Left on Labrador or, The cruise of the Schooner-yacht ´Curlew.´ as Recorded by ´Wash.´: C. A. (Charles Asbury) Stephens
A humorous, heartwarming story. Seventeen-year-old Aurora Derubati has a stepsister she never knew about who plunges the family into financial problems. Aurora is left homeless with her younger siblings, relying on strangers in the dangerous streets of Sicily, Italy. Until she meets Adrien. He´s different from all her caretakers and makes her safety and security the priority. Aurora has her first crush. She is a sapiosexual and is ambivalent about her first love. Adrien is madly in love with her and jealous of her date. One Christmas Eve reveals who her true love is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142382/bk_acx0_142382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Fastnet Race is the world famous yacht race from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back. The race of 1979 began in perfect weather conditions but within 48 hours, the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing struck off the south coast of Ireland. By the time it had passed, the havoc caused was immeasurable. Even more devastating, it had mercilessly taken the lives of fifteen sailors. It had been Nick Ward´s childhood ambition to sail in the Fastnet Race, and after being asked to join the crew aboard the 30-foot yacht Grimalkin it was a dream come true. But then the storm hit. Grimalkin was capsized again and again, the skipper was lost overboard and after hours of struggle, three of the crew decided to abandon the boat for the liferaft. Nick and his fellow crewmember Gerry, both injured and unconscious, were left on the beleaguered yacht in the middle of the Irish Sea. Both were presumed dead, and were taken off the priority list for rescue. Gerry died a few hours later, and Nick was left to face the storm alone. Left for Dead is the tragic and inspirational story of Nick Ward´s survival against all the odds. It is the story of an ordinary man who survived an extraordinary event. It was an experience which affected him so deeply that for over 25 years his story has remained untold - until now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009481/bk_adbl_009481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Glimpse Behind Palace Gates The Barrali family has seen its share of scandals. But what of those who work for the famous royals? This collection of three romantic holiday tales takes you to the Barrali Winery, to an elegant royal yacht, and through the palace´s secret garden to experience the passions of those who serve. A Special Time of Year Christmas with a Prince: A Christmas wedding at the Famiglia Barrali Winery forces Holly Elliott to choose between two princes: one who holds a crown and one who could break her heart...but fulfill her every fantasy. Christmas on the Royal Yacht: When April Dietrich left New York to renovate Sarcaccia´s royal palace, she also left her lover. But when Rock Fournier is hired as head chef on the royal yacht, will it cook up trouble for both their careers? Christmas with a Palace Thief: Palace security chief Umberto Niro defends the royal family from all threats, internal and external. When he finds his ex-girlfriend, a confessed thief, in the queen´s closet, can he choose between duty and passion? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065193/bk_acx0_065193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 24-year-old twins Laurie and Joseph Ercolani inherit a bundle upon the death of their estranged father, they learn their sailing-enthusiast father also left each an identical sailing yacht. The twins have different ideas about what to do with their inheritance. Laurie sees it as an opportunity to fulfill her dream of making a movie. Joe sees it as seed-money for a get-rich-quick scheme. While one twin films a sexy movie against the backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean Sea, the other figures a felonious way of making a couple million bucks in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Slick Time is a sexy caper novel with a kidnapping, an extortion, the filming of an erotic movie, bungling FBI agents, a savvy NOPD detective, a private-eye known as the most dangerous man in New Orleans, as well as the Lusca - a sea monster inhabiting the Atlantis Blue Hole outside Kemps Bay, The Bahamas. There is a ruthless criminal who calls himself Hardacre, a sly mastermind who calls himself Slick, a host of pretty women and an alluring special agent with long brown hair, dark brown eyes and the intelligence to figure it all out. Too bad no one will listen to her. The story is fast-paced with wit, humor, sex, and sharp dialogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. W. Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073819/bk_acx0_073819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the world´s best-selling thriller writer, William de Vallée, disappears from his luxury yacht while sailing off the LA coast, his best friend and fellow writer Arthur Pfefferkorn decides to pick up where he left off. But little does Arthur know that this impulsive decision is about to change his life for ever.... We want to tell you more about this novel. We wish we could explain how spectacular and absolutely unexpected it is; how it will burn itself onto your brain for ever. But the truth is we could never do it justice… The only way you´ll understand it is to listen to it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000607/bk_twuk_000607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don´t fool yourself that the innocent never go to jail....When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania´s marina, on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco - something that his partner of 18 years, Sue Neill-Fraser, knew he would never willingly do. What she didn´t know was that despite no body, no weapon, no cause of death and no witnesses, she would soon become the only suspect in Chappell’s disappearance.In their haste to wrap up the case, the police charged Neill-Fraser with murder. In her eagerness to assist police, she virtually talked her way into their hands. And after a lengthy trial that resulted in a guilty verdict, the judge delivered Neill-Fraser a crushing 26-year sentence.But was the verdict unsafe? Many of Australia’s leading legal minds think so, and other reasonable hypotheses have been mooted about what might have happened on the Derwent that night. The Tasmanian government has changed its laws to give Neill-Fraser one last crack at proving her innocence, because that is what it´s come to now - proving her innocence.The result of years of investigation, and based on extensive interviews with all the key players - including Sue Neill-Fraser and her family, local underworld figures, and legal luminaries - Death on the Derwent is a riveting story of justice not served. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Bolton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004395/bk_boli_004395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A talented sailor, Ally is about to compete in one of the world´s most challenging yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father´s sudden death. In the aftermath of the harrowing events that follow, Ally pursues the clues her father left her to the icy beauty of Norway. There, she begins to discover how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over 100 years before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noreen Leighton, Rachel Lincoln. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002631/bk_howe_002631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.