You're young, living comfortably in southern California. You're financially secure, though you don't know why or how. Your husband simply ignores you when you ask too many questions. He's hoping for another job overseas, doing something. You're not sure what, but you suspect it's not what he says. You marriage is shaky. You survived a war in Cyprus together, and lost everything. Now you're basically biding time. A letter arrives from friends you knew in Cyprus, now sailing a new yacht from Taiwan to Europe for a Swedish millionaire. You're invited to join them in Sri Lanka, as crew. Neither of you knows boats, but you'll learn. The trip of a lifetime, cruising the Indian Ocean in a pleasure yacht! And, it turns out, in monsoon season. With no charts. And an emotionally unstable crew mate. What could possibly go wrong? SPOILER: everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061478/bk_acx0_061478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times Notable Book 2018 An NPR Best Book of 2018 Nominated for a 2019 Edgar Award (Best Novel) Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature's most enduring detectives back to life - as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure.The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. And Philip Marlowe - now in his 72nd year - is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For Marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn - supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne’s resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006287/bk_rand_006287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dramatic upheaval ensues when the world's largest prehistoric shark escapes captivity. Men put their lives in jeopardy to capture it, the press is getting in their way, and time is running out. In this non-stop adrenaline surge of action, anger, and fear, the first floating aquarium is the scene of unprecedented carnage. Maxwell Baxter is intent on fulfilling his greatest ambition yet. In the midst of international financial negotiations to raise money to complete his ARC with the Governor of California being entertained on his private yacht , the Megalodon terrorises everything in the Pacific, no matter what their size. The world is watching them fail at their quest, but swimming with sharks has never been more perilous or drenched in suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022611/bk_acx0_022611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is Aaron a dream or something much more deadly? Livia Hinson has just begun a Seminar at Sea when a storm hits their yacht. Now, she is stranded with the other students on an island off the coast of California. Far away from her foster home and her heartbreak, Livia finds Aaron, the perfect love. But the only way they can be together is in her dreams. The other students are having tempting dreams of their own, and Livia begins to realize that the storm has blown in more than rain. Is Aaron flesh or spirit? Can he come to her world, or will he pull her into his? Together, they explore the blurred territory between love and illusion on a dangerous journey that will force Livia to make the most important decision of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Booey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008716/bk_acx0_008716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Catalina Island and Avalon, a sunny village just off the southern California coast. It seemed the perfect place for R&R over Memorial Day weekend, with the new young woman in the judge's life. But what he stepped into was gang violence, civil disobedience, bitter rivalries, infidelity, and even murder, ripping the social fabric of the small town asunder. From Avalon's yacht club, through its alleys, sidewalk cafes, and swank watering holes, across its private beaches and beyond, to the airport in the sky, and the party cruise ship sitting offshore, the judge tracks a shadowy killer. And as the town is forced to fight for its very existence against overwhelming odds, the judge finds his romantic relationship compromised by an old flame, forcing him to examine and re-define his own past, before he can risk a new future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Powers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092923/bk_acx0_092923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is Aaron a dream or something much more deadly? Livia Hinson has just begun a Seminar at Sea when a storm hits their yacht. Now, she is stranded with the other students on an island off the coast of California. Far away from her foster home and her heartbreak, Livia finds Aaron, the perfect love. But the only way they can be together is in her dreams. The other students are having tempting dreams of their own, and Livia begins to realize that the storm has blown in more than rain. Is Aaron flesh or spirit? Can he come to her world, or will he pull her into his? Together, they explore the blurred territory between love and illusion on a dangerous journey that will force Livia to make the most important decision of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Booey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005779/bk_acx0_005779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Human by day and a tentacle shape shifter by night, Gray Wagner, is the last male that Alaskan custom boat maker Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with. He’s irritating, arrogant, and teases her to no end. Due to her ancestry, Miranda knows she has a good chance at becoming a shifter just like Gray. Alone with him, traveling the high seas on a yacht, she unexpectedly can’t stop fantasizing about him. Suddenly Gray becomes the only one she wants to mate with, and she’s going to make sure she gets what she wants....Gray Wagner promised Miranda’s dad that he would keep his daughter safe during their week-long ocean voyage to attend a mutual friend’s wedding in California, but Miranda’s succulent scent is driving Gray wild. He knows he shouldn’t be thinking about doing all the dirty and delicious things he wants to do to her, but all his promises to Miranda’s father disintegrate when Miranda shifts and Gray goes primal.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christie Simms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174830/bk_acx0_174830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a top international model, hardworking Penelope Plessen changes her hair like other women change shoes. Jetting between runways in the world's most glamorous cities is the life she's dreamed of, yet it all implodes during Fashion Week in New York City when a run-in with a paparazzi turns deadly. Navy SEAL turned bodyguard Stefan Armstrong, the man who once broke her heart, whisks her to safety. With a killer threatening her life and paparazzi hounding her for photos, Penelope flees to her hometown of Copenhagen, where tech billionaire Kristo Demopoulos offers her sanctuary on his yacht. Yet Penelope is anxious to salvage her career and regain control of her life. Returning to her home in the Hollywood Hills, Penelope calls on Stefan for close protective services. Despite her resolve, she finds herself more attracted than ever to Stefan. When the paparazzi threat intensifies and the threads that tie Penelope, Stefan, and Kristo tighten, the stakes escalate in a threat to end Penelope's career - and her life. A thrilling romantic suspense saga, Style is the fifth book in the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels. Follow a group of smart, stylish friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life and dating. Set in Southern California, with international travel, this fun, heartfelt series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/idel/000043/bk_idel_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first and most bizarre event nearly becomes a monumental catastrophe when something goes awry at an American theme park, wreaking havoc on visitors looking for nothing more than a sun-splashed holiday. In a different part of the country, a USAF F-15 pilot, escorting another jet in the skies over the Midwest, inexplicably loses control of his plane, endangering the lives of several people and deeply puzzling those following his mission on the ground. Then, in the misty calm of a coastal California evening, the world's premier scientist on the subject of artificial intelligence gets a strange phone call. When he hangs up, he quietly grabs his coat and leaves for an after-dinner stroll from which he never returns. It's up to Hawke and the brilliant former inspector Ambrose Congreve to find out what could possibly be happening. But how does one identify - and fight - an enemy one can't see, a real phantom? Even these seasoned operatives are mystified. Is there really such a thing as an ultra-intelligent machine, a cyberweapon that can shift the geopolitical balance of power? In a hunt that takes him from Palo Alto, California, to the Russian frontier, to Cambridge University and the glistening Mediterranean aboard his newly christened and armed super-yacht Blackhawke, Alex Hawke is joined by the unstoppable Stokely Jones and his ex-CIA buddy Harry Brock. As he moves closer to unmasking the scientist behind these extraordinary events, he goes nose-to-nose with an enemy unlike any he's fought before - and may never again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Shea. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003604/bk_brll_003604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.