiquarian books. If he doesn´t, it´s quite possible Lisa will be the next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005539/bk_brll_005539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wanna learn how to publish a book that doesn´t suck...and will actually make you some moolah? Interested in finding out how to turn your self publishing efforts into reliable sources of kick-ass income? Curious to figure out how get published, get noticed - and get paid - and eventually self publish your way to an actual writing career? (Not just something that helps give you a car payment.) Then...my dear writer...you have come to the right place. For I was once like you. I was drawn to the ´´idea´´ of being a full-time published writer who spent his days drinking copious amounts of coffee, and keeping his Jack Russell Terrier from destroying the house. But then I was laid off. And by necessity, I quickly learned how to publish a book that actually brought money in - FAST! (Not just one that padded my ego.) And you know what I learned? It IS totally possible to make a living with self publishing. As long as you do it right - and approach it like a frickin´ professional. And that´s why I´ve collected all insider strategies on what to do - and most notably what not to do - in this humble tome, How to Publish a Book That Doesn´t Suck (and Will ACtually Sell. In this book you´ll discover: 6 Super-Important Questions Every Self Published Author Has Just Gotta Ask Themselves The Wonderfully Profitable (and Slightly Irrational) World of Kindle Publishing How Audiobooks Can Change Your Life (and Your Bank Account) What the Hell Is a Smashwords and Why Should You Really Care? 8 Keys to Seeing Your Words in Print How to Become a Best-selling Author in Slovakia (and Other Tales from International Rights Sales 3 Super-Ninja, Punk-Rock Ways to Sell Your Book ...and so much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028690/bk_acx0_028690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.