Out of funds and longing for a sea voyage, young doctor Ralph Leslie jumps at the chance to sign aboard a luxurious millionaire´s yacht as steward of the After House. His job is easy sailing until one summer night, when the dream voyage suddenly becomes a nightmare of blood and terror. One of the ship´s officers is thrown overboard; another one is killed with an axe. As panic sets in on the boat, only the young doctor remains calm enough to try to solve the murders. But can he stay alive long enough to do it? Here is another classic from Mary Roberts Rinehart, a master of mystery and suspense novels known for their humor and ingenuity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen Underwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002080/bk_blak_002080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1888 -1931) gehört zu den international bedeutendsten Regisseuren des frühen Films. Weltruhm erlangte er bereits 1922 in Berlin mit Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. Murnau war einer der ersten deutschen Regisseure, die lange vor der durch Hitler erzwungenen Emigration ihre Karriere erfolgreich in Hollywood fortsetzten. Dort drehte er 1927 den Film Sunrise, der mit drei Oscars ausgezeichnet wurde. 1931 kam er bei einem Autounfall auf der Küstenstraße von Santa Barbara um Leben. Greta Garbo ließ seine Totenmaske abnehmen und nahm als eine der Wenigen an seiner Beisetzungsfeier teil.In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Nachlass des Künstlers, der aus seiner Homosexualität nie ein Geheimnis gemacht hat, veröffentlichen wir erstmals Bilder aus dem privaten Photoalbum von Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. Die Photographien, die er größtenteils selbst aufgenommen hat, zeigen Reiseimpressionen, Filmarbeiten und entspannte Urlaubssituationen an Bord seiner Segelboote und Yachten in den Jahren 1924 bis 1930 zwischen Berlin und Hollywood und in der Südsee, wo er auf Tahiti seinen letzten Film Tabu drehte.Der Band begleitet eine Ausstellung im kommenden Herbst im Schwulen Museum in Berlin. Mit Texten von Werner Sudendorf, Rainer Rother und Ruth Landshoff-Yorck.
Note: This 6,000-word erotic/romantic fantasy contains scenes of an adult nature. It is intended for mature readers, 18+ years of age. Welcome to book number one in J.C. Cummings´ brand-new series: The Billionaire and You. Each story places you, the listener, directly into the action of an exquisitely crafted contemporary fantasy...and directly into the arms of Harrison James, an outrageously gorgeous and gracious man of incredible means and prestige. He will treat you like a queen (and then some!) as he takes you along on five titillating and tantalizing adventures. In book one, Come Aboard My Yacht, you meet Harrison James while vacationing at a sun-drenched Caribbean resort. He moves quickly to invite you to join him on his wonderland of a yacht, The Pinta Colossus, and you quickly determine that opportunities like this come up, well, not even once in a lifetime! Soon you set sail on a tropical, romantic, and very sexy cruise that quickly turns into more than just a scenic pleasure trip.... In fact it´s a pleasure trip of a whole other order.... One that is only the first of many more adventures to come! What are you waiting for? Download your copy today. Then settle back in your favorite private listening nook and allow Harrison James--and his very attentive crew--to take very good care of you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quinn Bernard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030394/bk_acx0_030394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black Knight: Sarah Weston was doing well for herself. She had a good career and she had survived two years of marriage that had not been all bad, but had simply petered out. She had moved on. Then one day she met someone, someone who knew things about her that she had not even confessed to herself. He had plans for her, but first he would seduce her. Her Black Knight would take Sarah on a path into sensuality and surrender that would turn her inside out. The Yacht: My tummy felt full of tiny butterflies as the uniformed pilot came down the steps to take my bag. He helped me into the cabin of the executive plane and settled me into a leather seat before going forward. Neither he nor the limousine driver would tell me anything about Sir John or Jude. All I could think of on the plane as I sipped a glass of cold white wine, was my life had not been the same since our casual meeting at a conference. My work career had become boring interludes between seeing Sir John. Yet this was only my third visit in more than a month, the only passenger on a luxury private jet to the Balearics. The tingling sensation of the jewel in my navel was a constant reminder of other, deeper sensations I had experienced. Those thoughts made me grow wet imagining what might lie ahead. The jet flew me to the Mediterranean to arrive two hours later in Palma; taxiing to the executive terminal in one corner of the airport. The taxi driver at Palma was no more helpful. He shrugged at my questions and drove me at ridiculous speeds through dark scenery and night time postcard villages to my destination. The glittering marina was on the eastern side of the island, the sign in the headlights said ´Cala Longa´. The taxi drove slowly past impressive motor launches and yachts, from ten metre luxury boats, to some monsters more than thirty five metres long, moving gently at their moorings. Ooh there´s a big mirror!´´ Your tone was that of a naughty young girl and made me want to have you... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Essemoh Teepee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smot/000015/bk_smot_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The lights of a yacht on the French Riviera are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Perhaps Coward´s greatest comedy, Private Lives shimmers with wit, romance, desire, and bittersweet truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ayres, Marnie Mosiman, Ian Ogilvy, Kristoffer Tabori, Begonya Piazza. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000113/pf_latw_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Quintin Jardine´s 26th Bob Skinner mystery sees the Edinburgh sleuth plunged into a gruelling new case in which no score will go unsettled. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner has uncovered his fair share of crime scenes over his 30-year career. But few have affected him quite as much as the horrifying sight he finds stowed in the back of a stolen car that collides with his own on the outskirts of Edinburgh. As his former colleagues investigate the mystery, Skinner is left to take on the unusual challenge of tracing a million-pound yacht vanished from its mooring. From the outside the two events couldn´t seem less connected. And yet, as the body count rises, a link surfaces that could provide the key to both. And as discord spreads within the newly unified Police Scotland, it will soon become clear whether Skinner is on the side of the angels...or working against them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Bryce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000492/bk_head_000492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six phenomenally sophisticated Noël Coward comedies: Fallen Angels: Julia and Fred and Willy and Jane are happily married and the best of friends, until a postcard arrives with news of the imminent arrival of a certain handsome Frenchman - gay, debonair, and utterly sophisticated. Performed by Annette Bening, et al. Hay Fever: A country house weekend goes haywire when the guests and their hosts play a game of romantic musical chairs. Performed by Eric Stoltz, et al. Private Lives: On the French Rivera, the lights of a yacht are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Perhaps Coward’s greatest comedy, Private Lives shimmers with romance, desire and bittersweet truth. Performed by Rosalind Ayres, et al. Design For Living: Three terminally stylish friends attempt to uncoil their twisted love triangle in this sexy and scandalous gem. Written in 1932, the play was deemed extremely daring. Performed by Michelle Arthur, et al. Present Laughter: Stage star Garry Essendine struggles to plan his trip to Africa while his flat is invaded by a love struck ingénue, an adulterous producer, a married seductress, Garry’s estranged wife Liz and an aspiring playwright who is quite, quite mad. Performed by: Ian Oglivy, Yeardley Smith, et al. Blithe Spirit: A convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a séance conjures the ghost of Elvira, the host’s first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. Performed by: Rosalind Ayres, Ian Ogilvy, et al. Exclusive bonus material: Two rarely-performed shorts by Noël Coward, Design for Rehearsing and Age Cannot Wither, as well as conversations on Coward with Barry Day (Noel Coward Foundation) and John Lahr (The New Yorker). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, Rosalind Ayres, Ian Ogilvy, Yeardley Smith, Shirley Knight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000279/pf_latw_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.