A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night, he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn't seen in years. On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy's car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn. Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane's arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can't be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane - a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present - deserves better than a lying vagabond who can't stay put for long. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050228/bk_acx0_050228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime's accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher - and he seems bent on irritating her to no end. When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves - and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love. Best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008181/bk_reco_008181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the middle of the South Seas is the island of Motugra, so named by the natives. It has the only deep water port in this island chain. On Motugra you'll find The Hanging Monkey, an inn and bar owned and operated by Irish ex-patriot Corky O'Brien. Here gather some of the most colorful rogues, scalawags, and pirates ever to ply the trade routes of the Pacific during the late 1930s. Enter and meet Khuna, the bar's bouncer and former headhunter. Miko, the slim and beautiful Chinese girl with the mysterious past. One-eyed Captain Nick Fortune, owner of the schooner Fortune's Folly. And air-freight pilot, Jimmy Dolan. And don't forget ace reporter, the lovely blonde Grace Thomas. All of these characters spring from the mind of writer Bill Craig as homage to the classic pulp island stories of yesterday. Along for the ride, Craig is joined by Derrick Ferguson, Joshua Reynolds, and Tommy Hancock. Here are four fast-paced island adventures guaranteed to whisk your imagination to tropical paradises of warm breezes, swaying palm trees and crystal blue waters, where danger can lurk behind the smile of an alluring native girl and a man's fists are as important as his wits. So hitch up your gun belt, cock your pilot's cap, and swing the door's open. Welcome to The Hanging Monkey! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Beckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072292/bk_acx0_072292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Als Jimmy Smith, der wichtigste Erneuerer des Orgelspiels im Jazz, noch für das legendäre Label Blue Note aufnahm, Ende der Fünfziger-, Anfang der Sechzigerjahre, nannte man die dort veröffentlichte Musik Jazz'n'Blues. Wenn nun Lucky Peterson aus Buffalo, NY, der im Club seines Vaters, dem Governor's Inn Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon und vielen anderen begegnet ist, die Gitarre stehen lässt und sich wieder der B-3-Hammondorgel zuwendet, die er bei keinemgeringeren als Jimmy Smith zu spielen gelernt hat, dann ist das Jazz'n'Blues as its best. Der Bluesman, der seit mittlerweile einem Vierteljahrhundert in Dallas, TX, lebt, hegt eine heimliche Liebe für Frankreich, wo er ungeheuer beliebt ist. Sein "Tribute to Jimmy Smith" wurde in Paris aufgenommen, und zu Gast war ein weiterer frankophiler Amerikaner, der große Saxofonist Archie Shepp.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Valpariso Inn was built in 1924 on the shores of Boggy Bayou in Valparaiso, Florida, by developer James E. Plew. The three-story Spanish stucco structure was patterned after Chicago's famous Edgewater Beach Hotel. It had four wings angled to catch the breeze and provide a panoramic view of the bayou and Choctawhatchee Bay. It offered 56 guests rooms.Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle and many of the "Tokyo Raiders" were housed at the Inn while they trained at Eglin Field in 1942.
The journey continues for BOBBY LEGEND and The Age of Aquarius. He never wanted to return to America, but unfortunately, by circumstance, he has to. Returning to his parent's home with a huge morphine habit, his life turns from good to bad within two years. He does not want to turn to his Mafia-inducted UNCLE PETE for help with a hundred ton shipment of Lebanese sack hash being shipped from Amsterdam to New York City, but Bobby quickly finds he has no choice. Conscripted as a driver, he takes his Uncle and two of his soldiers to Queens, New York. There, Bobby has his first meeting with two of the strongest of New York's Crime Families, the Gambinos and Luccheses. However, at the first meeting, the Gambino Family is hesitant to get into a deal that involves drugs. As a favor to Pete and to keep harmony amongst the Families, they agree to help. The New York Families, Bobby learns, have the use of Teamster trucks and Teamster drivers, Harbor Patrol, Port Authorities, Harbor Master, and Customs on their payroll. Now, as an associate of the Detroit Mob, he becomes a chauffeur for his Uncle, at times driving him and his neighbor and close friend, Jimmy Hoffa to their favorite restaurant: The Red Fox Inn. Four years after Hoffa is released from Federal Prison, he once again begins his run for President of the Teamsters, which does not set too well with many of his long time friends, one of whom is the Don of the Detroit Mob. When the Mob refuses to help in his endeavor, Hoffa threatens the wrong people. Pete is given the job to rid the world of his best friend of nearly forty years. Knowing the consequences if he does not do as ordered, he still refuses to do the 'hit.' That is bad for Pete, his soldiers, and for Bobby. Bobby's journey to America lasts less than two years, before he returns to the country that he loves: Afghanistan. You'll have to read The Age of Aquarius II to find out what transpires in his escapade.
The setting is the Royal Gardens Cafe. It's dark, smoky. The smell of gin permeates the room. People are leaning over the balcony, their drinks spilling on the customers below. On stage, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong roll on and on, piling up choruses, the rhythm section building the beat until tables, chairs, walls, people, move with the rhythm. The time is the 1920s. The place is South Side Chicago, a town of dance halls and cabarets, Prohibition and segregation, a town where jazz would flourish into the musical statement of an era. In Chicago Jazz, William Howland Kenney offers a wide-ranging look at jazz in the Windy City, revealing how Chicago became the major center of jazz in the 1920s, one of the most vital periods in the history of the music. He describes how the migration of blacks from the South to Chicago during and after World War I set the stage for the development of jazz in Chicago; and how the nightclubs and cabarets catering to both black and white customers provided the social setting for jazz performances. Kenney discusses the arrival of King Oliver and other greats in Chicago in the late teens and the early 1920s, especially Louis Armstrong, who would become the most influential jazz player of the period. And he travels beyond South Side Chicago to look at the evolution of white jazz, focusing on the influence of the South Side school on such young white players as Mezz Mezzrow (who adopted the mannerisms of black show business performers, an urbanized southern black accent, and black slang); and Max Kaminsky, deeply influenced by Armstrong's 'electrifying tone, his superb technique, his power and ease, his hotness and intensity, his complete mastery of the horn.' The personal recollections of many others--including Milt Hinton, Wild Bill Davison, Bud Freeman, and Jimmy McPartland--bring alive this exciting period in jazz history. Here is a new interpretation of Chicago jazz that reveals the role of race, culture, and politics in the development of this daring musical style. From black-and-tan cabarets and the Savoy Ballroom, to the Friars Inn and Austin High, Chicago Jazz brings to life the hustle and bustle of the sounds and styles of musical entertainment in the famous toddlin' town.
Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiancé home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity, who had an eye for the lads, is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed. With a sensational ending destined to create much buzz in the mystery world, Blue Lightning will thrill suspense fans everywhere. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.
Zwischen dem Landstreicher Jimmy und dem Barmann Shane fliegen die Funken. Aber wird Jimmy um Shanes Willen dem Ruf der Strae widerstehen konnen?Jimmy Dorsett ist schon seit seiner Jugend auf der Strae unterwegs, ohne Heim und ohne Hoffnung. Er besitzt nicht viel: eine Reisetasche, ungezhlte Geschichten aus einem unsteten Leben und eine alte Rostschssel von Auto. In einer kalten Nacht nimmt er in der Wste einen Anhalter mit, der ihm etwas Unverhofftes hinterlsst - nmlich den Brief eines sterbenden Mannes an den Sohn, den er seit Jahren nicht mehr gesehen hat.Jimmy will den Brief bei seinem Adressaten abliefern und landet in Rattlesnake, einer kleinen Stadt in den Hgeln der kalifornischen Sierra. Im Zentrum der Stadt befindet sich das Rattlesnake Inn, wo der frhere Cowboy Shane Little als Barmann arbeitet. Zwischen den beiden Mnnern fliegen die Funken, und als Jimmys Auto den Geist aufgibt, besorgt ihm Shane im Rattlesnake Inn einen Job als Handwerker.In der Gemeinschaft der kleinen Stadt und in Shanes Armen findet Jimmy eine ungewohnte Ruhe. Aber das kann nicht von Dauer sein. Die Strae ruft und Shane - ein starker, stolzer Mann mit einer leidvollen Vergangenheit und einer komplizierten Gegenwart - hat mehr verdient als einen verlogenen Landstreicher, der es nirgends lange aushlt.