The Summer of ’69 Audiobook (Free)
Drawing from his teenage years, Todd Strasser’s novel revisits a tumultuous era and calls for readers on the psychedelically tinged trip of an eternity. With his sweetheart, Robin, apart in Canada, eighteen-year-old Lucas Baker’s only plans for the summertime are to mellow out with his friends, smoke cigarettes weed, drop a tabs or two, and head out in his microbus for any three-day happening known as the Woodstock Music and Artwork Fair. But lifestyle veers dramatically off monitor when he instantly finds himself in danger of getting about THE SUMMERTIME of ’69 drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam. If that’s not heavy enough, there is also the free-loving (and undeniably alluring) Tinsley, who appears determined to check Lucas’s resolve to remain faithful to Robin; a frighteningly bad trip at a Led Zeppelin concert; a run-in with an angry motorcycle gang; parents who show up headed to get a divorce; and a pal on the front lines in ‘Nam who’s in mortal threat of not rendering it back. As the stresses grow, it’s not a long time before Lucas discovers himself knocked up to now down, it’s beginning to appear to be up to him. When tuning in, turning on, and dropping out is no more more than enough, what else will there be?