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 most girls get engaged, at most they face a disapproving mother-in-law, but in Tessa Sharpe´s case, it´s a disapproving nation. No one in the tiny kingdom of Avonia wants the former anti-royal blogger to wed Prince Arthur. The anti-royals haven´t forgiven her for abandoning ship and swimming over to the Prince´s yacht, and the royal watchers won´t ever forget all the horrible things she wrote about their beloved Royal Family. Up against all odds, Tessa has only six months to prove herself worthy of the title of Princess. Her nasty father-in-law is going to throw every obstacle in her way, including the beautiful, poised, and highly accomplished Lady Doctor Brooke Beddingfield. But Tessa is determined to make this work and keep her fledgling career as a reporter intact. Will Tessa manage to fight her way down the aisle and find her Prince Charming waiting? Or will one of them succumb to mounting pressure and run the other way before they can say I do? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shiromi Arserio, Tom Bromhead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010541/bk_tant_010541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Deville Wells has two loves in life: Jeannette, his beautiful French mistress, and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal. At the risk of losing both, Wells stakes everything he owns at the roulette tables in Monte Carlo´s world-famous casino - and in the space of a few days he breaks the bank, not once but 10 times, winning the equivalent of millions in today´s money. Is he phenomenally lucky? Has he really invented an ´infallible´ gambling system, as he claims? Or is he just an exceptionally clever fraudster? Based on painstaking research on both sides of the Channel, this biography reveals the incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo and went on to become Europe´s most wanted criminal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000758/bk_oakh_000758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and the famous actor Lawrence Ridley will be taking place. All her family and lots of her friends will be there! But it´s not just the rumours of a jewel thief onboard giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings. Why does the ship´s doctor look so familiar? And who is the shy blond boy hiding in one of the suites? Can Alice-Miranda solve the mystery in time for the celebrations? Jacqueline Harvey is an award-winning, best-selling children´s author from Australia. A former teacher and Deputy Headmistress, she writes the very popular Alice-Miranda books and has recently launched a spin-off series about a lovely little girl called Clementine Rose. Jacqueline is travelling in the UK and Singapore in early 2013, introducing Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose and having a wonderful time meeting children and visiting schools. She likes to write her books with a view - preferably of the ocean, but she is not averse to the countryside either. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacqueline Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026435/bk_adbl_026435_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.
Compelling naval action from the master of the sea story. November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family´s evacuation in the face of Napoleon´s ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city, an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral´s daughter from his past. But the Royal Family´s destination is Brazil, Perspehone´s England, and it seems Kydd´s chance has gone again. Only later he discovers Persephone has another suitor - and if he wants to win her hand, he must enter the highest echelons of London society. Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings other responsibilities. The Prince of Wales asks him to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rodska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001138/bk_hodd_001138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prince Alessandro Barrali is known for his wild ways. After he´s compelled to stand in for his staid identical twin, all Alessandro wants is to escape the fishbowl of palace life and indulge himself. When he awakens aboard the royal yacht awash in hedonism, yet bored out of his mind, he decides a new quest is in order. Francesca ´´Frannie´´ Lawrence needs capable volunteers at the children´s shelter she´s opened on the tsunami-devastated South Pacific island of Kilakuru. When Prince Alessandro Barrali appears on her doorstep, she´s sure she has a nightmare on her hands. Since the royal family provide the shelter´s financial backing, she can´t turn him away. Nor can she deny that the children adore him. Can she find a way to protect the children in her care - and the walls around her heart - against a challenge from a wicked prince? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067715/bk_acx0_067715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a beautiful day for a regatta - until one of Sandhamn Island´s most prestigious residents is killed aboard his sailing yacht. Oscar Juliander was a rich lawyer and deputy chairman of the prestigious Royal Swedish Yacht Club. While at first his death seems like a tragic accident, there is evidence of foul play. Police detective Thomas Andreasson teams up with local lawyer Nora Linde to investigate. As they work to uncover clues, they face resistance from an elite world where nothing but appearance matters. When the rich and powerful inhabitants of Sweden´s idyllic island getaway come under scrutiny, Thomas and Nora must work closely and secretively to seek justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007876/bk_brll_007876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revenge won´t change anything - or will it? From USA Today best-selling author Jillian Dodd comes the second book in a sizzling series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and The Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society. The world´s most deadly assassin, a man known only as The Priest, has come back from the dead to take a series of high profile hits. When the assassin completes his first task - shooting an important world leader - the global community goes into collective shock and his government vows retaliation. With her cover firmly cemented as Huntley Von Allister, Spy Girl´s vacation on the Royal Yacht is cut short when she´s called home for her next mission - and, this time, it´s personal. Can Huntley accomplish her mission before the next hit takes place? And what will happen when she finally comes face-to-face with the man who killed her mother? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hayden Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015496/bk_tant_015496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.