Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls ´A gem of a book ... deeply moving´ Stylist ´A darkly clever, beautifully written and deliciously twisted collection of modern fairy tales´ Red ´Campbell writes beautifully´ Grazia ´What a book. It´s so strange and magical and the writing is just beautiful. I loved it´ Louise O´Neill ´Enchanting and illuminating´ Carys Bray, author of A Song For Issy Bradley ´Like walking through a mirror´ Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry ´This book is full of character and magic, and I found myself mesmerised´ Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days ´These stories are weaved together like silvery fishing nets. Like shimmering, jewel-bright worlds´Helen McClory ´These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That´s why I bought her heart online.´ Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows. A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island. A boy is worried his sister has two souls. A couple are rewriting the history of the world. And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls. ´I´m fascinated by storytelling, and particularly fairy tales. How humans have always tried to explain things that they can´t possibly understand with, sometimes outrageous, stories´ Jen Campbell From the author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book.
LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von YOUNG RASCALS - Once Upon A Dream 180g LP For their fourth album, 1968´s Once Upon A Dream, the Rascals decisively stepped into the future, dropping the ´Young´ from their name and embracing the period´s spirit of musical adventure. The resulting album seamlessly integrates elements of jazz and psychedelia into the quartet´s sound, along with adventurous arrangements and introspective, philosophical lyrics. While many of their contemporaries were getting lost in a psychedelic haze, the Rascals managed to expand their creative horizons without sacrificing the unpretentious tunefulness that first endeared them to fans. The Rascals produced the album themselves, with help from noted arranger Arif Mardin and engineers Tom Dowd and Adrian Barber, who helped to create the imaginative sound effects that punctuate the songs. The band´s budding interest in jazz is reflected in the participation of such noted players as Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Chuck Rainey, Richard Davis, Steve Marcus and King Curtis. The tunes´including the celebratory Top Ten hit ´It´s Wonderful´´are arranged as a song cycle, with sophisticated arrangements that incorporate jazz and orchestral textures, along with some of the band´s most inventive vocal interplay. Highlights include the laid-back ´Easy Rollin´´ (a sequel of sorts to ´Groovin´´), the blue-eyed soul gem ´My World,´ the Eastern excursion ´Sattva,´ the psychedelic epic ´Rainy Day´ and the fuzz-guitar-fueled, jazz-tinged ´Please Love Me.´ Eddie´s brother David Brigati, long an unsung hero for his behind-the-scenes contributions to the Rascals´ prior albums, steps out front to sing Once Upon A Dream´s title song. This fully restored edition of this one-of-a-kind album has been mastered from the original analog stereo tapes, with meticulously reproduced gatefold cover art. It´s pressed on High-Definition Vinyl, all the better to make this dream a reality!
[Contains explicit content] Susie introduces four new editions of Charles Bukowski´s short fiction and memoirs to Audible. The patron saint of barflies and brawlers with tender souls wrote prolifically; each sentence a gem. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 766, November 17, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/171117/pf_suzy_171117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2009/sundazed) 10 tracks - unreleased, restored 70s R&B gem - Gatefold/KlappcoverLegendary ?70s R&B diva Betty Davis is currently in the midst of a long-overdue resurgence, and with good reason. The charismatic funk/soul iconoclast?s vintage work
Pack numbers are low. The reigning pack leader, Rong, has demanded all unmated Werewolves to breed each moon cycle. Ming yearns for her destined mate, but Jason has been locked away in prison for ten years. Desperate to stay true to him and avoid the new breeding law, Ming begs the pack leader to spare her from the ruling. With a little magic, and a lot of faith, Jason is brought to Ming through a mystical realm. Now the two destined mates must run from the pack, which is hot on their trail, while Jason struggles to come to terms with his past - something he must do in order to give Ming a moon vow. Ming´s fate lies in the decision Jason needs to make with his heart and soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liona Gem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007591/bk_acx0_007591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Highjohn Records) 15 tracks, digipack - On this gem of an album, Johnny Tucker delivers the command performance of his lifetime, handing over 15 original songs, his heart and soul, and leaving all doubters behind. Though this album was recorded in a series of 2017 sessions, it is a throwback to the old-school approach. Johnny Tucker´s powerful vocals were formed and stylized during that marvelous period where blues was moving towards soul music. To these values, Johnny remains strong and true, and this is highlighted by Big Jon Atkinson´s expertly informed vision of a true vintage recording sound. Behold the record you likely thought impossible. Enjoy!
The Candlestone is the second volume in the contemporary fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst by Bryan Davis. This series inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, and to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths, no matter how difficult the circumstances. The first book, Raising Dragons, plunged two teenagers, Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver, into mind-boggling mysteries, life or death pursuits, and deadly sword-to-sword battles. In The Candlestone, a mysterious book leads Billy into mortal combat with a powerful dragon slayer. Separated from his friends and finding his dragon traits useless against this enemy, he has to rely on new weapons, a sword and shield he cannot even see. A scientist lures Bonnie to his laboratory with amazing news--her mother is still alive! And he should know; he´s her long-lost father. He has learned the secret of long life--dragon blood, and he wants Bonnie to help him with his experiments. But first he must send her to retrieve her mother from the Candlestone, a strange paralyzing gem that absorbs light and with it the strength of dragons and their offspring. The Candlestone is also a prison that captures people who have been transformed into light energy by Excalibur, King Author´s great sword. When Bonnie enters the stone, she learns that many disembodied souls have fallen prey to the gem´s powers, but no one has ever escaped. Her only hope is for Billy to overcome the dragon slayer and find a way into the candlestone, and, more importantly, a way out. Billy and Bonnie face their greatest fears, and they learn to use their strengths, both innate and newly found. They battle powerful enemies, ancient fiends from times long past, and the horrors of the blackest of prisons, captivity with the walls of unearthly darkness, the crystalline tomb of The Candlestone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Bleed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000265/bk_oasi_000265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Live Etah is a spectacular intense full length poetry novelty at its prime! Live Etah will certainly penetrate the core of your emotion! In this project, poetry and literature are finely combined in a unique poetic tale, accentuating two traditional forms of literature in writing. Live Etah invites you and your mind´s eye to experience the best of both worlds, black and white reality as we know it, while traveling the realm of the unknown. Characters Jacob, Nicky, and Tray each battle an inner demon named, Etah, who throughout the story, sadistically leads them each to their own prophesied fate according to good or evil while depicting some of the most despicable, harsh, tragic situations for any human being to endure at least here on planet Earth, but it doesn´t stop there! Live Etah travels deep down into the pits of hell to an afterlife of deformed satyrs, lava-filled urns, and spliced creatures desperate for company. Seeking as many souls as possible, Etah´s mission of diabolical destruction is challenged when one of her assignments heart is put to the ultimate test. Mental and physical pain looms over all three characters and they must discover the root to their life´s mystery before Etah collects the most valuable gem they own, their soul. It is the premier to the first of a new stunning series, The Realistic Poetry Reality Series. Poet Delano Johnson and Callie Johnson exceed the expectations of the term, creative writing by artfully combining poetry and fiction in this poetic short story, Live Etah. With this being the duets official second project, not only does the story entertain, it emphasizes a powerful message and explores the depths of worldly and spiritual conflict. This book is definitely a must read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Callie Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019312/bk_acx0_019312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For millennia mankind has worshipped stones, from Mecca to megaliths we have held them aloft as sacred objects and gifts from the gods. The worship of sacred stones constitutes the most ancient form of religion. From the origin of ritualized worship in Sumeria and Egypt to Secret Societies such as the Knights Templar and the Illuminati, ancient stones have been idolized and used in secret and magical ceremonies unknown to the outside world. They have been placed at the very center of religious icons, used to take power over the souls of others and have been fashioned into beautiful gems and artifacts and yet, the stones remain a mystery. But why? What is the secret in the stones? In this unique program we uncover the secrets of the stones with a group of experts including Egyptologist Ahmed Osman, metallurgist Robert Feather, UFO expert Nick Pope, TV presenter on the esoteric Franky Ma, filmmaker Zachary Miller, and New York Times best-selling author of mysteries Patrice Chaplin. This special team were brought together for the motion picture The Stone, and this fascinating documentary reveals the story behind the film and its meaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ahmed Osman, Robert Feather, Nick Pope, Zachary Miller, Patrice Chaplin, Franky Ma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000207/bk_real_000207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.