To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001496de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001495de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/lamp/031220de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the sweltering heat of a Montana July, the small town of Grandview readies for its annual Jamboree. The event is meant to celebrate community, but this year tensions boil over, threatening to tear the town, and a family, apart. Sam Kelvig, a third-generation resident, will do just about anything to protect Grandview from the influx of new oil money and the strangers chasing it. Meanwhile, his restless wife, Patricia, wearies of the constraints of marriage to a man who is so tied to his community; Sam´s estranged son, Norby, has reluctantly returned home despite the family´s struggle with accepting his sexuality; Henrik, Sam´s volatile brother, is looking for any easy opportunity; and Blanche, the family matriarch, only wants a bit of peace before she dies. As Jamboree goes into full swing, the disputes and desires of the Kelvigs - and their friends and neighbors - collide, fueled by both longtime resentments and an irrepressible hope to preserve their family and hometown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007275de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why is everyone rushing to flee Tampa on a cruise ship to hell? Serge is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs. So is Coleman, torn between getting hammered and getting more hammered. Then there´s good ol´ Jim Davenport, the E-Team, the Diaz Brothers, and Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane.It´s reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we´re not just talking the family jamboree of that blood-soaked criminal clan, the McGraws, whose nastiest, meanest member is finally released from prison and heads south bent on revenge. On top of it all, the government is covering up a growing list of mysterious victims across Florida who may or may not be connected to a nefarious plot being hatched against national security.But wait! There´s more on the horizon! Who is the oddly familiar femme fatale named Rachael? Is Serge wrong that guns, drugs, and strippers don´t mix? What sets the Non-Confrontationalists off on a rampage? What finally brings Coleman and Lenny together? Will they succeed in building the biggest bong ever? And can Serge surf a rogue wave to victory?Batten the hatches, don the life jackets, and take cover as all these questions and more are answered in the latest adventure from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Punch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001584de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dino-Wrestling Jamboree is on! Dinos compete in all styles of wrestling at this gigantic event. Allo and Ankylo grapple in a folkstyle match. Lucha Libre fans go wild as the masked Tarbosaurus takes on Iguano. Tricera and Gigano loom large on the sumo dohyo, while over in the freestyle tent, Leso and Compy battle for the pin. Just what will happen when the Diplo and Ptero tag teams rumble in the WWD fight? You won´t want to miss this action! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000053de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After being abandoned by her husband in a KOA campground, Sissy Jaspers must return home to Grace, West Virginia and rebuild her broken life. Along for the journey is Hazel, a sweet and spirited older lady, who has the gift of making everything taste better. With help from Sissy´s father and brother, the two women turn an abandoned haunted house into a charming café. The Kitchen House, named for its resident ghosts, is a place of wonder where the living and dead coexist. The mystic café attracts patrons haunted by guilty secrets and burdened with grief. With a regular host of customers and a jamboree of spirits, The Kitchen House becomes the perfect venue for medium Pixie Moon-Dust to perform her psychic readings. As the physical world and spiritual world become intertwined, the lost souls are taught lessons of forgiveness and acceptance, which leads them to redemption and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cristin Rivera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096737de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music, including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney´s kaleidoscopic firsthand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer. As witness to and participant in over half a century of music history, Rooney provides a sophisticated window into American vernacular music. Following his stint as a Hayloft Jamboree hillbilly singer in the mid-1950s, Rooney managed Cambridge´s Club 47, a catalyst of the ´60s folk music boom. He soon moved to the Newport Folk Festival as talent coordinator and director, where he had a front-row seat to Dylan ´´going electric´´. In the 1970s, Rooney´s odyssey continued in Nashville, where he began engineering and producing records. His work helped alternative country music gain a foothold in Music City and culminated in Grammy nominations for singer-songwriters John Prine, Iris Dement, and Nanci Griffith. Later in his career, he was a key link connecting Nashville to Ireland´s folk music scene. Whether he´s writing songs or writing his memoir, Jim Rooney is the consummate storyteller. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is his singular chronicle from the heart of Americana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Rooney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008390de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Previously published; newly refreshed by author Fall in love with the de La Vega cat shifters in this classic paranormal romance from New York Times best-selling author Lauren Dane, a spin-off of the fan-favorite Cascadia Wolves series The very magic that brought them together now makes them targets.... Kendra Kellog may have found her sister, but she´s still miles away from bringing down the evil mages targeting her family. Max de La Vega is exactly what she doesn´t need at this moment in time - strong, smart, and the very definition of alpha. The next in line to run his jaguar jamboree, Max is used to getting what he wants. Right now, he wants Kendra. More than that, he realizes she needs him - and he´ll do whatever it takes to guarantee her safety. With evil forces out to siphon her magic, Kendra can´t afford to keep pushing Max away. And for once, Max´s cat and his man are in total agreement: Kendra is his to protect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006419de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s late summer 1972 in the redwood forests of northern California. It seems a safe and wondrous place, but some of the population of the town of Evergreen is growing pot in the trees, and others are bent on stealing it. Then there´s the coming folk festival, a jamboree bringing in musicians, music fans, war protesters, hippies, the Cossacks and other biker gangs, and the law, both local and federal. Skirting the edges are shades of the Manson family and the Mexican Mafia. Clifford Hickey is scheduled to perform at the festival in what might be his last guitar gig before heading off to law school to please his father. He arrives at the peaceful woodland campsite of his brother Alvaro, but within moments six armed men in badges crash the camp, and Alvaro runs. Clifford is arrested and roughly handcuffed. One of the sheriffs´ nephews has been murdered, and Alvaro is the posse´s quarry. When Clifford´s father and mother arrive on the scene, it´s the beginning of a confrontation between the Hickey family and the locals, including the Cossacks, who seemingly have their own agenda for Alvaro. Clifford, on the brink of adult life, becomes embroiled not only in a murder case but also in what becomes a battle between the Hickeys and the law and, ultimately, the Hickeys and their own past. Ken Kuhlken earned degrees in literature and writing and has been a columnist for the San Diego Reader. His stories have appeared in Esquire and Best American Short Stories, and he won the St. Martin´s Press / PWA Best First PI Novel Contest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005329de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.