(1947-60/2001-03) (56:04/12) Faszinierendes Projekt! Der Versuch, die alten Feldaufnahmen von Alan Lomax mit frischen Arrangements, zusätzlichen Einspielungen und Samples zu neuem Leben zu erwecken, ist voll gelungen. Der renommierte Produzent Scott Billington hat sich mit viel Verständnis der alten Aufnahmen angenommen und sie äußerst dezent mit neuen Instrumentalpassagen und synthetischen Grooves unaufdringlich unterlegt. Bei aller Skepsis solchen Versuchen gegenüber: dieses Ergebnis überzeugt voll und ganz und produziert ´Gänsehaut-Feeling´! Mit Sicherheit ein spannender Weg, um Blues zeitgemäß zu präsentieren. Unbedingt anhören!
Perilous Journey to the Border Patrol: Martin Kelso
Texan´S Journey: a Life Without Borders: Jim Harvey
Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic. (Pico Iyer)A brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road - an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world.As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved - to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician - had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars.In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: What she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within.Lands of Lost Borders is the chronicle of Harris’ odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore - the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here.Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders/i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007563/bk_harp_007563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journey That Saved Curious George:The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey Louise Borden
You´re a dog: a Border Collie. You´re dognapped and taken hundreds of miles away. What do you do when you escape and make your way home? You herd a few sheep, and mend a few lives. Follow Angelo as he takes the long road home through the beautiful landscapes of New Mexico and Colorado. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian McCracken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000473/bk_acx0_000473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twelve-year-old Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a ´´beast rider” - someone who hops on a train. The first time he tries, he is stopped by the Mexican police, who arrest and beat him. When he tries again, he is attacked by a Mexican gang and left for dead. Just when Manuel is ready to turn back, he finds new hope. Villagers clothe and feed him, help him find work, and eventually boost him back onto the train. When he finally arrives in LA and is reunited with his brother, he is elated. But the longer he’s there, the more he realizes that something isn’t right. Thrilling and heartfelt, Beast Rider is a coming-of-age story that reveals how a place and its people help to define you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Barillas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051608/bk_adbl_051608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America´s northern border is the world´s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. Travel writer Porter Fox spent two years exploring its length by canoe, freighter, and car - and in Northland, he delivers the little-known history of the region and a riveting account of his travels.Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain´s adventures; recounts the rise and fall of the iron, wheat, and timber industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; and tracks America´s fur traders through the Boundary Waters.Northland is full of colorful characters (railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux, Captain Meriwether Lewis) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Montana´s Medicine Line country). Throughout, Fox weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland wracked by climate change, water wars, and heightened border security. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002169/bk_high_002169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journey That Saved Curious George Young Readers Edition:The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey Louise Borden
The Rhine, or a Journey From Utrecht to Francfort, Chiefly by the Borders of the Rhine, and the Passage Down the River, From Mentz to Bonn, Vol. 1 of 2:Described in a Series of Letters, Written From Holland, to a Friend in England, in the Years 1791 and Thomas Cogan