Da Hazel Bannock, ejer af det globale oliefirma Bannock Oil, er på cruise i det indiske ocean, bliver hendes yacht kapret af somaliske pirater og hendes 19-årige datter, Cayla, kidnappet. Hector Cross er tidligere major i det britiske specialkorps SAS og ejer nu et sikkerhedsfirma, som arbejder for Bannock Oil, og hans loyalitet mod familien Bannock kender ingen grænser. Piraterne kræver en astronomisk høj løsesum for at frigive Cayla, men politiske og diplomatiske hensyn komplicerer sagen, og Hazel tilkalder straks Hector. Sammen er de villige til at tage loven i deres egne hænder for at få Cayla ud af de skruppelløse kidnapperes stramme greb. Afrikas Horn er et actionmættet og højaktuelt drama om helvede på havet. 1. Danish. Torsten Adler. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002327/bk_lind_002327_sample.mp3.
Could another terrorist attack happen in New York City, and are we ready? Rat Island explores an attempt by three wily, well-funded terrorists to infiltrate New York City and detonate an explosive device at ground zero on 9/11. After buying a yacht in Venice, they proceed up and down the Adriatic, raising money for their task, and eventually sail to City Island, New York. Meanwhile a disgruntled Russian atomic scientist buys deadly Polonium 210 to be injected into four missiles, which are then cleverly placed on a freighter in the port of Gdansk. It sails to New York City and meets up with the yacht. Through devious means,the terrorists are able to place these missiles on a vehicle and into a tunnel under the Hudson River. The good people who are trying to thwart this plot include three former SEALs, one of whom is a vessel examiner with the coast guard auxiliary, and a beautiful undercover Interpol agent aboard the yacht. Scenes shift from Venice to an area in Poland where Polonium has been buried to a secret laboratory where the bombs are assembled and finally to City Island, New York. The bombs are secreted in an abandoned hospital on a small island - Rat Island - until they are transported to ground zero. The major challenge for the SEALs once they discover that missiles are aboard the yacht is to find out where they are hidden and ultimately where and how the bombs are going to be exploded. The climax occurs in a tunnel filled with cars. Will the SEALs be able to thwart this terrorist attack? Jay Kaplan is a retired professor of English and communications from Bronx Community College. He has written three books published by greenleafpublishers.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Sinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030595/bk_acx0_030595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der Schotte Lord Glenarvan findet auf der Jungfernfahrt seiner Yacht im Magen eines Hammerhais eine Flaschenpost mit drei Schriftstücken, einem auf Englisch, einem in Französisch und einem auf Deutsch, die Hinweis auf den Aufenthaltsort des verschollenen Kapitäns Grant geben. Da die Schriftstücke vom Salzwasser fast vollständig zerfressen sind, kann Glenarvan nur lesen, dass Kapitän Grants Schiff gekentert ist und nur der Kapitän und zwei Matrosen den Schiffbruch überlebt haben. Auch der Breitengrad ihres Standortes ist lesbar. So bricht Lord Glenarvan mit seiner Ehefrau, seinem Vetter Major MacNabbs, dem Geograph Paganel und den Kindern des Kapitän Grant auf, um die Vermissten zu retten. Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Reinhard Kuhnert. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adko/000286/bk_adko_000286_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort´s own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It´s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions-until it all came crashing down. Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street ´´Raw and frequently hilarious.´´-The New York Times ´´A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort´s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.´´-Forbes ´´A cross between Tom Wolfe´s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese´s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.´´-The Sunday Times (London) ´´Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.´´-Kirkus Reviews
Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London´s first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a ´great cathedral of shopping´, and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman. Selfridge´s talents were for shopping and seduction: and as his shop grew in success, so did his list of mansions, yachts, racehorses - and conquests. He lived through the turmoil of the First World War and the glittering excesses of the 1920s before losing millions at French gaming tables and being ousted from his store in 1939. To this irrepressible man, ´the store was a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o´clock´: Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of what happened before the curtain fell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006437/bk_bbcw_006437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book begins with an expose of Grover Cleveland who was known for being an honest politician during his presidency in the 1880s. Although he was generally an honest president as well, there happened to be an incident during which he disappeared aboard a friend´s yacht for four days and lied about the reason for his absence. Moving on to the next story, we learn about Edwin Howard Armstrong, also known as The Major, who is just about to jump from the 13th floor of a New York City apartment block at the end of January 1954. He had left a note that calculated the odds of his body being smashed upon impact with the ground below. He took the time to dress in attire which people would recognize him in for identification purposes and then moved over to the window. This part of the book does not tell whether or not Armstrong actually jumped. First, we are told the race to discover, decode and understand the new phenomenon of radio would be run by Armstrong, David Sarnoff and Lee de Forest. Abruptly, the narrative jumps back in time some 48 years as we join a much younger Armstrong being chastised by his mother for not coming inside when she ordered. The young Armstrong is, we discover, sitting in a chair hanging from ropes attached to his newest and best 100 foot antenna enjoying the feel of the wind at such a height. Even at this young age, Armstrong was considered gifted, from the construction of his first crystal set radio receiver came his dream of taking this new technology and using it to bring sounds of voice and music into every home in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Ackley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076993/bk_acx0_076993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When she joined St. Kilda´s, the elite security consulting firm, Emma Cross thought she´d left behind the blood, the guilt, and the Tribal Wars that defined her life at the CIA. Yet trading spying for investigating yacht thefts didn´t alleviate the danger. Now, the same good instincts that got her into trouble at the agency might be the one thing that will help her survive her latest case. St. Kilda and Emma are tracking a yacht named Blackbird. Emma knows the boat´s intended cargo is lethal. What she needs to find out is whether it´s biological, chemical, or fissionable. And she´s only got seven days to uncover the truth...or a major American city will be lost. Fortunately, she´s working with a new partner as menacing and distrustful as the worst enemy she´s ever faced—Mackenzie Durand. But Emma and Mac aren´t the only eyes watching Blackbird. Taras Demidov, an expert in extortion and execution in the pay of oligarchs running the Former Soviet Union, is also waiting in the shadows, determined to intercept a fearsomely powerful arms dealer with the money, weaponry, and connections to alter the geopolitical balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth McDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002208/bk_harp_002208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jake, a young, struggling entrepreneur, is excited to meet his fiancé’s parents just two days after their engagement. He was invited to join the family vacation aboard a luxury boat where he could meet and spend time with his fiancé’s parents. His major concern was the possibility of being accepted into the high-status family that his fiancé had been born into.Jake soon discovers that the vacation was to be held aboard the family’s luxury yacht. Things quickly heat up as Jake discovers that Anne’s family is not what they appear to be. The males of the family have a secret and their burning desire and interest in him is about to take Jake down a path he had never traveled before. Will he give into their proposals and become more successful than he ever imagined in his life? Or will he leave it all behind? To make this decision, Jake must walk the thin lines of lust.Adult Content Advisory: This story contains adult language as well as erotic and sexually explicit descriptions of male/male, male/female sex. It is meant only for adults who are interested in this type of material for reading or listening in jurisdictions where its sale and enjoyment does not violate any local laws. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132710/bk_acx0_132710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In early 2002, six months after the World Trade Center attack, Hayden Stone who took early retirement from the FBI, is working for the CIA. On his last assignment to Afghanistan a colleague is killed and Stone blames himself for his death. A friend in the upper ranks of the CIA offers him an assignment to the South of France. Stone accepts, thinking this is exactly what he needs to get his life back on an even keel: French life on the Côte d’Azur. Well, he’s in for a surprise. He has little time for the Mediterranean ambiance, as two terrorists, acting separately, attempt to murder him. Meantime, Stone meets an old love, a contessa, whom he had seduced and abandoned years before. Through a series of setups and encounters, Stone learns that a brutal Middle Eastern terrorist is in Provence to deliver a strain of the Ebola virus to major U.S. cities. At the same time, the CIA and French intelligence have targeted a seriously ill al Qaeda functionary who is seeking medical attention in Nice. Complicating matters still, a Saudi prince and his son-in-law on a yacht off Villefranche are assisting this al Qaeda figure. They lease the contessa’s palace so that, without her knowledge, doctors can administer to the functionary. Stone romances the contessa who loves him, but doesn’t trust him and with cause, for he also has become fond of a young French researcher, who secretly works for French Intelligence. Stone certainly has his hands full. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evan Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011618/bk_adbl_011618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.