Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on his family´s rubber plantation in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of school children, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available. Bob Shepton is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, all of whom have been either friends of Bob´s or an inspiration for his own exploits. Derring do in a dog collar! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Devereaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018145/bk_adbl_018145_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.
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 death rocks the Gulf Coast town of Port Leo, Texas. Beach-bum-turned-judge Whit Mosley is summoned to a yacht where the black-sheep son of a senator lies dead. Was it suicide, fueled by a family tragedy? Or did an obsessed killer use the dead man as a pawn in a twisted game? When Whit defies political pressure and conducts an inquest, he and Detective Claudia Salazar expose a nest of drug lords, con artists, and power-hungry sharks - all out for blood. With their careers - and their lives - at stake, Whit and Claudia must unearth a lethal trail of passion and deceit that lies buried not in the warm sands of Port Leo but in the icy recesses of the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Glouchevitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001578/bk_hach_001578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sizzling tale of romantic suspense by master storyteller Heather Graham, a woman is stunned to discover that after a devastating accident, her ex-husband is still very much alive. They made beautiful music together. Kathy O´Hara and Brent McQueen were wild kids whose high school romance segued into the perfect marriage - until sudden tragedy drove them apart, leaving Kathy a single mom raising their daughter, Shanna, on her own. But when Brent is rumored to have been aboard a yacht that exploded in fire, leaving no survivors, Kathy grieves for the celebrated rock musician she still loves. Except Brent isn´t dead. And now his family is in mortal jeopardy. As Brent and Kathy come together to protect Shanna, they discover that the passion is still there, even more powerful and irresistible than before. Now they´re racing to outmaneuver a desperate killer as they fight for a second chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Livingston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020427/bk_adbl_020427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nell Endicott and the other Seaside Knitters are helping their friend Gracie Santos open the Lazy Lobster and Soup Café on Pelican Pier. They do however take a break to attend a special yacht club dinner held to honor Gracie´s aunt - wearing their finest knitting creations. Under the full moon, a local scuba dive club witnesses a blood-red Ferrari flying off a cliff and onto the granite rocks below. Gracie´s aunt was behind the wheel, and it was murder. Gossip builds, rumors circulate, and the Seaside Knitters try to figure out a killer´s strange pattern.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016896/bk_adbl_016896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hetta Coffey, a globe-trotting engineer with attitude, a penchant for trouble, and a yacht, is back, and this time she´s steering us into hot Mexican waters. Miffed that vacation plans with her chronically absent boyfriend Jenks Jenkins have gone awry, she accepts a job in Baja. So what if she and her friend Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand mile cruise in the eastern Pacific Ocean in the middle of hurricane season? Hiring a handsome, if somewhat fishy captain for the trip might keep them off the rocks, but probably won t do the same for her future with Jenks. Meanwhile, a little eye candy on board can´t be all bad. Hetta´s unmanageable independence impels her to tackle the very profitable, if environmentally and politically incorrect project south of the border. True to form, her irreverent nature and disregard for danger soon swamps her in a sea of inconvenient bodies, illegal aliens, a pesky whale, and a menacing Mexican machinator. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Richmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000649/bk_bimo_000649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht and she´s not afraid to use it. A globe-trotting engineer with adventure in her soul, Hetta is determined to solidify her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins. What better place for a romantic interlude than aboard a yacht in Mexico´s hauntingly beautiful and solitary Sea of Cortez?But where Hetta goes, trouble follows, and chaos is sure to ensue. After a run-in with a couple of sea serpents that threaten to rock the boat, she nevertheless decides to take on a project in the port city of Guaymas. After all, Jenks is headed back to Kuwait, so why not cash in on the best of both worlds by making some dough while living aboard her boat in Mexico? Once again Hetta´s indomitable spirit, stubborn independence and penchant for deceit will keep the reader in stitches as she launches herself and her best friend, Jan, into a sea of trouble. A pesky parrot, a drunken aunt and a shadowy figure who is handsome in a ´´criminal sort of way´´ lead to murder, mayhem, kidnapping, and run-ins with several federal agencies on both sides of the border. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Richmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000773/bk_bimo_000773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Baxter family once ran airboat tours in the Florida Everglades; life was simple and good. Everything changed with the black rain. It tainted the Earth, setting in motion a true zombie apocalypse.Most dogs died after the pitch fell from the sky. So did the alligators and crocodiles, but the ancient reptiles did not rest for long. Instead, they awoke hungry, falling in to feed beside the hordes of reanimated humanity.Now Cole Baxter, his sister, Lilly, and Dr. Georgina Lake are avoiding the predators on shore, instead traveling on a small yacht off the coast of Florida. Their only hope is to follow the voice of Micky Rode, a former classic rock disc jockey. They’ve suffered losses and have seen terrible, impossible things.Rode’s plan is to gather survivors in Lebanon, Kansas, before embarking on a search for the chief of the Henomawi Tribe, Climbing Fox Wattana. They must force him to reverse the curse he claims to have set in motion. Hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean and unprotected roadways lay before CB and his family and friends on their journey to Kansas. The trip will be treacherous; the outcome, uncertain. No matter. To find out if Rode’s plan stands a chance, they must get there first. Alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric A. Shelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134190/bk_acx0_134190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.